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Windows folder shows up in two places.

Q: Windows folder shows up in two places.

Windows folder is in c: windows but also shows up in libraries music. Yes it is the same folder.


A: Windows folder shows up in two places.

What is this folder. If it is a system folder it does not belong into Music. Must have gotten into there by accident.

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This is on my mom's laptop. It has a fresh Win 7 install on it about four or five months old. It has very little 3rd party software installed on it. Avast, Office 2007, Firefox, Irfanview, and her HP printer/scanner driver are about all I can think of.

A couple of weeks ago she created a new folder one level below her "Documents" library (ex. Documents\Projects\Foo) for a project she's working on. It consists mainly of a couple of Word documents and 150 or so photographs. She had me looking at something tangentially related that turned out to be user error.

But, while looking at that, I noticed something very odd. When navigating to this new work folder in Explorer via the Documents library shortcut in the Navigation Pane, or, when drilling down through the C: drive in the pane, her Foo folder is not visible. But, it shows up in Recent Places.

When entering the Foo folder from Recent Places and then clicking on Projects in the Address Bar to navigate up to the Projects folder, the Foo folder is visible. But, when I navigate to that same Projects folder any other way, I don't see Foo.

I do see all of the other files in the Projects folder. To double-check that I was looking at the same Projects folder I dragged a file to make a copy and then looked at the folder from both directions. That copy showed up both times. So, it's the same Projects folder.

I can't figure out how this is even possible. It should either be always visible or never visible. I ... Read more

A:Folder shows in Recent Places, but not when navigating directly to it

Click the Start button and click on your User name listed near the top,
Massive resetting of the hidden attributes can be done by right clicking the (my pictures...) listing, and select Properties,
General tab section, Check the Hidden box near the bottom, and click on Apply,
This will change all of the files to hidden, click on yes,
Then Uncheck the hidden box and Apply,
This will remove the hidden attribute from all of your files, click on yes,
Then Lastly click on Apply and Okay.
Or use this and it will remove the Hidden attributes for you,
Also you can see this,
File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

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My picture Folder now Lists the Wrong Task Pane. I believe Windows XP placed a customized music task pane in my pictures folder leaving me to only be able to arrange anything in the folder by artist, year, track, etc. I would like to know how to fix this for it is getting very frustrating

A:Windows XP places the wrong task pane in a folder

Hello kidhero99

Try this and see if it works for you.

1.Right-click the folder?s icon or, if you have the folder already open, in a blank space within the folder, and choose Properties from the pop-up menu.

2.Click the Customize tab.

3.Select the appropriate template from the Use This Folder Type As A Template drop-down list and click OK.


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Workgroup is not accessible. network path not found dont have access rights something in that order. checked dll and states:
WKSSVC was loaded but the dll register server entry point was not found.
This file can not be registered.

WinXP SP3 Ethernet

HP Vista DV6755 Laptop wireless

winxp pc shows up on vista but nothing shows up on winxp pc.

A:My network places shows nothing

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

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When I go to check my network connections, i see both my wired and wireless shown as connected, Firewalled. Now my router Firewall is disabled, Windows Firewall exception shows nothing that i can see anything about a how come it says Firewalled?

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I like the recent places folder, but it does not always seem to display some folders that I know I was just in.

Why does it do this?

A:Recent places folder, why won't it show a folder that I was just in>

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. By Default recent places is set to ten items .. It can be changed though ... Read the Link below ...
Jump Lists - Change Number of Recent Items to Display

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I have a strange problem with my Win7 x64 Font Folder Control Panel:
If I take a look inside C:\Windows\Fonts there are about 265 fonts.
But the Font Folder Control Panel Applet shows just 11, all of them are raster fonts, no ttf, no OpenType.
All my fonts have corresponding entries in the registry, the font folder has the correct attributes +r+s
I am the Admin on my machine.

Did anyone of you already had a similar problem and found a solution for that?

The fonts are correctly installed an can be used in Word - But the Win7 Font Manager is completely malfunctional and I cannot copy and paste new fonts into the fonts control panel

Thanks in advance

Sincerely yours Oblomow

A:Windows 7 Font Folder just shows 11 (Raster) Fonts

This seems to be fairly common from what I see with a Google search. One suggestion was to run System File Checker (sfc /scannow) from an elevated Command Prompt, see if that fixes the problem. See Brink's tutorial here:

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I think someone copied a file from my laptop onto their USB stick while I was at work. I got home and started to work on the file, then when I pressed save it said 'cannot find location, please insert removable storage device into drive d' (or something like that) so I 'saved as' in another location, then checked my 'recent places' folder. Sure enough there was evidence of a removable disk being modified on my laptop whilst I was at work. I confided this to my house mate, checked my laptop again later that night and it had been deleted from the recent places folder. I now want to confront that person about what happened as it is now obvious to me that they had copied my file, but wondered if there's any way I can get the evidence back. I have tried the undo button, but to no avail. This happened on Tuesday (8th). Can anybody help me?


A:recent places folder

How did you access it in the first place? if it was moved you wouldn't have been able to opened it.

But it does seem fishy though that it would disappear like that. Check the recycling bin for the file. There are some 'undelete' programs but the data may have already been removed.

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Has anyone experienced this before.

My 'My Network Places' folder is usually split into two, local network and internet. However, for some reason some of my LAN folders are now appearing under the 'internet' heading.

Any ideas why that would happen? How can I fix this?

Many thanks

A:Changes in 'My network Places' Folder

I've seen that, and it's just some sort of Explorer thing, they're not actually accessable on the Internet.

Have you tried setting the Windows Explorer views back to default? Tools, Folder Options, Restore Defaults.

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I'd like to set Firefox Profile Folder as an item in Windows Places Bar.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

The folder's name includes random characters assigned by Firefox.
Is there a way to set the item in the Places Bar to "Firefox Profile" (i.e. NOT "xyxyxy.default") without changing the folder's name?
Thank you.

A:Set Firefox Profile Folder in Places Bar

Hello Yaron,

You might see how it'll work by creating a shortcut of the folder with a name you want, save the shortcut to where you want to keep it at, then use the shortcut's path in the places bar to see if it will display the shortcut name instead of folder name.

Hope this helps,

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I recently was having trouble with my userprofile. At first I couldnt log in and then i was able to finally log in but it was a blank temporary profile. I fixed it using profiler and all my files are back. However the computer is doing two strange things it is no longer keeping track of recent places(i have the option checked so it does) and no longer maintaing settings when viewing pictures in windows explorer(ex. viewing by date modified or viewing with a specific program like windows viewer). The minute i close the folder it goes back to a default setting. Please help.

A:recent places folder is always empty.

Another long-standing known issue with Windows. Usually caused by a registry error. I don't normally advocate making registry changes, but this is one of those instances where it's largely unavoidable. See if this helps:
I should add that fixing your profile problem is the answer. You probably won't get the computer to behave properly until you've corrected the problems in the registry.

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Hi, I hope this is in the right place.

If I click on Recent Places on the left hand menu of windows explorer (File Explorer) the folder is always empty.

Can anyone please shed some light on this? It's doing my head in.

ETA - When I right click on taskbar and go to properties, both items are already checked under the Jump Lists tab.

Thanks much in advance.

A:Recent Places Folder Empty

Right click on the taskbar and look at properties.
In the Jump lists tab check the display recent items in jump lists box.

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Here?s a very bizarre one:
I?m using the Customize features in the Folder Properties in Windows 7. I have a whole lot of images of old cars arranged in folders by manufacturer. Each folder image is the manufacturer?s logo, which looks very cool. All very well and good. But now once in a while when I make a new folder, rename it, or sometimes just move it, one of those images will show up on the icon of the new folder! It can be any of them at random. Mind you, the image isn?t in the folder itself, it?s getting it from somewhere else. I can make it go away by using the Restore Default button, but it?s very annoying. Is a bug? What?s going on?
Darrell Leland

A:Folder Images Showing Up In Random Places

Quote: Originally Posted by Andacar

Here?s a very bizarre one:
I?m using the Customize features in the Folder Properties in Windows 7. I have a whole lot of images of old cars arranged in folders by manufacturer. Each folder image is the manufacturer?s logo, which looks very cool. All very well and good. But now once in a while when I make a new folder, rename it, or sometimes just move it, one of those images will show up on the icon of the new folder! It can be any of them at random. Mind you, the image isn?t in the folder itself, it?s getting it from somewhere else. I can make it go away by using the Restore Default button, but it?s very annoying. Is a bug? What?s going on?
Darrell Leland

If I understand it correctly, the folder icons show the two most recently modified images as part of their thumbnails.

The easiest way to get around this is to take you favourite picture and save it as "folder.jpg"

1) The "Normal" thumbnail view of a folder:

2) Make a copy of the image you want to use, and rename it to "folder"

3) The thumbnail view of a folder containing an image named "folder.jpg"

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Some days ago I accepted the upgrade to v6 of Thunderbird. In the next day or so, when I started Tbird, it displayed a small Safe Mode window. which I had not asked for, at least not intentionally. I had not heard of Safe Mode for Tbird, and I didn't know how to deal with the window. In trying to get out of S.M, I flailed around and managed to lose my customizations. I have probably restored most of those, so this is not an issue. --- However, my main problem is this: in my Folder List, none of the folders have text names; they all have numbers instead. They work like the text names, but it's *very* hard to navigate. When I click on a folder, the text name of that folder is displayed at the top of the screen, in normal fashion. -- My question is, how can I make the Folder List display text names? --- Thanks.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) , x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2015 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 194466 MB, Free - 121947 MB; F: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 938633 MB;
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Thunderbird folder list shows folder names in numbers

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Hi - first-time poster looking for help (Googling did not turn up the answer):

I have numerous clients whose info I keep in folders / subfolders with a set naming convention. As a result, my Recent Places list shows many (sub)folders all with the same name, which isn't very helpful. Is there a way I can include the path to the folders in the Recent Place list to differentiate them? It would greatly increase my productivity! (BTW, I've tried using the folder columns available by right-clicking on the column names in Recent Places - both Folder path and Path return only C:\Users\[username]\App_Data\Roaming... (i.e. the location of the shortcut) vs. the actual path to the true folder).


A:Recent Places Folder: Show Full Path?

Did you ever discover a solution? It's definitely a problem not knowing where a Recent Places shortcut refers to.

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Hello, i have this little issue. I use a custom made software which writes logs to certain directory. The logs are not needed for the software to work, however neither I or someone else can modify the software, but i would like to prevent it from creating logs. The logs are made in .txt . Oh and software/machine are/must be running with admin privileges (UAC is disabled).
I tried locking the folder with cacls foldertolock /e /p everyone:n , after doing this i cannot access it via explorer, but the logs keep getting saved in that folder.
I also tried adding +r attribute to the folder, but it didn't affect it in any way.

Any other things i could try? I would prefer that this could be made remotely via cmd/registry/whatever.

A:Disable access to folder where software places logs

Sorry this is hard to understand, can you try to explain it clearly.

What exactly do you want to do with the logs?

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I have found the answer to my question. Someone please declare this "Resolved."

A:Task View when My Network Places folder is accesed

I meant to reply earlier...must have forgotten while attending to a spam post...but there is only one window on my systems.

There is the typically list of submenus to the left but that's not really a different pane, just a series of shortcuts for users in XP related to networking.

Anyway...glad you found the answer, happy computing .


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Hi. I'm still using XP on a netbook. In trying to add a network location to my Send To folder, I accidentally moved the location folder to Send To by dragging it, instead of creating a shortcut as I should have done. Now the location (one of three computers on the network) does not show up in My Network Places. It's in the Send To folder, and I can't move it back, either by dragging or cutting and pasting. How can I restore it to the proper location? Thanks in advance. --smeans2

A:Network Places folder moved to another location; cannot restore

System Restore?

Or, Unlocker?

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Mousing over the "My Pictures" folder shows 5.5MB for the size but no files are displayed in the folder when I open it (I do have "Show Hidden Files" selected in the "Folder Options/View" selections). What is the problem and how do I correct it?


A:XP Folder Shows 5.5MB But No Files Display When Folder Is Opened

XPChallenged said:

I do have "Show Hidden Files" selected in the "Folder Options/View" selectionsClick to expand...

Also, uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and see if any files show up.

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First, all of this is new. I've used Vista Ultimate flawlessly for a long time, nothing new has happened (no new programs) I swear this just showed up. I know people say that all the time, but really, I'm not computer illiterate and really, I didnt' change anything. I promise.

So, I keep my desktop clear and use the Desktop Shortcut toolbar (lower right hand, next to the notification area) to navigate to my programs. For as long as I can remember, when I click down there, I would see TWO shortcuts, the ONLY ONES on my desktop: 1. Shortcuts (I made this one, takes me to my shortcuts folder, where I put.. all my shortcuts), and 2. Recycle Bin.

Now, when I click down there, I see this:

The Internet (IE logo... I use Firefox)
Control Panel.

Ok, you say, no problem, just go to Personalize>Change Desktop Icons and unclick all of those. But wait.. they aren't clicked there. They aren't. So I have links in my desktop toolbar that ARE NOT on my desktop. If I right click them in my desktop toolbar and select Delete, they do delete, but if I then click on the desktop toolbar again, they are back again. So how do I get rid of the links in the desktop toolbar that A. were never, ever there before, B. I did not put there, and C. are not, in fact, actually on my desktop?

But it gets even better!

Public folder, you know the one, it's at C:/Users/Public, right? Sure, mine is there... and it is also linked in my desktop toolbar. B... Read more

A:Public Folder in two places, desktop icons out of control, where to begin...

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Probably it doesn't and my question is a long shot - but I recently toasted a drive, and it had many folders and files which I have little memory of. I also never used one of those nice apps that makes a list. Any help appreciated. Much obliged.


A:Does Windows save logs somewhere that shows folder names / file names?

Windows does not maintain such a log.

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I had a small network up and running that I set up awhile back. I formatted & reloaded 2 of the machines (both running WinXP Home SP2). On the laptop, "My Network Places" shows it's shared folder and the "MSHome" network. The PC shows the network in "Create a network place" but doesn't see the shared folder.
Tried everything I can think of... cancelling and resetting the folder to share, adding another folder..., nothing.
Why doesn't my the shared folder appear in the "My Network Places" folder? Any suggestions?

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Hi guys. I just upgraded my processor to an AMD 8350. It replaced my Phenom. This is the 3rd day the new processor has been in the computer. First two days everything went fine. Ran Prime 95 and IBT to make sure i was up and stable. This morning (3rd day) got up, turned on the computer, and now i have less usable ram than i had last night. No matter how many times i restart, it shows less in windows than what bios shows. It says either 4,6, or 8gb usable ram (it changed just about every time too). I have reseated all the ram. I have moved them around. I have reseated the processor. I have clean installed windows 7 home premium x64. Does anyone have any ideas? This is the first issue with RAM i have ever ran into. Also, when i am in bios, and i go to the RAM settings, everything shows up like it is supposed to. Details, options, timings, etc. Not really sure where to go from here.

A:12gb ram shows in bios, only 4,6,or 8 usable shows in windows

In most AMD CPUs, the memory controller is on-die in the CPU. Maybe your FX-8350 is malfunctioning.


- Do you have the correct voltage for your memory set in BIOS?
- What kind of memory is it? (brand name, model, and speed)
- Have you tried putting the Phenom back in to see if the 12GB memory comes back?

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Hi everyone,
I did a backup of some files on my sandisk 1GB usb drive.I had several folders. Let's say I had the folder "Pictures" in which I had sub-folders named 2005,2004,2003 etc and in those subfolders, some pictures... Now I want to restore those pictures and in the directory "Pictures" I see files named 2003,2004 and 2005. Those files should be folders but they show as being files and they have no extension and have a size of 16K. I tried some file recovery software with no success...Anyone has an idea on how to fix this???
Thanks for your time


A:Folder shows as being a file

When you dragged? those folders, the usb recreated them as file names not folders.
When opening up two drives with two explorer windows, you may have to highlight the
files inside and right click to use the "copy" method there. The same may apply to copy
of folders to a usb drive. Give this a test try to see if using the copy method corrects
this if you used the drag folders method earlier.

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I have this problem , when i delete any folder , it deletes it , however i can still see the folder for sometime ...( though unable to open it ) . why it happens , is this a problem with RAM ? I have DDR3 (4gb)

A:Delete the folder but still it shows you for sometime

Hello Muralikrishna,

It's a refresh issue. I'm not sure what may have caused it on your computer, but usually refreshing (F5 or View and Refresh) the window or restarting the computer gets rid of this ghost file.

Hope this helps some,

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I can send email and it goes through but it no longer shows up in my Sent Items folder. This just started a couple of days ago. I've checked to make sure that the box is seclected in the Options to save to Sent Items. Running XP Home with Outlook 2002. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Nothing shows up in Sent Items Folder

Do you have it set to be deleted upon closing of Outlook?

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I have a folder that keeps showing up even after formatting twice..(within a year)
The folder is in start.. games.. rollercoaster tycoon 3
The game is a legit copy bought in the store...
I am thinking the hard drive is the problem.. But the pc is less then 2 years old..
Anyone experience this problem before and can shed some light on the problem?
Thanks in advance

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Q1. When I look at the folders in C:\Users\User-Name , I can see a [My Documents] folder. I double click on [My Documents] and the location now is C:\Users\User-Name\Documents , why is the folder name different from the exact folder location? (I notice all other folders that have the word "My" has the same situation)

Q2. If I want to move the My Documents to another drive D:, I should create a new folder in D: as [Documents] (without the word "My") or should I create a new folder [My Documents]?

Q3. I intend to follow this article User Folders - Change Default Location to move My Documents folder, in the article it says
"OPTION TWO 3. Create a New Folder by right clicking or press and hold on a empty space in the main window there, and click/tap on New and Folder. Name the new folder without spaces (ex: "Music" for My Music) for the user folder that you want to move there. (See screenshots below) NOTE: The name that you type in for the new folder will be what you see as the user folder name in the Start Menu (shell:UsersFilesFolder) location when finished with all of these steps. It would be best to use the same name as the user folder to avoid confusion."
"OPTION TWO 8. Navigate to the same location as in step 2 and 3 above, then select the renamed new folder (ex: Music), and click/tap on the Select Folder button. (See screenshot below)"

Is the second screenshot at OPTION TWO 3. and screenshot at OPTION TWO 8. wrong... Read more

A:Why User folder shows My Documents but folder location is Documents?

Hello pcwin,

The user folders that have "My" in the name are not actually named with the "My".

These are symbolic links, so when you name the folder "Documents", it will automatically rename and display as "My Documents", but in reality is still "Documents".

It can be a bit confusing.

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I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit, Home Premium, fully updated.

On my laptop (64 bit Win7), "Recent Items" works properly, showing all docs I've opened only (no folders, as it should be). The taskbar Jumplists for each program also show recent docs opened in that program.

The "Recent Places" folder, however, is always empty, nor do recent folders show on the Jumplists for folders.

Searching has turned up nothing useful, but tells me I'm not the only one with this issue.

What I've tried already:sfc /scannow
making sure both the "Store and display" options in Taskbar and Start Menu Properties are checked.
making sure the reg key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Recent points to the correct folder (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items) and that the folder itself is actually named "Recent Items" and not just "Recent"
running a disk scan (chkdsk)

Safe mode
deleting/restoring default links in the Favorites list

Essentially, it seems as if documents opened are recorded but not folders. I'm stumped at this point. Anyone know what's up with this?

A:"Recent Places" folder always empty

PJ by disk scan did you mean a chkdsk? if no the try that < use the /f and /r switches in Option 2 if necessary
As a precaution run these too

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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system32 folder keeps showing at startup.It is irritating.How do i stop it?

A:System32 Folder Shows At Startup.

Try this link:

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Hi Guys, When I Start Up My Computer The Common Folder Shows Up On My Desktop And I Don't Know How To Stop This Can You Help Me?

A:common folder shows up on desktop

do a google for doug knox, restoredesktop

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ok i have this folder called restore, i had it set as shared, now i went to unshare it, but when i go into my pc share folder in my samsung led tv, the folders still appear there, i reset tv to factory reset, folders still show up.

i went to computer/manage share folders and stop sharing and right clicked on folder and its not sharing, yet its still shows, what am i doing wrong. Thanks all

A:Please Help cannot undo folder sharing still shows up

Take a look at this thread. You could try using the CMD commands on that folder. Are you part of a workgroup or homegroup on your network?

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I wasn't sure if this was the right forum, but I have Vista.

Yesterday, I noticed as I went into my folders that my "VIDEOS" folder was no longer showing up. If I do a search for a particular video, I can get to it that way, but the actual folder no longer appears along side the others. I can also get to it if I use the menu/tab at the top and click on like rebecca/videos/ and then the "Videos" folder suddenly appears in the links menu to the left but it's still not showing up on my desktop. Why did it disappear and how can I get to show up again?

A:Folder no longer shows up, but files are still there

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Whenever i prompt to open that folder it shows the message It is not accessible
what can i do now?

A:what this message shows? How can i access that folder?

Quote: Originally Posted by comptech

Whenever i prompt to open that folder it shows the message It is not accessible
what can i do now?

Also did this folder is necessary i thought it is waste one can i delete it from here...?
Help me..

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I noticed that when I select all my files in the music folder, it shows 844 files but only shows 3.36GB for the size. When I look up the folder properties it tells me the correct file size of 22+GB for the entire music folder.

Anyone know what could be the problem? thanks.

A:Music Folder in Explorer only shows 3.36GB

On the left, I see 4806 items and 22.4 GB

On the right, I see 845 items and 3.36 GB, plus 3 subfolders, which are probably filled with tons of other files.

There's no problem.

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I have a small home network where I share a few folders between PCs (windows XP). All are in the same workgroup name, IP subnet & same router. When I open 'My Network Places' to browse shares, the shares on the other PCs are listed as 'The Internet' resources rather than 'Local Network'.

This causes Windows to sometimes prompt me for permission to open a file from one of the other shared folders.

Does anyone know a way around this?

A:Solved: shared folder on LAN shows as 'The Internet'

This is a cosmetic defect, but I've heard of it before. Here's one person's resolution of the issue.

I have no idea about being unable to share files, however I did have an issue with my shared folders showing up under the Internet heading instead of Local Network in My Network Places. After reading for several hours, I found it has something to do with IE7, which I had recently installed. This is the fix I found:

1. Go to Start/Control Panel/Internet Options/Security/Local Intranet/Sites/Advanced

2. Add the computer name of the system whose shared folders you are trying to "move" in this format:
Click Add

3. Repeat step 3 for next computer name if there are others on your local network.
After you’ve entered them all, click Close, Ok, Ok

I did not check or uncheck anything, only added the computer names. To clarify, when I clicked on “Sites” everything was already checkmarked for “automatically detect intranet network” and then once I clicked on Advanced the checkbox there was NOT checked. I did not touch any of these settings.

When I finished I opened My Network Places and it had worked. You'll need to do the same thing to each computer you are having the issue with. I hope this works for you! Click to expand...

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My system is AMD socket 939, ECS rx480-a motherboard, 2gigs of ram, and an Nvidia 6500 video card. I recently wiped my hard drive and installed my system, now my flash drive shows up as a folder in my computer instead of a removeable drive. Now this is really strange, when I start in safe mode, the flash drive shows up as a removeable drive. Thanks for any help you can give me.


A:Flash drive shows up as folder-my computer

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I was watching tech tv a while back and they talked about a way to have a "table of contents" for each folder you have on your computer. Just wondered if anyone knew what program this is, or how to do it in Windows.

A:Notepad document that shows folder contents

You could try Widget (1.06Mb Freeware)

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My "no audio" problem started after installing WMP11 and numerous Msft updates. Not using any audio apps lately, I didn't discover the problem till just recently. I don't know if these files were deleted as part of one of the updates, adding the newer Player, or because I deleted Jukebox and MUSICMATCH, Sony Media, which plays CDs and DVDs.Just ran "Autoruns" and found these files missing from the Drivers folder. Are these even relevant?HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services Changer File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Changer.sys CO_Mon File not found: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\CO_Mon.sys i2omgmt File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\i2omgmt.sys lbrtfdc File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\lbrtfdc.sys PCIDump File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIDump.sys PDCOMP File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PDCOMP.sys PDFRAME File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PDFRAME.sys PDRELI File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PDRELI.sys PDRFRAME File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PDRFRAME.sysWDICA File not found: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WDICA.sysIf these are needed, is there a way to obtain those files and put them back in the Drivers folder, or are they even p... Read more

A:Autoruns Shows These As Missing From Driver Folder

Looking at some of the errors, I would suggest you run system file checker.

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lol, i got no idea what's wrong with it. located in my documents/downloads I open the folder and it comes up empty. If I rename it to some other name, its contents show up actually, strange thing. Also, if I open the folder the long way, that is c\users\myuser\my documents\downloads it opens fine, even i don't change the folder name, any ideas? I think the error is in the registry, used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall facemoods and it messed up the registry to a state that pc became useless, had to backup registry, but seems it never recovered from it lol.

A:Folder has Sub-Folders and Files but shows up empty.

Quote: Originally Posted by Legjendat

lol, i got no idea what's wrong with it. located in my documents/downloads I open the folder and it comes up empty. If I rename it to some other name, its contents show up actually, strange thing. Also, if I open the folder the long way, that is c\users\myuser\my documents\downloads it opens fine, even i don't change the folder name, any ideas? I think the error is in the registry, used Revo Uninstaller to uninstall facemoods and it messed up the registry to a state that pc became useless, had to backup registry, but seems it never recovered from it lol.

Would be easy if you had a backup from before the problem. DO you have the OS dvd to do a repair install?
Ken J

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i just forgot the solution i have passed this situation, theres a msconfig service that is needed to be checked/unchecked help me.

A:my computer shows no drives or anything (this folder is empty)

More details are needed. Did you post from your computer? Where are the drives not showing (Windows Explorer, Disk Management, etc)? Is anything else not working? etc...

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Hi All,
I have an HP 8600 printer/fax/scanner that I've set up to save my faxes to my computer. I've created a shortcut to the fax folder and pinned it to my task bar. As it is now I have to click on the folder when I want to see if a fax has come in. Is there a way to have the folder change in appearance to show when it has something in it?
The fax software is supposed to let me know when a fax comes in but it doesn't.

Thanks in Advance

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I have a WIndows 2012 R2 server, on that server I have about 10 users. My desktop computer is Windows 10, my boss' computer is Windows 10. We are both users on the network. I am trying to share a folder with only him and none of the other employees. I have gone to Properties, Sharing, advanced sharing, checked share this folder, then gone to permissions, I removed everyone and added him and me with full control.

The dang folder is showing up on every computer on the network and they all have access to it and open and change anything in the folder.

No matter what I have tried I get the same result. Hopefully someone here can have an answer on how to fix this. I had no problems with this on my old computer and only he and I could see the folder. That computer suffered a hard drive failure so we are working with a new machine.

All other net work functions see to be working fine. But then we share pretty much everything else.

A:Folder Specific to one user shows up for all users

Welcome to the forum. Have you tried setting the permissions on ntfs on the share did you remove the Group everyone

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I've come accross an unusual problem that I've never seen before.
I'm on windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I have a Library called "work". Its actually located in my documents folder.

In this folder I have \Work\Discs\ubuntu. As you may have guessed I work with linux on occasion.
I wanted to create a new folder here but the new folder button was missing from the toolbar and the context menu.
I can create a new folders elsewhere just not here.

I thought as an easy workround I would create a new folder in the parent directory and simply move it. I created it in \work\discs and then moved it into "ununtu" only to find it wasnt there.
If I navigate to the real location of this folder the new folder is there ok.

Then I thought if this folder is playing up I will create a new one and just delete this one so I created \work\discs\ubuntu2 and moved all of the contents of ubuntu to here.
So far so good.
I then created 3 new folders here "1004" "1010" and "1104" I then moved all the files from ubuntu into these folders.

To be clear now \work\disc\ubuntu2 should now contain 3 folders and no files.
I then deleted ubuntu and renamed ubuntu2 --> ubuntu.
I then double clicked on the new "ubuntu " folder expecting to see 3 folders yet I see the contents as it was before I started. If I call it anything other than ubuntu I see the contents fine but if I name it ubuntu it reverts to its old state.

Any Ideas whats causing this.

A:"New Folder" missing but only in certain Places

Did you create the folder in windows or ubuntu... and now it is not accessible in the other one, or both?

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Hi All,

Have a minor but irritating problem with Thunderbird. I have used it for a long time without problems, but now, when I delete messages from my "In Box" using the tool bar delete button, the messages completely disappear and are not placed in the "Deleted" folder as used to be the case. I have, as a result, lost the option to recover any messages if I need to do so.

It may be helpful to know that I use the following extensions/theme for Thunderbird :- Talkback and Lightning ( Calendar Function ) 0.3./Noia 2.0 eXtreme. I have tried disabling/uninstaling these features, without success.

No big deal I appreciate, but it's a pain.

Really grateful for any help out there.

Many Thanks in anticipation

A:Solved: Thunderbird/Deleted Folder Always shows Empty

Not sure but open up Thunderbird and go to tools, account settings.
When it opens or when mine opens it has on the left side "Local Folders" high lighted as in screen shot your see the box on the right to empty trash when you close thunderbird.

So is this what your doing or are you losing the email after deleting even without closing thunderbird down?

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Recently developed a problem when I connect it to my iphone 6 to download pics to my pc
When I click on the iphone icon the DCIM folder appears, but when I click on it a response appears "this file is empty"

The DCIM folder does contain numerous photo files, and the iphone is unlocked.....Any ideas what may be causing this problem?

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Hello, recently I used my SatatoUsb to backup my files from my 1st PC to my 2nd computer, then proceeded to format the 1st PC. After format, I then used SatatoUsb again, took out my hard drive from 1st PC, connected to 2nd PC and "Cut" the files ( I know, dumb.. should've copied ) and pasted into the 1st PC's hard drive.
I double checked on the Hard drive to make sure it sent, it did, so I safely ejected it and inserted it into my
1st PC.

The thing is, I had my PC on sleep before taking the hard drive out... Anyways, I check, the folder properties
shows 0bytes together with no files in the folder that I did a backup on...

After countless attempts using recovery programs and such, they failed to find it. Now when I check the folder,
it says 1 file exists adding up to 51 bytes but nothing is showing in it.

I also tried Chkdsk and SFC/SCANNOW, but SFC/SCANNOW takes only 2 minutes when my hard drive is 223GB.
I believe it could be corrupt but isn't scanning it fully. I also tried scanning it in boot up without any success except it finishing extremely fast and finding nothing.

Here is a sfcdetails.txt attached below, not sure if that helps?

Any help is appreciated, even if you can help me via Teamviewer, pm me. I'd greatly appreciate it. I really want to get my files back, the backed up file is only like 20Gb anyway, and the files I really need from that backup take up like 2GB.

Thank you.

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I have a computer running Vista Home Premium. On it, I have a folder shared read-only over the network as "downloads."

I can access the folder from other computers on the LAN, using \\computer\downloads. My problem is, sometimes the browsing computer (an XP Pro SP3 machine) will get an outdated list of the directory.

For instance, I have added many files in the past couple of weeks. Yet, for some reason, even today one of the computers would show the most recent file as being from late January. I've tried refreshing and shift-refreshing. Doesn't help.

What's weird is that this behavior seems to vary from client computer to client computer. One of my XP Pro SP3 machines will have the most-recent list of files, and the other one will still be a little bit behind, not showing the newest files.

I can't figure this out! I would think that the problem must lie on the side of the client, yet I have never had this problem previously in all my years of XP-to-XP file sharing.

Is there some sort of network cache present in XP that can be cleared? Or any other ideas on how to solve this?


A:Browsing shared folder over LAN sometimes shows outdated list of files; sometimes OK

It's not unnatural for what shows in My Network Places (XP) or Network (Vista) to be out of date, but usually not that out of date. In My Network Places click 'view workgroup computers' and you should force an update.

On any (properly working) network one computer becomes the Master Browser. It determines what's on the network and periodically updates the other computers.

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Since a couple of weeks ago, my computer has been randomly having the focus stolen by this popup:

I've scanned with Defender and Malwarebytes and it doesn't seem to be a virus.
I would think that temp file transfers are a normal occurrence, but not in the foreground like this.

A:Computer occasionally shows me Temp folder copying operations

I got another one captured, and I really need help with this.

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Hi everyone,
i am facing a problem opening my downloads folder in the favorites when i click on it shows an error "Explorer.exe This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action...." i've tried several things to work it around but am not good in such things, i have a lot important data in this folder that i want to recover at least so i can even format and re-instal windows if there is no other solution. i've tried Ccleaner for registry fix and it doesn't work i need help please thanks in advance.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A:Download Folder in the Favorites shows Explorer.exe error this file is

Hi svr, try this
Default File Type Associations - Restore

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Having a heck of a time figuring this one out. Would GREATLY appreciate any help/suggestions. Knock yourself out with a technical explanation, I'm an IT guy but even this one has me baffled.

Rebuilt my OS to Win7 Professional last Monday. After OS installations, I typically need to install drivers to recognize the additional SATA (Data) Drives that I have on the machine. This is perfectly normal and I've done this without fail almost a dozen times.

With this last installation of Win 7 Professional, the iTunes folder on an external SATA drive displayed initially and then dissappeared. It STILL appears to be taking up space on the drive, however I can not view it or access its contents. I've searched for files inside the drive and nothing. Repaired bad sectors, ran chkdsk on the drive and no luck. The folder still appears lost?

Any new suggestions or ideas to try? Yes, I do have a backup but its over a few weeks old and I have since added new content to the drive. Previous versions takes me back BEFORE my last backup was completed.

A:SATA Hard Drive Shows, Individual Folder Does Not after Install

You need to answer a couple of questions.

1 - Did you Recover WIN 7 or Re-install WIN 7 ?

2 - Need to know Mother board type and model

3 - CPU type and model.

4 - What kind of SATA driver did you install ?

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[FONT=&quot]HI there,


For the last month I've had a bewildering laundry list of problems with my computer. Firefox 37.0.1 started using superhigh CPU to open and load pages. Then Thunderbird and Avast! began to do the same when connecting to the internet for download[FONT=&quot]s/updates[/FONT]. Then my printer ditto. When printing, I can't do anything else. (It's Brother MFC 4500+, an ancient workhorse that's never given me a day's trouble.)

Then my mouse went on the fritz; swapped out to another mouse and got the same problem---the pointer freezes and restarts intermittently, then freezes altogether. I can get it working again by unplugging the USB and plugging it in again, but the fix is temporary, maybe hours, maybe seconds. Every now and then I get a Windows message in the taskbar tray tha[FONT=&quot]t "something has happened" and [/FONT]the system can't recognize my USB device.

The problems didn't happen all at once, but rather in the sequence that I've noted. I've run different antivirus and malware and rootkit scans repeatedly, but all come up clean. FWIW, I run good computer utilities every week or so, so the system is squeaky clean that way. I've been limping along.

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]THE NEW & BIZARRE DEVELOPMENT (at least, so it seems to me):

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Hi I'm not sure what's all going on but the program thing will show up if you have it running. Can you click on it and end the task??

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I'm using Office 2003. I went through the steps of doing a mail merge from word. I selected the Outlook contact folder I wanted to use and it shows no contacts in it. However, there are plenty of contacts in that folder. So I tried another contact folder and it worked just fine. Any suggestion on this one folder?


A:Solved: Word mail merge shows empty outlook contact folder

Right-click that Contacts folder and hit Properties. Go to the Outlook Address Book tab and make sure it's checked to be seen as email address book.

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I wasn't sure whether to put this in the XP subforum or the Vista/7 one, as it relates to both. Hope I made the right choice. :-)

My problem is this: I have a Windows 7 Ultimate desktop (recently upgraded from Vista Home Premium) with a C:\downloads\ folder that is shared over the network as "downloads."

On a second computer, an XP computer, one I set up the correct sharing permissions (that is, to give access to Computer 2's username), I can then browse to \\desktop\downloads\.

The problem is this: The file list show in \\desktop\downloads\ is outdated, and many files and folders are missing. There is nothing special about these files or folders. They're not hidden or anything.

For instance, opening up C:\downloads\ on my desktop shows a folder with 3,118 items -- files and folders.

Accessing \\desktop\downloads\ from another computer shows 111 items.

Interestingly, accessing \\desktop\downloads\ from the desktop shows the correct amount: 3,118 items.

I have tried refreshing the file list, obviously, from the second computer. I have also tried accessing \\desktop\downloads\ from a third computer (also XP) on the same network, with similar problems... leading me to believe the problem is on the Windows 7 computer.

The W7 desktop has no problem accessing other shares.

I should also add that all three of these computers are on the same workgroup and can ping each other.

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A:Browsing shared Vista or 7 folder over LAN shows outdated or partial list of files

Try disabling UAC, i had my own issue with network files with Win7 and after i disabled UAC everything worked perfectly.

Also, try making a share that isn't in the root of the drive Or put it in the public folder and see if that works correctly.

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Cortana is the new assistant that Micorsoft is packaging with Windows 10. You can activate Cortana with a voice command, ? Hey Cortana?, and among the many things you can do with it, you can also set a reminder. The reminders can be set so that they alert you at a specific time or place. Setting up a time-based reminder is easy enough but before you can set a place reminder with Cortana, you need to first add a place to it. Here?s how.

Open Cortana, click the hamburger icon and select places. This is where any and all places that you?ve added will appear. Click the Add button at the bottom and then enter the name of the place you want to add. Cortana relies on Bing maps so depending on how well, or in my case how poorly your area has been indexed and marked, you might have to enter the name of your city as well. It might also ask for permission to access your current location. Hit enter and wait for it to list search results.

How To Add Places To Cortana In Windows 10

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I just got switched to Windows 7 on my work computer and am trying to figure out how to add network folders to what used to be My Network Places. For example, when I'm in Word and saving an attached file, in XP there was a button called My Network Places (MNP). I was able to move assign some of my common network folders to the MNP and therefore to get to that folder with a single click.
So I'm not trying to pin a folder to the taskbar, but trying to retain a folder pathname so that when I'm saving a file, I don't have to go through the entire network path name to get to the folder of interest. Any help? Thank you.

A:Does Windows 7 allow My Network Places like XP did?

hi carolyn12345, and welcome to sevenforums,

what i do is drag my network locations to my favourites in windows explorer. i can then save files there from word easily.

maybe there are more elegant methods of doing this, but my way is simple and works for me.

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I have two computers. I'll call them "mine" and "his".
"mine" has both Vista and Windows 7 installed (dual boot), "his" has XP Home.

When I boot "mine" into Vista, the networking works perfectly. Vista and XP can see files and printers and all is great.

When I boot "mine" into Windows 7, I can see "his" computer and access his files and his printer. However "his" computer doesn't even see "mine" show up in My Network Places.

I've checked the workgroup in Windows 7 and it's the correct name.
I've gone to the Network and Sharing Center in Win 7 and set my Network to "Home network".
I played briefly with the "HomeGroup" thing in Win 7 until I reached the point where it said it only worked for computers running Win 7. However it does says HomeGroup: Joined (and it appears that I've joined a HomeGroup).

So now what? Why can't XP see the Windows 7 computer?

A:XP can't see Windows 7 in network places

try go into the Network and Sharing Center...then choose Homegroup and Sharing Option. Try turn on the network discovery setting. See this --> Vista Network Discovery - Setting Network Locations | Windows Server Training

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First post - kindly redirect me if this is posted in the wrong place

Problem: Our laptop has been freezing up lately (vague, I know, and I apologize...)

From what I've seen, it freezes up at just two different times.

1) When we're on the internet. We pull up Internet Explorer, go about our business, and after several clicks (usually just a few, actually), it freezes up and the busy cursor just keeps going. Then when we click on Close, nothing happens. Same when we go through the Task Manager. Or even just try to minimize or bring up the Start menu.

2) When we're logging off or shutting down. It'll stay on the Logging Off or Shutting Down screen with the busy cursor going. My mother pressed Shut Down one day, walked away, came back hours later, and the computer was still "Shutting Down..."

In both instances, the only way I can get it to do anything is to shut it down - improperly, of course, just by pressing the power button. And I know that's probably not helping matters. I'm not sure if it's something I might be able to tackle myself or if I should just take it to a pro.

Additional info:
It's a fairly new HP Pavilion dv5, no more than 6 months old. These problems started just a week ago, and it had no problems prior to that. We have had full virus protection with Norton since we bought it.

Thanks guys, if you can help.
- MMC.

A:Windows freezing up at the same places...

Try a really good "cleaning" and run sfc/scannow.

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Hey guys.
I try to figure out how to enable the places bar in the save as dialogue window, you know where you can access the desktop or my documents with icons to the left of the window. I found some tweak in the registry to add your own places shortcuts in the places bar but it still would not bring up the places bar.

A:Enable Places Bar in Windows 7 HP

Hi see if what you want is here Customize the Start menu

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Ok, I just started a new job and their domain is kind of screwy. They have a number of Windows 2000 machines running on a Windows 2003 AD domain. I am trying to get the AD integration for PC Duo running on this domain, but I am running into a problem. The machine I am using to test with, as well as every other Windows XP SP2 box, is missing from "My Network Places", which is what PC Duo uses to distribute clients remotely. I see all the Windows 2000 boxes fine. I found what could have been a viable solution, where I enabled File and Print Sharing in our Windows Firewall GPO, but all that did was give me every friggin domain in existence on the network, which totals well over 100. And I still couldn't see Windows XP boxes, which didn't help my problem anyway. Any thoughts on this? Where should I look?

A:Solved: Windows 2003 Cannot See Windows XP Machines in My Network Places?

Ok, it took me hours and hours of searching, but I found the problem.

Apparently, XP SP2 disables some services required by My Network Places to see and browse machines on a domain. These services are:
Workstation (needed to see computers in My Network Places)
Server (Needed to start Computer Browser)
Computer Browser (needed to browse computers in My Network Places)

Now, you don't NEED these services to run, and it's somewhat of a security hole to have them running all over your network, but they are required to run to both see and browse computers through My Network Places.

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I set up ftp access to my web hosting account through the My Network Places thing in Win 2K, and it worked. Has worked for months. Then today is no longer worked, but gave me this error message instead:

Windows cannot access this folder. Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.

The computer is disconnected from the network.

The first part is ok. I have typed the name correctly, and I do have permissions. The last part is strange. My computer is connected to the network (hence this post through my browser), and the ftp computer I am connecting to is connected to the network (have tested by alternate means.)

Anybody understand what this error means? Is it something to do with mapping a network drive? Any ideas to get my ftp up and going again, and if not any suggestions for a simple (and free) windows FTP client I should use?


A:Problem using FTP through windows My Network Places

coffeecup 3.6Mb freeware

Using Coffeecup pdf file

Even better tutorial

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I see a tutorial here about customizing the places bar in the common file dialog, but I don't see how to get the places bar to show up instead of the navigation pane. There is nothing in the Organize -> Layout drop-down.



A:Places bar in Windows 7 common dialog

Actually, the places bar or rather the lack of it is an OS issue, not necessarily hardwired into the program.

When a program can be run in XP compatibility mode, like Textpad, as below, the places bar shows up, but not otherwise.

Also, when I run Office 2010 on my XP box, I get the places bar, but not on my Win 7 laptop. So there must be a way to get it to happen. We just haven't found it yet.

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Hi, when I had previously setup Windows XP screen resolution to 1024x768 I would have such a hard time seeing the fonts in piticular areas of Windows XP. For example, I have an application called Maya. It is a 3D modeling/animation program which allows graphic designers to create 3d content as well as animating them too. The problem I have with this is when I click on a 3d object to read its attributes, such as its location in 3d space, the text is to small to read for my eyes. So I had decreased the screen resolution to 800x600, which did help with seeing the text better, but now I cannot work in the 3d view ports because the attributes window, which holds the data of the selected 3d object, is taken up most of my screen. In addition, Maya is not the only program I have this problem with. When my screen resolution is set to 1024x768, I cannot read the names of the files in Windows Explorer and under the start menu->all programs list. So I am wondering if there is away to change the font size for these 3 examples?

A:enlarging the fonts in certain places though Windows XP

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I've been using the computer for a really long time but I don't have a clear understanding as to why or how certain OS's are set up the way they are...I'm curious to know why in Windows some of the same folders are stored in multiple places? This has always been an annoyance to me when it comes to organizing and remembering where everything is on my computer. Sure they're are ways to search for things but I feel that still takes up too much time and bottom line there's just gotta be a easier way to access your files. I have multiple computers and it's just impossible for to me remember where everything is.... I could be missing something on how to get a hold of it but anytime I look up how to organize your folders it still doesn't seem efficient to me. I have my own ideas on how I would like it to work or what I would like microsoft to do but I"m not a computer tech person who is able to understand if my ideas would actually even work or not. Any feedback would be fun to hear! Thanks.

A:Why Same Folders in multiple places in Windows?

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I just did a clean install on my laptop after installing a new SSD. I installed the drivers that I had to install manually, and then I did a Windows update for anything else. After getting everything setup I ran my first Windows Experience Index.

Surprising, the graphics score was only 5.0, but I am almost sure it was higher with the factory installation. I am runnng Aero but with most of the visual effects turned off. I viewed the assessment details and it showed this:

If you notice, the DirectX version is 10. But when I run dxdiag the version number in the report is 11. Here is my configuration, and please let me know if more information is needed. Thank you very much.

HP Pavilion dv7-4285dx
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit made from ISO image: X17-58997.iso
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370

A:DXDiag shows DirectX 11 but Windows Experience Index shows DirectX 10

I believe that WinSAT only test for DirectX 10 and 9, not 11. That's why it only shows DirectX 10. If your card fails to do the DirectX 10 test, then WinSAT will only display DirectX 9. Don't worry about it. If DxDiag shows DirectX 11, then your card can support it.

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My most recent BSOD was while the Windows Experience Index was updating. Although, I have gotten several lately other than that. I have always thought it was drivers for my recording interface which is an M Audio Profire 2626. Any help would be great.

Link to DMP file:

Thanks for any help. Sorry if I did anything wrong, I am new to forums in general.

A:BSOD during Windows Experience Index and other places.

Hello Hxcj88 and welcome to the Forums,

Please follow the BSOD Posting Instructions and post the .rar or .zip file created in your next reply.
Good luck and keep us posted,

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I seem to have got an adserver virus where windows constantly open up in left bottom corner of my screen, and sometimes web links take me to advertising pages. i have run malwarebytes and RegCurePro, but these have not fixed the problem. Following your instructions, these are the log files, however the Ark,txt is not complete as it kept crashing my pc. Be grateful for any help you can give as this is driving me nuts!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:38:13, on 05/07/2014
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MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17126)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
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C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
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I create SEO accounts for my clients to setup their web tools and their bing business listing. The client sent me their card with their address verification PIN and when I went to log in I got an "account Suspended". The screen only gives me
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Hi Folks:

I was just wondering (with the release of Windows 10 soooo close) are the any "clearance" style ways to purchase a cheap copy/license or two of Windows 8.1 Standard (x64). I don't need pro, and I'm not yet ready to install it on my PC full time yet (I'll need a new machine to do that). But I'd like to get it really cheap and legit.

Any help is appreciated. If anyone in Ontario might know too, that would be especially helpful (but please any American or overseas friends, I'd be very happy to hear from you)

A:Cheap Places to Purchase Windows 8.1 Standard/Home x64

I would scour Amazon and Ebay you may find a retailer that needs to get rid of DVD versions.

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I have re-installed XP on a Dell computer that is about five years old after reformatting the disk.

I cannot get a LAN icon in the My Network Places folder.

I have also installed the 3-com Ethernet adapter from the disk that was delivered with the computer.

The computer has an ethernet cable connector, and when I plug one of our network cables into it, connecting the computer to our network, the socket glows orange as it does on the other seven computers in our organization.

Using another computer, I have gone to the Dell Support website and entered the Service Tag number of the problem computer and found a Network driver there. With the aid of a memory stick, I have downloaded it and installed that as well. Doing that was apparently a re-install because the installation procedure asked if it could overwrite the existing file, which I let it do. The first instruction after the installation is to go to My Network Places and right-click on the LAN icon.

I am at a loss to connect the computer to our network because I cannot get to first base. Any information I have found, even on the Microsoft Support website, begins with something to the effect of: Go to My Network Places and right-click on the LAN icon. But that is my problem, I cannot get a LAN icon to appear.

I would be grateful for any ideas you could give me to try.

Thanks very much

A:Solved: Cannot get a LAN icon in My Network Places, Windows XP Professional.

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I am seeing old entries of phantom folders in My Network Places in Windows 7. In XP you could just delete them, but there is no selection for this in [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Windows [COLOR=blue !important]7[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]. Does anyone know how to delete them?

A:Deleting phantom items from network places in windows 7

I had the same problem. Microsoft decided to make this difficult for non-advanced users:

1. Open a command prompt
2. Type "net use" (no quotes) to see a list of networks
3. Type "net use /delete" (no quotes) and the exact name of the network from the list you just generated.

A more detailed explanation is here:

How To Disconnect Non-Mapped UNC Path “Drives” in Windows - How-To Geek

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Hi all,
Ive had this problem before and had to amend it with factory restore and im not doing it this time.....

The Hard Drive seems to be reading 'all over the place' when i start windows as it is slow and once Windows has started and Bit Defender has loaded up and my network connection the Hard-Drive light flashes intermittentley for about 60 seconds after its 'Ready-to-Go' the light stays on for half a second and off for half a second repeatedly for a minute and sometimes after Ive accessed the drive (used some programs)

Another thing that gives the game away is that when it is actually starting up then XP welcome sound breaks up as though the drive is trying to access other parts of itself whilst playing back the sound.... AND the mouse pointer keeps sticking, I have tried Checking drive with SpySweeper 5, ive erased all tracks with tracks eraser pro and used Diskeeper v10 to dafregment (even though it says that its ok) and when i did it took hours (it used to take 5 mins cos drive was always 'clean') I used the FAAST defrag on it also and it took hours and made no difference....

I tried system restore in XP but the 3 points I tried they all failed and i noticed when Diskeeper 10 was defragmenting most of the stuff it was moving seemed to be system restore items in the 'System Volume Information/_restore' folder.... What I had been upto at the time of this happening was i was downloading Live Aid 85 for my girlfriend wh... Read more

A:Windows slow / Hard drive seems to be reading 2x places at same time

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Under Folder Options, I have the "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives" checked.

Yet, there is a folder called $RECYCLE.BIN on every drive showing when I'm viewing my folders.

I don't recall it showing before I had to do a malware and virus sweep.

Does this mean it is not a hidden file, or that its attributes were changed?

If so, is it safe to change it back to hidden manually?


A:$RECYCLE.BIN folder shows on drives although "Don't Show Hidden" set

Hello Webbiz,

Yep, if the $RECYCLE.BIN folders are not faded, then it sounds like the hidden and/or system attribute has been cleared for them. You could open a elevated command prompt, and type the command below and press Enter for each $RECYCLE.BIN for each drive letter one at a time to add these attributes back.attrib +s +h "C:\$Recycle.Bin" /s /d
Repeat the command above substituting C for each drive letter you have a $RECYCLE.BIN folder on.

Hope this helps,

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Hi there, this has been a problem on my computer for some time.

In tools -> folder options, instead of a "Show hidden files and options", I get a long string of question marks instead. "????????"

This commonly shows up in my malwarebytes scans, and everytime I click remove selected it just comes back. It does not seem to have negatively affected my PC so I have left it alone til now.

I have attached a screenshot to show what I mean. I also have a screenshot of the malwarebytes scan if required.

Recently I downloaded a free version of AVG 8.5 and did a scan on my computer. AVG identified it as worm/VB.BSP and sent it to the 'virus vault'. After this upon rebooting my PC I got an error on startup that said 'Windows cannot find syssetup.exe'

I was also unable to open my drive E with double click, but right-clicking and pressing explore worked fine.

I have since done a reformat and the PC is back to 'normal', however the hidden folders still show '??????' as usual.

DDS (Ver_09-09-24.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 23:03:54.10 on Fri 09/25/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3327.2857 [GMT 8:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

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A:worm/VB.BSP - Hidden folder options shows as "??????"

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


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Guys please see the attach image and help needed regarding this , How can I get back my Icon

A:"My Computer" Icon shows as Folder in Taskbar


Try rebuilding the icon cache:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Good Morning,

I don't know what caused this but my USB 2.0 pen drive now shows up as a "folder" rather than a removable drive when using "my computer". If I double click on it, nothing happens. I can right click and get a drop down menu. Select "removable portable device" and it works OK. What is causing or caused this mess?



A:Portable USB pen drive shows up as a "folder"

it is the way your machine decides to read the device. go into your system bios at startup and go into the USB settings menu. change the way it reads certain usb devices (as you would prefer but do not mess it up) if you mess up then restore bios defaults

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I had asked earlier about removing driver shortcut. well, one of the drives seemed to be affected to the point of it showing "This folder is empty" whilst it shows that it has stuff in it. a snip of the above is as below.

Kindly assist. thanks

A:Drive shows "This folder is empty"

You are looking in a New Volume folder on a New Volume partition. Can you back out of the folder and see what is on the entire partition?

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I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit, Home Premium, fully updated.

On my laptop (64 bit Windows 7), "Recent Items" works properly, showing all docs I've opened only (no folders, as it should be). The taskbar Jumplists for each program also show recent docs opened in that program.

The "Recent Places" folder, however, is always empty, nor do recent folders show on the Jumplists for folders.

Searching has turned up nothing useful, but tells me I'm not the only one with this issue.

What I've tried already:sfc /scannow
making sure both the "Store and display" options in Taskbar and Start Menu Properties are checked.
making sure the reg key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Recent points to the correct folder (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items) and that the folder itself is actually named "Recent Items" and not just "Recent"
running a disk scan
Safe mode
Essentially, it seems that documents opened are recorded but not folders. I'm stumped at this point. Anyone know what's up with this?

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when i click on my documents, nothing shows up
i know its there tho because when i use photoshop i can access everything in the "My Pictures"
anyone know the problem?

A:nothing in my "My Documents" folder shows up

go there and look

i keep getting that popup

also... i wnt to my c drive and there is no Docume~1 file.. wuts up with that?

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MicroSD shows up with diminished capacity (128gb shows up as 200MB card). It shows up with no data. It shows up a "Secure Digital Storage Device"

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Hello ,Question when looking up warranty entitlement in HP on our computer HP ProBook 650 G1 it shows begin date of 2011 a start date at 2015 but the customer purchase in 2016.. Below is the expample :Confused.. Can any one explain why the date differance.Entitlement (includes Factory Warranty and Contracts) Coverage Begin Date(MM/DD/YYYY)Expiration Date(MM/DD/YYYY)In Warranty Part 04/04/2011 02/01/2019 Labor 04/04/2011 02/01/2019 Onsite 04/04/2011 02/01/2019 Pickup 12/29/2015 02/01/2017 Software n/a n/a

A:Begins shows 2011 but MFG Shows 2015 in HP Warranty lookup



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Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Hi, Recently i've noticed my system is only using 2gb of ram and is running really slowly. I run a Rampage III Motherboard with 6gb of ripjaw ram. However only 2gb of ram is being used for some reason.
I read a bit about going into the bios and looking for a "memory remapping" setting but there was not one.
I also unchecked the box for max memory in msconfig > boot > advanced options.

Any suggestions would be great!

A:Solved: CPUZ Shows 6GB ram, Task manager shows 2gb ram

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chinese symbols translates to You Flick something 
have been seeing this pop up across multiple clients locations, which have nothing in common industry wise.
Webroot support so far says its not an issue "according to logs", but I beg to differ that this may be something that has yet to be detected.
So far I have deleted it from the users folder and the registry and seems to come back on reboot
webroot detects nothing and neither does malware bytes which is more concerning.

A:user profile in cmd shows as ?????? but in gui shows chinese symbols

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I have a B130 that's battery shows 100% Charged but the system shows Permanent Failure ????

What can a failure could this be ????

The battery light flashes once green, followed by (3) red flashes ?

What's the deal ??

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I just reinstalled Windows 7 64bit after a crash. I reconnected my second HDD to the machine where prior to the crash I stored all my photos and music.

The problem is that there appears to be no folders or files visible in the drive, despite it showing over 300GB of used space. See the attached screenshot for a better view of what I am talking about.

Drive F is the first partition on the drive
Drive G is the second partition on the drive

--Both should have a ton of data on them, but I can't see any folders.

Am I missing something stupid? I'm not panicked yet, but drive F is really important to me.
Thanks EDIT***I just booted into the same PC via a Knoppix Live DVD and this OS sees all my files just as pretty as you please... so clearly the data is all there (thank the FSM), but Windows is misconigured. This is a gonna be a facepalm when I figure out what I did wrong isnt it?

A:HDD shows up, shows data, no folders or files visible

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7920 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -327 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228833 MB, Free - 131178 MB; F: Total - 1430806 MB, Free - 1351895 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled​

When I run Virtual Win XP and the program that runs in it is manipulating a database (apparently processor intensive), the virtual XP task manager shows the processor is running ~90%. At the same time, the physical machine's task manager shows the physical processor is running 25-30%. The virtual machine has 3712MB of ram allocated to it, and there isn't much hard drive activity. Anyway, I'm curious if anyone else has run into this bottle neck and if there's anything to do about it. It seems like my physical machine has more resources to put on the virtual machine than it's capable of using or something like that.


A:Solved: Virtual XP on Win 7: XP task mgr shows 90%, Win7 shows 30%

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I have a strange problem with this computer running windows vista home premium x64.

If I go to C:\Windows and do a right-click on the "SchCache" folder and select properties,
the size of the folder shows 40.7 GB used.

If I try to open that folder, there is nothing in there. I have "show hidden files and folders" checked
and "hide protected operating system files" unchecked, so it's not a matter of simple hidden files.

Now it gets interesting...if I go back and try right-clicking again on the SchCache folder and select
properties, it no longer shows 40.7 GB used! It says zero bytes!

If I reboot the computer and repeat the whole procedure from the beginning, the folder properties will
return to showing a large number of gigabytes used the first time I select right-click-properties, and
then shows zero afterwards...

Malware and Spyware scans always show nothing. I've run rkill, avast, malwarebytes, tdsskiller, ETC.
and nothing is ever found.

Any ideas what is happening?

A:File Properties Shows 40.7 Gigabytes Used, Then Shows Zero...

According to this page it's related to ADSL

SchCache directory - Profile Management - General - Discussions

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Please forgive me if this is not the right place to put this.I ran the program Dvdshrinksetup thru VirusTotal and itshows up ok, This was downloaded Dec 2005, the executableDvdshrink was also ran thru VirusTotal and showed a couple of flags, been using this program since Dec. with no problemshave run many scans with many programs since and none haveever picked up on that flagged virus, my question is could thatbe a false/positive showing up? How do I find out for sure?(the second scan that says is the executable Dvdshrink)And who is "UNA" (the scanner that flagged this program" are they reputable?Thanks for your helpVirus Total_______________________________________________Scan results File: Date: 07/22/2006 23:45:04 (CET)----AntiVir found nothingAuthentium 4.93.8/20060721 found nothingAvast 4.7.844.0/20060721 found nothingAVG 386/20060721 found nothingBitDefender 7.2/20060722 found nothingCAT-QuickHeal 8.00/20060722 found nothingClamAV devel-20060426/20060721 found nothingDrWeb 4.33/20060722 found nothingeTrust-InoculateIT 23.72.75/20060721 found nothingeTrust-Vet 12.6.2305/20060721 found nothingEwido 4.0/20060722 found nothingFortinet found nothingF-Prot 3.16f/20060721 found nothingF-Prot4 found nothingIkarus found nothingKaspersky found nothingMcAfee 4812/20060721 found nothingMicrosoft 1.1508/20060722 found nothingNOD32v2 1.1674/200... Read more

A:Zipped Shows Clean/unzipped Shows Not

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan?A false positive is always a possibility. Are you having any problems? What made you submit Dvdshrinksetup to VirusTotal in the first placeUNA = Ukrainian Anti-virus Center and they are reputable.

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I accidentally deleted my RECIPE FOLDER containing several categories of recipes with several files in each folder. I could not find my deleted files in MY Recycle Bin so I recovered my RECIPE FOLDER by restoring my system to an earlier date. Now that I have recovered My RECIPE FOLDER, all my files are now script and cannot be read. These are recipes that I have been collecting for over 8 years. It's a treasure to me. How do I return these script files to normal. My folder was stored on an HP Pavilion Laptop using Windows 7.
Thanks to any helpers on this forum who can assist me.....Carlyle

A:Accidentally deleted a folder in Windows 7 and now restored folder files are script

could you attach an example of one of these files to a post so we can have a look and see whats happened to them for you?

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I have one folder in which I keep all my music. There are 605 items, consisting of both folders and music files.
I sort the folder by "date last saved" so that my newest songs are always at the bottom and the oldest are at the top, after the sub folders

However, whenever I open the folder, windows seems like it is re-searching and rebuilding the cache, taking upwards of 5 seconds in order for the folder to be sorted again.

This only started happening after I reinstalled windows, however that is all that has changed. My music is on another drive, the same drive that it was before I reinstalled.

Why does it keep doing this, and how do I get it to remember how it is sorted?

Attached is a video demonstrating what happens

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Hello All!

Would need your help with this...

Windows 7 "Recent Places" stopped recording the most recently visited files. I have presently no idea what triggered this issue.

Please review the attached screenshot displaying the properties of the "Recent Places" folder. Maybe that will give you a hint.

I need your help!

Thank you!

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