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Windows nevers saves a folder's settings; takes longer then usual to open a folder

Q: Windows nevers saves a folder's settings; takes longer then usual to open a folder

I have one folder in which I keep all my music. There are 605 items, consisting of both folders and music files.
I sort the folder by "date last saved" so that my newest songs are always at the bottom and the oldest are at the top, after the sub folders

However, whenever I open the folder, windows seems like it is re-searching and rebuilding the cache, taking upwards of 5 seconds in order for the folder to be sorted again.

This only started happening after I reinstalled windows, however that is all that has changed. My music is on another drive, the same drive that it was before I reinstalled.

Why does it keep doing this, and how do I get it to remember how it is sorted?

Attached is a video demonstrating what happens

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I have one folder in which I keep all my music. There are 605 items, consisting of both folders and music files.
I sort the folder by "date last saved" so that my newest songs are always at the bottom and the oldest are at the top, after the sub folders

However, whenever I open the folder, windows seems like it is re-searching and rebuilding the cache, taking upwards of 5 seconds in order for the folder to be sorted again.

This only started happening after I reinstalled windows, however that is all that has changed. My music is on another drive, the same drive that it was before I reinstalled.

Why does it keep doing this, and how do I get it to remember how it is sorted?

Attached is a video demonstrating what happens

A:Windows nevers saves a folder's settings

You might try going to Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab - Reset Folders - apply - okay
This should effectively reset all folder settings on the system and clean up the registry entries associated with them. Folder View - Reset All Folders
The down side is you will need to reset everything but the settings should then start working properly again.
open the folder again let it resort and then restart the computer (just as an extra measure to get the folder settings saved)

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Hi,

This problem started recently after the CleanUp tool frooze while cleaning my PC and I had to hit CTRL ALT DEL. Now my laptop takes longer than usual to boot up. Normally it takes only 10 seconds.

Any help would be gr8ly appreciated.
 

A:Windows takes longer than usual to boot up

What CleanUp tool?
Maybe that is the problem?

If you try to system restore to the time before this happened?

Good Luck!
 

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I purchased all of my parts and assembled my computer about 4 months ago. It wouldn't even post in the beginning, so we brought it into a couple tech shops (which really wasn't any help). Then I started swapping parts with my friend's computer. Luckily he has the same CPU as me and after that was swapped it worked! One thing I noticed is after a while it would freeze occasionally when I wasn't doing anything demanding, then that had seemed to vanish after a while. But now, its starting to take longer to post (with his CPU still in my machine), here and there. Each time I start up it can take very long or very short. I just recently replaced my Ati x800 GTO2 with a Ati x1950 Pro to play Bioshock and now (possibly a coincidence), it is starting to freeze up a lot again. After I reboot it will tell me to reset the frequency of my Memory and CPU. I'm not quite sure what is ideal frequency is because i've set them 1066/667 but it still occurs. As you could tell, I don't know much and help would be much appreciated. Thanks! PS- this is my first post on A forum

Motherboard: Asus p5nsli
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Memory: 2gb Kingston 800mhz DDR2
Video Card: Sapphire Ati Radeon x1950 Pro
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts 500w
OS: Windows XP service pack 2

I think that's everything
 

A:Frequent freezing and posting takes longer than usual

two gig ram is massive for a desktop system; try pulling one of the chips out
 

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When I try to open a folder on my computer by double clicking it, it will take me to a search...how d I get rid of that?
 

A:Cant open a folder, it takes me to a search

wguido said:

When I try to open a folder on my computer by double clicking it, it will take me to a search...how d I get rid of that?Click to expand...
Try this: Folder Opens Search Window

Go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 /i shell32

It should work
 

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When I download an email attachment, my Downloads folder used to open up instantly. Now it takes about 5 minutes to open. There is a green progress bar at the top that takes about 2 minutes to finish, then it just sits for another 3 minutes, then displays the files and folders within the Downloads folder.
I wonder if it's my McAfee anti-virus, or perhaps there are too many files in my Downloads folder (8gb currently).
Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Downloads folder takes too long to open

  
Quote: Originally Posted by j9lemmon


I wonder if it's my McAfee anti-virus, or perhaps there are too many files in my Downloads folder (8gb currently).


Welcome to the forum j9lemmon,

Yes, have you tried freeing up some space in the downloads folder?

Let us know.

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The "My Music" folder is all of a sudden taking like half a minute to open and I have no idea why. The files and folders inside are really slow too.

Anyone know what could be causing this and how to fix it?

EDIT:
Never mind. The problem was the Vista shortcuts that were still left in the folder. I removed them and now it's quick again.

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Truly had a hard time trying to describe a proper title.
Here's what I mean. Since I got this computer 3 years ago and along it Windows 7 I had this problem and questioned if it was a normal Win7 thing or not.
I turn on the PC and, for ex., I go online. This means I am presently working on my C: drive since that is where my OS sits and along it my Browser. But at one point, say 15 minutes later I want to open a file/folder which happens to be on a different drive, D:, E: whatever. Well at this point I hear coming from my computer, sitting below me, the drive begin to spin-and I need to wait from 5 to 10 seconds before I see anything on the screen--Windows Explorer. Is this normal or what? If not, what is going on exactly.
At this point, afterwards the folder siting on the drive takes no time to open, or a new folder or whatever but if I wait a while, say 30 minutes and then decide to open another folder sitting on another drive the same thing happens

A:Folder on unused drive takes 5 to 10 seconds to open, is this normal?

Hello pintree,

Yes, this is normal when you have Windows set to Turn off hard disk after X amount of idle minutes instead of "Never". If you like, the tutorial below can helps how you how to set this to "Never" to no longer have your hard drives turn off.

Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hey when ever it try to open any folder in my computer its shows folder is empty even it has files in it then on task bar green ribbon runs for some time and then it shows files in folder...this wont be happening someday ago but now m getting this problem...hard drive test shows it is working fine

A:This Folder is Empty....Folder Takes To Much Time To Load

hello,have you try running system file checker ,if not check link .
SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

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hey when ever it try to open any folder in my computer its shows folder is empty even it has files in it then on task bar green ribbon runs for some time and then it shows files in folder...this wont be happening someday ago but now m getting this problem...i installed new window 8.1 someday ago...no other software..it is brand new install..hard drive test shows it is working fine

A:This Folder is Empty....Folder Takes To Much Time To Load

Is your account able to view hidden folders?
Also there is a Windows Eight forum, they might be able to help you more over there!

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I use Windows Explorer numerous times every day. I like to navigate to folders using the folders pane and click on items in main view. I sometimes drill down to folders in the main view to finish my navigation until I'm at the folder I wish to see.

All of the sudden I'm finding that when I click on a folder in the main view, a new Explorer window pops up. I did not change any of my preferences in this regard. I went into the Tools-->Folder Options and saw that "Open each folder in the same window" was still selected, as I'd left it long ago (a couple of years now). So, I switched the radio button to the "Open new folder" option, then switched it back to opening the folders in the same view. I clicked "Apply" and closed Explorer (I did this as a kind of "forced" reset). Then I opened Explorer again, and it's still not obeying this setting.

What's going on? Is this influenced by some other settings location I haven't looked at yet?
AFAIK, this started not long after I had uninstalled IE9 and IE8, rolling back to IE7, then installed IE9 again. I did this to resolve a peculiar issue with certain files marked as corrupt in SFC scannow (turns out it's a defect when going to IE9 from IE8). I do realize that Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer share a lot of the same files. But this is functionality exclusive to Windows Explorer. Really strange...

A:Windows Explorer "Open each folder in same window" no longer working

Hello Gary,

You might see if downloading and merging the .reg for the listed Folder and Directory options in the tutorial below may be able to help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for folders and drives, and hopefully fix this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Frds,

When I double click on any file like Zip, MP3, DOC or PDF the system takes LONGER TIME then usual. Even the PARTICULAR FOLDER which contains that files also hangs up.

Can anybody plz help me regarding this prob.


Thanks in Advance,
Aryan.

A:It takes MORE TIME than usual when trying to open .MP3, .DOC or .PDF file

how much free space is on your computer? maybe your computer needs a little cleanup

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On an XP home computer, in the past few weeks an annoying thing started happening. When I double click on a folder on the desktop, a window pops up saying Search Settings v1.2.3 Please Wait while Windows configures search settings. I click cancel etc but it takes up to a minute to go away and is a real pain.

I've run Malwarebytes in normal and safe mode.
I've run SpyBot.
I've run Adaware, normal and safe mode.
I've got Symantec Corporate antivirus running on the computer, daily update and scan.

Anyone run into this, and more important, how to get rid of it? My wife's sanity (and therefore mine) is hanging on the answer!

Jmsmall

A:Search Settings v1.2.3 pops up when I open a folder

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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document called a "cache" or a notepad doc called "desktop" & this is what is inside of the document...

"[.ShellClassInfo]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21804
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-12690
IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-3"


how can i stop these things from showing up everytime i used something from the Documents folder?

A:everytime i use something from the documents folder, my PC saves a doc

Do you have Show Hidden files clicked on? That looks like it might be a system file.

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Hi, i was just sent here from the windows xp area....here is my problem....

Everytime i try to open that folder that i typed in the title, the window shuts down and it sends me an error message, there is absoluetly no way i can get in, everytime i download an anti spyware or anti virus it stops and shuts down as soon as it starts scanning that particular folder, i try'd all five steps that i was given and none worked, everything stops at that folder, even if i do a search of something in that folder it makes the search stop, this is driving me crazy, anyways i was asked that i post a hijckthis log if none of the 5 steps worked, so here it is...



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:40:11 AM, on 07/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
H:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
H:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
h:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
h:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
H:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
H:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
H:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
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A:H:\documents and settings\owner\shared folder will not open.

Hello argenys and welcome to TSF,

You have a few infections aboard so please be patient as we need to go after them in stages.


Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

***************************************************

You are running Hijack This from a temporary directory. It needs to be in a permanent folder as the program creates backup files that we may need to use later. If the program is in a Temporary folder, files may be deleted by you or automatically if your system is set to empty temp files.

Please go into Windows Explorer, (My Computer)
click on C: then click on File > New > Folder and call it HJT , or another name of your choice.


***************************************************

While I do not see Webroot's Active Protection in your running processes, please make sure it is disabled or it will interfere with the fix below:

SpySweeper:Open Spysweeper and click on Options > Program Options and uncheck "load at windows startup".
To disable SpySweeper ShieldsClick Shields on the left.
Click Internet Explorer and uncheck all items.
Click Windows System and uncheck all items.
Click Startup Programs and uncheck all items.
Click Browser Add-Ons and uncheck all items.
Exit Spysweeper.
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Guys I made big mess.

My brother asked me if he could use my laptop when I'm away. I set him guest account, went to D drive, right click than properties, security, and sett deny ticks on the wrong profile - mine. Then I tickes that I'm the owner and everything is fine but a padlock symbol appeared on various folders on D drive. There is no more list of users when I go on properties.settings except administrator. I tried to system restore, but still the same..

Pls give me an advice how to restore everything to default!

thanks in advancr

A:Restore folder default folder access settings

Do a System Restore to before you made these changes. See Option Two here: To Do a System Restore at Boot using System Recovery Options

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ISSUE 1:
I open a folder and modify it how I like it (maximized or not, size and shape of the window, folder setting, the whole 9 yards). Everything works fine until for no good reason, Vista sets the folder configurations I've set up back to default. GRRRRRRR!

There's no need to tell me to go to Tools-->Folder Options-->View-->Remember each folder's view settings| since that's selected by default anyway and I'm not dumb enough to de-select it.

ISSUE 2:
When you customize a folder and apply the template to all subfolders, how do you get the view settings added to the template? It did that with XP and there's no excuse why it can't be done with Vista.

For example, let's say I had a folder named Storage. Inside Storage are two additional folders called, oh, Archive1 and Archive2. If I were to change the folder view in Storage to Large Icons and select "Documents" as the folder type and selected "apply the template to all subfolders," then when I open up Archive1 and Archive2, yes they'll be set to "Documents," but their folder views will be Details instead of Large Icons, and that's unacceptable.

A:Folder settings and customize folder tweak help needed.

I'm not to sure but i'll take a guess and say it's because RAM expires every 30 minutes or so after you turn off your computer.

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when i send files from my phone the file appears in the C:\Users\000000\AppData\Local\Temp location and not in my desired location (bluetooth exchange folder) i have specified the destination folder in both bluetooth and device setting locations with no effect, they still go to to C:\Users\000000\AppData\Local\Temp . I have reinstalled Bluetooth from settings, and the default file still indicates bluetooth exchange folder... to no avail!

(Windows 8.1.)

What can I do? Is bluetooth a programme or is it treated like an app? is this why it goes into appdata?
thanks for any help.

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Prior to a few weeks back where I made added a function to the folder file type, it didn't matter if I doubled clicked on a file folder on either the left hand pane or the right hand pane of Windows Explorer, Folder View. Either way opened the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

Since I made the change below however, if I click on a folder in the left hand "Folders" pane, it works as before and opens the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

However, if I click on any folders in the right hand (files pane) a new windows explorer window opens a displays the "my documents".

This is driving me nuts. The same thing happens if you click on a shortcut to a folder. Instead of the folder opening, it opens a new window and displays "my documents".

This problems started when I added a new function to the folder file folder file type properties to print out the contents of a folder by calling a batch file that piped the content to a file.

In the file association for file folders in the advanced section I now have three functions
- the afore mentioned 'create file list'
- explore (the default), and
- find

For the folder file type I just have:
- explore and
- open

Any suggestions on how to put things back to the way Windows Explorer always worked before make clicking folders in the right hand pane open them up properly in the same window as per clicking them on the left hand pane?
 

A:Windows Explorer and Folder shortcuts open to "my documents" and not the folder

Welcome to TSG....

You can try doing a system restore to a day or so before you made the change to view. It will not affect any data that you have but you might have to re-install any programs that you have had since that date.
 

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DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by rob at 21:40:36.66 on Thu 10/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.767.511 [GMT 4.5:30]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\VIAudioi\SBADeck\ADeck.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\rob\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [cdoosoft] c:\windows\system32\olhrwef.exe
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [AudioDeck] c:\program files\viaudioi\sbadeck\ADeck.exe 1
mRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\windows\system32\NeroCheck.exe
dRunOnce: [nltide_2] regsvr32 /s /n /i:U shell32
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
TCP: {F6BEBAAB-440A-4CA2-99C1-6247B8B730D0} = 218.248.255.194 218.248.255.162
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A:when i open a folder it open each folder in its own window without enable its option

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Hi all, this is my first post. I'm not sure which category this fits in, so I'll post here first.

I just got a new Samsung RC420 laptop with Win7 Home Premium edition OS. When I was installing a software last night, a message pops up and tells me I cannot continue installation until I close a certain program (in this case it was Adobe Updater, which was not opened at all).

Today, I am trying to open "my briefcase" from a USB thumb, but a message pops up telling me I cannot open "my briefcase" as it appears a file in it is already open. But nothing else is open on my computer. It was my first time opening anything from the USB thumb.

Is this a common problem with win7? How can I rectify it? Please help.

Thanks,
Ed

A:Cannot open folder or continue task because file or folder is open?

No this is not a common problem with Windows 7.

Looks like you need to use the program Unlocker. This program works for both x86 and x64 platforms.

Download and install the program. This will add an entry "Unlocker" to your right click context menu.

Whenever you face a problem mentioned above, on the target file right click and choose "Unlocker". This will show any program / process currently accessing the file. It also gives you an option to kill that program / process so that you can go ahead and do whatever you wish to accomplish.

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I've messed up a bit and need some help. I was trying to create a folder to back-up Contacts in Outlook 97. I seem to have deleted something crucial because when I go into Outlook and click on Contacts (or Calendar, Journal etc - any of them) I get a message "Unable to display folder. The folder no longer exists".

I have uninstalled and reinstalled all of Office but I still get the same message. Help please.
 

A:Outlook 97 problem. "Unable to display folder. The folder no longer exists".

Problem resolved.
 

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Hi all,

First of all, new here and I apologize if this is not the correct environment for my question.

As the title suggests, my problem is this: every time I rename a folder, Vista changes the folder view settings in that folder back to the default for that specific folder.

I have gone through the tutorials in this forum about making Vista always remember the current folder settings. That is not my issue. An example of what I mean: Let us say I have a folder named "Music" and the folder view settings are set to 'Music Details'. Fine. But let us now say that I also want to show the bit rates and/or the length of the songs. 'Music Details' does not have this by default, so I right-click and at the bar (tab? menu?) and choose to show them. So far so good, and my settings are always there. However, if I change the folder name to something else, the view settings revert back to the original 'Music Details'.

Is there a way of stopping this from happening? I often change folder names and/or move them around, and it is annoying to always have to add/remove what I want from the view settings.

Thanks.

A:Keep folder view settings after renaming folder

Hello Quantum, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The Disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery for Templates section in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below should may be able to stop this for you, but it does involve resetting all folder view settings. You have to set the folder views to how you want them afterwards.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello, my Windows folder takes 180giga of disk space! I have weird files (called "y" ...) that ALWAYS grow up whenever I delete something these weird files grow up.... I tried everything I could to delete them and I can't! They're hidden +h and system +s ... Please I need help is this a virus? What is this ? How can I stop these files from growing and how can I delete them?

PIC :
https://gyazo.com/87f023e27eb5b007e24c6708215981b8

I already run malwarebytes anti malware and superantimalwares ....

Help appreciated thanks in advance

A:My Windows folder takes 180giga in disk space!

Fill out your system specs at the lower left of your posts so we know what you have under the hood.

Do you use Avast anti-virus?

Download and run Tree Size Free to see what's using space.

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

vssadmin list shadowstorage

Run the above command at a command prompt to find out how much space is being used by System Restore.

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Hi guys

Just to get it out of the way, I have already searched the forum for help (and the web),
and I already found a thread in here explaining what to do
write techspot.com in front of /vb/all/windows/t-5750-Access-denied-to-a-folder-merged-with-Partition-Magic.html
(i can't post links because i'm new here)

But, I can't find the freakin' security settings in Partition Magic

I've been looking through them all "general, view, disk, tools and so on"
but anything saying security I cannot find.
Is it me or my partition magic that retarded :-S

I have to admit it's a craked version, but it didn't complain about anything when I typed the serial just -
"thanks for using partition magic and so on"

When I try to access the merged folder this is what comes up
F:\g is not accessible. Access denied.
The same thing a unformattede harddrive would say.
So is it still a security thing?
Or is it my partion magic that needs changing?

Please forgive my newbi-ways

p.s
i'm using XP home edition (from dell) if that helps
 

A:Folder problem with Partition Magic, can't open merged files/folder.

Hi
Although your issue may be easily resolved

TechSpot cannot help with cracked software - as the cracked software may be faulty itself.
Let alone the legal issues

Thread to be CLOSED
 

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Hi, I'm running 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium, SP2, with 12 GB RAM and an i7 980x on an SSD operating drive. On my internal data drive, which is a SATA III, there's one folder that takes for-freakin-ever to open in Windows Explorer. It's a folder of about 50 HD movie clips taken with my home HD camcorder. Each is about 2-5 minutes in length.

When I open the folder, it takes forever to open and display the files. Like 5-10 minutes of the shimmering green bar on top. Under folder options, it's already optimized for videos. I've also had the archiving and indexing options unchecked. So what's the problem here? What can I do? Please let me know. It's very annoying.

A:Video folder takes ages to load in Windows Explorer

under Folder Properties, go to Customize and set it for General Items, and the folder will load instantly.

Folder Template - Change

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I have a customer that when he boots up his computer one of his network drives doesn't map properly thus creating headaches with all of his applications that try to use the files on the shared drive. If I double click on the x'd out network drive nothing happens. If I right click on it, it opens properly and then all of his other programs will work properly because they can get to the shared data. If I close the folder I am able to double click on it to get into it so I know its not a mouse issue. This is a new computer that I support remotely so there is no chance of re-imaging it. Its a Dell Optiplex 9010 with 16gb of ram using a i7-3770 processor and 1GB amd radeon hd 7570. I would love to figure out a way to have the drive be accessible on startup (yes, its mapped in his network login script) with out having to do the right click.

A:Double Click Network folder does nothing to open folder

I'm taking a guess but it sounds like the network target is not yet available when the shell tries to remap the connection after boot. Maybe a batch "net use" command after a delay would prove or disprove this theory.

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Hi guys this is my first post and I have a rather tedious problem.Upon bootup system 32 folder and local C: folders are open. I have tried a system restore but it's telling me that it cannot complete one.I have ran hijackthis and this is my log.Hope someone can be of assistance. thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 17:37:46, on 27/05/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\sstray.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:&#... Read more

A:Local C folder and System 32 folder open on boot up

Hello thistle2 and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see that you are running msconfig in /auto mode which means that you may have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure. This can hide malware from us when we are performing a fix, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:Please click on Start, then Run, and type msconfig and then press Enter. When the window opens you should be on the General tab. Click on the Normal Startup item. Then press ok until you are out of the program. It will ask you to reboot so reboot normally.Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it here as a reply. I will review it when it comes in.OT

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Well, I stupidly installed Vista XP on a partition that contained a lot of files that I cannot move, due to the sheer size, or delete, due to their importance. I have about 7 gig wasted on this partition that I need. I didn't like Vista so reverted back to using XP and I am trying to remove it from there.

I tried the turning simple sharing thing off. I tried getting the ownership of the folder (several times, even in safe mode) to no avail. I even went into the folders tirelessly deleting single files that it would and I am still left with a bulk.

Even when I try to delete it now, after getting permission, I am still getting:

Or the same message when I go into other folders with files I cannot delete. I am tired of this ****. Does anyone have any suggestions? I tried connecting to my PC with my Mac to delete those files but the permission thing seems to come in - maybe there is a way around that?

If anyone can help me, I'd be very appreciative. Thanks in advance.
 

A:The usual can't delete Vista folder on XP with a twist

Try this:

Download "Unlocker" (freeware) here: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

Will "unlock" anything that may have a grip on the file/folder you may want to delete.
 

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I have this folder filled with files and subdirectories.
I want to do a simple search and have it list all the JPG images in the folder and subfolders.

In the past I simply put *.jpg in the search box.
But now its not giving me any results back.
When I go to the CMD prompt and type dir *.jpg /s there are a ton of jpg images.

Is there something I should reset in Windows Explorer?

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Hi all,

I have a litle problem when I save file to my folder, its take too long each I push one folder to onother folder.

Have any idea to solve my litle problem?

Thanks a lot for your attention.

Best regards
afendy santoso
 

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Hi all..

Pat here in Cape Cod..... thanks for listening..

Just a quirky thing here... When I try to open a jpeg file within a foler, MS Photo Editor opens without the picture....

..when I take that file OUT of the folder and put it on the desktop, it opens fine..

Any ideas here?

Folder is IN Web page style, But, I've checked all alternatives and still photos won't open.. File associations are fine......

Thanks again.. Pat
 

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If I want to save a word doc or a downloaded program whatever it is to my desktop that is where it goes, except all of sudden it doesn't, Take a word doc and it just did it for a program to. when the word doc is done I go to file>save as>the make sure desktop is in the dropdown box and clicked on and then name the doc and click save. I have did it a million times, but now, instead of showing up my desktop I have to go into my computer>C drive> my documents>owner> then desktop and there it is, I can cut and paste it back to the desktop but why all of a sudden is it saving it there?
 

A:Solved: Windows XP SP2-save to desktop-saves it to the desktop folder not the desktop

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

So here's my problem ever since I rebooted my laptop a few weeks ago most of the settings changed. My wallpaper was gone, my desktop icons were changed and missing etc... but I manged to change those little things back to normal even though some times when I restart my laptop the wallpaper goes back to plain black. The real problem I'm having is in Explorer windows, when I change the display "icon size" or "sort by" settings they go back to default once i open the folder again. For example in my "Music" folder I'll have them sorted out by artist then when I leave the "Music" folder it's no longer sorted by artist.

Any help please?

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I downloaded seven on the same hdd that my xp was loaded onto and it created the 'windows.old' folder. i wanted to delete this folder because it had nothing i wanted to keep, however, when i tried to do so, the 'documents and settings' folder would not delete.

when i try to delete it, i get this message: 'this is no longer located in C:\Users\kyle\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again.'

any ideas on what to do so that i can delete this folder would be greatly appreciated.

A:documents and settings folder of windows.old

Try and log off then log on again to see if it's still there.

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I have several folders (maybe 10) in which I set the settings to either thumbnails, details, arrange by name, etc. Every now and then, it would all of a sudden change, without me doing anything. It doesn't remember it, even if I don't restart the computer. Yes, I've gone through the "remember folder settings," but with no luck.

Anyone know what may be the problem?
 

A:Windows does not remember folder settings :(

http://home.covad.net/~zeiler07/Reg/RememberFolderSettings.html

OR , if you want to do it yourself.
make your way to these two points:-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags

Delete the Keys in bold above, DO NOT recreate anything then do this:-
Go to:-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
and in the right side create a DWORD called
BagMRU Size
and double-click it and give it a value of
000003e8
Then go to :-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam
and in the right side create a DWORD called
BagMRU Size
and double-click it and give it a value of
000003e8

Close the Registry and reboot your computer.

please back up your registry before twiddling.
 

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When I was using vista, it had this annoying tendency to switch its folder settings on me (from details to thumbnail view etc) So When I recently tried windows 7, I thought they would fix this, but apparently not. Is there any way to make it so all folders, from newly created ones, to older ones, are always in detail view? And not have the OS suddenly switch to some other view on me?
For example, I have a folder with a bunch of video files in it. I dont like thumbnails and it was set to detail. But upon deleting all but maybe two or three videos, it suddenly switched to thumbnails on me. I find this very annoying and I just want everything to be in detail view from now on.
 

A:Windows 7 folder settings question

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Hi, while trying to fix another problem, I messed up the folder configuration for opening folders.

Here are the pictures that will describe the situation.

As you can see, Search has become the opening method, and that is not what I want. I want it to be normal (AKA when I double click on the folder, it opens up...)

However, if I try to create a new opening method, I am not sure what to put in.

Can someone help me make it normal again?

Thanks
 

A:Windows XP: Trouble with folder settings

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Hello. I recently have a problem with keeping folder settings intact. I want my folders organized a certain way such as thumbnails or tiles, auto-arranged, maximized window view, etc. However they keep reverting back to some setting, even though the folder options is set to remember each folder's view settings.

Malwarebytes has already cleared any malicious items, most notably the Trojan.Zaccess. It's likely the one responsible for causing the annoyance of the folders resetting to a particular configuration. First time it happened was on Jul 8. Then again today. MB was able to clear it on both days and I made the necessary changes to the registry keys as pointed out by solutions I found on the Internet. They primarily deal with the following directories:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags

I was able to successfully remedy the problem the first time but not the second time. Perhaps I am missing something? Help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows XP 32-Bit: Folder View Settings

If i guess right,you should have this auto arrange problem with desktop icons too?

There is currently no working fix available for this one.Most of them fails (including new user account)

Do you have a previous restore point before you were infected and folder settings worked?

Also you may still be infected.Malwarebytes cannot completely remove this rootkit.

Let me know

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I'm currently running Windows XP and I've already set it to remember each folders view and applied it to all. However, sometimes it forgets random folder's settings.

(Ex: some folder has show icons and Thumbnails and it always reverts back to tiles or something else)

Tried a search but couldn't find anything (closest was masonite and his problem with folders opening in new windows).
 

A:Windows Folder Settings/Preferences

By default, Windows XP will remember the view settings for the 400 most recently used folders. After that, XP will begin overwriting the data of the oldest folder, and its view setting will be lost. The information is stored in the registry by two keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell

and

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam

These keys can be modified to make XP remember more folder settings.

Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools--Folder Options--View--Advanced Settings. Ensure that "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked.

Open Regedit and go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell. Right-click on "Shell", then follow to New--Key--DWORD Value. Name this item "BagMRU Size" (without quotation marks, but with a space between BagMRU and Size). Double-click BagMRU Size, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

Now go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam. Create another BagMRU Size DWORD Value for "ShellNoRoam". Again, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

You will have two "BagMRU Size" values equal to 0x000007d0 (2000).

Close the registry and reboot.
Windows XP will now remember 2000 folder view settings instead of 400

You could also try higher values if you are a power user, I use 8000 instead of 2000.
 

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I have a folder which contains graphic items. It had been stored as a back-up on an external hard drive.
Subsequent to reinstalling the operating system from a disk image, I found that I can not open the saved and reinstalled folder if it is on the desktop.

If I place that folder within another folder on the desktop, I can open it. I want to be able to open it when it is directly on the desktop.

I have no idea what is wrong, or why.

Help please.

A:Unable to open folder unless it's in another folder.

Create a new folder on the desktop then move/copy the files to it. Then delete the original folder/s if that method works, don't delete anything until you're sure it's worked properly.

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My friend (we'll call him David) created for some sick and twisted purpose a folder path that contained 107 (no joke) folders within folders, something in the order of, "C:\folder\folder\folder\folder\..." David is now unable to delete the folder directory. When he tried to delete it, it says "Are you sure you want to move the folder and all its contents to the recycle bin? (yes, yes to all, or no)." He clicks "yes to all" or "yes", and it says, "The folder contains items who's name is too long for the recycle bin. Do you want to permanently delete it?" He clicks "yes" or "yes to all" again and it says, "Cannot delete z: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and filename."

Anyhow, does anybody know how to delete this file? Any assistance would be greatly apreciated.
 

A:How do I delete very long folder directories? (C:\folder\folder\folder\...)

open a command prompt,
type rmdir c:\folder /s

(assuming "folder" is the name of the main folder)
 

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These tutorials:
Windows Explorer Folder View settings
Folder Options
Windows Explorer - Folder Type Templates
Shortcut Default Open Window Size

..all gone through now but I'm STILL having the same problem I've spent 48 straight painful hours trying to solve. I beg you to solve this for me. I'm losing my mind!

I've googled every forum there is, all with the same result: Lot's of threads with the same question, though no solutions that work for me. I am losing it and I really hope this forum can help me fix this setting in Vista.

I got a Dell XPS M1530, running Vista Ultimate 32bit.

I can see many explain the same problem. You open a window in Vista such as "My pictures" or what ever, and the window that opens open in a non maximized state (800x600 or something I think I could read here somewhere). For me the best example I can give is when I open a folder going through the start menu (for example accessories, Administrative tools, Games etc.), everything I click is opened in a small window (unless I've been there before and maximized it manually and closing it so Vista remembers it so that next time it's maximized. Oh, that’s great right? Well problem is there are thousands of folders and such in a computer and I do NOT want to have to do that every single time. Every time there's a new folder I haven’t opened before and I open it for the first time, I have to maximize it. Every single time…..I am going crazy!

Solutions I found on the web... Read more

A:Windows Explorer Folder View settings

No reply's yet.....Am I the only one bugged with the fact that the windows don't open maximized? Am I the wierd one all alone hating this, and in fact it's not changeable?

Man I hope I don't have to force my self to accept this issue.....

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Which folder can i find the files for windows and buttons so i can copy the settings for xp instead of me.

Nigel
 

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Problem on my wife's computer.

This is a recent phenomena, all was well until a few days ago.

she/I am unable to get folders to open in their own window even though the "Options" setting says they should.

I have followed the instructions (3 times) detailed here, but nothing helps.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks

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A while ago i was having severe problems with windows xp, so I did a repair installation(i think). Whatever it was, it essentially deleted the winxp system files and reinstalled it. I created my user account using the same name as last time, but ran into a problem: because windows detected a folder with that username on it already, it created a new one with the format of username.computername. This is created numerous problems, including but not limited to me not being able to upload things via ftp from my my documents folder because the directory path gives the ftp programs a heart attack. Does anyone know how i could change what directory windows looks at for my files?
 

A:Windows xp account documents and settings folder

To change the path to my documents:

just right click on the my documents folder, the path is listed as an option..
 

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I am running Windows 8.1 64bits.
Since some time I face two problems which seem to be linked.
1/ When I change the view settings for a folder, they are not saved after I close the folder window.
2/ When I change the size and position of the folder window, those are not saved after I close the window.
I am sure this used to work properly, but I cannot remember which event may have created this issue.
Can someone help ?
Thank you in advance

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Hi, I have a Vista and recently it started to "forget" my custom folder view settings. Whereas until recently it remembered the icon size I set for each folder as well as the order, now it changes the size and order very often, especially the size. Sometimes it'll make the icons the biggest size or it'll make it a list when I set the size to be somewhere in between the two. Also, in the Task Manager in "select columns" I made the "Command Line" column visible, but sometimes Windows forgets that as well and I have to check it once again because it disappeared.

I think that these things started after I pressed "Reset folders" in the "Folder options", and since then it keeps on reverting back, even though I change icons sizes and I don't reset the folder options again, I only did it once. And the reason why I reset the folder options to begin with, is because of another weird thing that happened, which is that when I'd open folders, the icons started to appear with the icon names being invisible, and I tried fixing that by changing the view option while pressing "Shift" or "control" (I forget which at the moment) which helped temporarily, but it kept reverting back eventually which is why I pressed "Reset folder" after which the text stopped appearing invisible, but now this problem of the size constantly changing started.

So my question is first of all, why are these things ha... Read more

A:Windows forgets folder view settings

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Hello, Everyone

Windows 8.1 Each folder view settings not saved what i can do.I

want different view settings in each folder likes folder 1 i want large thumbnails & folder 2 small
What i can do to resolve the issue thanks in advanced.

A:windows 8.1 folder view settings not saved

Hello Sachin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If this is in a library and not a folder, then all added folders will share the same folder view in the library.

You might see if resetting all folder views back to default may help.

Folder View Settings - Reset to Default in Windows 8

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I have a folder that is full of a lot of files including some big .avi, .mp3, .wav files.

Something has happened and I cannot open the folder.

The error message says "folder is not accessible/error performing inpage operation".

I would like to open the folder but I would settle for deleting it. I cannot delete it. The error message says "cannon delete: the folder is not empty".

When I go to props props says it has 0 bytes, 0 files, 0 everything.

When the file is selected (such as to check props) I can hear the drive grinding and it takes a minute of grinding for anything to happen.

I know the folder is still taking up space on my drive because if I go to My Computer and look at free space the space used is the same as before this problem started.

I am using Windows 2000 Professional, 5.0.2195 Service Pack 2 Build 2195.

I have a 42 Gig hard drive NTFS file system.

Need help to either delete this folder and its contents to free up space or open it and get the contents out.

Please help.
 

A:[Solved] Cannot open folder "In page operation" erro; cannot delete folder

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anytime i try to access documents and settings, am told access is denied.i want to paste a file at startup but because of this i cant.Also am trying to let my pc welcome me after booting but i cant pls assist memessage edited by EddyEmrysAsante

A:Access Denied for Windows 8.1 Documents & Settings folder

That is the correct condition - you are not supposed to be able to access that area. If you have tried to force the issue undo whatever you have done before you hit trouble, using System Restore if necessary.This is the path you want to get you to the Startup folder:"C:\Users\<your name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"You need to say what this welcome idea is about - a screen message, audio or what? You can put a shortcut in Startup to whatever you wish.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I recently did a fresh install of Win 2k and shortly after Windows Explorer stopped saving its own view settings. Other programs start up with their windows properly saved,
but Windows Explorer doesn't. At first it opened full expanded, taking up the whole screen. The "Remember each folder's view settings" box was checked by default and I
hadn't change the default setting when the problem began. After a week of this glitch behavior, Windows Explorer spontaneously started opening in a window taking up about
half the screen and still does so.

Using a hard close with CTRL key and the Close command does not work. I think something in the Registry is corrupted. I run Registry Mechanic every day but it hasn't
helped. Is there a way to edit the Registry to get the settings to be freshly rewritten?
Thanks,
Neuronjockey
Thanks,
Neuronjockey
 

A:Windows Explorer does not remember folder view settings

You may have to do a repair-install of Windows 2000

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/

Look under Windows 2000 and you will find information on the repair-install.
 

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Greetings.
This is my first time on the forum, and I'd like to ask for some help.
Until today, I was browsing through my folders normally. No changed settings, no forgotten ones, and then the problem arrived.
While saving some files, I realized that the settings of my folder views in the explorer window have changed to arrange folders to "Modified" instead of "Name". In this case, I tried to save something in a folder named "Images":

So I decide to try and change them back to the old setting:

It worked for that moment while I saved the file, however when I try to view folders in the same explorer again, it reverts to old settings:

I also noticed that the icons for my drives on PC are arranged not by name, but by free space available, and same thing as above happens when I try to revert settings:

To note: I'm using Windows XP Service Pack 2. This only happens when I use the explorer from other applications like Firefox, IE, Photoshop etc...all programs and applications which use folder browsing, while browsing the folders through My Computer, My Documents etc. seems to work alright. Any ideas what might be the issue?
 

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Hello,

So here's my problem when I start my laptop the wallpaper is black and never uses the wallpaper i have saved. The real problem I'm having is in Explorer windows, when I change the display "icon size" or "sort by" settings they go back to default once I reopen the folder again. For example in my "Music" folder I'll have them sorted out by artist then when I leave and come back to the "Music" folder it's no longer sorted by artist. But 1 outta 10 times when i start my laptop I can change the folder view and it saves like it used to before but this happens rarely.

Any help please?

A:Windows 7 doesn't save folder view settings

This batch file from the tutorial should set them back to the default. Then when you customize them Explorer should remember the customizations for awhile. It seems nothing forces Explorer to remember for very long. A work-around rather than a fix.

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Hi All,

When I view files in Windows Explorer, I have my folder view set to 'List', and that is fine, but my DVD/CD drive always seems to default to 'Details' as opposed to my preferred 'List' setting. Is there any way to fix this so I may have my DVD view in Windows Explorer to 'List'?

Cheers,
Mike T.

A:Windows Explorer DVD drive folder settings issue

Have a look at this article : How to set a folder view in Explorer for all folders - List, Details, Tiles, Small or Large Icons | Winaero

Does this help?

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First, please forgive me if I have overlooked this issue in the many searches I have performed thus far.

I would like to know if anyone has a way to change all folder icons within a single folder to one specific icon without performing each one individually. I have over 1,400 folders within a master folder of which I would like to change the child folder icons. I really don't wish to perform this on a folder-by-folder basis.
This is not a Default Folder Icon Change inquiry. This is simply all child folders within a single master folder. I would also be interested if the change would affect all folders of a specific type. Windows 7 does allow the 'setup' of a folder to be distributed (details view with selected details, order, and column size for example) but the icon did not distribute as well.

Any suggestions?

A:Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type

First, a little bit of theory. What happens when a person sets a custom icon for a folder in Windows 7?
1. Attributes of a Folder change to Read-only (of the folder, NOT content!).
2. A hidden system file created inside that folder, which contains a link to the icon.

Thus, having such file as model, it is possible simply copy it across desired folders, and change attributes of those folders correspondingly.

Secondly, having this idea in my mind, I have put all of my little knowledge of Batch files together and created a script.
BEFORE script is started the following is needed to be done:
Master folder needs to be selected and a custom icon applied to it.

ONLY AFTER THAT
1. Script is placed inside that master folder and launched.
2. First, script checks if hidden system file with custom icon settings is there.
3. Secondly, script looks for subfolders and start changing its attributes.
4. Thirdly, script copies this settings file to all subfolders of current master folder, including all levels of subfolders.


For 100 folders it took about 21 seconds, for 200 folders with different levels of subfolders it took about 57 seconds on my laptop.

I have included remarks (comments) in the source code for better understanding what is going on.

UPDATE: Original file deleted. Script was not meant to be applied to system folders.
Please check a newer FIXED version at this post.

PLEASE READ NEW INSTRUCTION IN THA... Read more

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

Taskbar buttons: Never Combine back to Always Combine
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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Hi, I recently repaired an XP Professional installation and now i no longer have the option to login to the old profile, just a default profile with admin rights. The profile still has its documents and settings folder with everything intact, and all programs from the original profile seem to be in program files. The user also does not appear in local users and groups. I have even been able to move over the application data and open a program which remained authorized and had access to previous presets.
I also made a new profile and in the registry changed the profile image path to that of the old profiles folder, I'm not sure why, it just seemed important to see the old desktop again, which i do but all the paths for the programs or at least most of them are set to "I:\" changing the path to "C:\" worked on some programs, anyway i digress, what am i missing here? am I able to regain the previous access?
 

A:user has no login at windows start up but has documents and settings folder

If anyone could just point me in the right direction, i'll take it from there but i just dont know where to go from here.
is it a registry problem?
 

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So I've been living with this problem for about seven years at this point, and it's finally gotten so bad that I just can't take it anymore.

I view a lot of image files (I'm a photographer), and I tend to do so in Explorer in thumbnail view. Which works just fine, most of the time. However, after a day or two of going into this folder, that folder and setting them to thumbnail view, I'll open up some other random folder -- My Documents, for example, or My Computer, or literally anything else -- and they'll be set to thumbnail view. And it's not just thumbnail view: If I set a bunch of folders to list view, eventually I'll open up some other unrelated folder and it'll be set to list view.

Thus far, my only solution has been to go into Tools > Folder Options... > View and click "Reset All Folders." That USUALLY works; everything gets set back to Large Icon view and I can go on about my business for another few days/hours. When "Reset All Folders" doesn't work for me (something that's been happening more frequently as time goes on), what I end up doing is setting whatever folder I'm looking at back to Large Icon view, and then going to Tools > Folder Options... > View and clicking "Like Current Folder."

As of about a week ago, this problem has become near-unbearable. I haven't even been working on images or setting lots of folders to this view or that, but the system jus... Read more

A:Windows Explorer constantly resets folder view settings

Try reading this:

http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid1_gci950865,00.html?FromTaxonomy=%2Fpr%2F5e3
 

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It keeps reverting back to details view and sort by name.

Nothing seems to affect the view settings on the optical drive. I switched from General to Music to Videos and the view settings stay the same.

Is this a bug with Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 does not remember optical drive folder view settings

Hello 0pTicaL,

You should be able to change your folder views and template to what you like, but the folder views and template for removable media are not remembered by Windows once the removable media has been removed, disconnected, or turned off.

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Can't open folder in windows 7. and the error message show:
This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or , if one is already installed, create a association in the Default Programs control panel.

A:Need Help. Can't open folder in windows 7

What type of material is in the folder? Text? Graphics? Spread Sheets? Other?

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I decided to switch to a different file explorer. Like how Windows uses Windows Explorer. I will be using MultiCommander. I would like any folders that are opened, to be opened in MultiCommander. How do I do this? Folders could be anything on the desktop, start menu etc. You could also open the folder in other programs such as WinRAR or 7z.
Thanks in advance!

I got it to work: Windows 8 Open Folder With - Super User

A:Windows 8 Folder Open With

Thanks for posting the solution.

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I wont to open folders in the same window. I went to the options to change it but it does not work.
 

A:open folder windows

porsche101
please do not ask questions in other peoples posts, Ihave moved to your own thread

now please reply with more information - what you are trying to do - what happens when you try it
What version of windows vista XP etc
 

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I am having trouble just viewing the "Downloads" folder in Windows Explorer It used to just be a periodic thing, now it takes literally 2-5 minutes to load this folder! (I cannot even sort it while it is loading!)

I noticed in Resource Monitor that "MsMpEng.exe" (Microsoft Security Essentials) is checking each and every file in there everytime I open it. (Hundreds of line-items in Resource Monitor.)

So something must be flagging most of these files as changed or something so that MSE is going in and re-scanning everything.

Does anyone know what causes this and how I can fix it?

Here are some [perhaps ] pertinant notes about my Downloads Folder:
It is very large, with almost 1,000 items. However, I want to keep it large as I have many apps running directly from the folder. (There are of course sub-folders for organization, but I find having a single download spot is good for catching things I may have already downloaded...)
I have it mapped from C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Downloads to D:\...\Downloads (My C: drive is an SSD so I keep this large amount of data off it.)
I made sure to add this to the Windows Index.\
The "Date Accessed" date is updated to today for about 1/3 of the files (300 or so) even though I am only really accessing no more than 3-10 per day. It does not seem to matter what type of file it is (exe, zip, etc...)
I added this to my "Favorites"; however, this happens regardless of if I access the folder via Favori... Read more

A:"Downloads" folder takes minutes to load in Windows Explorer

My current downloads folder has 1,000 files and in the initial access, it took about 10 seconds to display the Details list as configured/sorted. Intel i7mobile. No indexing. Subsequent closing and re-opening took about 2 seconds to display as configured/sorted. A separate folder of 50 files took 4 seconds to display in its initial access. Near-instantaneous subsequent access.

May I suggest creating subfolders to reduce the 1,000 to a more manageable 20-50? Beat your head against the wall (2-5 minutes) or an extra click or two once in a while? Which is more unbearable?

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I'm having this problem with renaming folders with w explorer. I type, press enter, and then have to wait about 3 seconds. W10 64 bit home. Folders can have no contents, no difference.
Renaming with something like total commander works as expected.
Any clues? Thanks.
 

A:W10 - renaming folder takes 3 seconds

Takes 3 seconds for Microsoft to send the name you used back to the mothership.
 

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

When I open Explorer now it opens in My Documents. Is there a way to cause it to open in a different folder.

Thanks,

royeo
 

A:How to cause Windows Explorer to open in a certain folder

Anywhere you want:

http://www.dewassoc.com/support/useful/windows_explorer.htm
 

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I have AVG 8.5 Internet Security Suite but recently received an email from a trusted friend that I think may have given me a trojan. I had one a couple of weeks ago and got rid of it by going into Safe Mode where I could access the folder and delete an errant file. This started again today when I had a strange error message about lack of video memory when trying to start a game - The Settlers 6. An AVG Scan showed nothing but when I tried to start SpyBot it would not run. I am unable to access the Windows\Temp folder again even in Safe Mode.

I downloaded and scanned with HJT. The log file is pasted below. Can you help me clear up this mess please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:31:43, on 17/07/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\Identity Protection\agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\RegCure\RegCure.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIAEE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Genie-Soft\GBMHome8\GBMAgent.exe
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A:\Windows\Temp folder won't open

I am now unable to log into MSNM - Windows Live. When trying to Repair the connection I get the report that the Hosts file contains MSN related entries which may interfere with name resolution. Cleaning it has no effet.
Previous versions of MSNM still wotk with no problems.

I have tried to run Malawarebytes program but after reporting an infected Registry Key the program continues until it gets to the Temp folder then aborts without saving a log.
 

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I downloaded an offline class that contains numerous folders. Each folder represent once class topic and the folder contains files that are relevant to the particular lesson.

All is going well except that I can't open one folder. When I double-click it, nothing happens. When I right click the folder, a menu appears that contains choices, but is missing a lot of the choices available with most folders.

The choices I see are Open, Explore, Lock This Folder, Add to VLC Media Player's Playlist, Search...., Open Notebook in OneNote, Play With VLC media Player, Save Desktop Icon Layout and Restore Desktop Icon Layout. The menu does NOT contain many choices that most other folders show when you right click them like Cut, Copy, Create Shortcut, Delete, Rename or Priorities. The only other unique characteristic of this folder is that it's name is one of the longest names I've ever seen on a Folder.

I want to open the file to view it's contents (I'm expecting either individual files or a zip file) but I can't do so. Nothing happens when I click on the above options. Do you know how I can "force" this file to open? If it's corrupted and will not open, I'd delete it because when I copy my folders and files, I receive an error message because I can't copy the folder, either.

When I try to Delete it, I can't do that either. Nothing happens when I highlight the folder and press the Delete key on my keyboard.

Do you have any ideas how I can
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A:[SOLVED] Can't Open Windows Folder

What is the exact error it gives you when you try to open the folder?

Also are you sure its a folder, right click and goto properties and let me know what it says for file type

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I have Windows XP Pro, sp 2.

I use Windows Explorer a lot but it always opens in My Documents. I'd like to get it to open in some other folder. Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks,

royeo
 

A:How to get Windows Explorer to open in a certain folder

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I accidentally deleted my RECIPE FOLDER containing several categories of recipes with several files in each folder. I could not find my deleted files in MY Recycle Bin so I recovered my RECIPE FOLDER by restoring my system to an earlier date. Now that I have recovered My RECIPE FOLDER, all my files are now script and cannot be read. These are recipes that I have been collecting for over 8 years. It's a treasure to me. How do I return these script files to normal. My folder was stored on an HP Pavilion Laptop using Windows 7.
Thanks to any helpers on this forum who can assist me.....Carlyle

A:Accidentally deleted a folder in Windows 7 and now restored folder files are script

could you attach an example of one of these files to a post so we can have a look and see whats happened to them for you?

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Setup fresh Windows 8 install yesterday, today files and system settings went missing or reverted?

Fresh Windows 8 misplaced downloads folder, Chrome settings, system tweaks ect?

Yesterday I was setting up a fresh install of Windows 8 during which I downloaded some files into the default (File Explorer > Favorites) "Downloads" folder, setup Google Chrome with extensions like Xmarks & Adblock and set new browsing options, and tweaked the taskbar and system tray notification area. However, when I booted up today the files in the "Downloads" folder are missing, Chrome loaded to a fresh install state, the taskbar reverted back to large icons, and the notification area icons are back to their default settings.

I used the search bar to find a file I downloaded and it located this folder:

C:\Users\Admin\Downloads

which houses all the files I downloaded yesterday while setting up the fresh OS. The default (File Explorer > Favorites) "Downloads" folder points to:

C:\Users\TEMP\Downloads

which is empty.

Action Center settings also reverted back partially; User Account Control kept the settings I applied as well as Windows Update settings, however, the "Turn off messages about Windows SmartScreen/Update/etc" link is present whereas yesterday I had turned the messages off.

Yesterday I never restarted the system and only relied upon sleep mode for times I wasn't using it. I shutdown the system the once before ... Read more

A:New Windows 8 lost downloads folder, Chrome settings, system tweaks after 1st reboot?

I should add: I'm on a Local Account as Administrator.

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I got a virus on my pc, and the windows foulder became a hidden system foulder
I then scanned it with norton, it removed the virus, and now it wants me to reboot, is it safe to reboot?

A:Virus made the windows folder a hidden system folder

go ahead reboot. also do a full scan with Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer malware bytes free version and post back

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I've brought a hard drive docking station, and I want to make my old hard drive an external one. I'm trying to delete the "windows" folder and the "program files" folder but it jut wont do it! i've tried changing the file permissions/ownership but with no avail!

please can someone tell me how to do it.

thanks

p.s I dont want to format it. even though thats probably the easiest way I have folders i want to keep.
 

A:how to delete windows folder and program folder on old hard drive

Formatting is the best way to clean off the old windows directory.
Copy the data you want to keep to the new drive first
 

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I have a HP Pressario that has
2.2GHZ Processor
512MB Ram
360 GB HD with 325 free
With very little for programs on it OFFICE & QuickBooks

It takes 30-60 seconds or more to open ANYTHING ie: My Computer, My Documents, IE, OutLook you name it..
I have preformed full system Cleanings, Defrag, Spybot Adaware, Deleted ALL Unused Programs ..... System comes up clean

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 10:39:38 AM, on 5/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Basic\qbw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\tech\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\QBMsgMgr.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
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A:Opening folder and programs takes a minute or more

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I have a HP Pressario that has
2.2GHZ Processor
512MB Ram
360 GB HD with 325 free
With very little for programs on it OFFICE & QuickBooks

It takes 30-60 seconds or more to open ANYTHING ie: My Computer, My Documents, IE, OutLook you name it..
I have preformed full system Cleanings, Defrag, Spybot Adaware, Deleted ALL Unused Programs ..... System comes up clean

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 10:39:38 AM, on 5/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Basic\qbw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\tech\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\QBMsgMgr.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
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A:Opening folder and programs takes a minute or more

Please do not start a new thread for the same problem. I've replied to your other one.

Closing duplicate.

Continue replying here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=363096
 

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My problem is that the majority of my hard drive is filled with the Temp folder. My computer has begun to run slowly, so I thought cleaning it up a bit might help. I'm not tech savy what so ever, so I came here to ask for your advice. To begin with, here are some numbers:

Size of my C: drive: 287 GB
Size of my Temp folder: 121 GB (7581 files)

This means that the Temp folder alone takes up 42 % of the drive!

Address to the Temp folder: C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Temp

So my questions are:
1. Can I safely empty the Temp folder? If I do, will the computer alert me if important files are about to disappear? Are there even any important files in the Temp folder?
2. Would a help program like CCleaner be of help in the clean up process, or is it uncessessary? Is deleting the files so straight forward that I don't need an extra program to help me?
3. The largest files in the Temp folder all begin with the letters "fla", for example fla2C91.tmp. I read some where that they are some kind of copies of files played with VLC Media player. Is this true? And if it is, I assume I can delete them with ease. These "fla" files take up in total almost 11 GB, so deleting them would help.

Thanks for your advice!

P.S. If it helps, my OS is Vista Home Premium 32-bit.

A:Temp folder takes up 42% of computer space

Welcome
Download the free ccleaner. Use it to remove alll the crap from your computer. It will free up a lot of space. In addition, use it once a month to stay problem free.
In addition download the free mawaarebytes to make a malware scan and make a full scan with your anti virus. You should be problem free,

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Hi, I noticed this first on my laptop a while ago now it has happened on my PC, essentially if or when i open my downloads folder it is empty it then takes ages to populate(the address bar slowly fills up green) all the other libraries are fine open straight away with all the files in place, it only happens in downloads

anyone any ideas?

Cheers

Raz

A:downloads folder takes time to populate

Happens to me with different folders and seems to be random. Sometimes it populates quickly, other times slowly with the green bar crawling across. Very annoying. I've not found any way to fix it, though I would really love to do so.

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There are several old threads about similar problems, none of the solutions are helpful for me.

I recently formatted and re-installed Windows. Everything worked fine for a couple weeks. Suddenly my downloads folder is maddeningly slow - it actually takes about 5 minutes to load (I said 20 in the Title because that's how it was before the re-format).

A few days ago it loaded almost instantly, I can't have downloaded more than a few files since then, so volume of files in the folder is not the issue.

I checked the folder properties - it's still optimized for "general"

Some older threads suggested my antivirus software might be the culprit. I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials. I may try uninstalling it to see if that helps anything.

This has happened, BTW, on almost every Windows 7 computer I've worked on, so I'm sure it's not an uncommon problem. However I suspect it's not the same problem experienced by people who complain about the folder taking 10-15 seconds to load...

Any ideas?

A:Downloads Folder takes 20 minutes to load

I have all my downloads going to c:\downloads -- from there, the install EXEs and ZIPs get moved to designated "d-drive" folders. I l leave only temporary folders in c:\downloads; because it's not the Users...Download folder, all users have access to c:\downloads. Very seldom are many files left in c:\downloads, only during "topic" downloads.
Also, I have my Windows Indexing working only for TXT and DOC files.

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the games folder (start > games) wont open for some reason. can anyone help fix this?

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Hi guys, hoping for some help on this one.

The motherboard died in a computer here, so I replaced it. Afterwards windows wouldn't boot (I guess due to wrong drivers etc). The computer shop told me to repair windows with the windows installation CD. That done, windows starts up, but everytime I try to open My comptuer or any other folder, or even any other application, Windows Installer pops up and then closes itself about three times.

This is very annoying in itself, but as well as that, when I try to install some programs, for example Antivir anit-virus, it says "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation." even when I'm logged into the Administrator account.

After doing some research online I found that others had this issue after cloning their hard drives, and some had traced it back to Adobe Acrobat, saying that when you clone the hard drive, it loses it's link to the registration info and can cause problems. I checked the event viewer, and there are 3 recurring errors that happen over and over again. One is saying it can't connect to a network drive (probably nothing to worry about). The other two are related to "PDFMakerForIE" and "PSCRIPT5.DLL". Both of which I believe could be related to Adobe Acrobat.

Ok, so I figure I'll just uninstall Acrobat, then reinstall it. When I go to uninstall it, I get the same error: "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installati... Read more

A:Windows Installer Opens When I Open a Folder

Was the motherboard an exact copy of the old one, or does it contain a different chipset?
When replacing motherboards it is best to do a fresh install.

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The error showing is " this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. please install program , or, if one already installed, create an association in the Default programs control panel. infact i have gone through the solution method provided in the forum, but still the error or problem is unfixed. kindly help me on this. its urgent.

thanking u,

regards,
mathews

A:I cant open a file folder in my windows 7 HP 64bit.

Hello Mathew, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you getting this error when trying to open a folder or a file?

For now you, might see if using the download for "Folder", or the file extension if for a file in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi, I've never had this problem before or anything similar, I updated McAfee and scanned on advice from a few websites that it might be a virus, but no viruses or anything were found. My problem is that all of a sudden today, when I click on Start and double click on My Computer, it will not open. I have also tried right clicking and saying open to no avail. If I hover over it and wait for the sub-folders to branch out and try to open those by double clicking or right clicking to open the explorer-type interface to see the files, etc it doesn't open. So if this is not a virus, I'm guessing it is a registry problem, so what can I do to get this so that I can open My Computer again? Is there some registry fix I can do? I tried resetting my computer to and it didn't do anything... any help would be vastly appreciated, thanks. i've found that i can access the my computer folder from desktop, but not from start...
 

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Please help! Explorer.exe crashes when folder windows have been open for a while. No useful information seems to be given in Event viewer and I've tried disabling everything attached to explorer using the "autoruns" utility. Nothing seems to work. I've also tried sfc /scannow and most other suggested fixes. I've added tge sevenforums registry fix and have attached the dump files that it produces.

Thanks, Steve

A:explorer.exe crashes when folder windows have been open for a while

Seems to be a problem with IObit uninstaller shell extension.


Code:
Unable to load image C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Uninstaller\UninstallExplorer32.dll
You won't get many recommendations for IObit products here. Personally I do use IObit Uninstaller sometimes but it's blocked from dialling home by my firewall and the shell extension has been removed. The problem is that I removed it so long ago that I don't remember exactly how I removed it.

If you've got Ccleaner installed have a look at startup entries and disable or delete any IObit entries.

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Symptoms:

1. My Computer takes 2-3 mins to open
2. Similiarly in any 'find folder dialogue' to save/move/copy files
3. 'send to' on right click also seems to take a long time to open - can hang explorer and restart it
4. 'My Computer' cascade menu in 'Start' menu takes long time - can hang explorer and restart it

(At least in 3 and 4 this is what I think is happening - everything locks and then the desktop will clear apart from the bground picture before the icons and start bars coming back)

5. a number of icons seem to have become corrupted, on search, run and help in start menu, the notepad icon for text files

Background:

it's an AMD1ghz, 256mb Ram, 20gb hd, laptop. Winxp Home SP1. The fan had gone for a burton and after finding out i couldn't get a replacement from Time eventually opened it up myself, cleaned out the fan holder and wiggled it till it started again. It's still noisy but at leats it's running until i find a replacement...however I moved all my data (doctoral research etc) onto another machine at home and then networked the two togther via a Belkin router. The router doesn't broadcast IP's it seems so I have to add netwrok places manually and did so...minor hiccup from yesterday when the network set up as today i had to reboot the Cable Modem and the other PC had a changed IP address afterwards so I couldn't conect the two this morning. Anyway, after sorting that all out and chan... Read more

A:My Computer Folder windows open very slow

thought this was a random glitch earlier but appears to be something consistent:

symptom 6:

when downloading a file (.exe say) to the applications subfolder in My Documents (which is on the other pc via a netwrok), when it reaches the last moment (as it finalises the transfer) it _reboots_ the other machine...don't get that one at all.

additional attempts to solve: so far have included deleting the NameSpace key as per the info here
http://is-it-true.org/nt/xp/atips/atips14.shtml

unfortunately that didn't help.

ta

matt
 

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Strange.. didn't think this could happen on XP, but my desktop is now cluttered with the folder \program every time I boot up..
I have seen it and cured it on Win 9x several times but have never seen it on XP.

Any clues out there
 

A:Windows XP Pro starts with the c:\program folder open..

start, run, MSCONFIG , startup tab and see if you can disable it from the startup.
 

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I cannot find how to open root folder instead of the libraries folder. It seems the way I did it in Win7 will not work. Any ideas. Thanks.

A:Open Windows Explorer in root folder?

Hello Gary, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What were you wanting it to open to?

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target - Windows 7 Forums

If C, then use:

C:\

If Computer, then use:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:MyComputerFolder

or

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a user that has some how changed his folder settings in Win Xp so each time that a folder is opened a seperate window opens as well. As you can imagine this may result in having to close quite a few windows after exploring the folder. I have checked the Folder Options>General tab window to make sure that the Browse folders options are correct. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Hi,

I use Windows Explorer a lot, and I open it with Win+E. For unknown reasons, Windows Explorer on my new laptop opens in the "My Computer" folder. I want it to open in "My Documents", how is this done?

The properties of the Explorer icon in the start menu show Target: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe and Start in: %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%. Maybe this should be changed. Please note: I do NOT want the solution where a new Explorer shortcut is created on the desktop with an appropriate folder pointer. That means Win+E can't be used, and another pesky shortcut on the desktop.

Suggestions?

Max
 

A:Force Windows Explorer to open in a given folder?

You can edit this Registry key.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec
I changed the Default to T: and now Windows + e opens my T: drive automatically. This article will explain it a little better.

http://www.windowsitpro.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/43043/43043.html
 

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I like my folders to open in there own window i've tried to set this in the folder options a zillion times and it seems windows vista doesnt' remember or care anyone else have this problem and is there a fix ?
 

A:Windows Vista open folder in own window

Here's something that might be useful for you. Good luck!

Click here.

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