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Dual Drive Files Location

Question: Dual Drive Files Location

Hi,
New laptop with dual drives SSD/HDD. I changed files location in Settings>System>Storage to HDD. But in File Explorer I have in This PC another set of Library Files and Desktop folder(s). Their location is SSD should I remove them? or are they hidden files and location needs to be change also to HDD?

Thanks John

Any help with SSD/HDD file/folder set up would be deeply appreciated.

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Hi,
New laptop with dual drives SSD/HDD. I changed files location in Settings>System>Storage to HDD. But in File Explorer I have in This PC another set of Library Files and Desktop folder(s). Their location is SSD should I remove them? or are they hidden files and location needs to be change also to HDD?

Thanks John

Any help with SSD/HDD file/folder set up would be deeply appreciated.

Answer:Dual Drive Files Location

Hello, this may help:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8822-library-save-location-set-windows-10-a.html

If you look down explorer's navigation pane you will see the library 'Documents' 'Photos' etc and also the 'real' folders 'Documents' 'Photos' etc. Superficially the same thing twice. But of course they need not be - they could have different names. And right click , Properties will show you different options for the library folder and the real folder. For example both can be relocated, but by different means.

Basically it's a good idea to move as much user data - including your desktop - off C: and onto another disk as you can.

You do not, in general, want to install programs to other than your SSD, although there is a case for very large programs, large in comparison with free space on the SSDs.

Some prefer not to use restore points 'cos of the extra writes to the SSD; pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys could usefully be moved to the HDD if worried about the lifetime of your SSD.

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Hi,
New laptop with dual drives SSD/HDD. I changed files location in Settings>System>Storage to HDD. But in File Explorer I have in This PC another set of Library Files and Desktop folder(s). Their location is SSD should I remove them? or are they hidden files and location needs to be change also to HDD?

Thanks John

Any help with SSD/HDD file/folder set up would be deeply appreciated.

Answer:Dual Drive Files Location

Hello, this may help:
Library Save Location - Set in Windows 10

If you look down explorer's navigation pane you will see the library 'Documents' 'Photos' etc and also the 'real' folders 'Documents' 'Photos' etc. Superficially the same thing twice. But of course they need not be - they could have different names. And right click , Properties will show you different options for the library folder and the real folder. For example both can be relocated, but by different means.

Basically it's a good idea to move as much user data - including your desktop - off C: and onto another disk as you can.

You do not, in general, want to install programs to other than your SSD, although there is a case for very large programs, large in comparison with free space on the SSDs.

Some prefer not to use restore points 'cos of the extra writes to the SSD; pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys could usefully be moved to the HDD id worried about the lifetime of your SSD.

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Windows Ultimate x32 and x64. 6GB RAM.

Question: location of paging file on a dual-boot (x32 & x64), partitioned drive.

Details:
I do most of my work under the x64 OS.

Currently, I'm using the Windows default: it manages the paging file. It has allocated 6GB out of a recommended 9GB on the x64 OS partition. That partition has less than 4GB free space.

The x32 partition has lots of free space (since I use it only for a couple of ancient applications). So, I am thinking of manually changing the location of the paging file from the x64 OS partition to the x32 OS partition.

Can you see any potential problems?
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Answer:Paging file location on a dual-boot, partitioned drive

Hello Datta03 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The 64bit Windows actually relies far less on the paging file and with 6gb of ram installed you should be able to either reduce the size of it or even disable the file from being created without seeing any problems come up. Often gamers disable the paging file entirely on the 32bit Windows which relies more on it for swapping data out to the drive.

The 64bit simply starts off by loading more data into the active ram and why the minimum amount of memory recommended is slightly higher then for the 32bit Windows. The first thing to look over will be the screenshot(snipping tool and MS Paint used to highlight) of the Advanced System settings for Performance and Virtual Memory options.

You'll notice I had to move things around to arrange each popup screen for a better view to refer to. The area circled in yellow and red lines is where to focus on as far as the automatic or manual settings for the size as well as where you want to see the paging file created. You can also decide not to see any file created.

The default recommended size is usually 1 1/2 times the amount of physical memory installed and why you would see 9gb as the recommended size due to having 6gb of memory installed. I would see 24gb for the 16gb here if using that equation.

You should be able to simply uncheck what the 64bit install sees as the C drive being that particular primary to see it assigned to either the 32bit install's primary or another drive entirel... Read more

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

The problem is that if a folder contains a .exe file (either in its root or in a subfolder) then it is impossible to delete the folder without first navigating inside it and any subfolders that it may have and manually deleting every .exe file.
This problem exists with all folders regardless of location (any drive, any folder or subfolder).

I'm already using the Hidden administrative account and have disabled all User account controls etc.
This has fixed most of my file deleting problems but not this .exe problem.

As a side effect of this problem - many Games cannot install/patch/update because their installers cannot erase .exe files which often is required during updates/patches/installations of games. I have to manually work and figure out the installation process and erase .exe files when installing or updating a game.
 

Answer:Cannot delete .exe files (any drive, any location etc)

What is the error message you get when deleting the folder ? Do you get - Access Denied error ?
If yes, did you try taking opening ownership of the folder and change its edit permissions ?
 

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Hey guys,

I backed up my files by cutting and pasting them from my laptop to my drive. But for some reason it has caused two problems which I will tell you guys below.

What I did was I went to C:\Users\Michael, Michael is the folder of my name. Under the folder of Michael, I saw the files that I wanted to back up. I cut and pasted all the files under this folder to my drive. The estimated finish time was 3 hours. Before the process was complete, I stopped once for some reason. Then I came back and restarted the back-up process by doing the same thing - cut and pasted them to my drive.

When it was done, I feel like I've moved all the files I need to my drive, but it has caused a problem - when I open folders like Document, Pictures, Michael, Music and other folders that are under the folder of "Michael" which is where I cut and pasted files from, a window pops up, saying
"Location is not available - E:\2016\backup\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location".
"E:\2016\backup\" is the destination folder in my drive where I want my files go to. It seems by cutting and pasting all the files from the folder of Michael, it linked the folder of Michael to m... Read more

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There is the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion but changing the location in there, doesn't appear to be doing anything.

I have a relatively small SSD and I can not install everything to my C drive. I appreciate anyone's help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Just got a new laptop and upgraded to Windows 10 and I can't figure out how to change the default save locations for my files.
Example, if I'm online and save an image, the default save location for everything is My Documents (instead of My Pictures). I've never had this issue before since all my old laptops would just save images to Pictures by default. I can't figure out how to change the default locations for this. (I did this on Vista years ago, changing it from Pictures to Desktop, but have no idea how to do it on Win10). Can anyone tell me how?
(Note: I did go into System and try to change it there but I can only choose C drive or my external storage, not actual folders).

Answer:Changing default save location for files in Windows 10; Folders too & not just Drive

or Windows 10, check Change default Save location for Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos. But it lets you change only Drives.
To change the folder too, see this post for directions.

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Hi,

I have dual monitors set up with a dual-head2go adapter. Is their a way that notification boxes can always be set to appear on the left or right monitor? Many times for example during start-up the password dialog box appears directly in the middle (where the monitors connect) I then have to slide the dialog box over to the left or right.

Thank you!

Answer:[SOLVED] Dual Monitors - Alert Location

Hello lemonsqueezy,

According to the product description and specification it will only stretch the signal across two monitors. I have no personal experience with the product, so I can only assume that it creates a single desktop and displays it on two monitors which means there will be no way to fix the password box issue and the notification issue.

It would help my research greatly if you could tell me which Dual-Head2Go adapter you have and use.

Multi Monitors Adapter for Laptops

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If I were to install Win 7 on a clean dual hard drive system, where would the BCD be located?

I think I can recall one case where Win 7 went onto a single drive system (where BCD can only be on C) only to find BCD moved to D drive when a second drive was plugged in.

These kinds of issues can bring a backup / restore strategy to it's knees. I've had a case where I could restore everything but the BCD, may as well have had no backup because the restored image could not be booted!

Can the BCD be bolted down to a specific drive? Or, is there a smarter way to handle the BCD from a backup perspective?

Answer:What is default location for BCD on a dual disk system?

It will reside on the System Active boot partition. If you install to a blank HD or delete all partitions during install, it will be on the 100mb System Reserved partition. This is rarely a problem.

Unplug all other HD's during any install or repair operation.

If you pre-partition the HD using a manager like Partition Wizard, installer cannot create the 100mb boot partition so the System Active boot files will reside on C.

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..Hey gang..built my daughter a system for Xmas which is not going to be 100% I guess, but close..I built a dual-hard drive system one for the kids and one for her to do graphics work..I installed a spinner sata with Win 7 for kids and an SSD with Win 8.1 for her..installed 7 first and then 8 and things were fine, Win 8 would give me a nice screen asking me which OS I wanted to boot to.. but then the spinner started blue screening and grinding so I changed the hd and of course it screwed my boot up and I don't know alot about mbr's and that kind of thing but downloaded EasyBCD and was able to fumble my way through it to luckily get Win 8 back but here's my problem..When I shut down in Win 7 everything is fine as when I start it up I get a bios like screen asking me which OS I want to boot to..but when I shut down in Win 8 it automatically boots back to Win 8 without asking...I have to "restart" to get to the OS choice screen..I don't want to go messing around much further here without some direction as googling my way around miraculously saved me the first time but this problem is a little too convoluted to try and research on my own...Any suggestions greatly appreciated..merry xmas all!

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I find this a little strange.I did a search for .dbx files (OE messages) and navigated to C:Documents and Settings\ME\Application Data\Identities\{ALPHA NUMERIC} but the file is empty. `Search` tells me they are there and I can see them when I open OE so why is the file empty?Can anyone answer this?Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:*.dbx files - location

Hi, you are probably looking at the wrong location.Normally held here.C:Documents and Settings\ME\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data\Identities\{ALPHA NUMERIC}EXO

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I found a very old thread on the subject of locations for .ini files, but didn't quite answer fully.

I have an application (which we developed ourselves) that uses a .ini file, previously stored in the Windows folder. I understand that its not classed as a good idea and now Windows 7 has made it difficult to use that location now.

So rather than fight with windows, I'm giving in and changing the application to use a different location. Is there a suggested location for this to go? It needs to be a standard location on any machine. Would be good to get this right first time.. and may seem like one of my 'daft' questions

Answer:Location for .ini files?

I think the best location for an .ini file would be either the program's own folder or the current user's AppData\Roaming folder.

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Is it odd to have some .zip file in the i386 folder?
 

Answer:.zip files in odd location

it's okay must of the time they are driver.
 

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Hi Guys!
I need some help. I purchased an external hard drive per TSG help. Thank you. Everything has been working so far. I leave the Seagate External Hard Drive plugged into my USB port, which identified it as being on the E:/ drive. Anything else will be F: drive. Suddenly, the Seagate External Hard Drive is coming up as the F: drive location

I placed some programs, such as the Wise Disk/Registery Cleaner, onto the external hard drive to free up limited space on the C: drive. The shortcut indicates the E: drive so the computer is preventing the Wise Disk Cleaner from running. I have unpluged the external hard drive and shut the computer off several time. Nothing changes the drive's location.

Any suggestions????
Thank you.
 

Answer:External Hard drive changed drive location

Hi Siam, you can choose what letter the drive should show up as. To do this, go to:
Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management and click on Disk Management.
On the right in the bottom pane you will see a list of your drives. Find the external hard drive and right click on it and select Change Drive Letter and Paths... then click on Change and you can select E: from the drop down and click OK.
Hope that solves it...
 

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*How this came about*
I tried to move my Music library, but instead of including the 'Music' folder in F:\ drive, I included the drive itself.
I promptly included the 'Music' folder in F:\ and set it as the default location, then removed F:\ from the Music library locations.

However...


Eh yeah, this looks embarrassing.



The 'normal' location is F:\ .



I've since deleted the 'Music' library twice and performed restarts for each attempt. None removed my F:\ drive from my 'Users' folder or removed the 'Locations' tab from the F:\ drive properties.

It's a minor technical problem but a major eyesore.

Answer:Drive in 'User' folder, 'Location' tab in drive properties

It's too big a mess to sort easily with the way you masked the screenshots.

Try System Restore to before you did this.

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It's the old lady again, and I still don't understand the Windows 7 file structure. I'm used to a single user system, so when I moved my document files from my old computer to my new one, I just copied them to my data partition, D:\, using Windows Explorer. When I create a new file or download pictures, I still do it the old way by saving it to the proper location on my hard drive. I know they should show up in C:\Users\myname\Documents\*.*, but they don't.

How do I correct this?

I just avert my eyes when "Libraries" pops up!

George Ann Hornor
an analog person in a digital world

Answer:Files in wrong location?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by georgeann


It's the old lady again, and I still don't understand the Windows 7 file structure. I'm used to a single user system, so when I moved my document files from my old computer to my new one, I just copied them to my data partition, D:\, using Windows Explorer. When I create a new file or download pictures, I still do it the old way by saving it to the proper location on my hard drive. I know they should show up in C:\Users\myname\Documents\*.*, but they don't.

How do I correct this?

I just avert my eyes when "Libraries" pops up!

George Ann Hornor
an analog person in a digital world


Ah libraries. Think of them as where the index for all your music, pics, etc is located. They can be anywhere on your system (for storage in a safe place) but the index defaults to lib's.

You can move libraries, or not even use them.

If you create a file and save it where does it end up? (search for the file name)
Ken

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I am painstakingly trying to transfer some files by a flash memeory stick.

Asked where I want them to be sent, I inadvertently pressed 'Picasa'. Now all I get is a small black screen with a message saying the image cannot be accepted. (Cannot remember exact phrasing).

Can anyone kindly tell me how I can get this changed please?
 

Answer:Location for transferred files.

closing duplicate, please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue, as that can lead to confusion. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1065930-placing-files.html .

thanks,

v
 

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If I want to save all images to the same location, every time I save a new file type I have to navigate to the place I want to save it. Is there a way to make this the default location the first time I save a file for all files, or must I do it for each file type every time? This is very tedious when I want to save them to a USB drive after unplugging it and plugging it back in.

Answer:Saving all files to the same location

Saving to a default location only works when saving a file from within application.
When moving or copying a file, you have to navigate to the desired location.

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I need to remove an ActiveX program from a fully patched WinXP SP3 system and do not know where to look for the file.
I will not quote the file name to prevent embarrassment.

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:ActiveX Location of files

Use the search function from the START button.
 

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i stupidly downloaded limewire, put some old music files in there, deleted limewire, and then couldnt delete the music because they apparently have no "location" anymore since limewire was gone. how can i delete these music files because it won't let me!?
 

Answer:deleting files with no location

Are you able to find them when you go to Start>Search>For files or folders?
Since this thread is about P2P we might be walking a fine line here between whether it'll be allowed to be discussed or not.
 

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Who can help me to find the recovery files (backup files) then I can replace them to an Extern hard disk and make more space on my C drive. I have a real problem.

Answer:Location of Backup files

you can use your Rescue and Recovery software in your thinkvantage system to move the backup file from your laptop's hdd to an external drive. 

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I recently got an SSD and followed this guide to set it up properly
How to: Setup SSD boot drive with secondary Hard disc optimization

My problem is that once I finished it and everything was quick, I was too stupid to not back up at all and I cut/paste the contents of the user folder's video, music and pictures into the windows libraries. Now I cannot log back into the account, and with my other accounts, I cannot find any of the files. Any one knows where they went or if they still exist?

Answer:Need help finding location of files

You cannot move anything into libraries - only into folders. Libraries are only an index of folders. But if you move something to a library, it ends up in the default folder of that library. Look into the libraries Properties and see what the default folders are.

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I'm producing a simple VB program that gets input from a text box and saves it as a txt file. An option exists to retrieve any .txt file based on the file name. (There is a logic to allocating file names that allows easy retrieval of a particular file). At initial installation time can I offer the option to select where the .txt files will be placed in a way similar to allowing the option of where the .exe is installed? Alternatively I was considering asking the question of the user the first time the program is run and storing the result in the registry. Is there a better way?

Many thanks

Peter
 

Answer:VB6 Best way to specify location of text files

write the options to an xml file. This way they are easily modifiable and you don't have to clutter the registry.
 

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I have a few Programs that have Databases. When the program is setup, the Database gets setup in My Documents. If I chaneg the location to another folder, the Program still shows the Folder in My Documents. Is there a way to stop this?

Answer:Default Location Of Files

When a Program sets up a DB in My Documents, there is a very good reason for this, and the location should not be messed with. The whole Program could be affected, and parts of it will fail to work.

You can't just MOVE a database location for a program, sometimes it's locked in to that location by Default. Maybe there are some programs that allow you to change the location of it's main DB, but for the most part when a program sets up a DB in any location it is not supposed to be changed.

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Hi. I want to create a Cinnamon theme that looks like Windows 7 but I can't without the image files for different parts of Windows 7 such as the taskbar, the minimize button, the close button, the Start menu, etc. Where could I find those files? Thanks!

Answer:Location of image files

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Look at the post here.
Where are the .dll and .exe files responsible for the look of windows?

Jerry

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Can anyone help with the location of files for Outlook?A friend has just "lost" the ability to access his diary in Windows XP, and would like to transfer the info to another PC before taking drastic action to rectify the system.

Answer:location of Outlook files

Should be there in a *.pst file. Do a search.

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Hi,

Sometimes when I am dragging a file or folder into another location, it will simply make a copy of the file rather than moving. This is especially the case if dragging to another partition. This is annoying because I have to go back and erase the original file that I wanted move. Is there a way where I can change this to where it does not copy but rather moves the file?

Answer:Dragging Files To Another Location

Instead of copy, do cut and paste then you don't have to go back and delete it.

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Anyone know where XP, "media player8 in particular" downloads streaming, audio video etc... files to when you download? I thought it would be a generic .tmp file, but not so. To protect content I suppose. In the olden days, (Win98) it was easy to find them... I've looked high and low, even searched the registry.

T
 

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We are having a problem with the Exchange 5.5 server. Someone is sending mail with a 'bot' of some kind attached that fills up the file, stopping all mail from going in or out . A technician cleaned out the file , and it worked for 2 days. Does anyone know where these files are kept so we and delete them again?
 

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i downloaded rich files a week back.after back up i don't know where my files are.it got deleted from all files and folder from desktop.

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OTG is not supported in my lumia 535 dual sim hand set, what about this hybrid dual pen drive will support ????

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I upgraded to Win 7 (Home Premium) from XP by adding a new physical drive, not by inserting a new partition into the original boot drive. As a result, files essential to the booting of Win 7 are stuck on the XP drive. The XP drive cannot be removed or reformated because doing so would make it impossible to boot Win 7 from its drive, at least as is.

I have already added a great number of files to the Win 7 drive, and there is no space left on the XP drive to reinstall Win 7 there either. If possible, I need a solution that will make the Win 7 drive bootable so I can remove the XP drive completely, or reformat it.

As currently configured, XP is on drive C:, Win 7 was added to drive E:, and the system is currently run as a dual boot. Attempting to boot without the XP drive present will yield a "NTLDR is missing" error very early in the boot process.

I have already tried the following:
(1) I moved the hidden Windows Boot Manager files (bootmgr as well as the associated Boot folder) from the XP drive root to the Win 7 drive root.
(2) After physically removing the XP drive, I rebooted to the Win 7 installation DVD, and used the "Repair Your Computer" option to pull up the "Recovery Tools". Then, using the command prompt utility, ...
(3) I attempted to write a new boot sector to the Windows 7 disk using the command: Bootrec /fixboot, - that yields an error though. The Bootrec /fixmbr claimed success, but ultimately did not make Win 7 drive bootable. ... Read more

Answer:How do I remove XP from a dual-boot on dual-drive system, leaving the Win 7?

I found a solution. It's convoluted but it works. I will present it here in detail in case anyone else runs into this problem. I also found a Microsoft support article related to it, although it's discussing this problem for an older version of Windows:

Changing Active Partition Can Make Your System Unbootable

The article points out the boot-up error symptomatic of having multiple active partitions ahead of the actual partition with the OS: "NTLDR is missing". That is exactly what I experienced. Since most people use drive C: to boot from, they may never see be aware of this idiosyncratic problem, as active partitions after the first won't cause the problem. Microsoft blames an Intel's design for this oversight.

I first disconnected all other hard drives except my chosen boot drive, - this allowed Win 7 to boot properly, if only from that one drive. Here's the way in which I finally was able to reconnect all the drives and boot from my Win 7 drive:

(1) Once Win 7 was able to boot from the single drive remaining, I deleted the unnecessary boot menu left over from the dual boot by running the command prompt utility in the administrator mode, (right-click on command prompt program icon, select Run as administrator), and used the following command to delete the menu: BCDEdit /delete {ntldr} /f

(2) I then reconnected all the drives I previously removed. Consistent with what I'd expect if the Microsoft article was true, Windows 7 no lon... Read more

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After looking through several posts on this and other forums it seems that everybody that operates with two hard drives has they smaller drive as the master and the larger as the slave. Is there any reasoning behind this?I have two hard drives, but I have the larger as the master with three partitions separating the operating system (XP pro, Sp2 etc) from the installed program files and my files and folders (documents, media etc.), while using my smaller, slave as a backup for my files.Can anyone advise me which arrangement, if any, is better and why?Thanks

Answer:Dual dual hard drive, master/slave arrangement

No, entirely up to you how you arrange them. Many people start off with just one drive then buy a larger drive at a later date. This will explain why the O/S is on the smaller of the two drives, but of course there will be other reasons as well.If I was to reformat a system with two drives, I think I would separate the smaller drive into two partitions, anything upto 10Gb for the operating system and drivers required for hardware then a similar or slightly larger partition for all the applications such as Office etc.Second or slave drive would be in two or three partitions, first one for a backup of everything on the C: drive then two partitions for all my data.There are no hard and fast rules for this and many members will have their own preference, some with the opinion that with modern machines and operating systems there is no need to partition a large drive and in fact better not to. You can also mix drives of different speeds on the same IDE channel and the IDE controller will let each drive run at its respective speed.So, some people will have their master hard drive and one optical drive on one channel then their second or slave drive on the other channel with another optical drive.

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Ive noticed Windows 7 seems to have problems with IE if you move the temporary internet files folder to a seperate drive under a standard user account. If I go to IE options settings box the folder location is blank and 0MB allocated. I can move the location
to the new drive which logs me off, when I log back in it all starts working until I restart the PC to which the location is once again blank with 0MBs allocated. Can anyone tell me what is causing this and give me a possible work around, it seems like a bug
to me. It all works normally under an admin account but admin accounts shouldnt be used while browsing the tinternet.

Darren

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Somehow I managed to move the Window 7 MY-PC Backup files to my external drive and want to put them back where they were.  Also, how long do the backup files continue to be created?Where were the backup files originally located? Thanks

Answer:Location of Windows 7 backup files?

I suppose you could just run another backup and the files will be stored in there correct location. Then you can dispense with the ones on the external. The backups are created whenever you have set your schedule to back up, and if you do an update there will be a restore point set each time. The computer should only keep the most up to date backup.

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where in XP does video file's get stored when viewing from internet with explore or firefox and are they all stored with extension tmp?John

Answer:Video Files Location Stored

They are cached in a temp directory,  ..... but why do you need to access them?Is there a problem or are you trying to grab a file that is there while video is playing and is dumped after the video is played?

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I have a Inspirion E1505, I use OS XP, & I use Sonic to copy CD's & DVD's. Recently I have noticed that the Temp. file that is used to store the file on my computer is eating up my hard drive space. I hv located the Cache file the C Drive & the size is too small. I have a 100 GB drive & now I am down to 9 GB! Please Help.
 

Answer:Memory Location of temp. Files

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hi,

i went to shrink one of my disk partitions and was told i couldn't get more than 3gb more because there are some files in the partition that windows can't move. i've actually got about 30gb free on the partition, so this is irksome. does anyone know of an application that'll show me where files are located on the disk so i can see which files are preventing the partition from shrinkiing?

thanks
dave

Answer:find physical location of files on hdd?

Partition Wizard bootable disk, the bottom link on this page, will shrink it more than Windows Disk Management, which I assume is what you have used.

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

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Answer:Where is the location of screen saver files?

ask in vista forum.johnny

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how do you change the program files location. for example, instead of c:/program files, i would like to put it to c:\program files 2. tweakui usually allows for stuff like this but i havent found it. they allow changes to the my documents location, my pictures, and favorites.
 

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Anyone know the location of the .ics files saved by Windows Calendar? I am hoping to use these files for the Rainlendar program..

Answer:Location of Windows Calendar .ics files?

krytoned said:

Anyone know the location of the .ics files saved by Windows Calendar? I am hoping to use these files for the Rainlendar program..



Did you ever find them. I'm looking as well without any luck.

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I currently have my Outlook 2010 email files in 2 different locations, some in one folder & the remainder in another. I would like to move them so that they are all in the same folder.
When I go to Outlook Account Settings -> Data Files, I see all of the locations listed but I see no way of changing the location short of deleting entries and re-adding them. Does anyone know a better way of doing this?

Here's my SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8096 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 453766 MB, Free - 182735 MB; D: Total - 100006 MB, Free - 81020 MB; E: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 19847 MB; F: Total - 200004 MB, Free - 189768 MB; G: Total - 156916 MB, Free - 140569 MB; H: Total - 499999 MB, Free - 447981 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Maximus IV GENE-Z
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Changing the location of Outlook files

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Hi.

Usually when I stream a mpeg or wmv off of a website the file saves somewhere on my computer and is able to be located and watched again if I do a Search for Movies. That has changed recently and Search function no longer finds the files.

I am using XP, perhaps it has something to do with the settings on the other User Accounts on this PC?

Thanks for your help.

Lodro
 

Answer:Streaming files saving location...

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Is it alright for system files to be sitting in the root directory? Aren't they supposed to be in the System or System32 folder? Is it alright if there is no System folder?

The computer runs, slowler than molassus on a cold day in winter, but it runs. I'm posting from it.

Answer:System Files In Strange Location

Can you tell the names of those system files that reside in your computer's root folder?

Some system files do stay in root while other stay in different folders.

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Hi,

I'm sure I once read somewhere that it was possible to make a change to the registry so that software installations would not automatically install into the default of 'C:\Program Files' - does anyone here know of such a trick ?

Background is that I have a 'C' Drive and a 'D' Drive - C is down to about 200 MB free while D has about 2 GB free. Most software installation routines allow you to specify 'D:\Program Files\Whatever ..' asd the installation folder rather than the default of
'C:\Program Files\Whatever ...' - but various Microsoft products still continue to install some files into
'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared' even where
the actual product is installing its main files into (eg)
'D:\Program Files\Whatever ...'.

And this is what this registry change is supposed to prevent - but after trawling through MSDN I can't find any references to this, so I'd appreciate if someone knew of this change ?

Thanks.

Ray
 

Answer:Location of \Program Files Folder ?

dont mess w/ that!!!

the information its placing on you c:/ drive is miniscule

that folder allows your various programs to communicate w/ each other along w/ some user/global variables
 

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I'm trying to roll back Directx 9.0c to 9.0b (no restore point) with third party software. I need to copy the original directx files from the installation CD to a temporary folder but I cannot seem to locate them. Can anyone tell me where on the CD or in what .cab file the original directx files are in?

Many thanks
 

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Hey all!
I know i've been inactive for quite some time. Between work and college, it's hard to be active pretty much anywhere online!

But anyways, this question is for two kinds of people;
those who know the location of driver files and
those who have used vLite before.

I'm trying to make recovery discs for my PC using vLite, however I need to know where the driver files are located or else I'm pretty much just making another copy of Vista.

Any help at all is much appreciated!

Thanks,
EJ
 

Answer:Solved: Location of Driver Files

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I've managed to change my "Program Files" location so it is my E:\ drive, and when I install 64bit applications it automatically wants to install to E:\Program Files (which is a good thing)
However, I can't seem to make "Program Files (x86)" change too. I've uninstalled everything from there, but when I install 32 bit programs it wants by default to install to C:\Program Files (x86) , instead of E:\Program Files (x86).

How can I change the default install location of 32 bit applications too? Here is what the registry page looks like that I changed everything in:
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion)

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit if you didn't realise already
Many thanks
 

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Hello everyone,
I want to uninstall some of the installed language packs on my computer using cmd (dism cmdlet)
To do this I need to know where those files (*.cab).
Can someone tell me, where the files are located on a Win 7 Enterprise x64?


Thank you in advance!

Regards
-Nikolai 

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I'm trying to roll back Directx 9.0c to 9.0b (no restore point) with third party software. I need to copy the original directx files from the installation CD to a temporary folder but I cannot seem to locate them. Can anyone tell me where on the CD or in what .cab file the original directx files are in?

Many thanks
 

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I run my TV card through Media Center on Windows Vista. When I record a TV program in Media Center where does it store the file?

Answer:Media Center Files Location

I found them:-))

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Hi AllI save my files (say, words of songs etc) in My Documents/1My Docs/Lyrics. I want Word, when I go to save as..., to go straight to that location. I found the place where you set this default (I forget where now!) but it made no difference. Any way of not having to click 4 or 5 times to save a file?ThanksKC

Answer:Location of saved files in Word

Right click the word shortcut and from the resulting menu, choose properties. Click on the shortcut tab and in the box named, start in: type the location where you would like to save your files and they will be saved in that folder by default. Hope this helps. TT

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When I do my housework the files are moved to folders I create for them but upon a reboot or restart they return to their original location.Very spooky...hahaCan anyone shed some light how I can get them to remain in the folders I choose to put them in to?CheersPeter

Answer:Files return to their original location

I can't find any info on that problem and I've never come across it before. Suggest you try System Restore & choose a restore date that's older than the date you first noticed the problem.

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I have a large database of sound files organised by manufacturer. I would like to order those into categories eg Strings, Metal, Wind etc. that I can then search using other programs. I do not want to make multiple copies, I just want to make a reference to the original files
Is this possible?

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I was working on a web site that you can build resumes....it didn't save the work I had typed.  Is there somewhere I can "find" a temp file of what I typed??Any help would be appreciated, as I had worked for almost an hour on it....thanks!

Answer:Location of Temp files saved....

Your only chance would be in your temporary internet files.IE>Tools>Internet Options>General>Settings>View Files

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How do I do the above when it does not give me the option. This is for my new Dial-up account as NTL are making changes from NTLworld to NTL.FreedomAll it offers is save to disc

Answer:Opening files from present location

i use ntl bb and have found this too.use this to get around it.click heredoesnt speed it up any of course but does have a handy virus scan function.

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One of the jobs I have where I work is to write logon scripts using Kixtart for a 1500 user LAN. I'd like to inventory (among others) the workstations with GoHip installed. Does anyone know the location of the program files for GoHip and anything similar that would confirm the presence of this crapware? After inventory, I'm looking forward to writing a removal script as well.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Location of GoHip Program Files

I would imagine that is C:\Program Files
There is an uninstaller available here that you could write a batch file for

It's not often that M$KB have a spyware removal page
 

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Hi,I have an issue, i am using windows server 2003. I am copying files and folders from one drive F:/ to H:/ on the same server. The issue i have is i want to keep the same date stamps on the sub folders, but when i copy the folders across the modified date always changes to the current date and time. is there away of moving files and folders from one drive to another and keeping the same date stamps? Thanks

Answer:Moving files and folders to a new location.

this might do the trickclick here

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I'm trying to import my Outlook e-mails and addresses into Outlook 2007 Home & Student on Windows 7..... from a file that was part of a back-up done on another (now dead) computer running XP Home. I think I have found that Outlook files on a DVD that was burned for me from that backup but Outlook won't import from it. I'm thinking I could drag the file from the DVD to wherever it is in Windows 7 (on the new computer) but I can't find the location. Is this a .pst file or something else? Where would it be in Windows 7 Home? Thanks.

Answer:Office H&S Outlook files location?

Unless Outlook 2007 was installed separately from Office Home and Student 2007, you don't have Home and Student 2007. Outlook is in Standard and higher. HS only has Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote.

But that aside, Outlook 2007 stores your .PST file [has all your emails, contacts, etc] within this directory in Windows 7:

[DRIVE]:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Refer this website for more information: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...669141033.aspx

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I am shortly going to reformats this machine after a rebuild.All is prepared all docs, and downloaded bits'n'pieces are tucked away on the external HDDready to be put back on,What is missing are the update files that Zone Alarmand AVG are contantly sending - where do they live?Or do I have to install the basic progs and start all over?

Answer:AV & firewall update files location

I'm not sure about the zonealarm ones but you can download the lastest AVG updates from click here and save these to disk then once you have reinstalled goto the update section in AVG and point to the folder with those updates and not the internet.

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Hey ppl,

Me using Norton 2005, and i format my Pc many times and its a pain updating the software every now & then.

So, i wana knw where in PC does the norton stores its update files thts been done through internet.... i wana have a Backup of it so next time i format i do not need to download again the updates.....
 

Answer:Norton update files - Location?

update bhej
 

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I finally got 7 installed and running on my notebook. I also replaced the hard drive - it seems much faster now but maybe because the hard drive is 7200 rpm instead of the 5400 rpm.

I have read somewhere that in 7 it is possible to move the default data folders (my docs, music, video, etc) location to another drive. I want to move these folders to my e: drive. Can it be done? Is there some way to specify that the E: drive is the data drive for every and for all eternity, for all software installed on the computer, till death do us part?

Answer:[SOLVED] Location of data files on 7

Applies to Windows 7 as well -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949977

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Hi. Is it possible to change the location of Ooutlook XP pst files from the traditional drive c:/ to drive d:/ ?
Will this protect those files from being erased while re-installing the operating system (Windows XP Pro SP3) ?
Thanks, Joseph.
 

Answer:Change location of Outlook XP pst files

Yes, though they could have made it easier! In Outlook 2002 (probably same in 2003, but maybe not in 2007), first find your pst file in Windows Explorer. Close Outlook and copy the file to wherever you would like it to be, and rename the copy to, say, joseph.pst.

Open Outlook > Tools > Options > Mail Setup, Data Files button. Click Add, OK the next box, and browse to joseph.pst and OK out. Now open Tools > Email accounts and select View or Change Existing Email Accounts, OK the next box and in the next box, at the bottom, is a button New Outlook Data File. Use that to browse to your joseph.pst and that should be it. You may get a warning about changing the location, if so just follow the prompts.

It's messy but it is well worth doing imo.

Oh, and to avoid later confiusion, once it's working, go back and delete the original file.
 

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Hello,
can anyone tell me,where I can find the TEMP and the TMP folder within Windows 7?
Thank you.

Answer:the location of windows 7 temporary files

C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

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G'day all!

I have an oldish seagate 10.2 gig Hard drive installed as slave, and a seagate 60 gig as master. The slave has WinME and the master has WinXP. How can I choose which drive/OS to boot from. I've gone into bios, but the slave (10.2gig) isn't listed as an option in the boot order list. Should they both be master? At the moment it boots only from the 60 gig WinXP.
Cheers
 

Answer:dual hard drive/ dual boot problem

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Hi, Wilder's security forum has moved to a new server. Please read the attached posts . [Done] Forum moving to new hosting company - Wilders Security Forums
Looking at posts #11 & #12 in particular, are we supposed to add the lines in post 11 to our Hosts file? If so I'm not familiar with where the Hosts file on my computer would be located, and how to proceed there if there is one. Any help will be appreciated. The new forum appeared this morning for me, and now I'm getting the old forum again which is read only. Does anyone have the same problem? I can't believe we have to do the above to access their new server. Thanks in advance for a heads up.

Answer:host files for new Wilders forum location

Same thing here.

I was hoping I, too, would get an answer.

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Having a bit of a problem with SFC under W98SE. After my youngest had installed a new trainsim, started to get some strange behaviours. Ran SFC which came up with no less than 28 corrupted system files. Uninstalled my youngest's contributions, but the (possibly) corrupted files remained.I have restored the Win98 files from installation disks, but still have a further 16 files which I cannot find the source of - evidently they came from program installations. Most are .dll, though there are a couple of .ocx (?) and even a couple of .sys files (k98.sys and ksse.sys). Right clicking and selecting properties in Explorer gives a few clues, but my search has not yet been successful. The offending files are only present on c: drive in their (SFC reported) corrupted form.Any ideas on how to trace these files please (I can post a complete list if anyone's interested).

Answer:System File Checker - location of files?

Post a list of the files, see if we can trace them, PA28. ksse.sys is part of DirectX.

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Firstly to explain my problem, recently random .exe files started asking me for premission to make changes to a compiuter and I can't press no, that is I can press it but it only leads to the same window poping up again imedietly and I can't do anything else from it and can only manualy restart a PC on a power button. The name of an .exe file changes from time to time but it's location stays the same C/users/username/appdata/roaming/microsoft/windows/ieupdate/ and publisher is always unknown, the name of the .exe file is always a name of some .exe that does exist in my PC on a different location for an example this time it is schtasks.exe. I got this virus together with bunch of others by installing some false codeks and I menaged to get  rid of all the others viruses exept the ones that make this problem witch just gotten worse with time as now it shows every time I start up windows true I menaged to find a way to put it in a bacground so I can do other things, I done this by opening a video in my Media player claccis as soon as I turn up a PC and while it is playing pop up window can only start in bacground witch enables me to do other things. Also it dosen't show it self at all if I am runing a PC in safe mode.
 
I am useing Win 7 64bit and for antivirus Iobit advanced system care ultimate 6 and Iobit Malware fighter V2.4 but I also used a few other Malware fighters in oder to get rid of other viruses that gotten together with this one (adwcleaner 3.309, HitmanPr... Read more

Answer:Random .exe files from same location asking for premission, I can't chouse no.

Welcome aboard   Uninstall Advanced System Care.Registry cleaners/optimizers are not recommended for several reasons: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.... Read more

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Just partitioned my disk -- now have a new space just for programs. I'm copying all the files from C: to the new location E:

Will the programs still function (since the paths will be different now)? Do I need to change anything? If so, what is the easiest way?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Moving program files to another location XP Home

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Hello everyone,

Just recently Windows wouldn't let me move any files or folders from their original location. So for example, when I try to move a single file from the desktop to a folder, nothing happens--as I drag the file into the folder, it doesn't go in; it simply stays in its original location. There is no error message.

However when I try to move a file/folder to an external drive or D drive (which I believe is merely a seperate partition of the main drive, C), it works.

There is has been no recent crashing, updates or alterations to the PC I can recall. I did, however, install the Service Pack 3 update a few days ago, however this problem didn't present until days afterward. There is under 1 gig of hard drive space after the Service Pack update, although I doubt low HD space could cause such a problem. I've run Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Avast scans, resulting in no finds.

Thank you for any help on this messy mess of a mess.

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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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Help - I'm new to Vista (Home Premium SP1)

In XP it was possible to change the location of the .DBX files used by Outlook Express - does the same feature exist in Vista? And if so, where is the default Vista location for a user's mailbox?
 

Answer:Solved: Location of mail files in Vista

Open Windows mail, go to Tools>Options>Advanced Tab>Maintenance Button
 

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Hi. Been using macrium for imaging.

I just noticed that the default location for the xml files it creates with each image is on my C:.... My Documents/Reflect.
I always just let it choose until I came to the image, which is on an external drive.

Should these be on my external drive, and can I move them safely so they will be recognized, in case my C: fails?

In other words, can I move them and Macrium will find them? Do I have to do a step after I move them?

thanks a bunch

Answer:Move location of Macrium image XML files?

In my case I don't have Macrium create the XML files. I have restored images without them. Others more wise may chime in on what their use is.

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Hi,

I tried to update my iTunes the other day. I clicked on 'Find Updates' or something, it asked if I wanted to update to iTunes 10; I clicked yes, the program seemed to flicker and then nothing happened. So I tried to update via the Apple site. And I think that was when I started getting the error message...

Could not access network location \common files\.

The error message window thing was labled iTunes + QuickTime. So I thought I'd try to start from scratch and removed iTunes and QuickTime from my Add and Remove Programs thing. But I still kept getting the message.

I have tried googling the answer myself but not really understanding a lot of the technical terms, I've found it really hard!

I have seen similar error messages, often with the error number of 1606. But I didn't get that number, just the actual message of Could not access network location \common files\.

I looked at something to do with HKEY. Not having a clue what it is though. I tried the automatic fix it from Microsoft but I still couldn't install iTunes. I found the list (registry entries??) through Run and it seemed to match up with what it was supposed to. Except that the first on the list was "(Default)" - "REG_SZ" - "(value not set)", which wasn't listed on the example I found, but it sounded innocent enough.

I think I got the impression that the above might be affected by updating the operating system and also Norton 2003. I don&#... Read more

Answer:could not access network location \common files\.

bump
 

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I had gotten infected with this virus around 3 weeks ego together with some other viruses while installing some fake codec pack, after installing it it seemed very suspicious to me so I immediately restarted my PC in a safe mode and scanned it with my antivirus  IObit Advanced systemcare Ultimate 6 and my IObit Malware Fighter v2.4, both of them found some viruses and cleaned them. But after that I started having some problems, 3 different problems that is, First was that out of nowhere a window to save some files would open asking me to save some small files and it would show dozen of times after I click on cancel before dispiriting, second problem was that after turning my PC it would say that some DLL files ware unable to load (Witch I found out latter that those DLL files don't exist as part of windows or any program but are viruses infact). I will talk later about #3 problem in more detail as that is the one I am still having and the reason I am asking for help here. After googleing for those symptoms I found a solution for a first problem witch ware to use those Malware fighters adwcleaner 3.309, HitmanPro, JRT and mbam 2.0.2.1012 witch took care of first problem as well a second one. But a #3 problem is the one I didn't found anything about witch led me to ask for help here witch I had done about a 10 days ego in this topic, one of members of this forum Broni had tried to help me but we didn't found a way to completely get rid of this virus only to delay problems ... Read more

Answer:Random .exe files from same location asking for premission, I can't chouse no.

Greetings and to BleepingComputer,
My name is xXToffeeXx, but feel free to call me Toffee if it is easier for you. I will be helping you with your malware problems.
 
A few points to cover before we start:
Do not run any tools without being instructed to as this makes my job much harder in trying to figure out what you have done.
Make sure to read my instructions fully before attempting a step.
If you have problems or questions with any of the steps, feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Please follow the topic by clicking on the "Follow this topic" button, and make sure a tick is in the "receive notifications" and is set to "Instantly". Any replies should be made in this topic by clicking the "Reply to this topic" button.
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I will attempt to reply as soon as possible, and normally within 24 hours of your reply. If this is not possible or I have a delay then I will let you know.
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Hi Okami,
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
 Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to run t... Read more

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Hi, I have had an option on my files and folder on Windows 8.1 x64 in the past that allows me with a right click to go to the file's location easily. After following the guide here I could not get it to work on all files. I have tried using tools from here and here to do this from here however none of them work.

Methods used so far with no success:
Registry edits as per the Shawn Brink's work on the sevenforum here (same as the one mentioned above)
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
@="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryLocation\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
@="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Results\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
@="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.symlink\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
@="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"
Tools
Ultimate Windows CustomizerRight-Click Extender for WindowsContext Menu Editor for WindowsContextEditShellExtViewShellMenuView


I noticed this strange behaviour on same file types and different ones as well. Windows installation was clean and done a few days ago. Also tried a dism /restorehealth and sfc /scannow for corruption and all come back clean. This is not a windows corruption problem.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Good Morning All,

I have a friend who was deleting downloads and accidentally deleted her documents folder as well (Folder was stored on a external portable hard drive). She went to the recycle bin and clicked the file and chose restore, it showed all positive signs and removed it from the recycle bin, but there is no trace of where it went. It is not anywhere on the external hard drive (which was connected when she did the restore from recycle bin). I tried searching everywhere and there is no sign of it, any idea where it went? We tried downloading a free data recovery program, but it is still scanning and will take another 4 hours just wanted to reach out to you all and see if anyone has heard of this before and how to fix it?

Thanks,
Brent

Answer:Restored Files from Recycle Bin not in Previous Location

What does it say when you right click the Recycle Bin and click Properties?

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I was wondering if there is any benefit to leaving Temporary Internet Files on C:\ drive? Do you guys think putting it on a different partition on the same hard drive would benefit the spead and hd usage? What about external hard drive?

I only have one internal hd with two partitons and one with external with multiple partitions.

Thanks,
Bogie

Answer:Optimal location for Temporary Internet Files

Bogie,

The Temporary Internet Files (or cache) folder contains Web page content that is stored on your hard disk for quick viewing. This cache permits Internet Explorer or MSN Explorer to download only the content that has changed since you last viewed a Web page, instead of downloading all the content for a page every time it is displayed. To delete the files in the Temporary Internet Files folder, follow these steps:.
1. Quit Internet Explorer and quit any instances of Windows Explorer.
2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
3. On the General tab, click Delete Files under Temporary Internet Files.
4. In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the Delete all offline content check box , and then click OK.
5. Click OK.

there is no real benifit in keeping these files, you can delete them.

Hope this Helps,

Jake

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I re-formatted my hard drive for the first time. I found some advice to put XP in its own 3.9 Gig partition. I did that and now am concerned that that will not be large enough. I have a 40 Gig hard drive. If I load "Program Files" to the remaining 36 Gig partition will I be OK for space for XP? Will having "Program Files" on a drive differnt than the XP OS cause any problems? Can I make the 36 Gig partition the default location for installing programs? I know, I should have asked these questions BEFORE I did it. Philbert

Answer:XP, Partition Strategy, Location of Program Files?

Yes but it may still be too small as every program you load to D:\ still writes files and registry on C:\

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i have windows xp with a hard disk of 50gb. i've been making winzip files.i've done a careful
examination and the system makes copies of the winzip files. when i do a search on .zip
i get 0 hits. is there a way i9 can sort all the files on the disk by size irrespective of
directorfy but will give me the location?
malcolm carr
 

Answer:sort al files by size irrespective of location

I have no idea what you are asking. Do you want to place all your files on the drive in order of size? What do zip files have to do with it? Why in the world would Winzip make copies of zip files?

Please try to be a bit clearer.
 

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is this possible?

I have a 4gb drive that has windows on and when i make a network file available offline, by default it is being saved to this drive. What I want is for the offline files to be saved on the 250gb hard disk I have in the computer.

thanks
 

Answer:Changing the location of the 'offline files' folder?

These two links may help you find some more info on the issue.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/..20.mspx
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;871896698;fp;2;fpid;1277378924

As far as I know there is no way to change the location of the Offline Files.
But if you find any more info do let me know.
 

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I ma using malware byte and supernatispyware they found some files were infected with spy ware unfortunately one of the files seems to be a system file and it's registry association :C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVSCHOST.EXE
I would like to know is there a site which can verify if the file is infected? My other concern is that I think when I originally deleted this file one of my hard drives "disappeared" form computer. So is it possible to send copy of the file without so that I do not have to physically remove it from my computer?
 

Answer:location to submit files for virus checking

Welcome! to MajorGeeks.com!

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

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

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


Helpful Notes:


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

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
To avoid additional delay ... Read more

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Where to find and How to view temporary internet files for mozilla firefox browser??

Answer:How to view internet files location in mozill

In the address box where you see www.type about:cache & press enter.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Hi- im wondering if there are any websites that will compress/zip or rar files online, from one web location to another? I know there are many that will do compression, but only if the original location is straight from the hard drive rather than any web location. Is there such a thing if anyone knows? Thanks

Answer:website to compress files online from one web location to another?

how do u get ur title for the thread on 2 lines? :S:S

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When I click on important files such as the E or F drives (flash drives) or my external hard drive, instead of opening in the file folder, it automatically opens the search window. Where is the 'little box' that shows the parameters of opening these files? I think it is in 'Folder Options' somewhere. I click any drive or most main folders and the Windows Search box opens up.
 

Answer:Clicking on files leads to wrong location

Try This

Start > Run > regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
 

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I use KompoZer to edit my website. When I ask to go to a certain page (I have c. 150 of them) the error message comes up that the file can not be found at the address given. I do not know how that linkage was lost, and it has to be re-established.

The files still exist in a My Documents folder.

How do I put back the linkage or create new, if necessary?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1499 Mb
Graphics Card: VMware SVGA II, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71846 MB, Free - 58552 MB; E: Total - 20255 MB, Free - 17212 MB; F: Total - 10291 MB, Free - 9295 MB; H: Total - 125162 MB, Free - 26924 MB; I: Total - 1103393 MB, Free - 1044243 MB; J: Total - 30529 MB, Free - 30433 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, 440BX Desktop Reference Platform, None, None
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Have lost connection to files location

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Hi,

Is it possible to move files from one location to another in Sharepoint?

cheers
Paul
 

Answer:Solved: Move files to a different location in Sharepoint

should be - I used to be able to do it , in a free early version , when I was re-organising various projects and reference material - BUT i cant remember how i did it - i think it was reasonably intuitive

are you a full administrator of the site ?

In fact , I moved items when I set up a draft site for review with a small number of User Acceptance Testers
 

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ok.. in my older win95 computer, i open notepad up.

it defaults to opening a file in the my documents folder. so i go to another folder (lets say folder typesk in C:\) and open it up.

if i open another folder, itll still tries to open up a file in the typesk folder in C:\ ,....

but on this computer, win98SE, it doesnt. ill open up notepad. it defaults to opening a file in the my documents folder. if i go to and open up a file in the typesk folder, and then try open up another file, it goes back to trying to open up a file in the my documents folder.

how do i get it to stop doing that, to try and get it to open up a file from the same folder that the previous files was opened from (if that makes sense? it should .. :/ ) ?
 

Answer:windows notepad opening files location

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