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Employment Tribunal, K Drive & document properties!

Question: Employment Tribunal, K Drive & document properties!

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help! I'm in the process of taking my ex employer to court and in the process to prove the dates that they have created certain documents I have asked them to provide me with copies of the "date and time stamps" or "property profile box" showing when they were created, I am aware that these can be tampered with so I'm not relying totally on the information.
Two of the profiles boxes they sent for two of the documents were dated exactly the same date and time and were obviously not the originals as they had been converted to pdf files. However on the 3rd document, which was supposed to be written by an individual it states the location as K:\cmm\program files\mailbox\Attach As an individual I have never saved a document to a K drive. Can someone tell me what a k drive would normally be used for and explain the location address for me please? who would create a document under the program files!!!!! Please help!!!

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Answer: Employment Tribunal, K Drive & document properties!

Hi maddal1ne,

Just a guess here, going by the path name, that the file in questions was sent to someone as an email attachment and then fowarded to you. Assuming this, it is is a probable location for a mail program to save attachments.

It is unlikely that the drive letter has any significance.

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hi all,

I'm sure this is very basic to solve but I am not a hugely experienced user of office.

I am trying to make a table in word 2000; but with the names in the margins at 90 degrees to each other. (does that make sence?) Actually what I would like to do is have the months of the year JAN, FEB, MAR, etc running vertically down the page to save space.

Hope someone can help.


Answer:document properties problem

Highlight the cells you are going to put the names of the months in then right click inside the selected area, left click on "Text Direction."

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Here's an question to ponder for those who like mysteries... I wanted to see what date I had last accessed one of my documents so I right-clicked its icon, chose Properites and discovered the date "August 29, 2005." That would have been ok but I didn't remember even looking at that doc for over a year. It got really weird (for me at least) when I checked other documents' Properties and *every* one of them had the date "August 29, 2005" down as the date last accessed! No - I didn't look at everything on my machine on that day! I then experimented by clicking out/back in to Properties and saw that the correct access date (in this case, today) was now listed.

Another unusual date thing occurred earlier this week in our email (Outlook Express): the "sent dates" jumped one month ahead. (I currently have emails listed as being sent on "September 25, 2005.") I know that this occurs when the clock/calendar in the system tray is adjusted/applied and I *may* have clicked in the wrong month at a sleepy moment (I have since reset the calendar to the correct date) but it seems really strange to me that the documents Property access dates have become incorrect as well.

So - what do you think? Could it be a battery thing? The machine (Dell Dimension 4100) will be 5 years old in January. It's definitely odd to me and I would appreciate some of your excellent advice!

All the best, davek2

Answer:a really unusual document properties qu.

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When I now drag an icon to the desk top, I no longe have the web document tab, so can't make a new icon picture. I have Windows 7 and IE 9 on my computer. I tried the webdoctab.reg fix, but it says that is was not written successfully to the registry.
Wonder what else I can do to get the web document tab to come back.

Answer:lost the web document tab in icon properties

you didn't specify what you are doing, but just dragging an icon shortcut from your computer (ex) program, or file, will not give you the Web Document tab. This is only if you drag a hyperlink from a web page to your desktop, because that would be a WEB document.

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I believe that the document properties in Word 2007 (especially author) is being picked up from the login name in windows XP. I know how to change the document properties on a single document, however, I would like to know how to change the document properties for WORD -- period. In other words, I don't want my login name to be the author, I want my REAL name to be the author. Also, my company name is NOT in my login info, so there is no company coming up, I would like to change these properties so that everytime I start a document it's already there. So far everytime I change the properties, then close the document and start a new one, it goes back to the original. (I assume this problem is being perpetrated throughout the Office Suite...)

Is this an option?

Thanks for any information about this you can provide,

Answer:word 2007 document properties

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Hi all,I have a query... (as you do on a forum)I have a folder with a fair amount of subfolders and files and doc etc.. each with thier own subsets etc...I need to provide a list of documents in the whole folder that shows where is each file is pointed linked to.For example: 'FolderMain' contains folders a, b and c. Each of the folders contain various documents (MSOffice docs and web pages). Various webpages contain links to documents in various folders.I need to prodive something which supplies information along the lines of:Manual.doc = home.htm, index.htm, policy.htmIs this do-able? Will the database/software have to be written specifically or is there something that can provide this already in existence?Thanks all.I hope i made it as clear as possible.

Answer:Print out Document list with properties?

Don't know but if you download Karens Directory Printer (search in Google there are loads of links) you will be able to print any Explorer folder with all its directories & sub-directories.Brambles

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I have a user who has recently migrated from NT (Word 97) to XP (Word 2003). They have some 800+ documents that were setup to print page one to tray on and the rest of the pages to tray 2. Since migrating all the documents no longer have these properties. I have installed the same network printer on the XP box as the NT one. Anyone know how to resolve the problem without loading all 800 documents into word one at a time ?.

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I newly installed all of thes and have applied no mods. when i boot the game i get this.

Chunk size 10 to big in chunk WHEAT_ID in form REGN_ID.
Max size is 8, Data truncated to "#".
That only happens when i boot it with Tribunal,Bloodmoon or both.

If I use only Morrowind it works fine.

Answer:Morrowind Tribunal Bloodmoon

Have you tried re-installing?

Look to see if there are any updates for the game.

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Hi, I've purchased a new PC with Windows 7. My old one had Windows XP. I'm having quite a challenge adapting to Windows 7...can't find what I need without having to search all over the system & on the internet.

For now, I need help on removing certain information - for lack of a better explanation. In Windows XP, I would insert the path of a document, by clicking on "insert", "auto text", "header/footer" then "filename and path". I thought I did the correct thing in the word document in windows 7 but instead I wound up creating data info that I don't want, don't know how to remove it because I can't find what I did to set it up in the first place. It prints a separate page after each document finishes printing & it has the following info to name a few:

filename, directory, template, title, subject, author, keywords, comments, creation date

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you,

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 word document properties

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I would like to edit the properties on some of my documents without, if possible, opening and editing each document 1 by 1. (I have about 100 documents to edit)

Specifically I would like to change author information. At the time of creation these documents were saved under user profile "User" and not in my name. I personally would like to be acknowledged as the author of these docs’s and have this information inserted into the document properties.

Is there a way to apply these changes to a folder or group of documents en masse?

Thank You

Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Office Word 2003

Answer:Solved: Changing document properties-en masse

Welcome to TSG!

Highlight all the documents you want to change, right click, choose properties. Click Summary tab. Click Advanced button if it's showing.
Click in the Author field {it will be showing a name, or say (multiple values)} and type the name you want. You can change any of the displayed fields (Probably don't want to change the Title). Then Click OK.


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I have MS Word 2007 and the one thing I hate about it is it's default document settings. These are the settings that are applied when I open a new document in MS Word. Exactly what I dislike is the line spacing. It is always set to 1.15 and there is also a new setting I've never seen in a MS word application. It is simply stated as After and is measured by a pt value. This setting is always at 12 and I want it to be 0.If anybody knows how to keep these settings permanent please give me a heads up.

Answer:Microsoft Word 2007, Initial Document Properties

See if this article can help

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Hello there, board! Any chance there's a VBA wizard that can help me out?

I'm looking for a bit of VBA that will help me update custom document properties in 50 + documents all at once. The files vary in number and in name, but there are times when I have to update the custom document properties in a number of them (always kept in the same folder, if that helps any). It takes a lot of time, think this can be automated?

One thing that would be handy is if it could start in Excel, where I could fill in the new values for the fields and then hit a button, choose which files (or folders containing files) need to be updated, and have it magically do it for me.

Is this possible? Or too ambitious?

Many thanks!

Answer:Word 2003: Update Custom Document Properties Across Multiple Files

Yes VBA can be used to do this. Can you post some sample documents ?


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Question: Employment

I need someone who can perform the following:
1. SQL programmer
2. VB programmer
3. proficient in DOS
4. Webpage design
5. Create reports via crystal reports, powerpoint

1 being the strongest
What would a person of this caliber request his/her salary to be?

thanks alot for your time


60K plus benefits.

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i have recently completed comptia a+ at stow there any work out there?

Answer:looking for employment in gloucestershire

"is there any work out there"Yes, but this might be a better place to click here look rather than this Forum.

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I've been working with computers as a hobby for 10 years. I never did it as a job but I would really like to start a career where I can go somewhere and I love working with computers and it's a hot job. I fix a lot of my family and friends pc's. I really enjoy it. I posted on here before about it. My problem is where to even start. I have no college or any certifications. All my knowledge comes from message boards and just working with computers on my own. I have applied for several tech support jobs. Is that the place to start? I enjoy hardware and software, and networking. I thought about getting my MCDST cert which could get me in to tech support. They have a 5 day accelerated program. I only have about 3 months of unemployment left so I don't have a lot of time to go to school. The pay is low but I thought it looked like a good place to start. Does anyone think it's possible to start even higher by getting a different certification? Maybe a system administrator? If anyone has anymore suggestions from what I was already told I would really appreciate it.

Answer:Looking for computer employment

There are approximately 1 million unemployed I.T. professionals since the Dot Com bust a couple of years ago. You are going to need an education, certification and experience to get a job these days.

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Does anyone know how long back an employee can claim back money due to them from an employer?Is it 6 years? & can you please give me a link.Further I assume an emloyer will keep records of all hours you have done on a database which I can request from them.Thanks

Answer:employment - claims

I think you'll find that this is a PC Helproom, NOT employment relations.Try Google

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Hello all. Fresh college grad, just started sending out resumes over the weekend. So since I got time I decided to check out the forum. Boy oh boy I spent 20 minutes on it and I feel like I just stepped into the Twilight Zone or some kind of nightmare realm. My god that is the most depressing stuff I've read.

I'm talking about the state of IT employment. Is it really THAT bad?? Half the posts on there are about how Indians with H1B visas are taking all the IT jobs and almost no Americans ever get hired. And how your only chance of getting hired is if you get a Masters degree in CS with 5000 years experience and only then will a company let you polish the boots of the janitor on a part time basis

Answer:IT Field & Employment

thecrafter said:

Hello all. Fresh college grad, just started sending out resumes over the weekend. So since I got time I decided to check out the forum. Boy oh boy I spent 20 minutes on it and I feel like I just stepped into the Twilight Zone or some kind of nightmare realm. My god that is the most depressing stuff I've read.

I'm talking about the state of IT employment. Is it really THAT bad?? Half the posts on there are about how Indians with H1B visas are taking all the IT jobs and almost no Americans ever get hired. And how your only chance of getting hired is if you get a Masters degree in CS with 5000 years experience and only then will a company let you polish the boots of the janitor on a part time basisClick to expand...

Try spending more than 20 minutes truly researching this topic.

Posting something useful or about yourself, such as the kinds of jobs you would be interested in, would be a great start to having more experienced peers provide insight and research directions.
Edit: Here's a good, recent thread on a similar note.

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I have a job opportunity that is suitable for the audience in this forum. I would like to post it here. Could one of the site moderators or administrators please contact me and let me know if this is acceptable.

Thank you

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Does anyone know of a program that contains a
pre employment screening test that can be used
during the interviewing process for new employees
for download?
I know there are online companies out there
but I would prefer not to pay them to administer
a test online I could do myself.
Thank you!!

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I've been trying to create a search string using google to search for all open employment listings for a certain city (reading, pa and surrounding towns). I've tried going thru google help, and haven't found anything useful. I want to exclude agencies, job sites, and get hits only for the business itself. While I"ve been partially successful, I still get over 26,000 results. This is the search string:
inurl:employment 610- OR 484- OR "reading, pa" OR "wyomissing, pa" -agency -temp -temporary.
The 610 and 484 is the area code, but since some businesses do not want phone calls, the phone# might not be listed, so I tried also using the city,state. problem is, I do not know how many "OR" commands google will accept (considering there are about 20 surrounding towns I would like to include). Using zip codes might, except I don't know how to do that. I also wish to include sites with the word "jobs" in the url, in addition to "employment". I need to reduce the number of results quite a bit, any ideas? thanks.

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Is it possible for someone to find your employment and/or other history just by knowing your full name and family address? For me I don't see how this would be possible unless someone was genius enough to hack into a government database. 

Answer:Can someone find your employment and/or other history just by knowing your?

For me I don't see how this would be possible unless someone was genius enough to hack into a government database. That has recently been done. were confronted with the fact that social security numbers were also seen on the black market, they were providing 3 years of ID/banking coverage, of course provided by the government.

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I have been working with computers and networking for almost 12 years, and have been doing sidework for it for nearly 5 years. I was in the telecom industry for 5 years as well installing/troubleshooting sonet rings, DS1/DS3 circuit and end use CPE. The telecom industry took a big crash and as a result i was laid off. Having seen the writeing on the wall I went to my local technical college and got the "Networking Technican Certificate" I am also taking my Net+ and possibly my CCNA. However its come to the point where I need a job, and I am having a hard time getting interviews. I was hoping some of the more veteran IT guys/gals out there could give me some advice. Should I include my telecom experiences on my resume? Should I drop that and stick with what I learned in school? Are there key things that employers in the IT industry look for in a resume? I am extremely frustrated and cannot for the life of me figure out what I am doing wrong. Thanks in advance.

p.s any employers looking for an entry-intermediate level employee in the washington state are let me know

p.p.s. I was looking at the linux+ cert and was curious if this is a sought after certifcation for employers??

Answer:New IT student hardup for employment, need some advice

I would definately include the telecom experience if I were you. Unfortunately I am in Atlanta, but we may be doing some hiring in the coming months. Currently I work in a group troubleshooting Frame and ATM circuits up to DS3, Cisco routers of all types, and Nortel passport switches. If you are interested send me your resume and when the openings come up I can submit it for you. No promises of course, but I have been told that there will be two slots opening up soon...

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I am applying for an entry level position with a company, and have a question about one of their computer skill requirements ...

"We require knowledge and experience in browsing the Internet using Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer along with the ability to work on Windows and Media Access Control address platforms"

I have read up on MAC addresses, but cannot find much detail on what would be expected of me in this situation. Can anyone explain how one would "work" with this? Also, is this something I can teach myself or learn in a reasonable amount of time? Any resources that would be useful? Finally, do they mean Windows platform and MAC platform, or some type of Windows/MAC platform?

I am computer literate, but appreciate the use of layman's terms when possible.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this!

Answer:Help with General Computer Skills For Employment Opportunity

I've been around the block a few times and have never heard of "Media Access Control address platforms" as phrased...

Perhaps asking them to clarify that for you will shed light onto the subject...

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I've been trying to fix this problem all day! My stepfather was cruisin some internet porn when he clicked on something that he thought was legit (he's very new to computers!) and managed to really mess up the computer with a backdoor trojan (or two, or three) which I believe I have managed to get rid of. For a while I was getting fake security alerts telling me I had all these problems. I ran AVG anti-virus & spyware, AdAware SE, Spybot Search & Destroy, Trend Micro Anti Spyware Venus Spy Trap and Pest Patrol. Oh! And I also followed the instructions I found on another forum to run SmitFraud. Each seemed to get rid of a few different things. The fake security alerts have stopped and the virus scans have come back clean. I've run AdAware & Spybot each about 5 times now and its still finding the same things over and over again. I click to fix or delete them and run the scan again but its always the same. I can't get on to any Government websites at ALL because of this and I really need to do that as part of my job! PLEASE HELP ASAP! This is my HijackThis log file.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:52:53 AM, on 2/20/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {12F02779-6D88-4958-8AD3-83C12D86ADC7} - (no file)O2 ... Read more

Answer:Hijackthis Log File... Problem Affecting My Employment As Well

Hi PMS-ING, I can't get on to any Government websites at ALL because of this and I really need to do that as part of my job!Since I am still in the learning process to become a qualified helper I need permission from my coach before posting to you and that takes time of course. It appears you're in a hurry. If you want me to help you let me know using Add reply.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:48:23 PM, on 10/23/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\WINDOWS\system32... Read more

Answer:Hijacked And Loosing Work (employment) By The Minute!

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :Restart your computerAfter hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".Choose your usual account.Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning process; please copy/pa... Read more

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First, Banks, now online Employment Sites, Phishing amongst the Jobseekers
I guess this is the pointy end of some sort of wedge, as I have not heard of this type of site and its users being scammed before. But I suppose it was to be expected, now that it seems almost everybody is wary of emails puporting to come from their Banks.

The following email arrived from a jobseeker site at which I am alerting its users of a potential scam that apparently is kicking off.
SEEK wishes to warn you about a fraudulent job ad currently circulating on the Internet.


The email details a job involving the transfer of money on a company's behalf, and uses the bogus company name "Plasma Project", (or previously "Plasma Connection" or "Plasma TV").

The job 'offer' employs phrases such as, 'Powered by SEEK' or 'SEEK Job Of The Week', where no such affiliation exists. It may even claim that the email address was provided to the company by

Please be assured that these bogus companies are not registered with SEEK, have not advertised with SEEK, and have not been supplied any email addresses by SEEK. These claims are false, illegal, and SEEK will pursue all legal avenues open to it to protect our reputation and the privacy of our registered users.
-- WHAT TO DO --

We advise you NOT to respond to such job offers. Do not submit bank details or other pr... Read more

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If I double click the C drive or D drive, Its showing Properties. Instead of opening the drive.

Answer:Solved: If I double click the C drive or D drive, Its showing Properties.

Here`s a quick fix for drive opening:

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*How this came about*
I tried to move my Music library, but instead of including the 'Music' folder in F:\ drive, I included the drive itself.
I promptly included the 'Music' folder in F:\ and set it as the default location, then removed F:\ from the Music library locations.


Eh yeah, this looks embarrassing.

The 'normal' location is F:\ .

I've since deleted the 'Music' library twice and performed restarts for each attempt. None removed my F:\ drive from my 'Users' folder or removed the 'Locations' tab from the F:\ drive properties.

It's a minor technical problem but a major eyesore.

Answer:Drive in 'User' folder, 'Location' tab in drive properties

It's too big a mess to sort easily with the way you masked the screenshots.

Try System Restore to before you did this.

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Question: C drive properties

When looking at the C drive, all I can account for is about 30gb, yet properties says 84gb used.

Why the discrepancy?

Answer:C drive properties

What do you mean that you can only "account" for the 30GB?

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When I right click on a drive in Windows 7 x64 and select properties for some reason it now comes up defaulted to the "Sharing" tab instead of "General". Both of my machines do this, but the Windows 7 machines at work do not. Something I have installed must have done it, but I have no idea what. Does anyone know of a way to change it back?

Answer:Windows 7 Drive properties

Nothing in your folder options in explorer? I will have to check this when I get home on my Win 7 machine.

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One day i wanted to run a checkdisk so i go in windows explorer and right click on my c:/ drive to run a checkdisk well i waited and waited for the menue to come up so i could click properties but it wouldent:-(
sys specs:

HP 8576c pavilion
450mhz p3
256mb ram
5400 rpm 20g harddrive
7200 rpm 4og hard drive

Answer:Win 2000 C:/ drive properties

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Upgraded from cd-writer to dvd writer and I am unable to burn a dvd and when I go into the properties of the dvd drive there is no recording tab to enable recording on the drive took first dvd back thought it was faulty but same problem with second one.

Answer:no recording tab in dvd drive properties

Do you have the right burning program to burn to DVD?You would need something like Nero version 6.

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I have had this problem a few times but I can't remember what I did the last time because it was some time ago.

When you right click on the D:\ Drive and go to properties it comes up saying that the drive is 5.5GB but when you select the files in D drive the size is only 2GB. It says the drive has only 100mb free and the drive is 6GB & no I can't just make it bigger

There are no files directly under the root directory and hidden files or folders are showing. I ran the disk cleanup but that only freed up a littke bit of space, no fix the issue


Answer:D drive smaller then properties say

In addition to the hidden files or folders, have you selected the system files to be shown that are normally hidden?

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Hi all,
I can't get the properties tab to open on my C drive.I am running Win2k.When I click on "my computer" then open it displays all the drive but when I try to open the properties tab nothing happens.It will open when I run in safe mode and I have tried disabling all the possible programs that might interfere but still nothing.Any ideas?Thanks!!!

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I had a samsung hard drive originally in computer. Now have installed a seagate 200gb hard drive. My question is why won't the computer recognize the seagate 200gb? Instead the computer still recognizes the 64 gb samsung hard drive even though it is not installed. Where are all of my gbs? I have run the Flash Bios update that Was recommended by Compaq but after doing that come up with a Check sum issue. Would greatly appreciate any help here.

Answer:Properties for hard drive

OK, I probably can't get you past the check sum issue with the BIOS. And the answer to your problem may have something to do with the age of your computer. But I see you've been waiting a day so here are a few thoughts that might help.

The first thing I would do is boot up the machine and see if I can get into BIOS. If you can, tell the BIOS to redetect the primary drive - assuming you've replaced the old drive and not simply added a new one. Then save and your machine will restart. That's the quick and easy solution. And who knows? Will probably clear up the checksum problem. If this doesn't work...

Go to your manufacturer's site (like Dell, Gateway, eMachine (also Gateway), HP...). In your case Compaq? The site should have your original set up, but you have to know your model number or serial number or order number, etc. If your machine is old you may have to look in the Archived support area. But from your note, you may be past that. You should be able to get all the specs, including the BIOS manufacturer here. The user's manual may have a way to clear/reset BIOS via a jumper setting. (I THINK that's right.)

When you flash the BIOS, you have to be very careful and follow instructions exactly. Depending on which BIOS you have (Award, Phoenix, AMI, etc.) you may be able to get help on their site if not Compaq's.

Now, as to the HD, you need to have the correct cable, it needs to be attached properly, and... Read more

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What does it mean to have this unchecked?

Answer:[SOLVED] Drive Properties

It depends a lot on the power of your system. If you'd completed My System I could have given you an idea. Seriously, the Indexing Service can make searching easier, but on a slow machine, because the indexing goes a bit overboard, it can slow things down. On a reasonably powerful machine it is worth having it on and programs shouldn't be affected by it much. If you notice a reduction in performance, it's time to think about upgrading.

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Does anyone know what are the characteristics of the ssd drive ?
128GB but from which contructor? I need all characteristics of the SSD drive for the Tecra R10.

Thanks for your help ;)

Answer:Re: What are properties of SSD drive used in Tecra R10


I have only found these details:
The SSD drive which was installed in Tecra R10-10J is an
- 128GB SSD
- Buffer Size 10MB
- Interface SATA
- Height(mm) 9.5mm
- Weight 66g(Max)

That?s everything what I can say about this SSD drive

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After an upgrade from 98SE to XP, I cannot access the C drive properties (right-clicking C). File system still FAT32.

Before the upgrade, we unpartitioned the drive and had some FAT errors. C did not show full space. After the XP upgrade, we were able to capture the unallocated space back to C using Resize in PartitionMagic. But we were left with inability to right-click on C (it sends an error report to Microsoft and restarts Explorer).

Will a conversion to NTFS and the resulting new file table resolve the inability to access C properties?

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I am using Windows 8.1 on a HP Notebook. When I open Windows Explorer and bring up the disk drives (C:/ D:/ or F:/) and right-click and choose Properties, I get an error saying "Desktop - The properties for this item are not available using Windows Explorer." I've never had a problem seeing Properties with Windows Explorer before. What am I doing wrong? Is there another way to view the Properties of my disk drives?

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I'm assisting someone who's son had accidentally set a non-system HD (the entire HD) security properties to full restrictions for EVERYBODY to prevent someone from deleting his files. Now not even he can delete, open, copy, or move files and folders. When attempting to do so he gets a warning that only an administrator can change the properties. The problem is I don't know how to do this. They had never been aware of an administrator account. They did not set one up and therefore are not aware of any passwords if they require one.

Is there a way to reset/unblock the properties? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will not have much access to their computer so I will do my best in relaying the steps involved. Here's hoping he will not lose any files!

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I have two NTFS external hard drives: "HD1" and "HD2". I was copying a folder from "HD1" to "HD2" that is nested about 6 or 7 subfolders and I get and error that says "The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path." From reading on forums and from my experience, if I click "Skip", the file and folders are still copied to HD2. Also, I tried copying the most nested "subfolder 7" to the main folder and then dragged it to "subfolder 6" without getting an error.

Either way, it looks like both hard drive folders contain the same amount of files and folders when I manually open each folder but I noticed when right click to see the folder properties, the "Contains" item shows a different number of files and folders. Even as I was going through the nested subfolders to find discrepancies, the folder properties would say it contained 344 files but I opened the folder and it had 345 files.

Is there a Windows program that will list each folder and subfolder and show exactly how many files and folder each one contains? I'd like to make sure both hard drives contain the same files but I'm afraid of downloading some program that does this because of privacy concerns.

I hope this isn't too long and confusing. Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:External Hard Drive Properties

what is your OS? I use synchtoy on my W7 box.

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Here is a strange problem and it really doesn't bother me until I need to change directory sharing or something.

I am running Windows 2000 SP2. If I right click a drive or directory and choose properties, nothing happens. It used to work just fine and I am not sure what exactly happened. I was wondering if anybody has any ideas. I was thinking that the properties dialog box is an API call from a .dll but what .dll is the question. Any help would be great.


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Hi All tabs except the security are missing from drive properties when the drive is right clicked ....... windows 10 pro. This happened after the explorer crashed. I am sure it is an explorer problem but how to fix it?Have checked for virus and the system is clean.Any ideas?Thanks in advancepyorkiemessage edited by pyorkie

Answer:how to fix all missing Tabs from drive properties Win 10

One way would be to use System Restore (from Windows) to a date/time before the crash happened. It will retain your own files and usually works very well, probably about 15 minutes depending on your computer.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Ok, I am quite literally almost fed up with Vista! I love so much about it though, it's just so faulty in ways. Here's my latest issue...
When I checked my hard drive properties, where you see the pie graph that shows used vs free space, it had drastically dropped in used space. I have done extensive searching to see what was gone, and nothing is missing. I have no viruses or spyware, and my pc runs great. I recently cleaned out some stuff, but that was weeks ago. I check my properties quite frequently, and there was no drastic change in space til today. My question is, is this a typical thing with Vista? I have also noticed some other weird things that never happened with XP, and performed extensive tests everytime to try and find the problem. Everytime i come up with nothing. It's got to be a Vista flaw.....

Answer:Vista hard drive properties

What's the allocated space for System Restore?

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When I go to My Computer, then highlight the C drive, then right click on it, it takes me back to one of the windows I have open. I am trying to get to properties. This has not happened before and I do not know why it is doing this. I have a dell dimension 8200 with windows xp home. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:cannot use right click to access properties on c drive

start/control panel /printer other hardware/mouse
make sure the box is unchecked at button config.

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Hi All tabs except the security are missing from drive properties when the drive is right clicked ....... windows 10 pro. This happened after the explorer crashed. I am sure it is an explorer problem but how to fix it?Have checked for virus and the system is clean.Any ideas?Thanks in advancepyorkiemessage edited by pyorkie

Answer:how to fix all missing Tabs from drive properties Win 10

One way would be to use System Restore (from Windows) to a date/time before the crash happened. It will retain your own files and usually works very well, probably about 15 minutes depending on your computer.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I run Windows 98 SE - all seems generally fine. However, if I open My Computer, right click on the hard drive C (13GB) and then click on Properties, the screen goes blank followed by the dreaded ?blue screen?. This indicates a fatal exception OE has occurred at 0028:00000009. Pressing any key returns everything to normal. I have checked the device manager file, run Dr Watson, MS System File checker and Norton Utilities none of which identify there is a problem. Can anyone please advise how to correct my C drive Properties read error?

Answer:Can't open Properties on my Hard drive?

WAIT A WHILE BEFORE DOING THIS AS SOMEONE ELSE MIGHT HAVE AN EASIER ANSWER.all i can sugest is to reinstall windows over your present installation, this puts back any damaged or missing files without the need for reinstallation of all drivers etc. anyone else got any ideas before this step is taken

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I have a X300, 60gb SSD, Vista Business. However this question should apply to all users. Click Start, click Computer, you should see your Hard Disk Drives (in this case it's the C: drive)1) Right click C: drive, select and click Properties, note your "Used space:" (mine is 44.2GB)2) Right click C: drive, select and click Open, you will see all your files/folders in your C: drive, click drag (select all) files and folders, right click them, select and click Properties, note your  "Size on disk:" (mine is 24.0GB) So according to these properties I have about 20GB's of unknown used hard drive space. Which leads to my question:  Should the "Used space" properties within your C: drive equal to the "Size on disk:" properties when you select-all-file after opening the C: drive? If not, then why? I appreciate any answers and replys. Aloha,George      

Answer:Drive Space Properties Question

probably the Rescue and Recovery software is making backups for your laptop. 

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When I go to My Computer, then highlight the C drive, then right click on it, it takes me back to one of the windows I have open. I am trying to get to properties. This has not happened before and I do not know why it is doing this. I have a dell dimension 8200 with windows xp home. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:cannot use right click to access properties on c drive

start/control panel /printer other hardware/mouse
make sure the box is unchecked at button config.

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hi,I am unable to see network drive propertis (like used and available space, and total space), without mapping that particular drive in my system.Where as it is possible in win 2000. Is any solution for this on win XP or win 7.please reply me.Regards,thirumal.

Answer:Properties of a Network Drive without mapping

I don't think this is possible. You will have to map a drive letter to do this.

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Something utterly strange and annoying has happened to my external 2TB hard drive. All of a sudden, I can see the drive in 'My Computer' but have no permissions to access it in Explorer.

Additionally, when i try to right-click and take ownership, that's not an option. And when i do open the properties for the drive, there is no Security tab where I can change owners/permissions.

The odd thing about it -- as if that weren't enough -- is that I can still access (view) the files on that drive if I do it through an application (like VLC) that has already a 'recently played' list, etc.

I have also run chkdsk and it reports no errors.


Answer:Security Tab Missing from External Drive's Properties


Carry out a complete virus & malware check with your software or download & use Malwarebyte: -

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Reviews and free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware downloads at CNET Downloads

Try to un-install it in device manager & then reconnect it.

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My C: drive appears to be using more space than what I put on it.  When I open my C: drive I have 12 folders listed; three which are using the most memory: Documents and Settings is using 45GB, Program Files is using 10GB, and Windows is using 7GB.  The rest of the folders are using about 3GB so I've taken up roughly 65GB of my 160GB hard drive.  But, my C: drive Properties shows Used space: 127GB, Free space: 15.6GB, Capacity: 143GB.  I know the Operating System and whatnot take up some of the space but it can't be 60GB worth?  What else could possibly be taking up the rest of my hard drive?  Here are my specs: Windows XP Pro, Version 2002, SP 3 (Bought Vista with XP downgrade)Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4GHz2.39GHz, 2.98GB RAMATI Mobility Radeon 3470, 256MB3 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM160 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpmDVD Recordable 8x Max Dual LayerIntel WiFi Link 5100 


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Answer:Put 65GB on hard drive but Properties says 127GB is being used

Check your backups with Rescue and recovery. You can get there by going toStart->All Programs->ThinkVantage->Rescue and Recovery Once program is opened Click "advanced" and then "delete backups"From there you should have a list of current HDD backups on system. If there aren't any here, or not the source of the problem, use Lenovo Tool Box's Disk Space Manager to figure out what is taking up the space. You can get there by going to Start->All Programs->Lenovo Services->Lenovo Systems Toolbox. If you don't see the folder then your system isn't up to date but you can download it manually here.   * P.S. If you are using a windows from Lenovo it will have an hidden F11 partition using anywhere between 10GBs to 20GBs of HDD space. this partition can be removed but contains diagnostic tools and  a back up of windows factory state. 

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When I right-click a drive and select 'properties' in Windows Explorer, it crashes. It doesn't matter what the drive is (flash, external, internal)..

Can I fix this?

Answer:Windows Explorer crashes on drive 'properties'

Now that is a new one to me.

When I find something that strange on a person's computer, then I run MalwareBytes and Microsoft Security Essentials.

Alghough you might want to try running SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated command prompt.

Keep running SFC until you get a clean bill of health from the program.

Here are a link:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And here is a how-to:
1. Download MalwareBytes. Malwarebytes Malwarebytes
2. Disconnect from the Internet.
3. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall.
4. Remove your present antivirus software and firewall.
5. Install and run the MalwareBytes Quick Scan (remove any bad guys). 3min 29secs on my laptop.
6. Reconnect to Internet.
7. Update MalwareBytes.
8. Run malwarebytes quick scan again.(remove any bad guys). 3min 38secs on my laptop.
9. Run MalwareBytes full scan. 16min 8secs on my laptop. With large,full disk ~2hours.
A. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall
B. Remove your present antivirus software
C. Download Microsoft Security Essentials.
D. Run Microsoft Security Essentials. Quick Scan - ~8 min on my laptop.
E. Run Microsoft Security Essentials. Full Scan - ~ 1hr 50 min on my laptop.
Now I advise you to uninstall MalwareBytes and only install again when and if you need it.
Why?, you ask. Leaving Ma... Read more

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I turned on sharing for the C drive and added an Everyone group in Security to allow access to my other computer on my network. When I go to close the Properties window I a message that says "You are about to change the permissions settings on the root directory of the startup disk which can result in unexpected access problems and reduce security. Do you want to continue?".

I answered yes and it went through all the folders and gave an access denied message on system folders. After if was done I got the same message mentioned when I tried to exit the Properties window. So I removed sharing and the Everyone group. But I'm still in the same situation. I keep going through the same loop and can not exit the Properties window.

Answer:Can't exit Properties window for C drive after sharing

Open task manager and end the process all "explorer.exe" and "rundll32.exe"

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I have attached two images.My CD drive is detected as a removable disk but in properties,it is a normal cd drive.

Answer:Windows drive icons and properties seems to be corrupt.

Hello Hem,

What brand, model #, and type of CD drive is it?

What does it show as in Device Manager?

What you are seeing is normal when a CD drive is empty.

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I am running software that requires a mapped drive.
I create a shotcut that points to a target and start directory with mapped drives. However when Win7 exucutes details show UNC path and software does not work. the server is a win2008R2. I can create the sortcut on the server. It functions on the server.
If I browse to the shortcut and attempt to execute from a Win7 machine. The actual Icon properties now show UNC path and not the mapped drives info I had entered. Now Icon fails on the server as its properties have been changed. XP machines do not have this
problem. I've tried chaning the shortcut on the server to run in XP mode and it works the same. I attempted to change the shortcut on the WIN7 to run in XP mode, but that option did not seem to open. I tried testing compatablility executable test as XP SP3,
but when I try to accept this compatablility mode I WIN7 responds something like improper software and will not set to run in XP mode.
Any ideas what causes this?
Thanks in advance

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I have just finished installing a 500gb hard drive in my T500. I partitioned into 3, installed the operating system with updates, copied some data to the other partitions then installed my preferred programs.But I have just now opened paragon partition manager and realised that all partitions are marked as "Dynamic Disks" rather than the standard "Basic Disk".Will this matter? Will it impact in any way on basic use?If it is a problem, how do I fix it without having to redo everything? PPM shows no conversion options - they are "greyed out".

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The problem is when I right click on the hard drive in "My Computer", and click on either properties or sharing, nothing happens.
I have looked at other forums which say to run scan disk and virus scan. I have done that. I was able to run scan disk from dos. I keep getting no errors/viruses, but I still can't share or view properties. I was also able to start the computer in safe mode, start scan disk, reboot and have it run scan disk in dos mode. This still didn't work. I ran Fix-It Utilities 2000 and it still isn't fixed.

Windows 2000, current updates
McAfee anti-virus subscription
Zone Alarm Pro

Answer:can't access properties or sharing on hard drive

Try this Start/Run type: gpedit.msc
Navigate to-Computer Configuration/Administrative Template/Windows Component/Task Scheduler,on the right pane ,right click on "Hide property pages"and make sure it is set to either "Not Configured"or "Disabled"

Do the same for "User Configuration"

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I have a 8.01GB hard disk. The pie chart shows almost all blue (used) and no pink. The "Used Space" shows (*&(&%^%**(& bytes or some such. The "Free Space" says 115 GB, which is great but still 107GB more than the whole disk.I ran Norton disk doctor which said do I want to correct the error in the space allocation. Before running that I had 155GB free!I think I probably have 2 - 3 GB free

Answer:C Drive properties: Space Used/left Pie Chart

The File Allocation Table (FAT), which tracks what files are where on the disk, how much space they take up, etc is corrupt.Fortunately, there is a backup copy of the FAT on the disk, which Norton is offering to restore as the main FAT. Let it.

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Ok here is the story the wife's computer croaked and she needs to get an important college paper off the hard drive. I moved the hd to my comp and got it up and running. The problem is I am unable to acess her folder in the my docs on her drive says the drive may be full or write protected I cant copy anything or rename it. PLease help I need to get this and yes she did not make a back up.

Answer:Help please need to get a document off drive

XP's built in security has probably restricted access to her data unless logged in as herself on the original machine.
You probably only need to take ownership of the folder.

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i saved my writing in local C, and this file is Not in "document" in libraries.
will you explain why?

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I have an external drive, Hammer "morespace" 500BG usb2, that I use in case of disaster recovery on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit desktop. Hence, I only use it occasionally; and purely for back-up purposes (active sync, User files). The properties for this drive are very strange (see attached image). They are mainly comprised of Chinese characters (for drive name, manufacturer, etc.) and a strange little cartoon character with a cape and rainbow on its head

I have had this drive for about 2 years. Further, I can't recall ever viewing the drive properties, e.g., in the My Computer window on any prior occasion. Nevertheless, these "properties" have me concerned about malware despite that windows defender, avast and malware bytes do not detect such. Has anybody seen this before? Should I be concerned? How can I change the way the all strange drive properties are displayed?

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 2.80 GHz
4GB (2x2GB) OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500
NVidia GeForce 8400 GS
1.5 TB internal disc storage

Answer:very strange drive properties display have me concerned about malware

Sorry if this is a little late, and not very specific, but the display you're seeing is malware related. About 3 weeks ago, I had a customer's pen drive which had been provided to me to restore some backup files to a new hard drive. When I tried to stop the drive before removing it,my Windows 7 system notification area displayed the drive with a rainbow icon and a string of Chinese characters very similar to what your system properties picture shows.

I did full scans with an updated Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and NOD32, which detected and removed 1 infection. The bug detected by NOD32, was one of those generic identifications that wasn't very helpful.

So, here I am, confident you have malware on the drive, but unable to identify it or the risks it poses.

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Quite often when copying an EXE file to thumb drive I get this alert

What does it mean. I have not had any install problems so far.

Thank you

Answer:Lost EXE file properties while copying to a thumb drive

Every file has properties attached to it. Basically , it's information about the file, like this:

In the case of the EXE file above, there isn't much to worry about if they are lost when they are copied. The only time that properties really cause a problem is when you lose the information from photographs and documents. The information may be used by other programs to load information, or to show information about the file.

Basically, Windows is just telling you that the properties will not be copied with the file, and it's checking to see if it's OK with you if they get lost in the copy. It isn't usually a cause for concern.

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Why is that,I know the reason if it was the other way around but.
All files are visible(normal and system hidden files)

Properties on the partition

Used space: 21,387,874,304 bytes 19.9GB
Free space: 98,539,807,296 bytes 91.7GB

Capacity: 119,926,681,600 bytes 111GB
Properties on all files selected

Size on disk: 24.2 GB (26,051,181,595 bytes)

100,431 Files, 21.724 Folders
WizTree shows:
19.9 GB,99,721 files and 21,777 folders
Everything shows:
77,564 files and 21,766 folders

It's 128GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD

There is also a difference when I check my hdd which I used before on my old pc(with winxp)but the difference there is 200mb and here is little above 4gb.

I have plenty of free space but I'm just curious why do I get different size

The windows folder alone is 19.8gb

Answer:Properties on drive C shows less space than selecting all files.

Those programs won't show all used space. I'm not sure that anything will.

See: C: Drive Used/Free Space WAY Different Than Actual?

Also check out Post #7 in the same thread.

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I have a older WD My Book drive for all of my music. I got a 2nd drive to back up all of my files. Copied folder over to new drive. All folders show up but folders are empty. When I go back to my old WD drive it shows 192GB being used but the music folder is empty when I open the folder.

How can I get my music back?

Answer:Can't find files - Data still shows under drive properties

What operating system are you running?

On your old drive, is this just for backup on are you running an operating system off this drive?

You say 192GB is used on the old drive. When you right click on the music folder on the old drive, select Properties, how much data does it show as being used?

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All my hard drives are tested as having no errors in "scan disk", but when attempting to make new folder and "renaming it", or when attempting to do a "properties" on any of my disks ... both cause the windows browser window to crash, and disappear.

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Hi SevenForums, this seems like a great forum and I hope one of you can figure out my problem. I have x2 1.5TB WD CaviarBlack HHD. I have my primary drive partitioned to about 900GB for C:\ with 500GB unallocated. The second drive is for backup and is formatted as Dynamic with all space except a static 500GB partition going to auto-backup. I believe when I setup Windows I gave 500GB to the backup partition as well, but it has since grown automatically to allow for backups. It is now full and it shouldn't be.

Anyway, the reason it's full is because of some oddly unaccounted for space on my primary C:\. When I look at WinDirStat, the C:\ is supposedly only using 245GB. However, when looking at drive properties or in Disk Management, it shows that 595GB are being used! I can't figure out where the extra 250GB is going. So weird and I know it's not a backup since the backups automatically go to the other hard drive.

Here is a picture of WinDirStat (C:\ only) along with C:\ properties.

Answer:Unaccountable Disk Usage - WinDirStat vs Drive Properties

Hello Steelsouls and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'd start with this tutorial and see if any hard drive space can be recovered.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

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App's for slightly twisting this post's string, but Googling and forum searches, led me here to people who seem capable of doing what many are confronted with not knowing how to do it, ie; I've got 6,000 plus shortcuts on an external hard drive (cross referencing files in other folders throughout the EHD) and half of these shortcuts list the wrong drive letter for 'start in' and 'target'.

Since 'we' have to live with EHD's drive letters changing rather rogue-ishly, once the shortcut problem is noticed, it's usually pretty late and so to avoid the monumental task of manually changing the drive lettering in numerous shortcut's properties (where users inadvertantly create shortcuts without noticing the EHD drive letter is not what 'we' expect), I've found only this forum's members addressing how to enmass change shortcuts.

Again, my issue (as well as I'm sure for many, many other users too) is that I/We have many, many folders on an external hard drive and each folder contains many shortcuts to files located in that external hard drive's other folders, but half of these shortcuts have the 'wrong' drive lettering listed in the shortcut properties 'start in' and 'target'.

So if some generous person could illustrate here how to write the scrpting for such a 'powersshell.pf1' file, I'm sure many. many other users would immensely appreciate it.

Answer:Changing the drive lettering in numerous shortcut's properties

I might. It would have to wait until the week-end, as I don't have time during the week. I think it would be much easier to code than to script. Would you be happy with a small .net .exe UI containing current Drive Letter of the EHD to modify the shortcuts on, and then a from and to Drive Letters? You would have to remember that it is for ALL shortcuts, no exceptions.


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This morning I attempted to view the properties of one of my drive in Windows explorer. Properties is a selection on the context menu, but clicking it does absolutely nothing. I have 3 drive in my system and the same behavior is true for all of them.

To add to the mystery, properties works fine for files, directories and Computer. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium with SP1 fully patched.

Anyone have a clue on this one?

Answer:Can't view drive properties -- strange, weird, bizarre!

Hi Whitesmith,

My name is Raj
> when was the last time you were able to view the properties of the drive?
> If properties were viewed recently than we can try system restore.
> system restore is a tool on the operating system that will bring back the settings of the system to the date and time when it was working fine.
> to access system restore, please go through the link mentioned below
System Restore
> this should takecare of the issue


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I have a folder of home videos that I back up to a USB key with Syncback. The key is nearly full and I'm trying to reduce the size of that folder. But here's the thing; If I right-click on my 'Home videos' folder and select 'Properties', it tells me I have 564 files in 85 folders, taking 2.67Gb.

However, if I open the folder and search for *.* to show all the files, then select all, right-click, 'Properties', it tells me I have 2224 files in 249 folders taking 6.41Gb. Still, at the bottom of the Windows Explorer window it says 649 items selected.

This is the case on both the folder in My Documents on the PC and also the matching folder on the USB key.

Treesize also shows 2.67Gb for both folders.

In fact as far as I can figure, what with everything else on the same USB key, there wouldn't even be room for a 6Gb folder.

I've tried showing both hidden and system files and folders but there's nothing extra to see.

Can anyone please explain this anomaly? I must be doing something wrong but I can't figure it out!

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i just re-installed my Windows 7 Ultimate, some folders in my D drive are showing folder is empty but when i checked the properties of the folder showing original size of data that folder contain 2GB.

How to resolve this issue.

Answer:D/ drive Folder properties showing data but folders are empty

Welcome to the forum.
Maybe those files are hidden, Open windows explorer then select organize from there go to Folder and search options, in the view tab select show hidden files, folders and drives That will anveil the files.

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Dear Forum,

I have enquired with a few different sources and think this is the best forum.

I am after some information as to how to change the properties of a write protected USB External Hard Disk Drive.

I am some what confused as to the information that I have been provided and do not know how to do it in plain English and if it looks correct to the professionals on here.

This was my question:

What back up would you suggest?
I also have an issue with a USB 2GB Removable Disk that is write protected how do I change that property?
I have tried connecting it to different computers and it still comes up with the same message that the external drive is write protected.
I do not know how to make a drive write protected.
I have noticed that some of the items have .xml and it was used for a back up program for Memeo that came with another USB External hard drive.!285
I also wish to know how you could gain the zip.up file.
If you require any further information, please let me know.
I am only new to computers. I would like to use the disk again, preferably not loosing any data.

This is what I have received:

a. Click start, type in regedit in the search bar and hit enter.

b. Navigate to the following registry location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\StorageDevicePolicies

c. Click on StorageDevicePolicies and on the right-hand side there should be ... Read more

Answer:Write protection on USB External Hard Disk drive - with XML properties

Here's the easy way:
How To Enable Write Protection Of USB Devices Under Windows -

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I get an error message Invalid drive u: and the installation fails.

I followed an article in microsoft knowledge base to edit registry.

In shell folders there is an entry for personal which had u: in the data field.

The documents folder should be a network drive y: so I changed it to that.

The program installed but now when I try to open a document from the network documents folder it says I don't have permission.

How can I fix this?

I have been thinking about this problem.

I cloned the drive from an identical computer registered to jbloggs, then copied this clone to this laptop changed the computer name, user name and network documents folder to asmith.

Some of the registry settings and document ownership is still jbloggs.

Is there something else I should have changed somewhere?

Any help appreciated

Regards Melissa

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