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Lost in iCloud

Q: Lost in iCloud

I installed and activated iCloud on my iPhone, MacAir and Windows 7 desktop to sync my Contacts & Calender. It snapped into place and work right away. BUT after afew days the Windows 7 unit contact and calender data in Outlook, in the Windows computer was gone. It's still on the other units and the program is listed as installed and running on the Windows computer,: Just no data! I get and error message when I click on the iCloud file selection in outlook; "The set of folders cannot be opened. The information store could not be opened."
How do I find the data and re-install it?
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16347 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941283 MB, Free - 758426 MB; K: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 1163451 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0YJPT1
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

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After installing Windows 10 I lost my Icloud contacts and calendar ability in Outlook . This is the error message :
The set of folders cannot be opened. The information store cannot be opened.
Icloud is on and also clicked on in Add-ins. Other Icloud functions like Onenote work.

A:Lost Icloud contacts/calendar with Windows 10

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Windows 10 was released today, you'll have to give it a little bit of time to allow software developers to update their programs.

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I believe that my Email account is too large in size since and I can only receive emails. I can not send emails. I contacted Yahoo and that is what they think has happened. I tried to find the size of data on my email account with to no avail. I thought that when I download the icloud that it would fix the problem. However, before I do so, I would like to know what information I would loose upon downloading the Microsoft icloud.
Donald B. W. Clark

A:What data is lost when you download and install icloud?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I believe that my Email account is too large in size since and I can only receive emails. I can not send emails. I contacted Yahoo and that is what they think has happened. I tried to find the size of data on my email account with to no avail. I thought that when I download the icloud that it would fix the problem. However, before I do so, I would like to know what information I would loose upon downloading the Microsoft icloud.
Donald B. W. Clark your yahoo email account is supposed to have 1TB storage, so are you sure your storage is full? And you should still be able to send emails. Try deleting some older ones
icloud is a service from Apple, not Microsoft. Can you check what it is that you're actually looking for?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Up til now, I have been happily syncing my iPhone4 and iPad2 with MS Outlook 2007 via my PC x iTunes.

Somehow, I recall choosing an option somewhere to use iCloud "cos it sounded OK" but now when I try to sync the devices on iTunes, it tells me that I cannot do this anymore as it is being done on iCloud and I will have duplicate contacts and all sorts of dire problems.

At the risk of being old fashioned, how do I get rid of iCloud and go back to the procedure first mentioned in Para one ..........?

I feel much happier with it and not having vast numbers of contacts, appontments etc. would prefer to leave iCloud out of it for the moment.

How do I do this thanks?

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I wanted to get an opinion or a knowlege of what seetings the laptop needs to be, for iCloud to function properly? Maybe the settings on the other end as well, have to be adjusted to accept a PC system?
At this point, I am having screen resolution & color issues. Seems when I open the iCloud program, the screen switches & the colors & resolution go to a negative & cartoonish appearance.
Putting the feelers out there now.

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Your very own computer online. Complete with desktop, mail, applications, up to 50GB storage, and much more. Too many computers? No problem! Use icloud for storing files online. Store once. Open from any computer. icloud keeps your files and photos safe, yet always right next to you

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Hi i just got a new computer and trying to set up outlook mail with my gmail account.
i have worked with Microsoft every day setting up the email account to the data file. i have icloud for my contacts and calendar only NOT my email. every time micorost fixes the email account it disappears and gets replaced by the icloud account and I can not receive mail. it has happened 5 times. i have worked with level 2 guys in microsoft and
it still happens. i can not get help with Apple because i do not have a mac.
why would the icloud interfere with my mail in outlook to download it and wipe it away.
when this happens i can not get my mail in outlook
any suggestions? is it outlook, icloud or my computer
thank you
susan rosenberg

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I am having issues with icloud syncing to my Windows 10 devices. 2 laptops and a 950 XL. It keeps asking me to put in my password. I have changed my password, deleted the account from Windows 10 and readd it in. Did apple so something?

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I switched from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 Pro, so I could utilize the iCloud that comes with my iPad & iPhone 5. It was said I could sync all the devices; which I can, but the colors invert when I click "Open iCloud Control Panel".
The colors invert after the monitor changes to another phase & the screen flips. I went through the trouble shooting prompts & I thought that it was going to clear up. It didn't.
I know that it wants me to setup Outlook, but I already use Thunderbird?
What advice can anyone give from this forum.
Thanks ahead of time.
And I attached the screenshot to illustrate the color change.
I did try the 16bit setting.

A:iCloud issue(s)

Still no bites?
I went ahead & called the maker of the video card, NVIDIA & they said it was an OS problem. Of course Microsoft said it was Apple's & then not to be the only one fixing the blame, Apple said it was a Microsoft problem.
Anyway, took it to the local computer nerd store & they say that iCloud is changing the resolution. The service tech went right in & adjusted the resolution through iCloud, but when clicked on again, the resolution & the colors invert.
I wonder if it makes a difference of what browser that is used, to download iCloud on?

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I have a W7 laptop, an iPad & a MacBook Air and I am thinking of storing photos on one on the above mentioned as a safe guard. I have absolutely no idea at all how this iCloud etc stuff works as it is beyond me in my old age. So what I am looking for is advice on which one I should use and how to go about it. From what I have read One Drive gets the best write up but I would rather take opinions here from members who have had experience & know what they are talking about. Thanks for any help here.

A:OneDrive or iCloud

I use and like DropBox.  They have a free version with no limitations except amount of storage.  I pay $9.99 per month for the basic since I have a lot of photos and some videos.  I back up almost all files I create. And you can share files with others. Without them having access to your folders by a simple right click to create a link like this one: 

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I'm trying to install iCloud on my Windows XP Pro (SP3) PC. Officially it's supported only for Vista and later, but this hack is widely claimed to work:1. Open iCloudSetup.exe file and unzip its files including iCloud.msi2. Navigate to and open the iCloud.msi with Orca.3. In the left table select LaunchCondition. Then change in the right table ?VersionNT> = 600? to ?VersionNT> = 200? and Save.4. Run modified iCloud.msi and install.5. Run iCloud Control Panel, located in the Windows Control Panel, and set up as you want.I tried that promising solution in vain. It seemed to successfully install iCloud, but whenever I try to run it I get this obscure error much fruitless searching I've not found out how to proceed from there and would appreciate advice please.-- Terry, East Grinstead, UK

A:Install iCloud on XP PC

Just wondered it there was any food for thought here: are other hits if you put the error message verbatim in Google.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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My boss and I used very successfully for his calendar and contacts, but awhile back when he upgraded he was moved to, and I can no longer access the site from work. It is not blocked by the firewall, and the browser (firefox) works fine going to any other site. The error I get is: The proxy server is refusing connections.
Nothing has been changed on the browser settings and the browser works fine otherwise. I'm lost without access to this site.

A:Can't access

I can get to that site with both my Opera and Firefox browsers but, when I do, it makes it clear that I will need a device (iphone or iPad?) with iOS 5 or a Mac computer with OS X to setup my Apple ID and access it.

I don't know anything about proxy servers but it sounds like it is something your workplace setup or ISP may be using. Is there anyone in your office that deals with techie stuff who might be able to help?

Another possibility is that using the Windows version of Apple's Safari browser might help, but that's complete guesswork on my part; (although it does state that it works with iCloud).

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Hello! it's posible remove this icon from this pc?? Thank you!

A:Remove iCloud Photos from this pc

I'm not sure but you can try this utility to see if that works for you:

WinAero: This PC Tweaker

It seems to work on removing (or hiding) protected folders or creating new ones in a normally protected area.
Good luck and I hope this information is helpful.


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Anyone else having problems with Outlook 2016 and iCloud? The connection seems to be broken with the update this week

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My daughter's Windows 10 Laptop gives her a notification that her iCloud is almost full. She gets it about every 20 minutes or so. She knows nothing about iCloud and neither do I. So, how do I get rid of this notification?

A:Can't delete or fix iCloud notification

Originally Posted by gilloz

My daughter's Windows 10 Laptop gives her a notification that her iCloud is almost full. She gets it about every 20 minutes or so. She knows nothing about iCloud and neither do I. So, how do I get rid of this notification?

Maybe one of these pages has help:
remove icloud at DuckDuckGo

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Is there a way (when I send a link to someone so they can download my files) that they can download a whole folder, rather than image by image. I've made a folder and put photos in that folder. I sent a link to myself to see how it worked. When the link is clicked, it takes me to the images (rather than just the folder itself). From there, I can only download each one, one by one. This would take quite some time to do as most of what I'm uploading in a folder has as many as 50 images/photos.

Any feedback is welcome! Thank you!

A:iCloud download question

Yes, this makes sense. Thank you so much!

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I have windows 7 and outlook 2010 on a PC. When linking to icloud and enabling it to synch with icloud, icloud took the contacts off my computer (at least it seems that way). In trying to resolve the issue and talking with Apple and Omnitech, a variety of solutions were tried. I now have all my contacts in the right categories showing up on my PC, but it appears that they are not on the PC but in the cloud. My goal is to copy one of my categories, mailing list, into a  new separate folder in the folder list in order to use it to merge with Word and make labels. In the past, I could right click on the mailing list category and drag it to the new folder that I created. It would then ask if I wanted it to copy the file there or move it. I copied it to the new folder and then was able to merge it with word. Currently, when I try to drag the file to the folder, it indicates that this action can not be done. It appears to me that the reason this is occurring is that the contact file is in the cloud not on the computer.  ?? I would like to create a file with my contacts on the PC with the contacts in the right categories and not duplicating what is currently showing up from the cloud. I believe once I do this I will again be able to copy the category to the new folder.

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I download from
Apple website, but installer will not finish. I get message that some program did not run as expected.

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In my Outlook Contacts area I have Outlook contacts and ICloud contacts. Is there any way to keep these two lists in sync?

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Ive recently set up a iCloud email & calendar (moved from the dying yahoo).
The email syncs perfectly, the calendar won't sync any entries for after May 2017.
Any idea what I'm doing wrong.
Thanks for any help.

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my Outlook calendar has lost its' connection to iCloud after the anniversary update last nite . . Anyone have this problem and a solution?

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OK, I installed iCloud on my PC. I created a document in Pages on my iPad. When I go to the iCloud manager on my PC, the document is listed as being there, but I can't open it. So what good is it to me that it's there? Is there some way to open it that I'm not getting?

OK, I install iWorks. Now I can upload the document to iWorks, and open it and read it on my PC. But I can't edit it. So OK, I can download it in Word and edit it. But now I don't know how to save those edits to the original document in iWorks, so I can have them on my iPad.

What am I missing? What am I doing wrong?

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I have a new HP laptop with Windows 8. I have downloaded iTunes and iCloud and both appear in my Downloads folder - but I can't get them to run/install. When I right click and select "run as administrator" I get the pop up box to allow changes to the computer. I click YES but then nothing ever happens. If I try to delete the download I get an error message saying "can't do as the file is open in iTunes installer.

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iCloud services is using 99,700 K of memory. That seems excessive. Is it? What should I do to fix it?

A:iCloud Services using 99,700K of RAM

I have not updated iTunes in a long time. To update it today I had to launch a clean boot. iCloud services is now using 33,000K. Is that normal?
During the update to iTunes a message "could not start Apple mobile devices services" was received. I hit retry a couple of times then I hit ignore. Is that a major issue?

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Retrieve your photos from iCloud

Step 1: Open your browser and enter icloud. com and log in your iCloud account
Step 2: Click Photos.
Photo Stream will only sync the photos taken on your iPhone or iPad after you set it up and turn it on. Go to Settings > iCloud > Photos > Then turn on My Photo Stream.
Restore your photos via FoneLab for iOS.
1. Launch your program and connect computer with it.
2. Choose from iCloud and log in.
3. Download the backup file you need.
4. Select the photos.
5. Click recover.

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I would like to know how I could get my iCloud calendar on the Calendar metro app. I have already synched it to Outlook and no problem.

I also added my iCloud account on the mail metro app and it seems to work fine, but when I go to calendars, the only one I have is the Windows one.

I have been looking all over the Internet for solutions but none have worked for me so far...

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After trying to connect my daughters reminder app to sync on icloud with the desktop entries, the keychain access appeared on the admin user account. The keychain logins keep appearing. I went to system preferences to turn off the keychain. Each time I go into keychain, icloud, or internet access, it freezes. I am not able to pull up safari. I have tried several things with no solution.

We have a Mac desktop on OSX 10.10.5 .

I cannot follow STEP 1: Remove adware and browser hijackers from Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox because safari won't respond. I can't do STEP 2: Remove adware with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac because the desktop won't access safari.

I have no idea if my issue is related to a malware issue. If it's not a malware problem, please accept my apology. I'm really not sure what else to try and thought I would ask here in the event someone knows of a solution.

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Yep, looked everywhere on TSG but can't seem to find a suite dedicated to iCloud issues - this is as close as I can get but apologies if it is off subject here ..................... more than happy to move it if one of the Mods can tell me where to go!

Anyhow, just a quick post to express my total lack of understanding with iCloud - part of a big club from what I can see on Google!

I use iCloud for all my calendars and have been using the different colour calendars for specific events etc. such as say "red" for birthdays. "green" for appointments and to date have had no problems.

After a recent windows update (I think) I now find that ALL the colour calendars are visible on the left hand side of the calendar page when viewed on Outlook 07 with every one of the seven colours all having a tick in the box inside them and therefore of course displaying every one of them on the main viewing window on the right side.

I don't even have my default "calendar" anymore though the "anniversaries" calendar shows everything I have scheduled. Naturally, as I "uncheck" each colour calendar on the left, those on the right are removed PLUS their contents from what appears to be my default calendar (anniversaries)

How do I get back to just having the one basic iCloud calendar showing whilst still having the coloured ones in the background should I wish to just pull ONE of them up?

This does not appear a great explanation but hope... Read more

A:iCloud and Calendars - can't find a forum to put this in - sorry!

I'd try unchecking everything but the icloud in the top batch. Problem you may suffer is when adding appointments in Outlook, it may want to default to the top calendar, but if you are making an appointment in the icloud calendar itself, you should be ok.

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I need to app to download icloud on my PC but I can't find it.

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Quite while ago, iCloud was installed and updated on both Windows 7 and windows 8.1 computer.
I see both iCloud drive and iCloud photo folders in windows 7. But iCloud drive (its icon and folder) is missing in windows 8.1 computer. In iCloud control panel on windows 8.1, I could not tick in the box in front of the iCloud drive. Sometime I could tick it. but the check mark disappears when the icloud control panel is re-open. Any suggestion would appreciated.

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"Outlook Setup for iCloud could not be started because of an unexpected error."

How to solve this without knowing what error is causing this?

I have tried reinstalling Office and iCloud (run as administrator) but no luck. Is Windows 10 compabtible for iCloud? Apple says no and Microsoft says yes.......

How could i fix this problem?

It did worked before, but it slowed down my computer so much that i decided to reinstall the Office package. Everything worked ok after the reinstall and Office programs are running ok. Only I can't get iCloud to sync with Outlook anymore.

Thanks for the help.

A:Outlook Setup for iCloud could not be started

I have this problem, also. Would appreciate any help. It worked initially, but sync was not working. I then signed out in order to sign back in, but not possible.

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Hello. I recently uninstalled iCloud from my computer, but there still is an icon in Control Panel. Any thoughts on how to remove it?

A:Cannot remove iCloud from Control Panel

You could probably start by knowing for a fact that iCloud is located in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\".

Another way could be reinstalling iCloud and then uninstalling it again.

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Does any one else have this issue?

Applephotostreamsdownloader.exe has stopped working

A:Apple PhotoStream Icloud problem

try this link:

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I have Pages loaded on my iPad and iPod Touch and am having problems in getting documents to sync between the two devices via iCloud.
Both devices are running iOS 5.
If I create a document on say my iPod Touch it saves the document which I can see ( a blue status bar moves a cross the document) also the top right portion of the document peels back showing an arrow which I assume meant that the document was being backed up to the Cloud.

When I fire up Pages on my iPad however no document is there. I'm not sure what is going wrong. If I create the document on my iPad to start with then,as before, it does not sync accross to my iPod Touch. In addition when saving documents on iPad there is not the blue status bar as there was when saving on iPod Touch.

Is there something I am doing wrong as everything I have seen seems to show that the syncing of documents in Pages via the Cloud should be automatic. I should also say that I have also set Pages to work via the Cloud in the settings menu of both devices.

A:Solved: Problem with Pages and iCloud

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Have tried to download the two updates to Itunes, but each time the download is rejected. My next step will be to delete ITunes and then re-install, however I do not want to lose all of the downloaded material.

Any way around this? This is my 4th-5th attempt to download these updates.


A:ITunes/ICloud update programs

Uninstalling iTunes does not remove the downloaded content. See here for more information:

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i, the ****up wonder deleted my icloud contacts in outlook, i had it appear in some sort of miracle i cant remember too clearely how, but it wont. I did it without the 3rd party softwares, there must be a way to make it happen again !

anybody know how lol?


A:deleted icloud contacts in outlook 2010

y? it,s fixed...

icloud from control panel then:

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Does anyone know how you can download an .ical attachment (i.e. from a website) directly into the Outlook iCloud calendar on your PC? So far I can only download an ical appointment into the Outlook calendar (the default, which is part of the .pst file) and then manually drag it into the iCloud calendar so it appears on my other devices.....

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I have a new Windows 10 laptop and I have migrated most everything from my previous laptop that I wanted and everything has been working pretty good up to now. I use Outlook 2007 for POP3 email and had installed in on the new LT and moved my PST and all was working good with email, contacts and calendar after much help from here: Yesterday I decided to move my iTunes from the old LT to the new LT and I installed ITunes and ICloud on the new LT and synced it with my iPhone 6. Thought all was well until this morning when I'm checking my POP3 email account. All my email downloaded no problem and I was able to read everything. When I went to send email I found that iCloud had emptied my Contacts and replaced it with iCloud contacts which essentially is the ones that I had on my phone. (My iPhone contacts are still there.) If I click the "To" field in the email it does bring up my outlook contacts that I had on my computer before the iCloud debacle and it does let me select them. However when I send them I get an immediate undeliverable message from system administrator saying:
The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

454 4.7.1 <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>: Relay access denied

I tried to do some Googling on this and found something that said that iCloud doesn't work well with Outlook. I also saw that people had problems w... Read more

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not sure if this is the right place but here it goes i have an apple id associated to my primary email and my apple id has 2 emails in it a @me and @icloud i am wondering if it is possible to delete these as i dont want them nor do i use them
any help appreciated

A:remove the @me and @icloud email addresses from my apple id?

This might help you with that, although they claim you can't delete them,

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Has anyone found a way to sync the iCloud calendar with the Windows 8 calendar in metro?


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I am running iCloud on multiple PC's. Everything was fine until I had it running on two 8.1 PC's, then I started having problems.

In total, iCloud was running on one Win 7 Pro PC and two Windows 8.1 PC's. My theory is that the two Windows 8.1 PC's were syncing via iCloud and Skydrive (or Onedrive) which is set up by default. But they were able to read each other's settings okay. But Win 7 doesn't have the same sync settings, so the bookmarks were being written in 8.1 and then multiplying in Win 7.

I'm not sure, but this is my theory. Running on all Win 7 is okay. Running on all Win 8.1 seems okay. But combining the two OS's with iCloud seems to cause some problems.

Anyone have any ideas on this?

A:iCloud Creating Duplicate Bookmarks - Due to Win 8.1 Sync?

The only thing I would look at is to only use one cloud service if that is your suspect.

OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable

I am not hinting to use icloud but that is simple to stop by just removing the application. If you chose to use icloud this is how to disable onedrive.

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Since I have Office 2013 w/ Outlook installed, I also have the preinstalled basic Outlook that comes to Win 8. So I guess according to iTunes I need to uninstall the generic Outlook, yet I do not see it under the control panel, where you modify or delete apps.

Any suggestions?


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I have Windows 7 Ultimate and MicroSoft Office 10 on my desktop computer, use Outlook for email and contacts, used to use the Outlook calendar till I got an iPhone 5S a few months ago, so now my calendar is the iCloud calendar, viewed in Outlook. The notes section of iCloud calendar entries uses very tiny font that is barely visible. I cannot find a way to change the font in the iCloud calendar in Outlook. There is no "format text" tab in the iCloud calendar to choose font type and size, like there is in the Outlook calendar. I spoke to Apple, who said this is a MicroSoft issue. I don't find anything regarding this when I Google "font size icloud calendar". I realize I can highlight the notes and make them larger with the mouse so I can read them on the desktop, but I would prefer to set my default font as a larger size.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I appreciate any help I can get.


A:iCloud calendar notes font size

It does seem that this is a problem with the iCloud & Outlook. The forum below discusses this issue & there are no really complete solutions, but there are some work arounds that you could try.

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So...I can connect the iCloud account just fine in account settings.  However, it doesn't show up in Calendar or Mail as an account I can view, yet it still shows up as properly connected in Settings.  Suggestions?  A quick google hasn't helped as it just suggested workarounds that result in read-only (not ideal) or things Ive already tried with no luck.

A:iCloud and Windows 10 native Calendar/Mail app

Posting solution here.  If you have 2-step verification enabled on iCloud, you must log into iCloud -> account -> security/password -> generate app specific password and use that for Windows.  It synced immediately after deleting and relinking iCloud account with that new app specific password.

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Can anyone tell me how to migrate my iCloud contacts to Outlook 2016?


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I use Google Drive, Box Sync, Dropbox and iCloud, but I am running out of disk space on my "C" Drive. It looks like my C Drive has 216 GB and I have an E Drive of 931 GB. My C Drive is almost full at 196 GB and made me turn off/unsync many of my Google Drive folders so I could save some of my files for work. My E Drive has almost 900GB available. I think I have my Dropbox syncing to E Drive, but I can't choose how to sync Google Drive to E Drive....It points it automatically to C Drive. My Mac seems way easier than this $***...ugh, what a pain in the *$$...why do I even have two drives seperated like this?! My last work PC was way easier than this more expensive paperweight, but in order to Run all the DEsign intensive stuff we do [Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Design Suite, etc.]  we were told this computer should work well...ummmm, well, it's's making my life more complicated and stressfull!

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about 2 weeks ago, I started receiving so much spam email and I noticed that its coming from the same email address. It always start with random numbers and letters and then ends with I have tried blocking, sending them to junk mail, unsubscribing to a few of them, None of those work. Is there anyone that can assist me with this issue?

A:Unwanted spam and junk mail in Icloud

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I am running outlook 7 windows 7.

In the past, the problem was that the send date above emails in the to send folder said "none" and the email topic was bold faced, and not regular in italics. It will not send.

I resolved this [and SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN IT DOWN] by going to the trust center and I believe disabling the icloud item.

HOWEVER: subsequent to all this, I finally figured out how to sync my outlook calender [not outlook contacts, cloud contacts and iphone5 phone contacts are synced.

HOWEVER, the original problem is back, and windows shows that only calendar in icloud is synced, not "calendar" and not whatever "calendar from icloud in icloud" [just uncheck both and I eliminate dupes]

IF i start screwing around in the trust center and disabling the "icloud outlook ad-in", which I know played a role in getting the send to work, will I eliminate that "calendar in icloud" that continues to works so well? And if so, how do I get it back to sync with iphone 5?

A:How to fix a send issue WITHOUT screwing up my sync to icloud

Like you I am running Outlook 7 under Windows 7, 64 bit, and have version 3, the latest, for the iCloud control panel. And, like you, I have long ceased to attempt any kind of sync for anything other than the calender. If you go into the trust center and disable the icloud add in outlook will cease to sync with icloud. Indeed, only yesterday I ran a test: I added an appointment to my iphone and it did not appear on my outlook calendar. I had disabled the icloud add in before it was the only way to get anything to send from the outbox. As soon as I re enabled it the appointment appeared, only now I had the email issue.

It is interesting to note that when I went into the account settings in outlook to be sure the problem wasn't there, I was able to send the test message without issue, so it have to believe that all my pop server numbers are correct and the problem lies with the add in. Apple support blame Microsoft, who blames Apple. As with this entry, no almost a year old, I have never gotten any answers from this forum.

Should you have learned how to handle the issue, please let me know.

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I hope I'm in Windows 7 forum.

Like a fool I dowloaded iCloud and sent all my contacts to iCloud. Now, when I open a contact and make a notation then want to enter a reminder, I get the message "the item is in a folder that does not support reminders". Well, something like that. How can I go back to the way it was - without iCloud? I don't want iCloud. All the help is on Apple forum and I own a PC.

Can you help?

I wouldn't mind if all my information were on iCloud AND on my laptop.

A:iCloud Does not support reminders in Outlook 2007

Hi did you try system restore to a point prior to installing Icloud

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I disabled a number of Services in Windows 7 as an optimization step using services.msc Doing so stopped iCloud synchronization with my iPhone 4s. Rather than reset them all, I'd like to see if anyone knows exactly which services are needed for iCloud to function. Thanks in advance.

A:What Windows 7 Services are required for iCloud to work?

Bonjour, iPod Service, and AppleMobileDevice. I recommend not to disable Services (definitely not following BlackViper's guide or if you do not know what your doing) it is not safe.

If you want to speed up your computer:

If you want to speed up your Shut Down, there is a Tutorial here

Just before Cleaning via CCleaner, run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter.

I would download and open CCleaner and use CCEnhancer for more features. Then go to the Clean Tab, Analyze and run the Cleaner. Next go to Tools (NEVER GO TO REGISTRY) and select Startup, select them all and select Disable and then Remove.

Then click on CCleaner's Uninstall Tab and remove anything you don't need or use. Ask here if you are unsure if it is safe to remove or not, or you could Google it.

Next, read these articles:
99 ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

This guide was intended for Windows XP, but I would ignore Step 2, Step 10, Step 11, Step 16, Step 28, Step 37.

Some other guides can be found here::
Optimize Windows 7
Maste Tutorial to make Windows 7 Super Fast

I would next run an SFC Scan and a Check Disk Scan.

What I do as soon as I get a computer os open MSConfig, select the Boot Tab and select No GUI Boot, this will disable the Boot Animation.

I would also use MSE and Malwarebytes to check for Viruses and Malware.

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I can not add my iCloud account in Manage Accounts. It says it cannot find info. My iCloud User Name and Password are correct.
I would like to sync my iCloud calender to my two Windows 10 PC's and my Microsoft Windows 10 phone (when it arrives).
I have tried with both the PC's.
Grateful for all help. Thank you.

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I currently use Outlook 2010 because I have a paid license but I'm willing to upgrade.

This works Ok with iCloud but what I don't like is that I can't make my icloud calendar the default in Outlook so I don't get reminders on my PC. What I end up doing is manually copying critical appointments from my icloud calendar to my Outlook default calendar if I want to be sure to get a reminder on my PC!. This isn't ideal though. Does anyone have a better solution? I read that the latest Outlook 2016 doesn't sync at all so I can't upgrade Office. I wish MS and Apple would decide to work together instead of trying to defeat each other!!

I believe icloud will sync with windows 10 mail and calendar apps - is that true?

I've also heard of emclient being good but haven't tried it.

I'd really appreciate any input.


A:Best Windows SW to sync Calendar and contacts with iCloud/iPhone?

Hey Keith. Check out this wonderful tool to sync iphone with outlook: Sync Outlook Calendar and Contacts with iPhone using Sync2 software
Works like a charm and if there are any issues - they have top notch live chat support. Great pleasure to work with them.


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Somewhere in the update/install process of Windows 10 (and re-installing Outlook 2007), I lost my contacts in my Outlook account. The contacts remain in my iCloud account and on my iPhone. Can some please instruct me on how to import all the contacts back in to my desktop Outlook 2007 application?

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I have switched to Windows 10 for mail and calendars as Outlook was taking too long to load. I have set up my gmail account for mail and all is working fine. However I use iCloud for my calendars and want to see my iCloud calendars in Windows 10.

However I am having problems setting up my iCloud account in Windows 10. I enter the relevant details but the "looking for your settings" process never completes. Could this be because I use the same email address for Gmail and my Apple ID?

I suspect I'm making a basic error but would welcome any suggestions. Thank you.

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When I was using iCloud (I stopped because it gave me too many headaches) I deleted a recurring event and now I keep getting hundreds and hundreds of Appointment Series deletions showing in my Deleted folder.

If I do a search for one of the words in the appointment name, then delete all those items from the Deleted folder, they are not deleted and simply reappear.

Every once in a while, I have to go to my Deleted folder to find something but my deleted emails are scattered amongst these hundreds of Appointment Series deletions.

I would sure appreciate your help!!

Thanks so much.....Richard

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Hello knowledgeable ones:

Until last week I was using outlook 2003, an older versions of itunes, and an ipod, and was able to back up my outlook contacts and calender through itunes and right to the ipod, no problem.

Now, however, I have had to upgrade everything so they can handshake correctly. This has meant going to Outlook 2007, the latest itunes, an iphone 5, and the icloud. My entire goal is to have the contacts in outlook match the contacts in both the cloud and the phone.

In using the icloud control on both of these, I now have the following: a variety of calenders in my outlook with names like calender in icloud, home in icloud, and my calender, all in lovely pastel shades. The phone has one calendar with only the occasionally dupes on a given date.

The phone, however, is a disaster, with as many as three dupes of the same name. Looking at Outlook, I have a slew of contacts, some dupes, many that I though i had deleted from outlook. Also two categories of contacts, icloud and my contacts, with sub-directories in each. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw that the contacts tab under my contacts was completely blank following a sync to the cloud, only to then find the other five versions, which, of course, I would like to have agree with each other. The icloud interface on line shows dupe contacts as well.

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A:Cannot sync Outlook 2007 contacts and calendars with icloud and iphone

Hello jdkoerner, welcome to Seven Forums.

Quite a lot of information in the following:
iCloud and Outlook Sync Problems and Solutions - Slipstick Systems

Maybe something there to help.

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Windows update has not been able to download updates for some time. I am also having difficulty accessing secure websites (on any browser) such as icloud, paypal, and capital one. I will input the address and get the spinning wheel of death until finally I get a message that says "this site can't be reached" or "took too long to respond". After clicking reload like 7-10 times it will finally take me to the website. I have icloud downloaded directly to my pc and it can't access the internet just like windows update. The only way to get to icloud is to go online and click reload a million times. It takes me forever to pay my bills! Please help I have a life that I would like to get back too. I miss my kids and I think my husband left me but I haven't been able to check yet.

A:Can't update windows or access secure sites like icloud, paypal and capital one.

Checked with hubby...he said as long as get the dishes done he was okay.
Let's see if there is some adware or malware causing the problem.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
Click the Remove Selected button.
MBAM will now delete all of... Read more

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I've customized the look of File Explorer (thanks to the tutorial). Now, how do I remove iCloud Photos from the Devices and Drives view in file Explorer?

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I have Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. Each time I run the Outlook, message appears: "ICLOUD SERVICES Stopped working". The Outlook is synchronized to my iPhone via the ICLOUD. only modifications I make in my iPhone Pass to Outlook. Changes I make in my Outlook dose not Pass to my iPhone. Please help. Thank you

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Hello I'm David,
I'm new in the forum. As the title says, I have some problem  installing the icloud control panel in windows. At the end of the installation, the installer says that it has not the administrator privilegies to write in C:\ProgramData\microsoft\windos\Startmenu\programs\icloud.
I tried to used (in this sequence):
1- Malwarebytes anti malware
In the following i'm posting the log of the programs (Hijackthis file included)
Can you help me in find what it is the problem?
I opened everything as administrator not always the anti malware program even the icloud setup.

A:Icloud installer - windows installer does not have the administrator privilegies

I run Window Repair all in one too putting the MSI (windows installer) repair, but unfortunatly nothing changed

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Up until just a lttle bit earlier today, my Win 8.1 mail app could get my email in my icloud mail account.

Now it doesn't.

Prompts for the password but rejects it. The password I give is correct as I used it to go to and logged in fine. Must be due to the new security that Apple has started, but I don't know how to get it working with the mail app.

/rant on
While I understand the need for good security, it seems like too many things are now set up for 2 step verification. One and done should do it, but I'm finding that not to be the case too many times.

Just irritating!!

/rant off.

A:Windows 8.1 Mail and icloud mail

A follow-up.

I had installed the icloud software for Windows and allowed that to set icloud mail into Outlook 2013. That still works just fine, just not the 'modern' mail app.

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I have been infected with something for a few weeks now. When I was first infected one of those fake antispyware boxes popped up along with a hard drive failure icon. This virus has wiped out all of my pictures and files and redirects me everytime I search on the intenet. I have tried malwarebytes, avg scan, system restore, using the notepad and deleting host files then reseting my internet explorer settings ect... Nothing is working. I have attempted to read a few posts here and am obviously too computer illiterate to do anything further on my own. Any help would be greatly appreciated!Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:I am lost! Virus redirecting internet, lost all files and pictures..

BOOT THE PC INTO SAFEMODE WITH NETWORKINGDownload the unhide FIXDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS) disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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Hi All

I have a HP Touchsmart 300-1060a (Home Premium Windows 7 64 BIT) which I bought few years back. Now for the last 6 months or so I started getting issues with my machine was not displaying anything at all after turning it on. So I had to hard reset my power from the machine and then was able to see it started displaying again.

At first I suspected graphic card (NVIDIA GEFORCE) but then I did my diagnostic test and nothing was found.

One day, I started re-imaging my machine as a fresh and then after this it never came back ONLINE. I read all HP forums & even HP Online support was unable to help me to find the cause.

Because when I turn on my machine I can see the power light was on and could hear big fan noise but mo HDD activity at all.

So at this stage, I suspected either motherboard or BIOS but wasn?t 100% sure what could be the real cause because I was sure it was not due to graphic card.

So first I re-setted by my BIOS to see if it helps but it didn?t came up at all. So then I took my machine to a Computer repair shop (a friend of mine) and we detected it could be due to the regulator which supplies power to the CPU and motherboard.

So we replaced that part and now my HP Touchsmart is running fin since then.

But I have lost my HP Startup logo with options such as below:

Enter setup ? Press F10
To restore ? Press F11

Etc etc

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A:Lost my HP Touchsmart LOGO since I lost resetted my BIOS (I guess)

See if this helps you get that back,

Logo Startup Screen is Missing HP TouchSmart 300-1211cn Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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my system window 7 IE 11 ;is set to reopen last open tabs after any reboot etc.
this time due to freeze ; I ended task at task manager thereby all open tabs got lost ;
were told the folder for them should be favorite htm ;how do I find it ???

saved to favorites file ,renamed and moved location ,it became a file
and empty; any way/program to retrieve that ?

A:how regain lost session lost favorite file due to currupt

Hello Star mate I would be running these in safe mode if necessary for starters < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

if no go then give these a shot
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

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My daughter turn laptop on to discover it had reset she has lost all her college work can we recover it ?

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Today i was trying to get rid of the login password to make easier my girlfriend's access to my pc.
I don't know what in hell i clicked but a computer nightmare began.
I think It has to do with me managing the netplwiz settings.
Suddenly i wasn't my computer's admin anymore and i was getting UAC prompts for everything, without being able to run any software. I don't know if i deleted my admin account or i just took away its admin privileges.
Of course i couldn't run elevated CMD prompt or nothing like that.

As you see the "yes button" was greyed out. So i tried to take care of that and rebooted in safe mode and logged in as admin and only the first time it worked, i mean i could login as admin. I opened an elevated CMD prompt and typed:

net user administrator /active:yes
to enable the built in Admin account

net user administrator password
to reset the admin account and make it empty.

Well, when i rebooted i find out that the built-in admin's password wasn't empty as i thought it would be i i have no idea about the password.
No only that, if i try again booting in safe mode the admin option is now password protected and i don't know the password.
I can only login with my microsoft account which doesn't have admin privileges.
The only difference is that now windows gives me the chance to enter the password everytime i want to do something, a password i don't know.

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I want to delete this xtra thread. Please help. Dont know how to delete threads on this forum

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I configured a wireless network in my house a few days ago. I am using a D-Link DIR-300 Wireless router.

Everything has been working perfectly for 2 days until just an hour ago.

Suddenly the wireless connection was lost (no internet and no connection to router possible anymore via wireless), then Vista automatically tries to reconnect --> with success. connection is there again --> everything working fine for a few minutes --> then connectin gets lost again --> reconnect and so on.

I have tried it with a different Notebook and the same problem is there also. When the connection gets lost, it is on the other notebook lost also.

What could the cause for this be?


A:Wireless connection gets lost after a few mins -> then reconnect -> then lost again..

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This has been going on for quite some time. Even using directives from expert links and articles to solve this ongoing dilemma, I still lost individual Bookmark Folders, and even an entire Bookmark Toolbar. Help!Worse, on my Dell Windows 7 Ultimate, Firefox/Google, I somehow deleted Netgear 35 and now have no Server! Not what!?!?Currently using a new HP 19 All You Need In An All-In-One. Windows 8.1.

A:Lost Bookmarks (BIG problem); Lost Server on Dell WIN 7 PC

If you are infected, anything can happen.Lets see if we can find anything & if so, break them down, layer by layer.Download Combofix to a USB thumb drive and run Combofix from the USB, just say continue to all the warning messages. guide and tutorial on using ComboFix restoring the Internet connection are circumstances ComboFix will hang, crash or stall at various stages due to malware interference, failure to disable other real-time protection tools or the presence of CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) so that it does not complete successfully. Also, depending on how badly a system is infected, ComboFix may take longer to complete its routine than it normally does or fail to run properly. While that is not normal behavior, it is not unusual"If you think it's frozen, look at the computer clock.If it's running, Combofix is still working.NOTE: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.NOTE: ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed.***It's strongly recommended to have the Recovery Console installed before doing any malware removal.*****Please Note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will auto... Read more

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I have Vista Home Premium 64 bit and I downloaded 64 Bit RC Windows 7 and did a clean install on another partition of my hard drive. Dual boot was working for about 4 days then all of a sudden it doesnt come up any more. The partition is still there with Windows 7 installed on it but its not booting under it. I go into MSConfig and Windows 7 isnt even being detected, checked the advanced system options in the control panel and it isnt there either.

Any idea how to recover windows 7? I did not install it from dvd, I installed from Daemon Tools and worked fine.

Do I need to Burn the image to a DVD and run it on startup if I want to run Windows 7?

A:Lost Dual Boot Screen?...Lost Windows 7

Try downloading EasyBCD and creating a choice for Windows 7

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

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Dear Forum

After constant stress with online software changing my PC settings (adobe one of many) I wanted to separate my main computer from the internet. This I tried. I turned off broadband. I then removed all my browsers, virus and malware protection and gave my hard-drive a bit of a "spring clean". Trouble is, I am no longer able to use Excel 2007 Hyperlink. If I click on a Hyperlink I get the message "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator".

I have googled the problem and was led to and the solution to the lost Hyperlinks was due to me deleting my browsers. I reloaded google, downloaded and ran the wrong version of Internet Explorer 11. I Have Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and I installed EIE11_EN-US_WOL_WIN764.EXE. IE has installed but its invisible. It is not in my control panel/ programs. I tried to install the correct IE but I have remove the wrong one first. I am assuming I will have to remove the renegade IE manually.

All help appreciated.

My spring clean involved deleting a lot of the Appdata Local and Roaming folders.



I promise I won't ever try to separate my PC from the master ever again, I just want to use my Excel; its my living.

A:Lost Hyperlinks in Excel and a lost Internet Explorer 11

Repair Install

If no joy

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Complete novice running Windows XP (don't know which Service Pack but Windows Update is automatic so up to date). Antivirus - AVAST free edition.

First symptom was being unable to access internet or anything via My Computer. Initial reaction was to do System Restore but this was not available either. Thought about Conficker but thought perhaps not as symptoms don't really tally. Could not run antivirus so decided to run removal tool to be on the safe side. Downloaded onto son's laptop and copied to pendrive, but poorly computer could not find drive.

After searching web, looked like problem could be explore.exe but not savvy enough to know what to do about it so followed instructions at;en-us;304449 How to start the System Restore tool by using the safe mode option with the Command prompt in Windows XP
Once it had restarted, I'd then lost taskbar. I've got wallpaper and screensaver and that's it
I've tried ctrl esc and the windows key but no luck

If anyone can help that would be great

Giving up for this evening before I hit the **** computer

Thank you !!!!

A:Lost explorer then lost taskbar after system restore

Try calling task manager by clicking Ctrl,Alt and Delete at the same time find explorer.exe and right click it and select end process then after the warning click yes now click file and new process and type explorer.exe if explorer.exe is not running then click file and new process and type explorer.exe in there.

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When I returned from a trip this weekend, all that was on my computer was my wallpaper. There are no icons and no start menu. I have rebooted several times, but after startup I am left with nothing. I get no results from right- left- or double-clicking. I can access most programs by using CTRL-ALT-DEL and then selecting new task. All of my files appear to be intact. I have Norton Antivirus 2003, and I have run an update and done a virus scan. No viruses have been found.

When I look at my settings in Norton, it says that my Auto-Protect is off and my Email Scanning has "ERROR." It won't allow me to enable the Auto-protect. I try, but when I bring it up again, I am right back where I started from. I have tried running the Klex virus fixer and the MSBlast, but it says they cannot be found on my computer.

Please help! I don't know how this happened, and I don't know what else to try. I downloaded a MS patch (I can't remember which one) and rebooted, but it didn't help.

Thanks in advance!

A:Lost Icons/Lost start menu

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My wallpaper has disappeared even though it appears under display properities-themes. Under the desktop tab my wallpaper is set correctly. When I try to change the theme from modified theme to windows classic the change is not accepted. I don't recall which setting I had originally. My screensaver was the picture slideshow and is now windows xp moves across the screen as the screensaver. When I try to change it back the change is not accepted.

This all started because I am trying to back up my computer to an external hard drive and keep getting error message "windows delay write failed". I tried updating the hard disk driver but there wasn't any update. While searching for fixes for that problem, I came across Panda Software online virus checker. I used it and it deleted a few viruses. They were all old, some may have only been unopened email attachments and they were all from 2001 and 2002. Two days later, I was using logmein - remote access and while rebooting (not the first reboot) I got the blue screen. Here's the error message.

Driver_IRQL_not _less_or_equal
stop:0x000000D1 (0x502F1F70, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0XF398B203)
VSDATANT.SYS - address F398B203 base at F3966000, Datestamp 4313a6c6

So I looked up vsdatant.sys which is located in system32 directory, and I changed the name of the driver to vsdatant.old but then my zonealarm stopped working so I changed it back.

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A:lost my wallpaper, lost screen saver

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First and most important I lost my F drive when I installed a new camera software, and can't find my new pictures to upload them. The new software isn't very good about about helping me find my new pictures.

Second, when I upgraded my computed and changed to Firefox plus IE 8, I lost my Yahoo Favorites List, and I'm lost without it and can't find my sites. Can you help me get my list back.

Please help.

Thank you.


A:Lost My F Drive & Lost My Favorites List

I think this is a job for a local trusted computer shop to fix. Be sure they are a good shop though many of them will just try to reformat your computer.

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Hey, guy, how do you back up your iPhone(photos,videos,important messages etc)? iCloud only provides us 5G space for free, and iTunes is complicated to operate. Do you have any good idea?

A:[iPhone backup] How do you backup your iphone? With iCloud or other tools?

Windows should be able to get all your photos and videos off your iPhone with no problem.

For contacts, I think these will be synced to iCloud, but any contact in your iPhone is pulled from existing contact lists in associated accounts already. So if you linked a Gmail account with all your contacts in it for example, you wouldn't have to do anything. There are free apps that will generate an actual contacts file for you though. I usually do both just to be sure I don't lose any important numbers.

Same goes for messages. There are free apps that can generate a file to export and restore from.

iTunes is good if you want a "one-stop shop" for backing stuff up, but I don't blame you for not wanting to use it.

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got Uncle's old pc and cannot access windows because of novell password. Uncle has passed away and we had been given this awesome pc but cannot get into it. What to do? Do not really need to see any files but cannot get by crtl+alt+delete message. Family would like to see some files. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Lost password/lost uncle

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The problem: Tiberium Sun crashes the system on exit then the generic 50x cd-rom and the Creative 4/2/24x cd-writer both disappear from Win98SE. If left for some time -- usually hours -- the cd rom and writer are recognized again, and things seem to work fine. Play the game again, crash on close, then cd-drives disappear again. When I check on device manager, the cd drives are gone, and the dual fifo secondary controller in the hard disk controller section shows a problem which updating the driver does not resolve.

The game, the cd-rom, the cd-writer, and the rest of the yr-old computer (Celeron 450 / 128sdram / ABIT BH5 / Quantum Fireball 18G / scsi scanner / external ZIP drive ) have worked fine for at least a months without this problem. It seems to have begun some days ago with an upgrade patch for the game, but I am not sure if that was the cause anymore.

I have tried numerous fixes, none of which work except for simply leaving the system off for a while -- this is not a satisfactory solution, especially as the problem returns. I have not verified whether any other cd-rom will cause the crash -- haven't had a chance...

Here are the fixes I have tried:
1. Remove the Intel 82371 AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller -- system reboots, reinstalls this automatically, without any chnage in the problem.
2. Switch in the boot menu between auto recognition and non-detection of secondary drives: no effect on anything.
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A:CD-ROM mystery: lost, found, lost.....

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I have just had a guy to look at my system , because I had a few problems.
1. I could not get onto Outlook Express - which he couldn't solve -this has been solved by myself.
2. I couldn't get on Internet Explorer - which he couldn't solve-this has been solved by Talktalk.
3. System Restore wasn't able to delete a previous restore point or go back to previous restore point. This is the only thing he resolved. He did that by inserting his own disk and working from that.
Cosequently this has left me with more problems.
1. I have lost all my Contacts on OE
2. I have lost al my favourites on IE
3. I have lost my wallpaper on Desktop, which was guite special [Grandchildren]
Can I recover any of these items
PLEASE HELP all you clever people out there.

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My Dell Inspiron 6400, running Windows 7 Ultimate, has just decided it can't load my profile, so I've had to create a new one (System Restore didn't help). I have Microsoft Office 2007, which includes Outlook, but I can't figure out how to recover my e-mails and copy them into the new account. Please is there a reasonably idiot-proof way to do this?

A:Lost profile, lost e-mails?

Okay. Found the old Outlook.pst file.

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Through a series of misadventures I somehow changed either my username or password or profile ( I am not too hep to Users and how they are managed) in Windows 2000 machine. All of the Favorites and My Documents have been lost under original username. The original user name is missing under Documents and Settings. I was stupid and didnt make a current backup, tho I do have a hard drive backup from 4 months ago..but since then have many important documents that have been lost. I have tried what I can to find these documents as they MUST still be on the hard drive. I have logged in as documents there..I have taken the messed up hard drive and put it in as a second drive with a primary hard drive made from an image from my machine from four months ago..still no documents to be found. I have tried booting winto the Windows Recovery Console..when I log on there as administrator it says "access denied" when I try to look at files and beside, the lost files are not there. I have tried to use a file restore utility to search hard drive and restore the files in case they were!!!
My questions are:
Since I have a restored hard drive made with an image from four months it possible to copy over whatever files constitute this lost profile or permissions or passwords or usernames or whatever use to be on the original hard drive to restore those lost documents?
Or..if thats not there any way to recover these files from the... Read more

A:Lost My Documents with lost profile..please help!!

That's a tough one! I've renamed profiles before and been able to move data from one to another so I'm not sure how you lost all of your documents.

You can copy documents from one profile to another if you have admin rights. You may need to restore the permissions to the files by Right click, properties, security.

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I have a WD Red 2.0 TB drive (1.8 TB formatted) and have been watching it fill up (%used) for some time now. I have lost 1 TB to "unknown" according to WinDirStat. VSS is NOT RUNNING, which I read about in the tutorial here: System Protection - Turn On or Off.

So, what could be eating this space and how do I recover it?

FYI - the usual litany - No viruses; Disk Cleanup was run; Drive diagnostics pass; Chkdsk, defrag, etc. all OK.
Also, the thing I use the drive for is to maintain program libraries. I perform a lot of temporary folder copies and delete old copies. The recycle bin is empty. Have no idea why this space is lost.

A:Lost space on external drive - Lost 1TB of 2TB drive

I've always found WinDirStat results a bit cryptic.

Maybe you can get a more sensible result with a similar free application:

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

The usual suspects are hibernation file, System Restore points, page file, malware/virus, or some program doing something you don't expect it to do. For instance, we recently had a case here where someone was using a cloud backup program that was mis-configured and putting the backups on local drives, rather than in the cloud.

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I don't have the code to update to service pack 2. I bought this computer used and it's saying it might have a counterit xp...what can I do? Someone told me I can get codes online... Thanks! Kim

A:Lost XP Pro code? Tried to update and lost code :(

You can purchase Product ID keys on-line that will make an illegitimate XP legal, but they cost as much as buying the disk at a retail outlet.

You can also purchase used copies of WinXP with legal Product IDs on places like craigslist and eBay.

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Hi! As per your instructions I successsfully removed THE WORM. Now I have another problem and I know You will give me good advise
My computer opens to my desktop on which is this annoucement: ' RUNDILL error loading NvQtwk and a long row of empty boxes. I have no idea what this means except that after I click on close everything seems to be working ok. I even found this file in my windows system back-up but I have no idea what to do with it. For some reason I thought this might have something to do with Norton and perhaps I should just uninstall and reinstall Norton. Is there a week without a problem?Thanks Ellen

A:Lost *.dll

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OK, I'm posting this from my phone..... I have a Dell inspiring 531 with vista 32 bit. I was doing something with an iphoneband all the sudden when the of froze, I shut er down. When I powered back up, the mouse and key board were unresponsive......I have narrowed it down to drivers because it works in BIOS and with the reinstall disk that came with it. I just did a fresh install on a blank disk and I'm up and running...... how do I get the drivers on the old hard drive so I can keep all the stuff where I had it in the first place? I have multiple users on the PC and don't want to have to reinstall everything where it was before.... I.e. iTunes, movies pictures.... Ada yada yada..... thanks in advance.


A:my pc lost the usb!!!!

Hello? Help?......please?

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I am not a tech-savvy person, and I'm currently having to write this from my phone, so I apologize in advance for any errors or whatever... Anyway, I use a Sony VAIO laptop for work, and it is used strictly for work and work alone... I have hundreds of very important files on it, and I have never had an issue with it before.

Last night, I was working on it just fine, and I left it on when I went to bed because I needed to print a large document. I woke up this morning and came down to continue working, and my screen had gone to that wavy blue user login background with a large message asking me if I wanted to perform a Data Rescue or System Rescue or something. Obviously confused and panicked, I chose yes, and it told me to back up my data to an external device. I plugged in my external hard drive, and set it as the device to have everything backed up to... I am currently on a wavy blue user log in style scree with a message that says "Rescuing data..." and has a loading bar... It is currently at 2.87/163.89GB and has an estimated time of 23:55:30, but that time keeps fluctuating...

I am honestly in a panic and do not know what has happened or what to do... I use this laptop for work, and it contains a special $4,500 transcription program, as well as hundreds if not thousands of sensitive legal documents. Losing this data could easily mean losing my job... On top of all of this, I have a ton of work to do and I can't afford to fall behind!

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A:PLEASE HELP!!! I Think I May Have Lost Everything!!!

Because of the nature of this problem together with the fact that it's a company laptop and the potential of data loss, it's best you should address this with your IT Department.

Since there's nothing more that we can do, I'm closing this thread.

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Hi Folks,

I've been running XP Home SP3 on an Athlon XP 4000+ for a while now with relatively few problems until a windows update on Friday.

Following this, which didn't appear to have anything controversial in it the whole system has gone a little crazy. Initially it was dropping out and restarting as soon as windows loads while still loading all the usual gubbins that's on my system. It was also complaining about not having a valid boot.ini file.

Safe mode loading hung at Mup.sys, which I'm pretty sure isn't likely to be the culprit and ultimately it took a manual registry roll back from in the recovery console (after running check disc and finding no problems).

Now I find myself in the situation that the system will load in normal mode but RPC will not, the system will restart pretty quickly if I don't set RPC errors to being ignored. sfc /scannow finds a couple of errors but with SP3 installed and an SP1 original CD I'm not getting much joy with repairing those (have tried downloading and extracting developer versions of the service packs into c:\i386). Pretty much anything I know of that will allow me to interrogate the system won't run without the RPC.

Safe mode still hangs at Mup.sys.

The boot.ini file did indeed appear to be entirely absent and replacing it removed the error but still doesn't get things back to normal.

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A:Seem to have lost RPC

Have you tried doing a System Restore to a date before the problems started ?

Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.

BTW, Are "gubbins" programs ?

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Hello Forum,

I have a PC I would like to upgrade, but the fact is its store bought, my questions are:

1. Is there any difference in upgrading a store bought PC to one you'v made yourself?

2. I have a PC I made a long time ago just sitting around not being used, which is the whole reason I bought a PC in a store, the only problem with the one I'v made is the Hard Drive is "Broken" in a way that it is 80GB instead of the 250GB I bought it as, so can I pull out the broken Hard Drive, slap in a new one and Install Windows XP on it again?

3. Last but not least, I'v listed below using the Tech Support Guy System Info Utility my store bought HP Stationary PC, I'd like to upgrade it, but I have no idea what to do, I have put together a PC before but with some help. But seeing as a lot of the Game's I play seem to be requiring a lot more "Graphics", any help would be very much appreciated on what I could do to improve my PC.

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 468763 MB, Free - 127933 MB; D: Total - 8173 MB, Free - 1004 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 187892 MB; K (This is a 1TB Western Digital External Hard Drive): Total - 953634 MB, Free - 431719 MB;
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A:I'v lost it

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