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Avast on Win 7 finding two files it can not scan. Win 10 files?

Q: Avast on Win 7 finding two files it can not scan. Win 10 files?

Ok.
 
I have two files Avast can not scan. 
 
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\SafeOS.Mount\Windows\servicing\Sessions\11312_596062500.back.xml
 
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
 
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\SafeOS.Mount\Windows\servicing\Sessions\11252_596032657.back.xml
 
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
 
They look like they might be something to do with Windows 10?
 
I might have  typo in the warnings - i had to type these in as i cant see how you grab a report from avast.
 
Any ideas?

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A: Avast on Win 7 finding two files it can not scan. Win 10 files?

Correct windows 10 is downloading in the background and there are two folders BT and WS they are, I believe, password prot4ected files until they are installed

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help with this following log. It turns up intermittently when I scan it with the Junkware Removal Tool.
 
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Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.0.7 (07.03.2016)
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64 
Ran by laptop (Administrator) on 22/09/2016 at 21:36:47.79
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File System: 10 
 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7ZWQ6H4J (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\CUN1QW0H (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\JB53EJGC (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RCY3X9H6 (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\XRBKUU52 (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7ZWQ6H4J (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Windows\Syste... Read more

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Hi,
My laptop has been acting very odd lately: slow, always full of viruses. This morning I ran adaware and stopped it when it started scanning the 300,000th file -- usually it stops around 100,000. I disconnected it from the internet and am in the process of running microsoft antispyware. Last time I ran spysweeper, it usually takes 7-10 minutes, it went 79 minutes. Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks a ton,
Sandy
 

A:Adaware finding 300,000 files to scan

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Hi im new to computers have you any idea why these files are not being scanned?
fall scan run with avast, nothing shows as infected, but some files unable to scan.
The reason given is CAB and RAR archives are corrupted.
Is this normal how can i fix it? Was going to post corrupted files but results have dissapeared.

A:Avast Unable To Scan Files

Welcome at BC magfee Why not try the followingIn normal mode, run an online antivirus check from at least two and preferably three of the following sitesBitDefenderComputer Associates Online Virus ScanPanda's ActiveScanTrend Micro HousecallWindows Live Safety Center Free Online ScanThis scanner from Trend does not require an Active X to run. 1. Detects and removes malware ( viruses, worms, trojans, etc. ) 2. Detects and removes grayware and spyware 3. Restores damage caused by malware to your system. 4. Notifies about vulnerabilities in installed programs and connected network services. 5. Multi-platform support for: Windows, Linux, Solaris. 6. Easy-to-use with the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.and post the resultsThat they are corrupted can have different reasons, for instance if they were downloaded via P2P applications like Limewire or that your harddisk was full ect etc

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i have just run a full scan with avast. 212 files cannot be scanned. the result said:
Unable to scan. Archive is password protected.

example of files that cant be scanned:
c:\...\allusers\application data\spybot - search and destroy\recovery\WindowsSecurityCenterAntivirusDisableNotify.zip\sbRecovery.ini

c:\...\allusers\application data\spybot - search and destroy\recovery\WindowsSecurityCenterAntivirusDisableNotify.zip\sbRecovery.reg

c:\......\Local Settings\temp\SHR_6_0_ENUS.tmp\shrins.ui\pbar.vbs
c:\......\Local Settings\temp\SHR_6_0_ENUS.tmp\shrins.ui\setcss.vbs
c:\......\Local Settings\temp\SHR_6_0_ENUS.tmp\shrins.ui\instxp.css

some temporary internet files....

what should i do with these files? delete? quarantine? or what?

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I am trying to find a key logger, and any other spying software, that is on my computer. I downloaded the full version of avast and set it to work on a scan....it came back with that message. Next to every File (there's about 80) it says 'Error: Archive is password protected. (42056)', and wont let me delete, repair, move to chest, or do nothing. What does this mean and how can I get around it to find all this monitoring junk??? Thanks.
 

A:Avast! Scan Results: SOME FILES COULD NOT BE SCANNED...

Removing malware, including keyloggers, is something that you'd need to get expert assistance with; starting a thread in the Virus and other Malware forum. Be sure to read the stickies before posting.

In terms of the warnings; you have to understand that they aren't necessarily viruses. They're archive files (such as zip files) which are encrypted. Without decrypting them, Avast cannot scan them for anything nasty. All it's saying is "I've finished scanning, but I couldn't look in X". This is completely different from "X is infected and should be removed."
 

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The Avast antivirus program I installed on my desktop ran a bootscan upon installation. During the scan, Avast found instances of possible threats in what I percieve as the ComboFix files that I installed through this forum on August 30th. Is it possible that they are *false positives*?

One of the file names had Win32adobra-EY in it another had Win32:Winfixer-C.

Are these indeed viruses?
 

A:Downoaded Avast, scan finds viruses in ComboFix files?

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As suggested in the "slow computer" instruction on the forum I am attempting to clean up my computer with my antivirus scan....I am not sure how to proceed after performing a quick scan the results are a page of files in a sort of chart format listing various file paths in my C:\Documents and Settings\user\   folders that are followed in another column with the words "Error: Archive is Password Protected"  ..... above this window it reads:  "some files could not be scanned", and "Warning", then beneath that it says:  Select the required action for each reply and click "Apply"   
 
Beneath the window chart in small print it says:  "Note:  The automatic fix tries to repair the file first. If repair is not possible it proceeds to move the file to the Chest.  If that fails as well the file is deleted."   Of course I can find no word "Apply" and am not sure what the result would be if I did find it!  I have Windows XP SP3 and am not sure what to do at this point. Delete all of these files? 
 
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as it seems something is wrong with the computer since my last problem with Uninstalling Adobe Reader.  I have to click on click points numerous times (usually 3) to get a response from the computer and many ads are not downloading at all (not that I want to look at the ads!)  I was actually reinstalling Adobe Flash... Read more

A:Avast Scan Results=these files cannot be scanned...how to proceed? windows xpSP3

Ok no need to reply to the Avast! query I found the information after some searching and realized these files may not be corrupt....just password corrected!
 
Still cannot get my Adobe Flash Reader to work....it was working fine last week and suddenly stopped.....I will post this in a new topic for the benefit of all if I cannot find results in search.
 
Thank you anyway!
 

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So I ran avast and it found a virus in the windows files and I deleted it so I ran sfc /scannow and this is what I'm missing sfcdetails.txt I don't know how to replace them yet or where to find them. I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit and I can't find the disc at the moment. I'd really appreciate any and all help because I do NOT want a clean install, thank you for even taking your time to read this.

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I have scanned this machine with Avast, Spybot, VunduFix, VirtumundoBegone,...Doesn't seem to help. Can you offer me more guidance? Your assistance is appreciated.My HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:42:36 PM, on 1/10/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIG... Read more

A:Avast Scan Keeps Finding Win32:tratbho

Please don't respond yet. Ran another Spybot scan and got a completely different result. Cleaning those items and testing.

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HiI've recently had a problem with Avast - a popup keeps coming up telling me that a threat has been blocked, usually two in quick succession, even when I'm not browsing the internet. This happened immediately after I tried to open a torrent-downloaded avi file that my computer later identified as containing a virus. My computer is also sluggish and slow. However, avast cannot find any malware and neither can other cleaning programs I've tried. Can you help?CheersDom(I've included a screenshot so you can see the popup details - bottom left hand of the screen)

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I have windows vista and I need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer .

Yes I checked C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
I cannot fined any FLV files and flash files .Where else can I look for it ? Any where it saves it in temep folder ? Now I'm trying play it with out a bandwith overload but cannot find the FLV files and flash files .
I'm over the the bandwith .
 

A:Need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer

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I'm seeing the same four files repeat in the Temp Files / Shortcuts section of a Registry Mechanic scan.

\C:\ProgramData\McAfee\VirusScan\Data\TFRBBC1.tmp
\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Application\Windows\MCC.chk
\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM\Cache\Indiv01.tmp
\C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\edb.chk

I'm also seeing the following two files in the Deep Scan section.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Reporting\EventCache\7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Reporting\EventCache\9482fb4-e343-43b6-b170-9a65bc822c77

Recent history: Less than a week ago, during a routine McAfee antivirus scan I discovered a half dozen files associated with the Artemis trojan. Several months earlier I found and debugged (also with McAfee) a different trojan. And the laptop has been slow for several weeks/months.

In anticipation of getting help here I tried running RootRepeal. That ran for more than 24 hours. So I stopped it. Then I tried running SysProt AntiRootkit. But McAfee wouldn't accept it and returned the following message.

McAfee has automatically blocked and removed a Trojan.
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A:Registry Mechanic repeat Temp Files / Shortcuts and Deep Scan files

Anybody have time to help with this one?

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I have copied files from an infected computer to...
- a flash drive and a
- portable hard drive that plugs into a usb port

- the files I want to copy are both data files and application files...
- Data files include: text files, ms office documents, image files, videos, etc
- Application files include: MS Access mdb (data base) files which may include visual basic for applications code
- Ditto for Excel files
- Some application development stuff like MS Visual Studio Projects

How can I safely scan these files before putting them on a clean computer?

Thanks for any help.

PS

I think I have 'Autorun' turned off on the clean computer via using RegEdit to go to...
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Explorer > "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"

... and verifying that the hex value of the first byte is 95
... which as I understand it 'exclueds' unknown, removable, and remote drives from 'autorun'
... via instructions here... http://autorun.moonvalley.com/enable.htm

A:How to safely scan data files (or other files) on external drive?

Install Panda USB Vaccine, or BitDefender?s USB Immunizer on your computer to protect it from any infected USB device.Then you're safe to connect any external device and scan it with your AV program.

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i was scanning for viruses with Avast! and it popped up and said that some DLL files were viruses. i scanned them again and it said that they were clean. i tried to restore them, but they were System32 files and when i tried to restore them, it said i didnt have permission. I tried to open Avast! right now so i could check what the files were called but it wouldnt open! Whats happening?
 

A:Avast!: System32 files stuck in the Virus Chest! Now Avast! won't open.

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I use Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and when I open the Start Menu and go to Search and highlight Find files and Folders, and I type the name of the file that

I try to search for on my computer and click Search, I get a popup window that says, "Unexpected error. Action could not be completed."

If anyone could help me resolve this problem, I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
 

A:"Find Files and Folders" function not finding files

Please could you tell us exactly how you are doing the search step by step
 

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Ok apparently I had the Huer virus, couldn't get rid of it kept replicated. So I just reformatted the laptop again since I just put a new HD in it and didn't have much on there anyway. Well everything comes out clean ran Malwarebytes, AVG, and spybot. I also ran Kerpsky (bad speller sorry) online scan nothing came up. I'm still thinking something is up. When i run AVG in safe mode it can't scan some folders. Its say folders lock. Some of these are network files so I'm thinking maybe thats why my internet is freaking slow (1mb/sec) it used to be 2.5mb/sec. We did just switch from dsl to cable and we are having some problems with the cable. I'm hoping its just the service provider and not my computers. My other concern is my external HD. I do believe its infected. I'm scared to plug it into the laptop and infect it again. I do believe the HD is infected with the recycler virus or what ever it is. Is there a way to disinfect my external HD so that it could be useful again? Its 1tb and has all sorts of pics of the family along with vids and music. I do plan on buying another external to just store family pics on and a seperate for my media files movies and music. I'm sure there is more I just don't remeber. I'm getting tired of searching through pages and pages of stuff. My desktop is in worse shape but I'm just going to buy another HD since the one thats in it is old and slow anyway. I just don't want to reinfect the computers with... Read more

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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I have been having an issue with Symantec Leaving my logs full with scan Omissions 99% of which are compressed. After doing considerable research I find symantec gives a nice list of possabilities and things to look into. Personally none of these fixed my issue, but it may yours. If Anyone has any Ideas to add to Symantec's offical list of reasons for scan omissions please do.---------------------------------------------The following is From Symantec @ http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-s...002073015235648Event ID 6Solution:This event is typically encountered when any of the following occurs: You scan a compressed file that contains a password-protected file. The decomposer engine cannot provide the password required to gain access to the file, so it will be omitted during a scan. You scan files that have been locked for access by the operating system and access cannot be released to the scanner because the file is in use. You scan files that are recursively compressed to a depth that is more than the scan engine is set to scan. By default, the scan engine is set to scan a maximum depth of three levels (for example, a zip file contained within a zip file contained within another zip file). You scan files with LH7 compression, which is not a supported format. These compressed files commonly have an .lzh extension, and they are omitted by the scan. You scan files that are in use by another user. This is most commonly seen when you scan user directories and shared folders... Read more

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Ok after I scanned with super antispy software and removed everything, I started getting bad image file errors with .dlls popping on anything opened and on startup. I cant get DDS to run it just pops up a command prompt and never does anything. So I will attach the gmer txt and post my HJT log here.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 951 PM, on 12/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
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A:bad image files after scan with a super anti scan

bump please.

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hi can anyone help please i had to reformat my pc as it crash while doin a system recovery. ive lost all my mp3s data files. pictures how can i find them all again there in a differnt partition

thanks dave
 

A:help finding files please

Did you do a Full install?
When you say on a different partition was it still on the same Hard drive?
 

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Is there any reason when I do a search for files on my PC, as in START/FIND/FILES or FOLDERS that it doesn't find the files that I have saved within Outlook Express?

For instance, I know SOMEWHERE in my OE I have an email with an attached jpg. in it named PhillyJimmy in it.... but when I do a search of my hard drive (C) it will not find the file. Shouldn't find files or folders find that file name if it's exact?

Thanks

DAVID

DELL PIII 450MHz
Win98se
 

A:Finding files within OE...???

Hey BigDave

Yes, there is. OE is a database program - your emails are not files, they are information stored within the index files (.DBX). The only way to use search to find something there is to specify what text you are looking for in search. And for files, you would enter *.dbx.

However, if you know it is in a folder in OE, you can use the "search" included in OE.
Click Edit->Find Message In This Folder. If it stops at a possible email and it is not the one, pressing F3 will make it continue the search until it has gone through a folder.
 

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Can someone please tell me if a history and temp internet file exist in win2k and if so where can they be found???? Thanks.

Ryan
 

A:help finding files

to find the temp internet file location go to tools menu, internet options. middle section titled temp internet files, select the settings button, it will display the location of the storage location
That is also where the cookies are stored I beleive
 

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this is a bit of an embarrassing question but please bear in mind that I am a novice at this. I understand about FTP but how do you actually find FTP files in the first place? Is there a search engine in the same way as for normal website pages? Or do you just look for the FTP option when you are downloading files?

Thanks for your help.

Jamie

A:finding FTP files

FTP is File Transfer Protocol. As such, it is a definition for a mechanism to transfer files over a network.

So, there aren't any "FTP Files" since you could theoretically FTP any file.

I believe you're referring to "FTP Sites". Usually, FTP sites are maintained by businesses or individuals who would like to allow people to transfer files to or from them quickly - using FTP. Usually these sites are technical or scholarly in nature - like a computer company having update files on it's FTP site. There will usually be a link on a companies home page. Or a user might have an FTP server with MPEG or MP3 files on it available for download.

As stated, you usually have to be told of the existence of an FTP site or server. You could just "gues" however, this is the hard way.

FTP is "quicker" than using HTTP although file transfer is possible with both.

Modern browsers are capable of changing from HTTP to FTP pretty seamlessly to the user.

Older users (like me ;) or "power users") sometimes prefer the command line FTP which can give a little more control over the intracacies of the protocol. Some programmers have built this into GUI FTP programs such as WS-FTP.

Hope this helps.

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Hi

I keep a couple of .txt files on my desktop, so I can easily refer to them.

Today I lost them. They are not in the recycle bin though, it has not been emptied since July, so, where can these files be please?

I have done a search for them, and they just seemed to have vanished without trace.

Please could someone help me locate them?

Thanks
 

A:Help pls, in finding some .txt files.

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I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim

A:Finding files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lykele


I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim


If you click "Start", "Computer", there is a "Search" window in the right corner. You can put the file name (Blue.mp3) or if you don't know the file name, put *.mp3

It will bring them up.

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I posted about missing files after malware cleanup seperately because i don't want to combine the two. I have a question about how to get rid of files i see in my Secunia psi program but never see them listed in windows uninstaller, Revo uninstaller or even Iobit uninstaller .

Thank you very much, the help is truly appreciated.

A:finding files

Hello -Since you have no record of Malware Cleanup at this forum, could you please tell or link us to that particular item -I think that one minor problem may be related to the IObit programs installed on your system.It is unfortunate that this program / company has a habit of confusing some of your files, and makes them hard to find.The first / best option is to remove IObit from your computer. Next uninstall Secunia PSI Version 3 if that is what you use.Then you can install Secunia PSI Version 2, and not use the latest Version 3, that is a bit more complicated.You may find the earlier version of Secunia is much easier to manage, and easier to handle for many people (me included).Thank You - EDITED to add Secunia 2 Link -

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I recently added a new hard drive as my C drive as the old SCSI drive was totally full and left the original drive in the machine now ID'd as "D" Drive. I am now manually adding back my apps and cannot find any of the previous music/Ebooks/ ect files. Can anyone offer a suggestion as to how I can relink all the previous files to the new install of Itunes?
 

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Hey all. Just wondering if there was a very easy and simple way to find the number of files and directories that are listed within a hard drive for Windows XP. Thanks in advance for any insight.
 

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Not familiar with W2000PRO.

Checked out Disk Cleanup, and it displays 14,581KB of Compressed Files.

Q#1. How/where can these files be found?

Q#2. Is it safe to just delete the Compressed files with Disk Cleanup?

Thanks for the help.
 

A:Finding Compressed Files

I don't have 2k but I would think if you do a full drive Search for either *.zip or *.cab it might turn up something in the way of compressed files.

I certainly wouldn't recommend deleting them until you know more about them unless they happen to be in one of the Temp folders. Even then it's good policy to send them to the Recycle in for a reasonable period before dumping them.

For a comparison, I'm running XO Home and I currently have 185 .zip files and 85 .cab files. Given that yours are only 14 Megs, I would just leave them alone if I were you.

My 2
 

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Have just returned my computer to factory condition, and although I am very pleased with the result, I am having difficulty in finding and recovering Office data from my Ex. HD. The problem is that I really dont know how to open these files or which files to even open. Below is a section of files from 'HomePC' uploaded from the hard drive. Can someone help please?

A:External HD-Finding Files

Right-click - Extract each folder.

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Hi I was kind of hoping I could get some help with this.
Earlier today my computer started acting weird and sent me into a 'temporary user account' whenever I tried to go into my usual account(admin). I got a message saying that it would go away if I logged off but it wouldn't work. And once I had done that a few times the message stopped appearing and it stayed like that.

But my biggest issue is to find the personal files(movies/pictures etc.) from that account, since my hard drive still is almost full they gotta be somewhere. But I can't find them anywhere no matter how I search.

I would really appreciate some help with this, and I would be more than happy to provide more information if I'm told what to information to give.
Thanks.
 

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Having mastered XP and previous M/S OS's over the years, I'm floored at the complexity and confusion of 8.1, and if there was ANY alternative to MicroSoft, I would gladly take it and pay for it.

I'm an author. In XP I had my files and folders. Now, I have no idea where my files (Word, etc.) are going. I am finding my files in:

This PC/DocumentsHomegroup/(my name)/pc/Documents/c:Users/(my name)Homegroup/(my name)/pc/Documents/c:Users/(my name)/SkydriveOneDrive/DocumentsDesktop/(my name)/Documents

When I save a Word document, it defaults to something called:
(my name)'s OneDrive/Documents

but it calls it:
One Drive-Personal/Skydrive/Documents

Could someone give me some advice re: how to just have one set of files and folders, like I had in XP? I'd gladly pay you ...

Also, I had heard that by clicking in the upper left corner of the screen, I could get to an area more like the State section of XP, but I am not finding this.

THANK YOU - Tony in Arizona

A:Finding my folders and files

The actual folders are in C:\Users\(your user name)\. The Libraries will link to those folders. HomeGroup does too I think, I don't use HomeGroup and always leave the HomeGroup that's created automatically so there is no HomeGroup. If you open the Charms Bar (Windows logo key + C), click Settings > Change PC Settings > One Drive. Then turn "Save documents to OneDrive By default" Off. All your files will then be saved locally.

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Not sure if this is the right forum...

I have alot of extraneous files hidden deep inside folder after folder, I want to be able to find all files that are NOT .wav, .mp3, .aif, .aiff, .rx2 and move them into a new seperate folder, leaving only those files type in the folders. Afterwards I would like to delete all empty folders.

Any suggestions?

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I use Optima mail, I have down loaded a few things.  The applet does not show or give a location option, doing a search by file name indicates they are located in "files".  I have spent an hour trying to find "files" any help very much appreciated.  I hate 7 and 8 seems even worse!
 
Moderator Edit: Moved from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum
Roger

A:Finding down loaded files

They may be located at Everdesk's root folder.
 
This is the top level folder in EverDesk. By default it is set to your My Documents folder. You can choose a root folder when starting up EverDesk for the first time, or via this settings menu.

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I hope this is the right place for this post!
I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I started having some issues that I couldn't find solutions for, so I decide to do a complete system reset. I used Windows Easy Transfer to save user account files to a CD. Reset the system, loaded the backup CD and ran WET. I followed the directions and was told that the transfer was complete. However, I can't find the files! The only personal data info on the system is the stuff added since the reset.
Any ideas about how to resolve this?

Thanks

A:Problem finding WET files

Originally Posted by cruzsgal


I hope this is the right place for this post!
I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I started having some issues that I couldn't find solutions for, so I decide to do a complete system reset. I used Windows Easy Transfer to save user account files to a CD. Reset the system, loaded the backup CD and ran WET. I followed the directions and was told that the transfer was complete. However, I can't find the files! The only personal data info on the system is the stuff added since the reset.
Any ideas about how to resolve this?

Thanks



Can anyone help me?

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I just loaded XP on a fresh harddrive. The old hard drive wouldn't boot but was hooked up as drive F as a slave. While trying to move a folder from old drive to new it disappeared. I never got a warning or message asking if I wanted to delete the folder but it's gone. Any way to recover the folder ?

Thanks

Fangers
 

A:Finding lost files

did you check your recycle bin?....or run a search for the folder to see if its hiding somewhere?

if not, then there are utilities out there to recover data but they are somewhat expensive. I would consider it gone.
 

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Hi... I took a picture of myself to send to my boyfriends email...and didnt want anyone else to see it...so i tried making it have a pw and when i logged on you could STILL click on it and see it...so i right clicked on it and seen ATTRIBUTES: hidden ... and clicked the box.... i cant find the damn picture and i want to deleate it so that It wil not be on my computer anymore....

A:Finding Hidden Files

Hi jessr06

Try going to Start/ControlPanel/FolderOptions/View and changing the button to SHOW Hidden Files and Folders. Just don't forget to change it back when you are finished. Let us know how you go.

Cheers

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No problem but was wondering if there is a program that can tell you what a .dll file is associated with. Seem to remember hearing about one but can not recall what it was.
I have a .dll that XoftSpySE found but I am not sure if I need it or not.
 

A:finding what the different .dll files are asscoiated with

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I recently needed to find some files (MS Word which contained a specific word). From Windows Explorer, I selected the root of the directory in which I thought the files resided, entered the word I wanted to find in the Search box, and 16 files were found.

I then repeated the search using a stand-alone search tool and it found several hundred files.

I looked at the search options and they ARE configured to search the directory in question and MS Word documents. (Since some files were found, it seems reasonable to assume that the search options are configured properly.) It also reported that my system was fully indexed.

Why does Windows Search fail to find files being sought?

A:Search not finding files

Did you select both .doc and .docx files in your search?

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I am getting assistance from Malwarebytes helpdesk for an apparent hijacking trojan that I have. I installed ComboFix aper the techs instructions. He has now asked me to look for a combofix text file at c:\combofix.txt. I probably could find it when I was using Windows XP, but for the life of me I can't find it using the Vista operating system. Where do I look? I need a tutorial on finding all my C:\ files. This should be easy but Vista seems to be hiding them on me.HELP!

A:Tutorial Finding My Files

hi,,, click on vista start menu orb>click computer>click on C: drive>click on program files>click on combo fix program file and look for the file they said,,,,,
also with vista if you index the C: drive then just type "combofix.txt" into the search box in start menu and it will come up instantly
good luck.

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I recently got an SSD and followed this guide to set it up properly
How to: Setup SSD boot drive with secondary Hard disc optimization

My problem is that once I finished it and everything was quick, I was too stupid to not back up at all and I cut/paste the contents of the user folder's video, music and pictures into the windows libraries. Now I cannot log back into the account, and with my other accounts, I cannot find any of the files. Any one knows where they went or if they still exist?

A:Need help finding location of files

You cannot move anything into libraries - only into folders. Libraries are only an index of folders. But if you move something to a library, it ends up in the default folder of that library. Look into the libraries Properties and see what the default folders are.

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the other day my dad went threw the computer and deleted a lot of trash but in the process he also deleted some files for some games he has also deleted everything from the recycle bin but how can i get these files back please help

thanks in advance, Nick

A:finding deleted files

I like freeware Restoration (it recovers from emptied recycle bin):

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Restoration_d4474.html

Of course there is better software but you have to spend $ for it.


good luck!

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Everytime I start my computer I get a window in the bottom left corner that says these files cannot be found and windows searches for them.

I just keep clicking Cancel then I get some other error message so I close that then I get an illegal operation right away. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

So anyone know what these files are for or if I can safely delete them from the computer? All files are in the C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp folder.

All files end in the .exe extension too.

2ljdb6e
44ocf0mt
1frix0xy
pv0nevec
qrzx3vjn
j0o4bg1l
z19lxpl7
qckq9tie
z19lxpl7
morze1 and morze5
fen5lzwa
v53m134q
bz4fg5pr
w906jhko
xape0wiv
pf44j8ho
1k7defwf
fqtyb8ed
j60vjz1
j403odmd
1t7nrir

I did do a scan with search and destroy but I don't think It cleaned any spywear out or off of my computer. It did however find 201 infected files!

Computer runs slower then usual. Can I go in and search for these files and delete them safely?
 

A:Problems finding some files...

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I switched form a desktop running windows xp to a laptop with vista. My problem is that I loaned my desktop to a friend and when I got it back all of the files in my documents and my pictures were wiped. Can any of these files be recovered.
 

A:finding lost files

Did you look in the recycle bin?
Do a search for jpg files.
Look in Documents and Settings for your old profile, or any unknown profile.
Get better friends.
 

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I only do what the voices in my head tell me to do....Click to expand...



I feel really stupid asking this out loud...but I have to admit I do not understand this or will not learn, right? Kinda right??

I do not really get the finding file thing. When I go to open a file, and this window comes up and I need to type something in so I can find it, and there is already a location determined, or just there (?)...what the heck do ya do to find what you want to? I am just lost when this comes up and just cancel out of it!! (chicken that I am!).

If anyone can please shed some tech-light on this area of mystery for me...I will try to grasp the concepts and get this down, finally, once and for all. My goal is to not have to cancel out of these searches and know what it is asking me to do to get to where I need to go!

Don't even know if the place is where I should actually be at, like when it comes up with "My Documents" for example. And the bottom item, with the .xxx after it, like xxx.txt, etc...what is that all about?

As you can obviously tell, I am lost but at least I will pull over and finally ask for directions!

Mucha Thanx!
 

A:Finding Files...not any stupid ?'s, right?

Hi parrotplay,
OK I will try and keep this as basic as possible, if you need more info don't hesitate to ask,it's really not that bad

Ok when you first click on the search tab you will have various options, the first 4 are the one's that you will probably need to begin with so here goes.

The first 2 options, Pictures \ music \ video
Documents \ word \ spread sheets

In both these cases once you have decided what you are looking for as in file type, click on the option needed, once you do this you will have more options, click on the advanced tag. You will now have the option to type in all or part of the file name you are looking for, also if you have multiply hard drives you can tick the appropriate drive letter to search ( hope this is ok so far )

The third option All files \ folders

This will take you straight to the advanced stage ( as above ) just do exactly the same as per telling it where to look and file name etc.

The forth option Computers \ people
This option deals with finding other computers on your network ( if you have more than one pc linked together ) or peple in your email address book ( as it says )

The first two options are probably the one's you need the most, experiment with saving a file ( give it a name you will remember ) and then trying to find it using the search.

I hope this was ok, as I said, if you need anything else ask, no problem

Good luck, and sorry for being long winded
 

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