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Win7 public docs folder disappeared

Q: Win7 public docs folder disappeared

I am the sole User on my laptop running Windows 7.
Today I copied some docs from an external hard drive into the Public Documents folder because I am planning to share the files by connecting to an office network later.
However after copying the files over I found that the Public Documents folder has now disappeared and all the copied docs are now in the My Documents folder.
Is this some new feature of Win7 ?
How can I get the Public Documents folder back and put my files back in it?

PS I had also copied some pictures into the Public Pictures folder and they are still there.

A: Win7 public docs folder disappeared

you can incorporate the libraries all into various views
is the folder now being seen in documents ?

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3705/manage-files-and-documents-easier-with-libraries-in-windows-7/

if you goto
computer
system driver
users
your user
and do you see public there

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I am setting a new Win7 64 bit with the intent of passing file content from the pervious XP to Win7 homenet network for my two machines connected via ethernet.

The previous setup.

Computer MSI

Was running Win XP.

Computer Biostar

Is running Win7

The network connection is primarily with the Public folder in an XP workgroup.
This has worked fine for passing files both ways on the homenet.

Computer MSI will be installed to a new WD 1 Tb drive

I know the the primary network style in Win7 is called a Share group and is different from
the XP workgroup.

To keep my network going and share files I intend to continue the XP work group
for compatibility because this has worked.

How can the Public folder by copied or moved to the newer Win7 sharegroup on both
machines which will now have Win7? Is there a naming convention that can simply rename
the Public folder on the network? Or is it even necessary for some advantage?

My XP drive is still available and backed up. The new install will format the the WD and
put on Win7 to the full volume for the MSI machine. The Biostar computer name is

***-PC where the asters are used for privacy on this message.

Just now I am beginning the process.

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I'm wondering, not being experienced in putting networks together, if I can assign an HD to hold the Public shared folder on a homenet work. How is it added? I have tried to do such things previously whetehr it by folders or HDs and just botched everything.

What I have done with this Win7 install is just use the assigned Public folder and given the name 'homenet' in the old style filesharing, not what Win7 invented as an additional layer.

The architecture currently is:

Two computers are connected via ethernet with a four port switch and through that the switch the dsl modem is also connected. This allows file transfer between the two machines.

The goal is to get the _shared file _ duplicate load off the computers main system drive(s) and store the shared Public folder on a slave disk. My ethernet wire is 100 feet. I don't know if loading some media on the storage node of the network would cause dropouts over the distance. It would make this project useless if so.

Finally what is the location of the shared folder? It has to have some physical space but I don't know how to find it.

And how do I subscribe to my threads? I usually see mail notification
below the entry. Up in Thread tools it just says unsubscribe as an option. I'd like email notification on my profile

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I've corrupted the permissions on my C:\Users\Public\Public\Downloads folder. How can I recreate this folder? I've tried deleting the folder and then recreating it in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\..\Shell Folders & User Shell Folders, but
to no avail.
This is on a Windows 8.1 Pro x64, non-domain, desktop installation.

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I have a new computer with Vista Home Premium and I moved some of the Public Folders (Public Documents, Music, Pictures) from C to D, as instructed by Microsoft at this link When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing

I want to be able to share these folders from their new location with the other computers in my home network, so I turned on the Public Folder sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

However, in the Network and Sharing Center the only public folders recognized are the ones still at the original location - C:\Users\Public\Favorites and C:\ ...\Public Desktop (hidden files) and ...\Recorded TV.

I have spent a few hours searching for the answer to this on the internet. In this version of Vista Home Premium, there is NOTthe option to change the letter of the directory in the registry by changing the key called public as suggested by the How To Geek at this link Move the Public Folder in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

How To Geek says:"Browse down to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
You should see a key called Public. Double-click it to open it and change it to D:\Public, or whatever location you want to move the public folder to."Note - Vista Home Premium does NOT have a Public key.

Does anyone else have any other ideas?

Thanks so much in advance.

A:Public folder moved to another directory no longer Public

Originally Posted by vistabegood


I have a new computer with Vista Home Premium and I moved some of the Public Folders (Public Documents, Music, Pictures) from C to D, as instructed by Microsoft at this link When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing

I want to be able to share these folders from their new location with the other computers in my home network, so I turned on the Public Folder sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

However, in the Network and Sharing Center the only public folders recognized are the ones still at the original location - C:\Users\Public\Favorites and C:\ ...\Public Desktop (hidden files) and ...\Recorded TV.

I have spent a few hours searching for the answer to this on the internet. In this version of Vista Home Premium, there is NOTthe option to change the letter of the directory in the registry by changing the key called public as suggested by the How To Geek at this link Move the Public Folder in Windows Vista :: the How-To Geek

How To Geek says:
"Browse down to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
You should see a key called Public. Double-click it to open it and change it to D:\Public, or whatever location you want to move the public folder to."Note - Vista Home Premium does NOT have a Public key.

Does anyone else have any other ideas?

Thanks so much in advance.




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Between Friday and Sunday, our church office computer running Vista Home Premium lost all the .doc and .xls files from the only user's My Documents directory. The subdirectories within My Documents are still there, just with no files inside. The operating system, software, and all other files, including Office files residing on the Desktop remain unaffected.

This machine has one user with a password which is not shared. The user is adamant about that. It has antivirus updated daily and a software firewall. A virus scan shows nothing amiss. However, strange things have been known to happen immediately after Vista updates. I have tried doing a System Restore to several days prior but the documents did not reappear.

I'm not a novice with computers but I am with Vista. I'd dearly love to "downgrade" this machine to XP. I have pestered the user about maintaining document backups so any losses in the long run are her business but I would very much like to know what's happening.

Thanks for any and all help.

A:MS Office docs disappeared but nothing else

Hi. . .

Welcome to TSF - Vista.

Are we dealing w/ Office 2003 or 2007? Full retail version (i.e., not a Trial version)?

Sorry, but have to ask - did you do system wide search for doc files? Also - you do mean %userprofile%\documents and NOT "My Documents"... correct? My Documents as you know is a Vista Junction and not a directory.

The only times I have heard of something like this happening was after the installation of Google Chrome - 1 case did involve IE8 beta. I know you ran rstrui, but I would check the Relib Monitor (perfmon /rel) to see what was installed/ un-installed.

Have you looked for any Office temp files - the ones created when you make changes to a doc or xls - they may be salvageable.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi all,i hope that you guys can help out.. i really need it.a little bit of background info, this is a work based DELL latitude 620 laptop with Macfee installed, I have had (what i believe to be) the AV2009 virus. it had some very unexpected results.Firstly, i got the nasty popups and "buy now" windows... i turned off the PC and rebooted (which was stupid).. then the real issues started.in normal windows it froze within 20 seconds of opening (just after the fake windows security window popped up).Safe mode booted up and i tried install malwarebytes but couldnt get it to run. after a number of reboots safe mode now get a blue screen that say something onlong the lines of there had been a software or hardware error and to run a CHKdsk. at this point i couldnt open in either normal or safe mode.i got a PEbuilder disk and ran Spybot, this picked up a malware and removed it. normal mode now boots up ok but im left with two visible issues.My Documents shows as being empty "The network folder\\network address, that contains My Documents is not available. Try againlater, or contact your system administrator for further assistance"i'm hoping that this will be resolved when im synced bac to the networkthe other problem is , when i search on google (which works fine) and click on the google i often get redirected to other sites.ieSearched for "CHKDSK"the first item that came up is support.microsoft.com/kb/315265I get redirected to hxxp://www.sca... Read more

A:files disappeared from My Docs also browser hijacked

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I have two network cards in my PC. One of them connects to the internet while the other connects to my home network.

The issue is enabling public folders for the home network in "Network and Sharing Center" enables public folders for the public network also. In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

Disabling public folders under public network settings disables public folders for the home network also, preventing people on my local area network from accessing my PC.

Refer this screenshot if you don't get my problem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6878074832/

In other words Windows grants permission to people on the internet to access my c:\users\Public folder.

A:Cannot turn off "Public Folder Sharing" for public network

I think it's because you set up a Public Network as your first interface. Because of this it may not be possible to turn off the Public file sharing option.

You don't need to use both interfaces to share the wireless connection with your wife. You can do that with a single interface by just setting up a Home Network on one of the interfaces then sharing out from that interface using software to make it easier like Connectify.

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Hello,
Running Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally deleted c:\users\public and c:\users\default and I cannot share documents with my family and cannot create new user account. How to restore windows 8.1 public and default folder?

A:Restore Public folder and Default folder

Hello Windows8use, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check to see if they may still be in the Recycle Bin to restore.

If not, then see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you deleted these folders to hopefully fix this.

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Windows 7 RC1 public download is now available....

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx
 

A:Win7 RC1 Public Download Available

yup dl 64bit and maybe 32 also planning to build new comp thought i might try one of them on it
 

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I have a windows 7 x64 machine that holds my documents folder for 2 other computers. Each computer is mapped to that file share which has multiple directories including my documents all located at the root of the drive. I have no problems accessing or modifying from any PC. Lately 1 PC only has problems making modifications to a my documents sub folder. What happens is everything seems like it is slow motion. Slow response to right click, modifying folder or file and sometimes I have to refresh the folder before changes appear. Every other folder seems to work perfectly except for the \\my docs\family tree. This same folder works fine on the other 2 remote pcs including host machine.

I am running Windows 7 SP1 X64, 6GB Ram, I7, 1GB Nic,

A:Win7 My Docs runs slow over Network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by smitty870


I have a windows 7 x64 machine that holds my documents folder for 2 other computers. Each computer is mapped to that file share which has multiple directories including my documents all located at the root of the drive. I have no problems accessing or modifying from any PC. Lately 1 PC only has problems making modifications to a my documents sub folder. What happens is everything seems like it is slow motion. Slow response to right click, modifying folder or file and sometimes I have to refresh the folder before changes appear. Every other folder seems to work perfectly except for the \\my docs\family tree. This same folder works fine on the other 2 remote pcs including host machine.

I am running Windows 7 SP1 X64, 6GB Ram, I7, 1GB Nic,


I dont care about the information you said but if thats the case then check your sharing or network they would have to be the cause.

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Hi,

I'm new to this sort of thing so I hope I do this right!

I'm running Windows XP Home Edition with SP3.

Recently, I noticed when I tried to move to/copy to from the Explorer window, my folder tree was blank in the little box that pops up. Regardless of whether I use the links to the left of the window or if I go into Edit - Copy To (or Move To), it happens with anything involving the explorer - documents, photos, etc. The only changes made recently was I had made an account on the computer for my kids, then deleted it not long after, without saving their folders (because they never used the account). Any other changes (installing programs, etc) happened after I noticed the blank box. It's not a major issue but it is slightly annoying.

Any ideas? And thank you ahead of time!
 

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Hi All, What a great forum. I have just started with a Netbook and win7 starter and other than the Wallpaper issues, I have to say I am impressed with what it will actually do rather then feeling forced to upgrade to Home Premium. I can live without the wallpaper, but what has happened to the Public Desktop? I have two Account names and now the files are totally separate. I can't Copy items from one Desktop to the other, I have to install the software in both Accounts. That sucks. Is there any way around this? Thanks.

A:Win7 starter Public Desktop, where'd it go??

Please see this Windows 7 Comparison list.

Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows

I can only assume your problem has cropped up because you can't join or create a Homegroup.

I may be wrong of course, so if I am, I'm sure someone else will have the correct answer.

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I get and error when tring to isntall some programs in win 7 build 7600 home premium.

Error 1606. Could not access network location %public%\desktop\

I have to say that i tried this solution http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549/en i tried manually doing it i tried deleting and re-doing the value on the registry for Common Desktop but nothing happened.

Also tried modifing the access to the Hard disk in the options menu when you right click it
 

A:Win7 Cannot acces %public%\desktop\

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I am using the method suggested in the Windows 7 Inside and Out book to relocate my user files.
All seemed to be fine until I attempt to relocate the 'public music, public pictures, and others' files.
The 'location' tab of properties of each public folder will not allow/accept changes to the files address.

Is there something different about the 'public' I need to be aware of?

A:How to relocate win7 public folders

Welcome to Seven Forums TaskMaster. Is this the method you are using?

User Folders - Change Default Location

A Guy

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I stupidly didn't fully understand what the Public Folder was and deleted it. I thought that by doing that no one would have access to my personal files. Well, I soon discovered that I shouldn't have done that.

#1. Can I get it back from ?
#2. Now I can't put anything into the Library/Documents Folder and don't understand why.
#3. If I can't retrieve that Public Folder can I somehow re-create another sub folder.

I didn't look in the Recycle Bin. Would it have gone there?

I should have known better since I just got Win 7 but it seemed the smart thing to do at the time.

A:Public Folder

Welcome to the forum.

Use system restore, that is the easiest way, especially since you just made the mistake.

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after it was removed from 8
I managed to get it back into the Library but seems impossible for This PC.

It's a good, safe way to share files between multiple users on a PC .

A:add public folder to This PC in 8.1

PC,

Go to C:\Users\Public, then grab one of the folders and create a shortcut on your desktop by 'moving' it there with your mouse.

Is that what you were asking?

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Hello All.
I have a public folder that has appeared on my desktop.
I kid you not.
I had updates to install,I did so,re-started and hey presto there it is.
What now ??? I don't want it on my desktop but there are no options to move or delete it

A:Public folder ???

What is the folder called.

Try looking here for help
Folder Permissions[11]=File Folder Settings

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I remember with Vista, this folder had multiple entries and they were not mine(probably came with new laptop, like bloat ware?). I was clueless then (with Vista)what that folder was about...and I'm still in the dark(with W7) .

I just discovered today, with W7, this folder is completely empty. (Why?).

I don't remember if I shared it(with Vista), but now I realize I have options...to share or not. I feel silly sharing an empty folder. So I opted to turn sharing OFF . Is being selfish(not sharing) disadvantageous to my system?

A:What's The Public Folder?...and what to do with it?

Hello Pappi,

The "Public" folders, are basically folders that the public (all users) have full access to by default. They basically set to be shared by "Everyone" making it easier to share files between users on the local PC and network easy to do by simply putting a file in one of the Public folders.

Empty Public folders do not take up any space. They are not a security risk since they only have access to what you place in the Public folders.

It's just a personal choice if you want to have Public folder sharing turned on or off.

Here's some more details below on all this if you like.

Public Folder Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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There is a Default.rdp file in my My Documents Folder, that when I open says Remote Desktop Connection. I'm pretty familiar with what this "is" and what it's "for"... but I'm not sure why it's in my Docs folder...?
Is that something someone specifically put there? Or would "attempting a connection at one point" have put it there?

Note: The following is kinda long so you don't "have to read", it's just an explanation of why I'm worried about this file:
* I was away from the country for about a month, and I have a brother who [sadly] is known for hacking into people's computers, and I understand he was in my home using my pc when I was away... so this is my concern more than anything.
I now have/use a laptop, so I'm clearing this pc for my son to use... I did find 10 trojans as well when I returned! And my pc was about to "crash", with the clock ticking and everything! My anti-virus protection was disabled and my spyware protection was deleted! Luckily, I managed to call my ISP who provides Norton and they walked me through cleaning and "saving" my pc, and it's worked fine since =)
But there's no doubt in my mind that it was tampered with by my brother, therefore right now that I'm clearing everything off of it, I'm wondering if this is something I can safely remove from My Docs?

Thx!!!!
Rosa~
 

A:Default.rdp file in My Docs Folder

Yes, you can delete it. It indicates that someone ran Remote Desktop on the computer. Changes to default settings are saved in this file.

I wouldn't use the computer for any personal or secure operations until it has been completely formatted and reinstalled. If you configured your browser to save passwords, I would suggest changing all of them ASAP.

Don't allow your brother to use your computer again.
 

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Not an expert on permissions and related settings and was having trouble accessing my - My Documents - folder on my XP Pro 32 bit partition while I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on another partition on the same hard drive.

I get "You Don't currently have permission to access this folder'.- http://static.techguy.org/smilies/eek.gif with a click to 'Continue'. The click brings up the message 'You have been denied permission to access this folder.'http://static.techguy.org/smilies/mad.gif

I clicked to a place where I can change the owner of the folder - but that sounds like it would mess up accessing the folder in XP where it was made? Is there a way to access this and similar folders?http://static.techguy.org/smilies/cool.gif

I wanted to make a common my docs pics and music on a 3rd partition on the drive that 7 and XP share - but wonder if one would lock the other out or how to straighten it out.......

Thanks in advance to anyone who can explain this - I do and would really preciate it...

the dave
 

A:Solved: Access other OS' Docs folder?

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I use Vista Ultimate and am the administrator - how do I get access to the folders with the little curved uparrow in front of the folders - especially Documents & Settings but there are a number of others as well. I have tried the "Troubleshoot access denied when opening files or folders" document and tried to change owner ship to me all to no avail - Please help anyone. Most annoying!

ianb

A:Can't Get Access to Docs & Setts Folder

Are you talking about shortcuts?
If you right click them it should give the option go to file location
If they don't go to the correct file you can change that in the properties page of the shortcut.

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hello.

every time I go into the file explorer icon, and then click on documents folder and then click on the folder that has all my document's in it (named marks docs) the egg timer jut spins for ages, a message says working on it a green bar at the top start to load and then nothing happens and I get a message that says marks docs not responding. I am using windows 10
 

A:cant access my docs folder in one drive

just sorted it so will close this thread
 

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OK...

After 8 years with the company (& 4 in which I bugged them for a new PC)...I finally got my new machine. I'm running XP Pro (as opposed to the old box...which was 2000 Pro.)

One of the first things I did was to re-map my "My Documents" folder to our company server ("F" Drive.)

Now...everytime I go to Windows Explorer...every single folder & file has a stupid set of shortcut arrows attached to the icon (which is annoying as hell.)

How do I eradicate this?

Thanks,

mark4man
 

A:XP Pro...Default Docs Folder Weirdness

I do not want to get to worked up but since this is your companies computer and some companies get really worked up when the computer gets worked on with tech support that is not the companies. If we tell you to do something and it is wrong and it is your own computer then we can work it out together but if what we tell you trashes the company computer we can get into trouble but also you can get terminated from your job because of the fact that this is not your own computer.

Also this computer more than likely goes on to the corporate LAN and if this gets messed up trouble there also.

I know how to accomplish this task you want but installing the program might cause a security risk and oh well you know what I am talking about. I suggest that you ask someone in your IT department how to do this.
 

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OK...

After 8 years with the company (& 4 in which I bugged them for a new PC)...I finally got my new machine. I'm running XP Pro (as opposed to the old box...which was 2000 Pro.)

One of the first things I did was to re-map my "My Documents" folder to our company server ("F" Drive.)

Now...everytime I go to Windows Explorer...every single folder & file has a stupid set of shortcut arrows attached to the icon (which is annoying as hell.)

How do I eradicate this?

Thanks,

mark4man

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I am a newbie on here and this is my first post so please hang in there with me.

We moved our offices from one location to another over the weekend. New ISP but everything else is the same. Have a peer-to-peer network with one pc (Win7 Professional) acting as the file server. Everyone now has access to internet and we can all "see" each other. For some reason now when we want to connect to Public Folders on our "file server" it is asking for login credentials such as username and password. I have it set to not require a password since we have a mixed environment. It has always worked in the past and I am not sure why it would be requiring that now. I had read somewhere to try and setup an admin username and password that was the same for both computers. I tried that and it was still unsuccessful (Although I still have it set to not require a password).

I would appreciate any help you can come up with. Thanks!

A:Win7 Pro - Public Share asking for Username and Password

Hi there and welcome to SF...

about your problem, this should help you: Sharing and Permission

and also this : How to Create a Homegroup in Windows 7

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Hi,

When installing Windows 7 I get the option to select the network either as a Public Network, Work Network or Home Network. The PC is actually on a Home Network with a BT Home Hub v2.

However, would I get better security ie, less sharing of files and printers if I selected "Public Network". I do not wish any sharing at all to take place with this PC either from the Internet or other PC's on the Home Network.

Thx for any help
Auld Bint

A:Public or Home Option When Installing Win7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Auld Bint


Hi,

When installing Windows 7 I get the option to select the network either as a Public Network, Work Network or Home Network. The PC is actually on a Home Network with a BT Home Hub v2.

However, would I get better security ie, less sharing of files and printers if I selected "Public Network". I do not wish any sharing at all to take place with this PC either from the Internet or other PC's on the Home Network.

Thx for any help
Auld Bint


Public will give you the most security, "Home" the least. The thought is that in a Home environment you want the ability to share printers and files, and in the other two you want progressively more security.

From your description, "Public" would be the best option.

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I noticed while in my User folder while organizing my files and folders that it said at the bottom (two locations) I then checked and found that there are links to all my files and folders in the Public as well as my User folders. Are these the same files in each folder or does Win7 make a duplicate copy of each of my files meaning I have twice as much info on my hard drive. As this is my personal PC with no other users I see no need for these "Public" files. If I delete the Public Folder will this also delete the files from my User Folder?

A:Win7 Public & User Folders Query?.

Your personal Libraries include the corresponding Public folders (Pictures, Videos, etc.). A Library is not another copy of a file/folder, but a collection of ones you include in that Library. See here.Note that the Documents Library is different from the regular Documents folder, as you can include anything in the Library but actually have to move something into your Documents for it to show up there.And deleting the Public folder will do no good, as the files will just come back. Believe me, I've tried. They don't take up much space, so I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.

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Below is a screenshot of a word doc that is showing up in Wordpad in Windows 7. Does anyone know how to fix this?
 

A:Solved: Word Docs Showing Up as Garbage in Wordpad in Win7

Wordpad in Win7 has a fairly limited repertoire of supported file formats. It supports Open XML, RTF, OpenDocument Text, Text, MS-DOS Text and Unicode Text. It won't display DOC files correctly.
 

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I cannot see why they should be there, as my backups are on an external hard disk. Am I right or perhaps missing something? I'm wondering how they got there too!

A:Picture and Docs folders on Dell Win7 installation disk

On some later Dell's they added a second partition on the hard drive for user data such as documents, pictures, etc. Thus when you install with the disc, along with installing the OS it will create the extra partition for user data. Or have an option to install the user data partition as the idea behind that is, if you have to reinstall the OS you won't lose your user data.

I think there is an option in the Dell PC Restore (recovery partition) accessed by F8 at power on for this, too.

Its been a couple of years since I worked on a Dell or the Dell forum so I'm "assuming" this is what is going on.

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I noticed a public folder on my windows 7 computer that my xp does not. it is a hidden folder, named public desktop. what exactly is this? why doesn't it show up on other computers? is there a need for this? can I delete it?

A:hidden folder - public?

I would say if its not causing issues, then I would just leave. I think that folder is for public sharing of documents.

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I just set up my Public folders to share files across my home network and the Public folder already has lots of files in it that I didn't put there.

For example, Public Desktop has shortcuts to Adobe Reader etc. Another folder called Games has the full installations of some of my games. I don't want these shared!

When I deleted some of them, they were also deleted from my real desktop. Not good.
When I clicked on Share and tried to Unshare one of these folders, it wouldn't let me.

Three questions:
1) How did they get there in the first place?
2) How can I keep this from happening in the future?
3) Since deleting some of them also deleted them from my computer, how can I remove these files from the Public sharing area without messing up the installation on my computer?

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When I go into Properties/Location of the Public Videos folder it says I can "change where the files are stored in this folder" however I cannot type a new location into the dialogue box. I am in signed in as administrator. How can I do this? Thanks.

A:Can't Move Public Folder

Never mind. Got it.

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Hey,

Me and my brother have recently both reinstalled windows vista home basic on our fairly new laptop computers, I went to access my brothers public folder by going to Network then \\ GAMES1-PC\Public (Already setting up no user account control, password sharing and public folder sharing enabled.) It wouldnt connect and asked if i wanted to diagnose the problem, I then tryed to access my OWN public folder by going to the public folder on the side and it accessed fine but when I tryed going through Network \\ GAMES2-PC\Public It wouldnt connect and asked if i wanted to diagnose.

My brothers computer has been doing the same thing and we really dont want to reinstall.

Thanks in advance
RaZoR

A:Cannot Access My Own Public Folder

Can you see the other PC in each computer's Network and Sharing Center?

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I am inable to access anything inside my Public folders. I cant cut paste delete. Nothing seems to work and I am not understanding why. Can someone help me with this?

A:why cant i use my public folder in vista

This may help: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conte...

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Anyone ever experince this? I am running a win2k server with exchange 2000 server and all of a sudden we can not open items within the public folder we have set up. The error comes up "can not open this item". This only applies to messages or addresses that have notes in the body field. If it is just a reminder with a subject and no body, it opens fine but as soon as you add a body it will not open. I read on an MS site that this is due to the version of GFI Content Security Monitor that I have. It said if you have ver 8 to upgrade to 8.1. I did so, still haven't solved the problem... Any suggestions?
 

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Hi People,

Has anyone noticed that the folder icon for "Public Documents" is small, and can't be resized to extra large, or large like the other Public folder icons? I've noticed this on my two vista machines, and was wondering if anyone else noticed this? Or if I just stuffed something.

Cheers!
 

A:Public Folder Icons

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Upgraded one of my PC's yesterday(7/29) from 7 Home Premium to 10. Now the other two PC"S in my home, both 8.1, cannot see the public folder of the 10 PC. 10 can see the 8.1 just fine.

Tried typing to users/public into the explorer address bar and got an 0x80004005 error

A:Windows 10 Public Folder Not Seen

Originally Posted by MrOctober


Upgraded one of my PC's yesterday(7/29) from 7 Home Premium to 10. Now the other two PC"S in my home, both 8.1, cannot see the public folder of the 10 PC. 10 can see the 8.1 just fine.

Tried typing to users/public into the explorer address bar and got an 0x80004005 error



Type: c:/users/public into the explorer address bar.

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Evening all,

Just looking for some advice regarding the public folder in windows. I have windows 7 on my desktop which is wired to my router and my laptop running vista wireless and on both machines i deleted the public folders in the users folder as i never had any intention of sharing anything. I did this a while ago now so there is no way of restoring it via a system restore. My main question is im looking to share some music files between my laptop and desktop with the files being on the desktop machine, could i create just another basic folder and share it that way? if so how would i go about doing it?

Im kinda new to the whole sharing thing so any help would be much appreciated

many thanks

A:Public sharing folder help

I assume you already have your computers in the same Homegroup. If so, you should be able to right click the folder you want to share, go to "Share with" in the context menu, and should be able to select either Read or Read/Write.

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Ok I did systems restore and everything is almost normal, except this one thing is bugging me. When I go to documents, instead of just seeing my normal folders games, ea games, halo ce ect. I see Public Documents under it and I want to get rid of it. ALso there is a heading over My Documents that wasn't there before. Can anyone help?
*I put an attatchment of the problem.

A:Public Folder Showing

Right click on the Library - e.g. Documents (in the left pane) > go to Properties. There you can delete it (highlight it and then "Remove" - do not forget Apply !!!).

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I installed a Western Digital MyBook Duo NAS storage drive. When I was having some problems I reinstalled the software and have ended up with two public drives referencing the MyBook, and they are :-
Public(\\MyBookLiveDuo) (X)
Public(\\MyBookLiveDuo) (Z)

There is no option to delete either of the drives if I right click on the drive in Windows Explorer, just a Disconnect option. I have not been able to work out how to delete one of them and retain the other.

Can anyone suggest how I might be able to delete one of these pointers to my MyBook?

Viv

A:Cannot delete a Public folder

Disconnect Network Drive. It is in the Tools Menu.

And if you have a problem in the future do NOT run the WD software again. Just use Win Explorer to MAP Network Drives.

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Hello,
I've recently been having some trouble with installing and running a few programs. (skype and rosetta stone are two that it happens). When I open them my entire computer just freezes. I have a feeling that it might have something to do with my Public Folders. A little while back I was trying to fix them because they appeared as just standard yellow folders, instead of the folders with the image on it. However, I could not get all of them to change to the imaged folder. My public desktop stayed as a normal yellow folder.

I did this fixing by following a website:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/172301-public-folder-icons-restore-default-icon.html

The website basically had me do shell commands, and replace the desktop.ini file for each folder...It just so happens that this website was designed for windows vista, not windows 7, so I think that I messed something up. Cause ever since then my programs have not been running correctly.

-Carrie
 

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I wanted to move the Public Folder from C:\Users to D:\, so I simply copied the folder, delete the original, and created a symbolic link (with -mklink-). A little knowledge was a dangerous thing - apparently I should have used -robocopy- to ensure the copy of Public had the correct characteristics. So, is there a way to fix D:\Public so that it has the correct permissions of a "Public" folder? If not, is there a way to recreate the original C:\Users\Public? I am not concerned about any data in this folder, as there was (so far) none there.

Apologies if this has been addressed here before, I tried searching the forums but with no luck. Thanks.

A:how to recreate Public Folder?

Hello Spandrel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made these changes to the Public folder to undo them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My PC is connected to a home wireless network and there are two more computers in the same network (a mac and a pc). I want to share the public folder so I can exchange files between computers by writing them to the public folder. But still I want to make sure that only the public folder is shared and nothing else of my computer can be accessible by another computer in the wireless network. Need your help.

Thanks.

A:How to share the public folder?

This link should give you the brief overview of the process.
Sharing files with the Public folder
The public folder is 'public' by default however access can also be restricted as required. The link above explains that too. And if you haven't changed any other settings, the other folders should be safe and unshared.

Hope that helps !

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When i go into the sharing settings and i click on turn on sharing so that anyone with network acsess it selects, i save it then when i come back it isnt selected and i cant see my computer on my other machine. Please help.(im trying to get files from my xp machine)

A:I cant Enable my public folder

go to Admin tools > Local security policy and enable the "Guest account status" and change Network access: Sharing and Security model to "Guest Only".

disable password protected sharing in Network and Sharing center

If you right-click on a folder and go to sharing it will tell you whether or not the share is password protected.

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Hi,

I'm on a home network. Its all been configured. My firewall has been configured. Just wondering how to put files in the public folder. I understand you can just copy files in there but i dont want to because it'll take up space. Is there a way to make individual files or folders share themselves into the public folders without duplicating themselves from the original to save space? Because i dont want two from the same file, ie one in the public folder and the other in the original folder.

Also, i use vista and my other network computers are on xp. I noticed on one of them, i can give it files and but i cannot take files from it onto my computer. I understand it must be a sharing setting on that computer but im not sure where to go to fix it since its xp and im a vista person now. If someone could assist me in those two issues would be greatly appreciated.

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I do not use the public folder in w8 and want to delete it. Can someone give me an idea on how to do it thru registry or system? thanks
 

A:Windows 8 public folder

Just leave it there. If you haven't enabled file & folder sharing, there's no problems.
 

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About a week ago I have to format my computer due to a nasty virus causing me to not be able to connect to the internet(scanned with a few programs, safe mode, nothing got rid of it). Everything works find now other then the fact that when I go to access my computer on the Work Network, It shows up blank. I can't drop anything into it, other people can view my computer on the network, but they can't drop any files either. All the sharing settings are on, no password is in place and I've been searching the web for the past two hours trying to find a solution and I have unfortunately come up blank. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

A:No Public Folder showing up.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Unassorted


About a week ago I have to format my computer due to a nasty virus causing me to not be able to connect to the internet(scanned with a few programs, safe mode, nothing got rid of it). Everything works find now other then the fact that when I go to access my computer on the Work Network, It shows up blank. I can't drop anything into it, other people can view my computer on the network, but they can't drop any files either. All the sharing settings are on, no password is in place and I've been searching the web for the past two hours trying to find a solution and I have unfortunately come up blank. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.


There are separate Advanced file sharing settings which refer specifically to the Public folders so that needs to be enabled.

Besides that you should make sure that you have enabled sharing for the Public folders by going to C:>Users>Public folder, and enable sharing through the Sharing tab. You should also make sure that the C:>Users folder is shared out through the Sharing tab as well.

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I used to have messed up file sharing settings because the printer wouldnt work but they were alright because whoever looked into my Computer in the network would only find a Public folder. (w/o passwords)

Now, i reinstalled windows, and whenever somenoe looks into my computer under the network, they have to enter a password and once they do, they can access not only the public folder, but all my documents under my folder. (Users/MyStuff)

the sharing folder is Users so people can see everything inside Users if they have my password.

What i want to do is let them only access the Public folder WITHOUT my password.

That way, if i have something that needs to be transferred, i'll just drop it on in the public folder, and someone can take it.

I am confused in terms of how to reach these settings and i would appreciate it if anyone could offer a solution.
THank you.

A:How to let other computers see ONLY the public folder?

Disable Homegroup and have a good Public and Private key Encryption.

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This is dead simple really even though most people say it can't be deleted.
Start you computer in safe mode and log on as administrator if prompted.
Go to my computer>local disk>users
Right click public and delete.
In the left pane left click on documents library.
Where it says 2 locations left click and delete the public folder and close.
Follow the last 2 steps for each folder in libraries.
Job done.
Restart your computer.
 

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I am currently investigating sharing of folders and came across the instance of a folder named Microsoft>IndentityCTRL.

Is this alright to have running in the background as a folder and what are the properties of it?

A:What is the IndentityCRL Public Folder

See this: Microsoft - IdentityCRL folder - Microsoft Community

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Computer guy set up our new laptop and said we could drag files into shared docs folder on desktop and then laptop would be able to access them. We must be dumb, but we can't find these files. Shared documents folder on laptop displays other items. The shared docs folder on our PC is marked as shared. Clicking on network places from the laptop displays nothing. There is an icon in the task bar that shows a wireless connection, and of course we are able to access the internet. Please help - we're clueless with networking!
 

A:Laptop can't find shared docs folder

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Accidentally deleted this folder from C:\, and tho I have the files for it on D:\ (the green 'documents' folder), I cannot access them by clicking start/documents.
How do I fix this blunder ?
Also, probably a post here somewhere, but I tried to do a system restore in the hope that would fix it, but have no restore points...thought this was done automatically ?

thx

A:replacing missing Docs and Settings folder

You Missed it. Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

Good luck

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Hi,
My crossover-cable wired lan between a win 7 and a miniXP booted laptop can't be changed to a "home" from a "public" connection. Both the wifi and and lan show up as "public". The former because I'm connected to the internet via a meraki mesh. Unlike the status of my wifi, which is blue and thus changeable, the status of my lan is typeset black as regular text. Now when I activate file-sharing, I give the whole neighborhood access to my computer. Is there a way to separate the networks and make the files of the remote show up in Explorer without disconnecting the wifi?

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ID-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-F8-DA-2F-8D-B9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f900:6c68:4c:9880%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.11(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
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Hello there,
I would like to create a link from a public calendar and put it in my personal folder, so far the only thing I have been able to do with it was to copy and paste into my personal folder but when I do that it will not sync with the public calendar.
Is there some way I can do this, I would like to be able to open my calendar tab and view both my personal calendar and the public calendar.
Thanks.

P.S. Using Outlook 2003
 

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How do you permanenly delete the subfolders in the Public Folder? I can delete the Public Pictures, Public Videos, etc., but they are recreated on bootup. I was able to do this on my other PC, but can't recall how I did it.

A:How to Delete Subfolders from Public Folder

Hello Scnrfrq,

These are system files and are needed for sharing purpose between user accounts. You should NOT delete them. Doing so may also cause other unknown issues to arrise.

As a workaround, you could just hide the folders them if you do not wish to see them. They do not take up enough space to worry about.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Can I compress the Public folder on my Windows 7? I do not have a network setup and I am the only one to use my computer. Would it be safe to compress this folder to save space?

thank you

A:Can I compress Public folder in Windows 7

I do not know if you could compress the Public folder but since I do not use it either, they are virtually empty.

I would gain nothing by compressing them.

What are you storing in yours?

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Hi, a few months ago, i deleted my public folder in my C/Users/ and now i can't install anything like Microsoft Office or Itunes , and i can't update Java or Adobe Flash Player and many more! I tried going to a restore point but none were early enough. I have a 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium Acer Aspire. I would really appreciate if someone gave me a hand Thanks!

A:Deleted Public Folder And Now I Can't Install Anything

Reinstall the OS or do a Repair install. Then do NOT delete the Public folder in the User folder. That is placed there by Windows for a purpose.

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I have a windows 2003 with exchange 2003 sp2 installed. I recently found out that it is not possible to reply or forward mails from the public folder using OWA.

A bit of googling lead me to the following where it is mentioned:

http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid43_gci1256505,00.html#

By design, unless you are accessing OWA through a front-end server (and not directly via a back-end server), you will not be able to use the Reply, Reply All, or Forward functions for messages contained in public folders. While you'll be able to reply to and forward all messages in your mailbox regardless of how you access OWA, unless you go through an Exchange 2003 front-end server, you will not be able to take these actions for public folder messages.Click to expand...

Is there any work around to this?

Thanks
 

A:reply or forward from public folder using OWA

anything guys?
 

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do u think it is safe to delete the entire 'public folder', if i had already safely disabled Win7's library system from my os? on the navigation pane i no longer have favorites & library.

just assume i will never want to touch library, will never have another user account attach to this pc, and never have this pc join any network.

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Anyone know how to unhide the Public Desktop on Vista Enterprise 32bit?

A:Hidden public desktop folder

Originally Posted by firefiten


Anyone know how to unhide the Public Desktop on Vista Enterprise 32bit?



navigate to public folder, right click on that and remove the hidden attribute

Hidden Files and Folders



May i know what is the goal ?

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I am running Exchange server 5.5. A couple of months ago a few public folders were deleted and the now need to be restored. I have regular backups of exchange on tape.
How would I go about restoring the public folders that have been deleted? Do I need a a dedicated restore server for this?

Thanks,

DMAC
 

A:Exchange 5.5-Public folder restore

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hi,

there are numerous ntuser files (ntuser.dat and ntuser.dat.log1 etc) in my public folder...

are they supposed to be there?

and are they supposed to be visable to other computers on the network?

they are protected system files and are set to hidden so are not visable to this or the other vista pc on the network, however their is a user with a macbook on the network and they are visable to him when he access my public folder...is this normal and are there security/privacy issues with this?

cheers

A:ntuser.dat files in public folder

Welcome
Those are registry files and should be well hidden from everyone.
I am concerned if your comments are, indeed, correct.
Update your anti virus and make a full scan
Download and make a full and updated scan with the free version of malwarebytes.

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Help!

Within the document libraries there appear to be a number of default folders For Example
PICTURES
My Pictures
Public Pictures

Whilst transferring all my picture files across from my old laptop I seem to have deleted the public pictures folder within my personal library. After a bid of searching around I have found the Public Pictures folder under the "public" area of the C: directory. It appears to only be missing only in my profile account (other profiles are also unaffected).

My question is how do I restore this folder? If I copy and paste the source public pictures folder I appear to be making a complete copy, rather than a shortcut type link to the files.
Many thanks.

A:How to Restore Public Pictures Folder

Hello No Idea, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like you just removed the Public folder from only your library. If so, then you should be able to just add it back to be included in the library.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I have a user who wants a shortcut to a pulbic folder on the desktop. I have tried several methods and nothing seems to work. I am starting to wonder if this is even possible. The last thing I tried was creating a shortcut in outlook and dragging it to the desktop but it just would not copy. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

A:Desktop Shortcut For Public Folder

Hi ozlurker, welcome to BC! Have a look at this, it may be what you're looking for: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/links.htm#shortcuts

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I have a problem in a lab on Dell Optiplex 745 computers. In this lab, there are 29 computers originally running Vista SP2. I cloned them with a configured Vista image made for this lab. After I cloned these computers, I discovered on 15 of them, the Public Desktop folder is missing. All of the other Public folders (Documents, Music, Pictures, etc...) are visible. This is happening to all profiles (Admin, teacher, student) accounts. It doesn't matter who is logged on to any of the 15 computers. This is NOT a single profile corruption issue.

I have Show Hidden files, folder, drives, and I unchecked the 3 Hide..... boxes. It doesn't restore the Public Desktop Folder.

I have tried use a REG file to merge the two together. Nothing.


I have tried to search (shellublic/desktop) for Public Desktop folder. Nothing.

I have restarted the computer.

I have tried to use a RESTORE POINT but it only goes back to 2 weeks ago.
I have tried to use the REPAIR option but that didn't solve my problem.
I am performing ALL of these tests under an admin account. Since there is student files on these 15 computers, I cannot re-clone these computers nor can I perform a repair on these computers. I don't want to risk the loss of data. There has to be way to restore the Public Desktop folder WITHOUT cloning or repairing these computers.

I have tried to logon to one of these computers as LOCAL ADMIN to fix the problem. Also, I have tried Administrator account to ... Read more

A:Deleted Public Desktop Folder

Welcome
Here is a thread that I participated in a while ago. I suggested System Restore which you already tried. The thread may give you some other ideas. Sorry about your problem, but in all other respects I wish you a Happy New Year.
Vista: Deleted %PUBLIC%\Desktop\ folder. Can not install software as a result.

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I have a user who is the only one having a problem with this calendar. There is a calendar setup in Public Folders and 20 or 30 user's have access to it. When she accesses it using the Outlook 2000 client all of the appt's and stuff are srewed up. When she accesses it using OWA everything is fine. Just for fun I logged into my PC as her and setup her profile and the problem in the client persisted. I was surprised as I thought it was a problem on her computer. It doesn't look that way at all now. I was thinking of renaming her local Windows 2K user profile and than logging off and logging back on as her so that a new local Windows 2K user profile would be created on that machine. I would than create her Outlook profile again and see what happens. Any other ideas? Again, she is the only user having this problem. The calendar is fine on everyone else's computer. Thanks for your help.
 

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Hello,

I'm using Home Premium x64. I can see my XP machines on my home network and access their public folders; however, they can see my Vista machine but not the public folders (the window is blank).

When I try to turn on Public Folder Sharing in Vista I receive an "Unspecified error" box. Network Discovery and File Sharing are ON.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

A:Can't Turn On Public Folder Sharing

I also noticed that I don't have the "Share..." option when I right-click a folder in Explorer. The place where it's supposed to be is blank.

Anyone know what's going on?

I've done a lot of googling and no one else seems to have this problem.

Thanks.

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Hi I have a user that was migrated from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003.

Now when he tries to download the Global Address Book with cached mode checked and unchecked he gets Object Not Found.
Also, after the migration he is getting synchronization error with the offline address book and most important he cannot view one of the public folder, that all other users can see.

So far, we have deleted .oab files and ran outlook \resetfolders and recreated his outlook profile. None of this has helped. I have been able to create his Outlook profile on another laptop and we are able to view the missing public folder.

The strange thing is the missing public folder shows up in OWA.

Any ideas?
 

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please help

i have laptop running vista wireless conection to netgear router

home pc running wired xp conection to router

2nd laptop wiv xp wirless conection to router

all computers are connected to the the router and internet fine, i am trying to share files between all three computers.
my vista laptop can see all computers on the network. it an open its own public folder and the public folder on the 2nd laptop (xp). it cant open the pc message: may not have permission, login failure: user has not been granted requested login type.

the xp laptop cannot see the 1st laptop or pc.

the pc wiv (xp) can see and open both computers

so my prob is wiv the xp laptop

firewalls are disabled all folders are the default share folders soz if missed N E thing
thanx in advance
 

A:cannot open public folder on network

On the XP machine with the shared folder do this.

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.
 

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Guys i just setup Pulptunes, allows you to listen to your itunes over the internet on any PC/Phone etc, i set up an address with Dynamic DNS with settings through my router (Address+Port Number), Also did the same with utorrent web UI, this is pretty awesome i have to say.

This got me thinking is their anyway i can do this with my Public Folder or say downloads or documents, dont wanna use something like Remote desktop sharing or PC Anywhere i just wanna be able to put in that web address(URL) ive set up with whatever port number. Can this be done, just means i could access my files on any pc/phone without the need for extra software installed.

Thanks in advance for any advice i get.

A:Share Public Folder & others i specify over internet?

Hi escrow, welcome to SevenForums!

You might want to try something like Live Mesh or Skydrive. Here and here are a couple articles that will help you figure out which one is right for you. Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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When I go into Properties/Location of the Public Videos folder it says I can "change where the files are stored in this folder" however I cannot type a new location into the dialogue box. I am in signed in as administrator. How can I do this? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Can't Move Public Folder

Never mind. Got it. Apparently I wasn't in admin mode as I thought.
 

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when i installed the outpost firewall, my brother cant see my public folder any more from his computer

help

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I checked my network sharing center and network discovery, file sharing is on, and password protected sharing is off.

I checked the public folder, the icon has a lock sign on it, every time I try to change it from read only to write, it doesn't change but stays as read only

How do I change the permissions for my public folder with a lock on it?

A:Other users can't copy into public folder

The easiest way I know for this is to simply navigate to the public folder right click - properties - security
Then you'll have to give the guest or everyone group full permissions.

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Hi, this is may seem to be a bit of a dumb question but I'm having trouble figuring it out on my own. My wife and I have our own respective PCs both with Vista in our home. My PC has three Hard Disks in it. I have our computers networked together through a router. Now I have all of our photographs on one of the hard drives other than my primary OS hard drive to save space. Now I've recently tried to make a shortcut to the photographs on my secondary hard drive, in the public folder and my wife's computer doesn't "see" any shortcuts. Is there any way to run a shortcut to a different drive in the public folder or do I have to physically copy all the photos into the public folder on my primary hard drive in order to make them available via the network? Also does anything you put in your public folder make it so that it's physically taking up space twice on your HDD? Thanks for any help in advance! I appretiate it!
 

A:Solved: Public Folder Question

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I have just looked in my computer and noticed that somehow that I have acquired Public Folders and pictures.

I have three computers and noticed that I have access to them.

Whilst I do not mind that they have access to my computer - when I have a picture that I wish to have saved to my computer - I just wish the default just to be to my location.

I also do not wish to loose any pictures.

It says that it has three locations - I do not even know which computer it is on and how to navigate to it, so I just wish to decide myself where to put it.

Can anyone please assist?

A:How to change the public folder options

Hello Melissa,

The "My...." folders with shortcut arrows on them are not real folders, but only junction points for backwards compatibility for older programs that point to you real "My..." user folders. I would recommend to set you hidden files to no longer show so that you do not mistakenly use or do something to them.Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
In your screenshots above, you are only viewing files from the "Music" library on only your computer. Each default library includes your "My..." user folder and "Public" folder for it. For example, the "Music" library will have your "C:\Users\(user-name)\My Music" and "C:\Users\Public\Public Music" folders by default. If you like, read the tutorials below for more on this to help.Library - Include a Folder
Library - Remove a Included Folder
Library - Set Save Folder
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Under the windows 7 advanced sharing settings, i turn off file and printer sharing and turn on public folder sharing. So i get on 2nd maching running vista and navigate to my win 7 machine and try to open the computer to access JUST the public folder, but if FAILS. So i experiment. I turn file and printer sharing along with public folder sharing on and i am able to open my win 7 computer via vista machine and view public folder along with other folders i have set to share and printers. Next i turn off public folder sharing and leave file and printer sharing on, now i can access files i have set to share and printers, no public folder. HOW DO I MAKE IT SO PEOPLE CAN CLICK ON MY COMPUTER AND JUST SEE PUBLIC FOLDER...? OMG

A:trouble just sharing public folder

I have not tried it since we share printers on my network, but it sounds like the public folder sharing is dependent on the other, based on what you stated above. I did find this page, with links to other pages. I suggest looking around the MS site a bit.

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My Public Picture Folder is hidden as well as my photos. I am the PC administrator. There are two programs that are accessing the folder. The Cozi screensaver is showing my photos that I cannot locate. Also, Sony PlayMemories shows every folder in the Public picture folder, but each photo is locked, and when I try to export, it says I do not have access privileges.
 
What in the world is going on here? I can see my pictures and the directory via these two programs, but Windows Explorer does not show the folder or the pictures.

A:Public Picture Folder Hidden

Stop the Cozi screensaver and put up a different one. One that doesn't show pix. Reboot the PC. See what happens now. Let us know.

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Hi,

I deleted my public folders a few days ago and now I can't do any updates!

Windows Live stopped working as did Evernote.

I don't want the Public folders and was hoping there is a way to solve this.

BTW, I did all the suggestions suggested on the thread for resetting win updates and ran the Fix It. The updates are also listing as for 32 bit?

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium.

Thanks in advance.

A:Updates not installing/Public Folder

Hello Dapa,

You could try doing a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this issue started to hopefully fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am working with Dreamweaver MX and trying to create a hyperlink for users to view a Outlook 2003 public folder (calendar item) on a Intranet site. The hyperlink I am using is "outlook://public foldersall public folders/itemname. I would like to find a way to have it open with only the Calendar item open. The link now opens in the user's Outlook normal view with calendar in the forefront. Any suggestions welcome.
 

A:Creating hyperlink to public folder

Hi wingnutpc,

I've not done with Dreamwever or any other publishing tool, but if it's the same then you can't provide a hyperlink to an item within a public folder, only to a folder or sub-folder.

If you right-click a folder you have available 'send a link' but not if you right-click a posting within that folder.

lol
Hew
 

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Hello, someone was nice enough to delete my folder ( C/users/public ) I would like to restore this file but it is completely erased ( Deleted from trash ) Is it possible to restore this file so it functions the same as it did before it was deleted? I appreciate any input, thanks in advance.

A:Is it possible to restore public user folder?

Hi,

You could try this

Public.zip

Hope it helps

SIW2

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From within my W7 machine, have been trying to save a simple file to my network public folder and W7 is telling me I need permission. What am I overlooking.

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Believe it or not, I'm having trouble sharing the Windows 7 Public folder.

There are two computers on my network: One has Windows 7 and the other has Windows 8. The Windows 7 PC can see the Windows 8 Public folder. The Windows 8 PC cannot see the Windows 7 Public folder.

I do not use a Homegroup.

In the Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center I have the following settings for the "Home or Work" profile:Network discovery is turned on
File and printer sharing is turned on
Public folder sharing is turned on ("Turn on sharing so anyone with network access...")
File sharing connections - Use 128-bit encryption to help protect...
Password protected sharing is turned on.

It seems like everything is setup correctly, and yet when I right-click on the Windows 7 Public folder and go to the Sharing tab, it says the Public folder is "Not Shared"! Maybe I'm misunderstanding something? How can I fix this?

A:Unsuccessful at Sharing the Public Folder

Follow this tutorial

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Can this be done? I have a Tivo that reads my public folder. Since I keep a lot of large video files in that folder I would prefer to have it on my D: drive rather than my C: drive. Thanks!

A:Move the Public Folder to Another Drive?

I believe the public folders have a locations tab under properties.

Edit: More here. http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...-location.html

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I deleted the \users\public\"Public Documents" folder.

How do I restore this folder?

Simply creating a folder with that name does not create a folder with the correct characteristics.

A:Restore Public Documents folder

Will a system restore to a point before you did the deed do it?

System Restore

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I have two XP desktops. I use one for the internet & email and the other for work. I have a SharedDocs folder on each desktop.

On my work desktop it works. On the email/internet desktop, I can take files out but I can't put files into the folder. I get the message:

Error Copying File or Folder
Cannot copy [file name]. Access is denied.
Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
Can you tell me how to correct this issue?

Thanks to all who try to help or solve this problem!

Writergal
 

A:Solved: Access denied with shared docs folder

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Hi,

I am trying to recover data from a Hard drive that was installed on an XP. I am trying to recover data from the "Shared Documents" folder, However, I cannot locate the "shared Docs" folder, everything else is there My Pics, My Documents Etc.. I know they are on here, incidentally the shared Docs folder was also a network drive, any help would be greatly appreciated, THANKS!!
 

A:Solved: Looking for SHARED DOCS folder on XHDD, cannot find.. please help

I found them "shared Docs" Are Under the ALL USERS Folder!! THX!!!
 

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I just bought a used computer (quite new though) from a longtime friend, who?s a tech for a local shop. He did a fresh install of XP Pro w/SP3, and it?s a very clean system. Now it turns out that when he did the install 2 months ago, he intended to give this to his father-in-law, so therefore named the folder under C:\Documents & Settings to ?Kevin.? Unfortunately I didn?t discover this until after installing several programs and changing preferences, and now read that you cannot change or rename this folder ? which is created at the time of the OS installation.I have read that one can copy data from one User Profile to another, so I?m wondering if I can copy everything from the ?Kevin? folder into my new one ? which I?ve set up with Administrator privileges ? and then delete ?Kevin??Initially I considered uninstalling everything that was installed today, and then reinstall it all again while logged on as me, yet that still won?t get rid of that stupid Kevin folder! Is there seriously no way out of this but to reinstall XP Pro, drivers, updates, and all the rest?? That means starting over from scratch, and I seriously hope that?s not the case. Thanks~*edited to correct typo in topic title~Queen-Evie*

A:Need to Change or Delete User Folder under Docs & Settings

The title is supposed to read, "Need to Change OR Delete User Folder under Docs & Settings," but of course that can't be corrected, apparently. Spotted that right after posting, but can't find any way to change it...oh well.

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I have a used laptop and have removed all of the previous owner's data. I have created a new user. I have changed the owner's name in My Computer and in the registry. Everything works well and I can find all my new files in My Documents as I expect. However in C:\Docs and Settings\ there is a folder with the old owner's name. XP will not let me rename it or delete it and says it is "a Windows system folder and is requred for Windows to run properly". Apparently some part of XP is still using some files/folders in the old owner's name folder. How can I get around this so I can clean up my disk and delete the old owner's folder?

A:Can't Delete Old Owner File in Docs & Settings Folder

You could try Unlocker, download here (freeware).

Or you could temporarily disable Windows File Protection then delete.

Instructions here

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Hi All,

Hoping someone knows how to fix this. I have 2 hard drives, one Win7 x64 and the other win10 x64, so I could boot in to either and it was fine for a couple of days until in win10 I tried to access my win7's 'Document and Settings' folder, the usual warning came up when I double clicked the folder saying "you dont have access to this folder, click OK to permanently change its permission, I OKed it accidentally.

Next thing I tried to boot in to my win7, all I got was black screen of death and mouse pointer that I can move around but nothing else, CTRL+ALT+DEL does not work nothing does, it just sits there with a lot of access to hard drive (LED flashes a lot).

Reading on the net for the next couple of days, it looked like it was a permission issue not a hard drive or boot table, MBR or partition as although it doesnt boot in to windows 7 properly, it does go through the process of booting pretty fast. So following a link, I ran CACLS command and it improved slightly in a way that I no longer got a black screen but it got as far as win7's default blue background with leaves but no log in nor does any other command work no icons. One step closer but not quite, while it is there, the win7's little circle comes up and goes away pretty often, and every now and again the screen goes black and comes back whilst it is doing something in the background - I am guessing it is trying to access the 'Docs & Settings' folder it looks like it is busy trying/doing something ... Read more

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Hey all,

My Windows 7 Home Premium x64 spontaneously started using C:\Users\Public as its default profile and as such all my usual settings have turned to poop. Things were working fairly fine but I was having a couple little errors like when I was trying to change my wallpaper so I thought I would do a restart. When it booted back up most of my normal desktop icons had gone. When I booted up Firefox all my usual addons and the way I have it set up was gone or different.

I was concerned as I thought I had lost all my desktop icons so I opened up C:\Users\MY PROPER USER NAME\Desktop and all my icons were sitting in that folder. I right clicked on one of the icons on my desktop and saw that it said it was residing at C:\Users\Public. Also if I open up "my documents" or "my pictures" etc. all my normal stuff isn't there as it is using C:\Users\Public\Documents etc.

I'm also afraid that it'll be using a LOT of wrong settings for my programs as it doesn't seem to be accessing "MY REAL USERNAME\Appdata" for some things (ie. Firefox).

Does anyone know how Windows 7 deals with what profile to access by default? Is there an easy was of changing that? Registry key or something?

Regards.

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A bit more info on how it might have happened:

I had been using my computer perfectly all morning (and it's been flawless for months). Put it to sleep this arvo which is something I don't do very often at all. Woke it back up a few hours later and everything wa... Read more

A:Win7 spontaneously started using C:\users\Public as my default profile

Have you tried a system restore to a point in time before this problem occurred?

Other than that, your user profile may be corrupted, so you might want to consider creating a new user accoint before deleting your old one.

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