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please help Two hard drives in Explorer View

Q: please help Two hard drives in Explorer View

Two hard drives show in Explorer View windows 10 i use sfc/ scan but Was not true show

A: please help Two hard drives in Explorer View

Hello majid55, and welcome to Ten Forums.

By default, Windows 10 will show your drives listed under "This PC" and as their own separate group in the navigation pane.

The tutorial below can help show you how to remove these separate drives.

Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

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A very knowledgeable techie on another website said : "I avoid Seagate like the plague and few other people I know in the business do too. From personal experience over the years, Seagate drive failure rates have far outweighed all other manufacturers combined."

I'm looking to have a computer built for me by allpczone, who has an exceedingly stellar rating on eBay. I want to get two 1 TB hard drives in my new computer. I'm also looking for a 2 TB hard drive to serve as a backup hard drive in some kind of external enclosure or dock. I could save a lot of money on the computer by going with Seagate. Butů

A:Really want to know your view of Seagate hard drives

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My external HD is getting full, so in the near future I'll be looking at adding another one to the mix. Only thing is, I'd like for all my films to appear seamlessly in one folder, so I don't have to search accross 2 hard drives.

I don't know whether this is even remotely possible or not.

Is there a way to make Win7's Libraries show the contents of a folder but not the folder?
Ie. now it shows up as like this:
Is there any way not to have those 3 locations segregated, as if it were just the one folder?

Alternatively, is there an alternative way to "trick" Windows into thinking that 2 hard drives are one single drive? Perhaps a special USB hub?

A:View 2 (external) Hard Drives as 1?

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Hello. I have a brand new Sony SVT13112FXS - hard drive is a hybrid of 500 GB HDD and 32 GB SDD.

I was attempting to reformat it to get all of the anti-virus stuff off, except when I tried to reformat no disks were shown in the reformat tool. It asked for drivers, so I assumed I'd need to install the SATA/chipset drivers. I downloaded them from the Sony website but it wouldn't allow me to install them (from a flash drive). Specifically the error is "No drives were found. Click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation."

In my troubleshooting I (stupidly) marked the wrong partition as active and got the dreaded "bootmgr is missing" upon restart. I attempted to repair using the windows 7 disk as a recovery tool and selected "startup repair" 3 times, but it still does not work.

I am able to get into command prompt and I am assuming I can inactivate the (wrong) active partition there. However, when I go into DISKPART and type "list disk", all that shows up is my flash drive that I am attempting to install windows from - the computers hard drive does NOT show up here.

I will also happily completely reformat instead of repairing, but I cannot do that since I can't get the disks to show up in the reformat tool.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

Edit: My next idea was to try Gparted - any thoughts?

A:bootmgr is missing - unable to view hard drives

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I've customized the look of File Explorer (thanks to the tutorial). Now, how do I remove iCloud Photos from the Devices and Drives view in file Explorer?

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Just today this just started happening. Have no clue why, but suddenly explorer.exe began using all the resources it could and kept growing in size, RAM and virtual memory. My external drive also acted like it was being read, but I wasn't doing anything to it. I haven't downloaded any new software other than VLC.
It seemed to only do this while clicking on one .avi file I had Azureus not download. The other files are fine, but simply clicking this file makes the drive start doing what it was doing, and Explorer started eating the system. The file gives can in use error when I try to delete it also. I thought it could have been that file, either a corruption or bad sector, but the problem popped back up when I was transferring a few more .avi files from my laptop drive to another external drive. I'm pretty sure I didn't click or hover over any files I didn't download completely. The same symptoms occurred, but neither of the external drives looked like they were being read. Since I read from the laptop drive, maybe that was in use, but I'm not sure. Ending explorer and running it again fixes the problem until I click the problem file again. Also no new processes running in the background. Is there a simple solution or explanation to this problem? Thank you.

A:Explorer using 100% CPU suddenly with external hard drives

Well the problem is with the codec information that was with the avi the simplest solution to that is to delete the avi file in question, it will not work it will just keep doing the same thing over and over there is no fix for that problem unfortunately.

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Hi all,

so I've been trying out build 7100 for a few days on my system, which includes quite a bunch of hard drives (usually around 8 of them) and ever since I got to run Windows 7 for the first time, most HDDs are listed as "Local Disk" in its explorer, while they're obviously supposed to be named something else (screenshots included below).

The thing is, even when I try to rename them, nothing changes in explorer. But there's a twist. If I have a look at the disk management utility in the control panel, everything looks fine! Labels are here and even get updated as I try to rename them through explorer although nothing seems to happen.

I've really tried out a lot of things already (ie : matching the security permissions of a working disk with the other ones, checking out if this has to do with the various sata chipsets those drives depend from) and I'm definitely running out of ideas. I couldn't find any consistent link between the working drives until this hit me right in the face... The only drives actually showing their names in explorer are of the same size, which is also the biggest one (1 Tb)!

Did anyone else ran into in this issue? Any ideas how to to fix this?

Oh yeah, one last thing : this only seems to affect my Sata drives. My IDE DVD drive and my usb flashdrive show labels correctly. And just in case, all those drives are showing up fine when I boot Windows XP instead.

A:hard drives labels not showing in explorer

But i only have SATA Drive, before 2 days there is no such problem.
Now I can see drive names in Disk management of Windows 7 and normally in Windows XP (Dual Boot)

Last thing, i run a full pc scan by eset nod antivirus before this problem

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OS: Windows XP Pro

I have 3 hard drives all 80GB, two are from Western Dig and one is a Maxtor and 1 DVD attached as follows.

Primary IDE channel with the 80 wire cable set up:

Drive #1 (OS drive) - jumper on Master w Slave Present, end cable location, assigned to C:
Drive #2 (data drive) - jumper on Slave, middle cable location, assigned to D:

Secondary IDE channel with 40 wire cable set up:

Drive #3 (DVD) - jumper on Slave, end cable location, assigned to F:
Drive #4 (data drive) - jumper on Master w Slave Present, middle cable location, assigned to E: and G:

I don't know why the same drive #4 gets assigned to two letters E and G???

How to fix so it is only assigned to one letter???

I am taking my setup info from: in the how to connect IDE drives section

A:Multiple hard drives show up in Explorer

The only question that springs to mind is, "is there a partition on the drive"?

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Since upgrading from windows XP to windows 7 I've experienced several issues:

When browsing windows explorer it's quick to return the following error message

Usually after closing the program it then creates further issues such as right click lock ups on sub folders which I have to start task manager to physically end task on a sub folder that's stopped responding just to get rid of the window.

Another issue which seem to be permanent is when I resume computer from stand by or hibernation it shows BSOD then restarts I'm not sure if all these problems are related but I eventually plan on fresh formatting my pc but I'm just hoping that I won't encounter or experience the same issues.

Additional info:
Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate

Intel Pentium 4 2.93GHz


System type:
32-bit Operating System
Thanks for help

A:Explorer right click lock ups and hard drives not always displaying

Since you're getting BSODs and plan a clean install, you'd be best off to go that route right away, rather than spend a lot of time trying to clean this up.

To bump performance a notch or two, add more memory, as 1GB is slim for running Windows 7 without a lot of hard drive thrash.

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We have a MAC machine running on BootCamp for Windows 8.1 as well as the MAC. It's been runing for almost 1 year. We found that on the Windows side (C:\ - BOOTCAMP) that this machine is only 4GB free space out of 371 GB. So we are starting to troubleshoot to find out what causing this.
We checked on C:\ drive (including Hidden file/folders) and select all the files and right click PROPERTIES to see the size and we found is 306 GB. So we are missing 66 GB !!!
Any ideas what causing this?
BTW ... we are running Windows 8.1 and we backing up via File History to external network device. But we now the fact that if the machine is not connected to the network, it backup to local disk. Now, we did setup to cache offline 5% of the disk BUT could be this is the issue?

I'm appreciated your feedback.

A:File size different between Explorer and Hard drives Prop

Bootcamp is a Virtual Machine. It will expand or shrink the VM, depending on the needs.

Also the fact that Mac OS-X uses a more efficient way of handling Drive Space use than Windows does.

Easiest way to find out is to click on "About this Mac" and "More Info". Mac OS-X 101.

Disk Inventory X is one of the better programs out there that shows you what is using up drive space for Size of the folders and how many files.

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i installed nod32 antivirus and scanned and cleaned torjan frommy computer and now when i go to my computer. i can not open the hard drives because it always give list to choose programme to open the drive. but when i brows from windows explorer.exe. it opens the drive but i cant select expolorer to be default programme. can you help me how to resolve the problem?


A:Solved: How to repair explorer.exe so i can explore hard drives in my computer?

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I believe I have contracted some kind of hidden virus. I'm at a complete loss as to what to do. I've purchased SEVERAL anti virus programs, anti spyware programs, etc....

nothing seems to work.

i've completely reloaded my system 4 times now (and even bought a new hard drive for a fresh install), i've spent hundreds of dollars on a couple of new external hard drives to keep all my business files intact.

it began with one of my extra drives shutting down every time i accessed it. it was a storage disc for my office files.

then, the problem began happening on all of my external hard drives and then, it appears, any folder that contained video files. i noticed a suspicious looking file called thumbs.db (which is usually normal, but this one is kind of greyed out- it looks different than what i'm used to seeing).

i thought i had the problem licked until today when i reloaded my system yet again (and now it takes about 10 minutes for the black screen to come up with "windows xp" and finally load).

i also spent 2 and a half hours on the phone with microsoft, who couldn't help me either

so, if anyone can help i will be eternally grateful!

i'm very new to this posting stuff so, if anyone could help could you please email me directly at [email protected] so that i don't miss your help?

Thank you in advance!!

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Recently I formatted all the hard drives on my Gateway MX6214 Notebook computer.

When I attempt to install Windows XP it says the Setup cannot continue because no hard drives were found.

Obviously, the hard drives are in working condition because I also checked with some bootable diagnostic tools and the hard drives are check. But now it seems the "internal?" drivers on the hard drives have also been deleted during the format, so WINXP cannot recognize during installation. Same goes for installation of the OS Ubuntu =/

I do not have the original diagnostic cd that came with the notebook.

Are there any solutions anyone can point me towards?

A:Formatted Hard Drives, Trying to install Windows XP but no recognition of hard drives

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I have a folder with about 20 images and 20 folders (with avi's, images, and txt files inside).

When I initially check the disk size (while the folder is being viewed in Icons View), the disk size reads 28,415,404,695 bytes.

When I change it to Thumbnail View, the disk size increases to 28,415,444,631 bytes.

I know it's only a 39,936 byte difference but I'm just wondering where this is coming from? When I change it back to Icons View, it still reads 28,415,444,631 bytes. How do you get it back to the original 28,415,404,695 bytes?


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Ever since I did a factory reinstall 3 months ago, every time I close my machine down and restart, my Windows Explorer settings keep getting reverted back to ICON view instead of my saved DETAIL view.

I'm using the button under tools and folder options, View Tab, and Apply to all Folders.

Is there something else I'm missing?

This is starting to get pretty annoying.

A:Window Explorer Keeps reverting back to ICON view instead of DETAIL view

XP forgets your folder view settings?

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i am going home for winter break and i wanted to take over some videos i had on my hard drive, but the problem is that it is an internal hard drive, and i want to be able to transfer the data to a laptop. Is there a way that you can turn an internal hard drive into an external hard drive? Or is there a piece of hardware that will alow me to do this?

A:Turn internal hard drives into external hard drives

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i have 2 HD's laying around. 1 2.1 GB and 1 10.0 GB, the 2.1 has Win. 95 on it, and the 10.0 has Win. 98SE on it. if i get a computer without a HD, and it need 1, can i put on of the HD's in it, and it will work? or....

A:Solved: hard drives with OS, wanting to put in computer wit no hard drives

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I currently have 2 PATA hard drives installed in my system that both run off the same IDE ribbon cable. My MSI MS-7184 motherboard has 2 SATA connections and 2 SATA power supplies available. Would I benefit much by upgrading my hardrives to SATA ones? One of them holds the operating system and programs etc (160GB) and the other stores my mp3's (320GB). Would there be much speed gained or not enough for me to notice? Also would data be transferred faster if my PATA drives had one IDE cable each instead of sharing one? I seem to have 2 IDE connections on the motherboard.

A:Solved: SATA Hard Drives vs PATA Hard Drives

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I am confused.  "My Music" folder is no where to be found under username. This is strange and I cant seem to recreate it.Under C:/username in the explorer view (left side) I now have:My DocumentsMy PicturesMy VideosI don't have:My MusicBut if you actually go to my computer, then the username folder in the C drive, you won't see those three folders.....why is that 


A:Libraries appear in one explorer view, but missing in folder view

Kindly stop starting multiple threads that discuss the same subject (libraries and user folders). You started multiple threads roughly three hours apart and it's confusing to people following them, myself included, because we wouldn't know which one to reply to and which one to ignore, plus it's in total disregard to cross-posting etiquette. The first one located here already started receiving relevant replies and people are more likely to follow it, so I recommend you stick to that thread and await responses therein. The other extra and unnecessary thread is here, plus this one.

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Can I set up Windows Explorer to display all folders to ALWAYS display all items, whatever their type, in list view?
Blow by blow instructions, please.

A:view all window explorer folders in 'list' view

In file explorer the View tab click navigation pane and choose show all folders.

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Dell M6500

When you open Windows Explorer via. the Start Menu > My Computer the summoned instance attempts to "Load" the Tree view on the left. Does not display "My Computer" or any Drives.

If you then middle-click the icon on the start-bar, or open another instance of Windows Explorer while the first, failing one is open, everything loads fine.

Haven't crawled through the logs yet. Will take a look at them after lunch.

A:Windows Explorer not displaying "My Computer" or any Hard-Drives.

In the Explorer shortcut does the Target line have this at the end:

that is the CLSID for Favorites and is how I have mine set up.

For Computer change it to:

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As you see in the screenshot Explorer just sits there trying to load the folder I've requested. This happens, seemingly, randomly, at least I haven't been able to find a pattern. If I unmount all network drives the problem disappears. Sometimes it loads within a few seconds while some other time it can keep loading for several minutes preventing me from doing anything useful. As you can imagine this is very frustrating. One solution to temporarily bypass this is to cut the network connection and open the folder I need and then reconnect the network.

-Windows 10 Home/Pro.
-ZyXEL NAS540 with latest firmware (I've gone through several firmware updates since purchase).
-Other devices mounted as network drives for easy access (e.g, Android phone, Shield Android TV, etc.).
-Router Netgear WNR3500Lv2 with Tomato firmware 132 by Shibby (Same as NAS, gone through several firmware upgrades/-downgrades, problem persists).

The router is Master Browser and WINS Server and these features are turned off on the NAS. ipconfig /all shows WINS Server as (router).

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A Moderator has Moved your thread to our Windows 7 forum as there are some things you need to know in order to

rescue data you probably need and some other stuff you shouldl be aware should arrive soon

My hard drive won't boot, and SMART says it's 'BAD, backup and replace."

I can't replace it now(no money), so I was wondering if there's a way to get Windows 7 completely pulled off the drive from its sectors and transferred to another storage drive WITHOUT the hard drive connected to a motherboard, no BIOS, etc. Just independent of its self, with the jumper/power to start it, can data be physically removed from it without it being connected to a motherboard?

Is there any way something like this can be done?

Because here's what I want to do ...

I want to clear the hard drive and keep its files, the OS, and other files on it, move them to another storage drive, then boot them from, say, a 64GB USB drive, and install them on a new hard drive from there. Will something like this work?

Assuming I boot from the USB with a new, functioning hard drive installed, can I just sort of "move" the OS to the new, empty hard drive to install it there? What are the steps of doing this exactly?

I'm not skilled/experienced in this area at all.

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I am running Windows XP SP3 right now on a Lenovo 7650-ELU and experiencing some odd problems. For some reason, the laptop I have will not recognize USB Flash Drives that I put into it or External Hard Drives. I know that the USB ports work correctly, because I have plugged in optical mouses and keyboards that work. I searched the forums and didn't see anything like this.

It's odd how when I first insert them, it makes the sound and shows the icon in the taskbar that would allow me to safely remove the device, but nothing else. So far, I have gone into the device manager and uninstalled all the USB ports and restarted hoping this would solve my problem, but it continues to do the same thing.

If anyone has some helpful advise, please post. I appreciate all the help.


A:USB Ports Don't Recognize Flash Drives or External Hard Drives

Has it ever worked before?

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Not sure what info I need to share in order to figure this out but I'll popst some stuff and hopefully wait for questions.

just got my new mobo and 2 200 gb SATA seagate HD's and I can't view them. I have a 40 GB WD HD with windoiws set up on it but i would really like to have access to that extra 400 GB if i could. I loaded the SATA drivers from the floppy, messed around with the VIA raid tool and have come to the realization i don't know what i am doing

any help would be greatly appreciated...


A:Can't view SATA Drives

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I set up a new computer. Windows 7 Pro 64x
Everything was fine but then I connected a flash drive to it and I get:

Location Not Available
H:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

If I go into the properties to the ?security? tab, it says ?you do not have permission to view or edit this object?s permission settings?

If I go into the ?owner? tab of Advanced Security Settings, current owner says ?Unable to display current owner?
This is on every flash drive and portable hard drive on all 4 usb ports.
I am logged in as the administrator and there is not even another user account on the computer
I?ve run sfc /scannow

I?m absolutely stumped. I?ve never had this happen on any computer where I couldn?t use an external device.

This is not my computer so I?ll have to do whatever remotely.

Thank you for the help.

A:All Flash Drives & External Hard Drives NOT ACCESSIBLE?

Sometimes when I plug in a USB Thumb/Flash drive I get a message about "this device can perform faster if plugged into a USB 2 port" so I shut the computer down and pull the power cord and USB devices from the back of it. After waiting a bit I put everything back and all is good.

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I have a new computer plus a couple of other computers and I have some external hard drives and flash drives. what is the best way to check these devices to make sure they are clean, will just connecting them and viewing them or running AV and other security checks propose a risk to the computer that is checking?
Thanks for any advise!

A:External Hard drives and flash drives security


You can consider the use of the Panda Vaccine on your computer and USB Drives:
Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

This tool provides a two way security by vaccinating both computer and/or USB drives.
It work on NTFS, FAT, FAT32 formatted drives.
However, vaccinating a USB drive cannot be undone without formatting the USB disk, using a hex editor, or a File Manager in a Linux distribution..

Next, make sure that your Antivirus can scan USB drives. Some do not have this option.

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My Windows 10 Home laptop will recognize all of my flash drives but won't recognize any of my external hard drives. They all use to show up but now they aren't. The hard drives show up in disk manager but won't show up in file explorer. I hooked them up to other laptops & they all show up. I've tried uninstalling drivers & reinstalling them but It hasn't worked. Any ideas?

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I've got an old Dell Inspiron 8200 PC that the office uses as shared storage, printer server etc, and it's been having issues seeing USB drives correctly (Although the laser printer that's on USB has never ever had a problem!?!)

Yesterday it dawned on me that instead of plugging in the extra 2 drives I need I could put another couple of hard drives in, in place of the optical drives, that are never used on that machine.

So after a bit vague googling it seemed this was possible, so I went ahead and removed both optical drives, replacing them with 2 hard drives, (so now the PC has 4 internal drives).

... and they work! You wouldn't believe the hassle I've had with NetworkAttachedStorage and various different USB drives, while figuring out that this machine doesn't like USB drives!)

The thing is: the drives seem to be running really slowly. Is this because CD drives won't need to receive data as fast as hard drives do? Is there any way of setting it up to send data faster to these drives?

A:Plugging Hard Drives into to Optical Drives' IDE Cable?

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Hello, quick question, is it possible to view mapped drives from a remote machine? For example...

I know that on my pc I can do "Net use > drives.txt" and this will export all the mapped network drives I've got to a text files, is this possible to do on a remote pc on the same domain?

Hopefully so!


A:How to view mapped drives on a remote pc

Look at Pstools. Specifically Psexec.
Not sure if it will work or not but it is worth a try.

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Hi, this question is for a friend of mine at work. She has 2 different computers at her home.One is a Desktop that has Vista and the other is a Laptop that has Win-7. They are both on a router and the Laptop is wireless.

She said originally someone had it setup to where if she was on the desktop, she could see the drives on the laptop and visa-versa but not she unable to do this. She dis say there are 3 different profiles setup on them, one for her, her daughter and her husband.

If anyone has any ideas that would be great...thanks so much...

A:How to view drives on 2 different computers on same network?

What changed? Did she reinstall or change workgroups, etc?

To find computers on the network, network discovery must be turned ON. To access files, etc you must select what files and or folders you want to share.

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1st of all, i apologize, that i dunnoe where to place this thread in...

but i encounter this.....

how to solve?


A:unable to view drives in navigation pane

First up my friend what is the path to this screen as I cannot make out what it is?

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I opened my computer the other day and when I clicked "computer" to go to my mapped networks drives to my surprise there are no hard drives or mapped drives displayed anymore.

Even when I go "open" in excel for example I don't see the drives.

I tried uninstalling sp1 in hope it would fix the problem but it did not. When I go into disk management I see my hard drives.

Is there a way to fix this? I have Vista Home Premium


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I have several old hard drives, taken from previouse CPU's. Is there anyway in which I can use them as external hard drives or be able to read what is stored on them, without hooking up INSIDE my CPU ?

A:Old hard drives, can I make them external drives ?

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I already found out the hard way that flash drives don't have a registry in which I can install a program to it, and run it on other computers, unless the program is a lite program. Is there a way to make it more flexible in the sense of creating a registry for it?

Next question; Do external hard drives have a registry? Could I install games and or programs to an external and run them directly from it? Is there a way to create a registry for it if it does not have one?
Anyone that has anything else to possibly add, I'm more than happy to explore any and all options, so don't be shy!

Help is appreciated, thanks in advance!

A:External hard drives / flash drives.

i do not know the particulars of it but yes it is possible to copy/paste a programme file from c drive ,programme files, onto flash drive and run it, i do it myself

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I have windows 7 pro and recently I have not been able to open up a new folder on any external hard drive or flash drive that I use with my computer. When I use these same flash and external hard drives in another computer it works fine, my initial thought is, there is something disabled in my system or some program is blocking me when I try to create a new folder in my drives. need advice and help.

A:Flash drives and external hard drives

It may be your explorer. Run a sfc /scannow in Command Prompt

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I just recently built a new system running an Intel Q9550 quad core 8 GB of ram and Vista Home Premium x64. Everything works flawlessly except for connecting external hard drives and thumb drives through the usb port. I've tried multiple hard drives/thumb drives on multiple ports on the front and back with it working only once for the thumb drive. Usually Vista keeps sounding the device connect and device disconnect dongs for a few minutes and then every once in a while says the drive needs to be formatted, but the drives work fine on my Laptop that's running Vista Home Premium 32-bit. Is this a common problem with x64 or is there something wrong with my system?


A:USB hard drives/thumb drives to work

when I hook the usb thumb drive to the usb port on my printer, Vista recognizes it and lets me see the files on the drive, it also lets me copy a file to it but then freezes after it finishes copying (the copy window has a full progress bar and say "about 0 seconds remaining".

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Thanks very much in advance for any assistance. I've been trying to scrub this
trojan with partial success. After running symantec, spybot, aaw, and
malwarebytes in safemode, the trojan (or it's effects) still seems to be on the
Dell Latitude Machine. Windows doesnt seem to recognize flash drives and the C: drive.

Here is the is the latest Hjack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:02:15 AM, on 4/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\W... Read more

A:Trojan.Packed.NsAnti - unable to view C: and E: (flash) Drives

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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A new drive icon recently appeared under the "Other" category when viewing drives in Computer. I don't know how long it's been there but it's fairly recent.
Can anyone identify what it is?
See the attached or linked image.

A:Unknown drive icon appeared under Computer drives view

This looks like a mixture of two things.  First, the first half of the numbers is a CLSID for your C: drive.  Second, the second half is a registry reference for Norton Backup Drive used by Comcast.  So, if you happen to be using Comcast's Norton, this may be your anti-tamper function to protect your C: drive.  try looking here:

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i am having a fujitsu laptop lifebook e series running win xp pro 2002 sp3
i have cisco vpn client 4.6 which connects to my company network from home using bt wireles and get a valid class a ip address
however i am unable to view any of the network drives
i am unable to map manually and get error message network path not found
i have tried repairing vpn,but to no avail
sometimes my internet connection drops while on vpn
with the same network login id and password,i can view the network drives on a different laptop using the same cisco vpn client
any help would be greatly appreciated

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I have just recently changed my PSU. I now have conflict with the hard drives and the DVD ROM and CD RW. When i plug the main wire in (the wide wire which goes to the motherboard from the drives) it seems to freeze the computer. As i do this, there is a change in noise coming from the computer it seems to go quieter. I think that when i plug the drives in it takes most of the power away from the hard drives therefore they are unable to run. I am running a 400w PSU for a P3.

Am i right in saying this, if so what can i do to over come this? I have been advise that it might be the jumpers on the CD RW and DVD ROM but i haven't changes these plus i do no what/how these work. Could this be a/the problem?

Thank you

A:Conflict between hard drives and cd drives

That would be the IDE cable and they have to be connected to PIN#1 of the drive to pin #1 of the cable there is a colored strip on one edge of the cable that connects to PIN#1 of the drive when connecting the drive the colored strip should be closest to you. Also please don't tell me your connecting cables with the PC powered up. IDE drive can also be daisy chained (two drives on each channel Master and slave)

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At start up I am getting the blue screen which says "remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers"

I did take out the hard drive and connected it to another computer using a sata to usb cable, but the drive was not recognized so I put the hard drive back.

Now when I am unable to boot up. It is a windows 7 64bit.

A:BSOD -Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers

Please upload the BSOD Posting Instructions Upload the files here, this will tell you how.

Also, please give us a better explanation so we will understand what you did.

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Hey Guys,
I have a Dell XPS 600 with 2 160GB hard drives that mirror each other and would like to be able to reinstall the operating system but I'm not sure how to configure the RAID option. I would like to reinstall the O.S. either on one and keep the other as storage , or keep them mirrored and reinstall the O.S. I am using original Dell XP Media Center Edition 2005 disk. Thanks

A:Solved: Hard drives mirrored, need to configure raid for one hard drive

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Please advise,
I installed a HGST 500 gb hard drive on my Dell E6410 Latitude Laptop.
But it says:
No Boot device found! Can't go to BIOS either!
Re installed the original and it works fine!
Wish to know whether the HGST is compatible with Dell Latitude.
THank you.

A:HGST Laptop hard drivesvs Dell E6410 Hard drives.

It won't boot until you install an operating system (windows) on it. however you should be able to get to BIOS.
this one click here

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So the machine I am working with is a consumer line Dell Inspiron E1505 with Windows XP Media Center and the latest A17 bios. It came with a 60GB sata hard drive that was almost full and wanted to upgrade to a larger drive. I grabbed a brand new Seagate 320GB hard drive.I booted up Acronis and attempted to clone to from a 60GB drive to a 320GB. Everything looked perfect. It saw all four partitions from the source drive and once done showed that for the destination as well. I shut off the computer install the new hard and proceed to boot. The computer attempted to boot but then received a stop 0x0000007b error (unmountable boot volume, for those unfamilar). Common issue when cloning disk so I proceeded to boot to an XP disk so I could repair the Windows install. Once it booted up, I noticed the drive was shown as a 58GB hard drive (the brand new 320GB drive). I restarted the machine checked the bios and it saw the drive as a 58GB hard drive. I pulled the drive and hooked it to four other machine that all stated the disk was now a 58GB hard drive. We checked disk management, booted to several hard drive testing tools and even poped it into a linux environment. The drive had been Permanently changed to a 58GB disk. To my disbelief, I started investigating. I tried another 320GB new hard drive, this time with ghost booted from win 98. Same process, everything seemed perfect. Reboot, dosnt start. I check the BIOS. This drive as well has been Permanently changed to a 58GB.Keep in m... Read more

A:Virus Permanently Modifies HPA of Hard Disk cloned and Locks it. damaging hard drives.

After some more research I have figured this out. I can post what the fix was if anyone is interested. It was NOT a virus, it was Dell Media Direct.

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I'm making an inquiry for a friend..

She has a computer with 2 hard drives.
The problem began with a 'screen error' saying to check the monitor connection. She bought a new monitor and had the same error message.

She then began having hard drive read/write errors. Thinking she may have gotten a virus, she wiped both her hard drives and reformatted.

When she tries to reinstall XP it gets about half way through and gives her the read/write error again and will not complete installation. This is true for both of the hard drives.

So far she's tried cleaning the connections on her 4 memory sticks (while grounded) and still cannot reinstall Windows due to the read/write error.

What is your suggestion for her next step since she has no working operating system from which to run tests?

A:Hard Driver Read/Write Error on Both Hard Drives

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While looking into another possible problem with a hard drive on my system,I began unplugging the devices (there are four of them) to isolate the problem and in doing so, I I seriously corrupted C drive, and began getting 0x7b BSOD messages. First I tried to do a System Repair with the Repair disk. It didn't work. I have a cloned version on an other HD for just such an occasion, so I attempted to boot from it. No dice, which surprised me. Remembering that one of the options in repair involved such a disk, I attempted to fix it that way. It refused to recognize it as well. I sat and waited a moment to consider my next move when the computer rebooted. Ok, let it run, and upon finishing POST, now I have Win7, Win XP (my dual boot) and Win7 Ultimate (Recovered) as my boot choices. Win 7 (Recovered) runs, but Win7 does not. XP still runs (thank god!). but here's the rub: if I disconnect either of the drives, my original (C drive) with the original installation or this cloned drive (J Drive) the system will not boot. Further, any updates say to the video driver installs to Drive J but it is obvious from running checks with EasyBCD and Security Essentials, some of the information is coming from C, some from J, therefore the "Virtual" name in the title. They are both contributing to the boot.

I am tempted to leave it but it isn't totally complete. For instance, I cannot install updates; the Windows Installer can't be found. I ran several checks and attempts on that as w... Read more

A:A Virtual Hard Drive? Two separate hard drives now run Win 7 x64

Do you have an Advanced Format (AF) drive or a drive greater than 2.2TB on your machine. For some reason WIN 7 ASSUMES that you want to use the AF drive rather than a different drive that you may have specified. This happens whether you are trying to do a new clean install or a repair on an already existing installation. Also, WIN 7 does this with no warning leaving you to ASSUME that you made the new install or repair where you wanted it.

I have very recently experienced the exact same problem when I updated my motherboard and processor.

Even though I did a sysprep on my old install to prepare for the new motherboard, WIN 7 still struggled with the 3TB drives. I tried a few times to 'repair' my install, but then again WIN 7 put the repaired install on another drive.

The only way that I found to prevent WIN 7 from defaulting to the AF drives was to unplug them completely. By this time, my old installation had become so corrupted thay I finally had to resort to a new install instead of the easy migration I had expected.

Once I removed the AF drives, the new install went completely smooth with no other phantom or otherwise installs on the AF drives.

I did have backup copies of my system on an image on an 'Acronis Secure Zone' (ASZ) partition, but with a clean install of WIN 7, once I told Acronis to use the ASZ, it deleted the backups and created a new empty ASZ.

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I have a system and 3 internal hard drives.

The drvies are 120GB, 160GB, and 180GB but my system only recognizes 111GB, 149GB, and 167GB respectively. Tha tis about a 7% loss of space for each drive. 33 gigs lost in total. That's a lot of space.

None of the drives are partitioned and it's not and HP or other like system. It's a custom built PC. I only have an OS (WINXP) installed on my C drive (the 160 GB drive).

No matter how I connect these drives (on-borad IDE or IDE controller card) my system will not recognize the full space of any hard drive I install on my system.

The 120 is slave to the 160 and the 180 is on an ATA controller card (Promise Technologies) all by itself. All are Western Digital. The 180 is a special edition (and I recommend you stay away from WD special edition HDs. I have had to swap it for a refurb 3 times in 1.5 years. This is the first time I have installed it on a newer computer, though, so I hope it does not break like it did on my old, ancient system 3 times. My old system was and AMD 850 Duron with 128M RAM..but I digress).

So is there a way to get back this 33 gigs of missing HD space or is this just the way it is with WINXP?

Thanks in advance.

BTW, my MB is an ASUS P4P800SE with a Cerleron D 2.4MHz in case any of that matters.

A:7% of hard drive space lost on ALL hard drives...

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I just started using windows 7. I am finding it really hard to navigate, is there a explorer view in windows 7? How is this activated, I usually right click on computer and choose explore in windows xp, but this doesnt exist in windows 7.

A:Explorer View

Do you have Windows Explorer Folder on your taskbar ?

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In Windows 98/2000, there is an option in the Win Explorer folders called Web View that I like. I have yet to come across that in Windows XP Home, and was wondering if it were actually avaliable.

Usually I have the Cassic Windows Folders on with the View as Web Page, which adds the image to the top left of the Folder and shows details of the file selected.

I would be grateful if someone could help me with this.

A:Web View in Win Explorer

Just want to bump up this post.

In simple terms, is there a Web View in Windows Explorer in Win XP?

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Is there a way to get more of a webpage open using internet explorer.

One of the computers in my office shows a "weekly schedule" spreadsheet on google docs, with Monday thru Wednesday showing. On my laptop I can see the whole week. Is there a setting to change to see it all?

Thank You,

A:Internet Explorer view

Does the laptop have the same resolution as the computer in your office?

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I've modified a few individual folder views to display the name of the file or folder, date created, date last accessed, and file type--in that order, reading L to R.

Can someone tell me how to make this view apply to all folders? I was unable to find the info at I'm aware of the Folder Views option in Control Panel, (also in Tools |Folder Options) which provides for some customization, but that facility does not give the user the flexibility to state all the possible information that can be displayed, or the order of columns.

A:How to customize Win Explorer view?

Never mind, just figured it out.

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Two Windows Explorer Problems:
(1) Folder Options > View > Advanced Settings does not display any check boxes - only the text for the various options next to where the boxes would be

(2) Can not get "Folder Views" to "Apply to All Folders".....only sticks for each folder I set individually

A:Win Explorer View Problems

It sound like you need to perform a Windows XP Repair Install, see:

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When i click on a folder on my desktop (eg My documents) windows explorer opens but you can not see the explorer window (you can see that it is open on the taskbar).
I adjusted my display settings some and it seems that i can view when in 800x600 pixels and when it is in my desired resolution (1280x1024) I cannot view the explorer windows!!!
Please Help!

A:cant view windows explorer

Hello FordSVTParts,

You might check to see if you may be able to move the explorer window back to your desktop if it's offscreen somehow.

Offscreen Window - Bring it back to desktop

Hope this helps,

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Recently I have noticed another bar added under the main upper bar of Windows explorer (view folders, files etc.). It looks like Context menu items.
To make myself more clear, I add here a small screenshot to demonstrate, I painted it with Orange color.
If possible to remove it, please tell me how.
Thanks for answering.

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I want explorer to show in List mode rather than icons mode. If I go into View/List first then Tools/Folder Options/View/Apply to All Folders, the setting is not retained. Any suggestions as to how to get it to do the right thing?

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I set my Windows Explorer view by going to View, Choose Details, and then setting the column headings that I want to see, and then choosing the column widths (in pixels) that I want for each column. Then I Refresh the window and then go to Tools, Folder Options, and View. From that I select to make all folders the same view. This has worked for quite some time, but recently, when I reboot, the Windows Explorer reverts to the Microsoft default view. Can anyone tell me how to make MY need override MR. GATES desires???

A:Windows Explorer View

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Hi Guys,
I wanted to know if it was possible to Enable Windows Explorer Folder View of Rar Folders in Windows ?


A:Enable RAR view in Explorer?

You need Winrar to explore .rar files because the files are compressed. Win 7 can only ceate and explore .zip files which is a completely differnent method of file compression.

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Hi Everyone,

This is my first ever thread in a support forum so please go easy on the jargon for me!

I cannot view any images at all on any site on the internet. It's my partner's laptop and under his log-in he doesn't have a problem like this. It's so bad that I cannot click into different sections/headers of sites as I can't see them (for example, is almost inusable, it's just a blank page full of red crosses for me!)

I've followed some advice I've found on the internet but none of it has worked, e.g. changing security settings to default level, ensure the encoding is in western european ISO etc.

Has anyone experienced anything like this and managed to fix it? If so any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!



A:Cannot view any images on explorer

See: Pictures are not displayed on Web sites in Internet Explorer
Also see if problem persists if you install another browser i.e. Chrome.

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In Windows Explorer [whether using the main program . . . or Start Menu Explorer options (e.g., My Documents, My Computer, etc.)], my "Views" always defaults back to "Icons", despite changing to my preferred View repeatedly.

Any way to configure Explorer to display the previously set View?

Thanks in advance,


A:Explorer: Default View?

How are you changing it? Are you going to Tools, Folder Options, View and pressing the Like Current Folder button after setting the view to what you want the default to be?

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so here is the problem
we are using IE-8 and when i am in sharepoint and click on explorer view for the shared documents
it gives me error saying Client can not support explorer view.

checked all the settings but everything looks fine
any suggestions

thanks in advance

A:IE8 explorer view not working

this is a known issue. Explorer View does not work with Sharepoint in IE8.

For Windows XP, use IE7 instead.

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In Windows Explorer [whether using the main program . . . or Start Menu Explorer options (e.g., My Documents, My Computer, etc.)], my "Views" always defaults back to "Icons", despite changing to my preferred View repeatedly.

Any way to configure Explorer to display the previously set View?

Thanks in advance,


A:Explorer: Default View?

Try setting the icons the way you want in my computer, and closing it. My computer typically keeps the settings that you close it with.

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Windows 8 Explorer (Winkey-E) by default shows the path in an annoying abstract vs. just the path.

How do I stop that.

If you click on the down arrow it will show the regular path (per image on right.) How do I set that as the default?


A:Old Explorer path view - how?

You mean, remove the "BreadCrumbs"? You can do that with Classic Shell, there is a setting for Explorer. Just google Classic Shell and download it, scan it before you install it though, because I found a fake with a virus attached, and it has been floating around previously valid websites. Try to download it from only the developers site, dont get it from cNet or any place like that.

Here, these are the settings you want in Classic Shell Explorer Settings:

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I'm trying to change the default view to "List" but the "Apply to all Folders" option remains grayed out. I don't get it.


A:Explorer Default View

Don't do it through the Control Panel. Open a folder window in Window explorer. Open Tools - Folder Options - View. I think you will find you can then "Apply to all folders"

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XP Pro

I like my explorer in the "classic style" with the Folders bar down the side and all files listed in "detail", but since the last couple of automatic Windows updates, it no longer starts up with the Folders bar, which I have to manually click every time, and shows all files in icon by default. Until today, if I click on View Detail, Windows remembered this for that particular folder, and over time all of my regularly visited folders would start up in detail, so the manual configuration was only minimal. Today, however, all files in all folder are back to icons as default, and Windows no longer remembers the detail setting when I revisit folders. Any advice?

A:Explorer forgets view

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8 on my Boot Camp partition (i'm aware that Apple hasn't officially released drivers for 8 yet, i'm still running the Windows 7 Boot Camp drivers and so far it seems stable).

I've ran into a little problem in the Explorer. As i'm using an SSD, i have my Windows partition fairly small (~50GB) so i keep all of my photos on my Mac partition and don't duplicate them over.
When trying to browse through these photos on the Windows side, i can see the file name and the icon, and they open perfectly in Windows Picture Viewer, but within Explorer they all show the same default Windows "Mountain by the lake" icon.

I've been into Folder Preferences and told it only to display thumbnails and not the icon but still no luck...
Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks for your help

A:View Thumbnails in Explorer

I am going to say that because the pics actually reside on OSX, windows is unable to create a thumnail cache. It does this to speed up the viewing time, however your windows really doesn't "own" the pics folder on OSX and may not be able to build this cache properly and therefore you would not have any thumnails. here is an excert from the mighty Wikipedia about it:

"Beginning with Windows Vista, thumbnail previews are stored in a centralized location on the system. This provides the system with access to images independent of their location, and addresses issues with the locality of Thumbs.db files. The cache is stored at %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer as a number of files with the label thumbcache_xxx.db (numbered by size); as well as an index used to find thumbnails in each sized database.
However, when browsing network shares with write permission, Windows Vista and Windows 7 store a Thumbs.db file in the remote directory instead of using the (local) central thumbnail cache. This can cause issues when deleting remote shares, as the directory will become locked for a period of time when selected as Windows Explorer automatically creates a remote Thumbs.db file.
Creating Thumbs.db files on remote shares can be disabled with a Group Policy setting"

Hope that makes some sense, it would seem that is the problem to me any way.


Edit: you could just grab a couple of pics and move them over to the windows side and see if it giv... Read more

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How do I change the hierarchy view in EXPLORER, so that I can drag and drop folders??

A:win 7 hierarch explorer view

Right-click one of the folders you need to open, right-click and choose "Open in new window"
Repeat for the other folder you need to open.
Now right-click an empty part of the taskbar and choose "Show windows side by side".
You can now easily drag from one to the other.

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Is there a way to setup Windows Explorer so only the drives show.

I would prefer that "my documents" and "control panal" and "my network places" were not visable on the left.


A:Windows Explorer View

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I have windows 98' and I recently installed stop Zilla(pop up blocker) and since then I've had some problems opening up links, they don't open or they open but remain blank, most of the time when I click on links they just don't open. How can I rectify the situation.

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yet another round of "ZT doesn't like changes that don't help him" here.

as we all know, vista (and 7) have all kinds of derpy templates for what details are shown when you pick "details" view in windows explorer. but I don't need to have half the ID3 tag of a given mp3 sprayed all over the details view along with a totally meaningless "out of five stars" rating thing. and having directories change to that if ever there's more than a few mp3s in them gets annoying; I value meaningful details; filetype, file size, date modified, etc. is there any decent means to keep myself from having to go and manually fix every directory and subdirectory that gets music in it?

A:explorer "details view" templates...

IMO...Windows is designed to provide a number of options to the varied owners of PCs. I consider this a plus.

I employ details view on my systems...but the details I reflect for a given folder/directory...vary according to the content. I don't need music file data on non-music files...and I want to see certain data in folders containing music.

I put all of my music in one partition...and then set the default detail settings for everything in that partition, choosing only those options I am interested in (bit rate, artist, size, etc.).

That strategy serves my needs and that's the only way that I can think of to easily get like items reflecting the same details in Windows.


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I've had this problem for quite some time, and never bothered with it, because it wasn't crippling the use of my computer. But I'm trying to clean up my computer, and I want to try to tackle this now.

My problem is that I can't view things in windows explorer. When I open up certain folders (c, windows, temporary internet files, etc), it ends up looking like this with only the top row of folders visible:

I can access the folders directly through the address bar, or I can scroll through them with the arrow keys (beneath the field of vision) and the name will show up at the top. But I still can't view them. Many of my folders are fine, so I'm not sure why these ones are like this.

Someone told me it had something to do with my registry, but I hesitate to go mucking about in there unless I know what I'm doing.

help? anyone?


A:can't view contents of windows explorer

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Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone knows how to open Explorer in the My Computer view rather than the default view. I recently formatted my machine and I can't for the life of me remember what I typed in to make it open in my preferred view.
I know you right click the Explorer icon, click properties and then type something in the Target or Start in fields in the Shortcut tab.
/n or something along those lines.
I'd be grateful for any help.

A:Opening explorer in My Computer view.

Maybe this in the Target field:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:\

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Hello. Today I started my PC without problems...logged in...then I clicked the My Documents button in RocketDock. Something weird happened. I get the error : Windows Explorer Crashed .I tried in Safe Mode and it worked ?! I scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO but only an adware. Restarted and still the same problem . It's annoying because if I want to access my files I need to use Free Commander

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc60d
Fault Module Name: StackHash_c3e9
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16915
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ec49caf
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: 000c33bb
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1048
Additional Information 1: c3e9
Additional Information 2: c3e9f309e01f823bc315fbfbaf0df13e
Additional Information 3: 155d
Additional Information 4: 155d9c8eeb7948831931d6db3d79c014

A:explorer.exe crash when trying to view files!?

You might try this in case explorer itself is corrupted:

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

or if you have a Restore Point made before it hit the fan, try using that.

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The new pinstack in Windows 7 is cool but one thing I don't like is the 'library' the default Explorer icon takes you to. To fix this and restore a basic 'drive view' is quite simple;

See Also: Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Update the Start Menu Shortcut
Click on the Start Button and type in Windows Explorer.

2. Right click on the shortcut when it appears in the search results and select Properties.

3. On the Shortcut tab, change the target to:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

4. Click Ok to save the changes.

Update the TaskBar ShortcutRight click on the Windows Explorer TaskBar icon.
Then Right click on the Windows Explorer shortcut in the Jump List and select Properties.

3. On the Shortcut tab, change the target to:

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /root,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
4. Click Ok to save the changes.

A:Windows Explorer - Drive View

Wow. Thanks for this. I use to have this view in 9x and in XP. Lost it going to Win7.

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How can I set the view in Windows Explorer to be the same every time, regardless of what files I've been working on? All my files are on my D:\ drive, but when I open Explorer, it trots off to somewhere in the C:\ drive; I've attempted to set the "default view" (as I understand it is to be done), but that makes no difference. I want it to always open to D:\, showing the files there. Is that possible, or (typically) does Microsoft insist on Doing What's Best For Me and I just have to put up with it?

Many thanks. Appreciated.

A:How to Designate View in Windows Explorer?

If I understand this correctly, all you need to do is right click on the explorer tab in the taskbar (assuming you have it pinned there) and then right clik on the windows exploer option again. Then change the Target from %windir%\explorer.exe to D: and every time you click on it it should open right to D

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On my wifes computer, when using Windows Explorer, I cannot get it to stay in folder view. When I click on a folder, it displays a single window with the folder contents, but the panel on the left showing the folders goes away. I cannot find a way to bring it back.

This is a real PITA when copying or moving files from one place to another. All I can do is, copy the files, close WE, re-open WE, and navigate to the destination folder, press Ctrl+V to paste the files into the new location. Then, if I want to delete the from the original location, I have to repeat the process and delete them from the first folder. I could use, CTRL+X, I know, but I don't trust Windows enough to do that.

There must be a way to make WE behave like in XP, but I have not found it. Thanks in advance for help here.

A:Folder View in Windows Explorer does not appear

If I understand the problem correctly, you must enter the "organize" tab, choose "layout" and then select navigation pane. Hold the shift down when you exit . The next time you open up you should be able to see the folders all the time.

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Just wondering if anyone has discovered a registry hack to get Windows Explorer to show file size in details view as KB, MB, GB as appropriate? FreeCommander has had this option for years.

A:Get Explorer details view to show kb mb gb as appropriate?

Are you meaning that you want to customize the columns being displayed? If so then please right-click on "column heading bar" and tick on the Size Check Box. Or is it something else that you are looking for?

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i cant view any pages in internet explorer at all

i have tried to get it back on but i dont know how to bring it back

im using firefox if it i do have an internet connection

someone help please

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G'day everyone

For all of my folders, I use the detailed view in Explorer, but for one specific folder I sometimes want to use tiled view. I mean I mostly want to use detailed view, but on some specific occasions I need to use tiled view for that folder.

What I'm hoping is possible is to create a shortcut (e.g. from my Desktop) to that folder, in such a way that the shortcut properties specify which view should be used when the folder is opened using that particular shortcut.

Is that at all possible?

Alternatively, is there a way that a folder can be launched with certain view settings, using e.g. a script or commandline method?


A:To specify Explorer view settings in a shortcut -- possible?

If you set a folders properties from tools-folder options, the view of that one folder will be saved, it only affects everything if you click the apply to all folders which obviously you wont.

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Ok I dunno how else to explain this but to provide a screen shoot.

1) I'd like to get rid of the Favorite links crap at the top, it just takes up space and I would never use it.

2) I would like to see the options above folders that had file, edit, view, Tools.

3) would like to see the icons in the bar for the same like Cut , Copy, Paste, delete and Map drive ...etc. I used them all the time and makes work so much easier for me.

4) Using WinZip now only allows you to just one option and that is to extract all. wich forces you to select a folder and then extract. The old better way (for me at least) was right click and select Extract files Here.
IS ther any way of getting that back?

I installed WinRar but it's not listed when I right click on a Rar file. What can I do to make that option appear in the right click options list as it did in Win XP Pro?

I know this is a lot so I will say thanks now for any help someone can give me.

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When I explore a folder with (mainly) image files in it, they are displayed as tiles (thumbnails?) but widely spaced out vertically.

If I scroll the window up/down to refresh the view then the rows of images are closer together. Please see the attached "before" and "after" screenshots.

Is there any way I can get Explorer to do this automatically?

A:Q: Explorer - row height for icon view

Hello DarkStart,

You can increase the Size for the Icon Spacing (Vertical) Item in Advanced Appearance Settings to have more space between icons in all Windows Explorer windows.

Hope this helps,

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Ok, apparently I've been just reading here for years and didn't register. Silly me - Sorry! It's an attestment as to how good the site is really. Anyway, I think this is my first question and I am soo appreciative of all the great advice found here it's saved me many times. Thank you!

In XP's Win. Explorer when deleting a file I have manually do View | Refresh in order to really see it is gone. Most people are used to it just disappearing, and don't believe that delete still really works like it used to. The view refresh thing is getting old. Is there any way to make the refresh automatic when something is deleted? I have tried setting all folders to be alike and checked all the "classic" settings for file handling (details etc.) Thanks - yep as you can figure I'm new to XP.

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I use Windows Explorer a lot. When it opens, I want the left pane to show my C disk in an expanded view. I know there is some way to make that the default for Windows Explorer but I can't remember how to do it.

A:Setting Windows Explorer view

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Hello. My problem in Windows 7 Explorer. How to disable this is arrangement of icons? Look at screenshot.
I need normal arrangement icons like in screenshot 2(like Windows XP).
PS. I need size of icons 32x32 and normal arrangement like Windows XP.


A:Windows 7 Explorer View Arrangement

Hello Lexus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like you have it set to Tiles view instead of Medium icons view.

Icon Size - Change in Windows Explorer Window

Hope this helps,

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I recently had a virus removed from my computer. I have Windows 7. After the virus was removed, I noticed that Internet Explorer was missing.

At the time, I didn't realize that IE 10 is embedded in Windows 7. The virus removal software must have disabled IE.

I went to the Microsoft download site and decided to download IE 11 (pre sale download). I figured that IE 11 would remove any previous version of IE and install IE 11

The download (IE 11) did not download completely !

I went to documents/downloads and double clicked on IE10-Windows 6.1-en-us.exe

That brought me to a User Account Control Box which read: Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to your computer. The box listed:

Program Name: Internet Explorer 10 / Verified Publisher: Microsoft Corporation / File Origin: Downloaded from the internet

I clicked on yes

A box came up which read: Internet Explorer did not finish installing. Setup can't continue because a more recent version of Internet Explorer is installed on your computer.

How do I restore IE 10 to my computer ?

A:Unable to view Internet Explorer

There's a couple of ways that you can try -

First go into Windows Update/Installed updates to see if it's listed.

IE10 isn't embedded in Win 7 and is acquired via Windows Update.

You can right click on it and select Uninstall - this will revert you to whichever version you had before the upgrade and after the reboot, try the download again.

A more robust approach is to go Progs & Features/Turn windows features on or off and uncheck its box, but before you do this - you must have another browser installed as you will lose all access to the Internet as you will have effectively uninstalled IE - but give the first method a go first.

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Hello all! I'm new here and was hoping someone could help me out. I am an aspiring CPA and just to sat for a section of the exam. In order to check your score you have to go to the NASBA website. Unfortunately I'm having problems viewing the website. I tried to contact them a couple of days ago and have not received a response, so I was hoping someone here could help as I am anxious to see my score. Here is my issue. When I go to the website,, I can view both the header where the NASBA log and search functions are and the 4 main categories (Members, Exams, Meetings, Library) along with sublinks. I can also view the footers at the bottom of the page (About NASBA, Center for Public Trust, etc.), however I cannot view what is in the middle of the page. This occurs on all pages within the site. There is an "error" on my internet explore that says done. There are several error messages, one of which is

Line: 143
Char: 3
Error: Unspecified Error
Please note I actually get an error on almost every single internet explorer page that I open, all of which are "unspecified errors". I really appreciate any help you may provide.

A:Internet Explorer Help (Can't view webpage)

In IE click on 'Tools' >> 'Internet Options' >> 'Advanced Tab'.

Scroll down to 'Multimedia' and look for 'Show Pictures'. Be sure the box is checked.

If you want to stop the reporting of script errors:

Line: 143
Char: 3
Error: Unspecified Error

While in the 'Advanced' tab under "Browsing' uncheck "Display a notification about every script error".

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I've searched the archives, but can't find a solution to my issue. I thought I read of a way to remove the annoying description panel in Windows Explorer in W2K, and just have the tree on the left, and the files on the right. The nice pictures and description of the folder takes up valuable window space!

Thanks, all.

A:[Solved] Windows Explorer view

Go to Tools - Folder Options, then click the button for the "Classic View", click on the view tab and click "Apply to all Folders". You may also uncheck the box for remember each folders view.

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Win XP Home : When i open Windows Explorer, the default view has "My Documents" drop-down list. I don't want that. I want the "My Computer" section to be the open drop-down.

How do I change that forever and forever ... as opposed to having to forever and forever re-click the view every time Explorer opens?

ALSO: I never use the My Music or My Photos subfiles; how do I erase them forever and forever?

Thanks. Appreciated.

A:Windows Explorer Default View

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When I select my computer I can not see any of my drives. When I try to explore I can see the folers on the left but none of the contents inside of them. I was trying to fix the about.blank screen that comes up with Internet Explorer and I might have deleted something by accident in the registry.

A:Explorer can not view folders or contents

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SageThumbs is a program that allows thumbnail views of rare or unsupported file types like PSD. Up until now it's only been available for XP but now is windows 7 ready - 32 & 64 bit.

It's freeware and you can download it at softpedia - download SageThumbs.

Just thought I'd pass it along.


A:View PSD thumbnails in Explorer...FINALLY

Sorry Tagen, after coming across your suggestion here, I tried SageThumbs, and must say it is worse than not having SageThumbs. After installing even the normal blue PDS icon became plain white sheet. I uninstalled it and re-installed it, but no change. I'm now trying out Irfanview. My system is an old Dell with Windows 7 Professional. (32bit).

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I want File Explore to show all files in list view.

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