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Yen symbol () instead of backslash in file paths.

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

I've had the asian language pack installed on my laptop for awhile now and I know of a similar issue that involves the Korean won symbol, fortunately that never happened to me and I use my computer to type Korean frequently. I was attempting to get a program to run in Japanese to help out one of my friends, and after a restart; anywhere there's a file path it shows the ¥ instead of \.

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 Satellite Pro L70-A-140 and German Windows 7.
Where is the backslash symbol on the keyboard?


Message was edited: posting has been translated

A:Satellite Pro L70-A-140 - where is the backslash symbol on the keyboard?

If your notebook has German keyboard and language that you use is German, backslash can be activated if you use ALT GR + ?.
Check it please here .

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Hello, My computer seems to be replacing the backslash symbol (\) with a capital (Y) with two slashes through it in some applications but not others and I can't seem to fix this.

It even seems to affect HiJack This.exe
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:11:03 PM, on 6/2/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17041)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 7\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\\MVP\clear.fiAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 7\ASCTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NTI\Acer Backup Manager\BackupManagerTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\ACC\Creative Cloud.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LMworker.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\IPC\AdobeIPCBroker.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Creative Cloud\CoreSync\CoreSync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\... Read more

A:Backslash symbol / character replaced in various applications

I forgot to mention that when rightclicking on my desktop the characters my graphics properties are different aswell.


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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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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
Same file here
This PC-Windows C-users Branscum-dropbox

same file went here
and here
C-users-craig and lisa-Dropbox

i could go on but im confusing my self even more...Please i dont need all them access points for the same file ...Could some one explain this to me

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Dear All,

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

Thanks & Regards,
Kashiram Sawant

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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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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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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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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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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... Read more

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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.

Example: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Music\Enya\Enya (new age)\2005 - Amarantine

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 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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when i first got my computer i came up with a lofty way of partitioning my 16o gb hard drive into different sections for different purposes like media partition and a system and a possible linux/ UNIX partition. but i haven't followed my plan and my f ( 60 g's) drive is almost full and my E drive ( 50 g's ) is completely empty can i combine the drives without messing up all of my file paths? maybe if i named the new drive f it would change anything? e is completely empty though

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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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

Is there a quick way to do this?

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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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 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.

Checking properties on the cygwin Icon I got the path: C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -

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

Actually I guess it is 2 arguments to a command since I think '-' in that position means to feed anything on STDIN to the command. At least that would be true in unix shell programming.

So using the Directory opus setup I pass this call:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - <and here add {s}>'

So the call ends up:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - {s}'

That call does just what it is supposed to. It passed the current file absolute address however cygwin terminal does not understand the windows path notation. If I were passing it: C:\subdir\blah\ It would just say 'No such file' Cygwin terminal wants to see /cygdrive/c/subdir/blah Or at least I think that is what is happing.

So to cut to the chase.... I'd like to put a little wrapper to Cygwin terminal in there with the code necessary to convert 'C:\subdir\blah\' to '/cygdrive/c/subdir/blah/'

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A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

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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I have just changed from XP where I used random photos as my screensaver and I had the option to show the file path which was an effective caption. With photos going back many years it was always enjoyable as the photos brought back memories. I am now using Photos as my screensaver in Windows 7 but I can't find any way to show file path / captions. Can anybody help please?

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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I'm having an issue with Windows Media Player for Windows 7.

I imported a bunch of playlists and their associated music files from an XP machine to my new Win7 machine, and some of the music files aren't playing - Media Player simply says that there was "an error" with no further explanation given, but this error only occurs with files with a certain file path.

On my XP machine a large chunk of my music files were located in C:\Documents and Settings\[my name]\My Documents\My Music\[artist name]\[song title] as .wma files. I know that in Win7 the Documents and Settings subdirectory was replaced by Users or something - that's not the real problem, because for all my other music files, the file paths as shown in my WMP playlists will adjust themselves automatically and play the music files correctly no matter where the files are moved. My issue stems from the fact that WMP is not correcting the file paths for the files located in Documents and Settings the way it is for all the other files. There is no way to edit the file paths in WMP, or I would have tried that.

This is not the first time I've moved my XP playlists to a Win7 machine, but on my previous attempts I have had no problem simply copying all my music to one folder and playing them in WMP. So I'm not sure why it's not working this time.

I would prefer to avoid rebuilding all my playlists by hand - I really don't think that should be necessary, since as I said I've moved all my data from an XP to a W... Read more

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

These are needed so that when a user clicks wants to view a document referenced in Q-Pulse
the system ensures the correct programme is launched. This does not happen all the time
when older files are stored with unusual extensions.

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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I mistakenly deleted the contents of a user's account folder and was unable to replace the sub-folders manually or by pasting empty ones from another account. If I try to use the account to save files, I just get an error message saying that the folder xxx or file path doesn't exist, depending on where I am trying to save them. This is not just a long filename error and I am afraid that I have caused problems for the user that would affect any Windows 8 account he opens in future, because of Microsoft syncing. What do you suggest?

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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Is there a resource available on MS website where I can get a list of channel/files paths associated with MS Event log source types.

For instance, event logs
MS Event Log - DHCP Admin
MS Event Log - DHCP Operational
Windows 2008 Vista EventLog Failover Clustering
Have the following channels:

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I am currently using Skydrive to synchronize files and folders between my home and office computers. I created an Excel file which has hyperlinks linking to files located under the same folder as the Excel file on the local hard disk.
In the past I was using Excel 2010 and the synching would work fine. I would open the excel file in any of the two computers and when I clicked on the hyperlinks the file stored on the local hard disk would open. Recently I purchased Office 360 and suddenly the paths in the hyperlinks linking to the files were changed from a local relative location I.e. \test.xlsx! to a cloud address I.e. On top of that even if I click on the hyperlink the file does not open.
Also Skydrive keeps creating copies of the files at random with the name of the computer where it was modified at the end I.e. test-Home-PC.xlsx.

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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Hi, I was running an antivirus, and I noticed that some of the file descriptions on my laptop had what I think are Chinese symbols in them. should I be worried about this or is it normal?  
one of the files was   C:\Windows\Installer\16cd65.msp->#152TTo152U/(chinese symbol)InstallExecuteSequence   there were more but I didn't manage to catch what they were, I took a photo of the screen that I can post if it helps but the symbol is probably to small to read.
It was over a week ago when this happened and I can remember if I was running 9labs removal tool or eset. I can't find a log for eset (I don't think it picked up anything) but here is the results for 9lab:
9-lab Removal Tool BETA
Database version: 104.31213
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (Version 6.0, Build 6002, 32-bit Edition)
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
lisa :: LISA-PC
18/05/2015 20:25:12
9lab-log-2015-05-18 (20-25-12).txt
Scan type: Full
Objects scanned: 39877
Time Elapsed: 1 h 16 m
Files detected: 1
[24FE0BB7A85A866B487D15C0EB6E3A74] [C:\Users\lisa\Downloads\ninja-setup-3.0.6.exe]
I guessing that this is a false positive for system ninja (I was advised to use it from this site last time I had a problem)
thanks in advance for any help

A:Chinese symbol in file.

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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cannot open
activity log in Norton. this is some of Dr Watson findings:
Application exception occurred:
App: c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccLgView.exe (pid=3208)
When: 7/16/2004 @ 22:24:40.671
Exception number: c0000005 (access violation)

ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSVCR70.dll -
function: MSVCR70!wcscpy
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
ChildEBP RetAddr Args to Child

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I import a text file into Excel and have a macro to change it from a fixed width file to CSV. The file now has as block character at the end now, which I believe is the ETX end of text character. I need to write a macro to delete this so the CSV file is readable by another program.

Does anyone know what Excel translates this character as?

A:Excel import file with ETX symbol

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I have DL'd some freebie stuff for X-plane. [Aircraft - airports etc]
I have used a recommended installer to ensure correct file placement.
None of the new stuff will open in the program although it is itemised.
In WinExplorer each new file has a little lock symbol on the icon.

Can anyone explain this and how to deal with it?


A:Lock Symbol on File Icon

I am going to assume the last post in this thread should help you. This is the first thing Google found.

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When I attempt to compile the file I get this error: " cannot find symbol
symbol : method throwException()
location: class UsingExceptions
throwException(); // call method throwException
public class UsingExceptions
public static void main( String args[] )
throwException(); // call method throwException
} // end try
catch ( Exception exception ) // exception thrown by throwException
System.err.println( "Exception handled in main" );
} // end catch

public static void doesNotThrowException()
try // block does not throw an exception

System.out.println( "Method doesNotThrowException" );
} // end method doesNotThrowException
catch ( Exception exception ) // does not execute
System.err.println( exception );
} // end catch
finally // executes regardless what occurs in try...catch
System.err.println( "finally executed in doesNotthrowException" );
} // end finally

System.out.println( "End of method doesNotThrowException" );
// demonstrate try...catch...Exception
public static void throwExceptionB() throws Exception
try // throw an exception and immediately catch it
System.out.println( "Method throwExceptionB" );
throw new Exception(); // generate exception
} // end try
catch ( Exception exception ) // catch exception thrown in try
"Exception handled in method throwException" );
throw exception; // rethrow for further processing

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A:Error in Java file: cannot find symbol

You don't have a method called throwException();

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Hi All,

I have a symbol with 2 blue arrows on all my file icons and i have no idea what it is. Any ideas?


A:Solved: unknown symbol on all file icons

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Hello forum,

I have been trying to figure out how to change the status of a file that is present on network discovery on another computer.

I am just going through and assessing each file.

I notice the only person I really would like to share with is anyone that uses the external hard drive - much like the other files on the hard drive that do not have a lock on it.

I know that it may be basic - but I just want a work around for the few folders that I managed to see in computer management.

If someone could please give me a basic idea of what menu's to go into - I promise I will not change the behaviour of any folders.

Thank you.

Just basic steps -

As I am on a network/workgroup and do not want the homegroup - what is the best option.

A:How to remove the lock symbol on a file - no homegroup present

Hello Melissa,

The lock icon in Windows 7 indicates that the file or folder can only be accessed by you.

Remove the Lock Icon from a Folder in Windows 7

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Recently a symbol or "mini icon" has started to appearing over lower-left quadrant of file thumbs. It is a blue ~square with 2 horizontal white chevrons, ">>". They cover about 1/4 of each xLg photo icon/ thumbnail. I'd like to get rid of these pesky & unwanted mini-icons. A quick screen print of photo files, as thumbnails, is now useless because so much of each photo is obscured.

A:Unwanted symbol appearing over file thumbnails (Win 10 syst)

Hi Davenjac, and welcome to TSG.

Are you running Norton360 or some other kind of backup software? It can be disabled in Norton 360's settings by unchecking the "Backup Status Indicators" check box.

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I'm running WindowsXP Professional on a Dell Latitude D600, and I recently swapped out my laptop base unit, due to a failure with the prior unit. I successfully swapped over all the peripherals from my old laptop unit (screen, drives, Wi-Fi, battery, etc.) and the laptop started up normally, with no problems.

While not a problem, I just now noticed that on Windows Explorer, under [file] Name column, I see that for everyone of the files listed, there a very small "green checkmark" or a "yellow exclamation mark" in the lower right-hand corner of the symbol that designates the file type (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.). I've never seen that under Windows Explorer before, working this laptop - or any computer for that matter.

Anybody have an explanation for the mysterious symbols that have shown up, all of a sudden? Thanks.

A:Solved: Small Symbol w/File Name Icon in Windows Explorer

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Its been a long time since i tried this, So i cant identify what I did to cause it .

Trying to drag multiple .sut ( brush files ) into Art-App it belongs. From the File Explorer window. Was able to do this many times in the past.

I noticed something ; when I use the search engine called
" Everything " from its window interface, if I call up the files in that window, then I'm able to drag and drop the files from that window, directly into the Art app. But cant do it from the File explorer window like I was able to do before.

Windows 10 home basic.

One suggestion, I read in the windows 7 forum, there might be some registry change that happened. But I dont know about such things, just wanted to suggest a idea. Anyone can help ?

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Here's a weird one, I have a WinXP PC, with a hidden system file in the root of C:\ that is approximately 8 bytes in size. The filename shows up as the following image:
Namely Unicode characters
U+2124, U+2122, U+2620
Double-Stroke Z, Trade Mark symbol, Skull and Crossbones.
I have no idea how it got there or what software created it, but it looks decidedly suspicious (although Symantec Endpoint Protection and Malwarebytes are detecting nothing).
Has anyone seen anything like this before?
Is this likely to be part of some malware?

A:Odd looking file (Double-Stroke Z, Trade Mark symbol, Skull and Crossbones!)

G'day spelk and Welcome to BC !
Lets try this first : Download and run the following programs in the order they are listed....copy and post the resulting logs in your reply/s.
RKill created by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), the site owner of BleepingComputer.
Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareAdwCleanercreated by Xplode.Junkware Removal Toolcreated by thisisu.
* Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
* A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
* If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
* Do not reboot until instructed.
* If the tool does not run from  the link provided, please let me know.
MBAM (Malwarebytes)
 * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the finish of the installation, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. <<< most important )
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Be sure that everything is checked and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here in your next ReplyBe sure t... Read more

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Hi Guys
Why, in MS WORD, when I want a backslash character I get what looks like a capital letter Y with 2 horizontal lines across it? It only happens in one document.


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I am using a Logitech US keyboard and mouse and unable to find the backslash key.
One of the keys is marked with this sign but if I press it I get the hash symbol.


A:Backslash Key

Follow this Tutorial Keyboard Layout - Change and change the layout to match your keyboard.

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Got a really awkward issue regarding the Spectre13-v001na.   I purchased one brand new last week, it came really quickly by Friday, but no matter what combination of keys I used I could not get the backslash key to work.  After much persuading with HP they agreed to send me a same day replacement which arrived today, only for the same thing to be in existing on that laptop too.  Surely with a supposedly premium high end product there cannot be two faulty laptops.  Anybody else got this issue, or am I just unlucky?  If anybody has got the issue and got round it, please tell me.

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Acer Aspire M1100 AM1100-E1402A
Mfg Date 2008\03\07
Vista Home Premium 32-bit

It was running OK, but getting a bit old and a bit slow. I upgraded to a W7 desktop, but wanted to keep this one playing around with.

Ran System Recovery 2 or 3 times using the Alt-F10 method. First time, I wanted to avoid loading bloatware so ran msconfig early on, went to Startup to uncheck Acer Launch and stuff like that. Windows Update worked until SP1. Just couldn't get SP1 to install, including when I downloaded it from the web.

Then I ran System Recovery and let the bloatware run. It stalled at 9/11. Again, Windows Update worked until SP1.

Then I tried System Recovery using discs, instead of Alt-F10. It failed for some reason. I have a couple other System Recovery discs from an laptop and an eMachine laptop. I tried them with the same result. Recovery starts, writes over the C drive, then fails.

The message is:
The system registry contains invalid file paths. Installation cannot proceed. This system image was applied without guaranteeing that drive-letter assignments would match across computers.

So now I'm stuck.

I googled the error message, but generally ended up in discussion boards that are over my head. I think I saw some discussion about partition. I have a foggy memory that this desktop may have arrived with the HDD partitioned into something like 120 and 200 GB partitions. I think I removed the partition. I wonder if this has contributed to the problem? Then... Read more

A:Vista System Recovery failure - "system registry contains invalid file paths" - canno

The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )

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.

You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.

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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when booting to the W8 install disk and going to the dos prompt, my backslash come out as a #, I have tried
different keyboards in the first screen but nothing helps so far.

Apparently it depends on the keyboard configuration in the dos program, how can i find out what that is, or how else can I fix this problem.

All help appreciated.



A:How to do a backslash in dos on boot to W8 install disk

It may be what they call a "code page." I never got involved with them as I just programed for English Language flavors of Dos and Windows. You might try MS knowledgebase how to set the code page for the command prompt that appears. Or perhaps someone here is familiar with it and will chime in.

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Hello. I have XPSP2 Home edition. At one point I believe Japanese language
was enabled on the PC. Now it seems that My backslash turned to Japanese Yen character in some cases. Still have the backslash in browser URLs etc. Also even when viewing webpages anything with an apostrophe like 's turns into a Japanese Character.

How do I get rid of this?


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I have this weird problem in that a lot of times when I try to type a backslash, it looks like a W with a horizontal line through it.

Now, here is the weird thing. It does not do it when I type online in a form like here. Here the \ works fine. But, in some other programs, it does not work correctly when I type it. And, when I try to type a \ in the URL address box of both IE and Firefox, it looks like the W with the horizontal slash in the middle of the letter.

It works fine in Microsoft Word, but the most obvious problem is when I try to install a new program or I see the backslashes in the address of a file on the computer (such as when I look to see the path of a program in the Start Menu).

In these cases, I do see the W with the horizontal line, not the backslash.

It doesn't appear the keyboard is defective, but something is not being interpreted correctly by the computer in SOME programs.

Any idea what this may be? It is not a problem causing major isn't like my files are becoming screwed up and the locations are fine, but is a bit grating to see the backslash being misinterpreted by the computer in a really weird way.

One of my college roomates was from S. Korea and he installed Korean language support so he could use my Word, but I uninstalled that and still have a problem. The default language in the Windows XP region/language settings is English US.

I had some problems in IE (not Mozilla though) in which the language looked Korean... Read more

A:Weird corruption of backslash (looks like W w/line thru it)

have you done all the updates from microsoft?
what internet explorer do you have installed?
post back

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I have recently brought back, from the US, a Toshiba Laptop with Windows XP loaded. I cannot find a backslash on the keyboard even though I seem to have changed the keyboard to UK. When I press the backslash key I get #.

Can anyone help me?


Richard Parker

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Hi All, Have a new 'Renew' laptop. The backslash key on the laptop's keyboard is not responding. Looking online I suspect a BIOS update may be required, but this was reported for other HP laptops, not this specific model, so may be barking up the wrong tree! Product number is P0R94EA Thanks, Tim

View Solution.

A:Backslash/Pipe Key Not Working on Keyboard

Well no sooner than about 10 minutes after I posted this item I found an acceptible workaround. I downloaded SharpKeys, which allowed me to map the backslash key to a backslash. The results were then written to the registry and hey presto - a working backslash key. Job's a good 'un as they say 

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using windows xp and a "Genius" wireless key board - back slash is last key on row below backspace key and above enter key - when clicked on it does not give what it shows on key i.e. backslash and other symbol but it prints (# and ~ ). Any ideas why???


A:back slash key does not give backslash

your keyboard has an odd layout - normally the back/forward slash keys are on the last row at either end the '~#' key is normally above the right shift key. Check that your regional settings are as they should be by going to control panel a selecting 'region and language' make sure all settings are correct. I think you may have bought an import intended for the american market - so change your region to united states. If this does not appear as an option then add it via the add link.

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I've had the laptop now for four days. The backslash key , and for that matter the pipe keys do not work. I work in IT, and both of these are bread and butter to what I do. Not having them is inconvieient to say the least. I have a UK QWERTY keyboard selected, and I'm using UK English language. I've added US English as the language but that makes no difference. I've have seen a post on these forums for a high end HP laptop where HP apparently suggest these keys are not supported in Windows 10. I know that to be absolute rubbish. They worked fine with my Dell which the Pavilion is replacing. Why on earth would Microsoft not support the use of a key necessary to type file paths in their operating system. Just not credible. I don't think it unreasonable to expect a brand new laptop out of the box to be able to type the characters on the keys provided. Usiing a different keyboard as well may provide a work around, (if it had worked), but it's not a solituion, you find other keys you want to use, like " became @ . I am starting to regret spending my cash on an HP. Any practical suggestions will be much appreciated. 

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Sometimes, on one computer with XP Pro SP2, when characters on keyboard are input like the backslash, colon, brackets, etc, totally different characters are input.
By restarting the computer, this issue is corrected, but it keeps happening every couple of days.
This is a fresh install of XP and a new computer. The computer does not have any other language settings other than English Canada.
Could it be something the user is inadvertently pressing or setting?

A:Funny characters when using backslash, colon, etc.

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In the beginning...  Way back in 1978, it was sort of a clever joke,and perhaps a way to distinguish MSDOS (and OS65-U, from UNIX.Now in 2009, it's time for give it up...  C'mon, the joke's over.Or is there some sort of usermod I can do to make the Win7 kernel interpret all forward slashes as backward slashes, such that the OS will then be "bi"?peace, -H

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Hi Folks!! I know a lot of people have had problems with the backslash key in the American Keyboard.

The best way to get around this problem is:

Hold Alt GR key and then the \ key on top of the enter key.

For the | key press Alt GR key + Shift and then the | key above the enter.

Hope this helps!

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I'm having a bizarre keyboard issue that I'd greatly appreciate assistance with.
It's an issue with my work keyboard, where every time I press the backslash (\) key, when I'm using Windows only (not when using Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) it outputs as a W with a horizontal slash through it. Also, whenever looking at a file extension, it is showing this character instead of a backslash. This is making my work life difficult.
A little history, I just got this laptop about 2 weeks ago through work, it is a refurbished Dell Latitude E6400 running Windows 7. Thus far, this is the only key having this input issue. I've checked all my language settings.
Once again, any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I'll input screenshots if necessary.

A:Keyboard incorrectly inputting backslash on Windows only

Quote: Originally Posted by Zendelai

I'm having a bizarre keyboard issue that I'd greatly appreciate assistance with.
It's an issue with my work keyboard, where every time I press the backslash (\) key, when I'm using Windows only (not when using Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.) it outputs as a W with a horizontal slash through it. Also, whenever looking at a file extension, it is showing this character instead of a backslash. This is making my work life difficult.
A little history, I just got this laptop about 2 weeks ago through work, it is a refurbished Dell Latitude E6400 running Windows 7. Thus far, this is the only key having this input issue. I've checked all my language settings.
Once again, any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I'll input screenshots if necessary.

Hi Zendelai,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Please check the system under safe mode and let us know the results:

Safe Mode

Also, check a external keyboard with the system and let us know how it works. It could be malware issue with the system as well.

Check for infection by installing Malwarebytes, update, run a Full Scan - in Safe Mode with Networking if necessary.

Kindly update your system specs here by following this.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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Hi. I have on a key on a keyboard the following: backslash, question mark and the plus sign. But, I can not get the backslash to work. The keyboard is qwerty and Norwegian layout. Anyone got a clue?

A:Backslash problem on a Logitech K750 keyboard

Hello and welcome Norway mate seems to me to be a situation where you needto hold a designated key down to get the backslash.

Much like CTRL+V is paste.

Now I would suggest opening a Word documentand then start hitting CTRL or ALT or FNor the windows flag key and the hit the backslash key and see what happens.
The alternative is to get another keyboard - perhaps the function key is not working with the backslash one.

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Hi, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and seem to have developed some keyboard issues. The backslash key and numberpad are completely dead. I have tried deleting keyboard driver and restarting which made no difference. I'm fairly sure the numberpad was working when I first installed upgrade. Really annoying as it is impossible to enter URL's!! Any help appreciated, or should I just go back to Windows 7???

A:Acer Aspire 8394G backslash key and numberpad not ...

Oops, It is actually an Aspire 8943G....

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Hi,  I have a 7 month old HP Spectre X360 notebook and cannot get the backslash key to work with the built in keyboard or touchscreen keyboard.  When i use the touchscreen keyboard & press backslash key, it highlights the Ctrl key on the touchscreen keyboard.  When i press on the built in keyboard, i get nothing. My laptop was recently sent back to HP due to a power failure & returned repaired, so i don't know if this is occuring since it returned or was always like this. My setttings are English/Ireland and keyboard languages are English/GA and English/UK.  Windows 10 64 bit with all the latest updates. Any help would be appreciated. thanks, Terry

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Hello, We have home networking enabled on two pc in our home. My roomate and I freely share files in many shared folders. When My roomate formatted his computer he created an extended partition (Drive D:\) on his computer. This is where all his shared folders are. I am sitting at his computer right now trying to figure things out. I have full access to his pc and he even set me up an account on it to freely use. no passwords since we share alot of apps and things. (cool roomate).

Anyways on my computer in my room, when I click View My network Places....
I can see his shared folders. One of the main ones is named \\Hal9000\25gigity and the other is named \\Hal9000\SharedDocs.

Two questions:

1> I am first off wondering what the double \\ slashes mean?

2> After a bit of digging I realized that these shared folders are on drive D: on my roomates computer.

So the question is... why is it, when I run a search on D: (roomates computer) for the name Hal9000 or 25gigity no search results are found? Folder options have been configured to show hidden files. But I think I am trying to overthink this.

PS: I look in explorer on Drive D: also the name Hal9000 or 25Gigity are nowhere to be found. Or for that matter anywhere even with a full computer search..... (pulling my hair out over this one)
Where can I find these names??? Help! Thks

A:Solved: Please help define the double backslash \\ in windows

"Hal9000" is your roommate's computer's name. To find it when on his machine, right click My Computer, click on Properties, and look in the Computer Name tab.

The double backslash indicates that a computer name, or IP address, follows.

The single backslash separates computer/folder/file names in a path.

"SharedDocs" and "25gigity" are the "share" names of shared folders. To find them via search on his machine, you have to search for "Shared Documents" or whatever is the actual name of the "25gigity" folder.

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Hi,I have a new HP Spectre X360 notebook (7 months old) and cannot get the backslash key when i press the key using the laptop keyboard.When i use  press backslash keyon the physical keyboard, I can see it highlights the Ctrl key on the touchscreen keyboard!!I have tried various key combinations, changing language settings, all with no effect.My laptop was recently sent back to HP due to a power failure & returned repaired & I am sure this was working fine before it was repaired as i would use the backslash key frequently.My lanugaue setttings are English (Ireland) and keyboard language is English/UK. Windows 10 64 bit with all the latest updates. I have posted this before under hardware but the suggestions haven't helped so far, i'm hoping an HP expert can advise. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Terry

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

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 I have installed a Windows server 2008 R2 virtual machine and created a domain  on VMWARE workstation. My local windows 7 machine is member of  this domain.But while typing backslash("\") after the domain name in
username box it displaying number sign("#") instead of backslash("\").The key "\" displaying properly in notepad and everywhere.Anyone have any idea about this?

A:Displaying number sign while I entering backslash("\") to logon to windows 7 for another domain.Anyone have any idea?

I got the correct answer from the VMWare workstation forum.If anyone facing the same problem please try the following details,

In your Windows 7 , it seems that your welcome screen is using a different keyboard layout.

To fix this ,

In your control panel , go to : Regional and language - > Administrative

click on Copy Settings


Check the Welcome screen and system accounts , you can also check the New
user accounts .

Click OK and restart .


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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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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.
So basically: how can I fix this despite knowing little to nothing about computers? How can I go into the Environments with... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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: 
\\share is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  A specified logon session does not exist. 
It may have already been terminated.

Thanks for helping!

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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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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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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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A:Windows cannot access paths?

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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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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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