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Accidental Change of Directory Name in C: Drive. H...

Q: Accidental Change of Directory Name in C: Drive. H...

A directory on our Ideacentre 70025ISH was accidental changed. It is in the Windows C: top level. It contains the following directories:boot, Drivers, efi, LangPacks, NewOS, Sources, Store, support, Updates, Work and three files:bootmgr, boomgr.efi, MediaMeta.xml If anyone knows, or could kindly check to see what the directory name should be, we would be most grateful! Thank you.

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Hi everyone,
I'm new here and have a question. I recently had to set my system back to factory settings. Now when I go to a new web site using Firefox I get the following error message...
"Javascript task directory does not exist. Please change to home directory."
I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate version, 32-bit with both Service pack 1 and 2 installed. I have no idea of how to correct this problem and I know everyone on this forum are brilliant! So any help would really be appreciated.

A:Javascript task directory does not exist. Please change to home directory.

Hi osprey1111,
Have you checked to see if you have Java installed: http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp
Have you enabled: http://www.activatejavascript.org/en/instructions/firefox

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Hello TSF.

Whilst fixing my computer using the tools of Hiren's boot CD, (Which have infact worked) I ran a program I was unaware of called Ghost Walker which changed my SID. At that time, I had no idea what an SID was. It seemed to abort mid 'change'.

Anyway, I logged on as normal, only to find my documents were 'gone'. Documents folder 'Liam' has just and empty folder of My Pictures and My Music. Futhermore, A new folder called Liam.LIAM was in 'Documents and Settings'. It is inaccessible.

I really need these files, I have yet to explore what else is missing from my computer. I have Coursework from hundreds of hours work ect on there. Not backed up.


A:Accidental SID Change


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I don't know if I posted this at the good place but I've changed my refresh rate by accident causing my screen to turn black and saying : Not compatible with this signal. I've tried to change it back using the safe mode but with no success.If you have any idea on how to fix this problem I will be very grateful.

Thank you in advance,


A:Black screen after accidental change of refresh rate

Don't know what OS you are working with but in general, if you can get into safe mode, a system restore to just before you changed the refresh rate should return it to the previous setting.

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Following the directions outlined in Change Directory in Command Prompt including enabling command extensions outlined in Command Line does not permit the CD command to change the directory focus to a directory with a space in its name. I am trying to set the active directory prompt to C:\Users\Owner\My Documents. I can get to C:\Users\Owner but with command extensions enabled in administrator mode (CMD E:ON) the CD command will not accept My Documents as a valid directory name within Owner. The error I get is "The system cannot find the path specified." My goal is to get a directory tree (as a file) of the directories and files in My Documents with the DIR command when in that directory. The complete DOS line for that command would read C:\Users\Owner\My Documents>DIR /o:n /s > DirTreeList.txt. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot change directory (CD) to a directory with space in the name

Welcome to Seven Forums utnatw7f387. I'm far from an expert, but will throw out something simple until the smart people see this. have you tried

C:\Users\Owner\My\ Documents>DIR /o:n /s > DirTreeList.txt

A Guy

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Other than TestDisk, what are some other free software downloads that
a person might try to recover data from a formatted drive? The drive was
formatted by accident.

This addresses an issue form one of my previous post but I have not
had any luck with TestDisk.

Thank you,

A:Free Drive Recovery programs for accidental drive format.

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/871411-possable-recover-formatted-drive.html

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Long story short, I was going to format my usb but I must have accidentally clicked on my C drive instead. Anyways, during the format of my only drive, a Samsung SSD, my computer crashed and I restarted it. I want originally worried because I thought I was formatting a 2gb usb flash drive. Afterward, my computer no longer detects my SSD in my bios. It's my SSD fried, or can I still save it?

A:accidental format of C drive

Hello and welcome iced dragoon I doubt if the drive is fried mate probably a bit confused I should say and I do hope you have data backed up.

So can you slip it into another machine and see if it is "seen" there?? If so then you can reformat and align it before doing a reinstall.
with this http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/113967-ssd-alignment.html

Once you have done that and the drive is ready then you can use this if you have no media
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

one advantage of this is you lose all the bloatware

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So I accidentely fast formated a drive in my disk managment (I actually formated the wrong one)

But when it formated it had checked that it makes a backup in case of recovery of data... but I have no idea where the backup is and how to restore it?

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Hi I accidently deleted files on my Nas dive. its a LaCie Big Disk d2 1Tb (actually 2 500Gb disks inside). The programs Ive tried for recover lost data dosent support Nas drives (only drives inside the computer itself). Any one have a sudgesstion of how I can recreate the lost data?. i use a intel computer and are running Vista Home Premium. i have Netgear DG834N wireless router with built in adsl2+ modem. Everything is cable connected and working fine. I just need the almost 2 years of work that i deleted...
I know.. incredibly stupid but the web config tool is so sluggish and i just clicked away... HELP!

A:Accidental deleting on Nas drive - Help needed

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hello back again this tine I accidentally formated my external drive and I want to know if ther is a recover program that will recover my drive back to same way it was before formatt thr ones i tried did not do that files are scattered and raw so is there one that will recover back to how it was before format thank you for answer

A:accidental external drive format

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My 6 year old laptop running Windows 7 is out of warranty, so here i am seeking help as i am not very computer literate. All i need to know is how many partitioned drives came with my HP laptop. My niece was playing on my laptop without my knowledge and had accidentally formatted Drive-G... i know this much, that Drive-C is my main drive, and Drive-D is the recovery drive to restore my laptop... But what is Drive-G which is only about 101 MB in size? ... does it contain any crucial operating files or data that i need to restore back on to the G-drive, or can i ignore the lost data on Drive-G? I have never added any partitions to my laptop as that is beyond my ability. I tried using a free Data Recover software, and it identified about a couple of hundred files with 6 different types of file extension such as: f0020856.regf0021056_bootvhd.dkkf0021248_mediag.exe.muif0081920_bootresf0051186.dbff0081546.ttf Is this a virtual drive, a casche drive, or....? Can i ignore what was lost, or do i need to be concerned to pay for the Data Recovery software to restore those lost files? Thank you guys in advance for your help. 

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I am a computard and i was messing with stuff i shouldn't have been and i erased my floppy disk drive from existance. I was hoping someone would know how i can make my computer re-download it. thank you

A:accidental removal of floppy disk drive

Your description is a bit confusing.
- Is the floppy drive completely missing from the My Computer list?
- Did you accidentally erase all the files from a floppy disk and need to recover them?

What exactly does "messing with stuff" mean?

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Hi really sorry if this is the wrong place but need help.

I was adding a new drive to my PC's storage spaces only due to it being from and old laptop it had the reserved OEM partition so windows refused to add it, I went and used a partition software to delete all partitions on the drive so I could add it only as it was the same size and make as one of the other drives already in my storage space i stupidly chose the wrong one.

As you would expect the Storage space Pool failed and the dis was marked as disconnected only its not its there but had it table deleted. I have been googleing all night and have yet to find a way to repair this yet I know its there cos using the software from ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery Software it detects the pool and can see all the stuff on it bit dosn't have and option to repair just recover I don't want to do this as it the the lack of space that caursed this

I have gone through the powershell route and have managed to change the drive from "Retired" to "Auto-Select" but am still not able to get the pool to repair of work.

someone said use testdisk but this finds the partition but its listed as "unknown" to I cant retrive this what am I missing?!?!?!
Thanks so much for any help on this

A:Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.

I've had success with this one: Free Partition Recovery Software, Deleted Partition Recovery, Hard Disk Recovery, Free Disk Partition Recovery, Active Partition Recovery Software, NTFS Partition Recovery, Recovery Partition, Drive Partition Recovery, Hard Drive Partition Recovery T

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Hi my advent monza t100laptop was turned off by my grandson shuting down and when I turned it back on I get aptio setup utility on screen and been told lost harddrive can I use my advent vsta harddrive and ry that in monza t100thanks

A:Hard Drive reported as empty after accidental power off during shutdown

What is the exact error message?
If your are getting the Setup Utility, then you probably still have the HDD and it is not lost. The HDD may, however have failed.
You can create an Ubuntu Live CD and boot off of that and it will allow you to browse your C: drive. This will also confirm that you do have a C: drive still and it is not lost. Then you can save any personal files to a USB HDD.
Once you are safely backed up, you can Run the Setup Utility and restore the computer to Factory Defaults. If that fails the HDD may need to be replaced and Windows will need to be reinstalled.

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Need to change C:\Users\ick E to C:\Users\Dick E
Step by step, if more than one

A:Change a directory name

I think it's the User profile folder name you are trying to change if you changed the User name.

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I have my HD partitioned and I just put all my music into the "D:" Now, what I want to do is when I go to start and MY MUSIC, I want it to take me to the D:

By the way...I am using XP Home Ed.

Thanks in advance for any help

A:How do I change my music directory

You should make a new folder on your D drive and name it whatever you want. (ex. My Music) Then put you music in that folder as opposed to just leaving it on D: (the root) Then you can RIGHT click the folder and select "send to" and then "to Desktop as a shortcut" Then drag the new shortcut to the START button. Then when you click on My Music, it will go to that new folder with your music in it. That is one of about 1000 ways to do it. Play around a bit.

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How do you change the install directory for xp?
Am trying to install xp to D: instead of to C:
(Am using 2 harddrives.)

A:Change the install directory for xp?

sethfp said:

How do you change the install directory for xp?
Am trying to install xp to D: instead of to C:
(Am using 2 harddrives.)Click to expand...
chose manual or custom setup, then select the place you want to install it

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Somehow when I reinstalled Windows 10 it created


instead of


Is there any way to fix this without having to re-reinstall Windows 10?

Thank you.

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I just finished installing Win 7 on its own drive (for the 2nd time) and on a separate partition. The problem is that I can't point "Program Files" to its partition. I watched the video by W.H. Schroeder but when i click on "Properties" for the file folder "Program Files" Win 7 does not show a "Location" tab so could change it from C: to M:. There must be a way because others have multiple partitions in Win 7 but it seems to be eluding me.

A:How to change LOCATION of a directory in Win 7

You can move the User folders if you want.
Documents, Pictures, Videos, Music, Podcasts

In fact, I would recommend do this, keeping User DATA seperate from the OS.

1) It keeps fragmentation down
2) I makes creating a system Image/Backup much faster.
3) In the even you must reinstall Windows, all of your User DATA in these folders will remain on the selected hard Drive, so you do not loose it by formating.

But you can not move "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)"
And why would you want to?

If installed programs are not with the OS and you must restore a image or backup to a time BEFORE a certain app was installed, it may no longer work.

If you re-instal Windows, those applications on the other drive may no longer work either.
You will still have to re-install them.

Installed programs should be with Windows.

If for Some reason you want an Application installed to a different drive (separate from the OS) you can simply make a Folder on that drive for those programs.
Then manually choose the install directory.

Perhaps I am misunderstanding your question here.

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I booted into a ms-dos floppy disk, and is wondering if i can and how to "cd c:\".
i did a little research and tried on my vista's cmd. cd c:\ doesnt work but cd \d c:\ works. then i tried it on ms-dos floppy disk... it didnt work..
how can i change A:\ to C:\ on my ms-dos floppy disk?!?!

A:how to change root directory?!?!

nvm i figured it out. just type "c:"

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i want to change the path of recorded tv inside C:\Users\Public\Libraries\Recorded TV too D:\Recorded TV.

The only thing i can do is include a folder but Recorded TV won't change directory.

A:Change Recorded TV Directory without WMC

Hello sfjmdsp,

There's no need to try and change the location of library since the files in a library are not stored in the library, but actually stored at the location of the included folder.

If you like, you could change the default "Save to" folder to another included folder for where files are saved to by default when you move/copy them into a library.Library - Set Save Folder
Hope this helps,

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Okay, now I know this has been answered on the internet hundreds and hundreds of times; but I cannot seem to find one that just answers it with the answer I am looking for.

Keep in mind that I cannot:

1) Use batch files [due to administrator blocking them]
2) I cannot access the appdata or roaming folder [also blocked by the admin]
3) I already have a .minecraft folder on my flash drive [yet I can't get my program to load from it]

So, if there are any suggestions or information you can get for me; or even do for me, I would appreciate it.

I'm not asking much to be honest, I just wish there was a much faster and easier way to edit the exe program or something to place the .minecraft folder onto my flash drive and not into the %appdata% folder or anything.

So seriously, can someone give me some sort of help... cause otherwise, I can't even use any of my Minecraft mods or anything.

I can't even use texture packs because I cannot access the appdata folder nor the roaming folder.

[I don't own a computer, so I play Minecraft from the library; sadly, they have the folder I need to access BLOCKED]

Please... someone, if anyone... can you either help me figure this out, or edit my program for me; that way I can finally play the freaking thing with my mods, texture packs and more.s

[Minecraft 1.6.2]

A:How do you change the .minecraft directory?

Welcome to TSG!

I do see the batch file in the video, are they blocked completely like from all sources or just from the library computer harddrive?
If you can run one off a USB then http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1519526-running-minecraft-from-a-usb-drive/
That looks like the entire game runs off USB.
So if you had all your mods and things on it you would have them on any computer you plug into.
Now without access to the library files, you would need to ask a friend to use their computer in order to copy the files you need. Sadly you would lose anything saved on the library computer, but once you have your USB, you can take it anywhere.

From what I can tell that is the only way. Unless someone can change the code in a custom .exe for you. Sadly I don't know how to do that.

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Is there a way to change the directory where outlook saves email messages and calander events to?

I want to freeze the system/programs partiton using Deep Freeze, but I don't want email or calander files to be affected.

Currently, it saves them in the outlook folder, in:

D:\Documents and Settings\Rahl\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook


A:Change Outlook default directory

Yes. Close outlook. Move the .pst file to where you want it. Open Outlook, it will ask you where you moved it to.

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Window XP sp2
Comodo firewall Ver 4.1.150349
Antivirus AVG 9.0.851

Hi , I just register to this forum to seek help on my window XP.It's really a weird problem occur where even google I still can't get a clue out of it.
Hoping someone could explain and tell what happen to my directory.Everytime there's a prompt on installation happen where my window xp directory auto changes to C:7\Program Files\ and cannot find the exe.It happen on every application.

Hoping there's an explanation on it .Thank you , any help really appreciated

A:Window XP directory auto change

Hi .

What are you trying to download?

That error message...looks as if you are trying to open a compressed file of some sort...but you don't have WinRAR.exe installed.

Do you have a folder for WinRAR under your Program Files list?


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[Solved] WinXP Pro: Change Desktop Directory?

Well I have multiple hard drives now, so I was wondering if there was a way to change the default desktop directory... I want it to be changed to another drive folder. My search over google has come up with nothing so far =3

A:WinXP Pro: Change Desktop Directory?


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Desktop

Change the entry to the directory where you want to save your desktop

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When i first got my computer, it was running windows XP and the computer had two hard drives. A small one for windows, and a larger one for my documents (my music, my pictures etc) and where to save stuff.
now that ive upgraded to vista, its saving everything in my profile (my music, my pictures etc) to the small hard drive.

is there any possible way i can move it to the big hard drive?

i hope im clear...
thanks in advance

A:how to change directory of user account

A step by step method is here:

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Anyone know how to do this in command prompt?

I type "cd .." a few times to get to to C:\

Then when I type "cd e:\" I see E:\ below the command line but I'm still in C:\.
Can anyone help?

Edit: Nevermind, manage to get it working. Just had to type "E:" instead of using CD beforehand. So used to linux.

A:Change Directory in Command Prompt

CD command is only meant to change directories, not drives. If you want to change to drive E: , just type E: at the prompt.

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I would like to have a few Icons that I use for windows explorer that go to a few places I use alotg.

I don't like always having to deal with My Documents always.

Any ideas?


A:Change default directory for Windows/Exp ?

Change the Default Opening Folder in Windows Explorer

Click Start, point to Programs, then Accessories, then right?click
Windows Explorer, and click Properties.

Under Target field, which reads %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe, add to make
the line read %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE /e, will work too.
Customize Windows Explorer View - Aviran?s Place

How To Customize the Windows Explorer Views in Windows XP

Windows XP Your Way: Useful Shortcuts and Commands for Windows Explorer
Edit: Or do you want Windows Explorer shortcut Icons in different places?

Bringing Back the Quick Launch Toolbar in XP

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How would you go about changing the default install directory. I just freshly installed vista x64 and was wondering how to change the default install directory from Program Files (x86) to just Program Files. Anyone know??

A:How Do You Change The Default Install Directory?

Originally Posted by bongripper420

How would you go about changing the default install directory. I just freshly installed vista x64 and was wondering how to change the default install directory from Program Files (x86) to just Program Files. Anyone know??

Hi bongripper420

I would advise against trying to change these system folders they are there for a reason

Program Files is for native 64 Bit applications
Program Files(X86) is for 32 Bit applications running in emulation mode

Hope this helps

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I have had nothing but problems with Blue Screen crashes (see my other post topic BLUE SCREEN CRASHES) now when I try to shut down I'm getting:Wait: Windows is trying to shut down C Directory Change Watcher HelperThis will not shut down and even if I choose END NOW it will not shut down my computer. It is slowing and locking everything up and at idle I'm passing 50% CPU usage. And I have to cold shut down. If I start it back up it's a bit slow but then seems (and seems is the word of choice) to be working.I did have to download IE7 again today because it disappeared into the black hole overnight. Is this something that IE7 has as a security measure? Do I need it? What the heck is it?I google searched and did a search here without any luck, anyone want to take a stab at it?Thanks much,TryN

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i've installed Windows 8.1 in my laptop and now I'm trying change the default installation Drive, but everything that i've tried didn't works.

I already have changed the path in registry.

If I try to install some program, Google Chrome for example, it create folders in both paths, but the installation keeps in
"C:\Program Files"

A:Change installation directory Windows 8.1

It's akin to paddling upstream to try to get programs to install and run from a drive other than the system drive.
Windows has been around enough years that if anyone seriously wanted you to have that capability they'd have made sure it was both easily configurable and that applications responded to it properly.
Practically speaking, it's simply much better to get a large system drive (e.g., that high performance 512 GB SSD you've always secretly wanted) and just
install things under the default folder on the system drive.  You'll find they'll work best that way after having been installed too.  Why?  Because most product testing is done with default installations.

Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

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When I try installing windows 7, it gets to the end and says that it can't change boot files, so the installation cannot continue.

A:Installation Can't change boot directory.

Hey lcollier93,

Could you let me know a few things? Are you doing an upgrade, or a clean install?

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does anyone know how i can change the default temp directories for windowsxp from C to D?

i'm trying to install a program that needs a lot of space just to install (which is dumb i think it was made wrong.... and i've cleared up drive C as much as possible! there's not junk in it at all. i normally install all my apps in a seperate partition anyway. and i got tons of space on my other parts. so this is jsut annoying. -_-

i googled it but everything i get is for win98 or 2k and i don't think they work and i'm too chicken to try it. so i'd preffer instructions that were made/written with xp in mind.

thanks in advance to anyone who knows how.

A:Solved: change temp directory?

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I would like to change the default directory (Librairies\Documents) which shows up when opening a file browser from a third party software (most 3d party softwares at least).
It also show up when opening a new explorer from C:\Windows\explorer.exe directly. So I think there is some option to change in the registry or in an .ini file but I can find no info on it.

I am well aware that similar posts exist (all over the web) and that the "solution" is to change the target directory in the Start Menu or launch bar shortcut: this is not what I want. I tried it (out of curiosity mostly) and, predictably, it has no effect on the explorer.exe executable and therefore none on the third party softwares.

A:Change the default directory in the explorer.

Hi Loceka and welcome to Seven Forums.

Maybe this can help you click on the blue link: Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

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Hi I just bought a new computer for my mother in law. I created the first account..that is an administrator for my mother in law. Then I used her account to create another admin account for myself. This is for Windows 10. I logged in with my microsoft ID and everything looked fine. Then I started discovering things weren't working properly in the account so I contacted support for my computer.

They thought that maybe I should create a new user account and see if that fixes the bugs. The support person created an account called "Test." Once I examined "Test" to see if everything was functional, and it was, I deleted my old/original account and logged in with my microsoft ID on the "test" account. From the main screen it shows my picture, and when I log in, my walpaper and other settings are there. It even shows my proper name in the account.

I thought everything was ok, but then I went into the user directory from CMD and noticed that my user directory was still called test and that the account I deleted was still showing up.

What I want to do is have my user account name in CMD associated with my microsoft id email address like it originally was.

Now when I see file paths in my account I"m noticing that all the files point to user/test...I want it to be user/myname not user/test. Even though my account works perfectly, and all my stuff is there...I'm finding it an annoyance that the test directory is the DOS name for my account. I want... Read more

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A coworker recently got married and I need to change her name and email in Active Directory. We are running Standard Server 2003, and Exchange 2003. Can anyone tell me the correct steps to follow?

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Hi everybody. About 2 days ago I noticed that all of a sudden my scroll and progress bars, and all of the prompt windows (save, open file, etc.) changed to a Windows 98 style! I didn't think anything of it until I tried to save an image through Firefox and it wouldn't bring up the prompt to choose a location. Initially I thought it to be exclusive to Firefox, but later I had worked on an Word document and when I tried to Save As... the exact same thing, a flash indicating that it tried to open the location window and that's it. Every program does the exact same thing, no way to bring up a location menu or change directory.

Does anybody have any idea as to what can cause this?


A:Unable to change or save file to any directory!

Run a full antivirus scan
Download and run malwarebytes full scan
If both are negative

Make a system restore from before the problem.
System Restore

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(1) A directory has turned into a file. How can I change it back?

(2) Files having extension .DBF .FXP .PRG got changed to .CHK what I have to do?

Since its a crucial data please help me.

Thanks in advance and warm regards too.

A:A directory has turned into a file. How can I change it back?

I believe this is what you are looking for. .


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How do I change the command prompt's default directory in Windows 10? I see instructions in Sevenforums to do this in Windows 7 but not in Windows 10. Will the Windows 7 instructions work in Windows 10?

A:Change command prompt default directory

It would be the same. Create a shortcut and type: cmd /K cd:\C
will default to C:\

or take a look at this post:
Windows 10 post install tips or bugs - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

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I tried changing the location of a user's profile and it worked thanks to an article from this swebsite, but I deleted the whole user because I want to move the Users Directory all at once instead (from C to D for example). Is there a way to do so?
I found a website that explains how but it wasn't clear and had no screenshots so I got stuck on the second step.
That's the website:
Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

Thank you.

A:How To Change Users Directory Default Location?

Hello iwind,

The best option for this would be to use OPTION TWO in that tutorial you mentioned below first. Afterwards, create yourself a new administator account that will be created in the new location automatically. Once you log in to the new account, copy what you want (ex: shortcuts, music, pics, etc...) from the old account, you can delete the old account.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,

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I'm in the habit of making a backup of files before changing them. To keep track of each version of a file, I make a copy and then rename it to include the last modified date. For example, if I'm going to edit bozo.html, I'll make a copy of the file (in the same directory) and rename it to bozo.2010.05.12.html .

In Windows Explorer in Win7, if I right click on a file and drag and drop it in the same directory, I get a menu from which I select 'Copy here'. A copy of the file is created with the name 'bozo - Copy.html'. Is there any way to change this function to use the modified date of the file instead of ' - Copy' ? Or is there a 3rd party tool that will do this for me?

I'm using Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Mahalo for your assistance

Harry Z.

A:Change to default 'copy in same directory' behavior

As far as I know I think you are stuck renaming each file with the date.

If someone actually knows how to do this, feel free to make fun of me.

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how can i change the default temporary files directory?
i dont have enough room on my C: drive, as it is just big enough for windows.
any help would be appreciated

A:XP Pro.. How Do I Change The Default Temp files Directory?

My Computer->Properties->Advanced->Environment variables
Change the TEMP and TMP variables for both user and system as you like. Reboot.

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Hey, i recently made a newmachine with a SSD drive, so i will be using another hard drive for document storage. I have moved all the locations for things like music, videos, etc to a new directory.

However wen i go to start menu, and i see my user account (ghost3h) wen i click on it it goes to the ssd drive location.

So basicaly wat i want to do is change the directory of that button on the start menu so wen i click Ghost3h on the start menu, it will go to my D drive not my C drive.

I know it will be somewere in my regeditory but cnt find it.

Anyone please?

A:Start menu User directory change

Hello and welcome to the forums :)

I would not mess with that, you could make a short cut to your desired folder or drag the folder to the start menu and it will pin in there, on the top, please try not to mess with that directory,



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When I click a button to upload a file, I'm prompted with the File Upload window. Automatically, it defaults to the Desktop. I wish to change this to My Documents. My Internet searches result in a bunch of spam about changing file directories inside various software not relating at all to what I want hah.... Anyone know how to do this please? Thank you thank you

A:How do I change the default File Upload directory?

where/what button are you cliking that gives you upload window?

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Is there a way to change the directory that automatically opens when opening explorer? Instead of having libraries come up I want to have my home folder.

A:Change default directory when opening explorer?

Hello Akrchstn,

Yes, the tutorial below can help show you how to.

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

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If you want to do what I want to do as the subject said, you DO NOT do this:

"click & hold mouse left button while on the target directory & press CTRL+ALT, then release left mouse button"

Ya, I know this works with previous Windows system. But in Vista, this seems create a "restricted" shortcut & you can never find a shortcut tab in properties dialog.

Instead, you SHOULD do this:

Copy the full path of your target directory & click right button on Desktop background, then choose shortcut, when it asks you the target to shortcut, paste the full path of your target path you copied just now & press ok. This will create a "general" shortcut & now you can find that shortcut tab in properties dialog.

Hope this helps people!

Scott Chu @ Taiwan

A:Change Shortcut Icon of a directory in Vista

Thank You,Scott Chu,

You represent the true spirit of this Forum. It is a place where you can share your expertise or use ours. Thanks

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