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Location is not avalable F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable

Q: Location is not avalable F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable

I keep getting the error "Location is not avalable F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable........" in windows 7. Sometimes it shows as "SYSTEM (F) and other times as a picture of a drive with a question mark over it ans F:\. I have done a check disk and the command prompt "gpupdate /force" as suggested on a site but no luck.

I have looked at other solutions but nothing seems to pertain to my specific problem. Any help will be appreciated. I have attached screenshots.

A: Location is not avalable F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable

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I have a network drive mapped to Z:. I can see all the files and folders on it in windows explorer. I can create new folders and files on it and read from it but when I try to copy files to it from my C: drive it says:

"Location is not available - Z:\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located the information might have been moved to a different location."

Why? I can see it right here in windows explorer. It's so annoying and of course it makes me type in my administrator password before it pukes out the error. What can I do to fix this and yes I've rebooted my computer. It has worked in the past all of a sudden it starts doing this? I've disconnected and remapped network drive and rebooted in between doing those too but no change. Any ideas?

A:Location is not available Z:\ refers to a location that is unavailable

Have you tried to disable the firewall on your A/V software?

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Actually my previous problem is that E: is not accessible incorrect function is prompting whenever I click the E: drive. . . I have read so many posted solutions about this problem and followed the advice of uninstalling the device in the device manager..i reboot then the system has detected E: drive... HOWEVER!!! when i open my computer the icon in E: drive has a ? mark and i click it and it prompted as E: refers to a location that is unavailable..etc. . .

Why is that??

What is really the problem and how can i fix this???

Please help. . . urgent. . .hehe


tnx. . .

A:E: refers to a location that is unavailable

Hi, this E: drive does this refer to a localdisk drive? i.e. where the operating system is installed or this a logical drive? i.e. backup.
Have you tried clicking on start then run and type E:\
or pressing the windows key located in between ctrl and alt then pressing E, to access windows explorer.

Do you have any mapped drives? sometimes this causes the problem.

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I have a dead drive letter in windows explorer that will not go away. It has a red question mark over it and when clicked says, "X:\ refers to a location that is unavailable."

It appeared when I tried to add a permanent mount point for one of my ext2 drives using the program 'ext2fsd'. The program allows windows to read ext2 linux partitions, and worked perfectly. Now that I don't need the ext2 partitions, I am trying to delete the permanent x: mount point. It seems to be a bit more permanent than I expected. Any thoughts?

Lenovo T61 laptop
winXP SP3
 

A:X:\ refers to a location that is unavailable

Hi beebopbogo

I have spent about five minutes with Knoppix.
When the drive was active wasn't there an option to Dismount the drive?
 

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I have a file folder which contains a bunch of photos and it suddenly disappeared. I found the file folder and all the photos using search but whenever I try to click on the file itself or any of the photos, this message appears: C:/Users/McKinney/Downloads/Desktop/my fangirl stuff refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

I have no clue what to do, it was fine the last time I opened up the file now it will only show up when I search for it, It's not where it used to be and I cannot even click on it. I really need to recover these files! Please help! I'm running on Windows Vista.
 

A:Refers to a location that is unavailable...

Might be a simplistic question, but have you tried rebooting?
 

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My stalker brother wanted to use my computer, and having caught him going through my facebook and hard drive, I thought I should disconnect it. I disconnected it by turning off my computer then removing the USB, because each time that I try to properly do it (click safely remove hardware then disconnect) it would say that its still in use. Now when I tried accessing it, it gives me "F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard disk on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the internet and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information may have been moved to a different location."

So how do I fix it?
 

A:f:/ refers to a location that is unavailable? How do I fix it?

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Hi, so recently every time I shut off the computer and turn it back on few hours later it always takes really long to start up only to give an error saying my desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. Now here's the catch: if i just restart the computer after the error, my computer works back to normal. But if it was perfectly normal, it wouldn't continuously give me this very annoying problem. Does anyone know why this is happening? Seriously this newly bought computer with decent specs should not have these problems, it's taking me over 10 minutes to get my computer to fully function because of its initial start up of error and I don't wanna shut down the comp manually during that process because I heard it's potentially damaging to the computer...

Thanks.

P.S: I checked that registry that refers to the desktop and there's nothing wrong with it...

A:Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable...

Welcome Nad,

My first suggestion is that if the computer is still under warrnaty, return it for one that works properly.

If that is not feasible, this should work, if you do it with patience and do not try for short cuts.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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When trying to install civ 3. i get a error that K: refers to a location thats no longer available.. K is for my usb camera? I unpluged the hookup for it but I still get the error, I have shut down and restarted after removeing the plug.. Also my documents folder is pointed to the drive K: I right click and try to rename and its grayed out so I cant change it... any ideas?
 

A:Solved: k: refers to a location that is unavailable

I got it.. For some reason K: is supposed to be the Drive letter? How would I change this?( Something tells it to look in K:\..
 

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I know I've seem several threads related to this topic, but none of the solutions seem to actually work on my computer. I got this error message after the last update on my computer which was an Adobe update - i think Flash or shockwave, but not sure.

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable

there are 4 accounts on my Vista machine. 2 have admin. rights, 2 are children accounts. The children's accounts do not allow access at all. the above error is seen on both admin level accounts. i can log in, but the desktop has almost nothing.

I have managed to activate the default administrator account, but don't know the password (apparently i set one).

I can get into the system through safe, or safe with networking.

I would like to be able to restore my access. Some of the threads suggest copying the desktop from the user account to the above location. this did not work for me.

some suggest creating a new account and then copying the desktop there. I don't seem to have the access privileges to do that, even though when logged in under safe mode, in the control paner user accounts there is an "icon" showing i'm an admin.

some suggest turning off UAC and doing some other things. Again, i'm unable to do that.

some suggest using the last known good configuration, or system restore points. neither of these seem to do anything (its like the OS thinks the current configuration is good).

I'... Read more

A:Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.

I was able to get my computer back at least. What i did was boot the computer in safe mode. click start and typed msconfig in the search window. when the program item is returned, right click and run as administrator. the program starts. select tools on the top tab. turn off the UAC. reboot. this allows me to get back to my desktop.

However, UAC is turned off, even though each user still has a log in screen on reboot.

if i turn uac back on, the old problem returns.

not sure what to do about that, but at least this gets me back in to the computer.
 

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I was on the internet on my computer and then all of a sudden it shuts down on me and when it starts back up the desktop no longer has any icons, expect the Recycle bin, the background picture is gone and it looks like the old windows classic. Whenever I click on something I get an error:

"C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location."

I can see that all of my files are still there, but if i try to open something nothing happens, as if the applications are not there. I am running on Windows 7.

I tried searching the site for something similar, and I did find this post, http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1137367-systemprofile-desktop-refers-location-unavailable.html but I am unfamilar with domains and I do not have a login, it just goes straight into the profile.

Can anyone help? Let me know if I need to provide anymore information.

Thank you.​
 

A:Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable

First go to C:\users\your username
If you see two Desktop folders with one blank and the other with your Desktop items you need to delete the blank one.
You can right click and select properties to see if there are files inside.

Next Copy the Desktop folder with your desktop items from C:\users\your username\ folder to C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\

It might be easier to drag the Desktop folder to the desktop and select copy here, then go back to Windows Explorer and drag the Desktop folder into config\systemprofile location

Last: Reboot the computer.

 

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I always remove my flash memory safely. Nothing was moved/changed...etc since last time I opened my flash. (2 weeks ago)

Just now I got this message

...refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, on a network, or on a different computer on your home network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or home network, and they try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

HELP

I have read a couple of solution but I'm worried that they will delete my files.

Last one was from Microsoft support saying that This problem occurs because the Windows system code page does not provide support for the Euro character.

Could it be just coding problems?
the file name has different coding than English characters.

But again the folders open ok but the last file that contains my stuff doesn't

it like this:
4 empty folders inside each other and then the 5th folder contains everything

the 4 folders open normally (maybe because they are empty) but the last folder doesn't and I get this message.
Also all 5 folders contain the same characters.
HELP PLEASE my life is in there
 

A:Solved: ...refers to a location that is unavailable... :(((((((

SOLVED
control panel> region and language> administrative> change system locale...
 

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I always remove my flash memory safely. Nothing was moved/changed...etc since last time I opened my flash. (2 weeks ago)

Just now I got this message

...refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, on a network, or on a different computer on your home network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or home network, and they try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

HELP

I have read a couple of solution but I'm worried that they will delete my files.

Last one was from Microsoft support saying that This problem occurs because the Windows system code page does not provide support for the Euro character.

Could it be just coding problems?
the file name has different coding than English characters.

But again the folders open ok but the last file that contains my stuff doesn't

it like this:
4 empty folders inside each other and then the 5th folder contains everything

the 4 folders open normally (maybe because they are empty) but the last folder doesn't and I get this message.
Also all 5 folders contain the same characters.
HELP PLEASE my life is in there
 

A:Solved: ...refers to a location that is unavailable... :(((((((

SOLVED
control panel> region and language> administrative> change system locale...
 

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So all of a sudden my domain laptop running Win7 (x64) decides to get cranky on me. When I log in using my domain account it says "preparing desktop" for a LONG time, then when it finally logs in all my icons are gone and the desktop style looks like the old XP taskbar. And almost anything I try to do gets the message "C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable."

Tried rebooting several times, no luck. I can login as an admin on the local machine and the desktop looks normal. It's like my profile got corrupted and I was getting pointed to a default profile. Some people have posted solutions involving finding your old desktop and copying everything from it to your new desktop, but that's not really a solution, it's a kludge. What you want is to be using your old desktop in c:\Users, not some default desktop in system32.

I was afraid I'd have to go back to an old checkpoint, or create a new profile.

Finally I read on a Microsoft forum that sometimes the computer can't read your profile because it's busy doing something, like a virus scan or other process that's locking up the profile.

So I tried rebooting and just let the computer sit at the login prompt for a good half hour while the hard drive blinked away.

Finally I logged in, and bam all my icons are back, and the taskbar looks like Windows 7 again. Yay. I hope this doesn't happen again.
 

A:...\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable

sounds like you lost connection with the domain. I've a couple users here that whenever there is a power outage their rigs lose connection and they get that error. I just toss the boxes in workgroup, reboot, readd to the domain and they are good to go.
 

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I cannot access my flash drive! every time I try I get an error saying "E:/ refers to a location that is unavailable" make sure you are connected to the internet yada yada yada. how do I fix

A:flash drive "E:/ refers to a location that is unavailable"

Does this flash drive show up in Windows Explorer ?
 
I suggest the first thing to do is try it in a different computer and see if you can read from it. If you can, the socket you are using on your computer may be faulty, try a different one. If it doesn't show up on another computer the likelihood is that the data on it has got scrambled and all you can do is try to format it and see if you can then read / write to it.
 
Another possibility exists that it is not being assigned a drive letter. JohnC addressed this issue a little while ago and i quote him :

 
I should clarify. Right click Computer > Manage > DIsk Management. With the not recognized drive attached, look for the USB flash drive in the list. You may have to scroll down. It's possible a drive letter is not assigned to the flash drive in Disk Management. If you do not see a drive letter right click on the Disk and give it a letter.
 
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/82994-drive-letter-add-change-remove-windows.html

 
Worth a shot.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hi, I hope I am posting this in the right place.......Afterall I'd hate to come visit you & park in your pool but I just rented this pc after mine laid down & don't wanna risk another, LoL Everytime I try to dl or save an image it says it refers to a location that's unavailable,Sup widdat?
Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Refers to location that is unavailable? Win7

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Hello everyone,

I've been struggling with this issues for some weeks now and I have nowhere to go...

I have found many (really many) tickets with similar problem, but none had the same scenario and none of the proposed solutions worked for me.

Here it goes:

My COMPANY has a project that is a joint venture with a partner and we have employees from both sides. Therefore, we must have both networks available for the project. But, only one fileserver.

This fileserver one network interface my company's network and one on the partner's network.

But, the authentication  to access the folders is only at the AD of the partner which is in another domain.

So, when we map (manually) the network drive T: we choose to use different credentials.

Some weeks ago all the computers from my company's network stopped writeing on the network drive T: and got the following error:

"<mapped drive letter>\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the
Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location."
None of the computers on the partner's network have this issue and none of the other network drives on my company's computers have this issue.

If I open the shared folder directly from the start menu I CAN WRITE..... Read more

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Since our vacations are about to start , I wanted to download songs
from our hostels LAN .I selected a huge collection of songs and started downloading it (using dc++).
I have not specified any download directory for dc++ .
So it should download all of the files into the default C:\program files\dc++\download directory.
But I am "not able to see" any such directory .
But I am "able to see" the directory upon pressing open file list button in dc++ and going up in the directory level
the available space of the c drive went down by 8GB(if it might interest you)
please help me in this regard .
thank you in advance.

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I NEED HELP! :(

Here are the details:
1. The files are in powerpoint
2. The files are saved in a flash drive
3. since i turned off my laptop and pulled out the flash drive (this mistake may have caused my problem. oh no!!), i've had this problem
4. i'm using windows XP

what do I do to fix it? :(

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Hello, when I put my SD card into my laptop I am unable to access the F drive as it says it refers to a location that is unavailalble. I have no idea why or how this happened. I added a screenshot of what I mean.

A:Unable to access F:\ drive - refers to a location that is unavailable

Please take a screenshot of your fully-expanded disk management lay out and upload it to WSF.

It may be something simple that can be cured by remapping your drives - it sounds as though the drive in question is missing a drive letter.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hello all,
I have that error message and the desktop doesn't load fine, no icons, no background etc, I read some fix about going into the C:/users and delete a blank desktop there (if you see 2 desktops) but I only see one (full of icons and stuff), this issue doesn't
happen that often but obviously is annoying when it does, if someone have any idea, I would appreciate that.
tech information(if needed):

laptop Toshiba Satellite p755Core i7 second edition8 gigabytes of RAMwindows 7 home premium

Thanks

A:c windows system32 config systemprofile desktop refers to a location that is unavailable windows 7

Hi,

I recommend you to temporarily disable all the third party security programs
and boot in Clean Boot and
Safe Mode to test the issue.
If everything works fine after a clean boot, you can infer that some third party services are causing the problem.
Proceed with the remaining steps to pin-point out the third party service.
In addition, you can create a new user accouter and see if the issue persists.
If it works in a new user account then you need to fix the corrupt user profile. Visit this link for the steps:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profileTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard
drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might h ave been moved to a different
location.

A:C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.windows 8

Hi,
For this issue, I suggest you provide as many details as you can about the problem you are experiencing.
Did you receive the error message when you start up your computer or try to save to the Desktop?
If so, I suggest you try clean boot to check the result.
How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
If the issue persists, I suggest you create a new user account to test it.
Create a user account
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-8
If it works in a new user account ,you need to fix the corrupt user profile.
Copy the previous user profile into the new one, you can refer to the steps on this link:

User profile service failed and Server Execution failed :
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/answers?tId=744b0ba2-91fc-4dcd-91d2-aae0f523d741
Regards,Kelvin_Hsu
TechNet Community Support

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I received a CD that was supposed to contain all my trip pictures from a tourist agency. However, when I tried to open the folder (there is only one folder) in the CD, a warning sign popped up saying "C:\Documents and Settings\Ivy Meng Xie\Desktop\Waterfall Hike Ivy 11-08-2010 refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location".

Also, when I was under "View- Details" mode under my CD drive, it showed the size of the folder was "1 KB" and type was "Shortcut"; when I went up to "My computer", it showed the total size of the drive was 4.37GB (drive used to full capacity) and there was 0 bytes free space.

I'm totally confused as to what caused this problem. I had the same problem last time so I asked the agent to resend the pictures. It's been frustrating with so much back-and-forth with them and finally got something not readable.

Thanks to anyone who might be able to help!!

Ivy

A:Expertise needed for problems - "Refers to a location that is unavailable"

and welcome to the Forum

Sounds like whoever made the cd put shortcuts on it and not the files themselves. That can happen if they were not paying attention when they drug and dropped the files

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working with vista homeprem sp2 32bit here. ran a quick avast scan a few minutes ago, it caught some small-time junk in the temporary internet files (which were purged easily enough), but it also pointed out C:\users\all users as "the system cannot find the path specified". so I open up windows explorer and try to go there. cue the "refers to a location that is unavailable" error message. now, I don't usually need to prod around in there so I'm not familiar with what normally happens, but I know vista loves to have a bunch of directories displayed that are shortcuts it uses for people who leave "hide protected OS files" checked (I don't, I want to see what's where) which really ought to not be shown when you're not hiding stuff but I digress, that's for MS to be groused at after win8 flops.

SO. should I panic that I've had another thing sneak past the security screens (mvp hosts file, spyware blaster, avast's shields, mbam scans)? nothing else seems out of sorts, but one man's paranoia is another man's preparation, and all.

A:C:\Users\All Users refers to a location that is unavailable *error message*

This is normal.All users folder points to c:\programdata folder.These are called symbolic links.

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Hi! I have homework on my laptop for school and when I tried to go save into my homework file, the file is gone! Kapoosh! Gone!
I didn't know what to do so i went to "search" and this is what it said:
C:\Users\"my name"\Documents\Joe Document\Science HW refers to a location that is unavailable. Then all this other stuff about my network and disk. Please Help!!!

A:[SOLVED] &quot;File refers to a location that is unavailable&quot; WHAT TO DO?!?!?!

Quote:





Originally Posted by lildragon555


Hi! I have homework on my laptop for school and when I tried to go save into my homework file, the file is gone! Kapoosh! Gone!
I didn't know what to do so i went to "search" and this is what it said:
C:\Users\"my name"\Documents\Joe Document\Science HW refers to a location that is unavailable. Then all this other stuff about my network and disk. Please Help!!!






Hi lildragon555 -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum!

What program are you using that saves this file (e.g., Word, Notepad, etc...)?

It sounds like you found the file during the search. What was listed under "Type" in the search box (shortcut, text file, etc...)?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Ive looked through the forums in search of an answer but I cant find anything that would help me in particular so I thought a New Thread would be the best way to go. I just realized about 10mins ago that I am missing a folder that I had called "Things" and another called "Zune Music" and another, and so forth for I don't even know how many. They were all on my desktop and now they are gone...

Ill provide some pics.

I need help ASAP, this infuriates me

A:"Example" refers to location that is unavailable...

Ok, now an eve worse problem has appeared: The "Things" folder (The most important one) has disappeared completely, it doesnt even appear in the search... I suppose that when I find the other disappeared folders I will find Things, but as of now, its not even on my computer (or so the search says).

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Hi all, I just cut (ctrl-x) some data from a CF card to my laptop's desktop today, and now when I turn on the computer it is simply not there! If I do a search for the folder, the computer lists it under the place it is supposed to be, but when I double-click on the folder I get the response "refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be ...bla bla bla".
I have a dual-boot with ubuntu, this smells somewhat like a problem with partitioning or disk tables... or maybe not? Any suggestions on how to get these files back?
-Halldor

A:"refers to a location that is unavailable"

Welcome to SF

I just had an idea that I don't know if it is your case, if not, please forgive me for giving you wrong solution:
Do you keep your files hidden mode? To make sure, Computer--> Tool tab--> folder option--> view tab--> choose show hidden file, folder and driver

Give it a try

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Hello all (especally Brink!),

I have gotten the following message twice over the past two months: c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable... I then would simply restart Vista (Home Premium) and all would be okay.

What would be causing this? Nothing has changed on my system. Is this indicating that something catastophic is about to happen?!

I have read the tutorial on how to restore missing folders. Fortunately I'm not at that point yet. Any insight and suggestions for preventive maintenance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
David

A:...Desktop refers to a location that is not available

Hello David (my name too!) and welcome to the forums.

My first recommendation is to repair Vista. Simply load the disk in and hit Repair. This should fix the problem....

~Lordbob

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"C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure the disk is properly inserted."

That's the error I'm getting.
I can't even get into config because i don't have permission. (I know, vista sigh) Also if I try to do anything like give myself permission it is so slow that I can not fix this problem because I think it went in safe mode. I have a lot of stuff on my computer and just need this problem fixed. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Desktop refers to a location not available?

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I'm seeing this error in Windows 8.1 Explorer where a mapped network drive drops off.
when that happens you get the following message popup:

I currently see this only on Windows 8.1 Pro computers when drives are mapped to servers using GPO.
So far this is occurring on three different clients with three different servers: SBS2008, SBE2011 and SBS2011.
To resolve you click OK, then click on the the folder again is the file list reappears.

A:?:\ is unavailable. If the location is on this PC

I do not see the info when this happens. This reminds me only situation when computer returns from standbye or resume and the phenomenon applies to W 7 and W 2008 R2. Reference URL is here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2907020
You will need to do some diagnostics to recover the reason of troubles (network monitor,...) and perhaps play with SMB version, autotuning, share persistency etc.
Regards
Milos

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I'm trying to use my 3tb external hard drive with my new Toshiba laptop running Windows 8.1. At first the computer recognised the drive, but when I tried to open the files I wanted, (masses of JPEG and RAW photo-files) they did not appear. There were four files listed..all of which were used to run the drive itself...no folders visible at all.

I figured there might be a problem with access so went to a number of possibilities and altered all manner of permissions and sharing options to what I thought would work. The upshot is that now the drive comes up as 'Location Unavailable'...access denied.

Previously I had used the drive on an ancient Vista machine, and still having this laptop, checked that the external drive was working,(it still is, with all files and folders still visible). I also plugged in my Sandisk Cruzer flashdrive and that opened no problems.

I have tried some suggested ideas, right click on the drive>properties>sharing>advanced sharing>permissions>checked that 'everyone' was selected then allowed full control, change, read and then OK'd...still no difference.

I need help before I need therapy, so if any of you guys can assist an ageing silver surfer I will be forever in your debt.

A:Location Unavailable: unable to access.

Can the drive be accessed in another machine?
I had a similar problem with a 500GB Seagate Expansion HDD which had apparently failed.
Running CHKDSK may also be a good idea if you can.

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It all started saturday when the screen to my acer 3810 wasnt working. Got this fixed yesterday , switched the computer on, entered my vista password, then a black background screen with a location not available box with error message c system32 config systemprofile desktop refers to a location not available.
I then went to the start button to see if i could get into any of the folders , programs and profile and nothing. The only part of the computer i can run is the mcfee software. I may , when the backlight wasnt working done something to remove my profile....not sure. Help!
 

A:desktop location unavailable, cant get into anything from the start button.

I looked at my Vista and there really isn't a folder called 'desktop' within 'c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile'.
 

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Hey guys,

I backed up my files by cutting and pasting them from my laptop to my drive. But for some reason it has caused two problems which I will tell you guys below.

What I did was I went to C:\Users\Michael, Michael is the folder of my name. Under the folder of Michael, I saw the files that I wanted to back up. I cut and pasted all the files under this folder to my drive. The estimated finish time was 3 hours. Before the process was complete, I stopped once for some reason. Then I came back and restarted the back-up process by doing the same thing - cut and pasted them to my drive.

When it was done, I feel like I've moved all the files I need to my drive, but it has caused a problem - when I open folders like Document, Pictures, Michael, Music and other folders that are under the folder of "Michael" which is where I cut and pasted files from, a window pops up, saying
"Location is not available - E:\2016\backup\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location".
"E:\2016\backup\" is the destination folder in my drive where I want my files go to. It seems by cutting and pasting all the files from the folder of Michael, it linked the folder of Michael to m... Read more

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Hey everyone,

This is my first post here, and it is because of a terrible problem I am having where one of my internal drives literally just disappears from my computer after about 15 minutes of my computer running. If I restart the computer the drive will come back but then just disappear again after like 15 minutes of use. If I pull the drive out and hook it up to a USB hard drive dock, it will show up fine there. It is just a 250gb SATA drive. The only odd thing I can think of is that I use it to store all of the personal files that are usually stored on the C:\ system drive. When I installed the OS a few years ago, I went through the steps to get my personal data off the system drive in case of a crash. I doubt that could be causing the problem because it worked fine for a long time like that? I remember having to do some weird things in the registry or something to get the users folder to point to another drive.

Here is a picture of the error message that comes up after the drive decided to not be hooked up anymore.

The problem has existed for probably close to a year now.. It got me so fed up with this desktop that I just stopped using it and started using my macbook exclusively for about a year. I am trying to start using this computer for backups since it can hold much larger (and more numerous hard drives) than the macbook could ever dream to).

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
-Sam

A:Internal Drive disappears"G:\ Refers to a location that is unavailabe"

Hello samth3mancgp. Welcome to the forum.

The first thing to check are your settings under power management. The system could be set to turn off idle hard drives.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Power Options
For the power plan you are using > click Change Plan Settings

In the next window click Change Advanced Power Settings

In the next window, click the + sign next to Hard Disks > Click + next to "Turn Hard Disks Off After" > and change the setting to 0. It should now read Never.

Let's see if that works first.

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OK, I've googled and searched for this as much as I can. I'm a new Windows 7 user. I have a library (Documents) with three folders included. Call them folders A, B, and C. I understand how to set the default save location. Let's say I've set it to Folder A. Now, I want to save a file in *Folder B* by using the convenient Libraries button. Let's further say that Folder B is the location "C:\FolderB". It seems that IF there is a subfolder, say "C:\FolderB\test", I can save it there by clicking Libraries, expanding FolderB, and double clicking on "test". HOWEVER, if C:\FolderB has no subfolders, I can't seem to save there by using Libraries.

That is to say: IF you have a folder in your Library that is not the default save location AND that folder has no subfolders, there's no way to save there by starting from the Libraries button. Is this correct? (If so, it is rather disappointing and seems to undermine the idea of Libraries so I hope I'm missing something...)

A:Saving to a library location that is NOT the default save location

I might be missing your intended idea, but if you name the folder, such as "Test B", then you should be able to save the .ext (if named) to that particular folder by clicking on the "C" drive... wait for it (the drive) to show up, then save.

If you name a .txt file (or another extention) and save it to your desktop, you can also move it to that named folder on "C" drive.

Just curious as to why you want to have different named folders on "C" drive when you can use the Documents folder?

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how do i change my network location to its true location

see where my web sites on msn is?

A:change my network location to its true location

is there not a way to change this?

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Hi,

In Windows 8.1 (and as far as I can remember in all previous Windows versions) I used to be able to do the following:
In Windows Explorer: Open a .jpg file from anywhere in my file system, by right mouse clicking and choosing "edit"After editing: "Save as" (press F12) and save the edited file IN ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION but under a different name.
Now, in Windows 10, the situation is different:
In Windows Explorer I open a .jpg file from anywhere in my file system by right mouse clicking and choosing "edit"After editing: "Save as" (F12) opens a dialogue box that suggests I save the file, NOT in its original location, but in a location that is either the default "pictures" directory or the directory that was previously used as a "save as" location in Paint (these locations are stored in the registry key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Recent File List")

Now I'd like very much to get the old, Windows 8 type situation back because this does not work for me! It's very inconvenient to have to scroll and click my way through the "save as" dialogue box until I finally find the directory where the edited file was stored in the first place! Why o why does Windows not remember this location?
I've searched through the internet but it seems nobody else has this problem. I've searched the registry for the word "paint" but was not able to find a setting t... Read more

A:MS Paint "Save as" location is NOT the file source location

Hello hvaleton Welcome to the Ten Forums!

I just right clicked on an image file here and chose the Edit option and the "save as" to save the jpeg file with the word "duplicate" added into the file name to save it in the original location. You may want to try starting with the Paint app first you find in the Start>AllApps>Windows Accessories list and then simply choose the open option in the file menu to browse to and select the intended file. You can also see that pinned to the Start menu as well as to the main taskbar with a fast right click.

If your copy of 10 was an upgrade install that might explain the problem you are seeing since the upgrade install tends to not see everything go on fully at times. The word "Buggy" tends to fit the bill for that type of install and not specific to 10 only but every version coming up from Legacy to 9x onto ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and now 10.

The one thing favored with having the Windows Photo Viewer restored replaced by Photos in 10 is that once you have any image or photo in view you can simply to upto the menu and select the "Make a copy" option and browse to the location you want the new copy to be created and saved to on the spot.

You just can't alter things like you can with MS Paint or the favorite for many 3rd party free image editing program known as PaintNet. Besides painting over and erasing things if not drawing lines under and around objects in an image you can add ne... Read more

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When it is necessary to shut this computer down, it can be very difficult to get it up and going again.

I get the following message: "c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop
refers to a location that is unabailable.

I am running Vista Home Premium 64 and do have the Vista disk. The computer will start up sometimes on the first try and then most times after several several annoying tries. The computer was put together with new and old parts. The hard drive was new the other drives are old. New mother board and graphics . All help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
John

A:"a location that is unavailable"

Hi grandpupa, when do you get this message?
If its at the startup, you can try a Startup Repair

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My computer is detected as being in Luxembourg yet am actually in Nairobi Kenya. What could I do to correct it?

A:IP location

What does it say your ipaddress is when you visit whatismyipaddress.com ?
Has your router's settings been changed by a hacker?
How bout your hosts file? Has it been changed by a virus?
( C:/Windows/System32/Drivers/etc/hosts )

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So that's where it was hiding! Who said Quick Launch was dead?

c:\Users\Windunce\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\

ok that's solved, but then what the heck does this folder do?

c:\Users\Windunce\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\

Is this where "Metro" Start stores the tiles?
If so where is the storing place for the "Metro" app tiles?

Sure takes some getting use to!

A:Location Location Location

Hello Windunce, and welcome to Eight Forums.

For Quick Launch, you could do the same as in the tutorial below from Windows 7 to the taskbar on the desktop in Windows 8 if you like.
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
The c:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Window s\Start Menu location is the same as the "All Programs" in Windows 7, but now called the Apps screen in Windows 8.

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts - Windows 7 Forums
This can show you how to pin apps to the Start screen in Windows 8 if you like.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How do I set location in a way that metro apps will understand, using my desktop PC? For example; dictionary.com

Cheers

CDJay

A:Location

You mean like a 'favorite' in IE10?

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I just had to get a new DSL modem for our server.

I asked me where i wanted ppp
these are the options.
I had it "on the modem" that seemed to work ofr a while then i lost the connection. I restarted it and i came back, but i dont think this is right.

If i do use either of the other 2 options will I need to make any server side changes.

PPP is on the modem. This is the normal mode for this modem when connected to a single computer. In this mode, the PPP session is initiated from the modem. Gateways and routers should work in this mode but their configuration may have to be changed to do so (e.g., you may need to have the gateway/router IP address changed to 192.168.1.1).

PPP is on the computer. This mode is normally used if you need to run a PPPoE client on your PC. This mode can be used with a gateway or router which initiates a PPPoE session. To return to the DSL modem user interface you will need to directly connect your PC to the modem without any gateway or router between the modem and the PC.

Bridged Mode (PPPoE is not used). This mode must be used if you are connecting to a non-PPPoE network. Selecting this mode will cause the modem to automatically restart.
THANKS
 

A:ppp location ??

Well, without knowing the specific requirements for the ISP, and the exact make/model of the modem, it's hard to know what you need to do.
 

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We installed some accounting software a while back and it puts a DSN file somewhere on the computer. I made an excel spreadsheet that uses the DSN file, but im not exactly sure where that file is stored on the computer. Does anyone know where this DSN file is stored in Windows XP? Thanks.
 

A:DSN Location

You could try a search for it,

Click Start->Search->All Files & Folders, type in *.DSN click search.
 

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a folder in C:\Users\username\Documents has gone missing. I can find the folder and all its contents when i run a search in the start menu, however i cannot open it or any files within. i have a home network that involves my cpu and a bluray player, but neither can access these files. what steps can i take to recover these files? if you need more info let me know.

A:location is not available

Welcome
With Shadow Explorer
ShadowExplorer.com - About
Pick one of the various dates that will be shown. The date that is prior to the problem will solve your problem
ShadowExplorer.com - About

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I currently have Verizon FIOS internet.One of the more quicker packages they offer 35down and 35 up.

Which DNS servers should I use if I want to be more secure as well as keep my speed? I am willing to pay for a subscription. I hear that Verizons DNS servers suck. But I also hear that you usually wanna keep your ISPs DNS settings, too.

Are there DNS servers I can use for my state? City?

Thanks in advance.

A:Best DNS for my ISP and Location.

Hello,

Use googles DNS Servers. They are very reliable (as you can imagine).

Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4

If they dont work out for you, you can always change them later on.

Dave

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Due to another wasted track pad, I use a mouse (the screen is live, but smeared by skin oil, so I do not use the active screen feature - but sometimes with a stylus) . . .   My tiny flush mouse dongle was on the right side USB port. Yesterday I just bought some 16GB Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0, and discovered that these USB drives do have the proper blue coding, but no light!!  My other USB 3.0 drives have lights.  I also discovered that when inserted in the left USB, it is as slow as a 2.0..... NOW the big question.  None of the Chromebook ports are blue.  SO, reading the manual, I found out that the right port is the USB 3, and the left port is the USB 2..... BUT the USB 2 (Left) is designated as the only hot port, while the USB 3.0 is not hot when powered off. So I have to moved the mouse dongle to the left and have the USB drive STICKING OUT where I normally 'mouse around' or keep my coffee cup.  I guess this is another user friendly feature. QUESTION: Am I correct in the above for the location and type of USB ports? Right is USB 3.0 / 2.0 (black plug) and left is only USB 2.0 (also black plug), and power is only on the USB 2,.0 on the left, so I need to pull the mouse dongle each time I may want to charge/use an external device like my SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive BECAUSE THIS STATE OF THE ART CHROME OS LAPTOP has no internal micro SD slot, and minimal storage and placed the USB 3.0 in the area with the most a... Read more

A:Location of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0

Yet another discovery..... not a Lenovo issue, but a Chrome/Chromebook (Google) issue. Fidelity Active Trader Pro (ATP) web access does not work on a Chromebook.  Hence it cannot be used as a mobile trading platform when on the road, even though ATP Web will work on MS Explorer, Firefox and other browser.  This is because Google, in a spat with MS, does not support Silverlight (a Microsoft Web plugin). Similarly, many financial sites with interactive charts will not work (eg: FreeStockCharts), nor will it work with some bank sites to access your working accounts. However, the Chromebook is great for watching YouTube, playing games, and Facebook - if connected to a HotSpot.

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Hi

New member ...first post. Hope someone can help me .

Ive recently copied/pasted my desktop items to an external drive (as a psuedo backup), and it appears the registry has now mapped itself at start-up (the desktop icons) to that external drive - hence if i dont have it connected, it says "location is not available" ...and i only see the control panel icon on a black desktop.

An error message pops up - its looking for a folder on the "J:/..." drive
So, as a remedy i tried - taking a look at the registry using regedit for entries with that location, and I found a few - especially in the ...\explorer\shell folders . I haven't changed them as i'm not sure what i should put there now - the files are on the J drive so ide obviously have to copy them to the 'correct' location and then point to this 'correct' folder...

Now - obviously i dont know how i managed to change the registry to point to the this location, rather than the usual folder [...\system 32\desktop] (right??) ] location ; so i don't know how to set it back to the correct location without making things worse by editing the reg .
Any advice ? Ive looked online and most recommend a system restore - WTF why ???
I don't want to do that. Surely its simply matter of changing a property of some file .

System: Vista Home

ps - when i look at the desktop file within my user profile and right click it to access its 'properties' ; in o... Read more

A:Location is not available

Hello and welcome
I think that i would use system restore to a time before you did this because you are going to mess up and play around in the Registry for no reason. Restore things back to the way they were and then when that is normal, we can address the issue of putting backup programs on an external drive and do it the correct way without messing with the registry . Make sense to you ? Post back your decision and we will see what we can do to get your computer to perform as you need it to .

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When attempting to run WINDOWS LIVE MAIL on my Windows 7 machine, the system reports, "Calendar is corrupt" and it will not run WINDOWS LIVE MAIL.
Where is this Calendar to which it refers located??????
 

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hi. my computer recently crashed and i got it repaired. and i lost everything with it. i wanted to redownload microsoft office beta and it ask me for my information again. its fine untill they ask me for my country. im from the U.S. and theres no U.S. option. it has the options ireland and united kingdom. and sometimes when i go to other sites it also says location: united kingdom. how do i fix this?
 

A:location

Welcome to TSG....

You have downloaded a beta version and beta's are the worst thing to use unless you are a beta tester, I would remove this beta from the computer and install Open Office and when installing it make sure you put check marks in the three boxes for office compatablitiy.

http://www.openoffice.org/index.html
 

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I have three items: my new ipod video, my card reader, and my friends usb storage "key".

None of them will mount a drive... so in other words, none of them can be used with my computer.

This, is a problem. Obviously.

I can manually mount my ipod (with Logical Disk Management), but when I disconnect it, it unmounts and wont go back to the position I put it at. Very frusterating.

I took it to the the local repair shop (very knowledgable) and they told me to run XP Repair and if that didn't work, to just wipe everything out and start over.

Well, I did the repair, and it didn't do anything for me. I would prefer not to have to take all (100 some gigs) of valuable information off my computer, and put it onto my mums, and then reload everything.

THats a major pain in the bum.

So any other ideas???

Appriecate it much

P.S. To clear a few things up, so I don't get any of these questions...

YES, the driver in driver manager shows up fine, says its properly working.
YES, the Safely Remove Hardware icon pops up when I plug the items in.
YES, the Logical Disk Manager recognizes the items. I can use it to mount them, but they come unmounted when unplugged, and iTunes still will not recognize the drive.
 

A:USB and Location 0

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I've posted "Guide to isolate XP in its own partition" here:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1185631418

and here:

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/121406/ShowThread.aspx#121406

Those are not closed...
 

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Hi guys, just installed win7 from my box, all went well until I messed up moving the folders from c:\users\swarfega to f:\users\swarfega. I managed to redirect the downloads folder into the desktop folder so its messed up.

Anyway to restore that or will I have to reinstall again?

I am also unable to move the Desktop folder since theres no Location tab.

A:no location tab

Hi Nick,

This may be able to help you restore them.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

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Hi
I have an DELL inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista Home premium.

when i access the My Computer i am getting this Message

The location is not available
c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is
unavailable. it could be on a hard drive on this computer.or on a network.
check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are
connected to the internet or your network and then try again. if it still
cannot be located the information might have been moved to a different
location.

thanks in Advance

A:location is not available..?

seenuguddu,

Have you recently installed any Norton/Symantec software or possibly any other security software? If so, did you have any other security programs/suites on there before doing so, other than those that come with Vista (i.e. Windows Defender, Windows Firewall)?

Try this:
1) Click Start and type c:\users into the Search box and press Enter.
2) Double-click on your profile's folder (i.e. the one that may have your name or whatever you named the profile that you are using).
3) Right-click on the Desktop folder, click Properties and then choose the Location tab.
4) Click the Restore Default button and then click OK.
5) Close all windows and restart the computer.
6) See if you can access Computer but don't panic if it doesn't work and you get the same error message as there are more things to try.
7) Post back here with the results.

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Now playing: Pat Benatar - All Fired Up
via FoxyTunes

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After trying to save a file I noticed that there wasn't any location selected by default, it was empty, which I thought was odd. So I browsed for a folder and was presented with the following error after trying to save -

C:\Users\CJ\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different locationClick to expand...

After that error window appeared, almost all of the shortcut icons on my desktop vanished. A few were left but not many. My first thought was to reboot so I did, after that all of the remaining shortcuts were gone and all I was left with was My Computer, My documents folder, and the Recycle Bin.

I ran System Restore and everything is back to normal. But I'm concerned because this is actually the second time this has happened. The first was pretty much identical except I tried opening a program (CCleaner) and it gave me the same error of not being able to be found.

Can anyone tell me what is causing this or if this is some major problem or something?
 

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I want to add 4 G's of RAM to my INSPIRON 15 3000 series. I have compatible Crucial RAM.. I discovered that they no longer include an "easy access" door in the bottom of laptop. I know there is an open slot.  Where is the RAM ? Is it under the keyboard?  Or do I have to disassemble the bottom?  

A:RAM Location

You'll need to remove the base cover to access the memory slots.  If you need a link to the service manual, we'll need the entire model number - i.e., Inspiron 3531, etc.

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I am trying to locate a .dll on my XP machine....

It is located in c:\system volum information
How do I get there?

the .dll is A0326794.dll

I have a trojan attached to it and I cant get rid of it!

A:Location of a .dll

Open Search from any folder. Enter the filename. When it appears, <delete>

or

C:\SYSTEM isn't an ordinary folder. I suspect it is in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM, or C:\WINNT\SYSTEM.

On any folder, select FOLDER OPTIONS, VIEW and make sure 'show hidded files and folders" is selected.
"Hide protected operating system files" and 'hide extensions for known file types" should not be selected.

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hi..
when i double click on a folder this message appear

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

i also know that the folder is available but i cannot see it and access it

A:location not available

I get this at work fairly frequently. Usually it seems to be the remnant of a virus infection - but more often than not it's harmless. There's something trying to access that location through Windows Explorer.

I'd suggest trying a couple of these free, online scans: Free Online AntiMalware Scanners (read the details at the link)

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Hi

i had just come on to my laptop to upload sum new pics to my pic file and i the the pic file i have lots of other folders but when i tryed to do tht it had gone and then about 10 mins later it came bak on but with only the sample pics there, so i did a serch and some of the pics i had saved in the file were there but not all of them and wen i clicked on it i got this msg:

The location is not available
c:\Users\aLeX\Music\50 Cent\Pictures\Lakedistrict\Penrith refers to a location that is unavailable. it could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network.
check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are
connected to the internet or your network and then try again. if it still
cannot be located the information might have been moved to a different
location.

Do not have a clue what it means and starting to panic as have a lots of photos on there of people and places i will never get to see again

Really hope sum one can help me PLEASE!!!!
ally

A:The location is not available

Hi and welcome to the forums.

First and foremost check the recycle bin for your pictures, search doesn't index the recycle bin.

If you don't find them in there, which you probably won't, try using a tool such as Recuva.

If you have accidentally deleted them etc. Recuva should be able to find them.

Hopefully this will find those lost files, post back with any results.

Oli

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Hey People,

system specs
Windows Vista Ultimate, 64 bit, SP2

I was playing around with the permissions for one of my secondary drives that holds data e.g videos, mp3s so that my pal couldnt get into them and mess around with it and know it gives me this message everytime i try and access the drive.

Location is not available (this appears in the title bar of the error message)
I: is not accessible (this appears in the main part of the error message)
Access is denied (this appears under the above message in the error message)
And there is only an OK button i can press.

So here is how this all came about.
I right clicked on the drive,
selected properties,
Clicked on the security tab,
clicked on the "users" option under the "Group or user names" section,
Clicked on "edit",
clicked on the "users" option under the "Group or user names" section,
selected "deny" for every box under the "permissions for users" section,
clicked apply,
an clicked "ok" until the windows were all closed.

The drive name was then changed to "Access Denied" after i had done this with no letter assigned to the drive.
I went into computer management and assigned a drive letter but still no good.
I now right click the drive and select properties and the security tab is no longer there, so i cannot reverse the permissions.
I am logged in as an administrator.
I have tried to turn off UAC with no luck.
I have attemp... Read more

A:Please help!! - location is not available???

Hi,

I have included a little program that will remove all permissions from a folder or drive. DO NOT misuse this program. What you need to do is:

Download the small program and put it on your desktop.Start Command Prompt.Navigate to your desktop ("cd C:\Users\{Account Name}\Desktop" and press enter)Type "Takeown.exe D:\" and press enter.Right click on your D:\ drive and give full access to SYSTEM and then CAREFULLY re-assign your permissions. If this does not work, you can try it from Safe Mode.
If you cannot follow any of these steps, post back and I will go into details, but you seem quite competent.

Richard

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I have moveed some user files,mainly documents. to another volume. I now would like to restore them to defaught location. the new location properites has no location tab. how can I proceed ?? thank you

A:location

Hello Alex,

You could use OPTION TWO to restore the default location of your user folders.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

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Hi
after receiving some windows updates it get this location is not available c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.it could be on a hard drive on this computer.or on a network. check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network and then try again. if it still cannot be located the information might have been moved to a different location. { i am connected to the internet} can anyone please tell me how to fix this?
thank you
 

A:location is not available help

A quick fix would be to create the "desktop" folder in systemprofile. I think one of the updates, to which you refer, might be from an old XP program. The folder does exist in XP, but has probably got lost with some of the new paths in Vista. That fix may cause running problems, however, with whichever program is associated with it. If you can track it down, try and reinstall it in compatibility mode, which will often (not always) sort out the path difference for you.
 

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So i was an idiot and didn't read how to move the Documents folder so now I have a folder on a d: that has not "Locations" tab in the properties folder. I've gone into the registry and edited "Personal" in the shell folder to what should have been the orginal data value, (C:\Users\my user name.doman\documents) and recreated the desktop.ini with no results in getting back the location tab. So what do you think, back up three yards and punt?!?

A:Location tab

Hi Schmowie,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

Give it one more try. We'll try a 4th down conversion play.

Delete all Documents folders you have currently in any location. Be sure to copy anything you do not want to lose from them to a separate folder for now first. Next, use this tutorial to see if it can help you recreate it.

Personal User Folder - Restore Missing Folder

Hope this helps you,
Shawn

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Is Location: \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Crawls\855 maleware or a virus. When attempted to visit a web site, my Avast AV alerted that it was an attack site. After scanned computer with Sophos AntiRootkit and this file came up as a hidden file with no information. Scanned computer with Avast AV and SuperAntiSpyware - no infections. Am concerned because of hidden file status. Am a novice on computer. Have Dell computer with Windows XP Home and Comodo firewall. Appreciate a helpful reply. Thanks.
 

A:What is this Location?

Did you update the definition files for SUPERAntiSpyware before you ran a quick scan with it?

Your computer specifications says you have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed. If you do, update its definition files first, then run a quick scan with it, then select and remove everything it finds.

Just in case you need them, here are download links to the most current versions:

SUPERAntiSpyware 4.50.0.1002

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100

You should have them both.

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I recently discovered the topic of sensors which have been implemented in Windows 7. I'm trying to find the location sensor so that my computer can automatically update my weather and time to whatever location I'm in. However, the only sites I have found is source code for developers. Does anyone know where I can download a usable location sensor so that I can enable it on my machine? Thanks!

A:Location Sensors

i ran into this today, was wondering the same thing, cept i stoped with the idea upon learning i'd need a location sensor. please if anyone knows, i'd like to get the most out of my windows 7 so please let me and yaco know where to find this, greatly appreciated.

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Hi, is it possiable to change the location of my documents and my pics?

i ask this as i store all my files on a secondary hdd incase windows crash so would be nice for windows tolink auto to the folders
 

A:location of my documents

A quick Google search for Move my documents folder Turned up this.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1566676,00.asp
 

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I need to find the folder/directory that Gmail is stored/installed in. Unable to locate it after a large number of searches. Help please.

A:Gmail location

GMail is web mail--it's stored on Google servers--not on your local machine

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How do I change the default save location in word?
 

A:Save location

How do I change the default save location in word?

Go to Tools
select "Options"

Click on tab "file locations" and you can specify where specific file groups are stored
 

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Hello
I am trying to set up a backup for a Windows 8 ASUS laptop.
The backup is to go to a local network shared external drive. The folder for the back up was named Sue_ASUS_bkup and
it was mapped as "W". The backup tools > Win 7 file recovery only provides a DVD as a backup location.
It does not show a hard drive nor the network location as options.
Any Suggestions?
Thanks

A:Backup Location

Hello,

Not sure about the type of backup you are attempting (image, full system, incremental) or the frequency you require (on demand or scheduled) but this free program should cover everything except the incrementals:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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I posted this question in Web and Email, but I think it should be here:

http://forums.techguy.org/t385148.html

Does anyone know where the Google Desktop Search cached is?

Thanks,

Becca
 

A:Cached Location???

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Can anyone enlighten me as to how I get my IE5 to expand to the correct spot when maximized?

What happens is that when I click to maximze (or double click the title bar) IE5 expands to the size of the screen, however the location of the window is about half a page down and half a page over.

I can't move the window either because IE thinks it is on the full screen.

tccit
 

A:IE5 Maximized Location

Go into the control panel as if you were going to re-install IE. When you hit add/remove and then choose IE and hit add/remove, do you have an option to repair?

If not, now is a good time to upgrade to IE6 as they've got *most* of the bugs out. I finally upgraded and I was a die-hard.
 

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It seems when I'm typing in an e-mail, word document, or on the internet. I will be typing and the location of my cursor moves, whether it be in the middle of the sentence or at the end.

Any suggestions on what this could be or causing this?
 

A:Typing location.....

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I have a software program that has a corupt license key, i've uninstalled the program and removed all referrences to it in the register, however when i re-install it still sees the bad license key info. Where is this information stored ?

A:Location of License Key

That depends on the software. Have you tried running a system search (include hidden folders) for the software name and deleting all references?

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Hello,

I am trying to print shipping labels from my Pay Pal account and it said before printing to stop all pop up stoppers. Where do I go to do this? I'm using the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Thanks

A:Location of Pop Up Stoppers

Are you running any pop-up blockers? There is one built into IE6 ... Go to Tools->Pop Up Blocker and select Turn Off ....

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Thanks a lot, again, to Rollin_again and to Gurutech (Brilliant when Sober.I loved that!) for their valuable advice. I did as Rollin suggested and I found that all the SOUND DEVICES are in good health and functioning, except nobody knows -mainly the PC- where they are. Will you, please, give me a helping hand? Sorry to bother with my problems. In short, I still have NO SOUND WHATSOEVER.
 

A:Location: Unknown

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I have a situation where I set up an administrator password in BIOS and when I enter the password, it does not recognize it. I called IBM support, and the rep said to take the battery out to reset it. However, I removed as many parts as I could, but I couldn't reach the system board. The computer is an IBM NetVista 2179, model 750, made in 2000. Does anyone have experience with this or a similar situation that could help me find the battery on the system board? Or another way of resetting BIOS?
Thanks
 

A:Battery location

Welcome to the Forum.

I Googled: IBM NetVista 2179 model 750

and found this site on the first results page:

http://www-306.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4JGQAM

Check out the location of item #13 in the exploded diagram.

I love to Google...you should too!
 

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Due to the fact that the nforce drivers don't seem to install properly, in terms of the IDE ATA/ATAPI section of Device Manager of my secondary rig, I tried to locate these drivers on my primary rig so as to see how it compares with the other.

When I check the path shown for these drivers in the Device Manager's details, then go to that position in the file manager (System32/Drivers), there is nothing there to be seen of them. I do have the system set to show hidden files and protected system files, so why can't I see them?

A:Driver Location

I'm not sure if this what you are asking but here's where I found mine.

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I am getting ready to format my wife's computer to clean up all the grandkids games, and re-install win98se and the games.
Is there a folder that has all the drivers, modem-sound card-mobo-etc. drivers, that I can copy and use to reinstall, or do I need to scratch up all the installation disk?

Thanks!
 

A:Location of Drivers

You will probably have to round up all the drivers before you begin. Go to Control Panel>System>Device Manager and make a list of all the your devices by name/model number if you can. It will make finding anything you dont have easier.
 

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what file points to the location of the desktop wallpaper image
and the display options

it's like a notepad file or something

win 2000
 

A:location of file

Are you trying to find the graphic file that is your desktop wallpaper? Not sure what u are asking for.
 

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Please could someone tell me how to restore the My Videos location to C:?

I changed the locaton of My Videos, Music, Docs and Pictures a while back to point to a second hard drive (E) in case I ever needed to upgrade or had problems with my OS. However, when I moved the My Videos location it now points under My Documents Drive E.

I have now run out of space and want the My Videos moved to another location but when I click on properties the location tab is not there, clicking on defaults does nothing to point it back to C: is there a way to restore the location to the default setting?

thanks

A:My Videos Location

hello and welcome.
use this tutorial

User Folders - Restore Default Location

or

User Folders - Change Default Location

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Windows 7 Ultimate and using Homegroup (both Home or Work)
I set the folder MyFolder as shared, everyone, read and write.
In Explorer I expand the Network tab. MyFolder appears.
If I select it a message appears :
"Network Location currently not available"
Why is that ? It is baffling me ...

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I would like to change the location setting of my system. The reason is that Windows 8 will assume the location of my provider which is some 100 kms away from where I live and I would like to set it to my actual location.
I know how to switch location on or off but not how to change the location.
Please advise.

A:Change location

This might be what you're looking for.....

Change the country or region setting

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So... I have this weather app that will only find my location by... well, finding it.
You can't add it.
I told windows it shouldn't give my location to apps. I want to review that setting, but it's somehow greyed out.
Any idea's on this one?

A:Location greyed out

Perhaps as shown in the picture:

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Hello, I'd like to fix an issue, I don't know when this happened but I realised my desktop location is not C:\Users\[user]\Desktop

it is actually in C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop\
I have no Idea how this happened Id like to get my old desktop back and every time I save something to the desktop it dosent save to the systemprofile one so I cant actually look for it, and when i try to upload something for example facebook picture It goes to the Users/[user]/Desktop || Therefore it is difficult for file sharing etc.

And this is also for the downloads folder etc. Every time I download something like a song, it saves to the downloads folder but its not the correct one so i cant even download stuff properly.

Anyone?
 

A:Desktop location is different

I found this. I can't test because my desktop is in the correct path.
Log into the system with local administrative rights, open RegEdit, and go to: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

You will see SID on the left pane and when you select each SID, you will see the profile path for each user that has logged into the system.
​Find the profile with the string value ProfileImagePath containing path to
System32\config\systemprofile and change it back to
c:\users\usernameClick to expand...

I had a look and the SID is something like S-1-5-## followed by an alphanumeric string for my only user on my computer. (I assume the three that are a simple S-1-5-## are for the hidden administrator, guest and default user.

The right pane is where you change the path back to C:\users\username
 

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I just got my Lumia 950. Prior to purchase, all the reviews I watched noted the great music equalizer that came standard. Well, the only music player I found is Groove, and I cannot find any reference to an equalizer in it. The only results I get from google point to the WP settings menu, but the option is no longer listed there with the latest WP build.
Where is the WP 10 equalizer???

A:WP 10 Equalizer Location?

I don't know about the 950, but on my 640 its under Extras.

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Hello members i need some help in finding these items .

The first one is the very first cursor that you see when you boot your OS from DVD
I have changed the default cursors and also changed the images inside the imageres.dll but this does not change the cursor ..

The second is where do i text in the windows update pane ?

A:cursor location

Hello there. Your mouse is on PS/2 or USB port? If it's on PS/2 maybe that port is not working. Give a try with another mouse. If it's on usb change the usb port.
Sorry,my mistake. Ignore this.

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Hi,
I use the command prompt very often. In order to actually do anything there, I have to run the cmd.exe program as administrator. Each time I open cmd.exe as administrator, it places me in C:\Windows\System32. Then, I have to enter a cd command into my working
directory, which is NEVER C:\Windows\System32. Is there a way to change the default location cmd.exe uses as administrator?
Thanks

Jason

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I restarted my computer today, and when it turned back on it came with an error message saying

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure the disk is properly inserted.

All of my desktop and taskbar icons were gone, and my desktop seemed to revert back to Window 98. When I restarted my computer again half of my icons were back, but the desktop still looked like it was from 1998. When I went into the control panel to change the theme, it changed back to my windows 7 theme, but every time I restart the computer it reverts back to windows 98. Has anyone else had this problem/ is there a known fix for it?

A:Location not available: Desktop

Perform a repair install. Repair Install

Heard of this happening on Vista and the only way I've seen it resolved is through a repair install...

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cant get my cd drive to work error message says unavailable. When I went to device manager it said it works fine.. however checked the location and it says location is 0 and is supposed to be drive D. I don;t get it.
 

A:cd drive location 0 (0)

Hi

That's normal in Device Manager. Will it play any type of CD? Was it working before? If yes did you do or change anything before this happened?
 

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Where do I find Widows Error Reporting in in windows 10 I need to temporally Disable it 

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at the time of winxp sp2 installation i got an error that dbghelp.dll and dbgeng.dll could not be installed.
NOw i tried to install msoffice 2007 but got following error
msoffice 2007 has failed to start because dbghelp.dll was not found
pls let me knowthe location of these file so that i can install....

A:dbghelp.dll location

dbghelp.dll should be in c:\windows\system32

if it is not there. you should be able to find it in c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386

if they aren't there. try running the redistributable SP2 over the top of your existing install.

alternatively you can try:


Code:
sfc -scannow

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I'm unable to edit, delete my default location within HERE map app in windows 10. I read on how to change weather locations, but this wasn't that. Please anyone that can help me, I'd appreciate it.

Thank you

GRB70

A:Can't edit my location

Do you mean Settings, Privacy and the Location section?

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I've been Googling, and did a little searching here on these forums, but can't find the answer to my simple question:

Where is pagefile.sys located on Windows 8.1??
Edit: Found it. I had to tell Windows to not hide protected files. It's right there in C:\

A:Location of pagefile.sys?

Glad you got it.

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