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Q: divide 1 large folder into small folders

looking for software (freeware) that will divide my 1 large folder into small folder w/o modifying any of the files in the folder

A: divide 1 large folder into small folders

If you DID find such software, on what basis would it be dividing this large folder??

And, why not do it yourself from Explorer, by creating new Sub Folders and drag/dropping the files?

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Hi all:

I will appreciate it, if someone could teach me, ......


If you have any DVD of a movie or say, .......
100 MB of any wmv/avi kind of video file
and you want to make a small avi vdo clip
of 15-20 sec, how to do that?

Do I need particular software? WiNDVD can do it, how? Can WIN XP do it without third party software? How?

Here is just for an example.


If you have 100 MB file, how to split it into two/ three files of equal size?
Can WINXP do it? How? I would try to avoid any third party softwares if WIN can do it.


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Hi guys,

I have a fairly typical small wired home network, consisting of a handful of Win7 DHCP clients and a few shared fixed-IP public resources (printer, web-enabled DVR, intranet web and file servers etc), connected to an ADSL router (LiveBox) for Internet access which is configured with DHCP server for the clients and port-forwarding for some of the shared resources.

This has all been working fine for me and the missus, but now that we've just unexpectedly received some tenants who also require Internet access, I wish to get them isolated from our public resources as quick as I can, and have just ordered a couple of cheapo wired routers (BELKIN F5D5231) so I can try to set up 2 different sub-nets.

The intention is to have the ADSL router output connected to the inputs of both the 2 wired routers only, and for the new routers to provide 2 separated subnets, one for us with our shared public resources, and one for the tenants which I can independently manage for bandwidth throttling etc.

Hopefully I should be able to sort out the multiple gateway and DHCP side of things, but I know I'm way out of my depth regarding the sub-net division addressing and masks etc, so has anybody been down a similar road already who can offer me any advice please?

A:Sub-nets - How to divide a small wired home network into 2 subnets?

Quote: Originally Posted by Electroguard

Hi guys,

I have a fairly typical small wired home network, consisting of a handful of Win7 DHCP clients and a few shared fixed-IP public resources (printer, web-enabled DVR, intranet web and file servers etc), connected to an ADSL router (LiveBox) for Internet access which is configured with DHCP server for the clients and port-forwarding for some of the shared resources.

This has all been working fine for me and the missus, but now that we've just unexpectedly received some tenants who also require Internet access, I wish to get them isolated from our public resources as quick as I can, and have just ordered a couple of cheapo wired routers (BELKIN F5D5231) so I can try to set up 2 different sub-nets.

The intention is to have the ADSL router output connected to the inputs of both the 2 wired routers only, and for the new routers to provide 2 separated subnets, one for us with our shared public resources, and one for the tenants which I can independently manage for bandwidth throttling etc.

Hopefully I should be able to sort out the multiple gateway and DHCP side of things, but I know I'm way out of my depth regarding the sub-net division addressing and masks etc, so has anybody been down a similar road already who can offer me any advice please?

The gateway IP's would all need to be different, one gateway for each subnet. The Belkin routers by default will have the gateways at > ... Read more

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1. The first is shorter and would hopefully solve the second longer one. I'm trying to repair my Windows XP via the CD and it's asking for the Admin password. Being the comp administrator (as said by the User Accounts, not just my opinion), I entered my pass, which was an empty space. "Invalid Password". I changed it to "password" and still, "Invalid Password". Any ideas?

2. Specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor 3800+
ATI RADEON X700 Graphics Card
2048 MB RAM
Windows XP + Service Pack 2
(If anything else is needed, just say it)

Yesterday, my computer was working well as I was on it. Then, my step-father, told me that he signed us up for our ISP's protection service (Bell Sympatico - DSL). After installing it, I left my computer on and went to sleep (I was sending my friend a few videos and didn't want to wait). The reason I mention the protection service is that it was the latest change that I made to my computer.

Anyways, when I woke up, my computer rebooted itself and it was frozen on the desktop with the protection loading screen showing. I tried clicking around and realized that it was frozen. Eventually I got fed up and rebooted.

Now, it wouldn't even get to the desktop. I saw my wallpaper, but no icons (I remember my friend showed me a command in Task Manager to basically reset your desktop, but I can't remember it). I loaded the computer in safe mode and it seemed to work fine. When I re-entered it in normal mode, a new pr... Read more

A:Two problems. One Small, One Large

Excellent Post ! Clear, well-written and will all the necessary information presented well. We should wrap this thing with gold gilding and use it as an example for other, more-muddled people.

My first impulse is to wonder how you got to a Repair install. Were/are you able to go to a System Restore point first ? If normal mode doesn't work, try safe mode.

The next step on the "hierarchy" would be to try sfc /scannow from Start>Run.

Please note I am trying to side-step the whole issue of the password problem, cause frankly I'm cluesless on that one.

Do you have Anti-Virus software installed, and if so what is it, and have the definitions been recently updated ?

Perhaps one method to try is to actually assign a password to your Admin account (I assume you can log in, but cannot run the repair install) and see if that "overwrites" whatever corrupt condition you are experiencing.

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I don't understand why it is when I create an internet shortcut on a Windows 7 desktop, most of the icons are "miniature", where as some of them are full size on the desktop. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to which shortcut will be small and which will be full size.

Please see the attached screenshot. The site "Brass Goggles" is full size and "seven forums" is miniature.

On XP, these same sites were all full size. I have no idea what is causing this erratic behavior. Any ideas?


PS Is this the correct place to address this questions? (This is my first post here).

A:Small and Large Desktop Icons - Why?

Quote: Originally Posted by bob3d

...Please see the attached screenshot. The site "Brass Goggles" is full size and "seven forums" is miniature...

They look the same size to me.

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I have an Asus S56C (25GB SSD & 500GB HDD) which came with Win8 and I used it without any problems or knowledge of how it was set up. I then decided to do a complete re-install.

After much faffing around, I found out how to install Win 8.1 on the SSD. With all the programs automatically installing on the SSD I rapidly ran out of space. More research and I eventually found out how to re-locate the User files and used AppMove (Funduc Software Home - Windows shareware and freeware) to move the program files.

The SSD is still 70% full.

My question is : how are the two drives (SSD & HDD) supposed to be used?

I have spent hours searching the internet and found mods to the Registry and other fixes, all of which sound dubious. I am sure there is a simple way to effectively use the speed of the SSD and capacity of the HDD, I just need someone to explain, in simple terms, how to do this.

Please help!

A:Back to Basics - How to use a small SSD and large HDD

That SSD was likely setup as a cache drive. Windows would have been installed to the 500 GB HD. There will be a utility you install to make it work that way. I think your going to have to start over. 25 GB is too small. Moving everything over to the other drive the way you have just negates any benefits of using it.

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How can we make a large file small? can this be done???

A:How we can make a large file small

What type of file? An image? A Word document?

We really need more information so we can help you.

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I turned on the computer yesterday, logged into my administrator account. And noticed when my MSN loaded, everything looked tiny. I went into Yahoo, same thing, I went onto Facebook but that was too large...Im the only one using the computer and I've gone through "Internet Options" and the "DPI" and nothing is correcting...I even uninstalled the last auto-installed service package and restarted numerous times and still no change, everything is either way too small of a font or too large. How to fix this? Please?

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Hi I have a large chm file of size 150MB and I have extracted the file into a folder using 7zip and the resulted folder size was 420MB and it contains 40000 HTML and other files. I have tried to convert the chm file into pdf file using atop chm to pdf converter and the resulted pdf file size was 250MB.

The chm file consists of bookmarks and again each bookmark consists of bookmarks.

Can you suggest how to extract the contents of a bookmark in chm file to another chm file or pdf file.

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I have the same problem as Avis1. When a video is sent to me in an e-mail, It's fine when small, as soon as I enlarge it, it becomes a mess (blurry, distorted). My computer is approx 6 months old, equip: Windows Media player/ upgrade from Vista-Windows 7/ tons of unused memory/3.2 AMD processor/ATI Radeon 4850 v.card.My monitor is a Dell HD 23inch widescreen. resolution is 1920*1080...Is there anything I can attempt to improve.?

A:Video problems enlarging from small to large?

The video appears blurry because of the resolution it was recorded at. There's nothing you can do to change that.

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I reinstalled XP on my friends Laptop and works fine,but Start page is small and has a very large boarder,how do I make the page fill the screen?

A:Start page small(Has large boarder)

By Start Page, do you mean your Windows Desktop where all the icons are? If so, right click anywhere in a blank space and select properties, then the Settings tab. You can adjust the screen resolution size.

But, If you just reinstalled Windows, I would update all your drivers first. Go the the manufacturer's website and download the most recent chipset drivers and install, then download the others.

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I know I can change all the icon sizes. I was wondering if its possible to have different sized icons on the desktop at the same time?
Either inherently through windows 7 or through a 3rd party app?
I'm running a business, I would like to have all business related icons large and all the others small.

A:Simultaneous large and small desktop icons?

Hi and welcome to the forums!

My first suggestion might be a bit complex but I'll suggest it anyway. This tutorial - Replace Vista's missing Computer desktop icon with a custom gadget on the Windows Sidebar | TechRepublic - details how to create a gadget to launch my computer. Now, this should theoretically work for any application and on windows 7. To could then launch your program through the newly created gadget.

If that is a little bit too difficult there is a program by the company Stardock called fences. Download here: Fences - Windows Desktop Organization Software. This allows you to organise your desktop more efficiently.

Hopefully one of these will solve your issue

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I've been plagued with this problem from the git-go, but it took too much energy and time to follow through: I have a Dell laptop and Windows xp, microsoft. I frequently run into the problem of going into a website and having the words BLASTED so large and off the page that I can't read them. Also, my homepage (with you guys)is sort of "scrunched" and I can't read or click on alot of things. Microsoft won't accept responsibility for tech support because it came with Dell and Dell, won't accept any responsibility for anything.Can you tell me what to do?

A:Solved: Site's Pages too large/small

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Hey guys.

Recently I've encountered a problem whilst trying to clean up my HDD (it was filling up way too quickly and I wanted to get rid of some unwanted games/programs), and I noticed a problem with file sizes of even small programs.

For a start, I am a massive FSX simmer, so that's why there's so many FSX addons in my screenshots.

Anyway, I use "iOBit System Care 6 Ultimate" to clean up my laptop, and I was trying to use the inbuilt uninstaller to get rid of some programs. This is what happened:

Now, I know that all those programs DO NOT take up that much HDD space, considering the hard drive in this laptop is currently only 500GB. I can almost guarantee those programs DO NOT take up those huge amounts because 1: They are reasonably small addons and 2: Because on my old laptop, they never took up that much space.

So I also tried Revo Uninstaller, and this was the result:

Ridiculous, is it not?

Now, notice the top result? The "Carenado Cessna Skylane HD Series FSX"? Well, that's DEFINITELY not 50GB, that's 100% wrong in all fronts. I took a screenshot to prove so:

Yeah, that's TOTALLY 50GB right there

So, last but not least, here's my HDD space/free space:

Note that only the "Windows C: and Recovery Drive F:" are part of the HDD, the other partitions are part of my external 1TB HDD.

Weirdest part is that, the files DON'T take up that much space when I right click - properties in Windows Explorer. Now, I'm not sure what's the... Read more

A:Small Programs Taking Up Large Amounts of HDD Space

Download WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics , you'll have better picture how your HDD is layout

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Hi there
I love using Adobe photo shop (CS6 extended) but a major irritant is that the Adobe menu text always seems too small. (The Photoshop menus - not Windows). Has anyone any idea how to make the text size bigger.

Here's a sample of what I mean - the second image shows the text in the drop down fine -- deliberately made bigger to explain what I mean - but the Photoshop titles are tiny and hard to read -- and the 3rd image is what you see when using Bridge -- The image browser built into photo shop -- the text is TINY.


A:Photoshop menu text too small on large monitor

I found these suggestions :

To change the font size for Photoshop's user interface, simply go up to the Photoshop menu at the top of the screen (Edit menu in Windows), choose Preferences, and then choose General. You'll see an option near the top of the Preferences dialog box called UI Font Size. Simply select a different size from the menu.

You'll need to close out of Photoshop and restart it for the change to take effect.


In CS6, "Font Preview Size" is now located under the "Type" menu item, not under "Type" in the CS6 Preferences.



I hope they are what you need.

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Hey guys.

Recently I've encountered a problem whilst trying to clean up my HDD (it was filling up way too quickly and I wanted to get rid of some unwanted games/programs), and I noticed a problem with file sizes of even small programs.

For a start, I am a massive FSX simmer, so that's why there's so many FSX addons in my screenshots.

Anyway, I use "iOBit System Care 6 Ultimate" to clean up my laptop, and I was trying to use the inbuilt uninstaller to get rid of some programs. This is what happened:

Now, I know that all those programs DO NOT take up that much HDD space, considering the hard drive in this laptop is currently only 500GB. I can almost guarantee those programs DO NOT take up those huge amounts because 1: They are reasonably small addons and 2: Because on my old laptop, they never took up that much space.

So I also tried Revo Uninstaller, and this was the result:

Ridiculous, is it not?

Now, notice the top result? The "Carenado Cessna Skylane HD Series FSX"? Well, that's DEFINITELY not 50GB, that's 100% wrong in all fronts. I took a screenshot to prove so:

Yeah, that's TOTALLY 50GB right there

So, last but not least, here's my HDD space/free space:

Note that only the "Windows C: and Recovery Drive F:" are part of the HDD, the other partitions are part of my external 1TB HDD.

Weirdest part is that, the files DON'T take up that much space when I right click - properties in Windows Explorer. Now, I'm not sure what's the... Read more

A:Small Programs Taking Up Large Amounts of HDD Space

Download WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics , you'll have better picture how your HDD is layout

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew how to set a custom icon size for the taskbar icons in Windows 7. I know you can select between large or small, however I'd like something in between those sizes (call it medium).

The large size takes up too much space, and the small size is a little small for my 15 inch high res laptop screen. Is there a way I can specify the icon size myself through the registry?

A:Custom taskbar icon sizes? Not large or small

My guess would be that you are going to need some third party program to do this. But be careful> icon, cursor and screensaver programs frequently come with adware, spyware or other malware.

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I am trying to get several peoples opinion. I believe that a small disk that is bootable similar to a ssd is better that a large one full of data. There is less disk to deframent and it should be faster. The larger data disk will contain most of the files many of which will not be used a large part of the time. One can keep larger files such as pictures or videos in that data disk. I probably prefer a small ssd(less than 100GB) but am not sure that is the best way to go right now. Later on when the price and quality of ssd goes down I could substitute that drive for the small hd partition or drive. Anyone have a good article or information about this.


A:Is a small disk or partition better than a large one full of files?

My opinion, for what it is worth.

A separate disk or partition for Windows and your programs is the way to go. You can store all your data on a second disk or partition. For simplicity don't try moving the User folders, instead use libraries to gather your files together. This means of course that you will still get some data on your system drive but not much, and it will be the most used data in the Appdata folder. I personally have only a few GB of data held that way and hundreds of GB on separate drives. The really big advantage for me is that backing up the Windows partition is relatively quick so is not such a pain to do frequently.

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I've been learning recently about RSS. I liked to use RSS to E-Mail. So I've gotten relevant RSS feeds, and converted them into E-Mails. However, so far I've got like 50 relevant RSS feeds. This is resulting in about 50 E-Mails a day.

It's looking as if it's the right idea to have this many RSS feeds in general. But it would work much better if I only had a few e-mails, as few as possible. So I've been trying to find a way to make them result in less feeds. I didn't find a way to join e-mails so far, but i did find a way to joing RSS feeds.

I tried to use Now I didn't even think of it, until I used that, but I really only would llike me to be able to use a new RSS feed, if I had to make a new one to get this to work. So the private option fits right now.

However, when I reduced the RSS feeds by joining them, I reduced my content. I'd have to do lots of checks, but it's pretty possible that the result was one story from each e-mail. Anyway, it sure did NOT contain enough content to be useful.

So I'm back to looking at the e-mail end, but can't seem to find any such services. It's possibly because I'm missing technical words or something. Does anybody know of a such Internet service to take e-mail and combine them into 1 larger e-mail with the body of the first one, plus the body of the second one, and so on until the e-mail either gets too large to deliver/send or all the desired ... Read more

A:A Way to Concatenate/Join/Combine Small E-Mails into a Large E-Mail?

If you are using an email client like Outlook Express or Windows Mail,
the emails can be saved in .eml format. Which is basically text. But
that includes all headers as well - they can be combined but the result
would not be an email in the sense that you want it to be. Besides it
would be a long manual DOS method.

My only suggestion is to take a blank email and copy each each feed
into one email and send it. It would be easier than concatenating and
then when you have what you consider enough, send it.

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ok I did a lot of research and a lot of people seems to think they know what I am talking about but infact they dont, and i have try and tried many of the methods they suggested and its obviously not working thats why im posting here.

I want to manually change the icon size of the toolbar/quicklaunch, NOT the taskbar, but most likely the pinned icon via toolbar/quicklaunch in window 7. this might also be related to changing icon size of the pinned icon on taskbar, but its not the taskbar thats troubling me, it is the toolbar/quicklaunch icons.

options listed and exists large and small icon size. large is too large, small is too small. i believe and strongly believe there is a way to change it, either through registry, or resource hack some .dll file, i donno which but i would like to get some help from experts please.

i hope to see other people out there sharing the same pain as i do.
these are the things that ive tried.

- shellicon in registry size 16 to whatever it is, has not helped.
- desktop -> personalize -> windows color -> advanced settings -> captions.. etc none has helped.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Control Panel -> Desktop -> WindowMetricsFind "MinWidth" which obviously has no effect on the toolbar/quiclaunch icon size.

A:change toolbar/quicklaunch icon size other than large/small.

Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77

could you post a screenshot of how your task bar looks now?

as you can see from picture below, same icons. but large is too large, small is too small. i wish there is a change in registry where i could modify this as i do not wish to use 3rd party dock.

those 3rd party program looks nice, but since they are not part of the taskbar, windows that are opened block them, and even if they do come with functions to be always on top, they block the windows that are opened instead.

unless theres a 3rd party dock that can be part of the taskbar, im wont be interested in it.

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I want to backup a large directory (~100GB) to an online storage provider. However, I do not trust my files there unencrypted. Therefore my first though was to compress and encrypt using 7zip. However, I found that this onyl created 1 large 80GB file and this would not work as the provider had a 2GB file size limit. Hence, I need 40 2GB files rather than 1 80GB one.
Any suggestions?

A:Encrypt large directory but splitting archive into small chunks

There are other compression software Download WinZip Free, Open Zip Files with WinZip, 1 Billion Downloads
WinRAR download and support: Download
Free backup software - FBackup
Best free backup software: 11 programs we recommend | News | TechRadar
FREEWARE GUIDE - Utilities - Backup
some do more than one thing others only back up

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Hello there,

Yes; i am using ClassicShell, BUT i use the default Windows 8.1 Start button (cause i like the way it looks).

Thing is, when i change my taskbar icons to small, the size of the Start button is also scaled down. This looks out of place / ugly on the taskbar imo.

Does anyone here know if it is possible to use the original size and original Start button when small taskbar icons are used?

This is how it looks now:

A:Large Windows Start button when small taskbar icons used?

Hi there. Don't know how to reduce the size, but here's a little program that one of the members named hb860 created to eliminate it from the taskbar. I've used it for quite some time and works great. Hope this helps you.

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Hi there

If you have Loads (and I mean Loads) of small files - e-books, excel data. word docs, emails etc etc then File explorer runs REALLY slow on even fast devices

I gave up moving this lot after about 4 hours. (W10 machine).

Switched to Linux system -- did it in 45 mins similar hardware to W10 machine - both Real machines --not VM's and direct transfer (not via LAN).

What gives !!!!!

I know it's only a 1 time move but similar hardware with identical HDD should not have a HUGE difference in the move --note in fact Linux actually has hard a harder job since the file system was NTFS which isn't a native Linux file system either. Source system external HDD on USB 3 device,, target systm larger HDD device on USB3 device -- no hubs - USB 3 transfer working OK on both W10 and Linux so reasonable comparison.

IMO the NTFS file system has serious problems if you start messing around with this type of data. !!!! Perhaps Ms need to look at a better file system for Mass storage devices. 5 and 6 TB HDD's are quite common now even for consumer sector and not expensive either.

I know this is an exceptional job but it does show that something in File explorer isn't very efficient once you start manipulating large volumes of data - especially in small files. (Approx 290 TB of data consisting of 128,000 files in 55,000 odd directories)

I'm usually quite happy with Windows - but there is definitely a problem here. Fortunately it was a 1 off job though !!!!.... Read more

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Related Q:
How to add a Small and Large icon for Uninstall a Program in Control Panel View: Large and Small?
I hate searching the Main List or a Control Panel in Category view, as not all icons or function seen.
Reg file patch preferred.
Thanks, Donald

A:Small and Large icon for Uninstall a Program in Control Panel View

Hello Donald,

You should be able to click on the usual View (Menu bar) or View (toolbar button) to select to have Large Icons or Small Icons.

Icon Size - Change in Windows Explorer Window

Hope this helps,

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I have a query on NG 14 image restore.
I had a new Laptop which has a 250GB primary partition. To make addl partitions, I nade image of this 250Gb partition using NG14 & partitioned the HDD with a Primary C part of 50GB & remaining spaCE OF 200gb.

Now when I went to restore my image of 250Gb partition which is just 10GB (as it was a new laptop with nothing much installed), I get Error EC950006. I reda & now am aware that the restore partition size is 50Gb on whichI am trying to restore 250Gb image.

Do u have a soln to my dilemma as my image has all orig drivers & Vista 64 Home premium ed & no backup DVD to reinstall the OS.

How can I restore my bootable image to my new partition?
Pl PM or post the soln asap as my Laptop is still resting.


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I would like a program that takes say a really large file, maybe even up to a gig and breaks it into smaller managable files like 5MB or whatever for transport/ upload and then someone else can download them. Know what I mean? Then a person can download pieces and not have to download a huge file. Is there something like this? Thanks.

A:Solved: Program that breaks up a large file ie 100MB into small files for upload?

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I have a two-PC LAN-
Desktop with Vista Home Premium 32-bit, 3MB RAM, dual HDs-RAID 1.
Laptop with Vista Ultimate 64-bit, 4MB RAM. dual HDs, no RAID.
LAN is based on Dlink DIR-655 giga-switch and draft-N wireless router.
Both PCs have giga NICs.

I treat the desktop as "Home Base." When I travel, I copy (manual drag-and-drop) my personal data to the laptop across the network. If I make changes while on the road, I copy teh data back to the desktop.

I keep my personal data in lots of folders in the Public Folder on each PC.

No problems until now, I have much more data on the Desktop PC.
One folder is 66GB. Within that folder I have sub folders of 16GB and 28GB.

65GB folder will not copy to the Laptop. Copy message says "calculating" then disappears and nothing has been copied.

I cannot copy the 16GB folder to another folder on the same HD on the Desktop PC.

Why not? Is there an upper limit on size of folders/files that can be copied?

Thanks for all help.

A:Cannot copy Large Folders

Why not use an App to keep them synced all the time. Plenty of decent apps out there to do that. That way the application is only trying to copy files that have changed.

Could probably write a batch file to copy only files that have changes as well.

But if you insist on drag and drop then give TeraCopy a try.

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Hello everyone. I am attempting to clean up my computer as there is alot of crap on it. I came across a bunch of movies that equal 129 gigs of space. I don't want to delete these files and I can't afford an external hard drive. So I tried compressing them using the built in Windows XP Compression thing. It only reduced the size on disk by 1 gig. Is there any thing else I can do to greatly reduce the file size without corrupting the files? I don't watch them much, but want to perserve them.

Is there any way I can package them all together into a significantly smaller file?

A:Compression For Very Large Folders

WinRAR, It's a very compact tool which archives files to your needs. It's highly efficient and totally free! Only thing is after 30 days every time you open a archive a pop-up comes and says "trail expire buy me now" but you can just exit it.

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whats the fastest way to locate the largest size folders on ones hardrive?
when you select view / arrange by size it seems to only work for files not folders.

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My windows folder takes 15.1GB of my 32GB on my C drive and the Winsxs folder inside it takes up 9.8GB, is that normal? My laptop has very few applications I installed and only one is over 1GB and its a bit torrent full of music(2.4GB) so does it really take such a massive supply of memory just to run it?

A:Large Windows Folders

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I'm finding Explorer to be extremely slow on large folders (containing 2,000+ files for example) Much slower than Vista and insanely slower than XP.

It seems to REALLY be tryng hard to peek at every file and gleen info from them every time you open the folder instead of just populating the list as fast as posible. When doing work on your files, the last thing you want is to have to wait 15 seconds for the folder to open when all you want to do is drag a file into it and close it.

I have already set all the folders to the standard details view / general with nothing but the standard name/date/type/size columns which on XP are INSANELY fast to populate. Probably not indexing... previous versions maybe? Or new "auto" functionality built in?

Anyone know of anyway of completely turning off the helpfulness that's been added to explorer for good? I don't need to know I have 2,000 files listed as "unspecified" if it's going to take 15 seconds to figure that out

A:Explorer SLOW on large folders

Hmmm, may have a fix for this. By default folders come up set to "Optimize this folder for: General" but swithcing folders with a lot of files over to "Documents" seems to stop Explorer from trying to figure out anything about the files that is not already in the file tables.

Nothing like asking about a problem to make you REALLy try to figure it out :/

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In XP windows kept a thumbs.db in the folder that ensured thumbnails were available quite quickly even with many pictures on an external USB hard drive. With Vista now no such file exists and a large folder opened with many hundreds of pictures has a real problem giving thumbnails for much beyond the first pageful in Windows Explorer. As I am scanning my archive of 14,000 slides this has become a problem that did not exist with XP. Is there anyway I can improve this situation? Ideally the Xp functionality in Vista would be the desired solution. Any thoughts?

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. and every time I try to open a large folder with a bunch of loose images(by loose images, I mean no sub folders), windows explorer freezes up and I get an error called AppHangB1. At first I thought something was wrong with my memory card or card reader, because I couldn't open the folder in my memory card and it has a bout 3 GB's worth of loose images in it. But I have a folder about the same size full of loose images on my external hard drive and the I had the same problem.

I have a folder on my computer where I keep all my images, and it has at least a thousand images in it, but I can search through it just fine, because they are all divided into a bunch of sub folders. I only get this problem when I try to open a folder with several hundred loose images.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

A:PLEASE HELP! Problem with opening large folders

Do you have the folder view set to thumbnail view, if so, have you tried to set the folder to list view, just to see if it would open then?
I'm only guessing here but

Maybe a ram issue? How much do you have? have you run any test on it? Have you played with the voltage or timings in the past? Is your computer a custom build or retail?

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I mirror some folders from my Macs in the house to my Windows PC.  Specifically digital photos and music.  In the process of copying the files from Mac to NAS (I am using FreeNAS) and down to my PCs I get a ton of the .AppleDouble folder/files.  I have since altered my mirroring routines to ignore these files but now I am trying to clean these up in my windows PC.  I can easily search for them in Explorer, select all, then delete.  However this never works.  It starts counting the files to be deleted and then generally just disappears.  I have googled around and it seems like it is just running out of memory or something - but it never concludes.  If I select a smaller amount of the files and delete it works fine.
So, is there a utility that will allow me to select and delete a large quantity of folders based on a file mask?  Thanks.

A:Deleting large quantities of folders - how?

This should be what you seek.

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My windows/installer and windows/winsxs folders are 12.7gb and 12.1gb respectively. In fact, my windows folder takes up 40gb of my 68gb of usable space.

I've done some reading about this and people seem to say not to clear these out and instead to just uninstall software. However, when going into "Add or remove programs" all of my software only adds up to 2gb total. So how are there 12.7gb of installers/uninstallers for 2gb of actual software? Surely there is lots of unused stuff in there and in the winsxs folder, can I clear them out?

A:Large installer and winsxs folders

Hello Vcize,

The folder "%WINDIR%\winsxs" mostly consists of hardlinks to system files, backup of Updates and multiple DLL file versions to keep compatibility with programs.
So yeah it is big, but the size is also fooling us cause hardlinks point to a single file to reduce hard disk space, though Explorer does not know that, so the size is much smaller than it seems.

To decrease the size, first fully update your system to get the update for the option 'Windows Update Cleanup' in 'Disk Cleanup' which came originally from Windows 8.

Also i recommend you use Ccleaner to remove other kind of temporary files and history.

Good luck ^^.

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I have several folders with large numbers of files, which takes Explorer a long time to scan before opening. I also have the indexing service turned off on my system. Would turning indexing back on speed up the opening of folders?

If not, is there any other way to open folders with large numbers of files without incurring a long wait -- or are there any Explorer replacement programs that read folders faster?


A:Speeding up browsing of large folders

hi wallywalters, and welcome to sevenforums,

when you say large numbers of files, what sort of numbers are we talking about?

it could be that your AV (antivirus) software is slowing you down - i noticed this with mse on one of my machines. what AV are you using?

try temporarily disabling your AV and see if that helps any - don't forget to turn it back on after the testing!

if it is your AV, then you can normally set it to exclude certain folders ion the future...

of course, it may have nothing to do with AV, but it's gotta be worth a try!

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I hope I am in the correct section of the forum (I am going under the Maintenance part). I have recently noticed that my system drive does not have as much free space as it should. I installed Folder Size and found that my Windows folder was 54GB. Further digging showed that System32 and SysWOW64 were more than 15GB each. Folder Size shows me that my computer is taking seemingly random files and folders on my computer (not just the C: Drive) and copying them to both

System32/config/systemprofile/AppData/Local/Safe mirror
SysWOW64/config/systemprofile/AppData/Local/Safe mirror
From what I can tell, the files selected are from random locations (Desktop, AppData, a folder on my X: drive, etc.). Some of the files and folders retain their original name while others are similar to "$RGVUNNF.xps". How can I reclaim this lost space and prevent it from doing this in the future? Can I safely delete the 'Safe mirror' folder?

Thanks in advance!

A:Large System32 and SysWOW64 Folders (>15GB ea.)

They are hardlinks, they are not taking as much space as you think they are.

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Is there a quick way yo transfer a large folder (53gb) to a flash drive. Copy and paste seems to take hours and hours 

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Hello there!

Recently i purchased this rig:

evga gt8800 supeclocked
Asus P5N-D
HDD- samsung HD753LJ -750Gb
some crap dvd burner

System is:Xp 32-bit sp3
Latest drivers and bios

So i started to copy some of the files from my full to the brim laptop Acer Aspire 5610 thought LAN.
2-3 times the system hangs. 2 of them when watching from VEOH
Well not exactly just became so slow that the mouse need 15sec to move 5cm on the screen. Keyboard responding with same speed.Cant open the process manager even.

So i have the following ideas:

1st HDD heats up too much maybe some failsafe feature ?
Was really hot before i installed a cooler and monitored the temp -26 deg. If the program shows it right. Still hanged 1 time after the installation of the cooler.

Tho i couldn't c the temp in the moment before it hangs as i was watching something on the VEOH full screen.

2nd guess is somth from the Flash player ?
Tho normally the Firefox shuts itself down if there is any problems.
But i had some dab experiences with it as well.

3rd guess SP3 ?
I am thinking of uninstalling it?
Some final thoughts if it were a single processor rig i would understand if that happens(explolrer get screwed or somth), but on quad core

oh and I am talking folders > 6GB with lots of files.

Any insights or ideas are appreciated.


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I have 2 HDD that just hold Blu-Ray Backups. Both HDD are 1TB. The files are about 5-10GB each. 1 is full the other is half full. Here is the format that my folders are setup (Drive Letter):\Movies\(movie folder)\(movie file and meta data)

while nothing else is running, I open any (movie folder) (not the actual movie), my memory will slowly start to climb up to 100%. takes about 30 seconds. It will stay there for about 8-10 min, then drop down to 21% almost instantly.

If i close that window, then go back in and open another (movie folder) it will do it all over again.

While memory is at 100% computer is very sluggish and frustrating to use.

This happens to both hard drives

Things Ive Tried:

1. Add more memory (another 4GB) (this only shortens the amount of time the memory stays at 100%

2. Increase the page file. (noticed no change)

3. Looked at resource monitor to see what is taking all the memory (couldnt see anything other than all my memory was being used

About my machine:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Amd Phenom II X6 1055T OC'ed to 3.9ghz
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Bios: 2005
4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 Ripjaws
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
WD SSD 64gb running ahci mode (windows drive, 14GB available)
WD 1TB Green
WD 1TB Black
LG Blu-ray Reader (running IDE mode, b/c it doesnt work in ahci)
Antec 800W PSU

1 thing i did notice, it only happend a couple of time in IDE mode, but happens all the time in ahci mode.

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A:Memory is Maxed out when opening large folders

Seem like a Disk read issue.

Have you tired Defraging the drives?

All though it is scheduled to do it automatically it won't if the computer is shut off or in sleep mode.

Also perform s disk scan on the drives also, it wouldn't hurt.

The paging file should only be set to X's 1.5 of the amount of the RAM you have.

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Hi, is there a way to permanently set folders in a hard drive to always open in large icons visualization, even if I move the drive into another machine, or if I use the drive over network?



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One of our machines running Windows XP Pro SP3 seems to be unable to successfully delete large folders.

Basically if you enter a folder with a large number of directories and files in it (3199 files, 107 folders, total 400MB of data), select everything and hit delete the egg timer comes up and the system sits like this for ages. If you look at the performance data in task manager windows gradually hoovers up about 2.6GB of ram in total (physical ram on this system is 1.5gb).

After a long wait the egg timer will disappear to be replaced by the normal mouse pointer, however the delete dialog box never appears and RAM usage on the system remains extremely high until the machine is rebooted. Im not getting any seemingly relevant error messages in windows explorer or the event viewer.

any help appreciated

A:Unable to delete contents of large folders

Hi, and welecome to TSG

Try to hit shift+delete, but careful this will delete the files forever, it's not sending them to recycle bin, there's no way to take them back.

regrads, smartguy01


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I need to compare 2 very large folders. One is a backup of the other, so I expect them to be identical, but I want to verify that each file is truly identical (byte for byte).

The folders have many subfolders and thousands of files, some over 1GB is size. So the solution must operate as fast as possible so it doesn't take days.

All I need to know is if there are any differences, and if so, which files are different. I don't need to know what is different within any files. If a file is different, I'll deal with that manually.

How can I do this? I'm fine using tools built into Windows 7 SP1, or using a piece of free software.

A:Program (or method) to compare two large folders

Well you could use copy changed files to get a report of files that exist in one directory but not the other.

Here's a comparison of my 64bit Programs directory compared with a mounted system image backup copy.

Test copy with no files actually moved.
So that's 8000+ files in each 2.5Gb directory compared in about 30 seconds.

If you use binary compare it will be a little slower.

Another utility I use is WinMerge but it's not really fast when comparing huge directories.

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I know it's confusing but essentially what's happening is that the Albums for each band in my music folder are displayed twice. Once in the Band folder where they should and once in the music folder. Under properties it says the location is where it should be. Also when I try to delete the one in the music folder it deletes both so it's not a shortcut. I just tried copying over my entire music folder to my external HDD then deleting everything in the Music folder and recopying but it happened again.

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Synctoy is very slow-is there something that is faster/better to back up my media folder?
One hard drive is primary-the second one is the backup...
Or is it going to be around the same speed for anything that large?

A:Want to sync large folders (300GB) Alternatives to Synctoy?

I use robocopy for most things.

Karen'ts file replicator when a GUI is preferable.

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Got a pretty good sized network, 1k+, and the credo has come down to verify who has what privileges to what folders, and to do so on a quarterly basis. I know how to do this manually, but am also pretty certain I remember in one of my books that there is a way to show access by folder automatically; can't remember if this would be done from the parent folder and it would spit out the output for all the child folders, or even is this is in AD or GPO. Or, for that matter, if it's a third party app that would allow me to view shares and export them into a communcable format.

I just seem to remember that there was a LOT easier way than just going user by user and seeing who has what perms.

Any ideas, tia.


A:Solved: viewing shares on large amounts of folders

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recently i am having troubles with 1 user who has a troubles syncing his offline files/folders,
i have 6 other users using the same config without problems but their folders are all less then 1gb, this users folders is aprox. 9 gigs.

last friday the folder just dissapeared from the server after user logged in to the network and did a sync without problems -> ?
could this be the next ms error or could it be a user error?

i wass wandering if their is somebody out there who experienced the same problems and found a solution,


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Hello. I am using Vista Home Edition 32-bit version SP1 and in the past few weeks my thumbnail previews and icons have disappeared for folders that are set for Medium Icons or Large Icons.

If I open a folder that is set for Medium or Large Icon view, instead of getting thumbnails and folder previews, I'm now getting blank spaces with the file name under it...

Folder upon opening:
Now if I cycle through the various views - list, details, tiles, and back to icons - it will generate and display thumbnails ... but with two problems: (1) notice the folder images it just generated appear smaller than they should be, and they are not showing any preview of what's inside the folder.
(2) the thumbnails for the jpgs are there only as long as the window is open and I don't navigate elsewhere. As soon as I leave the folder, they revert back to a blank space.

Folder after cycling through the Views button to Large Icons:
Moving to another folder yields the same results: no thumbnails:
And going back to the previous folder, and the thumbnails are gone again:
Folder Options -> View -> Advanced -> "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is unchecked.
System Properties -> Advanced -> Performance Settings -> "Show thumbnails instead of icons" is checked.
I have deleted the thumbnails cache in Disk Cleanup.
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A:Medium and Large Icons in explorer folders are blank

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I have all my photo folders set up in large icon view
So that they look like an open book with the page edges showing, and the folders inside also do too.

However for some reason if I create a new folder anywhere on my computer it does not show the folder as open with contents
Just a closed folder

The only way I can do it is to create a folder on the desktop, add contents and then add the folder to another folder

I have deleted the icon cache but no change.

A:Large Icons in Picures folders do not show contents

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I've been having trouble for several months now with my file folders getting too large. Normally, I can clean up my temporary folders with cCleaner or by using the Disc Cleanup tool. This usually takes care of the large "AppData" folder. The trouble I'm seeing now is that my "Installer" and "winsxs" folders continue to grow. Currently, Installer is at 14.4 Gb and winsxs is at 11.3 Gb.

I have read several posts here and a few internet articles discussing options like turning off hibernate mode, emptying the AppData folder, and running cCleaner. These don't address issues in Installer or winsxs though. I tried deleting applications that I don't use. There are some that I'm not sure that I use but may be part of some Excel or VBA pack that I need so I don't delete those. I also ran the msizap.exe application but can't seem to reduce the size of those folders.

I'm not sure if this helps but I ran SpaceSniffer to get an idea of where all my space was being used. In there, the application is telling me that some of these larger .msi or .msp files haven't been accessed in over a year while some of the smaller files haven't been accessed in over 4 years. I'm not sure if that matters but it seems like there could be some house keeping done on those files.

Any help anyone can give is greatly appreciated. Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give me.


A:Large Windows 7 Installer and winsxs Folders - 50% of partition

Those sizes are not especially large. On my Win 7 system, Winsxs is 12.5GB. Installer is small though, under a GB.

How big is your hard drive. If it's an SSD then it sounds like it's too small.

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Hi All,

Just found this forum, first time poster. I'm a programmer but don't know too much about hardware/screen dumps etc...To get to the point, I'm encountering the problem below:

Just bought a new cyberpowerpc from Fry's, installed a 3rd hard drive (Western Digital 3TB). Everything seems okay except when I try to copy any large files/folders to the new drive. I'm using a folder that is 11.3GB with 686 files. I can copy it from drive 1 to drive 2 no problem. When I copy it from drive 1 or drive 2 to the third drive (the 3TB one), it will start copying then sometime soon after, explorer will close itself down and the computer will end up rebooting itself. Sometimes there will be a BSOD and sometimes it will just reboot without the BSOD.

I have tried to attach the dmp files etc...using the recommendations of the forum. Any help would be very much appreciated. I'd like to use this new drive for backups (it's the reason I got a new pc, my old one crashed and I didn't have a good backup system).

Thank you for your time, please help if you are able.

EDIT: I've run chkdsk, scanf, sea tools etc..on all drives and they all appear to be okay if that helps...

A:BSOD Copying large folders to new WD 3TB internal drive

110 Views - any ideas out there? I'm clueless as to what the dmp files are telling me, but am happy to update drivers etc...just looking for some options. I can reproduce this consistently so will know right away if something fixes the problem. Just downloaded and ran the WD DataLifeguard diagnostics and the hard drive passed all tests.

Sometimes I see a message saying "Intel Rapid Storage Technology - Disk on port 0...removed" - could this be a bad driver or something? Also, the HD didn't come with a cable so I just bought the only one i could find at Best Buy - could that make a difference? Thanks!

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I have an ultrabook with 128 GB of space, 101 GiB after partitioning and so on, so it got annoying when I just checked my C:\Windows directory and it was up to 25 GBs, with winsxs up to 14 GBs. I had heard on Windows Weekly that there was a way to clean up the winsxs directory now, so I followed that simple procedure and gained 3.5 GBs of disk space after the utility was done. I then rebooted and I gained 1.5 GBs more, 5 GBs of unnecessary files removed.

C:\Windows is down to 18 GBs now and winsxs down to 7.3 GBs, with the disparity between the 7 GBs less those folders report and the 5 GBs less the system disk reports no doubt because of the hard links in winsxs, that have been mentioned here before.

I've seen several threads here about large winsxs folders, but none mentioning this recent blog post from Microsoft so I thought I'd post this fix that worked for me.

A:Large Windows and winsxs folders taking up too much space

The large size of the winsxs folder is more apparent than real. Actually most of these files are just links to files that are stored elsewhere. Something like shortcuts but not the same.

Since Windows 2000 NTFS has had a feature where a single copy of a file can appear in multiple folders. But it was not until Vista that Windows used this feature, which it does for the winsxs folder. This saves considerable disk space but makes the determination of disk space used by a specific folder very difficult. It is not that the properties dialog is lying to you (as some have suggested), it is a question of what is the truth. There are no easy answers to that question.

The method used in the article should be safe. But there are some more radical methods from other sources and these should be avoided.

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I have a folder with about 1800 files of differents sizes and I would like to split them up
into a number of folders , each containing less than 700 mb per folder. How can I do this
without moving each file individually?.....any help appreciated.......osha

A:splitting a large file to equal separate folders

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I have a few folders in My Documents with over 500mb of pictures in them, they have been taking longer and longer to open, and today they would not open at all and fail to respond when I tried to close, I've done a defrag and spyware check with windows defender. Folders with little data in them open right up, it's just a problem with large amounts of data, the computer has 2 GB of memory and used to open the large folders quickly, any suggestions would be helpful?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:47:02 AM, on 2/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
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A:Large folders slow to open, Hijackthis log included

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I just started noticing this lately, but it could have been going on forever. When I double-click on a folder shortcut on the desktop, the folder opens very small. I can drag is larger, but is there a way to tell the computer to open folders bigger?

A:Folders open small

Try hitting the maximize button (The Box thing at the top-right of the folder) and then close the folder. Then open it again and see what happens. I am not 100% sure if that will work, but I assume it will.

Hope that helps,

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I have some network folders with 1500, 3000, and 5000 files. It's very slow opening those folders just to see the files anywhere from 15-30 sec. I've read lots of google articles and even several from this forum. Many articles are several years old, so I'm not sure how relevent. I've customized the folders in Win 7 for general items and checked "also apply this template to subfolders". I went to power options and chose advanced and changed the setting "turn off HD after 20 min to 1200 min (20 hours). I've disabled sleep mode.

I have indexing off for all my HD's, because this is an audio recording computer and I try to stop as many Windows background tasks from operating in the background. If turning indexing back on will solve this problem, then I'd try it.

As soon as I boot up into Windows 7 and try to access those 3 network folders I get this long delay, yet if I try to access local Windows 7 folders they open up right away and have 5000 files. So my problem is with the network. I have 2 XP network computers wired and the latest updated Win 7. Is there a solution?

A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

How fast is the network?

Practically speaking I think your solution is to break the network folders into subfolders with fewer files each. Or get faster network hardware.

Edit: depending on file type another way to speed up would be to disable thumbnails and use Details View.

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Hi Folks,

My Vista 64 is very recently installed, but I'm constantly running into a rather senseless headache. No matter what I do, or how many times I do it, Vista seems intent on deciding for me how icons should be shown in my folders.

Mostly, I use the List option, which dates back countless years to the days of Windows 3.11--but is to this day the most effective and space economic icon View option. I've tried setting a folder the way I like it and then using the View tab in Folder Options to set all folders to that style. In fact, I've done this maybe over 100 times in my desperate desire to get things to look and feel the way I want them to look and feel. I don't want to spend all my time constantly fussing with View and related settings in Vista--I just want to boot up and go to work.

Does anyone know a secret way to get Vista to remember View settings between sessions (power cycles)? I seem to recall running into this problem a long time ago when I upgraded to Vista 32 on another computer. There was some registry edit that I was able to make that stopped this queer behavior and got things to work predictably again. But I can no longer remember the details of that ordeal (Windows products are so fraught with senseless problems that it's easy to forget the details of any one particular issue).

Any help would be vastly appreciated.

A:Folders constantly revert to Large Icon or Detailed listing

Hello Wornway,

You can use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to reset the folder view settings to have Vista remember them again.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,

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I have some network folders with 1500, 3000, and 5000 files. It's very slow opening those folders just to see the files anywhere from 15-30 sec. I've read lots of google articles and even several from this forum. Many articles are several years old, so I'm not sure how relevent. I've customized the folders in Win 7 for general items and checked "also apply this template to subfolders". I went to power options and chose advanced and changed the setting "turn off HD after 20 min to 1200 min (20 hours). I've disabled sleep mode.

I have indexing off for all my HD's, because this is an audio recording computer and I try to stop as many Windows background tasks from operating in the background. If turning indexing back on will solve this problem, then I'd try it.

As soon as I boot up into Win7 and try to access those 3 network folders I get this long delay, yet if I try to access local win7 folders they open up right away and have 5000 files. So my problem is with the network. I have 2 XP network computers wired and the latest updated Win 7. Is there a solution?

A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

Age old problem but with many possible solutions, many of those solutions are mentioned in the following link.

It could also be that updating the routers firmware or using a different router could fix the problem as is described in the link but there are quite a few other possible causes and solutions in the link.

Extremely slow file transfers and network access...

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Have I lost my mind - don't answer that !!!

I want to have my folders open in the Maximized form and with the Icons being in the Extra Large View. That seems simple enough, but -

I keep using Folder Options, but it just is not sticking. Am I using the wrong tool?

Thanks so much for any assistance. I appreciate BC a lot! I know that I can trust it here, and that is worth more than gold these days - - but then again, gold is not worth much either. . . .


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What happens for me. (running Windows XP, SP-2) is that I have an Internet Downloads Folder created by me when I bought the computer a year and a half ago. On a few occasions when I have downloaded something to that folder, it will say "File. XYZ already exists, do you want to replace it?" The only thing is that when I answer "Yes", the new folder does not seem to be taking the place of the old folder in the Download Folders Section. BUT this happens only if the twi folder icons/files are exactly the same. Otherwise, the new folder replaces the old one just fine.

So Let's say that in my Internet Downloads Folder created by me, I have something called "Joe's Map Reading Program" and Joe comes out with another "Joe's Map Reading Program, whoes download icon is the same as the first. I am informed by Windows that the first "Joe's Map Reading Program Exists", but when I answer yes to replace it, the old file is still there. What I think happens, (I don't do enough downloads to be sure) is that I need to refresh the folder screen for the change to take affect. Is there a quick setting that I can use to get the folder to instantly recognize and replace the old XYZ with the new XYZ? Please note this happens only with the icons in my Internet Downloads folder, whoes file name/iicon are exact. All other folders, programs, and files are unaffected by this change. Any ideas?


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I did multiple google searches for a solution, but apparently nobody else on the planet is using Windows 7 as a graphical user interface (i.e. putting a set of folders in folders, then having icons in each folder, and opening up each folder, to decide what program you want to run). I am autistic (asperger's syndrome) and I prefer to use my Windows as a graphical user interface, and that is how I been using it since Windows 95. I been using computers as a graphical user interface since the Mac Plus in 1987. Folders inside of folders. Icons inside of each folder. You click on whatever icon for what you want to run. Everytime Microsoft comes out with a new version of Windows, Windows becomes LESS of a graphical user interface and Windows 7 can't even be called by definition a graphical users interface unless you use third-party programs like "Shellfolderfix" to fix the flaws in it. But this is off topic.

My problem is, there are NO small icons in folders in Windows 7. This is a serious problem for someone trying to use Windows 7 as a graphical user interface. Small icons have existed and worked fine in folders in Windows XP for over a decade. There are NO small icons in folders in Windows 7. Small icons exist on the desktop in Windows 7. But the smallest size of an icon, you can get in a folder is medium. Some applications do not even have a medium icon, so when you install the application, you just get a blank icon when viewing the application... Read more

A:There are NO small icons in folders in Windows 7 - How do you fix?

Re: Using Windows 7 as a graphical user interface (i.e. putting a set of folders in folders, then having icons in each folder, and opening up each folder, to decide what program you want to run).

I'm not sure that I understand your point but it seems to me that you might consider using something like QuickCliq as it would allow you to build your own menu and sub-menus for folders or programs and you can launch files or programs from within the interface. Here's a couple of screenshots showing the menu and menu editor along with an example of how it's possible to launch multiple files from a single shortcut.
Other than that I think that you could just try creating shortcuts inside your folders.

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Hello. New user here looking for some help. I was cutting and pasting 4 media folders from C:/media/movies to C:/media/TV shows
I cut them. Clicked my media folder link to open it in file explorer and the TV shows folder was missing.
It was just there 5 minutes prior because I was looking to see what files I had there already and what I needed to move over. This folder was pretty large...30ish shows with multiple seasons. I believe it's too large for the recycle bin, but I checked there anyway. I also ensured the view hidden folders option was checked. I can see all other hidden folders. Not sure how that would have happened anyway. Also, a search for file names produces nothing. This is the only drive on the PC. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't notice a big increase of free space as if it was deleted. All other folders in C:/media ate still intact.

A:large folder vanished

Just FYI - I no longer use "cut".  I always use "copy", then I go back and delete if it's not needed.
I've lost too many files that way
If you've cut and it hasn't appeared, try pasting again to see if it was just a glitch
Try GetDataBack Simple from here:
The free version will tell you if there's something left to recover - then they'll want money if you want to recover it.
You can also use the free PCInspector from here:

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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I'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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what are these index.dat files in this folder?
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\High

Last i checked there is 600,000+ dat files & its over 4gb. seems a waste of space just for internet explorer. With so many files is this an error or a sign something is wrong?


A:Large index.dat folder

I believe that folder perrtains to your browsing history. You may want to donload ccleaner and try to remove them, if you want the space.
Before taking any action, be sure that the folders that you want to delete are identical to the one shown here:

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This references: Quick Launch Bar: icons don't wrap even though there is room - a post by chillz which discovers a "bug" with the taskbar not resetting the row-sizing for toolbars when dragging the taskbar to the left then back to the bottom.

I, for a while now, have been using a custom quick-launch toolbar on my taskbar with the taskbar being 2 unit-lines in height and having the taskbar on my secondary ( left ) monitor. When I first set this up it showed 3 lines of small icons in the toolbar and up to 2 lines on the standard taskbar. This was perfect because the toolbar didn't reset the order every time I launched an application contrary to how the pinned application system works. With pinned applications, no matter what position I drop the icon, the order always resets and floats from place to place so that system of organizing icons is disgusting because you have apps between icons of apps that aren't running some times and other times the running applications are above and below with or without grouping enabled.

The vertical display would be the ideal way for me to view unlaunched applications ( see aforementioned topic ) because they group together and launched apps come after; in horizontal mode the taskbar is chaotic without a toolbar organizing the apps to one side but then you lose the functionality of the pinned-application system ( if you forfeit usage of that chaotic horizontal system in favor of how the vertical system works but in horizontal mod... Read more

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Hi to all.
Can we change taskbar icons' size to a specific size other than two default windows defined sizes?

A:change taskbar icon size to specific size other than small or large?

The guy here told me about two dock apps. See if you like it. I didn't and am still looking into customizing the size of the icons...
Can you specify a custom taskbar icon size?

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I'm not sure if this was suppose to be posted here or not so if not sorry.Well it seems when i save pictures and put them in my own folder they get mixed up a lot.What i mean by this is i will put them in a certian order then when i restart or click on the folder again they are never the way i put them any idea cause it's annoying

A:Small problem i'm having with saving pictures on xp folders

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hi-i have just realised that my firefox folder is about 750mb in size.there are two files in it labelled-video.avi.ddp.they are both approx 350.oo mb in size it normal to have these files?can i safely delete them?

A:[SOLVED] large firefox folder

Which Firefox folder are they in? You normally have two. One in Program Files and one in Application Data. The second one is your profile and is the one that would be more likely to get large.

Are those files in the cache?

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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I've heard that folders that contain more than 4GB's of data are prone to become corrupt or possibly crash the HD. With that in mind I have organized my music into one folder and then 4 subfolders each containing about 4GB's each. Any truth to this?
I have also heard that file size is an issue with .pst's which makes more sense.

A:Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

No its not true at all

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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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Hi there. Trying to free up some space on my measly 32GB SSD. So far i've disabled hibernate which has saved me four gigs already which is great. And now i'm looking at windirsat here and i see that the program 'doubletwist' is using up nearly 2gig in the appdata folder, even though i have the actual program installed to a different HDD. So basically i'm wondering if i could move those files out of the appdata folder, but in a way that doubletwist will still read them, as otherwise it's just going to save more files in there.

Hope all that makes sense. thanks!

A:large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hello hendoben

The only way I know of is to move the whole user folder which includes the AppData folder. Have a look at these tutorials - User Profile - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation


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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)


A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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in my intel dir is a folder called "analyze", it is 27gb large (see screenshot) is it okay to delete this Intel dir., (i think it is related to the "Intel Driver Update Utility 2.2" program) or rather, can i safe uninstall this program? i still am using Vista.

thanx in advance

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i am trying to copy a 300 bg folder from one hdd to another

all i get is effor message "cannot copy file"

is there a reason for this

i have actualy copyed this folder before so i no not understand


A:error when trying to copy large folder

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These are my problems:
1) My CPU usage is constantly 100%, then when I go into task manager it is at 100% but quickly jumps down to 2% - 6%, made me think virus
2) My c:\WinNT\system32 folder is 10gb

A:Win 2k: 100% CPU usage and large System 32 folder

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Is there a way that when there's only 1 video inside a shows a big thumbnail instead of small?

like this:

A:One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Choose Customize
Select "Choose Picture"
Find a picture that looks like a Racing car (ie your example)

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I have created a small home network using broadband router (SMCWGBR14-N) and hooked up 1 desktop pc (wired), 1 network printer (wired) and 1 laptop (wireless). FYI: OS is XP Prof for both computers.
A couple of things are working OK, like: I can go online and print both wired and wireless BUT I am not being able to create a workgroup (example: "HOMENETWORK") where I can share my files/folders/drive with other PC. I tried through "set up a small office network" in My Network Place but
a) when I go to "view workgroup computer" - cannot access.
b) try to share a folder and it is not allowing me - " error message: workgroup not found or not created", something like that !!

What am I doing wrong? Please let me know the step by step procedure.


Sincerely Yours,
- Bertrand.

A:Sharing files/folders in a small home network

1. Make sure everyone is in the same workgroup. (This has nothing to do with file sharing, but it cuts down on broadcasts and makes finding other computers easier.)

2. Make sure any firewalls allow access to your own network. This is not enabled by default. How you do this depends on the firewall.

3. Make sure user accounts are duplicated on all machines. Accounts other than yours do not have to have administrator access, they just should be there. This cuts down on problems with shares.

You should be able to share files and ping other computers by name at this point. My Network Places will eventually be populated, but it can take up to 58 minutes for this to happen. Remember that My Network Places is more like a catalog of what's out there. It has nothing to do with file sharing.


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I have a small network, composed by a Tv Cable, a Modem (high speed cisco), a Router(belkin_f5d7230), 2 computers and 2 cellphones.

Then internet connection is working ok on all of them but I am having problems understanding how
to safety connect the devices between them trough lan and with different internet connection
setup scenarios.

The Scenarios are this:

All devices are connected to the internet, trough the router as in the picture below.
The internet connection is working on all of them.

Computer A- a new and fresh install of windows xp
B- a new and fresh install of windows 7
C- Java phone with the sdcard and phone memory shared
D- Android phone, nothing shared on it yet maybe sometimes in the far future
A router, a modem, cables.

-I wish to share some folders on the computer A, that I can see them from computer B
-I wish to share some folders on computer B, that I can see them from computer A
-The mobile phone C is having wireless and is always sharing all it contents when is connected,

...with no settings done on the phone or in windows I am able to see it in the network and

copy-transfer-delete files on it from the computer B (windows7) but sometimes I have problems

from computer A (windowsXp)
-I wish to use RDP on computer A (Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection) and to be accesibile only

in Lan.
-I wish to use RDP on computer B and to be accessible In LAn and Over the Internet
-I wish to be able to use T... Read more

A:Workgroup name, Small network with shared folders, I am confused

Quote: Originally Posted by doctortonic


1) Now, I am curious, why is so damn hard to "see" the phone C from the computer A? Is XP Lan

somehow messed up? It always laggs and hangs and damn freeze when I go to the netwok places in

contrast to windows 7 which is running fast as a rabbit with no lag, hangs, freeze.
If I will share stuff on computer B (win7) when I will access them from the computer A(winxp) I

will always have this freeze, hangs and lags?

2) In this scenario I assume that the shared folders will not be accessible from the internet

and will be visible only in the lan network, right? I don't wish to make the folders public like

a ftp server, just to be visible in the network which is after the router.

3) Sometimes when the internet connection is down, the Internet Service Provider is asking me to

connect the cable which is from the modem directly to the computer A or B, bypassing the router

for making a diagnosis, getting mac and so on which is perfectly normal.

Now, in this moment when the computer is connected directly to the internet, (network scenarios

is like this: TvCable->Modem->Computer) the RDP will be visible from the internet, which is okay

for few minutes but what about the shared folders?

a) If the computer A and the computer B is having shared stuff as folders and partitions on
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I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

The folder attributes are read only.

I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

What to do?

A:Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

Download Unlocker 1.9.1 -

You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.


The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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I use OE 6 on an XP Pro platform, and I need to move a large block of business emails from one OE folder to another. There are roughly 8,000 emails in this folder, and I need to move half to a new folder so they will compact properly.

Is there a FAST WAY to "Select" or highlight 4,000 out of 8,000 emails? It would take hours to hold down the Ctrl key and individually click all 4,000. Using Edit>Select All will not accomplish what I need. In a regular Windows folder, one can hold the Ctrl key and drag the cursor beside a long list of files to select them. Is there any way to do something similar inside an OE folder? Thanks.

A:Moving a large block of OE 6 emails to a different folder.. How To?

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I recently discovered a folder on my C: drive simply titled Boot. (Filepath is C/Windows/Boot) It is taking up 27 GB of my 37 GB available space. It wasn't always that large, but must have increased steadily in size in the almost 2 years I've owned the computer. This Boot folder has 4sub-folders, ranging in size from 4 GB to 10 GB, totaling the 27 GB, but when I open any of those 4 sub-folders, there are only a few files of a few KB each. This is not a hidden folder, and I located what I believe is theactual boot folder needed to boot up my computer. I am not able to delete the C/Windows/Boot folder or any of the folders or files inside of it. (It says I need administrative privileges, but I’m the administrator and the only user of the computer.) Starting a few weeks ago, this folder is causing me to continually get “Low Disk Space” pop-up bubbles. The other night, I cleaned up some spaceon my computer, ended up with 750 MB of free space, went to bed, and woke up to find I was down to 42 MB of free space. I suspect that somehow, stuff is automatically getting dumped into C/Windows/Boot. Would love to be able to fix this so I’m not always dealing with the “Low Disk Space” message. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. (Laymans terms please, if possible.) Thanks in advance.

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I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!

A:Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows

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and also when deleting files recycle bin shows a black icon..

please help...

A:Folder Icons Are invisible when viewed large

Hi Qwerty77
Try this:

1) Right click the folder and choose properties.
2) Click on the Customize Tab.
3) Choose Change Icon at the bottom
Pick an icon you want top use for the folder,then click ok.

You may have inadvertently clicked on a "white" space when choosing icons. (It is possible to create invisible folders in that manner, hence the black box.
Try right clicking on your desktop first, and click refresh.
Hope this helps...

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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.

I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or check... Read more

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Yesterday i copied a large folder 51gb into my external hardisk and I used windows 7. One file name was too long and I was prompted. I selected skip file. I remember seeing the folder in my hardisk after copy. But no longer there today. the space still occupied tried using programs like pci recovery. not found.
The folder has many work files. please help;

A:large folder missing on external hardisk

try to used power data it.....

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.

This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf

Is it eunf or just unf?

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...

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