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Q: greek file paths problem

Hello everyone! New here with this problem, hope I'm entering it under the right category (if not, sorry)

I have a local and a network folder embeded in a tiddlywiki page in iframes.
They both contain folders, .doc and .xls files with both greek and english names.
I've set up the open office plugin to show the aforementioned files within browser, so the frames work as
a sort of view area ( ).

At the same time I need to be able to open the folders / files in their native windows environment.
The above configuration doesn't allow that as .doc and .xls links open in the open office environment by default.

A number of firefox add-ons (Open With 4.0 /,
IE Tab 2 / provide the functionality to open firefox links in different browsers and/or programs.

I've set up explorer, winword.exe and excel.exe as manual entries in the Open With add-on which allows you to right click on firefox links and select to open them with these applications. Other add-ons allow you to do the same thing with internet explorer or a chosen application.

They all present the following problem:

The plugin works perfectly when opening the folder file:///C:/a with explorer
and the files file:///C:/a/a.doc with winword and file:///C:/a/a.xls with excel.exe.

But I get a path does not exist or is not a directory error when trying to open the folder file:///C:/α (greek character) with explorer.
When opening file:///C:/α/α.doc with winword.exe I get a blank word document
and when opening file:///C:/α/α.xls with excel.exe I get a file could not be accessed error in excel,
asking to make sure that the file exists, it's not read only, the file name does not contain illegal characters
and the file path does not contain more than 218 characters. When ok-ing that I get a blank excel document.

If so chosen by the firefox options menu the files with greek file paths / names open ok when left clicked via the firefox default applicatiions (tested with word/excel/open office).

The above have been tested with FF 3.5.9 and 3.6.3 in Win XP Home Greek and
Win XP Pro English.

According to firefox support this is a windows issue (thus I'm placing the question under the XP category).

I've tried right clicking, copying the link location and pasting them in the start > run application

the folder file:///C:/a gets translated to file:///C:/a (the same) and opens ok. The same happens with
file:///C:/a/a.doc and file:///C:/a/a.xls

but the folder file:///C:/α gets translated to file:///C:/%CE%B1,
and the files file:///C:/α/α.doc and file:///C:/α/α.xls get translated to
file:///C:/%CE%B1/%CE%B1.doc and file:///C:/%CE%B1/%CE%B1.xls respectively
and they don't work in windows (path does not exist error).

Same thing happens when pasting the links in windows explorer or the respected applications (ms-word / ms-excel). Yet they all work ok if typing the path in the run application or explorer etc

Any ideas? Since the above functionality is absolutely essential
for a project I'm working on, any help would greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance


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Im new to windows 10, i upgraded from windows 7. I am beyong annoyed with the File looking for is here, there, in that folder and dont forget the folder under it lol. I sync my phone to pc for Dropbox, Files starts to sync and im seeing the same file syncing over and over like 4 times, along with the annoying windows sounds each time. I look to see where they are going and one goes to a folder
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Hello, I know (am pretty sure >.<) that there is a way to do this.

I am trying to set a file path for a folder, but I need the folder to go to the current username, instead of my username. For example..

C:\Users\Matt\Documents\ - Is my current path

I want it to be C:\Users\*THEIR USER NAME*\Documents\

A:Help With File Paths

Hello Anyok,

You can use the path below for a universal profile path instead.

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents

Hope this helps,

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Dear All,

One of my user is facing copy paths issue in window 7 enterprise . User get the following error.

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I use WinAso Registry Optimizer; when I run it my computer crashes when it gets to Invalid File Paths, but when I remove the invalid file paths flag, it completes the process just fine. I would like some advice on correcting invalid file paths...thanks.

A:Invalid File Paths

Don't use registry cleaners. If you continue to use them, chances are that crashes will be among the least of your problems. Those things are junk, do only harm, and you should be thankful you were even able to reboot. Performance is not improved by using them, they remove needed entries, and they create their own "errors" so that they can "fix" them, making worse errors in the process.

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A little background first.

I have a shortwave radio that is of a new type where a lot of the functions such as filters, etc. is done via software that resides on the PC.

The radio is mfg. by the WINRADIO company.
The model of the radio is a G31 DDC

After playing with the radio, it automatically Saves the frequencies that you have listened to, and puts them into Memory to be able to recall them later.
The file that it creates is called "User Memory"..

I seem to have the User Memory File in the right place, I think, but the "path" to get there seems to be different.

I have one path of:
Libraries/ Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

And another path of:
C:/ Users/ Bob/ My Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

They both seem to lead to the correct file of User Memory.

a. My main question: Is there really only one file of User Memory, but two different ways or paths to get to it ?

b. What's with Libraries; I've never set that up ? What are they ?

c. Notice that one path has My "Documents", and the other just "Documents".

If anyone could explain this for me, I would be most appreciative.

Much thanks,

A:Two Paths To The Same File Question ?

A Library doesn’t contain files, but provides a single aggregated view of multiple folders and their contents.

These links may help:

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders

Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

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So I've been trying to use system file checker, and encountered a problem where it can't repair a file. I found this page detailing how to manually fix the problem:

Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

I was fine until step 2, where it says

"For example, type takeown /f E:\windows\system32\extremely_simplified_example.dll"

The problem is, my CBS.log file says stuff like:

Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"

and I don't know how to translate that into a path to use with the takeown command. I searched for that file using explorer and found a dozen different copies, so I'm not sure which one to replace.

Semi-related questions: Can I just replace them all? I'm planning on using a copy of the file from a similar system that works, is that ok?


A:Help understanding CBS.log file paths

Hello Southbound, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Those instructions there are fine, but just a bit vague. OPTION THREE in the tutorial below can help give you only the SFC results to help make it easier to go through.SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Next, the tutorial below can show you how to extract files from your installation disc to replace any listed files that SFC cannot repair.Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
Before doing anything, please post back and upload your sfcdetails.txt file to see what all may be wrong, and if it any file that cannot be repaired is worth worrying about.Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
To help interrupt what it says to know the path:Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
Unable to repair \SystemRoot\WinSXS\Manifests\\[l:24{12}]"FWPKCLNT.SYS"
The first line says that SFC cannot repair the FWPKCLNT.SYS file.

The second line is the path of the file. "SystemRoot" is a variable "%SystemRoot%" that is actually just a shortcut for "C:\Windows". This leaves you with the file path as:C:\Windows\WinSXS\Manifests\FWPKCLNT.SYS
Doing a search on the C: drive for the listed FWPKCLNT.SYS file would help give you all of it's locations if needed as well.

Hope this helps for now,

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after i run winaso registry cleaner/optimizer i get a messeage that i need to delte invalid files path

how do i do that ??????????

A:invalid file paths ???

Do yourself a favor, and if a registry cleaner offers to do something you don't understand, decline. It's far easier to clean the system to death than to actually fix something with a registry cleaner.

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I'm trying to figure out how to change my file path names. The system name on my computer is Tsula but all paths still say the 'Owner' thing.

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Know how to fix it? x3

A:Changing Root Name In File Paths

I think you need to create a new profile and move settings from old to new, How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile - Louis

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I know there's no difference aside from appearance, but it's really annoying to look at it.

I've uninstalled the program and looked around the Regional and Language options, policy settings, and about anywhere I can think of, maybe I missed it somewhere, but I can't find a way to revert it. Can anyone help? Thanks.

A:Yen symbol () instead of backslash in file paths.

Shameless bump.

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I have a program that plays music on VB 2008 Express Edition. It accesses music from my memory stick because I'm going to need to move the program to another computer. However, the memory stick was always listed under the J:\ drive, but now randomly it's listed under the K:/ drive. Is there a way so that I can just get the music "into" the program so that it can just play the music no matter what computer it is on. P.S. I also need to get this program to run on XP, and the file path is E:\, I'm afraid that since mine changed randomly, the XP computer I'm moving it to will also change randomly.

Please Help!

A:File Paths Changing Randomly

You can change the drive letter by going to Administrative Tools in Control Panel and them going into Computer Management, there is a section called Disk Management which will show all connected drives, from there you can change the drive path.

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A:Partitioning hard drives and file paths

Well, yes if you use a program like Partition Magic that does non-destructive partitioning you can then id the partition as F, and not have lost your paths.

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When i open file dialog (saving/open files) i also get list of old path that are not existing any more.

how i can remove it ?


A:how to remove file dialog suggested paths?

Hello Igalep,

This may be able to help. It will be the same location used for Windows Explorer.

Windows Explorer Auto Suggest - Delete Typed Paths

Hope this helps,

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I have a bunch of music stored on Z/```music, and in a playlist. However, I wish to move the music to E/```music, but not have to go through the process of recreating a playlist

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A:How to change file paths for music in WMP playlist

here's a real nifty way to move folders to a different location..
Add Copy To / Move To on Windows 7 or Vista Right-Click Menu - How-To Geek

good luck

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I guess this may be a tiny bit off the subject here, but I am attempting this in windows 7.

I have a program file manager tool called 'Directory Opus' that is capable of calling windows external programs and passing them the current directory the file manager is sitting on.

So far so good.

Now I want to call a cygwin (linux/unix emulator for windows) terminal with that file manager.

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So it is a path to a command and an argument to that command.

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So using the Directory opus setup I pass this call:
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I would ask on specifically this forum:
General Software Discussion -

The reason is I know there are a bunch of DO aficionados, who also use Linux, on that forum. I've never tried DO myself. I have played around with CygWin. But it's been a few years.

If the site wants a donation to sign up just explain to Mouser why you want to post etc.. I think he'll be sympathetic.

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A:How to reset a user's deleted sub-folders/file paths?

Do you mean you've deleted the entire user folder in the root of C:\Users?

If so, just forget about it, unless you need to restore actual data. Simply create a new user after deleting the old one:

net user /delete DeletedUserNameHere

You can see the list of user names with

net user

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A:How do I display file paths when using Photos as a screen saver

Welcome to Seven Forums romper. It can't be done natively in 7, but if you still have your XP PC, people report success in copying ssmypics.scr from their XP machine to the Window 7 C:\windows\System32 directory. Open the Screen Saver Settings window and select the My Pictures Slideshow option, and voil?!

A Guy

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Can you supply the correct paths and file names for initiating programmes to view files in

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A:correct paths and file names for initiating programmes

nik, these could be different on anyone's PC.

If you're looking for the executable file paths, just do a find for the following files and note the folder they're stored in:

PowerPoint: powerpnt.exe
Excel: excel.exe
Visio: visio32.exe (I'm pretty sure about this one, not positive)

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Anybody know the reason for this and a way around it?


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In C:\Documents and Settings\User I have 2 folders:

Start Menu

The files within the Start Menu folder, as an example, have the path: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu.

If I rename the Start Menu folder to, say, xxxxStart Menu, and view path of the files in the folder again, the path remains the same C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu instead of what I expected to be C:\Documents and Settings\User\xxxxStart Menu

The same applies for Favorites.

Additionally, I can leave the renamed xxxxStart Menu folder in Documents and Settings\User and create a new folder of the same name (xxxxStart Menu) and it allows me to do this--even though both names are the same!

1) Is this normal?
2) Why is this?
3) Are these some kind of "special" folders that Windows XP treats differently?
4) Why doesn't this happen for other folders like Desktop, Cookies, Local Settings, SendTo, and Application Data?


A:Xp File Paths Question, pertains to Favorites and Start Menu

Are these some kind of "special folders"Click to expand...

That is exactly what they are called. For more detailed information: Also check out the links at the bottom of the page for more details.

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Windows 2008 Vista EventLog Failover Clustering
Have the following channels:

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I have the same problems filling forms in Greek.
I can write Greek in all other microsoft programs (word, excel, outlook express).
I forgot to mention I run IE6 on win2000

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Hello All,
Please understand the scenario.

"We are developing a web based software that is used in FleetServices to process some driver and vehicle files, that contains activities (like driving, rest etc.). So the problem is that when i got a (driver/vehicle) file in German language and i try to transfer it to server, it fails if my regional setting is set to Greek Language. But i am able to transfer (driver/vehicle) file if my OS's Regional setting is other than Greek."

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Is there a bug in Windows XP or Visual Studio 8 or we are doing something wrong.

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I would be very-very thankful to you.

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Acer Aspire M1100 AM1100-E1402A
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The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

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If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.

I have a script I use for it.

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It is just easier to use a Vista install dvd ( not the same as your factory recovery image ), boot it up, and install to your desired partition.

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I hope I did this right.
I have a Dell inspiron 530 that is used for basic home use. We use it for checking emails and going to Netflix. Unfortunately, there are no computer geniuses at our house, therefore, we cannot fathom how our computer has received a virus (or something) from basic emails or Netflix, although I know it is possible. I truly have NO idea what's going on with it, but I am SURE something is wrong. It is flooded with pop ups, occasionally there appears to be another computer connected to our network, but we do not have wireless, all of our antivirus software is turned off constantly by an 'unknown' source, and it simply isn't running right. ???
Any help with this is appreciated beyond measure.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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Hi all
I recently bought a FUJITSU-SIEMENS notebook (I live in Greece).
While I was told I could have the XP operating system in English, it is actually in Greek and the company refuses to "overwrite" the Greek OS with English.
My question is can I use ENGLISH OFFICE or will this block my PC from working properly?

A:Greek Office

Not positive, but pretty sure you can.
The experience I've had was with Japanese Microsoft OS and installing English versions of various software. Ran just fine.

There also was a hidden software "switch" (not so much hidden, but not well known) to alternate the display from the Japanese characters where the OS messages shown through, to the English messages. See if there is a similar Greek backdoor.

I did not particularly like the Japanese/English combination, but it was workable.

Try and install the English application on your Greek OS, can't hurt to try. You'll be told during the install if it won't go.

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I have windows XP pro English. Now I have a problem reading Greek text that appears on a program called "Audiophiler" (see attached photo). I have changed the setting in the Regional and language options in the Advance tap where it says select a language to match the language of a non-unicode program to Greek but still the same problem. Is there anything else I can try to solve the problem? I have tried everything in the Regional and language option.


A:Greek fonts

If it exists at all, you'd need a localized Greek version of that program, nothing else will help.
Or look for some other similar software that 'understands' Greek, e.g. Multimedia Manager

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I don't know how I have done it but all my drop down links are now in the Greek text. It also appears all over the place. If I hover my cursor over links, that also is in Greek.

All the options from the Frirefox browser also in Greek.


I believe that a web site RHAEKC ( letter 'R' mirrored) may have something to do with it.

A:Greek text everywhere

closing duplicate
Please only post once per problem

continue here

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- Ran CCleaner
- Deleted suspicious hardware using add/delete in control panel
- uncovered hidden files
- Ran HijackThis

Still receiving rogue pop-ups despite having StopZilla (which has always worked in the past.) I also seem to be running multiple iexplore.exe in my Task Manager even when my browser is closed. So something is fishy and I need you guys to tell me what to delete and/or run.

Here is my recent HJT log. Thanks!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:53:41 PM, on 3/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
C:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\STOPzilla.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee AntiSpyware\Msssrv.exe
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A:all greek to me - wisdom needed!!

Sorry - HiJackThis is runing from a temp directory and must be moved to run correctly

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe:;dl=item5

Scroll down to the download section where the download button is

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
Download Superantispyware (SAS)

Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.
It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.
Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.
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I have an application running in the UK which produces printed output. I now need to print it in Greek! All strings which need to be printed are in a database and they have been translated.

When I read these strings and attempt to print them I see the following:

1) if I have my regional settings for non-unicode programs set to Uk, then I get question marks replacing most characters

2) if I set that option to Greek, I get different characters - ones with accents (different sorts), double-dots, etc - looks pretty foreign but it is not Greek!!

My print font currently is Arial. I use Printer.print <string> to print.

Any suggestions?


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Got some nasty stuff here. This computer was used online without virus protection, and it picked up all kinds of interesting stuff. When I first started messing with it, it would automatically open internet explorer and go to a music purchase site. Also, it would not open taskmanager, nor could it run hijack this or msconfig. I changed the name of hijack this, and it would then run. I installed BitDefender AV and ran a scan. It found numerous viruses and either removed them or quarantined them. Still had the same problem. Ran hijack this and fixed several things including an apparently bogus file named "msconfig32.exe" Things seemed to get a little better but still had major problems. Ran spybot s&d to no effect. After searching online, I began to suspect that it was the Vundo trojan. I downloaded Symantec trojan.Vundo Removal Tool. It did fix some things including a couple of BHOs, but it reported the computer did not have Vundo. The browser hijack problem stopped, but now, after a few minutes online, BitDefender pops up and says it blocked some virus - always appearing in C:\Windows\system32. It seems like new names always keep coming up for both the virus and the file name (however Trojan.Downloader.ConHook.M seems to be the most common, also have seen Backdoor.RBot.840CA203; file names include sstqo.exe, jkhec.exe, and tftp3088).

Here is the info if anyone would be kind enough to help me get rid of this junk:

BD Quarantine list:

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A:More Trojans than a Greek epic - need some help

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Does anyone know of any good Ancient greek fonts or language packs for MS Office?


A:Ancient greek in MS Office?

Greek 101 Fonts

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I downloaded some .mp3 files.

When I play them in Winamp or QMPlayer, the filenames are in what looks like Greek although some parts of the filenames are in English. In Explorer and Total commander the filenames are in English.

OK so I rename the files using the convention I employ for music. The changed filenames stick in Explorer and TC, but on playing them the filenames have not changed in the players. Deleting the playlist and reloading it has no effect on the players' ideas as to what the filenames are.

I even copied one of the files to a temporary directory with a completely different filename, but it still opened in the players with the old filename.

What is happening here?

A:[SOLVED] Filenames in Greek


Originally Posted by Cheemag

I downloaded some .mp3 files.

When I play them in Winamp or QMPlayer, the filenames are in what looks like Greek although some parts of the filenames are in English. In Explorer and Total commander the filenames are in English.

OK so I rename the files using the convention I employ for music. The changed filenames stick in Explorer and TC, but on playing them the filenames have not changed in the players. Deleting the playlist and reloading it has no effect on the players' ideas as to what the filenames are.

I even copied one of the files to a temporary directory with a completely different filename, but it still opened in the players with the old filename.

What is happening here?


I've figured out that this is caused by the tags in the .mp3s and has nothing to do with the filenames.

Sorry to have wasted your bandwidth.

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I'm using Win 7 Home Premium, 32bit. Recently upgraded from XP Pro. Now I can't get usuable Greek fonts on Printmaster 16, Calendar Creator 8.0 or Parsons Address Book Deluxe 6.0. I need these fonts, as I live in Greece. Thanks for any assistance that you can offer.

A:Unusable Greek Fonts

Your keyboard is acting differently am I right?
Keyboard Input Language - Add or Remove

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Greetings! HP Officejet R40 scanner/printer will not load Precision Scan software to work. Get 'illegal operation' msg. Dr. Watson utility says:
"IPEBASE DLL attempted to use a null pointer variable."
Module name: HPSBSEWA.DLL
Computer freezes during shutdown. (Once created a fixed with a better registry file-I then went in & deleted
Fix-it tries so far: scandisk & defrag; opening from Explorer; going into InoculateIT PE antivirus & unchecking "all files" to "files of these types" (sugg. by HP site); deleted temp files. File named IPEBASE.DLL found, but what is a null data pointer variable?
HP PIII 500,256, Win 98SE, IE5.5, InoculateIT 5.2. The only new thing is the virus software, but I had to take out McAfee Activeshield first.

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We are using Outlook 2007 on Exchange 2007.

I am in USA (Minnesota) and we are getting some emails from Australia that are coming in encoded as Greek (ISO). These emails will show up as jumbled garbage or completely blank.

We have a workaround to change them from Greek (ISO) to Western European (Windows) by opening the email going to "Other Actions" -> "Encoding" and changing it from Greek (ISO) to Western European (Windows).

Another workaround is to use OWA (Outlook Web Access) insted of the outlook client. OWA shows the message properly, but I suspect that is because it's using the regional settings in IE.

I was wondering if there is anyway to force convert incoming emails to Western European (Windows)? Either on the exchange side or Outlook client.

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I can't input greek characters in any Adobe CS2 product (photoshop - illustrator). When I try I get question marks (?????) instead of greek characters.
Adobe CS supported greek characters.
Any solution?

A:Adobe CS2 Greek Language support

Any help here...

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In my work computer (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit) I noticed a strange phenomenon. When I switch keyboard layout to Greek in order to type Greek in Google or elsewhere, it types strange symbols instead of the actual character! This happens in every website when I try to type data in a box or wherever else. If I write the text in Notepad or elsewhere and I copy-paste, it is OK. The problem is I cannot type directly in Greek. The keyboard produces symbols instead of Greek characters! This problem is only in IE 11, in Google Chrome I can type OK.

Please don't tell me to use another browser! Give me a solution. It might be some setting since I don't have this problem at home (see my specs).

Thank you.

A:Symbols instead of Greek text when typing in a box IE 11

After examining carefully all settings, I wasn't sure if the advanced settings were correct or screwed. So I decided to reset the advanced settings to default. This did the trick. It could be something with UTF8, but not sure. Resetting to default cancelled any wrong setting and now it works OK.

PS: I didn't change anything else, only reset the advanced settings to default. That's for anyone having the same issue.

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Windows 7. Firefox 4.1

I don't know how I have managed, to do it but suddenly most of my drop down links are in Greek text. It is not just in the drop down links, but the Greek text seems to appear all over the place.

This really is a problem and I must rectify it ASAP.

There is also evidence of a web site RHAEKC. The 'R'is reversed. Is this something to do with Firefox.

Finding out what to do is impossible because I can't speak Greek!!!!!!!

A:Greek text appearing iover

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When I opened up my Youtube download app the wording in the Search box was in Greek. I haven't used the app for some time, but it has never had any Greek words in it before.

Not so odd as it might seem since I am actually in Greece but I have always had my location and language set to UK as I'm English and my Greek isn't too good.

Also, the app wouldn't load and minimised to the taskbar. I tried to load it a couple of times with no success.

I thought the best option would be to uninstall and reinstall the app, so I right clicked on the tile and chose to uninstall. I then opened the Store and found that some of the wording here was in Greek (see attachment below).

As you can see the menu bar is in Greek, and on the Store home page most menu items are in Greek. But curiously the login screen is not.

I went into Location in the Control Panel and found this was set to Greece (I have no idea when this changed or why, but I'm sure it was UK before). So I reset it to UK and restarted the laptop as applying this change didn't affect the Store.

Neither did the restart and I still have Greek menus in the Store.

I know this wasn't the case a few days ago as I had to reinstall all my apps after a refresh, and everything was in English then. There has always been a little Greek in the Store (app ratings were in Greek for example), but the menus and other instructions have always been in English.

Can anyone suggest how I can get things changed back to English?

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A:Store app started using Greek language

Marking this as solved, not because it was, but I did a System Image Restore to before the problem started.

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How do I type and print the old windows special characters now I have windows 7
In windows XP I used to have two keyboard in my task tray one ENG and one EL ( greek) so i could swap between the two and print the Greek letter Omega
I also used the Windows special characters ALT0181 to print mu - as an example
How do I print these Greek and Mathematical symbols now please?

A:How do I type / print Greek letters

Hello sparkfishes,

Hit start and type character map. There are a bunch of things on there.

Alternatively, you can use alt codes, as seen here: How do i type special characters?


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Formerly, I was using an HP Laser Jet 4 Plus. The new printer is a HP Laser Jet 1160. My Word processing program is Microsoft Word 2000. In addition to not printing symbols, in places, the letters are scrunched all together. Any fixes for this?

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I am writing a VB application that makes use of some embedded VBA. I have created a template MS Word 2000 document that contains a series of bookmarks. When the user clicks the print button, the text in the dialog text boxes are printed at the appropriate bookmarks. I have installed several other applications using the same snipet of code with no problems. However, today I am trying to get it to run on one guy's computer and the text shows up in the document using greek letters. When adding more text to the document it is also added in Greek. I have opened a new document on his machine and it shows text in english. I think there must be setting in Word that it set incorrectly, but I'm not ruling out a problem in my code.

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A friend has an old PC running XP Pro Greek with Office 2007 (English with Office Greek Language Pack).
She has just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium (English) and Office 2007 (English with Office Greek Language Pack)..
So I wanted to import her PST file from Outlook on the old PC to the laptop.
But the Greek folder names and more importantly the Contacts do not display the Greek chsracters - they are illegible unprintable characters.
It doesn't make any difference if I set te default Office language to Greek - all the menus then show in Greek perfectly but the folder names and contacts are still illegible.
Help please!!!!!

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My computer... {XP operating system } changed completely after downloading and opening...F Secure 2006 virus protection. My desktop now reads in a Greek language as well as my files, and I keep getting a backweb error saying it doesn't have a file called BWFiles.dll so it can't find the F Prot Secure 2006 program.Also besides my files reading Greek. it also reads some things in a number my name is Bob and it shows up as 12/3. Also my System Restore has been affected and will not work.I have never seen such a problem like this before ever on my computer.It was requested to reboot for the program F Secure 2006 to be workable, which I did ...then all the problems started. I get a pop up with the Backweb error thing about every minute. I have to hit OK for it to go away...then about 1 minute or less it is back...VERY annoying.Any help you can provide would truly be appreciated. I am including the HJT file log for reviewing It is below my closing.Thanks,forthelittleguy------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:03:32 PM, on 11/20/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\... Read more

A:My Desktop Now Reads In A Greek Language As Well As My Files,

Hi forthelittleguy and welcome to the Bleeping Computer forums. My name is Whisperer and I will be helping you with your problem. Although I am experienced with computers, I am currently a Trainee in Malware removal and, as such, ALL of my fixes will be checked by malware experts. If you have not done so already, please do the initial cleanup steps in the following instructions and then post a new log: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting a HijackThis Log I would like you to produce a list of installed programs to assist me in any cleanup.To do this open your HijackThis Click on Open the Misc Tools section or Config? button, depending on how you are set up. If you used the Config... option then click the Misc Tools tabSelect Open Uninstall Manager , a list of your installed programs will be displayed.Select the Save List? button and save the file to your desktop.Please post a copy of this list and an up-to-date HijackThis log in your replyFinally a few questions/observations for you to answer or react to.1. What Firewall are you using?2. You have more than one anti-virus solution running ? it is imperative that you only ever have one running at any one time as they will mutually interfere with each other. Please select one and close any others.3. What connection do you have with Venezuela?Back as soon as I have studied your log in greater detailGT

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Hi all,

I'm making a scientific poster presentation and am using Photoshop to make some of the fancy visuals for it.

I have some text in a bubble, but I'd like the text to include some of the Greek symbols you can get in MS Word or similar applications.

Copy - pasting the text across from Word into my Photoshop text layer doesn't work. The text comes across fine but I simply get spaces where all my theta, phi and whatnot were.

Does anyone know if it is possible to get these symbols to correctly display in Photoshop? I've Googled it and looked at the manual to no avail.

Apologies if this is the wrong forum - it looked the most likely one to me.


A:Using greek symbols in Photoshop image text - possible?

Oops - turned out the solution is simple. For anyone else who wants to know, there's a font called Symbol which, unsurprisingly, has lots of common Greek and Latin symbols.

Now I feel stupid.

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A friend has an old PC running XP Pro Greek with Office 2007 (English with Office Greek Language Pack).

She has just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium (English) and Office 2007 (English with Office Greek Language Pack)..

So I wanted to import her PST file from Outlook on the old PC to the laptop.

But the Greek folder names and more importantly the Contacts do not display the Greek chsracters - they are illegible unprintable characters.

It doesn't make any difference if I set te default Office language to Greek - all the menus then show in Greek perfectly but the folder names and contacts are still illegible.

I have installed all the fonts from the Greek XP system into Windows 7.

Help please!!!!!

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Why until now my desktop and netbook works fine and see all files at any folder at once and not
5 - 5 or 10 - 10 files?
Now from everywhere i check(Internal or external or lan discs) show me every folder files NOT AT ONCE.
Why is that happening?

I already check all the hard disks with hdd sentinel and all hard disks is 100 healthy.

So what is happening and what i can do to solve it?

A:Windows 7 sp1 greek ultimate. Doesn't see all files at once.

Can you take a screen shot and post it here so we have a visual.

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I have this issue that when I open a word file that was created by someone else my word 2007 will turn all phi symbols into "squares". I have installed a compatibility pack but still does it..

any suggestions?


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In writing to French or Greek colleagues,
I need to use grave-acute accents and/or greek letters (\pi, \sigma, \tau,...)

I opened Character Map and dragged some of them into the mail text.
Unfortunately, when the mail is opened, the greek characters appear as
π σ τ

My comments:
1st) how to transmit the above characters ?
2nd) is it possible to use directly some combinations of Alt+XXX or AltGR+XXX or ....
without invoking Character Map for the French grave-acute accents ?

At present the only alternative I have, is to use Latex.
Thanks for your help.

PS. Tecra w50-A-117 under Ubuntu 15.04

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Operating system:

Windows 7 Ultimate, x64, fully updated. I believe the files in question came from the old Bioshock demo, and, thus, SecuROM.

System specs:

Probably not relevant, but just in case:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
nVidia GeForce 7800 x 2 in SLi
3GB RAM for some reason
Big ol' noisy-assed PSU
The drive in question is my system drive (hence trying to keep it clean): a SATA 36GB Western Digital Raptor.

Problem description:

I've got the common problem of having an undeletable Windows.old folder left over by :evil:SecuROM, but I'm having an absolute Weston getting rid of this one. A combination of corrupted/non-standard filenames, stuck attributes and the fact that MS-DOS wildcard commands suck has left me tearing my hair out. I have a horrible nagging suspicion that I'm in a Catch22.

Attempted fixes:

All the below is being done as Administrator where applicable.
Using the official SecuROM Removal Tool
Running in safe mode
Using file unlockers (such as Lockhunter64)
Using third-party force-delete utilities (such as Delete Doctor)

None of these work, and I believe all for the same reason - Windows can't delete these files for some reason other than an already running process. Here's where it gets a bit more complex...
Going to town on this thing in the command prompt. It felt like trying to get my AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS working for the Eldar Scrolls:Arena from back in the day.

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A:[SOLVED] Arabic/greek characters + Hidden Files + Securom = Catch22 of can't delete?

Hi -

Download/ install delinvfile -->

Run it at elevated admin level - RIGHT-click, "Run as Admin"

Also -->

Regards. . .



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the pc is new(or is it)

CPU: core i5 750
GPU: GTX285 drivers 12.3
RAM: 4Gb (ddr3 duh!)
OS: vista home premium 32 bit
MONITOR: viewsonic VX2268wm 120 Hz

note: reinstalling drivers did not work and when the pc was tested in the shop 3d vision was ok

the half dead games first
problem1: games only have sound, and while the screen is active i have no image

the games(i havent tried all games and i dont believe i have to. some work some dont):

Gothic 3(all patches)

FSX(it goes black after it fully loads a flight with the loading bar flashing in the infinite darkness. it plays normally when i put it in window mode and i suspect that the other games might work in window mode, but the button combination for window mode will only work for fsx)

some freeware games

cell factor revolution

painkiller(a gray square appears in the left up corner that covers 4/10 of the screen with the desktop covering the rest)

problem 2: crysis starts in window mode and it wont go in full screen, it also has a preposterous and unstable performance(the old pc 9800GTX+ E8500 was running it perfectly in full settings)

problem 3: when im going to start mass effect for the first time it tries to open the config utility but it crashes

paradox: homeworld 1 dates back to 1999 and it runs perfectly

Nvidia 3d vision's one and only problem:
well ummmm no depth. only a dizzying double screen(with the glasses active duh!)
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A:lots of game problems:sound but no image. 3d vision: no depth! vista 32bit sp2 greek

GTX285 drivers 12.3

Could you elaborate on this a bit?

Also could you get this and run it and then reinstall the video drivers?
Sometimes Nvidia drivers dont play well and this will make sure that you start from the begining.

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Q: Paths


Sounds like your PATHS are wrong ?

This is always fun.

You need to ?locate? the nmake.exe and ensure that the path to this file eg, c:\myfiles\nmake.exe is listed in PATH

This is something someone told me i needed to do to finish compiling a program (anope IRC services)

Frankly I'm rather new to all of this and have no clue exactlly what to do

Any help would be greatly appreciated


This page has the full instructions for building Anope for Windows

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Is it possib to delete the shared document and libraries from my Seven ? Or will windows keep generating new ones at each boot ? Can I stop windows from doing this ? or have i have to live with this ?


Packard Bell Imedia
4 gb ram



A:Paths , Librabries ?

You need to remember that library's only point to the actual file somewhere on the network or on your own machine in the "user" files. If you need to delate something from the library you should delate the file from the actual source "my pictures" My documents" "my music".

But there is a way to make it work like you want.

Just go into Windows Media Player, choose the "organize" tab then "options" then choose the Library tab and set it to "delate files from the computer when delated from the Library. Although I believe that only works if you are delating files from Library of the machine that contains the source files.

That should allow for delating from the Library, but only from the machine that the files reside on, I don't believe it will work accross the network. It think it still works best if you delate from the file source instead of the Library.

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Looking for a way to add a single file to an existing .ZIP file, but need to specify the path within the existing file structure.

Example - I ZIP a directory and it's subs with all of their files. It has about 6 different subs and each of them have up to 10 subs of their own.

I need to add 1 single file and tell it that the path I want it to go to is:

BUT - the file is not coming from the same directory on the system being used to create the ZIP.

Please help.


A:WinZip paths

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Applications won't run because the paths can't be found but the files and folders all exist

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I was just wondering if there were a way to change the default cookie path in XP to another location; for example, my RamDrive...Thanks for any help! peace,

A:XP Cookies and Paths

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I'm writing a batch file which calls a 32 bit .exe program. I want it to be compatible with the different Windows operating systems. The problem is that the path to "Program Files" is different depending which OS is being used. For instance:

I know the paths for these OS' since I use them:
- WinXP 32 bit: C:\Program Files\
- Vista 64 bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\

Could some kind souls please tell me what the 32bit paths are for:
- WinXP 64 bit:
- Vista 32 bit:

And for Windows 7 also would be nice:
- Win7 32 bit:
- Win7 64 bit:


A:Need help with paths in XP and Vista.

Environment variable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Look down in the section called "system path variable" for %ProgramFiles%.

Some other good stuff on that page as well.


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I'm trying to enter a registry value. However, the place to enter it is dimmed:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\

When I right click App Paths "New" appears and should allow me to left click on "Key". However, "Key" is dimmed so I cannot select it.

I am the admin and logged in as such. I have XP Pro SP3 installed.

How do I make "Key" available?


A:How to make xp app paths key available

Sounds like a permissions issue of some kind.

Right click App Paths then click Permissions
Administrators and System should have Full Control and Read access, Power Users should have Read and Special, and Users should have Read access. Creator Owner should have Special. These should all be greyed out, meaning they are inherited.

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I did not know which forum to post in for my problem. Sorry if this is the wrong one.

I recently tried to relocate my data folders and something went wrong. When I was done I had dble folders. This is a picture of the results.
Attachment 171583

I moved them back to it's original place. I want to be able to move them a separate partician. I know that the problem has something to do with paths being incorrect.

When I click on the start menu and on my username icon it opens up my real user folders and not Libraries. I wonder if this is a clue. I have returned the start menu customizations to default and it still opens my user folders. Can someone help me figure this out?


A:Need to fix folder Paths.

Hi ariel5345

Have a look at this - Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries The second set of .reg files will reset your start menu open locations.

This should help put your user folders back to their default location - User Folders - Restore Default Location

Follow this excellent tutorial to help move your user folders successfully - User Folders - Change Default Location

Post back with any questions


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there two windows xp professionals installe dmy pc .
How can I delete the second?

A:Boot Paths

Go to Start/Run and type msconfig go to the Boot.ini tab click Check All Boot Paths

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I am using Parallels running Windows XP.
I try opening the run.bat file from there but it appears and disappears in a second. I managed to click it like crazy and see what it says. "UNC paths are not supported." I also opened CMD and dragged the run.bat file over into it. This is that I got...

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:UNC paths are not supported

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I recently had to get rid of of my slave harddrive, and therefore had to reinstall a few programs:

A problem occurs when i try to setup software using setup files that worked perfectly before:

---- 1607:Unable to install InstallShield Scripting Runtime.

I check this out on net. Download the required isscript.msi, which should automatically install the required installshield again. But then i get it automatically pointing towards my old hd

---- Error 1327. Invalid Drive: G:\

Can someone please help me understand whats wrong and how to find a solution?



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I am trying to show a friend how to use a used computer he purchased recently. I have done some exploring in his files and folders. My experience is limited to XP only; so some things look different to me. I found this path: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\services.exe which seems odd. Is a temp folder where Vista would place services.exe, or does this indicate a problem?

Thanks for your replies,

A:vista paths

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I am using Parallels running Windows XP.
I try opening the run.bat file from there but it appears and disappears in a second. I managed to click it like crazy and see what it says. "UNC paths are not supported." I also opened CMD and dragged the run.bat file over into it. This is that I got...

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:UNC paths are not supported

I've posted this on 10 sites and all I got are witty remarks. People are just dumb these days....

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Will the Windows Vista Upgrade path allow me to upgrade from 64 bit Home Premium to 32 bit Ultimate? I need to do this to use my legacy software without re-installing everything.

A:Vista upgrade paths

The last that I read, going from 32 to 64 required a CLEAN install. Based on that I would think that it would be the same for 64 to 32.

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I have Windows XP Pro, sp 2.

I've encountered paths like: C:\DOCUME~1\ROYON~1\LOCALS~1\Temp. Except the tilde is higher. I don't know how to follow paths when there like this. Can someone please tell me how to interpret this path?



A:How do you interpret paths like C:\DOCUME~1\...


This kind of path is contraction of the real folder or file names so that they are compatible with the old 8.3 DOS filename format. I don't know why it is necessary, but in (my) theory it works this way:
Long names are stripped of all spaces, even between words.
If the resulting string, without extension, is longer than 8 characters, the 6 leftmost characters are taken and an index appended, to distinguish between similar names.
So "ASDFGHJKLQWE" becomes "ASDFGH~1" while ASDFGHJKLRTZ" becomes "ASDFGH~2"

So the one you submitted translates to something like

C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp
Where username is different for each user of the computer.

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How do you get to see the full path rather than have part of it cut off?

A:Seeing full drive paths

Take a look here:

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How would I set up Windows 8 so that I can edit the `path` environment variable in a fixed pitch font such as `Console` or `Lucida Console`? I don't want to change the font for other parts of Windows - only where paths are displayed. It seems I've been doing this in a terribly inappropriate font for many years and my tired eyes aren't great for semicolons.

A:change the font for paths

Hi Broiyan,
In windows 7 it was so easy by going to control panel, but now is much harder(you`ll see what i mean):
As Far As i know go to regedit>>>>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>>>SOFTWARE>>>>Microsoft>>>>Windows NT>>>>Current Vision>>>>FontSubstitues>>>> thats all what i know now i need an MVP like brink to hep you with here.

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When I open 3ds max I get a number of error messages for example:
The fonts path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Fonts does not exist. Use configure paths to set the locatioin to a path that does exist.
[These messages also include The Import Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Meshes, The export path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Meshes, The Expressions Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Express, Previews Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Previews and Video Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Videos does not exist. Use configure paths to set the locatioin to a path that does exist.]
I would dearly love to do that but I don't know how???
Can anyone help me to find out how to 'configure a path?'
Many thanks.
J. Nabney

A:(Solved) How to configure paths?

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I am using Oplisker program.

Oplisker (Open Source Play List Maker) |

How to create m3u file from mp3s in different folders on your computer ?

It seems to only create mp3 playlist only from mp3s in the same folder.

I was interested to create playlist from different folders with different paths
to save to one m3u file, not m3u file in each folder from the mp3s within that folder.

I know I can edit the file so it goes to different paths using notepad, but that would defeat the purpose of this program making it easier to save playlst from diferent mp3s in diffrent folders.


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Hi guys.
I've just tried to use WinMX and found that it is showing the full paths as to where files are stored on the users' HDs.

Can I turn this off? It makes it really difficult to see the file you're looking for, with all this C:\My Documents\My Music\..... crap at the front.



A:[SOLVED] WinMX paths??


Go to the Search page. Then, look for a button that says:

Show Full Paths. Press that, and the paths should dissapear



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ok this might sound stupid but, i have a wi-fi router that also has ports for wired connections.
my laptop is usually connected to the router through the wireless medium but if i connect the wire too then what path would the packets take?
the wired or
the wireless?

A:priority of routing paths

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I can ping by name or IP address, but trying to connect via
\\name or \\ipaddress fails. IP v6 has been disabled on the adapter.  The error message is: 
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It may have already been terminated.

Thanks for helping!

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My documents are located in D:\Dropbox\MyOwnDocuments

I no longer use Dropbox; so I would like to move them all to D:\MyOwnDocuments

Problem is that I have many portable programs there, and also program files and program data for programs running from my C drive. Not to mention various other shortcuts to documents or folders in D:\Dropbox\MyOwnDocuments

Is there a quick way to check which programs / shortcuts need to be changed? Or (better) is there a way to change these paths automatically?

Thanks for any input.

A:How to change paths seamlessly?

Use subst cmd to fool things they are still in the same location Subst

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On my main PC i am running Windows 7 Homepremium 64bit. My Pc is connected via ethernet cable to BT Homehub3.

I have another PC running Windows XP SP3 connected via WiFi and a laptop also Wndows XP and connected vis WiFi.

I have a Kodak C110 AiO printer connected to the home pc via USB cable.

I have tried to set up printing on the other PC and laptop and the Printer is shown in the network map, but cannot and all my efforts have now disrupted the network; viz I cannot access shared files on the Network.

On the Home PC the network is called Network 2.

I want it to be the Homegroup or Work Group but cannot seem to make this happen.

Any suggestions please?

A:How do I reset my network paths

If I take it you want to print on the main PC from the other two ? I have a similar situation and set it up giving the main PC a fixed IP and then when adding the printer to the other two I used the local port method i.e \\fixed IP address\printer share name, having initially shared the main printer - you will need to install the printer driver on the remote systems. My main PC is ethernet and all the others are wireless.

Hope this is of help.

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Cant run any virus scanners I get "Windows cannot access specified device, file, or path." error.... getting horrid redirects and as you can see from THIS thread in the "Am I Infected" section we have tried a lot of things. DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Vitamin SB at 17:41:55.32 on Wed 08/12/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.614 [GMT -5:00]FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\UnHackMe\hackmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Vitamin SB\Desktop\dds.exe============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dllBHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65... Read more

A:Windows cannot access paths?

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There are still doubts about what the possible and legal upgrade paths are for Windows 7.

Below I tried to compile some information in a way which I hope will be helpful.

Thanks to my friend Kari for his valuable contribution
Any other additions or comments are much welcome

1) Upgrade: to move from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7
2) Custom or Clean Install: wipes the previous installation and install Windows 7 anew. Does not preserve user files
3) In-Place Upgrade: upgrades from specific versions of Vista to specific versions of Windows 7, preserving user files and programs.
4) Upgrade version: Windows 7 license for those who own a valid license of XP or Vista
5) Full retail version: Windows 7 license to install on any PC, independent of previous installations or ownership. Can be reinstalled on other computers (when activated the previous installation is no longer valid)
6) Full OEM version :Windows 7 license to install on one PC, independent of previous installations. Can only be re-installed on same computer and hardware setup

Upgrade paths
The chart below shows in what situations one can perform an in-place upgrade (e.g. from Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional) without the need to migrate files or programs, and the situations when one needs to do a Custom (Clean) Install and replace the data in the target disc. This is the case for all Windows XP owners or Windows Vista Starter. In this case you will need to migrate your personal files ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Paths - FAQ


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We are stuck for the time being using Window Media Player to Rip/Burn/Sync music with. I've set the paths for the ripped music and library to go to a separate partition/drive, but each time the system is reset, WMP resets the paths back to c:\documents\ etc........
Should this be the way things work?
Thanks for your time,

A:WMP Rip and Library Paths Don't Stick

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Hello! I recently upgraded my computer with an SSD for boot and main programs and use my 1TB HDD for general programs and media storage. The thing is I want it to by default install to my D:\ drive.

Now the only solution I see is editing the registry ProgramFilesDir - Which has some serious flaws. It will attempt to launch every program off of the D:\ drive even when it is stored on C:\ and about 9 out of 10 times, it still default installs to C:\.

Does anyone have a fix for this?

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Since a picture is worth 1000 words....

I can't figure out how to edit booloader paths.

I had the triple boot working- 7, vista, WUBI ubuntu. Then I installed Snow Leopard and tried to add it in via easyBCD.....and all hades broke loose.

Anybody know how to fix? And how to actually set OSX to boot from windows, since there's no drive letter?

A:Edit Bootloader Paths

Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7

IMPORTANT: make a backup of your bcd file first. To do that, type:


bcdedit /export C:\SAVEDBCD

For Vista:


bcdedit /set {*insert here*} device partition=F:

* insert the Windows vista BCD ID, too small for me to read (take out the *'s)

ok, Vista should be working now, please test it to make sure

For Ubuntu: - optional; this will rename "nst Linux Loader" to "Wubi Ubuntu"


bcdedit /set {*insert here*} description "Wubi Ubuntu"

* insert the "nst Linux Loader" BCD ID, too small for me to read (take out the *'s)

It is getting late, so try those, which should get Vista back on its feet, also go to the elevated cmd and type "bcdedit" please post back the results right-click the cmd prompt and select "mark" then highlight every thing, then post the results. Please copy the results, so i will be able to copy and paste

Also, what is the "EFI snow leopard" partition for???

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I can´t find a solution to this problem anywhere in the Net, so maybe you guys can help me. I just did a reinstall of windows 8.1 on my desktop using the option to keep all data AND program files. The process went on very well....BUT when I restarted some programs' exe files are not found by Windows when I try to open them (Ccleaner and Office 2010 are examples) Ccleaner I uninstalled and reinstalled but the message is the same " Windows cannot find [path], make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again...." Office 2010 I ran the repair option but the message came on again, so I reinstalled it and couldn´t open it because the message came on again. I think paths got messed up somehow because those files are certainly in my hard drive. Please can you help me out?

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From this download link:
Unsupported Upgrade Scenarios

? Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported:
? Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista? RTM, Windows Vista Starter, Windows 7 M3, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, or Windows 7 IDS
? Windows NT? Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server? 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2
? Cross-architecture in-place upgrades (for example, x86 to x64) are not supported.
? Cross-language in-place upgrades (for example, en-us to de-de) are not supported.
? Cross-SKU upgrades (for example, Windows 7 N to Windows 7 K) are not supported.
? Upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows N, Windows K, Windows KN, or Windows E are not supported.
? Cross-build type in-place upgrades (for example, fre to chk) are not supported.
? Pre-release in-place upgrades across milestones (for example, Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM) are not supported.

Supported Upgrade Scenarios

From Windows Vista (SP1, SP2)
Upgrade to Windows 7
Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
Home Basic
Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate
Home Premium
Home Premium, Ultimate
... Read more

A:Win7 Upgrade paths

These are "in place" upgrades.
To upgrade from XP is also possible doing a clean install.

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Firstly, context: My student edition of Autodesk Maya was not working (something about the license being invalid or 'not found', and so when I searched for the error message online, a solution was to go into Environments and Paths, and replace/edit or add one for C:/Autodesk. It didn't work, and I ended up just uninstalling and reinstalling the program manually for it to work.
However, apparently I screwed around really badly in there, because now important things won't open, such as my MalwareBytes program. When I try, a window will popup and say this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
The system could not find the environment option that was entered."
So, naturally, I try to find/open the Environments and Paths thing again, right? Nope. I can't open that either:
"Windows cannot find '%windir%\system32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."
Even though I typed 'Environment' in my search bar to find it.
Then recently, Origin tried to install an update on my laptop, but it couldn't find the ProgramFiles, and so there was an error in installation. As a result of this, Chrome is not opening up immediately when I click it. It waits about five-six minutes after I've clicked it. I think it's what caused it, because it didn't do it before yesterday, when I tried to install the update.
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I was wondering what would be a good career path to follow or combine with a mcse certification. Would it be better to go the cisco way and get the ccnp or with red hat and do the rhce? I am currently in South-Africa and been around to our local job sites but it seems that demand for both are low at the moment.

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Having moved a bunch of shared printers from one server to another, I need to change the local printer paths on all workstations - is this something that can be done at a command line, and therefore scripted and placed into a batch file/login script?

I rather think it's going to have to be done with something like VBScript or WSH (about which I know nothing!) but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be pleased to hear them.


A:Lots of changed printer paths....

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On my desktop-computer i have shared some folders with my home network. Then i changed their paths, as i reorganized myself. Now it seems, when I acces the network, those folders paths dont seem to be updated, as i cant access them.

I can now of course "unshare", rename and share them again, which makes them again accessible through the network, but the old "folder names" still remain. why is that, how can i correct it?

Same problem with some old "synched folders".

A:shared folder and changing their paths

Curious, where do the old 'folder names' remain? Just in the drop down menu under 'Map network drive ...'?

If so those paths are saved in your registry.

Best Wishes,

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Hi, I was doing a clean-up and accidentally deleted all the environment variable paths. Can someone please give me a step-by-step instruction on how I can fix this issue without having to restore or enter them 1-by-1. thankyou

A:deleted Enviroment variable paths, please help.

You could try the previous restore point prior to the deletion.

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Hi All,

I have installed RocketDock on my computer and I want use animated icons to launch just about everything I need to do. They require a direct path. I can't create a "sound" shortcut and then change it to an animated icon, as far as I know.

The path for control panel is: C:\Windows\system32\control.exe

I'm looking for the path for the "sound" menu (playback tab, specifically).

I also want the paths for:
My computer


A:Direct Control Panel Paths?



Not sure how to open on playback tab, try %windir%\system32\sndvol.exe then click on the icon for system sounds for example.

Maybe it will accept this:

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0

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