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External HD-Finding Files

Q: External HD-Finding Files

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?

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Preferred Solution: External HD-Finding Files

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: External HD-Finding Files

Right-click - Extract each folder.

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http://www.amazon.com/PIONEER-DV-220V-K-

I found this dvd player with a USB port, but I really don't even know it it's even close to what I'm looking for. I have an external hard drive that I was hoping to be able to play avi files from.

My external hard drive is formatted MAC OS Extended (Journaled). I don't know if that's important.

I was hoping for the dvd player to be able to play discs that avi files had been burned to as well, if possible. Like playing a data disk. I've read in other places that there is an explorer type set up on a lot of dvd players like that where you can just select what type of disk or video you're trying to play and it will work like that.

I've tried burning disks to dvd format, but conversion takes FOREVER. I've also tried hooking my computer up to my tv, but had some issues with that as well. I figure this is the last resort. It's probably the easiest solution as well, but buying a new dvd player was more expensive than the other two options. Although in retrospect it was probably much more worth it to have just gone this route in the first place.

I'm also hoping for a simple process. You know, plug the hard drive into the dvd player and up come some sort of menu. I do realize that that might not be the case though, and I may have some work cut out for me.

Any help would be HUGELY appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
 

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My Dell B110 has usb 1.1/1.0 caoability so I looked long and hard to find an external HD that I could use. Found a LaCie 20GB that had been upgraded to about 30 GB. When I plugged it in a popup on my desktop said new hardware had been detected. Then it said that it had been installed and was now fully ready to use. I found a notation on my computer somewhere else that it was there. But...in My Computer the new HD does not show up. I can find no icon anywhere to access it. Can anyone help me locate this thing? Any help would be very appreciated.

A:Problem finding external HD

Hi BTB, welcome to TSF.

Right click 'My Computer' and go to 'Manage'.
Then choose 'Disk Management'.
In the right panel, do you see your 30GB external drive? Right click on it from the bottom half of the panel and choose "Change Drive Letter".

Select a different drive letter, for example Z: and then click OK.
Do you see the drive in My Computer now?

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Hello folks.
I just did a fresh install of my Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on my desktop.
I have been installing all my drivers, everything seems to be functioning, except the USB 3.0 & 2.0 drives on the front of my desktop.
When I connect an external hard drive, it opens normally, but after a minute, the hard drive disconnects, the explorer window I had open closes, and a few seconds later it connects again, and I am able to open an explorer window again, and it just keeps doing that.

I have not encountered this problem with previous desktops, I'm not even sure what I would call this. I would appreciate your assistance.
 

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I recently got a 500GB western digital hard drive. I had one before and all I had to do was connect it to my computer and it came up right away about formatting it. That one started clicking loudly so western digital said it was a problem with the hard drive. When I plug the new one in, nothing happens. I have tried searching for the hard drive everywhere and it isn't showing up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I am currently trying to write a piece of code (in Word) that will alllow me to extract the number of pages in a external word document of my choice and then dump the figure in the active document.

Does anyone know how to do this???
 

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I'm trying to restore my PC from an external hard drive. I am booting from the Vista disk and selecting complete pc restore. It tells me it can not find any backups, when selecting advanced to try to find another location it does not recognize that I have an external drive. This is confusing me!!!!!! When I boot up the computer normally, the drive is there and I can explore it. The external drive is a western digital my book. How can I force the Complete pc restore to recognize the external drive????

A:Complete PC Restore in Vista not finding External

Do you have all your drivers installed and updated?

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I just downloaded Paragons free addition and for the life of me, I can not seem to locate my external WD Element L: hard drive to backup to. I've read in the manual about capsules, external media CD/DVD, etc, but with the wizard and without, I still see no external drive (L) showing-up anywhere.....

Sure could use a hand,

Simono1

A:Problem finding my external drive in Paragon

Some information here, although I am not sure it resolves your problem:
Copying of an internal hard drive onto a removable one
Support of removable devices






Quote:
There are some issues concerning detection of the structure of removable hard disks in Windows


You could find something useful in their knowledge base:
Knowledge Base

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Hello. I'm running into a problem with my PC connecting to one of my external hard drives and I'm not sure how to fix it. I have two external hard drives and both of them used to work just fine, but about a week ago I updated the USB drivers and ever since then the smaller external drive (a Wolverine drive) is no longer being found. The PC's running Windows 10, if it helps.

The Wolverine drive has two USB plugs on the cord to receive power from the PC (it doesn't have a separate power cord), and when I turn on my computer the hard drive does start up and turn on. If I unplug either of the two USB plugs the computer makes the USB chime sound, and if I plug either back in it makes the chime again, so the computer is finding that I'm plugging them in or unplugging them, but for whatever reason the drive isn't showing up anymore.

It used to show up as "Wolverine (L" in my computer's list of connected hard drives but it's not listed anymore.

I've tried looking up information online and most places just say to uninstall the USB drives through the Device Manager and then let them reinstall but, for whatever reason, my computer has about 28 different listings under the Universal Serial Bus controllers drop-down and I have no idea which to uninstall, and my mouse and keyboard are both USB-connected so if I uninstalled all of the drivers listed I'm not sure that I would be able to log back into my computer account after ... Read more

A:Computer Not Finding External Hard Drive

Sometimes just jiggling the cable works. Try going to search, type in Computer Management then go to Disk Management and see if it shows up there. Have you used the two drives together on this computer before?
 

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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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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?

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 really hope someone can help.

I have a Windows 7 Laptop which i bought in January, at the same time i bought a WD 2TB external hard drive to back up all my files onto (last laptop broke and i lost everything so decided to keep everything off the laptop itself)

This has been working fine for me until last week. I was using my laptop with the hard drive plugged into the USB port transfering files across when the hard drive suddenly disappeared off my laptop. since then when i plug in the external hard drive the laptop doesnt recognise that there is any hardware there. I have tried plugging in other USB devices and they work fine so pretty sure it isnt the USB port thats damaged and i have tried searching for new hardware in the control pannel but it doesnt find anything. I have also done the right click on my computer and go to manage to change the disk number that have seen suggested on other forums but it doesnt show up on there so cant change anything there
The light on the hard drive comes on and starts flashing as soon as i plug the USB into the computer but doesnt show up at all. i have tried restarting the laptop and reinstalling the drivers but this hasnt helped at all

Couple some please help me figure out what i need to do to sort it out? i am getting pretty desperated because all of my files are stuck on it!

A:My Windows 7 Laptop Has Stopped Finding My WD External Hard Drive

Try to uninstall & install the wd external driver files.

restart and check it...!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I just spent like 18 hours copying 600K files, 1.33 TB, from a USB 2.0 ext. drive to a 1.36 TB USB 3.0 partition, but at the very end I got a handful of prompts to replace folders that already existed in the newly created folder, asked me to merge the original folder with the one just copied on the destination drive, eventually asking for permission to replace thousands of items and that's what it's doing now. I don't know what's going on. It appears that all files are there in both folders on each drive (with the exception of half a dozen that wouldn't copy due to long filenames).

Nearest I can guess is it is writing DOS names in addition to Windows names so the computer is going to spend more than a dozen more hours doing that.

Windows Explorer copy wrongly offers to merge folders
Windows Explorer copy wrongly offers to merge folders

The folder being copied that is being merged is called Drive(D), probably from a backup of Win 98SE being restored onto a Win XP machine, so it may resemble a system folder to Win 7.

A:Copied 600K files from external to external, Merge Folder?

Mac - Recovering Data ... Sad Story of the "Replace Folder" Dialog Recovering Data ... Sad Story of the "Replace Folder" Dialog - MacRumors Forums

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I have changed OSs. Went from XP to Windows 2000 as is more stable for my press publishing needs. I copied my .pst contact list from msoutlook to a disk with the thought of copying it into msoutlook in wk2000 however I can't find the .pst file to copy it into. Could someone help me? I searched for .pst files but to no avail.
thanks
Keith
 

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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.

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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?
 

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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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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 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 have ran Malwarebytes' antimalware on my laptop, and it keeps showing the same four files, when i look for them on my computer i cannot find them! says they are trojans...but i cannot find the files infected

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:58:44 PM, on 4/22/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsAcpiSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsEPCMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxext.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:malwarebytes keeps finding same 4 files

might help if i add that i got the malware from anti-spyware 2009, my Malwarebytes scan says i have Trojan.Vundo.H in four files, but i cannot find them...it says to restart to remove them, but they dont go away
 

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*I'm not computer saavvy so please forgive me if I have a hard time describing my problem*

Hey everyone, recently my computer crashed (HP with Windows XP) and I had to reboot my computer, luckily my computer retained most of my files (everything in My Documents, and the HP PAVILLION (C:) etc etc). However, I had a substantial amount of files (mostly media, music) stored in a file on my desktop and as I had worried/expected the file was gone and all of its contents. Now heres where it gets tricky.

My hard drive right now is missing about ~60 gigs which roughly corresponds to the missing data! It says I have about 18 gigs of space left when I should have closer to 80.

I tried running a search for the missing files but the Windows search only goes through the standard folders like My documents etc. It's as if the files are there but there is no file path and they are just floating around in my hard drive somewhere inaccessible.

Is there anyway I can get these files back (without paying $70 for some lame file recovery program) or at the very least get my HD space bacK?

Any help appreciated. Thank you

A:Need Help Finding Some Lost Files!

You could try Recuva.

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it seems something is clogging up over 20gb of my hardrive and i'd like to find out what it is, unfortunately i have no idea where to begin with, so i'd like a tool that shows me the biggest file on my system so i can delete it.

my hardrive is 80gb, and windows reported 76gb usable, i dont have any large program install at all, the only thing i have is my own folder holding every single one of my files, in total it weights 50gb, and besides this folder, i have absolutely nothing else install on my pc, so i figure something is clogging up my 26gb, and i'd like to destroy it as soon as possible.
thanks for the help.
 

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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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I restored my laptop recently but before I restored it I had my old backup of my iPhone data on iTunes, but after restoring my PC, that old backup on iTunes is no longer popping up. So does this back that, that old back up is gone forever? Or is there a way to get it back?

A:Finding Old Files After Restoration

Originally Posted by napy666


I restored my laptop recently but before I restored it I had my old backup of my iPhone data on iTunes, but after restoring my PC, that old backup on iTunes is no longer popping up. So does this back that, that old back up is gone forever? Or is there a way to get it back?



Hey napy!

Did you not copy all the important files from the notebook to a external drive before the restoration of the OS?

If not, the data could be gone. A Restore of the OS usually requires a Format of the drive which will erase All data
on that drive prior to the re-install.

Open Computer and under the C:// drive, look for a folder named "Windows.old".
If your lucky, you should have that folder on the root of the C:// drive with all your
old data.Open it and see if the missing data has been saved. This will be a big folder size. (GBs)
Flashorn.

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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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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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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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I am trying to find my index.dat files but I am having trouble. I am wondering if I can get a step by step list for finding them on windows vista? Also, must I be connected to the internet?
 

A:Help finding index.dat files

Windows Vista has a built in search function that you can use to find files and folders you are looking for.
 

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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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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 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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This seems like the sort of thing which be so simple...

I have connected a friend's iPhone to my PC, so that I can copy some photos taken between particular dates (03-Feb-19 to 20-Feb-19). But there are many photos there, taken on many dates and spread across a large number of sub-folders of the DCIM folder. Plus the file creation dates are not always easy to organise. Putting that column in date order in Windows Explorer doesn't always put the dates in date order...

Is there a file finder which can find those files reliably?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU J3060 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3941 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (80 GB Free); D: 780 GB (651 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., A_F_K20CE
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

A:Finding files by date

You should be able to view each subfolder by date.

what happens when you select a subfolder?
 

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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 just finished installing windows 10 on top of windows 8.1. As the new system loaded, I was encouraged by the banner that read "Your files are just where you left them." However, when I open OneDrive, I get the message that there are no files to show. I can access Word, Excel files, etc. by opening those applications, so the files are in a sense where I left them, but if I need to find something in OneDrive, I have nothing to search or browse.

I know that this is a very low-grade question, but I would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,

SeaGeeBee
 

A:Finding OneDrive Files

If you can open the files in Office applications, then they exist somewhere. If you open OneDrive and don't see anything, then they must not be stored there.

Are they in your Documents folder?
 

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I have been trying to monitor my 13 year olds computer and he is wayyyy more techy than I am. I think he was on to me because today when I went in I clicked on folder, tools, options (maybe not in that order) but when I went to click on (I think ) options ;....there was a little icon on the left and when I clicked on it it would not open? What could he have done to it ? And how can I unlock it? I would be so grateful for any help?

Also, his MSN instant messenger has disappeared? it shows he has one unread message but his inbox is empty....where could it have gone ...is it hidden too? How do I find it/

A:finding hidden files

I'm an adult but am not a fan of helping people spy on other people, regardless of their relationship. I strongly suggest you ask your son if he is hiding something and to give you access to the files

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My file search is not finding files which I know are there, including files that I find and then try a search to see if windows eight can also find them. I have tried all the solutions' offered by googling 'windows 8 not finding file' such as the troubleshooter . One suggestion was to change the location of where to search to 'everywhere' but this option is greyed out.
Any ideas?

A:Search not finding files

Hello Trevor,

You might see if the items in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial below may be able to help with your search results.

Search in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have found that my computer has really slowed down when starting up and for a little while after that. I was talking to someone about it and they suggested to find the full startup list and delete the unneeded thing but he forgot how to get to it. Would u have any ideas how to find it.

Cheers
 

A:Finding StartUp Files

Hi,

You need Startuplist here :

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

But see also here :

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

For info on what items are needed in your startup.
 

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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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howcome when I try to search for files or folders in XP it says that I am not connected? I am not trying to find files on the web , just on my PC.
 

A:finding files or folders

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Hello everyone,
my computer was attacked by vx2 malware, i tried everything to remove it but nothing worked, i was forced to reboot my computer twice. now i have lost all my work. i was wondering if i could retrive some files from my first installation.

thank you for your help
 

A:need help finding lost files

Did you do a clean install of the os? If so, there MAY be a chance using data recovery software. Some are free and some are not.

If you did not clean install the os, can you see your files / work?

Have you done a search for the files you want?
 

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