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Notepad document that shows folder contents

Question: Notepad document that shows folder contents

I was watching tech tv a while back and they talked about a way to have a "table of contents" for each folder you have on your computer. Just wondered if anyone knew what program this is, or how to do it in Windows.

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Answer: Notepad document that shows folder contents

You could try Widget (1.06Mb Freeware)

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 How do I get this printer to not print that page # at the bottom of the printed document?My printer is HP Photosmart all-in-one C4400 printer/scanner/copier, PC is HP 6715B running Vista professional X86. I'm trying to print some simple text flyers I concieved via Notepad and I have it all just like I want, but I don't want that page # (Page 1) printed at the bottom.What to do?As always, thanks for any help!Mike

Answer:When printing from a notepad document it always shows page # at the bottom

Easy...   With notepad open...File ---> Page Setup... ---> Make Header and Footer Fields blank and select OK ( *Note you didnt want page#, but I am assuming you might not want the header info on there too to have a clean print. If you want the header then just blank out the Footer to remove the instruction to add page number. )Now you will have a clean print without header name and page number at bottom. [recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

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Hi evrybody!! I have a strange problem, everytime i open explorer in my xp, and browse the folders regardless what folder i choose , the computer shows the contents under c:, when i update the screen(by pressing f5) it goes back to normal, i change folder, same ***, it shows c:'s contents until i press f5, i would be appretiative for any solutions!!!! D9   

Answer:xp shows c:'s contents regardless what folder i choose??

Hard to know what the problem could be.It might be helpful to try another file manager and see if it acts the same way. The are some free ones you could to download.Here is a Video.Free alternatives to Windows Explorer (video)

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Hi, I am trying to edit somethings in a XML document and save it as a notepad or wordpad document. I open it with notepad or wordpad and it allows me to make the changes. However, each time I save it after opening it in notepad or wordpad, it then reverts back to been a XML document.

Answer:XML document won't save as notepad document?

In Notepad/Wordpad, choose Save As and save it with a .txt extension, or else make a copy and change the extension of that from .xml to .txt

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I have two drives C: and D: and want to reformat the C: drive.I have some documents in notepad.If i backup the notepad into d: drive ( by cut and paste notepad into d: drive), can i later retrive all the files of notepad (after reforatting and reinstalling windows in c: drive)?If not , how can i backup all contents of notepad?this i am asking bcos previously i had done the same thing but then i could access the notepad ionly, and no files within it.

Answer:notepad contents backup

You seems to do a lot of cut& paste....why not save them to disks!

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how do I save a text document made in notepad with a prefix other than .txt? i am writing a text file for an aerospace program called avl and need to save the document as a .avl document. thanks for the help!

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I'm trying to create a new *.htm document using Notepad, which I should then be able to view in Internet Explorer by double clicking the *.htm file.

I can't create a new file with an .htm extension. I only have the option of creating a .txt file in NotePad. (I'm presuming) that since my file doesn't have the .htm extension, when I double click it I can't view it in Internet Explorer. (I have got the <HTML> & </HTML> tags at beginning and end of the notepad file).

Answer:Create .htm document using NotePad

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Is it possible to activate or open a Notepad document, which contains a line of text such as a Serial Number, from within a Batch File ?I have a serial number stored inside a Notepad Document, and I would like to know if there is a batch file command which could open this document, without having to open Notepad firstly ? D. ???

Answer:Activating a notepad document

What do want to do with the document? Print it, display its contents on screen?

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Thank you kadamczy, this saved me losing a technical document and losing a number of days worth of work. This has inspired me to join this forum, in order to get help and to give it where I can be of assistance.

Answer:Document cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents.

Welcome to TSG Forums.
Wherever possible, please reply on the original thread where you received help with that problem.
As it is, it's doubtful whether kadamczy will ever see your "thank you" post.

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how do I recover the contents of a word doc I've been working on and saving regularly which has now vanished and left me with a "blank" document with the same title?

Answer:lost word document contents

.If you haven't come out of the document you could try Undo until the contents of your document re-appear.Peter.

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When saving a Word 2007 document as a webpage (htm, html), an extra folder is automatically created besides the hmtl document itself. This folder contains background information like pictures, wallpaper etc. Is there a way to prevent that folder from being created in the first place? I've got Word 2000 on another computer, and when I save my word documents as html files over there, that extra folder is not generated. The only time that folder is created in 2000 is if my documents contain pictures, wallpaper etc. In Word 2007, it is created all the time, even though my documents are just plain text.

Answer:Solved: Word 2007, saving document as html document: how to get rid of extra folder?

Managed to find the solution, it was very simple after all. One has to save the document as a filtered webpage and click "yes" when a box pops up warning you that you will use certain featuers which are specific to Office2007, such as the background. Then the document will save without that extra folder and files.

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duh, thats me. I admit to being a total dumbars when it comes to the computer. I somehow replaced a very important notepad document with a blank new white unwritten one. The document that was important to me, which i should have immediately printed , but didn't, what a jackars I am, was a short story I had written for a college class. I tried to retrieve it, but looks like it is gone. I know that the computer is supposed to store information somewheres indefinately. Do you intellegent computer wiz's know how I may retrieve the original document that I replaced with the white page? :cry Please help me.....

Answer:help recovering a replaced notepad document

Click start if using Vista or open run if XP type in .txt and up pops all your txt documents it maybe that when it went missing it got sent to your .txt documents !

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At first I thought it was only my printer......uninstalled the drivers, reinstalled.......etc. Then I tried to print as an XPS document and I get the same error messages. Example error message from Excel is "Your file could not be printed due to an error on Microsoft XPS Document writer". If I try the printer I get the exact same message. From Firefox I get "An unknown error occurred while printing." I have searched everywhere for a solution, I even restored as far back as I could but that was only a month ago. I can print from Notepad and Internet Exporer, both on the printer and XPS Document writer, I can also print a test page and an alignment page. Any ideas?

Solutions tried so far......

Malware scan, troubleshooter, reinstall of MS Office 2010, printer port checks, uninstall and reinstall of USB printer.

Answer:I cannot print any document other than notepad, IE or XPS Viewer

I just tried an Office printing troubleshooter page, it had me install a generic printer and try to print.....would not "print" or save the file in either Excel or Word

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When I right click and open a Recent NotePad document, it opens and displays the notepad icon on the quick launch bar on the extreme right.
Here's a snapshot of what's happening: - (is not allowing me to input a url?!?)
Normally, this would never happen. It would display there itself... This started happening today! And also tell me why this is happening? Is it a virus?!

Answer:NotePad Document Opens on the Side

Pls post the URL of the image without the http / www.

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I am using Word 2010.

I have a really long Word document with different topics.

I would like to create a Table of content at the top of that document so that I can click on that topic & it will take me directly to that topic without me trying to scroll down the whole document to find that topic. ( Just like a book in Word Format with table of content & clicking the topic to go directly to that topic without going thru the whole book page by page )

I tried to create a hyperlink for each topic but Word created the hyperlink at the same place where the topic was listed, so that doesn't help.

I also tried to copy & paste that hyperlink at the top of the document but that didn't work either.

Any help would be highly appreciated.


Answer:How do I create a table of contents in a Word Document

The built in help has great info but this article covers it too:

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I have 3 documents of password files. 2 were copies. I carefully updated the main one and renamed it
adding "after crash" to title so I could distinguish it. I checked the copies, which I did not want, had no info that was not on the main file, and wiped the contents before deleting the files as they had passwords on. The main copy has also been wiped though I am pretty well certain I did not do it. I typed PASSWORD SECURED at the top in white on red so I could not make this mistake. It is the only one of the three that is password secured.

Is this likely to be warning sign of a virus or can I just delete the files and startagain ? I can remember most of the really important passwords.

Also, can I change my passwords from another computer (my husband's) as recommended by another forum.

Answer:document contents containing passwords wiped but not by user

Some questions/observations first:
What do you use as a word processor?
What version is it?
I recall that multiple files can be linked so that may explain why/how your original was wiped.
If you haven't recently run a virus scan you should, just on principle. If the scan comes back clean, delete the files and start over.
What do you use as a anti-virus/malware protector?

This is, to me, a mite confusing:

Also, can I change my passwords "from" another computer (my husband's) as recommended by another forum.

Should "from" be "on"?

Also, can I change my passwords "on" another computer (my husband's) as recommended by another forum.

If there is a sign of infidelity I would change my passwords on your mate's machine, but he may have it password protected and you won't be able to unless you have the master password.

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Thank you in anticipation of your help. This issue is driving me crazy

Answer:Left click on any folder pops up windows to send the folder and its contents to the recycle bin


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There was a large document I was working on just about an hour ago. I had saved it, and I reset my computer shortly after because I wasn't able to connect to the internet. When I got back on and reopened it, the document was one massive line of squares. I found a variety of conflicting solutions online, though a common problem seems to be people saving their documents onto removable storage. It was just on my internal hard drive.

I tried changing fonts and I even tried pasting it into text forms online and even opening it on another computer, and it's still just one huge mass of squares.

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hey everyone about a week ago a notepad document titled 'debug' began to appear on my desktop at work. i delete it and it comes back, also its a blank document. i dont know where it came from but if anyone can help that would be AWESOME

Answer:Blank notepad document wont go away from desktop

Look at this thread which has the same problem.

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when i open my notepad document which i saved in my pc its showing that failed to create empty document pls help me whats the problem in my system

Answer:failed to create empty document in notepad

Many programs including Notepad and Wordpad use the Microsoft Management ConsolePRB: MMC: Management Console May Fail to Start

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when place history notepad,i am forget save my me thanks

Answer:Forgot to save window xp notepad document

I doubt you can recover it. 1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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I have around 50-60 folders that all contain notepad documents with text inside of them. Lets say one of the folders contains a notepad document with the text "popcorn". How might I find that particular folder or notepad document (either one. doesn't matter) that contains "popcorn" withjout manually going through every folder/document to find the one with "popcorn"?

This should help you understand if the above wasn't understandable:

Each folder goes like this:
10-12-13 (the date the folder was created)>10-12-13 Pictures (sub folder) and the notepad document. To clarify, the main folder 10-12-13 contains a sub folder and the notepad document. Now we are back to "popcorn". Say i want to find a folder/notepad document with the text "popcorn" in it. How would i do that without manually going through every folder and notepad document?

Answer:How to search for text in a notepad document (please read)

Hi, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Here's how:Let's say you have the main folder named 2013, containing subfolders for each month (JAN through DEC), and these subfolders in their turn subfolders for each day
Open Windows Explorer showing the content of the main folder 2013
Windows Search includes now the folder 2013 and all its subfolders (Search always searches the folder open in Explorer and everything underneath it)
Type your search term to Search (top right), telling the Search it should search for file content:

The search filter content:search term tells the Search to search the content of all files in all files in current folder and all its subfolders
Read more:Windows Search - Configure and Use
Search - Find More with Filters and Operators


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as the title suggests, or asks,

is their a way of sorting the text, inside a Text Document, alphabetically?

Many thanks in advance,


Answer:Windows 'Text Document' arrange contents alphabetically ?

I don't think so, at least not with Notepad. There may be some text editors out there that will do it, but I've never heard of one.

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I'm having a brain fart moment.....

Can this be done?

To be clear I want to change the view settings for the folders, but not the contents of the folders. I want the contents (in this case its my music) to keep the view settings they have now, which are different to how I want the folders to be shown.


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Hello, first I want to apologize up front if this topic has already been posted with the problem resolution as well. I have searched throughout the networking and sharing threads but was unable to find what I'm looking for...

I have two computers in my home, a Tower PC and a Laptop both running Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit. Both computers use the same usernames and passwords to log-in to each respective computer locally.
Both PC's are in the same HomeGroup using the same HomeGroup password.

I'm attempting to access the user folder on my laptop remotely from my Desktop. I'm sharing the user folder on the laptop and the permissions are as follows:
Username: Owner
HomeGroup: Read/Write
Everyone: Read/Write --->recently added 'Everyone' in the hope that I'd be able to change the contents of the remote user folder from the desktop... In this case, I'm attempting to rename a folder within the remote user directory..

--When I go to rename the folder within the remote user's folder/directory, I get the following error:

-You need permission to perform this action.
-You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this folder
--Try Again or Cancel buttons are my only choices.

So why is it that I've given read/write permission (on the laptop end) to my user folder for 'HomeGroup' and 'Everyone" but am still unable to remotely rename a folder within that shared folder? I appreciate any help or suggestions you may have to help me through this. Again, I'm... Read more

Answer:Unable to change folder contents on remote folder in same HomeGroup

Hi Ducey, welcome to Seven Forums.
I trashed HomeGroup and did this, Network Sharing Set Up.pdf

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I've seen a lot of threads about Libraries, but can't find one that addresses (in a way I can understand) my problem. I can navigate to a given folder, say "My Pictures" either through my user name or through "Documents/My Pictures" The two methods show different content for the folder. This is driving me batty, as I have to go back and forth to find particular files. I have even tried downloading replacement software for Windows Explorer, and still have this problem. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but the way my brain works, a file should be in one place (which I understand it is) and found in one way. Can these multiple routes be eliminated?

Answer:windows explorer shows different contents

Hi hikergene and welcome to Seven Forums. It would be helpful if you could upload some screenshots showing the problem.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have a friend that has this problem,When he tries to print from either notepad or rich text document it says that it stops working,With no error code.
Printing from Chrome browser and Thunderbird email client work just fine.And his other computer prints just fine from notepad and rich text document.

Answer:Notepad/Rich Text Document Stops When Printing


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Hi, I am sorry if this is a very frivolous request. But it is more for convenience why I am asking this as it does get somewhat annoying.

But when I chose "save as" for a notepad .txt document I have been writing all the time the option automatically comes up as


I then have to type in the name of the document I wish to save it as. However what I was wondering, or more hoping, if there are actually any tweaks or registry changes I can make so when I click 'save as' in notepad. The notepad 'save as' screen automatically pops up and assigns the first line of text inside the .txt file I have just typed as the possible name of the document to save.

This is similar to how Microsoft Office uses the 'save as' option, and for time saving and convenience I was hoping someone may know if there was possibly a way to set Notepad to do this automatically too.


Answer:Change how Notepad Saves Document Names using 'Save As'.?

Hi Anthony1uk,
Unfortunately such a thing wouldn't be possible without a rewrite of the Notepad application itself.


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I have a friend that has this problem,When he tries to print from either notepad or rich text document it says that it stops working,With no error code.
Printing from Chrome browser and Thunderbird email client work just fine.And his other computer prints just fine from notepad and rich text document.

Answer:Notepad/Rich Text Document Stops When Printing


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Seems there must be some program out there that will create a searchable Explorer-like document (such as html) of the contents of an external USB drive. Anyone know? I can already create lists but I am looking for something as described above.

Answer:Create a searchable Explorer-like document of external drive contents?

This might work ... just be sure to un-check any bundled garbage that may come with the download
SearchMyFiles - CNET

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I'm dowloading some roms (I have around 2k). THey came zipped up, so I unzipped them, but I now have 2k folders, when the program I'm using to run the roms needs them the files all in the same folder. I would rather not spend a few hours opening a folder, dragging the file into a different folder, then repeating that process 2k times.

Is there any easy way to get the files into one folder, and leave the empty folders behind.

I'm running Vista, btw.

Answer:Is there any easy way to move the contents of a folder, but leave the folder

The easiest way involves going back a step. Use something like WinZip and choose the option to "extract to here". Then, everything you extract will be in the same folder. I'm making an assumption here, that you are using the built-in zip utility. That's fine in a pinch, but if you are working with that many files, you need a full-fledged app.

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Is there any way that i will be able to select a large group of folders and select their contents to cut to another folder.

Here is the situation

Itunes has messed around with my music and i would like to move it out of it album folder and just put all the tracks into a music folder. How do i do this.

i have herd i may be able to create a registry or something like that to do this job as you can delete folder contents in this way.

Answer:[SOLVED] Select the contents of a folder to cut without opening the folder

You want to copy ALL files in a specific folder?

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Some weeks ago I experimented with some DOS games and (wrongly thinking that I could get a different screen res with a custom desktop) I created a New User account for this. ie - log in as A for usual stuff and log in as B for DOS games.

I found it didn't work like this and so erased user B.

BUT - ever since that time I've been stuck with the folder contents of drive D (I have C, D and E(CD)) displaying on my desktop every time I start Windows.

I can't find any record of it in the RUN section of the registry - where should I be looking and how do I get rid of this!



Answer:Desktop Shows Drive D Contents At Start Up

Try this free utility to see the other areas that start when Windows loads: this doesn't show it, then here's a more advanced tool (free also) that goes into greater depth:

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everytime i want to defragment my windows xp a notepad comes up which makes it impossible to perform the intended action, guys i need your help cos my pc hangs a lot for about 10 minutes after booting

Answer:defragmenter shows a notepad instead of dialog box

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Just upgraded from Windows 10 (1511) to the anniversary edition.

When I try to create a new Wordpad or Notepad document, several minutes pass before the document pops up.

A pre-existing file pops open upon command as usual.
Other pgms may be doing the same, but I am not certain; most pop up quickly as they usually do and should.

Answer:Wordpad, Notepad taking long time to open new document


Found a USB hardware device which, when unplugged, these symptoms went away.

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Hi there, first post so here goes. Im running Windows XP Sp 2. When working in windows explorer with a cd or dvd, when I have finished and put another disc in the drive, windows still shows the previous discs contents. I have tried refreshing after ejecting the disc but it doesn't help. Any ideas I can try because it has me stumped. Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Explorer still shows pevious disc contents

more info please. like are you running a program just looking in my computer then clicking on the drive? what cd rom drive is it make model

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I am running Windows10Pro 1607 version. I have two hard disks on my Desktop PC. In the second HardDrive on Partition J - the total space is 199 GB and unutilised space as 189 GB. But when I open this partition, there are no contents visible there. There are two hidden folders namely - 1 Recycle Bin and 2 System Volume Information. Recycle Bin's size is 100 MB and System Vol.Information size is 0. But the space occupied by this Drive(J) is 10GB, out of which only 100MB is occupied by Recycle Bin.
I want to know what are the other contents that I cannot see there. How to view any other files if it really exists there. Before I format this drive, I want to make it sure that I am not deleting or formatting contents which are important to me. Please help.
Thanks in advance,
Ashok K Bagaria

Answer:Contents not visible from J Drive but shows space occupied

Can you post a picture of your disk management ?
Folders $RECYCLE.BIN and System Volume Information are automatically created when disk/Partition are formatted by windows ever since W7 and maybe Vista.
$RECYCLE.BIN can be eliminated or size allocated for it changed in bin properties:

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When I start my computer the Notepad shows on the desktop with the message "[.ShellClassInfo]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787" It is not in the startup file.
Any ideas how to get rid of this nuisance? I have Windows 7 installed.

Answer:Solved: Notepad Shows on desktop on Startup

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How does one display the full contents of a folder and all its subfolders in Vista?

In XP all one had to do was right-click on a folder, select Search and press Enter (typing nothing in the search box) and it would display everything in a folder and all contained subfolders.

It's frustrating as I have to use my netbook with XP when I want to search through my external hard drive rather than my spanking new Vista laptop!

Answer:How display full folder + sub-folder contents?

Originally Posted by mr man uk

How does one display the full contents of a folder and all its subfolders in Vista?

In XP all one had to do was right-click on a folder, select Search and press Enter (typing nothing in the search box) and it would display everything in a folder and all contained subfolders.

It's frustrating as I have to use my netbook with XP when I want to search through my external hard drive rather than my spanking new Vista laptop!

JAM Software - Windows Freeware

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On HP laptop.  OE recently started receiving mail as above, like this:9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQEAYABgAAD/2wBDAAoHBwgHBgoICAgLCgoLDhgQDg0NDh0VFhEYIx8lJCIfIiEmKzcvJik0KSEiMEExNDk7Pj4+JS5ESUM8SDc9Pjvor this------=_NextPart_000_007D_01C9D97C.C799B040--or this   </STRONG></SPAN></TD>    <TD width=3D351>&nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=3D0 cellSpacing=3D0 cellPadding=3D1 width=3D540>  <TBODY>  <TR>    <TD height=3D1></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE id=3DCart class=3D"regularCopy bodyAllBorder" border=3D0 =can you help?thanks, Nero

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If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated,I am taking A + Essentials and my instructor isn't explaining it,

Answer:How to switch file type name to contents using a batch file for notepad

If you are as it appears you are paying for a Course for a Comptia A+ certification and the teacher isn't doing the job why haven't you gone to the school and asked them to switch you to a course with a different instructor? Or Demand a refund?

When I got my A+ back in 2000 it wasn't that hard to pass. I believe it was two tests and I was over 95% on both with no training course. I was experienced in computers and doing things and They did have a sample test as I recall it.

And of course that old standby Google

I'm afraid I can't help you further as the tests have changed a lot over the years.

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I have a Windows XP SP2 laptop, that has offline folder's enabled for users My documents folder. The laptop is within a corporate environment, fully MS patched, Symantec AV, all up to date and anti-Spam installed. Finally it is configured for French language, as that is where its based.
However since yesterday, they have reported that strange folder names are automatically appearing. i have cleared out these folders from the associated win3k users folder, had him re-synced, and all appeared ok yesterday. But today, these files are back again and sync now fails completely.
Has anyone any ideas what to try now?
Thanks in advance.

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I have saved the contents of "My Documents" folder to a CD. (100's of items) which I would now like to delete in one go without deleting the folder itself. Is this possible or is the easiest thing to delete folder and contents then create a new folder?Regards Noels

Answer:Q. Delete folder contents but not Folder ??

In My Documents, click Edit, Select all, Delete button.

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I backup online with Carbonite and following my recent refresh of my laptop the files and folders in "Documents" are not being backed up.
Carbonite support took control of my laptop and told me: "The Documents Folder shortcut from within the Windows File Explorer is pinned to opening the Cookies Folder on your PC. You need to get the folders pinned and reorganised accordingly. Once the data is registered on your computer as a Document and not a Cookie file or folder, Carbonite will be able to back it up".

If I right click on the File Explorer icon in the Taskbar I don't see any mention of Cookies, so how do I overcome this problem? Can anyone please help?

Answer:Document Folder pinned to opening the Cookies folder

They appear to be commenting on something viewed via an explorer window, which they call "The Documents Folder shortcut".

I don't understand their statement- suggest you get back to them.

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Please help.. I've tried everything i could find from other posts.

My computer folder on the start menu and my docoments folder will not open in normal mode. Hour glass icon comes up briefly then disappears. Also, i am getting the following dll errors on start-up egcomservice_1048.dll, stlb2.dll, doceoc15b1, e6f1873b.dll.

Here is my hijackthis log, after running malware bytes and smitfraudfix. Smitfraudfix had to be run in normal mode as the icon disappeared from the desktop after rebooting in safe mode. I have also run regcure, registrybooster 3009, windows live one care. THANKS FOR ANY HELP!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:37:43, on 9/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin Automatic Power Management Software\jre\bin\javaw.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\OcHealthMon.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

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Got my hands on a client's computer running windows 7 pro.  This client is famous for having malware issues.  I ran the usual ccleaner, superantispyware, malwarebytes, combofix, and dr web cure it in safe mode.
Cleaned lots of stuff out.  Mostly pup.  Some trojans.
Also have REIMAGE that needs to go away but doesn't seem to want to and still working on that.
Main issue:  all folders that were in documents are now in the user's folder, where appdata, contacts, etc are.  When I try to open any of the folders, they are empty empty except for picasa.ini.  This has also happened to folders on the desktop where some data was stored.
The documents folder is empty except for shortcuts to the folders that are now in the user folder.  If I try to copy a folder from the users folder to documents, I am asked if I wanted to replace the file already there.  I have said yes and let it replace.  Still nothing shows in the documents after I let it copy and replace.  Tried UNHIDE.exe with no success.
UNHIDE can't find the folder it is looking for in temp.
I have double checked the settings in folder options and all seems well there.  This feels like malware.

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I have MS Office Word 2003. When I try to insert one of my file pictures into a document (Insert/Picture/from file), it doesn't show the picture. If I click on the space where the picture should be, there is a blank box. How can I get the picture to appear? This is new as I used to be able to do it with no problems. I have Windows XP,Home edition

Answer:inserting pictures into document only shows blank box

Added information: when I select print preview, the picture does show. I'm trying to get it to show when I am working on the document.

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Hi, one of my clients is using the Epson ex 330 dot matrix printer on a windows xp sp 2 machine. Now this printer stopped working on this machine since the 24 pin port on the motherboard got spoilt. So I tried to connect this printer to this machine using a USB to parallel port converter. Now the thing is that the printer is added but when I try to give a test page print or any other print the print spooler shows 1 doument printing. But within 3 seconds it disappears and prints nothing with no error message. Another thing is that this printer used to run on the Epson LX 800 driver since there is no EX 300 driver is the default drivers list. And now I have added it on the same i.e LX 800 driver. But I don't think this should be any sort of problem. Expert help is appreciated. Thanks!!

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I was sorting through some pictures and organizing them into folders about an hour ago then all of a sudden the folder just goes blank after I recieved some kind of error for one of the pictures. When i type the names of the sub folders which were inside of the folder that dissapeared into the address bar, the pictures and the folders citing there location still in the same spot appear with no problem, but when i try to search the system nothing shows up. The memory is just as much as it was before the incident, so i know for a fact the files are not gone, but when i look at details for the folder it says 0 for everything. Another thing is if i attempt to create a new folder in the empty one, when i hit refresh or leave and come back the new folder (which appears as New Folder (2) even though there isnt a 1) is gone.Can anyone tell how i would go about fixing this problem?

Answer:Folder Contents Gone!!!

When you were organizing things around did you move those files somewhere else making this folder (blank) empty?  Did you check garbage can to make sure you didnt delete the files?  Also go into start / documents/ and see if any of those files are in there and if so place your mouse over until you see the location of the file.

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Some days ago I accepted the upgrade to v6 of Thunderbird. In the next day or so, when I started Tbird, it displayed a small Safe Mode window. which I had not asked for, at least not intentionally. I had not heard of Safe Mode for Tbird, and I didn't know how to deal with the window. In trying to get out of S.M, I flailed around and managed to lose my customizations. I have probably restored most of those, so this is not an issue. --- However, my main problem is this: in my Folder List, none of the folders have text names; they all have numbers instead. They work like the text names, but it's *very* hard to navigate. When I click on a folder, the text name of that folder is displayed at the top of the screen, in normal fashion. -- My question is, how can I make the Folder List display text names? --- Thanks.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) , x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2015 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 194466 MB, Free - 121947 MB; F: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 938633 MB;
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Answer:Thunderbird folder list shows folder names in numbers

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Attempt to print a word document, nothing happens. got a glimpse of the print queue and under "status" is deleting print job... (Canon f30) It's got to be a setting -somewhere--thanks for your help!
Thought for today! Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.

Answer:Solved: print queue shows deleting document

Well after the job is printed, the job will be deleted from the queue. So this may not the problem. So printer connected ok, can u do a test print from within the printer settings? Any errors displayed or in event log?

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Mousing over the "My Pictures" folder shows 5.5MB for the size but no files are displayed in the folder when I open it (I do have "Show Hidden Files" selected in the "Folder Options/View" selections). What is the problem and how do I correct it?


Answer:XP Folder Shows 5.5MB But No Files Display When Folder Is Opened

XPChallenged said:

I do have "Show Hidden Files" selected in the "Folder Options/View" selectionsClick to expand...

Also, uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and see if any files show up.

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Hi to all you WLM experts out there ... with apologies if this question has been asked before.

Can anyone pls suggest a method for analysing the e-mails in a WLM folder ... eg by author, by date ...

I?ve a large folder containing approx 2000 e-mails from approx 20 colleagues ... I?d like to be able to count how many from each! And how many per day, etc ...

This would be possible by eg exporting to CSV file for analysis in eg Excel... But how to do? Or is there a better way? (PS ? I'm using WLM 2011. And I don?t have Outlook.)

Suggestions pls.

Thanks in anticipation.


Answer:Analysis of WLM folder contents

Display the folder within WLM (e.g. as Inbox or a subfolder of Inbox either in the Storage group or under one of the email accounts set up in WLM). Make sure there is a column shown called "From". Click on the word "From" at the top of the column to sort by name. You can count them there or move them in groups to new folders (one for each unique "From" field). In the latter case, the number of emails in each folder should display at the bottom of the main window called the "status" bar (one of the view options).

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How do you display the contents of a folder through a command prompt?...and have the results sent to a text file?Windows XP.This has been posted on here before but cannot find it.

Answer:Display the contents of a folder

try here click here

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windows XP sp2 can see D drive but folder on disk are seen as empty when fact they are not. Same disk on different computer and files are within folders?

Answer:xp can't see folder contents on D drive

can u plz elaborate.. try to post screeshots .. Thanx

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How can I print, for example a list of the several hundred mp3 tracks in "My Music"? I do not want screen prints but something more legible.Thanks.

Answer:print folder contents?

Try this H:\>dir /B /S > c:\cdlist.txtUse the Dos prompt, Change C to the directory to be listed (in place of H above.Make sure you put in the spaces. This will put a text file in your C drive.

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1. I have noticed that my system32 folder is adding around 92 MB every day for the last ten days, seriously depleting my HDD space.

I attach a screenshot of the contents.

Please see items 3 to 10 on the list, with a strange file name.

kindly advise how these files are suddenly created and how to get rid of them and also ensure they do not get created every day.

2. Kindly also see item no. 1 "dllcache" which has 448MB. is it possible to reclaim some space from this?

thank you very much for help.

Answer:system32 folder contents

The Dllcache folder contains copies of important system files and helps your system to recover from errors. You should just leave it alone.


Under Windows XP, WFP stops populating the Dllcache folder when less than (600 MB + maximum size of the page file) of space is available on the hard disk.

In fact, you shouldn't be in the system32 folder at all thinking to delete files to save space. Windows and your applications use space dynamically. If you are close to filling your drive then it's time for a new drive purchase.

Description of the Windows File Protection feature

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hi, I hope this makes sense, I have loads of folders with music and images on them..what i would like to do, by the way, this is an external HDD, where was i, oh up each folder, and put the contents in one large folder, I have the grandkids music on most of them, but to look for anything, we have to open each folder in turn...the only way i can see, is to drag all the contents into the laptop, then drag them all back again. is there another way.thanks for staying with it.....

Answer:getting rid of the folder but keeping the contents

search for *.mp3 or whatever format - (having new folder ready -select all and copy to new folder-then delete old folders ;)

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I need some help. I am now running windows 8.1 on my new Dell system. I used windows <g class="gr_ gr_95 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="95" id="95">xp</g> for
over ten years on my old Dell desktop. On my hold system, A knowledgeable friend added a mod to the registry that added a 'print directory' to the drop down options when you right-clicked on a folder name. I collect music tracks and have over 3000
tracks. My problem is that when I try to compare folders to check for duplicate tracks, it's very difficult to do this using on-screen listings. I would print them out and then manually mark off any duplicates. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to do this
using windows 8.1. Since I'm new to windows 8.1 I'm not knowledgeable to do it myself.
Vincent J. <g class="gr_ gr_2371 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="2371" id="2371">Cecero</g> (vincentjc1945)

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Well here's my current situation:

Been trying to combat some issues, my previous posts can be found Here:

While I was running my GMER scan, I started to have a huge issue with another virus. "Data Restore"

I ran MBAM to remove the virus, which I have done successfully, but now all of my desktop icons are completely gone, all my shortcuts on my bottom bar are gone, as well as the ones on my start menu. Had very important things in the folders on my desktop, and now they're all missing.

Edit: Looks like ALL of my folders in my computer are empty, or showing AS empty. However, I CAN find the files if I search for them individually, but my desktop is blank, and any folder I open is empty...


Answer:All folder contents lost?

OH LORD, I'm as daft as they were clever... "They" being whoever created the virus I got rid of... Made all of my files and folders to be set as Hidden. Fixed the problem myself with your helpful guide found here:

Thank you and I'm sorry for the pointless post!

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I was wondering if, in Windows XP Home Edition, it is possible to make a folder that prints files that are put into it and then deletes the files. I ask because I have two networked computers that have fully working access to eachother but the printer connected to the one PC cannot be used by the other PC (for reasons I won't go into) and I though the if I could make a folder like this on the printer PC then I could put things in it from the other PC.
Thanks for any help.

Answer:A folder that prints it's contents...

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ok i hope im posting this in the write area. I started with one desktop pc and collected my music. then i purcased a lap top also running xp where i transfered my music folder( which has been organized into subcatagories by itunes i.e. artist/album/song) I since then added songs speratly to each . so i now have 2 libraries with different songs. I wanna join them so that i dont have duplicates of the songs i have on both. what is the best and most efficent way for me to do such a thing? Is it as simple as drag and droping the root file into the same directory as the other? will that only add the "new" songs?

thanks in advance

Answer:syncing folder contents

noone? sorry bout the bump

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Is it possible to get a list of the contents of a folder that can be saved and edited say in notepad or word or IE?If its not possible thru windows, is there a proggy available that can do it.ThanksMike

Answer:Getting a list of folder contents

yep, there is a very good freeware program out there - - -think its dirlist or dirprt or something, I have it at home and if you get no more responses to this, will sort it out for you.

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I have the strangest thing that no one seems to be able to solve.
If the contents of my folder are greater than able to display, a scroll bar shows up.
Perfect so far.

If I scroll down to the bottom if the list and double click, right click to open etc,
the contents will jump to the top.

In case I am not clear, I have posted a video on youtube.

I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I want my OS to be working properly first.
I don't want to re-install, but if all else fails...

Sys Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8162 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 184800 MB; D: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 918066 MB;
Motherboard: AMD Corporation, 970A-DS3
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Jumping Folder Contents

Try a different mouse and see what happens.

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I'm getting a new computer and want to know how to move all the folders I have in my Outlook Express email program (v6.0 updated to the latest version) from my old computer to the new one, both having OE. The help in OE says to select the folder, Compact it, then find the folder and copy it to a floppy or CD (.dbx extensions).

I know where the folders are stored by doing 'properties' when right-clicking on the folder. My question is how to move that folder and all its contents on a floppy or CD? Do I need to use Windows Explorer? Thanks....


Answer:Moving Out Exp folder contents

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Quick question...

(FYI.... I do NOT have windows 7 - thats why I am asking this question)

In "Vista" you could click on START then MYCOMPUTER then RIGHT-click on the CD Drive and a menu would come up with the option to "Explore" so you can "browse" the folders and files on the cd.

But in Windows 7... when you Right-click there is no longer the option to "Explore" - what is the equivalent to "browse" the folders and directories on the CD.

Is it just "Open" ?

(I know in Vista if you just try to double click on the CD Drive it trys to to the auto-play)

Thank you.

Answer:How do you view the contents/folder of the CD in 7

Hello billy7777, welcome to Seven Forums!

Insert the disk and click "open folder to view ... " in the box that opens.

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Is there software out there that can examine all folders of a specific source and all its sub-folders (nested up to 40 folders) and output the number of files and types?

Answer:How to examine folder contents?

Maybe not exactly what you want. But for NTFS only partitions, WizTree is very fast and shows a breakdown of files/folders contained in each folder.

Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

It's freeware.

Edit: for a visual representation of folder structure see console Tree command.

There must be something that does specifically what you request but I don't recall seeing it. I would check the freeware sites such as snapfiles, softpedia, and

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The motherboard on my computer died and I managed to get a free one from a colleague. I put the hdd from my old system as a slave in the new one but some files seem to have disappeared. I used to have two "my pictures" folders. One in "my documents" and on my desktop. The one on my desktop was used to house a few years worth of digital camera photos and videos and the one in my documents was the default one where everything would get saved to. So after putting the hdd in my new system as a slave the my pictures folder that I had on the desktop is empty. When I try to click on it I get the error message "E:\documents and settings\desktop\my pictures is not accessible. Access is denied." and when I right click it it comes up as an empty folder. But overall the hdd still has the same amount of free space as it used to when it was connected to my old motherboard so the files must still be there right? The other my pictures folder, the one that was in my documents is 100% ok. Does anyone know what happened?

Answer:Contents of folder missing :(


Originally Posted by justjuice

The motherboard on my computer died and I managed to get a free one from a colleague. I put the hdd from my old system as a slave in the new one but some files seem to have disappeared. I used to have two "my pictures" folders. One in "my documents" and on my desktop. The one on my desktop was used to house a few years worth of digital camera photos and videos and the one in my documents was the default one where everything would get saved to. So after putting the hdd in my new system as a slave the my pictures folder that I had on the desktop is empty. When I try to click on it I get the error message "E:\documents and settings\desktop\my pictures is not accessible. Access is denied." and when I right click it it comes up as an empty folder. But overall the hdd still has the same amount of free space as it used to when it was connected to my old motherboard so the files must still be there right? The other my pictures folder, the one that was in my documents is 100% ok. Does anyone know what happened?

its permissions you need to purge permissions into the folder....

thats all it is

so what you do is add a account on your current computer with the SAME user name and password ( this will give the computer pass through authentication ) then reboot the computer log on as this user and try to pull the data again...


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hi thereDoes anyone know how to print out the contents of a folder - i.e. all the files contained in it?Most grateful for help

Answer:Printing folder contents in Win XP

click here

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Is there a way to print all the files (word, excel, etc.) in a desktop folder at once without opening each one individually? Would it work with shortcuts. I work in environmental health and would be involved with disaster relief if a hurricane hit our area and am trying to set up a quick and easy way to print important documents and forms before an evacuation. Thank you.

Answer:Printing contents of a folder

Other than a command line form of what you need, there are no real ways to do this in Windows without a third party program such as JDirPrint or Treesize
both are free utilities with upgrade versions that support more functionality for a fee.

I use both of these on a fairly regular basis.

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I have a slave drive (E drive for me) where I store all of my non system folders and files. Photos, doc, etc. While looking for something the other day I noticed that one of the folders that I regularly use was not accessible. It is a folder directly off the root directory. There are MANY other 'same type' folders in this root directory that seem unaffected. And while checking, I found a couple other folders that are also not accessible.
I have a lot of data potentially at risk here and I am VERY worried that it may not be recoverable. When I click on one of these problem folders, after a long pause, a message pops up asking me about formatting this drive. Of course I click no.
I right clicked on the drive letter, properties and selected check disk for errors, this prompted me to reboot so CHKDSK could work at startup.
While that was going I saw on the screen "File record segment xxxxx is unreadable"
Then "deleting an index entry from index $0 of file 25"
Wondering if there's anything else I can do to recover this section of the drive that may be in trouble. Why would one folder be fine and the next one in the list be corrupt. and then the next 5 be fine and then one not? Very strange - happened overnight too - one day working one day not. And no other changes were made to the system. The only thing I've done on this system lately is to dump photos from a digital camera onto another drive.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Lost Folder Contents

have you defragged the drive lately ?

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My boss has asked me to compile a report of the

Date last modified

for a huge file tree, is there a program that can output the information into a document so i dont have to go through and type out hundreds of details?


Answer:Folder contents reports?

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When I open any folder, I can't see any of the files in that folder because the area which should contain the files is black. Hmmm. Does anyone know what might cause this? :confused

I am running Windows XP sp3, and recently installed Stardock "Fences" a new program for organizing the desktop.

Thanks for any ideas!



Answer:Folder contents: Black ???

Hey djerzy, welcome to MG
Well i have honestly never seen that problem before, nor have i heard of that "stardock fences" you mention you have installed recently.

However, i would try uninstalling said app' and see if the problem persists.

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i run winxp proi would like to print out the titles of all the songs help in my music folder......can i do this ? if so how ?many thanks alan

Answer:print contents of folder

Alan, does the advice in this thread click here do what you want?

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hi all,is the a bit of freeware that will let me print out folder contents, music lists etc.

Answer:folder contents printout.

click here

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I cannot edit a folder when I've used "Take Ownership" and I've made sure in the Security tab that I have full control, I still get "You need permission to preform this action" when trying to move stuff in the folder. What could be wrong?

Answer:Cannot edit folder contents?

Maybe disable inheritance ?

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Hi, I hope someone can answer this question.

I have an extensive MIDI file collection saved to my desktop and want to print the contents of the folder. When I open the folder, it shows the contents IE "misty.mid" but there is no option to print. I have tried contrl. P and also tried to take a screen shot, nothing works. Any suggestions? I hate the idea of having to hand print this whole thing since I have over 1,000 MIDI files. I need to know what is in the folder, on paper, instead of just opening and looking on the computer.
Thanks In Advance!!!!

Answer:Is it possible to print out the contents of a folder

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I have successfully sent an aol e-mail attachment, but I don't see the contents of the folder. Thank you!

Answer:can't locate contents of a folder

Contents of what folder?

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Recently I have been part of a virus removal team, specifically the w32/blaster worm. The primary tool we have been using is McAfee 7.0. Normally it moves the svchost.exe in the winnt\system32\wins folder to c:\quarantine. A simple delete of this file does not work and requires scanning the svchost.exe.vir file and then deleting using McAfee. Is this an ownership issue? and... is the file still locked into the operating system? I have understood it is recommended to delete this file. Who actually owns/controls this file? Can anyone explain what effect/significance of the existence of this file in the quarantine folder could be to the OS/network? My understanding of quarantine is that the file is simply being preserved so it can be recovered in the event it has important data. I havn't been able to find any documentation or specifications that say otherwise. I would happily be enlightened.

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I inadvertently renamed my ?MY DOCUMENTS? folder, then did an undo as soon as I realized that I had done so. Previously, when I clicked on the MY COMPUTER icon I would see BOB?S DOCUMENTS listed along with the other folders and devices. Now, BOB?S DOCUMENTS is not listed. What do I have to do so that BOB's DOCUMENTS folder appears.

Answer:Contents of My Computer Folder

XP? If nothing else turns up you could try doing a system restore if it has only just happened.

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Is there a way to customize a created folder?
Actually what I would like to do is similar to the recycle bin. When the recycle bin has something in it, it shows you this.
Is there a way to do this to a created folder? Show one icon when empty, then another when it has something?

Thank You,

Answer:Customize a folder with contents



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I had a series of sub-folders stored under a main folder in the "Public Videos" library of one of our machines.
I have not moved or deleted anything.
I have these sub-folders consecutively numbered; 01_FolderName, 02_FolderName, 03_ you get the idea.
A while ago, when I went to add a new sub-folder in Explorer, in the folder-tree list on the left margin, sub-folder 01_FolderName is listed as though everything is okay; however, when I clicked the main folder to display all the sub-folders on a page, sub-folder 01_ does not show up, even though it is listed as being there in the folder tree.
When I click on sub-folder 01_ in the folder tree, I get this message :

What has happened to this folder and how can I find it ?

Thanks for reading.

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Awhile back a question was posted about how to print the contents of a folder. I have a folder that contains over 500 mp3's. I would like to print a list of those songs.

Someone said there was a way to print from the folder from dos. If anyone know how to do this, or an easier way please let me know.


Answer:Printing the contents of a folder

I think it's:

print dir C:\mypath\myfolder lpt1:

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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When I open my document folders etc, there is nothing listed until i untick the "display as web page" in the views dropdown menu. when i close the folder it reverts to hiding the contents. Can i set the folder to display contents permanently???I have had loads of litle problems this past week is a virus causing this???the pig

Answer:Hidden Folder Contents

I use PowerDesk instead of Windows Explorer. Get it free from the PCA dowload page under "File Management". It shows all hidden files and folders.

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Microsoft\Protect\S-1-5-18\User folder has grown huge in this server. How big should that be? How can I find what is causing it to grow? Is this the result of Malware.The company supplied Security software has scanned this folder for over two days and not finished. Details app takes hours to compile the folders content data. 2 hours running have reported, General; size: 624 MB, size on disk: 6.45 GB, Contains: 1,720,000 files, and the properties app is still counting.

Answer:Folder contents in System32 very big.

"Is this the result of Malware"Looks like it is.C:\WINDOWS\system32\Microsoft\Protect\S-1-5-18\User folder

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Hello Guys,

I got a problem with my Windows Xp; I can?t hide the contents of my system32 folder (System Tasks are not coming). The contents of system32 folder are hidden (by default). And Windows hides the System drive (which is containing windows) and the following folders (which are system folders):-

System32 &
Program Files.

My problem is this, I can hide the rest of the folders (windows and program files) and the system drive but I can?t hide the system32 folder.
(Almost 5 - 6 days before I was able to hide the system 32 folder too by the option coming in the system tasks of ?Hide the contents of this folder?)
Now as I define the system tasks...System tasks comes in system folders, also system tasks comes in my computer if you note. If there is nothing coming on the left side when you open any folder in Windows Explorer or My computer then that option will be enabled by going to Control Panel >> Folder Options >> General >> Mark Show common tasks in folders.

Now moving on to my issue?.System tasks are not coming on the taskbar, instead of it, Picture tasks are coming (view as a slide show, order prints online, print pictures...)
I do not know how it happened but I noticed this problem a couple of days before.

My System32 folder is also containing images of .gif & .jpg format and it is like icon pictures and arrows and it was on the following 2 paths:
c:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\html\mous... Read more

Answer:I cant the contents of my system32 folder.

reinstall XP and when it gives the option to repair the previous installation do so.

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