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Will changing username mess up paths?

Q: Will changing username mess up paths?

When I first installed Win 7 I simply went with the default user name of "Owner". I wouldn't mind changing it now but I'm concerned about the effect on my shortcuts and so on.

If I rename it, will Windows go through and automatically update all the shortcuts and program paths and so on? My gut reaction is "Of course it will" but I've learned to be cautious with Windows! Will I end up with a lot of tidying up to do?

A: Will changing username mess up paths?

Only the username will be changed. The c:\users\<username> path does not get changed and this can lead to more confusion.

Better method:

1) Create two new accounts. One in the username you want, and one temporary...you can even call it TEMP if you like.

2) Log in as TEMP. Use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate all files and settings from your old account to the new one you just created.

3) When this is complete, log in as your new user and make sure everything is there and working.

4) Delete your old user and TEMP.

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I used the Control Panel's "User Accounts"/"Change an Account" to change my Username on XP Home without any problems. However, under Documents and Settings, the directory with all my settings still has the old Username. Can I just rename the directory to the new one I created and which is reflected as my Username on login, or will that create problems.

I am the administrator of the account and would not like to get locked out or cause other types of problems. Can someone who is familiar with this type of maneuver confirm that it is OK to just rename the directory or how to go about approaching this?

Thanks for any help.
 

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

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

Does anyone have a fix for this?

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

Please Help!
 

A:File Paths Changing Randomly

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

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I changed the user name from "user001" to "user888". That changed the name on the login/logout screens. But the user folders and paths all stayed with the old name "user001". As a result some things, like the name installed programs will grab and use, are still called "user001".

Is there a way, short of re-installing Windows, to change all the appropriate folders, paths and registry entries to read "user888" and get rid of the old user name completely?

A:Changing the User Folders (and paths)

You may want to create a new account and move the user files over to that new account. Then delete the old account.

A good explanation can be found from Brink below:
Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

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

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

Know how to fix it? x3

A:Changing Root Name In File Paths

I think you need to create a new profile and move settings from old to new, How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151 Louis

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Hi friends!

I'm experiencing a very strange bug with a custom library. On the odd occasion when I open an explorer pane and navigate to my library on the left-hand side, two of my included folders - which are both located in 'C:\Program Files\...' will change to a non-existent 'C:\Program Files (x86)\...' version of the same folder. If I click on that folder in the library pane it will tell me the folder doesn't exist.

It happens infrequently but often enough to be annoying. It's not immediately clear what causes it or why it stops. When it happened just now I closed all open explorer panes and opened a new one, and the library displayed the correct 'non x86' folder structure.

Any idea what causes this and how it can be avoided?

Thanks!

Adam

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

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

Same problem with some old "synched folders".

A:shared folder and changing their paths

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

If so those paths are saved in your registry.

Best Wishes,
R?nce

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There is an Excel App on our network that gets used by multiple users. In this app there are some VLookups that pull information from other spreadsheets. The problem we are having is that the physical paths in the VLookups are being changed to relative paths. Instead of using L:\Files\somefile.xls it changes to \\server\share\somefile.xls.

When this happens the VLookup stops working, it's odd because both paths are legetimate but only the one with the physical path works. This is happening on several different spreadsheets and the formulas have to continualy remapped.

All users are using Office 97 but the OS are mixed, Win ME, 2000 and 98. Any ideas?

Here are the Vlookups:

Before
=VLOOKUP($C18,'L:\shared files\[EmpDataLog.xls]RATE'!$B$10:$AZ$642,5)

After
=VLOOKUP($C18,'\\server01\shared files\[EmpDataLog.xls]RATE'!$B$10:$AZ$642,5)

 

A:Paths changing in VLookups (Excel)

Hi, Tal. I suspected, so I confirmed with someone else here at work, that your users have drives mapped differently and they really need to be the same.
 

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Hiyas

Here's my story. I've just managed to change a systems boot letter from E:\ to C:\. The machine is working fine now, but all the programs that were installed are still looking in E:\ which no longer exsists. I've gone through and changed a few of these paths manually, but after an hour of that i realised it'll take far too long to do it this way.

What i'm looking for is a tool to look through the registry and replace all instances of "E:\" with "C:\". Does anyone know if such a product is available? It's be a great help.

Thanks in advance
BW
 

A:Looking for registry tool for changing program paths

Good luck. This is going to turn out to be a real PITA, as I suspect you're finding out.
 

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By default, programs install to the same drive that the currently running OS is installed on. What I'm trying to do, is to tell it to install programs to another drive/partition.

This way, if I needed to reformat and reinstall the OS, the bulk of my programs will remain intact.

I've read other forums and they've given skeptical answers to indicate that it can't be done, but I figured I'd pose the question here myself.
 

A:Automatically changing program install paths

Yea, mostly games are what I had in mind.

I always move the My Documents folder to a completely different physical drive upon each OS installation (I've been reformatting a lot lately due to instablity with recent hardware upgrades).

I've gotten into the habit of keeping multiple, up-to-date copies of select Application Data--most importantly, Firefox browser data. Switching between a laptop and desktop regularly, I also am able to perodically sync the two systems with the same bookmarks, cookies, saved passwords, and the like.

I've heard there's a way to do it remotely with FireFox so you can import them from anywhere, but for this particular purpose I'm more comfortable keeping the information in my grasp.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi, new to these forums so I really hope I'm posting this up in the right subforum.

Long story: My old hard drive was dying, and after installing a new one I used this "EaseUS" program to clone the old HDD's data onto the new one. This worked fine except for the fact that all of my shortcuts stopped functioning because the letter assigned to the new HDD was different from the old HDD.

Is there any easy, automatic way of making all shortcuts point to the new file path? Or do I have to manually change the hard drive letter in each shortcut's properties?

A:Changing letter assigned to HDD, need to edit program paths to match.

just reasign new icon back

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I want to change my Windows XP account username. When I go to Control Panel > User Accounts and change my name, it doesn't actually change it in all places. For example, the directory under "Documents and Settings" is still the old username. How can I change the name throughout my computer?

Thanks,
Josh
 

A:Changing Username

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When my computer sits for a long time it "locks", and upon bumping the mouse or hitting a key, a regualr blue windows window with a username and blank password screen pops up promting me to unlock the computer.

The user name is the name of the previous owner, and I would like to change it. How do I do so? This is not changing an account name, I know how to do that.

Windows XP SP3 Compaq.

btw, would a large 120VAC .32A fan put out a wierd EMP that could mess up my PC? I was thinking of cutting out a space in the case and mounting it in the side to blast the entire motherboard with cool air.

Thank you.

A:Changing username

The easiest would've been to reload windows when you got the pc from the previous owner.

Here's a link you can try http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Re...n-a-Windows-PC

And i wouldn't suggest putting in such a strong fan, my pc is next to my fish ank and if the screen is close to the pump it turns purple.

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Someone set up this computer for me and typed in the wrong name for a username. I went into the control panel and into the user account window and changed the name there. So when I log into windows, it has the right name.

What bothers me is that in the task manager, it still shows the wrong username there. Is there a way to change it there as well?
 

A:Changing the username in XP

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OK, so I just installed Windows 7 Professional (from MSDNAA) earlier today.

I've gotten a lot of it customized, like adding the Quick Launch etc. But one thing I'm not sure about.

I specifically put in Danny as my account name, and that's what it shows in the Start menu. But yet, when I install any program that asks for the user name and business name, it says "Microsoft" in both of those fields.

Can that be changed so it says Danny and something like Home?

A:Changing the installing username?

yes you can change it with a registry hack

then you go Help > About Windows and there it is

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Hi

I have connected to another computer over my network but when the username/password box popped up, I put in my administrator details when I would prefer to use a user with fewer priveleges. How do I change which user I connect as?

I am connecting from a Vista box to one running XP SP2 over a wireless network.

Cheers

Fergus
 

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When I open windows xp taskbar, at the very top it has a username and an icon (a butterfly). How do I change these?
 

A:Changing username at the top of windows xp taskbar.....

Hello control panel user accounts
 

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Over a week ago I set up my new computer that is loaded with Windows 8. My new keyboard had the numbers locked so when I set up my username ([email protected]) the "100" in it was omitted. When I realized that this had happened, I deactivated the account and set up a new one with the "100" in it. However, my computer is still saying that my username is [email protected] and asks me for the password. The password that I remember using does not work. I can't re-set the password because the e-mail that is generated is sent to [email protected], which isn't a valid e-mail address for me. I can get around the problem somewhat by using the "More account settings on-line" option--there my username is listed as [email protected] But, I am having problems with accessing some mail, contacts, etc. I can't figure out how to get help on this... Anyone have ideas??

A:Need help changing Username I input during Installation

Welcome to EightForums.

Take a look here:
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

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Here's the deal...I recently changed the admin username on my comp to something new. The problem is that the folder under documents & settings never changed its title to the new username. Under documents & settings there are a few folders, such as "All Users" and "Default User", aswell as folders listed as whatever your username is. This is the folder i wish to change, but every time i try to rename it i get the message "blah blah blah is a system folder and is required for Windows to run properly, it cannot be removed or renamed"

Any ideas on how to fix this problem w/o reinstalling?

A:Windows XP, changing username issue...

Why don't you just create another user/account with admin rights, set it up as you wish and then from that account "delete" the other one.

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Hi
I purchased my PC with windows 8 installed and the username had been set to 'user'. I have since changed this but do not know how to change the name in the file structure, eg. it currently is C:\Users\user whereas I'd want C:\Users\(my username)

Also, I have a 90GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. I'd like to use the SSD for OS and frequent programs and the HDD for most of my data. Is there an easy way to do this? Obviously RAID isn't really an option.

Help would be appreciated,
Alec

A:Changing username in file structure

The only way to do that effectively is to create a new user with the UserID you want and reconfigure your desktop etc.
Trying to change the name of the folder itself would break things as there are a lot of registry entries that point to it.

you would then copy Favorites, Desktop, Documents to the new profile. and delete the old account when satisfied

For the hard drive,,, yes, you will have to back up all data and reload from scratch on the drive you want. however......
There are apps out there that you can use to clone the drives. But, going from HDD to SSD, I am not sure how or if I would do it.
I am not familiar with SSD's but they require some kind of alignment, I don't know how that would work during a clone operation.
I would just start from scratch myself.

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I changed the username in the Control Panel User Account and I changed the Registered Owner in the registry editor. In the process tab in the Task Manager, it still shows as the old one. Is there something else I need to change?

Thanks.

A:Changing username in Task Manager?

AFAIK, there's no way to change this without creating an entirely new account.

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Here's the deal...I recently changed the admin username on my comp to something new. The problem is that the folder under documents & settings never changed its title to the new username. Under documents & settings there are a few folders, such as "All Users" and "Default User", aswell as folders listed as whatever your username is. This is the folder i wish to change, but every time i try to rename it i get the message "blah blah blah is a system folder and is required for Windows to run properly, it cannot be removed or renamed"

Any ideas on how to fix this problem w/o reinstalling?

A:Windows XP, changing username issue...

Hi. Welcome to BC.

So if I understand correctly you have changed the name of a user account with Administrative priviledges in the Control Panel? Did the name change there? But the folder in Windows Explorer didn't change? Have you rebooted yet?

Are you able to log into the account with the changed name?

Are you running XP Home or Pro?

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I read on a few sites that i can change the login method in gpedit.mse. hgow do I do it?
I run windows 8.1 Pro on a custom build.

A:changing the login method (from just password to username)

I haven't done it but it's critical to get the name right, it's gpedit.msc. It's a console that opens. Press the Windows key + R to get the traditional Run dialog box visible and type the name..

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Hi guys,The problem is that every time i reboot my computer the username and phone number change themselves to an overseas number and an alphanumeric username. I found a thread in which someone had a similar problem but it ended with no answer cos they failed to post a hijack this log. Mine is below so if you could please advise me i would be very appreciative. Also if there is any way to stop all these programs from running in the background could you please let me know.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:36:15 PM, on 9/9/05Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\CISCO SYSTEMS\VPN CLIENT\CVPND.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CBA\PDS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\CBA\XFR.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MESSENGER PLUS! 3\MSGPLUS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSYS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\S3APPHK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXEC:\PROGRAM FIL... Read more

A:Dial up username and phone number changing

Welcome to the BleepingComputer forum. We are currently studying your log and will have instructions for you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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I am having one hell of a time getting my new camera's (Panasonic FZ1000) wifi to recognize my computer. During the setup I can get as far as entering the computer's name, username and PW, but keep getting rejected with "wrong username or pw." I definitely know that the PW I use is the correct login PW for my PC, however I'm thinking that the problem may lay with either the username or computer's name. Before I go mucking around changing names, I'd like to know if I do make changes will this effect my wifi hookups. The computer in question is my desktop (main computer), I have a portable PC and TV/Bluray player associated with the modem/bridge...obviously I don't know much about wifi hookups so I can't better explain the hookups. BTW, it appears that I have two different usernames. One is the name that appears in the upper right hand corner when seleting the start icon and the other comes from this:
2. In the Command Prompt, type “set username” and press Enter
3. Your computer login name will be displayed after the "username=" tag.
And if I have to use the latter one (just above), then it presents an entry problem within the camera. This name is two words and the camera's entry keyboard doesn't allow for spaces, so I'd have to change the name to a single word.

EDIT: Actually, I have the feeling that I have confused computer name with username. Hopefully, this will be straightened with an answering reply

A:Will changing username/computer name effect wifi functioning?

Right click Computer (Desktop or Start Menu) and select Properties. Computer name is listed there.
Also in cmd write: echo %username% (this will give username)

Changing the computer name might require to redo network shares and the like, an annoyance at most.
Changing the username now won't change the login name, only the displayed name will change. So you are at a loss there.

However, you can create a new user account with the appropriate naming scheme and give due permissions to do the job. And create a shortcut to the folder from your main account.

I don't know what kind of access is required by the camera, is it only for copying the content?

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Hello Everyone,

I am trying to get my external hard drives setup from a freshly rebooted installed computer. I recently placed an external hard drive with all my back up files on my computer, but this drive is not going to be my main drive. I have two others I will be using as a main hdd and a backup drive that are brand new.

So, the question is, if I were to use a utility like the Windows 8.1 disk management feature to either delete the drive letter or even change it to another one, will that mess up the external hard drive or even lose data? Because until I transfer my files to my backup disk I am afraid of losing my only copy of my files.

Thank you all for your help.

A:Will deleting or changing a drive letter mess up a hdd.

Drive mapping will not allow it, so it will render one drive missing from the drive list, or simply refuse to read it right. That is why you do not mess with drive letter assignments unless you know all of the ones that reside on the current system set up. when adding an external drive also.

Now you have to go into windows, click on start, then in the search box type disk man.
Click on create or format partitions.

Let the window open and look at a drive with the letter you assigned to right click on it.

Change the drive letter and push it to for example J or K.
Once done restart the pc, and all drives should show and be accessed without trouble or being asked to format them.

You may have to disconnect the external drive first from the computer first to get windowsto load, but once done plug the external drive in.
It should show up as a device in disk manager, so if it does change the drive letter that way to J or K. then restart the system and all should show and work.
It is asking you to format it to assign a new drive letter since two assignments of drive letter D: exist

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

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

So far so good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

I would ask on DonationCoder.com specifically this forum:
General Software Discussion - DonationCoder.com

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

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

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I followed this guide to change user name and user folder:
It was successfull.
However search is no longer searching my installed apps.
I tried changing all values in registry with old user folder name to new.
I tried to start building index again and make sure there is correct path to start menu programs and user folders
It did not help..

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I set up my computer a long time ago with a stupid username, and I wanna know how to change it. I can change my logon username, but not the actual username (COMPUTERNAME/Username) or the user directory (C:/Users/USERNAME).

A:Change windows username (ComputerName/Username

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jettj12


I set up my computer a long time ago with a stupid username, and I wanna know how to change it. I can change my logon username, but not the actual username (COMPUTERNAME/Username) or the user directory (C:/Users/USERNAME).


Welcome to the forum,

I think this tutorial will help with that,

Computer Name - View and Change

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How to describe it is difficult. What happens seems to be that with some older messages stored in various folders, they may be "morphed" or jumbled into other messages. Essentially for a given header (message recipient, date, subject, etc.), the body of the message will now consist of a section of another message or multiple messages. I'm not sure how to recreate this problem, but know it is ongoing as some more recent messages (about 6 months ago) have had this problem. I suspect, by the nature of the activity, that possibly the "Compact Mailboxes" may be at fault. However, I don't think I have any way of proving this.

The only way I think I can describe this is through some screen capture shots, attached here as GIFs. In EudoraBug1.gif, you'll see a message dated 7/17/03 to "SWPAJBS Section Leader" and with a subject of "Fw: TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBERS ...". However if you look at the preview section of Eudora for this message, there isn't a grayed area showing the TO and SUBJECT fields that is commonly seen in Eudora. Secondly, none of the material/body in this message was ever sent to the recipient (SWPAJBS Section Leader), however I did send the recipient a message with the previously stated subject. Again, this message seemed to have been "morphed" into another.

The second screen capture is in EudoraBug2.gif. Here, the message is basically opened with BLAH BLAH BLAH toggle chosen to show the full header... Read more

A:Eudora 6 morphs email messages into a mess - import this mess into Outlook?

This system only allows one file attachment at a time. Here's the second one.
 

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First let me say I am not a techy... but know enough to get myself in real trouble... which I have in a big big way :) Any thoughts you have on this long story would be appreciated.

1) Running windows xp pro on an older computer
2) Pentium 4, 3gb ram
3) raid 5.. fasttrak 4000 raid card (the raid array consists of 4 harddrives)
4) The operating system and programs are on my c drive, the raid array is my D drive and has all my valuable data.
5) video card visiontek ati hd 3650

My computer was working fine... I tried to upgrade my video driver and screwed up... tried to reinstall and further screwed up. Did numerous uninstall reinstall, .I did finally get the new drivers in and it seemed to work... at least my monitor went to full resolution.
later that day..all kind of problems .... freezing, bluescreens with diffent error codes.. errors/ freezes started occuring even more until I could only do anything in safe mode...

Now windows XP cant even be reinstalled without freezing in the middle of the set up. Here's what has been tried and some other points of consideration.

1) When it was booting up (even with the errors and freezes. during the boot ALWAYS the raid array showed functional. So I think I can rule that out. Also tried to install xp with the raid drives unplugged and still froze during install.

2) The computer guy I finally gave it to, tried installing the OS using a different c harddrive.. xp still froze during install

-He also tried loading xp using ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Please help with the mess I created...and I mean mess!

Back up your data before doing anything else. You can achieve this by removing the drive and fitting it as a secondary drive in a different PC that works properly.

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Having problems with Windows Live Messenger 8.1 and sound distortion.

I am considering trying MSN Messenger 7.0 - can it do video calls with my webcam

I have XP sp2

Thanks

Mike
 

A:Difference between W.Live Mess. & MSN Mess. 7.0 ?

It can do. I believe the latest version of MSN Messenger is 7.5 and yes it can do video.
 

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Q: Paths

Quote:




Sounds like your PATHS are wrong ?



This is always fun.



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




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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Paths

This page has the full instructions for building Anope for Windows

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


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

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

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

Thanks.

A:Need to fix folder Paths.

Hi ariel5345

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

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

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

Post back with any questions

Danny

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

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Hey:

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

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

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

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

How do I make "Key" available?

Thx

A:How to make xp app paths key available

Sounds like a permissions issue of some kind.

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

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

A:Boot Paths

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

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Hello, I know (am pretty sure >.<) that there is a way to do this.

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

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

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

A:Help With File Paths

Hello Anyok,

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

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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http://www.mediafire.com/?hlnmttzzyrg

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

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:UNC paths are not supported

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

A:XP Cookies and Paths

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


PC-specs

Packard Bell Imedia
q8400
4 gb ram

etc


VV

A:Paths , Librabries ?

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

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

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

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

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All,

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

Example - I ZIP a directory and it's subs with all of their files. It has about 6 different subs and each of them have up to 10 subs of their own.
C:\WEBSHARE\WWWROOT\PE\SUB1\file1.asp

I need to add 1 single file and tell it that the path I want it to go to is:
C:\WEBSHARE\WWWROOT\PE\SUB1\file2.asp

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

Please help.

Thanks,
Shaun
 

A:WinZip paths

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

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

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

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

Thanks!
Sky

A:Need help with paths in XP and Vista.

Environment variable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

Some other good stuff on that page as well.


Gil

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http://www.mediafire.com/?hlnmttzzyrg

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

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:UNC paths are not supported

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

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Im new to windows 10, i upgraded from windows 7. I am beyong annoyed with the File looking for is here, there, in that folder and dont forget the folder under it lol. I sync my phone to pc for Dropbox, Files starts to sync and im seeing the same file syncing over and over like 4 times, along with the annoying windows sounds each time. I look to see where they are going and one goes to a folder
Same file here
This PC-Windows C-users Branscum-dropbox

same file went here
Network-THEBRANSCUMS201-Users-Branscum-Dropbox
and here
C-users-craig and lisa-Dropbox

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

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

Thanks for your replies,
welf
 

A:vista paths

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers,

Xav

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I have Windows XP Pro, sp 2.

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

Thanks,

royeo
 

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

Hi.

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

So the one you submitted translates to something like

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

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Since a picture is worth 1000 words....



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

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

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

A:Edit Bootloader Paths

Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7

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


Quote:




bcdedit /export C:\SAVEDBCD




For Vista:

Quote:




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




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

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

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


Quote:




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




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

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

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

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

A:Vista upgrade paths

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

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

A:WMP Rip and Library Paths Don't Stick

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

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

Thanks.

Gram
 

A:[SOLVED] WinMX paths??

Hiya

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

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

Regards

eddie
 

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

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

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

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

On the Home PC the network is called Network 2.

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

Any suggestions please?

A:How do I reset my network paths

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

Hope this is of help.

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I can ping by name or IP address, but trying to connect via
\\name or \\ipaddress fails. IP v6 has been disabled on the adapter.  The error message is: 
\\share is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  A specified logon session does not exist. 
It may have already been terminated.

Thanks for helping!

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

A:priority of routing paths

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I was wondering what would be a good career path to follow or combine with a mcse certification. Would it be better to go the cisco way and get the ccnp or with red hat and do the rhce? I am currently in South-Africa and been around to our local job sites but it seems that demand for both are low at the moment.
 

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My documents are located in D:\Dropbox\MyOwnDocuments

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

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

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

Thanks for any input.

A:How to change paths seamlessly?

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

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

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

A:invalid file paths ???

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

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

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

I was fine until step 2, where it says

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

A:Help understanding CBS.log file paths

Hello Southbound, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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

A:Seeing full drive paths

Take a look here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_2073275_display-files-complete-path-windows.html
 

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Hello,

A little background first.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Much thanks,
Bob

A:Two Paths To The Same File Question ?

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

These links may help:

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd861346.aspx

Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/l...33(WS.10).aspx

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

A:Windows cannot access paths?

Hello YouMayLose,You appear to be infected by a new very nasty Rootkit infection associated with a Rogue antivirus program. See here for more info.==========Let's begin.....Download and run Win32kDiag: Download Win32kDiag from any of the following locations and save it to your Desktop. Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #1 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #2 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #3 Double-click Win32kDiag.exe to run Win32kDiag and let it finish. When it states "Finished! Press any key to exit...", press any key on your keyboard to close the program. Double-click on the Win32kDiag.txt file that is located on your Desktop and post the entire contents of that log as a reply to this topic.Next......Download and run a batch file (peek.bat): Download peek.bat from the download link below and save it to your Desktop.Download peek.bat Double-click peek.bat to run it.A black Command Prompt window will appear shortly: the program is running. Once it is finished, copy and paste the entire contents of the Log.txt file it creates as a reply to this post.==========With your next post please provide:* Win32kDiag.txt* Log.txt

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From this download link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
Unsupported Upgrade Scenarios


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

Supported Upgrade Scenarios



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

A:Win7 Upgrade paths

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

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Dear All,

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




Thanks & Regards,
Kashiram Sawant

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

A:change the font for paths

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Paths - FAQ

Excellent!

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

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

A:Invalid File Paths

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

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Firstly, context: My student edition of Autodesk Maya was not working (something about the license being invalid or 'not found', and so when I searched for the error message online, a solution was to go into Environments and Paths, and replace/edit or add one for C:/Autodesk. It didn't work, and I ended up just uninstalling and reinstalling the program manually for it to work.
However, apparently I screwed around really badly in there, because now important things won't open, such as my MalwareBytes program. When I try, a window will popup and say this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
The system could not find the environment option that was entered."
So, naturally, I try to find/open the Environments and Paths thing again, right? Nope. I can't open that either:
"Windows cannot find '%windir%\system32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."
Even though I typed 'Environment' in my search bar to find it.
Then recently, Origin tried to install an update on my laptop, but it couldn't find the ProgramFiles, and so there was an error in installation. As a result of this, Chrome is not opening up immediately when I click it. It waits about five-six minutes after I've clicked it. I think it's what caused it, because it didn't do it before yesterday, when I tried to install the update.
So basically: how can I fix this despite knowing little to nothing about computers? How can I go into the Environments with... Read more

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

A:(Solved) How to configure paths?

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I am using Oplisker program.

Oplisker (Open Source Play List Maker) | SourceForge.net

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


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

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


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

Thanks

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Where are the Office programs' exe files found? I cannot find them in 2010?
I check the Office program shortcuts and they look like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" "Microsoft Excel 2010 9014006204090000"

Which doesn't work when I insert that in "add" to the programs in Setpoint (Logitech's software for VX Revolution mouse)

A:Office 2010 Program Paths?

Have a look in C\Program files\Microsoft Office

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Hi all,

I was hoping someone knowledgeable could clear up some confusion I have on the upgrade process. I've googled my questions and it seems there is no definitive answer and that Microsoft themselves seem to not be consistent on their treatment of upgrades.

I originally wasn't going to upgrade but at $39.99 for a Pro version, I can't resist. I am aware that you need a current install to upgrade. I was hoping that during the upgrade process I would be given an option to chose the key I wished to invalidate for the upgrade. Now, I am quite fond of my Windows 7 license and am going to keep it around in case I don't like Windows 8 and just because it is a great OS.

So my dilemma is as follows:
I have a couple full licenses for XP and Vista. I also have the OEM license of Vista Business that is on a sticker on my computer. I am resigned to the fact that I'll have to uninstall my current OS and install an old one for the upgrade and I can live with that.

I would, however, like to get rid of my most worthless license for the upgrade, which in my opinion is the one OEM one on a sticker on my laptop. So I guess the question is would the limitations of the OEM license, which is that it is only valid for that specific machine be attached to the upgraded version. As the Pro upgrade is for a limited time only, I imagine any future computer I will buy will have the Home version with it and I would like to preserve my access to the Pro version as well as to have the option to have a... Read more

A:Upgrade paths and future limitations

Hello jaebberwock. Welcome to the Eight Forums.

You mentioned "in case I don't like Windows 8" so I guess you haven't used it yet.
Based on that assumption, I would suggest downloading Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation for free. (good for 90 days) Burn it to a dvd. Do you know anything about imaging? Do you have any external drives? I would consider learning a little about external drives so that you could make some images? Are you on a budget? Can you afford to spend a few bucks on imaging software? Search online for imaging software. You could image your XP system without affecting it by an upgrade. Same with Vista or Windows 7. Image what you want to save so that they could be returned to the condition they were in. I cannot help you with your questions about upgrading licenses and keys so maybe someone else will chime in. Personally, I am not a fan of dual booting, many problems could happen. Opinions vary.

Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation

From my point of view, I would image backup XP, Vista, Windows 7 using the software of your choice (perhaps something like Acronis). Then, install Windows 8 on unallocated space. Do you know what unallocated space is? I apologize. I know nothing about what you know. Anyway, good luck. There are tutorials here:

Installation & Setup - Windows 8 Forums

Suggested Steps To Take Installing And Setting Up Windows 8

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Quote:
So, how can I get an Absolute path into my Test Volume's G:\boot\BCD store ??


Using Visual BCD Editor or bcdedit.

VBCDE can edit every single element of BCD - it's a general and professional tool like bcdedit - give it a try.

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I'm trying to set up Symantec Backup Exec 12 on Windows Server 2003. I want to be able to backup week 1 to X:\, week 2 to Y:\ and week 3 to Z:\ as Backup Exec requires each drive to maintain its own drive letter.

I have 3 Seagate Free Agent hard disks. When I try to assign each one its own drive letter, it won't maintain it. For example if I set drive 1 to X:\, the swap it out for drive 2 and assign that one to Y:\, when I plug in drive 1 it will mount as Y:\ rather than X:\ which I originally assigned it to.

Does anyone know how to get Windows to recognize that these are three separate drives and allow them to maintain their own drive letters?

Thanks.
 

A:Different removable disks assigning different paths

can you not go into diskmgmt.msc and assign the drive path you require?
 

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I just ran a customized install of Office Ultimate 2007. I open Powerpoint, and tried to access the clipart library to insert a clipart image. It gives me an error saying it can't display the clipart, and tells me I have to run Setup again, and choose "Add & Remove Programs" to install the feature; but it doesn't say WHAT feature. I've done customized installs 100 times, and never had this issue. I've also got the Office12/Clipart folder on another partition from a past install. So, I was going to try and go to the Options/Paths like Office USED to have, but NOO can't go there. So, how the #$&& do I fix this issue?

GPL

A:How Do I Find & Determine Paths for Office

Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features
In the list of installed software, select Microsoft Office.
Click Change.
In the Setup box, click Add/Remove Features.
Click the Plus sign next to Office Shared Features
Click the Down arrow next to Clip Art and click Install All
Click Continue
If prompted by Setup, insert the appropriate disk

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Hey Techspot,
The other computers in my network have trouble accessing certain shared folders on my main computer. I have three drives installed, C: my OS drive, and D: and B: file drives. My C: Public folder, another folder on C: and my entire D: drive have been shared for a long time, and are the only paths the other computers can access. Anything I try to share now (except stuff on the D: drive, since the entire thing is share-enabled) will return the "is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource." error.
I can understand why a computer in it's entirity wouldn't be accessible across a network, but as to why certain locations wouldn't work - some on the same drive as locations that do work - I'm at a loss.
Thanks in advance!
 

A:Certain paths and folders inaccessable across network.

The edit button isn't working so:
I forgot to mention, all the computers are running Vista Home Premium or Ultimate, all on an ethernet lan with a Belkin router.
 

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

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

Thanks.
 

A:Lots of changed printer paths....

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

A:deleted Enviroment variable paths, please help.

You could try the previous restore point prior to the deletion.
Win+R->rstrui.exe

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i installed vista on a spare dock drive to test it out i decided i liked it so i ordered another drive for vista to run on then i backed up my storage drive and then formated the drive from a XpPro x64 OS and reinstalled vista on its own dedicated hdd the prob is when the installer reboots and it gets back to vistas boot screen it shows 1 xp boot path and 2 vista boot paths one works and the other doesn't but in the one that dose i get all kinds of missing file and corrupt file errors any ideas?
oh and is there anyway to speed up the vista install its kinda sluggish (normal?)
thanks in advance.

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I've had the asian language pack installed on my laptop for awhile now and I know of a similar issue that involves the Korean won symbol, fortunately that never happened to me and I use my computer to type Korean frequently. I was attempting to get a program to run in Japanese to help out one of my friends, and after a restart; anywhere there's a file path it shows the &#65509; instead of \.

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

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

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

Shameless bump.
 

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After a bad recovery, I couldn't get a portion of windows to work. Went to Hp and microsoft both for the problem. Hp's suggestion on the matter, was to use F8, windows advance options. and select return to os choices.

Problem was I didn't know which to choose, nor, if I was following the right procedure. Would someone answer this please. Thank you

1:D:\MiniNt
2.D:\1386
3:C:\Windows

Xp pro sp2 Media center edition
os Xp pro, ie 6 after recovery

Boot. INi

[bootloader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\Windows
[Operating systems]
Multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\Windows="Windows XP media Center Edition"/noexecute=optin/fastdetect
C:\cmdcons\Bootsect.Dat="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console'/cmdcons

A:Boot Ini paths screwed up after recovery

What appears from the first looks,
You should choose C:\Windows.

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Love 7 so far! But today I needed to access a share (\\servername\share) but when I went to type it, it came up cannot connect. We're on a domain with AD, and noticed in eventvwr that GP not processing:

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\internal.domain\SysVol\internal.domain\Policies\{5682A7A2-6BAE-4655-8DB6-7CAF8ECC6042}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:
a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.

Also would not map network drives. Anyways, ended up doing a system restore to a known working point in time, and that seemed to work, until I rejoined the computer to domain (since it had lost the trust relationship because of the system restore), but after a few group policies processed, and a couple critical updates were installed, it broke again. So now I unplug from the network at bootup, login, then plug network back in, and it seems to be a workaround for now, but hopefully it's only a temporary one. Anyone have any ideas?

A:Network paths (UNC \\server) broke

I would check DNS and that your clock is set to match your domain controller.

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If I've mapped a drive through the network, I know i can disconnect it, but after that, I need to delete the path from the drop-down list. how do i do that?
 

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Hi All,

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

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

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

I also want the paths for:
My computer
Calculator

Thanks!

A:Direct Control Panel Paths?

::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

%windir%\system32\calc.exe

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

Maybe it will accept this:

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

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

I have a local and a network folder embeded in a tiddlywiki page in iframes.
They both contain folders, .doc and .xls files with both greek and english names.
I've set up the open office plugin to show the aforementioned files within browser, so the frames work as
a sort of view area (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=94384&page=2 ).

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

A number of firefox add-ons (Open With 4.0 / https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11097/,
IE Tab 2 / https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/92382/) provide the functionality to open firefox links in different browsers and/or programs.

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

They all present the following problem:

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

But I get a path does not exist or is not a directory error when... Read more

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Hi there,
I have been looking for a simple way to begin to understand the command line in windows. I'm trying to import python code from a folder, and at the moment I can only get my code to run if I save my folder in the default c:\Users\Jamie\<full path>. My question is in two parts
1. How can I run simple scripts from anywhere else (say, my documents)
2. Can I edit paths somehow such that typing % python <script name> will run my script, from the default C:\Users\Jamie, or otherwise?
Sorry if the questions themselves contain errors in understanding, i haven't used the Windows command before

A:Using PATHS in the command line in Windows 7

so you want to do this in command prompt?

python c:\whatever\subfolder\somescript.py


Where is python.exe located?

You want it to work for your account only I assume (?)

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Hey All,

I'm hoping someone here can help me - I'll try and be specific as I can, however though I generally know my way around a computer I'm by no means an expert.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit SP1

Okay. Onto the problem. Somehow I've managed to create two (or more?) desktops (not just shortcut icons or copies). I don't know How, or When, so experimenting with "restore" times is kind of a moot point.

One I assume is at the regular path, accessible through "my computer" on the left hand side under "folders". I can't get it's exact path because if I right-click on it and go to "properties" it opens up "Control Panel>Personalization". Opening the "desktop" via that path shows the icons/shortcuts I currently have on my "visual desktop". ("Visual Desktop = the desktop I see on my screen). If I add a new folder to my "Visual Desktop", this is where it shows up, not in any of the following locations.

Another one is accessible through my user account name after I open up "computer" under desktop (path: C:\Users\*username). The files shown here are various shortcuts, none of which are actually on my "visual desktop".

Yet another one - the one that brought this entire problem to my attention - is accessible under my videos folder. Anyway, if I open the "Desktop" via this path, it shows one shortcut as well as one folder, both of which are ... Read more

A:Please Help! Multiple Desktops, Separate Paths, Same Account

Hello Lara,

First off, I had to report the post for personal info, as well as the movie listing. If you don't remove it, a mod will.

Second, you mentioned a second desktop. I am a little confused. Do you mean that you literally have a second desktop location? I know that the desktop is located under your user name, for example C:\Users\Lordbob75\Desktop.

There might also be another location, but it is under system files I believe. Can you describe your problem a little better perhaps?

We appreciate the amount of info given in this post though.

As for a solution, try putting in your Vista disk and clicking "Repair"" This is NOT a reinstall, it merely fixes registry errors. This might clear some of that up.

~Lordbob

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