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"Recent ITEMS" works, but "Recent PLACES" folder always empty

Q: "Recent ITEMS" works, but "Recent PLACES" folder always empty

I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit, Home Premium, fully updated.

On my laptop (64 bit Windows 7), "Recent Items" works properly, showing all docs I've opened only (no folders, as it should be). The taskbar Jumplists for each program also show recent docs opened in that program.

The "Recent Places" folder, however, is always empty, nor do recent folders show on the Jumplists for folders.

Searching has turned up nothing useful, but tells me I'm not the only one with this issue.

What I've tried already:sfc /scannow
making sure both the "Store and display" options in Taskbar and Start Menu Properties are checked.
making sure the reg key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Recent points to the correct folder (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items) and that the folder itself is actually named "Recent Items" and not just "Recent"
running a disk scan
Safe mode
Essentially, it seems that documents opened are recorded but not folders. I'm stumped at this point. Anyone know what's up with this?

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Hi!

How do I move the "Recent Places" and "Recent Items" folders so as to have all users' 'recent' folders in the same place?

Thanks.
M.

A:Same "Recent Places" and "Recent Items" folder for everyone?

Welcome to Seven Forums molasses. I don't think that is possible as their location is in each users appdata folder

C:\Users\(User Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items

Each user will always have their own individual list.

A Guy

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I'm Running Windows 7 64 bit, Home Premium, fully updated.

On my laptop (64 bit Win7), "Recent Items" works properly, showing all docs I've opened only (no folders, as it should be). The taskbar Jumplists for each program also show recent docs opened in that program.

The "Recent Places" folder, however, is always empty, nor do recent folders show on the Jumplists for folders.

Searching has turned up nothing useful, but tells me I'm not the only one with this issue.

What I've tried already:sfc /scannow
making sure both the "Store and display" options in Taskbar and Start Menu Properties are checked.
making sure the reg key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Recent points to the correct folder (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items) and that the folder itself is actually named "Recent Items" and not just "Recent"
running a disk scan (chkdsk)

Safe mode
deleting/restoring default links in the Favorites list

Essentially, it seems as if documents opened are recorded but not folders. I'm stumped at this point. Anyone know what's up with this?

A:"Recent Places" folder always empty

PJ by disk scan did you mean a chkdsk? if no the try that

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f and /r switches in Option 2 if necessary
As a precaution run these too

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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I had a virus last week. I managed to remove it, but since then I have 2 problems:

1) "Recent Places" in Windows Explorer is empty and stays empty.
2) The folders in "All Programs" in the start menu are empty.

Does anyone know how to fix these issues?

A:Recent Places and "All Programs" Are Empty

Hi there.... Try Unhide

Download unhide by grinler.
Double click on the program to start the unhide process.
Once done a window will pop and let you know the tool has completed its job.
See if cures your problems

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I have Windows 7 64-bit installed. I am frustrated that when using windows explorer, "recent places" is always empty--meaning that I have to always re-navigate through the entire file structure in order to find the folder I want. In spite of other problems I had when using Vista, this was one thing that always worked and that I found extremely helpful and efficient. Why does it not work in Windows 7, even though the tool is included in the options list? It's _always_ empty. I have tried looking through various fora for a fix for this, but without success. Help! There MUST be a way to make this work! Thanks much.
~ M

A:"Recent Places" always empty

Welcome
It may be turned off
Recent Items - Turn On or Off

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Hello All!

Would need your help with this...

Windows 7 "Recent Places" stopped recording the most recently visited files. I have presently no idea what triggered this issue.

Please review the attached screenshot displaying the properties of the "Recent Places" folder. Maybe that will give you a hint.

I need your help!

Thank you!

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Cannot SAVE TO "desktop" or "recent places" for browser downloads OR even local docs e.g. save notepad to desktop.

A:Cannot "save to" desktop or Recent places folders

*bump*

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I was trying the "recent places" option in Windows Explorer when a "recent places" icon suddenly appears in the desktop. There's no delete option for it, even when I try to drop it in the recycle bin. However, when I personalize the desktop and disable and re-enable recycle bin icon, the "recent places" icon suddenly disappears.

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I use OpenOffice version 3.4.1 on Windows 8 and recently my recent items list was cleared unexpectedly. I am concerned about this because I have sensitive information saved in OpenOffice documents and I am worried that someone accessed my computer without my knowledge, accessed one of these documents, and then cleared my recent items list. I've used OpenOffice for many years and don't remember ever seeing this list cleared, at least not without my knowledge. I haven't repaired the install, changed login accounts, or changed user settings in the AppData folder.

I tried setting Windows Explorer to show "date accessed" for my files, but it doesn't update. I accessed a file today and Windows says that it was last accessed in 2013. Apparently that setting is enabled by default in Windows 7, but in Windows 8 you have to change a registry value to enable it. I'm gonna assume changing it after the fact is irrelevant. Does anyone else know any other options for determining if certain files have recently been accessed?

A:OpenOffice "recent items list" deleted. Security issue?

If it was cleared, there is not much, you can do it about it.
Try RecentFilesView - View the list of recently opened files

Check events log, if the computer was accessed, when you were not there.
Start - Run - eventvwr or something simpler like LastActivityView

For the record, you should encrypt sensitive files, like with AxCrypt

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I've just purchased a PC with Windows Vista Home Premium x64 and installed my Office 2k3 on it. Vista's "Recent Items" will not open Excel documents, giving an error that the document is not in the path indicated. Also, Excel documents will not open through Windows Explorer....I have to open them from Excel only (not too annoying).

Has anyone experienced this issue and found a solution?

Any help would be great

Thanks!
Steve

A:Excel 2003 quirk with Vista "Recent Items"

Oh, nevermind....I figured out a solution to this problem.

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Worked fine for years. Checked my folder options go verify that Show hidden files & folders is enabled. Running Vista Home Premium SP1

A:Start Menu "Recent Items" Suddenly Missing

Hello skeezix, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Do you mean that the Recent Items button is missing in the Start Menu?

If so, then the tutorial below may be able to help.
Recent Items ListIf not, then please give more details.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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HI
Is it possible to "pin" certain locations in "Recent Places" when using PS CS5?
There are general filtering settings but nothing that allows more detailed editing like in Libraries.
Thanks

A:PhotoShop "Recent Places"

SURE!

Just drag the file anywhere in the box. It will automatically move into the PINNED list.

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Hello all,
I hope you can help me with my problem, I searched to no avail.
I use 'Recent Places' a lot in my work, you know when opening and saving files in photoshop or other apps, I use Recent Places to go to the folders I'm working on quickly.
Recently I noticed that Recent Places is not being updated with those folders anymore so I cleared the list hoping it will start working again, unfortunately it hasn't. It's still empty.
I have the two options enabled under Privacy in the Start Menu properties.
It's weird.
Please someone help.
Thankyou kindly.

A:"Recent Places" not working, pls help!

Hello, Welcome!

This does not sound quite normal to me, and I have no solution. I can only suggest clearing the check boxes and rebooting, then re-checking the boxes again.

This probably won't work, but it's worth a shot.

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Ok, so I was trying to get rid of the "Recent Items" list from the startup (found the option to allow it or not, so that's not a problem anymore) but while doing so, I went to the source (/appdata/roaming/microsoft/windows) and dragged the icon to my desktop to see if that would work. What happened was I created another "Recent Items" icon on my desktop, which I can't move or delete. Plus, I still have the original one which I also can't move or delete. I don't want the one on my desktop anymore, is there any way to get rid of it? Thanks!

A:Can't remove a copy of "Recent Items" from my desktop

Originally Posted by KrazyKnux


Ok, so I was trying to get rid of the "Recent Items" list from the startup (found the option to allow it or not, so that's not a problem anymore) but while doing so, I went to the source (/appdata/roaming/microsoft/windows) and dragged the icon to my desktop to see if that would work. What happened was I created another "Recent Items" icon on my desktop, which I can't move or delete. Plus, I still have the original one which I also can't move or delete. I don't want the one on my desktop anymore, is there any way to get rid of it? Thanks!



Hallo KrazyKnux, have you tried dragging it back to where you got it from

Edit; i just copied what you did & had no trouble deleting the one on the desktop.
Are you the main account on the computer? if not get the main account holder to log in & delete it from their account

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Back in the old days of Win98, a software entitled RdocEx could add the names of the programs you executed to "Start -> Documents", so that it could be convenient to execute the same programs again.

Nowdays, is there similarly a software/method/hack to include programs, along wth documents, in the "Recent Items" list?

A:Include programs in "Recent Items." Possible?

drkh,

Right-click on | Properties | Start Menu tab |checkmark desired Items |OK your way out.

Recent Items - Turn On or Off

Recent Programs - Turn On or Off

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Some files I access and edit regularly will not show up in the recent items
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I did notice if I rename the file, it will show up. But if I rename it back again, it will not show up? Something about the file name is now conflicting somewhere?

Any ideas?

hefterr

A:File won't register in "Recent Items"

hefter

Whats the file name it will not register?

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Hello all,

I'm brand new to this forum, so sorry if i post in the wrong place

I just discovered that my "Recent Items" list does not show video and audio files..

Now why is this?
I have two computers, a stationary with win7 x64 RC, and a new laptop Acer Travelmate 8471G that I have used the upgrade option from vista to win7, x86.

In neither of these two computers the "Recent Items" list does not show audio or video files.

If I type shell:recent, in Run. The Recent Items folder opens up, but there is no video or audio files there either.

Why is this? And is there something I can do that makes windows also save audio and video to this list?

And what is the deal with the "Recent Items" list in -Start- sorts everything by name, and not by 'last opened'? Can see that there is many that has the same problem, but where is the logic?

Anyway, I hope there is someone that can help me with my first problem? With the audio and video files?

-
John

A:Have a strange problem with "Recent Items"

Recent Items is for programs, not files. If you have it enabled, there are links on the right side of the Start Menu to access them.

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Hi,

I've got Recent Items set to show on the Start Menu and to store 16 items, but it always shows <empty>. What's more, the spinner for Jump Lists is grayed out, as though Recent Items is disabled.

Over at C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft there is no Recent Items folder.

I tried to jog things by disabling/enabling Recent Items, but to no avail.

A:"Recent Items" not working

Are you sure that it is turned on
Recent Items - Turn On or Off

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A:My Folder Thumbnail In "My Pictures" Not Recent Saved Images

Hi,

Lets just make sure it is set up properly. Go to the the pictures library and right click on the folder. Now click on "Open Folder Location". Go to the customise tab on the far right. Make sure the drop down menu is set to pictures. Then click restore default under the folder pictures heading.

Stephen

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Thanks.
 

A:Help....Files are Downloading to a folder called "Recent"

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Thank you for your expert guidance!
 

A:Cannot open "shortcuts" from My Recent Documents folder

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Wanted to resurrect an older thread, but its closed :
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/652638-error-moving-file-folder-directory.html

Please read completely before responding.
I am a 30 year IT pro, most of it as a programmer. I am the geek in charge of a tech non profit org in Hawaii. www.HawaiianHope.org
so yea.. i have at least half a clue.

Here is the deal.
In doing drive copies, data recoveries, etc... when we are moving a mass amount of data from one drive to another we run into this problem a lot.
"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"
If you restart the move, it will continue on and keep going, restart enough times and eventually it will move all directories.

I think its a programming issue with windows and wonder if anyone has a work around ?

I have a suspicion that the copy process is getting out of sequence. That it is trying to move a folder before it actually emptied it. Possibilities are :
1) windows forgot its place in moving through and navigating numerous sub directories and it is having a problem with “recursive calls.”
2) Computers with hyper threading or dual core processors are spawning the movement of files across multiple processes, and some are getting ahead of the other.
3) It did actually move the file, but the cache or something in memory has not updated, or the full data write has not completed yet before it tried to move the directory. (delayed write)
Yes, you can copy and then delete the old... Read more

A:"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"

This is a known issue. It is by design.

As you may know, moving is in its essence an unsafe process. It would be better to use the actual sequence of copy and then delete.
 

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A:"Save as" default (most recent) folder always changes

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If you don't want FF to remember history, you might try to add an about:config setting to restore that behavior

Firefox Save Image As Save Per Site Annoyance

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You could also create a new profile and see if the behavior exists there (assuming you do have Remember History already selected)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...refox-profiles

A Guy

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Hi Gang,

I wish to place on my desktop the file that contains "my recent documents" and so forth that I was accustomed to with Win 98SE. I cannot find it in windows explorer.

I do understand a similar one is located in the start/my recent documents, but the list is small and limited. The other one has a list of twenty or so with other files also listed.

Any help? I have made the folders so I can see all of them to no avail.

I have WinXP.

Thanks,

davidrs
 

A:Locate "My Recent Documents" Folder

Simple... Create a new shortcut and have it point to the Recent docs folder. For example:

C:\Documents and Settings\PROFILE_NAME\Recent

Note: Instead of "Recent" you will see "My Recent Documents" since the folder name "Recent" is hidden in Windows Explorer.
 

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I have a home network of five computers where one acts as a common computer ("server") where most data from the other four computers is stored (music, pictures, word processing, movies, etc). All five are running XP Pro SP2.

The "server" had two 80GB hard drives, but SMART was indicating that one was failing, so I replaced it with a 200GB drive. Now, every computer in the house can access the 80GB drive and all of its files but none of the computers in the house (except the "server") can access the new hard drive. I have the file sharing set to full access, and I can view the file folders that are on the drive from the networked computers, they are all listed. But when I click on a folder, I get "Access is Denied." When I mouse over a folder, it reads, "Folder is Empty"

But the folder isn't empty though when accessed from the local computer, only when trying to access it over the network.

I have turned off the Windows Firewall, turned it on again, off again, etc, no change. I have Zone Alarm on all the computers, turned it off, still no change.

Any ideas??? I have over 500 CDs on that harddrive, and I want to listen to music from my other comuters! I'm going nuts here.
 

A:"Access Denied", "Folder Empty" messages

There are two ways that might work.

1. From a computer other than the server right-click "My Computer" and choose "Map Network Drive". Where is says "Folder" type "\\<ip address>\C$" if you want to share the C partition of that drive (don't type the quotes).
2.
Go to My Computer and and click on the Tools Menu and then Folder Options.

Click the view tab.
Scroll all the way down until you see "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" and uncheck it.
Click OK.

Now right-click the drive you want to share and choose "Sharing and Security".
Click the security tab.
Click "add" and add "Everyone".
Give "Everyone" the rights you want them to have "Read only" or whatever you want.
 

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Thank you,
 

A:Solved: "Access Denied", "Folder Empty"

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When try to empty deleted items folder, I get a message that outlook.pst is in use by another application. Close any application that is using this file and try again. Well, there is no other application using that file. Apparently, there is one email in the deleted items folder that is plugging up the folder. I can open the deleted items folder, right click on emails in there and delete them, but one email, which had an attachment from a web site does not respond. Right clicking on that email won't even bring up a menu.
The other error message I get is if I go to inbox or tasks and use find to search for a word, I get a message " The message interface has returned an unknown error. If the problem persists, restart Outlook." Restarting Outlook doesn't help. The things I have tried without success are 1) removed & reinstalled Outlook, 2) ran search & repair,3) ran scanpst.exe against outlook.pst, and 4) tried to empty and find in safe mode.
 

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 errors- can't empty deleted items folder & "find" wont respond

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Okay, first off let me say that this post has two separate issues but I post them together because I'm not sure if they're related or not.

Problem 1
Let me start off with a description of what's happened. I purchased a new Dell laptop over the summer (running Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1) and everything was fine. But as I started to download some programs, I realized that not all of them were listed in the Start Menu's "All Programs" folder (for this example, I chose to demonstrate it with CCleaner).

I have yet to pick up a pattern as to what programs make it into "All Programs" and what programs do not. What's even weirder is what happens when I type into the Start Menu's Search Bar. When I partially type up the name of a program that is not in "All Programs", there are no results.

But when I type the name in its entirety (as in the full "CCleaner"), the program is found. However, when I try to open CCleaner from there, I get an error saying it cannot find the program's exe.

And as you can see in the window 'C', the program is definitely installed and works just fine when trying to open it.

Problem 2
"Recent" jump lists aren't working either for some programs (Microsoft Word for example). I can right-click my pinned Windows Explorer and up will come a list of "Recent" folders I've viewed. With Word, all I see listed is "Microsoft ... Read more

A:"All Programs" Start Menu Issue and Recent Items Issue

I also just realized that none of the programs I open "recently" appear in the Start Menu (and yes I have the "Privacy" options set to store and show recent files and programs).
 

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Hello,
I am getting the following error when moving files on the same drive or from one to another:

"Error Moving File or Folder
Cannot remove folder (insert folder name here): The directory is not empty."

This is fairly common (once or twice a month) and it occurs usually with folders containing many subfolders when being moved by explorer gui "Move the selected items", or ctrl-x, ctrl-v . Repeated attempts through the same process seems to move the folders, but the errors increase as the concentration of stubborn folders increases.

There are no event viewer logs corresponding to these errors. (eventvwr.msc: system, or application)

I would have thought this would be a common problem, but extensive searches came up with nothing... so either it is rare, untroubling to others, extremely easy to fix, or my search queries suck. =)
I am going to run Checkdisk to make sure all is well there, and I will repost the likely failure.
 

A:"Error moving file or folder" "directory is not empty" one file left

Occasionally when I am deleting a file, it is difficult, I have to go through process explorer, search for the thread that is strangely(?) associated with that file in explorer (no reasonable dependencies could be linked, nor is the file being viewed), and kill the thread before deletion.

any thoughts?

Thanks =)
-J
 

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G'day all,

I am hoping someone may be able to tell me why my local folders appear under "The Internet" on one of our work computers rather than under "Local Network". We have four machines, 3 running XP Home and one running XP Pro. The front machine has XP Home on it and I cannot open any of the shared folders for this machine on any of the other three machines even though they all have the same workgroup name.

They are all connected via CAT5 cable and we have a Netcomm NB5 ADSL2 modem/router, a Netcomm V300 Telephone Adapter(VOIP)/modem and an 8 port switch in the boss's office. And the front computer's folder/s and drives that I have chosen to be shared are listed under "The Internet". Does anyone know why this is and how I would go about correcting it?

Thankyou for your help and time,

Aaron
 

A:Solved: Local Folders appear as "The Internet"when opening "My Network Places"

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2010 06 05

This is a question for information about why my networking problem finally was resolved.
I have four PC?s on my network; one Windows 7 and three Windows XP. The Windows 7 PC always sees all three of the other computers. However the Windows XP computers sometimes don?t see the other XP computers when I press ?My Network Places.? Quite by accident I discovered that if I press ?View Workgroup Computers? then ALL the other PC?s in the network DO show up. Furthermore, if I click through "View Workgroup Computers" and access/edit a file on one of the other computers, then this computer will ALSO show up in ?My Network Places.? This behavior seems to be quite consistent and works every time I have tried it. Apparently, this is a workaround to the long vexing problem of why my networked PC?s sometimes don?t show up under ?My Network Places.?

My question: why does ?View Workgroup Computers? apparently always show all the networked PC?s, when ?My Network Places? does so only intermittently or sometimes not at all?

Thanks for any response.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hello,

I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm using Outlook 2003. I'm designing a new Contacts screen, which better suits the needs of my business.

I have been able to figure out how to everything except for this:

How to I design the "date" and "dollar amount" field values to default to blank/empty instead of defaulting to the word "None" in the case of the "date" field and "$0.00" in the case of the "dollar amount" field?

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!
 

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see attached screenshots (part 1 is the actual error code, part 2 is a log of the 10 updates in question failing repeatedly)

i've tried using the reset.cmd script linked at Error 0x80070005 in Windows Update when you try to install updates (and the blog linked at the bottom of that KB article) which nets thousands of registry edit failures, mostly "5: Access is denied". also tried downloading each of those updates to install them manually and every single one gives the dialog box "This update is not applicable to your computer", which is absolute baloney since all of them are marked as important updates in Windows Update (and yes, i did download the appropriate versions for my computer - Windows 7 64 bit)

COMODO Internet Security and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware didn't turn up anything of note (the latter turned up a few apparent non-threats under the "Potentially Unwanted Program" category, which i quarantined. can supply a log of this if needed.)

i'm installing the System Update Readiness Tool right now as i'm typing this, wasn't expecting it to take longer than 15 minutes. i'll be back to edit OP with logs of that and sfc /scannow when they're both done.

would appreciate a fix soon, as one of these uninstallable updates is a patch for the FREAK SSL exploit.

EDIT: SURT just finished and all it says is "Installation Complete". i feel stupid for asking this, but what do i do after this? (besides sfc /scannow, which i'm gonna do right ... Read more

A:10 recent Windows Updates giving "unknown error" 80070005

Please note that mediafire is a blocked source in this forum - for good reason.
I really do suggest that you find an alternative fileshare site, unless you want to infest your friends with what is generally considered adware, at best, and malware at worst.
I have managed to access the file (I think!) - but I will not be able to complete the download until tomorrow.


Here is the link I found (munged a little... ) hxxp://download1046.**************/ck21txe7vpsg/jjjazwmg1z3mtm7/CBS.zip

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Just thought I'd pass along this observation...

Something done by Microsoft in a fairly recent (say no more than the past 3-4 weeks) has addressed TWO specific seemingly BIOS-related issues I've had on my Supermicro C2SBX motherboard ever since installing Win7 back in December 2009. The issues are obviously specific to this mobo (and possibly others) because they do NOT show up on my other machine which uses an ASUS P5Q3 board.

Anyway, the two problems were:

(1) Windows "restart" does not work, but rather seems to hang up in the midst of the hardware re-boot sequence. I see the "hard drive in use" light stuck on, which is tied to my Adaptec 39320 SCSI Adapter card when in use, not to my SATA drives.

So this might be an issue relating to the Adaptec card in this C2SBX board. Don't know.

Anyway, I'm forced to use "shutdown" which does work, and then a cold power-on re-boot from OFF... as my replacement for a simple "restart" to avoid the intervening power off/on sequence.

(2) Although I have three SATA drives in the machine, inevitably only one or two of them appear in the BIOS-produced device discovery list of hard drives that appear during the VERBOSE output at boot time.

Sometimes, all three will appear. But this is generally after some time of significant maintenance to Window. However before too long again the list will drop one or two drives, and things are back to how they've always shown at boot time from the BIOS.
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A:Recent Windows Update fixed my "restart" and other hardware issues!

Good idea to share your observations.
Thanks.

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Hello all,
I own an Asus laptop with pre-installed Windows 8.1 and, after downloading & installing recent Windows updates (20th of September 2014, if memory serves me correctly), I am unable to access desktop because system freezes at boot sequence returning me this error: "Secure Boot Violation. Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot Policy in Setup" printed inside a small red box.

After googling around, someone suggested to disable "Secure Boot" from BIOS and enable "Launch CSM". I performed such operations but I got no results (BIOS menu automatically appears after every reboot). Someone else suggested to change boot sequence and start system from a Recovery CD but I got no CD supplied with my laptop as Asus stopped providing CDs from very long time AFAIK.

I am quite sure problem relies on Windows Updates because I used this Laptop very little times and no p2p or hacked programs are installed. In addition to that, as far as I read, it seems other Win users experienced the same issue after installing WinUpdates but they have different BIOS so is not easy for me to understand my BIOS accordingly to what they do in their own BIOS in order to solve issue.

What annoys me most is that I bought this Laptop in July 2014 and, just three months later, it got freezes because of official Windows Updates and not because of bad behaviour of user.

Thank you all for reading.
I appreciate your help very much.

A:"Secure Boot Violation" error after recent Windows Updates

Turn off Secure Boot, but do not enable CSM.

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Hi, in the "Quick access" window it currently shows the 20 most recently opened files. I would like to increase that number to something around 40 or 50. I'm guessing I'll have to do this through the registry, but I don't know where. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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MSN released this today:

Affected Software:

Microsoft MSN Chat Control
Microsoft MSN Messenger 4.5 and 4.6, which includes the MSN Chat control
Microsoft Exchange Instant Messenger 4.5 and 4.6, which includes the MSN Chat control

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-022.asp

Take care. angelize56
 

A:Recent "critical" security bulletins: IE, MSN Chat, Media Player

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Hello,
Im trying to create a new set of rules for USMT to migrate all the recent document from the entire suit.
Before with Office 2010 i just needed to migrate the following 2 specific registry Keys per product:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\File MRU]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Place MRU]
But now with Office 2013 i have a different registry to migrate which is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\AD_1BCDB7FC5952DB87CA9E016C275527A1DF980877A2742B063EFBFA2FFFE44887\File MRU]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\AD_1BCDB7FC5952DB87CA9E016C275527A1DF980877A2742B063EFBFA2FFFE44887\Place MRU]
I tried to add a rule to copy all the User MRU field which was
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\User MRU\* [*]
This last thing did not work when i tried to test the migration of this settings from one computer to another.

If somebody could help me with this i would really appreciate.

Thank you

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This is in regards to WindowsXP's version of Microsoft Picture It! Photo.

When I open my PictureIt! program it has the last couple pics I worked on as thumbnail images under the title Recent Files. How do I delete them from there? I had saved them as jpeg files in my photos file and then deleted them from there and the trash when I was through with them. I didn't know that thumbnails of them would be displayed on the program's opening page.

Thank you.

JokerRose

(Sorry to be such a pest today, but I am trying to get this computer working so that it has some privacy.)
 

A:Microsoft Picture It! Photo Question ~ "recent files"

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Hi all

My problem is the Windows Explorer Search bar, which is to find in the upper right corner of every Explorer Window (BTW, my OS is Windows 7 home premium SP1).

This image url example.png - directupload.net explaines my question with one quick view

The WindowsExplorer search bar provides a Choice for only the latest 3 search terms, typed in, for a lookup, recently. These 3 terms show up as a list, in the moment you start to type-in a term. Problem is, you NEVER see more than only the latest 3 search terms. Every newly entered search term would overwrite one of the latest 3 terms.

It would help strongly if I could rely on, say, the latest 10 (recently used) search terms.

Is there a way to expand the Explorer list (of recently used terms), to a higher count?

Big Thank you in Advance.
Bramble

A:Expanding "recent Entries" within Windows Explorer Search bar

First we need to be sure that you can get 10 searches.... do you know for sure you can

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I'm having the internet "outage" every few minutes because of the Zone Alarm problem and when i found out about the update stickied at the top of this forum it still does not work.

I downloaded the update and this is what it tells me when i try to install it-
I opened Zone Alarm and changed the internet settings like so-
Option 1: Move Internet Zone slider to Medium
Navigate to the "ZoneAlarm Firewall" panel
Click on the "Firewall" tab
Move the "Internet Zone" slider to medium
The only thing this helped is that before i couldn't view my E-Mails in YahooMail and now i can BUT my internet is still having problems.
 

A:Solved: Zone Alarm "Conflict" when trying to fix the recent problem...

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I'm facing this "error loading operating system" error message recently.
The whole story goes like this

The PC has been working fine for past 4 years, specs as
AMD duron 800Mhz
MSI K7T2 Mobo
256MB of kingston PC133 ram
80GB Western Digital Cavier
GeForce 2MX, 52X CD rom.

Only recently after my format of PC as i wanted to clear up all junks in PC, I deleted all partion on this 80GB harddisk and recreate a new one and format it as NTFS with the WinXP installation. The installation then proceed to copy required files for installation and reboot. Immediately after this reboot, the error message "error loading operating system" came up.

No changes done to any settings on my Bios before, The PC was tested with another 100GB harddisk and proven working well. I proceed to download the WD harddisk test program from WD homepage, ran all test (quick, full, 1 and 0 erase writing) and everything passed without problem. I tested my 80GB WD harddisk as a slave drive, it was working perfectly as was able to xfer files and defrag. But same problem occur when i tried on my main PC to reinstall WinXP

Anyone could help? No sigfinicant event happened before and after the reinstallation (virus/spyware/drop harddisk). It was just a routine format and reinstall XP but problem occured. My Rig was tested with no problem. My harddisk was tested on 2 different PC to reinstall but same problem occur. Strangely i stress tested this 80GB harddisk with all diagnost... Read more

A:Help~! Recent encounter with "Error Loading Operating System"

Please make sure you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard:
"Error Loading Operating System" Error Message When You Restart Your Computer During Setup

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Well I was going to just post a screen shot which would save the trouble of a lengthy explanation like this one, unfortunately the steps I'd have to take just to be able to post one measly pic are even more time-consuming, so here goes.

To first obey the posting rules:
I have Windows Vista, 64-bit, I believe it's not SP1 (I looked in "system" and it doesn't indicate, and I can't recall if I've allowed SP1 on this computer. Don't worry, which SP I have is irrelevant to my problem.)

So hear it is:
-Right click on ANY image file on this very screen you're looking at. Say, one of the smilies, for instance.
-Select "Save Image As..."
- In the bar at the top that traditionally shows the file path, to the very right end of that field is that small downward arrow; click on that.
- A drop-down list appears of folders- and even a few websites?- where I have recently saved image files.

Question: How do I erase these files from the list?! As in, PRIVACY. I do not want Windows to save recent anythings, of this sort.

Note that I already tried right-clicking on the Start Button, selecting "properties", and under the "start menu" tab there is a box for some OTHER privacy settings w.r.t. recently opened sweet nothings. Not relevant to my problem.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Keep up the good work here!

A:How to erase recent folders in "save as" drop-down list

Hi, you can custom your browser to prevent this, however the easy way is to use a program many of us use to delete temps, URL's etc it is called CCleaner just steer away from the advanced settings until you know what you want :-
http://www.ccleaner.com/download

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Tried using system restore but am still getting BSOD, any help would be appreciated.
EXTRA-GUEST-Fri_02_20_2015_235759_85.zip

A:Various BSOD, "kernel security check failure" Most recent

Uninstall AVG with its removal tool. AVG | Download tools and utilities. Remove Daemon Tools and follow these instructions for AMD OverDrive:
AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems.
NOTE: these symptoms were from the previous release of OverDrive. The new release uses the same driver name, but is dated from 4 November 2013.
Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use this procedure to install the DRIVER ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure - Sysnative Forums

If the device (AODDriver or AODDriver4.01) remains a problem, open Device Manager, select the "View" item.
Then select "Show hidden devices" and scroll down to the Non-Plug and Play Drivers section.
Locate the AODDriver entry, right click on it and select "Un-install". Reboot for changes to take affect.


Sometimes the driver remains and continues to cause BSOD's. If this is the case for you, post back and we'll give further instructions for safely removing it.

If overclocking, please stop. Remove the overclock and return the sy... Read more

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Many of my folders including c:\ and Windows as well as documents show up as Pictures and videos in the explorer window.

While most other folders views can be customized to show as All Items, Documents, Pictures etc. The customize option is not available for C: or c:\windows. (Using the properties pane)

The top headers for the view are name, date taken, tags, size. I have tried to change the view by selecting the right columns but it gets reset.

How do I change the view properties of the c drive or the system directories.

Sunil.
 

A:C drive contents displayed as "pictures and videos" instead of as "all items."

What version of Windows are you running?
 

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This is a custom-built desktop that has been running since 2014. No recent changes to hardware (only change ever might have been RAM addition). After years of updates, recently started getting the notices with 0xC004F200 error on startup. Screen is now black with Build 7601 Windows is not genuine notice. I believe that I still have the COA, but will have to look. Though I didn't build it, I trust the guy who did. Any help is warmly welcome.


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8YD6J-6MTCC-DF49C
Windows Product Key Hash: Fvo3L+ndDSXOXvjxM40p0jf2rHw=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9323837-65984
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {3E4E1BCB-F853-4C2C-AB0A-CA344D5E3E04}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160408-2045
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed B... Read more

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Help! I am trying to open files that I have previously saved into "downloads" and they have all disappeared. I can find the folders where they were saved in "recent" as a shortcut but when I try to open the folder I get the following error - "The item 'name of file' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly". I have tried searching for the files and have had no luck.

A:Downloads have disappeared- folders only showing in "recent"

Hello Sportsmomma,

That error just means that the shortcut listed in "Recent" is no longer available at it's original location you saved it to.

Did you delete them by mistake, or move the Downloads folder?

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This is one feature of Windows XP Pro and to click Start button and see "My recent documents" next to My Pictures etc would be great.
 

A:Solved: How to install "My recent documents" in Windows XP

Yeah this is possible

right click the start button/ properties/ start menu tab/ customize/ then the advanced tab

see at the bottom of that page. List my most recently opened documents, put a check in that box, now it should be on the start menu

OK

joan
 

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Hi,

I'm running Windows XP Pro. I'm not sure if this is possible, but is there a way to combine the contents of "My Computer" and "My Network Places" into one icon? I know how to remove either icon (via TweakUI), but is it possible to, for example, have all of the links in "My Network Places" appear in "My Computer" or vice versa?
 

A:Combing "My Computer" and "My Network Places"

Anyone?
 

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I enjoy windows 7, and I love the new jumplist feature. Problem is, in order to use it I have to enable the "Store and display recently opened items in the start menu and taskbar".

I can pin folders that I frequently visit, and the same goes for just about anything else - I do NOT want to see the recent files, websites, or folders that I have visited. If I disable it completely though, it completely destroys the ability to use custom jumplists.

Steam has a very cool jumplist feature, I'm able to change my status on it, pin favorite games to it, as well as open specific tabs. The program "Jumplist Launcher" also lets me create categories to use for programs and games, and I love it.

In order to use all that however, I have to enable recent items. Those items clutter the crap out of my jumplists and they're annoying to clear, so I'm wondering if anybody knows how I can completely disable the ability to see these. Can anything be done other than simply deleting everything in the recent items folder?

A:Question about the taskbar "recent programs"

Hello Delfofthebla,

It's not exactly what you are looking for, but you can right click on these "Frequent" and "Recent" items and click on "Remove from this list" to removed them individually until you open them again.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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hi all,

for some strange reason i added some sort of shortcut from "recent locations" on my desktop.. only it isn't a normall shortcut,
more somthing like the Trashcan and My Computer kind of shortcut, because i cant just remove it by right click remove of just selecting and hit Delete

the only options given when right mouse click are:
- open
- erase list of recent items
- create shortcut

so i have no idea how to get this of my desktop..

hope someone can help..

kind regards

mike

A:remove "recent locations" from desktop

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if it will let you drag and drop it into the Recycle Bin to delete it.

If not, then post a screenshot of regedit at these locations with all of the right pane showing. I'll see if something is in there that may be responsible.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer \HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu

and

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer \HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi guys,

From time to time windows for some reason, asks for my most recent credentials. I just click on it in the action center, it goes to my account settings and then it disappears as a problem all together. Why?

This is not some issue I'm facing that's not allowing me to do some work on my laptop or anything of that sort but is getting fairly annoying.

Thanks,

Have a Great Day,

M

A:Why does windows asks for my "most recent credentials" so often?

Hello Marko,

You might see if the method in the tutorial below may be able to sort this for you.

Click here to enter your most recent credential - Fix in Windows 10

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When you create several files in a word processor or spreadsheet or other program, the program will list the files you recently created the next time you start it, down toward the bottom of the File button on the menu. How do you clear the list of recent files? My wife is copying some old audio cassettes to CD. When she is done with each cassette, she deletes the files from the computer but they still show up on the files menu. This bothers the heck out of her so she is bothering the heck out of me to get rid of the file listing. Any ideas?
 

A:Deleting "Recent File Lists"

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Hi guys,

From time to time windows for some reason, asks for my most recent credentials. I just click on it in the action center, it goes to my account settings and then it disappears as a problem all together. Why?

This is not some issue I'm facing that's not allowing me to do some work on my laptop or anything of that sort but is getting fairly annoying.

Thanks,

Have a Great Day,

M

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When I goto "start", I see there is a option for "recent documents". Is there a way to have something similar but for "recent folders"?

I don't access documents very much, but often go searching for items inside folders which are buried multiple layers deep.
 

A:Can you add "recent Folders" to start menu

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I had a local guy work on my computer for some virus. He could not remove it so he used the "operating system" cd, or what ever, to wipe it out, so to speak. I have managed through alot of time and patience to get things up and running again, and have since removed all viruses myself. Though my computer seems still slow with my accelerator(not the topic at this time). I could not reload my Word program because my CD is part of a package from QVC, and I do not have the 25 key product code. The one from the side of my computer does not work. QVC says to call DEll, and Dell says to call QVC. I don't know what the heck to do. Help
 

A:cannot reload Word/recent "wipe out"

The software package with Word in it would not have come directly from Dell, I believe. Therefore it would have been bundled by QVC

The CD Key on the computer case is for Windows, not for Word.

You should have received the CD (and plainly you do say you have it) therefore the number should be on the CD packaging. Its not contained within the CD.

If all else fails, and you have proof of purchase, then ring Microsoft for a replacement CD Key.
 

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I know that the processor uses more electricity the more cycles it performs, and I leave mine underclocked unless I'm playing a game or something.

But what about RAM? Does full/addressed RAM use more electricity than empty/unused RAM?

Or to put it more practically, if I leave my 500MB of Firefox tabs loaded but untouched for 7 hours while I sleep will it use more power than if I had closed and then reopened them?
 

A:Solved: Does RAM consume more power "full" than "empty"?

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


We
are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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Hi,

1. I just notice there are several items in "My Network Places", these are some websites I have visited before. I can't understand why these websites are in "My Network Places", but most the other websites I visited are not in "My Network Places". I never add these in my computer, and just don't know how and why these items come from. I have try to delete one item in "My Network Places", and it seems that I can easily delete it, but I don't know if it still leaves in other places of my computer. Who can help me figure out how these items added into my computer?

2. Are these items in "My Network Places" become my local network? How does this happen? After install a firewall in my computer these days, I notice that if I open the "My Network Places" page, my firewall ask me if I allow my computer to go to the places in "My Network Places" one-by-one, I don't know what is this.

3. I have read the Windows Help, but it doesn't help much about it. It seems from the Windows Help that normally these computers shared files or printers. How can I share something from several websites I visited?

Please someone help me out. Thanks in advance.
 

A:The items in "My Network Places"?

In addition, the computer I mentioned above is my home computer. I use dial-up to connect to the internet and this is only computer I used in my home. Should I have a local network? Should I have a local network with some websites I visited before?

Please help. Thanks
 

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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Good day all.

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

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

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

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

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

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

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

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

HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE?

Thanking you in advance.
 

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

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

thanks,

v
 

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Good day all.

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

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

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

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

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

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

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

Thanking you in advance.
 

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

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

thanks,

v
 

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

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

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

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

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

So, the questions are:

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

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

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

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

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Good day all.

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

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

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

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

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

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

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

Thanking you in advance.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance
 

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

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

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I had a small network up and running that I set up awhile back. I formatted & reloaded 2 of the machines (both running WinXP Home SP2). On the laptop, "My Network Places" shows it's shared folder and the "MSHome" network. The PC shows the network in "Create a network place" but doesn't see the shared folder.
Tried everything I can think of... cancelling and resetting the folder to share, adding another folder..., nothing.
Why doesn't my the shared folder appear in the "My Network Places" folder? Any suggestions?
 

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This is my first post, and it's a small issue, but help would be appreciated. I run XP Pro with SP2 on a Compaq Presario laptop. Each time I open "my recent documents" from the Start menu and delete an item, the whole list closes and I have to open again, and go through that each time for multiple deletes. How can I keep the list open and do multiple deletes at one time? Thanks, George
 

A:Deleting from "my recent documents"

Hello George R. and Welcome to TSG!

You can remove "My Recent Documents" or clear the list from the Start Menu by doing the following:

Right-Click on "Start" and choose "Properties". Next to "Start Menu" click on "Customize". Click on the "Advanced" tab and click on "Clear List" or unitck "List my most recently opened documents", click "OK" and "OK" again.

That's all I can help you with, but I am not sure if you can manually delete certain documents.
 

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I'M FINALLY ABOUT TO TAKE MY A+ (CCNA/NETWORK+ cert now...STRANGE I KNOW)I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT AREAS OF THE TEST (SOFT/H/W)THAT COMPTIA IS REALLY PUSHING ON (I THINK I'M LOOKING TOO FAR INTO THE TEST MYSELF).R. I'VE BEEN WATCHING MY CBT NUGGETS/LEARNKEY/TOOK A CLASS AND HAS BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR SOME TIME NOW JUST WANT TO HAVE SOMEONE AT LEAST POINT ME IN THE AREA WHERE I SHOULD REALLY TAKE FOCUS ON. THANKS....

[email protected] thnks again
 

A:"recent A+ Grad Got A Question"

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Hi,

I run XP PRofessional on a Dell Inspiron 8200.

Each time I select the "My Recent Documents" folder in "My Documents", the computer slow incredibly down and it takes up to 10 minutes to recover and continue what I was doing. The computer does not completely hang, but even to refresh the icons on my desktop may take a minute or so and it looks impossible to work. This happen also if, while browsing the list, I pass over the "My Recent Documents" folder.

I tried several solution, with no improvements:
1) I cleared the "My Recent Documents" using the "Clear List" button in the "Start" menu -> Properties -> Customize -> Advanced
2) I unchecked the "List my most recently opened documents" in the above pop-up.
3) I run NAV 2003, fully updated and checked for virus all over my hard disk
4) I run 3 different antispyware, fully updated
5) I cleared all the caches in explore (even if I do not use MS explorer anymore...)
6) I checked "My Recent Documents" as hidden (however, the folder icon is still visible, altough less evident, until I checked the "Do not show hidden files and folders", but this create a problem if I need to inspect some folders like "Programs").
7) I quit, and then uninstalled the "google desktop search" program.

Any idea?

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A:"My Recent Documents" slowing down my PC

IMO it looks like you have been hijacked please follow the instructions from here http://www.greyknight17.com/spyware.htm and post your log in the HiJackThis Log Forum so that an expert analyzer can help you.

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I really hate this whenever I'm saving a file.

If the wrong folder is in the "Save in" field, I click the little down arrow hoping to see the standard list of drives and folders like Desktop, C: drive, My Documents, etc. Instead, it reverts to "My Recent Documents." (That's when the 'GRRR' part comes in.)

It happens in the "Look in" field when I choose File > Open, too.

Is there a way to force Windows not to display the Recent Documents thing?

/oh, please, oh please...
 

A:GRRR-"My Recent Documents"

i'm short on time so i'll try to help you more later but in the meantime try this link.

http://www.tweakxp.com/article37014.aspx
 

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Hi. My computer has been crashing very often recently with the BSOD saying, "Driver_Power_State_Failure." It is a refurbished computer form Windows XP, running Windows 7 with an Intel Prentium D processor. I have tried to fix it but nothing I have tried worked. If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know. Thanks!

A:Recent BSOD, "Drive_Power_State_Failure," Need Help!

Welcome to the forum.

If you have any device connected to the USB ports, safely remove and unplug them from the system for the time being.


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 7 Public:Start Menu\Programs\Advanced SystemCare 7 Public
This software is a known cause of BSOD's. The windows 7 operating system does not require these registry cleaning software. They often tune-down rather than tune-up and can wreck the OS beyond repair. Microsoft have improved Windows 7 significantly and it is much better at organising and optimising itself than its predecessors. Check this, this and this thread for evidence. If you feel the need to use a registry cleaning or optimisation software, most of us recommend the use of CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download but make sure you back up the registry before making letting ccleaner delete anything. 10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security DeMember-PC\DeMember:Start Menu\Programs\Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security DeMember-PC\DeMember
Start Menu\Programs\Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security\More Tools and Help DeMember-PC\DeMember:Start Menu\Programs\Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security\More Tools and Help DeMember-PC\DeMember
Trend micro can be a cause of BSOD. Please remove it for testing purpose. Use Microsoft Security Essentials.

Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability co... Read more

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The feature, "My Recent Documents" for Windows XP, has disappeared. How do I restore and select it? Thank you! Ben Hubley.
 

A:Restore "My Recent Documents"?

Hi, welcome to TSG.

Right-click on the Start Button > Properties > Customize > Advanced, put a check in the box at the bottom "List my most recently opened documents".
 

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How can I remove the "recent" column in the Start menu of my Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit? I cannot even see how to delete what it contains.

A:Start Menu - "Recent"

Right click on the Start orb > click on Properties > click on the Start Menu tab > click on customize > go down the list and uncheck Recent.

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

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

Thanks as always,

Russell

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

Hello Russell,

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

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP
 

A:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
 

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????
 

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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There does not appear to be a way to change the view to show the "To" field instead of the "From" field in the mail list that is displayed (in the center column)when the "All Sent Items" folder is selected in Windows Live Mail 2011. This makes it very difficult to find particular sent e-mails when searching. Does anybody have a fix, or is this an unaddressed glitch in WLM2011?

A:WLM2011: No "To" in "All Sent Items" Mail Listing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SB510


There does not appear to be a way to change the view to show the "To" field instead of the "From" field in the mail list that is displayed (in the center column)when the "All Sent Items" folder is selected in Windows Live Mail 2011. This makes it very difficult to find particular sent e-mails when searching. Does anybody have a fix, or is this an unaddressed glitch in WLM2011?


Right click on the "From" column header then (or any column header) when viewing the list of sent mail and select "columns...". Now check the "To" item in the list and uncheck the "From" item.

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I have Windows XP Home with Outloook Express (OE)

For some unknown reason, intermittantly, my previous OE "sent items" change a block of emails to the date of the next month, that is, a block of emails that were 1/Nov/2010, 2/Nov/2010, etc., become 1/Dec/2010,2/Dec/2010, etc., and this causes current sent emails to seemingly dissapear, until you realise they are bundled back behind the date of the incorrect next month that has been incorrectly generated on previous emails.

Has anyone come across this peculiar anomally, found what causes it and how to fix it?

PS I just noticed the same thing is happening in my OE "Drafts" section - I have a block of November drafts that have been "post dated" to next month (Dec)
 

A:OE "sent items" change "sent" date to next month

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I have a client who's Sent Items in Outlook 2010 (if they have an attachment) have a line near the bottom that says "ready to be sent......". She is an insurance agent, and when binding coverage, needs to be sure that the recipient received the email and if called upon to resend it, it should NOT say "ready to sent".

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Hi All, Happy New Year!

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

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

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

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

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

Please help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!!!
 

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

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

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Hi,

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



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

Thanks.

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

Hello Aster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?

Thanks

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