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Robocopy copying folders from the wrong place

Q: Robocopy copying folders from the wrong place

I've set up a back up batch file to copy my Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos folders from my computer to an external hard drive.
However, while running the Documents backup, it seems to find, the pictures, music, and videos folders all inside the documents folders labelled "My Music", etc.
However, these folders do not exist. When I navigate in explorer to C:\Users\username\Documents\ I cannot find a folder labelled "My Music". When I try to navigate to C:\Users\username\Documents\My Music it tells me that "access is denied". I cannot find them through command line either.
As well, when I try and find the folders on the backup drive, they do not seem to be there either.
I just don't understand where this is coming from.

A: Robocopy copying folders from the wrong place


It sounds like you are running foul of junction points. You may need to use the /XJ switch.

Post your BAT code here, and I'll take a look at it for you.


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I'm trying to use robocopy for mirroring my most important files between two computers. Except for one issue, it works as expected.

I'm trying to copy the complete "Documents" directory. Previously, this was called "My documents" and contained for example "My pictures". Now it doesn't, and I like that, but robocopy don't. Somehow it still searches for these directories, and of course can't find them. Seems robocopy needs a fix, or am I missing out on something here?

A:Robocopy looking for my directories in the wrong place

When I use robocopy, I use it in a text based batch file. So, as long as your paths are correct in the batch file it should go exactly where you tell it to. I haven't noticed any issues doing it this way with Windows 7.

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I want to use Robocopy to backup the data from my external hardrive D to a file called 'Backup' in a cluster storage W.
I only want to backup the modified and new files. In other words, I don't want to back up all the files in D every time I run Robocopy.

This is what I wrote by reading other posts on the forum:
title Backup personal files
robocopy D:\ W:\Backup /e /mir /np /tee /log+:backup_log.txt

However, the script below does not back up all the files.
Any suggestion on how I can improve the robocopy script?

Thanks a lot for your help!

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Hey guys,

This may sound like a really silly question, but I'm just getting to grips with using Robocopy.

How do you copy folders with spaces in the title? E.g: T:\Admin Tools
I keep getting an error.

Any help would be great thanks.

A:Robocopy - Copying Folders With Spaces in The Title.

It's ok, I've worked it out. I didn't realise I had to put Quotation marks in!

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Last week I used a robocopy tutorial on this site to create a backup script, and it was working fine. Today I tried to run this script, inputting new destination information but leaving everything else the same, and now it is copying all of the folders, but none of the files.

It counts a total of 509 Dirs but 0 files--no skipped, no mismatch, no failed.

My syntax/options are as follows:
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" /E /tee /log.Public_backup log.txt
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" /E /tee /log.Training_backup log.txt

Does anyone see what might be causing this problem or have suggestions?

The source folder is directory:\folder and the destination folder is directory:\folder\subfolder\subfolder, if that matters.

A:Issue with Robocopy only copying folders, not files, in Windows 7

It should default to all files (*.*), but you could put the *.* in the command to see if it makes a difference.
robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" *.* /E /tee /log.Public_backup log.txt

If that doesn't work can you post the actual commands you are using, with the real folder names ?

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I have WINDOWS XP, and can't figure out what other topic this question might belong in...

I don't know when or how it happened, but two file folders MY SHARED DOCUMENTS and CARRIE'S DOCUMENTS are now in MY COMPUTER.

MY COMPUTER, where it shows the drives. I am pretty sure it never had yellow folders in it before.

I think they should be in C DRIVE? There is a MY DOCUMENTS in C Drive, but it has nothing in it. I'm the only one who uses this computer, but apparenty everything saved goes into CARRIE'S DOCUMENTS. SHARED DOCUMENTS has various folders in it that I suppose would be shared by all, if others used the computer, too.

I've tried dragging them there (or anywhere) but only shortcuts appear in the new area. The folders still say in MY COMPUTER. They won't copy and paste.

When I open something, like in WORD, etc. I can still find them, just they are under MY COMPUTER.

So, they still work, it just seems strange, like they shouldn't be in MY COMPUTER. Unless I have totally missed this for the past year, I don't remember ever seeing them in there before. I take pictures off my memory card with a removable drive, which shows up as F drive, so I look in MY COMPUTER to click on this, all the time.

What happened and how can I fix it? Actually, since it seems to work this way, the only reason to fix it seems to be it looks odd this way.

~ Carrie

A:Folders are in the wrong place

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So I recently upgraded to an SSD, I moved the Location of the Documents folder to my HDD, now when I play games it stores files, where they should normally be in the Documents Folder, in the E:\ drive rather than E:\Documents.

My "Document Properties" look like this:

So shouldn't those folders be going to the Documents folder? They already exist in that folder but are from before I transitioned to an SSD.

Any ideas?


A:Windows storing "Documents" folders in wrong place

It looks like you moved the Libraries pointer to Documents and not the actual Documents folder which is under


Properties should look something like this:

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Hi, I just started using Robocopy to backup my files to my JBOD recently and I noticed that it does not copy anything in My Document folder. Here is the result log for Robocopy regarding the backup.


Total Copied Skipped Mismatch FAILED Extras
Dirs : 4287 0 4287 0 0 0
Files : 34164 22831 11333 0 0 0
Bytes : 107.783 g 90.408 g 17.375 g 0 0 0
Times : 20:32:46 2:02:26 0:00:00 0:15:26

Ended : Mon Sep 08 02:58:21 2014


Even though it says that it copied 22831 files the destination folder says it has not been modified at all.

The strange thing is that when I was checking back on the progress in the cmd window, it showed that it was copying files. The problem is I have no idea where those files went, the files that were supposedly copied aren't there at all. Here is the script I used to back up my files.

robocopy F:\Anime G:\Anime /mir /copyall /np /tee /mt /log:"C:\Users\C.C\Desktop\my_backup_log.txt"

robocopy "E:\Disk Backups" "G:\Disk Backups" /mir /copyall /np /tee /mt /log+:"C:\Users\C.C\Desktop\my_backup_log.txt"

robocopy E:\Downloads G:\Dow... Read more

A:Robocopy not copying My Document files

CC mate I don't understand the Robocopy stuff and personally I use the Macrium for back up / imaging it is free and so easy to use.
Just a suggestion to get you out of strife
Imaging with free Macrium

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I have the following issue: I want to copy files
including all their attributes and ACLs from my
computer to a network storage.

Our architecture is quite simple: a single domain
controller (I believe it's Windows Server 2008 x64)
and many desktops connected to domain.

Our administrator said we could do this with robocopy
utility which is installed on our desktops (which vary from Vista to
even Windows Server 2003 - just because it's more stable than
XP). She said we have all the permissions required for the operation.

When I tried to perform the following operation:

robocopy C:\MyDirectory \\Storage\TeamA\MyDirectory /E /SEC
I get the message "Access Denied" on 3rd file. When I spoke to our admin,
she told me to find exactly what set of permissions should be defined, and she
will set it as I say.

So, can anyone explain me exactly what permissions/settings/anything else should
be existing for C:\MyDirectory and \\Storage\TeamA directories?

Should our users be defined in some specific way? Anything in policies?

I'll be really appreciative.

In addition: does robocopy perform privileges elevation? So it can accomodate the
minimal required level to perform the operation?

Thanks a lot.


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Hi all
I have just found Robocopy and it seems the perfect tool for what I am trying to do....
I make an incremental Backup on one of my PC's (Called Server-PC) every day using AOMEI backupper and I want to mirror that folder on my main PC I have been fiddling with Robocopy for hours now have Googled everything I can think of and can't find out what I am doing wrong.

First of all I Mapped my E:\ drive on My Main PC onto my Server-PC and called it Z:
Using this script --- robocopy "D:\AOMEI" "Z\ServerDriveCopy" /R:5 /s /purge /COPYALL as a test I Get
Source : D:AOMEI\
Destination : C:\Users\mike\Desktop\Z\ServerDriveCopy\

It starts and then says "There is not enough space on the disk" There is still 700gb empty on the disk! I have checked if Quota's have been enabled and they haven't so can't work this out!

I just found out there is a GUI for Robocopy so I tried that and made a slightly different script:
robocopy "D:\AOMEI" "Z:\ServerDriveCopy" /MIR /S /V /NP /Z /R:10 /W:30 (The only difference is the colon after Z !
and that goes MAD keeps repeating in the cmd window forever but no error message and no files get copied.

So I tried it without using the mapped drive which gives me :
robocopy "D:\AOMEI" "\\Main\e\ServerDriveCopy"
and that says "Access Denied" !
I can drag and drop files in explorer OK so I am stumped.

If any one can help I would be very grateful

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Hi All,

I have one folder A and have another folder B in the same drive E: I need to move all the content from folder A which are more than 2 years old to folder B. Hence when I ran the robocopy it just copied and I lost all disk space in drive E.

My question is even though I used /MOV command why it is not copied and deleted from the source?

robocopy E:/A E:/B /e /MOV /MINAGE:730

Please suggest..

A:Robocopy /MOV command copying but not deleting from source directory

I created folders Test and Test2 on drive E:, copied some files over and under two years old and tested with command

robocopy E:\Test E:\Test2 /e /mov /minage:730
Works perfect. All files older than 730 are moved, copied to destination and deleted from source. I can only think of two possible causes for your issue:System considers files to be newer than 730 days old
A syntax error in your command
Please run the command, take screenshot of the last part of summary (under the dotted line, highlighted in screenshot below) and post it here.

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Well, after several failed attempts to clone my boot partition the right way, I broke down and used RoboCopy. Now, I know that you're not supposed to do this. I know it's bad joojoo. But I've done it now. It is done. Now I want to work with the partition I have and make it bootable. I have a sense that I will need to recreate the junctures that were on the original disk. And maybe something with securities as well? There were some "Error 5"s. Other than that, what do I need to do? The files themselves are copied. Now it's a matter of the hidden stuff, I think. Surely you guys know the secret glue that holds an OS together.

A:Copying boot partition with Robocopy, making it bootable.

Do you have a dual or multi-boot system (e.g. Windows XP and Windows 7 installed on same PC) ? or do you have only one version of Windows installed ?

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Well, after several failed attempts to clone my boot partition the right way, I broke down and used RoboCopy. Now, I know that you're not supposed to do this. I know it's bad joojoo. But I've done it now. It is done. Now I want to work with the partition I have and make it bootable. I have a sense that I will need to recreate the junctures that were on the original disk. And maybe something with securities as well? There were some "Error 5"s. Other than that, what do I need to do? The files themselves are copied. Now it's a matter of the hidden stuff, I think. Surely you guys know the secret glue that holds an OS together.

A:Solved: Copying boot partition with Robocopy, making it bootable.

Well, I ran chkdsk /v /r on the old drive, and it became stable enough to read without problems. So then I copied the boot partition with Partition Wizard. After all that hassle with Acronis, it was a free program I already had that did the job. I'm good now, so let's call it solved.

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Hi there,

New to the forum, please go easy

I've got a robocopy moving a file using /MOV from one folder to another.

Is it possible to add a second destination so that the contents of the original folder will be moved to both destination folders? How would the syntax look? (below is current syntax)

robocopy "\\source path" "\\destination path" /S /E /V /NP /MOV /XD in /R:10 /W:30


A:ROBOCOPY - /MOV to two destination folders

Hi mate.

You could do two things:

1. You can try to use ROBOMOJO to run multiple robocopy jobs
more info here: Running multiple Robocopy jobs in one batch file


2. You can run two separate robocopy jobs, with 10 minute interval between them.
Check this post: One source to multiple destinations with Robocopy

Hope this helps.

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I have created a batch file for copying my Documents folder to an external hard drive:

robocopy C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents J:\Desktop-Backup\Documents /copyall /e /LOG+:c:\users\USERNAME\documents\backuplog.txt

The log file shows that it is backing up C:\users\USERNAME\documents\My Music and C:\users\USERNAME\documents\My Pictures.
That's fine, because I want those backed up anyway, but when I go to J:\desktop-backup\Documents, the Music and Pictures folders aren't there (or anywhere else on the J: drive).
I have "view hidden files and folders" turned on. It seems that the files are actually there because my Documents folder is only 700MB, yet several GB have been taken up on the J: drive.
Anyone have any thoughts?

A:Robocopy backup for personal folders


Can you re-write your post and use some punctuation and paragraphing to make it easier to read please? I'm having a hard time working out your robocopy command lines.

See if this will help you:

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script


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I am trying to use robocopy to backup files over our home network, from my daughters computer, to my backup drive. Unfortunately, she is sharing about 20 folders on her computer, and the only way I can get it to work is to write a separate command for each folder:

robocopy "\\CHRISTINE\Music" "K:\Christine\Music" /mir /z
robocopy "\\CHRISTINE\Photos" "K:\Christine\Photos" /mir /z
robocopy "\\CHRISTINE\Video" "K:\Christine\Video" /mir /z

I tried entering just "\\CHRISTINE" but this results in a path not found error.

Is there a way to get Robocopy to locate all the shared folders on her computer automatically (in case she shares new folders without my knowledge)?



A:Robocopy - All Folders on a network computer?

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I've had some issues with mirroring my root directory to a backup folder on my netbook in that the backup folder becomes hidden and a system file after Robocopy has run (note the backup folder existed beforehand).
To stop this happening i believe i can include the switch /A-:SH which would remove the system and hidden attributes to the entire backup folder and all folders under it?

However if i wanted to maintain the hidden attribute on a particular folder could i add /A+:H "//netbook/C Drive/Backup/hidden_folder" to the command line as well?
I'm assuming this would have the same affect as attrib +h "//netbook/C Drive/Backup/hidden_folder" ?

I currrently have:-
robocopy /MIR d:\ "//netbook\C Drive\Backup" /XA:S /XD d:\windowsimage d:\downloads d:\bittorrents "d:\bittorrents completed"

I'm intending to change it to:-
robocopy /MIR d:\ "//netbook\C Drive\Backup" /XA:S /A-:SH /A+:H "//netbook/C Drive/Backup/hidden_folder" /XD d:\windowsimage d:\downloads d:\bittorrents "d:\bittorrents completed"

(making all folders unhidden and non-system but add the hidden attribute only to the hidden_folder folder).
Would you say this is correct and will produce my required results?

A:Robocopy - adding attributes to specific folders

Quote: Originally Posted by duckson

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]I've had some issues with mirroring my root directory to a backup folder on my netbook in that the backup folder becomes hidden

in my opinion it is strange because you don't use /COPY: or /COPYALL switchers

robocopy /MIR d:\ "//netbook\C Drive\Backup" /XA:S /A-:SH /A+:H "//netbook/C Drive/Backup/hidden_folder" /XD d:\windowsimage d:\downloads d:\bittorrents "d:\bittorrents completed"

In my opinion it won't work.You can't use /A+:,/A-: switchers for only particular objects.You can use it only for all copied objects.
In my opinion it will be appriopriate -unfortunatelly it require two commands:

robocopy /MIR d:\ "//netbook\C Drive\Backup" /XA:S /A-:SH /XD d:\windowsimage d:\downloads d:\bittorrents "d:\bittorrents completed"
attrib +h "//netbook/C Drive/Backup/hidden_folder"

MS Technet about robocopy Robocopy

other Robocopy
Robocopy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hey there,

I'm attempting to use the guide posted on lifehacker to move the users folder to a different drive as W7 is installed on a rather small SSD.

The guide is here: Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

I followed the directions to the letter, except of course, when it came to fixing the drive letters. C: was swapped to e: while the drive that I would like users on is f:

I've tried it with and without /copyall. I've tried changing the switch to - instead of /, and I've tried using /xjd instead. But every single time, robocopy skips 37 (of 195) directories and the process fails.

Does this guide simply not work? Or am I missing something? I'd really like to move the whole thing (especially Appdata), not just documents.

I'm using upgrade media of W7 home premium 64bit and a fresh installation of W7 (unactivated as yet - though I had the same problem before with a fully updated/activated version of windows.)

I doubt it's needed, but specs:
i5 2500k, 8gb ram ddr3-1300, p67 gigabyte motherboard (I can't recall the model offhand), 1tb wd caviar black, 64gb crucial m4, radeon hd 6850. The partition I'm trying to move the users folder to is freshly formatted ntfs with nothing on it as of yet. I checked the drive - it's apparently healthy. It's also only 2 weeks old.

Thanks in advance - this is rather frustrating.

A:robocopy skipping folders (moving c:\users)

Try this tutorial move default location of User Files. I'm not sure about the one you linked to, but this one works.

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I want to copy the contents of pen drive to E drive. The pendrive drive is F. Now i want all the folders and files to have the same date it was as in the pen drive, when i stored .
Normally when i copy, all the files retain original date but folders get todate. Meaning less if date specific creation of folder is needed.
I heard that robocopy feature in command would give me a way to it. Reading in microsoft or in other forums, including in this forum would not solve my problem. as it is total technical in nature of using switches in command.
My specific need is date of the folders and folder in the pendrive F to be copied to E: in one new folder, say Eendrive copy .
Dcopy is one of the sub command. I want total command for this . There may be experts in this commands. Please let me know , how to accomplish this. The command help of microsoft only know to the tech experts, who knows all /\ switches. As a newbie to this subject, i do not know how to issue the command prompt command.

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but I need some help and I am sure you have all heard it.
The thing is
I can't log into yahoo mail but can go into everything else
can't go to gmail, or where my site is hosted. I worked on the site for 4 to 6 hours and now I can't check or do anything.

here is my log

thank you for taking the time to read this


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:56:36, on 21-Aug-2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Photo Album 6\MediaDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CamTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Users\Lauren\Program Files\BitTorrent_DNA\dna.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\\LastFMHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon Wireless\V CAST Music Manager\MEMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\M... Read more

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Hi all...I was goofing off on the internet today...went to my bookmarks and clicked on youtube....and it would not load! the loading bar was just 'going real fast' and never completly loading- just going real fast. Fearing it was some sort of virus or crash on thier behalf I closed it and came here to ask if any thing like this has happened before. you tell me please? I am also told by this site that I can recieve emails and comments through email so I will hope your answer come thru my email thanks! Moondiver

A:probably the wrong place to...


Welcome to TSF!!

If you think that you have a virus, follow these instructions and the folk the that forum will help you out.


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i guess i'm newer than i thought i was......a friend gave me a new monitor that is larger than my old i have a lot of black screen ......wish i could fix this...if someone could help or redirect me, i would appreciate it....thank you

A:may be in the wrong place

The monitor you have now, as the old monitor you had, should have some buttons or knobs on the front of it. These are used to resize the image, adjust it's position etc. Try them out looking for the obvious such as a knob with an image that looks like it will stretch it etc. Also, you might want to adjust your settings to a different resolution. For example: 800X600, 1024X768 etc. To do that, just right click on an empty space on your desktop, select PROPERTIES, then left click on SETTINGS, then move the slider under SCREEN AREA. Hope this helps, T.

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My download keeps going to the File Explorer. I need it on the desktop. What do I need to do? Could someone help me please.


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if the mods would kindly move this post into the correct forum, as i'm unable to post there myself!!

up until today my pc has been working fine, but i have had a few virii detected by AVG that it said it had healed. now i cant browse any web pages to do with virii or anything remotely linked to it as my web browser closes down totally, this is if i use IE, firefox or opera, for instance i cant open the hijack this log forum as my window just shuts down!!

if i try open AVG it gets as far as the grisoft opening page then shuts down before i can do anything, same with system restore, if i click that it tells me it has been switched off through group policy and to contact administrator, for which i have administrator rights on this pc.

i can open every window from control panel, except administrative tools, if i try it just shuts the window down totally, this even happens if i boot up into safe mode, nothing that i know of will help, but then i'm not a pc whizz-kid!!

please help me, i have posted a hijack this log, hopefully someone can stop me throwing my pc out the window in frustration!!

thanks in advance

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:08:51, on 17/03/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Syste... Read more

A:please read even tho i know its in the wrong place!!

To get help faster it would be best to place your thread in the proper forum. For this question it should be placed in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum. :)

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OK i haven;t actually got one yet but am thinking about getting one. How do i know which one to buy and does it mean i have to replace everything including the extra ram i recently added?

Here is the info on my computer

I MEDIA 5055
Window XP Home Edition

Columbia GX (GA-8SIML) Ver 1.0 µATX motherboard
Name: Columbia GX (GA-8SIML) Ver 1.0
Type: µATX motherboard
Manufacturer: Gigabyte

If you need any other info just let me know

A:New Motherboard (Sorry if in wrong place)

Whats you're goal in replacing the motherboard?

Since you have an older system you would need to upgrade nearly everything if you are looking to get a more modern system. Selling you exisitng system and buying/building a new one would be the smart move.

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Okay, I've checked everything I know how to, but cannot figure this out- I'm only putting this here because what I'm hearing comes from the sub of my Logitech z-5500d setup.

Often, when I plug in a USB cable, or touch anything metal to my case, I hear a "click" out of the woofer. I also hear it when I switch speeds on my ceiling fan.
Or when the washing machine switches from wash to spin. (The fan only does it switching from "hi" to "medium," not from med to slow.

Multimeter shows no faults anywhere on/in the case. Any electricians out there?

A:What the ??? Short? Wrong place?

I had a subwoofer on my home stereo once that would pick up CB radio jibberish from time to time. When the AC would kick on in the house in the summer I would hear a pop from the sub, etc. etc......turns out the AC plug in the wall was not grounded. At least that is what fixed my problem...

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I got broadband last week and we're only allowed 2GB monthly usage limit (hehe, well it is cheap). I was wondering if streaming videos counts towards this, like does it take up disk space? And is there any chance of viruses? Thanks, pretty random, but I'd like to know.

A:ok this is probably the wrong place,


Yes that will count towards your 2GB monthly allowance...everything you get from the internet will count (emails, webpages, videos, music etc).

It does take up disk space but once you clear your temporary internet files, that will solve the problem.

As with the risks of internet use, there is a chance of picking up spyware/viruses by downloading content....but the chances are far less with reputable sites.

Hope that helps :)

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[COLOR=blue] I posted this in the wrong place earlier, am sooo sorry, I didnt realize there was a forum just for this..I apologize. Any help would be most appreciated! TamCOLOR=blue] Hi..I was wondering if anyone can help son was on my system the other night and since I have been having nothing but pop-up problems and actually problems running certain programs. I tried to do a restore that didnt help, I even tried to boot from my original XP Cd and start all over, but found that I had an SP2 error, which in going to uninstall that, I got another area pertaining to languages etc... I ran hijack this and here is my report, if anyone knows of anything I can do, I would greatly greatly appreciate it, as these pop-ups are driving me nuts, because just popping up they seem to even download themselves. Thanks again!Tam! Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\adsldp62.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.... Read more

A:Sorry Posted In Wrong Place~

Please run two online virus scans: let us know if its working better and what the scans found.

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Hi, has anyone ever experienced this, in Win XP?

I'll try to explain the best I can... my father (on his computer), was playing around with his taskbar putting it on the sides to see if he'd like there, I guess...

Now he's got repeats of his icons from the desktop sitting on his taskbar, fullsize. We tried to delete them, but if we did, they would also delete the twin that's on the desktop. I found this too be so weird, his taskbar is now about an inch and a quarter high, and we could not reduce it.

Has anyone ever seen such a glitch?

I don't think a restore would do anything, it being icons...


A:Icons in the wrong place?

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Hello Tech Support people!

My computer has been seriously sluggish. This shouldn't be so, as my husband just installed an extra 300GB hard drive.
I am post ing my HT log. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks! shell63
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:24:25 PM, on 8/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus G\AirGCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender9\bdswitch.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender9\bdnagent.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\Program Files\PeerGuardian2\pg2.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
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A:I think I posted in the wrong place~ Help, PLease?

Please continue here:

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A friend has just created a new subdomain of his existing site. If I go to, I see the host's generic "new site will be available soon" message. BUT if I go to (that is, the same address, but without the leading "www."), I wind up on the site for some perfectly innocent-looking automotive specialty parts distribution company. (It looks like they mostly sell to retailers, not the public, so it makes no sense at all for them to be complicit in this apparent hijacking, although someone could have put something malicious on their site, I guess.)My computer is a laptop running WinXP Pro. AVG, spybot and Ad-aware scans find nothing amiss. The machine has no other symptoms of any kind of infection, afaict.The problem shows up regardless of whether I use Firefox or IE, but another machine on my home-network does NOT have this problem, so I know it's not a case of my ISP's DNS cache having been poisoned. I did run ipconfig /flushdns from a command prompt; that didn't fix it.Could this just be some simple corrupted record somewhere, or must we conclude a malware infection?TIA!!!

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Could anyone tell me the best utility for fixing the registry/broken links/shortcuts etc in XP Home. My computer has become quite slow and I think I may have a lot of rubbish cluttering up the system.I do tend to trial a lot of progs and then uninstall them.

A:This question may be in the wrong place

Personally I would not 'fix' anything in the Registry. Yes there may be a few broken links but they will be taking up minimal space and will probably not cause your system to slow down that you would notice.. Better to defrag your hard disc and run something like Cleanup! to clear out your temp files etc.

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My download keeps going to the File Explorer. I need it on the desktop. What do I need to do? Could someone help me please.


A:downloading to wrong place.

Hello jjj62, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is this from downloading in Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

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While trying to install a new graphics card I had to unplug a cable.

I am not sure that I put it back in the right place.

There are 2 sockets.

One reads "jp7 spdif"

The other "jp3 usb"

I have tried the plug in both sockets, but nothing seems to be wrong either way.

Where should I put the plug?


A:Plug in the wrong place?

What does the other end of the cable connect to?

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Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I have 4 endusers with this infection and am at ropes end. Is this also a good time to format the bckup HDD?All instences of the rbot were detected by SW Dr.Well heres the log from the latest edition to the network. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:27:25 PM, on 11/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16915)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\drivers\audio\r211990\stacsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS&... Read more

A:Backdoor.rbot log, probably in wrong place

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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For some time now I have had no sound. I think I might have plugged the sound connector into the wrong hole. On the back of my Dell Dimension #2350 PC are 3 holes (one pink, one light blue and one real dark blue). I currently have it plugged into the pink hole & was wondering if I should try one of the other two.

Have I got it connected in the right hole now or would I hurt anything by moving it to one of the other two holes?

I am a beginner and would really appreciate any suggestions and/or help as I really miss the sound, especially on e-mail cards I receive.

A:Have I Got Sound Connected In Wrong Place?

It would not hurt the computer or your speakers to plug it into the other holes.

Make sure your speakers are plugged into the wall (if they are that type of speaker), make sure they are turned on! And turned up! Put in some music, play it, and then plug the speakers into the different ports and see if they work.

If they still don't, let us know and one of us can walk you through it!

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To put if breifly I was wiping the cmos after some trouble I'd had with my PC, I got distracted and when I went back I powered up the computer with the cmos jumper still in the wipe position. It won't boot to windows and seems pretty messed up, anybody know if how I could get around this?? I'm I right in thinking I could flash the bios, I haven't personally done that before so if somebody could speak me through what to do I'd be most appreciative...

Thanks in advance,

A:CMOS Jumper In Wrong Place, What To Do?

Have you switched the jumper back to the correct position?

Does the computer POST? Do you hear a beep or see anything on the screen?

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I am on Windows 8.1, with an UHD resolution. I am pretty sure that is the reason for this problem.

A:Taskbar arrow in the wrong place

Bump. Anyone?

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with Windows XP Pro. I have just changed my email host to, and configured a new (IMAP) account in my email client Outlook Express per lunarpages instructions. I am able to send and receive emails, but the sent mails are being saved in the ‘Sent Items’ folder in Local Folders rather than in the IMAP account. Anybody know how to make them appear in a ‘sent items’ folder in the IMAP account? I’d ask tech support at lunarpages, but they’re gone until Tuesday.

A:OE sent emails saved in 'wrong' place

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I have problem with JS/Kryptik.I trojan, posted at, 72 hours past, without answer. I ask myself am I posted at wrong place?

A:JS/Kryptik.I trojan Wrong place?

You posted in the right place, but you forgot to include the requested log files. See here for details: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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Normally the Quick Launch is located right besides the Start button, but the one on my w7x64 is away from it and the space between the Start button and the Quick Launch area appears to be the task bar where icon(s) is placed whenever program(s) is launched. How can this be corrected? The os is W7 Ultimate x64 SP1.

A:Quick Launch at wrong place

Hello Churin,

Step 8 in OPTION ONE in the tutorial below can help show you how to drag Quick Lauch all the way over to the left side next to the Start button.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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I've installed a windows to go on my USB driver. It works well, but only doesn't work on my own home computer.
The symptom is that it will boot from my hard drive(I've already set the BIOS to boot from USB drive).
I've checked the BCD file in my USB drive, it's normal when booting from other computers. But on my home computer, it will be replaced by another file, which contents are exactly same as BCD file on my hard drive. I don't know why.
So it there anyone who knows about the boot process of windows to go? And how could i solve this problem?

A:Windows to go boot from wrong place

Is there any body who can help me?

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I Just updated my bios from R1-B4 to R1-C0 and i havnt seen any differnce, bios options are the same, pc still has buggy boots before getting to Operating system select,
so what would a bios update do exsacly?

A:BIOS Updated But.... (Sorry If In Wrong Place)

I can't say without seeing the release notes on the bios update, Generally they will only fix one problem at a time. Often it's compatibility for hardware that you may not even have. Meaning you will be unaffected by the update at all.

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My computer wasn't messed up when i first starting using it, but one day I turned on guest and i just started getting used to it. so i always used my guest file and all but a big problem happened some how. instead of my main account (Ben94), Guest became administrator. Now i cant do any features including:
* make new account(when i type something like TEST, it says: you cannot use .,{[}]!?,etc in a account name)
*cant change account types( because i cant make a new account)
* cant give passwords to accounts
* guest cannot check internet connections but ben94 can, but ben94 cant do anything about connections because its a standard account

they are a few things to add to that list but i dont want to go off topic. if there's anyway to fix this, please tell me.

A:administrator problems(sorry if this is in the wrong place)

Quote: Originally Posted by ben94

My computer wasn't messed up when i first starting using it, but one day I turned on guest and i just started getting used to it. so i always used my guest file and all but a big problem happened some how. instead of my main account (Ben94), Guest became administrator. Now i cant do any features including:
* make new account(when i type something like TEST, it says: you cannot use .,{[}]!?,etc in a account name)
*cant change account types( because i cant make a new account)
* cant give passwords to accounts
* guest cannot check internet connections but ben94 can, but ben94 cant do anything about connections because its a standard account

they are a few things to add to that list but i dont want to go off topic. if there's anyway to fix this, please tell me.

On the remote possiblity, do you have a backup from before the problem existed?

do you have a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?

Please run a system file check

(type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>sfc /scannow

let us know the results


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F4180 will not print
No error lights.
Connections are OK.
No tray jam.
Ink OK.
When I click to print I get the usual "Printing to HP 4100 Series"

then nothing.

A:Printer question? Sorry if wrong place.

Try deleting the printer, reboot, and then reinstall it.


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I just installed MS Outlook 2002 that came with my t-mobile MDA pocketpc/smartphone w/ windows mobile 5.0, and when I click the calendar shortcut, I get "Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Outlook could not access the specified folder location." When I click the contacts shortcut, I get the calendar. The tasks shortcut gives me notes. Notes shortcut gives me journal. Both Outlook Today and Deleted Items gives me Outlook Today.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I've updated through windows, microsoft, and office updates. I'm running win xp pro w/ sp2 and office xp.

When I right click the calendar shortcut, I get: "! unable to display folder properties. the folder may have been deleted or the server where the folder is stored may be unavailable. can't display folder properties."

When I go to what I think is the the directory of these folders, I don't see any of them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:outlook 2002: shortcuts link to wrong folders/folders missing

I just got the phone and have no content on it's os. I have not sync'ed outlook w/ the phone either. Nor have I tried to import any contacts from outlook express, since I never use it.

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I need help getting rid of something that is redirecting my Google links to the wrong places.
I have copied and pasted the DDS logs below and will also attach them.

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01)

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Install Date: 5/8/2009 1:04:28 PM
System Uptime: 7/5/2009 12:23:40 AM (17 hours ago)

Motherboard: Dell Inc. | | 0MG532
Processor: Genuine Intel® CPU T2050 @ 1.60GHz | Microprocessor | 1596/133mhz

==== Disk Partitions =========================

C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 51 GiB total, 10.045 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()

==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============

==== System Restore Points ===================

RP5: 5/8/2009 4:30:25 PM - Installed Windows XP KB923561.
RP6: 5/8/2009 5:35:23 PM - Removed Windows Installer Clean Up
RP7: 5/9/2009 9:43:40 AM - Removed HP Photo and Imaging 1.0 - Scanjet 3500c Series
RP8: 5/10/2009 11:16:12 PM - System Checkpoint
RP9: 5/12/2009 10:11:52 AM - System Checkpoint
RP10: 5/14/2009 10:18:36 PM - System Checkpoint
RP11: 5/15/2009 11:25:42 PM - System Checkpoint
RP12: 5/17/2009 10:17:48 AM - System Checkpoint
RP13: 5/18/2009 3:18:25 PM - System Checkpoint
RP14: 5/19/2009 3:41:38 PM - System Checkpoint
RP15: 5/20/2009 7:14:56 PM - System Checkpoint
RP16: 5/22/2009 12:28:32 PM - System Checkpoint
RP17: 5/24/2009 10:07:19 AM - System Checkpoint
RP18: 5/25/2009 ... Read more

A:google links redirects to wrong place

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi and thanks i advance for your help.
I just reformated my PC and after I installed everything, I played some music and it comes out of the speakers built-in to the screen and not my speakers. I tried lots of things, like unpluging the sound cable on my screen or trying every option in the sound pannel, but nothing seems to work. Can anyone tell me why this is happening...

some of my specs are:

Windows xp home edition service pack 3 (in french)
VIA AC'97 audio card
there are 2 speakers and a subwoofer
ASUS A7V8X-X motherboard

A:Solved: sound comming out of wrong place

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Hey techguys,

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I've recently reinstalled XP and my " and @ keys are the wrong way round, I'm sure there's an easy way to fix this but I don't know it!


A:Solved: @ and " keys in wrong place

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My Google links are redirecting. can i get help?
what should i do next?

A:google links redirects to wrong place

Hi and welcome to BleepingComputer The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Result... Read more

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I'm putting this here as my OS is Vista and most of my pc related problems seem to be with vistas compatiblity, so.

I'm trying to extract a file with winrar, and every single time I try, I get the same error message
! C:\Users\Public\Grand Theft Auto 4 - Vice City [v1.1 PC-Multilang NoCD].rar: Cannot set Grand Theft Auto 4 - Vice City\readMe.txt security data
! This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.

I'll keep the details involving folders etc in, even though I don't think they're relevant as I've tried saving in several locations.

After reading online, I get told it's to do with user permissions, and creating new objects.
As I'm the admin of the PC, I'd assume I'd be able to save it anywhere, no?
Anyway, I tried moving the .rar into the same location as the Destination for the files, tried moving it into the folder for the user of my pc and extracting it there, and both of those ideas of mine didn't work, so I decided to ask help here.

any ideas on how to fix this would be appreciated as this is the only way I can acquire the thing I've downloaded atm

A:Winrar related problem - Sorry if in the wrong place

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We will not provide any user with information about the location of websites that assist with the following activities

† software pirating
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ive been here before, and i asked about this. My screen starts to get laggy, and i cant do anything after i refresh a page a couple of times. I have to end up closing all opened internet explorers and opening it again.
The last time someone made me run hijack this, and fixed some stuff but it didnt help.
I did notice that ie started using more memory when i looked in task manager.
I scanned with hijackthis and i dont see anything wrong-

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:36:31 AM, on 12/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Justin\My Documents\Justin\Programs\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&... Read more

A:refreshing problems, sry if im posting in the wrong place

I am moving this over to the IE forum, as the log is clean and this really doesn't sound like an infection problem.

Good luck!

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We use a spreadsheet that is shared by many users.
Within the last couple of days the spreadsheet statred place the input data in the wrong cells.
Can you tell me the reason and how to fix it.

A:Excel 2007 right data wrong place

Well, first we would have to know what the wrong place is.
- Are macro's being used
- Formatting
- etc.

Show a sample with fictional data showing the 'good place' and the 'wrong place'
Your info is insufficient

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Just then when I was on the internet the @ and " switched places without me even knowing is there a way to change them back

A:@ and " wrong place along with pound symbol

It sounds like your keyboard layout has been changed. Is the change global or just in your browser ?

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Hi there,
sorry if I've come to the wrong forum but I seem to have some redirect spyware on my laptop that keeps sending me to sites I really don't want to be going too!
Would it be possible for me to post the log file from HiJackThis here and perhaps someone with more of a clue about these things could tell me which items I need to 'fix'??
thanks in advance

A:Redirect Virus Thingummy (sorry If This Is In The Wrong Place)

Click on this link to post your HJT log: in the title that it's Vista . Give as much information about the redirection as you can.

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This is my results and I dont know what to remove and what to keep. It says to post the results to a forum. If this is the wrong forum, can someone please lead me to the correct forum? Thank you in advance

Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 10:51:42 AM, on 3/15/2011
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.0 (8.0.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EX... Read more

A:If this is the wrong place for this, please guide me to the correct spot.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.
We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum
After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.
If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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This may sound trivial, but it is annoying. I have a new Lenovo T400 laptop. When I have a search results page up such as a Google search page or Craigs List and I select a listing say in the middle of the page or so, click it, view the selection and the hit the "back arrow" it will return me to the begining of the page, not to the originally selected item. My last two laptops and my desktop return me to the original selection wherever it was on the page. Is there a search setting I'm missing somewhere or what. My new laptop version is XP PRO, Windows 8. My last two laptops where Vista Home Windows 7 and my desktop is XP and Windows 7.
Any help would be appreciated.

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This has been driving me nuts since i've had 7, but i really don't want to have to install some program to eliminate it. i really don't think i should have to. Every time I have a folder open, when i open another one it opens tight on top of the first one, they always are the same size which i don't want either. In other versions of windows i was always able to get each particular folder to open where i want on the desktop and any size i want by simply putting stretching it to the size i want and putting it where i want then closing it. It would open there every time thereafter even after restarting.

Don't bother telling me about the folder view thing or holding cntrl while closing the window (can't recall if it was cntrl, but tried it long ago and no go) I know all about those but they do does on my W7 64. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:folders always open in the same place

I'm not sure whether this is one of the Don't Tell Me things. What I do is tick on the very top and drag down. I will get smaller and you can change it's size and placement. Open another one and do the same thing. When you minimize and then bring back they will come back the same size and location. If you have picked one you want to bring back to full size tick the top and drag to top of monitor and it will go full again. You can pile open programs all over if you choose to. If you choose to you can have lots open at one time and just pick the one you want full.

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I would like to place folders in my START..ALLProgram line up. I want to place programs in folders when I have more then 1 alike. I know it can be done but just dont know how.....

thank you

A:What to place folders in Start...

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I've got two files showing up
Windows media player 11
Windows media format 11 runtime

should I have both of these, and if not, can I delete the second one?

A:Windows Media Player help ( sorry if this is the wrong place to post it!!)

Windows Media Format Runtime 11 is for people who want to use the latest Windows Media Player codecs whithout installing Windows Media Player 11.

Windows Media Format runtime is required for WMA (Windows Media Audio) and WMV (Windows Media Video)

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Does your password pass muster? Not all strength metres are created equal, a Concordia study showsNew research from Concordia exposes the weakness of password strength metres and shows consumers should remain skeptical when the bar turns green.For the study, forthcoming in the journal ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC), researchers Mohammad Mannan and Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet sent millions of not-so-good passwords through metres used by several high-traffic web service providers including Google, Yahoo!, Dropbox, Twitter and Skype. They also tested some of the metres found in password managers, allegedly designed with the relevant expertise.We found the outcomes to be highly inconsistent. What was strong on one site would be weak on another, says Mannan, who is an assistant professor with Concordias Institute for Information Systems Engineering.

A:Don't place too much trust in password strength meters - they might be wrong

I'm using passwords between 20-25 characters randomly generated by LastPass. Is that secure enough? On the topic, I noticed that a while ago but I've never been bothered by it I guess. It's just giving the users a "false" feeling of security when it comes to their password.

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We own and operate an ISP and on our website we have a few secure links, one being to the a customers account management website and the link that allows some one to sign up online. No customers or other employee's have this problem, so it's not a site issue. But I have one inparticuler user that if she attempts to log into the Account Management screen, it pops us a domain login screen for her and forces her to use her network user/pass. On top of this, she was testing out some sign up information and up on completing the process she clicked on our Submit link and instead of taking her to the receipt page like it does everyone else, it redirects her to our internal secure website. I realize with out seeing this one it's hard to diagnose.. but again, taking the website out of being a factor as 50,000 customers use it just fine along with our other employee's. i've checked the hosts file, nothing there.. I've deleted cookies ect.. I've reset IE to defaults. Nothing. My only other option is to try and tear it down and re-install IE and i'm not sure this will fix it. Any ideas what could be going on here?

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I posted my problem in the wrong section of the forum by mistake and it wont' let me change it or copy it. I am so sorry. I am so upset I'm not thinking straight. Can anyone move it over here or tell me how? So sorry!

A:Solved: Posted my question in wrong place (Operating systems XP)

It can stay there. You are being assisted so it's not a problem.

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08/09/2016 - when I use browser on a Samsung table it get the warning "Mobile infections (4) dangerous viruses, because viewing porn sites?

Your phone has (13) serious viruses and we noticed that you phone is damaged (28.1%) It has 13 dangerous viruses from porn sites and you SIM card will be damaged as well as you contacts, photos and information"

It has a button to click to go get step by step instructions on how to remove these viruses. The only thing on the tablet are children's games that my kids downloaded, some pictures and that is about it. I did not click the button for the instructions as it seemed like a scam, but clearly the tablet has something on it.

first noticed it 08/09/2016 about 8pm cst when we used the tablet for a google search to see how many cities named minneaplolis there are in the US (3 btw). I ended up on a site called cha-cha or something like that. And when I scrolled down I got the pop up. I turned off the tablet and rebooted. did the same search and went to same website and got same warning. So can you help with a tablet? Is there a separate place/website for tablets that you know of?

I did a web search and they say it is malware and a scam (I am shocked). Anyway I was wondering on how to get rid of it and I could not see info on virus removal from tablets. Any ideas?

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OK, sorry guys it looks like I screwed up! not very computer savvy.
A while back... LONG while back, been putting off this issue, saved automatic backup in wrong place
woops! Looks like I need to fix that. Any tips so I don't delete the wrong thing?
here's the picture.

A:saved automatic backup in the wrong place... D-Data Drive :(

Looks like disk where you have saved your backups is doesn't have enough free disk space well you can either delete some files on the disk to gain more disk space or change the backup settings to start new backup on another disk i don't remember very well but if you move backups to new disk and change the currently backup location to new backup disk new backups should use the moved backups in new backup location.

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Please help, how do you fix this? Ughh, please can you help me? Once again I have another annoying computer problem! I really hate this computer sometimes! I left for awhile today, the computer was on, everything was fine, when I got back it seem to have reset itself, I don't know maybe there was a power outage or something, whatever.

I have Vista by the way. Windows Vista. The point is, now the windows, when I reduce them to the little bar at the bottom of the screen, you know the one I mean right (Taskbar, I think it's called?). Instead of going to the left-hand side of that bar like they used to, they now go to the right side. They are tiny and if I have more than two of them open at once, I lose them! UGHHHHH! This ******* computer keeps taking the liberty of breaking itself!

Does anyone know if there is any way to put them back where they were, maybe something I could go to under Control Panel or something. If someone could please just help me get this fixed, I would appreciate it so much! Thank you so much everyone.

A:Please help, windows when reduced now go to the wrong place, tiny, messed-up, AAAHH, Please Help!

hello finalson

in the "taskbar" there are some little black dots. next to whatever you have minimized to the taskbar.

put your curser over the dots. hold down left click and drag it left or right.

hope this helps

ps minimize something so you can see dots.

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hi, I am having problem moving any type of files or folders to different place. I cannot even move a file in my document to a folder in my document. can any one help please. I tried setting the admin but that did not resolve it. I am using vista

A:Problem moving any type of files or folders to different place

Have you ran any virus scans?

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have been trying to place the folders first and the application shortcuts on the end of the lists of start menu manually, but when i reboot, the order is bing reversed again. Its more than a year now that i am using 7 and i still haven't been able to get used to that order and i just want to be able to set the order like i could in XP, for some reason this order annoys, and i know other people feel the same. Is that somehow possible ? Do i need maybe to save the Theme everytime i make such changes ?

A:How can i place folders on top of the lists in all start menu areas

Have you tried Start Menu Properties - Start Menu tab - Customize - Uncheck "Sort All Programs menu by name"?

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Hi everyone,
I was trying to copy some files and only recently noticed Windows reporting wrong number of files. I'm wondering if this is a known issue with Vista or am I having some problems with my PC.
I have 32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium running Service Pack 2.
I checked the properties on the folder I want to copy by right clicking on it and selecting Properties. The Properties dialogue box reports 187,528 files. But when I drag the folder to copy it, the Copy dialogue box says Items Remaining is 201,930 files.

Where did the 14,000 come from while copying? I have a bunch of .zip and .rar files, could the copy dialogue be reporting the files inside these files? I am logged in with administrator privileges and I have Folder Options to show all hidden and system files so I should be able to see all the files.

When I try a sub-folder, it also shows higher number of Items Remaining to be copied than what the properties box reports.

Thanks for your help,

A:Wrong file count when copying

Could be that the number of files displayed is only counting the ones that are not hidden or system.
But is it that big a deal?

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We have a new Windows 7 computer. I have backed up files off a old XP computer and will copy the backed up files off an external disk.

Will leaving the old thumbs.db and various .ini files in the folders I copy have an conflict on the new Windows computer?

I don't think I ever had a problem before, but as it will be the wife's new computer I surely can't have any problems or I will never hear the end of it!

A:About copying XP folders to 7

You might come into some Overwrite conflicts but you can Not copy those when you copy the files over however if you do the Folder icon will have changed to one that looks like XP and maybe the folder view (Desktop.ini)

If that happens then you might want to try the following - Folder Template - Default

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I want to copy a bunch of folders. Some are populated with subfolders, some are not. I cannot find a folder property that tells me whether the folder itself is populated without right clicking and going to properties and looking at the "Contains" property.

I want to be able to eyeball the folders that have subfolders and the ones that don't and then only copy the populated ones.

Is there a property that will tell me this?

P.S. I know I can then go to Folder Options and "Use checkboxes" to highlight the ones I want.


A:Copying Populated Folders Only

Welcome to Seven forums.
There is no built-in folder option to see in a folder without opening it. You can get an idea though by hovering your cursor on folder. If this is what you mean?

click to enlarge

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I was trying to open a folder in windows explorer but could find it. When I looked further I seem to have created about 20 branches of My Documents into one folder then another after another, with the folder I require in the last one. However, the files within the folder have disappeared. A search for the folder brought up a copy in Recent folder. I have no idea how this has happened. I cannot seem to find anyof the original files which were in the folder. Difficult to explain and I have no idea what has happened accept that I cannot find the original folder that I want.

A:Solved: Copying folders

have a search for the file names and see what folders they are in

it sounds like you may have dragged and created new folders

perhaps a screen shot to help us see what you mean
To post a screen shot of the active window.

Windows XP
Hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application (Start> All Programs> Accessories> Paint) and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.

To upload the screen shot to the forum, open the full reply window ("Go Advanced" button) and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are available here

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Are there any parameters to xcopy I need to enter to make it copy folders? I was of the understanding that it would copy folders automatically.


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Regarding copying folders in Vista. I have 2 folders in different locations with the same name. One is a back-up copy. Now I want to back up the folder again and some files and subfolders have been added and others deleted. Is there a way to just have it copy to the back up folder and make it look like the updated folder? Or do I have to delete the back up folder and then just copy the updated folder to the location?

A:copying folders in Vista

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Ok, so I have a model T2082 emachines, bout 4 years old w/Windows Xp.
Here's my problem. I have a ton of digital pics saved on my PC in my documents/my pictures. They've been eating up my memory-soooo, today I go out and by a 2 gig Lexar JumpDrive Firefly memory stick, you know to put the pics on. I fit just about all of them on there, except for just a few folders. Well, there were some videos mixed into these folders, and I forgot the boyfriend told me to leave those on the PC to make room for more pics. Anyways, I download away. Works fine. When he gets home and sees I put some vids on the stick, he unloads the stick back onto the comp.
NOW, not only is everything back on my desktop (in folders), but some of these pics have copied themselves--some more than once, and in a totally diff folder than they were in originally. I have noticed this happening before, why i don't know.

So my question is, to fix this mess, am I just going to have to go through one by one and delete the copies? Some of them are mixed in with original folders I've put on the comp and some made their own folder that just says (copy) next to the folder name. Any advice will be great. THANK YOU!!

A:Picture folders copying themselves!! ugh

I am assuming your boyfriend “moved” stuff from the flash drive to the desktop. If he “copied” them you probably wouldn’t be asking since you could just delete the folders on your desktop and then copy only the movies back to My Pictures like he should have done in the first place.

The easiest thing would probably be to run this software on your desktop:,25706-page,1-c,downloads/description.html Set it for “Name And Size” to avoid the possibility of deleting files with the same name but different content.

Once you have removed the duplicates I would do a Windows search for the file extension of the movies. If you just search the desktop Windows search shouldn’t find extraneous files. Edit > Select All. Then Edit > Copy. Right click on My Pictures and “Paste”. Make sure they all showed up OK in My Pictures then “Select All”, right click on one of the highlighted files and “Delete”. Copy the folders back to the flash drive.

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Hey guys,

I'm searching like crazy but I can't seem to find a solution. I like to disable to protection that prevents me from copying files from a mapped network drive directly to \Windows\etc. I need to copy the file to a local drive first and I find that annoying.

I've already disabled zone security warnings and the open file warning but this one I can't seem to find.

And please don't preach security to me, I'm aware of the risks and I'd like to decide for myself what I can and can't do, thank you :P.

Thanks for the help!

A:Allow copying from network to protected OS folders

You would have to make an Admin share, rather than a Homegroup share. Enable the administrator account and give it a simple password, then use that account in Advanced File Sharing. Give it ALL permissions. Use that account to access the Windows 8 system when you map the System drive.

I've always used this kind of MS networking for LAN's and it's never prevented me from moving stuff into my windows folder from a remote machine.

Let me make a screenshot of my share

There you go, you can add either "Administrator" or "AdministratorS", the settings are in "Permissions" - Give these users all three permissions.

PS - Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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Hi everybody.
I have a problem copying customized folders.
Before Windows 10 correctly copied customized folders from a disc to another or inside the same disc. Now, when I copy a customized folder, the customized look goes lost.
I make a practical example below.

1. Open Local Disc (C) and I create two folders. Let's call them "Folder 1" and "Folder 2"
2. I right click on "Folder 1".
A menu appears. On this menu, I select "Properties".

On "Properties", I select "Customize". Here I have the chance to change the look of my "Folder 1".

I choose a look of my choice ( any is ok ).

3. Now my "Folder 1" looks different from "Folder 2"

4. I COPY the "Folder 1".

I open the "Folder 2" and I PASTE my "Folder 1".
What do I get?

"Folder 1" without the previous customization. Why??? It is wrong. I'm copying something. It must be copied as it is.
5. I delete the copy.
I exit "Folder 2" and go back to Local Disc (C).

I left click click on "Folder 1" and, keeping clicked, I move it inside "Folder 2".
I open "Folder 2" and I find my "Folder 1" with its customized look. ( !!!! )

6. Now I open Local Disc (D).
So I have opened : "Folder 2" ( that contains my customized "Folder1" and Local Disc (D).
I left click on... Read more

A:Problem copying customized folders

Noted that if I set a folder picture or icon, (and don't hide system files) desktop.ini appears in that folder.

The desktop.ini file is present in the copied version of the folder, but the copied folder appearance is default. That is, the desktop.ini file is present, but not expressed.

I also noted that if you copy that folder, then move it to the same destination, there's no notification that the folder already exists. Further, the copied and moved folder appears as default.

If having customise a folder, I delete it and then create a new folder in the same place, the new folder has same desktop.ini in it- the same picture/icon. Only by manually setting the customisation to default can I eliminate that.

(Noted that there have been several reports of customisation being lost in copy to external drives).

How do you solve it? I don't know.

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I am running Windows XP home edition and I was copying two folders to a new hard drive (external) and seem to have lost them!!! I had a session of an image browser up (to do visual review as these were image files) and within that browser I had the entire list of subfolders displayed for the 2 folders in question. I had been actually using Windows Explorer to copy/paste from the c: drive to the new drive and just browsing using the image browser during the copy process to prepare for the next session. When I came to these last 2 folders, I decided to drag them over and move instead of copying as I really didn't need dual copies of them (at least not on those 2 particular drives as I had plans to make a second copy on yet another external drive). Well in the process of dragging, my cursor went wild, flipped out and dropped them before I actually released the left click. It was not apparent exactly what folder it dropped them into, so I figured I could find them by doing a search. I have 12 unique subfolder names that I searched on. None of them were found anywhere on any drive!!! I looked manually too, opening each possible folder that they might have dropped into - no luck.

Can anyone offer any advice on finding these folders? I know that a "placeholder" is assigned by windows in order to find stored files and I am assuming there must be some way to get windows to "find" that placeholder in a case like this where apparently it has lost it's way ... Read more

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my post. Here is my question/problem. I created a folder on my computer and right clicked it. I chose properties > Advanced and clicked on Encrypt contents to secure data. I have some files in this folder that should now be encrypted.

I now copied this folder to my Dropbox account. Using my OS X machine, I was able to open the folder and access the content. The OS X machine does not have the certificate created by Windows in my personal certificate store.

Why was I able to access these files from my other computer when I put the file on Dropbox?

A:Encrypted Folders Accessible After Copying

My first guess is only the hard-drive contents are encrypted. If you password a zip-file, that would remain scrambled on the cloud.

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This problem started today. Whenever I try to copy a file or a folder, the pasted one doesn't show up. No error sounds or messages. I have never had this problem before. And hidden folders and files are set to show.

I tried System Restore; I tried checking if the clipboard was locked (it wasn't); I tried rebooting; I checked for signs of pushow; all to no avail.

On the other hand, TeraCopy works, with the exception of copy/pasting to Program Files. It appears to work fine if I try to, but no file shows up.
Strangely, though, if I try copying the files again, it asks me if I want to overwrite the old ones, which as far as I can tell do not exist: Windows Explorer tells me the folder they are meant to be pasted to has the same size, and the files themselves aren't shown. I repeat, hidden files are set to show.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

A:Folders and files not copying in Vista


I've discovered that copying through the command line works (using copy or xcopy), even to Program Files (given Administrator credentials, of course).
In addition, I've found that copying text works fine.

This is becoming more confusing by the moment, and it's pretty urgent. Does anyone have any idea how to fix it?

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hey guys,

im experiencing extremely slow speeds when i copy files. im copying my website folder as a backup, the folder size is arpund 300mb, and contains hundreds of small files. in xp it would take a few seconds, but in 7 its taking over 30 mins!!

anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? im running AVG free, and not a lot else.
cheers, dean

A:very slow copying files and folders

AVG can slow it down as it is scanning all accessed files. You can verify if it is AVG by shutting it down for a while.I recommend you avast! antivirus which is free and low on resources.

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I took a friend's hard drive out of their computer as Windows won't boot and wanted all their data saved. I plugged into my computer, saw the extra drive, and prepared to copy their "Documents and Settings" folder, which has all their subfolders and files.

That folder has 18.3 gigs, 3.047 folders, and 72,827 files. When I copy the Documents and Settings folder to another drive, it is just 543 megs, 518 folders, and 2,319 files. ???

Obviously, I am missing a ton of content. Why can't I capture the entire contents of the Documents and Settings" folder? How do I capture it all?

Thank you.


A:Copying Folders = Missing Content

Hmmm..., I thought this would a quick and easy answer. - Phil

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I get the following error " error copying files or folders" when trying to copy a 2.9G .wbb backup file to a new USB flash drive. The message in the error screen says "can not copy "kevin_my_Documents the path is too deep"
The file is on my "D" drive

I have tried 3 different USB ports with same results.I am using Windows XP SP2 and windows explorer to drag and drop.

Do I need to format the new flash drive?

Any help would be appreciated.


A:error copying files or folders

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I am backing up my "Users" folders on my laptop and desktop so I can do clean installs of the OS' (win7 pro 64). I copied the users folder of my laptop to an external disc, then i went to do the same to my desktop. I renamed the "users" folder from my laptop "Users2", then I tried to copy my "users" folder from my desktop and Win 7 asks if I want to merge "Users" with "Users2". WT? I got around it by creating a new folder and copying to that but what is the problem? is this a bug in windows 7 or what? has anyone else ran into the same issue? just curious. thanx

A:Win 7 wants to merge 2 different named folders when copying?


Originally Posted by Shadow4.2

I copied the users folder of my laptop to an external disc, then i went to do the same to my desktop. I renamed the "users" folder from my laptop "Users2", then I tried to copy my "users" folder from my desktop and Win 7 asks if I want to merge "Users" with "Users2". WT? I got around it by creating a new folder and copying to that but what is the problem?

Hi Brad. . .

Just so I understand correctly - let's call external HDD drive k: for now

1. copied laptop c:\users to k:\users
2. renamed k:\users to k:\users2
3. copied desktop c:\users to k:\users and got "merge message"?

Assuming #2 worked, I don't see why the merge message would have appeared

What I do -
1. create k:\HP
2. create k:\Toshiba
3. HP system - copy c:\users to k:\hp, result = k:\hp\users
4. Fujitsu system - copy c:\users to k:\fujitsu, result = k:\fujitsu\users

Regards. . .



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I don't know if this is the correct forum to ask this question but here goes anyway. Does windows have, or is there a program that anyone knows about that you can copy one file to multiple folders(directories). My operating system is windows 98. I've searched for such a program but have not been successful. Any help or advise would be appreciated. Thank you.


A:Copying To Multiple Folders(directories)

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Hi Everyone

I am new here and new to Windows 7 which I installed on the weekend in order to run my media through the Win7 MC.

I ran into a problem when I try to copy from external HD (USB external drives) or shared network folder.

Every time I try to copy something, and it doesn?t matter how I do it whether it is CTRL+C or right click and then Copy, Windows Explorer crashes.

This is very annoying since I have to then switch to Vista (dual boot) and do it from there.

Is this a known problem?
Are there any workarounds or solutions to this?


A:Copying from external HD or network folders

Hmm... sounds quite unusual... Do you have any anti-virus on the Windows 7 Partition? Run a scan and check the out come. Also please specify your Windows 7 Build.

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Hi all,
Windows 7 Pro 64
I am at my wits end with using windows 7. I am sure this must have been beaten to death on here and I am sorry but I am not sure how to word it to search for the answer.
I hook up a spare HD to the USB with the same operating system and every ******** file I try to open on it I have to adjust it for administrator and da da da and I am sick of this, it will take forever to look at the data. How the heck to I fix this once and for all so I can just open what i want to ? I am the administrator...I don't want to be flagged about administrator anything any more.
Secondly, if I want to back up data on a stick and there is already a folder of the same name it asks me if I want to merge it. No I dont so I change the name of the file to something different and it STILL always tells me there is a folder that has the same name do you want to merge it ???   Good grief the name has been changed there isn't another folder with the same name.  I NEVER had these issues with XP.......what a pain.
Thanks for any help on this.

A:administative permissions and copying folders to another drive

Try disabling your UAC notification or see this link

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For reasons I won't explain, I want to have one large folder on a large external hard drive that will contain all of my pictures. The problem is that my pictures have been downloaded (by various cameras and software) in multiple folders and places on my C drive. I know that normally an easy way to do that would be to search in windows for all pictures and then copy them to the new drive and single folder. The probem is that several of the pictures are named the same but are actually different pictures. Additionally, the pictures have been downloaded from the camera multiple times in the small folders, each containing many duplicates.
What program (or windows application) can I use to copy them into the one folder so that I don't have duplicates and I don't have one picture (named the same as another) copy itself over the other.

A:copying pics from multiple folders into one folder

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I have UAC completely turned off. When I try to copy any file into the Program Files sub-folder, I'm denied by Windows. I tried applying full permissions to a folder, that didn't even succeed, so I can copy a few files to a sub-folder within program files.

I know Windows has tough security features, how can bypass this, especially within a standard user with elevated Administrator ?

A:Copying Files to System Folders Denied

Windows does this to protect itself. From threats (malware) and drive by downloads. If you had UAC on you could easily elevate yourself to fix this issue. I am not sure why you have it off. This makes windows 7 security similar to XP. It should never be turned off.

A standard user account in no way shape or form can alter the program files folder. Standard users do not have permission to install or change software. This is kind of the main point of a standard user account. (As well as restricting access to system settings.)

A few questions:

1.) WHY are you trying to copy something there?
2.) How are you trying to copy it?
You could try using the build in administrator account to do this.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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After comparing (e.g. with a synchronization program) two folders (with or without sub folders), I often would like to move special files / folders instead of copying (synchronizing) them.

E.g. there are 10 folders on the left side, 5 ones of them (having the same name like the ones on the right side) are already existing on the right side. The ones being on the left side not existing on the right side (having different names than the ones on the right side) shall be moved (not be copied) to the right side.

How can I do it? Is there a (freeware) program?

And which program can just check whether folders with same names are already existing on the other side (regardless from their contents / files)?

Nice greetings, Dirk

A:Synchronizing: move folders / files instead of copying them?

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does anyone know how to save email folders in outlook 2003 to the network?
Basically a user has created a folder in his inbox on our exchange server and it has shed loads of messages in them, too may to individually click on and then 'save' to a folder on the network. I'm looking for a global way to do the same for the whole folder.

Any ideas please?


A:Moving/copying folders in outlook 2k3 across netwrok

Hum.. The Export functionality?
File->Export, to a file, select mail folder, select destination.

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