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C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins|C:\Program Files\Microsof

Question: C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins|C:\Program Files\Microsof

C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins|C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Officed10\SBCMSYNC.DLL is not a valid Office add-in

Can anyone help with this? Keeps appearing when I try to send a link or mail via OUtlook Express and I cannot do it.

Thanks vml

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Preferred Solution: C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins|C:\Program Files\Microsof

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Answer: C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Addins|C:\Program Files\Microsof

Try and clear the check box by Outlook sync in tools>options>other>advanced options>addin manager

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This has been bugging me for a while it pops up whenever I start the computer. I don't know to much about how to do things so please have some patients with me. If you can help me than I might just love you forever.

Answer:Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\ Network Service\ Local Settings\ Application Data\ hrcopul.dll

Have you run any scans for infections? I Googled hrcopul.dll, and everything that I found points to a infection.

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Hi,

First time posting.

I ran combofix.exe a few weeks ago before I knew of the help available via these forums. When I ran the program the following files were detected and deleted:

c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\inst.exe
c:\windows\system32\Ijl11.dll

I do nightly scans using AVG Free 8.5 and Spybot Search and Destroy (both up-to-date). Nothing was detected in either scan last night.

I ran combofix.exe again tonight and the following was detected and deleted:

c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\inst.exe

Now that I realized there is a lot of help available on these forums, I'm here looking for some guidance.

I do have a combofix log file that was produced after the second combofix scan and I'd be more than happy to post it here, but I will wait for further instruction first.

My main concern is why inst.exe is showing up a second time.

Thank-you for any help you can provide.

Answer:inst.exe found in c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\

I also ran a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan after the combofix completed.

No infections were detected.

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SOMEBODY HELP ME!

hi. I'm new, and i have a big a$$ problem. Around 3 month a god i started getting the anoying and very well known, CiD: popups. I went to C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data, and found a file called slow gram, containing 3 executables. 2 were named "ajgft6usdabjasdvuyafd" or giberish. There was a program running called "barbroam" or "barboom" or somthing like that. i killed the folder. all was well for a while, And then one day, i couldn't go to my computer. I cliked on it, and got the stupid flash light searching for a file. I clicked on it for hours, so i left it there. I came back an hour later. Still the flash light. I ran Security Task Manager, and found a file running called BOLT DATE.exe in aplacation data. I quarentiend it and killed the prossces. I went to the folder and found a bunch of other folders that looked suspicous. NOTE: I AM WRITING THIS AS THE VIRUS IS DOING THINGS.
Slow gram is back along with a bunch of otehr folders and .tmp files in C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Application Data!!!!!

= idk if its a thing that wasnt there before or not

List of newly found folders:

Acccore
AdobeUm
Digital Desing Ltd
GetRightToGo
Help
Identities
Leadertech
Lionhead Studios (if this is a company, plz tell me for i have so many aplications on here its har to keep track)
Motive
Opera
SampleView
Slow gram
Sonic
Sun (may be java)
Symantec
Template
U3 (Conatins folder called "te... Read more

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Hi,Lately, I had encountered the above error popup box.I'm not sure what had gone wrong. I had read through other posts and it seems that OTL is a common tool which is used during the investigation process. Hence, I had downloaded OTL and below is the content of the output files:============================================================================================OTL logfile created on: 4/12/2011 12:37:50 AM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.22.3 Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\tracyong\DesktopWindows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 502.00 Mb Total Physical Memory | 50.00 Mb Available Physical Memory | 10.00% Memory free1.00 Gb Paging File | 0.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 17.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 756 1512D:\pagefile.sys 0 0 [binary data] %SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program FilesDrive C: | 35.06 Gb Total Space | 7.12 Gb Free Space | 20.31% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32Drive D: | 35.55 Gb Total Space | 14.35 Gb Free Space | 40.38% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32 Computer Name: TRACY | User Name: tracyong | Logged in as Administrator.Boot Mode: Normal | Scan Mode: All usersCompany Name Whitelist: Off | Skip Microsoft Files: Off | No Company Name Whitelist: On | File Age... Read more

Answer:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Temp\C31F31E6 Error

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:06:36 PM, on 5/28/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAC207\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DICTIO~2\bar\1.bin\v4brmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\dpupdchk.exe
C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MFAData\pack\bins\w10idatx1170kl

can anyone tell me if this file can be deleted or how to go about getting rid of it ? or if in fact it is a trogan ? ant help with this would be greatly apreacated as im stuck in a nursing home 2 hrs away from my friends and family and my pc is the only way i can conect with them. . thanks
 

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I get a: Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Adobe\update\flacor.dat
The specified module could not be found.
on reboot. I ran the MG tools exe and am attaching the log. Thanks
 

Answer:Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Adobe\update\flacor.d

Re: Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Adobe\update\flac

You have skipped many steps of the Read and Run Me first procedures. You will need to refer to the below running what you did not before, and then once completed, run MGTools.exe again and attach the zip file it creates along with the other requested logs.

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** 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. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
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 the 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 and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ &a... Read more

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I just finished formating and reinstalling XP on my system. I made two partitions on the drive. One I intended to have Windows on and the other my programs. When I booted up I noticed that the Documents and Settings file and my Program files are on the D: drive, which I wanted to devote to XP and my C: (which I want to install my programs on and keep my settings and whatnot on) is blank. How can I move the Program Files and Documents and Settings folder to the C: drive and have Windows recognize that it is there so the files that need to go there will?

Is there a registry setting I can edit to change the default destination?


Thank you!

Answer:Question about Program files and Documents and Settings

No. when you created your partitions, and you finish partitioningyour second one, you didn't move the highlighted line back up to the C drive when it ask you to install xp (everybody have done this one before as it is real easy to do if you aren't looking for it) Reformat and repartition and make sure you install xp on C.

that said. you should 1 partition your OS and the other your data storage. you can make your second partition be your my document folder

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I am looking for a way to copy files to a local domain users Application Data folder either through a self extracting file, batch file or even logon script. I need to install Stationery for MS Outlook to about 100+ users desktops and instead of pullign the stationery from "c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\stationery" they pull it from a file in thier documents and settigns folder...

I can craete a self extractign exe but that would only be useful if it had to go to the same directory on each and every machine
 

Answer:How to copy files to local users \documents and setting\user\application data folder?

Put the stuff you need to be copied down to the client system in \\someserver\someshare\somedirectory and add something like this to the login script?


Code:

if not exist "%APPDATA%\somedirectory\somefile" xcopy /s/e "\\someserver\someshare\somedirectory" "%APPDATA%\somedirectory\"
 

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Everytime we open Outlook we get a message that "C:/WINDOWS\Applicationdata\Microsoft\AddIns is not a valid addin. How can we get rid of this thing? we have searched and searched by it does not seem to exist? Could you explain how we might get rid of this every darn time we open Outlook?? Many many thanks
 

Answer:C:/WINDOWS\Applicationdata\Microsoft\AddIns

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i cant get rid of the files in C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5....NOTHING ive tried has worked....any information on how i can get rid of them would be GREAT!!
 

Answer:C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.

Hi Welcome to TSG!!

If you log on as administrator you should be able to delete everything in the C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 folder.

If you sign in as "owner" you should be able to remove everything except index.dat if you close all of your browser windows.
 

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Hi, I’m Spencer and I just joined the forum.

My question regards one of the practices of a local computer repair shop where I am currently interning... This practice is just one of a handful of procedures that is known as our “Performance Tune-Up”. It involves checking the size of the Documents and Settings folder, if this folder is above say four or five gigabytes the source of the reported data is to be found and moved to another folder on the root C:\ drive (a shortcut is then placed on the desktop so the user may access their data).

When I asked the owner of the shop why this was part of our performance tune-up, he explained to me that Windows XP scans the Documents and Settings folder on startup. If there is a large amount of data in this folder, it will slow the startup time. He later remarked that he knows this must be the case because he has witnessed computers with heavy amounts of data on the desktop slow the startup times.

This seemed perfectly logical to me, but I was curious and somewhat skeptical about his statements. After spending a couple hours researching this on the internet, I haven’t been able to come up with a definite answer as to whether large amounts of data in the Documents and Settings folder affect startup time. Could someone please help me out on this? I’m mostly wondering for my own computers sake, but also for the shop, in the event that my boss is wrong and we’re performing useless tasks.

Although, I haven’t found an answer, I am do... Read more

Answer:XP Startup Slowed by Data in Documents and Settings?

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Hello, I'm using a combination of the Vista backup to do a complete backup of my OS and applications (for emergency restore) and another backup tool to handle my data.

My OS is on C: and my data on D: (and other drives).

My query is that C: will contain application settings/data - for example if I write actions in Photoshop they will be stored under the user application data subdirectory or if I create a DOT template for Word it will be stored under the hidden data directories for Word.

I want to be sure that I am backing up all of the vital application data/settings so that I can either restore just those or in an emergency can restore my full Vista backup (done weekly) and then restore the application data (which I want to backup daily).

I've searched this set of forums and elsewhere to find something that lists which subdirectory tree(s) I need to ensure that I have backed up (and I guess I'll need to do a registry backup too each day just in case settings are stored there). I can't find such a list.

Does anyone know of a document that details what the vital stuff to backup is?

Thanks.

Answer:Application data/settings backup

If you need to backup Photoshop, you need to find it's directory (probably under Adobe), and for Word it's probably under Microsoft or Office. Another option is to simply backup the entire AppData folder, that way you can't miss anything.

If you're talking about a large-scale backup for your whole system, you will probably want to backup drivers as well (you only need to back these up once, all the drivers are installed in C:\swsetup, but I prefer just saving the installer files).

I reinstalled my OS multiple times, with my personal data on another drive. What I backed up from my C drive was:

Select folders from AppData (only for programs' settings that I wanted to backup)Fonts that I had collected over time (C:\Windows\Fonts)Themes that I had collected over time (C:\Windows\Resources\Themes)Custom Power Plans (exported/imported through powercfg.exe in command prompt)Start Menu folder, for lots of links I created (AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu - Private Profile, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu - Public Profile)Certain folders in Program Files of older programs that I run as Administrator for compatibility purposes (programs that need Administrator privileges to save stuff in Program Files)I did not backup the registry in anyway, because the registry changes I made were saved as .reg files. Other registry changes are made while installing programs (which after a clean install will be done anyway)
What you think is vital to backup depends on your s... Read more

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Every time I delete a file from My Documents it replicates from1 to 20+ times. I have examined options and properties and cannot find any means of stopping the duplication. My advanced computer friends have no solutions.

 

Answer:MICROSOFT Program My Documents

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I was wondering if anyone knew why there are 1288 "*.idx" files in my Documents And Settings Folder. They are taking up nearly 50Mb so can I delete them?

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I was wondering if anyone knew why there are 1288 "*.idx" files in my Documents And Settings Folder. They are taking up nearly 50Mb so can I delete them?

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I was wondering if anyone knew why there are 1288 "*.idx" files in my Documents And Settings Folder. They are taking up nearly 50Mb so can I delete them?

Answer:** IDX Files IN Documents And Settings **

try moving them to another folder and see if there are any ill effects or rename them changing the extension.

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C:\windows\

The following folders does not exist or I cant locate inside of c:\windows: "application data\microsoft\templates"

I'm running Windows XP w/ Office 2k3. I'm trying to change options, file locations, user template. This is inside of Office 2k3. I map it to C:\windows and then "application data\microsoft\templates" cannot be located. I've run in to this problem before on a different computer and just forgot the solution. I've already changed the views to show hidden files.
 

Answer:C:\windows\application data\microsoft\templates

I would try: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
moper
 

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I have noticed that there are about 1000 files in my C:\Documents And Settings\ folder. I run Windows XP PRO SP1. Can anyone tell me what they are and if I can safely delete them?

Answer:IDX files in Documents & Settings Folder

Sorry, I forgot to mention they were all ".*idx"

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I have an older emachines (32 bit) that has XP and would like to transfer the files (documents and settings) to a Gateway machine (64 bit) that has Vista. What is the easiest and cheapest way to do this? The older XP machine is working but slllloooowww.
I do have an external hard drive that can be used in the transfer.
Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Transfer files (documents and settings)

Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\youruserprofile\ and copy or drag and drop Desktop, Favorites and My Documents to your External Drive. Reverse the process in Vista.

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I connected to my computer a hard drive that has Win XP as a secondary
hard drive. The problem that I have is that I can't access the files
in documents and settings it keeps coming up access denied. My friend
tells me that Win XP encodes the user files. If yes is there any way
to decode it, and if not what else could be the reason.
 

Answer:Re:How to access files in documents and settings

Have you logged on as "Administrator" to try and access them?
If they were created on a different computer with a different Administrator then you would have to log on as that administartor or the User whoe's name is on the files.
 

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I got my computer with a 60-day trial of Microsoft Office 2010 installed on it. Once the trial ran out, I bought the product, but in doing so installed a separate application, leaving two Microsoft Office installations, one with an unregistered product key and one registered (yes, I know I was stupid). I uninstalled the old version, leaving no default program to open documents with. I tried to track down the EXEs for each program, no dice. When I looked at the start menu shortcuts, I found that each Microsoft Office program lead to one application, called CVH.exe. Setting that as the default program didn't work.How can I make it so that I can double-click on a pptx or docx file and run the corresponding application?

Answer:Default program to open microsoft office documents

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. First, you did nothing stupid. The program should have resolved that issue for you. You may want to complain nto MS about this. Did you receive a DVD or was it a download? If the new Office you got is on DVD, install it again after removing both of the other installs. When you um-install Office it does not destroy user documents.Look in the list of entries in the  'Program Files' directory and see if there is two installations of MS Office. If you ind the right one, send it to the desktop as a shortcut. (Right Click) That will put a good shortcut on the desktop.Also, go into the place where you  can remove programs. See if two versions of MS Office are installed. Remove the bad one.

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We lost power to our computer one day last week and it hasn't worked properly since. Ad-aware would not open so I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Somewhere during the installation process it freezes up and I get an error message saying it needs to close. When I try to open already installed programs I get an set up error that says error writing application data. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling those programs also with the same result. Here is my hijack this log if that helps at all:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:14:18 AM, on 1/1/1601
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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Answer:Error writing application data when opening a program.....

I ran combo fix and it seems to be working now.
 

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Hello, just trying to clean up my laptop and make some space. I've found about 50GB in the folder below that I don't know what it is. I'm assuming this is critical data that I can't delete? Advice appreciated.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA64\MachineKeys\cache
 

Answer:what is Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA64\MachineKeys\

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I don't know if I am in the right part of the forum for this, but I just opened my Documents & Settings folders and find that most of the folders have become hidden, e.g. 'Application Data' is not there, (actually only 5 folders are now visible). It's obviously shown as being there when I do use 'search', so I am wondering what, if anything I have done to hide these folders!.
Can anyone please tell me how to make the missing folders re-appear.
Thanks
Cozzielex
 

Answer:Solved: Documents & Settings files hidden

what os is it? start > run > control folders > enter > view tab > untick 'hide operating system files'......that last part may not be varbatim, but it's close enough.....
 

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I was forced to reinstall Windows one time, but I didn't wipe out my hard drive. So now I have these files in my C:\Documents and Settings\{old user account name} that I can't seem to get rid of.
Everytime I try to delete the folder or files within the folder, an error message says, "Cannot delete {folder/file name}: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."
This seems strange because my hard drive is only 50% full and the file cannot possibly be in use because it's not affiliated with Windows anymore, since I reinstalled it.
I want to delete it because these files take up hundreds of megabytes and creates fragments in my hard drive.
Help would be appreciated.

Answer:Deleting old user documents and settings files.

See this KB to Take ownership of the files/folders you want to delete

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I am using windows 7 and would like to separate system and programme files from documents etc to assist with backups and also restoring windows if required. I would like to keep my documents files in another partition from the C drive. I have read that this can be done by changing the file location in my documents. Do you know how do I do the same thing for all the other personal files like windows live mail folders and internet explorer files etc please? Or, is there a better way of getting personal information onto another drive?ThanksBroooz

Answer:Change location for documents and settings files

Theres no point in having your files on a seperate partition,if your drive dies,so do your files.Personely i think an external drive is the answer,others may know better of course.

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I have a new desktop computer that seems to be working fine- however, in the My Documents folder there are several .tmp files- not sure why they are there or what program may have put them there.

I have attached a screenprint of the directory for that folder. One of the .tmp files is referenced by Google in an inquiry regarding a spyware program- I run AdAware, Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaser & A-squared Free-- and have not had anything reported.
To see if I can find the source of this- I created a new folder to see what program might be lookig for the files- or to see if any program replaces the files- nothing so far.

Your input would be greatly appreciated

OS is XP on dual core AMD, 2 GIG memory, 320 GIG HD
letchworth
 

Answer:.tmp files in My Documents- What Program?

Open one in Notepad and see if the contents give you a clue.
 

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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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Hello, just trying to clean up my laptop and make some space. I've found about 50GB in the folder below that I don't know what it is. I'm assuming this is critical data that I can't delete? Advice appreciated.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA64\MachineKeys\cache

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I bought an external hard drive that will only back up document, music, and photo files but not software. It gives me the choice to back-up My Documents and the Desktop. It also offers checkboxes next to subfolders of the C: drive. I don't know which ones to click so I can stop getting these errors about hidden attribute files and folders. How do you know the difference between all the files?
 

Answer:program files vs op system files vs documents

I would probably recommend that you check off the "documents and settings" folder within the C: drive. I am trying to recall what else you might need and am drawing a blank
 

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Hello there!
A setup.exe file downloaded from Internet tries to install some of his files on C:\Documents and Settings and crashes. It tries also to create a sub-directory on the directory above mentioned. According to the developer this happens due to the read-only attribute of the directory. I tried to uncheck this property but it didn't work. I created the sub-directory for it but it was of no help.
I am the only user/admin (Win XP, NTSF). The developer reports having never seen/heard nothing about (???).
Is there any means of "authorizing" this setup program to copy files to read-only folders?

Thank you for any help,
Peter

Answer:How to autorize setup.exe to install files on C:\Documents and Settings

Try Taking Ownership of the entire folder.

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Here is my situation: My cd-rw drive was slowing down attempts to, copy from My Music folder to E:drive. The drive in question was slowing down other processes as well
Anyway, I reinstalled windows xp thinking that this would correct the cd drive problem, by fixing the registry or whatever, I had no idea.
The problem is that after the new install, I am unable to access the folder with all of my music files in it. I have done the new install before, and only the windows OS folders were affected. My other folders and files were still there for me to access.
I can tell you that the hard drive was formatted NTFS, and that I had made my profile inaccessible to the other users.
Please help, if you can.
 

Answer:Solved: Retrieving files from Documents and Settings after new install

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Hi there,

Something (or someone--don't know if it's a hacker or program) is creating almost constant files in my Documents and Settings/user/Local Settings/Temp folder. I had more than 10GB of space; it took it down to almost 200 MB before I clued in.

I deleted most of the files in that folder (got back 10GB), and turned off internet access on that computer (through Nortons and Zone Alarm) but slow files are still being created...and I don't know how to stop this. What programs do I look for to stop? Or how do I shut this out? (I can't access the net now on that computer--I'm afraid to let it start happening again.)

I'd appreciate any help you can give me on this.
Thank you!
 

Answer:Something trying to crash pc, constantly creating files in Documents and Settings

Hi, Download and burn a few things that you can install to the infected PC. We need to see some logs from tools, and you can copy the tools and programs to the other computer and run them and copy back logs to post here.

Print out or save these directions to a Notepad text file, save it on your desktop and include it in the burned CD.
Download ComboScan by Deckard from Here and save it to your Desktop.

stop here in your case as you just need the download, burn onto CD or flash drive, and copy the file onto the Desktop of the other machine

Double click comboScan.exe and follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a log for you.
Post the contents of that log in your next reply.
Using Windows Explorer (to get there right-click your Start button and go to "Explore"), navigate to the C:\ComboScan folder. You will find two logs in the folder, ComboScan.txt and Supplementary.txt.
Open the Supplementary.txt log in Notepad
Also Copy and Paste its contents in a reply.
Please download WebRoot SpySweeper from HERE (It's a 2 week trial):
Click the Free Trial link under "Downloads/SpySweeper" to download the program.

burn to your CD same as above, you will install it on the infected machine
Install it. Once the program is installed, it will open.
It will prompt you to update to the latest definitions, click Yes.
Once the definitions are installed, click Options on the left side.
Click the Sweep Options tab.
Under What to Sweep please put a check... Read more

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Situation: Windows XP Home system had Windows folder irreparably damaged by malware (could no longer boot to desktop under any circumstances).

1. I attached the drive to another system and created an Acronis TrueImage archive of the entire drive.
2. I then returned the drive to the original machine new-installed XP Pro.

Problem: I cannot recover any of the documents from the Desktop folder (among others) of the old Documents and Settings folder on the image archive EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THE PASSWORD.

-- How do I do this? (Note: Since this is an read-only image, I cannot modify permissions, etc; and since the D&S folder's contents are password-protected, I can't simply copy them out of the archive onto the drive.)
Has anybody just made a utility which will recover everything after you enter the password?

Answer:Recover password-protected Documents and Settings files from an archive?

It has nothing to do with passwords (unless you somehow encrypted your folders), it's a normal situation when a hard drive is moved to a different system or the original hard drive on a system is replaced.Windows provides free access to all files which are not in the Docs & Settings folders on a system partition, while access to these folders takes a tad more effort.Try Taking Ownership - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421.Louis

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Hey everyone, hope the new year has been good to you so far. The title pretty much explains my problem. When I go to my documents the document is listed there but when I click to open it, it won't load. It will however load if I am already in the program which usually opens it. Beside them it says SIG file, which I have no idea what that means. Also, it is just a blank box beside the file name (in my documents list) when usually there is a mini icon showing which program will work to open it. Hope this isn't too vague or confusing.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Can only open files if running program - can't do it from my documents

Hi llaurabella, and welcome to TSG.

Any chance you can tell us exactly what operating system you are running and the program you normally use to open the file?

In Windows Explorer, If you right click on the file name of one of the problem files and select Properties, what is the full file name, including the file name extension that is shown for that file?

EDIT: Exactly what does happen when you double click on the file and try to open it?
 

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Please please help.I have corrupted Microsoft Word 2002 files and documents which show as ~$ before rest of file title or ~WRL followed by numbers. When I open the file or document there are a couple of letters followed by a line or two of squares but no writing. I have followed the link to Microsoft, tried the advice to fix the corrupted files using /a switch. I had to click on RUN type in "C:Programfiles\MicrosoftOffice\Office10\Winword.exe" /a click okay. A box with a red X prevented me going any further. I am stumped.The problem started when I tried to correct an assumed error which was "requesting virus scan" whenever I opened word. To fix this I clicked on RUN typed in sfc /scannow and this is when the corruption occurred. I have tried two system restores with no success.These documents and files hold vital work. I didn't know how to back them up and have lost them. Please help me to recover them and fix my corruption.Yours in desperation Trish.

Answer:Corrupted Microsoft Word files & documents ~$

~$yyyyyy is actually the desktop representation of an open Word Document, or "Temp" File, that has been Minimised.When you close the original Document it asks you if you wish to save. You click Yes, it closes and that file disappears.

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Recently i have started to face this issue on my lenovo y510p, I was using windows 8.1 then, and for the first time my computer get freezed, and the error pop up Microsoft WindowsThe application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait.Options: END PROCESS or CANCEL' I thought there must be some issue and error will go away, but to my surprise this error start to pop up regularly after using  my laptop for 15 - 20 mins, my system get freezed, to get over this issue either i have to wait for next 5 mins until this dialog box close or i have to shut down my laptop by pressing power key.Second issue that i start to facing after this is when system restart or start, sometime i used to get this error "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME", system when restart automatically and after 5-6 try system get started. This error is not persistent it appers rarealy sometimes. When this freezing issue become regular i thought there must be some issue with windows 8.1 so from my end i did following things:i) Upgraded my laptop to windows 10, issue was still there.ii) Used lenovo one key recovery and set my laptop to initial position which was windows 8, issue was still there.iii) Again upgraded to windows 8.1 and windows 10 and issue was there in both again.iv) Finally i downloaded a windows10 IOS file from official  windows website and format all my drive and did a clean install of windows, problem still persists.Someone please help me regarding this how to s... Read more

Answer:'Microsoft Windows The application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait.

You have scanned throughly for malware with at least two different packages. Ran diagnostic, memory and system board if Lenovo has it for download. Upgrading to a different version only makes a mess of things if there is malware.





T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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My computer has been a little weird lately.

I ran a virus scan and found a New Win32 virus. 5215 yesterday.

today my computer was still weird, so I decided to run a virus scan again,

but i noticed that some of my directories are really really messed up.

C:\documents and settings\all users\application data\application data\application data\application data\application data

and it keeps repeating the application data folder.

wth is wrong help~~
 

Answer:Messed up directories. All Users\Application Data\Application Data\repeats.....

In vista.... You will see this. You should not be able to access Documents and Settings. It should say access denied.

Everything is available in Users now.
 

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When I attempt to open anything with Adobe,it loads the page but then a box comes up with the following message:
Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe The application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information. "
Uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe was no help.Be aware,I'm pretty 'puter illiterate.
 

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\A

Until more experienced help comes along, leave Adobe uninstalled and try the Free Foxit Reader, it reads PDF files and loads a bit quicker and is lighter on resources and takes a hell of lot less disk space.
Ray
 

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I have installed win XP pro a couple of days ago, and I thought that it would be a good idea to put windows in a separate partition. Since then I have installed a few applications on a different partition, but it is not uncommon for applications to put something in the program files folder anyway.

Is there a safe and easy way of having "my documents" and or "program files" on a bigger partition? Or would that defeat the whole point of a system partition?

Would be glad of some advice.

Tell me if it's a bad idea!

Sharker

P.S. Is there a way of telling if the system partition is on the outer or inner edge of the HD?
 

Answer:Can you move My Documents/program files to bigger partition?

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Hello......
 
Its in a folder represented only by digits...its an .exe file, when you delete it then it just re-appears. I have deleted it from the registry, and it just re-appears in the registry.
 
My problem is i am on a pay as you go dongle plan. Its running in the back ground downloading heaps of data. I had 10 gig of data 24 hours ago, i now have 6 gig of data. Everyytime i am on line where i would normally use say 1 meg in a 10 minute spell, i am using 40 meg of data....
 
Don't know what to do. My malicious spy software does not pick it up. It even had a Microsoft label, it looks like its a legit software piece of kit...

Answer:Virus in C:/Program Data/Microsoft

Directory of the virus......C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\{828b6afb-2a06-b0c0-1613-f1649a62ceec}
 
Virus File...........{828b6afb-2a06-b0c0-1613-f1649a62ceec}.exe
 
 
Registry Location......HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
 
"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\{828b6afb-2a06-b0c0-1613-f1649a62ceec}\{828b6afb-2a06-b0c0-1613-f1649a62ceec}.exe"
 
In WINDOWS Startup........ Microsoft R WINDOWS R OPERATING SYSTEM The R has a circle around it like a Genuine Windows Microsoft Certificate
 
 
 
In Windows Services this service/virus automatically starts these services..Normally these services would be a manual start, but the virus starts them....
 
Display Name - Computer Browser
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Service Name - Browser
 
Display Name - IPsec Policy Agent
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
Service Name - PolicyAgent
 
Please help, i am losing all my data, i paid $100 bucks in Australia for 10 gig of data, and lost half of it....

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I'd just upgraded to windows 10 yesterday, and I've been having issues with browsing files. Today, I was trying to change my background from settings, and as soon as the file browser opened up, it closed straight away. Settings also stopped working. It was frozen, and I had to close it using ctrl+alt+delete. Pretty much the same thing happened with 3D builder, however the application crashed after the file browser closed. Please help me out, I've done sfc/scannow and tried restarting windows explorer but nothing has even remotely helped. I can still browse files from things such as google chrome and paint.

Answer:Can't browse files from Settings or 3D Builder, application crashes

I've just managed to find out that the thing that stops working is called File Picker UI Host.

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In D: drive i have the old windows. I didn't uninstalled them i just installed new windows on C:
The drive D: was C: but now the drives switched.

Now in C: i have the new installed windows 10 and it's working fine.
But on D: i have the old windows folder and also the folders: Program Files, Program Files(x86) and ProgramData

And when i try to delete all this 4 folders i'm getting in each one of them a message:

This is how i'm trying to delete:

In this case the Program Files folder but the same message i'm getting on the other folders.

Answer:Can't delete Windows and all Program-files-files(x86)-data folders why

You need to give yourself a full permission and take ownership of the folders.

1. In Windows 10 type cmd.exe into Start Menu, right-click on Cmd.exe, and open it as an administrator.

2. Type following commands:


Code:
Takeown /f D:\Windows /r /D Y

Takeown /f "D:\Program Files" /r /D Y

Takeown /f "D:\Program Files(x86)" /r /D Y

Attrib -s -r -h D:\ProgramData

Takeown /f D:\ProgramData /r /D Y

Icacls D:\Windows /grant %Username%:F /t /c

Icacls "D:\Program Files" /grant %Username%:F /t /c

Icacls "D:\Program Files(x86)" /grant %Username%:F /t /c

Icacls D:\ProgramData /grant %Username%:F /t /c

After executing the commands try deleting the folders.

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My hard drive shows 20 more GB of space but everything is gone that I used or saved on the computer. I did not back up everything since the info I read said I would not loose this information.
Is there any way to retrieve it or roll back the hard drive to Windows 7 and retrieve the data I lost?

Answer:Did the Windows 10 upgrade and I lost all my data files, music, pictures, documents etc. How can I get them back?

If you performed a upgrade to Windows 10, or a custom install of Windows 10 on the same partition as the previous Windows installation without doing a clean install, then you will have a C:\Windows.old folder in your new installation afterwards. The Windows.old folder contains a copy of the previous Windows installation, and can be quite large in Be sure to copy any files that you may want out of the Windows.old folder before you delete it. Once deleted, they are gone.
If you delete the Windows.old folder, you will no longer be able to go back to a previous version of Windows.

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when I try to open Mozilla fire fox the below said message pops up and only when I click OK the mozilla window opens. what is the problem here ?'"The application or DLL C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\MSVCR71.dill is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."

Answer:the application or DLL C:\Program Files\Java\

Go to Control Panel, double click on Java. Click on Update & click on > Update now.If you still having problems, uninstall Firefox completely ( including the Profile ) & reinstall again.http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstall...

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Windows Script HostScript: c:\program files\common files\comobject\data.jsLine: 789Char: 76Error: the szstem cannot find the file specified.Code: 80070002Source: (null)

Answer:c:\program files\common files\comobject\data.

Is there a question in there somewhere?Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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I am getting an error C:\Program Data\ Microsoft is corrupt or unreadable. I finally found this path thanks to one of the post on here...my problem now is the folder show no files or folders (0 files) and it will not open give me error that its corrupt or unreadable. I cannot load and new software (was trying to load Visio and Office 2007) it will give me this error. What and where do I need to go to reload these files (if that is what needs to be done). Mainly I am trying to figure out how I can load these applications. I also can't download any updates, I get this error message when ever I turn on the computer for IEUSER and other things but I can use everything, access internet, etc. Thanks for your Help

Answer:C:\Program Data\Microsoft is corrupt or unreadable

Hello Ferglump, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a System Restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had this problem may be able to fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,WinXP Home, sp2.I've been looking in my C:\Program Files and i've come across 2 'application' icons that i've not noticed before. One is called 'Delete.exe' (size 40kb) and the other is called 'SetAttrib.exe' (size 44kb), both created 22/2/2006. One says modified 30th Nov 2004, the laptop wasn't even built then. The other says modified 21st Jan 2005. There's no information for either in the 'summary' tab. I've done a full scan with Norton, Ad-Aware SE, A-Squared and Ewido and everythings coming up clean. Has anyone any idea what these application icons could be please.Cheers Chris.

Answer:Unknown Application Icons in C:\Program Files

Try right clicking on the files and looking at their properties to see who which company) they belong to.

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I came across this.....

c:\programdata\application data\application data\application data\application data\application data\ ....

application data\ keeps repeat.

Is this ok or can I get rid of it some how and free up some space?
Thank you in advance!!
 

Answer:Solved: c:\programdata\application data\application data\ .... keep repeat

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Having migrated settings using files and settings wizard prior to a format, I now cannot open the file at all. Is there any way of accessing that data you veryclever (and kind) people?

Answer:Files and settings wizard data - please help

Have you tried using the files & settings transfer wizard to open it, as far as I know you need to use the wizard to create the file on the old pc and the wizard again to open the file on the new pc and restore your files and settings.

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Hi,

after installing a Canon printer driver, I am now getting an error:

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted.
I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity. I have also tried restoring from a back-up but it wont let me as well.

Any suggestions?

Answer:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

I have a similar problem, see other thread with same title.

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Hi,

I have been trying to install Microsoft Office and keep getting an error

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted. I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity.

Any suggestions?

Thank

Answer:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

What version of Office are you trying to install (e.g, 2003 or 2007)?

Have you changed any file permission settings or "Taken Ownership" of any folders/files?

The "scan disk" that you mentioned running... was it "sfc /scannow"? If not, click on START | type cmd.exe in the Start Search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Admin

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi there,

I have installed microsoft office 07 when first getting my laptop late last year and have had no problem until today. I find this appearing on my laptop upon trying to open up any microsoft office program: Error 2330. Setup cannot get attirbutes for the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Smart Tag\LISTS. Verify that the file exists in your system and that you have sufficient permissions to update it.

When trying to open windows live messenger i get this message: The file or directory\Program files\common files\microsoft shared is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility and the same goes for trying to open winRAR and notepad.

I have tried to do the chkdsk utility but on cmd, was told access denied since i do not have sufficient privileges and need to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.

I should also add that my sister was using my laptop today and told me that these error messages came up when she first opened the laptop and said that my log on was even corrupted! (Note: I normally put my laptop to sleep but when my sister opened it this morning it had restarted instead of just waking up as it normally does)

Sorry for the long post but i thought I should be as detailed as i can even though i know very little about computers...

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Hel3nz

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Hi,

I just moved from thunderbird to Outlook 2007. I have a few questions and I hope you guys can point me to the right direction.

I am using IMAP, and I want my data file, settings and Address book in 1 folder. So, I can just compress the 1 folder to backup everything.

for instance, my computer crushes but I have the backup (compress whole folder which contains the settings of my email account, data file and addressbook), and I just extract the compress file and my entire outlook restored including datafiles (emails), addressbook and settings.

By the way, I managed to move the imap datafile to D:. I am just looking for the addressbook file and the settings.

Please advice accordingly. and Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Noel
 

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hello,

i was downloading a update for my nero burning rom and when it finished it i rebooted and then i started get this message what did i do?
 

Answer:c program files ahead nero.exe not a valid win32 application

did the update install???

Best bet would be to uninstall nero using add remove programs and then reinstall
 

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hello,

i was downloading a update for my nero burning rom and when it finished it i rebooted and then i started get this message what did i do?
 

Answer:c program files ahead nero.exe not a valid win32 application

closing duplicate, see this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t71301/sdde3682abf88800139bdc718a2e5d35c.html
 

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Hi, I used XP's 'Files and settings transfer wizard' to backup (stupidly enough! :-( !) When u run the restore it takes forever, but more importantly it has decided it is'nt going to restore the majority of the files & settings which i actually need.

The situation I am in now is that all my data is stored in .DAT files and i cannot access them.

Has any1 encountered the same or similar problem and(more importantly does anyone have a fix/workaround ???

Tnx in advance
 

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I was wondering some things...

1: How do you people set up you HDDs when you OS is on one HDD (or smaller partition) and your file are one another? Do you manuely instal things to the d: drive (secound drive)? Or do you move the location of program files and documents and settings?

2: How do you move documents and setting? How do you move program files?

3: Has anyone use this guide in windows XP (Linky )
 

Answer:Moveing Doc&settings, and Program files.

I would not recommend altering the native positions and paths of these folders. It breeds havoc and chaos eventually. I am currently running a Raptor 36 GB as my OS drive. Everything is installed to C:. I have a 250 GB WD drive as my D: drive, where I store everything (software installers, pics, game updates, mp3s, etc).

I don't know anyone besides complete computer illiterate people who actually use the My Docs folder and such....so it's never been a problem.
 

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My Spybot Search and Destroy keeps giving me system startup change notifications about these strange "vga warn warn" files in my Program Data folder. These all start out vga warn warn and end in various numbers and letters. What the hell are these? Should I be deleting these? I never noticed them before I installed Search and Destroy. If you require more information please let me know.

Answer:What are these strange Program Data files?

Just want to add that these things seem to be multiplying like rabbits and there's a huge whackload of them now in my Program Data folder. If you guys don't know I'm going to try deleting them and see what happens...

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[FONT=&quot]HI there,

PRECEDING PROBLEMS, MAYBE USEFUL, MAYBE NOT:

For the last month I've had a bewildering laundry list of problems with my computer. Firefox 37.0.1 started using superhigh CPU to open and load pages. Then Thunderbird and Avast! began to do the same when connecting to the internet for download[FONT=&quot]s/updates[/FONT]. Then my printer ditto. When printing, I can't do anything else. (It's Brother MFC 4500+, an ancient workhorse that's never given me a day's trouble.)

Then my mouse went on the fritz; swapped out to another mouse and got the same problem---the pointer freezes and restarts intermittently, then freezes altogether. I can get it working again by unplugging the USB and plugging it in again, but the fix is temporary, maybe hours, maybe seconds. Every now and then I get a Windows message in the taskbar tray tha[FONT=&quot]t "something has happened" and [/FONT]the system can't recognize my USB device.

The problems didn't happen all at once, but rather in the sequence that I've noted. I've run different antivirus and malware and rootkit scans repeatedly, but all come up clean. FWIW, I run good computer utilities every week or so, so the system is squeaky clean that way. I've been limping along.

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]THE NEW & BIZARRE DEVELOPMENT (at least, so it seems to me):

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]I was looking in my Program Files folder when the computer generally ... Read more

Answer:XP Task Manager shows Program Files folder running as an application

Hi I'm not sure what's all going on but the program thing will show up if you have it running. Can you click on it and end the task??
 

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Hello all,

I have tried to download (from microsoft) the Microsoft Excel 2002 Template Wizard with Data Tracking add-in program, however after running the download Application cannot find the file which i believe is called WZTEMPLT.XLA.

Can anyone help with a copy of the file or a website with direct download of the file.

Thanks
Lavinia
 

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I have a problem with a computer. When I log on, the desktop is blank, only the shortcuts that where created for all users are visible. But every custom shortcut is gone.

When I go into c:\Documents and Settings I see my user name "user" as well as another folder called "user.mycoimputername". And I happen to now log in as "user.mycomputername". But why is that? And how do I log in with the other user setting folder, I clearly see it in the Documents and Settings folder.

A while back I believe I knew of the solution, but I cannot remember how to fix it.

If anyone could help that would be great!
Thanks!
 

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I noticed after about 15 minutes from booting, in the reliability monitor for windows 7, under view all reliability problem reports, I saw a entry similar to these two.


CompatEntityAnalysis --> AE Application Inventory - Sysinternals Forums

Windows 7 Reliability History &#34;Program Data Updater&#34; - Windows 7


The entry seems to be gone for me now, but what is it? The PDU seems to be a part of windows (I recently updated video drivers and got windows updates, however the windows updates seem bugged and keep reinstalling the same updates)
Is this a legitimate problem report or is something going on?

Answer:Program Data Updater -"AE Application Inventory" in problem reports

Any ideas? The problem event name is "compatentityanalysis_1"

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I see a file SearchSettings.exe in Program Files/Search Settings/. Also, I see SearchSettings.exe keep popping up in msconfig even after I uncheck it. I am thinking this has something to do with Dealio Toolbar possibly. I got Dealio Toolbar after I downloaded a freeware program from www.tucows.com. Also, I get some message that pops up saying something failed to initialize after shutting down computer and then it shuts down. Here is my HiJack Log.


Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero 8\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero 8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\AVG8\avgam.exe
C:\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Drag-to-Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Pmxmiced.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\PopOops\PopOops.exe
C:\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe
C:\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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Answer:Program Files/Search Settings/SearchSettings.exe

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If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I see a file SearchSettings.exe in Program Files/Search Settings/. Also, I see SearchSettings.exe keep popping up in msconfig even after I uncheck it. I am thinking this has something to do with Dealio Toolbar possibly. I got Dealio Toolbar after I downloaded a freeware program from www.tucows.com. Also, I get some message that pops up saying something failed to initialize after shutting down computer and then it shuts down. Here is my HiJack Log.
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero 8\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero 8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\AVG8\avgam.exe
C:\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Drag-to-Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Pmxmiced.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\PopOops\PopOops.exe
C:\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe
C:\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\AVG8\aAvgApi.exe
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Yesterday I accidentaly moved my Programfiles Folder in the disk D to a folder named fa7c9367958ecc1051a8ee, I tried to cut/paste it back but after I did it the one program files folder stayed there and the other I pasted didnt have all the data.Now the program files folder I tried to cut says its empty,but I dont think so since I disk space hasnt changed and the pasted program files folder does not have all the data it should.Any help would be appreciated thanks.

Answer:Lost my data after cut/pasting Program Files

Are you showing hidden and protected system files? Go to Tools>Folder Options>View and check the settings.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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so any one with any knowledge on how to just get my computer to the way it was would be fantastic!!

Answer:lost all data on D drive all program files to

A little more information would be good. What exactly is your "D" drive? What happened that you lost data, or did you just lose access to the data?

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I'm trying to do a quick task for work (well not so quick) to compare a handful of large data files which ultimately outputs the difference into new different files. The program we use is UltraCompare Professional and I think it's a great program but I was wondering if anyone knew of anything like this that would take advantage of multithreads?

Right now when I load up a couple files it spends a good time doing the sorting on the HDD through temp files which is no prob I can just leave it or set up a little raid. After that it reverts to CPU using a single thread, and it takes a while. Which is still no prob really but I'd like to be more efficient and use more threads.
 

Answer:Program to compare data files that are Multithreaded?

what kind of datafiles?
I would suggest writing your own in python (python now has true multithread support) if it isn't too complex or proprietory binary files
 

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I dont know what it is or what to do if able to help please do so. I would really appreciate it.

Answer:The Application Or Dll C:\program Files\symantec\liveupdate\msvcr71.dll Is Not A Valid Windows Image.

That error indicates that you have some Symantec protection product (NAV, NIS, Norton 360, ad infinitum) installed on your system.If this is true, I suggest that you uninstall it (because the Live Update portion seems to be corrupted) via Add/remove Programs...then reinstall it and update it.I used to use NIS/NAV and I know that Live Update should have it's own item in Add/Remove Programs. You might be able to get away with just uninstalling that...but I don't think it installs as a separate item.Louis

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Hi, I can't refresh system to default settings, can't install OS from DVD Disc with keeping personal data files, only "delete all" option is possible to choose.It's gone, I must to refresh the system with the files keeping.When i try to refresh the system pops up the message "during restore settings to initial settings encountered unknown error,No changes have been made" Booting from DVD in BIOS, it ends up the same.
 

Answer:I can't refresh system to default settings with keeping personal data files

@Jogos, what I would try to do, in this situation, is to go to an earlier restore point. If you have refreshed your system successfully with no problems before, this option might work.
 

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Hi, if anyone could help me with this, it would be great!

All of a sudden when I try to open my C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents folder, it says "access denied"

running xp home sp2.

any suggestions?

oh, I did a google for solutions and various pages often suggested I turn off simple file sharing, but the option is non existant under my file/view menu...

Answer:Access Denied to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

It sounds to me as though the administrator has made that directory path private. Are you the admin, and if so, are you logged into a user account with admin rights? If all else fails, reboot and log into the Administrator account and go to the control panel/users and change your preferred account status. While you're there, unlock the problem path to allow all users to view.

Good Luck!

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Hi all,

I've built another new PC, but for the first time I've installed a SSD to hold Win7 while all my data (in theory) will be held on my data drive (2 TB Hard Disk).

I've redirected most of my user folders just fine, "My Documents", My Music, Downloads etc. however when I installed my first game on this system, it's placing its saved games into "Documents"; note: NOT "My Documents".

Of course all my google searches throw back results for redirecting "My Documents" which is already done...

So is the "Documents" folder stuck in my user folder permanantly? Over the course of a year I don't doubt it will get very bloated with saved games, screenshots etc. so I really don't want it on my SSD drive and want to nip this problem in the bud if possible.

Basically is this possible to "fix" without relocating the entire "Users" folder?
p.s. Out of interest, I tried creating a "Documents" folder on my F: drive (my data disk) and it said that it already existed as "MY Documents"...Annoying

Answer:Documents vs. My Documents - Relocating folders off c: to data drive

Navigate to the start menu, Right click on Documents and assign a new location, By doing so, If your external HDD fails you will lose all your data.

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Running Win XP on a home built Intel Core 2 duo platform. Just started within the last week or so. I can open the software from the CD, but not from my hard drive
 

Answer:Can't open Microsoft Word Program or Word documents

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I'll be reinstalling Win XP soon. I've partitioned my hard drive and put my data on D: and will be installing Windows on C:. I'm doing this in part so I can make a drive image of the fresh installation and copy it back to the system partition every 6 months or so when Windows starts slowing down, thereby avoiding having to re-install everything after a reformat.

My question regards the pros and cons of doing a custom installation so that either the Documents & Settings folder, the Program Files folder, or both are on the data partition instead of the system partition. Actually, I should rephrase that, as the pros are rather obvious - not having to backup and recover all the data in those folders if I have to/choose to reformat.

I'm wondering what the potential downsides are. For instance, if I have an app installed when I make the drive image of my system partition, update the app sometime thereafter, and then put the old drive image back on the system partition, will I run the risk of creating some type of conflict which will cause me many headaches? Are there other potential risks involved with separating Docs & Sets or Prog Files from the system files?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated...
 

Answer:Program Files/Docs & Settings Location Questions

I'm not entirely sure as to your questions. But I figured I would chime in because I do a similar thing. I have a 74gig drive for C: and I keep all my data on other drives so I can format if need be. I just keep a copy of my documents and settings folder on a backup drive, along with the latest versions of all the programs I regularly use.

I don't know about keeping the Program Files folder on another drive for backup because just copying that over the new folder after a format wouldn't actually install those programs. There's stuff that will need to be entered into the registry as well as other things. You could keep a copy your registry on another drive too, but then what would be the point of reformatting if it's not going to be a clean install?
 

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Hi I want to remove this from my Computer a week ago I got hit with a Malwear and it came from avast and I bougth a newer virsion to help me but it is been a nightmear cince,how can I remove it I try unistaller and it got most of it but I see there is still a file that it won't remove it is a protected file,Any help Thanks Tom

Answer:C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA

http://www.blogsdna.com/4574/uninst...Look here. Malware doesn't come from Avast, you got it somewhere else.

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Hi, anyone know of a program that will data recover MPEG-2 movies that were accidentally removed from my Recycle Bin? I have tried several programs, including Recover My Files, GetDataBack, Stellar Phoenix - one found no files, the other found 1300 files (where there should only be about 10), and the other found the right amount, but the files themselves were absolutely huge, so it must have merged the missing MPEG-2s to some of the other movies that weren't deleted.

Can anyone please suggest a way out of this, either by naming a program that can recover MPEG-2s, or a setting that I need change on one of the progs that I've already tried?

Thank you.
 

Answer:A data recovery program that can recover MPEG-2 files?

Hola try drive rescue or ontrack- data recovery
 

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What is this Virtual Store folder about?

When I installed mIRC 6.0 on my Windows 7 Pro OEM, the download folder was created in C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\mIRC\download instead of C:\Program Files\mIRC\download (like in Windows XP).

However I don't think the program intended for it to be so because when I click on the go to "download" folder, it says the destination does not exist (because Win7 put the mirc/download folder in AppData instead of simply in the main Program Files folder).

What is this Virtual Store folder about? And why did my mIRC download folder get created there instead of the main Program Files folder.

Answer:mIRC dl icon links to app data instead of program files

Unless you run an application as Administrator that application cannot create files in Program Files or other system protected locations. So instead of displaying a UAC prompt when that happens the write operation is redirect to VirtualStore. This is a workaround for old applications improperly writing to Program Files.

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Hey guys,

Someone here at work had a HD out of an old PC. His wife stored a lot of data in her My Documents. He can see most everything under Users/her username, but not documents and settings. IIRC this is a feature to hide the files to basically keep someone from stealing the hd and getting them, unless I am totally making up my memory of having heard that. Is this so, and if so how can he bypass it and get the files?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Getting files from user's "Documents and Settings" folder from pulled HD.

Search for how to take ownership of the files in the OS you are using.

http://www.techist.com/forums/f127/h...a-win7-155100/

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Hello,I want to restore my HP Mini 110 to its original (factory) settings. Plus I want to delete all of my files, folders, and installed programs. I just want it to be as new as I received it from HP a year back.Please tell me how it is possible?Thanks.

Answer:System restore to factory settings + Deleting all personal files, folders, data

http://www.ehow.com/how_6182203_restore-hp-mini.html

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when I start my computer it opens with C:\Program files\Microsoft\search enhancement pack...I close the page with the X at the top and everything seems to work fine.How Do I stop this page from opening at startup????

Answer:C:\program files\Microsoft

Read comments by Mr. Dyer (reliable, knowledgeable person): http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...p;sloc=&p=1Louis

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Apologies if this topic has previously been discussed, but my search didn't yield helpful results.

In attempting (unsuccessfully) to install a citrix plugin for remote desktop, I'm discovering that advanced security settings for Program Files are screwed up, but I am unable to adjust them. I am currently logged in as administrator and user account control settings are set to "never notify". Please see the attached screenshot. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Permission / Advanced Security Settings issue with Program Files

What is the image you posted supposed to show? I don't see anything wrong. It's normal for Trusted Install to own the operating system directory trees like Program Files, Program Data, Windows, etc.

Your looks the same as mine:

Are you logged in as the normally hidden Administrator account or are you logged in as an Administrator level account?

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I am running Windows 7 on my notebook, as the owner and admin.....
I try to access this folder, and I cannot...in fact it appears as a shortcut rather than a folder...i have run antivirus, and malware, found nothing....
tried to change the security....all users has rights to it, the admin does not and cannot be changed....any ideas?

Answer:C:\Documents and Settings\all users\documents DENIED!!!

It looks like one of the junction points that provides some backwards compatibility and which shows when unhiding files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View. There is no Documents and Settings folder in Win7, except as a junction point.

Read more about junction points here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=vs.85%29.aspx

In Win7 Documents is under All Users>[User Name]>Documents. Perhaps you should hide Hidden and System Files again to see only the WIn7 folders you need.

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I hope this is the right forum. Thank you in advance to the moderator to move it to the appropriate forum.

My Toshiba Satellite L25-S1216 laptop is slow ever since I had a few blue screens last Spring-Summer. A couple of times damaged (OS) files and sectors had to be fixed with chkdsk and/or SpinRite since last Summer. Extensive testing of the Hitashi Travelstar 60Gb internal Hard Drive indicated that it is healthy. This HD was cloned from the original 40Gb last February-March, which is now in an external enclosure. This 40Gb original HD contains the OS when it was healthy and with essential program files we'd like to preserve.

Note that my PC is not only slow but the jingle sound for instance when you log out is choppy as if the system was overwhelmed to play it.

Following recommendations supported by threads I read it would be good to reinstall windows XP Home Sp3.

My dilemma is that my wife bought this laptop from a teacher friend and we do not have all the license key and CD to reinstall some of import programs (e.g. Microsoft Office and specific math editor and teaching programs). I read that there is a way to reinstall windows and restore the program files and user data from either a back-up of disk image. I wonder if I can adapt this approach to my system?

Here is what I have:
(a) Toshiba Satellite Intel Celeron M (1.60GHz) 2Gb RAM.
(b) Windows XP Home Edition SP3 installed, license key but no physical CD at the moment (I can purachse it ... Read more

Answer:How to reinstall Win XP Home and preserve program files and user data?

so if you run the recover dvd dont it give you recover without loss of data and setings

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Hi,

can anyone look at my log.txt file
after run:
DIR /AL /S C:\ >C:\log.txt

it has 200 MB, and it could have more but I stopped the process

log.txt
 

Answer:windows 7 Application Data/Application Data/Application Data........

No sadly as no one is going to install iLivid to view the file.

What is your issue?
Windows version and Service Pack?
 

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The Data Recovery Wizard program worked for me when I lost some important files. It had a prices tag but from my experience it was worth it. You can see the details info via http://www.easeus.com. I wanted to share but also wanted to make sure that I didn't stray from the forum rules.

 

Answer:The Data Recovery Wizard program worked for me when I lost some important files.

Welcome to TSG....

Thank you for this site. It looks excellent. I would not worry about the advertising thing since you are just pointing out a site that saved your bacon.
 

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We are getting the above error randomly on some of the laptops we have deployed. The error comes right after you boot or when the windows 7 is left running. There are no special software running. The error in details is below.
"The boot configuration Data (BCD) settings for the following boot application have changed since Bitlocker was enabled
boot appplication: \windows\system32\winload.exe
change settings: 0x26000090
You must supply a bitlocker recovery key to start this system.
Confirm that the changes to the BCD settings are trusted.

If the changes are trusted then suspend and resume bitlocker. This will reset bitlocker to use the new BCD settings.
Otherwise restore the original BCD settings"
 
Can anyone please explain on how to correct this error. As before this is happening on few of the machines and we are seeing more as we go. Any tips would be nice...Thanks

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My computer boots into this folder on startup C:\Program Files\Microsoft can anyone point me in the right direction to remove it. I have tried various fixes on web but no good.
 

Answer:C:\Program Files\Microsoft on boot problem

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C:/Documents and Settings/Uses(My Username)/Local Settings/Temp/browserview-1d31630.htm

This file, and all the files with the name 'browserview-xxxxxx(number).htm are needed, mine got corrupted and I accidentally deleted them.

Can someone post these files?
 

Answer:C:/Documents and Settings/Uses(My Username)/Local Settings/Temp/browserview-1d31630.h

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Well, here's what happened in a nutshell. I'm having a good day, when I start up my computer, and the following file I've stated above all of a sudden turned into a corrupt file that uses 0KB of data. I can't delete it OR move it. Any way to reset the folder so I can have it back???
 

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I erased a few programs from my hard-drive last night, and I am afraid I have made a mistake.  All of my text based documentsused to open in Microsoft Word, but when I turned on my computer and opened "My Documents" today, I found the icons had changed from Word icons to Wordpad icons.  Now all of the documents that I had saved as word docs, open as wordpad docs.  I still have Microsoft Word on my computer.  Is there a way to change these documents to the way they were yesterday, or to set Word as the default program for viewing text based documents?I greatly appreciate any help you can give.  Thanks.Operating system: Windows XPMicrosoft Word: 2003

Answer:How to set Microsoft Word as default program to view files

Just right-click on the document...select Open with...choose Word.  Save your settings...and you should be good to go.

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