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Orphaned File References???

Q: Orphaned File References???

I would like to know if I can delete all orphaned file/path references,shared DLLs,help file references,application path and activeX control references detected by my disk cleaning tool.Will it cause any harm to my PC after deletion?Thank you for your advice.

Preferred Solution: Orphaned File References???

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A: Orphaned File References???

I would not simply delete them, but move them to a hold folder. And then use the PC for a few weeks to see if any of them were really needed.

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I would like to know whether I can delete all orphaned file/path references,orphaned shared DLLs,orphaned help file references,orphaned ActiveX control and application path references detected by a disk cleaning tool.Will it affect my PC after deletion?Thank you for your advice.

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I would appreciate any assistance I could get, it seems I have an issue...Thank you so much in advance!

Computer is running slowly but seems to be processing constantly, freezing up when opening certain on-line sites. This has been occuring for a few days and I downloaded and ran TFC and Malwarebytes without any success. Run AVG free also. Tonight it froze and I powered it down at the power strip and upon restarting it went to a light blue screen and indicated the following (this is just parts of what the screen displayed)....

"File is dirty"
"Deleting index entry...listed multiple file #'s"
"CHKDSK is recovering lost files"
"Recovering orphaned file...then listed directory file #'s"
"CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors...."

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 233075 MB, Free - 206970 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HJ054
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Logs are attached. Thank you again!

A:Help Please..file is dirty, deleting index entry, recovering orphaned file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:05:10 PM, on 12/5/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17103)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgemcx.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\w... Read more

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So a few hours ago chkdsk was run suddenly I don't know why but I let it run anyways, so once it performed steps 1 & 2 it went on and on about "recovering orphaned files" and what I got from the last few hours was an ever growing list of recovered o-files at least right now this is what I'm getting
"Recovering orphaned file $RHEOHV3HF.jpg (706013) into directory file 6771"
Over 700,000+ jpgs recovered all named like "$Rxxxxxx.jpg" and as of right now it's still going and I don't think it will stop soon and I don't want it to stop, not now but a long while ago after when it started I recognized some file names that I know what they are and what happens if one comes along to be recovered later? Anyways what should I do? What do all these jpgs mean and why are there so many?

A:Recovering orphaned file

Why are there so many - probably because the hard drive is failing and that's why so many files are getting damaged. The JPG files are digital photographs. You need to save as much data as you can, then replace the hard drive with a new one.

Oh, and that's why it's so important to keep at least one backup copy of all your pictures and other stuff on a separate hard drive because they can fail at any time, and you might not realise it until it's too late to save anything.

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My computer has been slowing down a lot. I did a re-start and got a blue screen. The only option I could figure out was to push the power button on the tower. It turned off and I waited a minute and pushed it again, hit f8 and got it into safe mode. Did a chkdsk and scheduled a chkdsk/f for the next re-start. I re-started, the chkdsk/f started and
in part 2, I saw "recovering orphaned file ntuser.tmp 22258 into directory file 98980".
The computer then worked for another week or so but was still somewhat slower than I am used to. I got the blue screen again and had to perform the same operation and
received the same "recovering orphaned.........." as before. I don't know how to proceed or what I am doing wrong. Please help.

A:recovering orphaned file on chkdsk

Try a CHKDSK /R from safe mode. This will run a block check and move recoverable data to a safe place on the hard drive, and mark unsafe areas as "bad" so the OS doesn't try to use them again.

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My computer will not get past this message "Recovering orphaned file 0008 (167412) into directory file 167400.

I've tried restarting my computer in safe mode, but it always goes to check disk to do a repair, but stops at the same place. I went to sleep last night with it stuck there (hoping it was just a long process), but nothing happened overnight. I went to work and left it there, but nothing again.

Anything I try to do always takes me to checkdisk which always freezes at the same point. Can anyone help?

This all started yesterday afternoon. While I was on my Yahoo homepage, I noticed my scrolling was a little jerky. I thought I would shut down the computer and restart it. After 30 minutes, the computer still hadn't shut down, so I turned it off at the power button. I haven't been able to startup since.

Thanks for any help you can give.


A:Recovering Orphaned File 0008 (CheckDisk)

Hello Dwayne and welcome to the forums

Have you tried booting in safe mode? And have you got a Vista installation disc?


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My sister's Toshiba laptop has been in "recovering orphaned file" mode for 24 hours. Is this normal? What should she expect to happen? She has Windows 7, and any answers you can give us would be very appreciated! Thank you!

A:Solved: Recovering orphaned file problem

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Hi, I am Something Happened, cause something happened. My PC (which is a windows 7 professional by the way) decided to BSOD and it went to a random screen and about a minute or two after it started to say "Recovering Orphaned File." over and over again, also it said it was checking something in C: NTSF

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Hi Everyone,

While browsing the topics in this forum I stumbled across this reply to someones question -->

When you create a user account XP generates a SID, security identifier, for that account. Windows uses SIDs instead of usernames. When you delete that user the SID still resides in the registry for the now deleted user account. I've heard of hackers accessing a computers registry to reacitvate accounts from the SID's. <--

Now, as I have created and deleted several Administrative accounts on my PC that reply causes me some concern. So I want to ask; 1.) Where do I look to find a list of the SID's that are on my machine? 2.) How do I tell which ones are no longer active? and 3.) How do I get rid of the ones that belong to deleted accounts?



A:Orphaned Sid's

How to identify SIDS for certain user http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q154599/There are also other SIDS to be concerned about and left alone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243330Removing any involves editing the registry. Not for the faint of heart All warnings apply-Back up the registry firstProviding you have a decent firewall and normal security items in place, I would not worry about itMark

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I have been playing about with IconPackager. While there were some really nice icon packs I didnt really find any that I wanted to keep and so uninstalled IP.

However it hasnt restored all the default icons. Is there a way I can do this?

A:orphaned icons

Did you try a System Restore?

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I have a XP machine that has a Mapped Drive to a 2003 Server, when the application that has files opened on the mapped drive crashes and restarts occasionally it leaves an orphaned session on the server.

Is there a way to detect that there is already a session "active" and close that session from the client? so that there is only one session on the server

Bill Atchison
[email protected]

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Can any one advise me what the Orphaned folder is and what its used for, I have recently seen this appear and am trying to clean up my hard drives from unused or obsolete data, what program created this and is it needed. If I delete this what are the possible consequences.

My OS is Win 7 Ultimate

Regards Miket

A:Orphaned Folder

Orphan files are basically used in the same metaphorical sense as human orphans; they're missing their parents. In this instance, the "parents" are folders which have been deleted. Sometimes this can happen when an app is uninstalled, or even crashes. The best thing to do is have a look through, ensure there's nothing you need to keep, and then delete the contents.

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Today I discovered something peculiar. According to windows, my system drive is using 29.7gb total. so I added up the sizes of the main folders on this drive, in megabytes, I get only 23,340 which would be 23.3gb. This includes all of windows, program files, documents and settings, temp - everything that can be counted. So why the difference? There's about 6gb unaccounted for. Is there any way I can find out what those files are and delete them?

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Just recovered my deleted picture files using system mechanic. unfortunately most of them cannot open. i get a message that they are orphaned. Anybody knows how to have them repaired!!!

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Is there a way to recover orphaned files caused because of a virus? I.E. Microsoft Office software

A:Orphaned Files

hi otbbum, can you explain more clearly what it is that you need to know. So you have had an attack on your computer? If this is correct are you sure that the computer is now clean. If so, Is it that you now cannot use your Microsoft Office products? Also how do you know that there are "orphaned files". My immediate thought is to run chkdsk /r, but more info would be helpful.

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My sons computer freezes at times and at restart the system performs chkdsk ( ithink that is what it's called) and it finds a few orphaned files.

Is there a way I can delete these?
Is there a program/application for this?

Thanks alot!!

A:Orphaned files

Google glary utilities. It's free and very good. It has a one touch selection that will get rid of a lot of probs.
Also download Ccleaner again free.
I run that 1st and then Glary.

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For my robotic project I'm going to buy SUB-20
And use ROS
I'm looking for anyone familiar with
SUB-20 Multi Interface USB Adapter USB-I2C, USB-SPI, USB-GPIO, RS232, RS485, MDIO, Ir, LCD, PWM Click to expand...

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I currently have gtx 260 x2 sli bridged, I was wondering if there is any freeware out there that will let me do more with the video cards than nvidia control panel, like control fan speeds or even just a monitoring tool.

A:Just need some references please

Have a look at Rivatuner it works well for me, have had a lot of success with it.

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Hi, I had Vundo.H and Trojan.Agent and managed to clean every trace of them off my pc except these pesky BHO keys that Hijackthis won't remove. I can not manually delete them, even in safe boot. My browsers are running much slower even though malware, Avira say that I am clean. Here is my Hijack this log and my Malware log. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:54:07 PM, on 4/9/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://msn.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Micro... Read more

A:Orphaned BHO are Locked and I can't remove them.

You can go ahead and lock this up. I managed to fix my pc over the weekend. I could not get the BHO's to delete, but I did reset all my browser settings by following these instructions and it completely fixed everything. http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+ModeSorry to have bugged you all. If you can drop me a note to tell me how to delete the orphaned BHO's but if not its cool, since they don't seem to be negatively affecting my pc.

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I don't want to admit what I did to create my problem. However I ended up with a computer that wouldn't boot up normally or in safe mode. I re-installed XP home from a system recovery section of my partitioned harddrive. It allowed me to re-install without reformatting and losing a lot of my data. It looks like the old saying I know just enough to be dangerous applies in my case.

Anyways I don't know if I goofed up during my re-install or if I'm stuck. My problem is that during the new install the routine asked me for a user name and a computer name. I entered my previous user name however it seems to have set up a new user for me using the format "username.computername". Now I have lost the old user accounts for myself and 2 others and I can't get access to there folders in Docs and Settings.

Is there any way to access these folders and move the data out of them(docs, family photos, etc.)

Also I have been re-installing some software packages without to much trouble until now. Everything seems to be working ok until today when I tried to install another program and I get the error message asking me to re-install vga.drv. What's up with that?

I appreciate any help you guys can give me.

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Hi, thank you for allowing me into this tech support forum. First I just want to let you know that the way you have things organized here seems to make sense to this amateur, and I appreciate that.
My problem is that over the years of using my HP pavilion 767, I seem to have "lost" many files, as I transfer them from folder to folder. Now I want to upgrade from XP to 7, and I am thinking this may be my last chance to recover those files -if I even have a chance. I googled "orphaned files" and discovered a recommendation to use CHKDSK, so I did, because one of your members was quoted on one of the sites saying that orphaned files would be placed into a folder entitled "found.000 etc." (I'm not sure which member was quoted). Then, further down on the same page "blah 789" explained how to open and rename the files so they could be used, again. Assuming all of that is correct and that I correctly ran CHKDSK, I need to know how I find the "found" folders. Is there anyone who can advise me on this matter? Thank you. 1Ideologue

A:Locating orphaned files

To Recover an Orphaned File try the below steps.

1.Download or purchase a file recovery program. Glary Utilities is recommended because it is easily downloaded and free (see "Additional Resources," below). Once downloaded, follow the installation prompts to complete the program setup.

2.Open the new program and perform a recovery file scan. Click "Modules," choose "Privacy & Security" and select "File Undelete."

3.Choose a scan location. If you know where the orphaned file was (such as Documents and Settings or Windows), then choose the file for the location of the scan. If you're not sure, have the system perform a full drive scan. This will take longer, but it will scan the entire hard drive for the file. Once the file or drive location has been chosen, click "Search." The system scan will now begin.

4.Type the file name into the filter bar when the scan is complete. This will help speed up finding the particular file. If you can't remember the file name, scroll through the list of recoverable files until you see it. Select the file and click the "Restore" button on the bottom right of the screen. This will recover the file and place it back in its original hard drive location.

Download Glary Utilties link is here

Hope this helps.

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Hi. Didn't see a FAQ forum as I'm sure this is one every newcomer asks.

Now that I have found several instances of an obsolete program using RegSearch, what is the procedure for removing them from the registry. And would it be the same for each key.
I use a registry backup utility called ERUNT, so I wouldn't need to know how to backup each key individually. I just need to know the step by step process for deleting these little buggers.
I have tried to remove these items with AdAware,Spybot,BHO Demon and HiJack This. They keep reappearing on each reboot. I am using WinXP Home on an Dell 4300 if that matters.
Thank you for any help you can offer, I have learned a lot so far, just reading people's questions..........deango

A:Deleting Orphaned Files

What do you mean by "several instances of an obsolete program"?Are these Spyware/Malware programs?If so, you should post a HijackThis log to be examined.HJT is is a program that should only be used by someone who is trained to do so.Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.NOTE:Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.

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My roommate had a RAID0 setup with two spanned drives, in a way that any changes that occurred to one happened to the other. A shadow copy, if you will, I believe is the term. However, his motherboard died, and once he'd replaced it, he found that Windows cannot make sense of the drives. We've tried various software, but none seem to work. How can he get this working again?

A:RAID set, one died, orphaned the other

It sounds like it was a RAID1 setup, not RAID0.

With the new motherboard, he needs to go to the BIOS and ensure he changes the controller from AHCI setting to RAID setting, then reboot. The drives should then become visible.

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Hi, I recently lost 20 avi files on my external hard drive (WD My Passport). The next time I started my laptop Vista started to scan the drive and then said it was 'Recovering Orphaned Files,' it got 3 of the avi's back and I'm now wondering is it possible to get them all back or would those be the only three left? Thanks!

A:Recovering Orphaned Files?

try using some free recovery utility - recuva or other if want

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My laptop has suddenly gone from 80% free to 0% free disk space, after I removed a virus. I have used chkdsk which tries to delete index entries and recover orphaned files: faultrep.dll and mpnotify.exe. I have run chkdsk several times in normal and safe modes but still have the same problem.
I have run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Spybot Search and Destroy and they have removed the infection.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:corrupt/orphaned files

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Unistalled hp connected music, but now I have the icon in start menu. Clicking on it only opens install/uninstall window. How do I remove this orphaned tile?


A:Remove orphaned tile

Right click-Delete on classic shell.
Unpin from Start in metro.

A screen shot would help of when you right click the tile.(options at bottom of screen)

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I am trying to create a field that is comprised of other fields. For example:

I want my A1 column text to be information from column B1, C1, and D1. So a formula would look like =A1-B1-D1 but obviously this will subtract tbe three cells from each other. I want it to look like Dog-Cat-Fish.

I hope I am explaining this well enough. I appreciate any help offered. Im not even sure if this is possible in excel though.


A:Excel References

Text does not work in the same way as numeric data, which seems to be what you want to accomplish; do I understand that you want words to subtract from themselves, or do you simply want to place (in your example) three words each from a different column, separated by a dash, in another column?

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Anyone got any suggestions? I have a pretty thorough knowledge of windows 7 and am looking to get the greatest collection of knowledge possible. I already have been through the windows 7 inside and out deluxe, and been though google more than I would like to admit, anyone got any good references for pretty much anything advanced windows 7? Modding, administrating, security & configuration, etc?

A:Best Windows 7 References?

For the best information available on the net or off
Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums

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I am using Firefox 6 with Windows 7, and periodically I find that, when I open, say, my bank information, my membership reference, etc., has not been saved, causing me to have to input it all again. I do tick the "Remember these details?" box, but perhaps two days later all the info has gone again. It is more of a nuisance than a desperate situation, but I would like to find out how I can prevent this from happening, if anyone has any ideas. Many thanks.

A:References not being saved

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I accidently orphaned the Owner profile. I have no way of accessing the account. I do have another Admin logon that I am using. Is there a way to assign a new user to the orphaned Owner profile, or do I need to create a new user and set up everything again?



A:Orphaned Owner Profile - Want to Recover

Originally Posted by jerryz

I accidently orphaned the Owner profile.

Hello jerryz, welcome to Vista forums!

Can you please be more specific?

Later Ted

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I tried to install Norton Anti Virus and it froze up so I had to re-boot. Then I could not install again! I tried to go to the windows add/remove section and clicked "remove" because it was listed in there, and it gave me an error saying I must uninstall the program and then re-install. So I am left with a corrupt partial install, orphaned files, and no way to remove them!

I was able to get norton to not appear in the add/remove box. Is there any way of getting it off my system short of reformatting the h/d????????????

Is there some software that will eliminate orphaned apps like this?

A:Help! Orphaned Program, Install Error

Did you try System Restore? Is this causing any problems?


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How can I kill an orphaned window that is not attached to a process? I am doing some development work on Windows XP Pro. Sometimes I get an orphaned window that is not attached to a process. I can move the window around and resize it. When I use Process Explorer to try to determine its process I get this error:

> Unable to find the window's owning process in the current process list.

Does anyone know how I can kill this orphan window? It is not letting me shut down the computer properly; I have to kill power to the machine. (This is definitely not a virus, etc.. It is a result of buggy code from my own development work.) Thanks.

A:Solved: How do I kill an orphaned window?

You might try AutoHotkey and use the WinKill command.

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I have three Windows 7 computers, one a laptop and the other two are desktops. The laptop and one desktop are Win 7 Prof. and the remaining desktop is Win 7 Ultimate. All computers are part of my HomeGroup and share is set up for all default libraries, My Documents, My Pictures, My Music and My Videos.
On the Win 7 desktop (let's call this computer 1) I had a 4 disk raid array partitioned as C: and D:. I had the system on C: and used D: for data. D: was beginning to be overpopulated. I tried several ways to shirk C: and then expand D: but ran into problems exacerbated by the raid array. So, I decided to copy everything on D: to C:, delete D: and then expand C: for the entire array.
With the help of tutorials on this site, I have resolved all the problems this caused on computer 1 with the user folders and can now share everything through the HomeGroup in Win 7 Explorer on all three computers.
However, eliminating drive D: on computer 1 and relocating My Documents, My Pictures, My Videos and Downloads have left the HomeGroup on both of the other computers with two orphaned shares. One named My Documents and the other downloads. On computers 2 and 3 when I click on the shares in Win 7 Explorer, I get network error Windows cannot access \\computer1\downloads and Windows cannot access \\computer1\My Documents; Error code 0x80070043, The network name cannot be found.
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A:cannot delete orphaned HomeGroup shares in Win 7

hey JJKad,
the only way I know how is to unshare it from the original drive. When you went to share that drive, you had to allow those privileges, and to the best of my knowledge, that is how you remove them. I'm not sure exactly how you would in homegroup. Workgroup is a lot better in my opinion. When working in workgroup, if you delete the drive it no longer shows up as a shared drive.

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Not seeing any forum for WM5, has anyone been able to delete orphaned shortcuts from WM5? The applications are NOT in the startup or program folders, they were uninstalled by add/remove programs but the "broken" shortcut icon still remains. This is WM5 on a Verizon PN-820.

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in a recent thread i asked for help on how to get chkdsk to run....the only way i could get chkdsk to run was using hirens boot cd, i used the chkdsk c: /f /r command from the command prompt in hirens,
this started chkdsk right away without any problems,
the entire process (i believe it was 5 different steps) took about 3-4 hours to complete,
for a good 30-60 mins all i was seeing on the screen was.......
recovering orphaned file xxx into directory file yyy
the xxx were numbers that changed on every line, the yyy was a number that seemed to stayed consistent,
these commands were scrolling up the screen like a bat out of hell i would say at the rate of 10-20 per second, so fast i could barely see the numbers changing, this took a good 30-60 mins,
i have been getting a few corrupt file errors recently which is my reasoning for running chkdsk,
does it sound like this hard drive is on its way out?

A:Chkdsk - recovering orphaned files

To open Event Viewer, click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools, double-click Event Viewer
The Event Viewer window opens and in the left hand column click the arrow next to Windows Logs.
Highlight the Application Sub directory and after a minute or so (depending on the size of your log) the center portion of the screen will populate with Application Events.

The Level, Date & Time, Source. Event ID and Task Category are displayed. The easiest way I've found is to sort  the events alphabetically by source.

Look for WINLOGON under the Source heading

There may be multiple WINLOGON entries found, so check each one. The General tab will display information about the event highlighted.

Look for something like...
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3/5) the # of stages 3 or 5 depends on the switch(s) you assigned chkdisk when you issued the command.
To create a report for later reference...

In the displayed window under the General tab, highlight CHKDSK and press <Ctrl> + <A> to select all text within the window. Press <Ctrl> + <C> to copy. Open Notepad press <Ctrl> + <V> to paste the text.
Save it to your desktop as checkdisk log.txt or any name you wish to identify it by.
Now you have time to read all the details of your Chkdsk effort. You also have a log you can post if requested!
Feel free to post the log... I'd like to see it.
At th... Read more

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I have a computer that has a driver labeled removable drive but it's not connected to anything. It's like it remained after a thumb drive was plugged in and than removed. It's very strange. I can't figure out how to get rid of it. When you double click on it you get prompted to insert a disk, kind of like what happens when you double click the A: drive and it's empty. Any suggestions?

A:How to remove orphaned drive letters...

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Does anyone know how to get access to files that became orphaned from an incorrectly completed OS refresh?

I'm trying to help this guy who had a prob with his PC, so before asking anyone, he started an OS refresh, but he did not complete it properly. Now, I can see the folders, and even files in parts of the PC, but trying to access the files to move or copy them, all I get is an "unable to access" error message. Going in as administrator doesn't work at all, and even the one time I made it in, I still could not access the files.

His PC is a Win XP Home PC, drive is NTFS formatted. I pulled his drive out and tried accessing his files through a USB external hard drive box, but I still get the same error message. I think he orphaned his Owner account files when he tried the refresh, so the question is whether there is any way to pull those files out, so that we can wipe the drive and rebuild the OS and then replace his files. Does anyone have any ideas?


-George B

A:Fixing Orphaned Files after OS Refresh

Where are the files located? If they are located in the "Documents and Settings" folder, then he will have to take ownership of the files with the local Administrator account, otherwise you will just get a message saying "Access Denied".


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I am running Vista Business. It is installed on a Raid 5 with 4 Hdd's. They are each 250g partitioned into 2 drives. One being C: (100g) for vista and programs, the other holding the rest of my information. Heres the problem-

When I boot up the computer it goes straight into Check disk. I am not able to press any key to cancel. It starts recovering the orphaned files that I need very much!! (Wedding pictures) So it says recovering wedding_88.jpg. It got to this WE8306~1.jpg and then it locked up. So I rebooted and it went into check disk again but this time locked up right at the beginning of the check disk with the file name WE8306~1.jpg.

Anyone have any ideas on what to try?

A:Emergency! Recovering Orphaned Files

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I was wondering if it was possible to remove the libraries drop down in Explorer, as it is just a waste of space for me. Network too infact. I only use Favorites and Computer. Also, I would like to change the buttons in the start menu(Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos) to point at the folders themselves, instead of the libraries, is this possible? If so, how would I do that? Thanks!

A:Removing References to Libraries

Hello YouTellMe

Is this what your looking for - Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Regards Danny

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Is there a way to have Excel References "stay" on a PC? For example, I have a master workbook with millions of references installed (not really, but you know what I mean). I want to call a macro from that master workbook, but it will not work because that macro needs specific references installed to run. I do not want to have to install references on over 2k workbooks, just so I can use a macro?! What other options do I have?

A:Solved: Excel References

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Is there a way to check or uncheck references using code in Access?

I have a database that will be opened by Access 2003 or 2007. Both versions will need to be able to use the Access Reference "Microsoft Outlook 11.0 Object Library" or "Microsoft Outlook 12.0 Object Library".

A:Access Database - References

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I have an autonumbered document with autonumbered figure captions as well. In the text of the document I have cross-references that are linked to Figures and other numbered sections of the document. To update the cross-referenced field, I right click on the reference and select "update field". Is there a way to update all of the fields at once (similar to updating the table of contents) instead of doing one at a time?


A:Updating Cross-References

Oh my goodness, yes.
Unless you have it turned off, fields should update just by doing a print preview (check tools-options, print tab), or by hitting Ctrl+A and then F9.

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I'm writing my dissertation. I am using cross-references for both Tables and Figures (Word 2003). I'm also using EndNote for my references (I have no idea if this has anything to do with the problem).

The problem is that EVERYTIME I print, it does something weird and puts in a large amount of white space before a cross-reference. On average, 3/4 of a page of white space. If I click to the right of the last word before the reference, it highlights all the space as well as the cross-reference for deletion. If I put the cursor right before the cross-reference, I can just back space and delete it all. I delete it all the way back to the word before the cross-reference and add the proper spacing, save and print, it still does the same thing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:MS Word and Cross-References

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I am currently trying to make an IF statement in Word 2003 that will be conditional on (and auto-fill with) information in 2 different Text Form Fields.

The two fields are bookmarked as "Own1" and "Own2"

I would like it to simply display the input information in the "Own1" field if "Own2" contains no data, but display "Own1 and Own2" if Own2 does contain data.

Just to be very clear, here are the two different examples.
Ex. 1 - Own1 = John Smith ; Own2 is empty

Print - John Smith

Ex.2 - Own1 = John Smith ; Own2 = Jane Smith

Print John Smith and Jane Smith
{IF { FORMTEXT Own2 } <> "" "{ FORMTEXT Own1 } and { FORMTEXT Own2}" "{ FORMTEXT Own1 }" \* CHARFORMAT }

I currently have this as the IF statement and it doesn't work as I want. All it will display is "FORMTEXT" (I have tried this with REF in place of FORMTEXT and I get the same result), unconditional of any text being present in the "Own2" field. It seems as though the IF statement never gets to the comparison part of the IF statement.

Thanks for any help!

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I have an 18 page manuscript that I need to create a reference table at the end. I know word has an index feature and I have gotten as far as marking the text but I need for one to number the references. Does anyone know how? I dont want to have to copy and paste each reference and number them manually.


A:Word 97, using index and references

The PDF files, Using Word for your Dissertation and Using Headers and Sections here should help.

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I have an Excel97 spreadsheet that refers to, and summarises, a number of other spreadsheets. The files are all within sub-directories of one single directory held on a NetWare5 file server. I want to be able to copy this complete directory structure to a CD and then onto a laptop to enable it to be updated elsewhere, and then copy it back to the network. The top level directory names are the same on the file server and the laptop.

The problem is that when I copy the files to CD, the formulae all appear in the form:

='\\Sample_nds\.SAMPLE_DATA.sampleltd\StockLists\GROUP 1\[Region 1.xls]Store Summary'!$A$300

with the full NetWare directory handle which is not recognisable on the laptop.

Is there any way of doing this, to allow the files to maintain their linkages when moving them between machines? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Excel97 external references

Evening Steve,

Have you tried clicking on Tools | Options | View and then making sure that the Formulas option in the Windows Options section is Unchecked? That should sort it out once you've finished transferring the pages, although why it would want to check itself just when copying to CD is something I'd have to work on...



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