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VMWare: renaming file or folder in a share from VMWare character case problem

Q: VMWare: renaming file or folder in a share from VMWare character case problem


Virtual machine OS is Windows XP Pro. Vmware version is 6.
Real shared folder is on another PC with XP Pro.
I create a New Folder from virtual machines Windows explorer in a real shared folder on another PC. Then wish to rename it to all lowercase like new folder.

But when I rename New Folder to a different name like New Folder1 and then rename to new folder (all lowercase), IT WORKS!

This problem is important because I create case sensitive scripts and must save on a file server.

Have you got any useful SOLUTION for this problem?

Thanks in advance.

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I've a broadband link of MTNL with D-Link DSL 502T modem, and a m/c with Windows XP as primary OS and over it running VMWare server ver 1. I''ve loaded Ubuntu 10 server over VMWare and made it as the DNS / Web Server, I've got domain name registered against a static IP.

Now the problem I'm facing is that whenever I try to open the web-page of my web-server, I receive Modem Configuration page instead of web page I loaded on the server, although my Apache 2 server is running fine.

Can some one help me tell how to configure so that it directly fetches the web pages loaded in the web server instead of modem configuration page.

Thanks and regards


A:Config of D-Link 502T with VMware on WinXP, Ubuntu Server on VMWare!

If this is from a remote location, are you sure you have disabled remote administration in the router?

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I don't need help, I just wanted to post my solution. 
I recently setup the latest version of Vmware player on Ubuntu 13.04 and found myself unable to download the tools for it. error try again later or something along those lines. I searched about online for answers but google only presented 1 relevant topic and it didn't have a solution. Anyways I've discovered how to get around this, it's quite obvious really, I feel dumb for taking so long to figure it out. Lauch VMware player as root, then the tools will download successfully. Hopefully this will save someone a world of heart-ache.

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On the drivers website of the T620 TC, the latest version of the horizon client is 4.1On the vmware website i can download version 4.2Do i always have to use the "embedded" version of the Horizon client from the Thin Client driver site, or can i also use the "general" windows version? Thanks 

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Hi all

To install W8 developer edition (current version) as a VM with vmware workstation you have to download / upgrade to version 8. Version 7.1X and earlier won't work. Vmware player (current version) gives same problem as vmware workstation 7.1x.

When you install choose W7 as the OS (there isn't a W8 option yet not surprisingly) and select I will install the OS later.

Then select the DVD device in the vm serttings as a virtual ISO (you don't need to burn a physical DVD) and boot from the device.

Then it will install more or less as W7.

Ignore any prompt for a product key if it appears. I wasn't asked for one but some people seem to get a request for a product key when attempting to install W8 as a virtual machine.

You can download a free trial version for 30 days from the vmware site. ( it may be that eventually version 7.1x will work or the next upgrade of W8 will work so unless you want to upgrade to version 8 of vmware workstation I'd start with downloading the trial).

Then it installs OK

I don't have enough privileges yet to upload screenshot but it installs fine.

I've also posted a suggestion on how to remove / disable the metro gui for those that want a more "classical" Windows look - you can see the post in the W7 Forum until I can get approval to post in the relevant section on this Forum on customising W8



A:Install W8 in vmware workstation -- you must use version 8 of vmware

Will workstation 8 install over vmware player or as a separate install?

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Hello all, I have VMware server (don't recal what version off hand) anywho, is there a way to allow it to share the local sound card?

i'm running VMware on vista, and use it to run XP. I wanted to play all the games that won't run on vista on this version of VM ware.

I gave it a gig of RAM (out of my 4 gigs), and 20 gigs of Storage. Also, its running with the knowlege that I have 2 procs (dual core, see my specs).

Any help would be apreciated.

A:having VMware share the local speakers

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i cant install vmware tools, it starts to load the cd and says it cant find it. if i load an image, it doesnt work either.
its driving my nuts, can anyone help?

A:VMware installing VMware Tools

well i figured out vmware,.....need to stop and think about it, i was trying to do the second step without doing the first...lol

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Good news about VMs again.

The latest VMware Workstation 9 brings a new UI and it's designed for Windows 8.

Read about it here:
VMware Announces VMware Workstation? 9

Also VMware Player 5 is available for download.

Looks like I posted this a bit fast, usually Jimbo beats me at VMware stuff. Sorry for this one.

A:VMware Workstation 9 - VMware Player 5

D'oh. I have 2 licensed copies of VMWare Workstation at my office. One for me and 1 for a coworker. It's $119 to upgrade, or a free upgrade if you purchased after Aug 1st, 2012. I purchased on July 30, 2012. Sucks to be me

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Hi all
After a bit of googling found the fix

This guy solved it -- works fine Now I can uset W8 x-64 on a Desktop with 16GB (I must have VMware working)
Fix vmx86.sys error with Vmware workstation 7 and 8 | JB: Tech & Security


A:Fix for vmware 8.0 / vmware player 4.0 on w8 x-64

16GB of RAM or a 16GB vmware partition?

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Searching everywhere it says to add the above to your vmxf file to delay the time you have to enter bios when you restart a virtual machine. But where do I exactly add that? Is there some correct format I have to use? I can't just open it in notepad and paste bios.bootDelay="5000" anywhere I please?
Below is my .vmxf file

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<VMId type="string">52 be 6e f0 a3 af db 71-fd 85 e2 d2 b3 f4 6f 7d</VMId>
<vmxPathName type="string">Windows XP Professional.vmx</vmxPathName></VM>
<tools-manifest><monolithic version="8.8.1"/><pvscsi version="" installed="FALSE"/>
<vmci version="" installed="TRUE"/><vmxnet version="" installed="TRUE"/>
<Unity version="" installed="TRUE"/><wddm version="" installed="FALSE"/>
<svga version="" installed="TRUE"/><PluginAutoLogon version="" installed="TRUE"/>
<PluginAutoUpgrade version="" installed="TRUE"/><PluginBitMapper version="" installed="TRUE"/>
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A:VMware vmxf file bios

I don't know the answer to your question, however I use VMware all the time and wouldn't be afraid to experiment. First, I would make a complete backup of your VM. Copy and paste everything in that VM folder into another newly created folder in another location. (This is one thing I like about VMware, it's so easy to copy/paste backups for your VMs.)

Now you've got a complete backup of your VM, if all you mess up is the vmxf file, then you've got a good copy.

I would then open the vmxf file (in notepad) then insert your "bios.bootDelay="5000" " line into the first position in your vmxf file. "Save" it. Give it a try, see if it boots, see if it gives you the delay you need. If it doesn't, then move it down to the second line position. Give it a try, etc, etc.

It needs to be early in the boot, so its probably not going to be very far down the list.

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When i power On Vmware Windows 7
The file specified is not a virtual disk.
I get this error The file specified is not a virtual disk.
Please help me to solve this issue bcz in this Vm my passwrds are save.
Help me how to resolve this issue.

A:Windows 7 Vmware The file specified is not a virtual disk.

1 - save a copy of your Virtual Disk to another location (as a backup)
2 - reinstall VMWare and see if you can load the old virtual disk
3 - if not, then try to create a new VM w/a copy of the virtual disk.

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I have loaded win98 onto vmware but cannot install vmtools,I keep getting cd player coming up.Any help would be appreciated.Pop

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I had installed RHEL4 in RHEL4 in my VMWare Virtual disk.
But now due to some reason, it's not booting up.
How can I recover the data stored in the .vmdk file?
Thanks in advance,

A:How to recover files in VMWare virtual machine disk(.vmdk) file?

If you have another VM then you can add the non-booting vmdk file to it as another hard drive. At least that's the theory, in my experience what boots is the added vmdk file so you would actually want to add a good/bootable vmdk file to the non-booting VM.

Then boot it up and the files will be accessible.

So, to get started, you need to create another RHEL4 VM.

Hope that makes sense.

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Hi Guys,

Im running windows xp os,i have installed vmware workstation 6.5 for running windows 2003 server virtual machine from external harddrive(Seagate 500Gb Free Agent)
When im running my windows 2003 server virtual michane its giving me an as shown below in the image,Plz help me solve this error.Thnx in advance

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I use vista 64bit and have had it for almost a year and a half. I have vmware workstation 6.5 and have windows 7 in it now. I had it a month ago and had been working with it with no problems at all. Then my brain fried and I deleted the virtual w7 file and had to reinstall. The problem is now I can't seem to get and internet connection. What can I do in vmware to get one? Or do I need to do something in vista? Thanks.

A:Problem with vmware and internet.

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hey guys i've been trying to install VMWare, but it hasn't been working. It gets to the end and then this screen comes up over and over even if I choose ignore:


A:VMWare install problem

Are you logged in with an account that has full administrator rights?

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I'm doing a course at college where I'm learning all about Windows Server 2003 and XP Pro where they use VMWare to run the labs with 3 - 4 computers on 1 physical machine. To give myself some extra hands on experience I set the same labs up at home to play around with and they all work fine but for one problem. The motherboard supports hardware assisted virtualisation but for some reason I can't work out, whenever the PC goes into standby and wakes up the virtualisation is disabled / not available. I can get around it by rebooting but that's defeating the point of using standby. Has anyone ran into this before or does anyone know where to look for issues?

I should note that I'm now using XP Pro 64 with SP2 but this also happened in Vista so I'm leaning towards a hardware issue.

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I am using VMWare Server 2 on my Windows 7 Workstation.

Guest OS is FreeBSD, but it is not important.

I could not connect to any host (except master IP) from Guest OS when I am using NAT. But I can ping any host. I have not problems when I use bridget network.

I have tried to disable Windows Firewall - no changes.

This configuration has worked in Windows Vista ideal. I have submited feedback to MS.

May be anybody have any idea?

A:VMWare Server NAT problem

Seems like the same trouble I?ve been having.

I run Ubuntu and Fedora with VMware Workstation, and I can ping all I want, but thats it. Only way I can get it to work is running bridged.

I prefer bridge tho, so it dosen?t matter to me. But youre not the only one with problems running NAT networking on VM guest.

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I'm using vmware workstation 7.0 or 7.1 and when I downloaded a video file it gave me the blue screen of death. Now the blue screen of death is gone but the problem I'm dealing with now is that a looking for hardware is always showing up. And at the beginning it says that it's not a real boot and that it has to load from c:/windows (in a black screen before the windows xp pro starts) Also I can access the internet on my windows 7 but not on my windows xp pro (vmware workstation) And the sound doesn't work.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:37:59 PM, on 6/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe... Read more

A:Problem with windows xp pro on vmware workstation

Hello luffy28,

Don't you have a snapshot you can revert to? Is this a work machine in a work environment?

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I'm having a problem with VMWare Bridged Networking.

I am using VMWare Server but I was using VMWare Workstation 6.

Both don't work with Bridged Networking. NAT works fine, it's just I want it to be available on the physical network.

Please Help


A:Vmware Bridged Network Problem

I have fixed the problem!

I did a system recovery on my PC because it was a bit slow and the VMWare Problem was fixed!!


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I installed Windows 7 ultimate sp1 x64 (my CPU is compatible of running the 64 bit version of Windows). After it I installed VMware 10 x86 (I couldn't find the 64-bit version of vmware) on that OS. Since I would want to have several OSes in my machine so I tried to install the Win 8.1 x64 on the VMware, but faced this message (below image). What can I do, setting the BIOS?

A:Problem when installing 8.1 x64 on vmware installed on 7 x64

Yep, launch your BIOS and enable VT-x virtualisation.

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I am a technical support technician and wanted to ask for some advice if you wouldn't mind. We are running a virtual environment in our office with WinXP as our OS. There is a problem i have seen with our users where they will do something wrong/weird when trying to set Adobe 9/7 Pro as their default reader via open with > selecting Adobe 9 Pro.exe and this would occossionally result in the icon changing into something like a window with a white background in the center causing the user not being able to set it as a default, hopefully some of you have seen this.

What i have tried to do is delete the thinapp and gone to where we have our Adobe Products and attempted to click the icon and set as default in the hope that the icon changes back to it's normal state but no luck. Another thing i've tried to do is go to regedit > openwith > .pdf and see what is the default but nothing is shown with a value(sometimes). The easiest and quickest way to resolve this is to refresh the VDI or recompose it. If i add desktop icon to the desktop and ask the user to open the pdfs directly from Adobe Pro this does work. However, i would like to know from you guys if you have had any similar experiences and what you have done to try to resolve this type of issue.

Your advice would be appreciated.

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I installed Win7 ultimate sp1 x64 (my CPU is compatible of running the 64 bit version of Windows). After it I installed VMware 10 x86 (I couldn't find the 64-bit version of vmware) on that OS. Since I would want to have several OSes in my machine so I tried to install the Win 8.1 x64 on the VMware, but faced this message (below image). What can I do, setting the BIOS?

A:Problem when installing 8.1 x64 on vmware installed on 7 x64

I even tried this way (Step By Step Guide How to install Windows 8.1 on VMware Workstation 10 | Virtualization blog <form action='/search' id='searchThis' method='get' style='display: inline;'><input id='searchBox' name='q' onblur='if(this.value==&#39;&#39this.value=this) but the problem still exists!

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First see here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=5848847

And here: http://smileynetmain.createaforum.com/troubleshooting/problems-connecting-to-windows-10-share(s)/

This shows the method I have made this share with. Now, I'm trying to figure out how I can effectively use this share. It will give me that error if I try to create files on it. It says security information is not available as well. It seems to read the tree as NTFS. But maybe it's reading the mounted parts of the tree as FAT32??? I need help trying to fix it whatever is wrong with it. These are not large files. Not sure whether this is the Windows or Linux side...

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Hi, here is the deal. I just installed Windows 7, but I wish to use use Windows XP as a victual machine. My monitor is a wide screen LCD with native 1920x1200. I installed WinXP and VMWare tools. Now, the problem is that inside the guest OS, I cannot choose a resolution of 1920x1200. I could choose 1600x1200, but when I put it as full screen, the display would be stretched which is not acceptable to me.

Usually, I have good control over preserving the ratio with ATI Catalyst Control Center, but for some reason, with Win7, the option to preserve aspect ratio is not there.

Anyway, is there a way to make the guest OS have 1920x1200? Any other alternate solutions?

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I'm getting a BOOTMGR is compressed error and can't boot my VM Fusion 3 Windows 7 /64 bit.

I have created another VM and hoping to add the old vmdk file to it. Does anyone know how to do that? Or if it's easier to uncompress the BOOTMGR but I haven't found an easy way. My Windows 7 64 bit is an image at this point, I do not have the disks.

I'm just trying to recover a few files from the VM.

All help is appreciate.

A:Problem with Win7 using VMware fusion on Macbook

Where did you get the image from?

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I'm wanting to occupy a couple of kids, so I was planning on putting Lego Soccer Mania onto my Macbook which is running XP via VMware Fusion. The game itself loads and functions properly. However, there appear to be issues rendering the lego pieces, as shown in this image: https://s11.postimg.io/jf7oobe83/Lego_Soccer_Mania.png In contrast, I ought to see something like this: http://static2.gamespot.com/uploads/original/mig/8/7/5/4/438754-soccermania_009.jpg Out of interest, I tried running LSM on an old PC in my basement (also running XP), and there were none of these graphical issues. Next, I tried putting LSM on someone else's VM running Windows 7. To get it to work, I needed to add COMDLG32.OCX, but after adding that file everything went fine. I thought maybe that file was missing from my XP in my VM, but it was there.

Any advice as to why this issue exists would be appreciated.

A:Graphics Rendering Problem in XP on VMware Fusion

Can you provide what kind of Mac it is, operating system it's running, and the version of Fusion you are running?

I'm leaning towards this being an older Mac, but just a guess. I found this old VMware article that might apply to your Mac. Not sure until I know the answers to the above questions. It basically has you turn off acceleration for 3D graphics.

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I have recently installed the final release of Windows 7 64 bit runs an amazingly. One of the few issues is that when I am trying to run VMware vSphere I get a error message I have done some searching on line and have found a solution that fixed the problem for me.

Hope this helps
running vmware vsphere client on windows 7

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I have hp laptop running vista home premium. I am unable to install windows 2003 server as a guest OS through Vmware. can anybody tell me how to do it?

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My host is a Toshiba running Ws 7, 64 bit with a 17" screen. A resolution setting of 1280 X 720, although not recommended, suits me best.

However, I can not find any screen resolution setting for "XP" within "Player" that will work without needing to use one or both of the scrowl (sp!) bars.

Will appreciate suggestions/solutions!


A:Solved: Screen resolution problem - XP within VMware Player

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Hi all, I`m trying to install W10 Technical Preview on VMware Workstation 10., but in vane. When configure virtual machine and start it up it end with a message: "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired, Digital Signature couldn't be verified (0xc0000428)"
Can you advice me how to get rid of it and istall the OS?
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 10 technical preview on VMware wworksation 10 problem

Hi achek Did you download the Windows 10 .iso from Microsoft directly? If so, are you sure that the .iso is complete and not incomplete and/or damaged?

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While the firmware has fixed HDMI output, it seems to have broken my Type-C Ethernet adapter within a VMWare virtual machine. I am trying to use a Plugable Model USBC-E1000 INSIDE my Windows 10 Virtual Machine; NOT via bridging. This has worked in the past. USB 3.0 Ethernet adapters are working. Anyone else having this problem? Lenovo?

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Dear all,
hope you are all fine.

I use Win10x64 Home Edition.
For creating the VM guest, I am using VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone client version 6.1.1
I use vm12 Pro.

Actually, I am trying to create a VM machine using VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone client version 6.1.1. My laptop has initially Win10x64 Home installed when I bought it, when creating the VM guest machine I had no issue but when I upload it with WMWare 12 Pro I have a blue screen saying :

Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We?ll restart for you.

It restarts but still blue screen.
See the attached files for more explanation.

If anyone can help,
thank you.

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Hi, I have an issue with ATA 1.7.

I have deployed ATA in my lab environment (VMware ESXi) but the ATA GATEWAY service keeps on Starting. When I manually tried to restart, it showed an error:

Windows could not start the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics Gateway service on Local Computer.Error 1067: The Process terminated unexpectedly.

Then, I tried to deployed my lab in my laptop (2 VMs / VMWARE Workstation) and ATA works fine. These same VMs don't work on ESX, the network configuration is good but error 1067 again

Is there some special prerequisites/configuration on ESX ? 


Center: Windows 2012 R2 / 4 core / 8 go ram

DC + Lightweight Gateway: Windows 2012 R2 / 4 core / 8 go ram

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I have recently installed Redhat Enterprise V.3 as guest on Windows XP host using vmware.

After adding the necessary lines in the 2 ifcfg-eth0 files, the device eth0 is finding the IP correctly at boot time (or by usinf ifup eth0) and I can use folder sharing between the host and the gust. However I still can't connet to the Interent from the guest.

My windows host internet conection is working fine.
I had it working for a short peiod of time on the guest. (I was using VM - settings - customized - eth bridged-default)

Has anyone seen this before?



Edit/Delete Message

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I am currently running windows XP and this is question about renaming folders. I our business we do a lot of MS Source Safe "gets", do a "build" and then rename the folder for a tempory reference to the "build" that was created. Often it occurs that windows puts up the message:

"Error Renaming File or Folder

Cannot rename folder ... : Access is denied

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not currently in use"

Now if we close all the currently running application, this error goes away. But sometimes it doesn't.

1. Is there a way for forcing windows to rename?
2. Is there a way of telling what applications are currently using which files?
3. Is there clever way around this?


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Hello, I seem to remember seeing a tool called file 2 folder which puts a files into thier own folder and names the folder the same as the original file, i have had a search both here and google but have not managed to find it. Any nudge in the right direction would be much appreciated.

Also, I have a fair few folders all containing 1 file, the folders are named correctly but the files inside are not, is there an easy to make the files match the folder they are in?

Thnks in advance.

A:File and folder renaming/organising help please.

I'm familiar with a tool that turns .iso disc images into normal folders and vice versa.
Is this what you are talking about?
Sorry but what you are describing seems somewhat redundant to me.

Otherwise the best suggestion I have for you is to look at robocopy.
Utility Spotlight: Robocopy GUI

adds an insane number of little tools to the copy/paste/move scheme in windows.

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I compressed a .crx file. The file structure of the compressed file is

Compressed CRX

I am attempting to rename 3Sub-Folder. Using 7-Zip, When I attempt to rename it I get the Error message “Not Implemented”. When I attempt to rename it using WinRAR I get the message that “the archive is corrupt. Lastly, when I open the .zip file using Windows Explorer it displays the Compressed CRX but I am unable to display 3Sub-Folder.

Any suggestions on renaming a sub-folder within a zipped file?

A:Renaming a sub-folder within a zipped file

Best I've found is simply to decompress the file into an empty Folder, make the change to necessary files then recompress them, maybe with a slightly different name.

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Hello Guys,

I need to create a batch file which renames a folder from one name to a date in the format of YYYYMMDD. I see where you can do it on a file but for the life of me I can't find out how to do it for a folder using the REN command. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks in advance...

A:Batch File Help (Renaming a folder to a date)

AFAIK ren works the same on folders as on files. have you tried it?

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Ok this is really annoying and I've about had it up to here..

Why is it everytime I want to rename a folder for instance of music, that has never even been opened yet, i always get "The action can't be completed because a folder or file in it is open in another program"??

I could see this happening if I've been playing the songs in these music folders when this occurs, as sometimes the files will linger in itunes or windows media player....but its not the case as I have not even loaded them in itunes.

I simply try and rename a folder and get this crap not always but quite a bit. What file or what could be in use in another program if I've not even opened any files in the darn folder? I never recall this happening with Windows XP

A:Trouble renaming folders, always get folder or file is open ?

You can tell what program is using a file and/or folder by using a simple program called Unlocker:


Once you find out what program is using the file, you can close it and safely rename/remove the file/folder.

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I just burned a multi-session disc using gburner(just downloaded). It is unfinalised. CD-R.
I forgot to rename the folder and a file in it.
Since it is unfinalised, can I rename it?

A:Renaming File or Folder in a Multi session Disc?

It's my understanding that only CD-RW or CD+RW can be rewritten. I've never had good luck with multisession anything. I think it's better to generate an iso file from a folder and burn it in one shot. If you have access to cheap online bulk discs then it's not so bad to use another disc when you change your data.

You may save a few bucks with multisession but you could also find they are unreadable when you stick them into a different PC. Depends how important the data is.

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I have a XP Home SP2 computer and whenever you try to delete/rename/create anything using explorer explorer crashes giving the send and dont send dialog. Meaning i cant do anything. I can use the command prompt to do these tasks however, so i dont think its a hard disk issue. I have tried all of the above in safe mode under the administrator and a normal user and i still get the errors. I have also disabled all non-MS services and all unnecessary startup entries and the problem still occurs. The computer runs Zonealarm Security Suite (Firewall, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware etc...) and Adaware se personal, both which turn up no viruses or spyware apart from the occasonal cookie. So i dont think that it is a virus or spyware infection. This behavior occurs over all system files. Does anyone have any suggestions before i have to reinstall XP?

I will post a hijack this! log if required..

Thanks for your time,

A:Deleting/Renaming/Creating a file/folder causes explorer to crash

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Not sure this is the correct forum, but I figured I'd give it a try. Right now we have a large group of client machines running XP and a Windows 2000 file/print server and Windows 2000 BDC. Our manager wants to have the clients boot up and start a virtual session to a server where all the apps and data will reside so nothing but an OS is loaded on the clients. Anyone had any experience doing this? Ideas? Thanks.

A:VMWare and XP

Sounds like you should look into Citrix

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I'm using VMWare to emulate a Windows 98 computer (to run an old computer game) on a Windows XP computer. When I plug in a flash drive, the emulator recognises it, but I cannot get the Win98 to recognise or accept it. I need to either get a program into the computer to view .jpgs, or I need to be able to copy the .jpgs from the computer and look at them in the actual XP computer.If this isn't the forum to ask this sort of question, just ignore it, or tell me it can't be done.If it helps, the VMWare image is called 'Manalink_2.0'EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum

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I have win 7 home premium 64 bit. I want to use vmware to run win 98. Is it a good idea? is it fast enough to run old games ? my computer has 8 gig of RAM and nvidia 560Ti 1 gig video ram. 3.4 ghz cpu.

I dual booted with win xp at one time but xp is not much different from win 7. Some older games only run well in win 98.

A:vmware ?

My advice is simply give it a go. It may not work, but you can't find that out without trying.
I haven't used VMware myself; I have used VirtualBox (which is free) for messing around with Linux.

In terms of performance, I'd actually be more worried about giving 98 more power than it can play with! Even a virtualized processor on your box would run faster than the typical hardware processor 12 years ago. Certainly be careful how much memory you allocate: there's the temptation to give it 4 gigs and watch it WHIZ, but the old OS simply won't know what to do with it. Stick to something more reasonable (not more than 512 MB, virtualBox recommends 64).
Since your objective is to run old games, you don't have to worry about modern programs growing to expect gigs and gigs of memory.

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VMware Workstation 10 has hit the bricks. Have yet to test it, hopefully in the next couple of days (just got a copy today.

A:VMWare 10

Loaded Windows 8.1 without any problems. The VMware Tools also loaded without any problems. The network allowed access to all shared drives on the network without any problems. There appears to be an increase in speed from 9 to 10. Thus far it is an improvement over 9. Still will not allow you to run OS X without a great deal of tweaking.

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