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Windows 7 won't let me edit information... I.E. mp3 file information like artist,

Q: Windows 7 won't let me edit information... I.E. mp3 file information like artist,

I am trying to edit information for my mp3's so they are all organized in iTunes, it will not let me do it.† iTunes doesn't let me edit the information either! Help!?

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A: Windows 7 won't let me edit information... I.E. mp3 file information like artist,

Hi,You can right click the MP3 file and click Properties. Switch to "Detail" tab and then you can eidt the MP3 information, such as Title, Artists and†Composers. Can you modify the information successfully?If the information cannot be modified by iTunes, you may need contact Apple support for further assistance.Thanks,Novak

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Hi everyone
This is my first post on this forum
I came here because I asked a question on yahoo answers and didn't get a proper answer, and I thought maybe someone here could help me.
Here's the copy paste of my conversation on yahoo answers

I asked


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What I want to do, basically, is add information (artist, album, year, genre, etc.) to a bunch of mp3's that are in the same folder, including all mp3's contained in its subfolders.

Let me explain.
I used to use winamp to play my mp3's. So i organized my mp3's in folders by genre (i have a metal folder, a hardcore/punk folder, a rap folder, etc.) and i would just drag the folder in winamp. Now I've started to use WMP11 since it's compatible with my sony mp3 player, and I need to add a bunch of information to my mp3's.
I'll give you two examples of what I want to do. I have the Sepultura discography on my computer, in a folder named "Sepultura", and then in subfolders containing each albums. I would like all the files in the folder and its subfolders to have "sepultura" instead of "unknown artist" in the "artist" field.

But more importantly, the genres are all mixed up. I'd like to tag all mp3's in my metal folder as "metal" in one click. Is there any program that can do that, or any way to do it with WMP11 ?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks




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A:How do you add artist information to all mp3's in the same folder and its subfolders?

I've never done so myself. You may find info Microsoft WMP site - Add or edit media information in Windows Media Player

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Screenshot of my situation: http://i31.tinypic.com/e8txr7.png

I am aware that most or all of these song files do actually contain information on them, since I had them in an old computer, and everything was just fine. On this machine all the columns show blank.

I got tons of song files from various sources and none of them show any information under folder explorer. When I add them to the Winamp playlist the tags show normally, however by hitting Properties > Summary on any file I don't see any information there as well.

Thank you for your time, in advance.

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Hello. Is it possible to change the system information (OS Version, Service Pack etc.) ? I don't want to change the OEM information because I know how. I want to change it to : Windows Emax SP5 or something like that. Please Help

A:How to edit system information [Not OEM Info] ??

I have not tried this but look in C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US\basebrd.dll.mui look in the String folder look at English (United States).rc with notepad at lines 12, 14, 350 I am using Windows 7 Professional and maybe if you change this information it will change but this is just a guess on my part. Be sure to create a restore point and save a clean copy of the above in case it gets corrupt.
Note: if you do not have a English version you may have to substitute your country in the above location.
Jerry

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Hi,

I am fairly new and in search of some help here on the forums. I have recently bought a computer from a friend (2nd hand). I ran msinfo32.exe in the run box and it shoot out the system information. On there I notice that the manufacture was incorrect and so it the model number. The desktop is a dell and the model is Inspiron 570 MT. I wanted to change it back to these vales but was unable to.

I tried using regedit searching under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\system\BIO S to change data under the name Base Board Manufacturer, system family, system Manufacture and system product name. I've successfully replaced it with the correct manufacture and product name but as I recheck msinfo32.exe it was still unchanged. I tried restarting it hoping that it would refresh the msinfo32.exe but all it did was restoring all the data that I edited.

Is there a way where I can change it back to the correct information?

Thanks,

msinfo30

A:msinfo32.exe system information incorrect info, how to edit it?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by msinfo32


Hi,

I am fairly new and in search of some help here on the forums. I have recently bought a computer from a friend (2nd hand). I ran msinfo32.exe in the run box and it shoot out the system information. On there I notice that the manufacture was incorrect and so it the model number. The desktop is a dell and the model is Inspiron 570 MT. I wanted to change it back to these vales but was unable to.

I tried using regedit searching under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\system\BIO S to change data under the name Base Board Manufacturer, system family, system Manufacture and system product name. I've successfully replaced it with the correct manufacture and product name but as I recheck msinfo32.exe it was still unchanged. I tried restarting it hoping that it would refresh the msinfo32.exe but all it did was restoring all the data that I edited.

Is there a way where I can change it back to the correct information?

Thanks,

msinfo30



Msinfo32 is queried by the OS from the hardware you cant change it from regedit. You might want to run an additional app (like everest) to see if you get consistent results.

If you do and they both are wrong maybe the guts of the computer have been changed and are different
ken

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I am initiating a proxy server that acts as our webfilter.
On one of the machines I can't get the proxy's address to stay on either chrome or IE10.
Very strange. I can type in the ip and the port but the apply button remains greyed out and when I hit OK - it just doesn't take???
 

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How to get MS security updates information in excel along with the Supersede information.
Earlier we use to get this information from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36982

However the Bulletinsearch list is updated till Apr 17, We need the info for future releases along with supersede as well.

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When in a folder windows XP PRO I hover over a file or a folder and window pops up showing file and or folder information. How can I stop this window from appearing. Would this be a key change in the registery?

A:Hover over a file in Windows box pops up with file information (how to remove)

Hello,

See the article below. This will show you how to disable all the balloons tips.

http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc4/v33/vic33.htm

Please use care while making any changes in the Registry.

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I have no idea if this is the right forum. I was browsing through my files and came across a hotmail address I dont recognize listed as one of my users. I would like to open the Live Contact File but I dont know how to do this. I want to find out who has been sent emails from this mysterious account. Can anyone help me?
 

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Hi

A site identifies its user through IP address and cookies. My question is about IP address. Does a IP address contain information information about your geographic region? What do those digits in IP address mean? Some websites could tell where the user is located, how? Would you please help me with it. Thanks a lot.
 

A:Does a IP address contain information information about your geographic region?

I think I have the answer. So, there is no need to reply and thanks for reading it.
 

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"Cannot access the Windows Management Instrumentation Software. Windows management files may be moved or missing"

This is the error that i get when accessing system information built into the system tools.!!

Any solutions for the above problem??Thanks for any kind of help in advance....
 

A:Cant Collect Information: System Information problem

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hi friends

i wana ask you plz 2 give me information as soon as you can

i wana know what is it (Information Advantageís DecisionSuite Eureka) software

i wana know if you can evaluate the software from the following perspectives:

a. Decision making technique used/implemented

b. Features of the software and comparison with other software using the same/similar decision making technique.

c. Hardware and software resource requirements to make this software operational.

d. Training/Customer support/ other kinds of help available from the vendors.

e. General information about its popularity (mainly reasons for being successful or not so successful)

f. What are the limitations of this software??

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i hope that i can have the answer within this 2 days

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thanks again and again
 

A:information about (Information Advantage’s DecisionSuite Eureka)

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Not an HP employee; just a HP_Compaq laptop owner  I was having the following  error:The following product information programmed into the system board is missing or invalid.System Board (00A) -     Product Name                                            Product Configuration                                            Product Serial Number                                            Product Number I ran across this info and now it is fixed !!!! try this link for info on how to fixhttp://wintegrity.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-fix-product-information-not.html  The CD ISO file:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5ErypAfvfl9LTY5ZDJhcWEyMkk

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Hello! Could someone please help me?

My windows XP Pro recently freeze up frequently and I couldn't even get to Safe mode so I did a repair. No dice. So, I re-formatted my hard disk and re-installed windows XP. Well, after copying the files into the hard drive, the computer will hang right at either "Please wait while setup initializes your Windows XP configuration" (and the word below are ..Saving configuration) or it will hang at "Loading information file dmreg.inf". I even bought a new HD, no luck with that. I used memtest86 to test the RAM, no error! I took everything off except the video card..still ...no help. I read somewhere about the PSU. Well, I checked in the BIOS setup, and the voltages are where they supposed to be!

Could someone please help me??
 

A:I can't get pass this...loading information file dmreg.inf for Windows XP

That problem is often there when my clients are using AVG Anti-spyware free edition. If using that, remove and reinstall.
 

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the information is to be sent over an encrypted connection-what is that message called the one something like that on a new computer?it comes up in grey box when you type in a password or try to post on a forum

now im getting this again .. why?

maybe because firefox was updated

and on one computer some or all passwords to forums were deleted

was i hacked?

the information you have entered"is what it says -it just came up again
 

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I have a bizarre problem that I can't seem to solve. I looked all over the internet for solutions, but can't find any.

My problem is that when I right-click on Mp3 files, the pop-up menu shows "Edit Song Information" as the default command for Mp3 files. The default command should be "Play In Winamp".

I've looked for a command in Winamp to change the default command back with no success. I've checked the Mp3 info in Folder Options > View File Types and the "Play In Winamp" command IS set as the default.

One of my other programs must be causing the problem. I have the following audio programs or codecs installed.

Winamp 5.52
Windows Media Player 10
VLC Media Player
iTunes (I don't really use it except for m4b files)
Roxio Easy Media Creator 9
RealPlayer 10.5
K-Lite Codec Pack 3.7.0
G-Spot 2.21
Quicktime Player 7.4

Does anyone know how to get "Edit Song Information" removed as the default command for my Mp3s and what program might be causing it?

A:Can't Remove "Edit Song Information" command in Mp3 Right-Click menu

Hello and welcome to TSF :Wavey:

What does the Edit song information belong too?

Can you post a screen shot of the .Mp3 file type in Folder options

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Running 7x64 up to date.

I like to sort the contents of some folders by "Date Modified," But, I'd also like certain items within that folder to appear in a different order than by date. Is it possible to manually modify the "Date Modified" information, so that the items I wish to appear in that specific order do so?

Thanks as always everyone!

Russell

A:How to manuallly edit "Date Modified" information?

Hello Russell,

I'm not sure that's possible, but if you like, you coud use the tutorial below to disable auto arrange to be able to arrange the files any order and/or position you like.

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have Adobe Reader 8.0, and wanted to know if there was a program, preferably free, that allows you to change information and/or fill in forms in the pdf file. The file that I have downloaded is at:
http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/forms/2002/dr405a.pdf

What are some recommended programs for doing this?

Thank you in advance!

-SD
 

A:How do you add information to a PDF file?

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I know i've asked this before, but never got a real answer to it, WTF is this file that keeps appearing in ccleaner, i clear it out but it just continues to return, and sometimes when it shows it the end bit which i've asterisked changes please can someone give me a clear answer ! I'm totally with it !
Thanks in advance !
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\L\Microsoft\Windows\TemporaryInternetFiles\Content.IE5\*JAQ0P4G7*\109[1]

A:File Information

Probably a backup created by cCleaner...perfectly normal.

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Hi, I've just did a Combofix scan, everything is fine, no register keys deleted etc, but then I saw a key:

--------------------- LOCKED REGISTRY KEYS ---------------------
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\PCW\Security]
@Denied: (Full) (Everyone)
it's the only locked key I saw on the list. I would just like to know some informations about it. Is this is harmful, what is it, what does this mean, why does it show this, is it locked by Combofix or was it already locked?
Thank you in advance.

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Hi all!

Hi I hope someone can advise me, I have attached a snap shot of what I'm referring to, basically, in the folder that I have music in, some info seems to be missing, for example the duration of the songs don't seem to be showing, I've gone through everything i can think of, I only noticed when I put the cursor over the file then seeing it only the last seconds rather than see the full track length. Please can someone advise me. Thanks

A:Information on file missing

Hello Dubstar, and welcome to TSF!


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Originally Posted by Dubstar


Hi all!

Hi I hope someone can advise me, I have attached a snap shot of what I'm referring to, basically, in the folder that I have music in, some info seems to be missing, for example the duration of the songs don't seem to be showing, I've gone through everything i can think of, I only noticed when I put the cursor over the file then seeing it only the last seconds rather than see the full track length. Please can someone advise me. Thanks




If you right-click on the headers, can't you "customize" the headers there, and add the missing information?

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Hello. I have been having several problems with my computer and I hops someone could please help me solve this.1) My Task Manager has been disabled by my administrator. This wouldn't be a problem if I wasn't the only user on my computer. I have searched how to re-enable it and all methods I have tried have failed. 2) For all intents and purposes, my ActiveX controls are dead. I can't download any ActiveX anything, run any ActiveX anything, and the only option the toolbar offers me when the little yellow line of text appears at the top of the screen (like when trying to download Flash) is Toolbar Help. I downloaded the HijackThis program and gave it a whirl. This is what I got in return:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:17:36 AM, on 1/8/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\ATKKBSe... Read more

A:Hijackthis Log File Information

Hello UmbrellaInc,

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums.

Since it has been a few days, please post a new HijackThis log so I can see if anything has changed.

Thank you for your patience.

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I was wondering how I can add information to an MP3 file. I want to change the title and artist and also add the album name to some of my MP3 songs but I can't figure it out. When I put my cursor over a current title, a yellow box pops up with all of the info about the file. Some of my songs have the album and artist in the yellow box and I want to get all of them to have it. When I send MP3 files to my MP3 player, I want to have the titles and albums appear as I want. Hopefully someone understands what I need and can help me. Thanks!

A:How To Change Information On An Mp3 File?

Navigate to the folder where the songs are stored.

Click on the song you want to edit to highlight it.
RIGHT click.
Properties.
The properties box will open. Summary tab, Advanced.
Make your changes. Pick the field you wish to change. It should be highlighted in blue. Simply start typing what you want to put in the field. If there is anything already listed you don't want, delete it.
Click apply to save the changes.

(this is for XP. could the same or similar with Vista)

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This is a real weird problem, im trying to figure out if anyone can help me find the fix would be helpful.

basically sometimes when im downloading a file using IE 8. it goes to save as i can pick location to save my file.

sometimes it just hangs on getting file information and times out. ( thought the link was dead ) then used IDM - internet download manager it works...

tried same link on firefox it works...

wondering why sometimes IE 8 hangs on getting file information?

Last i remember was doing some registry tweaks,

already reinstalled windows 7, ran uniblue's registry.

can't seem to find the fix

have reset internet settings, checked security settings tab aswell. no firewall, not my eset nod32 antivirus blocking.

A:Getting file information hang.

Quote:
Last i remember was doing some registry tweaks,

already reinstalled windows 7, ran uniblue's registry.


This could be the problem in itself. Messing with the registry can do things you don't want!

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This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

Hello,

Got a quick problem,

Just paid to download a file on the internet ($40) from a secure website (http://www.slsa.com.au/).

When i download it, it comes up with a new tab with a bunch of coding on it instead of the video. The coding stating, "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below". Is there anyway i could just dowload the video file, that would be great

Thanks.
 

A:This XML file does not appear to have any style information.

try a different browser
otherwise you need to contact them and see what is wrong
 

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I have been using a Sony Vaio laptop for the past 3 years, until it died suddenly a few weeks ago.
Fortunately, I have been backing up my HD using Windows Backup Manager, which condenses all the info on my computer into a 3.97 GB .BKF file and stores it on a Lacie external HD.
After much debate, I decided to switch platforms and purchased a 15" MacBook Pro.
Here's where the trouble crystalized:
As my Sony laptop is totally dead the only way to get at all my information is through said BKF file, however Mac does not recognize/deal with such files...so, it seems that the only way to transfer my old files onto my new Mac now, is to somehow procure another (functioning, albeit expendable) PC laptop to to use as a clone/dummy, and to restore my old computer onto it (using the "restore" function of the Backup Manager) and then to go in manually and copy all the files I'd like to save and move them back onto my external HD, and then hop them over to my Mac....which seems crazy and round-about...
Please tell me there's another, easier way to go about this process!
Thanks so much in advance for your help!
Ian

A:extracting information from .BKF file

Well, if you were backing up your OS and Programs you will not be able to restore that Since these are files are specific to Windows and will not work on a Mac. What you can do is if you have an Intel Mac to get Boot Camp or Parallels and install XP on the Mac. then you can restore all your Windows OS, Files and Programs to that XP install and have full access to them.

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So i recently just got a new motherboard put in my computer and i also restored my whole computer. Now whenever i startup my computer and when it goes to the desktop it says "would you like to locate and install the file information fs mini filter". Then if i click on it, it tells me to put in a disc. Would this be one of my restore discs? And what is the file information fs mini filter and how to i install it or get rid of it? What do i do? Everyone i talk to is completely boogled with this.

thanks for reading
 

A:File Information FS Minifilter

The exact version and patch level of Windows would be really useful here.
 

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Hello. I've searched high and low for answers, tried many suggestions, but haven't had any luck in resolving.
Symptoms:
1. OneDrive explorer won't display in Modern UI (tries to load, shows splash screen/logo initially, but in a flash, turns black / displays blank/black screen and just hangs there. however, OneDrive does appear in left pane of my Windows Explorer, and in
Charm/PC Settings/Accounts & OneDrive all settings appear correct, ie connected to my Microsoft account, shows Used vs Free cloud storage space available, etc...)
2. When I check onedrive.com, recent files created on my computer and saved to c:\users\[myusername]\OneDrive\etc... are not syncing/uploading automatically as they're supposed to.

Things I've tried:

sfc /scannowchkdsk /f /rControl Panel/Troubleshooting/ProgramsRan AppsDiagnostic.diagcab & onedrivets.diagcab tool/utilities

Event Viewer error details:
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell
Date:          3/2/2018 5:15:11 AM
Event ID:      5973
Task Category: (5973)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          HP-JAELIZ\elmus_000
Computer:      HP-JAELIZ
Description:
Activation of app FileManager_cw5n1h2txyewy!Microsoft.Windows.FileManager failed with error: The system cannot find the file specified. See the Micro... Read more

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Hi Folks,

I've run into an issues with my companies new laptops where links don't open from Word/Excel/Outlook, etc. I found a fix, which is to add some registry keys to the HKCU\Software\Classes tree.

I'm happy to have found the fix, the problem is that it's user specific -- when a new user logs into the laptops they don't have the keys.

From my research I've determined that the Classes section of HKCU doesn't come from the normal user.dat file, but rather comes from the Usrclass.dat file, burried under %user%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows.

However, ther is no Usrclass.dat file to be found under the default user folder.

So, when a user logs in for the first time, and a usrclass.dat file is created for him, where does the information in it come from?

Regards,
David
 

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Windows 7 Computer.
 
Just looking at my windows files, and noticed one I hadn't seen before.  "patch.loag"  Googled many file extension sites but found nothing at all.   Computer runs fine, just curious if it's good, bad, or otherwise.
 
Here is the file properties:     Name:  patch.loag    Type:  LOAG File   Folder path:  C:\Windows   Size 70 bytes   Date created/modified:  8/30/2010                             
 
Can I just delete it? 
Thanks, Fred

A:Information on an unknown file type

A few people have asked about it without conclusions - is there anything identifiable contained in the file if you load it into notepad?I'd expect it's an odd variant of a patch log, and could probably be deleted.

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Hi !
I have this supicious file on my computer : ncrypt5.dll
 
I don't find any information on the internet on it. In CCcleaner, it is in the planified tasks with this information :
 
 
Program : Tfperuyrg
 
File : C:\Windows\system32.exe "C:\Windows\sysWOW64\ncrypt5.dll",xddkui
 
 
Avast, Spybot search and destroy and MBAM don't detect anything suspicious, but I had this report when i scanned it on Virustotal.com : (SEE ATACHED FILE) Mise à Jour means Update
 
 
 
My PC has some problems since a few weeks. Svchost.exe and rundll32.exe takes a lot of memory even when i'm not dooing anything on my computer. Also, my two external soundcards always make my DAWs crash and they used to work all fine. 
 
Anyone can give me a hint on what should I do ?
 
 
Thanks a lot for your responses !

A:Suspicious file and no information on it on the internet

Welcome aboard  Certainly program name, file name and VirusTotal results are all suspicious. Let's run some checks...  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. P... Read more

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I would like to attach specific information to some files, e.g. a short description of a downloaded exe file. Of course one could make a separate txt file, but I would like it to remain attached to that file, and the information to become visible by right clicking or something like that. Suggestions very welcome.
 

A:attach information/note to a file

Right click in explorer, properties - summary tab
 

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Yo!

This happened, like, six months ago so I don't know why I haven't seeked more information until now.
An IRC channel that I regularly visit that is full of techies had a URL in its topic, which pointed to a .txt file. I clicked it and, surprisingly, found a picture downloading into IE. While this was rather harmless, I was scared by this deception of what files were, and so I asked the techies about this in the channel. They ignored me, as usual, but what information I could get from them went something along the lines of:

1) Contrary to my former belief, file extensions are NOT universal, just another invention of Microsoft.

2) The real information that tells you what a file actually is is not its extension, but its header information.

I have limited knowledge about headers, so I ask:

1) Could someone please give me the full story on file extensions and headers?

2) Should I be worried about the potential security risk? Could the next .txt file I download actually be an .exe?
 

A:File Extensions/Header Information

Click the colored link below to do the on-line Panda AV scan.
 

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This update begs the question of where does MS store these "diagnostics" and "tracking" files? Do they upload them immediately or store them on our systems and batch them up at some future time? Is there any way to know what files are being created for this information so we can see, or delete, them? I have found a few uncommon temporary internet files that I routinely delete with CCleaner, but it would be nice to know if there are others.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3022345

2 words I don't like "Diagnostics" and "Tracking".

A:MS Diagnostic & Tracking File Information?

Microsoft is not saying what they intend to track or why.

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I want to make a flashcard program in Java, and I want to make the program read from a standard text file, and also make it so I can edit those with a text editor.

IE: If a file contains

Code:

1:
"Something"
"Something else"

I want the program to think:
Code:

Flashcard 1 has "something" on the first side
And "Something else" written on the second side.
Is this possible?
 

A:Java: Reading information from a file

Certainly! I'll give you the short of it; the more you figure out on your own, the better. If you can't get it to work, do post again

You'll want to use Java's Scanner class (in java.util.Scanner) and use a FileReader object in the Scanner's constructor. Once you have a working Scanner, you can use its nextLine() method to read data from the file.

You may have to play around with that file format. You can probably get rid of the colon in front of the flashcard number and I don't recall if you need the quotes or not.
 

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I have stumbled across some files on a pretty new Windows 8.1 installation that I am not very familiar with and would love to have some community insight. After some Google searches I was unable to find any real information, which raised a red flag in my mind. Here are the files in question:
 
Filename:  LoginWizard_Core[1].js
Path: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\
 
Filename: SourceHash{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}
Path: C:\Windows\Installer\
Note: There are about 32 files that are like this. Each one has a unique value, but they are all formatted the same. I Googled one set of values without SourceHash{} and the results referenced some software package that I did have installed. However, out of curiosity, I really want to know more about these files.
 
Filename: WinStore.js
Path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-store-client-ui-web....
Note: My guess is that this is a legitimate file that controls the overall feel of the Windows Store. However, I added it just in case anyone can provide useful information about it.
 
Filename: winrm.vbs
Path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\....
Note: The filename makes reference to both wow64 and amd64, as well as "microsoft management core". 
 
 

A:File Information Request: LoginWizard_Core & Others.

Filename: SourceHash{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}
Path: C:\Windows\Installer\
 

I don't have a folder called "Installer" in my Win 8.1 Windows folder.

 

Filename:  LoginWizard_Core[1].js
Path: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\
 

I don't have that file, in fact, I don't have a folder called "INetCache".

 

Filename: WinStore.js
Path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-store-client-ui-web...
 

.I do have the WinStore.js file in the location you describe.

 

Filename: winrm.vbs
Path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\...
 

I also have the winrm.vbs file.

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Recently i have found a file named 'System Volume Information' in my c:/.The file is not created by me or process of installing software.It is a empty file.When i opened it a window popped out saying:'c:/system volume file is not accessible.Access is denied.'I feel very strange since i never see such this file.

Almost each big file and subfile in my c:/ and MyDocument contain a system configuration file called 'Desktop.ini'.These damn files are so annoying because there is approximately hundreds Desktop.ini in my pc.Below is 1 of the Desktop.ini found in my window media player directory in program files:
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
IconIndex=0
What is it mean?????

Forgot to mention another file named RECYCLE is in my c:/.What are these strange files???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:System Volume Information file????

Hello,

its nothing to worry about

System Volume Information is the folder, should be a folder, that contains your system restore info. If you really want to see it you need to give yourself permission to see inside it, not really recommended.

Recycler is just a folder that lets you see whats in the recycle bin, I think. It may serve another purpose.

Desktop.ini is just a config file for windows stores some setting that are used in different views, like icon view for the example you gave. Like the thumbs.db file that appears in folders with pictures is used for showing thumbnails in thumbnail view.

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I am inquiring about whether a CR Rom writer can retain file information that has been written to the writer?
Just need history, not files.
Any help would be appreciated.
rdfcdf

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I recently went into the options in Word and checked the "Confirm Conversion at Open" box in the 'General' area.
Later I unchecked this option, but now, when I open a file in Word, the file content appears but followed by at least a whole page of file information that I don't want to see, about styles ,my identity, etc, etc..
Curiously, if I enter the file via Windows Explorer or My Computer this information does not appear, nor does it appear if I go in via the last files used in the File menu.
Can anyone tell me what's going on, and how to put it right?
 

A:Word 97: unwanted file information on screen

>Can anyone tell me what's going on, and how to put it right?

Yup.

Hit File-Open.

Change the *file types* dropdown to Word documents or All Word documents instead of Recover text from any file.
 

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While running a program entitled evidence eliminator, I receive an error; Your Disk Is Corrupt message. C:System Volume Information\_restore FnFileLen in sublowlevel unable to ascertain length of file C:System Volume Information\catalog.wci\000100.ci. Any assistance in helping me correct this problem will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Corrupt System Voklume Information File

Two things I would suggest are.

1.) If you are not experiencing any other problems and think you will not need a restore point, I would disable system restore, reboot, and re-enable system restore. This will wipe out all previous restore points. Just make sure you turn it back on.

2.) Boot to the Recovery Console and run chkdsk /r
 

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Hi Guys - help needed....

When using Windows explorer if you hover the mouse over a file name a panel appears giving you details such as file size, location, date created etc, etc. I don't know what this is called.

Does anyone know how to switch this off please?

My partner is visually impaired and finds that these panels obstruct the text when she is trying (with difficulty) to read it.

Surely there must be a way of stopping these...?

Many thanks in anticipation.

A:File information panel removal in Explorer

Near the bottom of the page in the link below is a Registry Setting that supposedly will enable or disable explorer tooltips. I suggest backing up your registry first either via restore point or a registry backup program.

The page:
Disable ToolTips Windows 7 - Microsoft Community
The registry backup freeware I use:
Registry Backup

This backup is better than some because it uses Volume Shadow Copy so you can back up all registry hives even though Windows is running. Note that to restore with it you must boot into safe mode first.

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Hey, i have a question about how to get a script to get information saved to a text file? i used microsofts "Script-o-Matic" to make a script that gathered display adapter information, but i wanna know how to make the data save to a text file rather then a million boxes telling me everything one little bit at a time.
 

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Hi All,
I'm having a problem specific to Vista and Windows 7. I do tech support for a software company that uses access files to store company information, in a file called database.mdb. Occasionally customers need to uninstall/reinstall their software, and we have them copy/paste the database.mdb file to another location on their computer before doing so, so they won't lose their information. With older versions of Windows the customers simply had to point their software, once reinstalled, to this database.mdb file in the location where they pasted it in order to view their data. With Windows Vista, however, when they point the software to this new location it is missing all their information--it only includes the data that came in the database.mdb file when they initially installed the software on their computer.

I have had some success, in the past, with re-creating folders with the same names as those which had originally contained the database.mdb file, copying the copy we had created, and pasting it in those folders to the file is in the same path as when its data was originally updated. Yes--making a copy of the copy which did not show the information, and placing it back in the location the information was originally updated, worked.

The past couple days I've come across a couple customers for whom this did not work, however. One is using Windows 7, the other a version of Vista. They both have their software and data in a folder called "Pro... Read more

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I am doing some "Spring Cleaning" on my HD, finding and deleting duplicate files and looking for large space-hogs to get rid of.

Noticed that my "System Volume Information" File was almost 3 Gbytes. I recall somewhere in the XP settings there is a place where you can adjust the percentage of HD space used for SOMETHING (system restore?).

Is this System Volume Information File the place I am thinking of ?

Is there an "optimum" size for this SVIF ? Is there such a thing as "too small".

Can I manually delete this thing safely ? If so, how much ?


Thanks in advance,

George

A:Large System Volume Information File

If it's related to system restore, turning off system restore should empty the file. just be sure you won't need to restore your system.

You can adjust the size of system restore:
control panel>system>system restore>settings

10 % is reccommended, but it depends on your needs.

start>run>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore. Select restore my computer..

You will see a list of restore points. If you have restore points for six months, and you know you won't need to restore to a pont that long ago, you can reduce your size. It's really a judgement call from there.

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I have a batch file that essentially stops my virtual server, copies files, starts virtual server, compresses files and finally removes temp folder.

I would like to have a ini file to store information like:

VMStop Path=cd c:\virtual machines\vmware\vmware server
VMStop Command=call vmware-cmd "c:\virtualmachines\xp\xp.vmx" stop
CopyPath=C:\backups\server1
VMStart PAth=cd c:\virtual machines\vmware\vmware server
VMStart Command= call vmware-cmd "c:\virtualmachines\xp\xp.vmx" start

I was able to put a ini file in place and store set commands in it and pull those out, but not sure how to do teh above. Any help would be appreciated.

S
 

A:Pull information from a ini file from batch file

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When trying to boot my HP Split x2 laptop I'm getting a BLUE SCREEN error "Recovery  Your PC needs to be repaired. The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.  File: \BCD  Error Code: 0xc0000034.  I've tried everything that I can think of, but I can't get by this screen.  I have no CD/DVD drive in this model so I can't run any diagnostic tools, even if I had a tools CD/DVD. I'm stuck!  Please help!

A:File: \BCD file is missing some required information

1)  Press and hold the Power Button until the "haptic" feedback buzz is made. Immediately after the buzz, start tapping the "ESC" key until "ESC... Pausing Startup" is dispalyed in the lower left corner and/or the "Startup Menu" is displayed. 2a)  Press "F2" to start the "System Diagnostics" options. This may help in determining if there is a hardware issue with your computer. If there is a hardware issue, please contact HP. If there is no hardware issue, proceed to step "2b." 2b)  Repeat step "1" and press "F11" to start the "System Recovery" options. 3)  Choose your keyboard layout. 4)  Under "Choose an option", select "Troubleshoot." 5)  Under "Troubleshoot", select "Advanced options." 6)  Under "Advanced options", select "Automatic Repair." 7)  Choose your "target Operating System" to begin the automatic repair. 8)  If "Automatic Repair" doesn't fix the issue, under "Troubleshoot", you can try "Refresh your PC", "Reset your PC", and "Recovery Manager (System Recovery)"... in that order. 9)  If none of the above solves the problem, you may need to use the USB Recovery Media you previously created to recovery the computer. If you didn't create the required USB Recovery Media, you will need to order the recovery media from HP. Please contact official HP support in your region / country via the HP Worldwide Support Portal to see if HP Recovery Media is avail... Read more

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