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Link details missing

Question: Link details missing

The Links details on my IE7 Toolbar have suddenly gone missing. The word Links is still on the left hand side of the space for the toolbar but it is completely inactive when I click on it or anywhere else in the bar area. Neither can I drag URLs to this area. Under Tools the Link option is ticked & Lock the Toolbars is unticked. Does anyone have any ideas on how this has happened & how it can be rectified?

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Preferred Solution: Link details missing

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Link details missing

If Lock Toolbars isn't ticked then you should have a faint vertical line to the left of the word Links. If you hover your cursor over this it should change to a double headed arrow and you should then be able to drag the links area out or move it onto another toolbar.

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Is it possible to click on an emailed link to a video, then transfer the video to a CD or memory stick. I have an emailed link to a video of my Grandson winning a race in Birmingham & I would like to put it onto a CD and a memory stick, Is this possible,? and if so how? Thanks.

Answer:copying link details .

If you open the link to run the video you could use something like aTube-catcher . You copy the url (address) to aTube and it will download the file to your PC.

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I need to create a way of linking data in Excel to certain parts of a Word document. Each time a new row is added to my Excel file, I need the different information in that row's columns to go to different sections of a Word document, and save to a certain filepath, without opening any of the other information on the sheet. For example, I need content in column 1 to go to a certain place in my Word document, content in column 2 to go somewhere else etc etc every time a new row of information is added...

Answer:I want to link Excel details to Word Document

its not really a win 7 issue, i suggest you repost on the office forum, at the top of page under Speciality forums..i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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The subject: HP zt3000 laptop - 1GB RAM, Windows XP Pro SP1, only a few months old.

My neighbors son brought this to me with a new record of Malware, Trojans, etc. on it. He also had some real fun ones like VX2 and that *#$! Aurora/Nail.exe mess from Direct Revenue! After a lot of manual work and running Ad Aware, CWShredder, Spybot, MS AntiSpyware, Bazooka, Spy Sweeper, CounterSpy, TDS-3 Trojan Scanner, the Ewido suite and a few other tools to get rid of Aurora, it finally is clean. My HijackThis logs look good. I have updated the computer with all available updates but I have one problem left.

I know get a the "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close . . ." pop up as soon as the computer boots up. It does not have any link or button for details (where there would normally be information of the offending process/dll). It only has a close button which indeed closes it, but it reapears in 10-12 seconds. This box pops up regardless of whether IE is even open. It will still allow me to use IE - I just need to move the box out of the way.

My first thought was a left over BHO, but HijackThis shows no BHOs!

I tried unchecking the "enable third party browser extension" but the error still pops up (seeming to confirm a BHO not being the cause).

I forced a IE reinstall (changed the reg value for IE and OE to 0) and reinstalled. That did not help.

I tried the IE-Fix tool and it too did not work.

I just did an XP Pro repair install and ... Read more

Answer:Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close . . .(no details link)

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So around 6 months ago my Computer had started making strange noises, it was kind of like a rattling noise and i thought the bearing in my old PSU had gone
I checked to see if the PSU was the problem, so i put a pen inbetween the PSU's fan and stopped the fan moving while the computer ran, everytime i did this, i didn't hear the noise again
So i bought a new one and it still made the same noise.. i thought it might be my old rusty case rattling when the fan was on.. so i again bought a new case
I had this new case and psu for around 4 months and the problem still didn't go away... So just today my new purchase came in, i thought this time id spend more and get a good PSU and so i bought a corsair PSU
I expected no noise because its a good brand.. but the noise still happened.. im running out of ideas of what this could be.. and quite frankly the cost of constantly buying new PSU's is getting a bit of an annoyance when i could have spent this money on other things
I've thought it could be other things like the cooler fan, or a case fan.. but why would the sound stop when i put a pen between the PSU fan
anyway here is the video of the noise in question
click here really hope someone has some insight because this problem has been constant 6 months and it's really making me want to just throw away the PC i've spent so much money and time on
P.S on the video, the first noise isn't the loud noise, when i bang the computer it makes the loud revving noise, this revving noise happens ... Read more

Answer:Pc making loud revving like noises, video link inside and details on problem

Don't think it is the PSU, check any other fans inside case, like CPU for instance and possibly one on Graphics card.
It could also be a case of your hard drive being on its last legs - I hope you have everything important backed up to an external drive.

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We have recently disabled tls 1.0 and tls 1.1 for the our site . I have two PC with windows 7 . In one PC I have IE 11 with latest version and other with a bit older version . I have attached the screen shot . 

In the PC with the old version i dont have any problem in accessing  the site. But the PC with the IE 11 and with latest version give me 

the following error . Can anyone help me out 

Turn on TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 in Advanced settings and try connecting to again. If this error persists, it is possible that this site uses an unsupported protocol or cipher suite such as RC4 (link for the details), which
is not considered secure. Please contact your site administrator.

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Why my details tab missing in properties? in any file!

like this pic: (JPEG File)

By omereilon at 2012-05-24

and this pic: (MP3 File)

By omereilon at 2012-05-24

it happens in exe file too! in any file1
please help me to fix it quickly!!!

Thanks advance

Answer:Details tab missing in properties!

You may want to carry out a virus scan, for which Malwarebytes is eminently suitable: Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

Your user account may be corrupted so you could try creating a new account to see whether that has the same problem.

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I need your help. First, today my sister told me that the house power outage and the pc shut down and when I got home from work I turn on the pc and I got a missing drivers. the screen that tell you what you want to do when you get inappropriate shutdown - safe mode, start windows normally, etc... screen. i have windows win 7 64 bit with sp1 retail. so I selected start windows normally, but I get a screen that tell me about a missing or corrupt file. \windows\system32\drivers\ndis.sys and status: 0xC000032 (hope i remember it right)
So I didn't think that a electrical outage will cause a serious problem to the file vdrvroot.sys file.

i even tried with option start with last good known configuration and still get same problem.

so I load windows 7 dvd and went into repair computer and lets the thing auto fix for couple time and reboots and still get same problem.

so this time i didn't let the program auto fix and i browse my directory and I went into /windows/system32/config and change the name of software file and system fil to software.old and system.old and then i went to /windows/system32/config/regback and copy the software and system files and paste it to /system32/config and restart my pc and it booted in pass that missing vdrvroot missing file error(not sure if i did more auto fix by windows 7 repair by disk). anyway, when it log in screen. i got a pop up that say LogOnUI.exe error, like file is missing and NSDIS.SYS is missing.

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Answer:Vdrvroor.sys missing - details

"so I load windows 7 dvd and went into repair computer"...

Boot from the Windows 7 disc and select "advanced options" when you see the partitions, delete the current partition and format. Start a fresh install of Windows 7 and all the updates

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my father started using the internet on his laptop again lately but I noticed that there is something unusual about how the web pages are displayed. this happens in both firefox and internet explorer. i have attached an image of what gmail looks like.

any help would be great thanks!!

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As the title says, all of a sudden i have missing file info in the details pane, i have a lot of digital media and usually when i click on it it shows me every from its name to audio type, date modified etc..all of a sudden it no longer shows me what audio, chapters or subtitles etc..from the screenshot below a lot of info that used to be there now isnt....any help would be appreciated

Answer:missing information in the details pane

How to Customize the Details Pane in Windows 10

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Originally when XP installed, for pictures, when File\Properties was selected the pane had two tabs: 'General' and 'Summary'. Now only the General tab shows in the pane. The Summary could then be expanded to 'Advanced' which showed all the meta data for the picture, i.e. details of the camera, exposure, f number, etc. This was very useful.The change may have occured when I included a Windows update. I have included all the Windows updates available for XP from the Microsoft site.Why is this second tab 'Summary' not now available? Any ideas or suggestions most welcome.

Answer:Windows XP Pro - missing details in Properties

click hereOpen Notepad.Go to the link above and copy the text (starting from REGEDIT 4 onwards) and paste it in Notepad.Then in Notepad click Save as. In the box: save as type, select All Files. Then save the file as image.reg somewhere on your computer.Then back up the relevant registry hive. click Start, Run, type regedit and press Enter.On the left, highlight HKEY Classes Root. At the top left, click Registry, Export registry file, and save it as ClassesRoot.reg, at a location you remember. Exit Regedit.Then go to image.reg file. Right click and select Merge. Confirm.Try and see if the Summary tab comes back (restart if necessary).If the tab comes back, and image files and programs open correctly (give it some time), you can delete the backed up ClassesRoot.reg file.

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This started happening all of a sudden...when I right-click on an mp3 and look under the Details tab, all of the information (artist, album, bitrate, etc.) is completely blank and it doesn't let me change it. iTunes can see the details no problem.

Anyone know what's causing this? Thanks.

(using Win7 x64)

Answer:Win7 - Missing Details in Explorer...?

Explorer can't recognize ID3v2.4 tags.

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Hello, my programs and features screen (uninstall or change a program), is missing the details (publisher, installed on, size, version) after I uninstalled itunes from my second hard drive. What can I do to fix it?

I have attached a picture to further explain the issue, thank you.

Answer:Programs and features details missing.

Try right clicking on the column named Name...
...and selecting the other columns of interest from the context menu:

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I have this problem with the vista details pane and I have not been able to find any solution. I have Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium version. The problem is that:
1. My details pane is missing a lot of properties/tags . Only ones that are appearing are file date, file name, dated created.
2. When I go into a MP3 folder, same thing happens as I described in 1. Just the 4 tags appear and I don?t get any other tags that used to be there like artist name, rating, title, etc.
3. I cannot edit any Tag in the details pane. When everthing was working fine, I could go in the MP3 folder , I could edit the title, ratings etc. and Save it. But now I can?t do anything, the save button does not appear and the tags don?t go in edit mode.
Up till now I have tried the following solutions:
1. I have reset all the folder options in Vista by going to Folders/tools/reset defaults. (did not work)
2. After resetting the folders, I have also turned on the details pane option under Organize/Layout and the details under the Views. (did not work)
3. Under View, in the tool bar, I went to Customize This Folder and chose the Music Folder Option, All Items etc. (did not work)
4. Then on the Microsoft site, I found this solution ? Open Documents by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Documents., and click a file to apply properties. Then In the Details pane at the bottom of the folder window, click the property that you want to change, type the new property in the Tags.? But it did not work ei... Read more

Answer:Missing Properties/Tags in Details Pane


Is this only for mp3 files?

You said "when everything was working fine" what happened? did you download a new program? (itunes,vlc)

If it wasn't that long ago, you could try system restore.

Did you use a "registry cleaner" or an "optimizer"?

On the properties window, general tab, what is it set to "open with"?

good luck

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When open WE, cant get 'In Folder' to show in 'details' bar as it does in Search Companion (srcnshot attached).
Seems to have disappeared after having some 'legacy' registry problems, working with Mbam.
Have tried doing an XP-SP2 repair (along with SP3 update) install, but not luck.
Thoughts ?

Answer:Windows Explorer 'In Folder' missing from 'details' bar ?

Did you try going to the View Menu and select Details?

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Unfortunately I am unable to print anything at present as for some reason my printer details have disappeared from the Printers and Faxes File in the start menu. If I try to reinstall my printer by clicking on "Add a printer" I get the message "Operation could not be completed. The print spooler service is not running."Has anyone any ideas on what I should do PLEASE?????Many thanks in Advance.

Answer:Printer details missing and unable to reinstall

Is the printer usb or other connection? Click on an empty part of desktop, press F1 and type print spooler in the search box then look at some of the links

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Hi Guys

In my pictures, thumbnail view, the text that names each folder has dissapeared. Any idea how to get this back.

ITs fine in Detail, or list view, just thumbnail view



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Until recently, when using Windows Explorer, I was able to right click on an mp3 file, select properties, then the details tab and thus be able to see title, artist, album and other information.Now when I right click, I don't get the details tab (for any type file). What could have changed? Thanks

Answer:Win7 Explorer file Details tab missing?

A Windows update may have changed the options for security or stability reasons. The effect may not have been their direct intention, but a result of 'fixing' something else. You can still get this information in Windows Media player (or what ever they are calling it these days) or in Real Player.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.This site is about helping people, lets keep it that way.

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I have a Lumia Icon and vcards sent to me via text do not come through with all of the contact info that is sent. I've had several iphone users that I know try it and some info comes through but not all. Typically email addresses and street addresses don't come through. Why doesn't this work and will the WP 8.1 /Denim update fix it? I run a business and I need this functionality to work correctly. It's embarrassing to ask someone to email a contact because my phone can't recognize it. I love Windows Phone, but my business can't suffer because of it. Anyone else have this issue? I'm seriously thinking about returning my new Icon for a Droid Turbo or iPhone because of this.

Answer:Why am I missing contact details when receiving contacts thru text/SMS?

If a drawback in your phone affects your business then its better returning it and getting what works best for you

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I recently used IOBit uninstaller to remove all traces of a program from the registry. I'm assuming it removed something that caused this issue, because after I used it all my program information in Add/Remove programs was missing. However, other users on my PC show all information in Add/Remove programs. Is there a way to repopulate this or would I have to create a new user? Thank you

Answer:Missing Program information/details in Add/Remove programs

Use a restore point before this happened.

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I just noticed that there are few battery information missing in Lenovo Companion.It shows status, remaining %, capacity, voltage, charging cycles yet not showing wattage, temp, manufacturer date and first date used is it as it should be or am i missing something?


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Hi, got a message yesterday on my windows 8.1 laptop saying my windows is expiring in a couple of weeks and I need to put in a product key to renew it. So I found my product key and put i tin and it won't work? It says it can't be accepted and to use another one?It was originally a windows 8 but I did the update to make it an 8.1.Anyone able to help?   Also where can I find the details to my laptop? Like serial number and stuff? There isn't a sticker underneath.

Answer:Problems with Y510P, windows expiring and won't accept product key, plus missing details.

It should not be asking for a Windows key if it was ONLY an update from Windows 8 to 8.1 Did you change the HDD, modified BIOS or installed 8.1 differently than going into "Update & Recovery"? Your Serial Number and Model No should be on the Invoice which Lenovo sent you.It should also be in the Final order email and the Lenovo Order Status on the website. Note it down, since I also couldn't find it on my laptop as a sticker.

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I am getting this error while I was able to connect to same network in the morning.
Issue seems to be with default gateway / DHCP even though ipv4 & ipv6 are set to dynamic. Below are ipconfig log:
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-ED-B9-99-64-39
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a5fb:486d:183b:3166%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, 11 June, 2014 2:27:40 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, 18 June, 2014 2:47:39 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::225:5eff:fe8d:581c%13
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Please please help.

Answer:Cannot connect to internet by wireless: DHCP server details missing in ipconfig

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I googled the problem and NOTHING!!!!! many information NO LONGER is displayed in my details pane in Windows Explorer!!!!!! song length is one of them gone missing (& total length if multiple files are selected) and I use that frequently!!!!! it ONLY shows basic information now such as artist, title, album, and genre!!! but total length is GONE!!! also MANY UNRELATED INFORMATION is now in the details pane for media files!!!!!!! mood of music has been added (never heard of that tag), song rating, and composer now have been added!!!! it even displays ALL THIS SAME INFORMATION for WAV files when it used to be ONLY file size and length for WAV files!!!!!!! WAV is NOT capable of tags so I don't know why Windows Explorer shows this information for WAV files!!!!!!

Answer:missing information in details pane for media files (such as song length)

Can you post a screen shot of what you are seeing?

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I have filled in the wrong details setting up my internet details, can I clear and start again

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How can I re-associate .mp4 files with video details displaying in the Details Pane? After installing the K-lite codecs pack, my mp4's all began displaying in the details pane as audio files (Album, Artist etc) and no longer displays the important video default details (size, frame height, bitrate etc). I assume it was because of incorrectly associating file types when installing the codecs (even though wmv's, avi's are still correct), so I uninstalled the codecs but the Details categories remain for typical audio files. I've exhausted The Google and I'm stumped... any help? (Win7, 32-bit with VLC as my default player) Thanks!

Answer:Details Pane associating mp4 video files with audio details

Have you tried resetting your Folder Templates?

Folder Template - Default

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I need a little help with something that seems simple. I am using Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. I have changed the columns in Details view in a folder. However Windows is not populating those columns, so what am I missing? This holds true on both my network drives and my local drives, so I checked my indexing options and they are set to index my local drives, so I assumed that should have at least worked. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Details View not showing details/data

Welcome to Seven Forums JLH1. Try this:

Right click an empty area in that folder> Sort by> More

Scroll down the list and make sure the categories you want are checked> OK

A Guy

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For Windows 7, is there a list of the 'Details' available in the Windows Explorer folder view called 'Details' which has an explanation for each of them? Most of them are simple but some leave me scratching my head.

Answer:explanation of 'Details' in Windows Explorer 'Details' view

The "Details" which are available are those you see when a list of files is in "Details" view (as opposed to "Icons" or "Tiles" views.In "Details" view, depending on which column categories you have enabled, you are shown such things as filesize, file-date, filetype etc. If you then right-click any column header, you can choose to hide or show more information columns.I can't see how any of that can leave you scratching your head as it's no different to previous versions of Windows in that respect.

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the laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15–5559. The white LED blinks 4 times then the orange blinks twice.
Sometimes it works, but after the first time it started up it barely ever works.
I tried starting it with the battery, without it, with the cord, and without that.
What’s going on, and how can I fix it?

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HP Home Media Centre Professional Edition - missing link

I am getting the following message when trying to load the Media centre -

'The procedure entry point SymSetSymWithAddr64 could not be located in the dynamic link library DBGHELP.dll'

How do I reset the link or is there a file missing?

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Question: Missing Link

Seem to have lost the facility to connect to am email or web address when I click onto it in either an incoming email. Also unable to do copy/past, would appreciate one of our knowledgeable members assist please.

Answer:Missing Link

System restore?

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Question: missing link

I have windows xp and find that if I click on a link from one site, the new window is always blank and the address bar is also blank. The same problem happens with emails. if i click on a link, nothing happens. What can I do ?

Answer:missing link

http://;en-us;Q281679 Copy this, paste into the address bar, deleter the space after // and click Go.

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Question: Link missing

Hi to who ever sees this and could possibly help me with this oop`s link broken message, i have access toall my favoriots except ebay, whenever i go to ebay message appears, my system is as followsTech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147785 MB, Free - 102591 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HJ054
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I have tried through my home page t/talk, google,firefox,chrome. alll with no luck, sometimes in the lower tool bar it says (rover-ebay 710639203825) ? Brav

Answer:Link missing


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Question: Missing Link

"Pesala" posted a link to an online art gallery a couple of months ago, had it, lost it, hard disk failure, no backup. Did anyone else bookmark it, if so could you post a link here. Thanks.

Answer:Missing Link

click here

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Hi, I'm running Win XP Pro. When I open a folder containing picture/image files the images are shown as thumbnails along the bottom of the folder. When I double click on any one of the thumbnails, it then opens the image in a separate larger viewing window. Amongst the icons along the bottom of the image there is one that when clicked used to open the image up in Microsoft Photo Editor which was very useful (for cropping, editing etc). Recently, this function has stopped working. When the "edit" icon is clicked it closes the "viewing" window and goes back to the original folder with the thumbnails along the bottom. Anyone any ideas how to get this function back. I've tried repairing and re-installing Office (Photo Editor). Thanks, Kev.

Answer:The missing link............

When you're in 'My Pictures' have you tried going to Tools and then folder options?There are lots of different options to set up if your settings have been changed for some reason.

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Question: Missing link

When I click on an email link on a web page from my Opera Browser, it does route me to my Pegasus compose page but does not pick up the link. There is no problem when I us IE What setting do I appear to have incorrect in Opera to prevent linkage to the exact email address I am wanting. This is especially bothersome where it is only a "contact me" button. That leaves me completely stymied

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Question: Missing link...

I had to have my hard drive wiped and re-installed. The important files, resumes, pics...etc., were able to be backed up. Now when i try and retrieve these files I get the following.

"The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Files Name' refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again."

Windows XP Professional SP3

I have re loaded most programs from before but not re made the users list.

Any help is much appreciated to get me out of the doghouse with the wife. I built a computer and was going to put the drive into the new one, the bios was not accepted by the new motherboard so bought new XP and drive for the new computer and rebuilt the old one, the old one had some corrupted and missing files so had the aforementioned done. Can't get ahold of the tech who did the wipe and backup and re install as he is out of town. Wife needs the files Nao! and can't wait for the guy to get back to town.

Answer:Missing link...

Welcome to TSG---

Sounds like the files you've backed up are in a different location than they were before the wipe and reload.

Your shortcuts point to the old locations, like C:\Windows\documents and settings\<username>\My Documents...
...and that path is no longer correct.

Are the backed-up files on a different partition on the same drive? At least the drive letter isn't going to be the same.

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Question: missing link?

I am having trouble opening .pdf files from the web. When I click on them, I just get a blank page with a little coloured square in the top left corner, but when I right click and 'save target as' then I can download the document, save it and read it in Acrobat. This isn't a major problem as I have broadband so the download takes seconds, but it is a bit of a pain keep having to do it like that. Any suggestions?many thanks

Answer:missing link?

do you have Adobe acrobat reader on your PC?And if so, do you have the web-browser settings ticked?If not, open acrobat, select edit, choose preferences. opens new windowClick options in left box - tick all the web-browser options.check for an update too whilst you're at it :)If you don't have it click here

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Question: Missing Link...

On some web pages I'm in I know there should be something printed in a blank space but there's nothing there. However, when I put the cursor over the space the pointed finger hand icon appears and various text is shown in the taskbar. I can click in this space and I'll be directed to where I should go. Can someone please tell me why the text doesn't appear in the first place?

Answer:Missing Link...

Does it happen at only one web site? If so, post the URL here.

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I have a few links that have an underline. They all work in every other browser other than IE7. I have it in my CSS that is is underlined, double checked everything, just won't work in IE7.

Any reason why they would fail to work in IE7 and not in any other browser (Safari, Firefox...)?

Answer:Link underline missing in IE7

After changing and testing for quite some time, I still can't solve this problem. Any insight would be helpful!

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In another forum dealing with photography ,members up load images for comment via that forums inbuilt image host or one the regulars[ i.e.imageshack]Recently I have a situation where a post will say 'What do think of of this then' but there will be no linkAt the next log on other members will comment on the image - so they got the link - but I did not.The next submission, I could get the link, which by the way comes in spelled full out,not as a 'Click Here' Then when I upload my own - the link does not show in my post when viewed, but others are getting it an making comments.So what is going on or not

Answer:Occasional Missing Link


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hi guys, i've had a read of a few threads concerning this but i either dont understand it, or it doesn't work
anyway, i started my computer up, and there's no link files, nothing suspicious has happened recentley.

Rollin' Rog said:

The problem is usually caused by malware corruption of the registry. Usually there is more involved than just the .lnk association and that needs to be fixed first.

Here is what I would try.

First download and completely unzip the attached file ""

When unzipped completely you should see "regfix.inf". If you right click on that you should see an option to "Install". Select that -- there will be no prompts or confirmation.

AFTER doing that, download, completely unzip and run the lnk file registry patch. When completely unzipped you should see a green registry icon

Try running that, you should get a prompt to merge it to the registry.

If it won't merge or you get an error, run regedit.exe and select File > Import and browse to it and import it.

You may also need to download, unzip and run other registry patches on this page: to expand...

the line i've put in bold is as far as i got...
i had the same "windows cannot open this file" message
any help would be great

Answer:Link Files Missing...

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When i visit certain webpages i notice that certain buttons and links that used to be there are not there anymore. For instance when i visit and go into the movie trailers page, there are supposed to be pictures of movie posters that are links to watch the trailer for that movie but they seemed to have vanished. Also, i used to watch music videos on yahoo LAUNCH and now the spot that has the link for the video is blank and there is nothing to click on. If i could get some help that would be great! THANKS!!

Answer:Need help to find missing link

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How do I find a link that will display my desktop . I want to put the link and the icon on my 'Quick Launch Bar'
I had it there but now its gone.
Please help me

Answer:Missing Desktop link


Try this:

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Just bought computor of uncle very cheap windows xp pro screen comes up then it just keeps rebooting ????? took a look inside found little jumper laying in bottom there is a space it fits into how tempting should i ???
The board is marked asrock agp8x the 2 pins that the jumper would fit are clrcmos1.


Has my uncle, who actualy looks like an ape, had his fingers inside ???
only jokin unk

By the way, im chris.

I am now starting out in computors Although im 37 im loving every minute. I have a great wife and 4 great kids I am looking to make a living from them and am quite a fast learner

Love to here from anyone out there who can help me out

Kindest rgds


Answer:Help me find the missing link

can you take a picture of the inside of your comp and post it here?

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When I navigate to "Customize Start Menu" and place a check mark in the "E-mail link" box, nothing is displayed in the dropdown next to it. Windows mail used to be there, but is gone now. Windows mail is my default e-mail client. How do I get it back in the dropdown box so I can select it?
Thank you.

Answer:E-mail link missing

Originally Posted by bg2011

When I navigate to "Customize Start Menu" and place a check mark in the "E-mail link" box, nothing is displayed in the dropdown next to it. Windows mail used to be there, but is gone now. Windows mail is my default e-mail client. How do I get it back in the dropdown box so I can select it?
Thank you.

Suggestions :

1. If you do know a date when you did NOT have this problem, then do a system restore and pick that good date as your restore point.
Start button > search box, type system restore >press Enter key > uac prompt > click Choose a different restore point > Next > select the date as your restore point, click it > Next > Finish
Sit back and wait. The machine will re-start when it is done.

2. If system restore is not possible, please do a system file check. It is to look for corrupted files, and if found, it will try to repair them.

Start button > search box type cmd > look up, RIGHT click on cmd.exe > click Run As Administrator > in that black and white cmd window, type at the flashing prompt sfc /scannow > press ENTER key.
Note : there is a Space between "sfc" and "/".
Sit back and wait. It will take some time.
When done, exit cmd window.
Reboot ( re-start your computer )

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The "Details" option in the file menu format (on both Word and Excel) does not any longer display the date and time of the last file update. I have a Windows XP Home Version. Got any tips on how to restore this data? Thanks. --Jazzguy

Answer:Missing "Details" in Word & Excel file menu

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The Windows Update icon on my start menu nolonger works. After clicking on it Windows reports that the link "Windows Update .lnk" is missing.
In Windows 98se this could be fixed by placing a shortcut to wupdmer.exe in the start menu folder, but I can't find this file in Windows XP Home.

Any ideas?

Answer:Windows Update link missing

Open IE, to go Tools - Windows Update.

That should do it. Or, bookmark this...

Copy the shortcut to the URL to your start menu if you want a link there.


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This is a follow-on from a previous post about a missing icon on my google homepage. The one that's missing (and which is making surfing the net a complete pain) is the 'house'-shaped icon, which as this image demonstrates below, is the fourth icon in from the left on the top left-hand corner of the google toolbar. In answer to a previous question, not only have I reset my homepage, as was asked of me, this actually is the upshot of having reset the page! (i.e. not what is on view below). So to repeat: all I want is (a) the name of the icon, and (b) how to get it back.

Many thanks.


Answer:More on the Missing Homepage Link in Google

Hi Graham.
This may help.

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I was having difficulties with Creative Suite 4 Web Premium and had uninstalled it. Then the program was still showing up in Add / Remove Programs. However I attempted to uninstall if from their and it removed it from the list. How do I get it back. The program is currently installed and I have no way of removing it from my computer. I just need the program to show up in Add/ Remove programs again.

Answer:Link Missing From Add Remove Programs

hi try system restore

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The words 'control panel' are missing from my start menu. How can I restore this link back?

Answer:missing link on start menu

99% of the time what you are experiencing is caused by spyware / viruses. To fix please:

1. Download this file and double click to run. Click "Yes" when prompted. This should restore access to the control panel. You may need to reboot for the changes to take effect.

2. Please read and follow the 5 Steps to Remove Spyware link in my signature below to remove the program that denied your access to the control panel. You must follow the 5 Steps to ensure that you are not locked out of your control panel again. Step 5 will ask you to post a log in the HijackThis forum. This log will allow the TSF malware removal team to help you manually remove any spyware or viruses on your system.


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in my control panel under catergory view i used to be able to defrag from there by clicking on "re arranged files on your hard disk" but i recently done a total redo using my restore disks for my pc and for some reason that option isn't in my control panel anymore. i can still get to defrag through the start menu but i liked doing it fom control panel and it bugs me that it isn't there.

is there a way i can get it back by editing the registry or some other way?

any ideas why it isn't there any more?


Answer:Missing link in control panel

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Hello all,I have noticed that 'Related Link ' is missing from the tool bar since I added service pack 2. How do I get it back?

Answer:Related Link Missing From Toolbar

In which program?

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I'm having a problem with a certain part of my Windows Explorer interface in Windows XP. Up until about ten minutes ago, it was working fine, but I was editing settings trying to get it to show hidden files and folders, and somehow I removed the bar/toolbar/panel thing on the left that provides quick links to My Documents, My Pictures, etc. I've provided this rudimentary little graphic of exactly what's missing from a screen shot of Explorer I found on another website: click hereIn short, I really want a way to get that bar back. It's a major part of how easy it is to use Windows for me. If anyone knows the setting or menu to bring it back, I'd love to know.

Answer:Missing XP Explorer Quick Link Bar- please help!

Go to Control Panel - Folder Options - click Show Common Tasks in Folders - click Apply and OK

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The "compress zip file" link under "send to" has mysteriously disappreared when I right click on a file(s) or folder(s). I am looking for another way besides using system restore to try and recover it.

How else can I create a zip file besides using "send to"?
Thanks, Paul

Answer:Missing compress zip file link

Hey interceptor, I did a little searching... "SledgeDG" posted an answer with a link here: No right click send to zip - Windows 7 Forums which leads to here for more directions:

Hope this points you in the right direction

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When I open the web site,
I click on whatever video link (exple: video 1 which links
I get the picture of an audio player (within IE) that is empty. Even if I click
on the "Play" button, it goes nowhere!
I have Internet Explorer 6.0.28 and under the Internet Options>Advanced
Tab>Multimedia section, the option "Play videos in web pages" and
"play animations in web pages" are enabled.
Still,....the link(s) of the videos and pictures of that web page wont play.

Extra infos:
Operating system: Windows XP
Media player: Windows Media Player 9

Thanks for replying

Answer:What is missing in order to display this web link?

First..the link should be this...

Take off the ) at the end. When the page on the play button and the video will start load (it needs to buffer the data) as it doesn't load automaticlly once the the page loads. Took a few seconds before the first frame loads.

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I have vista home premium installed in my laptop. everything was fine till i noticed a problem in the "network and sharing center". The detail of the problem is mentioned below, it is related to wireless network:

when network icon is clicked it gives " connect to a network" and second option " network and sharing center". when network and sharing center is clicked it opens a new window which shows the laptop connected to the wireless network.In that window there are text like "access", "view status" and "disconnect". In my case the " view staus" and "disconnect" text is not visible because of this i am not able to see the details of the network like speed, IP address, driver, etc. How to enable the link text

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I went into control panel then hardware&sound then power management. Now on the left sidebar where the options are, there is a missing link that Easy Transfer moved from my old computer but the file it links to is not there. I just got a toshiba notebook and the invalid option says @C:\Program Files\Dell\Quickset\Battery.exe which obviously shouldn't be there. I have tried a registry cleaner to no avail. Any tips on how to get rid of it???

Answer:Missing Link in Control Panel

bowler285, Please post a screenshot of this window.
Also, please indicate from which model of computer you moved that settings from.
And currently you are not using Quickset and are not planning to use it?

Technically you can download that Quickset, install it, and then uninstall it. It should pick up and delete that setting too.

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Thanks Brink for the fix! I don't know which update was the culprit that destroyed the "Control Panel" link in the Win+X menu because I just discovered it. I searched and searched and couldn't imagine why I couldn't find it.
Finally did some searches online and discovered MS had been up to their #$&% tricks again.
I found your tutorial on how to "Show The Control Panel on W+X Menu" and used that to fix both mine and my wife's laptops.
When MS first screwed that up I'm sure it was discussed on here but I missed it until I went to open up my control panel tonight and it was gone. GRRR
So thanks again Brink!!

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Okay so I'm having dual boot in my pc. Windows xp home 32bit and 8 pro 32bit. I've used my Realtek/A-Link (stick says a-link but software is realtek) 8192CU wi-fi stick for like 3 years in my xp. This weekend I installed 8 pro and I can't access internet 'cause I don't have working drivers. I heard that if product is working on w7 it should work on w8 too but after like 50 different driverpacks I haven't been able to make stick work.

Drivers which I've installed make the application to show up but in device manager the stick say "device can't start" or something what insult drivers...

Any help?

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Please can anyone help me with a small problem ?

if I right click on my music icon in explorer I can change the location of its contents in the location tab
which I was trying to do, as I have my Mp3s in a music folder on my D Drive.

whilst trying to do that I accidentally moved it to the desktop location of my use folder.
So now both the Desktop and music icons in my explorer are both linked to the same location, (users/username/music) and the desktop link in my user folder has gone.

Does anyone have any idea how I can correct this please ?

Answer:Missing Desktop link in user folder ?

bump, could reallly use some help on this.

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Today my Win7 Professional installation begin giving me the following error message "this file does not have a program associated with this action. Check default programs to associate an action with this functiion."

When clicking with any email, either from a vendor website or from within a news provider website and I click on it to open the link, I get this message above & am stopped from further action.

I opened my default "set associations" dialog box but cannot determine what link is incorrectly listed, thus preventing me from opening links.

Anyone out there know what link is associated with this kind of action? Again, I opened the associations dialog box but don't know which association to change. I use Opera as my main browser but also have Internet Explorer installed.

Any suggestions are welcome & thanks in advance for your assistance.

Answer:Cannot open any email link- missing an association?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
As a guess I would say it's a html hyperlink which would open in your default browser,
Reset that browser and see if that helps,
You didn't say which one your using so it's difficult to be specific
Also which ones do you have installed and which security do you have installed

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my user folder link is missing, juz see the screenshot

hope you guys can help

Answer:User folder link missing in Favorites

Hello Kevin,

The tutorial below can help show you how to add your "User Folder" group to the navigation pane.

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,

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my os is winxp.
but i cant find wireless link in my control panel.
i already try to uninstall all patches including sp2.
but still cant find it.
and i try to use some utilities software to check maybe the icon is hidden.
but still not working.
why the wireless link is missing?

Answer:wireless link is missing in control panel

Did you ever figure this problem out? I am having the exact same issie

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I have Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 on my computer. For some reason there are several .dll links missing and doesn't work. I went to Adobe to re-download it again, but cannot get to the exact link to do so. It takes me in circles and never to the download button. I have the Serial # of my copy but need to find where to access it. I cannot find the actual disk. I also got the error below. Can someone help, please? Thanking you in advance.

My system:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home

Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393

Other OS Description Not Available

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Name LINDEE-HP

System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard

System Model HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC

System Type x64-based PC

System SKU LW471UA#ABA

Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II P960 Quad-Core Processor, 1800 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.21, 9/13/2011

SMBIOS Version 2.6

Embedded Controller Version 6.31

BIOS Mode Legacy

BaseBoard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard

BaseBoard Model Not Available

BaseBoard Name Base Board

Platform Role Mobile

Secure Boot State Unsupported

PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible

Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS

System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

Locale United States

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.14393.0"

User Name Lindee-HP\Lindee

Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB

Total Physical Memory 7.74 GB

Availa... Read more

Answer:Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 missing .dll link

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Hi,I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosenAny suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Need more details in W7 Explorer Details Pane

I think you are asking Windows Explorer to do more than it is intended to do.Try using infranview to view the folder. Get infranview at the link below.

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How are you? I'm new to computers & drivers in general. I need a little help finding the correct drivers for my Dell Inspiron 531s with Windows XP (64-bit).
The latest version of NVIDIA OpenGL is not compatible with my Dell Inspiron 531s (with Windows XP 64-bit). Please provide link(s) (other than to any webpage with download-links to earlier versions of NVIDIA OpenGL? Like I mentioned before, the latest version of Open GL is not compatible with Dell Inspiron 531s, so I need to find earlier versions (or the last version that was made to work with PC's like mine with 64-bit/Windows XP).
Thanks for your time & help, in advance.

Answer:Solved: Missing nVidia OpenGL 2.0 -Need Download-Link

Try here:

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This message just started today "This program can't start because WLDCore.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem." Have checked the net for guidance and have uninstalled/reinstalled Windows Live Messenger. Also have copied/pasted wldcore.dll and wldlog.dll from Windows\Live\ Shared to Windows\Live\Messenger, Windows\Live\Contacts, and Windows\Live\Mail per recommended solution. All to no avail. As well, have run the Repair feature on Windows Live Essentials and have received the notification that the repair was successful. Didn't fix it. Otherwise, WLM is working OK, just can't e-mail weblinks from the File command. Should I consider migrating to Win 10 Mail or can this issue be easily resolved?

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I cant email from inside any program. I get error stating the program cannot find a working email configuration and to send from my mail client (Outlook Exp. ). Looks like somehow I lost the link necessary. ??? Now what?

Answer:Solved: missing link to find mail server

Make sure your outlook express is set as the default mail handler.

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When I attempt to open the on board 'Help & Support' facility using the start menu link, the PC responds with "Windows cannot find helpctr.exe ...". The same occurs if I attempt to run the file using the "run" command. The "search" facility resulted in helpctr.exe being located in C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\binaries\HelpCtr.exe which executes as normal when opened. My initial thoughts are that the file is not in its correct location, thus the link from start menu & run command is inoperative. Can anyone assist please. I have temporarily created a desktop shortcut which is doing the job but appreciate this is only a 'bandaid' solution and not a proper cure. Many thanks - Bob Deb.

Answer:'Help & Support' Link from Start Menu Listing missing

Click Start and then click Run. In the Open box, copy & paste > sfc /scannow, and then click OK. Note that you may be prompted to insert the Windows XP installation CD-ROM.

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I recently purchased a used Netgear NIC for my wireless network and tried to install it today. After loading the installation disk, turning off the PC and inserting the card I reconnected the power cord and rebooted the computer. The instructions said that after a short delay the Found New Hardware wizard would appear and the software could be installed and configured. Instead I got the message:

The procedure entry point [email protected]@@[email protected] could not be located in the dynamic link library athcfg11.dll

I have a very rudimentary idea of what the dynamic link library is but no idea at all what the message really means or what to do about it. Where would I get this file and how would I install it in the dynamic link library?

Answer:NIC won't install - missing file in dynamic link library

It is probably present. It may exist in the wrong version. Search and see if it is there.

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My Start Menu has a link on the main part (not in a sub-menu) for My Documents. It also used to have one for My Pictures. I have recently moved all my user files to a NAS, so I used TweakUI to point My Documents and My Pictures to the correct folder on the NAS. That all worked fine, with the link on the Start Menu taking me to the Pictures folder on my NAS drive.

But more recently I moved the location of the Pictures folder on the NAS, and then went back to TweakUI to try and point My Pictures to the new location, but My Pictures is no longer listed in TweakUI as one of the special folders I can re-point. And the My Pictures link on the Start Menu is also missing.

I've done some searching and see some users having problems with missing My Pictures on the Start Menu, which is solved by going into Properties on the Start Menu, and then clicking on the option to display a link for My Pictures on the Start Menu.

But that option is *already* enabled in my Start Menu Properties... and yet the My Pictures link doesn't show up. As I said, nor does it show up in TweakUI as a special folder.

Any ideas?


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I can get it by switching to Classic view, but not with the normal XP menu. Control Panel was missing after I did some"tidying up" !Help ! Telkel

Answer:XP Start Menu -- "CONTROL PANEL" link is missing

click here

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I am trying to click on Documents in my Start Menu on the right hand side and it doesn't do anything.
When I right click on documents, it comes up blank.
Somehow I removed the necessary information but have no idea how.
Can anybody help me with re-establishing the proper links in my Start Menu?
I tried removing Documents and then re-establishing it via the customize menu but that didn't work.

Answer:Missing Link in Start Menu for Documents Folder

Maybe some ideas here will help
Start Menu - Restore Missing Default Shortcuts

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This message just started today "This program can't start because WLDCore.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem." Have checked the net for guidance and have uninstalled/reinstalled Windows Live Messenger. Also have copied/pasted wldcore.dll and wldlog.dll from Windows\Live\ Shared to Windows\Live\Messenger, Windows\Live\Contacts, and Windows\Live\Mail per recommended solution. All to no avail. As well, have run the Repair feature on Windows Live Essentials and have received the notification that the repair was successful. Didn't fix it. Otherwise, WLM is working OK, just can't e-mail weblinks from the File command. Should I consider migrating to Win 10 Mail or can this issue be easily resolved?

Answer:When e-mailing link from website WLM states WLDCore.dll is missing

Try this which will fully remove all WL essentials from your pc.
a. Rightclick on start button
b. ClickCommand Prompt w/ administrator.
c. Runthe following commands to uninstall Windows Live Essentials:
? (64bit) "c:\program files (x86)\windowslive\installer\wlarp.exe" /cleanup:all /q
? (32bit) "c:\program files\windowslive\installer\wlarp.exe" /cleanup:all /q
d. Adialog box shows status until uninstallation has completed
will remove all Wlive programs completelyallowing for reinstall.

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Start Menu - Add or Remove Search Button

Both of the Search buttons/links pointed at by the Red Arrow are missing in my Start Menu.

Likewise, when I right-click Start/Properties, there is no "Search" by itself in the list.

Is there a way to place it there?

Answer:Start Menu: Search button/link missing

Maybe you're wondering why I'm asking the question when, having clicked on the link, you see I'm right there on the tutorial page. The reason is twofold: I'm leery of doing anything to the registry. And, having installed Classic Shell, I'm not quite sure if my computer is still Windows 7. I'm actually pleased with what my Windows Explorer now looks like. It's only now that I've discovered it's possible to designate variables in the Libraries Search window. I'd just like to be able to initiate searches from the Start Menu.

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We all know that IE, Firefox, etc have the option to copy the download link of an ongoing download job. But it seems Microsoft had something really great in mind and has apparently removed that feature from Microsoft Edge I wonder wheres the 'Edge'??

Can someone please tell me how to bring back the useful 'copy download link' option of an ongoing download link in Edge?


Answer:Microsoft Edge - Missing 'Copy Download Link' option


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I believe when going File Open in Word XP you had the favourite’s link on the left hand side? Can someone advise where/why this has now disappeared in Word 2003?

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We all know that IE, Firefox, etc have the option to copy the download link of an ongoing download job. But it seems Microsoft had something really great in mind and has apparently removed that feature from Microsoft Edge I wonder wheres the 'Edge'??

Can someone please tell me how to bring back the useful 'copy download link' option of an ongoing download link in Edge?


Answer:Microsoft Edge - Missing 'Copy Download Link' option


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to the point this link is dead, where can i alternative download this 

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A few days ago, my Encarta Search Bar on the Taskbar disappeared, so I right-click the Taskbar then chose Toolbars to turn it on. But there was no Encarta Search Bar option, so were Address and Link.

So, I uninstalled Encarta, then reinstalled it, but still no use.

I even tried Start --> Run sfc /scannow, but the scan showed nothing.

And there's something really weird about this Toolbars Menu:

I right-click Taskbar to enter Toolbars Menu (notice how the Address and Link option are missing)

Then I move the mouse over, not clicking anywhere, the same menu is still on

... and when I move the mouse to choose Toolbars again, I have 2 Quick Lauch option!

Just moving the mouse over like that, I'll have a hundred more Quick Lauch option!

Please, help!

Answer:Missing options (Address, Link and Encarta Search Bar) in Toolbar Menu

Hello kaay

Try running the Taskbar Repair Tool


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Hi Newby here

Due to my switched off brain I recently managed to delete my intire OS. But as I wanted to tidy up my system this incident just sped up the tidy up process.

What I am missing now is, I think it was on this here forum, that there was a post regarding a neat PC programe ???.exe that located all music files on the pc and linked them to itunes. Which was really cool it saved me hours of folder for foler relinking the external music files to the itunes music library.

If anyone recalls or bookmarked this post I'd be greatfull if you could direct me where to find it again. I had book maked it but sadly due to deleted HDD the bookmarks are also gone.

Hope someone out there can help. Thanks


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I needed to reinstall Mcafee. I Uninstalled it and reinstalled it from the CD that came with the laptop. After installing I got the Product Setup Box that stated I had a missing or invalid Dell Service Tag. Customer Service informed me to sign out of and sign back in and run a manual update of all owned products. I did this and the Dell Setup Keeps coming up after every boot and connection to the internet. I was told to find MCDELTAG.EXE and click it (Iwas told It would seem to do nothing), but there were several MCDELTAG.EXE and plain MCDELTAG enteries on the hard drive. Everyone of the MCDELTAG.EXE entries I tried to click on poped up a box that said it couldn't find the program I was trying to open it with and to either browse for one (yeah right) or use the web to find it (yeah right again). I ran the MCREGWIZ.exe with the hopes it worked. No luck. THEY had me uninstall again and load just from the web. This gave me the newest version of McAfee which prevented Net Zero from working AND the Product Setup still returned. It got so bad we eventually had to do a System Restore. For some reason the System Restore not only didn't work, but caused a Generic System 32 error that corrupted System Restore. All my Mcafee Producs say they are up to date and work, but I still can't get rid of the Product Setup/Missing Dell Service Tag Issue. I reloaded System Restore from the Wndows XP CD, but the link on System Restore to the Settings and to Help ceased to f... Read more

Answer:Product Setup Missing Dell Service Tag and System Restore Help Link Dead

1. Go to the link and scroll down to #235 on the left-hand side, Restore Help and Support Service

Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

2. Do you have this info?


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I'm trying to reinstall the Microsoft Subsystem for UNIX based applications on my Windows 7 Enterprise work PC after having lost a hard drive and it seems
that the links to the Utilities and SDK for Windows 7 are no longer working.

Here is the technet article I've been using, ,and the referenced link to the Utilities and SDK for SUA package at  just returns a "Sorry
the Page requested can not be found result. I did see over on the Vista/Server 2003 download page for the SDK that it gives an alternate link to the Windows 7 installer of which also returns the same "Page
not found" result as the first link. The Windows 8/Server 2012 page does not reference any links back to the windows 7 version... it just appears this SDK is just gone. Any suggestions on where the SDK for Windows 7 has gone so I can get this reinstalled?

I'm cross posting this over to the TechNet section since the Microsoft Community suggested it would be more appropriate. The initial post to Community was at

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I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:

* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options
* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'
* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosen

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.


Answer:Need for details in Details Pane

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I just installed MS Outlook 2002 that came with my t-mobile MDA pocketpc/smartphone w/ windows mobile 5.0, and when I click the calendar shortcut, I get "Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Outlook could not access the specified folder location." When I click the contacts shortcut, I get the calendar. The tasks shortcut gives me notes. Notes shortcut gives me journal. Both Outlook Today and Deleted Items gives me Outlook Today.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I've updated through windows, microsoft, and office updates. I'm running win xp pro w/ sp2 and office xp.

When I right click the calendar shortcut, I get: "! unable to display folder properties. the folder may have been deleted or the server where the folder is stored may be unavailable. can't display folder properties."

When I go to what I think is the the directory of these folders, I don't see any of them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:outlook 2002: shortcuts link to wrong folders/folders missing

I just got the phone and have no content on it's os. I have not sync'ed outlook w/ the phone either. Nor have I tried to import any contacts from outlook express, since I never use it.

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when i right click on mozilla on my desktop to choose open
i see its missing from there
also when i right click on .mp3 files the option " Enqueue in Winamp" is also missing
i have selected enqueue option in winamp preferences
i just dont remeber when did this problem started
i tried system restore but didnt help
please help
i attached pics of the problem
help will be appreciated please


Answer:right clicking on exe file or link file some context menu missing

please help guys..........

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I have a copy of outlook 2002 running on Windows 98SE which when you try to insert an attachment into a new message you can't because the option "insert as link" is missing from the drop down menu in bottom right hand corner of the insert box.

This problem existed with outlook 2000 as well, I upgraded in the hope it would fix it but it hasn't. Has anyone else seen this or knows how to fix.

Manny Thanks,


Answer:"insert as LinK" option missing in Outlook

This is a long shot, but try this

Go to Tools | Options | Mail Format tab

In the Compose in this message format list, click HTML or Rich Text Format

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