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error when trying to copy large folder

Q: error when trying to copy large folder

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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Error Copying File or Folder
Cannot copy AVSEQ17: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

This error is generated most of the times while copying file from CD to my hard drive and the copying fails and the data is not not copied to the hard disk.

Someone please help me to get rid of this problem and/or tell me its cause!!!


A:Error Copying File or Folder:Cannot copy AVSEQ17:Data error(cyclic redundancy check).

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I can copy media files from one folder to another no problem but when I put in a blank CD-ROM and try to copy the file to the writable cd folder/window I get a message saying 'windows encountered a problem trying to copy this file. What do you want to do'? With only retry and cancel options.
I have only recently had this problem. I have been able to copy CDs no problem for ages but all of a sudden this is happening. I even uninstalled i-tunes as I thought that might be causing the problem so that only windows media player would the default media player. I also tried installing other burning software to see if this would resolve it but it did not....!
I am using Windows XP.
If anyone has any idea what this is I would be extremely grateful for your help.
Cheers in advance.

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Well I've been browsing a lot of these threads, and I've come across topics similar to mine, but none have solved this problem. Basically, I am running Windows 7 64bit on an Intel core duo HP pc. I'm trying to copy RAR or ISO files larger than 4 gb's from a Maxtor external hard drive onto my pc's HDD. Everytime I get an error message saying that certain rar files are unrecognizable and gives me the option to either try again, skip file, or cancel. I had the same problem with Vista 64 bit. It has something to do with a 64 bit system because Vista 32 bit had no problem. I need to use a 64bit system for my 6g's of RAM to be utilized. Please help me out anyone. If you need more info let me know. Thanks.

A:cannot copy large RAR/ISO files

Please update your system specs and provide the complete computer specs. There are a lot of HP computers out there.

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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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I hope I can explain this properly.

In Windows 7 Professional x64, I have specified the size of icons appearing on my desktop (about half way between 'small' and 'medium'). This works very well and consistently.

However, when I move or copy a file to the desktop via right-click, or when I create a shortcut on the desktop via right-click, Windows creates a large size image of the file icon for me to drag and drop. Not only is the icon itself large, but it includes a substantial amount of space on all four sides of the icon. My file and folder icons in Windows Explorer are not even close to that size.

This causes a problem when I have several Windows open, because in that case I may be moving/copying/shortcut-ting to a relatively small area on my desktop, and the icon I am moving/copying/shortcut-ting doesn't fit into that small space because the icon, including the area around it, is so large. Consequently, Windows moves it to some other place on my desktop, where it finds enough space, and then I have to go looking for the icon.

This problem is particularly annoying when I have several files to move or copy, in which case Windows may scatter the moved/copied icons all over my desktop.

How can I reduce the size of the icon that appears for drag-and-drop, as well as the selected space around it?

A:Copy/Move Uses Large Icons

Quote: Originally Posted by Daddyman

This causes a problem when I have several Windows open, because in that case I may be moving/copying/shortcut-ting to a relatively small area on my desktop, and the icon I am moving/copying/shortcut-ting doesn't fit into that small space because the icon, including the area around it, is so large. Consequently, Windows moves it to some other place on my desktop, where it finds enough space, and then I have to go looking for the icon.

I suggest you turn off the "align icons to grid" and "auto arrange icons" options, to give you complete 100% control over where you want your desktop icons to live. Windows will not interfere at all.

Right-click on desktop, move the mouse over View to get the flyout, and uncheck these two options.

Note that this won't solve your "large icons" issue when you perhaps would want them to be somewhat smaller. But it will give you 100% control over icon placement and will never see Windows move it somewhere you don't want it to go. Wherever you put it... that's where it will stay, unless YOU drag it somewhere else.

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I am having trouble copying large amounts of data, and was wondering if there were certain ways to speed up the process. Patch a few .dll's? Use a program?

Thanks in Advance. =)


A:Copy Large amounts of Data

Try Teracopy.

Copy your files faster with TeraCopy

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System 1- Notebook with Win 7 Home (64 bit).
System 2- Desktop with Win XP SP2
Network- Linksys WRT54GS firmware 7.50.2- Netbook is connected via wifi, Desktop is wired.

I use my desktop as a backup for my "work" notebook. I am using SyncToy 2.1 (x64) to Echo my files to the desktop, and I had noticed that the file global-messages-db.sqlite (15,299 KB) would not copy over successfully from my Thunderbird folder. It hasn't worked in weeks.

The error message said- "Error:Unknown error. The specified network name is no longer available. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070040)"

I thought that was strange, but was not worried enough to pursue a resolution.

Then tonight I was using Explorer to copy an 82 MB file over to the desktop and it looked like it was working, then when the status bar got about 5% of the way it stopped, and after about 2 minutes I got a message-

There is a problem accessing \\MADKIWI\Download
Make sure you are connected to the network and try again.

I tried copying a number of different sized files over- and most smaller files get through, larger ones don't seem to work.

I copied files FROM the desktop to my notebook, those copied just fine. Even very large (350 MB) files copied over apparently with no problems.

Any ideas?

A:Can't copy large files across network in one direction

Quote: Originally Posted by madkiwi

System 1- Notebook with Win 7 Home (64 bit).
System 2- Desktop with Win XP SP2
Network- Linksys WRT54GS firmware 7.50.2- Netbook is connected via wifi, Desktop is wired.

I use my desktop as a backup for my "work" notebook. I am using SyncToy 2.1 (x64) to Echo my files to the desktop, and I had noticed that the file global-messages-db.sqlite (15,299 KB) would not copy over successfully from my Thunderbird folder. It hasn't worked in weeks.

The error message said- "Error:Unknown error. The specified network name is no longer available. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070040)"

I thought that was strange, but was not worried enough to pursue a resolution.

Then tonight I was using Explorer to copy an 82 MB file over to the desktop and it looked like it was working, then when the status bar got about 5% of the way it stopped, and after about 2 minutes I got a message-

There is a problem accessing \\MADKIWI\Download
Make sure you are connected to the network and try again.

I tried copying a number of different sized files over- and most smaller files get through, larger ones don't seem to work.

I copied files FROM the desktop to my notebook, those copied just fine. Even very large (350 MB) files copied over apparently with no problems.

Any ideas?

Firewall, anti virus, IPv6, homegroup

You should be running workgroup given that you have win 7 and XP machines.

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I'm trying to copy a DVD catalogue with over 30,000 product images onto a USB backup drive. Windows 7 Explorer cannot seem to do this. It copied some of the files but then just stopped copying.

I rebooted my machine and tried to copy the files again but Windows reports that it's going to take almost 4 hours to copy! I suspect, however, that it will fail again to complete the task. The backup device has a data transfer rate of 450Mbps so it really shouldn't take that long, surely?

Is there other software I should use that's better than Windows Explorer? Or some other method to accomplish what I would have expected to be a simple task?

A:Windows 7 cannot copy DVD with large number of images

Quote: Originally Posted by dunderhead

I'm trying to copy a DVD catalogue with over 30,000 product images onto a USB backup drive. Windows 7 Explorer cannot seem to do this. It copied some of the files but then just stopped copying.

I rebooted my machine and tried to copy the files again but Windows reports that it's going to take almost 4 hours to copy! I suspect, however, that it will fail again to complete the task. The backup device has a data transfer rate of 450Mbps so it really shouldn't take that long, surely?

Is there other software I should use that's better than Windows Explorer? Or some other method to accomplish what I would have expected to be a simple task?

Hi there
It's a "Roundabout" way but this should work and be quite fast.

If you have a decent backup program (NOT WINDOWS STANDARD BACKUP) that is capable of copying DATA as well as just "Imaging" a disk / partition then this method will work quickly and easily.

I'm using ACRONIS but any decent commercial backup program will work similarly.

1) Backup the data to a spare area on any disk. The file will be called something like xxxx.tib in the case of acronis.

2) Now Restore the data to your USB device.

Job done --easily and very quickly normally.


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What is better when moving large amounts of files and data (20+) to either copy or cut the files? Or does it not make a difference?

I was told cutting fragments your hard dive while copying does not.

I've only noticed that cutting is faster.

A:Is it better to Copy or Cut when moving large amounts of data?

If you Copy, you aren't moving anything. Cut will move it though. w7 will auto defrag your drive at any rate.

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If I copy and paste a page such as an internet page onto ‘Microsoft Word processor’ from Microsoft works 6 (which I guess is the equivalent to WORD), I have a message that says its unable to complete the task as I do not have enough memory and suggests I close existing running programs or re-start windows...neither of which work. Apart from that, memory is not an issue of course.

I do not have a problem however with a smaller amount of text.

Any ideas?


A:unable to copy/paste large amounts of text

Need to know the program and version.

When you open it, hit Help-About.

Exactly what does it say?


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A:Computer freezes Whenever I copy and paste Large files.

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The discs aren't scratched, and I've copied them onto my PC with vista just to check and they go on fine, I've removed his DVD drive and replaced with another and still the same error, I've tried doing it in safe mode same error, there is NO programs running on his computer, nothing is installed yet.

I can get the files onto his PC by using HJsplit, but would rather fix the problem.

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A:Vista Ultimate, large files wont copy from CD

Did you install the latest updates for Vista, which include the copy file fix?

Courtney sends....

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A:Lost a large portion of pictures during a copy/paste to my external.

Hello Tyler, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to recovery any from the original location using the free program Recuva.

Hope this helps,

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so here goes.

i recently purchased a hp laptop with a vista sp 1 setup, with a 4965agn wireless adapter connected to a linksys wrvs4400n router.

now i get a n connection, the internet works fine, i set the vista box to my xp workgroup (all xp machines run sp3) i have unchcked the ipv6 and even turned the dual stack setting in the router not to assign ipv6 ips.

what happends is i can see the network randomly (list all the pc's on the workgroup) and i can browse 2 of the 3 pc on the lan.

but if i try to copy from 1 pc to another large files about 1 gig at a time, i get an error, and the lan drops. where the vista box will only show the vista pc and the router in networking. after a while the vista box will relist the pc on the lan.

i have set the network to private, network discovery is on, file sharing is on, printer sharing is on.

i have turned off both xp's and vista's firewall's and vista's uac both have no effect on this.

if any more info is needed let me know i can add to it, from reading posts nbtstats and ipconfig /all i'm going to add this in a few minutes as soon as i get the laptop booted up.

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edit added vista's info.

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []

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A:Solved: vista networking problems. (cant copy large files)

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In smaller files (650MB) there is no problem. Also, there is no problem when using the USB interface (although I haven't tested it thoroughly).

The motherboard used is an Asus P5K Deluxe. I have experienced this problem in Windows XP AND Windows Vista, 32 and 64-bit versions.

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A:USB Hard drive issue - unable to copy large files

Check that the filesystem is not FAT32.
Steve O.

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A:Solved: Folder Tree MISSING from Copy, Move, Add Folder popup

Click start > run > type regsvr32 /i shdocvw.dll and click ok. If you don't see immediate results, reboot.

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We're talking about a 4 GB or so file or folder, so it really shouldn't be a big deal. I am NOT copying from a CD/DVD or to/from a network; these are ordinary files on ordinary disks.

I have gobs of memory available (1GB installed, very little in use at the time). My disks are quite fast (10,000 RPM SATAs). My CPU is quite fast (3.2 GHz, hyper-threaded Intel P4). Every other copy of smaller files completes very quickly. I have only an ordinary anti-virus util running, and I've tried completely disabling it and it made no difference.

What is going on??

System Config:

Motherboard: Abit IS7 -- Socket 478
Processor: Intel Pentium 4(c) CPU 3.2GHz (Northwood), hyper-threaded
Chipset: Intel i865-ICH5 chipset (Intel 865/848 Springdale)
Storage Controllers: Intel(R) 82801EB/ER Ultra ATA (x2)
Total Memory: 1GB Micron/Crucial DDR-SDRAM
Video Adapter : RADEON 9200 Series
Audio: Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1

Hard Disk : WDC WD3200JD-22KLB0
Hard Disk : WDC WD740GD-00FLC0
Hard Disk : WD External HDD Device IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device
CD/DVD : _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A FW: 2.19

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A:SUPER-Slow large file copy on internal hard drives!

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A:[SOLVED] Copy & Pasting takes forever to move large files

14GB is a huge file. 40 minutes would be about right for a file transfer. Since your moving it to a USB its slower then normal.

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A:Error copying file or folder; cannot copy img the directory or file cannot be created

This has caught me more than once.

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When transferring the files onto the card, new files will be rejected when you hit this limit.

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A:Move Folder Out Of Shared Folder Same Drive Wants To Copy?

Hello MilesAhead,I'm not absolutely sure, but some of the phrases in your problem description seem to indicate that this might be a variation of the "XP + mouse movement + mouse buttons + keyboard keystrokes" behavior described in the following post. The post deals with the unexpected copying of files when trying to delete them, but I thought the same (or a similar) principle might apply with respect to moving files/folders. "Multiple Deleting Of Files Doesn't Work.":

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

I'm running Windows XP Home Edition with SP3.

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

Any ideas? And thank you ahead of time!

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A:windows folder too large

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

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

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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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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.
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A:Is it possible to copy individual files in a folder to its own folder?

Are you talking about mp3 files in a folder and moving them into individual folders? If yes - then I could help.

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A:Is it possible to copy individual files in a folder to its own folder?

Why have you duplicated this thread that you've marked as solved? Is it possible to copy individual files in a folder to its own folder?

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A:How to copy INDIVIDUAL folder icon to another folder?

This might get you there,
Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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 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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i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?


A:Portable Applications Large Folder Backup

It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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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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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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Clicking on a large folder in Explorer can cause a slowly-moving green progress bar. In some cases this can take several minutes to complete.

A common cause is thumbnail caching of image and video files, resulting from having properties | customize | "optimize this folder for:" set to pictures, vs documents or General items.

The most likely solution: in Explorer, right click on folder, select properties, customize, under "optimize this folder for:", select either General items, or documents. Set check box "Also apply this template to all subfolders", then click apply.

The slow progress bar is apparently caused by Explorer scanning the folder and all subfolders to pre-render thumbnail images for image and video files. This happens if the "optimize this folder" setting is pictures or videos. This happens when merely clicking on the top-level folder.

If "optimize this folder" is set to documents or General, the thumnails are not rendered until you actually click on the folder or sub-folder containing those.

This was discussed in another thread on this forum, but it was full of speculative remedies, and the actual cause and remedy was not posted until the last thread (and one year after the thread was started): Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I'm creating this thread with a more exact title and concise description, to aid in finding the solution based on a symptom search.

While the above is the most... Read more

A:Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

My "Slow" folder was set up for Videos. Optimizing it for General solved the problem.


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I did google a few times but couldn't find a way to solve. I'm using Windows 7 pro x64 (I think I upgraded from windows 7 home edition). I had same problem last week but while I was cleaning out some stuff windows was updated so I had to restart....and then there suddenly was 17 gbs free space. But ever since last update my HDD is down to attachments.

I'm on laptop with followings:

ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using TuneUp Utilities 2011 (luckily the new guys who took over and messed up TuneUp stuff decided not to mess with anything before 2012 version) with Avast. As you guys can see from my attachments, Windows folder and System Volume Information alone are taking 50+ Gbs. I'm also wondering if I need all these crabs with amd64-microsoft-naturallanguages-blahblahblah? I have 84000 files of these craps. I do keep it hibernation which is about 3gbs. I moved system restore point to external HDD so no back up whatsoever in C drive, all games except few, which are located in D drive, are located in external HDD.

Is there any way I can possibly clean up from windows and system volume information without harming my computer? btw, I didn't do a single format ever since I bought this computer because it still runs smoothly. The only thing that's bothering me right now is C drive space, and I don't want to format because I'm going to grab a new machine for programming at th... Read more

A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read
Also check

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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I have been using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 3 for a while with few problems, and run Norton 360 which I continually make sure is up to date with no warnings.

The problem that I have been having is that I have twice now found that my C: drive, which has 144 GB of hard drive space, keeps filling up when just a few months ago I checked it and it was less than half full. I downloaded a free program which shows me the folder sizes in Windows Explorer, and found that the cause of the drive filling up were these huge log files in my kids' "My Documents folders". There were many such files, but for example, there was one called CAGC0bd49d6c000a072e.log which was over 18 GB in size. I just simply delete them and empty my recycle bin, but they seem to keep reoccurring.

I am curious what they are, why they are so big, are they dangerous, and can they be prevented?

Thanks so much for any help!!

A:Large .log files in My Documents folder starting with CAGC*

If you scan with AV and AM and they show nothing, open a few and see what's in them.

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Hi all.
I have had lots of videos on my hdd for some time now building up a collection of car videos/movies. there is roughly 50gb+ of videos on one partition, 17+gb of these vids are car videos. When I go into my car video folder my HDD light comes on and loads like crazy, and then when I try to open one it takes for ages.

Also another problem which mite be related that I have is, Files go missing, eg. a 700mb car movie. the file is still there it shows all the bytes in properties and that is all correct, but when I try to open it says the file has been "compressed" or something along those terms. I know its not the codec, as I have just about every codec and these movies have worked previously. Especially after reformatting my files go missing from each of my back up partition drives. at the moment, 3.77gb of my fighting videos will not open :(

If anyone can help me, i would appreciate it. its really annoying not to be able to use the stuff on your HDD.

Mr. SaKaTuMi

A:Loads very slowly after opening a large folder of videos

hmmm....defrag your hdd and see if that helps. a good defraggin tool is diskeeper and perfect disk. so far i have experiences with diskeeper and it works great and the program is hella fast.

also since you are running winxp, try booting up with your winxp cd. of course and im sure you know this, you will need to change the boot order in the bios to cdrom as first boot device.

then when you boot up with the winxp cd, choose repair in the main console and it will take you to a command prompt screen. type out " chkdsk /r" without the "". also you will need a space between chkdsk and /r.

after it has finish, bootup to windows and see if this fixes your problem. also scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and malware. good luck

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I am backing up my Win 7 folder just before moving to WIN 8. The folder is 65G in size. I just copy and paste from my laptop hard drive to my external USB drive. I started the copying just before I went to bed last night. This morning I saw a pop up windows saying that 12 files cannot be copied because the path is too long. The option is "skip' or 'Cancel'. I took the skip option and the copy job completed. But it does not tell me the name of the 12 files that I skipped.
Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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I'm using Kolor Autopano Pro, on W8 Pro. In this application there is a 'Select images' control which opens an explorer window to choose the images for a pano.

Often it crashes with an exception c0000374, as follows:

Autopano Pro (Build 12/03/2013 )

Stopped working

‎12/‎05/‎2013 16:04

Report sent

Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Kolor\Autopano Pro 3.0\AutopanoPro_x64.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AutopanoPro_x64.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 513f04c4
Fault Module Name: StackHash_58b1
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16420
Fault Module Timestamp: 505ab405
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: PCH_1B_FROM_ntdll+0x0000000000002C2A
OS Version: 6.2.9200.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 58b1
Additional Information 2: 58b107ff772738b9d40473f199a9bbac
Additional Information 3: 398f
Additional Information 4: 398ffb97eb84e25cb020526ceb62d673

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: dae2bdc92438601f1b7abf5ca3a5c973 (104288499)

In particular it crashes if I scroll the window rapidly while the thumbnails are still being populated.
If I scroll it one row at a time to the very end, such that all the thumbnails (from DNG, JPG and TIF files) are filled in then I can use the slider to scroll rapidly up and down the window, no problem at all. Cycling through the different ... Read more

A:Exception when scrolling a folder with 'large icon' view.

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Also, Please do the following (preferably immediately after the app crashes - it'll be easier for me to scan):
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

Also, one final note. I ran a chckdsk scan. It got hung up at 74% on Stage 1 and refused to budge from there... Read more

A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

Some root kit removes...

Free Tools | McAfee Downloads

Sophos Anti-Rootkit - Free Rootkit Detection and Removal Tool

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I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.


A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this

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System: HP w/ AMD 800 processor, 30G (24G free), 192M ram
Office 2000 Word - I have a folder (BigFolder) in My Documents that contains about 4000 subfolders. When I "save as" with BigFolder as the "save in:" it takes 30 - 60 seconds to bring up the list of subfolders. This just recently slowed down like this - it used to take 5 - 10 seconds. I have scanned and defragged. Will more memory speed this up? Any other ideas? I am currently saving into a "work" folder, then later moving the "work" subfolders into BigFolder.

A:Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

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I'm having problems when I try to customize my folder icons on VISTA. The icons I usually make is 256x256 px size and when I apply it to my desired folders, the size of the icons is always 32x32 px. When I try to appear it on large icons view, it's still on 32x32 px. It's so frustrating.

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Hello there,

I have a problem on my computer where when I goto a folder with a large amount of .avi files, it crashes explorer.exe. I researched on google, people had the same problem and the way they fixed was by deleting windows media player, however I need windows media player to stream my videos to the xbox.

Any ideas?


A:Windows Media Player, Explorer.exe, Folder with large amounts of .avis

You could always split them into sub folders so there are less files present at once.

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I need to split a folder containing several levels of subfolders into dvdr sizes for backup. I would like to retain not only the folder name but subfolders names.

Ex. C:\Pictures\Summer is 7gb and i would like to split it into C:\folder1\pictures\summer and C:\folder2\my pictures\summer

Any one know of a util? RAR/ZIP is an option but I would really like viewable access to the files on any disc.

The folder I need to split is quite large 70GB.

A:Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names

Your talking about 16+ DVDs for that one file. The odds of one of them being bad is quite high.

Why not backup to an external hard drive instead?

Also, most burner software will do this for you automatically. I know Roxio will for sure. It will put as much as it can on each DVD then prompt you for a new one when that is done.

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This is similar to a post I made several days ago that only got one response, but this time I've really narrowed it down.

My computer has a problem specifically with the combination of the NTFS file format and JPG Files. I used to have my drives formatted as FAT32. I never had a problem going into Windows Explorer and expanding a folder full of JPG files. Even a really large folder, like 15Gb, would open instantly.

However, I recently converted all my drives to NTFS. Now any folder with over about 2Gb of JPG Files in it takes for bloody ever to expand! The bigger the folder, the longer it takes. For example, a 5Gb folder will take about 30 seconds. A 20Gb folder will take upwards of 2 minutes. It drives me crazy!

It's as if something in my computer related to the NTFS format is trying to catalog or make thumbnails out of all the JPG's in a folder before it expands that folder. However, I can't really support the "thumbnail" theory because all of my folders are set to be viewed in the "details" mode. I don't use thumbnails, icons, or mini-icons.

Any and all suggestions are welcome because I've been struggling with this for several days now and tried every trick I know.


A:Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Here are two items that might shed some light on how to fix the problem:

1. Once a large jpeg folder has been expanded (oh so slowly) in Windows Explorer for the first time, it will open instantly any time I come back to it as long as I don't turn off the computer. But once I restart the computer, I have to wait a long time all over again for any of the large folders to expand.

2. I just discovered by accident that if I use the "search" function before expanding any of the folders in Windows Explorer, all of the folders will expand instantly no matter what they contain or how big they are.

This seems to be telling me that once the operating system has "touched" each folder and file one time, it remembers them better then next time (until I reboot). I wonder if all of the folder/file information is getting dumped into RAM the first time it's expanded or searched? It seems like maybe this is an NTFS related cache issue. I have 2Gb of RAM, so I've experimented with turning off the page file (virtual memory), but it doesn't seem to make any difference whether it's off or on. There must be some other file caching system in NTFS that I'm not familiar with.

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Hello all , i am new to batch programming.

I wish to have a batch file to read .apk file from folder and then copy it to another folder. Then it should rename the copied apk file to test.apk

i have a file in folder e:\apps\angrybirds.apk , I want to copy this angrybirds.apk to d:\apps and rename it to test.apk

Here the file names in the e:\apps\ will be changing. So what ever may be the name , it should read the name of the file from e:\apps\ folder , copy it to d:\apps\ and rename it to "test.apk" . Test.apk is a fixed rename

A:Solved: Batch file to copy a file from folder and rename it in another folder

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System specs:
M/B: Gigabyte EP45 UD3p rev. 1.6
Chip: Intel Core 2 Duo P5 2.4GHz 4mb
Ram: (4 ea.) 2GB GSkill DDR2 800 pc 6400
Pwr Supply: 750 w
Video Adaptor: NVidia GeForce 7300 GS
Dual Boot: Win 7 / Win XP with /3GB switch (in the Properties dialog the computer has 3.5GB???)

Test: Win 7__Copying of 350GB library from SATA to SATA
Result: 14GB completed in 24 hrs.
Test: Win XP__Copying the same 350GB library from SATA to SATA
Result: 350GB completed in about 40 minutes.
Test: Win 7__Copying 3GB file from SATA to SATA
Result: Estimated 4 hours?.cancelled
Test: Win XP__Copying 3GB file from SATA to SATA
Result: 3GB completed in 90 seconds.
Large files from optical drives copy equally fast in both OS?s. (ex. 3GB in approx. 5 minutes)

System crashes from both OS?s.
Win 7__Crashes frequently to a blue screen: sometimes during boot, or from the desktop, or while using various softwares?.nothing consistent or reproducible.
Win XP crashes much less frequently to a instant blackscreen and a automatic reboot.
Nothing consistent or reproducible.

Computer: Homebuilt as a audio workstation. Hardware interface is Yamaha n12 (Firewire 400). XP was the only operating system used with this software over the last couple of years. None of these problems occurred during that time. Upgraded hardware to above and software to Win 7. (Same Intel chip and NVIDIA graphics PCI as before. Added RAID 0 but it is not connected for these te... Read more

A:Slow slow large file copy in win 7

Hi -

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor -->

Boot into SAFEMODE (NO Networking) and see if file transfer is any faster.

Regards. . .



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Have 2 computers side by side . One when I right click on an item the drop menue opens and 2 options are " copy to folder " and " move to folder ". The other computer does not have these 2 options. They are both XP Pro with IE7 . Anyone tell me how I can add the 2 items to the other dropdown menue.

A:copy to folder

Add "Copy to Folder" and "Move to Folder" to Explorer Context Menu

FileTargets - quickly copy and move files to favorite folders,22942-order,1-page,1-c,alldownloads/description.html

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Is it possible to change the file transfer box/picture??

For example: You transfer files from drive to drive and a copy icon/box/picture comes up. I want to change it to the following picture.

I don't know if it is possible...and if it is does anyone know how to do it? Thanks in advance

A:Copy Folder gif

It might be easier just asking this question.

Does anyone know in what .dll this transfer box .gif is kept?

the thing around the box is just my background pic.

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My Laptop (Dell Inspiron 6000 operating on Windows XP) recently crashed. When I rang the Dell help line they told me I needed to do a system reboot, which would wipe the hard disk. Nearly everything on the drisk at the moment is pretty important to me so I needed to back up all of the files on it. To do this I bought a hard disk-case with usb interface and intended to transfer everything on the hardisk to another desktop pc at home.
When I tried to transfer the My Documents folder an error message appeared which said that this folder was copy righted and that I couldnt copy it to its destination.

Is there any way I could lift the copy rights on this folder without using the original laptop.(it wont turn on!)

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I cannot think of any more curse words!!


A:Folder Copy-right!!!

Hi Crocklip

Have you tried the steps in this article:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

Let us know.

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i want to copy a folder that contains about 10 pics to a cd. when i go to the "support" on my computer it tells me to click on "copy folder to cd" but this option does not come up in the pictures task box? i sent them by email to my wifes computer and she was able to do it. why can't i?

A:copy folder to cd


you do have a cd burner in your computer?, correct?

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how can I copy the info on 3 dvd's that I have to a single folder? When I try to drag & drop, the first dvd copies ok but the next one says this will be a sub folder. I dont want this. It has to be all in one folder.
When I insert the dvd I dont get any window asking what I want to do.

any ideas?

A:how to copy to a folder?

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Firstly, i guess tat my pc was effected by the virus.
But i dun know what kind, name and the solution to clean the virus.
Hope that someone can help me.

Now i would like to descript the effection:
1. Under a folder it will automatic copy a .exe file which is same name with the folder name (Eg.: I have a folder which is call abc and the virus will automatic creat a .exe name inside tat folder which also called abc.exe)

2. I unable using google to search the keyword which is related with some antivirus program name, antivirus, avg once i search those name in the google the browser will automatically close.

3. I am unable install or un-install the new anti-virus program into the pc, it will automatically close it too.

4. I am unable to open regedit, msconfig, norton protected recycle bin and anti-virus program.

I was search the solution for few day, I still unalbe to allocate the solution. So pls help me ~.~

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I was trying to copy the stuff in Documents to an external hard drive and inside this Documents folder is a folder called E; inside that, is Documents... which is exactly the same as the other other Documents.

I tried to delete it but got errors. There's also a .doc file in there who's name is too long to delete.

How do I get rid of this problem?

A:Folder has copy of itself in a subfolder...

Do you mean you have a folder that has the same file name with the folder where it is under?(sounds confusing. . . hope you got it. . .)

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I can not copy a file to either the Program Files or Program Files(x36) folders.
My account is suppose to be administrator. How do I set up sharing so I can use
my computer and not be told I can not do certain things. I am on a home group
what ever that is. When I try to share the folders I am told I do not have permission to share that folder. And I do not have permission to share or stop sharing the folder.
I am confused by Win 7

A:can not copy a file to folder

what you can do is copy the file you want to share into an already shared folder. If you prefer an option free of windows 7 then is a wonderful fileshareing option. just have you and the person you are trying to share with create an account and upload the file.

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i have just downloaded a picture and was unable to copy it to my picture folder so i copied it to my videos the problem now is how do i copy it from my videos to my pictures could not see my pictures folder to copy it to any advice thanks

A:Solved: copy from one folder to another

If you just downloaded it you should be able to find it in your recent downloads as well. Depending on what browser your using:

With FireFox, it's really easy. Tools -> Downloads.
With Internet Explorer, go to internet options, under Temporary Internet Files in the General tab, click Settings -> view files. To view recent files, order them by date.

Once you locate it in the downloads list of a browser double click it to open it (again). When it opens right click it then choose "save image" at that point you will see another window which opens up and basically wants to know where to save it. Your picture folder should be somewhere in the vicinity of Computer>C drive> My Documents>My pictures. Hope that helps

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Is there a way I can change the Capitalization on that? I'm very anal about it and I don't like that it says Copy to folder, I'd like it to say Copy to Folder

A:Copy/Move to Folder

I'm confused. What exactly are you talking about? There are all kinds of things that can be changed in 7. Might want to look in the customization part of the site.

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can anyone tell me why vista does this when you try to move files or copy then off my computer[are you sure you want to copy this folder without its properties],coz its driving me mad and you download a file and it downloads it but without any,exe file so you cant run the programme.

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I try to copy a document folder to server through the lan, but i didn't notice that one of the file still open, there is an error message appear and disappear, afterthat i can't find my folder anymore, very appreciate if any one can help, the document is very important to my.

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One of the things that is bothering me, is the difficulty I have when I copy a file from another folder, and then try to past that file into another folder that is full of other folders.. etc.. It can be quite difficult to find a place on the screen in explorer, that I can paste to, that will actually put the file in same folder, and not one of the sub-folders.. This was easier to accomplish in prior versions of windows..

For the most part, I love this OS.. and would certainly say it trumps any prior version of windows.. Yes, there are some 3rd party apps that should be installed to make it even better, but this is the best Windows yet, and it has not even hit the market..

A:Copy and paste to folder

Hi Musiclover,

I agree it can be difficult to get used to but there is a distinct area at the far left and right side of the detail pane that moves or copies to the actual folder

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Hi guys,
I know there maybe already a topic here of this problem but believe me i have done everything on the internet to try to copy the Desktop folder to backup ... but it always says Access is denied
most of the folders were hidden as system files - that I fixed
All titles files and folder are green in color
here are the things I tried - XP sp3
Tried to take ownership - which i think i succeeded
give permission
Ran combo fix
tried to decrypt - access is denied
Run scandisk
Took out HDD and connected to windows 7 PC - did the same things still failed
no matter what I do The Folder just doesnt copy
Access is denied !!
any solutions ?!

A:Cant Copy a folder no matter what !

The green color indicates that the folders are encrypted....without the proper key, the files cannot be accessed.
The question I have is how did the files become encrypted?
If encryption is the result of malware, you should initiate a new topic, following Steps 6-8 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - and submit the requested DDS log, along with your ComboFix log, in the forum containing the Preparation Guide.  In your new topic, please provide all pertinent details leading up to evidence/notification of the files being encrypted.
Once that is done, this topic will be closed and your new topic should be pursued to conclusion.
Thanks for understanding .

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I'm trying to copy files from my documents into my CD folder but it won't let me copy them. I'm using Windows XP Professional and I looked up info about permissions but still having no luck. It says "windows encountered a problem".

A:I can't copy files into my CD folder

It's not recognizing the blank DVD-R's that I'm putting in.

What kind of DVD's should I get? It's one of those with Lightscribe technology and it's on a compaq presario sr5130nx computer .

I got DVD-R's from Fuji and E-gear and neither are being recognized. It recognizes CD's though. Or is it the software? I'm running Windows xp professional. When I was running Windows vista, it recognized the e-gear long enough to make recovery cd's.

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ok so i ran out of space on my terabyte so i copied some stuff over to my 500 gig and now the original folder i copied from on my tbyte wont let me delete it. under security tab all it says for everything is cannot show, access is denied. and if i try to take ownership it says the same thing. i also tried "takeown" in the cmd prompt and it still says access is denied in the elevated command prompt

A:cannot delete folder after copy

Try Unlocker in Safe Mode.

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I want to copy 2 drives as part of a regular backup schedule. One of these has my data files, the other has a VM.

I already use System Image to copy my C drive. I want to copy these drives separately as this uses less space and is quicker.

Most of the files that are in the drives do not change between backups. Others are updated, newly created or have been deleted since the last time I did a backup.

After the first full copy, is there a way I can make an incremental backup of just the changes?

When I've tried using copy & paste to do this I've been prompted to say if I want to replace a file that already exists (and is exactly the same), but I've also found that if a folder already had a file, and I've since deleted it, it doesn't get deleted when I re-copy the folder the next time.

From what I've read about File History, I'm not sure if it would recognise that some files have been deleted. A lot of the deleted files are videos and photos so they take up a lot of space. I have them saved elsewhere and don't need (or want) multiple copies.

Also when I used File History before I had regular problems where it wouldn't recognise the external drive. Frankly it was a pain and I would prefer a solution that doesn't use it.

I feel sure there is a simple solution, something I'm not doing quite right...

A:How to copy just what I want from a folder when backing up

For data files you may want to look for a file manager with Folder Sync capability or a dedicated Sync program. For example Total Commander has a folder sync feature. But I don't think there is a way to avoid doing individual deletions. A dedicated sync program may have rules where you can automatically delete files in one folder that don't exist in the other.

For the system partitions an imaging program with incremental backup saves a lot of time. I use Macrium Reflect Server 6. I have about 75GB used on my C: partition and of course with GPT it has to save the hidden partitions that support it. The first image may take about 45 minutes to produce. After that depending on the changes, the incremental may take from 5 to 20 minutes.

I would look on the big freeware download sites for a dedicated folder sync. Some may be automatic where they watch the source folder and copy over any changed files or deletions.

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I have 2 folders on C:\ drive. One is Car (C:\Car) and the other one is Bike (C:\Bike). I want to copy folder Bike (C:\Bike) to folder Car (C:\Car). I have successfully copied folder Bike to Car if Bike folder is in another folder something like this C:\Truck\Bike. But if it is on C:\ i cant. Example: C:\>xcopy Bike Car (nothing), C:\>xcopy /E Bike Car (nothing), but C:\>xcopy /E Truck Car, folder Bike (C:\Truck\Bike) is copied to folder Car (C:\Car) and then i have C:\Car\Bike.

A:Cant copy folder with DOS command

The old Dos commands have been removed. What is wrong with just using File Explorer to do the move.

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I was preparing to re-install my OS by copying all my important files, installers, etc. into one folder. When I copied a folder from My Documents to this new folder on my desktop, one of the subfolders disappeared. I've been unable to locate the missing folder or files through either windows search or Pandora Recovery. I'd really appreciate help locating it because it contains the source code for some tools I've written.

A:Sub Folder Missing After Copy

Hello and welcome to the forums hairycheese!

Have you tried using WinDirStat to look for the missing subfolder?

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Howdy. Apologies my first post is a problem not a solution.

Laptop running XP SP3.

I was copying a bunch of folders to from my laptop Hdd to an external USB HDD. No problems at first. I then start copying the next folder and notice that the progress is really sluggish.

I disabled windows search indexing. No improvement. Ran a lavasoft adaware smart scan to check for bad processes. Nothing there.

Copy finally completes, so I double click the folder to be told the 'folder is not accessable - file or directory is corrupted and unreadable'

I downloaded undelete plus and at present it is recovering the items that were on the laptop hdd being copied over, however, the files that were already in the destination folder (several Gigs worth) on the external drive are not being detected by undelete plus.

Any ideas on how to recover these files?

Thanks in advance


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Hi guys,
I made a topic here
of this problem but believe me i have done everything on the internet to try to copy the Desktop folder to backup ... but it always says Access is denied
most of the folders were hidden as system files - that I fixed
All titles files and folder are green in color
its a desktop folder of a user that i want to backup because i need to do a clean install
here are the things I tried - XP sp3
Tried to take ownership - which i think i succeeded
give permission
Ran combo fix
tried to decrypt - access is denied
Run scandisk
Took out HDD and connected to windows 7 PC - did the same things still failed
no matter what I do The Folder just doesnt copy
Access is denied !!

A moderator told me to create a new topic here and post DDS and Combo Fix logs here
they are attached please help

A:Cant Copy a folder no matter what !

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good day to all

i just want to share my problem regarding with the folder copying with the same permissions.

here's the scenario i installed domain server in my company and create a users ofcourse and in client pc we make 2 partitions in it(hard drive) C & D on drive D i make a folder USERS with the permissions.

C Drive OS Installed and basic programs
D Drive(with USERS folder) this is were i want to put the profiling on every users login on a client pc.

my problem is..

1. how can i copy the USERS folder in every client pc with the same permissions so i don't need to set in one by one on a client pc.
2. if there's a software or simple program that can do such thing transferring a folder to another pc over network with the same permission.

hope you could help me

A:Copy Folder with the same Permission

Quote: Originally Posted by zaldhie

good day to all

i just want to share my problem regarding with the folder copying with the same permissions.

here's the scenario i installed domain server in my company and create a users ofcourse and in client pc we make 2 partitions in it(hard drive) C & D on drive D i make a folder USERS with the permissions.

C Drive OS Installed and basic programs
D Drive(with USERS folder) this is were i want to put the profiling on every users login on a client pc.

my problem is..

1. how can i copy the USERS folder in every client pc with the same permissions so i don't need to set in one by one on a client pc.
2. if there's a software or simple program that can do such thing transferring a folder to another pc over network with the same permission.

hope you could help me

You will want to use the inherit permissions box for this. The tutorial below explains the process.

In order to have the same permissions on every machine you would need to add those machines to a User group which has the desired permissions set.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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Please let me know : how to copy or burn a zip folder. Thanks

A:How to copy/burn zip folder

Copy it, and then burn it, or just how to burn it.You don't need to copy it, to burn it.What burning program are you using?Most programs just allow you to drag the file (which is basically a copy, of the file) into the program window, then click Burn.

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I have several hundred files in a folder : C:\Users\Walter\Contacts\Desktop\WACdsfo

Please note this is not the normal Desktop !
Can I use DOS COPY to transfer these files onto USB Stick
and then use that on my new Windows 10 computer which I hopefully  will but=y from DELL
Please give me full spec of COPY
Is the full spec of all DOS commands available on internet and/or suitable Microsoft book

Many thanks


Walter Carson,
You can click the links below for DOS commands.
Command Line Reference A-Z
Essential DOS Commands

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