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Disabling annoying system/folder "beep" sound

Q: Disabling annoying system/folder "beep" sound

Okay, so, before anything else... I've already gone in and changed my system sounds. Everything but a handful of sounds (Device Connect/Disconnect, Email) have been turned off.


However, whenever I open a folder on my desktop and click anything within that folder - subfolder, back or forward button, the "address bar" (not sure what else to call it - its the bar where your system/folder location goes, like Music > Country), I get this annoying little beep sound like someone hit a high key on a piano.

I only ever hear it when I have my headphones on, thankfully... but it drives me absolutely NUTS when I do have them on!! And I cant find a single thing in Sounds to turn it off. And I wouldn't even begin to know how best to Google it to find an answer that way.


Also, I am aware I can just mute my system sounds (I had it that way before for this very reason) but since Windows Live Messenger is now Skype and does not notify about new emails (nor do they ever plan to apparently), I need my system sounds turned on so I know when I get email.


So, if any one knows how to turn this ever so "charming" notice sound OFF, please tell me. Thank you!

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A: Disabling annoying system/folder "beep" sound

Go back into Sounds and under Windows Explorer turn off "Start Navigation". That should do it.

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Hey folks,

My first post on here but I'm in serious trouble. I got a "new" (to me anyway) desktop running XP today and found the audio hardware wasn't working. So I pillaged an old machine for its sound card, and inserted that onto the motherboard. Also connected the Aux and CD lines to the top of the daughterboard.

Since then, to my horror, the machine has failed to boot. All plugged in, keyboard working, screen on and being used on another box for this very post. All I get now is the usual chirps from the internal soundcard followed by a few very low notes, definitely depressing so I guess they're suggesting something's failed. There's no further action from the CPU, the fan still works, but there is no screen output whatever.

Have I fried the motherboard without realising?!

Also, ironically, the last failure tone was delivered by my speakers through the originally non-responsive audio hardware!

I'd love a bit of help on this one, because my knowledge of computers' insidey bits is pretty poor.

Many thanks,

Joe.
 

A:Desktop boot problem after sound card "meddling"... just a "beep" failure tone.

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As the title says my PC outputs a "beep beep" sound out external speakers. It is extremely annoying. I haven't the slightest clue why it does this. Its kindof i higher pitch beep beep. all my specs are on my profile.

A:Computer Outputs a "beep beep" sound 1/3 times wallpaper changes. WHY?

== sound 1/3 times wallpaper changes. WHY? ==

Does that mean "one out of three times the wallpaper changes"? Have you looked in your Control Panel under Sounds and see if anything is set that might cause it?

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Have you had problems trying to disable your sound when printing on a Dell printer?

I recently installed Windows 7 and have a Dell printer (not sure if this happens with other printers) and every time I go to print it says "Now Printing" and at the end it says "Done Printing". I found this quite aggravating.

I did find a page on this website that had corrections for Vista, but not Windows 7, and the steps are a little different.

After trying to go into CONTROL PANEL and SOUNDS, I found that readjusting these settings did absolutely NOTHING to get rid of these announcements.

After some more of my own trouble-shooting, I figured out how to get rid of these announcements for a DELL printer:

1. Click on the Windows icon on the bottom left of your screen and scroll up to DEVICES AND PRINTERS and click on it.
2. Left click on your selected printer (will have green check mark) and scroll to PRINTING PREFERENCES and click on it.
3. A box will pop up. In the upper right hand corner, click on OPTIONS and scroll down to PRINTER STATUS OPTIONS and click on it.
4. Another box will pop up. Click on the circle to the left of 'Never Display the Printing Status' so that the circle becomes blue. Note: selecting this option will disable your printing announcements, but it will ALSO disable the box that pops up during printing that shows your ink levels and percentage of printing completed. If you want to continue to see this printing status box, you will have ... Read more

A:Windows 7: Disabling printer sound "Now Printing" and "Done Printing" for Dell

I only use HP printers and have never used Dell printers, so I'm not familiar with those "now printing/done printing" announcements.

I keep my printer set to notify me of the ink levels ONLY when something is printing.

That saves me from having to go into the printer toolbox to manually check the ink levels.

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I'm getting a System Reserved partition telling me its low on space constantly.

I see that you are supposed to add a new DWORD Value NoLowDiscSpaceChecks under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

I haven't had to do anything like this for awhile. There is no "Explorer" folder, if you even call it a folder in this situation. I have been unable to find on google how you add it in. While right clicking and trying to add, I'm not familiar with all of the terms so I don't know if it's super simple and I'm just missing it.

I want to eventually figure out which one of the system reserved partitions is the one I'm not using anymore, but first I just want to get this message to stop bothering me.

My first post here
Thanks for any help!

A:how to add "Explorer" folder to registry, disabling low HDD space msg

Hi and welcome.

Instead of messing with the registry, I would go to Disk Management and remove the drive letter from the System Reserved partition.
It normally does not have one by default.

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All of the sudden my "System Volume Information" folders (the system restore folders) on all of my hard drives are shown even when viewing hidden files is off. Tried to mark them hidden, but it won't let me. Anyone have a clue as to why they would suddenly unhide themselves and not allow me to hide them again? This is on XP Pro with no service pack1 installed. Just bugs me they did that all of the sudden. Haven't installed anything recently except Paint Shop Pro 7 and Easy CD Creator 5.2 plus the update patch to 5.3.

Thanks,

Smith
 

A:"System Volume Information" folder won't go "hidden"

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My motherboard has on board audio which I disabled in my bios in order to use my recording sound card. This worked flawlessly for over 2 years. Then sometime last year Windows installed my "Missing HD Audio Driver" which disabled all sound until i enabled the on board sound in the bios again, this of course meant i couldnt use my recording card.

All Windows and driver updates have been turned off, it still installs.


After many attempts at fixes i found online I gave up until more recently when i reformatted the computer and got it working. Then yesterday it started again. I have no idea what to do about it but im hoping that with a year having passed, maybe people have figured this out.

A:"HD Audio" drivers keep installing - disabling my recording sound card

This really did not need to be moved, as it is not specifically an audio problem. It is an issue with windows installing drivers when its not supposed to.

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OK so this happened twice till now.

I am doing some casual work on the laptop, then there's a "Beep" sound for like 1 second and then a "tek" sound similar to the closing of CD Drive but low in volume.
BTW The speakers were set on mute so the sound was not from the speaker, and there was no CD in the CD drive.
Everything seems to be working fine before and after the beep.

What could this be?

Running Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate.

A:"Beep" sound, working fine

i think is normal ? what problem that brings u '?

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Hey guys,

I know how to disable the "Start Navigation" sound that produces the annoying click noise any time a link is clicked, but any time I change my theme the sound is back to whatever that theme turns it into.

Since I can already hear my mouse button click, I don't need this and quite frankly it is a very irritating sound when playing music, etc...

Is there any way to disable this sound permanently across all themes so I don't have to set it to "None" each time I change themes?

Thanks!

A:Disabling the "Start Navigation" sound?

You have to set it and then save each theme without it to keep it from coming back.

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I have this problem where the folder customization / layout never stays the way you set it,
even minutes later after closing/re-opening explorer.

This is driving me insane. For example, in explorer under Computer I choose
large icons. Close, re-open its back to list view instead. Sometimes other
folders will somehow change views by themselves too. This is really annoying.

Someone suggested a fix months ago, but I do not remember how. Would
appreciate tips on this. I *do* already have checked on "remember folder's
view settings" enabled as well.

Running:
Vista Ultimate 64bit w/ SP1

I tried this method, made it even worst:
http://thevistaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=23106
 

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hey I find that tick sound which comes on each time u reload a page, click on a link etc extremely annoying. Is there any way to disable it?

thanks!
 

A:disabling the "tick" sound

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I have a setup with 3 monitors.
Whenever I press Win+P and choose "PC screen only", Windows keeps playing an annoying sound every 5s.
When I look in the display properties or device managament, then it seems that Windows keeps 'losing' the secondary monitors, and auto-detects them again after a few seconds, when the device is in standby.
When I turn the monitors off, everything is fine.
But that's not a solution, because the buttons are pretty hard to reach, and I would like this to work instantly.

I just re-installed Windows yesterday. Before I remember that I had somehow solved this issue, but I can't remember how.

Please help!

I tried the suggested "TMM" "UseIViewHelper setting in registry, but it didn't work (even after a reboot). I also looked in my display driver's (AMD R9) tools for a setting to turn off monitor-auto-detection, but it seems the new Radeon tools don't offer that setting anymore.

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So got windows 8 Dev installed so far so good, I thought I would like the left screen bump to go to last app or program used feature till I installed some games and tried to play them suddenly my left side of my screen is no good if needing to scroll to the side say in a game like Starcraft II, Civilization, ect. Anyone know how to disable it?

A:Disabling the left screen "Bump" or "quick switch"

I want to know how to activate it, sometimes my quick switch is unavailable

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My computer has "No sounds" as the Control Panel/Sounds choice. It still makes a "boing" noise at odd times, sometimes at Ctrl C, sometimes when closing a window. There's another sound that happens as well. Neither of these sounds are among the Windows Media .wav sounds. Today the computer started boinging repeatedly, until I rebooted, after I copied some text. I formatted and did a clean install about a month ago, but I was experiencing it before. I did a search for ***.wav and listened to every .wav on my computer. The boing isn't one of them. Anyone else have this problem? Anyone have any idea where this noise lives and how to stop it? Will be wildly grateful for any help with this.
Thanks,
theblackbear
 

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While there are a (small) handful of features of Aero that i'd like to use, there are many more that slow down the UI and/or make it distracting that I can't find a way to disable.

(I even tried the "Basic" theme but it has a bug that discards font size settings made under the now-misnamed "color" dialog).

So I end up in Windows Classic, which is being made more difficult to use, including the aforementioned "color" dialog.

I've already been to the "Performance" settings and un-checked every animation available, but even after doing so two things remain:
1) The "glow" around control buttons. To me this is hideous and distracting.
2) Some animations still remain, slowing down the user interface.

To be clear, here's what I might like to use in Aero:
1) taskbar window previews
2) the program switching mechanisms (Flip or ALT+TAB)
3) maybe transparency would look okay, without the animations

Bottom line, Microsoft has bundled both good and bad features in this artificial "feature" called Aero, instead of making the features available individually, and made some of the Aero animations impossible to disable (as far as I know).

A:Disabling more Aero animations and "X" button "glow"

Hello Conan,

You might see if preventing window animations may be able ot help some.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Whenever I try to create new folder in my one of my system drives it is displaying "Unable to create the folder "new folder"". File system error(65535). Previously I was able to create/delete files.
Now every thing i want to do is getting failed (create/delete/modify).

A:Unable to create the folder "New folder" system error 65535

I would try a scan with MalwareBytes Antimalware. A couple of years ago I had something similar where I could not delete any files using Explorer. MBAM picked up the registry hack and fixed it.

The free version works just fine for scanning. A "Threat Scan" should be enough to pick if off if it's a Registry nuisance.

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I just got a brand new lenovo with xp pro and IE7. On my old laptop I was able to turn off that annoying "click" sound you hear like 3 times every time you click on a link, but I can't find the setting to do that on this one. Does anyone know if you can turn that sound off in IE7 and how to do it?

A:annoying "click" sound in IE7

Click Start => => Control Panel > Sounds and Audio devices

Click the 'sounds' tab. In the window, scroll down to 'Windows Explorer' and in the sub menu, highlight 'Start navigation'

Pull down the drop down box below, where it currently says 'Start' or 'Windows Start' and choose '(none)' instead. Click 'Apply', then click OK, and close the Control Panel.

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Before I say anything else, here are the steps I've already taken:

1) I have gone into Control Panel | Sound | Sounds
2) I have highlighted the "Windows Logon" event and selected (None)
3) I have also unchecked the box labelled "Play Windows Startup Sound"

Even after doing all of the above, when I open the lid of my Acer 7750G-9657 laptop, it plays an annoying sound (to be honest, I consider any sound at this point in the process annoying). I have gone into the Windows\Media folder to identify which sound file is being used for the "Lid Open" event... and none of the sound files in this directory match the one being played.

Also... I should mention that although I am using an Acer laptop, I am using none of the software that it came with (drivers yes, software no). I went out and bought a copy of Win 7 Professional, formatted the C: drive and installed a fresh copy of Retail version Win 7 on it.

Can someone PLEASE tell me what I need to do to eliminate this sound? I often open my laptop in surroundings such as classrooms and libraries - places where silence is appreciated. Currently, I have to make sure my earphones are plugged in before opening it up.

A:Annoying "open lid" sound.

Change the sound scheme to "No Sounds" and see if that fixes it. If that does not do it, Acer has installed a separate program that will generate the sound. You will have to try and find the program and kill it.

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My computer seems to get this pop-up called "AV System Care" nearly everytime I am using the Internet or when opening up another page on my browser. It keeps wanting me to install the the program it has with it(Anti Virus Software) and i have no idea on how to get rid of it. This usually happens when I use my Internet Explorer browser, I often get it with my Mozilla Firefox browser which is what I am using at the moment. If anyone can help me solve this problem please reply. Thank You
 

A:Solved: ANNOYING "AV System Care" pop-up

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OK, so what's going on here with folder navigation?
The properties tabs seem to be the same except that the identical folder from:

"This PC" is of type: System
"C:" is of type: This Folder

In addition, it seems that when you change the sort orders, etc. within the separate "types", it saves the new setting separately. What is this "feature" actually called? Is this for some type of "quick views" for when you're doing different things with bulk files routinely? Is there some interface to manage all these different "types"?

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Hi,

I have several icons/files from my "User" folder showing up in the "Computer" folder (several in duplicate), PLUS numerous blank icons...



This seems to have occurred after the Common Files folder became corrupted, after I somewhat riskily decided to power off while Vista was attempting to come out of Sleep mode - it had already taken about 3 mins and I was in a hurry - bad move, I know. That delay appears to have been due to an old version of Online Armor, and has now been fixed (by an update). Chkdsk scanned and (apparently) corrected some errors, and I also ran SFC which said it had corrected some errors but had also found some that it couldn't correct. Any help much appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Icons/Files from "User" folder showing up in "Computer" folder

Hello Aster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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This is a weird issue I'm having. I did a restart and when I came back BF3 wasnt playing any sounds, which is weird because it was just working.

I went to make sure it wasnt muted in the mixer, and I see the weirdest thing.

The application "System Sound" is disapearing in and out very quickly, not only in the mixer but In devices as well

What can I do to fix it? Maybe reinstall w7 sound drivers?

A:Stuttering sound + Sound mixer "System Settings" flashing in and out

What soundcard have you got?

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I have a folder which just appeared tilted "Search Result" on desktop. It show up as a System Folder on the explore window for desktop. (looks like a folder icon with Magnifying lens superimposed on it. It is not a shortcut. It will not delete. It will not open. Actually it will not "do" anything. Can someone tell me what it is, why its there, & if I should try to get rid of it and if so how? (Running XP Prof.)
 

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I have a 7200rpm hard drive that shows up as 3 separate partitions on my MacBook Pro desktop. They are "System Reserved", "Untitled 1" and "Untitled". When looking at them in the Disk Utility program, they show up as "System
Reserved",  "disk2s1" and "disk2s3". I can't seem to find a way to wipe the drive and just have 1 partition. I don't need to save anything on it so it can all be deleted and consolidated. Not sure if this helps but the previous
owner told me that he had accidentally erased another partition that prevented the hard drive from being reconsolidated. It also may have been a Windows boot drive. Any help in restoring this hard drive would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!
 

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Outlook 2003:I'm a massive fan of outlooks Search folders, I receive in excess of 400 emails per day, of which approximately 250 need my attention, even if to reply back and give someone an answer.

A problem I find is that I am so busy with my emails, I often need to clean out my inbox. I do this by setting up basic search folders such as "all emails from my team which are in my inbox only" or "any email sent to me which was part of a distribution list in my inbox only" etc...

This is great for filtering my mail and I would like to create a rule as such:

"All mail within my inbox which has been either replied to forwarded by myself".

I can't seem to find any options and I'm hoping an Outlook guru can help

If you don't know the answer, can you try googling it for me to see if you can find anything, loads of heads are better one...

Thanks in advance
 

A:Outlook 2003 - Search Folder: viewing "replyed to" & "Forwarded" mail

52 views and no replys? - come on guys I thought this stuff was easy for you lot
 

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Howdy everybody!
When I hit the Windows & Print Screen keys, it is supposed to generate a picture of my Desktop into a Folder, within Pictures, labelled “Screenshots.”
But there is no such "ScreenShots" folder there!
What should I do? If I simply create a new folder, and label it “Screenshots,” will do that do the trick?  Or is there a more complicated fix?
Your help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

AFTER FOLLOWING SOME ADVICE I AM BEGINNING TO GET SOME OF MY FILES BACK BUT MY START PROGRAM FOLDERS ARE ALL EMPTY. For example; when i click the microsoft office folder, it is empty.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing thread, please do not create more than one thread for the same issue. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html .

thanks,

v
 

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I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer, and it appears to work properly.

However, when I open the "Documents and Settings" folder (on the slave drive E:\, which is Windows XP Home Edition -- not XP Pro), I do not see any of my documents, sub-folders, etc. There should be MANY sub-folders (inside the "My Documents" folder which isn't even visible), with hundreds of documents, jpgs, etc. within it.

When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer, the User "Larry" (which is me) has all Administrative privileges. On the computer that I'm running now (with the slave drive in it), I also have Administrator privileges. I own both computers.

My User Name "Larry" is password-protected when I login to Windows (when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer (not this computer with XP Pro).

I've tried clicking on all the users; Administrator, Default User, Larry, Guest, etc. (Note: I get an "Access Denied" error when clicking on the Guest "Documents and Settings" folder).

So, the questions are:

1. Why can't I see any files or subdirectories in the "Documents and Settings" folder on the slave drive?

2. There's supposed to be a folder named "My Documents," but I can't find it. Normally, that path is "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents".
--- Where is that folder? It contains all the files I'm looking for.
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A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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Not a major issue, of course, purely cosmetic, but still a minor annoyance none-the-less:

I have a number of card reader drives that I never use (haven't even removed that plastic cover tape from them to help keep the dust out) that show when viewing the "Computer" window that displays drives. Is there any way to hide specific unused drivers from this view? Not remove drive entirely, of course, I may need to use one in the future, but just to hide them so they aren't visible, until I may chose to make them visible again?

Thanks as always,

Russell

A:Hiding unused "removable storage" devices from "Computer" folder

Hello Russell,

You could check Hide empty drives in the Computer folder in Folder Options to have them stay hidden until you insert a card. When a card is inserted, the drive will display in Computer.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Howdy everybody! I have a new XPS 8910 with Windows 10.  When I hit the Windows & Print Screen keys, it is supposed to generate a picture of my Desktop into a Folder, within Pictures, labelled “Screenshots.” But there is no such "ScreenShots" folder there! What should I do? If I simply create a new folder, and label it “Screenshots,” will do that do the trick? Or is there a more complicated fix? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:No "ScreenShots" Folder in Pictures To Hold " Print Screen" Images!

Is it just saving the screenshots somewhere else or is it just not taking screenshots at all? Don't know about your specific system, but on my Win 10 lappy, the screen blinks (dims) when the screenshot is taken.  
Did you look in all the subfolders in Pictures to see if Screenshots folder is buried in one of them?
Win 10 also has a Snipping Tool which will allow you to put a box around the part of the screen you want to capture and then you can save it wherever you want. Maybe that's easier, and you can pin the Snipping Tool to the Start menu so it's easy to find.

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I'm using Windows XP SP2 Home Edition and am trying to access the C:\System Volume Information folder, but I keep getting an "Access is denied" message, even after following the below directions.

1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

2. Make sure that you are in the root folder of the partition for which you want to gain access to the System Volume Information folder. For example, to gain access the C:\System Volume Information folder, make sure that you are in the root folder of drive C (at a "C:\" prompt).

3. Type the following line, and then press ENTER:
cacls "driveletter:\System Volume Information" /E /G username:F
Make sure to type the quotation marks as indicated. This command adds the specified user to the folder with Full Control permissions.

4. Double-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder to open it.

5. If you need to remove the permissions after troubleshooting, type the following line at a command prompt:
cacls "driveletter:\System Volume Information" /E /R username
This command removes all permissions for the specified user.

My problem may be with step #2, as I'm not sure what to do what it says in the last sentence. How do I get to a C:\ prompt?

Here is a screenshot of what the command prompt window looks like when I first open it.
 

A:Trouble Accessing The "C:\System Volume Information" Folder

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I have a SIMPLE and easy way to remove viruses from system restore without losing all your restore points.

In command prompt type:

cacls "c:\system volume information" /e /g "username":F

(username = your user name eg. Administrator)

it will say 'processed dir.....'

run the virus scanner again to remove the virus.

I do this in safe mode, in the administrator account so that my standard account can't access the system restore and screw something up.

Shaelesand.
 

A:Remove Viruses from XP Pro "System Volume Information" folder

That's a good suggestion for users running Windows XP Pro. Basically that command is granting authority to the "System Volume Information" folder to the user you specify on the command to get around the "Access Denied ...." error.

The other way to accomplish it is to disable "Simple File Sharing" under the Folder Options. Then right click on the "System Volume Information .." folder and select Properties. Then click on the "Security" which appears since you disabled "Simple File Sharing". At that point you can grant the user authority to the folder.

Anyway, thanks for the shortcut. It will come in handy in the future.
 

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Hello,

I just bought myself new HW and a new SSD for my computer, and I also installed a fresh Windows 7 on the new SSD. I put my old HDD with Vista on D: and copied a couple of documents over to "my documents" folder to my C: drive + a couple of other files.

I am now cleaning up my D: drive to get rid of all the Vista files which I don't need any more, and I have stumbled over "System volume information" folder. This folder was last modified at the date I installed Windows 7 (5 days ago). Can I just remove this folder without any repercussion?

A:"System volume information" folder on my old Vista installation

It's actually a part of System Restore; the tool that allows you to set points in time to roll back your computer. The System Volume Information folder is where OS stores these points and associated information that makes them accessible.
If you're not using System Restore feature, you can delete it. I recommend you to keep it untouched.
Fore more information, refer here:
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When I attempt to open the C:\System Volume Information folder so I can view the contents of the _restore folder, I receive the message seen in this screenshot.

If I do a "search" for the _restore folder, nothing appears.

What gives?

I don't recall having this problem before the hard drive was replaced and Windows XP SP2 was reinstalled from scratch.

I know that System Restore is working because I've created several restore points before installing new or updated hardware drivers.

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My virus scanner detected a virus in the System Volume Information directory, the problem is this folder is unaccessable for some reason. It is a hidden folder but i cant find it and in safe mode i still cant access it. My virus cant get rid of it for this reason as well I am guessing. Please help me someone.

When i start my PC an error with a message such as this pops up: AVG has detected the virus worm/agobot in C:/System Volume Information/ etc. etc, the rest is a bunch of numbers then an exe. file.
 

A:How do i access "System Volume Information folder"? Virus in it.

Right click "My Computer" > select Properties > System Restore tab > tag the box to disable System Restore. Affirm the action and close the screen. Reboot for good measure.

You may then reenable System Restore if you like, the virus it had in its memory will be long gone now.

Regards.
 

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Hi all.

So i upgraded from xp to 7.So i am now on windows 7.The first thing i did is download and install Avira,I updated it and did a full system scan.It found around 20-30 viruses,trojans,malware,irc bots in "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{5E03FC9B-BBC4-4FA8-96F7-D40CC10DBA4A}\RP7"

So i let avira delete all the detected files in RP7 folder.I went to the folder and found like icons,.dll files,etc from xp..So i deleted every file in the RP7 folder..


Is it safe to delete the folder "System Volume Information" located in my C:\ driver?

Thank You.

A:Is it safe to delete the" System Volume Information" folder.

You are not addressing the root problem. The System Volume Information folder stores the restore points created by System Restore on enabled drives. These points let you take your system back to an earlier point of time, should it start misbehaving and you cannot rectify the problem directly. If the system is infected at the time a restore point is created there's a good chance it will exist within the restore point.

System Restore is an excellent tool and I would not suggest disabling it or deleting the SIV folder. What you can do is delete all existing restore points to avoid reinfection on running restore, then clean your system thoroughly, then create fresh restore points.

The best course of action is to prevent infection/malware in the first place. In combination with a good backup strategy System Restore is an excellent tool.

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Hi there, 
Today my Windows 8.1 PC has started to act weird. I can download files to my pc but if I click "Show in Folder" the PC hangs for a few seconds and then Windows Explorer crashes.
I also tried downloading some videos from my ipad to my pc which worked perfectly and they were stored in "My Pictures" but when I tried to access them again the system crashed. 
Any help please??

Thanks 

D. 

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OS: Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 with the latest updates installed as of 6/14/2017.
Hardware: 120GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel i7-2600K 3.4GHz CPU
Problem: cleanmgr.exe has neither the "Cleanup system files" button nor the "Windows Update Cleanup" option and my winsxs folder is over 17GB in size.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled KB2852386 to no avail.  I have researched quite a bit but find no solutions that work.
What can I do to reign in my Windows Update folder size?

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hello, there is a file named "Tracing" in my system folder (the folder that contain my music, my documents, my pictures etc). Inside the tracing folder is there wppmedia and other things.

What is the purpose of this folder, what would happen if I delete it?

A:what is the function of the "tracing" file in my system folder

If you use Messenger I believe that folder is what Messenger uses for your contacts, and some debugging information. I don't know what would happen if you deleted it, my guess is Messenger would just recreate the folder and file. It's safe and I would just leave it alone.

Hope that Helps
Ryan

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Hi,

Hope someone can help me with this or point me in the right direction. Much appreciated!

I am doing this on behalf of a friend. She has a 3Ghz AMD with 1Gb RAM, 160Gb HDD, Win XP SP2 installed. The HDD is divided into 3 partitions - OS, Documents and Program. She has a network with her children's computers (4!) but whilst they can ping each other, they are not actually networked to each other.

A week ago, she installed Nero 6.?.? Burning and Cyberlink DVD on to her computer. Both were installed on the Program partition. At that point, all her documents and images were in the "My Documents" folder on the Documents partition and were all visible and working. Within the My Documents folder was a folder called "My Documents 1" which was all the stuff she had brought over from her old HDD but not yet sorted and merged with her current computer.

Three days later, after she had started joining and then cancelling her subscription to an online site, she found the following had happened:

- her "My Documents folder" in the Documents partition had vanished, along with all her word, music and photo files.

- her Webshot photos folder had also vanished.

- A search through Windows did not turn any of these up. I personally scanned the whole computer and found no trace of them.

- All the System Restore checkpoints for the last 5 days (Sunday 2/3 to 6/3) failed to restore the system to what it was prior to the installations. (System Restore Incom... Read more

A:Disappearing "My Documents" folder and dud System Restore

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Hi. I'm trying to get rid of files and this one is the main one that I have found so far that is getting stuck and not being deleted. It says that "change.log" is being used by other users.

Occasionally as well a chinese website pops up for some reason.

Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:33:25, on 17/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\executables\mrHealthy\MrHealthy.exe
C:\Program Files\NDAS\System\ndassvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqnrs08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\S... Read more

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Here is my system information...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 11983 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 243845 MB, Free - 168572 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 3434CTO
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I'm here for a "system folder" I cannot get rid of but as I'm posting my system info above I realize that Antivirus shows Disabled! I just checked Action Center and Windows Defender shows ON for both antivirus and spyware. Why does the info utility show Disabled??

Now, for the reason I posted, a couple weeks ago I was playing with different desktop apps to reply to phone texts via my pc. One of those apps required my phone to connect via Bluetooth to my pc so I went ahead and made the connection. I didn't really like the app so I uninstalled and also went to Devices and Printers and uninstalled the phone from there.

Now when I open My Computer ('Computer' in Windows 8), I see:

Hard Disk Drives (1) - Windows(C
Devices with Removable Storage(2) - Flash(D and BD-ROM Drive(F
Other(1) - SGH-T889 System Folder
Portable Devices(1) - Galaxy Note 2 Portable Media Player

My annoyance is with the Other(1). I know for a fact the "SGH-T889" is my phone's model number. Under Portable Devices I see the phone as well bec... Read more

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Hello,

Let start off saying I know what this folder is for (System Restore) and know how to typically get rid of the space it takes up (merely disable system restore). However, in this particular case, it's not working and need to figure out how to make Win 7 delete it.

In this particular situation this is an external hard drive that I hook up to other PCs quite often in transferring data and imaging PCs (I'm a PC tech). As such, the hard drive has accumulated quite a few restore points on it from these various systems. Disabling system restore from mine does not remove these other restore points.

Windows XP I remember would let me remove it if I took ownership of the files, Win 7 will not (although it does not kick back any error messages). So... how do I get rid of it? Or at the very least, the multiple restore points within?

Thank you.

Solved: See Schmik and alan10's posts on page 3, posts 22 and 24, respectively. Thank you both.

A:How to delete "System Volume Information" folder on Win 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by FuryoftheStars


Hello,

Let start off saying I know what this folder is for (System Restore) and know how to typically get rid of the space it takes up (merely disable system restore). However, in this particular case, it's not working and need to figure out how to make Win 7 delete it.

In this particular situation this is an external hard drive that I hook up to other PCs quite often in transferring data and imaging PCs (I'm a PC tech). As such, the hard drive has accumulated quite a few restore points on it from these various systems. Disabling system restore from mine does not remove these other restore points.

Windows XP I remember would let me remove it if I took ownership of the files, Win 7 will not (although it does not kick back any error messages). So... how do I get rid of it? Or at the very least, the multiple restore points within?

Thank you.


You need to disable system restore on the external hard drive. To do this, go to start, then right click on computer, then click properties. In the top left, there will be an option that says system protection. Click on that.nAfter that it will show all of the drives amd you will see a "yes" or a "no." Find the external hard drive, and if it says yes, click on configure. You can now turn off system resotre for that drive.

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Wanted to resurrect an older thread, but its closed :
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/652638-error-moving-file-folder-directory.html

Please read completely before responding.
I am a 30 year IT pro, most of it as a programmer. I am the geek in charge of a tech non profit org in Hawaii. www.HawaiianHope.org
so yea.. i have at least half a clue.

Here is the deal.
In doing drive copies, data recoveries, etc... when we are moving a mass amount of data from one drive to another we run into this problem a lot.
"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"
If you restart the move, it will continue on and keep going, restart enough times and eventually it will move all directories.

I think its a programming issue with windows and wonder if anyone has a work around ?

I have a suspicion that the copy process is getting out of sequence. That it is trying to move a folder before it actually emptied it. Possibilities are :
1) windows forgot its place in moving through and navigating numerous sub directories and it is having a problem with “recursive calls.”
2) Computers with hyper threading or dual core processors are spawning the movement of files across multiple processes, and some are getting ahead of the other.
3) It did actually move the file, but the cache or something in memory has not updated, or the full data write has not completed yet before it tried to move the directory. (delayed write)
Yes, you can copy and then delete the old... Read more

A:"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"

This is a known issue. It is by design.

As you may know, moving is in its essence an unsafe process. It would be better to use the actual sequence of copy and then delete.
 

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