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Problem with Edit - Move to Folder

Question: Problem with Edit - Move to Folder

I used the Edit command "Move to Folder" to move some very valuable pictures. The files were moved but now I can't open the pictures!

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I have 4 PCs network in Win7. A is primary Win7. B is win 7 networked. C is XP on Win7 network, and D is XP on Win7 network. I have a folder on C(XP) that is shared on the network and can be accessed from A, B and D. I want to delete that folder on the XP (C) and put it on A (Win7) to be shared on the network. Copied it to USB drive. Copied it from USB to A (Win7) HD.

When I open the program that uses the files in the transferred folder, A (Win7) cannot find the folder/files on A that I copied. It looks for the old networked location on C, which is not there (deleted after copied). How do I stop the program from looking on C (XP) and find on A (Win7)?

When I try to open the program on A(Win7) it will NOT let me go to ANY other folder except the shared folder on the C (XP) PC which no longer exists.

Answer:Move Folder from XP to Windows 7 Problem

If the computers are all networked, use Windows Explorer (My Computer as well) to browse the network from Computer A to get to computer C. Navigate to the folder on C. Select the folder, then right click on it and select Cut. Navigatre to where you want it on A then right click and select Paste.

The files will be copied from Computer C to Computer A and when done, deleted from Computer A.

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Could some one help me when i try to move, rename,or create a folder the folder stays the same until i refresh the desktop.

Here is a video link:

Answer:Problem when trying to move, rename, or create folder

Hi there,
Right click on desktop > personalize > windows 7

Select the windows seven theme and restart your computer. Or, you can try this,
Go to and download ccleaner.

Install it and run it. You are going to be in the first page of ccleaner. On the left hand side, check every thing except the last one (it has a word wipe in it) then click the run cleaner button and wait until it's closed make sure every application are closed Especially web browser. Once done, click on registry on the left hand side corner and click on scan for issues but make sure that all the options are Checked on the left hand corner. Once the scanning is done, if there are issues, click on fix button or if none close out of that. Better explAination on YouTube.

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Hi all,
I've done a quick search but couldn't find someone else with this problem. Sometimes when I want to copy or move a file to my picture folder it will not appear on the list of folders. Every other folder and sub folder will appear but not the picture folder or any sub folder in it. It's been driving me nuts as I recently bought photoshop cs4 and need to put things in the pictures folder nearly every day. A restart sometimes solves the problem but not always. I'm using Vista Premium 32 bit SP1.

Answer:Copy/move to problem Picture folder missing

Can anyone help?

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Question: Move Edit Pro Help

I need to save my Movie Edit Pro 17 video to my desktop in a *.wma format where it is as good as Windows Movie Maker in quality when I save it. In other words where I don't have a blurry video and I can write it to a DVD using my own program and not the one that comes with it because it is very confusing.

Thanks for any help.

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I'm trying to move the Public folder to a different volume. Help is
clear, and I was able to move the user folder with no issues. However,
the Public folder (under Locations) doesn't give me the 'move' option.
It lists the current location, but I can't edit it or change it.

Answer:Move Public Folder- 'Move' option not listed

Move button missing from the Location tab for Public folders in Windows
Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
The Winhelponline Blog:
Windows? Troubleshooting:
"klaissgl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> I'm trying to move the Public folder to a different volume. Help is
> clear, and I was able to move the user folder with no issues. However,
> the Public folder (under Locations) doesn't give me the 'move' option.
> It lists the current location, but I can't edit it or change it.
> Workaround?
> --
> klaissgl

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this will be my first post on here. I'm sorry if I have started this post in a wrong thread. I'm unsure of where it should go. Anyways, I'm not a tech expert so that's why I here. I will try my best to describe my problem tho.

First of all, I have been having this problem since last week. The problem is that it just auto shut down on me without any warning.

I thought it was because its overheating/the cpu reached it limits hence why it auto shut, but thats probably not the case.

And since that happened I just thought to myself that I should just reinstall windows. Haha. I thought that would solve my problem. But it didn't.

This crash problem occured when I opened game. I also realised that it happen as well when I browse the internet using firefox. Like after I opened it for a few minutes it then shut down.

However, if I'm not opening anything else and just at the desktop and only transferring files for hours, the crash never happen unlike after I rebooted, went to firefox, then googling stuff and then poof, it crashed. I also checked the cpu too, but its not overworking itself. Its just chilling.... Oh, and I checked it from task manager.

I already tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and went to surf the internet afterward. No crashes at all. I could watch youtube as well without having it crash on me. But when I reinstalled the driver back. It happened again.

So... I don't know really wha... Read more

Answer:I have no idea where this should go... Edit: This should go to hardware but I dunno how to move it.

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hi i am running cubase 5 and recently ad a monitor to my my dell 630 laptop,now i have this sub-window stuck in the corner,i,have tried basic all the things i,ve now read on internet but no joy,even offloaded sheepdog

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I'm running XP Home SP2, with a limited account which was originally an administrator account when the PC was first set up. At that time, I installed an external HDD. I have now changed the account to a Limited Account, and can no longer move / edit files on the external HDD. I just get a message saying "Access is Denied" whenever I try to do anything. Anyone got any ideas why this might be happening? Anything to try would be great! :)


Answer:[resolved] Limited account can't move / edit external HDD files

When you start your computer press f8 repeatedly untill a menu pops up, select safe mode, and logon as the Administrator. Go to start, control panel, user accounts, and change your user to an administrator. Or use the administrator account to move files if you want to keep your account limited.

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I've had this problem for a few months, just lived with it. In the attached screen shots, you will see I have no folder trees in any of the pop up Add, Move, or Copy pop ups in Explorer and Windows Media Player. I have no clue if this can be restored to show again. This has happened before I upgraded Media Player so it shouldnt be that. I'm thinking Windows Corruption somewhere. I have not and do not have any malware on this machine or any other that I have networked. My system is clean and runs 1000%. Any ideas on how I can restore the folder trees?

Answer:Solved: Folder Tree MISSING from Copy, Move, Add Folder popup

Click start > run > type regsvr32 /i shdocvw.dll and click ok. If you don't see immediate results, reboot.

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Is there a way to move documents (i.e. an Excel sheet that I personally made) from my Documents folder into a Group folder? I have tried dragging and dropping and using the 'Move' attribute in the drop-down menu but to no avail.
Thank you kindly for your help.

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I am having a problem with "folder in use" prompts when trying to edit a file name.

I found the following Microsoft answer to the problem here: Renaming a network folder in Windows 7 Explorer fails with "the action can't be completed..."

It says to navigate to:User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer

Unfortunately I'm not much of a techie and am quite unfamiliar with M7, so could someone help me out please?

Answer:Problem with "folder in use" prompts when trying to edit a file name.

So is this a network directory that you're working with or a local directory your PC?

Either way, good way to get an answer for this is to use Process Explorer. Once you have it open , attempt to rename the file again. When the error message is still open, do a Ctrl+F and then type in the name of the file (no extension) or folder name. It should come up with one or more process names. These are processes that are currently handling that particular file/folder, which one (or more) of them may be responsible for not playing nice and sharing the file/folder with anyone else.

If it's a network directory, then what the instructions are telling you is to go into the Local Group Policy Editor and change a policy setting. In Start Menu type "group policy" and press Enter. Then navigate to the "directory" it mentions, and then change the associated setting.

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I'm loading stuff onto a brand new laptop that is running Windows 7, copying it from my PC (XP) using a USB stick
It's a rush job and I dont have time to learn Windows 7.
Simple question: with the USB inserted in the laptop, how do I move a folder from it to a folder in a library?

Answer:Move folder from USB stick to Library folder in Windows 7

Simplest way would be to open whichever library you want the folder from the USB to go in then 'drag and drop it' or you could also 'copy and paste' the folder.

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

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I'm new to this sort of thing so I hope I do this right!

I'm running Windows XP Home Edition with SP3.

Recently, I noticed when I tried to move to/copy to from the Explorer window, my folder tree was blank in the little box that pops up. Regardless of whether I use the links to the left of the window or if I go into Edit - Copy To (or Move To), it happens with anything involving the explorer - documents, photos, etc. The only changes made recently was I had made an account on the computer for my kids, then deleted it not long after, without saving their folders (because they never used the account). Any other changes (installing programs, etc) happened after I noticed the blank box. It's not a major issue but it is slightly annoying.

Any ideas? And thank you ahead of time!

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I was doing some organizing (I don't know why, but I don't have "organize" in my bookmarks menu?) and moved one main folder into another folder by mistake, now can't move it back out into the main bookmarks menu.
Have done a search and nothing I can find will work.

This can't be that difficult!


Answer:Firefox, Yahoo: How to move bookmarks folder out of another folder?

Organize favorites is for IE. For Firefox you can restore your bookmarks by clicking on Bookmarks in the Menu Bar, click Show All Bookmarks, click the Import and Backup button, click Restore, click Choose File and then navigate to and select the .json file that was moved. Firefox will place a copy of the .json file (which are your bookmarks) back to the default folder. If you want, you can select a recent backup copy from the drop down list instead of choose file. That would save you a few clicks.

After restoring your bookmarks you can delete the accidentally moved file.

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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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I can't seem to predict when XP Pro SP2 will let me move a folder from SharedDocs\My Videos
to C:\ and when it won't! I don't get it. If I'm Owner don't I own it already?

Sometimes I can just grab the folder that I copied from another machine and placed in My Videos and just
drag it with the Left Mouse Button into another folder on C:\ and it just moves it by changing the directory entries. Then sometimes when I do that, it copies all the files!! Well with video files that's pretty slow!!

Anyone have a clue? Seems to be no rhyme or reason to it.

Answer:Move Folder Out Of Shared Folder Same Drive Wants To Copy?

Hello MilesAhead,I'm not absolutely sure, but some of the phrases in your problem description seem to indicate that this might be a variation of the "XP + mouse movement + mouse buttons + keyboard keystrokes" behavior described in the following post. The post deals with the unexpected copying of files when trying to delete them, but I thought the same (or a similar) principle might apply with respect to moving files/folders. "Multiple Deleting Of Files Doesn't Work.":

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'Folder in use! The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder and try again.'

This is the message I get, I want to delete the folder since I no longer need it. The folder contains ScpControl.dll and.ScpService.exe. I haven't found it in the Task manager processes list. Here is some background info on the folder in case it's useful:

I followed the following steps to use my PS3 dualshock 3 controller with PC games, It basically makes Windows recognise the DS3 as an xbox 360 controller.

While connected it flashes one red light slowly to indicate charging. But once I D/C it won't stop flashing all 4 red lights (presumably until the battery dies). I haven't used it wirelessly yet, only via the USB cable that came with the DS3. Holding the PS button for 10 secs worked as a temporary solution to stop the controller flashing.

Steam Community :: Group :: Steam Universe...

1: Download the official drivers for the Xbox 360 controller from Microsoft's site. I use the 64 bit version, but you should choose the appropriate Windows version here: DOWNLOAD[]

2: Install the Xbox 360 controller drivers.

3: Plug in your PS3 controller with USB. Also plug in your bluetooth dongle if you want to use that (and install the drivers if you haven't already).

4: Download the XInput Wrapper drivers from here: DOWNLOAD[]

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Answer:'Folder in use!' message, I can't delete/move this folder, help!

Welcome to Seven Forums supashaka. You might download Lock Hunter and it will show you what is locking the file. Right click and choose What is locking this file? It will also let you try to unlock, and delete the files. You may have to restart if it cannot delete the file while windows is running. A Guy

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Everytime I get a download I unzip the folder and would like to move it to the desktop, but I always get the message cant move file cause its being used by another program, I don't have any other programs open, plus the drop and drag feature does not always work either. Some times the dnd will work and then it wont work, I have tried the copy the file and paste it to the desktop and the copy and paste don't work because its being used by another program, which I don't have anything open at the time. Is there a cure for this or am I stuck with this feature - not able to move files from a folder to another one and the desktop, Crochet

Answer:How to move files from one folder to another folder

Are you using some third party program like WinZip, WinRar, 7zip etc. ?
Are you trying to move them folder to folder or straight from the browser ?

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When I try to move files from one folder to another (or off a device on to my computer), not all of them move. I have tried drag & drop, and cut & paste. I don't get an error message or anything like that, some of the files just don't move. So I have to go through file by file and see what didn't make it, very tedious! I have tried moving as few as 25 at a time, and they still don't all make it. Can anyone help?

Answer:Not all files will move from folder to folder

Seems like some were in use by something.

Anyway, can you try using Fastcopy? (this is the official website with download, select Executable (32bit), yes the guy making it is japanese, don't worry about the download page being in japanese, the program is in english)
It's simple and does usually tell you why it wasn't able to move files, so you can have a clue of what is going on.
For moving lots of files, it's much better than copy-paste/drag&drop. Also because of its options (as explained on its site).

In case of other problems, report back.

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Hello, I am trying to install a theme and I need to replace the shell32.dll... So I took ownership of the original, renamed it shell32.dll.backup, and then tried dragging the new shell32 in... It said it moved, however, I looked in the System32 folder and there is no shell32.dll, only the backup. It will not move files to any other folder than the one it is currently in... Any help is appreciated

Answer:Can't move files from folder to folder

Did you view there after enabling the Show System Files and Folders on the options

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I want to edit the folder templates, cause the pre-fab Microsoft templates are insufficient to my needs.

The music folder template for example, doesn't contain, file-type, bitrate, etc. (yes you can select that manually but you can't apply the customization on to the subfolders......)

To manually change this for every folder is a waste of time.

PLease let there be a solution otherwise I'll have to install directory Opus again( waste of memory)

Answer:How to edit folder templates?

Hello UnderBoac,

If the subfolders have the same folder template, then you can use Apply to Folders after you set the folder view of the main folder.

Hope this helps,

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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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VDD folder does not exist

Answer:missing VDD folder cannot edit value

Pleas supply more information as I've no idea what you're referring to. "VDD" Folder - what's that?

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There was a Metro app that I installed that I liked the functionality of but didn't like the fonts for; I knew where the configuration was to change the appearance (a CSS file in the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\<app name> directory), but when I tried to modify the file, it kept giving me an "Access is denied." error without any extra information.

I tried changing the ownership of the apps folder to my own account; didn't work. Changed the ownership of that specific file, and all the other files within that folder; still not allowed. I went into the PowerShell as administrator and tried copying or renaming the file; still "Access is denied." and nothing else.

Is there a way to make this file editable, or is the access blocked on a system level? I just want to change a few fonts around, but if Microsoft is trying to prevent me from doing so in order to protect its walled garden, then I'm afraid I'm going to have to give up on Windows 8. (It was so hopeful, too; I really liked the idea of the Metro interface...)

Answer:Can't edit files in WindowsApps folder

This should work..

takeown /F "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" /A /R

Careful though. I tried to but found that some apps check the SHA or MD5 (or some such) and will not work at all if you change anything.

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HiWith Win XP Pro, there's a Services folder which controls which apps start on boot, or on a manual basis. I'm trying to change the path to the .exe file of one of these entries (having changed the folder structure) but can't figure how to edit the path - I can't edit it directly in the Services entry.Anyone know how to do this or have any ideas where the file is located to change this information?Thanks for any help

Answer:How to edit information in the Services folder(XP)

to what ends are you trying to alter the path?there may be another way to achieve what you are wanting to do if you give us a bit more info.

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So here's what I'm going through now.I have about 125 Gb of music on my computer. This is what I am attempting to do:Music Folder > Artist > Album(s) > song files.extensionFor the Album(s) folders, I want the template to be "music" and with details view.For the main Music Folder and all Artist folders, I want them to the "general" template with Icon view (half way between large and extra large).What I have done so far:Select my main Music Folder,set it to "music" template and checked 'apply to sub-folders'. Apply and OK. Refresh.Set the view to "details", go to Organize > Folder and Search Options, view tab, apply to all folders of this type. Select the main Music Folder again, set it to "general" template without 'apply to sub-folders' checked and hit apply.Changed the view of main Music Folder to "icon" view.So far it is Music Folder (general template) > Artist (music template) > Album(s) (music template) > song files.extensionNow here's the problem, if I change the Music Folder to have general items template and apply to sub-folders, it's going to also apply it to the album folders I don't want it applied to.I tried selecting all of the Artist folders at once and right-click, edit and change to "general" template (without checking the apply to sub-folders), but it will not batch change all of them and will only change the one that I click on. Witho... Read more

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my OS is windows 7 sp1 x64, and I have the following problem:

I wanted to edit an XML file in the folder

While I can edit the file, firefox will not recognize the changes that I made to the file.
I tried to start my editor with administrative privileges, but this didn't help. I had the same problem before, with a file that was located in the programs folder. I was able to change it, but the program didn't recognize the changes.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem could be?

Hope someone here can help me, thank you in advance for any advice.


Answer:Can't edit files in roaming folder

Have you tried making those changes in the program itself?
Could be that file you are editing is a backup of the real original file.
Make the change in the program and then look at that file to see if it reflects the changes.
Also do a search for *.XML and see if there is another file with a similar name in some other folder, like a folder for the Firefox program.

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XP SP3 (2600)

I use Explorer as a file manager. I frequently change "Views," e.g. from Details to Thumbnails. Since View and Edit are next to each other, sometimes I click on Edit by mistake. Explorer always crashes. Is there a way to change the position of the Menu Items? Or to prevent Explorer from crashing?


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I have already inquired about this in the past, but I can't seem to get a response from anyone. I would really appreciate some help with this please .

In order to customize which fields/properties are displayed in the tooltips for any given file type you can edit the string value in the registry at:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\ * - edit the "InfoTip" string value
Choose individual file extensions to edit the tooltips for only those specific file types.

My question is:
How can this be done for FOLDERS? I have searched everywhere trying to find out but I can only find the info for FILES, not folders.

For example, there is an excellent tutorial here: Customize Windows Explorer Tooltips - gHacks Tech News
Unfortunately, even though it mentions both files AND folders, there is no explanation for folders.

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I opened a file in wordpad from an external HDD,
and edited, and clicked saved icon.
An orioginal, which is in a Folder, is Not changed.
The edited file is saved in other spot in the same window.

How to edit a file, and save it right back in the same folder?

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Hi there,

I am the 'informal tech guy' at my school. I am working with this douche computer teacher who simply teaches typing. He's threatening to thaw deep freeze on the machines if he cannot find a way to get archiving to work for Mavis Beacon 17.

I read articles about folder mapping Tweak UI; however, I ONLY want to map the Broderbund folder within All Users -> Application Data.

An article I read said I need to manually map folders using reg edit.

The article, however, was not specific on how to do such an action.

Here's the folder I'd like to redirect to a thawed drive so the program archives student progress: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Broderbund



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I have already inquired about this in the past, but I can't seem to get a response from anyone. I would really appreciate some help with this please .

In order to customize which fields/properties are displayed in the tooltips for any given file type you can edit the string value in the registry at:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\ * - edit the "InfoTip" string value
Choose individual file extensions to edit the tooltips for only those specific file types.

My question is:
How can this be done for FOLDERS? I have searched everywhere trying to find out but I can only find the info for FILES, not folders.

For example, there is an excellent tutorial here: Customize Windows Explorer Tooltips - gHacks Tech News
Unfortunately, even though it mentions both files AND folders, there is no explanation for folders.

Answer:Please help if you can. How to edit FOLDER tooltips in the registry.

I don't know if it works- not tried it- but there's this:
Windows Explorer: Folder Comments | Windows Secrets Lounge
#6 on.

However hacking the registry carries its own risks.

Also see:
Customize Windows Explorer Tooltips - gHacks Tech News

which might be of interest.

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Can it be done? I haven't had much luck with ShellExView

I don't want to uninstall WMP since I use it for it's Play-To feature.

Answer:Edit folder context menu?

Yes it's doable. I did a quick search for them and found them. I'll put together a how-to if I get a chance this evening to show how

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Hey there.

I've scanned this forum a bit but can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Does anyone know how to edit or create custom folder templates in windows explorer? I don't particularly like the default layout for the metadata tabs for Music Folders in particular.

Any help would be apreciated.

Answer:Create/edit folder templates


I'm not sure if this is what you're asking for, but here it is.

In the Music folder, Press the ALT key, click View (not Views) and be sure that Details is ticked. Next, in the same drop-down menu, click Choose details...
The pop-up will let you pick what details you want, and their order.

These links may be of interest, too.

Windows Explorer - Folder Type Templates
Windows Explorer Folder View settings

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ok, i've been trying to move this folder for a while now and it just won't work. i've given every user all the privileges to edit the folder, but i still can't. i've tried deleting files from within the folder and they delete, but then re-appear again???

this is the first time i've encountered the problem.

what can i do? nothing seems to work. it's an important folder with 90% of my work in it.


Answer:"Destination folder access denied" whenever I try to move a specific folder?

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I have a folder of around 50 xml files.

Is it possible to bacth edit them?

I want to replace text that says ‘CO’ to ‘Carbon Monoxide’. Ta.

Answer:Solved: Edit folder full of XML files

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Hi to All;

This is my first post here although I have visited many times to look for answers to various problems.

I was about to prepare a simple sharing exercise for a class I teach and had to think twice about the exercise as I encountered a curious thing.
Basically, I have a Win 7 installed in a VM with network enabled and connected. I have three accounts on this installation, testAdmin (Administrators), testAC (member of Guests) and an account testEmp which is a member of a group I created called Employees. Logged in as testAdmin I created a folder in C: called MyShare and copied a sample picture in it. Then I shared the folder through Advanced sharing and added the relevant groups under Share permissions giving the Administrators full control, Guests: deny read and Employees: Read only allowed.

Then I logged off as testAdmin and logged on using both other accounts to check the settings. I browsed to the Network folder under Windows Explorer and everything worked as expected. When I logged on as testAdmin again and tried to access the same folder under Network, therefore //Wini7VM/MyShare, I could open the sample picture but could not edit it. I also could not delete the picture.

What is curious is that if I obviously opened the folder as a local folder in C: using testAdmin I could edit, add or change things without problems.

I also experimented with folder security to give the same rights to the various users as I did under Advanced sharing but the sam... Read more

Answer:Admin cannot edit in a network shared folder

Ok, after some Googling and some experimentation in VirtualBox I guess I have solved it. May still need some more cracking but looks promising for now

It is about UAC (Group Policy setting - User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode - set to disable).

You can read about it here -

1- Change Local Security Policy and restart
2- Make sure your shared folder is not in a user profile, further complicates with NTFS permissions. I shared in root of C.
3- Remove Everyone, add your groups and assign the share permissions

I didn't try the Guest account. You can't browse to the shares without credentials anyway. At least with Everyone removed (includes Guest).

I will try with Home Premium now, as it doesn't have gpedit.msc by default(?).


Also I find it easier to browse from my Host PC, rather then logging on and off with Guest OS. If you close Windows Explorer and run in cmd: net use * /d
then you will reset the connections and will be asked credentials again without re-logging. Sometimes you have to wait some seconds to make it work though.

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Hi everyone,

Recently it seems that any time I click on a folder it's as if I'm trying to edit the folder name. Same thing happens if I click a file - explorer thinks I'm trying to edit the file name.

The only way I can move into a folder is by selecting a different one, then rapidly clicking the folder icon next to the name - it still throws the name into edit mode but opens the directory as well.

This also happens when selecting files or folders in other applications.

I'm running Windows 7 64 Bit.

Any ideas?

Answer:Clicking on a folder name defaults to edit-name mode

Hello michaelc65 Welcome to 7 forums. It may be your mouse is not set correctly.. and is right clicking.. when you only want a left click to highlight .. Please go to control panel and check mouse controls.. and report back how you have it set up for your computer ..

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Hey EightForums friends,

I'm trying to reorganize my PC files, and am creating custom icons to more easily identify folders.

For example, I have a folder dedicated to .ISOs (called Virtual CDs) and one for Books (see the icons attached).

I make them by using three PNG layers in PhotoShop: the closest folder flap, the further part of the folder, and then whatever icon I choose in the middle. Then I export to ICO.

While it works well for the most part, one problem I have though is when I have to view "details" or other small-icon views in File Explorer, it looks gritty and pixilated (see the comparison screenshot below).

Is there a method I can use to edit various sizes of an .ico file so it looks better in other sizes?

Answer:Best program to edit Windows 8 Folder Icons?

This is the only one that comes to mind straight away.....

IconPackager - Custom Windows Icon Themes

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When I create a new folder or try to edit/rename a file within a folder the pop up screen freezes. Basically, I can't even do anything with the folders I use to store files. Please help.

Answer:Folder Screen Freezes When I Try to Edit or Create New Folders

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Are we discussing just one folder or multiple folders? Does the same thing happen when performing these actions on the desktop?

By "pop up screen", do you mean Windows Explorer?

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I've used Windows Live mail as my primary email, but I understand that it's not going to be supported after December 2016, so I opened Outlook and tried to set it up, but the I'm having a hard time importing my contacts from Windows Live mail. I exported the contacts from Windows Live mail to a folder on the desktop, but when I try to import it into Outlook, I got the following error: Error in syncing [800CCCD2-0-0-322]

And I also found that the Contact folder in Outlook is read only, so I can't Delete any of the contacts.

Most important to me is how can I change the read only attribute in the contact folder? I would also like to import my contacts from Windows Live Mail to Outlook, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong in importing contacts to Outlook.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Can't delete/edit Outlook contact folder because it is read only

You are getting that error because the Sync is not done for Live Mail. You will see that if you do a search on that error on any search engine. Try booting into Safe mode.

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Linksys/T-Mobile Hot Spot (wireless) ROUTER with Ethernet connections to 1) Home Phone, 2) iMAC PowerPC/OS X Leopard, 3) PC/Windows 7 32bit and 4) IOMEGA HOME MEDIA NETWORK HARD DRIVE (herein "NHD").

The NHD contains 1) a "BACKUPS" folder with sub-folders containing scheduled & unscheduled backups and system images from both computers and 2) specific folders e.g. MOVIES.

Upon attempting to open the "BACKUPS" folder on the NHD from the PC, a WINDOWS SECURITY panel opens 1) requesting a user name and NETWORK password to the NHD, 2) listing the PC name as a DOMAIN name and 3) a red "X" - Access Denied.

1) As User/Administrator, I have not set any "folder" security/passwords, 2) I can open, view, edit and delete any of the other folders on the NHD from the PC and can open,view, edit, delete ALL folders from the iMAC 3) I have NO domain setup, only a WORK GROUP name, 4) Network access protection is OFF.

General Tab: &#9830;File Type > Share
Network Tab: &#9830;Computer Name > the NHD ?? &#9830;Computer Type > Windows NT 4.9 Server ??
&#9830;Work Group > "WORKGROUP" (Control Panel System Info shows true Name)
Security Tab: &#9830;Object Name > \\Iomega-....\Backups
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Answer:Unable to access/edit LAN Hard Drive Folder

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Question: move folder

My wife has her CV on a external drive connectd to my PC she now has a notebook and wants her CV on there so I connected my external drive to her notepad and tried to move her CV from the external drive to my documents on her notepad but on the L/H side there is nothing to click on which says move folder ay ideas

Answer:move folder

You should be able to "drag & drop" it from the external drive to her Notebook, or Copy/Paste or Cut/Paste (to move it). Right clicking the Folder or File in the external drive should give the option to Copy or Cut.

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There are two separate users on my home xp machine, each of us with a user account.
In my Windows Explorer there are some subfolders within My Music folder that I would like to be able to move, but when I try to move one I just get an error message that says "Error copying file or Folder. Cannot create or replace [subfolder name]: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use." I know the disk is not full or write-protected and that it the file is not currently in use, so why would I be getting this error message?
The subfolders are within my Music folder which is located at C:\Documents and Settings\John\My Documents\My Music.
The place to which I would like to I would like to move these subfolders is C:\Documents and Settings\Mary\My Documents\My Music. Whether this has anything do with it, I am John and my user acount type is Administrator; Mary's user account is also an Administrator Account type.
When Mary is logged on through her account, under her My Music folder which is located at C:\Documents and Settings\Mary\My Documents\My Music, there are many subfolders listed within her My Music folder.
However, when I am logged on through my account, and highlight a particular subfolder within My Music and select the task to "Move this Folder" a box appears entitled "Move Items" which includes the Windows Explorer folder tree and three buttons on the bottom, one to "canc... Read more

Answer:can't move folder(s)

im no expert but you can try this:
logon to mary's account, go to my documents and right click on it, then click on properties then on the sharing tab (might be called something simillar to sharing, mine isnt in english) and then where it says make this folder private, make sure the box is unmarked.
try verifying the my music folder also has that box unmarked.

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I have a folder with icons in it which I downloaded online to import into a program I have called FolderMagic. I've had and used this program for years. After importing the icons into the FolderMagic program, I want to save this icon folder as a sub-folder inside another folder. I keep getting:

"This action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder or file and try again."

I get this same message when I try to delete the folder. I've never run into this before so I have no idea what to do.

Answer:Why can't I move a folder?

Press the Windows Key + E combination on keyboard. This will launch File Explorer, in the ribbon, click View tab. Then click Options -> Change folder and search options. Moving on, in the Folder Options windows so opened, scroll down and found the Launch folder windows in a separate process option under Advanced settings. Since you’re facing this issue, you would find this option enabled, hence disable it. Click Apply followed by OK. You can now close all the instances of File Explorer via Task Manager or reboot the machine, if setting is not applied immediately.

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I inserted my usb disk in a friend computer. His computer has virus I don't know it yet.

All folders in my usb drive is made hidden automatically and the virus created .exe files with common folder icons using the name of all the folders that have been made hidden.

After clicking the .exe files, it does opens my true folder, but in a new window. And, the virus is inside my computer now.

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I feel stupid - but I can't move more than one folder at the same time. Also, when I move that one folder, just the contents in the folder move - not the folder itself. How do I do this? I want to move a number of consecutive folders at once. I should mention that these folders are subfolders of the Windows folder. Thank you.

Answer:How move more than one folder at once

Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko

I feel stupid - but I can't move more than one folder at the same time. Also, when I move that one folder, just the contents in the folder move - not the folder itself. How do I do this? I want to move a number of consecutive folders at once. I should mention that these folders are subfolders of the Windows folder. Thank you.

You can press shift and click to highlight more than one folder, and I use this to move or copy folders,

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

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OK so I found the move button. But ti only lets me move stuff to Documents, not a folder within documents? Seriously?? Fer stupid.It recognizes all the folders in my external drive, but not the one in Documents.
I tried to delete my last post, but I couldn't. i mean really, who would think the 'move' button was under "Home". So weird.rolleyes
Windows 8.1

Answer:Can't move anything to a folder???

I personally don't use most of the ribbon, but I tend to do things manually. But, for your situation, could you just choose, "Choose location". Then select the location you wish?

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OK, so last night I downloaded a bad torrent. I tried to delete it and a folder that was only supposed to contain 20 different files, somehow became 4,500 files, and using up a gig of HDD space, and will NOT delete no matter how many times I have tried. A friend of mine told me to create a new folder and move it into it and that should help (not sure if it will or not), but when I tried to move the torrent folder into the newly created folder I get and error message that reads "You will need to provide administrator permission to move to this folder". I am the only one that has ever used this laptop. There is nobody else. So I AM the administrator, so this is not making a whole lot of sense to me.

So if anybody could PLEASE provide with a solution with both why the file will not delete, and the 'Admin'. problem it would be greatly appreciated. Am I doing the right thing by attempting to move the torrent into another folder to get this deleted?

I am usually pretty good with figuring out these problems on my own, but this one has me stumped. Thank you in advance for any help regarding this matter.

Answer:Cannot Move a Folder

We normally do not provide any assistance with Torrent related issues or the like but since you need to delete the files, try Unlocker. Please read the rules and make sure not to ask help on any file sharing issues in the future.

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I am running XP home edition. My hypertext does not work from my emails (Outlook Express 6) I have tried editing the file types as recommended ( My Computer - Tools - Folder Options - File Types - URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol - Advanced - Open - Edit ) but when i click edit, no new window opens. So i cant edit it.
Its the same with 'URL:HyperText Transfer Protocol with Privacy' and 'URL:File Transfer Protocol', although other file types open no problem.
Any ideas its diving me nuts.

Answer:Hypertext from emails. Can't edit file types in folder options

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So... I just picked up a shiny new (yes, legal) copy of Windows 7. Installed without a hitch, blah dee blah it's gorgeous.

Problems arose however, when it came to installations. Apparently there is some crazy new scheme set up where even if you have Admin privileges you cannot edit any of the core Windows folders (program files and the like), and it is causing much vexation!

How do enable myself control of my own folders? Every time I go into change the rights to said folders, it basically tells me I don't have the rights to make the action and flips a proverbial turd at me attempting to touch it's innards. I don't like being barred access from a part of my computer I used to be able to chill in just fine prior.

Any ideas? From what I've read it's a common problem, just curious what you gents and lady gents think!

Windows 7 Pro, and yes, UAC is turned completely off.

Answer:Surprise! Windows 7 UAC Madness, can't edit Program Files(x86) folder!

There are multiple layers of security on Windows NTFS systems (too many to discuss here).
There are ways around each and every one - but it sometimes requires a bit of study to do it.
Basically, it works out that - if you can't take control of the files, then you won't be able to mess things up. Once you do get control of them, you can hose your system to your heart's content.

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Is there a way I can change the Capitalization on that? I'm very anal about it and I don't like that it says Copy to folder, I'd like it to say Copy to Folder

Answer:Copy/Move to Folder

I'm confused. What exactly are you talking about? There are all kinds of things that can be changed in 7. Might want to look in the customization part of the site.

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Hello all,

I just got a Vista Premium computer, 64 bit with an AMD Phenom 9100 processor. I'm still not familiar with many of the basic functions in Vista, but I'm pretty good at figuring things out. However, I just installed 2 of my old hard drives from my old computer (which lost its motherboard), and so now I have 3 hard drives. When I was looking at my files in one of the old hard drives, let's call it J:, I found that items had been moved around. They were in a specific order and now things have been moved since opening the HD with Vista. I already tried dragging and dropping the items to put them back in order. Only 1/4 of them are out of order, but when I try to drag and drop, it appears I can drag, but not drop. The file does not move to the new place where I drop it in the same folder. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Does Vista not allow the flexibility of moving contents inside a folder? I really need these items to be put in the correct order. They are not in alphabetical. How do I do this very simple fuction? I will probably have figured it out by the time someone answers this, but then again I haven't yet, so I'm hoping for someone who can tell me how to do this very easy thing.


Answer:How do I move items within a folder?

Hey man
I think i know what you mean
You drag but its hard for you to drop.
If you are in the list view you cant drop
if you are in the detail view you can drop in between each file but it is hard
Try use view other than List.

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Hi everyone, this is my first post and i have a question.

I recently purchased a new pc with an SSD for windows and a normal HDD for everything else, While trying to move the documents and desktop folders from the SSD to the HDD (using Properties- Location - move) I messed up and moved the Desktop on to the user folder, and I can not unchange it. But now when I try to move the user folder it won't let me, and I can not move the desktop back to its location even when I restore the folder, any suggestions?

P.S if you have anymore questions about my problem just ask, and I'll try to respond ASAP.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Move a locked folder?

try system restore..
start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore, show dates older than 5 days (or something like that)

good luck

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My wife has quite a few photos in various folders in my documents but would like to move some elsewhere.She has created and renamed some new folders but what is the best way to move them can she move them en mass.Her O/S is windows XP

Answer:How to move folders to another folder

Copy and Paste

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I accidently moved "My Documents" folder into a folder called "NetHood" how do I get it back to where it was ?

Answer:Solved: folder move

Theodore said:

I accidently moved "My Documents" folder into a folder called "NetHood" how do I get it back to where it was ?Click to expand...

Hi Theodore,

Welcome to TSG!

Try this to see if it works:
Goto the folder NetHood.
Click on the folder "My Documents" once to highlight it.
In the left-hand panel choose Move this folder which should bring up a window display and in that display goto: C:\Documents and Settings
where several accounts should be displayed
Select your account to highlight the move to location
C:\Documents and Settings\<your account>
Select Ok in the Move window display panel and
the My Documents folder should be back where it belongs.

To check this out, select Start>My Documents to see if all is well.

If not, repeat the procedure with a different account. One of them should work.

-- Tom

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I am trying to move my documents folder from the external drive I put it on before installing Win10. It looks like its going to move, then says its done but nothing has moved. Any ideas?

Answer:Cannot move documents folder

Hi there. You cannot duplicate a folder with the same name. Either rename the folder on the external drive to let's say My Documents 2 or My Docs. Then move. Or if you want to add those documents into your My Documents in 10 open the folder on the external drive > Press Ctrl/A key combo > Press Ctrl/C key combo > Then open My Documents folder in 10 > Then press Ctrl/V key combo to paste.

Hope that helps.

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I want to move the app data folder to another drive along with the rest of my "user profile" folders to speed up the image dragging process with firefox? Is there a way to do that? If not, is it possible to reroute firefox's cache folder to my storage drive?

Answer:Move AppData folder

I redirect these folders on my domain using Group Policy. I do not believe it can be changed in the local (non-domain) PC Group Policy editor but you can edit the registry entry directly. It's fairly simple.

* Obligatory CMY warning. Its the registry. Edit at your own risk *

With that being said, open regedit (start, run, regedit). Expand to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ User Shell Folders

You should see all of the major folder locations here. My Docs, Desktop, Faves, Start Menu, etc... By default they point to the %UserProfile% or %AllUsersProfile% and then the appropriate folder. Enter a direct path to the new location tho. So for example, you could move your app data to D:\Profiles\Application Data . Log off or restart for changes to take effect. I believe it will create the folder location automatically....

I recommend putting it in a sub folder in case you choose to move any other folders later. I create a \Profile folder for myself on my file server.

Let me know your results or if you have any questions.

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The server where the network share originated is offline and will not be coming back. 

Unknown to me, the user had this share set to use offline.  She?s been saving to this location for quite some time now. The user got a new machine and was wondering where that share was. That?s when I discovered she was using this
share offline.
I found her CSC folder, but need to find out how to move that folder from her Windows 8.1 Pro machine to her new Windows 10 machine.

I have found some articles relating to Windows 7, but want to know if the same procedure(s) work for 8.1
Thank you in advance.


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Question: move users folder?

I have Windows installed on an SSD drive.
I want to reroute all the users folder to another drive (D:\)

is this possible? if so how?

What about changing the specified installation folder for program files and program files (x86) to point to the D:\ drive also?

how can I do this safely and making sure that it will not make Windows go a bit dodgy and still have Windows Updates successfully download and install?

Answer:move users folder?

You can relocate the "My Documents" folder for your account from it's properties dialog. I don't think you can move the entire users folder, at least not without problems.

As for the for the program files folder: There is a registry entry that will move this but Microsoft does not support or recommend it's use, and does warn that there are a number of issues in doing this. Moving existing applications is asking for trouble.

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before you reinstall w7 files in folders can be moved
example files beginning with the letter A, which is the top of the folder can be moved at the bottom
closing and opening the folder remains the all clear
but now sit as "glued"
from where they waved box to be able to move

Answer:how to move file in folder

Check out


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i want to move a game patch to the folder the game is in because when i run the patch it tells me i don't have the game, maybe if the patch is in the same folder as the game , it will find the game; is there a way to move/copy the patch to the folder the game is in ? thanks

Answer:move patch to different folder ?


What game?

What patch?

Where did you get the game from and why does it need to be 'patched'?

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having installed spare 40g hdd to accommodate my up and coming venture into camcorder filming,also firewire card,(waiting for lead to arrive)i installed pinnacle 9se that came with camcorder, it loaded itself onto c-drive but when i tried to move it to my 2nd drive it wouldnt complete the move, said something like runtime error, contact company,i read that it should have have its own drive and put software there as well, any advice please, thanks, joel.

Answer:folder wont move to 2nd HDD

Sorry, you can't "move" a program from one drive to another. Some software gives you the option, when installing, of where you want it to be, but even then it has to install some files on the C: drive and the Registry.

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How do we move photos from one folder to another folder using windows 8.My wife has lots of photos in various titled folders and wants to move some to another folder but we are not sure how to do this on Windows 8.

Answer:How do I move pictures from one folder to another

Open both folders in separate windows. Click on the first photo, then Shift + click the last photo. You will see that all the photos are now highlighted. Now right click and drag the photos from the old folder to the new folder, selecting the

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When I go into Properties/Location of the Public Videos folder it says I can "change where the files are stored in this folder" however I cannot type a new location into the dialogue box. I am in signed in as administrator. How can I do this? Thanks.

Answer:Can't Move Public Folder

Never mind. Got it.

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I wanted to move a folder that contained other folders and files. Part of the move went ok until xp stopped because I had one of the files open. I have half of the files that were not moved but I don't know where the other files ended up. I have tried to find them with search and using cntrl z. I think I made a mistake be doing that and other things. Can you please help, these files belong to a project I m doing and represent 3+ months work and possibly my job. Most of these files are in excel.Les

Answer:How do i undo a folder move in XP

Where were you moving the file to? Most likely where you moved them there will be a folder that has the same name of the folder you were moving. Are there any moved folders there?Ask and Answer. The way of learning.Dell Dimension 8300Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz4 GB RAMNvidia Geforce FX5200

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I burned a DVD with family genealogy folders and files from my old XP pc and want to move them to my new Win 7 Pro pc. When I attempt to move them I get a popup telling me I need permission to perform this action.

I have never encountered this issue before and wonder why this happens and how to circumvent it to move these folder and files.

Any assistance would be appreciated,


Answer:Cannot move files and folder - need help

Does it look like the first one?

Or second?

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I am needing to easily move a few hundred files, currently contained in ~50 folders, into one folder. Then, once consolidated into one folder, I need to export the contents of the folder to an Excel spreadsheet. The contents of these files are MS Office type documents, e.g. Word, Excel, PPT, etc.

I have searched valiantly for any utility that will accomplish this for me. Any ideas or solutions will be greatly appreciated!!

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Hello, I bought a new computer off of Dell
and had Vista forced down my throat. Linux
and even XP were not given as an option.

Aside from the bloat and bugs, I am
now having a major issue with it.

I have a folder on my desktop. I wish to move
that folder to another folder. When I click on
folder #1 and try to drag and drop it to folder #2,
I am given the following message:

"You must provide administrator permission to move this folder"

So I click "Continue".

I am then given the following screen:

"You need permission to perform this action".

I click "try again" and it just keeps going through an
illogical redundant loop.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?


Answer:Cannot move folder on desktop

Try the steps here:

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Hello, I have a fresh install with two hard drives and would like to put my docs,pictures ect, on the other drive for storage.
I tried to move my music folder and really messed things up . I'm not quite sure what I did ,but the folder is empty and I get access denied.
That's not a problem because I will reinstall and start over, but can someone tell me how to move them from (c drive ) to (d drive ) ?
Thanks alot

Answer:How do I move document folder

Hello Timmy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial can help show you how to move your "C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents" folder to that location.

User Folders - Change Default Location

For you Music folder, you should be able to restore it's default location using Option Two in the tutorial below if you like. Afterwards, you can try moving it again.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,

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I just bought a quick new hard drive and I've been moving everything other than Windows to it. Anything in program files, I uninstall and reinstall on the new D drive. I've moved My Documents to that drive as well. The only thing left to move is the desktop folder in C:\Documents and Settings\(User). I cannot figure out how to do this. I've tried using one of Microsoft's powertoys called Tweak UI, but that didn't work. I also tried a registry edit, but that didn't work either. I've been working on computers for years, but I've never had to do this before...slightly annoying. Anyone know how to do it?

Answer:Move the desktop folder...

can't you just move the items in the desktop folder to the new desktop folder?

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Hi... my name is kungfupanda from indonesia...
i am going to do a clean install of windows 7...
i'd like to ask,
1) how to move the user folders from C to D?

what folders can i move? is it only pics/vids/docs/downloads only.

or can i move the desktop folder too?
*without removing the e
ntire user profile to D*
is it safe to move the my docs/my vids/my pics to partition D from the default C (win 7 partition)?

2) I read somewhere that there is a way to move the entire user profile to partition D when you do a clean windows 7 install?
may i ask which one is safer...?
move the entire user profile to D on a clean install?
or move the my docs/my vids/my pics only...?
so sorry and many thank you's....


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I have 2 partitions in my PC. One is an SSD one is an HDD.
It seems that Windows 10 put my users folder by default  onto the SSD. I'd much rather it be on the HDD. Is it possible to move? My SSD isn't very large.
Also, my user folder has a ridiculous name on it. It was cool when I was in high school when I first made my MSN account but it is a blight on my system. Can I change the name? lol

Answer:Is it possible to move my Users/App folder?

Hi TheEclipse It's possible to relocate your userprofile folder to another partition. I suggest you to create a System Restore point or having a back-up solution first in case it goes South.'s also possible to rename your userprofile folder. guide is for Windows 7 but it should apply under Windows 10 as well. Once again, be careful when following this procedure.

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Sooooooooooooooo i had all my i-tunes songs on my computer hardrive but it took up all my space, i've transferred it all to an external harddrive and changed the folder name in preference menu...but every song is now saying that it cant be located. I can then locate it manually and it works

But i have 3000 songs if anyone can help to do this automatically it will save me a massive job

Answer:i-tunes folder move PLEASE HELP

You're probably best off highlighting every song in iTunes, removing them (not physically deleting them) and then add again from the new location.

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I wish to move a folder from the admin user to a regular user. How?

Answer:There must be a way to move an admin folder

Is it a System folder?

If not then you should be able to move it from within the Admin account, unless it is system-protected. What is the error message?

If it's not System and won't budge use the Take Ownership Shortcut

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Can this be done? I have a Tivo that reads my public folder. Since I keep a lot of large video files in that folder I would prefer to have it on my D: drive rather than my C: drive. Thanks!

Answer:Move the Public Folder to Another Drive?

I believe the public folders have a locations tab under properties.

Edit: More here.

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ok this isnt a problem just a question, I would like to move the contents and the file path of the "My Music" folder to a seperate hard drive so that stuff will start going to that hard drive ( I just bought a new 300g to release the pressure mounting on the old one) and was wondering if this was possable and/or plauseable.

Answer:How To Move The Contents Of "my Music" Folder

You can either "cut and paste" the folder to the other drive or make a new folder on the drive. But then you have to go back and change the programs that save to it. Make sure they have the new address ie e:\ music.
Hope that makes sense...

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Sorry fo not providing more info , i have added to the reply below..

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Answer:followed how to move user folder windows 10

Dave Weller said:

followed how to move user folder windows 10, failed to move the floder to new location,

the process happened on creen as per tutoarial but folers remained on the c drive where they were before

can you help please



Sorry, but you aren't giving the information necessary for us to help you.

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I would like to move the Shared Documents folder to another directory. Tweak UI and direct Shell Folder registry editing were unsuccessful. I've successfully moved virtually every other shell folder with no problems, but this one just won't budge. TIA.

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I just installed vista, I have installed other versions before too, but I tried to move my documents folder to my second HDD. I right clicked on it andwent to the location tab, and mosted to drive E:\Documents but then it asked me if I wanted to move all of my crap from the first folder to the second. I pressed no but then at the bottom it said "If no, you may have twy music folders in your start menu". sure enough, this happens. and in each music folder is it's self, which seems impossible. so I can't deleate it, because it goes in a circle. Any ideas?

Answer:Move Documents Defult Folder


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Hi,whats the best method for relocating my users folder to Another Hard disk when i finally install Windows 7 ? I dont want files photos and music on my sys partition i want it on D:Thanks guys and girls.

Answer:Move Users Folder To Another Drive

Don't know if you can move the users folder , I just moved the folders I actually use i.e favorites,documents, pictures etc. It's quite easy just open up your user folder then right click on the folder in question you want to move select properties click loctation tab then move button, then choose the destination folder (easiest way is to create beforehand in location you want) then finaly click oK

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I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to place the Program Files folder on a different drive from the one the Windows directory was installed on.

Answer:Is it possible to move Program Files folder?

Yes it is. The \Common Files subfolder can be moved as well. Here's how you do it, on XP.

Create the new home for Program Files, wherever you want to put it. Copy everything in the old C:\Program Files to the new one. Open up regedit. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion. You will see Reg_SZ values for ProgramFilesDir and CommonFilesDir, change them to reflect their new locations. This has worked flawlessly for me - new program setups even default to the new location when they check this key, as most well written install routines do. It is probably even possible to make a custom XP install routine that uses an alternate location from the beginning, but it's not that big of a deal to me.

However, I have not exhaustively tested this. There are likely situations where this causes problems. Proceed at your own risk.

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Does anybody know a Macro, VB Script, where it can automatically get executed after I read my messages. I like to MOVE it to a "READ_MESSAGE" folder after I read it.

THank you in advance.

PS: I am new in outlook and vb scripting. Any kind of help is truely appreciated.

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I have the basic "Windows 8".

Using a free addon, I have a WinXP start menu and task bar.

In old XP, "My Documents" is easy to open - it's immediately under the "Desktop" folder.

In Win8, there are two My Documents:

First is \Desktop\Libraries\Documents\My Documents

Second is \Desktop\<my name>\My Documents

In both of these cases, I seem to do three times as much mouse clicking in order to find a doc, compared with the old XP.

Is there any way I can move My Documents higher up the folder structure, immediately under Desktop?

Answer:How to move My Documents to top of folder structure (XP)?

You don't have to move anything in order to access the folder in one click. For example:

Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Help Forums

? click Documents library
? drag and drop "My Documents" folder to the Favorites in the navigation pane

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I followed the illustration in a previous posting for this subject, provided by Mike, and 'moved' my folders to D:\. am confused to see that they are now in 2 locations - ie still on the C:\. When I go to C:\ prompt and call up DIR for D:\ it tells me there are no files there, although I can see them in Explorer.Can I just delete the folders on the C:\ or am I going to cause a problem doing this (hidden system files within the folders???). Should I only delete the actual files?Can anyone advise me please.

Answer:Move Users Folder To Another Drive

Moving Users appears a bit of a convoluted process from click here - is this the way you moved it?Also from the above link: "The only quirk is that accessing the Users folder from the C: drive (for example) appears as C: when it's actually on D:."Best thing to do is to manually back up C:\Users for the time being before deleting its contents. G

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Hi, I can not move files from one folder into another folder on my computer. When I select the files I want, and hit move and select the folder I want, it doesnt do anything...what is wrong??

Answer:Can not move files into another folder on computer...

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Ok so here is my problem. I have a folder on my desktop titled Videos, I am cleaning up my desktop and using a dock insted so I wanted to get ride of most of the icons, shortcuts and just folders I didnt need or barely used. So I tryed to move it into a different folder adn I just plain wont let me, vista keeps saying I need permission and when I select continue it says "destination folder access denied" have tryed this a few times with same results the folder is rather large could that be the cause ? 300GBs.

Thanx for a reply and any info.

Answer:Can't move video folder from desktop


Originally Posted by TVgamer

vista keeps saying I need permission and when I select continue it says "destination folder access denied"

Have you tried editing the permissions of the folder?

right click the folder, select 'properties'.
select the 'security' tab.
select 'Edit...'
And for each person check the box for Allow: 'full control'

See if that makes a difference???

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I can't move my Admin Tools folder in Win Ten.

I am trying to move my Windows Administrative Tools from the root of the Start Menu to the Folder Tools in the Start Menu but it wont let me. I am running Win Ten 64 Pro.

I get the following error:

Any ideas?


Answer:I can't move my Admin Tools folder in Win Te.

Try the following:
Make a folder named Windows Administrative Tools in the Folder Tools folder, and move the shortcuts from original folder to the new folder. Or just move the shortcuts to the Folder Tools folder.

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Short version: I'm getting an error message when I attempt to move my Documents folder to a new location (same volume):The folder can't be moved here...The filename or extension is too long (see attachment).

Longer version: I want to move my Documents, Videos, and Pictures folders so they are subfolders of my recently installed Dropbox folder. I'm using the Properties tab from Windows Explorer to do this. I did the following:
Created new folders called Documents, Videos, and Pictures within the Dropbox folderNavigated within Explorer to users/username, right clicked the folder I wanted to move, chose Properties, and selected Move, then chose the destination (newly created folder in Dropbox folder) and clicked "Apply"When I did this with the Videos folder, everything was fine, and the folder (and contents) were moved as expected. When selecting the Videos shortcut in the sidebar, I'm taken to the new folder, as I had hoped.When I did this with the Documents folder, I got the error message described above. The message appeared immediately upon clicking "Apply," without the move process actually beginning, so it doesn't feel as if this is a case of the system finding a file with a long name someplace down the folder tree.

Any help in resolving this would be appreciated.

(My apologies for the orientation of the attachment...the rotation flag must not be respected upon upload)

Answer:Cannot move Documents folder to new location

I found this in a search

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