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I compressed the appdata files on accident.

Q: I compressed the appdata files on accident.

So a few months back I was doing stuff and I accidentally compressed the appdata files on my WIndows 8 laptop. When I decompressed them, not all of the files were returned to their normal state. The "Local" and "Roaming" files are the ones affected, and within each of those, the "Microsoft" folder is smaller than it should be. My computer can't run certain things that need licensing (Skype, Sims, Minecraft, etc). I don't have any file restore points and I don't know what to do. Please advise.

A: I compressed the appdata files on accident.

If it was my computer, I would reinstall the operating system.

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I'm a begginer on computers and I have a HP pavilion a1520n with Windows XP media center edition 2005. I accidently deleted a file and now every 30 seconds I get an automatic pop up saying " the feature you are trying to use is unavailable. Click ok to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'EZARC.msi" . I can't figure out what to do. Sometimes there's another pop up that says, "Try the installation package again using a valid copy of the installation package 'EZARC.msi' " Can someone please put an end to my computers suffering because of its idiotic owner?

A:Ive deleted files on accident, HELP!

Hi friikenfreezin84

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

See post #4 here:

Let us know if that works for you or not.

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hi, i had a lot of music and shows on my computer. i decided to buy an external hard drive to put all of my multimedia on it. i tripped on my external hard drives power cord and it fell to the ground and broke. aside from the external hard drive, is there a way to recover the files on my computer? please help.

A:deleted files on accident

This one gets high marks. Maybe worth a try.

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In trying to remove the log on screen on Win 7, I followed a
YOUTUBE video. It said to delete one of the owner files account icon, but when I did I didn't see the choice in the menu box of
[save files] ! Help what can I do?

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

This is the site.

A:deleted files by accident HELP!! Please

Enable the hidden Administrator Account. Then create a new user profile account with admin rights. If you can't log onto your computer at all even in Safe Mode then put the Windows DVD in and boot off of that and choose Repair My Computer.

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I wasn't sure where to post this but that's how desperate I am. I deleted my picture folder from my Laptop, that runs windows Vista, how can I get them back? they are not in the trash bin, I checked but for some reason nothing get send it to the trash can, it just delete and that's it.

Please any help??????
thank you


A:Files deleted by accident

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Guys I took a hard drive out of a macbook pro and placed it into a external enclosure. I connected it to my pc running vista and I was copying the files from the macbook pro onto my pc and by accident I hit the delete button.

The folder that I deleted is still in the recycle bin, well at least I can see it but the size of it is over 2 gb. I tried to just restore it but that is not working. Thing is I do not need the entire folder just maybe 100 mb of some files that are inside which is just pdf and documents. Any idea on what I can do? I have tried several different types of software and most will not work because I am guessing the macbook pro hard drive is a raw drive.

Thanks guys.

A:Deleted files by needed badly.

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nnnuff said. Thanks. I accidentally deleted MS word from programs/files, and I dont know how to recover it. Is there a way to do this?

A:lost my MSword software, and deleted it from program files on accident. Is there a wa

Yes, Go thru a re-installation and when done you should have it back.

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PROBABLY EASIEST TO SKIP TO POST #3 for quick summary. @ Yard Dog has offered some help but feels this is over his head and asked other experts to step. Thanks for your help.

======= Older description - probably not necessary to read ===========
During the process of setting up and installing programs on new desktop, I accidentally deleted most of the subfolders under APPDATA and wish to know the best approach to recovering. The details below might be important/unique to my situation and hence influence your expert advice. Briefly my mistake had come about when changing the location of various standard folders e.g. My Documents My Music Dekstop from their default location of C:\Users\name\ to a similarly named sub-folder under D:\myname\ In doing the same thing for each of the 3 subfolders (Local LocalLow Roaming) of APPDATA I was unable to redirect APPDATA\Local, and decided to restore the other two subfolders to their default location and it is during that process that I did something that resulted in deleting a great deal of APPDATA.

Resources I had created:
1) Windows System Restore points from just before installing several programs a few weeks ago. (But some internet forum posts indicate that such restore points would not do anything about deleted APPDATA.)

2) Immediately prior to 1 above I made full backups of C drive as well as Image - Clone - ISO file of entire hard drive including D.
These are stored on an external USB drive; and I have not yet tried to look a... Read more

A:Restore APPDATA to default location fails; APPDATA deleted by mistake

Anyone? Assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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I am unable to delete old files of Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security from computer. When I do search, files of PC-Cillin comes up in appdata location. When I right click to delete this files that is taking up space, its say files does not exist, may have been removed or deleted. I goes to the location and I dont see them there but they still show up in search. Here's my log, maybe the answer is in here.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:04:08 PM, on 2/23/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exeC:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Webcam Manager\DellWMgr.exeC:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXEC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Windows\eh... Read more

A:Appdata Files Infected

Hello,Apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save it to your Desktop.Close all other windows before proceeding. Double-click on dss.exe and follow the prompts.When it has finished, dss will open two Notepads main.txt and extra.txt -- please copy (CTRL+A and then CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) the contents of main.txt and extra.txt in your next reply.

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Recently I had an issue with my main windows account where it couldn't run microsoft edge or the calculator app. The tiles under the start menu were also missing and the settings option disappeared from the start menu as well. I ended up creating a second windows account which didn't have any of the problems listed above. In trying to make the second account into my old account I wanted to retain my bookmarks in firefox and other application settings so I ended up copying my old account's AppData folder into the new account's AppData folder. However, after restarting my computer the new account started having the same issues as the old. Now creating a new account again, I was wanting to make sure I do it right this time and came to ask about the AppData folder.

Which files in the AppData folder are safe to copy over from the old AppData folder to the new and which should I avoid? I assume the roaming folder contents are okay to transfer, but what about the local folder contents?

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In this area- C:\ProgramData\application data\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\scans\filesstash\ at the end of this text is a huge gibberish number and my virus scanner pull it out every time...It tells me it is unable to can I stop this..can I get rid of the scans files..

A:Please help- I seem to have a problem with my appdata files

What virus scanner? If it's not Microsoft Security Essentials then it's detecting something that was left by MSE in C:\ProgramData\application data\microsoft\microsoft antimalware\scans\filesstash\

Do you have MSE installed alongside another antimalware program?

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       I am trying to get into my .minecraft folder and when I type in %appdata% in the search bar it comes up and says no files match your search. And I have tried to go into my veiw and select show hidden files but it still doesnt work? Does anyone no how to fix this if so will you please help!?
               Thank you for your time.

A:%appdata% says no files match.

%appdata% is a Environment variables, not a folder name, you cannot search for it, you can type it in address bar or in Run (Windows Key+R) and it will comes up for you.
Thank you.

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Recently I presumed that my computer was affected by viruses and cleared all my appdata in safe mode.
After that i had some problems.When i right click on a folder only very few options are visible.


A:Deleted Files in Appdata

Please use this for screen shots. I and many others don't like going off site for screen shots. Just not safe.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Which Azureus AppData files should I back up?

I am planning to reformat my computer but I have some downloads still incomplete and going on in Vuze. I renamed some of the files and after the backup and reformat, I would like to avoid having to manually rename all those files inside Vuze again. Which Azureus AppData files should I back up?

A:Which Azureus AppData files should I back up?


Check this article How do you resume - VuzeWiki

Hope this helps,

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I need to clear some space from my System drive but the only place from where i can delete the files is AppData folder. But i am confused which files can i delete and from which i cant.
Can you pls give me some hint ?
Thanks !

A:Which files to delete from AppData folder

Have you done a disk cleanup with the windows tool or with CCleaner?

I'm not sure I'd try deleting stuff directly from AppData.

Have you uninstalled unneeded programs?

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If I installed a program like Lotus Notes on a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and then discovered that the program didn?t function the way I need it to and then restored the computer back to a point before the installation, would it be okay to delete the Lotus Notes folder that was created in the AppData\Local\ folder since those files won?t be used anymore? Does the registry need those files?

A:Deleting Files Out of AppData\Local

Yeah, you can delete it in that case.

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A:How to transfer AppData files to Drive D:

Quote: Originally Posted by ls1geezer

I have a small SSD that I use for my Win 7 OS. When I set-up my PC I used a small program to transfer my Docs, Pics and a few other user files to my D: drive. I also install most of my programs to D: Since that time I have some files in my C:\ users\****\Appdata that are growing quite large. When I right click on the folder properties there is no location option for me to change. Somewhere along the line that great little program that assisted me to move them has disappeared and for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. Any ideas??? I would really like to get these large files off my tiny SSD.

How tiny is the SSD?

Moving app date is not the best way to reclaim space.

You can move page file and possibly hiberfill. W7 looks in path for app data and if you move it you will have to modify it for the new location plus some legacy apps wont recognize the new location.

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My google chrome was hanging.So googled around and when i wanted to deleted the temp folder contents i deleted the contents of the local folder.It deleted some 1.3 gb of data.Is it a must to always to delete the contents of this folder or is it okay if i leave it alone.Because there was some contents of 1.3 gb of data.will it affect the way windows operates?

Also please tell me how to keep the system running properly and also to remove the junk from my system
which tools to use and which folders should i look into make my system running faster.
help would be appreciated.

A:deleted the files in %appdata% folder!

Use ccleaner from Piriform to deal with junk files.

You deleted the contents of your C:\Users\Your User\AppData\Local folder? You might have to reinstall some programs if things start to go wrong.

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When i run the scanning computer device to free some space on my computer, in my D:, there is this columne reading soemthing like compressed files or seomthing. It is one where they compressed my unused files or seomthing like that.

It took up 2GB of my HDD. So I was wondering, is it save to delete those files? or are they files on my computer which are compressed to free space and if i delete them then i'd lose all those files?

HOpe I explained my self clearly here.

THank you

A:Compressed Files

If your multimedia files are still there, than it's ok and you didn't delete anything necessary...

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A:Compressed zip-Files

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A:my files got compressed

Right click the file or folder you want to uncompress, click Properties.
On the General tab, click the Advanced button
Uncheck the box for Compress contents to save disk space
Click Apply
If it's a folder that is not empty, check the box for Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files, then click OK.

Some files like desktop.ini won't uncompress when doing an entire folder, they have to be done individually.

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I run disk clean-up on drive C: but still shows 82,000 compressed old files still there every time. Yesterday,..this morning,... tonight...every time they're still there.How do I get rid of them??

A:Old compressed files not gone

what are the compressed files used for
give us a few names with extrension
and what directories they are in

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Following a 'crash' I re-installed Windows XP Pro. Because there was not enough space for the re-installation all the old files have been compressed into a folder. Can I safely delete this folder or are any of the old files still being used?

A:compressed old files

How did you "reinstall" . . it sounds as though you installed on top of the old installation?

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A:Compressed Files

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A:compressed old files

Is it ok to delete those compressed old files without losing anything I may need or actively using?Click to expand...

If they are system or application files that you do not completely understand you should not delete them. If they are your data files you are in a better position than we are to determine if they are important to you.

These are files you compressed some time in the past, but you now no longer compress old files, right?

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Why this title? Just because I need to compress files and I'm looking for some suggestions about eficient compresion programs and if possible ways to maximixe compression, of course all in a Windows 7 enviroment (64 bit).

A:Compressed files

Hi Combine,

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. It supports 64-bit Windows.

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Have been unable to open the following file types:
Real Player clip files
I have subscribed to a number of software programs (Free File Viewer, Real Player,Total Audio Converter...) to no avail.
Your assistance would be appreciated

A:Compressed Files

Hi Melitao, and Welcome to TSF,

When you say 'unable to open', what exactly do you mean? When you double-click, what happens?

Right try clicking, selecting 'Open With' and chosing an appropriate program from the list.

Let me know how you get on!

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Please be patient with me.

I received the notification that c: drive was full and needed to be compressed or whatever it stated. So, I did it and now files are gone! There is no restore point, those were erased. I have a d: drive that has some information but when I try and move or copy those items I mess up more things.

Has anyone encountered this problem? I can't believe I did this. Please please help.


A:where do compressed files go?

Hi Laura, welcome to TSF

this is a little strange. Have you noticed any change to the files and folders which remain on the C Drive? Usually compressing them will change their titles to blue.

Also, can you remember what files and folders were earmarked for compression?

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A:where do compressed files go

The "Compress Old Files" option does not delete the files . . it just compresses them, which is not a good idea. They should be in the same place they were before the compression, just shown in Blue.

If you know the name of one of the files, you can search for it to see where they might be

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How can i see what is in my compressed files?

A:Compressed Files?

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I have Wxp installed in my Laptop. When I perform a Disk Cleanup, there is a check box "Compressed Old Files". Should I too check this box or not? What is he purpose of these files?

A:What are Compressed Old Files

click here

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I D/L a prog from IRC (for evaluation purposes soley) and it was compressed into 30 x 15k .rar files. It appears all files contain the same volume with 2 files, .bin and .cue file. How can I try out this prog, I can't seem to unrar, it just keeps overwriting the same file when I do????

A:Compressed files

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I am debugging an problem with an application which uses ...\AppData\Local\Temp to store its temporary files.

My questions are:

Q1 Does W7 ever automatically delete files from this folder?

Q2 Is each application supposed to delete the files it creates?

Q3 If Q2 is YES, are their known cases where a badly written application goes delete ...\AppData\Local\Temp\*.*? That would cause my problem as it would delete my temporary files.

I ask because the symptom of the problem I am debugging is that the application's temporary files in ...\AppData\Local\Temp suddenly get deleted which causes the application to lose data.

Note that the files being deleted are not "held open by the application" so there is no protection from their being deleted by another program. Also I know that cleaning programs can be scheduled to clean ...\AppData\Local\Temp but I am ignoring that for the moment - I want to know what W7 does.


A:How do files in ...\AppData\Local\Temp get deleted?

> Q1 Does W7 ever automatically delete files from this folder?
Not that I have ever seen.
> Q2 Is each application supposed to delete the files it creates?
In my opinion, apps should cleanup after themselves, but many apps do not.
> Q3 If Q2 is YES, are their known cases where a badly written application goes delete ...\AppData\Local\Temp\*.*? That would cause my problem as it would delete my temporary files.
I don't know of any "normal" apps that delete temp files that were created by other apps. Of course, apps that are designed to delete some or all temp files (e.g. CCleaner) will delete temp file created by other apps.
You can use Process Monitor to determine which app is removing the temp file of interest.

Set a filter for Path > contains > AppData\Local\Temp > Include

If desired, you can be more specific with the filter above. You can include one of the files that holds data of interest. If desired, you can add a a filter to include entries for every temp file of interest.

If need be, you can temporarily exclude the app that writes the data to these temp files. Right click on the app name and select exclude from the context menu. That should let you see any other apps that are acting on the temp files of interest.

If you need to let Process Monitor run for a long time, set a local backing file.
(Menu bar > Files > Backing Files...)

If you need more help using Process Monitor, search YouTube or post your questions her... Read more

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I have 200 folders in the C:/user/owner/local with names similar to {4BAD3A78-8A70-44D6-AD84-CF42571B0CD6}. All of them show 0 bytes, 0 files, 0 folders. What the heck are these?

Ron Burnes

A:Files in User/Owner/AppData/Local

Hello anaron

These files are safe to delete if you wish. There are many threads here as to where they come from, some say from windows live mail or messenger and others have different views but I don't remember there been a conclusive answer. The only thing we all agreed on is that the can be safely deleted if you want to however they take up no space so can be left alone.
My advise is to leave them in the recycle bin for a few days just to make sure you have no issues.


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I'm looking to delete files to free up some space in my C drive & i'd like to know which files are safe to delete from the AppData folder...thanks mucho!


The only files that really should deleted from AppData are the folders of programs that are no longer installed on your computer. The AppData folder generally doesn't take up very much room unless you are a program junky like me (I have only 99 and yes, I use them all at least once in a blue moon); even with as many programs as I have, my AppData folder is just under 1GB.

Assuming the 80GB drive you listed in your specs is your C drive, you may have issues other than the AppData folder causing the crowding. All that should be on that drive are programs and the OS. That's all I have on my C drive and it's only 56GB, which is actually quite high because I have a huge hyberfil.sys file (24GB) due to having 32GB of RAM (I can't reduce it or disable hibernation since my UPS uses hibernation to shut down my computer without loss of data in the advent of a power failure; if anything, I may someday need to increase it), and I could safely fit the contents of my C drive onto yours, albeit just barely (I'm assuming your C drive is a SSD; SSDs need at least 20-25% free space at all times to work most efficiently and reduce life shortening writes).

We need more information to be able to help you, such as what all do you have on your C drive?

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Why some programs by default dont install in program files but install in app data or something?

A:Why does software install to AppData and others to Program Files?

As far as I know, Program Files and Program Files (x86) require Admin Permissions for files to be created and run, this includes something to do with the Windows Registry as well.

AppData can allow software such as Firefox and Chrome be installed without Admin approval, that's why a Standard user account can install their own browser and why it's better for security purposes.

One of the benefits of installing to Program Files is that is exactly where the user expects it to go. Usually users go here first to look where the program is installed. The biggest downside is that the user needs administrative privileges, which isn't always required by the program.Click to expand...
Where Should I Write Program Data Instead of Program Files?

Please correct, if information is not accurate.

Mod Edit: Changed thread title by @yesnoo

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I am having a problem in Windows XP with Symantec Ghost - bulks at restoring compressed files. So I would like to change all to uncompressed, but have not found a way to find them easily. Does anyone know of or have software that will search a given hard drive and list all compressed files?

Thanks for any assistance.

A:How to find compressed files

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I recently had cause to download a driver that sat on my computer for 2 days while I tried to figure out how to open it. I have the past month or so been confronted with a type screen I have not seen before. I was trying to make it come back up again but I can't right now but its a green screen and it has commands at the type like EXTRACT and so forth. I am desperate to find some way around this as it is continually happening a couple of times a week at the most inopportunte times. What is this program and where did it come from?Thanks if you can help me figure it out.I just downloaded something called JZipV1c but the screen looks kind of the same type setup so not sure its going to be better. how do you know which program to use for what?I'm lost can you help me clear the cobwebs in my brain?????

A:Opening Compressed Files

Windows 7 should be able to handle most compressed files on its own. What is the full name (including extension) of the file in question?

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I was looking in Disk Cleanup and saw some bytes in Old Compressed files. What is that?

A:Solved: Old Compressed Files

Files on your drive that have not been used in a while. They may still be important and needed, but since they haven't been used for a while, Disk Cleanup compresses them to save dusk space. It does not delete them.

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I didn't knew Norton could have download insight on compressed files too.

I downloaded a harmless sample from testmypcsecurity called keylogtest. Its in zip.

I extracted & Norton detected it. I checked quarantine & the detection at the end mention download insight.

If I disable Norton auto-protect & extract keylogtest, enable auto protect & open the extracted folder or execute keylogtest then Norton doesn't detect it. With auto-protect enabled if I again extract it to the same folder then Norton detects it.
Plzz test & verify.

If malware hub testers here disable autoprotect to extract the samples then Norton would not detect the samples, offcoz if the above is correct & the samples in question are download insight detection & not signs, sonar, etc...

A:Norton & Compressed Files

When I used norton the first times in the hub, I disabled them self-protect extracted and into a normal scan, and how did the results were not positive.
However nevertheless not disable auto-protect and download the samples (in a VM, of course) and the extract and Download Insight detected and automatically, eliminated. Having positive results (which I personally surprising)
Download Insight and SONAR (in my opinion) are the most powerful tools in Norton, however this depends on self-protect.

yesnoo said:

If I disable Norton auto-protect & extract keylogtest, enable auto protect & open the extracted folder or execute keylogtest then Norton doesn't detect it. With auto-protect enabled if I again extract it to the same folder then Norton detects it.Click to expand...

I think it could be a bug, just that it would be illogical norton which was first detected (by Donwload Insight) and no time after (it happened to me too)

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When i download things, i would prefer to just open it instead of saving the zip file. When i try to open it with winzip, nothing shows up on the classic and wizard interfaces. It is just blank. When i save though, and open the saved zip file, it works like no problem. Please help, this was a bit hard to explain, so just ask me to refraise somthing i u dont understand.

A:Can't Open Compressed Files

AFAIK you cannot open a zip file without it being loaded onto your computer.

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im not sure if this is normal...
i got 148,198k of compressed files
can its make my cpu usage go high? or become a threat if i leave it like that

A:148,198k of compressed files

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Hi all,

I have a laptop running iexlpore 6.0 and a PC running the same. I dont know whats happened but when I download a zip/compressed file on my laptop, i get the options to open, save or cancel. But on my PC when I want to download a zip file, i click the link and instead of getting a window with open, save or cancel, I get nothing, then a few mins later (depending on the size of the zip / compressed file) i get a window openning with the contents of the file

can anyone help me out, I'm guessing it's some kind of setting that i have to change but i can't seem to find it

bye all ^^

A:Zip / Compressed files download

Try this, it might help you.

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I believe I got a message something like Unused or old compressed files have been moved. I am missing a lot of pictures and home videos. I already searched for mov and avi using windows search. These files have been missing for months btw.

Are they put in zip/rar folders? Where exactly do they go? lol

A:Where do compressed files go to after cpu has been defragmented?

If you are using the built in Windows XP defragmenting tool on your hard disk, it will not move or compress files or hide them in any way that you would be unable to find them.

Things should not be put into a ZIP or RAR file unless it happens by your own hand(s).

It is possible to use Windows XP tools to compress files, but they should still be available in the original location unless they were moved by some other method.

If you saw some message about unused things being moved, perhaps it was the desktop cleanup wizard that moves stale desktop shortcuts to a new folder due to inactivity, with 60 days being the default. These items are removed from the desktop to a separate folder called Unused Desktop Shortcuts and can be easily restored. This wizard can also be configured to run differently or completely disabled.

The Recycle Bin might be a good place to start looking if you know specific files and the items have not been deleted from the Recycle Bin.

If you can supply more information about the messages you see, what you think you are missing, why you think defragmenting may be involved, or any other non XP tools you are using maybe we can help you locate the missing items if they have not actually been deleted.

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I have a problem, every compressed file that I create (right click/shortcut menu...send to...compressed (zipped) folder) finishes by placing a lock icon, which I assume means that it cannot be transfered to another computer and at risk of being inaccessible at some later point-in-time (just when I need it!).

I did a google search, not much captures this as a recurring/systemic problem (only how to fix afterwards). strangely, the security permissions are created differently from whatever is the source file that I am compressing (to omit "Authorised User" and "User" permissions), which seems a logic flaw since the zipped file should mirror the underlying files, but presumably there's a settings "feature" overriding the creation of zipped file? how to fix this permanently so the zipped file does represent the underlying file permissions correctly?
thank you.

A:all compressed files...locked!

Give me a prnt image of the security tab of

Click on type %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo inside Search programs and files . Inside the Start Menu right click on SendTo choose Properties . Click on the Security tab and do a prnt screen of that please

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Hi ive compressed my files on my acer laptop which is windows vista now i cannot get anything on what do i need to do please

A:Compressed files on acer

Uncompress them. Unless you also compressed the boot files and cannot boot into Windows. In that case you need to install Windows or "recover to factory defaults." You could also first try a Startup Repair if you have an installation DVD or if your Recovery DVD includes that feature.

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Using disc clean-up...
I have MILLIONS of compressed files. How do I remove them??

A:Solved: Compressed OLD files

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I am trying to copy a ZD file from one DVD disc to a CD disc. Even though I don't have the software to open and view it can I still copy the file to a disc??
Also a ZGB file on another disc

Thanks Much

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When I go into XP and run Disk Cleanup, I get an option to clean up Compressed Files which tend to be as big as 2GB to 3 GB!

Since I have a small HDD, space is at a premium.

When I run Vista's or Windows 7's Disk Cleanup, I never get that option. I always have to go into XP to clean up compressed files!

Is there any way to get Disk Cleanup to show the option to remove compressed files?

Is it also because I have my XP running on a FAT32 partition compared to Vista / Win 7 which itself is on NTFS?

Or is it because XP is on a completely separate HDD?


A:How to clean up compressed files?

Well, geez! Over a week has passed and no answer?

C'mon guys!

I even tried the Extended Disk Cleanup which I got from, but no use!

Please help!

Thank you for your time!

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Hey guys, this might seem like an incredibly ignorant question.

I create my computers backup, both the system image, which later I learned, I will not need as much as I thought since I want to do a clean install. And a normal backup, which created over 300 zip files into the backup folders.

The question is.. I ended up with all of these .rars, but I don't know what to do with them once I take them into my new installation, do I just unrar them and let the chain reaction start and will it give me the folders as they are supposed to be? Or do I need to unrar each by each at a time?

Which I hope not..

Thanks for your time.

A:What do I do with the compressed backup files?

Hello Erick,

What were you wanting to do with them?

Those RAR files is part of the backup.

Normally, you would use the method in the tutorial below to restore files from your Windows Backup.Restore Backup User and System Files
If that's not possible, then you could manually extract files using the tutorial below from the location in your screenshot.Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7
If you don't want the backups at all anymore, then you could just delete the computer-name folder

Hope this helps,

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Ok strange one, started happening last night

Every file whether it be .zip .rar .7zip I always get a corrupt file error

No idea why. Tried a registry sweep. Tried downloading files again

Nothing works. What I also noticed upon downloading files the last 10% or so seems to hang.
Absolutely no reason for it that I know of. Then just starts again

When trying to open files they are corrupt

Any suggestions?

A:Corrupted compressed files

Browser? What are you using to un zip?

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A lot of my files have compressed on their own (in a light blue colour) - I
didnt authorise this (not that I am aware of).

I know how to change them back manually, singularly, but there are far too
many to do this way. Is there any magic button I can click on to revert all
my files back to normal - i.e. not compressed?

If I access them, they still stay blue after I have closed the file.


A:Solved: Compressed files

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I have been trying to open a floppy disk that has a pagemaker file on it that has been compressed with "Becker." I don't know what Becker is, but I know I can't open up the file. My friend who gave me the disk no longer has her old computer, where the file came from. How can I open my file?

A:Files Compressed with Becker

Wow. Never heard of becker and can't find anything on it. But I'll try opening the file for you.

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Using Windows XP Pro, when ever I right click on a *.rar file that file will be deleted or simply disappears and I can not find it after this. If I simply open the file using WinRar or other application it has no problems and will be uncompressed/unpacked. I usally right click on a file to select what application I want it to run under, if have tried other formats like *.zip and never any problems, just with *.rar.

Has anyone seen this before? it is driving me crazy, once I right click on a rar. file it gets deleted and I will have to re-download the entire file again.

Thanks for your help


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Not familiar with W2000PRO.

Checked out Disk Cleanup, and it displays 14,581KB of Compressed Files.

Q#1. How/where can these files be found?

Q#2. Is it safe to just delete the Compressed files with Disk Cleanup?

Thanks for the help.

A:Finding Compressed Files

I don't have 2k but I would think if you do a full drive Search for either *.zip or *.cab it might turn up something in the way of compressed files.

I certainly wouldn't recommend deleting them until you know more about them unless they happen to be in one of the Temp folders. Even then it's good policy to send them to the Recycle in for a reasonable period before dumping them.

For a comparison, I'm running XO Home and I currently have 185 .zip files and 85 .cab files. Given that yours are only 14 Megs, I would just leave them alone if I were you.

My 2

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I have done the basics with cleanmrg and disk cleanup and still have tons of old compressed files. please help!

A:how to delete old compressed files

nannycwa, Disk Cleanup does not actually delete compressed files nor do you want to.

Compress Old Files

Unlike the other categories, Compress Old Files doesn't delete any files from the drive. It compresses files that Windows hasn't accessed for a specified period of time. The files are still available, but there will be a slight increase in access times because the files will be decompressed the next time they are accessed. Note that when Compress Old Files is highlighted an Options button appears. Clicking it will allow you to set the number of days to wait before an unaccessed file is compressed.


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This problem has been happening recently,
whenever I try to open appdata folder directly by typing %appdata% by using Windows Logo + Q (or simply type it down after going to....metro menu, that's what it's called?)

stutters my Explorer.exe VERY BADLY, so that I can hardly move my mouse cursor.

Stutter happens only for moment, less than a minute usually, but appdata folder does NOT open.

When I make another attempt to open the folder using same method, folder still does not open, but explorer.exe restarts (probably crashes and automatically starts it again.) and then I can open the appdata folder normally using same method.

After all of these are done, I can open appdata folder with no problem unless I restart the laptop. Or restart explorer.exe before trying to open appdata folder.

I am assuming that one of the program that I've installed recently is causing the problem, but I can't seem to figure it out....

I've searched everywhere in Google, couldn't find an answer but one answer saying about using ShellexViewer to disable any extension attached to Explorer.exe.....but looks like it doesn't do the trick. Halp D:

A:Opening appdata by typing %appdata% in Win + Q restarts...

What happens if you switch to desktop first then press Winkey+r and type %appdata% in the Run box?

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This has happened to me a few times recently. Dunno what's causing it and I just recently uninstalled Pokki too. Whenever I use the File Explorer to go into AppData to delete some leftover files from like Minecraft (which is what I just did too), Windows Explorer just crashes and reboots and I dunno what is causing this. Here's the error log from the Action Center technical details section
Windows Explorer
Stopped working
‎6/‎01/‎2014 11:45 AM
Report sent
Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.2.9200.16628
Application Timestamp: 51a942ac
Fault Module Name: SHELL32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16680
Fault Module Timestamp: 51fb1462
Exception Code: c00000fd
Exception Offset: 00012adb
OS Version: 6.2.9200.
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Information 1: be7b
Additional Information 2: be7b94eb5da661025c613c2e758ff9e4
Additional Information 3: be7b
Additional Information 4: be7b94eb5da661025c613c2e758ff9e4
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 3163b09c91fa3e74f93d8e5969a18cfb (-471000881)


This happened the moment I deleted a file from Appdata. Any ideas on how to fix or is this a common problem with the OS?

A:Windows Explorer crashing when deleting files from Appdata

Figured it out. Turns out its the shell extension stuff from Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. Joy. Cause the issue doesn't happen when the context menu stuff is disabled.

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Hi i am running Windows 7 64-bit home edition and regularly clean out my cookies, temp folders from the tools button in firefox, i recently got UniBlue and did a scan and it read over 6,000 files in this folder "C:\Users\Kyle\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\" however when i go to my windows explorer and look for this file, i am cut off at ...\Microsoft\Windows\. There are 12 folders available for me to look through yet looking at the properties tab of \Windows\ shows over 120 folders in \Windows\ and most bugs like to hide in temporary internet files. Does anyone know how to unlock that file so i can do it myself?

No, clocking delete internet history,cookies, and recent files does NOT work in firefox or IE

A:Cannot open Temporary Internet Files Folder in AppData

Run Treesize Free -- see what it finds in the ...\low folder.

You should see \Content.IE5 folders (related to IE) + \AntiPhishing and possibly some temp files.

Regards. . .



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So for some reason all of my personal profile settings for applications are being saved to the wrong user accounts.

For example my current account's app profiles are being set under the Guest appdata local roaming folders.

How can I change it so everything is set under the respective user's account folder?

A:AppData files being saved to the wrong user account


Sorry for the delay in helping you, if your problem is still around, please can you do the following:
> Click on the Start button/globe.
> Enter User Accounts into the search bar and open.
> In the new Window, click on Change my environment variables.

Whilst leaving that Window open...
> Click on the Start button/globe.
> Type the following but do not enter: %USERPROFILE%
> Take a screenshot and post back here.

This screenshot should show the Environment Variables window and the results of inputting %USERPROFILE% into the search bar.

You can upload screenshots to this forum by going to Go Advanced when replying, then inside the Additional Options there is a Management Attachments button. Of course, you can also upload to any other image sharing site and share the link.

Thank you.

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Hi people! Marvelous guide btw!

I have some experience using HijackThis, SAS and Malwarebytes. Though, but sure I got it all away this time.

Thanks for all help in advance

Got 64-bit, Windows 7 so no gmer log.

DDS report:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Gule at 23:16:08 on 2012-05-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.47.1044.18.4002.1879 [GMT 2:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client\vpnagent.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\windows\Syst... Read more

A:Trojan Agent (UpdateChecker.exe) in Local Appdata, Changes name to new exe files

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE:... Read more

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My 5 year old old laptop broke and I have salvaged its HDD with the folders. ( pictured below.)

The HDD showed a recovery partition which was empty, and a Data Partition containing 7 folders
The AppData and Contacts folders on the salvaged HDD are empty

I am planning to transfer the data to the new W10 laptop which should be straight forward, but am confused as to to how my old laptops personal settings and preferences, contacts and bookmarks will be transferred. I thought such info was in the AppData or users files, but those files are empty.

I do not have access to the old laptop's OS. Are the preferences, settings and email contacts lost, or am I missing something?? Thanks for your help!

A:Trying to transfer data files from salvaged HDD Cant find AppData

I'd like to see your Disk Management

Download (contains dmDskmgr-vg.mmc)
Open the compressed folder,
Double click dmDskmgr-vg.mmc to launch it
Press the Open button if prompted Do you want to open this file?
Answer yes to the User Account Control promptPress Alt+PrtScn to grab a snapshot of just the Disk Management window
Open Paint and Ctrl+V to paste it, then save the image
Attach the image to a new post


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I'm still getting used to XP, and someone recently told me that while scanning, or defrag.. not sure which, if the old/mostly unused files are compressed "to save disk space" then this may cause problems. Is this true? I've never set it to do this, but it does by default... i remember seeing something in disk cleanup or defrag or somewhere where it's doing this, but there's no option to tell it not to.

I know, I'm totally confused.

My browsers, both, are SO slow that I can hardly surf the internet at all. I've ran hijack this, and an online virus/spyware scan... plus everything else I can think of, but for some reason.... both FF and IE are ungodly slow. So I'm wondering if it has to do with these compressed files??

How can I decompress files without going through hundreds of thousands, etc. of files to do this? Is there a one-step procedure to decompress all those files??

Thanks for your help.

A:Compressed files causing problems?

Defrag doesn't compress files, however Disk Cleanup has that option. Now, you can configure XP to compress files and folders "on the fly", perhaps that's what happened here? If so, I think you can undo it, I've never used file compression.

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I would like to know if old compressed files can be removed/deleted? I currently have to box unchecked in the Disk cleanup found vis Start.

Is there any way to tell what these old compressed files are or contain?

Also is it a good idea to remove/delete these old compressed files?

If so how can I remove/delete them?

Would appreciate any insight.

A:Can old compressed files be removed/deleted?


I've seen problems happen after you use that feature, have a look

I would leave it unchecked as it does NOT delete any files, anyway.....
It's up to you if you want to use that feature.

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I think that I have a misconception about compressed files. I assume that all compressed files lose their quality from a non-compressed files, because of smaller size they have. Can someone explain a correct concept about compressed files and their quality to me? Are those mp3, jpg, and so forth really lose their original quality? Also, sometimes, I am asked to choose to zip or not zip when I save a file. I never dare to zip it, because I am afraid that I would lose the quality of it. Am I wrong about it, too?


A:Solved: quality of compressed files

JPG and MP3 files are created using "lossy" compression. There is non-recoverable loss of informaton. Most programs allow various amounts of compression that offers different trade-offs between smaller file size or less loss.

A ZIP file is created will lossless compression that permits unzipping the file to its original contents without loosing any data. A zip file also contains a checksum that the un-Zipping software uses to confirm the zip file contents are not corrupted.

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for some reason i am unable to clear out my compressed files via the traditional method of the disk cleanup option. it says that it is in fact cleaning them out but when i look at it again they are still there. the files are becomming quite large and while it is not yet a serious problem it is starting to really annoy me. any suggestions like for instance, hoe to manually delete these files, would be of great help. thanks

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I'm trying to open a programme that I have on a CD and can also download in compressed form from a web site.  It's a car maintenance manual.  I've taken the CD to my local computer shop and they could open it on their system, which shows that it works but I can't keep going down to the shop each time I want to fix the car!
Things that I have tried:
I copied the contents of the CD to my desk top.
I downloaded the eight, compressed (WinRAR archive) files to my hard drive.
With both of these routes I can get as far as a a list as follows:
Looks hopeful?  Unfortunately, whenever I click setup, I get the following error message:
"Unable to execute file:
C:users\Aidan\Documents\letter email etc\Car\Punto\Workshop manuals\elearn\elearn.exe
CreateProcess failed;code 2. The system couldn't find the file specified."
I've tried to run setup with my firewall/antivirus turned off but with no luck.
The link to the car forum is below.  There is a lot of boring stuff about service intervals for cars but it also has the link to the compressed files
Any help would be great, as it's proving more than a little frustrating!
I have Windows 10 installed.

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I compressed a folder in an NTFS volume and have chosen to display the folder name and files in color. My problem is the color of the font must be white, as is the back ground color, because I can not see the name of the folder or file unless I click on it. How can I change the color of the font? I looked at using
the Display-Appearance in the Control Panel but I do not see where those changes can be made. Am I missing something? Thanks for any help you can

A:Compressed folders/files and Win Explorer

richocki said:

I compressed a folder in an NTFS volume and have chosen to display the folder name and files in color. My problem is the color of the font must be white, as is the back ground color, because I can not see the name of the folder or file unless I click on it. How can I change the color of the font? I looked at using
the Display-Appearance in the Control Panel but I do not see where those changes can be made. Am I missing something? Thanks for any help you can
give.Click to expand...
I believe you right click on your desktop, then select properties, then appearance and hopefully you will be able to read it...doc

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i have a dual boot win me/2k was fat 32 but i converted it to ntfs so i could set some file permissions to keep people from messing with my files...i know that win me cant boot from an ntfs partition but i guess i just wasnt thinking...anyway i need to know if there is a way to search for files with the "compress file to save space" box checked under the properties of the file after you click on advanced...i cant convert it back to fat 32 to access win me because partition magic says that there are compressed pr sparce files in the volume

A:compressed files in windows 2000

I am not aware of a way to search just for compressed files, but you can set windows to display compressed file names in a different color.

Open Explorer
Go to tools, folder options.
Click on view
Check the box that says to display compressed files with alternate color.

Mine displays compressed file names in blue and regular ones in black.

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I feel ashamed to ask this because I feel like I should know the answer--but--.
I am trying to back up all the files in the My Documents folder but the total file size is 780 MB. I selected all of them, right clicked, pointed to Send To, then clicked Compressed (zipped) Folder. After about an hour, this computer is running painfully slow due to the Trojan.Vundo, they were all compressed; but I don't know where the compressed folder is. Can someone tell me where these files go when you Send To > Compressed (zipped) Folder? It never asked me to specify a location for the zipped folder as I thought it would.

A:Compressed (zipped) Folder Files

I just tested one & it was stored in My Documents.
Have you looked there to see if a new zip file exists?
When created mine went to the bottom of the list & moved up to its alphabetical listing after closing My Documents & reopening it.

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I'd like to stop XP treating compressed files (ZIPs) as folders. I mean, expanding directory trees in Explorer.
Or, in other words, I want XP to handle ZIP files like Win9x was doing it.

A:[Resolved] XP & Compressed files-->folders

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I'm running Win 98 & Office97. I can't find a feature that I can use to unzip compressed files. I may have deleted what I had on my hardrive. Are there any free programs out on the web I can use to do this?


A:(Solved) Unzipping Compressed Files

A good one is Winzip from
It has a eval copy that never expires.

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how do find and read the compressed files that the disk clean up compresses

A:finding and reading compressed old files

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Hey guys
I made the mistake of using a public computer in an internet cafe in Central America to backup my files from an SD card onto a USB-flash drive. After initally copying the files I could still view them on my SD card but the ones on the USB drive looked like the screenshot that I have attached.
Unfortunately I lost the SD card later on so the only thing I have left is my USB stick with some weird file. The size of it is pretty mucht the size of my photos but it's all compressed into this one file.
I've spent heaps of time googling a solution (I didn't change the name of that file btw) but have failed to come up with a solution so this is my last resort. Any help would be much appreciated!

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even after I run a disk cleanup with the box checked I still cannot clean up the 866k of compressed old files..I have plenty of free space available but concerned this is slowing things down a bit

A:removing 866k of compressed old files

Dude, that's not even one megabyte. I don't think its affecting your system in the slightest.

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I on accident changed the way .zip files are opened to Project64 1.6. I do not know anything about programing language and all that stuff, but what i want is that when i do open a .zip file, it opens like it would a compressed folder, BEFORE, i had changed it. If you need more information please tell me and i will be happy to supply you with what i can. Please and thank you.

A:Opening .Zip files as compressed folders.

see if this fixes it for you... good luck...

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Hi i've been trying to speed up my computer and i was wondering about compresed files and wheather i sould delete them and if its safe to?... Because i currently have 4,376,071. and im sure this could be a reason my computer has been going so slow!

A:Speeding up my computer? (compressed files)

There a number of ways to get a better performance out of your pc. But first please confirm your hardware specs, at the very least hard disk size and operating system, so people can assist further.

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I now have Windows 7 but had this same problem when I had XP. There is only one particalar web site that I cannot open zip files from. If they e-mail them to me or post in a different site I have no problem opening them. Not sure if windows has some security preventing me from opening from that site or what?

A:Can not open compressed (zipped) files

what site is it? Also, what file format are they in, .rar, or .zip?



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Hi, I am looking for help extracting compressed files with windows 8.

whenever I download a file that has multiple compressed files (i.e. r01, r02 etc), they seem like they are not being recognised as a 'package'. If I choose to open one file win zip it doesn't then recognize the rest of the files as winzip files and I can't extract the compressed file.

I hope that makes sense, having a bit of trouble articulating my problem.

Thankyou very much for your help

A:opening multiple compressed files

This works good:

7-Zip (64-bit) - CNET

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I send zipped/compressed files. Often, but not always, the recipient says when he tries to open them he is asked for a password. I did not assign a password, and don't want the file password protected.
What's going on?

A:Why do emailed compressed files need password to opn them?

What edition of Vista do you have?

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So, when I'm in my normal computer, a file kept trying to download .gif files and stuff and Avast! kept marking it as malware and stopping it from downloading, so I tried to figure out when it was from, and it led me to my Adobe folder in LocalLow, and I see 3 folders, named a bunch of random letters that have files that are ALSO named things completely random, a .exe file keeps executing itself while I'm using the computer and using 90kb of RAM and opens MANY of them, however, Avast! and MalwareBytes have had no luck removing it, I'm in safe mode with networking right now and still, nothing. I'd really appreciate some help.

The file that kept auto executing was
it seems to be masquerading itself as google chrome.

Inside my adobe folder, one of the gibberish folders is filled with stuff that looks like a /users folder merged with my windows folder, except none of the inside folders contain any files.

In my normal computer use, I also tried running rkill, but rkill didn't do anything at all. I don't know what I'm dealing with right now.

I tried to run Avast! but it seemed to have disabled avast somehow? I don't know how. It tells me that it can't run the scan because of missing endpoints.

A:?Malicious? files in C:\Users\MYUSER\AppData\LocalLow\Adobe.

Try checking the file on and see what anti-virus products pick up something and to find out what kind of malware it is. Then see if any of the well known AV's that detected something have a free online scanner you can try.

You can try Autoruns to perhaps stop the program from starting after boot. Autoruns for Windows

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I am writing a program and wish to save user preferences in the AppData\Local directory, which seems to be the right place to do this. On some (but not all) computers I tested, the folders which I create with my C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\ directory
and the files that they contain are removed when I log out.
The same happens if I try to create a folder and a file: manually:
I haven't been able to find any mention of this problem on the Web.
Is there some sort of parametrization in Windows that controls whether files and folders are automatically deleted from this directory ?
Best regards.

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I run Windows 7 , using Google and occasional Firefox but not IE . In XP I could instruct the system to delete Temp Int files but there is no such facility in Windows 7 and I am assuming that somehow these don't get deleted automatically as I was lead to believe but remain in the AppData folder . There I find that AppData/Local/Temp has 93,550 files in 1992 folders using 9GB of space . In view of previous comments about the inadvisability of simply deleting anything in the AddData folder I am wary of doing so but can't believe that this number of files serves any useful purpose . Does anyone have any thoughts ?? These files really clog up the regular scanning that I do .

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X600 Series Secondary (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 842565 MB; F: Total - 2861578 MB, Free - 2503791 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HJ054
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled

A:Huge number of AppData files causing slow scanning

Since I use IE, I keep things clean up by using the Delete under "Internet Options, General tab and in the Browsing area".
There look at the Settings and Delete, to see how you may be able to clean things up a bit.

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Windows Vista Home Premium Addition.

I was having a virus which shows a blank screen after we do winlogin as it was activating a ~.exe files and CTRL ALT DEL and was not working. Fixed the problem by deleting the files and updatign the registry entry.

New problem started after this now can login to computer and it gets slower after sometime.

Registry editing is disabled by adminstrator
Task Manger is is disabled by adminstrator

using the option F8 can enter the system and modify the registry entries but they are restored back to old after the next restart.

Tried to restore the system to previous points but after the process get error exception problem and the things are not restored to any previous points.

Found that after winlogin is done there are 2 exe files are created in directory username\appdata\temp and they are loaded in memory also. There are 3 temp files associated with it also in same directory.

It has also made appdata as hidden directory.

If we delete these files in next reboot they are created with new names and loaded to memory.

Which virus is causing this please help.


A:Virus creates Exe files with new names in appdata\Temp directory

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After uninstalling WinAce i am no longer (As i was before WinAce) able to right click and go New > Compressed Zip or Send to > Compressed Zip.

First problem. I need to know the shortcut target for doing this. It might not be a full target as it is part of windows explore like the shortcut for Search is "& Search"

Second Problem. I can add stuff to Send To easily. But adding stuff to New is going to be difficult.

If you can help me with any part of the problem it would be great


A:Repair Job: Missing: Right Click > New > Compressed Zip & Send to > Compressed Zip


It may help you fix both problems.

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THANKS for your time, advise, and help!!!

I am a newbie at this sound file stuff. So, please forgive me if I have not interpreted this situation properly.

System is Windows 98SE.

In this case a sound file is created from a voice modem to a sound file on the computer using a FAX/VOICE application on a Windows 98SE System.
Using the FAX/VOICE application will play these files as expected using the Sound card. However to do this, the FAX/VOICE application runs the file through some convert process then plays the results to the sound card.
Using the sound card available and a sound file player the original file shows up as corrupted when it is known not to be corrupted.

I found a copy of sound data structures and data contants. From the data stored in the sound file header, these data structure definitions indicate the file is a RIFF WAVE type file. Also, the "fmt " constant data structure shows it is a COMPRESSED file. So, in this case the FAX/VOICE application seems to be de-compressing the file to play it on the sound card.

The following is a HEX dump of the HEADER record with some of the data pointed out that was defined for those data structures:

Bytes 0-4 = "RIFF" Bytes 8-15h = "WAVEfmt "
0 52 49 46 46 98 47 00 00 57 41 56 45 66 6d 74 20

Byte 14h Value = 03 (not = 1 indicates COMPRESSED)
10 1e 00 00 00 03 03 01 00 40 1f 00 00 d0 07 00 00

Bytes 26-29h = "fact"
20 01 00 02 00 00 00 66 61 63 74 04 00 00 00 00 00
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A:Decompress compressed RIFF WAVE files


The Sound file format as mentioned in the HEX dump had some mistakes in the Byte location numbers,,,I apologize and the following is the correction:

Bytes 0-4 = "RIFF" Bytes 8-15 = "WAVEfmt "
0 52 49 46 46 98 47 00 00 57 41 56 45 66 6d 74 20

Byte 14h Value = 03 (not = 1 indicates COMPRESSED)
10 1e 00 00 00 03 03 01 00 40 1f 00 00 d0 07 00 00

Plus, the byte location 14h is the wFormatTag FORMAT CODE and is 303(hex). Many convert programs complain this is not valid. Even the SOX batch process mentions the 303(hex) is not valid.

So, if anyone knows how to convert this file type to a standard RIFF WAVEfmt type file it would be GREAT to know!!
Thanks for your time, help, and advise!!!


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I had some files compressed on vista, that were moved to 7 and now, everytime I open them I get access denied, even though I am Administrator.

A:Solved: Access denied on a few compressed files

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Is there a free and easy way to decompress a set of MaAfee ARBUS files?

I was going through my external HDD and came across a folder that I had forgotten about. The name suggested it was some kind of dump of an old laptop's HDD. There are five files with file names consisting of a common long alphanumeric string and ending in -0, -1, -2, -3 and -4. The combined file size is about 8GB. There is also a 38KB Index.arb file. Opening that file in wordpad shows the word ARBUS in lots of places. A Google search found explanations of what the files are and how to delete them, but I could not find any solid information on how to recover the contents.

The files are over four years old and I am pretty sure there is nothing in them that I would want to pay any money for to recover, but I am curious as to what is in them. I am using a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. It running a McAfee Internet security package provided through AT&T. The package does not seem to include any kind data backup abilities.

A:Recovering McAfee Compressed backup files?

See this thread from July 2008:

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Windows 2000, PartitionMagic 6.0

I am trying to convert C: from NTFS to FAT32, so that I can run BootMagic and Win98 as an alternate OS. Win2000 is wonderful, but I have an unsupported Agfa 1212P scanner.

I keep getting the message: "Error 1681. Data is compressed or sparse, File 9439 (128)"
PM manual reports that the number is an "FRS number", but is otherwise unhelpful. Explorer can pick out compressed files in another colour, but does not seem to be able to search for them.

Is there any simple way to find a file by its FRS number?
Is there away to globally uncompress ALL files on C:?
Does Win2000 create "sparse files" of its own accord?

I have tried moving all my data files to another drive, to no avail, so the wayward file must be in the OS or an application.

A:(Resolved) NTFS Compressed Files, PartitionMagic

For those who follow in these footsteps:
I have now achieved the conversion unscathed.
PartitionMagic 6.0 does convert NTFS to FAT32, and in my case without loss.
This version does so without an apparent restriction on disk size (this one was 10gb) or damage to long file names. I have read that PM 5.0 had problems in both these areas.
To uncompress files hiding in an NTFS volume, run Win2k's COMPACT /U /S /I from the Command prompt.
Thanks y'all

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My computer was being really slow and so i decided to restart it and when i came back all my limewire files were turned into compressed zip folders.everytime i try to open one it says its corrupted.i downloaded some more songs but as soon as i restarted my computer it turned those files into zip aswell.i went to the limewire forum and this had happened to a few other people and no one really had an answer for it.does anyone know whats wrong and can anyone help me?

A:My Limewire Turned All My Files Into Compressed Zip Folders

Most likely you've been infected with a virus. Try scanning with this free, online tool:

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Help me please, someone!

Here is the situation:

Somehow, whenever I try to install a program from a CD through my DVD-Rom drive, I'm getting an error message telling me that a file within a compressed file on the CD is corrupt, and cannot be transferred.

This isn't just happening with one or two CD's I've tried. I've tried a BUNCH and I'm getting the same basic error message from all of them. Here's what I know is NOT the problem:

The DVD-Rom drive itself
I was getting this problem on an older DVD-Rom drive, so I bought a new one. Same freakin' problem on the new one.

The Operating System
It was happening with my old install of Windows XP Pro. So, thinking it could be a problem with the OS, I decided to do a complete hard drive format, I deleted the partition, recreated it, re-installed Windows XP...and guess what...SAME PROBLEM!!

The CD itself
Aside from the fact that I'm getting this error on virtually every CD I try to install a program from, just because I'm anal, I took one of the CD's to work with me today. I tried to install it there and it worked fine.

This is something way above my head, folks. I'm currently entertaining the possibility that it could be a problem with my IDE cable connecting the DVD-Rom drive to the motherboard. Would this be a symptom of a bad IDE cable?

Other than that, I don't even know where to start to try to diagnose this problem. If any of you can help ... Read more

A:Compressed Files Showing as Corrupt when x-fering from CD to HD - Help!

CDrom and DVDrom drives don't like 80wire flatcables. Use the older type 40-wire cable and make sure that the coloured ribbon (red or blue) is at pin no. 1.

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