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User Folder Missing "Location" Tab - Reg Edit No Help - What To Do?

Q: User Folder Missing "Location" Tab - Reg Edit No Help - What To Do?

Hi All,

I was messing around with trying to move the default location for my User Folders. I was following Brink's guide: User Folders - Change Default Location. I had a secondary drive error (where the folders were to be relocated to), requiring a format. Prior to doing so, I changed all the folders back.

Now, my "Contacts" folder no longer has a "Location" tab in its properties, so I am unable to move it back. I went into regedit to the following location:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and was able to find the "Contacts" folder. It was incorrectly named (some jumbled mess of what appeared to be random numbers and letters). I renamed it to "Contacts" and changed the Data to "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts".

After doing all this, the "Contacts" folder is displayed in My Computer and correctly pointing to C:Users\Me - but there is no location tab in its properties so I cannot move it again to a secondary drive.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to restore the "Location" tab?

Thanks!

A: User Folder Missing "Location" Tab - Reg Edit No Help - What To Do?

Quote: Originally Posted by KBoy420


Hi All,

I was messing around with trying to move the default location for my User Folders. I was following Brink's guide: User Folders - Change Default Location. I had a secondary drive error (where the folders were to be relocated to), requiring a format. Prior to doing so, I changed all the folders back.

Now, my "Contacts" folder no longer has a "Location" tab in its properties, so I am unable to move it back. I went into regedit to the following location:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and was able to find the "Contacts" folder. It was incorrectly named (some jumbled mess of what appeared to be random numbers and letters). I renamed it to "Contacts" and changed the Data to "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts".

After doing all this, the "Contacts" folder is displayed in My Computer and correctly pointing to C:Users\Me - but there is no location tab in its properties so I cannot move it again to a secondary drive.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to restore the "Location" tab?

Thanks!


Welcome to the forum,

Have a look at option two of this tutorial,

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Notice the red warning box that gives instructions when a location tab is not available.

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Hello to all!

I'm new to this forum and obviously i'm not sure if this is the right place for starting and posting this thread.

Since i'm pritty desperate i'm going to explain the best i can what is really happening and how it all started:

since a few days ago i was noticing that a few files, specifically mp3 files are missing from my music collection. I managed to recover the missing ones and transfer the whole collection to a new drive without issues. Today i've found that some recently downloaded files, including several mp3's where missing again from the new HDD. I started to look around the internet abut the problem and what could be the reasons that causes my files to "vanish" from my HDD. As i was reading, i stoped at one thread in other's site forums that related to some "security" and "user privileges" issues in Win 7. I then tried to "fix" the problem but noticed that the files where still missing.

Next thing i tried was looking for the missing files in some AppData subfolder named something like "virtual backup" or something. That was the last time i saw the "user" folder and the last time y accessed my local drive. Turned out the folder just dissapeared from the screen after a short "access denied" dialog box (error). After that, all of my desktop icons dissapeared and my c: drive went like it's empty and can't be accessed, still i can see the drive lying there and every time i run a virus ... Read more

A:Missing files, missing "user" folder, can't access local drive

Viruses do things like that. The scenario sounds familiar. Scan with Malwarebytes. The free version is good enough.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=search-brand-us

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Okay, here's the rundown as best as I can remember it...

Several years ago (around 10, if I'm approximating), I purchased a slew of components and built my first computer from scratch. Since that time I have run through four power supplies. It seems as though some other component is causing these power supply failures. This is not the purpose of this post, however (but some back story).

Now, I am not the most technically savvy person in the world, and after the second failure, I took the computer to a "professional". While I don't know what he did in its entirety, I did notice a change that confused me. However, as I had decided to be an end user from this point forward and not a techie person, I didn't question it. The change... I could access the user account "Documents" folder from the "My Computer" window but not from within the "Documents and Settings" folder under the root directory.

In other words, if I were to double-click the "My Computer" icon, I would be given the usual options of hard disk drives and CD drives as well as the "Shared Documents" folder and the "_Username_ Documents" folder for the user logged in. (That would by Ahr Neely's Documents for the Ahr Neely user, and as there was only every one user created on the computer it was the only documents folder that should have existed.)

However, if I were to, from the "My Computer" window, open the C:\ d... Read more

A:Solved: Missing User Folder from "Documents and Settings" Folder

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Hi,

I have several icons/files from my "User" folder showing up in the "Computer" folder (several in duplicate), PLUS numerous blank icons...



This seems to have occurred after the Common Files folder became corrupted, after I somewhat riskily decided to power off while Vista was attempting to come out of Sleep mode - it had already taken about 3 mins and I was in a hurry - bad move, I know. That delay appears to have been due to an old version of Online Armor, and has now been fixed (by an update). Chkdsk scanned and (apparently) corrected some errors, and I also ran SFC which said it had corrected some errors but had also found some that it couldn't correct. Any help much appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Icons/Files from "User" folder showing up in "Computer" folder

Hello Aster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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XP
Im looking for a way to re-create two folders, 1 my pictures, 2 my video. ive tried TweakUI, but that can only move a path. I tried repair (not Repair console) with XP SP2 CD, and ended up with a chose OS screen (which i found out can be avoided with msconfig.) but still regedit has a big whole where my pictues and my video should be. Ive both a SATA and an IDE drive, IDE is used as storage and SATA is partitioned and computer management say Extended partition, with boot on it and system is on the IDE one.
Before it got messed up i had my documents on the ohter partition, which is how i want it.
I would greatfull of some help and a detailed fix, i will fomat but even that is hard as that is part of how it all become so mixed up.
Vince
 

A:Missing Shell Folder for "My Pictures" + "My Video"

Vince, Tweak UI has that ability under the Repair section. Just use the drop down arrow button and choose My Videos and My Pictures one at a time, click the Repair Now button, click Apply/OK.

Tufenuf
 

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So basically, I'm trying to restore some "Misplaced" drivers using a somewhat direct method of simply copying them from the File Repository into my drivers folder. Simple enough. The problem is that Windows 7 decides to shout at me because apparently I need permission from "drivers" to edit drivers. How can I basically give Windows the finger and edit this folder anyway?

Also, before you start going into a complex subject of file dependencies and security issues, I get it. Messing with important folders like these and system config files will mess up my PC badly, IF, of course, I don't know what I'm doing. Honestly, I don't exactly know what I'm doing, but copy paste is usually the best of solutions, so screw it. Besides, this laptop is in its dying days too, and I've already screwed it up enough, what harm could this small driver edit do, y'know, apart from mess up security, but hell, who's ever needed "Security" anyway?

Normally this site is somewhat smart about all of their answers so if you have a better solution that will do this without the risk, go right ahead. And if I don't get a useful answer here, I may end up asking reddit, and god only knows what kind of answers I'll get there.

-SassMaster (suddenly that name seems a lot more fitting)

A:Windows 7 not allowing me to edit the "drivers" folder

What Drivers are you missing ? ... It should be easy enough to replace them ...

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I am having a problem with "folder in use" prompts when trying to edit a file name.

I found the following Microsoft answer to the problem here: Renaming a network folder in Windows 7 Explorer fails with "the action can't be completed..."

It says to navigate to:User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer

Unfortunately I'm not much of a techie and am quite unfamiliar with M7, so could someone help me out please?

A:Problem with "folder in use" prompts when trying to edit a file name.

So is this a network directory that you're working with or a local directory your PC?

Either way, good way to get an answer for this is to use Process Explorer. Once you have it open , attempt to rename the file again. When the error message is still open, do a Ctrl+F and then type in the name of the file (no extension) or folder name. It should come up with one or more process names. These are processes that are currently handling that particular file/folder, which one (or more) of them may be responsible for not playing nice and sharing the file/folder with anyone else.

If it's a network directory, then what the instructions are telling you is to go into the Local Group Policy Editor and change a policy setting. In Start Menu type "group policy" and press Enter. Then navigate to the "directory" it mentions, and then change the associated setting.

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Was attempting to get rid of some ghosted network drives which no longer exist - I'd tried everything until I came upon this thread:

How do I REMOVE a Network Drive [and the horse it rode in on]

I scrolled to the bottom and saw the registry edit. I went to my own registry, and though I did not see a folder in that location named "Mountpoint key" I did have one called "MountPoints2" inside which I found entries for all of the old, now-nonexistent drives I had been accessing over the network. So, rather stupidly, thinking these were causing the problem, deleted any entry that had an old drive name in it (there were 5 of them). I left the default entry in there:



After doing that and restarting, the old ghost drives were indeed gone from my Computer window, but I discovered when attempting to re-map the new ones that when going to the Tools menu to "Map Network Drive..." that the menu item was missing:



I can still access drives over the network thru the Network panel on the left side of the window.

System Restore was not engaged, so no going back to a previous restore point.

Thanks for any advice, help or insight you can provide.

A:"Map Network Drive" menu item missing after hasty registry edit.

I managed to fix this with a bit more research. Got the menu item to appear again, this time with another regedit:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

http://i.imgur.com/Ib5ZH.jpg

I set "NoNetConnectDisconnect" to a value of zero, and rebooted, and it was fine after that.

Not sure how or why, but after this incident I have properly engaged System Restore.

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I am a novice that has run into trouble with Location ? move? tools Folder: Properties: Location: Move).I have tried Googling the issue, but I am not exactly sure what I have done.

I am rebuilding my laptop which has a medium size SSD and a 1Tb hard drive running Windows 7 Professional 64.I have much of my software installed to the SSD C:, some installed to a small partition on D: on the 1TB disk, and my files to a second partition on F: on the 1TB disk.

My Dropbox is in F, and I successfully used the ?Location? tool to move my ?Downloads? folder to F.
1.I went to move my Favorites folder with the location tool and fat-brained/fat fingered something and I found the individual elements (items and subfolders) of my Favorites folder in F without being part of the folder Favorites.
2.There was an option to return to the ?default? which I assumed was like ?Undo?.As usual it was a bad idea.My individual "Favorites" stayed on the F Drive, and copy of the F Drive appeared in my user folder.
3.I now have a ?Local Disk F: ? in my User Folder on C:, but luckily it is not ?taking up space? on C:.I cannot delete it or drag it.I also have my Favorites (items and subfolders) on F: with out a Favorites Folder.
4.One more unusual note?. In one view of my User folder I see ?Local Disk F:?, but when I go through Windows: User: I do not see ?Local Disk f:?See attached screenshot to see that circumstance and for additional illustration of my issue.I masked my actual user name to pro... Read more

A:Need to UNDO a "Folder:Properties:Location:Move" made in error

Press "restore default". What happens with the location if you do that?

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Is it possible to add icon to the entry Open File/Folder Location? I created expendable string value and name it Icon and then in value i inserted the path to the .ico file, but no icon is showing up.

A:add icon to context menu "Open File/Folder Location"

Have a look here

Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons

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Why would the MS Word menu bar be visible, but be missing the "edit" option? I've tried moving the bar around, resizing it, etc. I've also looked at the menu bar with a blank document, a new document, an old document and no document. There's no "edit" option on the menu bar.
 

A:Word menu bar missing "edit" option

Right-click the menu bar, hit Customize.
Choose the Toolbars tab.
Scroll down and pick Menu Bar (don't uncheck it, just highlight it).
Hit the Reset button.
Hit Ok.
Hit Close.

If it doesn't work, go to www.theofficeexperts.com/word.htm and click on the "Lost toolbars" link. Follow the instructions there.
 

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I'd like to move my user files to a different drive, so that when i boot up to XP or Vista the same files are available on a seperate partition.

I have been able to move all the Vista one to my C: drive (XP) and its ok, but im running out of space and want to put the stuff on E:. I cant figure out how to make XP look to E:\Username\Desktop for its desktop files.

Any help would be great - i know its probably simple and ive just beat about the bush as usual.
 

A:Solved: Moving "Documents and Settings" folder to another location

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Hello all,

Let me start of by saying that I have followed this tutorial: User Folders - Restore Default Location and have not had results.

Additionally, I have 2 hard drives: An SSD solely for the Windows OS and an HDD for everything else.

I'm having issues trying to restore the My Documents folder to factory settings. I did something stupid ( I know, it's shame on me here) and tried to re-route the My Documents folder to my HDD from my SSD because my SSD has considerably less memory. I did this by following a tutorial from the Microsoft website.

Needless to say, I dern ****ed up and accidentally routed the My Documents folder to BE my HDD (as in E:/ instead of the intended E:/My Documents folder) which I didn't want to do. The folder then "disappeared" but still existed somewhere in the computer. I then spoke to a Microsoft support rep, who then proceeded to dig the hole deeper by remotely accessing my desktop and fiddling with the registry. Now the contents of the My Documents folder exist in my HDD default directory (E:/) and a makeshift My Documents folder exists in the Library section. How can I just undo this whole mess and restore the My Documents folder to its factory conditions, including the files that were originally stored in said folder?

SOS, I'm about to tear my hair out here!

Disastrox3

A:Restoring default location of "My Documents" after moving folder?

I have always been able to restore any misdirected or lost User folders by following those steps in User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Forums.

Exactly what problem are you having when you follow those steps?

If you can't find the actual Shell User folder which should be under your User name, in order to relocate it correctly using it's Location tab as shown in Optiona One, then use Option Two to reconstruct the folder itself.

If by following those steps precisely you still cannot recover the User folder, then ask for more help from the author in the tutorial Comments section, or post back here the exact problem with pictures if possible. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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A:Attempted to change the Location of my "Desktop" folder...

Hello Wheeler, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below should be able to restore your Desktop folder's default location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

In Vista, it is super easy to create a special virtual folder in My Computer that links to a remote FTP. Thereafter, you just open this folder, and can drag/drop files between your local puter and remote server. Mine is called "Remote Backup" and I use it (naturally) to move backup copies of stuff to my remote server.

Vista also has a decent backup utility, and MS makes a reasonably decent security/recovery suite (Live Onecare). Not to get into a discussion of the relative merits of those programs, but just stating that they are made by MS and/or native to Vista.

It is my understanding that in neither of these programs (native backup or L1C) can you select an FTP virtual folder as a backup location. It is not visible in the local drives listing, and is not visible in Network locations. Neither will accept a path beginning with ftp:// (or the path directly to the special folder by using "select as text" from its explorer location).

Am I missing something? Seems to me that if MS went through all the trouble of creating an easy ftp interface/virtual folder, AND the trouble of creating a backup program native to Vista, AND went through the trouble of creating a security/recovery suite designed for use in Vista, they would marry the two in order to create an easy way to provide the real benefit of offsite backups.

It is just...so...CLOSE that I think I am missing something. Is there any way to get the nat... Read more

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When I click on "tools" on the menu bar in any folder that I am exploring and subsequently click on "folder options" I notice that the "view" tab is completely missing. The only tab I have access to is "file types"

This creates a serious problem when dealing with hidden folders that were hidden prior to me having knowledge of this "view" feature being absent.

What are my options to restore this "view" tab so that I can view the hidden files that I need access to?

TIA
 

A:"View Tab" in "Folder Options" missing

Other than a system restore, I don't know how to restore the view tab. I can tell you how to enable the hidden files and folders from the registry.
Start> Run> type: regedit and hit OK. Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Advanced
Click on Advanced folder in the left pane and look for Hidden in the right panel. Set the value to 1 to show and 2 to hide.
If not there, create DWORD value with Value name: Hidden and set the value as above.

Edit: Forgot to add, you need to restart computer for settings to be changed.
 

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Hello,

I had a Vista 32bit machine with custom document locations mapped to a server that was on the same network. I removed the server not thinking about the relocated documents folders. The user that the computer belongs to didn’t think much of it when her documents disappeared because she had a new user account and there wasn’t much in it. It has been about a year since the server was removed. The user was complaining to me that she couldn’t access her music folder from the start menu. I discovered the problem, the server was removed. I found a solution online such as this one “http://www.vistax64.com/vista-file-m...er-vista.html” and fixed the registry in “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell” to %userprofile%.

Great! The issue is solved, wrong.
All the users’ music, pictures, videos, desktop, etc. folders were in a temporary location.
Is there a way to recover the documents that were stored in a, I guess, temporary location when the location of the folder was removed?

That was sort of confusing to explain, let me try this -

- All the users documents had the Locations changed to a directory on computer number 2
- Computer 2 was removed from the network about a year ago
- Since the computer was removed the user has been saving documents to her desktop
- The desktop folder (among all the other folders in documents) was mapped to Computer 2 but Computer 2 wasn’t connected to Computer 1
- **Where are these “Desktop” files ... Read more

A:Solved: Missing files from a "disconnected Location" in documents

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Is there anyway to add the "Open file location" to the context menus of files that appear in jumplists?

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I used to do that from the "Recent Items" menu, until I moved my media files to an external drive. Now "Recent Items" doesn't keep track of files opened from external drives!!

Can you help me, please?

A:Context Menu of Jumplist Items Missing "Open file location"?

Hello msafi.



Have a look through these, maybe there's an answer for you.


Jump List Tutorials

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....





I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
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Here is what I am looking for.....





Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
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"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.





What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
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I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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Hello,

I had a Vista 32bit machine with custom document locations mapped to a server that was on the same network. I removed the server not thinking about the relocated documents folders. The user that the computer belongs to didn?t think much of it when her documents disappeared because she had a new user account and there wasn?t much in it. It has been about a year since the server was removed. The user was complaining to me that she couldn?t access her music folder from the start menu. I discovered the problem, the server was removed. I found a solution online such as this one ?http://www.vistax64.com/vista-file-m...er-vista.html? and fixed the registry in ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell? to %userprofile%.

Great! The issue is solved, wrong.
All the users? music, pictures, videos, desktop, etc. folders were in a temporary location.
Is there a way to recover the documents that were stored in a, I guess, temporary location when the location of the folder was removed?

That was sort of confusing to explain, let me try this -

- All the users documents had the Locations changed to a directory on computer number 2
- Computer 2 was removed from the network about a year ago
- Since the computer was removed the user has been saving documents to her desktop
- The desktop folder (among all the other folders in documents) was mapped to Computer 2 but Computer 2 wasn?t connected to Computer 1
- **Where are these ?Desktop? fil... Read more

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i was just tidying up some work folders - moving files which were spread out across many folders into some new ones.

in this process i created a folder called "Prezis" (inside an existing folder called "Graphic Stuff) & shifted all work related to prezis into it (hundreds of valuable files ).
i opened this "Prezis" folder many times (it was really there!) but then later i returned to the "Graphic Stuff" folder & -BING- the "Prezis" folder (& all that was now in it) was gone.

Undeterred i searched the "Graphic Stuff" folder & my "Prezis" folder came up in the search, however, if i tried to do anything (open folder, open file location etc) i got the following message:

C:\Users\zackari\1 Wenu(E)\Graphic Stuff\Prezis refers to a location that is
unavailable. it could be on a hard drive on this computer.or on a network.
check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are
connected to the internet or your network and then try again. if it still
cannot be located the information might have been moved to a different
location.

HOWEVER - even worse than this you may notice that all of this above is in past tense - that is because NOW a search for "Prezis" reveals nothing & an attempt to navigate to the "Prezis" folder now results in the error message:

Windows cannot find 'C:\Users\zackari\1 Wenu(E)\Graphic Stuff\Prezis'. Please check the spe... Read more

A:"location is not available" error - now whole folder vanished!

Welcome
You will be able to restore to the original state if you download and use shadow explorer
http://www.shadowexplorer.com/

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I'm setting up Win 10 for the 1st time on a Lenovo Win 10 laptop. It had to do a ton of upgrades before all the features would work like the touch screen & task bar. Once all the updates were completed I started to set it up. Somehow I missed the part where you put a name to the "USER" in the C; drive. On my Asus it says: This PC> C > user > johnf. But on the Lenovo is says: This PC> C: > user > USER. I went in & changed the Local Account Admin to a Name I wanted hoping that would change "USER" to "rocco" but it didn't. I know that all programs installed in the future will have a path that looks like: This PC> C: > user > USER > Dropbox unless I can change it. I'm not very far into setting the laptop up so I want to make sure I don't keep moving forward in case I have to reset or roll back anything. How can I fix this problem?
**Also why do I have a C: drive = 885GB & a D: drive = 24.9GB after I did the Win 10 update. (it had Win 10 on it but needed to upgrade to a newer version & now I have a D: drive that i did not create.)
Thanks!

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Hello. I am missing the option that while right clicking on the desktop for add a New folder. I have found the fix but have tried to fix it myself, without any success. Is there a way that I could get a TECH to access my PC and fix this issue?
Thanks
carmanhere

A:Missing the right click on desktop to "Add a "NEW" folder

Hi,
 
Before going any further, you might try to perform a

system restore and restore the system to a point where the issue does not appear.
Hope it helps.Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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No matter what I do, and how much I edit the security settings on that folder (not that it lets me even do that) I can't access this folder for some reason?

What's the deal? Thanks.

This is on Windows 7. I have two admin accounts. I can't access it from either account.

A:Can't Access "Default User" folder in Users Folder

Can you take ownership of the folder?








  
Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks


Taking Ownership of Files and Folders
As an administrator you can take ownership of a file or folder as follows:
1. In Windows Explorer, rt-click on "properties" for the file or folder.
2. Security tab | Advanced
3. Owner tab| click Edit
4. In the Change Owner To list, select the new owner. To take ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder, select Replace Owner On Subcontainers And Objects option.
5. OK | OK

Assigning Ownership
As administrator or the current owner, you can assign ownership to another user or group as follows:
1. In Windows Explorer, rt-click on "Properties" for the file or folder.
2. Security tab | Advanced
3. Owner tab | Edit
4. Click Other Users Or Groups
5. Type the name of a user or a group | click Check Names | Choose the name you want if its not already filled in | OK
6. From the Change Owner list, select the new owner. For a folder, select Replace Owner On Subcontainers and Objects to assign ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder.
7. Ok | OK

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Got my new laptop with Windows 10 Pro.
1st time sign in it uses my email address as user folder name "C:\users\<email>".
I didn't like it, so I managed to change it to my name. 
After rebooting, now it left with a file that I couldn't delete: C:\Users\<email>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\counters.dat
I did online search and found some similar issues but didn't find a solution on the forum.

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No matter what I do, and how much I edit the security settings on that folder (not that it lets me even do that) I can't access this folder for some reason?

What's the deal? Thanks.

This is on Windows 7. I have two admin accounts. I can't access it from either account.

A:Can't Access "Default User" folder in Users Folder

Hello,

I don't know why you want to, but you have to fiddle quite a bit with the permissions.

Navigate to the folder (Default User) and right click on it and select Properties.Under the Security tab, click Advanced.Under the Owner tab, click Edit.Click "Other Users and Groups".Click Advanced.Click "Find Now".Scroll down and double click on Everyone.Click OK THREE times.Click on the Permissions tab.Under type Deny, single click on it and click Remove.Click OK.Click Edit (now on the standard file Property window under the Security tab).Click Add.Click Advanced.Click "Find Now".Scroll down and double click on Everyone.Click OK.Single click on Everyone and then tick the "Full Control" box under Allow.Click OK TWO times.
This will get you in, but I don't know why you want to. Don't fiddle with anything in there.

Richard

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May I know is it possible to show domain user's "Display Name" instead of "User Logon Name" as owner in print queue? Our company's domain using generic "User Logon Name", i.e. 001, 002, 003 and so on, each "User Logon Name" will have personalized "Display Name", e.g. Mary, John etc., but a problem is when a print job printed by a user is hold in the print queue of a network printer, other users won't know who is it (the owner of the print job may shown as 001, 002 etc.) and so not able to ask that user to remove the print job. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

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I have accidentally set the folder of my program file to music folder, when I wanted to change it back there wasn't a "Customize this Folder" option available. No I am very annoyed by this. Please teach me how to change it back to default.

A:"Customize folder" option missing from folder view

Yea, I've had this problem too when making folders. For seemingly no reason at all they just lose their customize tab.

If you really want it back, just make another folder named "Program Files" in another directory, then move all the files into it (Make sure you get hidden ones too) and then delete the old program files folder and move the new one into the old directory on the C drive or wherever you had it before.

Make sure the old folder is empty though and that you don't miss anything!

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I have such a mess going I am making another post to avoid confusion ( mostly in me ) I will try to explain.

I have a ssd for the os and then a hd for "D" storage,

Lets say my user name is "Harry" and I wanted to move some user/harry folders to the "D" drive,
I wanted to place the moved user folders into a folder of their own so I made in "D" a folder lets say I called "Dobby".

What I now thought I did was go to harry down to "my pictures" right click it then clicked properties,
then clicked location then clicked move, I then found "D" and found the "Dobby" folder in "D" clicked on "Dobby" and then select folder, I then click it to move and all files,

Now I have a two part problem.
"Dobby" folder is gone from "D" replaced with a second folder called "my pictures".
"my pictures" folder is gone from the user/harry folders list, how do I get it back?
Next problem,
When I go into "D" I have two "my pictures" folders one empty and when I click properties on it and look at the sharing tab it's name is "my pictures".

When I click properties on the other folder named "my pictures" in "D" and go to the shared tab it's name is "Dobby"?

So how do I get "my pictures" folder back in the list on user/harry?
Why did the "dobby" folder rename itself as "my ... Read more

A:missing "my pictures" folder in users, folder renamed itself

dobby folder on D drive contains a hidden file disktop.ini. Thats why it behaves as "my prictures". Please listen carefully and do just what i tell you!

folder is gone from the user/harry folders list. =>You mean C:\users\Harry doesn't have folder "my pictures" anymore?

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Hey guys is there anyway to delete the Searches folder from my user folder? I mean i can delete it and whatever but it just keeps coming back. I don't even have Search Indexing enabled so I don't know why it keeps coming back. Any ideas? I just don't like an empty folder that I don't use taking up space.

A:Deleting the "Searches" folder from my user folder?

Use this: Latest CCleaner Version Released

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Hello,

My problem is that, the Shared folder and "User's documents" folder in My Computer window, in XP Pro are not visible. I think it s possible that the registry keys are missing.

Any solution/advice?

Thanks....
 

A:Shared and "user's douments" folder in My Computer window have disappeared...

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Recently setup a new desktop and after installing Windows 7 and setting up I noticed my user folder is named "UsersFiles" in my start menu (as well as on the desktop). The folder path itself is correct and I've tried creating a new user but that user has the same issue. If I can't fix this without reinstalling I can just hide the links and ignore it but I would rather fix it. I've poured over search topics, registry entries, and other options but just cannot seem to find a solution.

A:start menu user folder link named "UsersFiles"

Hello and welcome greatwroth mate if you haven't already try these in safe mode
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
if no go these might be worth a run just to eliminate the basic stuff
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(If you are running Kaspersky security it might rant about ADW just ignore to or disable Kaspersky for the duration of the ADW scan)

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I own a system running windows 7 enterprise and have an administrator account on it.

I would like to setup a "standard user" (not admin) account for a new user.

I plan to create a folder for the user inside of which the user will be allowed to create his own subfolders and files. I plan to right click on that folder and "send it to
the desktop".

When the user double clicks that desktop icon, he'll be running windows explorer and I don't want him to be able to see or do anything using windows explorer outside of his
"home" folder other than creating or accessing items under it.

I plan to have that user's home folder be directly under the c: drive.

Questions:

Is there a better place for it (inside of "my documents", etc) or is under the c: drive as good a place as any for these purposes?

If I put the user's "home" folder under the c: drive, what should the permissions be for which users and which groups on the c: drive toplevel itself and on the user's
"home" folder so the user can do what he wants in or under his home folder, can run a few applications located in "Program Files" such as Firefox (one of the desktop icons I will be installing) and in another folder under the c: drive where I will place a few .exe files he can also run, but NOT be able to read, write, execute or in any way modify the contents of any other folders anywhere under the c: drive?

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A:How to setup users/groups/permissions for a user "home" folder

If you do not want a user to have access to certain folders, it is fairly simple to do. For instance, say you do not want a user to see other user's files. With your administrator account, do the following:

1. Click start menu
2. Click My Computer/Computer
3. Open C: (or whatever drive your users folder is in)
4. Open the Users folder
5. Right click your administrator user folder
6. Click Properties
7. Click the Security tab
8. Click Edit
9. (You don't want username John to open this folder ever) Click Add
10. Type in John (or the username you do not want to access the folder) and hit Enter
11. Under the Deny column, put a check in Full Control.
12. Click OK and apply to all folders (you may need to do this in safe mode to apply to every folder since some folders will be in use in normal mode).

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These are in Firefox. I'd like to turn off all of these dumbo messages. If you know how, please let me know how too.

Thanks,
Burt

A:How do I turn off "Share Location," "Allow Full screen,"

Follow this guide from Mozilla support: https://Permissions Manager - Give certain websites the ability to store passwords, set cookies and more | support.mozilla.org
You can set individual web sites or you can do like I did and follow the second part of the guide and set for "all sites". You'll see the settings to ask or block either request to the right.

For further exploration try typing about:about into the address bar, be careful using the resulting page, all the links are mozilla/firefox related; Some of the links are benign, and others can get you into trouble.

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Like these:

I go to Properties -> Customize -> Change Icon, but that kind of folders don't appear.
I assume it's because they're in a location other than the default one: %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll.
Fortunately, there's a browse button. Anyone knows the location of those blue folder icons? Thanks.

A:How can I get these icons for my folders?, The blue type of the "User" folder

It's C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll.

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Hi I was wondering, and I should've asked here earlier, will the repair install re-create the "Public" and "Default" folders (which are in my "Users" folder) after I've deleted them? How about any junction for those two folders? I know I had one for "Default".

Thanks.

A:"Default User" junction point folder issue

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering Flame


Hi I was wondering, and I should've asked here earlier, will the repair install re-create the "Public" and "Default" folders (which are in my "Users" folder) after I've deleted them? How about any junction for those two folders? I know I had one for "Default".

Thanks.


Try showing Hidden and OS files in Folder Options; see if the Default folder show up then.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

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I've got a customer who's XP Pro box crashed. He Re-Installed XP Pro using the "Delete existing Windows folder" option. Now he can't gain acces to his previous user "Documents and Settings" folder even after recreating the same user and password in the new install. I'm thinking this is because the Windows "Computer Name" has changed. Anyone know of a way to get into and change the old computer name to the new computer name?
 

A:Access Denied to User folder. "Computer Name" change

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The "My Videos" user folder is no where to be found so I want to recreate the same folder that once existed. This is one of those special "User Folders" that has the "Location" tab in the folders properties. As you can see in my screenshot of the window that displays after clicking on Start and entering "shell:UsersFilesFolder" in the search box, the folder is missing altogether.

Is there an easy way to create one of these special folders?

A:How do I recreate the special "My Videos" user folder?

If you mean adding new library, try this:
New Library - Create
you'll find and related tutorials there, so I think your problem should be solved in no time
cheers

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I have tried to share a folder, and in the dialog where I can choose which users to share to, I select myself and click "Add", but Vista responds "Unable to locate user". Now, the user was in the list and is correctly spelled, so something strange is going on here.

The network is private, and the only thing connected is a WDTV Live (media player), via a router.
In Network and Sharing Center, network discovery is on, file sharing is on, public folder sharing is on, printer sharing is on, password protected sharing is off, and media sharing is on.

A:Folder share - "unable to locate user"

I hade the folder shared as two names (because of a bug in WDTV), and that apparantly caused the bug in Vista. I removed the extra name, and now my user could be found again.

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Why does my Win 10 File Explorer show shortcuts to the folders in my own account folder, as well as the folders themselves?
For example, there is a shortcut to My Documents, which leads nowhere, but to a message saying, "Access Denied" yet the folder called Documents does open to display all of my documents. Application Data leads to the same denial, yet AppData gets me to my application data. What is the point of all these extra shortcuts (ten of them)?
 

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I noticed a few days ago that these icons were missing: http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...titled.128.JPG (look on the left of the picture)

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...titled.37f.JPG (also look on the left) PS: The "lol" profile you see there is just a test profile to see if the problem occured on that one too. It did. :(
Oh yeah, when you open the screenshots above, click on them again to see the full size version

Also, other icons missing in that same section are the ones that say "browse for more pictures" you know...

Any help is appreciated!

A:Small icons missing from "User Accounts"

Hi

Do you see this behavior on your desktop, in win explorer or anywhere else with icons?

There is a repair routine available, but it resets them all to how they were when you first installed XP.

DO you have TweakUI installed from Windows XP Powertoys?

Have you ran any spyware/virus checkups yet?

I would do that in SafeMode just to be sure this isn't security issue.

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Hi

I am attempting to relocate the Users folder from C:/ to D:/ (these are physically distinct internal 1 TB drives) as par of a new clean install of Windows 8 on a new laptop.

I am following the tutorial here: User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

The problem I face is at the stage of creating an answer file for the Sysprep tool.

Windows 8 is preinstalled and there is no separate installation media - rather it boots/reinstalls off a petition on the C:/ drive. Hnce I cannot run the unattend file command line:

<cpifflineImage cpi:source="wim:F:/sources/install.wim#Windows 8" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />

Where F: would be a CD drive or USB drive.

I have tried creating recovery media on a USB stick using the HP utility, but while this works there appears to be no directory structure or file comparable to that listed above. Indeed there seems to be no install.wim file anywhere.

As I am told pre-installs are very common on Win 8 laptops (mine is an HP Envy17-j005tx), I assume there is an alternative approach but I can't find it.....

Any help or pointers gratefully received.

Thanks!
JGG

PS As to why I want to move the Users folder - I have XP set up like this on my old desktop and it makes for a far saner directory structure, easier backup and if one needs to reinstall Windows, it makes for a much cleaner simpler process as User information is preserved on a separate disk. Also one is much less likely to run ... Read more

A:Moving "User" folder when Win 8 preinstalled

Take a look here:
User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have a second hard drive, D: I relocated my Personal Documents folder to this D: drive. I must have pointed to the drive instead of a folder on the drive. Now I can't get it back to the default "C:\User\Charles\Documents". I right click on the drive, properties, location, restore default. It shows the right location. Click ok. Say yes to moving the files. Then get error "Failed to build the list of regular subfolders under "D:\System Volume Information".
Can anyone help me?

A:New Vista User - Need To Fix "Documents" Folder

Hi cstout and welcome to Vista Forums

Have a look at the following Tutorial (and the related links within): Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location

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Just got a new notebook with Vista Ultimate installed. Under User Accounts it lists "All Users", "Default User" and "Owner". I'd like to change Owner to my name. Is that possible? I tried right-clicking it but Rename isn't an option. The computer was set up in the store I bought it and I suppose that's what they put in. My initial log-in as Administrator did not require a password. I've since changed that and I now log in with my name as an Administrator and using a password. But my name isn't listed as one of the Users. I remember going into the Registry in previous versions of Windows and changing things like this but am reluctant to do so in Vista because I know so little about it.
 

A:Changing User folder name from "Owner" to me

The best way to do this , is to "Make a new admin account", Ste up your email and make the system settings that you want. Copy all of the data files, favorites and etc from the "Owner" to your New account. After you are sure that you have copied all of your data, delete the old account and files.
 

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My problem is that "My Pictures" folder is displaying the name of another user (example: "Celia's Pictures" instead of "My Pictures") even though this user (Celia) does not exists in my computer.

Everything started when I copied the "Celia's Pictures" folder from an external hard disk instead of copying the content of "Celia's Pictures" folder. After finishing the copy operation I realized that my "My Pictures" folder was renamed as "Celia's Pictures" too, so at time I had two folders with the same name (Celia's Pictures).

I copied all the content to the folder that used to be "My Pictures" folders (now named as "Celia's Pictures") and deleted the recently copied "Celia's Pictures" folder but my old "My Pictures" folder is still named as Celia's Pictures.

I have tried the following and nothing works:

(1) If I try to rename the folder by right clicking the folder and selecting the Rename option, it allows me to rename the folder as "My Pictures" but as soon as I press ENTER it is renamed again as "Celia's Pictures". No error is displayed.

(2) If I try to rename the folder by right clicking the folder and selecting the Properties option, it gives me the following error: "Can not rename My Pictures: The source and destination file names are the same".

(3) I ran the following line command to try to restore the Desktop.... Read more

A:"My Pictures" folder is displaying another user name

Go to run, type "regedit" and edit the registry. Search for "celia" or whatever the username is and u will find a "@shell32.dll,xxxx" double click on it and change "celia" to "My" and you are ok.

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My HDD is almost full and i dont know why, when i went to investigate i found that the user folder ("Chris" in my case and the only user on the computer) was over 69Gb (in the properties menu) but when i opened the folder, highlighted all the folders inside "Chris" and opened the properties for them it only added up to about 9Gb. Anyone know why this might be and have a solution?

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So, I was playing a game called Battlefield 2, and it was a little laggy, it was pissing me off so I restarted my computer. I don't know if this screwed something up, but instead of re-booting up, my computer told me that a file in the system 32 folder or around there (It's called system, I think) was corrupted or missing.
Whoop dee doo. I've had like this happen way too much, and I'm incredibly tired of re-formating. I do NOT want to re-format and re-install it, PLEASE, GOD, NO!

So, it told me to put in my windows CD and push "R" to repair it. So, I did, but that gives me a nice command line, and I don't exactly know what to do.

I tried restarted, and now without any error it just brings me to the blue windows XP screen before the computer goes to your desktop, but it just stays there without actually..going to my desktop and letting everything function. So, what do I do now? Is there any way to replace this file, or am I gonna have to re-format?

A:Computer does not boot up, A file in my windows folder is "Missing/corrupted"

hey there killaer

they only thing thing that comes to mind is (F8 ) and useing the (The Last Good Configuaration ) option

when you use thr repair dose it not tell you wich drive your software is on / profile ??

it should give you the option as in ( 1 c;/win) or something to that affect , maybe you need to slow down and read what the options are

i know this can be very frustrating but sometimes good things come to those that stop and smell the pc chips and stand back, look, read ,and reread

i have learned this lesson many times !!!!!

hope things work out

Mike

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Hi,
I am mising the icon "Make New Folder" in Vista's Explorer.
I know there are other possibilities creating a new folder (e.g. Organize, Make New Folder button).

I would appreciate if someone knows a trick how to add the icon "make new folder" to the Explorer.

Thank you!

A:Missing "Make new Folder" icon in Vista explorer

Hi BeWo, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you mean when you right click and click on New that there is no Folder option, then this tutorial will show you how to restore it.

New Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Help! I keep having problems with a little error at the bottom of the Windows Explorer Page that says "Loading Java Applet Failed". I found out how to change the settings which is listed below, problem is: There is no Java Plug In Folder in the Control Panel. Is this normal?
Click the Start menu
Select Settings
Select Control Panel
Double click the "Java Plug-in" icon
Click the "Proxies" Tab
 

A:"Java Plug In Folder" missing from Control Panel

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When I reinstalled Windows recently I decided to move my user data folders to my D drive since C drive is a new SSD - I did this by using the location tab in the properties dialog.

Now, when I click the start menu and click on my username to open my home folder, it displays all my data folders, EXCEPT My Music, My Videos and My Pictures. (of course, if I navigate to C:\users\...... only Appdata is there since everything was moved to D:\users\......) So I go to where the folders are stored, on D drive, and they are all there, but when I go to properties for these three folders, the "location" tab is not there.

Furthermore, I remember the default save location for MS Paint is the pictures folder, however now its default location is My Documents. Same thing applies to Windows Live Movie Maker (default should be Videos but it's defaulting to Documents). I think this is related to the problem I described above.

Also, when I click on the Pictures library (or the videos, or music library) it says there is no folder included, so I had to manually include the right folder from the D drive.

The attached screenshot sums it all up. Of course, when I saved it, I just saved it in the default directory for Paint, which happened to be... MY DOCUMENTS.

A:"My Pictures/Videos/Music" missing from home folder

Hello Marcus,

See if you may be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore those user folders back to their default location on C. User Folders - Restore Default Location
Afterwards, you could use what's recommended in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial above, or try moving them back to D to see how they work afterwards. User Folders - Change Default Location
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi - I've trawled all over the Web looking for an answer to this with no luck so hoping you guys can help.

When I open "Folder Options" on the "Tools" menu, then select the "View" tab, the "Advanced Settings" box is empty -

I haven't got a clue how this happened and haven't had / got any viruses (I ran a couple of scanners).

Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks.
O/S - Vista SP1
 

A:Solved: Missing "Advanced Settings" in Folder Options

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hi,

Strangely, the "My Computer" and "Recycle bin" disappeared from all the places.

They are Not shown in any of following places: Start menu, folder tree, explorer, desktop etc.

Typing "My Computer" in address bar shows an empty folder with no drives.

In "show icons on desktop" setting window, "My Computer" and "Recycle bin" check boxes are disabled !!

looks like a registry problem.

any help ?

I'm using windows 7 x86. (fresh install)
 

A:Solved: Entire "My computer" folder tree missing.

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I use the word missing because it seems like this stuff still exists somewhere on my PC, I just can't see or find it...

I was trying to do a bit of cleaning with a malware cleaner...I noticed a lot of stuff it was finding as in a folder I didn't recognize, so I deleted it. Bad idea. I'm kind of embarrassed I did that, you'd think using Windows since 98 would have made me a little smarter but I guess not.

It seems like I somehow deleted the "Users" folder under the "This PC" dropdown on the left of Windows Explorer.

This has caused all my files to disappear from my Desktop, Documents folder, Downloads folder, Music folder, etc...

However, they seem to still be on my computer somewhere, as when I, say, open Excel and try to open recent files, or open my Media Player to play music, I can. In those applications, I can even see the paths to the files. However, that path doesn't seem to exist when I try to find it in Windows Explorer - and I can't find them via searching the C drive either!

My mind is boggled on this one...any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Accidentally Deleted "Users" Folder...everything missing

Which malware cleaner did you use?
Did you delete it using that program? If so, it may be in a vault of that program. Allowing you to restore what you deleted; unless you opted to completely delete without placing files in the vault.

If you know the name of a document, song or picture, go to start screen and start typing the name until it is displayed.
Right click it & choose 'Open File Location'






This has caused all my files to disappear from my Desktop, Documents folder, Downloads folder, Music folder, etc...



Sometimes we forget things we know so well when things aren't working right. Have you tried right clicking your desktop, View and Show desktop icons ?

I hope you have had it working long before now. Good luck.

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Hi,

I hope I'm in the right sub-forum. (Otw. please move, thank you).

There are a few things that I need to do. Tutorials on the web always tell me to open gpedit.msc and then expand the "Preferences" folder under user configuration. However, there is no such folder. Can anyone help me?
I'm on a 64 bit Win 7 Professional.

Regards

A:Group Policy "Preferences" folder missing

Can you give link(s) to the tutorials ?
Here is an SF tutorial for the Group Policy Editor.
The screen prints in this tutorial don't show a Preferences folder.
Local Group Policy Editor - Open

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Suddenly lost my CD & DVD icons from my "My Computer" folder on desktop of XP SP3.

Everythinhg was working fine, then they were not being detected by the pc. Running lights come on, drawers open etc., but the disk will not play or show up so that I can start it.

Nothing else on pc seems affected.

Any suggestions or walk-throughs to get things back to normal?

Help surely appreciated.

Dex T.
 

A:Cd & DVD icons suddenly missing from "my computer" folder

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I went to create a new folder under documents and won't, then tried it elsewhere (desktop etc) and it shows me a shortcut to create a new folder, and wants me to browse to it. I don't know where to make it browse to, to even see if it works or not. Anyone know here?
Thanks, Linda

A:Windows 7 missing "Create New Folder" option

The issue should be caused by damaged or incorrect registry key entry. Please check the following registry value:

1. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New\

3. Please check if the value for (Default) is: {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

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Although in the past I've opened this particular folder several times, it has now mysteriously disappeared from the Windows Explorer file list. I've Googled this problem and many suggestions have been to ensure that the option, "Show hidden files, folders" in File Options is checked. I've done this but the problem still persists.

Can someone please advise how to correct this?

Thank you.

A:"Users/username/AppsData" - This folder is missing.

Hello Thorvalde, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Type %UserProfile%\AppData in the address bar of File Explorer and press Enter to see if appears.

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For some reason, the "search" option is missing from the context menu of certain folders. For instance, I have 6 folders in the same parent folder. If I right-click certain ones, "search" (and all the usual items) shows on the context menu. On others folders, it's missing altogether. It may have something to do with the type of content in the folders. i.e. one folder has nothing but fonts in it and the right-click menu has all the usual options including search. A folder right beside it has nothing but icons in it, and "search" (along with several other usual items) is missing.

Anyone know what gives...?

WinXP SP3.
 

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Missing "Application Data" folder

I have problem with missing Application folder, I tryed to do everything from


Code:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/missing-application-data-folders-263118.html#post2582765
and


Code:
http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-xp/73352-application-data-folder-missing.html
without results.

Screens:

C:\Documents and Settings now



and content of Deafault User



After typing at run %userprofile%\Application Data



He is visible also when in adress bar, after opening arbitrary folder, I type
C:\documents and settings\Suad\application data

Is that some virus, or what? Eset Smart Sequrity doesn't say anything about.

Sorry, but I must screem, HELP!

I use XP Pro SP3.

A:[SOLVED] Again &quot;Missing Application Data folder&quot;

Problem solved:

Start->run->cmd

cd C:\Documents and Settings\
attrib -s -h -r Suad

and it's visible again!

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For some reason, the "search" option is missing from the context menu of certain folders. For instance, I have 6 folders in the same parent folder. If I right-click certain ones, "search" (and all the usual items) shows on the context menu. On others folders, it's missing altogether. It may have something to do with the type of content in the folders. i.e. one folder has nothing but fonts in it and the right-click menu has all the usual options including search. A folder right beside it has nothing but icons in it, and "search" (along with several other usual items) is missing.

Anyone know what gives...?

WinXP SP3.

A:"Search" missing from folder right-click menus

Right click the problematic folders, click properties, click advanced. Is there a tick for Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed?

Regards,
George

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Hi,

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

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

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

Hello hvaleton Welcome to the Ten Forums!

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

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

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

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

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Hi

I have windows XP home edition.

I recently loaded up my itunes and tried to play i beatles song i loaded on a while back. However i got an error saying "file cannot be located"

I then went into my "my music" folder and then to the "beatles" folder. Once in the folder no files where shown. I then looked at the Beatles folder properties and it said there where 22 files in it. This has happened to all my music folder. Please help. This is years and 100's of pound worth of music gone!!

Regards Lee
 

A:Files Missing from "My Music" folder

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Ok, just when I thought I saw it all..

Trying to create a new user on my Windows 7 laptop. The process works, but when I try to log in I get the "User profile can't be loaded" error.

Back to the other account and I see that the C:\Users\Default is missing and the data can't be copied from it to build the new user profile.

Any tips on restoring this would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking I can grap the folder off my desktop PC but I thought I'd check here first.

Cheers.

A:Can't log in new users, missing "default" folder

Update: Looks like it worked by copying the Default folder from my desktop PC to the C:\Users folder on my laptop.

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i can view the hidden file. coz my foldr option is missing. even in the control panel, i can't find it..what's wrong? pls help me...
 

A:my "folder option is missing" i cant find it anywhere!!

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explor er

Check NoFolderOptions is set to 0
 

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hi.. im having prob with my folder option toolbar!! the settings [Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options.] does not show any of the FOLDER OPTION settings...

even using this option;Attachment 70357 is not possible as the high-lighten part of it is not working!! its faded.. couldn't click on it....Attachment 70358

can someone help me out with this plz??????????

A:How 2 recover missing "Folder Option"....

Hello Arvind,

Using one of the methods in the tutorial below should be able to enable Folder Options again for you.

Folder Options - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
My DVD RW & CD RW are missing from the "My Computer" folder. They show up in the Device Manager with a yellow !. I have tried everything mentioned in other forums with no good results. They were working find one day and were not there the next day when I booted up. PLEASE HELP!!!
 

A:DVD -+RW & CDRW missing from "My Computer" folder

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Good Morning and thank you in advance for your help,

I have somehow deleted the entire "etc" folder in the System32 folder of Windows.

I use a variety of antivirus software (including SpyBot, AdAware, CCleaner, Malware, etc.) on a regular basis. (Maybe I'm overdoing it?)

I haven't seen anything abnormal about Windows just yet, but I suspect trouble is just around the corner. I know the file contains a variety of drivers, etc.

Can you suggest anything? (I checked the recycle bin; nope, not there.)

Worried.
Newbie
 

A:Solved: Missing System32 "etc folder"

I went back and searched the other System32 folders and found the etc folder in the "drivers" folder. I'm pretty sure, previously, it was a subfolder within the System32 folder.

Is the hierarchy important? And, should I move it to System32?

Could one of my antivirus programs (see above) be at fault?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Newbie
 

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Alrighty...I have a possibly unique problem. I know what I did wrong, just don't know how to remedy it, so here goes...

I have two internal hard drives. I was in the process of transferring my music, pictures and documents folders from "My Name" (folder) to the other hard drive via "Move" in "Location Properties." I ended up moving "Music" to D:\, without creating another folder/partition (??-not quite sure how that works). Anyway, now I have my D: drive showing up in "My Name" but do not want it there....but the computer thinks it's part of "My Name" because my music is there (though no longer, as I've removed all files and even formatted for good measure).

What can I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Odd question..."User" folder

If you have system restore turned on, restoring to an earlier point in time before you made these changes might fix this back to the way it was. It's worth a try because it's very easy to try.

To use system restore, simply type "system restore" in start, search and hit enter, then select the most recent restore point before you made the changes you don't like, and click Ok and wait for it to do its thing which will involve a reboot.

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Greetings!

I have an XP machine which I only ever user myself (as in, there are no other users on the machine, no guest account, and it logs in without a password).

I'm trying to sort out my expansive and bloated Start Menu Programs list, but it seems that there are two separate lists. One for "Joe" (the main user account) and one for "all users", I guess because some programs give the option of installing for just one user or for everyone.

All of the programs show up in the Start Menu when I click on it, but when I go into Windows Explorer to try and sort them out, there are two separate folders;

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Start Menu\Programs

I know I can move them around in these folders (ie; putting them in related groups, such as "system tools" etc), but can I move all of them from the main user to the "all users" folder, (or vice versa) without any problems?

Thanks!
~Joe

A:[SOLVED] Merging &quot;user&quot; and &quot;all users&quot; start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

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I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer, and it appears to work properly.

However, when I open the "Documents and Settings" folder (on the slave drive E:\, which is Windows XP Home Edition -- not XP Pro), I do not see any of my documents, sub-folders, etc. There should be MANY sub-folders (inside the "My Documents" folder which isn't even visible), with hundreds of documents, jpgs, etc. within it.

When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer, the User "Larry" (which is me) has all Administrative privileges. On the computer that I'm running now (with the slave drive in it), I also have Administrator privileges. I own both computers.

My User Name "Larry" is password-protected when I login to Windows (when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer (not this computer with XP Pro).

I've tried clicking on all the users; Administrator, Default User, Larry, Guest, etc. (Note: I get an "Access Denied" error when clicking on the Guest "Documents and Settings" folder).

So, the questions are:

1. Why can't I see any files or subdirectories in the "Documents and Settings" folder on the slave drive?

2. There's supposed to be a folder named "My Documents," but I can't find it. Normally, that path is "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents".
--- Where is that folder? It contains all the files I'm looking for.
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A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

AFTER FOLLOWING SOME ADVICE I AM BEGINNING TO GET SOME OF MY FILES BACK BUT MY START PROGRAM FOLDERS ARE ALL EMPTY. For example; when i click the microsoft office folder, it is empty.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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Outlook 2003:I'm a massive fan of outlooks Search folders, I receive in excess of 400 emails per day, of which approximately 250 need my attention, even if to reply back and give someone an answer.

A problem I find is that I am so busy with my emails, I often need to clean out my inbox. I do this by setting up basic search folders such as "all emails from my team which are in my inbox only" or "any email sent to me which was part of a distribution list in my inbox only" etc...

This is great for filtering my mail and I would like to create a rule as such:

"All mail within my inbox which has been either replied to forwarded by myself".

I can't seem to find any options and I'm hoping an Outlook guru can help

If you don't know the answer, can you try googling it for me to see if you can find anything, loads of heads are better one...

Thanks in advance
 

A:Outlook 2003 - Search Folder: viewing "replyed to" & "Forwarded" mail

52 views and no replys? - come on guys I thought this stuff was easy for you lot
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing thread, please do not create more than one thread for the same issue. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html .

thanks,

v
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any Ideas whats causing this.

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

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

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I was moving a file from one folder to the "Applications" folder in the C: directory and the "Applications" folder disappeared.

Any idea where it may have gone? It had lots of important files in it!

Thanks.
 

A:Missing "Applications" folder

Search the C drive for it. It may have gotten moved into another folder by mistake.

.
 

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I am having Windows Update issues on three of the latest Patch Tuesday updates and have narrowed it down to this issue. Listed below is copy and paste of the CheckSUR log
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 17.0
2013-01-12 23:21

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 FunDisc.dll.mui x86_fundisc.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_de0dc9ba1e0cb32b

Summary:
Seconds executed: 196
Found 1 errors
CSI Payload File Missing Total count: 1

How do I go about fixing this?

A:"FunDisc.dll.mui missing in en-US folder"

Hello Tru and welcome to Seven Forums.

From what I could find out, Function Discovery dll is a hidden system file and is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder or subfolder in %WINDOWS%.

Since it's a system file I'd try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) It will probably show integrity violations so run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
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A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-
http://www.technize.com/2007/05/13/s...s-not-working/

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rebuildhelp.htm
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,

Fitch.

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Not a major issue, of course, purely cosmetic, but still a minor annoyance none-the-less:

I have a number of card reader drives that I never use (haven't even removed that plastic cover tape from them to help keep the dust out) that show when viewing the "Computer" window that displays drives. Is there any way to hide specific unused drivers from this view? Not remove drive entirely, of course, I may need to use one in the future, but just to hide them so they aren't visible, until I may chose to make them visible again?

Thanks as always,

Russell

A:Hiding unused "removable storage" devices from "Computer" folder

Hello Russell,

You could check Hide empty drives in the Computer folder in Folder Options to have them stay hidden until you insert a card. When a card is inserted, the drive will display in Computer.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok, this is my third attempt, after re-booting and re-booting. This is my wife's Sony, abt. 3 years old, P4, WinXP HE, 512k ram. For a long time now it has been "temperamental". Among the latest is I can no longer "switch user" as normally. Clicking Start/log off/switch user does absolutely nothing now, it merely reverts to the former screen. Start/log off/log off does work, however.
And the shortcut that I used to use, the Win logo key +L now goes to "UNLOCK COMPUTER", a pop-up message that tells me the pc is in use and locked and only I (presumably as an administrator) with the proper password can now unlock it..
Problem: what the heck is the password?
We don't recall ever setting one.
Control+Alt+Delete does nothing here. Once at this screen, my only recourse is to reboot. ("Cancel" is greyed out. I think though that a few days ago it wasn't and I could cancel. Is that my faulty memory or is this thing getting worse?)

A side note: I did recently download and utilize a reg cleaner freeware "Regseeker" which I used to delete only several items it said were not used or broken links. (It also allegedly created a back-up before deletion, but darned if I can see where or how I can get them back!)
I also disabled, thanks to another tech "advice", several services via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services. However, that techie claims nothing I disabled in his list should affect this.

Thanks!
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A:Solved: "Switch User" no longer functions. "Password"?

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The control panel opens fine. I can access all items in the control panel
except "Network and sharing center" and the "User accounts" (I can't access this sections via the taskbar either).

What happens when I open one of the two items is I get a popup saying the
following; WINDOWS EXPLORER HAS STOPPED WORKING.

I used to be able to access these items. And one day, I just coulodn't anymore...

Anyone knows how to solve this? Thanks.

I'm using Vista Ultimate x64

A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Newbie,

See if running a sfc /scannow can find and fix bad system files that may be responsible for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Srry i know this post is a bit old but i recently just got this problem i can access the internet fine but i cant access my network settings, user settings, or see the the properties of my pc. i tried running your solution Brink but the scannow showed

"Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.
C:\Windows\system32>"

i then ran sfc /verifyonly but got the same answer.

i then ran findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt. and the txt file came up blank.

idk wat to do rite now i am at my witts end.

A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Jayrrus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I would recommend that you use Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper to scan your system with at boot to help make sure that your system is malware free first.

Afterwards, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had these issues to see if that may be able to fix them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'd like to assign a few select "domain users" to be local admin over their test machines which log into a domain. The test machines are Windows 7 64bit and the domain is Win2k8 R2. I have been searching around for the best way to do it but I've come up short on my search.

Anyone know off the top of their head?

Thanks

A:Assigning "domain user" to "local admin" on select PCs

Create a new group in AD, for example, TestUsers
Add the required users to the group
Go round each machine and add the group as a member of local admins.

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I am going 'round & 'round with this issue. I log on as limited user account for security. However, when I am on that acct, I cannot copy files to the external HP drive - I have to switch over to the admin user account to do so. In order to use the limited account for this operation, I have read that you should disable simple file sharing, (on admin acct), then rt clik on the file u want to copy - this then opens a menu with security tab where you are supposed to be able to give full control to the limited acct for that file. My admin acct that brings up this menu has those boxes to check grayed out. Also, do you have to rt click and give full permission for any file that you want to copy? (once you have this all figured out) - Seems a bit cumbersome. Any ideas anyone?? Thanks.
 

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I did a search for this but didn't find anything. When I minimize or maximize IE7, occasionally "File" "Edit" "View" etc. and my links are missing. I can see the desktop where they should be. When I move the mouse over the File location, File reappears. Does anyone know a fix for this? It doesn't do this with any other program. I am using Vista Home Premium. Thanks for any help!

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In Vista what is the equiv of the " Restore" Folder ? How do I move this to another Drive? Tks

A:How to move 'Restore" folder to another location

hello
try this: right click on folder in question, choose "properties" > location tab...there you should be able to do what you want...good luck

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I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you

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A:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

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Hi,
how can I change this?

Some background - this may not be the issue I need to solve at the end of the day:

I believe the location is causing crashes, since I blew up lots of Library registry values (in an attempt to remove them from the OS), and I think it defaults to the library page.

eg, 2shared - file upload and sharing
[edit: stupid editor auto href'd the text... bah]

crashes IE and Firefox (not Chrome for some reason... possibly because it uses its own code?) when I click the browse button (same for any "browse" button that spawns a native find-your-file thing).

It may be something else, but anyway...

edit: If I disable "Expand to Current Folder" in Win Explorer, the crash does not occur. So perhaps it is trying to expand to a folder that is broken?
I want to keep "Expand to Current Folder" on, though, as I like the feature.

A:Default "Browse for file" location in web browser "choose file" box

Hello Silmeria,

It may be best to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you blew up the registry to see if that may sort this for you. Afterwards, you could use the tutorial below instead to remove libraries without blowing up the registry like that.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I use XP Pro....
I keep my audio files in folders. And I don't know why every now and then when I open these folders all the files show in "Tile mode". I hate that and always convert them all to "List mode". But in a few days they go back to all showing in "Tile mode" again.

Is there a way to make all the contents of folders Always show in "List mode"?
 

A:Make folder contents always show as "List" not "Tiles"?

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HI, first of all, I found out that my home computer was infected by the lovelorn worm. Plan to clean that tonight.

Secondly, I found copies of 2 files named "folder" and "desktop" in almost all folders. The files where identical so I suspect that there is a virus that's propagating this. Is my hunch correct? Is this related to the lovelorn virus or is it another kind? What should I do?

Thanks!!!
 

A:files named "folder" & "desktop" in all directories.. is this a virus???

Symantec site you may want to review. I don't see anything about the file replication you are experiencing but the site may be helpful to you.
 

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Hi All, Happy New Year!

First time posting... On 1/3/08 i ended up with a bunch of viruses on my computer. From what I can gather they are bad news. I down loaded PC Tools to do a search and found a bunch of Trojans and other nasties...

I have uploaded a screen shot of the PC Tools scan...

In the "C:\Program Files\Video Add On" folder the following can't be deleted:
icmtr.dll
icthis
isfmdl.dll
isfmm
isfmntr

In the "C:\Program Files\Helper" folder the following was found:
turbosearchsite.dll e404 Module

What is this? Do I need the file in Helper?

Please help!

PS: I am not a techno savvy guy. I kinda know what is going on but only enough to get myself into trouble and not be able to get out! I tried a few things to get rid of them but was unsuccessful.

From what I have seen I will be here for a bit. Thanks in advance.

bassndude (that's Bass as in the fish not the musical instrument ;-)
 

A:Infected: "Video Add On" and "Helper" folder that contain Trojan viruses...HELP

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