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C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.

Q: C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.

i cant get rid of the files in C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5....NOTHING ive tried has worked....any information on how i can get rid of them would be GREAT!!

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Preferred Solution: C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.

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A: C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.

Hi Welcome to TSG!!

If you log on as administrator you should be able to delete everything in the C:\Documents and Settings\owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 folder.

If you sign in as "owner" you should be able to remove everything except index.dat if you close all of your browser windows.

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C:/Documents and Settings/Uses(My Username)/Local Settings/Temp/browserview-1d31630.htm

This file, and all the files with the name 'browserview-xxxxxx(number).htm are needed, mine got corrupted and I accidentally deleted them.

Can someone post these files?
 

A:C:/Documents and Settings/Uses(My Username)/Local Settings/Temp/browserview-1d31630.h

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question... i seem to have a bunch of crap in this folder that always brings the trojan in and hides it with files that have come from popups... can i delete everything in this folder and not cause problems for my computer
 

A:C:\Documents and Settings\-------\Local Settings\Temp

Hi futrade

Yes, you can delete everything in the Temp folder.

The best time to empty the Temp folder is right after a reboot, some programs place files in the Temp folder and will deny the deletion since the file is currently being used.

If you want, you can send the items to the Recycle Bin for a few days, if something seems to be running differently after emptying the Temp folder, you can restore the items from the Recycle Bin.

If any of the files in the Temp folder is a virus or trojan, obviously, you would not to keep those hanging around, so run a couple virus scans, links below.
________________________________________________________________

To help clean up your system:
Run an online Anti-Virus scan from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites

Trendmicro HouseCall
PandaActiveScan
SymantecSecurityScan
RavAntiVirusScanOnline
Allow them to clean/delete any spyware/malware or viruses/trojans they may find.
Make a note of any files flagged that were unable to be cleaned or deleted.

Download, Install and check each of the following Spyware tools for updates:
(If you already have the following, please make sure it is the latest version and has been updated)
Ad-Aware SE 1.06:
Click on Full System Scan and deselect Search for negligible risk entries. Have Ad-Aware SE remove what it finds.
Spybot-S&D 1.4:
Have it fix what it finds marked in Red.
Spyware Blaster 3.4:
Click on Updates > Check for Updates Switch to Protection
Under Quick Tasks click ... Read more

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Was recently infected with virus and successfully removed it, thanks to information in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/302533/trojan-bnkwin32-keyloggergen/Went straight to certain folders to ensure bad bad bad files deleted, and all were.But C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\TempContains a hidden file called x406THs3wg8XQNever appeared before. It's not being used by any programme. Read-only. 12.5 KB in size.When I try to delete it, standard message: The file 'x406THs3wg8XQ' is a system file. If you remove it, your computer or one of your programs may no longer work correctly. Are you sure you want to move it to the Recycle Bin?Googled "x406THs3wg8XQ": Your search - x406THs3wg8XQ - did not match any documents. I've restarted PC several times already (that includes restarting and turn-off/restart) to make sure certain things are okay, everything is operating properly, no errors in Event Viewer, but that file is an issue.Suggestions? Thanks in advance.

A:Owner/Local Settings/Temp Folder - Unknown File

Some files are locked by the operating system or locked by running programs during use for protection, so scanners cannot access them. Files that are located in password-protected archives may also be locked or denied access. When the scanner finds such a file, it makes a note and then just skips to the next one. That explains why it shows as "skipped" or "Access Denied" in some anti-virus or anti-malware log scan reports. Similarly, when attempting to delete such a file manually, you may receive a message indicating it is in use or a warning that it is a protected. For more information about this, please refer to How to Delete/Rename a Stubborn File. Several utilities are suggested for dealing with stubborn files to include Unlocker.Please download Unlocker and save to your desktop.Choose the default installation folder C:\Programs Files\Unlocker, click "Next" then click "Install" and reboot when finished.Navigate to the file or folder you want to delete.Right-click on it and select "Unlocker" from the menu.If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will open.Click to highlight the file path and choose "Unlock all". (make sure "no action" is chosen in the program)After you unlock it, right-click on the file and choose delete.Note: When you are unsure about a suspicious or unknown file, you can rename it by adding .vir after the file's extension (i.e. badfile.dll.vir). If you... Read more

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Spyware Terminator brought this up about a week ago, & i removed it, & it has found it again today.

"Threat Files
<Trojan.Tempi> : C:\Documents and Settings\Allan\Local Settings\Temp\41.tmp"

My computer does seems like it's been running a little bit slower overall over the last few weeks, especially loading some particular programs such as Outlook & Firefox (2.0.016). Firefox seems to be running/browse loading a little slower than usual in the last few weeks, but i'm not sure as my ISP had been running a little bit crapily of late.

My HijackThis log file reads:

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O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PhotoShow Deluxe Media Manager] C:\PROGRA~1\Ahead\NEROPH~2\data\xtras\mssysmgr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: GA311 Smart Wizard Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\NETGEAR GA311 Adapter\GA311.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: Crawler Search - tbr:iemenu
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuit... Read more

A:Re: Trojan file: "C:\Documents and Settings\Allan\Local Settings\Temp\41.tmp"

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Download: ResetProtocolDefaults.reg
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/ResetProtocolDefaults.reg

Locate "ResetProtocolDefaults.reg"
Right-click and select: Merge (Ok the prompt)

Post your log again and this time post the entire log please.
 

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I Need Help!
I was wondering if it is a issue to delete files in "Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp". I am really looking if it is safe to delete the "Documents and Settings\Kenny Hartwick\Local Settings\Temp" files.

Thanks!

A:Should I Delete "Documents and Settings\Username/Local Settings\Temp"

I don't know who Kenny Hartwick is, but deleting temp files is NOT a problem. Just get his permission, willya.

:)

edit: if you click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup you'll run a nice little routine that lets you select those, among other, files to remove as well as a file compactor for rarely used files.

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For example Local Settings\Temp\sssahoi.exe will be created and launched but dies when you quit the sophos scanner. The next time the file name will be another random name like avassv.exe.

Is this normal? I downloaded it and it was scanned clean at http://virusscan.jotti.org/.

Anyone knows if this is normal or not?

A:Sophos Anti-Rootkit creates a temporary executable in Local Settings\Temp?

Hi, I don't think they are Sophos' files.. Did Jotti show they were?Are you running XP?Clean the Temp files. TFC by OTPlease download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebyte... Read more

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I would like to know if there is any risk in deleting all of the temp files in C/Document and Settings/ User/Local Settings/ Temp. I found this forum doing a Google search on this and came up with some posts from 2005. I would like some current advice please.
Thanks in advance...

A:Deleting Local settings/temp files

It is safe to delete them. I have never heard of anyone experiencing problems when deleteing TEMP files, that doesn't mean that it is 100% safe.

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I have notice around 9 files in my Document and Settings - Local Settings - Temp folder, that are sized at: 144kb, 800kb, 2.6kb; that I cannot delete without the prompt "Cannot delete file being used by another person or computer.

I cannot delete these files in Safe mode either.

Are these files viruses or are they files of legit programs on my computer.
Also, If I don't delete them at some time or other they will start to increase in size and slow down my computer.

Please help.
zeus709

A:Temp files in Local Settings folder

I, paranoid soul that I am, would be very concerned about this...

in my case it would be very easy to delete this stuff as I have a dual boot system and can remotely access such things (one of the reasons I have a dual boot system)...

download tcpview here and run it while not actively using the internet (e.g. no browser, no filesharing apps, etc)...if you notice any established connections you indeed have a problem...

you should also perhaps run HiJack this and see if anything is odd...

for hard core deletion try DelinvFile - Utility for Deleting Invalid Files and Folders

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I hate to ask such a basic question here but I couldn't find an answer in your tutorials. I was running CCleaner and it said I had 467MB of files to be removed but when I ran it it only removed about 12MB. I looked at the file details and most of them are in documents and settings\administrator\local settings\temp. CCleaner just calls them system-temporary files until I look at details. Since these are hidden files is CCleaner not deleting them because it is unsafe to do so or does it have a problem? Can I safely delete another way or do they even need to be deleted? A lot of the files are Internet Explorer files. I run CCleaner a lot but don't ever remember it deleting such a small fraction of the files it says need to be. thanks as usual

A:deleting local settings\temp files, Ccleaner

Dave, if you have administrator rights, don't have multiple accounts on the computer, and have unchecked the." wait 24 hours to delete", under the options/ advanced tab, I would go to the Ccleaner forum. If you click on the the "Pear" in the upper right corner of the program It should take you to the main site and can look for the forum their.
 
Its probably one of the "ifs"' but the Ccleaner forum would be a better resource if I am wrong.  I apologize for not going into alot of detail, but I am new here and I am not sure how much I can help. I hope this gets you in the right direction if not fixes the problem.
 
Good Luck.

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I hate to ask such a basic question here but I couldn't find an answer in your tutorials. I was running CCleaner and it said I had 467MB of files to be removed but when I ran it it only removed about 12MB. I looked at the file details and most of them are in documents and settings\administrator\local settings\temp. CCleaner just calls them system-temporary files until I look at details. Since these are hidden files is CCleaner not deleting them because it is unsafe to do so or does it have a problem? Can I safely delete another way or do they even need to be deleted? A lot of the files are Internet Explorer files. I run CCleaner a lot but don't ever remember it deleting such a small fraction of the files it says need to be. thanks as usual

A:deleting local settings\temp files, Ccleaner

Dave, if you have administrator rights, don't have multiple accounts on the computer, and have unchecked the." wait 24 hours to delete", under the options/ advanced tab, I would go to the Ccleaner forum. If you click on the the "Pear" in the upper right corner of the program It should take you to the main site and can look for the forum their.
 
Its probably one of the "ifs"' but the Ccleaner forum would be a better resource if I am wrong.  I apologize for not going into alot of detail, but I am new here and I am not sure how much I can help. I hope this gets you in the right direction if not fixes the problem.
 
Good Luck.

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This has been bugging me for a while it pops up whenever I start the computer. I don't know to much about how to do things so please have some patients with me. If you can help me than I might just love you forever.

A:Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\ Network Service\ Local Settings\ Application Data\ hrcopul.dll

Have you run any scans for infections? I Googled hrcopul.dll, and everything that I found points to a infection.

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Hello, I was downloading something and when I thought it was finished downloading and this screen pops up.

"C:\Documents & Settings\Sherry\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\GRG7AN8J\arizup2(1).pdf"
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed.
<OK> box

I see that this is a .pdf file and i'm not sure how to open these. Can someone give me some really really easy details on how to fix or open [download] this problem.

Thanks
 

A:C:\Documents & Settings\Dave\Local Settings....help!

Install adobe acrobat reader
 

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I am novice in IE development, I want to change the IE settings programatically.

Tools-> Internet Options -> "Settings"
in which 'Settings' dialog box appears.
Here i have to change the setting for 'Check for newer versions of stored pages:' to "Automatically".

How to do this programatically??

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Hello,
Ive created a GPO to decrease the Temporary Internet Files Amount from the default 250 MB to the desired 50 MB. In this GPO I changed the default registry settings "CacheLimit" under "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
Settings\5.0\Cache\Content" to the 50 MB.
After the user logged on i checked the registry to verify if rhe gpo is applied successfully, and the value was changed correctly to 50 MB. However, after starting the Internet Explorer and checking the properties, the default value of 250 MB space appears.
Refreshing the registry reveals that my 50 MB setting was simply overwritten to the default value of 250 MB after starting Internet Explorer.
Why is this happening and how can i prevent that?
thanks & bye
Philipp

A:IE11 Temporary Internet Files Settings GPO

Hi,
Could you please have a share with the network environment and the IE version?
To increase the Disk space used in temporary Internet Files, we should configure the following two registries:
1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Content

Change the CacheLimit value to the size you want (change the Base to Decimal);
2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Content

Change the CacheLimit value to the same size in step one.
Please check if the above could solve the issue.
Best regardsMichael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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Hi, my cousin has been living with us and using the family computer for a while now and keeps installing random freeware programs from the internet at will. Needless to say the performance went down considerably to the point where no one wanted to use it, so I decided to remove a bunch of them using the remove software tool. I came to one "Samsung Media Studio 5" which, when I tried to uninstall it, said it could not access specific files because they were located in the C:\Documents and Settings\Owner file and I did not have access to it. I was in the original admin account set up on the computer from day 1. I restarted in safe mode and tried to just access this file but was denied access. Tried again using the Administrator account found in safe mode, but same thing again. I can not even explore this file.

We previously had a problem with the sound drivers on my machine where there would be no sound produced at all...I finally discovered they had been deleted or replaced...now that same problem has returned after a portion of the program noted above's files had been removed so I'm starting to wonder if he has let this third party program manage the sound drivers or if it has done something malicious to the System. I'm at a loss, I found a few threads related to this, but nothing directly and nothing that remedied my problem so any help at all here would be much appreciated!

Thank you
 

A:C:\Documents and Settings\Owner Access Denied

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Hi, i was just sent here from the windows xp area....here is my problem....

Everytime i try to open that folder that i typed in the title, the window shuts down and it sends me an error message, there is absoluetly no way i can get in, everytime i download an anti spyware or anti virus it stops and shuts down as soon as it starts scanning that particular folder, i try'd all five steps that i was given and none worked, everything stops at that folder, even if i do a search of something in that folder it makes the search stop, this is driving me crazy, anyways i was asked that i post a hijckthis log if none of the 5 steps worked, so here it is...



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:40:11 AM, on 07/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
H:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
H:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
h:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
h:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
H:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
H:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
H:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
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A:H:\documents and settings\owner\shared folder will not open.

Hello argenys and welcome to TSF,

You have a few infections aboard so please be patient as we need to go after them in stages.


Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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You are running Hijack This from a temporary directory. It needs to be in a permanent folder as the program creates backup files that we may need to use later. If the program is in a Temporary folder, files may be deleted by you or automatically if your system is set to empty temp files.

Please go into Windows Explorer, (My Computer)
click on C: then click on File > New > Folder and call it HJT , or another name of your choice.


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While I do not see Webroot's Active Protection in your running processes, please make sure it is disabled or it will interfere with the fix below:

SpySweeper:Open Spysweeper and click on Options > Program Options and uncheck "load at windows startup".
To disable SpySweeper ShieldsClick Shields on the left.
Click Internet Explorer and uncheck all items.
Click Windows System and uncheck all items.
Click Startup Programs and uncheck all items.
Click Browser Add-Ons and uncheck all items.
Exit Spysweeper.
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Hi

I have recently noticed this file in my Documents and Settings Folder:

010000031210DE041510B0.bios

Has anyone any idea what this might relate to and why it is there?

A:Unknown file in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner Folder

Hello EricG

I have never heard of a ".bios" file extension.

I would be suspicious of it.

Go here and use the "Browse" button to find it on your machine. Upload it to be scanned for malware.

.

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Hello,

When I go to Start-Run-cmd-ok the resulant screen shows:

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner

and I don't know how to delete this line so that I can enter the command that I want to run (driverquery).
I'm hoping that there is a simple solution. I obviously am not too experienced in using the command prompt.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Joe Sixties
 

A:Solved: Command line cmd frozen on Documents and Settings\Owner

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Trying again to post my files, using a different computer...

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 17:07:19.94 on Sat 04/02/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.447.183 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *Enabled/Outdated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstray.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\eMachines Bay Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
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A:Re: auto cookie downloads (c:\documents and settings\owner\cookies)

Hello and welcome to TSF. My name is Taylor and I'll be helping you with your fix.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

You may wish to subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Win xp sp2. My computer crashed and I had to use the recovery disc supplied by the manufacturer. The recovery process erased the HD but offered me the option of backing up which I did. When I try to open the 'owner' folder or any of the users folders it says 'Access denied'. How can I open my owner folder to recover my files. This is only happening with the users folders and not with other folders on the C: drive.
 

A:Solved: Denied access to c:\documents and settings\owner folder

How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
 

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I'd like to transfer the data from my Owner profile to a new profile, but I keep receiving this message while trying to do so: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner is not accessible. Access denied.

I followed the Microsoft Knowledge Base article, so I don't know what's preventing me from accessing the Owner folder.

Note I'm using an administrator account to access the Owner folder.
 

A:Solved: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner is not accessible. Access denied.

Could be the permissions are set for the Owner account only, and not the Administrators Group.

Right click the C:\Documents and Settings\Owner folder, click Properties, then click the Security tab.
Make sure Administrators is listed -- note the s, and the icon should have two heads, not one.
You must have simple file sharing turned off to see the security tab and for XP Home, boot into safe mode, or install the XP Security tab fix from the link in this post
To turn off simple file sharing:
Control Panel | Folder Options
View tab
Uncheck Use simple file sharing (Recommended) (last item in the list)

You can also take ownership of the folder:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

HTH

Jerry
 

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In Win 95, IE 4.0 I'm trying to move the Temporary Internet Files folder from \Temporary Internet Files\ to \Temp\ which requires a restart. After the restart it reverts back to \Temporary Internet Files\. Any reasons that this can't be changed?
 

A:Can't move Temp. Internet Files Folder in settings in IE 4.0

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When I was defragmenting my hard drive, I noticed that the folder: {C:\Documents and Settings\...me...\Local Settings\Temp} had a lot of copies of my old files. Some of these files I recognized and were old and huge files so I deleted them.

There still are several small files and folders in this temp directory. I don't know how important they are or if windows xp automatically deletes them. Most of the files appear to be setup files and most of the folders have nothing in them. So my question is:
-IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO MANUALLY CLEAR THE CONTENTS OF THIS FOLDER? ~in general, and in this particular case

-thanks in advance
inane5
 

A:\Local Settings\Temp

If memory serves, this is the default temp directory used by the system for your user activity. You should be able to delete anything in there with impunity - unless it is in current use of course.
 

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i found a lot weird files in my D:\Documents and Settings\wing\Local Settings\Temp
and i want to know can i delete all of this weird files?

 

A:Local Settings\Temp ??

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How do you move/change the main TEMP directory from C drive to D drive which is a larger drive? C:\Documents and Settings\[profile name]\Local Settings\Temp

I am running out of space on C drive and Nero uses the TEMP directory to make DVDs and it is uses LOTS and LOTS of space which I don't have. I reinstalled Nero and did not see a question about where I would like Nero to work.

Can you even MOVE or CHANGE C:\Documents and Settings\[profile name]\Local Settings\Temp to another drive please?

A:How move C:\Documents and Settings\~\Temp

Hi zmartha, the problem here is many of your programs may be set to use the default location for dumping temp files and may no longer work once you change the location. Depending on which version of Nero you're using, you should be able to change the temp folder to somewhere else in the settings.

If you can't find the setting, try backing up your system them boot into Safe Mode, create a temp folder on your preferred drive then edit the path variable. To do that, right click your My Computer icon and select Properties then the Advanced tab. Select the Environment Variable button and under the variable section, edit the location. Boot back into normal mode and monitor how things go.

Post back if you have any further questions.

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I am running McAfee virus scan (the new one for Windows XP). I upgraded to Windows XP on October 25th.

I was doing a scan on my system, and I found something strange. I got 2 virus warnings. It is:

VBS/Pica.worm

It found it in the following directories:

C:\Documents And Settings\My name\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W1U3416N\amalay[2].html

C:\Documents And Settings\My name\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SXEF0963\camenter[1].htm

The weird thing is that I don't have IE 5. I have XP which has IE 6. My IE6 is not working properly (you can read my other post by clicking here)

With McAfee you can CLEAN, QUARANTINE, or DELETE.

I tried CLEAN, and it couldn't be cleaned. Should I delete it, or add to the quarantine?

Please post back with any ideas

-Mark

***THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED***
 

A:[Resolved] VBS/Pica.worm Question {Internet files, Local Settings, XP}

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Help! I would really really appreciate it if someone can help me even just explaining to me this error I keep getting recently...Whenever I get this error the pc will restart then will create a log report saying it has recovered from a serious problem. and its always this problem in Temp folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\EllenCurl\Local Settings\Temp\wer5c2b.dir00\mini033010-03.dmp (sometimes its -04) and

C:\Documents and Settings\EllenCurl\Local Settings\Temp\wer5c2b.dir00\sysdata.xml

it doesn't happen when using a particular program, whether using the internet or a program like sims 2 it will restart and log this problem. sometimes it does this restarting a couple of times a day and I don't know if its harming the PC and I don't know what to do or what this error is all about. Our operating system is Windows xp service pack 2

Hope someone can help

Thanks

A:Pls Help!!! Error on C:\ document\ local settings\TEMP\

Hi,and welcome to BleepingComputerIt's impossible to know whats wrong when we don't see whats inside the logs.Could you please copy the content in the file and post it?You can read more about those dumps here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315263/BarillaBTW, you should consider to update you operating system with service pack 3

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After installing a new hard drive and doing a clean install of winXP I noticed that the folders under"local settings", including the "temp" folder, are missing (including "local settings" itself!). Well, I think they're probably there but just hidden. HOw do I get them back?

They are normally under c:\documents and settings\{user}\

In all the winXP installs I've done that has never happened.
 

A:Solved: Local Settings - Temp Directories Missing

BML, Go into Folder Options>View tab and select Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended), click Apply/OK.

Tufenuf
 

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This may be nothing but I recently got hit by one of those fake Security software scams... no idea what happened but it was the worst hit I ever had. With anti malware, avira, sas, rogue killer, maybe something else, and a bunch of safe modes I finally cleaned it out. One thing seems to still be here or perhaps it was installed by one of the spyware cleaners i used like Rogue Killer. In c-documents and setting/my name/local settings/temp there is now a persistent .exe file that cannot be eliminated nor is it found by any virus/spyware checker as bad. Right now it's called WwYNcbL.exe and shows up in system configuration startup also. If I delete it it instantly reappears as a new named .exe file and in system config. Looking at properties it's description is "de'mettaient re'tractant rationalise'" its internal name is "cimenter" its version is 9.5.0.5, and it's copyright is "pre'serv bacterio 1999". Looks french so i thought maybe it's Rogue Killer's way of preserving itself but I thought I'd ask here where the experts know these things. Thanks.

Randy

A:strange unremovable exe file in "Local Settings/temp

If it's a temporary file...I'd try using Temporary File Cleaner .Louis

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I am running Small Business Server 2003. The folder C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp is over 800MB in size. I want to clean it out to create some space on my C drive.

Can I delete the contents of this folder? Are any of these files needed long term by Windows? How did it get so big?

Thanks
 

A:Administrator\Local Settings\Temp folder question

Delete it.
 

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This might well be an old issue but have just joined BC.com (tonight in Australia). After some problems with various malware and a fake antivirus8 program, I downloaded Malwarebytes and ran a scan with some success. My question does not concern malware as such (yet:). When scanning, MBAV ploughs through some 30,000 temp i/net files supposedly in C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\NETWORK SERVICE\local settings\temporary internet files\contentIE5\etc. How can I rid myself of these files? They are obvoiusly invisible to Win Explorer and also to CCleaner yet plainly obvious to MBAV which does not offer to delete them however.
Any number of references to this on google but precious few answers, most sites come with yet more malware etc and not much else, hence my question. Any ideas please?

A:Documents and Settings\Network Service\Local...

The local settings folder is a hidden folder. If you want to see it, open 'my computer' goto 'tools' then 'folder options' then 'view' then check the 'show hidden files and folders' and press apply.

To easily clean theses files you can use 'ccleaner'

http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/?tag=mncol;1

Be careful not to install the toolbar, and it is also NOT recommeded to use the registry cleaning tool in the program.

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I am currently baffled by the following issue;

OS - Win XP Pro 32bit SP3

Background;

When attempting to install certain packaged software it will fail or in some cases bring up the Windows Installer information window.

We have noticed that it appears to happen when an installer, EXE or MSI relies upon transforming a further extracted MSI with an MST file.

This only occurs if the files are attempted to be extracted to the root of the temp folder. The files are not created hence cannot be run. The Windows Installer information window will appear if you attempt to run msiexec pointing to a file that does not exist.

For example;

When it works, an example>
We run an EXE that is located on the desktop. This then extracts further EXE's (and subfolders) to a folder called, for example, "SFX18C.tmp". Another folder called, for example, "{8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539}", is also created within the TEMP folder which contains various INI files, an MSI and MST file. The installer then runs/transforms this MSI which appears to be named via a selection of random numbers and letters such as "aaetc234.msi & aaetc234.mst" in the root of the TEMP folder. The file size of this msi is exactly the same as the msi located in the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} folder. The installation continues and these files are removed, along with the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} and "SFX18C.tmp" folder.

When it does... Read more

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hi, i think you solved this for someone else, but here goes for me too:

1. this folder opens at startup: c:/documents/local settings
2. i use google chrome, and it consistently shows the error message "google chrome did not shut down properly" upon opening

these two problems started at the same time. in addition, this seems to have happened after i downloaded webroot secureanywhere v8.0.1.184 and then deinstalling ms security essentials. also, chrome and the netbook in general have been running slowly-- that was happening before the antivirus switch.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147581 MB, Free - 132765 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., 1005HA
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

someone on a previous post said download hijackthis?

thank you for help!!
 

A:documents/local settings folder showing at startup

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Hi,Lately, I had encountered the above error popup box.I'm not sure what had gone wrong. I had read through other posts and it seems that OTL is a common tool which is used during the investigation process. Hence, I had downloaded OTL and below is the content of the output files:============================================================================================OTL logfile created on: 4/12/2011 12:37:50 AM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.22.3 Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\tracyong\DesktopWindows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 502.00 Mb Total Physical Memory | 50.00 Mb Available Physical Memory | 10.00% Memory free1.00 Gb Paging File | 0.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 17.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 756 1512D:\pagefile.sys 0 0 [binary data] %SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program FilesDrive C: | 35.06 Gb Total Space | 7.12 Gb Free Space | 20.31% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32Drive D: | 35.55 Gb Total Space | 14.35 Gb Free Space | 40.38% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32 Computer Name: TRACY | User Name: tracyong | Logged in as Administrator.Boot Mode: Normal | Scan Mode: All usersCompany Name Whitelist: Off | Skip Microsoft Files: Off | No Company Name Whitelist: On | File Age... Read more

A:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Temp\C31F31E6 Error

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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When I open Steam and then attempt to connect to a server I get a "Game is not available: Please Try Again Later" notice followed by systemantic telling me I have "Static." Originally there was nothing in alerts box only an icon above it saying Static, but now it pops up with ~5.tmp, ~3.tmp, and ~45.tmp. It says they are Trojans and that they were quarantined, but everytime I attempt to connect to a server it gives me the same message. I ran a system scan and it does not detect anything, but then when I try to connect to a server it goes off again.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:10:43 PM, on 7/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nTrayFw.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.... Read more

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Hello,

I recently reinstalled Windows XP (home). It eventually came up with two users: Owner and Guest. I picked "owner" and changed its name to my sister's name (her computer); let's call her "Sara." I then added a user account for myself. But later she began to have problems finding her "favorites" and her desktop didn't always come up the same. Looking into this I found under "Documents and Settings" her user name and "owner". However, at the startup page where you pick which user account to open there is no "Owner" account listed.

Before reinstalling Windows I'm quite certain (99%) that there wasn't a listing for "Owner", I assume because it had been renamed.

I am tempted to delete Sara's account just to see if the owner account would show up, but worried about unforseen results. I had tried to delete the owner directory from the Documents and Settings folder but Windows would not let me as it had "System files" in it that windows needed to work.

What I want is for the Owner account to be in her name and to delete her account that's in her name but not the owner account. Or a way to force the owner account to show on the startup screen.

Also, while trying to find a way to fix this, one of the things I did was to try and create a user account called "Owner." Instead it created an acct. called "Owner_2" which I deleted but later I found... Read more

A:Solved: Problem with "owner" in Documents and Settings

Hi, and welcome to TSG

Its never a good idea to rename accounts because a lot of the time there will usually be conflicting between the two user names. Try deleting the account than putting it back and see what happens.
 

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Hey guys,

There was a way to set IE8 in windopws 7 such that all temp internet files will be stored and displayed old school XP.

I can't remember what I did, and I've just reformatted my computer to solve the error 2203 problem, so IE8 is storing stuff into content.ie5 again.

Anybody knows how to solve this problem?

A:View Temporary Internet Files without Content.IE5

Found it!

Tools - Internet Options - Security

Uncheck 'Enable Protected Mode'

Restart IE


All your files should appear in your Temporary Internet Files folder

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I am currently baffled by the following issue;

OS - Win XP Pro 32bit SP3

Background;

When attempting to install certain packaged software it will fail or in some cases bring up the Windows Installer information window.

We have noticed that it appears to happen when an installer, EXE or MSI relies upon transforming a further extracted MSI with an MST file.

This only occurs if the files are attempted to be extracted to the root of the temp folder. The files are not created hence cannot be run. The Windows Installer information window will appear if you attempt to run msiexec pointing to a file that does not exist.

For example;

When it works, an example>
We run an EXE that is located on the desktop. This then extracts further EXE's (and subfolders) to a folder called, for example, "SFX18C.tmp". Another folder called, for example, "{8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539}", is also created within the TEMP folder which contains various INI files, an MSI and MST file. The installer then runs/transforms this MSI which appears to be named via a selection of random numbers and letters such as "aaetc234.msi & aaetc234.mst" in the root of the TEMP folder. The file size of this msi is exactly the same as the msi located in the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} folder. The installation continues and these files are removed, along with the {8907BCE9-6673-4A9A-A24A-892C26294539} and "SFX18C.tmp" folder.

When it doesn't wor... Read more

A:Solved: Local Settings Temp folder and transform issue with build and package install

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RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

Hello team, i wasnt sure where to post this quest. How much disk space should be set for temporary files. Right now i have 1024 but in () it says recomended 50-250Mb. I never messed with this setting so i wasnt sure whats best? Seems to me i should lower this? Anyone know the deal with this? Thanks for your time.

A:temporary internet and history settings?

It's not an ubberly important setting, especially with today fast internet connexions. I would set it to the minimum (that's how I've set it on my computer).

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I could use some help with my 'bleeping' computer please.  I started getting the BSOD a couple of months ago, someone showed me to use ccleaner to help clear out files, and that helps, but I've been noticing hundreds of thousands of temporary internet files/content.IE5 are being deleted each time, and now my computer has the BSOD regularly (1-2 a day).  I can follow directions on what to run and how, but am not knowledgeable enough to know where to even begin.
 
ALL HELP IS WELCOME

A:BSOD logging thousands of temporary Internet Files/content.IE5

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
 List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.
 
Louis

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I am laptop user. About 2hr ago, i login to my lappy and discover that my profile is different. My folders on desktop went missing and some of the setting changed. Then i try on my own to solve it but to no avail. Fortunately i come upon my C:\Documents and Settings and discover that strange profile C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP and my original profile C:\Documents and Settings\p0716499 was still there. This imply that my previous setting and files are still in my laptop. However, I cant changed back to the original profile and struck with the temp profile.
Initially i suspect is registry problem so i DL "UPHClean Service" by miscosoft but to no avail. Now currently i suspect it might be the work of a virus. I need help. Thank anyone who help me in advance.

A:User profile path change to user profile path change to C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP :\Documents and Settings...

This morning when i woke up, i discovered a icon named "syminstallstub" on my desktop. I checked online and i believe that it could be a virus. I try to find ways to uninstall it but to no avail I not sure what did my younger brother do to my laptop. I feel that im damn unlucky and encounter 2 problems in a row. Please help me solve my problems.

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My "Temp" folder (C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\temp) has 22 GB of disk usage which I think occupying so much space on my hard drive which is 80 GB capacity. Is it safe to delete all those files inside of it and will it do harm to my OS once deleted?
As of now, I only have 8 GB of free space and so I want to free some by deleting these files on the Temp folder.

Can I also delete "Temporary Internet Files" content as often as I want?
Thank you very much in advance to those who could give me some idea as soon as possible!
 

A:Solved: Temp &amp; Temporary Internet Files

Hi yham47

Goto start>all programs>accessories>system tools, left click disk cleanup and follow the instructions.

To delete temporary internet files:

Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options. On the General tab, click Delete Files under Temporary Internet Files.
In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the Delete all offline content check box , and then click OK.
Click OK.
 

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I would like to speed up my computer. I am not currently on the Internet. Running Windows 98. Can I safely delete Temp files and Temporary Internet files through Microsoft Explorer and opening the Windows folder then deleting these files or will this cause problems?
 

A:Deleting Temp and Internet Temporary files

I think Win98 has a disk clean up utility (next to dfrag) which will do the job.
 

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Hi !
I recently added a HDD to my PC. I'm using that HDD only to store my personal stuff.
On that HDD, Windows Vista had been formerly installed (with another computer) and I did not feel any need to delete those old OS files before moving to my new computer. They could not hurt.
So I have a "Documents and settings" folder on the main HDD and another such folder (from Windows Vista) on the added HDD.
To my astonishment, I now see, when opening both those folders in Windows Explorer, that the old "Documents and settings" folder (on the added drive) has the same content, especially in the "Download" folder under my user name, as the new one. This I cannot explain.
Is it that Windows Explorer gets confused and gives me wrong information when opening the old D&S folder ?
Can anyone help me find the files which should be present in my old "Download" folder (on the added drive) ? There's no reason I can think of that I could not access the unmodified content of that folder..., but you may know better.
I'm looking forward to reading your possible answers, thank you !

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When I started up it says Win.ini corrupt. Then it starts
up as a new user losing track of Favorites and Start Menu
and Desktop Icons, Display and Folder attributes. Under
Documents and Settings it has added Dave.U5R2D5 in
addition to Dave which still has all the information. I tried
switching the 2 Filenames to get back to what it used to be but
gave an error message and didn't do it and started another new file.
Is there some way to use the old Dave file?
 

A:Lost settings, New user made in Documents and Settings

Hiya asd123321.

It sounds like you`ve re-installed the system from CD over the top of an existing system, giving you a fresh `Dave`. Have you recently run a repair or indeed, done a clean install ?

As a work-around, can you take the documents & favourites from the old `Dave` and put them in the new `Dave` so at least you`re back up and running again.

Jenny
 

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