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How do I change the Folder path of a downloaded file?

Q: How do I change the Folder path of a downloaded file?

I use Firefox and I installed this add-on called Easy Youtube Video Downloader 1.1 . It works fine, but the file I downloaded (MP4) went to my AppData folder. I want to change the Folder path to something that is easier to access. So how do I change the Folder path for those particular files I downloaded off Youtube?

Preferred Solution: How do I change the Folder path of a downloaded file?

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A: How do I change the Folder path of a downloaded file?

I just went to the site and looked at the screenshot off it, dood its pretty self expansionary, All u have to do is change the "Save As" location to wherever u want it to go on your HDD.

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Somehow my Sent Items folder in Outlook Express has a path whose destination is not the Sent Items dbx file. It is pointing to an older Sent Items dbx file that I renamed long ago after a Windows crash, computer change, or some other crisis. I just discovered this yesterday by looking at Properties of my Sent Folder while in OE.

The other thing is that this destination file/folder is now corrupt, and copies of my sent emails are no longer going into my Sent Folder. I went into the Store Folder to delete the Sent Items dbx file (after moving the emails elsewhere while in OE for safekeeping) and there was no Sent Items dbx file! This is why I checked the Properties on the folder in OE - to see just where my sent emails had been going. (I do hope you can follow that!)

I tried changing the name of the already renamed, destination Sent Folder dbx file and sure enough, it generated a new dbx of the same modified name! I am not getting a new sentitems.dbx or whatever it's supposed to be named by default.

Any ideas on how to change the path of my Sent Folder to a new one created with the correct default name? Will I have to use the registry?

(I keep my Store Folder in a separate partition from C. That way if there is a serious XP crash my email is safe elsewhere, plus it's extremely easy to locate!)

Thank you for any suggestions! Until I get it straightened out I will send copies of all my important emails to myself - but that's just a temporary work-around, of co... Read more

A:OE6 - How to change path of Sent Items folder

Welcome to TSG Forums

1) Move all emails from all affected folders to a folder that you can use to keep them safe. If I understand what you wrote, that would be just like you have already done with some of the emails. So, do that with ALL of them.

2) Close OE

3) Go to your .dbx files and delete
A) all the .dbx files that have anything to do with the problem. That should correspond to the same folders of the emails you moved for safe keeping. (If you feel safer, you can rename all the .dbx files to .old rather than delete).

B) the folders.dbx file. (Same here, you can rename to folders.old, if you prefer).

4) Re-open OE. You should see a Sent Items folder. Then you can re-arrange all your saved emails.

HOWEVER...it is not good practice to store emails in any of the default folders of OE. (Inbox/Outbox/Sent Items/Deleted Items/Drafts). OE is known for emails disappearing particularly from the Inbox. Custom folders should be used.

If the above plan does not work, you might have to create a new identity in OE.

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Hey folks!

On my desktop (Windows 7 Professional), I continue to have this program icon that always reappears on my desktop. I can move it and delete it via recycle bin, but whenever I put the computer to sleep and wake it back up or reboot it, the icon reappears on the desktop, forcing me to delete it again. It's gotten to the point where it's a huge pain. Here are a few screenshots.

The first one, shows my desktop with the placement of the icon. It comes back here no matter what I do, each time I log on. The 2nd and 3rd screenshots show the folder path and the location of the icon. Notice, how it shows my name and then desktop. I figure this is the reason behind it continuing to show up on my desktop. All I want to do is change the location and folder path, so it doesn't keep showing up. Please help!

A:HOW TO: How to change icon properties/Folder path

My Avast, when a certain function is turned on [something to do with having a secure place on the hard-drive similar to IdentityGuard's sandbox-like browser], it always always placed that particular icon on the desktop, without fail. You just might have some similar setting or built-in setting in that program you displayed.

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Dear All,

I need to create a batch file which can read the size of file(e.g. 1kb, 2kb...etc) from specific folder and detect 0kb file and convert it to text file (showing 0kb file size) with alarm.

I am not really sure how to write command for this batch file. Please help :-(

A:How to create a batch file to read size of file on specific folder path

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I want a batch to select and open a random link file in a folder i have. All the links are music videos I like to listen to, and I kind of want to just have an option for 'surprise me!'.
I can change the file names if I have to, and I have a basic batch file ability. I know the simple commands, but nothing of the variables, signs-involving commands (&%!?), etc.

Also, I want to learn a whole lot more about programming/java/batch file, so it'd be awesome if any code could be explained. Thank you, in advance

A:I need a batch file to open a random file within a certain folder/path

There's a free Windows scripting language called Autoit3 that would do this task easily using these functons:


AutoIt - AutoItScript
It has a Basic like syntax and is easy to learn.

Another popular scripting for Windows is AutoHotkey
AutoHotkey: macro and automation Windows scripting language

The syntax can be confusing but it has object support and is more powerful.

Of course there are tons of others for Windows:

Here's a list. The details for each tell which OS are supported:
Free Programming Languages - Freebyte's Guide to

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My drive C is almost full, so I had an additioanl drive D added to my computer. I want to take advantage of this additional space. How, for example, do I move My Documents from C to D and then permanently change the path in Excel, Word or PowerPoint to access the data?

A:Change file path


I don't fully understand what you mean by "permanently change the path in Excel, Word or PowerPoint to access the data".

If your documents are on a new partition, you can launch Excel, Word, PP docs from there, or browse to the partition from within the applications.

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I have a program called TweakUI which used to reside in Start Menu/All Programs. I couldn't find it there so used Google Desktop and it in Windows\System32. No idea how or why it got there. Can I move it out of there or is there a way I can get it back in the Start Menu?

A:Can I change the path of file?

yup, open up your system32 folder (you might have to tell windows to enable viewing the contents of that folder, I think it hides everything in there by default).

Find the tweakui program and right click on it. Without releasing right click, drag it to the start button, and the start menu comes up. Drag it now into program files and release the right button. You should get a menu and you'll want to choose "create shortcut here".

I think also that they designed tweakui to work as a control panel extension so it always appears in your control panel. Check there.

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don't know if this has been answered before but the search is being wonkey so I just made a new thread.

my dilemma is that my C drive is 10GB however I have a multi part self extracting .EXE file that wans to extract over 8GB to the temp folder on my C drive however I only have 4.5 GB of space left on it.

so my question is, is there a way to change the path of the EXE file so it makes or extracts to a folder(temp or other) on another drive or even the same drive?

that or is there a program I can DL that will do the same thing.

note that once the file extractor is started the change file path is grayed out...another viable option would be a way to allow me access to this extraction path input line before the extraction takes place, like an interrupt or something.


A:self extracting exe file path change

Hi Borathian, welcome to Tech Support Forum...

If you install an archive program such as WinRAR, you should be able to right click the self-extracting file and choose to extract to a different location.

Hope that helps

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Hello All,

Apologies if this is in the in incorrect section, but since I encountered this problem while I was restoring a image I decided to place this thread here.

Does anyone know of a way to change the location filepath of all files in a folder? from C letter to G letter?

I imaged my C Drive and restored this image to another partition G drive while C drive is still present, for some reason I assumed all the filepaths would change to G too. But this is not the case everything refers back to C drive even startup services.

I wanted another OS setup that had similar settings but with different programs. I guess the quickest way to fix this is to format G and reinstall, but I would like to ask if there is a way to mass change file paths as this would be the least time consuming solution.

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I would really appreciate help with the following:
In Kodak EasyShare I want to change the location where pictures are stored. I have not been able to do this despite spending hours experimenting.

There does not seem to be any way to change from the default location that EasyShare installs.

I tried backing up and then restoring to a different location. I was able to do this and the files have been copied to the new location but I cannot get EasyShare to access the files in the new location - it just continues to use the old default location.

There does not seem to be any way to enter/modify a path to the file location.

I have searched extensively in the Help program and in the FAQ at the Kodak site but found nothing helpful.

Would really appreciate any advice/help with this.


A:EasyShare: How to change path, file location

You can the default location in the Easy Share programs options. I just did this for my parents a few weeks agao. It's there and pretty obvious it's got the entire save path listed. I can't be more specific then that since I don't use it.

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I had problems with vista, so i created a new partition, installed a different version of vista, then formatted the original OS partition. (obviously i had no idea what i was doing, but thats beyond the point)
Now i have a problem with the new partition i created for vista.
The default drive on where to save things is C:
however, C: is my OS drive
how can i change it so that all files are downloaded to D: without manually entering it everytime?

Or, would simply changing the Drive letters work?
if so, how do it do it? Ive tried using the vista maintenance tools, but i get an error saying it cannot be changed because of files in use.

Or, should i get a new harddrive, remove the old drive, install a partition on it named c:, install vista on that. (i would assume the original vista disc i have has the ability to create a partition on it when booting from disc.. its preactivated)

Im not really looking for the easiest or cheapest way to do it. I have just googled the crap out of this, and im not really finding the info im looking for, because im not really sure what its called.
So any suggestions would be very helpful

A:how to change file download path permanently..d: instead of C:?

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Hi, Recently I installed 2 x 120 SSD Drives in a RAID 0 allowing me to have 240 storage space as well as speed. In the past, I have changed My Documents, My Pictures...ect.. to another HDD. (D. Can some one tell me the correct steps to do such a thing? I have right clicked on each file/folder I want to have on another HDD (D and chose "MOVE Target" and "Find Target" and changed it from my C: to my D: so as to not take up space on my SSD's. The problem I am having is that Windows keeps putting these folders into my C: by default, so basically, I have 2 of every folder. I only want one.. Windows puts one on my C: and I have one on my D:. the C: is empty..and my D: has my stuff..

How do I correct this?
If you need pic's or more info, I will post what you need...

Thanks in advance!!!

A:How do I properly change my file target path/Location?

There are registry edits you can do to point Windows to your other drive but IMO they are more trouble than they are worth. Personally, I just recreate the folders on my hdd and then forget about the ones on the ssd. A few unused folders on the ssd don't take much space or bother anything.

Using the "libraries" feature of Win 7, you can add the new folders from your hdd to the Documents, Pictures, Music, etc... Libraries so they are readily accessible. You can even remove the folders on your ssd from the Libraries if seeing the empty folder there bothers you.

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I am a new XP user. When I set up my new p.c. I wanted all the accounts to use the same favourites file for Internet Explorer. Somewhere I found a place to change the path that Explorer used for the favourites file - I changed this to point to a common folder (one not specific to a particular account), and moved my old favourites file into that folder.

That worked fine, but now I want to reverse the procedure and I cannot remember where I changed the path that Explorer uses to look for the favourites file. Help!!

I've searched the web and found two options - one involves editing the registry, and one involves a power tool. However I did this through some other process that was much simpler - as I recall all I did was create a new folder and enter a new path name into a settings dialogue box somewhere.

Does anyone know where this feature is hidden in XP?

Many thanks


A:How to change path for IExplorer favorites file location?

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Hello forum members,

I have a strange problem with my home-built PC;when I open "msconfig via the run box on H D "E",I try to set safe-mode boot option, but it shows the boot.ini file from my "C" H D !?!

I have been using my "E" H D as my primary(because the "C" drive had been recently infected by trojans/malware,etc. making me have to do a "repair" install of Windows X P!!

I would like to know if anyone on this forum knows how to either use regedit to change H D "E" the file path file of "E" boot.ini file ,or any recommendations other than reinstall Windows XP w/SP 3???

A:How do I get the folder file path sorted out in Windows XP Pro

Please explain how your drives and partitions are set up, where the installations are located, and when they were installed. Just because Windows is on a different drive does not mean that it boots from that drive, or even can boot from that drive.

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Hello, i'm wondering if it is possible to change a open with option back to unknown application on some files. i accidentally clicked open with the picture opener and its stuck on it now. how can i revert this? step by step if possible.

Thank you.

A:How to change a file's open with program to when i first downloaded it

Go to Default Programs in Control Panel open it, select Set your Default Programs. First off you need to know the extension of this file you do not want any program to open, example, jpeg, gif..etc.. Select each program that can open this file and uncheck that extension for it, then would be back to unknown.

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I am using this to print the existing pdf documents but it is always taking c drive documents folder to create the file not the path given by me. Either I don't know the process or may be some issue in code can some help me to understand this.

namespace PrintPdfFile
public class RawPrinterHelper
// Structure and API declarions:
[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential, CharSet = CharSet.Ansi)]
private class DOCINFOA
public string pDocName;
public string pOutputFile;
public string pDataType;

#region dll Wrappers
[DllImport("winspool.Drv", EntryPoint = "OpenPrinterA", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Ansi, ExactSpelling = true, CallingConvention = CallingConvention.StdCall)]
private static extern bool OpenPrinter([MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPStr)] string szPrinter, out IntPtr hPrinter, IntPtr pd);

[DllImport("winspool.Drv", EntryPoint = "ClosePrinter", SetLastError = true, ExactSpelling = true, CallingConvention = CallingConvention.StdCall)]
private static extern bool ClosePrinter(IntPtr hPrinter);

[DllImport("winspool.Drv", EntryPoint = "StartDocPrinterA", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Ansi, ExactSpelling = true, CallingConvention = CallingConvention.StdCall)]
private static extern bool StartDocPrinter(IntPtr hPrinter, Int32 level, [In, MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPStruct)] DOCINFOA di);

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Files can't be uploaded because the path of this file or folder is too long. Move the item to a different location or shorten its name.
I first tried to shorten A LOT but still got the same error message.  Then I moved it to a different folder, but I still get the same msg about the same file name!  How do I "restart" OneDrive uploading when I can't get rid of this message?

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I know this must be possible, but for some reason I just can't figure it out.
I have a file path that I calculate - what I want to know is, if in that folder there exists a file with the word minutes in the name.
What I have is an application that has to keep track of the various committee and faculty meetings at the university. From the meeting dates, I create a folder. 10 days after the meeting, the committee secretary has to have posted the minutes or I need to send her a reminder. To date this has all been done manually. I want to be able to read in the files in the folder and if one of them contains the word minutes or Minutes in the name, then mark the minutes as done on my database (prefarably with the date the file was put in the folder, if that can't be done then just a Done) If a file with the word minutes or Minutes in the file name does not appear, I want to send an email to the committee secretary to remind her to post the minutes. This I know how to do via vb, and I have her email against the committee in my Access DB. How do I 'read' or put those files fron the folder into an array so that I can interrogate the name?

A:Solved: 'reading' file path and folder names in vb from Access

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Possibly after editing, this may be useful as a tutorial -- but note the problem at the end ...
(sorting in Windows File Explorer may not always work correctly).

I tried to include all of the steps. I did not know how to capture a screen shot of the active
window while the Ribbon was present (to set the View to Details) and
while the context menu was visible (when right-clicking on one of the column headers).

In performing a search, I used the Search Box in File Explorer.
I don't let my PC access OneDrive or Google Docs -- generally,
I do only searches just on my PC or just on the Web.

1. Perform a search.

2. Set the View to Details (if it isn't already).

3. (if the Folder path column is not already present...)
Right-Click on any of the column headers.
A context menu appears.
4. Select More in the context menu.

A Choose Details dialog box appears.

(5. You can uncheck the box next to Folders - to get rid of the Folders column).

6. Check the box next to Folder path - to make the Folder path column appear (you'll have to scroll down to find it).
7. Then, click on the Ok box to dismiss the dialog box and save the changes to the Details View.

8. With the Folder path column now present, click on its column header to sort the listing by Folder path.
(The next picture shows the result after clicking on the Folder path column header.)

It is unfortunate that either Microsoft forces the search to be re-done or it was something they missed on their part.
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A:Sorting File Explorer Search output by Folder path

Hi, explorer search has a number of quirks, and add to that the search syntax and indexed vs non-indexed search, + Cortana's My Stuff search searching only what's indexed and you have a somewhat chaotic situation.

Personally I use Locate32 (freeware) - indexes very fast initially and thereafter maintained, and ordering by path simply requires clicking the column header. Everything by Void Tools is similar in basic concept but more modern.

Note: to capture a screenshot of context menu/ribbon etc you can simply use the long standing 'Print Screen' feature- a keyboard combo.

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In windows xp, it all ways remembered the last save location for each file I downloaded, such as a jpg or txt, etc. Vista doesn't do that. I have to repeatively cycle thourgh every folder to save to the specific folder each time.

How do I fix that?

A:how do you make vista remember which folder it last downloaded a file to?

try this

- Right click on folder (Videos, Documents, etc)
- Go to properties
- Click on the "Location tab"
- Change the location to a folder somewhere else that's more convenient for you (ex D:\Music)

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   I have requirement where i need to open shared file path on button click as file explorer in mvc application.
i am using below code.
IIS version is 8.5 in win 2012 server.Using Windows authentication.
And application pool runs under networkservice
This code works fine in my local but not on server.I am physically able to open folders from server though.It does not log any error but folder explorer does not open from server.
public ActionResult EvidenceFolder(string PageFrom, string Assetid, string id)
            OpenFolder(@"\\backup\MIS\OL Property Services\PS5 Property & Portfolio Management\Compliance\FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT\Evidence Folders\" + Assetid);
            if (PageFrom == "ReviewActions")
                return RedirectToAction(PageFrom, "Landing", new { id = id });
                return RedirectToAction(PageFrom, "Landing", new { ActionID = id });

private void OpenFolder(string folderPath)
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After reinstalling OS, I was fiddling around to change the name of the user folder until I accidentally added network path from folder sharing option as you can see from the screenshot below:
Is there a way to remove such path or make that space "not shared" like before?

Thank you, help would be appreciated it.

A:How do I remove network path? (network file and folder settings)

Click on the Advanced Sharing button and then un-check the Share This Folder link and it will remove the share.

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Hej all,

I used to know Windows-systems, however one stupid question...

Where can I set permissions for files and folders on an NTFS-filesystem? I am running a WI?n XP Pro (already heard, that it is not possible under XP Home) and looking in the context menu of files and folders, but ... nothing!

Any ideas? Am I stupid?? Is Bill Gates stupid???

Thanks for help!

A:Change folder and file permissions: where?

Hi and Welcome to TSF

How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP

? Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
? Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition

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The problem is that when I try to change folder/file attributes, I click on Apply and OK. Once that is done, the attributes reset back to what it was before.

I've tried to unset "Read-Only" for a folder, but it stays Read-Only. Any way to fix this?

A:cannot change folder & file attributes

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I really don't know how! I know how to change an icon for a specific folder, but I have a load of folder/cd drive/hard drive etc icons that I want to use in my system, and I really don't know how!

I've tried doing it through Folder Options > File Types, but that screws my system up so can't do it that way :S

Any help is really appreciated, this is really annoying.....

I'm using Windows XP SP2, by the way!

A:How do I change file/folder icons???

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Oh boy! More Windows 7 frustrations. Please help.

I have folders containing audio files (mostly audio books) with completely irrelvant and stupid pictures on them which I cannot change!!! There is no customisation tab on the properties menu like Vista.

I now have an audio book based on picking up women with a strange looking woman on it and an audio book on Atheism by Betrand Russell with a big, fat gospel singer on the front because Windows Media Player thinks that it is an album by a singer which it isn't! Even the files have the same incorrect picture which I am helpless to change.

This is so damn dumb! Why can't I change the picture on the front? Am I stuck with it?

Any ideas?

A:Cannot Change Folder or file picture/icons!!!

I prefer all folders to be "general" rather than content related - a "pictures" directory is a hinderance to my style of work. Sounds like your situation is similar...here is how I set the directories and folders.

> I use the tried and true OLD explorer view where you see the tree display on the left.

> I use the tried and true OLD explorer view to include the Menu bar.

> Select the desired folder from the left nav pane such as Desktop>Libraries>Pictures.

> Right click on the folder and select Properties.

> Click the Optimize this library for: drop list and select General Items.

> Click Apply then click OK.

> From the Menu bar click View>Choose details... and select (or deselect) items as desired.
I hope that at least gets you started.


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I have a folder on my USB Stick with 6 files in it. I just want to change the order of the files. What is the simplest way? Thanks, natural color

A:How do change the file order in a folder on a USB Stick?

Put a digit at the start of each filename like 1fileA 2fileB etc.

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I bought a computer from a previous owner and was wondering how I can change the name of the folder in the Users file on the Local Disk or "C:" drive. 
Computer > Local Disk C: > Users > (this is the area where i'm wanting to change the name of the user file from the previous owners name to my own).

I have tried to change it while logged into the Main Admin profile but it wouldn't let me do it or give me the option to change it. It would let me change the name of the "Public" file and the "Guest" file. Help??

A:Change Name of File in User Folder on C Drive

Those are built in folders and can not be changed.

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I try to change the show hidden file and folder in folder option. But after i select the radio button and click apply, no effect is apply. After close the folder option dialog box and reopen the folder option dialog box, it still select the do not show hidden file and folder. Could anyone please give me the answer... . Thank you...

A:cannot change show hidden file and folder

i have the same problem too, jz happen recently. is it a trojan/spyware?

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This started as of 11/18/09. viewing webpages became slow, being redirected nearly everytime i clicked on a link. images would now download from webistes. cannot download anything to my computer now(music files, attachments from emails, etc.) and roughly every minute getting a fake popup saying my computer is infected, click here to scan. or something like that. (which I did), such a dummy. tried to restore computer, 1st attempt would not come up at all and my control panel would not show. second attempt (safe Mode), worked however when computer rebooted. it stated something like you do not have the permissions to change catalyst Control Center, along with some other errors. then said restore did not complete successfully. problem still exists. If you guys can help me i would be very thankfull

P.S. I am an active dj all of my music comes from professional, protected, and virus free webpages.

A:cannot restore computer / cannot change file/folder permissions

Hello hiddentalentpro and welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I'm having a seemingly random permissions issue, but I have a theory...

I suddenly can't save to my Documents folder. I get "You don't have permission to save in this location. Would you like to save in the Documents folder instead?" I get this no matter whether I'm trying to save in the Documents folder or any sub-folder.

This is brand-new today, and I haven't permitted any updates since last night, when I was able to save in Documents without a problem.

I was able to edit the permissions and regain access to the first sub-folder I encountered this on, but I also received an error message (which I dismissed and don't remember). But the permissions did successfully change.

The one thing that's different is that I'm running File History for the first time and it's still copying my files.

So, is it possible that File History is temporarily locking down folders so the data doesn't change while it's copying it? My web-searching didn't produce any helpful answers.

I'll see if I have permission again once the File History operation is complete, but it looks like it has a long way to go so I thought I'd ask. I'm hoping it is a temporary File History thing, I'm not looking forward to troubleshooting a permissions issue today.

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I've made a complete mess of My Pictures folder and files.

What I did: logged in as non admin user, right clicked Picures folder, then Properties, then Security tab.
With Authenticated users selected clicked Edit next to change permissions. Gave admin password, then clicked Full control Deny box, then apply. Then stupidly disregarded the warning, thinking I could just change it back. Now every Folder and worse, every file is now inaccessible by user and admin.

Is there any way of batch changing the folders and files so that I can access them again, without having to change every one individually?

EDIT: The first folder I tried to EDIT Allow did not allow permissions on the files inside, but so far the rest have allowed the change. O well, only 132 pics in that folder to fix.

A:Easy change back folder & file permissions

Have you tried a system restore? I don't know if a system restore can backtrack file permissions but it's worth a try. I'd do that than rather go through a ton of files to fix.

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I use Windows 7 64 bit.

I have a folder that was working properly. On a Windows 8 computer one day, it decided that my folder was corrupt and "fixed" it, now the properties show it as just "file", no longer a "file folder". There is nothing wrong with the drive, it is a usb drive, it is just the one folder.

I tried "open with" windows explorer, it didn't work. I tried Recuva, no luck. I used Photrec and got the data, but as a novice, the data was separated into files that I couldn't put back together again. so the data is there, I just can't access it anymore. Virus checks were clean.

How do I change the attributes back to "file folder" so I can get to my data please?

thank you.

A:How do I restore the attributes on a File Folder or change them back?

Evidently Windows does not allow a file to be marked as a folder such as by Attrib command. Do you have a Restore Point from before the glitch?

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Is there a way to make take ownership change file/folder permission to machine/user while getting rid of old and or corrupted information?

Just something that came to mind when I was fooling with format/reinstalling windose again. I dunno if its something to be aware of or not but knowing windose it might be a bad thing if it gets to cluttered with iffy info.

And is there a way to change system file/folder permission's to the new install? Sometimes something goes wonky and I have nothing but problems from folders deep within programdata/windows/appdata not wanting to allow an installer to put stuff in there.

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Hello, my admin name is Mike and lets say my file path name is C:\Users\Mike\AppData and I want to change the name Mike to Chad which is easy but my file path still stays C:\Users\Mike\AppData how do I get it to change to C:\Users\Chad\AppData.


A:Change Admin Name doesnt change path name

Create a new account there is so much info linked to the old name its not simple to change

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Ran into an interesting problem yesterday. I was trying to copy a lg movie , 6 gig, file, from a vista system to a shared folder on my xpsp2 home edition system so I could edit and burn it but even tho the drive the shared folder was on has almost 100g free it said file was too big. Is there a setting I can change so I can send larger files to the shared folder? I dont recall that I ever set a limit but

A:How to change file size limit onof a shared folder in XP

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I've finished a new build that uses a SSD as the system drive (and some programs) and has a secondary HDD. I'm just getting ready to add programs and move data (documents, photos, music, etc.) to the new system.

First time SSD user and have done most of the suggested configurations to prolong SSD life. As I understand it the main cause of SSD performance and longevity degradation is caused by excessive or continuous writes to the drive. In order to avoid this I plan on using the secondary HDD as the location for My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and other data such as AppData which I believe gets written to a lot. Also have read that SSD performance decreases as the drive fills so that's why I plan on putting most of my data and programs on the secondary HDD

I'm checking out options for doing this properly and know I can use the Move function (under Location tab for the folder) to change the location of some of the above system folders. I've been looking at info on using either Symbolic Links or Junctions to achieve the same effect.

Hope my questions and intentions are clear. Would appreciate any suggestions or comments on which method (or combinations) would be the best to use.

System specs:
Silverstone TJ08B-E micro ATX case | ASRock Z77 Pro4-M micro ATX MB | Intel i5 3570K CPU | Samsung 830 256GB SATA 3 SSD | WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA 3 HDD | EVGA GTX 650 | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 SDRAM | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO | Windows 7 HP 64-bit

A:Change folder/file location - use Move, Symbolic link or Junction?

Did you install much software already? Did you change a lot of usersettings (not systemwide) already?
it's very difficult to modify all junction points to point to new location. And some programs read registry setting to determine were "My documents" is pointing to and COPY that to their registry settings.

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I'm wondering if it's possible to show the name of the folder you've opened in the taskbar instead of the path?


A:Folder name instead of folder path in the taskbar

Go to the folder options and uncheck "Display full path in the title bar (Classic theme only)"

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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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First, please forgive me if I have overlooked this issue in the many searches I have performed thus far.

I would like to know if anyone has a way to change all folder icons within a single folder to one specific icon without performing each one individually. I have over 1,400 folders within a master folder of which I would like to change the child folder icons. I really don't wish to perform this on a folder-by-folder basis.
This is not a Default Folder Icon Change inquiry. This is simply all child folders within a single master folder. I would also be interested if the change would affect all folders of a specific type. Windows 7 does allow the 'setup' of a folder to be distributed (details view with selected details, order, and column size for example) but the icon did not distribute as well.

Any suggestions?

A:Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type

First, a little bit of theory. What happens when a person sets a custom icon for a folder in Windows 7?
1. Attributes of a Folder change to Read-only (of the folder, NOT content!).
2. A hidden system file created inside that folder, which contains a link to the icon.

Thus, having such file as model, it is possible simply copy it across desired folders, and change attributes of those folders correspondingly.

Secondly, having this idea in my mind, I have put all of my little knowledge of Batch files together and created a script.
BEFORE script is started the following is needed to be done:
Master folder needs to be selected and a custom icon applied to it.

1. Script is placed inside that master folder and launched.
2. First, script checks if hidden system file with custom icon settings is there.
3. Secondly, script looks for subfolders and start changing its attributes.
4. Thirdly, script copies this settings file to all subfolders of current master folder, including all levels of subfolders.

For 100 folders it took about 21 seconds, for 200 folders with different levels of subfolders it took about 57 seconds on my laptop.

I have included remarks (comments) in the source code for better understanding what is going on.

UPDATE: Original file deleted. Script was not meant to be applied to system folders.
Please check a newer FIXED version at this post.


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The log files are filling up the C drive.
Is there a way to change the log path to another drive?
Best Regards,

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Every time I insert a picture it takes me to a folder way back who knows where. How do I get Word to take me to my folder on an external hard drive with my pictures in it?
I'm using Word 2007

A:How To Change the Path

I'm not sure if this will work, but...Click the Office button, then click "Word Options" at the bottom of the Office menu and click Advanced in the left pane. Scroll down to the bottom and click "File Locations...". Then change the location for the Clipart pictures to the folder on your external drive that you want to use.

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Hello everyone,

Firstly I would like to say that this seems like a swell enough forum as is and I am frankly out of ideas. About a year ago I had backed up a rather large series of files under one name for my roommate who was in the process of doing some "spring cleaning" on his computer. Fast forward to now and he is out of Hard-drive space damn near and has been unable to find the reserve file himself. Below is the directory under which I named and saved the around 200gb file of games and old-ROTC documents. Regardless the file needs to be found and even after un-hiding all files from the control panel, I have yet been able to locate it. It would seem to be simple enough, one would think that you could see the file name sitting above Program Files but it is not. Any one have any ideas, we would rather not have to reformat/ system restore if we can avoid it.


A:File path error/ Cannot find file directory/file itself

I used a software called TreeSize which shows the size of all folders on the disk. Thinking that the Windows OS is around 18gb, a 200gb files should really stick out with TreeSize.

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I'm hoping someone here has experience with the software Folder Lock and can help me, or they can figure out intuitively whats wrong from the error message I get.

After restarting my computer, when I try to open folder lock i get this message:

"There is already a ‘Locker’ folder inside the application path. Please move any other folder other than the ‘Locker’ folder to another location and then try again to access your secured files."

I navigated to the program files->folde Lock directory and there is no Locker folder there. I even moved every folder out except for the executable and that made no difference (a desperate move.) Final move was to upgrade to the most recent version of the software, but that didn't change the error message.

There are important files locked inside of folder lock, and i'm screwed at work if i can't figure out whats wrong!

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

A:Folder Lock - "There is already a ‘Locker’ folder inside the application path."

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I used Telegram on remote PC and in my local PC when I browse something like "telegram.me\example" my browser as me to launch telegram and when I click "allow" then it open telegram for me on remote PC how can I change it? I have telegram
on my local PC.

Thank you.

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Hope this is the right place for this...When I go into My Documents then onto, say, My Pictures the path in the address bar reads.....C:\Documents and Settings\Previous PC Owner\My Documents\My Pictures Now is there a way to replace the previous owner of this laptop name with my own?I have changed the owner name in the registry

A:My Documents path name change

Hi, this link from Tech Republic might be what you want http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-o...amp;tag=nl.e064

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