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The default security settings of the "Default Folder".

Q: The default security settings of the "Default Folder".

(windows 7) I accidentally messed up the security settings in the "Default Folder" (a shortcut?) of the Users folder.
I removed administrators permissions , that caused my pc to be unable to restore to previous restore point correctly. However, I was able to re-add the admin permission and everything now is fine.
Yet I need help here.
1 could anyone post screenshots of the default "default folder" security settings? I need to set it back to the default one even though now it works fine.
2 why the hell does that folder NOT HIDDEN? Are yours not hidden as well? Of course the option to hide all system file is checked on my pc. The only reason I messed with that folder is because I thought it was just a normal folder and not a system folder. Anyway to get it back to be invisible?
Thanks for helps in advanced. And I don't want to go to Microsoft supports because they always give robotic replies with no helps at all.

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Preferred Solution: The default security settings of the "Default Folder".

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In a newly installed Win XP sp3, or in an existing XP installation, I can change a folder view attributes, go to Tools -> Folder Options -> View tab and with "Remember each folder's settings" checked I can click on [Apply to All Folders] and [OK] that. Windows, after that will open any folder in the same attrib, say Details, and a given size, and it will remember its location. The big exception that is very annoying, when I create a new folder (and I am always creating a temp folders for special file moving/copying/separating operations) the new folder opens into the default size of 600x800. Yes if I can adjust the size, Windows will remember it, but this temp folder is deleted when I am done and the next new one opens with the default size again. What is more tiresome is that I move from computer to another several times a day in my work. I carry with me some basic files on a CD and on flash drive. Each time I open one of these, YES you guest it, Windows will open it in the default viewing size of 600x800 (irrelevant to display res). I have tried searching the web, ran into many people wanting the same, no one so far has any answer. Yes there TSR programs like Autosizer that will control a Class-size or individual size, but this mean installing this program, and configuring it, on every computer and taking away a piece of RAM.
I have looked into some registry Keys such as "Most Recent Use" MRU & BagMRU & Bags in the following keys;
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I'm using Windows 10 th2-10511 x64 and when I install EMET 5.5 final the EMET system service is installed with the "delayed start" flag and the service and never starts after a reboot. The same thing happened with the beta version, I didn't notice
it until the final was released. This issue doesn't occurs with EMET 5.2.
I switched the service back to the normal Automatic (not delayed) start, and everything seems to be working again. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this issue?

Also, can someone enlighten me about this warning message "DEP/ASLR Policy settings are ineffective by default; see user's guide on how to enable them". It appears when I enable the DEP/ASLR EMET GPO. I couldn't find any reference to this warning
message in the user guide. DEP seems to be enabled, I have no idea how to check for ALSR other than Process hacker that shows ASLR as N/A.

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Word all messed up at the moment. Tool bars misssing and loads of other small annoying things.

How do I start from scratch with Word again ?

A:Getting "Default" or "factory" settings of Word back

Delete all occurances of normal.dot Make sure Word is closed.

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NB: When I refer to Default profile I am never referring to the system profile named Default User. This situation with the names has made my issue Google proof.

I recently purchased a laptop with a clean install of Windows XP SP3. It did not ask for a password at first log on and came up with all the expected messages at start up of a brand new Thinkpad.

I changed the user name to X61S and added a password for this user. I noticed later the profile directory in use for X61S in Documents & Settings is still named Default despite the user name change. After having used the laptop for a couple of days, I think this mismatch was causing me issues in setting network share permissions.

I created a new profile named Jeff. My network permissions problems are resolved when using this profile.

I created a new profile named Admin and using it I copied the X61S profile to the Jeff profile using the Control Panel\System\Advanced\Users\Copy To feature so that I would retain settings of installed programs. This didn't work as well as I'd hoped - some of the installed programs did not like it.

Thinking I was defeated and would need to begin again, I shut the computer down and went to bed.

This morning I logged in to the original X61S profile to check my email only to be greeted as if it were an entirely new profile - there are no settings for any installed applications. I checked the Documents & Settings folder and much to my surprise, I'm using a new profi... Read more

A:"Default User" vs "Default" profile confusion

After another day of use, things seem to be fine with the new user named Jeff

Still wondering if it is OK to delete the user X61S and its associated profile Default which is now associated to the folder Default.X61S?

It seems that the folder named Default that was initially associated with the profile named Default is now not associated to any user or profile. I'd like to delete this folder too, but am hesitant to do so as I don't understand the reason it has dissociated itself from the profile.

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Hello! I have a Dell laptop, running Windows 7. Yesterday my cat walked across the keyboard and literally that very moment, my internet lost connection.

It wasn't a case where she disabled the wireless capability by pressing the combination of fn and F2. The wireless is turned on, and is in face connected to the wireless network.

The troubleshooter said that the problem is that "default gateway is not available." Also, when I look at the network's properties, IPv4 Connectivity says "No internet connection."

I did a system restore to the night before and nothing changed.

I also tried resetting the IPv4 by entering "netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log" on the command prompt but this did not fix anything.

This afternoon I turned on the laptop again and for a split second, it said I had internet access but the yellow exclamation point came up quickly and I no longer had it.

I am on my old laptop right now and the connection is just fine, and it's also working for my roommate's computer.

Does anyone know how I might be able to fix this? Many thanks in advance.

A:Settings changed? No IPv4 internet access & "Default Gateway N/A"

Right after I posted this, I turned on the affected laptop. Because I had accidentally left it on earlier, the battery ran out so it ran startup repair. The internet worked for about 10 minutes or so. Now it's out again.

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Hello all,

Just around two weeks ago or so, something that I assume I did has caused my PC to stop doing a number of things, such as ;
Recognizing recently used programs in the start menu
Allowing the locking and unlocking of the task bar
Saving the organization of files in the "Quick Launch" bar
Saving my decision to "Show Hidden Files and Folders" from the control panel.
Saving default file associations and other such settings
~~~~~(Such as Firefox as my default browser, Winamp and VLC for all media files (Windows Media Player also goes through setup every time it launched when I forget to use "open with."))
Making folders and other things through the Right Click > New menus in folders and on the desktop
And a wide assortment of other problems that I either can't think of or am unaware of at this time.

I remember having a similar issue once in the past, and I was able to resolve it through a system restore from a time before the issue began. This time however, the earliest restore available was already after the problem began.

I'm not really sure where to begin with this issue. Most of my own little research attempts have lead it to being a registry issue, but I have no real justification for that of my own. Many solutions have pointed to the policies directory for Explorer, but I have no items in there to look at.

So, I come to anyone here asking for some guidance in my issue. Thank you for any help you may provide; I truly ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows doesn't save "default" type settings, other issues.

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I have an Enterprise Network with Windows OS 7 and EMET is managed via GPO. All the settings are correct in the GPO and when I run GPResults on systems they show same and the GPO is winning. However, when I open a EMET console on any machine I get the
error message  "DEP/ASLR policy settings ineffective by default; see User's Guide for how to enable them" and the DISA STIG shows as an opened vulnerability. I found a question on here about the same error that multiple users posted but NO answer
or resolution. Is there any update on this issue? This has to be resolved to pass DISA stig requirements. any input would be appreciated.

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Hello -- thanks for taking the time to read this. Here is my issue in a nutshell:

We use a third party automator for IE server-side to scrape sites that we subscribe to and are able to provide data from, but not direct access to.

Since IE requires an interactive process, we can't instantiate the automator directly from IIS. To get around this, we "run" the automator through an exe running on another account (named AUTOMATION_ACCT) that listens to a particular port for traffic, then instantiates the automator/IE under that account.

The AUTOMATION_ACCT is not logged on, and the listener exe is called through task scheduler to run at startup.

This all works fine and dandy, EXCEPT:

We can't seem to find the settings for IE in this mode. We can set security, plug-ins, etc. by physically logging in to the AUTOMATION_ACCT account and chossing "Internet options," and everything "takes" but the "default" save folder.

Basically, this means we are unable to change the filename or save location for any files downloaded. The site names them all "data.csv" so we are stuck with that, and IE will only save the file to its own temp folder under c:\windows\temp\temporary internet files\<%random name%>

For other accounts, we can change or create "default" and "default download" folders in the registry, but although Windows seems to be getting security and other settings from the AUTOMATION_ACCT ... Read more

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Going to Settings -> System -> Default Apps and trying to change some default app.

Firstly, none of the entries immediately reflect the change of the app. For example, if one changes the default Web Browser from Google Chrome to Edge, visually nothing will change - the corresponding entry on the Default Apps screen will still show Google Chrome. One will have to leave the Default Apps screen and re-enter it again to see the change. Apparently the change sticks, but the GUI for some reason does not update itself right away.

Secondly, trying to change the default Photo Viewer from Photos to Paint also works as above - the GUI does not reflect the change. However, after leaving and re-entering the Default Apps screen, it shows an empty '+' entry for Photo Viewer. The machine continues to use Photos for photos, i.e the change does not stick.

I don't remember having this problem before the Anniversary Update.

A:"Default Apps" settings broken after update

I've found it best to set default programs using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Default Programs which gives more control. Once a program has the majority of its defaults allocated, I then find Settings -> System -> Default Apps reflects the correct default program. However, I noted someone recently posted MS eventually plans to remove Control Panel so this approach may not be possible.

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No matter what I do, and how much I edit the security settings on that folder (not that it lets me even do that) I can't access this folder for some reason?

What's the deal? Thanks.

This is on Windows 7. I have two admin accounts. I can't access it from either account.

A:Can't Access "Default User" folder in Users Folder


I don't know why you want to, but you have to fiddle quite a bit with the permissions.

Navigate to the folder (Default User) and right click on it and select Properties.Under the Security tab, click Advanced.Under the Owner tab, click Edit.Click "Other Users and Groups".Click Advanced.Click "Find Now".Scroll down and double click on Everyone.Click OK THREE times.Click on the Permissions tab.Under type Deny, single click on it and click Remove.Click OK.Click Edit (now on the standard file Property window under the Security tab).Click Add.Click Advanced.Click "Find Now".Scroll down and double click on Everyone.Click OK.Single click on Everyone and then tick the "Full Control" box under Allow.Click OK TWO times.
This will get you in, but I don't know why you want to. Don't fiddle with anything in there.


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No matter what I do, and how much I edit the security settings on that folder (not that it lets me even do that) I can't access this folder for some reason?

What's the deal? Thanks.

This is on Windows 7. I have two admin accounts. I can't access it from either account.

A:Can't Access "Default User" folder in Users Folder

Can you take ownership of the folder?

Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks

Taking Ownership of Files and Folders
As an administrator you can take ownership of a file or folder as follows:
1. In Windows Explorer, rt-click on "properties" for the file or folder.
2. Security tab | Advanced
3. Owner tab| click Edit
4. In the Change Owner To list, select the new owner. To take ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder, select Replace Owner On Subcontainers And Objects option.
5. OK | OK

Assigning Ownership
As administrator or the current owner, you can assign ownership to another user or group as follows:
1. In Windows Explorer, rt-click on "Properties" for the file or folder.
2. Security tab | Advanced
3. Owner tab | Edit
4. Click Other Users Or Groups
5. Type the name of a user or a group | click Check Names | Choose the name you want if its not already filled in | OK
6. From the Change Owner list, select the new owner. For a folder, select Replace Owner On Subcontainers and Objects to assign ownership of all subfolders and files within the folder.
7. Ok | OK

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First things first: WinXP Pro, SP2 fully up to date but system restore is turned off.

Trying to get Windows Explorer to export a directory tree to a text file the other day instead of doing it via command line, I messed something up and can't get it back. In Explorer, this is where I was: Tools >> Folder Options >> File Types >> File Folder >> Advanced

I managed to insert the script that I wanted, but somewhere along the way I made a mistake and set it to Default. Now, whenever I click on an folder in Explorer it runs whatever is set as default. I can "Default" a lot of things (enqueue in Winamp, play in VLC Media Player, Find, etc) but none of them is the simple "Open" command.

I looked around at a couple other things (namely "Folder" and Firefox) in the File Types box, and while they both have Open commands included, I can't "Edit" them to see what kind of command they are running.

Any ideas?? I'm going to lose my mind if I keep starting the Find function in windows when all I really wanted to do was open that subfolder!!


ps - A friend recommended checking the registry to verify that this is what I had:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT>Folder>Open>command value is: %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L
and while it's very similar, what I have right now is:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT>Folder>Open>command value is: %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /e,/idlist,%I,%L
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A:Solved: Reset Windows Explorer "File Folder" to default

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We have upgraded our systems to Windows 7 (From XP). I have setup Indexing on our server and the employees use the Search Bar (upper right on a window) to search for a file they are looking for. However we have over 100,000 folders that we are looking though. Is there a way to set the Search to default type:Folder? Or have it search just folder names instead of showing files also?

If I type in "12345" it will take a minute to search everything and give me 20 files+1 folder.
If I type in "12345 type:folder" it will take 10 seconds and give me 1 folder.

When the employees are on the phone, quicker the better, and having them put "type:folder" after everything is time consuming for them.

I've looked around online and i'm not sure if i can do this.

The computers using this are running
Windows 7 Pro x64
Updated to Current

Server is Windows 2008 (Indexed folder the employees are searching in)
Updated to Current

A:Searching: Change Default Search options to set/add "Type:Folder"

You'll probably want to go with something like FileSearchEX to avoid retraining. There are a few others but this one closely matches your question.

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I have Googled till I'm blue in the face. Looked at a thread here and changed registry settings but still cannot seem to change the default save as folder in Outlook 2007 on an XP system.

I want to change the default "My Documents" folder to an external hard drive. How can this be done?

Thank you.

A:Solved: Changing default "save as" folder in Outlook 2007

This article from Microsoft might help:

Good luck!

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Our office uses an exchange server that has no configured organizational forms library configured. Whenever any of our client machines selects "choose form", outlook will automatically try to open the Organizational Forms Library and repond with the error: "Form load failed. You don't have apporpriate permission to perform this operation", after which a drop down box will allow the user to switch to a different folder and find the forms to choose, relegating this to a nuisance. In any case, I'm looking for a way to change the default locatoin to look for "choose form" so this error message won't appear every time. Perhaps it's something blatantly obvious, but I haven't found it yet.

Thanks in advance.

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I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I'll give it a go.
On a couple of occasions, my computer will freeze, and when I restart the computer the monitor is black even though the computer itself restarts. After restarting the computer again, I get a message telling me to change my display settings so my computer can run properly. My question is, is this a hardware or a software issue? Is it happening because my graphics card is dying?

My computer's running Windows 98, and my graphics card is a generic--EliteGroup Computer System_AG305-32M

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Hi I was wondering, and I should've asked here earlier, will the repair install re-create the "Public" and "Default" folders (which are in my "Users" folder) after I've deleted them? How about any junction for those two folders? I know I had one for "Default".


A:"Default User" junction point folder issue

Quote: Originally Posted by Wandering Flame

Hi I was wondering, and I should've asked here earlier, will the repair install re-create the "Public" and "Default" folders (which are in my "Users" folder) after I've deleted them? How about any junction for those two folders? I know I had one for "Default".


Try showing Hidden and OS files in Folder Options; see if the Default folder show up then.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

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Hello all,

Let me start of by saying that I have followed this tutorial: User Folders - Restore Default Location and have not had results.

Additionally, I have 2 hard drives: An SSD solely for the Windows OS and an HDD for everything else.

I'm having issues trying to restore the My Documents folder to factory settings. I did something stupid ( I know, it's shame on me here) and tried to re-route the My Documents folder to my HDD from my SSD because my SSD has considerably less memory. I did this by following a tutorial from the Microsoft website.

Needless to say, I dern ****ed up and accidentally routed the My Documents folder to BE my HDD (as in E:/ instead of the intended E:/My Documents folder) which I didn't want to do. The folder then "disappeared" but still existed somewhere in the computer. I then spoke to a Microsoft support rep, who then proceeded to dig the hole deeper by remotely accessing my desktop and fiddling with the registry. Now the contents of the My Documents folder exist in my HDD default directory (E:/) and a makeshift My Documents folder exists in the Library section. How can I just undo this whole mess and restore the My Documents folder to its factory conditions, including the files that were originally stored in said folder?

SOS, I'm about to tear my hair out here!


A:Restoring default location of "My Documents" after moving folder?

I have always been able to restore any misdirected or lost User folders by following those steps in User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Forums.

Exactly what problem are you having when you follow those steps?

If you can't find the actual Shell User folder which should be under your User name, in order to relocate it correctly using it's Location tab as shown in Optiona One, then use Option Two to reconstruct the folder itself.

If by following those steps precisely you still cannot recover the User folder, then ask for more help from the author in the tutorial Comments section, or post back here the exact problem with pictures if possible. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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I've set the default folder view to Details for all drive folders.

But the folder I am currently working from is accessed through the internet, i.e. the file path at the top of the window starts with "The Internet".

This defaults to icon view even though I applied the Details view to all other drive folders.

Is there a way to set the default view for internet folders?

A:Setting default folder view for "The Internet" path?

Are you able to take a screenshot of the folder in question, i'm not sure what you mean by the internet folder?


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hi everyone
I want to know if i can change the default items that appear in the "SORT BY" menu for a music folder?
i mean when i open a music folder and try to sort its items i find these values
(Name , # , Title , Contributing Artists ,More)

but i usually want to sort it by "size" or "rank" , so i've to click the "More" menu item then add the sort values that i want to use ,and then i've to do this step in every music folder.

so i asked if there anyway that enables me to permanently change the sort items that appear in the "Sort By" menu?

A:How to change the default "Sort By" items for a music folder?

Click on Organise > Layout > Menu Bar to enable the menu.
You can then change the way things are sorted and grouped from within the View menu (Sort by and Group By).
Once you've done this, do Tools > Folder Options > View and the select Apply to Folders. However it may not change all of the views as Windows overrides some of them with it's preferred layout.

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A:how do i change the default "open" folder icon in application bar?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

It is ICO_MYCOMPUTER.ico in explorer.exe in the Icon folder in C:\Windows

You will need a resource hacker of some kind so you can open the explorer.exe and import a new icon in its place. I would recommend getting a copy of explorer.exe and putting it on your desktop and then edit it leaving the original untouched until you rename it using the steps below.
Then you'll want to change the explorer.exe do the following.
To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Let me know if you need any more help.

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Well, not quite VBA...

Under Tools > Options > General Tab, I can enter a path to where I want the DB default folder to be. My normal one could be :

C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\My Documents\Databases

If I'm going to distribute my databases, I'd want that path to be:

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\My Documents\Database

where %USERNAME% is the generic Windows system variable.

Trying this as the default path in Access howevere, I get an error.

Is this possible?


A:Access 2003: "VBA" to set the default database folder

Chris, I am not sure why you need to set the Access Default Folder as it is only used when you create or open another Database.
You can establish where the Current DB is using "CurrentProject.Path"

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Where should default "start menu" folders be found?

I have a "start menu" folder sitting on my vista ho-prem's (SP1 w/x86) desktop and I suspect something's messed up "startup menu" folder locations.

Four other startup menu folders are at...

c:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu

c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu

c:\users\steven\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu

c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu

Note FWHW & TWIMC, maybe it's just me (as I regularly use disk clean), but if not just me, then to avoid the techguy website's annoying overlay popups 'demanding' we either view a 'welcome' or we must click on that popup's exit button, I simply changed my favorites hotlinks for the forums to http://forums.techguy.org/75-windows-vista/
and http://forums.techguy.org/21-windows-xp/

I did that as such popups can be means to divert our browser either maliciously and/or result in depositing or recording potentially unwanted cookies and/or other undisclosed data onto/from our machines. Besides annoying and suspicious, I find such popups just a bit spam like, likely something none of us appreciate.

A:default "start menu" folder locations

wguru said:

c:\users\steven\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu
This is the current user's Start Menu

c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu
This is the Public Start Menu, shared by all. Equivalent to the All Users Start Menu in NT/2K/XP
Click to expand...

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I am running windows 7 and have multiple default IME apps running in task manager. Alos conhost.exe, dwm.exe and crssc.exe process can not be stopped either. Antivirus did not find anything and this has rendered my PC inoperable... I cannot find any information on the web that has any value. Has anyone dealt with this virus and can it be removed or am I going to have to wipe my PC and do a clean install?

A:Default IME virus. Multiple "Default IME" apps running.

Hello everyone. I apologize for my English. this is the first time I intervene on the forum and I apologize if I'm wrong to write this topic. I'm using windows xp and I realized that if I am connected in the internet, in the task manager appear about ten applications "Default IME". if I'm not connected to the internet these applications do not start. Can anyone tell me how to eliminate these "default ime".
Thank You

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How could one enter in "Default programs" the path to a program to be set as a default program?

I want a portable Firefox to be the default browser.

The path to this Firefox is wrong (Firefox is opened without using its profile) so I want to add the correct path (this one: C:\Lw C\FirefoxPortableESR\FirefoxPortable.exe):


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When using IE8 and navigating to a site that requires authentication, a dialog is poped up requesting the username and password. On Windows versions prior to 7, this would not default the Domain to the name of the computer (assuming the computer is not part of an AD Domain), in fact there was no default domain name used as part of the username.

On Windows 7, the Domain defaults to the user's computer, if the username does not contain a domain specification ex not like: "MYDOMAIN\myusername". If you just type in "myusername", then the default domain is explicitly passed. If the site assumes that just the username will be passed, and infers the domain, the way Windows 7 always passes an explicit domain name (either typed as part of the username, or the default computer name) causes the login to not work. In my particular case, we're no quite sure what domain name the web site is expecting (since it expects just a username and infers the domain for us).

In Windows 7, when the "Windows Security" login dialog pops up, how do you tell it to just pass the username, excluding the default domain name?

A:Default Domain in "Windows Security" login dialog

I just started using Windows 7 and I am experiencing the same issue with the default domain in "Windows Security" login dialog? I've been searching, but no solution so far.

Some guidance would be greatly appreciated.


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I have realized that, after upgrading my W7 to W8, a new folder called "Default.migrated" has appeared in the C:\Users path
The question is:
Can I remove this "Default.migrated" folder safely? (as I have already done with Windows.old and
$WINDOWS.~BT folders)
Thanks in advance for the info.

A:Can I remove the "Default.migrated" folder?

Please, any other "non copy-paste" answer?????
lovely tapan , you say:  You can leave it alone...
I already have my settings in W8 and my  W7 had not data.
I DONīT want to KEEP this folder (if itīs possible)

So, the question is: Can I REMOVE this "Default.migrated" folder SAFELY?
Thanks in advance

What is the contents of that folder?
On my system that was upgraded from Windows 7 the Default.Migrated folder only contained a Documents folder with three Junction Points ( My Music, My Pictures, My Videos). Junction Points do not contain any data.
I deleted the Default.Migrated folder and have not seen any problems.


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Why is it that when there are a number of same size, same type, same extension files on the same page I want to save to a single folder each "save as" I perform prompts me with a different location instead of remembering the last folder saved to? This is my experience when using Firefox.

On the other hand, while using IE (limited experience) it seems to remember the last saved-to location as long as it's within the same browser session AND same tab. If an image is opened in a new tab (or session) it automatically switches the save-to to the default "Pictures" folder.

I'm assuming since both browsers now act differently than they did with previous OS's (XP and lesser) it must be something inherent in Win7's architecture. Is there any way of changing this annoying behavior without resorting to 3rd party download managers?

Searching this question I was only able to locate a couple Microsoft threads with frustrated and, as yet, unsatisfied users.

A:"Save as" default (most recent) folder always changes

Firefox remembers per site where files were stored, and should save files to that same location by default. If you download a file from http://xyz.com then the next time you download from that site, it should remember where the last file downloaded from that site was saved.

Make sure you don't have FF set to not remember history

Tools> Options> Privacy> History

It should be set to Remember History if you want FF to remember last d/l location.

If you don't want FF to remember history, you might try to add an about:config setting to restore that behavior

Firefox Save Image As Save Per Site Annoyance

In your case, you would want FF to remember per site (true (default) - The last used directory for the website (host) serving the file for download will be preselected in the file picker. If no download directory for the current website has been stored, browser.download.lastDir will be used.)

You could also create a new profile and see if the behavior exists there (assuming you do have Remember History already selected)


A Guy

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Ok, just when I thought I saw it all..

Trying to create a new user on my Windows 7 laptop. The process works, but when I try to log in I get the "User profile can't be loaded" error.

Back to the other account and I see that the C:\Users\Default is missing and the data can't be copied from it to build the new user profile.

Any tips on restoring this would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking I can grap the folder off my desktop PC but I thought I'd check here first.


A:Can't log in new users, missing "default" folder

Update: Looks like it worked by copying the Default folder from my desktop PC to the C:\Users folder on my laptop.

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ESET's "Submit Anonymous Statistics" is enable by default. Should I disable this for privacy issue?
What do you think?

A:ESET's "Submit Anonymous Statistics" Internet Security enable by default. Should I disable this for privacy issue?

I wouldn't, if I were you. I trust them.

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Can the Default "My Documents" Folder be changed, so that when you click file>open from within a program, it automatically goes to the folder you specify?

I know how to do it from the office products, but is there a global setting that can be changed?

A:Default "My Documents" Folder

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To whom it may concern,
I would like to set my default to my Bluetooth headset for meetings.  FYI-I currently have a microphone issue and it doesn't work.   I am thinking if I can default to my Bluetooth, then I can by pass the laptop's microphone issue and still have meetings via webex or Google hangouts for example.
I am able to "connect" the computer and LG HBS760 successful.
However, can't seem to tell the computer to recognize the blue tooth as it sends the sound the computer fine (not the Bluetooth), however, the audience cannot hear me talk back because of the microphone issue.  Hence... trying to swap the default sound to the Bluetooth.  
My Troubleshooting steps... 
1) I went to control panel, then "Sound", then "Playback" ... and nothing was listed.  According to the LG Bluetooth help... it said I should see several things displayed, included a "Bluetooth Headset" option... then I should be able to click it as the "default device".
Please advise me :)


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I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm using Outlook 2003. I'm designing a new Contacts screen, which better suits the needs of my business.

I have been able to figure out how to everything except for this:

How to I design the "date" and "dollar amount" field values to default to blank/empty instead of defaulting to the word "None" in the case of the "date" field and "$0.00" in the case of the "dollar amount" field?

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated!

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Please don't ask how...

Will this cause problems/issues down the line? i.e. %windir% == "WINXP" But, might there be programs/etc. that might "hard code", "Windows" and fail?

Is it possible to safely change the default to "Windows" with no adverse effects?

A:Windows default folder, "Windows", is "WINXP"

I find that very odd - that shouldn't be touched...

Anyways, depending on what programs are associated with that folder - you should be OK.

Before we proceed though, when did this happen? Or, when did you notice it?

Edit - - Now that I think about it, the system32 folder lies in the Windows folder - and that should definitely not be messed with. Don't change the name until we proceed a little further.

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here a stumper for me. . . maybe one of you knows how to fix it...

when in my computer, if i double click on any of the drives, it opens up a search window instead of opening the folder! its sooo annoying. I have to right click and select 'open' every time.

if i right click, the menu opens there and 'search' is on the top in bold instead of 'open'.

i dont know how i messed it up, but if you know how to change the default action.

thanks in advance for any help



A:default action "search" instead of "open"?! (in my computer)

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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.


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Whenever I perform a "Save As..." or a "Save File" (e.g. with an email attachment), the pop-up save menu always defaults to NOT displaying the navigation pane(s) showing the existing folders/files in the target folder - see thumbnail below left.

To view the folder tree and folder/file list (see thumbnail below right), you have to click on the "Browse Folders" button at the bottom left.

Is there a registry hack or other setting that will reverse this setting for me?

P.S. This problem appears to occur when the application uses the standard Win7 explorer for the save - when using Photoshop, for example, it happily displays the folders and images etc.

A:How to default to "Browse Folders" on "Save as.."

Which version of Internet Explorer do you have? Is it 8, 9, or 10? I only have 8 and I didn't see any way of changing this in there and mine does not do what yours does, so I'm thinking that you have either 9 or 10. If you do, then I will install the version you have and take a look.

You see, this kind of thing can be changed in other browsers like Firefox, and it has been possible for as long as I can remember (several years).

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It's a mole hill of a problem, but it is a bit annoying to have to click on my principal drive ("C") every time I'm doing a "save". I have enclosed an excerpt of a screen shot of my "save as" window to display how the default drive being automatically selected is the "D" drive rather than the "C" drive that I use primarily. To be honest, I don't know whether this can be corrected by a software change, or whether it's the way the two hard drives are connected in my computer.

I'd appreciate it if anyone has a suggestion to offer if there is a way to make my "C" drive the default selection when I attempt to do a save function. Thanks

A:Solved: How do I change default hard drive when doing a "Save as""?

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I need to always display the default audio input and audio output device currently on win7.
Would like to launch a small program on change as well or instead.
I tried to use task scheduler but was not able.

A:need "always on top icon & msg for "default audio input/output device"

Do a search on this forum. I think someone found a program to basically do what you want.

However, I just created a shortcut on my desktop to the Sound Panel/Playback section where you can change default playback devices. Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound. RIGHT Click on "Sound" and then click to create a shortcut.

The audio input is another issue. If you set the default Recording device to the Stereo Mix then whatever input is used will be heard. In recording programs, select the Stereo Mix as the input and then whatever input device/port is used will be recorded. e.g. Mic, Line In, etc. Also, the Stereo Mix is needed if you want to record audio from the Internet or sites such as youtube.

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Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I understand that Windows 10 has a new feature that automatically sets your effective default printer to the last device used (unless you explicitly turn OFF the "Let Windows manage my default printer" feature). I have turned this feature OFF (and checked that it is off a thousand times (slight exaggeration).

However Windows keeps moving my default printer to my DYMO label printer. Every other day when I do a Quick Print of a WORD document it prints to my DYMO label printer instead of the printer I have set as my default (Dell 2155 laser printer) -- and spits out multiple DYMO labels with the contents of my WORD doc.

I had experienced a similar problem on work PC when Windows 10 was first installed. Our IT folks searched for a solution for 2 weeks (and yes the new Windows feature was turned OFF) but after trying several fixes they gave up and did a clean re-install of Windows 10 which fixed the problem.

With this success at work with a clean install last weekend I bit the bullet and did a full clean C Drive format and full re-install of Windows 10 (including a re-format of my C drive) but the problem is back!

I wondered if Windows was missing my turned OFF feature however when I do a test of using the DYMO Printer it does not move the default printer to the DYMO -- so at the very least the problem is not caused everytime I print to the DYMO label printer. Also, when you turn ON the "Let Windows manage my default printer" the... Read more

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how can I change this?

Some background - this may not be the issue I need to solve at the end of the day:

I believe the location is causing crashes, since I blew up lots of Library registry values (in an attempt to remove them from the OS), and I think it defaults to the library page.

eg, 2shared - file upload and sharing
[edit: stupid editor auto href'd the text... bah]

crashes IE and Firefox (not Chrome for some reason... possibly because it uses its own code?) when I click the browse button (same for any "browse" button that spawns a native find-your-file thing).

It may be something else, but anyway...

edit: If I disable "Expand to Current Folder" in Win Explorer, the crash does not occur. So perhaps it is trying to expand to a folder that is broken?
I want to keep "Expand to Current Folder" on, though, as I like the feature.

A:Default "Browse for file" location in web browser "choose file" box

Hello Silmeria,

It may be best to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you blew up the registry to see if that may sort this for you. Afterwards, you could use the tutorial below instead to remove libraries without blowing up the registry like that.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,

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(Running Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1)
I'm a professional photographer and have recently begun shooting with two cameras simultaneously at events. They use different file names to avoid duplicate names/confusion, i.e. IMG_175000 and XMG_175000. Often times I'll take a photo with one camera and then take a photo immediately after it with the other camera and I'd like both of these images to be organized in the same subfolder and shown sequentially, but by default Windows Explorer lists all the "XMG_######" photos at the end and the IMG_###### photos at the beginning. I can manually sort each individual folder by going to "Sort by - Date" or even better, selecting "Sort by - More... and putting a check mark next to "Date Taken" so that it shows up in the Sort options (which it doesn't automatically) and then sorting by Date Taken, but since I'm dealing with hundreds of subfolders with hundreds of thousands of photo and video files I'd like a way to do this for all the files in these subfolders that isn't manual.

Is there a way to make Windows Explorer automatically arrange every file (both image and movie files) inside the various subfolders inside one root folder by Date or Date Taken instead of automatically always sorting them by name?

Thanks in advance!

A:Making files in subfolders sort by "Date" or "Date Taken" by default?

Hello XMGING, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could set a folder how you like it, then use the method in the tutorial below to apply it to all folders that use the same folder template.

Folder View - Apply to Folders

Hope this helps,

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This is actually two questions....

Running Windows 7 Professional x64.

First, and similar to this thread, "How to default to 'Browse Folders' on 'Save as..'", I am getting this full-window "Save As" dialog everywhere instead of just the folders display. I can click "Browse" to get to the Explorer navigation window, but I'd rather just go straight there...

I have no need for this extra step, and I don't think I've ever actually used this "Save As" dialog...

Interestingly, MS Paint goes straight to the dialog I want, but Foxit Reader, MS Word, and most other programs do not... (What I want to do is always open to the second screenshot when using Alt -> f -> a, or Ctrl + a. Right now, the majority of programs I am using will open to the first screenshot instead.)


Second, when I have a file that has been saved, but not through that program, how do I get the Save As to open to the location of the file?

To clarify, in the example below, I had scanned a few documents, which my scanner software named "Untitled.pdf," "Untitled1.pdf," etc. Given that they have unique names, they are clearly saved on the HDD; however, I have no idea into which folder the scanner software saved them... (They aren't in the "Recent Places" folder, either...)

The screenshot below was done in Foxit Reader, where the scanner software automagically opened them for me.

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I have my settings set to allow active x on all trusted sites, yet when I go to CNN.com, a trusted site, I keep getting the message that my settings DO NOT allow active x to run on the site. I checked them twice, and it is set correctly. Any ideas?

A:I keep getting "security settings dont allow active x" on a 'trusted" site

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Whenever we download a file, we save it on different location. Every time  we need to click the arrow, side of the save option to access the 'Save As' option. So Is there any option/Group policy setting to set the default option to 'Save As' or replace
the 'Save' with 'Save As' ?

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