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Solved: Windows XP SP2-save to desktop-saves it to the desktop folder not the desktop

Q: Solved: Windows XP SP2-save to desktop-saves it to the desktop folder not the desktop

If I want to save a word doc or a downloaded program whatever it is to my desktop that is where it goes, except all of sudden it doesn't, Take a word doc and it just did it for a program to. when the word doc is done I go to file>save as>the make sure desktop is in the dropdown box and clicked on and then name the doc and click save. I have did it a million times, but now, instead of showing up my desktop I have to go into my computer>C drive> my documents>owner> then desktop and there it is, I can cut and paste it back to the desktop but why all of a sudden is it saving it there?

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A: Solved: Windows XP SP2-save to desktop-saves it to the desktop folder not the desktop

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Windows 98

Does anyone know what the problem with a computer would be if it is doing the following

When you run HJT it runs fine and does what it is suppose to do, However, when you go to save a backup like at first when you save the file I save it to the HJT file I have, and then when the next box pops up where you can save it to the desktop or a floppy or whereever the windows 98 won;t save it right. I click save as and I always save a copy to the desktop and then I can put it on a floppy or what ever I want. It always saves as a txt file. This windows 98 computer saves it as an Internet explorer file like when you save a website, the file has the big blue e on it. That is the way it saves it, it does not save it as a txt file. What is wrong and why would it do that? I have never run into this problem before. Can someone explain?

One more question

I dont have the whole HJT Log cause like I said it wouldn't save and the compuiter is not at my house, I also wanted to no, there was an 013 line in the HJT Log.

013 preview http://
I read that if it was preview http:// and then some other stuff it would be coolwebsearch on your computer to get rid of it but this one just ends with the http://
that is the default for windows however I have not seen it in a HJT Log before. So is it alright to leave it?

A:Solved: Windows 98- Just a question about how HJT Saves to desktop?

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Since I upgraded to Windows 8, I am no longer able to save individual Remote Desktop Connection files as .rdp files. I am talking about the traditional Remote Desktop Connection application on the Desktop that was in previous Windows versions, not the
Remote Desktop App from the Windows 8 store.
When I try to click on the Save button I get "An error occurred while saving to file"
When I try to click on the Save As button I get "Unable to open connection file" with the file address being where I tried to save it with the file name at the end.
Also when I upgraded to Windows 8, my .rdp files disappeared from my Documents folder.
 I need to create different .rdp files for different programs that my employees get into on my server. Now I have to hand type all the info each time into the Programs tap on the Remote Desktop Connection window, because I can't save to an
.rdp file.
 I like the Remote Desktop App from the Windows store but it won't let me designate specific programs to use using standard dos notation (ie c:\program files\ etc..). It just goes to my server desktop.
 I want to promote Windows 8 to my employees but I need either .rdp files for the traditional Remote Desktop Connection or the ability to open specific programs using dos notation in the Windows Store Remote Desktop App.

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I did something which caused the All Users Desktop folder to appear on my desktop. It's not a shortcut so I can't delete it since it is a system folder.

Is there anything I can to do remove it from my desktop?

Also, I wanted to have all my desktop icons in alphabetical order (except those that are permanently first). So I moved the Owner desktop folder into the All Users desktop folder; it shows up as a subfolder. Since I moved its contents into the main All Users desktop folder, there is nothing in it. But since I can't delete it I am assuming that all of Desktop Folders for each user is a system folder and can't be removed even though it is empty. I just wonder if my assumption is right?

Thanks, grandpaw

A:Solved: Remove Desktop folder from desktop

Try running System Restore to a point in time before you made these changes. You just had your system reinstalled. You need to leave system folders alone. Every user account has a Desktop folder. You can't delete them, and you shouldn't mess with them.

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I recently changed taskbar and start menu properties, system prompted restart. After restarting my desktop files folders disappeared from my desktop, including a folder that i have couple hundreds photos.
Please help.

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I have a folder on my desktop "my notes", it has several subfolders. When I have a file I want to save, I click on "save file as" name my file and then click on the "my notes" folder which opens up with my subfolders listed. My problem is, when I open the "my notes" folder, windows 7 defaults to the first subfolder listed. I want to save my file in the main folder of "my notes" not any of the subfolders. Can someone tell me how to save the file in the main folder of "my notes" not the subfolder?

A:Can't save file in desktop folder

Hello and welcome to SevenForums

Does it look like that, If so Just Lick save,

If not and your in the Subfolder click on the text where it has "My Notes!"

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Hi, i need your helps
After upgrade to windows 10 (from 8) I notice that my "active" desktop folder is C:\Users\Temp\Desktop ?I restart my computer and now my desktop is C:\Users\"myUser"\Desktop
The problem is - that C:\Users\Temp\Desktop folder with all of my sub-folders completely gone.

What can I do? Is those folders are hides anywhere?

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Hi, i need your helps

After upgrade to windows 10 (from 8) I notice that my "active" desktop folder is C:\Users\Temp\Desktop ?I restart my computer and now my desktop is C:\Users"myUser"\Desktop
The problem is - that C:\Users\Temp\Desktop folder with all of my sub-folders completely gone.

What can I do? Is those folders are hides anywhere?

A:Desktop folder disappear (C:\Users\Temp\Desktop) with all my material

check your C:\Users folder, see if there's a user in there call Temp. If so, your folder should be in that user's desktop folder.

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we are building some restricted Clients for a special room and we need to disable the save as dialoge
When open a PDF-Document in InternetExplorer and then want to save it, the default path is set to My Documents (Instead of the default "Downloads" save location from IE) . We have already disabled the Libarys via Registry but in the "save
as" dialoge they are still there.
We want to achive that a User can only save files to a fileserver and nowhere else. Additionally we have seen this in the open dialog with the desktop as default path, which we want to disable also. Normally the User see anything in the Desktop (restricted
via GPO), but unfortunately its possiable to save and open files there.
I have looked at User- and ShellFolder Registry Keys to custimize the dialoges but it works, but possibly not the best solution. Also I know thats possiable to work with folder redirection, but then the libaries are still there.
Is there a way to disable the "documents" and "desktop" save-as dialogs, so that its noted by the application and only show the share path?
I hope its possiable to understand what I mean :-)

A:Disable Save to Desktop / Documents Folder

If you would like to restrict user from saving file on Desktop, you can remove Modify permission from their Desktop folder by Startup scripts. Group Policy cannot restrict add/remove item if they have modify permission.
You can enable the following Policies to disable downloading.
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Internet Control Panel > Security Page
You can enable "Allow file downloads" policy and select Disable in Internet Zone and Intranet Zone.Mark as Answer if it's worked. Thanks. Balamurugan_Subramaniyan

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How can I save an HTML email (gmail) to a folder on the desktop? I have Windows 7.

A:How can I save an HTML email to a folder on the desktop?

The easiest way to do it is when you are in the email, press the print icon and use the Save to PDF function. This feature is usually included with Adobe Reader.

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Hi! I'll describe my problem with an example. Let's say I'm moving a file to the desktop (the folder in Windows Explorer). When I then check the desktop, the file isn't there. My problem is that changes that are either made to the desktop or the desktop folder doesn't apply to the other one, so the desktop folder and the desktop itself looks different. How can I fix this?

Sorry for the confusing explanation :/

A:Changes made in the desktop folder doesn't change on the desktop.

So what is the issue?

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I recently had to deal with a pretty nasty Malware/Virus. i dont know which one, I didn't bother to read the logs of the virus detectors as I was removing it, I just kept working on getting it gone.I think it's gone now, but i'm left with one annoying side effect. I'm including a screenshot of my desktop. It's a folder. It's actually on TOP of my desktop, and it's a real folder. I can click on the 2 icons there, and they will open. If i try to move any icons around my desktop, it thinks i'm trying to put them INTO that folder.Now, if i go into hijack this, i find this line, I assume the issues are related.024 - Desktop Component 0: Privacy Protection (no file)I cannot remove this with hijackthis. I select it, click Fix, then click scan.... and it's still there. I've got Adaware, Hijackthis (latest), Malwarebites, and none of them seem to care about the issue, or my lack of a desktop.EDIT: add spybot s&d to the list of programs i've tried. It found a couple registry entries for smitfraud, but it didnt' get me my desktop back.

A:Folder IS Desktop, and 024 - Desktop Component 0: Privacy Protection

OMG i got it on my own. You have no idea how happy i am. I'm going to post this solution for search and archival purposes.

One of the above programs, not sure which one, finally unlocked the window. Scrolling my mouse to the top of the screen allowed me to pull down the window, and close the little bugger.


But i still have the 024 thing in my hijackthis, and it still wont remove. I'd appreciate help on this one just for peace of mind.

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Couldn't find the answer in searches so hopefully someone has performed this function and can offer help.

Have an office machine running Win XP w/ Outlook 98. Want to change the default attachment "Save As" folder to the Desktop. Can this be done and of so, what are the steps?

Thanks much!

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it says:

Destination Folder Access Denied

You need permission to perform this action
I am the administrator i so i have full permission on everything but i am stuck on this error,, please help me,,

thanks in advance!

A:I cannot create new folder on desktop, only on desktop but in other folders i can

There are several desktops folders. a couple of them are "system" locked. Which path are you following to the one which denies access?

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I encountered this last night, something had changed HCKU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders key "Desktop" value to \Users\USERNAME\Cookies\Desktop from \Users\USERNAME\Cookies\Desktop.

The end result is that the desktop was moved to said folder, I had to change it back and restart explorer.exe to restore it.
It didn't change for the other user on the machine. HijackThis, superantispyware, avg, and malwarebytes came up clean. I tried a sfc /scannow and it found no issues.

This is a Windows 7 x64 install, with UAC enabled. Am I infected? I don't browse the web much on this machine, only used for gaming and occasionally PuTTY, EmacsW32 if I don't want to reboot into OSX. If it's not an infection, I'm not sure what exactly is going on. I really don't even use windows explorer much, save perhaps windows key -> type what I want to open -> enter, so I don't think I dragged anything and 'mv' in cygwin wouldn't mess with the registry, just move the directory, if I had a typo somewhere... Thanks!

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So I am trying to figure out how/why this is the way it is. I have a user that has their desktop as a folder (quicklaunch style) on their taskbar. There are no desktop icons on the actual desktop and any new icons created by installing a program or dragging and dropping to the desktop are moved to this idiotic location on the taskbar.

I have checked the registry and Shell folders appear correct.

I have a feeling that a previous user has used something similar to Tweak UI and changed this and now it has me scratching my head. Any suggestions on restoring this desktop?

A:Desktop Folder on Taskbar - New Desktop Icons go to this folder?

right click on the taskbar to toolbars/uncheck desktop.
it was creating a toolbar of the desktop folder.

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Every time i try to open a folder ( Mycomputer , MyDocuments , etc. ) explorer.exe freezes for about 5 min and then the folder opens. Sometimes it doesn't open at all and i have to restart it using Task Manager.
I had this problem before but somehow i fixed it. The folders won't open but after 1 folder has been opened the problem stops ( until i close all folders , then i have to wait 5min again ).

I tried using Desktop Maestro , MalwareBytes , AVG scan and defragmenting the disks... nothing seems to work.

The first time i had this problem i did scans and then i deleted some files to make some space , restarted my PC , restarted explorer.exe , deactivated some programs on startup and then the problem was fixed but i don't know which of these did it.
Also i rarely Shut Down my PC , mostly put it on Sleep, could that cause problems?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer Freezes after i open a folder from my desktop

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since changing from ie to firefox i can no longer right click on a page i am viewing and save to desktop. is this something that can be added to firefox.

A:Solved: save to desktop

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07-02-2008, 12:03 PM #1 (permalink)
OS: XP Pro

problem with desktop display properties


Two nights ago I visited the web site Flash Fun Pages to find a joke to send to a friend who is sick with cancer. I did not end up sending anything and logged out. Yesterday, the background on my desktop was hijacked by this site. I ran Ad Aware SE and AVG both regularly and in safe mode, but did not find any viruses or malware. I also ran Trend Micro House Call but that did not find any problems either.

The problem was that the backgrounds were frozen at the end of the list, on "desktop", and could not be changed. I went on line to Downloads.com and looked under desktop display hijacked and found some freeware named Desktop Hijack Fix. This got rid of the Flash Fun Pages joke links and ads, but now my desktop display backgrounds are still frozen, although they are now frozen at the top of the list--'none'. I can choose a color, but I cannot access any of the background options, including the photo of my dog, which is my background of choice.

Interestingly, there are two users of my computer, and the other user does not have this problem. I can change the display properties backgr... Read more

A:[SOLVED] opaque titles for desktop icons can't be made transparent/desktop always act

I have gone through the 5 steps.

Attached please find the Hijack This log, and the 2 DSS logs.

I cannot post the Panda ActiveScan log from my first scan because I simply forgot to upload it and when I go back to the site all it says is that 11 tracking cookies were disinfected. But I am attaching the log from my second scan. Interestingly, there were 4 additional low level tracking cookies found and disinfected. The same 8 vulnerabilities--all from Microsoft updates--remain on my computer since the software does not disnfect these or offer the opportunity to disinfect them.

Spyware Blaster has been set up to protect everything on my computer.

But the problem is still that apparently my desktop is active and cannoot be turned off. I have run Iconoid and cannot make the titles for my desktop icons transparent because it states that the desktop is active. You can see in my previous posting the work that Cool Freak has done to try to figure this out before he kicked this over to "the experts".

Please help me. It's not only that my desktop is ugly with these opaque icon title boxes, there is something wrong with my computer that is causing this that we have not identified as yet, and who knows what havoc that might wreak in the future! Thank you very much for your attention and help.

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I found a great photo while looking for free wallpaper and saved it to my desktop. I really like it and would like to be able to save it in my bookmarks, but I don't know which free photo site it came from. Have checked several of the most recent but there are hundreds of photos...and no success. Is there a way to save my present desktop photo?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: How to save desktop shot

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Windows XP, I am looking for a download that saves my current desktop session in terms of open windows.
To elaborate, I am working on a project that requires 4 files/programs and they are open on my desktop. I'm working on the project across windows when I have to get on a call or someone walks up to my desk and I have start opening other things to interact with them.
For simplicity's sake I only like to have things open that are relevant to my current activities.

So, when something happens and I have to switch gears to another project I would like to save everything thats currently open, close all windows and easily open when I want to start working on them again.

A:Solved: Save Desktop Session

I don't know of anything that saves the state of every program window (data and system windows are no problem) in order to recreate the desktop in one step.

You sound like a possible candidate for what is known as virtual desktop environment in which while you don't close out of programs, you can switch to another desktop for other purposes and then switch back to the other desktop and pick up right where you left off.

This method would work in a continuous session environment (like a work day) but not of course if a reboot/turn off cycle was required.

A couple of programs (you can search for more if it looks good but you need something just a bit different) that do this are Microsoft Power Toy Virtual Destop Manager (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx) and Virtual Desktop 1.0 (http://www.free-soft.ro/desktop/desktop.html).

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hi .. i got a problem with my desktop like in this topic "http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/125587/white-desktop-filecwindowsprivacy-dangerindexhtm/"
and i did what teacup61 say and i also got my desktop back the normal
but my mitFraudFix log is differentt and i also have a message near the windows clock "16:37: VIRUS ALERT!"

my mitFraudFix log is this

SmitFraudFix v2.329

Scan done at 12:26:37,59, s b 05/07/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Magn?lia\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [vers?o 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

???????????????????????? Process

C:\Arquivos de programas\GbPlugin\GbpSv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\NitroPC\NitroPC.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Mozilla Firef... Read more

A:White Desktop - File:///c:/windows/privacy_danger/index.htm, Problem With Desktop

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Carolyn and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. HijackThis logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that it happens. Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please reply to this thread, do not start another!Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix.If you follow these instructions, everything should go smoothly. I am sorry that we were unable to reply to your post sooner. The forums have been very busy. If you are still in need of assistance, please do the following:Download and install HijackThis Download HJTInstall.exe to your Desktop.Doubleclick HJTInstall.exe to install it.By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .Click on Install.It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.Copy/Paste the log to your next reply please.
Don't use the Analyse This button, its findings are dangerous if misinterpreted.
Don't have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even requi... Read more

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Hey, guys. My Windows 7 machine will not for the life of me let me save to the desktop. Is there a way to fix this problem?

A:Windows 7 doesn't let me save to desktop?

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I`ve always been able to save downloads to the actual desktop but now they go to the desktop library even though i have it set under tools/options in Firefox. Any ideas please?

A:Save downloads to desktop Windows 8.1

select always ask and do that a couple of times then unselect

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I have 25 files and folders on my desktop but only 15 are visible when viewing the desktop directly. All of them are visible when viewing the desktop in Windows Explorer. I have two monitors configured as one and keep all desktop items on one of them. I've tried selecting everything with CTL-A while on the desktop and moving them around as a group, to see if the missing ones might have somehow scrolled off the screen, but that doesn't reveal them.

Any idea what might be causing this? Thanks.

A:Desktop files are visible in Windows Explorer but not on Desktop

right click -> show desktop icons :O

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I own a one year old Toshiba Tecra i5 laptop.
Recently when I save anything to the desktop, I can save the file but not a new shortcut.

I can no longer create a new desktop icon manually, and new icons are no longer created
automatically as they always had been in the past.

I work off my desktop a lot, so this has become a real pain. Any ideas?
A solution would be greatly appreciated.

GR, alias ezBoomer

A:Can't create new desktop icons when saving to desktop in Windows 7

Here are some things you can try.

Click on the desktop and press F5.
Righ-click on the desktop > view > and uncheck "show desktop icons" then check it again.
Reload the icon cache.
In windows explorer make sure hidden files are shown. To do this go to:
Tools > folder options > view > select show hidden files, folder, and drives.
then go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local (replace "username" to your username)
and delete IconCache.db
Then reboot.

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and missing from desktop items
Win XP Pro SP2
IE 7

I don't know when the problem began, but I suspect it began when I upgraded [ ?? ] to IE 7.

First noticed 07 April when I created a new user account [ administrator group ].

Problem occurs with all users.

System Restore is not an option because I have made many changes since adding IE 7.

I also use FF. I do not want this to become an IE vs FF thread.

I tried these:
Go into the registry and look for the registry key...


I'll bet yours looks as mine did and has...

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-7.

What it should be is...

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-32528


I was browsing through the registry and I found the same key as you ending -702. This is the wrong key, if you go one level lower you will find the key ending on -7. When you change this one it does work.

Neither of which worked.

That which restored the IE desktop icon:
Tip #100 at http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFAQ.htm
The Display properties, customize destop, "desktop items", "general" tab does NOT allow for the selection / deselection of IE. See screen shot.

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: IE missing from desktop desktop items

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I'm not sure if I'm putting this in the right forum. Here is what I need help on if it can be done. After using remote desktop you either click logoff or disconnect. When you select logoff the xp client I believe is at the Ctrl, Alt, Del screen. If you select disconnect I believe it's at the screen that says your computer is locked press Ctrl, Alt, Del to unlock. Is there a way maybe using a group policy to actually just release the desktop so it's not locked or logged off? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Release desktop after using Remote Desktop?

Not sure, I'll look into it, in the meantine see if running this does the trick run at the command line on the remote computer, th

tscon.exe 0 /dest:console


%windir%\System32\tscon.exe 0 /dest:console

If so, maybe batch file or VBScript it

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I am a one person shop in a home office. I am the sole administrator and sole user. There is no higher authority in my company than me. Suddenly just today, I do not have permission to save any kind of file from the web to my desktop. I cannot save them to the desktop, download them to the desktop, or create a shortcut from the web to the desktop.

Both Avira-AntiVir and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware say my computer is clean. I have tried takeown /F with no luck. What are the possible causes of this? Other suggestions to fix it? I typically do all support for my home office and computer and this has me stumped.

And while we are on this, it would be nice to have a simple, direct way to allow me to open any folder on my own computer and save to any folder on my computer as I have always had trouble with this, even when logged in as an administrator.

Help please. I am trying to work today and save research to the desktop and this is a pain the the rump.

A:Windows 7 64-bit, now no permission to save files from web to desktop

Hello Geercom,

Do you have this issue doing those actions to another folder (ex: C:\Users\(username)\Downloads), or is this only happening with your desktop?

Are your user folders still located in the default "C:\User\(user-name)" location?

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Windows XP will not save my desktop configuration after rebooting. I managed to fix half of the problem by using the registry script below. At first, it would not save the selected screen resolution. The reg. script fixed that. Now it still refuses to save my desktop theme (the bar on the bottom of the screen, the Start button, etc). It always switches back to Windows Classic Style. I want it to stay set to Royale 2006 style which is located at Display Properties > Appearance Tab > Windows and Buttons.

I am using Microsoft Windows Pro 2002 Service Pack 3 by the way. Any tips or suggestions would be very much appreciated!

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




"BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40

"BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40

A:Windows XP WILL NOT save my desktop configuration after reboot!

Bah. Nevermind. I upgraded to Windows 7.

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Hi to all,
I am trying to figure out how to save (create shortcut) to the desktop in Edge?
Thank you in advance for any insight!

A:How to save webpage to desktop in Edge-Windows 10

You can pin pages to start (using the three dot menu on the top right), or add to the favorites folder or favorites bar via the favorite star icon or the menu. You can't save a shortcut anywhere else with Edge at the moment - you'd still need to use IE11 for that (although assuming a shortcut is just a URL file, you should be able to open it in Edge by default for what it's worth).

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My computer has taken quite a beating last night, power went out 4 times sporadically, thankfully I have a voltage regulator.

The funny thing is.. before the first blackout, I had rearranged a couple of files/folders, and desktop icons, and whenever I would turn the computer back on,everything was laid off the way it was before I arranged it, it's a little bit funny...
Second question.. anybody who is used to TPLINK wireless adapters, is it normal that whenever the adapter's driver gets outdated it will let you know with a BSOD? Whenever I get BSOD's they are always related to my wireless cards driver being outdated, it's a little irritating..

A:Does windows have desktop icon save states?

I use a program called DesktopOK to remember my desktop icon layout.

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urgent!!! when i "save as" images from internet to me desktop or any folder they are saves in png format, i have no use for that format, so please ti hink it is something adobe photoshop set up as automatic, but i dont know how to change that config or if it is something else.. please help.

A:my images turn into png format when "save as" to desktop or any folder

I haven't heard of them changing to ".png" -- but I have heard of them being changed to .bmp when the Internet Explorer cache is full.

Try clearing the cache in Internet Options.


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Hello everyone. As much as I'd like to be posting a welcome message in the appropriate section, I could surely use some help. I'm going to go back to last night, just to make sure I don't miss anything.

I'd left my computer on when I went to bed, as my weekly in-depth virus scan (AVG Free) runs around 4 am, but we lost power sometime in the night and the computer was shut down when I woke up this morning. I restarted and everything seemed fine; I had an Adobe Flash Player update waiting to be downloaded but as I wasn't connected to the internet, I planned on updating it later. I left the computer running while I went to yoga and was back about 2 hours later, everything still seemed fine.

However, as I started my browser (Firefox), I was getting an error message that the Adobe Flash Player.exe couldn't be found (I think, I didn't pay much attention at first) and the filepath the message was referencing was somewhere in the Temp folder. Then I started getting the hard drive failure error message ("Hard Drive Failure
The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE / SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system.") and, like a moron (thinking it was an issue caused by the power outage last night), I restarted my computer.

Once I restarted, the desktop was black save a few icons - My Computer, Recycle Bin, etc and what looked like the Windows Recovery utility started running. Noticing a typo, I did so... Read more

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Hi. I'm a Windows 8 newbie, so go easy on me .

I'm trying to RDP from my new Windows 8 laptop to an XP desktop, both of which are on my home network. When I try, I get the below error...

Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:

1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
2) The remote computer is turned off
3) The remote computer is not available on the network

As best as I can tell, none of the conditions above is true. Here is what I have looked at so far...

- On the XP machine, in System settings / Remote, "Allow users to connect to this system" is Checked. I have successfully RDP'd to this machine in the past, but this is the first time I've tried from the Windows 8 machine.

- From the Windows 8 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access a shared drive on the XP machine. In fact, I've been moving files between the XP machine and the Windows 8 machine, in both directions, all day.

- Just to eliminate another potential issue, I have set the username and password on the Windows 8 machine to match that on the XP machine.

Incidentally, XP machine is running XP Pro, 2002, SP3.

Thanx in advance for any suggestions to diagnose and resolve this.


A:Cannot Remote Desktop FROM Windows 8 laptop to XP desktop

Kari explains about the tricks and problems associated with remote desktop. > problems connecting to the Win 8 laptop from Win 7

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I keep getting a folder with ~ added to my desktop. I am wondering, is this normal? I delete it every time.

I was thinking it was a memory problem... but then, also wondering about trojans? maybe? Anyone know?

Just courious. Thanks,

A:[SOLVED] ~ Folder - on desktop?

Its a mix-up in a recent Windows Update that causes a backup file of your Address Book to be placed on the desktop with a "tilde" character as the title.

One day they may fix it one hopes, but you could delete it ... however it will return whenever an entry is made or edited.

Ignoring it is safest, its quite benign

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There is a new folder created on my desktop at random times. Sometime, I delete it and it is immediately replaced by another. The following is the list of programs installed on my system. This is a small but really annoying problem so any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
32 Bit HP CIO Components Installer
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.1.2 Security Update 1 (KB403742)
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player Plugin
Adobe Reader 8.1.2
Adobe Shockwave Player
Age of Empires III
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
Applian FLV Player
Atheros Driver Installation Program
AusLogics Disk Defrag
AusLogics Registry Defrag
AviSynth 2.5
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Belarc Advisor 7.2
CCleaner (remove only)
Cisco EAP-FAST Module
Cisco LEAP Module
Command & Conquer Red Alert 2
Command && Conquer Red Alert 2 - Yuri's Revenge
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
Component Framework
Conexant HD Audio
ConvertHelper 2.1
Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008
CyberLink DVD Suite
Delta Force - Black Hawk Down
Delta Force 2
Delta Force Black Hawk Down Team Sabre
Dune 2000
DVD Decrypter (Remove Only)
Easy Chef's Million Recipes
ESU for Microsoft Vista
Facebook Album Downloader
Facebook Explorer
GDR 3068 for SQL Server Database Services 2005 ENU (KB948109)
GDR 3068 for SQL Server Tools and Workstation Components 2005 ENU (KB948109)
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A:[SOLVED] 'New Folder' on the desktop

Well, I found out that it is Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center that is making the folder. I just haven't quite figured out how to stop it.

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And it is called. %user profile% and it seems to happen when I download things. I have no idea what it is, why it's on my desktop, or anything about it. My system is clear of any malware/spyware and shows no evidence and any slowdown or abnormal activity. Is this some kind of Windows/Microsoft Update thing where this folder appears following a download? If it comes back, how can I move it somewhere and keep it in that area as a default. I would rather keep it in my Temp Downloads directory that I created. Any ideas?


PS. I think I found an online fix which automatically puts the User Profile folder back in its default place. Problem is, I hit RUN instead of SAVE for the file and can not find the site I went to or the search engine where I found the info.

When I first got it, this seemed to be a part of an Opera update, so I put it in my custom made Opera Downloads and updates folder. This was about three weeks ago. I went back and tried to reproduce the issue rerunning the programs that I think might have produced the profile folder on my desktop since applying the fix. So far defaults have been successful. Please post if you have further information about multiple user profile issues and situations related to them.

A:Solved: Sometimes I get this folder on my desktop.


After my monthly maintenance fix, turned out that the download file that I couldn't find might have had a Trojan inside of it. Fortunately, my AVG Anti-Spyware killed it. (The other malware removal programs missed it.) So, be glad that the "fix?" is no longer there!

Anyway the actual extra profile folder seemed to coincide with an Opera update. I had many, many folders of Opera update programs that I cleaned out in my "Opera downloads and updates" I also uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version of Opera, which seems to have resolved the issue.


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Currently when to try to remote desktop to a Windows 7 Ultimate PC, all the active windows and moved to a single screen, even though before i connected, there were active windows on both screens of the PC. Have anyone else come across this issue?


A:Remote Desktop does not save window position for Windows 7 Ultimate

I think that's because when you connect to a remote machine, it doesn't provide you with both screens. RDP does not give you dual screen access.
So if the remote machine has 2 screens and your client machine has 2 screens, it will still only open up the remote session on the one monitor.
Hope this makes sense.

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Currently when to try to remote desktop to a Windows 7 Ultimate PC, all the active windows and moved to a single screen, even though before i connected, there were active windows on both screens of the PC. Have anyone else come across this issue?


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Hey there i am having the same issue also the OS wont let me delete a folder on my desktop that i want to get rid of i have already done the first steps up top and the results are listed below and was wondering if y'all could help? Im trying to get rid of the whole C:\Users\Evan\Desktop\hello folder.

Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 4859-B7E0

Directory of C:\Users\Evan\Desktop

10/13/2008 09:05 AM <DIR> Evan-Laptop\Evan .
10/13/2008 09:05 AM <DIR> NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM ..
06/10/2008 10:03 AM 933 BUILTIN\Administrators Ad-Aware.lnk
10/07/2008 11:02 PM 1,670 BUILTIN\Administrators CCleaner.lnk
04/22/2008 11:54 PM 792 Evan-Laptop\Evan desktop.ini
10/03/2008 09:08 AM <DIR> Evan-Laptop\Evan hello
09/03/2008 09:28 AM 2,101 Evan-Laptop\Evan Live Mesh.lnk
10/10/2008 11:43 AM 2,559 BUILTIN\Administrators Microsoft Office OneNote 2007.lnk
10/08/2008 12:38 AM 1,055 BUILTIN\Administrators Spybot - Search & Destroy.lnk
03/27/2008 05:09 PM 944 BUILTIN\Administrators Windows Media Player.lnk
7 File(s) 10,054 bytes

Directory of C:\Users\Evan\Desktop\hello

10/03/2008 09:08 AM <DIR> Evan-Laptop\Evan .
10/03/2008 09:08 AM <DIR> Evan-Laptop\Evan ..
10/07/2008 10:08 PM <DIR> Evan-Laptop\Evan ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Can't Delete Folder on Desktop

Hi. . .

Just to make sure - you want all of the files listed in your post deleted - the ones in the Evan hello folder - all of the .jpg picture files?



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I was looking for a playlist creator for iTunes and came across iPlaylist Creator. I downloaded a zip file and unzipped it. It created a folder on my desktop named "playlistcreator". Inside the folder there are two folders one titled "MacOSX" and one titled "Playlist Creator". When I opened the one named "Playlist Creator" it had what looks like Script files in it and a Readme text file. When I opened the text file it starts by saying that Playlist Creator is an Applescript written for iTunes and tested on Mac OS X only. So I figured I dowloaded files for the Mac. I deleted the zipped folder and now when I try to put the playlistcreator folder in the trash I get a pop up box that reads:

Cannot delete ._playlist creator : Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the right path and file name.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:Solved: Can't Delete Folder on Desktop

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After normal boot my desktop appears along with one of the folders, thats on the desktop. open. If I try to delete the icon of the folder. a message appears that it is a windows system folder and cannot be deleted. The folder itself contains simply a group of seldom used shortcuts to rarely used application programs. This is an annoyance only-all else seems OK.

A:Solved: Folder Opens Along With Desktop

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I have tried to delete a folder on my desktop a dozen times and every time a re-boot it shows up. How do I permenantly delete this from my desktop. It is not an application but a basic folder I created.

A:Solved: Can't delete desktop folder

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There is a folder that keeps appearing on my desktop. I keep deleting it and it re-appears at random intervals. I am running Windows 7 64 bit and I use IE11. This folder has the following properties:
Name: Searches
Size: 770 bytes
Size on disk: 8.00 KB
Contains 2 Files, 0 Folders
Files are read-only
The only visible file
name: Indexed Locations
Type: Saved Search
The file contents seem to be an index of files on my computer some of which are dll and exe files and internet searches and web sites including this one.
I scanned the folder with Avast and it didn't find any threats.
I have looked at the properties for the file and I cannot find what is creating the folder.
I want to know how to get rid of this folder so that it does not reappear
Thanks Jeanette

A:Solved: Folder appearing on desktop

Hi mjmoster,

Its just a options which have applied on the system. just try the steps mentioned in the link


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I have 2 folders on my desktop with very long names that I have been unable to delete. I am using Windows XP and have admin privileges. I am unable to rename them or move them. They are located at c:\documents and settings\all users\desktop. I have tried DelinvFile. I've determined the 8-chart name of the folder as, we'll say, "ALBERT~1" and booted in safe mode trying to delete using the dos rd command. I've read Eric Bright's page at http://www.sophy.ca/project_2/ but no luck in deleting the folders. Any wisdom appreciated.

A:Solved: Cannot Delete Folder from Desktop in XP

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