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Moving document files C: to D: Drive

Question: Moving document files C: to D: Drive

I use an Asus X50C laptop with Windows 7. At present everything is on C: Drive. I would like to move all documents, photos, videos, music etc. to D: Drive and arrange for future saved items to go into Drive automatically. How can I do this?

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Answer: Moving document files C: to D: Drive

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When I build a system last year, I followed instructions on a website to move the Document folders (My Pictures, Videos, Downloads, etc.) in Win & to a different HDD (other than the SD where Win 7 was installed).

The first admin account that was created and used to make this change would not be impacted but all subsequent new accounts would have their document folders location changed. So once I created the main admin account I created a second account after making the change and used the second account from then onwards. This way all my saved documents were being physically installed on the larger capacity second HD.

Unfortunately I cant find that step by step instruction (I believe it had something to do with changing the registry??)

Anyone know where I can find that instruction again. Also, is there a better way out there to accomplish this now?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Moving the Document folder (Win 7 64) to a different drive

Go to c:\users\username

Right click Documents
Click Properties
Choose the "location" tab

Should be clear from there
 

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Good day guys!
 
I have this small problem about this setup.. 
 
My PC system drive has deep freeze but I want my user folder/document/app data for games to be transferred to drive D....So I tried using "mklink /j" but nothing... I tried to relocate document folder C: to document folder D: but the problem is...Whenever I will play Castlevania Lord of Shadows, mercury steam creates a new folder outside D:\documents...Can you help me with this one and can you give more hints if other softwares and games that require a little tweak like this?
 
 
 
Thank you so much!
 

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Dear Sir/Madame,
I was moving video files (AVI) from an external backup drive (WD Element) to another external backup drive (Seagate expansion) after having moved another video file from my laptop (Acer) to that Seagate external drive. The night before I had moved some video files from the WD to the Seagate with no problem but using a different laptop (Sony). These video files are all rather large and I can tell that the space is still being allocated on the Seagate because while the folder cannot be seen the space that was there is still being used by the Seagate because I am missing over 100GB which would be about the size of that now missing folder.

What happened was there was a message that the Seagate drive could not be recognized while the files were in the process of being moved to that drive from the WD. This is after I had already moved a video file of about 26GB with no problem into that now missing folder. When I saw the message I attempted several times to move files to that Seagate drive but I could not so I unplugged the Seagate drive from that laptop (Acer) then reinserted it into the usb port. I got a repair message that said it needed to be repaired because some files were corrupted and that no data would be lost but the drive would be unavailable during the repairs so I checked ok. It took only about 30 seconds and it said the repairs were completed and the drive was available but I noticed that the folder that I was moving the video files to was n... Read more

Answer:Was moving files to external drive, drive not recognized and lost all

Dear Sir/Madame,
Update to the problem with the missing folder, I use the Acer to record audio and video files to it -- I saw a message that it was low on memory so I decided to connect the WD elements external drive to free up some storage. When I attached the WD Elements drive as the drive booted up to be recognized the missing folder appeared as an option to be opened but the folder never resided on that drive it was on the Seagate drive (the folder is entitled documentary footage moved from WD Elements). I clicked on it just to see what would happen and received this message "E:\Documentary footage from WD Elements is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the l."

So I thought let me connect the Seagate to see if Windows will find it there but when I connected the Seagate I still could not access the folder. It appears that for some reason Windows 10 confused that the folder was resident on the wrong drive (WD Elements) during the transfer of files to the original folder at the time it stated it could not access the Seagate drive so perhaps that is the reason the folder became missing.

I do not know what to believe as I still suspect that this is a windows 10 problem and not an external drive problem but I do not know how to fix it. My initial thought is... Read more

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Dear Sir/Madame,
I was moving video files (AVI) from an external backup drive (WD Element) to another external backup drive (Seagate expansion) after having moved another video file from my laptop (Acer) to that Seagate external drive. The night before I had moved some video files from the WD to the Seagate with no problem but using a different laptop (Sony). These video files are all rather large and I can tell that the space is still being allocated on the Seagate because while the folder cannot be seen the space that was there is still being used by the Seagate because I am missing over 100GB which would be about the size of that now missing folder.

What happened was there was a message that the Seagate drive could not be recognized while the files were in the process of being moved to that drive from the WD. This is after I had already moved a video file of about 26GB with no problem into that now missing folder. When I saw the message I attempted several times to move files to that Seagate drive but I could not so I unplugged the Seagate drive from that laptop (Acer) then reinserted it into the usb port. I got a repair message that said it needed to be repaired because some files were corrupted and that no data would be lost but the drive would be unavailable during the repairs so I checked ok. It took only about 30 seconds and it said the repairs were completed and the drive was available but I noticed that the folder that I was moving the video files to was n... Read more

Answer:Was moving files to external drive, drive not recognized and lost all

Dear Sir/Madame,
Update to the problem with the missing folder, I use the Acer to record audio and video files to it -- I saw a message that it was low on memory so I decided to connect the WD elements external drive to free up some storage. When I attached the WD Elements drive as the drive booted up to be recognized the missing folder appeared as an option to be opened but the folder never resided on that drive it was on the Seagate drive (the folder is entitled documentary footage moved from WD Elements). I clicked on it just to see what would happen and received this message "E:\Documentary footage from WD Elements is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the l."

So I thought let me connect the Seagate to see if Windows will find it there but when I connected the Seagate I still could not access the folder. It appears that for some reason Windows 10 confused that the folder was resident on the wrong drive (WD Elements) during the transfer of files to the original folder at the time it stated it could not access the Seagate drive so perhaps that is the reason the folder became missing.

I do not know what to believe as I still suspect that this is a windows 10 problem and not an external drive problem but I do not know how to fix it. My initial thought is... Read more

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I try to cut MOV files and paste them to a different drive or even folder on the same drive. I constantly get the message: "Cannot move file name: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again. I do not have a program opened that could possible be using these files. (All MOV files are affected.) No one is using them. I tried to move them in safe mode and have the same results.

Thanks, Lois
 

Answer:Moving MOV files to different drive

If you have any multimedia programs that might be
associated with them running in the taskbar,you may
need to exit those programs.
Including Itunes,realplayer and others.
 

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I have a recent reinstallation of win8.1 and want to move files to F: drive. Understand to move Users completely causes great problems, so I tried c:\users\name - rt click documents - properties - location - move - selected drive F - ok - yes to copy and replace twice.
My drive is partitioned C: E: F:. Using the instruction above caused a second F: to appear in the drive listings and did not copy documents to the existing drive F:.
Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong - or - is it normal for this to happen?

Answer:moving files to f drive in win 8.1

Is this what you have done?

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Basic setup: HP xw4600 Workstation, Intel Core Duo 3.3mHz Processor, Intel 38x/48x Chipset, RAM is around 18GB with Physical and ReadyBoost resources with. Windows 7 Pro x64. I have 4 HDD's with almost 1TB total that I can make a "JBOD" RAID0 array
with but I am trying to avoid that for stability purposes and l/0 resources since they are not identical. I've read all about formatting drives either basic(Max 4 partitions) or dynamic(Unlimited) and was wondering about a file system on seperate hard drives/partitions,
but would that increase or decrease performance?
Here is what I'm talking about. When you open C:\ There are around 12 or so separate files that install with Windows, with the C:\Windows file being the initial storage hog. I understand that Windows requires all folders and sub folders to remain together
for proper operation of the system.
What I would like to accomplish is physically MOVING the main shell folders so that Windows can read/write to seperate partitions with the dynamic format on each of my drives. So there would be file/partitions for Downloads, Installs, Pics, Games, Videos,
etc. I believe it would make an HDD act as an SDD as far as limiting defragmentation to each partition for faster reads. The partition sizes would of course be determined by my own personal use, which is mostly just customizing and optimizing. I'm open to
any and all suggestions and would prefer an answer from experience and not just a link to a webpage pleas... Read more

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I am trying to figure out how to get files from drive 'C' to drive 'D'. I am running windows xp, and my C drive is nearly full. My 'D' drive still has a good deal of space on it. I would like to get the C drive freed up so that it does not cause any problems. Any suggestions, and how to better manage this?
 

Answer:Moving files from drive 'C' to 'D'

Are both drives connected to the same computer? If so, can't you just copy/paste? (I say copy/paste in case something goes weird while moving files over and the destination drive doesn't get the files)
Or is this more than just moving files?
 

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Hi All,

Please don't laugh at me. I don't know how to do this.
My original hard drive is full up, and I installed a second hard drive (E).

I want to move all 9 gigs of my music over to the new drive. How do I do this? (All of the music files are in "My Music".)
Can I just go to "My Computer", open up the old C drive with "Explore", and drag and drop "My Music" on top of the E drive? Is it that easy?

Talk to me like I'm dumb, because in this case, I am.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Moving Files from One Drive to Another

Highlight the items bye useing the left mouse till it turns blue or what ever then
click on that item then drag and drop to the drive you what to put it on.
Yes it is that easy as pie.
 

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Greetings,
My mother in law had her towers motherboard die. I was able to grab the SATA drive out and pop it in to my external SATA USB adaptor and I can see it as a G drive. I am trying to move over the documents but keep getting a permission denied error. This tower was running XP. Is there a way to force the copy or change the permissions so it work.
Just want to salvage her documents and pictures.
Thanks in advance.
Ed

Answer:Moving files from old drive

Hello Ed,

It sounds like you may need to take ownership of the G drive, and set the G drive's permissions to "Allow" your user account "Full Control" before you will gain access.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I just bought a new hard drive and need to be able to move some of my programs over to the new drive. I have an external hard drive that i moved all of my files onto and have moved those onto the new drive. However I have programs that I need to move over.Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions. :-)Thanks

Answer:Moving Files From Old Drive to a New One

The general answer is No.AskLeo: Can I transfer my Programs?But there is a way to do it in some cases.I have meeting to go to right now. maybe somebody else can give you a better response.

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Hello,

In advance, thanks for any help you can give to me. (I really know little about computers unfortunately).

Currently, my computer which is operating with Windows XP is giving me many problems, such as shutting down while I am using it. The problem, I believe, is that a message keeps telling me I have too little space left on "C" drive. When I went to use disk defragmenter, it shows I have 1% left of free space, or a total of 220 MB left. The disk defragmenter says I need to have at least 15% free space for it to be defragmented. However, I don't know which files I can delete to free up some space.

I need to state that in the past I used real player a lot, and I still do but I don't download as many videos from places like Youtube as I used to do. I created a folder in the past and transfered some of the videos to D drive, yet I can't find on C drive where there may be more videos for me to transfer. I have looked at the files on C drive but I can't find the one where the real player videos may be.

Also, I would be happy to delete any other files provided, of course, that they are not needed for the computer to run. (My fear is that I am going to delete something important that the computer needs).

Do you have any advice for me? I greatly appreciate any help! Thank you.

Answer:Help moving files from C drive

Hello & welcome to TSF,

there are 2 programs out there that can help you to a point

as with all programs i seggust to people you need to read the instructions on how to use these programs

#1 C-Cleaner / follow link (http://www.majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_S...bar_d4191.html

#2 JKdefrag /follow link (http://www.majorgeeks.com/JkDefrag_d5542.html

they will help

Mike

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I accidentally reformatted the document drive on a customer computer. I right click the drive and selected format. I meant to do so on another drive

I need software to recover her files. Most of my old recovery software software don't work on windows 7. They were for xp

Recover my files is crashing for some reason and Ontrack easy recovery disappears when I hit save the results

Help please

Answer:I accidentally reformatted document drive. Need help recovering files

Have you tried Recuva?

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Right now, I have two hard drives. My C:\ drive has my OS on it (XP Home SP2), and my J:\ drive has nothing on it (a few gigs used, but nothing is showing in windows explorer. I suspect it is from partitioning and stuff), and I can put files on my J:\ drive.

My plan is to eventually have what is on my C:\ drive on my J:\ drive and have Linux installed on my C:\ drive. The problem is that if I just copy the contents of my C:\ drive over my my J:\ drive, the Windows registry files and all of the stuff in the OS will refer to files located on my C:\ drive, so I won't be able to run XP off of my J:\ drive (or boot off of it). My goal is to be able to boot off of J:\ and be able to run Windows so everything would be identical to how it is now (on my C:\ drive) without the help of another hard drive, and be able to boot off of my C:\ drive which would have Linux on it.

What I need is a program that can transfer the operating system and all of my files onto another hard drive, and also changes the registry and everything so I would be able to start XP off my my J:\ drive alone. That is why I am here. Can you give a link to a program that can do this? It would be much appreciated. Thank you.

(Oh, and right now I have access to Norton Ghost, but I am not sure it would do what I am asking for. Would it?

(And my C:\ drive is getting really full, and my J:\ drive is much larger, so that is why I can't just install Linux on my J:\ drive.)
 

Answer:Moving Hard Drive Files

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I just bought a A New Hard drive, and I would like to move Windows to it preferbly without moving alot of other programs  How can i Do this?  The new harddrive is a western digital 160Gig.I've heard of using Ghost and Acronis True Image but I dont wanna move my entire drive over, Do i have a choice in what I move Or What?

Answer:Moving Files To Second Hard Drive

Use Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Tools.

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I am rearranging my files on my PC. I have successfully moved all of the folders except one from G: drive to D:. One folder starts transfering and when it gets to the end it says "Operation was Ended by User". The files actually transferred to D: and are on both G: and D:. The Library still shows as G:. I think the problem is because there is a corrupt file in the folder. During the transfer process, when it prompts me I hit "Skip" so that it bypasses trying to transfer the corrupt file, but the problem exists. Is there a work around so that the Library points to D: instead of G:? Thanks,

Answer:Moving Files to Different Hard Drive

Got it solved. My G: drive had some corrupt sectors to it. I ran CHKDSK and it corrected them and I was able to move the file with no problems.

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Hello, Bleeping Computer.
 
My computer has two drives:
C: drive is a 64gig Solid State Drive.  The intent is for this to be the boot drive.
E: drive is a 1TB Solid State Drive.  This is meant to be the storage drive for everything else. 
 
C: drive is consistently getting nearly full.  Once in a while I can trim it down a bit using disc cleanup utilities (cautiously, of course.  I heard that disc defragmentation software can wreak some havoc on these things).  The bulk of the drive's capacity comes from the  Windows and Program Files drives.
These are the folders in C: and their capacities:
 
Expat Shield - 4.00 KB on disc
inetpub - 952 KB on disc
Intel - 1.07 MB on disc
NVIDIA - 225 MB on disc
PerfLogs - 0 
Program Files - 3.21 GB on disc
Program Files (x86) - 15.3 GB on disc
temp - 0
Users - 5.09 GB on disc
Windows - 29.7 GB on disc
 
Would it be safe to relocated the Program Files (x86) to E:?  Would the two files merge?  What can I do to minimize information loss if I merge the files?  Is there another alternative to free up space?  The ideal function of C: is to only contain what is necessary to run the OS. 
 
Thanks!

Answer:Moving Program Files to another Drive

You cannot put program files anywhere but C: with Windows... doesn't work.
 
If you are running hibernation you can turn that off and delete hyberfil.sys, which will clear up a load of free space.
 
Make sure you have nothing on your desktop, and change you folder path of my documents, download etc. onto your E: drive. (move the current files over too) That will help a bit.
 
TFC is a great cleanup tool, finds a lot of other stuff other file dumpers don't.
 
I'm sure some other members have other suggestions on how to free up some drive space.

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I have a Dell XPS400, (yea, yea, I know ), anyhow. What I want to do is this:

1. I have two SATA drives, c: and D:. Most of my data/software is on drive D:.

2. I want to install raid 0, which I know how to do. and I have two new sata 250 gb drives to do that with.

3. What I can't figure out is how to move my data from the old Drive D: to the new Raid drive and have it recognized. In other words, move all data from Drive D: to Drive C:, so the system 'SEES' all data/software as being on drive C;, not C; and D:

I think it has something to do with changing all references to Drive D: to Drive C: in the registry?

Am I confused yet???
Any help would be appreciated.
thanks
PapaTom
 

Answer:Moving files/software to new drive

Once you have setup your raid array and reinstalled windows, copy and paste from your old drive to the new
 

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I now realise i should of hit custom install, and installed it on another drive, is it to late to move them, the only things in there are what were installed by microsoft.

Answer:Moving program files to a different drive.

Have you backed up the entire HD?
It's recommended to alway backup before an installation.

You can't move the operating system to another HD, best way is to delete it during the re-installation.

Start your install again, use this tutorial: Clean Installation with Windows 7

When you get to steps 7 & 8, format the drive you put the last install on, then format the drive you want to put the new install on. Then proceed with the tutorial.

Let us know how it goes.

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Hi,
I just started having this problem this morning, and I'm really not sure what to make of it. When I try to move files from my main hard drive to one of my storage drives, the storage drive starts making a clicking noise, and then the computer freezes up. Sometimes the move still goes through even though it's been frozen, and sometimes, only part of the file goes through. I'd really appreciate any suggestions you have. Thanks so much, and have a great weekend.
 

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I have all of my personal folders on the D drive. Following a reinstall of Vista64 I again pointed the location of my personal folders back to the D drive (where the folders remained). I was able to take care of all of them except the Downloads folder which does not have a location tab. I am sure it was there on previous installs. What can I do?

Answer:Moving personal files to D drive

reinstalled Vista and now it's fine.

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Got me a new 1TB SATA Maxtor and installed it. After doing so my system was having some weird issues which may be unrelated. Perhaps someone out there has had something like it before.

Here is what I have:
Dell XPS Gen 4
Original HD C: (80 GB)
Added Seagate SATA F: & G: (500 GB split into 2 partitions)
Newest Maxtor SATA H: & I: (1 TB Split into 2 500gb)
Win XP SP2

I pulled out the "Force 150" jumper on the harddrive. After the install opened the BIOS and setup the drive and booted and it really seemed that no issues were experienced. Then ran a defrag on my C: which needed it kinda badly and at the end of the defrag it reported one file that it could not Defrag. This is where the squirrlyness starts.

So I think, well why not just move the file (a 3GB m2v) to my new drive and then move it back making the system rewrite the file and make it whole (or near whole) again. The copy took a long while and seemed to hang on the last file. I also moved another chunk from the same file that I had no intention of moving back. I discovered that the 3GB file after the move was still in both locations and the properties matched. Tried to open the file again in the App that this file was part of a project and it would not function. Was the file corrupted before the move? Dunno, maybe. I vowed to rebuild the file later (12hour endeavor) and move on.

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My hard drive is partitioned in to C; and D: files. My C file is almost full, and my D drive (which is the bulk of the drive) is nearly empty. I want to transfer files (such as program files) from the C drive to the D drive to free up space on the C drive. How can I do this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Moving Files in Partitioned Drive

Davidlaw69 said:


My hard drive is partitioned in to C; and D: files. My C file is almost full, and my D drive (which is the bulk of the drive) is nearly empty. I want to transfer files (such as program files) from the C drive to the D drive to free up space on the C drive. How can I do this?

Thanks.Click to expand...

(such as program files)

Are you referring to C:\Program Files? If so the answer is NO. You can't move program files and have them operational. As for the rest of the data that you have stored away the answer is yes. Just drag & drop into the "D" drive.
 

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I have a ssd with my win 7 os on which is now full and I have a 2nd hard drive of 2tb which is empty.I would like my ssd just for my os and want my program files and such on the 2tb hd.I am not sure of the best way to do this and hope someone could possibly inform me.

Answer:Moving files to 2nd hard drive.

Your data files would be a simple Windows Explorer copy/cut and paste. With regard to programmes you would have to remove each programme first before reinstalling them whilst making sure that when the reinstallation takes place that the 2nd drive is the place to put it/them. Would not just moving your data give enough free room on the SSD?

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I don't know if this is the proper thread, if not, please direct me to the proper thread.

After trying to repair my XP Home Edition in the laptop, I gave up and did a clean install on another partition. What is the best way to copy over my files from the C:drive to the D:drive and then delete the unloadable version off the C:drive. Should I create new profiles for all the users or can I copy the profiles from the C:drive as well?
 

Answer:Moving files/profiles from one drive to another

Yes for a start, you are in the right thread.

Ok, Right click My Computer>>>>>Properties>>>Advanced Tab>User Profiles Settings>>Select the Profile and Copy to the D: drive.
 

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I am sure that this has been answered on previous occassions, but...Is it practical or wise to attempt to move all of the program files from the C drive to another drive or partition. Also is it practical to make the new program file location, the default one so that any new program installations are pointed to the new location. I appreciate that some install routine give you the option to specify the location, however some programs do not and default to the C location. Any ideas/advice please.

Answer:Moving program files from "C" drive

click here entirely at your own risk!!!

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I gave up trying to fix virtumonde problems when XP would only boot to safe mode. Added a new hard drive and reinstalled XP. There are some files on the old boot drive that I'd like to remove.

Considering hooking up the old drive as a slave and copying some files back to the new boot drive - music, docs, etc.

What are the chances of malware being resident in these sorts of files and reinfection of the new boot drive while copying files? Or is there a safer way to do this?

Thanks,
DS
 

Answer:moving files off an infected drive

Frankly (since I have no idea what files you wish to move), I would suggest that you put the drive back in as master (even though you can only boot to safe mode) and follow these instructions:

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.
TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:



If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:


[*]Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only... Read more

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freakin ie spell erased everything I just typed ok one more time.

I have a 1rb drive with everything on it. I want ti ncrease boot time and decrease access lag so I thought about going to SSD for operating sys and boot.I would also like to upgrade XP to Win7.

1. so do I upgrade the system on the hard drive then somehow copy everything to the SSD?

2. or do I upgrade the operating system and install win 7 on the SSd and wipe the old drive?

3. Do I have to worry about jumpers at all master slave thing or order of sata cables on the MB?

4. what program do I used to migrate everything?

its been along time since I messed with files. and the bulk of people say a fresh install of the operating system is best.
 

Answer:upgrading and moving files from one drive to SSD xp to win 7

You can't upgrade directly from XP to 7 anyway. It's theoretically possible to upgrade from XP to vista and then on to 7 but it's not recommended.

My advice is to hook up the SSD to the first SATA port and the HDD to a higher port, do a clean install of win7 on the SSD and then reinstall your apps and copy across your data files.
 

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I was wondering, how safe is it to move the entire "Documents" folder to Data F: Drive? I want my downloads to go directly to my other partition rather than to C: Drive. Everytime I want to install anything to my partition drive, the downloads still create a file that goes right to my documents folder on C: Drive. I don't want this. I want the download to just go to one place. Can anyone tell me if this can be done safely? I did notice that when I right click on "Documents" in the start panel it says "properties" and it has a "locations" tab and the option to move the whole file, but I am nervous of trying it out. Is it safe to do? And can I put the folder back to C Drive if I need to? And will sending "Documents" to F : drive direct my downloads to go to F: Drive?

Answer:Moving Files to Data F: Drive.

I take it the F Drive is you recovery drive?

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I have a problem when I am moving files via explorer from one drive to another (right click, MOVE) and while the file copies, it appears to remain in the source directory. If I move a file to the SAME drive, the file moves without issue. If I try to move the file across different drives a second time, I get security prompts (event multiple times) that I need permissions! However, if instead, I just wait a while (a minute or two) the file does actually seem to be removed.

This however is fairly intolerable, as I am working with many files and would like to work at human rates of "quickly". For 30+ years I have been operating under computing assumption that machines work hundreds of thousands of times faster than mere humans. I have never noticed this problem before, not that it didn't exist, after all, [rant about Microsoft deleted for both our sakes.]

All that aside, there must be a root cause to the problem and something must be configurable to resolve the issue. I have found many posts across the internet with similar complaints, only to find Microsoft MVPs issuing claims of one thing or another as being the cause. Some users seem to think that turning off Client for Microsoft Networks in the LAN properties resolved their issues. Somehow, I initially trust that answer about as much as the MVPs on the Microsoft sites , although I have to credit the end-users with higher consistency amongst their opinions, than the experts there can muster.

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Answer:Problem MOVING files across drive letters.

Do you log in using a administrator account?

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      I am contemplating reinstalling Windows XP Pro and wondering if I can move programs like Zonealarm, SuperAntispy, Malwarebytes, Spywareblaster, Revo Uninstaller, WordWeb, JAVA, Adobe Reader 9, etc. to my external hard drive and then move them back to the computer hard drive after reinstalling Windows XP?  The reason I ask is that the version of Hughesnet that I have only allows 200 MB daily for downloads and downloading all those programs would eat up 200 MB pretty quick.     I was also wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with Spyzooka?  Tucows gave it a 5 Cow rating and the reviews I've read have been positive.  Thanks

Answer:Moving .exe files to external hard drive

You can't. Programs have to be reinstalled.Forget about Spyzooka. With Super, and 'Bytes, you're percfectly fine.

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Hi,

the hard drive for my dell laptop recently began making a weird noise. Upon contacting Dell, Dell determined that my hard drive was the source of the problem. Dell proceeded to mail me a new hard drive.

I tried using Windows Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to move the files. I ran the wizard, then I moved the files onto dvd's. I then installed the new hard drive and moved the files from the dvd's onto the new hard drive. When I went to the Wizard to restore the files, and when I clicked on the directory that I had placed all of the files, a window pops up saying:

"The location that you specified does not contain stored information. Please type a valid folder path into the edit box.

If you entered a path to a folder on a removable disk, the disk must be in the drive. I tried searching for some assistance and saw that imaging software called ATI was suggested in some cases. Should I get this? Can I move the backup files or the image to a dvd, move them to the new drive, and restore the backups or image? Thank you very much!

Answer:Moving files to a replacement hard drive

My apologies for not giving a clearer picture of what I did. Overall, the wizard created 12 .dat files.
IMG0000A.DAT, IMG0000B.DAT, IMG0000C.DAT, IMG0000D.DAT, IMG00001.DAT, IMG00002.DAT, etc. through IMG00009.DAT.

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Hello,
I've got 2 Hard-drives on my computer - C: drive which is an 80GB IDE drive and F: drive which is a 120GB SATA drive.

Whenever I install a game altho it recognises the F: drive in the installation process it will freeze at about 10% and I'll have to restart the computer.

I tried copying a file from the C: drive to the F: drive and that also caused the computer to freeze around 10%.

If I look at the files that are already existing on F: drive I can see those with no issues, and can navigate my way around and load the files up completely fine.

Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing the drive to freeze and lock up the computer?

Thanks

Oh I'm running Windows XP SP2 with AMD 3500+ processor and 1gb of RAM if thats any help.
 

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Hello, I was just recently moving some of my files from My C drive to E. It was all going smoothly as I had done it before but, this time instead of copy and pasting I dragged and dropped the files over. I was doing this to cut down space on my C drive, to my surprise though I saw it was increasing (drive C) by every file I had put on E. I would like to know if I had done something wrong or what happened I started at 148GBs stored and it increased to 156GBs. If it helps I was moving games from my x86 program files. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
 

Answer:Problem when moving files to separate drive

Can I ask...were you copying the games over from the x86 folder with intent of being able to play them without reinstalling them? Or were you just copying over saved games/profiles etc?
 

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hi all,

originally i had my itunes and all the song files on my internal 'c' drive. when i bought an external drive i thought it would make sense to move it all there, which is my 'i' drive.

now it looks like all i have really done is duplicated itunes and all the files onto my 'i' drive, which obviously has not freed up any space on my 'c' drive. now, i had the thought of just deleting everything related from the 'c' drive, but the problem is that itunes on my 'i' drive, still searches for the songs on my 'c' drive.

basically, how do i tell my itunes program that the songs are now in my 'i' drive? am i gonna have to go through each individual song on my itunes 'i' drive and tell it to search for it in there, rather than the 'c' drive? hope not, cos it'll take yonks.

thanks in advance
 

Answer:Moving itunes and Files to External Drive

I have not tried with itunes files, but basically it seems you may not have copied all the file attributes, or,created a shortcut, rather than a copy.
I suggest you go to tools,view, tick show hidden files, then copy to the backup drive
 

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I have a Maxtor 1V external hard drive and would like to move files from C drive to free up space.
I Have little free space left on C. All files are backed up on the external drive.
Do I have to open each file on C and delete it? Or is there an easier way?
I didn't do this as I moved them to the external drive. I thought move meant they went from C to the external.
I don't see previous discussion on this subject-if there is please direct me.
Thanks
 

Answer:External Hard drive and moving files

If all the files are in one folder .. and you copied the whole folder .. you can delete the folder.

I'd check and make sure all the files are readable in the external ...
Then I'd probably make another backup .. Maybe to a DVD ..
before I deleted anything.
 

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Hello, people! Hope you're all doing well. I asked help for my problem on two other sites but have yet to receive a response, so hopefully I can get some help here.
I have an old (about 10 years) Toshiba Satellite laptop (A55-S1064) with Windows XP. It doesn't seem to work anymore as it doesn't get past the Toshiba boot screen when I turn it on. I recently got a new HP 15 laptop with Windows 8.1 with Bing, 500GB, 4GB RAM, two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 1.0 port, I believe.
I took out the Toshiba's MK4026GAX 2.5" drive (HDD2193, 40GB) and I want to move files from it (mainly music) to the new laptop. It's got an IDE interface and has 47 pins. It looks similar to these:
http://www.geeks.com/largePic_all.asp?invtid=MK4026GAX-NDW-R&pic=MK4026GAX-NDW-R-soft.jpg
I've done a bit of researching online and found that there's external enclosures and USB-to-IDE/SATA adapters I can use. The problem is that there's so many choices and I wanted to get some recommendations. I want to make sure I get the right model/size and that the pins fit correctly in it. I'm willing to spend $20 or less.
 

Answer:What adapter to buy for moving files from 2.5" drive?

Do a search for 'ide to usb caddy 2.5' on Ebay, you will find plenty of cheap ones.
 

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Hello there,

I have posted my HJT log to another forum, and am still awaiting a reply (kinda wish I'd found you first).

In the meantime, my question is: can malware move from one machine to another, while doing a folder-by-folder copy of .doc, .xls, and .jpg files (only--no .exes)?

My main machine was malwared, and I have files that I want to be ocd-sure are safe and saved. My laptop is fine (knock wood) and has not been connected to the network cable since the other machine was infected.

My plan would be to open Windows Explorer and copy from there, folder by folder: 'My Pictures (.jpg, .doc, .gif included); 'My Papers' (.doc, .xls, and .jpg); and 'My Spreadsheets' (.xls and .doc). (NOT 'My Documents' as a whole.)

Is it safe to:

1) copy the .doc, .xls, and .jpg files from the infected machine to a flash drive and from there to the clean laptop?

2) connect the laptop to the network cable and copy the .doc, .xls, and .jpg files from infected to clean drive that way?

3) even *power on* the infected machine until I hear from my helper on the other site (or give up on them, whichever comes first)?

Just like my car (I can drive it, know when to check/change oil & air, know the basic concept of an internal combustion engine, know how many cylinders I've got) I have used PCs, my own and work, constantly since the olden days of the 80's. Not really dumb but ... what I don't know, I REALLY do... Read more

Answer:Moving .doc and .jpg files off infected drive (new asker)

If you are being helped on another forum, then you should follow up there.

If you want to have our assistance with the infected machine, then you need to:

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.

TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes yo... Read more

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Can someone remind me which key needs to be changed so that the windows program file folder defaults to drive D - rather than drive C. Second question is will this change work on a P/C with Windows NT?Thanks

Answer:Moving 'program files' folder to Drive D

Not sure what you mean. Do you want to boot from d and not c?

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Hi All

Just after some guidance on the best way to move my video files to an external drive

I am on a Laptop if it makes any difference (don't want Windows to have any issues if drive is not connected)

Currently stored in default location (C:\users\paul\videos) and will be moving them to e:\videos (USB Drive)

I would like to make the external location the default so that any new videos I put on go to the external drive, but also keep the C:\users\paul\videos folder there for me to manually use if need be

I see 2 ways of doing this

1) right click on videos in explorer and in the location tab there is a move option (I assume this moves everything to the new location and sets this as default?)

2) if I enable libraries, I can add the external drive as a video library, then set this as default for all new additions (think I would then just need to manually move my media across to new location)

Is there any difference in doing either of these (number 1 looks easiest, but would this cause issues if the drive is not connected?)

Hope the above makes sense
Thanks

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When we set up our system, it was suggested we partition our hard drive. Now our c/ is so full we can't run scan/defrag. I was told I could just move files from the c/ partition to the empty d/ partition. The ones I can get to move are still showing in the c/ (i'm sure I hit "move" not "copy"). Regardless most of the moves get aborted saying it is being used by another person. we are not networked, but each family member has their own log in. Help please...I'm thinking I'm making this way harder than it needs to be.
 

Answer:Moving files in partitioned hard drive

No you cannot move them out of the partition... leastways not easily.
But using a disk manager such as Acronis, you can enlarge the partition(s)... or add drives. We bought some 500GB hard drives today for $51... and 750GB for $63...
Have you thought about adding another hard drive to your existing configuration?
Creating a dual boot to two or more different hard drives?
 

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I have just partitioned my hard drive using Partition Magic 8 and I now have three partitions which I had planned to use as follows :- one for my XP Home operating system (C:), one for my document files (F:) and one for my programme files (P:). My question is, how do I move my programme files that are currently in my C: drive to the new P: drive and still ensure that all my shortcuts etc remain functional ? Or to put it another, when I access my programmes via Start and then Programmes, how do I ensure that the programmes links still work ?Hope this makes sense. You'll probably gather that I'm not the "sharpest tool in the box" when it comes to PC's. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Partitioning Hard Drive & Moving Files

My suspicion is that you can't move programme files once the programme is installed.Before I did my last major reformat and installed all of my programmes again I used to have a D: drive on which to install programmes. I decided that this was pointless when I noticed 1) that some installers insist on a C: drive install and don't give yo an option for anything else and 2) that most programmes install odd bits and pieces on the C: drive even though I was installing on the D: drive.HTHT

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Hi,

I have 465gb of files and folders on a 500Gb hard drive that needs to be cut/pasted higher in the folder hierarchy.

Here's a visual:
The reason this happened is my HD broke down and I had to send it to a company (ChronoDisk) to extract the information to another HD. This is how they sent it.

I need to move those files because the path used by many programs/files are broken.

Is it possible to do this without actually cut/pasting? My guess is it might crash half way or simply not work at all because there is not enough empty space to make a cut.

Please help!

Answer:Moving all hard drive files 4 folders up.

Do you have another HDD available? You could also make a new directory and cut+paste sub directories individually until you've made up the entirety of the folder.

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Hello and thank you for your help. First time posting here. I have a problem that has been going on for days and driving me crazy.

I got a new SSD/HDD combo drive. I was moving all my files and partitions around and I deleted the System Partition on both my bootable drives.

After 24 straight hours working on this, this is where I'm at.

I have 3 total drives

1 2TB C: drive Main Drive with Windows 7 (Main windows with files)
1 465GB E: drive for backup also has Windows 7 (Clean Fresh Install, Nothing on the drive but Win7)
1 586GB Drive for files only.

I got my original (Good) windows to finally boot with my 2TB being C:

The boot files seem to be on drive E:

Now first, I have tried and tried to move to boot files but NOTHING has worked.

I CAN'T afford to lose the windows files on C: (2TB) It has many settings(trip monitors etc) that I don't want to loose.

What is the best way to fix.

I am scared to try things that will make it to where I can't boot (Work from Home on this computer)

Attached Disk Management screenshot.

Thank you

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I am having a problem moving some of my music files from "MyMusic" on my vista hard drive to my back up hard drive "My Book" I wanted to take advantage of some of the space on the back up but when I go to move some of the music files it says I can't copy some of the files properties.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Rick
 

Answer:Moving files to a My Book Hard Drive

The files apparently have properties attached them that can't be copied. If you can continue copying anyway and just ignore the message, then go ahead. The files should be fine. If not, use a 3rd party copying program that copies files at a 'lower level' and will copy the properties if you choose. My favorite file copier is Unstoppable Copier. The name says it all. If you use Windows to copy files and any type of small error is encountered, the whole copy process stops and you have no idea what actually copied over and what didn't. UnstopCop (that's what I call it; or UC) will continue copying regardless of any errors, and will also ignore or include the file/folder properties if you choose. And it's 100% free! And FAST!
:-D

(you'll have to poke around thru the various tabs and copy options in UC to find the settings you're looking for 'cuz I don't remember exactly where they are, but it's all very easy and self-explanatory)
 

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I have three HDs in my system - a primary 160gb SATA, C:; an 80gb PATA used solely for backups / disk images, E:; and a twin to the SATA drive that's half-full with media, between videos, music, and so forth, F:.

As we know, clicking and dragging a file from, say, the desktop to *my* "My Music", which is F:, copies the file as opposed to moving it. Of course, when the source/destination paths of the file are on the same drive, it actually moves.

Yes, I know Ctrl+x > Ctrl+v or right-click > drag > "move here" will do the trick, but now I'm wondering where, or if, there is a setting for this. I didn't see it in TweakUI, and I'm kind of curious.

Answer:Moving files from one drive to another with click - drag

I dont really understand..you say you want to do it with click-drag and you explained how to do it, but said you dont want to do it by clicking and dragging..just confused is all

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I am loading NWN2 onto my HDD. Evidently, NWN2 "makes use of My Documents and Windows Temp File Directories to store saved games, hak files, exported character files, and temp files needed during game play, updates and more," according to the moderator of NWN2's technical self-help forum.

My HDD is devided into three logical drives: C is the OS and main applications excepting office programs and is 63.4GB; D is for games and is 244GB; and E is for documents, photos, videos, office suite, etc. and is 157GB.

I've already moved my My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos folders to drive E. This is is the additional advice given for changing the temporary files folder from the sticky at the NWN2 self-help forum:

" You should be able change the temporary files folder by changing the TEMP and TMP system environment variables.


1. Create a folder at the root of the local drive and name it TEMP.
2. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
4. Click Environment Variables.

5. Repeat the following steps for both the TEMP and the TMP User variables:
a. In the User variables list, select the TEMP variable, and then click Edit.
b. In the Variable value box, type %drive%\TEMP, and then click OK.
c. Repeat steps a and b for the TMP variable.

6. Repeat the following steps for both the TEMP and the TMP System variables:
a. In the System variables list... Read more

Answer:? moving Temp. Files Folder to different logical drive

Moving the TEMP files away from the OS has its purposes.

IMO, the only reason to move TEMP is if its a SSD your trying to limit writes to, save space etc.

For 1 physical spinning drive/ partitioned I really do not think there would be much benefit. Having Games, USER folders (Music,Pictures etc) on other partitions or drives can be a benefit though.

But the method you listed will work fine if you choose to move it.

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Hello, i am facing a very disturbing problem right now... On my external hard disk, i tried moving a folder that contained all my important files into the hidden folder named $RECYCLE.BIN.... this was successful, but in my quest to secure the folder more, i tried moving it into one of the folders named "S-1-5-21-3653930289-2530686896-918681669-1001", this was beginning to take a long time so i pressed Cancel. Only to find the folder missing, And i cant open the above named folder for access.... While checking the hard disk property and diskspace, it shows that the folder is still occupying its space.. I tried undoing the move but i still cant find it... any help??

Answer:How to recover Cancelled Moving Files From an external drive

Boy oh Boy that is the first time I have ever head of anybody trying to do that. What in the world made you try that? The only thing I can think of is doing a search for $RECYCLE.BIN using Windows Explores and see if there is a folder with your things in it.

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i am using a microsd card on the computer by attaching it to a usb drive adapter
using it is completely fine
transferring small files, like i tried upto 100mb, works fine
when trying to transfer a file, which i tried to transfer an 800 mb file, the drive disappears and i get the error that the location is no more available
other usb drives are working perfectly fine
kindly help as to why would this happen and how to make it work
thanks
 

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So I have a a hard drive that is connected my router and shows up as a network location in My Computer. I was wondering if my bandwidth is used when I'm transferring files back and forth from my network drive and my laptop? How about watching videos from my network drive on my laptop?

Thank you for reading.

Answer:Is bandwidth used when moving files from computer to network drive

Do you mean bandwidth from your ISP?
No. It uses bandwidth but your private network has unlimited bandwidth...

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I have a 119gig .bkf file on my desktop and I'm trying to move it to a new 320gig external HD. I keep getting a message there's not enough space on the disk. If I reformat the external HD from FAT to NTFS would that work or do I have start the backup utility and save to the external HD? The .bkf file on my desk top took almost 8 hours to create. Don't want to do it again if I don't have to. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. Thanks for your time!

Answer:Moving large files to external hard drive

I believe that formatting to NTFS...is a step in the right direction.FAT32 file systems have a file size limitation of 4GB, http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881Louis

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I want to copy My Documents (among others) from my old XP drive, which is installed in the new Vista machine. Every time I select My Docs, copy and paste, from the old XP drive to the new drive, it says "You'll need administrator permission to copy this file." That seems to mean most files in My Docs on the old drive. I've tried setting the whole drive to shared, then set all the folders in [E:\Documents and Settings\owner\my documents] to shared. Same message.

I am the only user and administrator. I double checked that. I'm new to Vista.

Can anyone help, I really need this machine tomorrow.

Thanks,
Rusty

Answer:Moving files from old drive to new computer - access denied

This LINK should shed some lite.

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I need to move files (mostly pictures and videos) from an hard drive pulled from an older Windows 7 machine to a backup external drive (using Windows 10)

There are some files on the pulled HDD that are also on the backup drive, but they are all mixed, so I can't just copy them into the new drive and get the prompt where Windows asks me what to do - thus I have to search my self for duplicates

But is there a less painstaking work I can do? Using some advanced commands? (The pulled drive is a complete Windows 7 installation drive, so not just the photos and videos, but everything, including Windows, C:/, Program Files etc..)

Ty!

Answer:Moving files from hard drive to another - How to prevent duplicates?

Hi there

Try Grsync for Windows -- it's a GUI port of the Linux rsync program.

More Reasons Why Grsync Is An Awesome Syncing Tool [Cross-Platform]

Among things it does nicely is copy files from Dir A to Dir B IF they DON'T exist in B.

Read documentation though --usually for what you want is check skip existing but loads of other options.



Cheers
jimbo

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I recently bought an external hard drive, which I wanted to use to store, music, and programs I use for my 'personal' PC use. I cut and pasted files from my existing hard drive onto my new external hard drive; which I had connected as per instructions via USB.

Now when I try and open the files, or move them into a different location - other hard drive, different folder etc; I get messages to the effect of "Cannot copy 'blah' Cannot find the specified file" or when I try and open a document in Word I get "The document name or path is not valid.".

However if I open up and view the drive in Windows Explorer, I can see the file names, types, sizes all correct.

What is happened?

Someone told me that copying data onto the hard drive 'wasn't supported'; but that would then make the idea of having the drive seem almost redundant.

As an aside, what's all this talk of 'enclosures' in relation to external HD's?
Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:External Hard Drive: Problems opening/moving files

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Hi all,
I have recently changed the drive for my "save location" as it was getting a little full. The new drive is in place OK and new music/docs etc are now stored on the newly allocated hard drive. I do still need to move some files from the old "data" drive but I can't see how to do this , other than on a one by one basis. Is there a bulk copy procedure or a "my documents" re-allocation that would auto move the files?
regards
Dave H

Answer:moving music/docs files to the new save drive location

It's an excellent idea to move your data away from your Windows partition or drive.

Like Music, Photos, the Documents properties sheet includes a Location tab. I presume that's what you've been using, if that's what you're now referring to.

However, if you're referring to moving bulk files and folders in general, Teracopy (free) is often recommended.

My personal preference is to copy, then delete, rather than move when moving many things - why? If sthg goes wrong, you can always try again. If sthg goes wrong during a move, you may lose data, and yuo may spend a lot of time tidying up.

Note that moving the default folders, whilst supported, may catch you out at some point. Many programs esp. multimedia programs, create their own folders here. If they are poorly programmed, they may use the absolute path to those folders, and either then fail in some manner or create the folder tree on C:

I prefer to leave the defaults where they are, with minimal content, and use my own folders on other disks or partitions; these can be added to libraries if you wish. There's nothing very unique about these default folders - more like them can be created.

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Just bought a 250 GB Seagate External USB Hard Drive.

While Transferring/Copying all the folders and files from my Desktop contents (12 GB) I received the following Windows(Not Seagate's) Error which was "0x80070057"

ALSO:I made sure no file being transferred was IN USE by any process so that's not the issue.

I Googled it and I am still lost as to what it "0x80070057" means OR BETTER how to avoid it?
I've also ran MSFT's various disc scanners/fixers and a few non-MSFT and no error were ever found so I do not see how it's the fault of the new External Drive...

HELP? How to fix/repair or avoid this problem??

thanks

Answer:Error 0x80070057 moving files to External Hard Drive? Help

Although this answer from Microsoft is about Vista it is applicable to your issue.

Common causes and solutions to Backup, System Restore, and Complete PC Backup problems - The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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My old computer crashed. I was running Windows Vista and my new computer is running Windows 7. I put my old hard drive in an external case. How do I transfer my email and Outlook files to the new computer? I am having trouble even identifying where the files are on the external drive. I'm not highly knowedgeable on computers; I just know enough to get me in trouble.

Answer:Moving outlook files from external hard drive to computer

Have a look here: Migrate from Outlook Express or Windows (Live) Mail to Outlook - HowTo-Outlook | HowTo-Outlook

To find where your files are on your external drive you can use Windows Explorer - of course you need to make sure the external drive is connected to your computer.

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I backed up using an external drive prior to resetting HP desktoop to factory settings.

When I tried to restore the files I couldn't find them in any of the libraries. Where did they go? I did reinstall programs like Microsoft Office 2003.
How do I find them & put them back in the right place? Running Windows 7 64 bit
Home Premium Edition.
Thank you

Answer:Trouble moving backup files from external drive to computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DavidGiul


I backed up using an external drive prior to resetting HP desktoop to factory settings.

When I tried to restore the files I couldn't find them in any of the libraries. Where did they go? I did reinstall programs like Microsoft Office 2003.
How do I find them & put them back in the right place? Running Windows 7 64 bit
Home Premium Edition.
Thank you


If you actually backed up the files to the external drive, you should see them there. If they aren't there, you may have a made a mistake when you did the backup. Really need more details to help further. How you backed up, etc.

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Hi all. I'm using Windows 10 and everything is auto saving to the SSD c drive and consequently it is nearly full. I have found out how to change the default save locations but this does not move the files already on the C drive. I have been successful in moving My Documents folder to the D drive and next I tried to go down the list of files and chose move Pictures, Music etc. Unlike when I moved the documents folder I am no getting this message:-
" Do you want to redirect folder "downloads" into another system folder "Documents" located at D:/. If you proceed with redirection you will not be able to separate them or restore default locaton. Do you still want to proceed with redirection?
Can anyone translate! I don't want to do anything drastic without checking. On the C drive at the moment I have these:-
Intel
program files
program files
Users
Windows

Which should I move if any? Can I go ahead with moving pictures,music etc despite the warning message above? What about my two user accounts can I move them as some websites say you shouldn't. Others say its ok to move them. Thanks if you can help.
 

Answer:Moving Files From C Drive To D Drive

All the windows system files, program files (64 bit and x86) and user files should not total more than maybe 35-45gb.
You should just be able to copy over all music, videos, photos, documents to the D drive, then just delete them from the C 'SSD' drive.
Don't move anything except that personal data, ie do not move any system (inc users), or program data.
 

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Can someone help me with this I keep getting this Warning , I did not know to download files to D drive Help





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Answer:Moving files from C drive to D drive

Hi Ribbit50  Keep reading the other post on expanding drives, lita_g has a good solution to expand the C: drive unless you have already done the bad thing like a few of us and reformated the drive to one big one... no worries though we found a way to solve that...  Hope that helps...





Lenovo 3000K100 Intel Core2 Quad Vista Home Premium BFG 8800GT-OC 512MB PCIe 500GB SATA HD 4GB PC-5300 DDR2 DVD +/- RW DL x2 SATA Creative X-FI Pro + Mods

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I have windows 10. I just installed a new vinyl software program. When someone sends me a e-mail with a clip art attachment and I save it to "documents" or "Pictures" all is good. But when I open the vinyl program and go to insert this attachment it doesn't show up. Outside the vinyl program if I open "documents or pictures it is there. What is funny about this, I've had the vinyl program installed for two weeks and I didn't have this problem until yesterday. Any suggestions or ideas?

Answer:moving document to a new program

Dripster said:

I have windows 10. I just installed a new vinyl software program. When someone sends me a e-mail with a clip art attachment and I save it to "documents" or "Pictures" all is good. But when I open the vinyl program and go to insert this attachment it doesn't show up. Outside the vinyl program if I open "documents or pictures it is there. What is funny about this, I've had the vinyl program installed for two weeks and I didn't have this problem until yesterday. Any suggestions or ideas?



I'd be looking in that program for Options or Preferences to see where it is looking for stored files, some programs have their own defaults but usually can be changed.

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from yahoo email i put a moving picture and text into a mirco soft untitled document to put on a cd. I copied the pictured to my hard drive, but the picture won't move once its inserted on the document. If there is a way to do this, please tell me how to do it.
Thanks

Answer:how to put moving picture into document

you put it into microsoft?
This makes no sense, that is like saying "I Installed my car stereo into my Ford" well... Ford what? Bronco? Mustang?
I am assuming you put it into an office product like Word or Powerpoint?

Generally you need to save the picture to your computer first, import it into a document, save the document. (best to not leave it untitled) and then save the entire file to your external source.

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So, I've had this 2TB external hard drive for a while. I'd say about 3 years, maybe a little more at the most. It started when I was downloading some mods for one of my favorite games. I was making backups of the files just in case anything didn't work and I needed the original. So, after about 2 or 3 days of modding. I noticed my game would stop at the loading screen, music stopped too and the game did absolutely nothing but just sit there. Wasn't frozen, just waiting. I thought this was quite odd, but I didn't think much of it considering I was modding and changing files all the time (even if I did keep them straight and knew what I was doing).

So I re-installed the game without any mods, tried to load the game and play. Same thing and I thought it was related to the game itself until I noticed.. Windows 7 was checking the drive (and fixing, every time) errors on that hard drive every single boot when something on the drive had been changed. Windows must be detecting issues when writing files and thus, checking the drive. But it's weird, there's always just a few files missing. I've tried other games (installed them) and got the same result.

I haven't used this drive much. In fact, it used to be used for data storage. I know there aren't any issues with installing games to external hard drives. I've done it many times. The drive also runs off of a external SATA (eSATA).

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Answer:Solved: Hard Drive missing files after installing, copying, or moving anything.

Really? No one?
 

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How can I move a file from a bitlocker drive to a drive without encryption.
Bitlocker does not decrypt files when moving file from hard drive to another device. 
Computer (1) with bitlocker.  Computer (2) without bitlocker
When I move a file from Computer (1) to Computer (2) the file is not accessible on Computer (2).  I moved the file via an unencrypted USB.  The file is not being decrypted when it is moved to the USB.  
I can remove the decryption one file at a time by going to properties and advanced attributes by unchecking the "Encrpyt contents to secure data".  I have not found a way to have bitlocker to properly decrypt as the file or multiple files
are moved to another device.  
This is happened before and after a motherboard replacement that required a new encryption.

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I have an Acer Aspire Desktop with Vista 64 and 3 gigs of RAM. The hard drive (600 gigabytes) is dividede into C:\ (300 gigabytes) and D:\ Data (300 gigabytes). I do not know much about computers; I used the C: drive until it filled up and discovered that I should have been putting data into the D:\ Data drive but prevously I had no idea what the D: Data was nor what it was for. Now my C: drive is so full I cannot even defrag it. I was told by a friend that I should to move all the Data (Documents, Pictures, Music) over to the D:\Data drive and I have no idea how to do this.

I have searched the forums and come up with some methods but there is some information that I do not understand and would like clarified. I have a documents folder under Desktop\Edward\Documents and then I find a documents folder under Computer\C:\users\Edward\Documents and they both have the same files under each. Are these really separate Document folders? If they are the same and I drag one to D:\ Data disk will the other still remain on the C:\ disk? If so can I safely delete it. my C:\ disk is too full there is only 3 gigs of space left on it and it will not defrag. I have to get rid of half the stuff on it. What can I move to the D:\ Data disk besides Documents, Pictures and Music?

Someone wrote

The Documents folder is situated at C:\users\yourname\documents In the default setting dialog box you will see the current position of the documents file, i.e., c:\users\username\Documents


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I want to create a document in MS Word (7), to be used as a template, and placed on my desktop. It would later be filled in and emailed. I don't know how to 1) Move the document from Word to a folder on my desktop. 2) Set up the email to quickly accept the document and send it on its way.( Would Outlook be best or could I us Gmail ok?)

Answer:Moving a document from Word to Desktop

All you have to do is create a "shortcut" on the desktop of whatever MSWord file you want. Then you can click on the icon for the file and open it in Word.

To create the shortcut, go to your Documents folder (normal place, but it you have files in some other folder, go to that folder). LEFT click on the file to highlight it and and then RIGHT click on "Send To" and select Desktop (create shortcut).

You can e-mail directly from MSWord. It will connect with your default e-mail program. I have MSWord 2003 but in that click on File, then Send To and there are several options. Later Word versions are probably the same or similar.

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Hi everyone.
I just bought a new SSD.
I plan to whipe my old drive and put the OS onto the SSD. On my current drive I quite a few games.

The question I have is about backing up games/moving the files.
I have steam, origin and battlenet. I tried to use steam back up before, it stopped working and now I have a file that I can not delete.

I have not found a battlenet backup, or an Origin backup.
Due to all of the games being digital, I do not want to spend a day downloading all of my games over again.

The question I have:
Is it possible to move the files (i.e. programx86 --> steamapps) onto my external, then when the clean install is done, move the files back to the same location?

Is this a viable/possible solution, or what would you recommend I do to spare my data cap/time?

Thanks all.

Answer:Moving files to external, formatting then moving back.

If your system is working well the best way to do this is to take an image of the old drive and then restore it back to the SSD, or simply direct clone the old drive onto the SSD. I've had good results with Aomei Backupper to do this. If SSD space is a problem you could remove data and unused progs first, and do disk cleanup.

If the system is on its last leg, you're probably going to have to reinstall the progs onto a fresh install of Win7 on the SSD.

In either case, back up your valuable personal data.

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I just got a new comp and want to move my Galaxies and Godfather game files from one drive to the other.

I am wondering if anyone knows how get this to work, or, get it so i can run the program from a different drive than my primary drive.

thanks
 

Answer:Moving game files hard drive to hard drive

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I am trying to move my files from the hard drive I removed from my old computer to the external hard drive. I want to be able to view the files before moving. Thanks
 

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Hi guys

I have a 40GB SSD (32gb usable) I want to use the SSD for the OS for fast reboots - and some programs (custom install locations when needed)

However, I want all my mass data to be on my 500GB SATA, how can I achieve this without breaking updates or windows?

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 7 SSD and SATA. Moving Users Program Files and Program data to bigger drive

Here's a sample on how to move "My Documents"

Works the same for any folder.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Windows-7_-_Moving_My_Documents
 

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I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files as above so moving a folder en-bloc is an option rather than file by file?

Answer:moving large number of large files to new drive

Simply drag and drop the folder(s).

Might want to do a copy first, verify that everything did indeed get copied, and then delete the originals.

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Hello,I recently had a problem with a friends computer that they could no longer bootup in to. It was Windows XP Pro, it would just reboot all the time. You could no longer access the OS. So I suggested installing a fresh XP Pro on a new harddrive and move you saved files to the new harddrive.Well, now I am to the point of moving the files and I keep getting a Access Denied error when I try to paste them to the new hard drive. I know how to change the security permissions for each file and it allows me to move the files then. I used this article from Microsoft to learn how to change the permissions http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881My questions is this. How can I change the security permissions on multiple files? I have 1000 different files that I need to do this on so I can move them.

Answer:Access Denied Old My Document Files - Changing Permission on Multiple Files

You could look into the CACLS command in commandline. Should do the job in combination with some for loops. Also technet.microsoft.com usually has scripts such as these.CACLS

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I have been trying to copy my document files using a cd and dvd with no success.
 

Answer:Copy document files to cd or dvd and display those files and retrieving a specific f

Perhaps try a good CD / DVD burning software package such as Nero.
 

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Hi there,
 
This is my work computer, so I don't have total control over it. I do have the administrator password. Windows 7 Pro SP1, it's one of 3 terminals connected to a Windows Server 2008 server. This contains the database for the business (small hotel).
 
So today I get to work to find the MSE icon orange. I open it, and it's asking me to restart the computer to complete the cleanup. I go to History, and find multiple entries of these:
 
Behavior:Win32/Crowti.B
Behavior:Win32/Crowti.E
Behavior:Win32/Crowti.A
Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A
Behavior:Win32/Crowti.G
 
Under the "Ransom" entries, the only file listed is HELP_DECRYPT.HTML. When I go to the folders, there is that file, and there are two more: HELP_DECRYPT.TXT and HELP_DECRYPT.PNG.
 
All our files though, appear to be OK, unencrypted and healthy.
 
I understand these files themselves are not the ransomware, but I am wondering how they got copied to all the folders. Is it possible for this trojan to run without adminsitrative privileges (i.e. someone had to enter the password)? If not, how could these HTML, PNG and TXT files have been copied to the PC?
 
I'm also trying to figure out how this might have happened. We have security cameras covering the front desk, and at the time the files are indicating on the "date created" "date accessed" "date modified" fields, which is the same date and time, no one was apparently using a browser. The resolution on the video is bad, but I think I can... Read more

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Just bought a new HDD and moving large amounts of files and folders.
It appears that 'random' folders and files on my old hdd wont move to their new destination because I dont have permission to move them ?

The only way I can get them to move is to go into file->properties->security.. assign myself as an owner, then add myself to group/users and give myself full control.

If I do this to a 'folder' it gives me permissions errors about the 'files' inside the folder (i.e does not propagate downwards) so I have to do it to files ONE BY ONE which is taking ages and ages to move stuff...

why the hell have i lost ownership of seemingly random bunches of files ? and is there an easier way to get it back ?

thanks..
 

Answer:Moving files / No permission random files/folders

Yes, there is an easier way : Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista.

Good luck!

Mollie
 

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In Moldiman's Guide to Reinstall of Windows, he had this to say in his post of 08-Sep-2006 at 07:19 PM,

"Everyone says to make a backup copy of your critical files, which is a good idea because if you make the wrong choice (i.e., a fresh install) you do lose your documents. For this reason, I ALWAYS have two logical partitions on my main drive and I move the Documents and Settings and the My Documents to the second partition (i.e., the one without the OS. As such, there is no way that I'd ever lose any data no matter what happened to the OS. If the OS cannot be repaired, the chances are still excellent you can get to all your files on the other partition (barring a complete hard drive failure of course). I have had several instances where I could not get a drive to boot nor could I repair windows, but I could get to the files using it as a slave drive."

Great idea! I don't have two logical partitions on my main drive. However, I do have two logical drives on my second drive which I call my "Data Drive"

Can the Documents and Settings and the My Documents be moved to the Data Drive? If so, how?

If not, how can they be moved to the second partition of the main drive?

Thanx.
 

Answer:Moving "My Document" folder

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Hi,I have a task to basically rename files in a directory...so for example the file is a.txt, b.txt, c.txt...etc...and I want to rename each one to a-20100309.txt, b-20100309.txt etc...basically want to append a timestamp to the end of the file name, before the .txt extension. I dont know what the file names will be in the directory using a, b,c as examples, but I do know the extension will be .txt. I then need to be able to move the files to another directory.Its years since I used dos scripts, and thats what I need to use, so any tips/hints would be brilliantthanks!

Answer:Renaming a number of files and moving files f

@echo off

Set Day=%Date:~-7,2%
Set Month=%Date:~-10,2%
Set Year=%Date:~-4,4%
Set TodayDate=%Year%%Month%%Day%

for /f %%a in (dir /b) do (
ren %%a %TodayDate%-%%a
)

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Question: Document files

I have copied my documents and I don't know how to get them into Windows 7 Libraries/Documents. I notice that Documents has a sub document of My documents. Where do I copy them to? Do I copy them to both or just one? I copied them to Documents and now they show up in both places. Looks like that is a waste of storage space on the hard drive.

I also have my music files copied and notice that there is a Libraries/Music and also a My Music folder.

Also what is this Public Documents and Public Music folders?

Thanks

Tom

Answer:Document files

Hi TGMcallie.

There is only one real My documents folder. Libraries are just a way of collecting other folders together for convenience. The Documents library has two folders in it by default, The users own documents (My documents) and the public documents folder. The public folders are available to all users on your system. You can add and remove folders from a library to suit your needs. There is only one copy of the files and they are stored in your real My Documents folder. The other libraries are structured in the same way.

Hope this helps.

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Question: Document Files

I have Microsoft Word Starter 2010 on my computer which for my limited use is just fine. However when I go into documents and click on the "open new folder" button nothing happens. Really need to set up some new folders. Any suggestions or "cures" would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Document Files

Hi try these 2 pages Introduction to Word Starter - Office Starter - Office.com
How to create a new folder in Word

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Question: DOCUMENT FILES

Hi all, new to this forum AND new to Windows "7". I am struggling with what is probably a simple fix - if I save a document and it appears as "open document T" under type it will not print out. If I then send it to my Web Browser it will then print but twice as big as should be! HELP PLEASE !!!

Leslie Hine.

Answer:DOCUMENT FILES

What is an "open document T" file? Are you using Open Office or something? For illustration lets assume yes for now...

In order to print out a document, windows need to be able to "open" it with an associated application and that app has to understand the "Print" DDE command from windows.

So if that document is, for example, and Open Office document and you don't have Open Office installed then it's not going to print because there is no app associated with it.

If you DO have Open Office installed (again assuming that is the program responsible for the document). Then it may be a case of the app needing to be upgraded to work with Windows 7 properly :/

I have run into this problem even with some older (6 year old) Microsoft software running on Windows 7 unfortuantely. In that case, even double clicking on the file will not open the file. It launches the app, but then the file does not load.

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I need help in naming what my problem is. If I knew what it was called I could search the web for help or a solution. A file page has two parts the 1st is the Browser Icon with just the file name (I call the controller)followed by ".htm". The second part is a folder Icon also with the file name followed by "_files". I normally always "Sleep" my computer when leaving it, but a week or so ago, being tired, I clicked on "shut down" accidentally. When I started my computer the next day all that came up was a screen I've never seen before - a light blue wall paper with birds on it on the right hand side. After trying again and again I finally got into repair mode -"NONE of your files will be affected"!!! All seemed OK after the system finally started - but now I am finding random files missing the "1st part" the "controller" the line with the browser Icon & file name with ".htm" after it. All there is - is the Folder Icon with the file name followed by "_files" that only contains Gobbeldy-Gook stuff and therefore the file (web page) that I had saved - is gone - not available to me. I know that this information is still on my computer, but I don't know what it is called (the missing "controller") much less how to find or restore them. Strangely, my Clickfree backup doesn't even show the folders that these files were in (thought I would just "restore" them but... Read more

Answer:lost document files

Could you please break up your future posts using paragraphs.
This one is hard to read.

You tried to save a web page and then some (possibly unrelated) problem occurred and the saved files have vanished, is that correct?

There are programs which can attempt to recover deleted files.
I'm not sure that they'll work in this case.
The more new files you save and the more programs you install, the smaller your chances are, of recovering a deleted file.
The HDD space may be overwritten (it definitely will be overwritten eventually).

You could try "Recuva".
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

You should use a friend's PC to download the portable version.
Recuva - Portable version

"Subscribed Threads" are topics (like this one) where you have indicated that you wish to be alerted, when comments are posted.
You can select the alert frequency from a drop-down box, which is under the "Reply to Thread" text box.

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I've been away on vacation and I've come back to find that all the files in MY Documents are gone. I was told that the Norton detected a virus and deleted it although there is nothing in quarantine. Is there any way of finding out if these files were deleted by any other means? - there's nothing in the Recycle bin and there's been no system restore. I don't know what type of virus it was. I have WIN XP.

Thanks...
 

Answer:My Document files erased

Who was using your machine while you were gone? I'd ask that person what happened. To my knowledge, Norton does not simply delete files but rather quarantines them.

Here is a site that offers applications to recover accidentally deleted files; perhaps one will help. Click here.
 

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Hello, Last night I was working in Adobe illustrator and I finished one project and opened another one and I get the message that my file was corrupted, so I rebooted and tried again and got the same message.
 
I also tried opening a PDF file and got a corrupt file message, the same happens when I try too open any of my word or excel files - jpgs are fine and all my programs boot up fine and there are no other other signs that anything is wrong.
 
I believe I have contracted a virus of some kind that is preventing me access to any of my files as the file properties all look as they should. 
 
I have run a Norton Scan and  used Norton Power eraser to try and fix this and whilst it did pick up on some threats the problem still remains with the files.
 
I have also run a full Chkdsk scan - still file problems (although my machine is now much faster)
 
I have also used Malwarebytes and run a full scan and removed any quarantined items. I also have logs if needed
 
I still have all my files coming up as corrupted.
 
Can anyone please help as this is my work machine that I use for my graphic design and I backed all my data up two weeks ago onto an external hard drive so all is not lost but I still have lost two weeks of work and don't want to have to reformat the drive if possible as all signs are pointing me in that direction.
 
I come on here in the hope that someone out there will be able to help in some way?
 
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Answer:Help all my document files are corrupted

File corruption is common, not related at all necessarily to malware...could be indicative of hard drive problems.
 
Try running the chkdsk /r command on your Windows partition, please.
 
Louis

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I don't know how it happened, but I have 2 document folders and each contain the same files. The same thing happened recently to my picture folder, but in this case one folder shows the camera roll and a folder with saved pics and the other shows saved pics open (gallery of pics). Is there any way to get rid of one of these document folders without deleting the files?

Answer:Two document folders each contain same files

One folder was pinned to Quick Access and I unpinned it....easy solution for once!

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I am using win me and when I save a document,letters etc. They seem to save as read only.When I afterwards edit them and try to save I am told I can't save with the title and must rename the file.After renaming, the letter is saved under the new title and so of course is the original letter which I then have to delete. Can anyone tell me how to stop the files being saved as read only? Don.

Answer:Read only document files

Are you saving them in Word? if you are go to file then click on properties then the general tab, at the bottom you lets you set how you want to save the document.

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I purchased an HP PC, model a1410n in june 06. It has Windows XP, SP2 and Media
Center Edition 2005. I transferred all my document files to MY Documents on new PC.
I cannot open any of these files. I receive error message "Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files. I found the exact error message in Windows data base for XP, SP 2 (article 883090). I followed explicit steps to modify registry to resolve the error. That did not
resolve the problem. The error message still comes up each time I click on one of the document files. I am a novice computer user. I contacted HP tech for assistance since the
software is still under warranty. That was a waste of time. I was referred back to microsoft (above article) or it was suggested to do a "destructive" recovery. I had to return this PC to HP for hardware repair and a complete system recovery was run before I transferred the document files. Any help will be appreciated.
 

Answer:Document Files will not open

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Hello, Last night I was working in Adobe illustrator and I finished one project and opened another one and I get the message that my file was corrupted, so I rebooted and tried again and got the same message.

I also tried opening a PDF file and got a corrupt file message, the same happens when I try too open any of my word or excel files - jpgs are fine and all my programs boot up fine and there are no other other signs that anything is wrong.

I believe I have contracted a virus of some kind that is preventing me access to any of my files as the file properties all look as they should.

I have run a Norton Scan and used Norton Power eraser to try and fix this and whilst it did pick up on some threats the problem still remains with the files.

I have also run a full Chkdsk scan - still file problems (although my machine is now much faster)

I have also used Malwarebytes and run a full scan and removed any quarantined items. I also have logs if needed

I still have all my files coming up as corrupted.

Can anyone please help as this is my work machine that I use for my graphic design and I backed all my data up two weeks ago onto an external hard drive so all is not lost but I still have lost two weeks of work and don't want to have to reformat the drive if possible as all signs are pointing me in that direction.

I come on here in the hope that someone out there will be able to help in some way?

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Answer:Help! all my document files are corrupted

If you have restore points you can recover them with Shadow Explorer.

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders

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This problem only happens in this Users My Documents, where only files/folders that begin with A-C are shown. We know the files have not been deleted because on the Start Menu you have a shortcut to My Music and this works and prceeds to the relevant folder. Also if you create a new file and call it Y or something, you can see it in the My Doc folder until you refresh the folder

If you copy the same file into the Folder with a filename after C it asks you whether you want to overwirte it, so in other words the file is still located in that folder.

This sounds like a setting, but where could it be located HELP
 

Answer:Cant see some My Document Files/Folders

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