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offline folder is missing from indexing location on windows 7

Q: offline folder is missing from indexing location on windows 7

hello
please look at the attachment
i have pc that do not have this folder.
1.what this folder means ?
3.do i need this folder ?
3.when i go to indexing options >modify >"show all locations" is gray

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is this possible?

I have a 4gb drive that has windows on and when i make a network file available offline, by default it is being saved to this drive. What I want is for the offline files to be saved on the 250gb hard disk I have in the computer.

thanks
 

A:Changing the location of the 'offline files' folder?

These two links may help you find some more info on the issue.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/..20.mspx
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;871896698;fp;2;fpid;1277378924

As far as I know there is no way to change the location of the Offline Files.
But if you find any more info do let me know.
 

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Most grateful for any help on this please.

I am having problems with Windows searching and am unable to find a lot of my pictures despite them definitely being there. I have followed on line suggestions and I've reached the Indexing Locations screen via control panel. On the indexed loactions screen (see screenshot) it is very obvious that the Pictures folder is not present under my folder structure. All other methods of accessing my folder structure show the pictures folder. I am assuming that this may be the cause of my search problems. How do I get the pictures folder to show so that I can reindex .

A:Indexing Options Pictures folder missing

I have found the problem. My pictures folder had moved into saved games. Next problem is why do I get that silly can't move because already open. One step forward etc

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The offline files tab is missing from the folder options on XP on my desktop PC. (The other three tabs are present). This has not mattered in the past but I have now networked this to a laptop and want to share files and use syncronisation between the two machines. Any help would be much appreciated
 

A:Missing Offline Files tab in folder options

You need to ensure that Fast User Switching is disabled: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307853

Also, make sure you are enabling offline files on the computer that is accessing the network share, the one that does not have a copy of the files locally.
 

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I am new to this forum and would like some help on a folder properties issue. All my document folders like Pictures, Music, Documents, etc. have been redirected to a different partition than C:/ All except for the Videos folder as there is no Location tab in the Properties window. I searched other threads but have not found a solution. Could someone please help me out here?

A:Missing Location tab in folder Properties

Hello Kheyno, and welcome to Vista Forums.

There may have been a mistake made when moving the Videos folder. This should be able to help though.
Backup anything that you do not want to lose in the Videos folder to another location.Restore the default Videos folder location (Option Three).Delete all Videos folders including any at C:\Users\(user-name) and in the Start Menu.Type shell:My Video in the Start Menu search box and press enter.Restart the computer to apply. It may take a couple of times before you see the default Videos folder back.Now try to move the Videos folder to the other location again if you would still like to.Hope this helps,
Shawn

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The offline files tab is missing from the folder options on XP on my desktop PC. (The other three tabs are present). This has not mattered in the past but I have now networked this to a laptop and want to share files and use syncronisation between the two machines. Any help would be much appreciated
 

A:Solved: Missing Offline Files tab in folder options

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Why is that I don't have any location to index? They are grayed out.

A:Indexing Location Grayed Out

As the message at the top says, Indexing is not running.
Check to see if the "Windows Search" service is running.

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I've recently upgraded my computer and windows 7 to 64-bit and I just noticed that I can't search my documents on my network drive.  I've read the various posts about this on the net and the solution is either to live without it or turn on offline files.  I turned on offline files and told windows to rebuild the index and waited for it to complete and it's still not working.  I see in the indexing options control panel applet that "offline files" is in the "included locations" column.  Any ideas?

A:indexing mapped network drive w/ offline files not working

If you go to Control Panel>Indexing options, click on the Advanced button. There should be tabs for Index Settings, File Types and Add UNC Location. Add the path to the mapped network drive. Note: Some versions of Windows 7 don't seem to have this tab, for some reason.

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Hi All,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by KBoy420


Hi All,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!


Welcome to the forum,

Have a look at option two of this tutorial,

User Folders - Restore Default Location

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

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Hi,
I'm using quite a small SSD for my Windows 7 installation. (128GB). I also have a hard drive A: When I upgrade to Windows 10, it will keep a copy of my W7 installation in the windows.old folder. Apparently this is saved on the C: drive. I would need the windows.old folder to be saved to my A: drive which is bigger. Is there an option during the install process that allows me to stipulate where the windows.old folder is to be saved?
Nick
 

A:Location of windows.old folder

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"Always available offline" options click on but nothing happens..sync not started...
 

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I tried searching for "offline" in the forum and scanned through the 250 odd titles that came up but could not find reference to relocating the offline files folder. I frequently take an image of the system drive as a backup but, with an ever increasing offline folder (windows\csc), this is getting unworkable so I want to move the folder to my data drive (D:\).

I've tried using a symbolic link to a folder on the C drive (as I've successfully done with the OneDrive folder) but win10 seems to object and stops working.

Surprisingly, with google there's loads of references to doing this with previous versions of windows but I can't find anything Win10 specific. Does anybody know of a reliable way of relocating the csc folder?

A:Want to move Offline Files Folder (Windows\CSC)

Yes, there is not a method to do yet. I tried all steps of W7, WIN VISTA!!.

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Help me PLEASE
Recently reinstalled Windows XP clean, went to setup offline files and my tab is missing in folder options. Have done the fast switching clear in account options but still nothing

Need someone's help

Thanks
 

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Does anyone know where windows downloads and executes the updates from, the actual folder? I have a program for my microsoft keyboard driver that never fully installed and is starting up everytime the computer reboots or it could be a fluke with microsoft update itself I don't know...But it happens when the computer starts up everytime the program treis to download and install then disappears not finishing the job....any help would be appreciated....

A:folder location for windows updates

Hello there Seth.

The folder where the downloaded files from windows update are located is:

C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

There you'll find different folders with the downloaded files by windows update

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Trying to rid a Dell Latitude D630 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop of malware, trojans etc. I loaded Windows Defender Offline 64-bit on a USB stick, changed the boot order to boot from USB, but receive the error message "BOOTMGR MISSING Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart", making it unable to run the Windows Defender Offline. I do not get this error when I boot normally (from HDD), only when trying to run WDO from USB. Laptop is fully functional (albeit slow) when booting from HDD. Also, I do not have any of the install/recovery disks.

Any and all suggestions are welcomed.

A:BootMGR missing only when trying to run Windows Defender Offline

ms26260, welcome to the forums. Sound like you need to make the usb bootable.use this

USB Boot
select try unlisted linux iso from the drop down, choose the ISO you want to boot, then select your drive letter. Then boot from the usb.

Your ISO to choose is the one created as shown here

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How do I change the location of Windows "Temp" folder in-

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Windows XP

 

A:Changing windows Temp folder location

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Hi, each of our 2000+ laptop users use a 110MB of our DFSr for redirected folders (Document, Desktop & Favorites). This was working fine until we discovered their Offline Files cache was not restricted to 110MB so many are now over the 110MB limit
for Offline Files and this is causing various issues, e.g. deleted files are reappearing. So we need to set both group policy settings "Size of auto-cached files" and "Total size of offline files" in "Computer Configuration\Administrative
Templates\Network\Offline Files" to 110MB and then reduce each user's Offline Files to under 110MB. The latter is the tricky bit. We could deploy an SCCM package to re-initialize the offline files cache and database (Offline-Folders) using "REG ADD
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache" /v FormatDatabase /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f" but any files in a user's Offline Files that hasn't yet been synch'd will be lost and this approach will be unacceptable to the business. 

How can we overcome this? Could we somehow backup the Offline Files folder (C:\Windows\CSC) using a script/USMT, without requiring user intervention, before deploying the FormatDatabase reg key update? If so, how please?

Thanks
Scott

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Hi! I currently inherited a Windows 7 image that has the default location for the users' My Documents folder configured incorrectly. When a domain or local user account logs in to the machine for the first time the Documents directory, which by default should be located on %userprofile%\Documents and C:\Users\Public, is being set to point to the "My Documents" SHORTCUT folder and not the actual Documents folder inside C:\Users\%username%\. See screenshot.

I'd like to fix this by running a script that will remove both directories and only specify C:\Users\%username%\Documents as the only and default My Documents directory for the user.

Unfortunately, doing this via Group Policy is not an option. And since the image I am using was created by a previous technician I couldn't just create a new image since there are tons of software and customization already incorporated on it. I also tried exporting and importing the registry key for it on the explorer shell but that only seemed to work for the user where I exported the key from.

It would be nice if I have a more permanent fix for it so any new user logging in would have the correct path already set instead of me running a script for every user to fix it but if there's a simply and quick script to do it I can live with that.

A:Script to change the location of Documents folder in Windows 7

Hi Medyo,

Take a look at these guides to see if they do what you are trying to achieve.
User Folders - Change Default Location
User Folders - Restore Default Location
User Folders - Moving User Folders by Modular Script

Regards,
Jamie

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I've tried to search this but I'm finding answers to everything else instead.

I want to change the default location of Windows Explorer after left-clicking the icon on my taskbar. I want to set it to the username (C:\Users\Tim) folder where my 'Downloads' folder and all those other folders are. Is this possible?

I've been accessing this username folder with pins, but I wish opening this folder was quicker. I don't use the 'Libraries' folder at all.

A:how to change default location of Windows Explorer folder?

You can change the default locations for the Documents, Pictures, etc. folders - but not for the whole user set. Go to the folder Properties > Location tab.

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I installed the new Windows 10. After realizing it literally brought my computer to a crawl, I quickly went back to Windows 7 using the Windows 10 online instructions. I now have no location sensor, or any other sensors that I can find. Does anyone know how I can retrieve my sensors?

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I installed the new Windows 10. After realizing it literally brought my computer to a crawl, I quickly went back to Windows 7 using the Windows 10 online instructions. I now have no location sensor, or any other sensors that I can find. Does anyone know how I can retrieve my sensors?

A:Location sensor missing after uninstalling Windows 10

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Highly recommended to create a system image before upgrading although the free upgrade ended July 29th so why the late upgrade did you buy win-10 or something ?

Location censor ?
Not sure exactly what you're referring to unfortunately

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I am still having issues getting offline files to work correctly. I have a notebook running Windows 7 Pro 64, that syncs with a desktop also running Win7 Pro 64. After a clean install, due to the many issues I've had dealing with Offline Files before, I just synced 1 folder to see if it would work. And it did. Windows 7 synced the folder and it was made available offline. I could easily make folders available offline by simply right-clicking on a folder and clicking the option "Always available offline".  I was also able to successfully sync my Documents, Desktop and Favorites folders (using folder redirection).
Oddly, when I tried to make a new folder available offline a few weeks later, the option is gone for any other folders (new or previously existing). And when I right-click on a folder (or file) and choose Properties, the Offline Files tab no longer shows as well.
I have a fairly simple home network setup. My notebook computer syncs with a desktop PC also running Windows 7 Professional 64 (I call this the "Server" PC). Nothing has changed network-wise or configuration wise on either PC. I haven't messed with any network settings or played around with offline files settings since the last successful sync. No new networking hardware has been added either.
Screenshots below...
screenshot 1: See the three folders below with the green sync icon over them? But notice how the "Always available offline" option is missing from th... Read more

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I recently performed a clean install of Vista on my laptop. Before doing this I copied my music folder with around 13,000+ files in it to another computer and then copied it back to my laptop after the install. Before whenever I would open the folder it always displayed the files sorted by Date. I've managed to get it to do this one time since the install. Now it will not display the date of each file at all. I'm running Google Desktop Index and hoping that this will help.

Any suggestions or know why this is happening?

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Hi Everyone,

I have a simple request: to be able to exclude a folder (completely) from windows 7 indexing. That means, when I type something in the start menu, I don't even want file names to come up. It seems as far as I can get is having file content not be indexed, but file properties, including file names, are always indexed. I'd like to not have to disable indexing all together because it's very useful, but doesn't seem like it should be impossible to totally exclude a folder.

I'm a teacher, and I have lots of students work on my computer that they submit electronically, but I teach many technical tutorials with a projector, and it seems not good form to have students work show up when I have to search for projects to show for examples.

Most of all, it seems like this should not be too much to ask. Surely there is some registry work around now? any thoughts?

I'm using Windows 7 x64.

Thanks everyone!

Ted

A:Exclude Folder from Indexing

Hello Ted, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use step 5 in the tutorial below to help show you how to remove a folder from the index locations.

Index Locations - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello, my computer randomly resets my settings, which are for example:

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Also, it changes my custom user folder location from D:/xxxx/Downloads back to C:/Users/xxxx/Downloads and there is no option to change the location when I right click.

Any idea why this is happening?

A:Windows resets my taskbar settings and user folder location

Hello, Welcome to the forums!

May I suggest you take a look at this tutorial: Taskbar - Backup and Restore Pinned Items in Windows 7

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So my computer decided to change the directory of my pinned items to a folder in my downloads, and I can't figure out how to change it back or find any information on how to do so. I've tried restarting the computer, scanning for possible virus/malware, dragging the folder to I believe default location of

"C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch"

but to no avail. Any ideas on how to fix this problem? If you need any more information just ask and I'll try to provide it.

A:How do I change the pinned items folder location on windows 7 taskbar?

Hello Suushi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Pinned items on the taskbar are stored in the hidden folder below instead.


Code:
C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
What did you do to try and move the I assume "User Pinned" folder?

If you like, you might see if resetting taskbar pinned items back to default. You'll need to "Pin to Taskbar" any programs you want back afterwards though.

Taskbar Pinned Items - Reset and Clear in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am thinking about changing the default Windows folder (c:\Windows) to another location, in particular to another drive.

I first thought that it should be possible just by changing the values in the registry for windir and systemroot and making a robocopy of the windows folder to the new location. However, as in order to access these variables in the registry, the hives of the registry, which themselves are located in the system32\config folder within the Windows folder, need to be accessed at startup, I guess that at least the contents of the config folder should not be moved at all. Do you know whether it would work to move the whole "windows" folder except the config folder to the new location (making if necessary a junction config folder at the destination windows\system32 folder pointing to the original config folder) and making the changes in the registry to point to the new location? If not, do you maybe know how can this be done?

Thank you very much in advance!

A:changing windows folder from default c:\Windows to another location

Why do you want to do that? The Windows folder (and its contents) is essential for the OS to function correctly, and the OS expects to find it in the root of the system drive (C:\). In theory, it could be moved, but that would involve making numerous changes to the Registry to ensure that the data stored there points to the correct location. As the number of changes required even on a clean install is of the order of 5,000+ entries, some of which will require changes in permissions and other security issues, it really is a non-starter especially when you realise that a simple mistake in changing (or, indeed, failing to change) any one of those keys could potentially leave your system as effective as a big door stop with the only option being a reinstallation.

In short, for practical purposes, the answer has got to be that it cannot be done.

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Greetings,

I'm wondering how to search within a folder for files that have names and/or contents that match some desired text - like the old XP search assistant did. That was such a useful tool, I can't believe MS did away with it!

Specifically:
- I'd like to search within a given folder hierarchy - i.e. including subfolders
- I don't want to search my entire computer, e.g. by using the search on the Start button. There may be dozens or hundreds of files around the computer that match what I want - I want to search only within the folder I specify

I did try this:
1. Turned off indexing within the given folder, by going to Organize -> Folder and search options -> Search tab
2. Changed the "What to search" setting to "Always search file names and contents"
3. Put some text in the search box in the upper right of the explorer window

and nada - it didn't find files that were right there in front of me.

Why doesn't that work? Am I missing something?

I've googled for various solutions, and can't seem to come up with anything that works. Mainly it's suggested to use indexing, but also to search across my whole computer - I don't want to search across my whole computer though! But when I try to search within a given directory it doesn't seem to work.

If no one knows of a solution within Windows 7 OS - might anyone know of an add-on tool that's been developed for such a purpose? If there isn't one I might just create one myself, painful as ... Read more

A:How to search within a folder (preferably without using indexing)?

Open File Explorer, type content:searchterm to Search field. This would find all files containing the word searchterm.

Tutorials:Search in Windows 7
Windows Search - Configure and Use
Search - Have More Accurate Search Results
Search - Find More with Filters and Operators
Kari

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My download folder is being indexed when i open it. It is on drive E: not C: so i dont think its the windows indexing i think it might be a seperate switch somewhere as my other folders on E are not indexed. Its just a huge page to wait for this thing to get done indexing every time i open it.

How do i turn this off for this folder. Thanks.

A:How do i turn off search indexing on one folder only

Hello Durango,

You could remove the folder location from your index to no longer have it indexed.

Index Locations - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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HI,
I am facing the same error in windows 8. my USB is connected to the system but I am unable to access it.

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On my desktop, I have my pictures folder mapped to an external harddrive. The pictures icon still shows under This PC, which is where I want it.

I have a new laptop, also with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying for the same setup. However, when I try to set it up I can only get the icon to show in the library and not under My PC. When I try to work it to show under My PC, I get a message saying the files need to be indexed. I have tried to index them but I haven't been able to. Network files don't show as an option for indexing.

Any ideas?

A:Problem sharing folder on network drive and indexing

Nevermind. It resolved itself after a reboot.

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Like many people I find the new file search limiting, inconsistent and counfounding. I keep hoping the light bulb will go on and I will 'get it', but so far....no.

Now, just when I thought I could not hate it more, file search has stopped working completely for one of my big document folders and will not find any file at all.

I tried adding the folder to indexing, this is an option, 'Click to add to Index', on the search menu, but big surprise it hung my system. Buy hey, it would not be a normal day on Vista with out at least 5 hard reboots....

I also tried to Modify Index Locations. Nothing Happens.

In any case, there are things I really do like about Vista and am trying to hang in there... but problems like this make it hard. So, does anyone have any idea why I have one folder that when I open it and search for a file, Vista does not find a file that is clearly visible in the window?

A:Can you turn off the stupid file indexing and just search the folder I am in?

Originally Posted by Elysa


Like many people I find the new file search limiting, inconsistent and counfounding. I keep hoping the light bulb will go on and I will 'get it', but so far....no.

Now, just when I thought I could not hate it more, file search has stopped working completely for one of my big document folders and will not find any file at all.

I tried adding the folder to indexing, this is an option, 'Click to add to Index', on the search menu, but big surprise it hung my system. Buy hey, it would not be a normal day on Vista with out at least 5 hard reboots....

I also tried to Modify Index Locations. Nothing Happens.

In any case, there are things I really do like about Vista and am trying to hang in there... but problems like this make it hard. So, does anyone have any idea why I have one folder that when I open it and search for a file, Vista does not find a file that is clearly visible in the window?



What you need to do is give the indexer chance to finish it's job after adding a folder or modifying the index locations! Modifying the index locations doesn't make their contents magically appear in the index. It can take anything from a few minutes to several hours for the index to update itself, depending on the number of files involved.

I can't give an accurate guess on how long it takes, but on my own machine, with 8 hard disks in the index, whenever I make significant changes to the filesystem that would cause the ind... Read more

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Hi Guys
I am getting the following error
"Could not find this item"
"This is no longer located in Drive:\ Verify the location and try again"
If I click retry it continues as if nothing happened.
Just started happening a couple of weeks ago and I don't recall any special happenings or installs at the time.
Does anyone have any ideas to the cause or rectification.

Windows 7 Ultimate

A:Folder not found error when moving folder to another location

Only if you copy from D drive? Always folder TEMP that's in problem?

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Hi.

I have a boot drive which is 250gb (My C drive). I have Win 7 and some apps on it.
I have installed Steam on my other hard drive. So far most games have been cooperative and install their folders close to Steam!

However, one game in particular (Empire Total War) has installed one of its folders in "C:\Users\XYZ\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly".

From experience from my old PC, I know this folder (The Creative Assembly) can grow to close to 20gb in a matter of a year. I don't want that to happen and therefore thought of relocating, moving, or redirecting this folder (The Creative Assembly) to another location.

How do I do that and is that recommended? (I could simply go ahead and do this right now, but I would rather get some expert opinions first before any instabilities in my system).

Thank you.

A:Move a folder within the appdata/roaming folder to another location?

If you attempt to move the folder any programs dependant on that folder would have to know where to look for it, if you do attempt it i would leave the original in situ and copy/paste to new drive then attempt to redirect program if it fails then you still have original

Im not familiar with steam but as long as you can redirect the games save file path to new location if you have that option then i dont see why you cant do it

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Where is the file location of the play counts for all songs? My library keeps resting the play count each time I exit and the album art goes away on most albums. Then next time I restart WMp nothing is there and it has to do a fresh search. Please help
 

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Anyone know?
 

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Vista Business Admin Username = "BOB" on an updated, freshly installed 32-bit PC.

Problem:

I partition my hard drive into a system "c:" and a data partition "Z:". I moved my music, pictures, and videos folder from the user "BOB" folder located on c: to my data partition "z:" by the right-clicking > properties > location method.

The c: drive has no extra room for any more data while the z: drive has plenty.

But when I try to move a large music library folder from my passport to the music folder on z:, I get a "There is not enough space on BOB. You need an additional 2gb to copy these files" message.

Things I have DONE:

I have tried this with all 3 folders that I have moved to the z: drive. No difference
I checked both the explorer bar and the location tab in the properties dialog and they both show that the folder is in the right location "z:"
I have tried changing the ownership of z: (and all of its subfolders) from SYSTEM to "BOB" and redoing the folder movement again via properties>location method but no change.

The only way I can move the large files to z:/music is by clicking
computers > z:> music. Clicking on start menu>BOB>music will not work.

The PC is thinking that the MUSIC folder is in the c: drive only when moving files to the MUSIC folder. Moving small files to MUSIC is okay since the c: drive has enough space. But of course, the files when done moving... Read more

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After noticing some issues with Libraries performing the way they should, I discovered that Indexing services are started, but Indexing Options in the Control Panel says that indexing is not running.
Suggestions are welcome.
KenKen Kimbrough

A:Indexing Service is started but indexing Options says it's not.

Seems to be related to the index. Go to Control Panel > System & Maintenance > Indexing Options and in the Advanced Options you click on Restore Defaults and also Rebuild Index. Click OK and then try to start the service.Blogging about Windows for IT pros at
www.theexperienceblog.com

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I am trying to index an external hard drive. It has take a day so far and it hasn't moved past a certain point for a few hours 1,787,175. How can I fix this. How can I found out which file is causing the indexing program to freeze. Once I get it fixed how can I make indexing run faster. It takes quite a bit of time so I'm willing to devote more system resources to speed it up. Also, I noticed there is a way to narrow the index by file type. There are a few hundred. Is there a way to deselect them all really quickly or is it absolutely necessary to unclick them all, which will take 5 minutes!!!

A:How can I fix Indexing freeze and make Indexing run faster.

Could be it's being stalled by corrupted files. I'd right-click the drive icon, choose Properties, click the Tools tab and do the Error-checking choosing the full/complete. It requires shutting the computer down then should run when starting up [I don't use Restart for this]. Following that one could defrag the drive, Piriform's Defraggler tends to do better than the built-in application.

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I have a network drive, which I set up to save a copy of a folder for offline use using the instructions here:
Working with network files when you are offline - Windows Help

I am not able to find any option for setting the drive to work online or work offline. I did manage to set it up to work offline yesterday, but forgot how. Now, I cannot find any work online or work offline button. Is it in a different place in 10?

A:work offline / work online button with network location

Reading the net, it appears that this is a pretty buggy implementation of working with network files offline. I was able to effectively use the offline files feature on another win10 machine. When I unplugged the ethernet cable, I could work with the offline files, and then when I plugged it back in, the computer went online and I synced the files. Back on the original machine, I turned off the 'enable offline files' option, rebooted, turned on the 'enable offline files' button, and rebooted. After this, the machine was still working offline. It said that the user had chosen to work offline (which was true at an earlier point). But there is no option anywhere to work online.

I followed the instructions to reinitialize the offline files cache as described here: How To Reinitialize The Offline Cache in Windows 7 . I found it elsewhere, and the general instructions are repeated on the internet in various places. This enabled the laptop to use the cached files online again. However, I still cannot manually get into and out of the 'work offline' mode. If anybody has any ideas, I would be grateful. If there is a registry value that would put things into and out of the 'work offline' mode, I could at least write a batch file to do this.

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So I posted previously about Folder can't delete. It's showing in C:\ as C:\ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C. However when I try to delete this it says it no longer exists on C: But looking at views it shows it is File Folder ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C AVAILABLE OFFLINE . Any Idea how to access this and delete it??

A:Offline Folder

Originally Posted by wings4kites


So I posted previously about Folder can't delete. It's showing in C:\ as C:\ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C. However when I try to delete this it says it no longer exists on C: But looking at views it shows it is File Folder ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C AVAILABLE OFFLINE . Any Idea how to access this and delete it??





I'm probably wrong but is that the folder for the Recycle Bin? If it is I don't think you can delete it.

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I work in a network environment where the user cannot attach any kind of devices through any on the ports. so that wipes out the ability to create my own back up using hardware. The disc burning ability is also switched off. I am on a Windows XP Service Pack 3 machine.

I started work at a news site when there was an idea to restructure all the folders to make them more manageable. While this was happening somebody renamed a folder but it turned out it deleted the sub-folders which wiped out months of research and 3 weeks of personal work. It turns out there is no backup of the network share drive. This of course, pointed out a majot flaw in our recovery plan. However, the network guys are working on a way to solve this problem.

I want to make sure this doesn't happen again at my level and looked for a way to synchronize folders between the share and the local drive. What I found was the offline folder option which allows you to work on the files if the network goes down.

After this lengthy explanation, I want to ask if somebody wouldn't mind explaining how the offline folders work. If the share drive folder or files get wiped out, do I have a local copy on my machine? If it does not work this way, how could I accomplish this with the restricted environment?

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I can setup offline folders on a Windows 2000 Pro client so the files are available when offline.

Is it possible to configure offline folders so that even when the computer is connected to the network the offline folder is still used.

What we want to acheive is for the notebook user to always use a local copy of their data but to also have an up to date copy on the server.

If i need to clarify anything or provide more details then please let me know.

Cheers

Craig
 

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Outlook Mail can be used offline and it stores files for the Inbox and Drafts and other folders some where. Anyone know where?

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I have a nailed up VPN between 2 sites the remote site is connected to the main and is joined to the domain.

I have set the workstation up so that when the user logs on and off the my documents synchronises back to the Main site. since there are more and more documents in this folder its becoming very slow. when the user clicks on my documents its taking around 15 seconds to open, i have checked all the dns and ip settings and its as it was originally when it was quick, is there a way to make the folder offline without terminating the VPN link so that they can work on it and then when they log off, it syncs back to the server.

Many thanks
 

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Anyone know how to reformat the offline cache?

Mine got corrupt and I am unable to use offline files right now...

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Hi All,
I am using offline file & folder Sync option to my Document on Network drive It works fine as Windows automatically sync the offline files on which I work while I am away from the network or not connected. However when I create a new file
in offline mode and connect my laptop with network the file created in offline mode disappeared/deleted. I have gone through with blogs and dox to understand that Anytime you sync it update the file with the latest version on network folder. If it is
the case then how can I Sync the files I create when working offline ?                                                                                                                          

Sarwar

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Recently a coworker was trying to CUT/PASTE files from their My Documents folder to another location. During the procedure our file server crashed and shutdown. Their My Documents folder is a re-directed and synchronized folder.

I was able to restore the users entire home drive from the previous nights backup to another location. To date the user has been working from this secondary location but wishes to have all the files moved back to their My Documents so that synchronization can occur for offline access.

I am unsure of how to go about doing this safely.

I'm thinking that I should re-initialize the users Offline Cache and Database first, delete what is in My Documents now, and then copy the restored data back to My Documents. Then, at that point in time re-enable offline files and perform a sync.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks,
Scott
 

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Our users "my documents" folders are set up for redirection to \\ourserver\users

We have an XP based machine ( machine X ) that was used by person A, each time they logged off it synchronized as expected.

However machine X is now used by another user B.

Whenever user B logs off user A's offline files still keep synchronising, have deleted all the files from the offline folder I still cannot see a way of stopping user A's files and starting the new user B's files sync.

User A's files were accounting type files and are sensitive files that should not be viewed by others, however by still sync to the offline files folder they can be easily viewed.

Any thoughts as how I can stop this and re-direct the new users files to sync as I need to release this pc for general use.

Cheers.
 

A:Offline files / folder sync

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307853

You need to unmark the old users' folders for offline use, apply, reboot and make sure that the machine can see the domain and be made happy on that front, log in as the new user and then mark those new folders for offline use.
 

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Hi,
Just about everyone in my company has Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and we are running Windows Server 2008R2 as our domain controllers.  I have a group policy to redirect the Desktop, Documents, Favorites, Music, Pictures and Videos folders to a network location. 
It has been working fine while everyone was using desktop computers in the domain.
Now I have two new users who have laptops and of course will need to use them outside of our network.  But when I tried logging into the laptop off-site I get error messages about not being able to find the redirected folders.
So I have been looking into folder redirection with offline files, thinking this was the solution.  However, I can't seem to find the settings that the articles I'm looking at reference.  For example, this article references User Configuration\Administrative
Templates\Network\Offline Files but I can't find it in my Group Policy Management Editor.  In fact, User Configuration\Administrative Templates doesn't even exist.
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc759721(v=WS.10).aspx
So what am I missing here?  How can I make these laptops work outside my organization?
Thanks in advance,
Linn

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Could someone please tell me what the different colors on the synchronization indicators on folders that you would see in explorer mean? They seem to change from blue to red to yellow and I cannot discern a pattern or reason. I just did a search for a file on my server and they turned red.
Thanks in advance!
 

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Hello all,
We have an issue with offline folder on Windows 7.All the users have sync conflicts errors.
We use the CIFS for our users  home directory offline folder. 
I have found this solution:

Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search
box, and then press ENTERLocate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click
Key. Type SyncConflictHandling, and then press ENTERRight-click SyncConflictHandling, point to New, and then click
Expandable String Value. Type the path of the network share as the value name (for example \\servername\share)Right-click the value name, and then click Modify. In the
Value data box, enter a value listed in the table below, and then click
OK
The possible values for SyncConflictHandling and a description of each value is listed is this table.
What is the best way to fix the offline folder sync conflict issue? 
Thanks,
Ira

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Hi, help me!

I use Windows XP Pro on laptop with offline folders. OS create cache files on system partition and fill it!!

How to change the path for Offline folder in Windows XP to other partition ??

Thanks, Janko
 

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Recently reinstalled windows xp. Upon completion I noticed that on Folder Options the tab for offline files is missing. I tried the obvious and went into user accounts and unchecked fast switching. This did not correct the problem.

I really need to get this going since I travel with my laptop daily and want to synchronize offline files.

Please Please help!
 

A:Missing Offline Files Tab

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I recently purchased a laptop from my bro which uses vista, through my random clicking and messing about my windows folder dissapeared (not deleted) and access to my c: driver was lost. I'd changed some permissions which caused the lack of access however i got the access back but no windows folder.....any ideas?

btw im not too sharp with this so simple terms please

A:'Windows' folder gone missing

Hello hammermaaan

Welcome to TSF

If you were clicking buttons for the folder settings etc its possible you set it to hide by accident

1. Click start then control panel
2. Select Appearance and Personalization
3. Select Folder Options
4. A new pop up window will appear
5. There is only three tabs, select the middle one called View
6. In the window without scrolling down, you should see an option near the bottom of the window that says Show Hidden Files and Folders




7. Check this folder and click apply
8. Now click ok and search for your Windows folder to see if its visible.
9. It its not then follow the above procedure 1-6 and select the option Do Not Show Hidden Files and Folders
10. Check this folder and click apply
11. Click start then Run
12. A new small pop up will appear
13. In it type C:\ and a list of folders for that drive should appear




14. If you see C:\ Windows select it, click ok
15. It will open in the Windows Folder
16. On the left hand side it will show you the favourites and where the folder is located, select the Windows Folder
17. Right click the folder and select properties and make sure that the Hidden option is not turned on

Regards




Craig

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I have a post on the Security forum, but no one has looked at it, so I'll try here. I've been trying to remove Antivirus Action from an XP computer according to the directions at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-action and got along fine until I reached the instruction to delete this file.

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS

When I looked for it, imagine my surprise to find that there is NO Windows folder shown on my C drive! How can that be? Anyone have a clue what might be happening here? How can there NOT be a Windows folder? What do I do now?

A:Windows Folder Missing?

You have two topics posted in the Am I Infected forum. Elise has replied to the first one and directed a question to you which you still haven't answered.

In the second topic you have made several posts which makes it look like someone has already addressed the topic.

I'm going to request that this topic be closed until your topics in the AII forum are resolved one way or another.

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I cannot find my windows folder on my c drive.

In the files and folders "show hidden files and folderS" is checked.

No where on the c drive can I see my windows folder.

Any ideas?

thanks
Rick
 

A:missing windows folder

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I recently lost my option to create a "New Folder" on my laptop. Operating Windows 7, SP 3.
Not matter if I right click Mouse on desktop or within explorer, the NEW FOLDER option won't open.
Of course searching for Google on answers is a nightmare. I am glad to have found this site.
email answer is fine with me. edited by moderator however whatever rules apply, I am
glad to be a member.

I have a couple of utilities, Advance System Optimization and System Mechanic Pro 11. Neither worked
to find the issue after scanning registry, and I am not even sure if either are good for optimization of
my system: any recommendations would be great too. I don't mind deleting the programs if needed?

Thank you.
Ernie
 

A:New Folder missing windows 7

webtv said:


I have a couple of utilities, Advance System Optimization and System Mechanic Pro 11. Neither worked
to find the issue after scanning registry, and I am not even sure if either are good for optimization of
my system: any recommendations would be great too. I don't mind deleting the programs if needed?
Click to expand...

Using those type of utilities is a good way to damage the Windows operating system, cause some programs to stop working, generate unexpected error/warning messages, cause slowness issues, and wreak havoc with a computer.

Never ever use those type of utilities, no matter what they claim they can do.

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webtv said:


I recently lost my option to create a "New Folder" on my laptop. Operating Windows 7, SP 3.
Click to expand...

There is no such operating system as Windows 7 SP3.

Windows XP has SP3.

Windows 7 has SP1.

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You need to remove your personal email address from post #1 before spammers see it and start inundating you with spam.

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Hi, I ran combofix on my old pc a while back and it wouldn't start afterwards. Not having much time, I just fired up the spare pc and have been using that ever since.
 
There's some info I wanted from the old pc so have been checking the hard drive and notice the C:\Windows folder is missing.
 
I have tried the recovery programs on the hirens disc but don't seem to be able to recover the folder.
 
I don't have the XP Pro install disc so cannot do a repair install.
 
Any ideas please.

A:Windows folder missing

There cannot be a Windows install...if there is no folder there.
 
I think that may point to hard drive problems or someone deleted it.
 
Is the partition and are other files present on this system?
 
How are you looking at the hard drive if the system won't boot?  Is it directly to the motherboard of the spare PC?
 
Louis

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Hey guys i don't know when this happened but i found myself one day looking for windows/temp and the windows folder was missing in C . I got to temp by searching for it but how can i make windows folder reappear?
I also have "view hidden folders" set on so there should be no issue normally.

A:Windows folder missing

The actual location of the temp folder is C:\users\username\Appdata\local\temp, where username is your user account name. Here's an easy way to get to the Temp folder. Click the Start orb, then type "%tmp%" without quotes in the Run Box.

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Sorry, first post, so lots of noob questions:

1.Just moved from XP to Win7 and finding it strange that when you save pictures from IE, it always open a window to save to the picture folder. While you can change the default and add more folder or drill down to the right folder you want to save to in the left panel; I work with literally hundreds of folders (I am a graphic artist and need to group picture types) and don't want to have to point it to the right location everytime.

What I really want is the good old method in XP where it simply remembers your last save folder so that once I finish one batch of job, I then move on to the next folder. Any option to get do this?

2. Firefox always save your last browsing session so when you restart, you get the same windows you last left opened and can even go back pages. Again, any option to do this in IE?

There are probably really simple solutions but thx in advance for helping a noob out

A:Save to last folder location

In Internet Explorer, go into Tools>Internet Options, and from there you can configure the default location to save into. And welcome to SevenForums!

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I've had this error for some time wherein I would try to open my documents folder and I get this message every time: 'C:\Users\Me\Documents is not accessible. The file name, directory name, and volume label syntax is incorrect.' I also noticed that nothing was inside the folder at all, as I've checked its properties.

However, it seems that all those original files in the documents folder along with the folder itself seemed to have been moved to a different directory, as I managed to open it from my desktop in the windows explorer. It only appears from there too, as I've checked my libraries and no documents folder existing as well.

The only time It did open was when I tried creating a shortcut of that inaccessible folder onto my desktop and opening it from there. It's bothering me because I can't seem to install anything properly without a message telling me that it can't access my documents files or that it can't find the directory, etc. Hope I get to fix this once and for all. Any ideas?

A:My Documents folder 'location is not available'

CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8

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Is there a way to do this in 8? I've been doing it since Vista, but I can't seem to make it permanent in 8.

Redirect a folder to a new location

I need the default my documents folder to be on a different drive, I know I can "add another location" for the library, but when programs automatically use "My Documents" they still go into the C:\ instead of being they would be directed to the D:\ because of the above procedure in the link.

A:Redirect a Folder To a New Location

You're comment contradicts itself. The method your link mentions requires programs to use shell namespace to look up the location. This is the same method used for the Library.

In either case, if an application writes directly to C:\ then it will still write to C:\

In other words, the methods used to redirect the locations are the same in Libraries as they are in the right click on Vista and XP. It would work the same regardless.

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Hi,

I'm in hard time finding this folder how to stop appearing every time I opened the application. Other folders' output was changed already I found it in preferences of the application, only this one keeps appearing its default location. I tried to look in the registry but I have no idea which entry there I need to modify in order to stop it.The reason I want to change is because not to clutter in my documents folder.

This is what happened if I delete that folder then open that application, the application will create a new one replacing the folder I deleted. This folder is residing in the libraries only.

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hello...

Had a couple of transferred programs that needed to have *.exe shortcut icons in my 'Start > Programs' list.

Guess what? I can't find it...I can't even find 'Documents & Settings'.

Where is this folder officially located in Vista (as I'm very used to XP Pro, only recently having converted over)...so I can drag&drop the executable ???

Thanks very much,


mw4man

A:Location of Programs Folder

Hi mw4man, and welcome to the Vista Forums

The "Documents and Settings" folder from XP has been replaced by the "Users" folder in Vista

Hope this helps you find your files

If you know the name of the file you are looking for you can search for the file by typing the name into the search bar at the bottom of the start menu

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I noticed in the default folders like My Pictures, My Music in the Users directory all have 6 tabs including one called Location. When you create a new directory there are only 5 tabs with no location tab. Does anyone know how to enable or create a file folder with the location tab? I have redirected all of my c:\user\username folders to the D: drive but anything new I create does not allow me to change the location and I do not want to use a shortcut.

Thanks

A:File Folder with Location tab?

Since you are creating the folders, I think they assume you put them were you like. The ones with the location tabs are system created and they offer this feature so you can change the default location.

User Folders - Change Default Location

If you created them already, just move them. It takes the same time to cut and paste as to have them moved the other way.

PS, is that you scary?

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Hi All,
I somehow moved the "My Documents" folder into the "Downloads" folder. Is there some way to move it back to where it belongs? The "Public Documents" folder still shows in the Documents dropdown.
Thanks,
Jim

A:My Documents Folder - Location

Public Documents is independent of documents. How did you move them? Drag and dropped?

User Folders - Restore Default Location - restoring to default

User Folders - Change Default Location - proper method of changing

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I am troubleshooting a problem with an eSATA hard drive that causes Windows to freeze if the drive is plugged in at powerup. I started Windows in safe mode, and saw that the last driver loaded before freeze is C:\Windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys. However, when I view this folder in Windows Explorer, there are very few files in the folder, and disk.sys is not there. Question: where are drivers stored in 64-bit Windows 7, or why am I not seeing them in the above folder? I am showing hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows Explorer, so I should be able to view them if they are there.

Thanks!

A:Win 7 64-bit Drivers Folder Location

Welcome to SF!

In addition to hidden files and folders, Protected OS files must be shown as well.

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HI,

I'm trying to move my offline folder that syncs to my hotmail account from the current location (c:\users\local seetings\applications\microsoft\outlook etc) to the D:\ partition to free up some much needed space.

When I follow the MS help guidelines for going to Account (http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/ou...here-offline-files-are-saved-HA001227628.aspx) I do not have the option to turn off cached exchange mode.

I'm running 2007 Office Enterprise Outlook but syncing only to my hotmail account via the outlook connector. I can move the .pst file and re-point outlook to see it but not for my OST file.

Any ideas gratefully received.

PMD
 

A:Outlook 2007 - Offline Folder Relocation

polite bump!
 

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When trying to open Outlook 2003 for a particular employee, we get:
The path specified for the file C:\Documents and Settings\gardijanb\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.ostWe have changed how we identified users, cleaned all the old userid's out where this .ost file existed. I need the .ost file available to disable offline files. I tried copying someone else .ost file but it kicked it out not being the same userid. Cannot recreate the old userid, network will not accept it. The .ost file is not found in the Recyle bin.
Reloading the software does not help, it seems to know it needs to find the .ost file, maybe a setting in the registry.
 

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Since user has been migrated to Vista Enterprise, offline files have not been functioning correctly. It appears to ONLY be that way for newly created files and folders. Sync log indicates that "the files are in use by another system."

All other users syncing to the same server are fine.

I've disabled Indexing, but that did not take care of it.
I've also googled the heck out of this. Nothing worked.

If I go to the actual server location and sync from there, it works without issue, but not the other way. There's a similar error for every created file or folder.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Vista Offline Folder Sync Issue

Bump. Request for help.

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My Document Folders (i.e. My Documents) doesn't show:

Forward and back buttons
Toolbar
Address bar
Headings
The search box


That is right all document folders are completely blank at the top of the window. Everything I have ran across states to open “VIEW” from the “TOOLBAR” and then click “CUSTOMIZE” and then ADD…

See images: “Window without TOOLBAR” and “Window showing missing..”

I do not have a TOOLBAR to get into VIEW. There must be away to correct this and restore my TOOLBAR. I would be very grateful for any help. I have spent hours trying to resolve this, and would be very grateful for any help.

A:Windows XP Folder Missing Toolbar

Forgive me I posted this twice. I'm not have a great computer day...

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hello guys i have recently upgraded to windows 10 technical preview, and i am trying to mod minecraft, but i have learned that you cant just search %appdata% anymore to find your appsata folder, and you actually have to find the path to find it. well i found the appdata folder but there is only one this inside it, and that is the local folder so when i open the app data folder i can only go on this path appdata>Local>Microsoft>Windows and the worst thing is that there isnt anything inside any of those folders please help
 
UPDATE: i learned how to show hidded folders, and now i can find my roaming folder but there is nothing iside it it just changes my path from  appdata>Local>Microsoft>Windows to  appdata>roaming>Microsoft>Windows

A:roaming folder in windows 10 is missing?

Hi TgxLEGENDz I can confirm you that %appdata still works and it brings me in C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Roaming. %localappdata% also brings me in C:\Users\$USERNAME\AppData\Local. If these variables aren't working on your side, then they aren't well set. Do you want to check it out?Also, in addition to enabling the hidden files, folders and drives, go back in the Folder Options and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended). Let me know if more files and folders appears.

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Hello guys, I just installed Win 7 64 Ultimate. In the windows.old folder there are the Program files still there from old windows, but I can't find the documents!! When I go into Windows.old > Users > NOTHING IN HERE!! Only Public and default, not my old username which had docs in it!
The files are still there because the harddrive space is the same as it was before the install. Its still 150GB/640GB free, like it was with vista. So where are all my downloads? I had over 300 irreplaceable videos!!!
What should I do?

A:Windows.old folder missing documents

They should be a folder in your C drive which has all of your old documents in, or check your current Windows 7 documents folder =]

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Hi,My screenshot folder is missing and I always have to prt sc and paste it into paint or gimp.How can I recreate screenshot folder so it is automatically saved into a folder.Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 Screenshot folder missing

There are all sorts of options if Raptr is letting you down, including the inbuilt Snipping tool mentioned above.I use an old program called MWSnap, which saves to a folder that you can specify. Like most screen capture programs, (and there are many around) it also does individual Windows and sections. At the time I ran into it (years ago) it was the only one that I found kept the rendering correct for a vast range of different image programs:http://www.mirekw.com/winfreeware/m...I'm running it fine on Win 8.1 but haven't yet tried it on Win 10.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hello,
I am hoping this is a simple fix that I'm just being a little dumb about but my business unfortunately has always moved their work folders off their desktop and on to a network (just to skip the questions about if the root folder is in the individuals desktop
still) and over the weekend, with no one being in our office, something happened and one of my most important business folders is just gone.
Are there ways to recover this? better search methods? or just any help in general would be greatly appreciated.
All of our work computers are connected to the same work group as well if that information needs to be acknowledged.

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Before installing Windows 7 on my (hitherto Vista) VAIO I effected a full backup on an external hard drive.
I then installed Windows 7 and noticed all my program files were missing. When I went into the Windows.old folder I was able to see a good deal of them, seemingly most of those that I had installed myself, such as iTunes, 7Zip, etc.

The programs that were already installed on the VAIO when I bought it from the VAIO store, however, were absent. For example the whole Sony Recovery tool program, Adode Photoshop and others.

When I connected the hard drive to the laptop I was able to see the backup I had done just before W7 installation but when I tried to expand the folder down (hoping to see 'Program Files') I only saw a series of strange looking (albeit large) files that didn't mean very much. Presumably this is the way in which my backup was encrypted or stored, but is there a way in which I can access the individual programs from the hard drive so that I can put them back on my laptop?

I was able to find all my music, videos and documents in the Windows.old folder, and have restored them, but the missing programs worry me. Also the amount of free space on the laptop is identical now to when I still had Vista on there, making me think that perhaps the 'missing' programs haven't been deleted at all but may just be hiding somewhere in the 'Windows.old' folder. But I could well be wrong about that.

Apologies if I have been unclear; I am not the world's... Read more

A:Missing programs - NOT in Windows.old folder

You cannot move programs from Vista to win7 (except if they are installation .exes). There is a lot more to an installed program than just the program file (e.g. registry entries, dll's, etc.). You have to reinstall the programs in win7. Unfortunately you may have to buy a license for some that you might have received as a Sony gift for free with your Vaio initial Vista.

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I first noticed it when icons for my MS office 2007 documents became the generic ones. I tried to change the icon using the software Types, where it shows that the icon files are directed to the Windows\Installer folder, WHICH IS MISSING from my computer.

I can't even reinstall MS Office as the setup will crash before it finishes loading. Uninstalling keeps failing.

Any ideas?

A:missing C:\Windows\Installer folder

The Windows installer folder is hidden.

When Office gets hosed, it usually takes a full reinstall of the OS to fix it. Because Office is so deeply integrated into Windows, files folders and registry settings are everywhere... Often times reinstalling Windows is actually easier than trying to sort through it.

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I had a text file that listed all the choral music sheets I had amassed over the years. It was held under my user library. Now I cannot locate it, but wonder, if by senior moment inadvertence it has got else where.

I am unable to open the folder where I think it may be (see attachment for details). Please, how do I go about getting the folder to open?

A:Cannot access folder location to which file may have been sent

See if this works,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Advanced-tips-for-searching-in-Windows
This Mr. Fixit for me is a quick thing to try,
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_file_and_folder_diag/
For the denied message,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/How-do-I-open-a-file-if-I-get-an-access-denied-message

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As anyone who is reading this post know that on the start menu there is an icon 'My Music' that when it is clicked it will link you to the My Music folder. (To its location : My document/My music)

I want to change the location of My Music icon on the start menu.

What I am saying exactly is, I have the hard drive split in 2, one of them for the windows and the other for the files( like music,pictures,softwares.....). I want that when i click on My Music icon on the start menu, it will link me to the folder on the other partition (not that location in my documents).

Could that happen?

Thanks for taking your time reading my post.

A:Change My Music folder Location

Hi ...yes, it can happen, I believe.

You can try this: Right-click the shell folder (My Music) in Windows Explorer, drag the folder to the new location, release the mouse button, and select the Move Here item.

Note: If Windows Explorer complains, then you must use the registry to move the folder location and manually move the contents.

Or...you can do like I do and just ignore the My Music folder (I don't store any files in it) and I just create folders for music files wherever I want them. From there, if I wanted a shortcut, I would just right-click and send one to the desktop.

And there are other ways of doing what you seem to want...the above seems to be the easiest attempt that I could find.

Louis

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Hi, I don't know how to delete or disable that folder I accidentally created don't know how, because I want to change those folders to under (D drive, can you guys please help me to fix this and also how to change location folder to another drive, Sorry for my English.

A:change folder location to another drive

How did you create it? Windows doesn't allow : or \ in a folder name.

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Hi all,

I'm soon to be installing RC1, and I was thinking of abandoning my raid array and using the two discs thus:

Disc 1 ( ; system and page file

Disc 2 ; Programmes


I had my other discs organised thus:

Disc 3 ; my user's disc

Disc 4 ; My partner's users disc

Disc 5 ; storage / backup / and music stuff.

My question is this, how does one change the location of the programs folder so that it would read:

D:\programs instead of C:\programs?

Many thanks in advance

A:Moving the location of the program folder

Hi saverio, sorry for the late reply.

You might wan to read Need advice-I think I made C: partition too small! to see if anything helps.

I've not personally tried the registry hack but if you are clean installing then there may be a good many people interested in your results

Hope this helps




Jeff

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Here is a step by step solution of how to move your Users folder in Windows 7:

The easiest way to move Users folder, new installed OS or not is

1. Start command prompt from installation DVD1.1. Start your computer with installation DVD
1.2. After entered Language to install, Time and currency format and Keyboard or input method, Click Next.
1.3. On next window, Click Repair your computer
1.4 Click on Command prompt2. Identify your drive letters2.1 In recovery mode, drive letters are change from your common drive letters:
C: this is virtual C-drive
E: this is your C-drive
D: this is your first extra HDD3. Copy your Users folder to destination of your choice.3.1 Use command: robocopy /MIR /SEC /SECFIX /XJ [homedrive]\Users [destination path]
Example: robocopy /MIR /SEC /SECFIX /XJ E:\Users D:\Users
3.2 Make sure all files are copied with no errors reported in the end.4. Remove your [homedrive]\Users folder4.1 Use command: rmdir /Q /S [homedrive]\Users5. Create hard link from [homedrive]\Users to [destination path]5.1 Use command: mklink /J [homedrive]\Users [destination path]
This destination path shall be with the normal drive letter, not the letter changed in Recovery mode. This may differ on your computer.6. Restart computer and log in. You're done.

A:How to change location of Users folder

Hi Simon, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Here two even easier methods, from our Tutorials section:
User Folders - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

Kari

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When I complete a re-install of windows 8 I always redirect my personal folder locations to my second hard drive. That way I don't need to move files back and forth but now something happened in the process of setting my pictures folder location. There was no sign that anything was wrong but only a blank icon with no text and I'm unable to click on it. The redirect did not work and now there is a "dead" icon where my picture folder should have been.

Now I'm not talking about the library but personal folders under the user folders in C:\. I need someone to show me how to fix this in the registry because it is completely f'ed up for no reason.

A:Personal Folder Location Properties

How to move User folders to 2nd drive in Windows 8? - Microsoft Community

LOL funny how that happens...
I think I may have fixed the problem. I typed the new location as E:Pictures and it should have been E:\Pictures. Why doesn't windows allow us to fix this vary little mistake without having to edit the registry? I will restart and let you guys know if that did fix it.

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My hard disk is divided into two partitions a C:\ and a D:\ drive. I want to reformat and create just one partition C:\. However most of my applications are on the D:\ drive so when I upload from my backup (including the Registry's backup) there will be a "disconnect" between the Registry's location (D:\) and the current location C:\.
Question: is there a quick and easy way to go into Regedit and change all the D:\drives to C:\???

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Hi,

I'm sure I once read somewhere that it was possible to make a change to the registry so that software installations would not automatically install into the default of 'C:\Program Files' - does anyone here know of such a trick ?

Background is that I have a 'C' Drive and a 'D' Drive - C is down to about 200 MB free while D has about 2 GB free. Most software installation routines allow you to specify 'D:\Program Files\Whatever ..' asd the installation folder rather than the default of
'C:\Program Files\Whatever ...' - but various Microsoft products still continue to install some files into
'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared' even where
the actual product is installing its main files into (eg)
'D:\Program Files\Whatever ...'.

And this is what this registry change is supposed to prevent - but after trawling through MSDN I can't find any references to this, so I'd appreciate if someone knew of this change ?

Thanks.

Ray
 

A:Location of \Program Files Folder ?

dont mess w/ that!!!

the information its placing on you c:/ drive is miniscule

that folder allows your various programs to communicate w/ each other along w/ some user/global variables
 

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I set IE8's Temp folder to another drive and the temp files are properly stored there.

But I would also like to store the cookies on another drectory.

Is this possible? How?

Thanks.

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Therefore, I would like to move my Bookmarks folder to a USB hard drive in a way that still lets me use the Favorites list as usual when needed, but doesn't leave it on my PC hard drive. Is such a thing possible?

Thanks!
 

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After synching calendar to a PDA my user is unable to open his calendar in Outlook 2003. Instead we see this error message: "Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Office Outlook could not access the specified folder location." Repair of Office does not improve the situation. We can see the user calendar on his machine when we sign on to the machine as administrator, then sign on to Outlook as the user. Suggestions?

 

A:Outlook could not access the specified folder location.

Does the user have administrative rights on the computer?
 

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I am running Windows Vista-Home Premium Edition x64 bit and Internet Explorer 8. I would like to know where and how I can make a back up disc for "BOOKMARKS"? Knowing this how can this backup disc be applied back into Windows I/E 8 "Bookmarks" should I ever need to restore Bookmarks? Thank you for your ideas and help.

A:Location folder of Google bookmarks

Hello Alvin,

You're Favorites (bookmarks) used by IE8 are stored in the C:\Users\(user name)\Favorites folder. You can just copy the folder to back them up, and copy the contents of the folder into that location to restore them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello 7forums. This is my first post on this great forum, so hello to everybody!
I want to know how can I change the location of TEMP folder to delete manually those files which remain there and loads the memory of my PC.
And I got another question: what to do immediately after installing Windows? I mean all the stuff like tweaking and do those "finesse things", all those secrets.
Thank you!

A:Changing location of TEMP folder.

Welcome to the Forums.


Most programs will use Environment Variables to determine where the user wants temp files. The screen shot shows how to set the variables TMP and TEMP.

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I backed up my hard drive and it changed the location of my history to the removable hard drive. What is the location of the default history folder?

A:IE 8 history folder original location

Hello Ehothem, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here you go mate. Just substitute user-name in the path below with your actual user folders' name instead. This path below is in the hidden AppData folder.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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