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Q: corrupted files same three files in all folders, can't del

I just has a big issue with my computer at home and I had to backed everything up into a usb to make a clean install
now the usb shows the same three files in pretty much all folders and I can't erase them and I can't see the rest of the files that are supposed to be in those folders....

I've been trying to change attibutes but id doesn't let me...
now another weird thing is that one folder... apparently the first one in the tree with the issue, shows two "." and ".." folders...

I try to run chkdsk but I'm not sure under what option... and in every single folder it that those three files appear it says something like the first allocation unit is not valid and that the entry will be truncated.

Please help... I would really like to recover all my newborn pictures

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Preferred Solution: corrupted files same three files in all folders, can't del

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A: corrupted files same three files in all folders, can't del

Always do backups, and always do some type of check later to see if the backuped data actually backed-up.

Sounds like the USB is kinda fried. They recommend that when you pull it from the computer, you're supposed to go down to the "safe uninstall" icon on the task bar on the right side first. Sometimes I don't bother. I would just put the computer to sleep for 5 secs, and remove the USB while it's asleep.

Did you already perform the clean install? If not, then the people at the major electronics chain- Tech service department can try to fish out the data for you. I would say the same thing for the USB, but IMO, there is less hope for that option.

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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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Sir

I think due to wireless connection i have got some problem with my laptop it is affected by some virus and all files and folders are looking like hidden folders and my antivirus detects this w32/pitin.worm. this worm change the extension of the file and make it .scr

here is hijeck this log and dss main.txt is attached with the msg.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:55:58 AM, on 2/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Huawei\MT841\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6145\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Pavilion Webcam\tsnp2std.exe
C:\P... Read more

A:all files & folders are looking like hidden files & folders & w32/pitin.worm

You have posted four different logs since the end of October,2007, here, here, here and here (where you also stated that your copy of XP is not not genuine). Also, each log appears to be from a different machine. This would amount to the abuse of the free service given in the forums. Please be informed that these threads will now be closed. Please do not try to start a new thread.

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Hi,

after installing a Canon printer driver, I am now getting an error:

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted.
I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity. I have also tried restoring from a back-up but it wont let me as well.

Any suggestions?

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

I have a similar problem, see other thread with same title.

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Hi,

I have been trying to install Microsoft Office and keep getting an error

Cannot access C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink the file directory is corrupted. I have tried running scan disc and it doesn't work and have tried from the command window and it stops 73% through and say can't go any further to maintain system integrity.

Any suggestions?

Thank

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink corrupted file directory

Hi tonedef -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

What version of Office are you trying to install (e.g, 2003 or 2007)?

Have you changed any file permission settings or "Taken Ownership" of any folders/files?

The "scan disk" that you mentioned running... was it "sfc /scannow"? If not, click on START | type cmd.exe in the Start Search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select Run as Admin

In the screen that comes up type the following:

sfc /scannow (space after sfc) - press ENTER

Let this run. Try Office re-install.

Good Luck. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi there,
I'm writing this for a friend who cannot do much on his computer at the moment. It is saying that the files are all corrupted and when we attempted to run svc /scannow and look at the log file, after a restart it won't allow us to view said log file saying that the file is corrupted. The command prompt also listed that there were files corrupted that were also unable to be fixed.
He had just gotten rid of Norton Security and installed Avast. Can anyone help us?

Vista SP 2

After a system restore to factory settings the computer now will no longer connect to the internet and has a Disabled.cryptsvc from MBAM.

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C:\Program Files\Common Files is corrupted. How do I fix this?
Whenever I startup my computer I get error messages about the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files is corrupt. I cannot access the folder because it says it is corrupted or unreadable and tells me to run CHKDSK.

I am running Windows Vista 64 Bit.

I ran CHKDSK and ended up with this.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...t/Untitled.jpg

I did some more research and found out about CHKDSK F and did that and selected for it to run on computer restart. I than restarted my computer and it did a normal restart and did not run CHKDSK. Now I am stuck.

I can't install iTunes or anything.

Can you help?

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files is corrupted. How do I fix this?

Hi, the message you receive C:\Program Files\Common Files is that all, nothing after common files? Go to start ,all programs, accessories and right click on command prompt select "run as administrator" now at the prompt type:-


Code:
chkdsk /r press enter say "Y" to run at reboot
Restart your computer.

It requires that the command be run as administrator.

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OS: Windows XP
Running: Microsoft Office 2003 and Adobe Acrobat 8

I am unable to open all Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access files also PDF files. When I try to open a Word document I get an error message like "Word experienced an error trying to open the file". I can open Word files with WordPad but most of is garbage. Where I can find a chunk of legible text I recognize, this keeps popping up [email protected]~ . I tried taking the document to another computer and opening but with same result. I am at a loss. I have tried a few recovery software (demo versions) but they keep giving me the data I see in Wordpad.

Same type of error for Excel, Access, PowerPoint and PDF files. Also cannot open these files on another computer.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Microsoft Office Files and PDF files corrupted?

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I have been having problems with my laptop lately to say the least. I realized that it came pre-installed with Vista 32-bit but that I had a 64-bit processor so I added in an extra gig of RAM and did a clean install of Vista 64. Other than many, many devices not working at first (including the ethernet controller) due to driver issues, it was working fine. I had previously backed up my files in Vista 32 and tried to restore them after the installation, but the only way to do this was to use the "restore from another machine" option because Vista thought my backups were from another system due to the restore. After getting everything to restore correctly, I noticed that I had lost many administrator privileges that I had before.

After a few days, I got a blue screen of death and when the system restarted itself it said that a hard drive failue was imminent and I should backup and replace the drive. Unfortunately, it would not allow me to backup so I had to replace the drive and restore again with the same backup that was from "another system". I am having the same problem with rights to files and folders. Today, for example, I was using TuneUp Utilities' defragment utility and there were large parts of the drive that were "locked" and were not able to be moved. I assume this is because I had no rights to them after the restore.
My question (after all that!) is: how can I get the rights to all my files back safely and easily. I tried to go ... Read more

A:After restoring files post-Vista reinstall, I have lost rights to files/folders

Anyone? Please
 

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NoVirusThanks File System Protector is a powerful utility which uses a kernel-mode driver to completely lock a file or a folder and to deny write access to files (allow read-only). You can write rules for any process or only for specific processes, you can lock files or folders and you can also protect files from modifications (write access) so that processes can only read the file content, but not hijack or modify it. With NoVirusThanks File System Protector you can protect sensitive files and folders from unauthorized accesses or modifications, a swiss army knife against nasty ransomware like CryptoLocker family or to just protect important files.

On the ?Settings? tab you can specify a custom logs folder to save blocked events, and on ?Exclusions? tab you can manage trusted applications (using wildcards), so they are excluded from the block-rules. To edit the default rules or to create your custom rules, open the ?Rules? tab and then click the button ?Edit Rules? (it may ask you Admin credentials) to edit the Rules.DB file. The rules are updated in real-time and writing rules is very easy, you can use wildcards characters and aliases, example:


Code:

[%OPER%: DENY_ALL] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\locked-file.txt]
[%OPER%: DENY_ALL] [%PROC%: *process.exe] [%FILE%: *\LockedFolder]
[%OPER%: DENY_WRITE] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\read-only.txt]
[%OPER%: DENY_WRITE] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\ProtectedFiles\*.txt]
[%OPER%: DENY_WRITE] [%PROC%: *] [%FILE%: C:\Prot... Read more

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Hi ALl,

My sister was using the laptop browsing on websites and sunddenly the computer went off. Upon restart we could not access Internet Explorer button, the control panel, my computer and all system applications such as them were not visible on the start menu in the corner on the left hand side. All folders/files on the desktop were gone and an antivirus software kept coming up that was not known. I know a bit about computers and run AVG Free in safe mode and removed the anitvirus that was actually the virus itself in form of Trojan virus. This helped slightly but I still cannot see any files/folders that was previous to the virus. AVG now says the computer has no viruses but it is still not back to normal.

Any help will be much appreciated

Nicky

A:Lost personal files/folders, system files unviewable etc.

Let's see, if we can recover your missing features.Download and run UnHideLet me know, if it worked.Then...Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and ... Read more

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Can someone help me figure this out?
I cannot move or copy files, folders, or pictures when using the XP files & folders task manager LINKS on the left side of window. These links will no longer move or copy files to new locations. I just get instant hangup when I click these links provided in XP view. When I try to close the hungup window it shows that it is not responding. I find no alerts in control panel/administrative tools/event viewer.
PS
I am still able to copy/paste the files and also able to drag & drop. This is a slight inconvenience & hopefully fixable?
Win XP 2002 SP2
Int. Explorer browser
512MB RAM
8+GB free space
All Win security updates are installed
Running trend PC Cillin (up to date)
 

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Just bought a new HDD and moving large amounts of files and folders.
It appears that 'random' folders and files on my old hdd wont move to their new destination because I dont have permission to move them ?

The only way I can get them to move is to go into file->properties->security.. assign myself as an owner, then add myself to group/users and give myself full control.

If I do this to a 'folder' it gives me permissions errors about the 'files' inside the folder (i.e does not propagate downwards) so I have to do it to files ONE BY ONE which is taking ages and ages to move stuff...

why the hell have i lost ownership of seemingly random bunches of files ? and is there an easier way to get it back ?

thanks..
 

A:Moving files / No permission random files/folders

Yes, there is an easier way : Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista.

Good luck!

Mollie
 

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Hello

Some days ago, i wanted to borrow my laptop to my friend, so for security purpose i right clicked on each drive and on Properties \ Security \ Group or user names \ Edit and i checked "deny" box for all items for the users. it worked fine and ll drives were locked.

Now, i want to regain access to my files and folders but i have some issues.
i went back the above procedure and checked the "allow" box. It gave me access to open drives and folders but i can't open any file!?
It seems like i have restricted myself and i can't get out of it

I also tried below procedure:
right click on drive \ properties \ security \ Advances \ Owner \ Edit \ Administrator (Replace owner on subcontainers and objects)

it didn't help


Note: my user is Administrator
I Use Win 7 Pro 32 bit

i really appreciate any comment

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Pro security for files and folders has restricted my files

When changing permissions, only do so for Groups and specially the User's group. Right click on the "Computer" icon and choose "manage". Then go to "Local users and groups", then "users". Look for the default Administrator account, the original and turn it on if it is off. Log in as that account and set permissions again.

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Is there any way in windows 7 the show hidden files and folder and show system files, however hide only desktop.ini's and thumbs.db? Don't need to seem them. Annoying.

A:show hidden files folders (exclude files)

Hello event3horizon,

The only way that I know of would be to have Show hidden files, folders, and drives selected (dotted), and to check the Hide protected operating system files box. Of course, all hidden protected OS files will hidden as well. Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
If you like, you could use the context menu from either step 2 or 3 in the tutorial below to quickly toggle to show or hide all hidden files when you like. This way you see them all when you want to, and none when you don't.Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A friend of mine asked me to take a look at his PC, it's a HP Pavilion a1510n, running XP Media Center Edition. He has lost hundreds of files and in the folders where the files were is this small file called AXEL.DAV, there are over 2000 of the files in just about every folder on the pc. I have run Ad-Aware but it didn't seem to find anything. I have attached a HJT log. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Missing files and folders, AXEL.DAV files everywhere

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Hello.
I'm running Windows 8.1 64 bit.
When I plug in an SD card or USB drive into my computer all the files and folders are replaced with .lnk files with the same name as the original. In addition, all the files and folders are hidden, and I don't seem to be able to unhide them.
This does not happen every time I plug it in, but it happens fairly often. The motive behind the lnks is clear when I look at its properties. Here is an example of what one looks like replacing a file named splash.lua: 

%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe /c "start %cd%splash.lua & start %cd%wyNdYUwEdFccnce.exe & exit"
It is starting another hidden file which is the virus.
I've run full scans with Malwarebytes AntiMalware, and Avast free Antivirus, but they found nothing. I even tried Malwarebytes AntiRootkit, and it found nothing either.
 
Possibly related to this, a folder appeared in the root of  both my hard drive partitions called $Recycle.Bin. I've heard of other people with this identifying it as malware, so I figured I should mention it.
 
However, the thing that worries me most is that if I didn't notice that the files were .lnks, I would have no idea anything fishy is going on at all. My antiviruses said nothing, and there's no reason to think I would have a virus.
Is there anyway to be sure there is no malware at all after I take care of it? For all I know, someone could be recording all my passwords and everything I type and I would have no idea.
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A:Files and folders on external storage replaced with .lnk files

Seeing that no one responded to your topic yet, I'd suggest you open another one in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/
 
 
I would approach your problem using Farbars Recovery Scan Tool, but as per forum rules I can't give you instructions regarding that on this forum, so I can't help you in that regard in this topic.
 
When you create another topic in the other forum section you could include a report from USBFix: http://www.en.usbfix.net (alternate download: http://www.infospyware.com/utiles/usbfix/ click "descargar").
Once downloaded start it as administrator (right click > run as admin) and when prompted connect your drives containing .lnk files. After that click 'research'. When completed a report will open (can also be found at C:\usbfix.txt). Post that one to your new topic. 
You can open USBFix once again and this time press 'listing'. It will create another report detailing your various filesystem root locations. Attach that log file, too.
 
Best of luck.
 
edit for typo.

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Hello all,

My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my laptop has been having some strange issues lately. I cannot run .msi files, and device manager never populates a full list. Sometimes (rarely, but it does repeat) Windows Explorer will freeze, and if I attempt to close it and reopen it using task manager, the UI reloads, but whenever I click on a folder it claims Windows cannot load explorer. Restarting fixes that. I scheduled and ran CHKDSK, and it repaired a few bad sectors, but it didn't fix any of these problems. I have run CCleaner (both the regular cleaner and registry fixer) and defragmented my hard drive until it's only 1% fragmented. I then tried sfc /scannow, and it read a bunch of corrupted files but could not repair them. I read that to fix sfc, you must download and run Windows System Update Readiness Tool. It has been running and "Searching for Updates on this Computer" for about an hour now, and I'm getting concerned that it's just not doing anything. It's not frozen, the bar keeps moving from left to right and I can click on and off of it. I also have the logs from sfc if anyone wants to take a look at them, they'll be attached. The computer isn't very old, and has an intel i3 and 4gb of ram. If you would like any extra information to help, please reply and I'll get back to you as fast as I can Any recommendations on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for any and all help!

A:Many corrupted Windows7 files, SFC reads corrupted data but doesnt fix

Hi Qujibo,
First comment you said ran ccleaner REGISTRY cleaner, this is not advised, unless you know what your doing

If there is an UNDO backup from that utility RUN it.

SURT can quite easily run for a couple of hours.

There are a lot of Winsxs errors in your log.

AFTER surt has run

REBOOT

run the MXdiag report from this link
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Was this OS only installed via sysprep a couple of days ago??

Roy

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a while back my entire downloads folder was emptied (around 250gb) and i was frightened so i restarted my computer only to encounter an error saying acpi.sys is missing or corrupted. windows 8 computer. im unsure wether this is a virus but if it is i would really like to know how to remove it.

A:files gone and system files corrupted

Use the info in link below to trouble shoot and repair. You may want to first eliminate malware as the problem.
Boot Critical File Is Corrupt: Fix For Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
 
 
To eliminate malware as the cause of the problem:
Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.
If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running FRST which will create two logs.
When you have done that, post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.
After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.
 
DO NOT bump your new topic. Wait for a response from one of the Team Members.

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So, I reformatted my computer again. Did some SFC scans before I installed any Microsoft updates and all scans were clean. Did all the updates, drivers, program installations. Couple days later I decide to check with SFC and found some errors. There's also errors at the source, meaning I can't replace them correct? This seems kind of stupid. Always having corrupted files no matter how many times I reformat.

A:Corrupted Files + Unable to Repair + Corrupted Source

Hello ecko69x

From the last entry in your report below, it looks like they have been repaired, and you are good to go.

"Verify and Repair Transaction completed. All files and registry keys listed in this transaction have been successfully repaired"

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Hello,
today I am posting in the Eight Forums to ask about how to fix a corrupted looking Windows 8 start menu with no corrupted files found. I know that's a really bad way to explain the situation. I have uploaded a screenshot which I hope explains the issues. I wanted to add the blank squares do not work and also the Maps button.
Thanks
Emaunel

A:Windows 8 Start Menu Looking Corrupted; No corrupted files

Repair the start screen, see here:

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

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A:Best freeware to extract files from .ISO to files/folders?

PeaZip

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Hello,

I having trouble figuring out how to sort the following files in a folder;

What I want
Example Album - Song Name
Example Album - Song Name (Dance Remix 1)
Example Album - Song Name (Dance Remix 2)

What I get
Example Album - Song Name (Dance Remix 1)
Example Album - Song Name (Dance Remix 2)
Example Album - Song Name

I'm using Windows 8.1. It seems like Windows is treating the space between "Name and (Dance)" as a character. Is there anyone to sort the files the way I want?

Thanks!

A:Sorting files (music files) in folders

media player > show menu > options

Attachment 57138
Attachment 57139

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Why would the Find Files/Folders start showing many, many more files than it should? The returns aren't all matching the request and the lists go on forever.
 

A:Find Files or Folders lists all files

If you give it a four letter file to look up, it will give you every instance of those four letters in a row even if they are in the middle of a larger word or span words.

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if you can keep your head while others around you are losing theirs then there is something you don't know
 

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Hi there,
 
This is my work computer, so I don't have total control over it. I do have the administrator password. Windows 7 Pro SP1, it's one of 3 terminals connected to a Windows Server 2008 server. This contains the database for the business (small hotel).
 
So today I get to work to find the MSE icon orange. I open it, and it's asking me to restart the computer to complete the cleanup. I go to History, and find multiple entries of these:
 
Behavior:Win32/Crowti.B
Behavior:Win32/Crowti.E
Behavior:Win32/Crowti.A
Ransom:Win32/Crowti.A
Behavior:Win32/Crowti.G
 
Under the "Ransom" entries, the only file listed is HELP_DECRYPT.HTML. When I go to the folders, there is that file, and there are two more: HELP_DECRYPT.TXT and HELP_DECRYPT.PNG.
 
All our files though, appear to be OK, unencrypted and healthy.
 
I understand these files themselves are not the ransomware, but I am wondering how they got copied to all the folders. Is it possible for this trojan to run without adminsitrative privileges (i.e. someone had to enter the password)? If not, how could these HTML, PNG and TXT files have been copied to the PC?
 
I'm also trying to figure out how this might have happened. We have security cameras covering the front desk, and at the time the files are indicating on the "date created" "date accessed" "date modified" fields, which is the same date and time, no one was apparently using a browser. The resolution on the video is bad, but I think I can... Read more

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Hi All

I bought a new windows 7 home basic edition. I tried installing windows 7 on my laptop after formatting the disk. During the 2nd step of installation Install windows ->Expanding windows it says files may be corrupted please ensure all the files exist before installation.

Please help, I have formatted my laptop and in a total mess.

cheers

A:Corrupted CD, getting an error as corrupted or missing files

I wiped the CD with a piece of cloth and tried again
it worked.
Thanks

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Hello!

I would very much appreciate some help finding my missing files and folders if possible.

I am running windows Vista version 6.0, service pack 2.

I started windows, and noticed that 5 of my desktop folders were missing, and all of the files contained within. A search for document and folder names returned nothing (even with advanced search options). One of the missing folders was called "term 1". I created a new folder, and tried to change the name to term 1. A pop-up told me that this destination (desktop) already contained a folder named "term 1"- did I want to merge these folders? I was confused, because I could no longer see the original term 1 folder. I clicked "yes" hoping that a merge would result in a visible term 1 folder, but now the new folder also disappeared. After some intensive searching, I could not find any of the folders/files that were missing. Some other folders/files were still visible on my desktop though.

I restored my computer to a previous checkpoint (from 2 days ago, after a windows update). After reboot, I received a message that the restore was unsuccessful. At this point, all of my desktop folders and files were gone, aside from windows default desktop icons. A search returned no results. I remembered that restore can fail because of an AV program, so I disabled Norton. I tried to undo the restore, which was successful, but no files/folders returned. I then tried to do a restore to a checkpoint from befor... Read more

A:Missing folders/files-System Restore-More missing folders/files

This was the issue. Thanks.

http://techlogon.com/2011/06/07/folders-and-documents-hidden-by-virus/
 

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I just ran SFC first time. It reports 4 "corrupted" core files. The machine is one month old, directly from Dell. No apparent previous or current issues. Looking at the report, the "corrupted" files appear related to gpedit. As you see to the left, my machine is 7 x64 home premium, which doesn't come with gpedit, but is compatible, so I downloaded it from MS/installed it last week . (Gpedit works fine and I plan to use it.)

The SFC issues all look more or less like this:

2012-12-25 18:10:43, Info CSI 0000026e [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"gpedit.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-Admin-Gpedit, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_INTEL (0), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {deleted}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

The 4 "problem" files are gpedit.dll, gptext.dll, fde.dll, fdeploy.dll. The fdxxx files are apparently client side extensions pf group policy edit, so I'm assuming they were part of the gpedit install. I'm also assuming the "hash mismatch" is because these files aren't in the store, so there's no hash in the store to match them.

My questions: 1) after installing gpedit, or, for that matter, installing/altering anything in the core files, does sfc then report an "error" as it did in this case? And more importantly, 2) once I reboot, will gpedit be uninstalled, because sfc didn't ... Read more

A:SFC log lists 4 "corrupted" files, or maybe not - Altering Core Files

Probably because a factory pre-install is inherently corrupt to begin with, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilties which throttle Win7's native state. That's why most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 without the bloatware. If you follow the steps and stick with the tools and methods given, you'll get and keep a perfect install.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware which requires running sfc /scannow to lean up the corruption caused both by the bloatware and by its uninstall.

Otherwise if SFC can't fix the system files the next step if you had a normal install (which you don't) is to run Repair Install. In rare cases that can even sort the corruption caused by factory pre-install, but it can also make an even bigger mess trying to set it right, which it isn't at all.

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My friend has some important photos in his memory card which is in cell
phone.
They are not appearing in the cell phone.
But, they are appearing in my PC when connected using the data cable (

USB ) and after checked the option "show hidden files and folders".
They are reappearing in the cell phone after deleting and recopying
the files to cell phone.

My question is ,the "show hidden files and folders" is a option in
windows based operating systems. But, why it is effecting the memory
card. Why they are not appearing in the cell phone.

Thank you for your consideration.
 

A:Files are hiding in memory card? The "show hidden files and folders" option.....

I got the answer, thank you.

The properties of the file has changed to 'hidden'.
I have unchecked the "hidden" option in the file properties.
 

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Hi. Two days ago, I transfered a large amount of files, mostly music, from an external hardrive onto my laptop. Today, I noticed an error message shown with a triangle next to the clock on my screen saying "aolload.exe - Corrupt File." I ignored this, and later got this message for various other programs. I finally decided to try running chkdsk through the command prompt, and then I got a "Corrupt File" message for this program.

This is very bothersome, is there anything I can do?

A:Corrupted Files, Chkdsk Also Corrupted.

If you have access to a Windows XP CD, boot from the disk and choose the option to use Recovery Console by pressing R
Choose your windows installation (if more than one listed)
Enter your Administrator account password. This is not necessarily the same password you use to login. If you do not know the password for this account, try pressing ENTER (i.e. Use a blank password)

Run CHKDSK from the command prompt.

N.B. Disconnect all external hard drives\flash drives before booting from the CD, as they often get labelled C: over your hard drive.

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I have mistakenly deleted all the files and folders included in my "Temorary Internet Files" folder, including "Content.IE5" and "OLKD7" folders. I am now unable to download attachments from Hotmail. I have tried to add these folders from another user on this machine however the folder is restricted. My OS is XP Prof. SP2 & IE 6. Any ideas?
Thanks
 

A:Deleted all files and folders from "Temporary Internet Files" folder

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Hi,

I am guessing this will be either incredibly easy and I am missing something, or incredibly difficult to achieve.

But what I am wanting is to setup my system so that one partition has the ability to view all of the hidden windows files and folders and also hidden system files.

However at the same time for none other partitions on my PC to have this ability.

I can set this up affecting all paritions but there are some that I do not want this feature on.

I know I can laboriously keep switching it back and forth on the drive I want but I would not like to have to do this unless absolutely necessary.

So does anyone know any method that I can achieve what I am wanting.

Thanks
Anthony

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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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I have the option "Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar" off.
However since the last update whenever I either copy or move a file into any folder windows puts that folder under the Recent group in the taskbar. Is there any way to fix this?

A:Moving files into folders puts them under Recent folders.

Is this a bug? I still haven't figured out if there's any solution.

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This happened yesterday when my buddy got a notification from a game he was trying to play to update his drivers, he currently is fighting with the computer for internet but from what I understand the Update failed, and everything went downhill from there. He managed to get on for a bit and attempted to find some help but it caused more problems than anything else. He gave me this file that he was suggested to figure out exactly what is wrong I'm not a computer expert so I have no idea what all of this means. Sorry the attachment was too big so I had to zip it.
 
He's got a Asus G74sx.

A:Corrupted files

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

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Hello,
I ran into a small problem, I was using a program to open corrupted files.
I was trying to open a copy of office 2000 and stuck the folder on my desktop. Now, when I try to delete the folder, it gives me an error that there is something still in the directory and cannot be removed. Any one have any ideas?
 

A:corrupted files!!!

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when ever i make a new text file by right clicking and selecting new text file, it says it is corrupt, but when I do it by opening notepad and selecting save as.. it works ok.

A:corrupted txt files

Hello Cormac,

You might see if downloading and merging the txt option in the tutorial below may be able to fix this afterwards. It will restore all default associations for this file extension.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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After I scanned my computer (using Kaspersky Anti Virus) there's a log of 14 corrupted files.

My question are, how can i know the exact program and file that is corrupted? 2nd Question is how to fix corrupted files?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Corrupted Files

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I try to open up a PDF file and get

Cant open the file there is a problem with the File Format

Makes no sense .    Does anyone know of a good  PDF recovery tool? Free or not.

Thank You

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I recently had a laptop shut down because the power outlet pin was broken and I didn't know it. The shop was able to take out the H.D. and I was able to copy over to an external drive all the important docs, pics, music, video etc.

HOWEVER, now I cannot backup to CD any of the files on the external. They all appear to be "OK" - I have opened pictures, opened excel files etc.

I would just like to get a backup copy of what we put on the external but it fails and says there are "too many errors". Any ideas on how to fix this.
 

A:Fix Corrupted Files

What happens when you copy 1 or a few at a time?
You may be trying to copy too much (Gigs) in one shot, and Windows just runs out of resources

I've noticed running CCleaner helps when this happens
 

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I am helping my friend with her computer, she has a Windows XP laptop. Well, I tried sending her some zipped folders, and EVERY single one came up 'corrupted'. Any ideas?

A:Corrupted Zip Files

Hi JC, have a look at the link it might be a help http://www.winzip.com/xcih.htmThere are also a few programs that will repair corrupted zip files but I would prefer to look at the why are they corrupted. Try sending one to your friend and the same time to yourself and see if you can open it then you will know who has the problem.

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I am trying to find out how to, if there is such a way, to repair corrupted text, rtf, and doc files. The files were all created on another computer, another operating system, with older office programs, etc. An example of what my documents look like now:
&#8217;]P&#8226; A&#710;b&#8226; hH54%&#382;!d<&#8221;PM&#8249;&#8225; &#402;PBJ!&#8224; Ei&#8226;C'ky&#339;?&#Hr_&#8226;DO2Ps-&#8217;x&#8217;&#8224;&#376;Gcd&#732;hQ&#8230;&#8364;
<&#65533;siU=P7BHRk=&#8221;NhPc^!=jJy-|
and so on. There are dozens of my files that look like this now, and many of them I spent many long hours compiling originally.
Does anyone have any idea of how to get back the original data on these files, or know of a software program that might actually work at restoring the original data?
I'd very much appreciate any help on this. Many of these files were for a book I have been writing for several years.
Thank you.
 

A:Corrupted .txt, .rtf, .doc etc files

If you can tell us what OS and what program was used, what OS and programs you are using now AND (if you don't mind) attach a whole example - preferably rtf and not too large.

We might be able to tell from the document structure what is going on.

In the meantime, don't try playing with any of them.
 

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Hi,
This is a fresh install of Windows 10 and when i run sfc/scan now i get the message that there is corrupt files.

Ive done a reset and a in Place upgrade both which failed to fix the problems.

I've ran some commands in command promt, can't remember the one, but one is like restore health and they fail.

I have no idea how to fix these corrupt files

A:sfc - corrupted files but could not fix them.

The sfc scan, you need to run in an elevated command prompt and may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. What error message did you get when you ran the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth ? If you got the message that it couldn't locate the source, you need to mount the ISO file, or put the installation media in and look in the sources file for either the install.wim or install.esd, whichever you have. Then, for instance if your ISO or media was assigned the drive letter D and you find you have an install.wim, for example run the command
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:D:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess
Or, if you find you have an install.esd run the command

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:esd:D:\Sources\Install.esd:1 /limitaccess

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Well, I am trying to help a friend of mine and I am over my head. He asked me to do his updates on his laptop since he is working long hours so I said sure. That was a mistake as it takes forever for the updates to download. 3 updates took 1.1hours to download so off I went searching around here and found that I should run sfc /scannow. So I did and I got a message that some files are corrupted and that they could not be fixed.

Went to the Microsoft website and found Mr. Fixit for slow downloads for updates to Windows 7 and it did fix some items, but I got one error that could not be fixed.

I then checked the CBS log (as it said to) and I have no idea what I am reading. But at the bottom I do see three files that say are corrupted. Did a search and nothing is making sense to me so here I am.

Can someone help me with this? I do have a copy of the CBS log if someone wants to see it.

His system is a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit which he has another one along with several of mine; in case we want to copy some "good" files over. Thanks and I look forward to working with someone on this.

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I have quite a few EFS files on my XP PRO PC. and all the sudden now they are corrupted and are now no longer working or readable Ect.

I've also noticed that in the past few days my PC had been randomly freezing for no apparent reason.. and i had to do a few Forced Shutdowns.. could that have caused those EFS Files to have been corrupted or what..

Is there any hope left to get those EFS files back-repaired or am i SOL..??
What can i do , what are my options to fix this situation im in..??
 

A:EFS Files Have Been Corrupted?

See if this helps for EFS files: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329741

As for the random freezes, check the Event Viewer for Errors that correspond with the time of the freeze:
Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Event Viewe> Do this same thing on each System and Apps log:
Click to open the log> right click on Error> Properties> click on Copy button below the down arrow on the right> Paste in Wordpad or here (Ctrl V)

Ignore Warnings and paste only one copy of a recurring Error. That might provide enough information to find cause of freeze. I don't know at this point whether there is an relation to the EFS files.
 

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I run win8.1 upgraded from 8.0 via win updates. My original disc is for win 8.0. I ran an sfc scan and found that I have some corrupted windows system files (see scan atth). My problem is I cannot download fast as I have a slow cell tower connection. I was able to download the Win Media Creation Tool for 8.1 after four days and nights solid but then found out I cannot reboot from the usb unless I originally had 8.1. The update I think I need to reinstall is that dreaded massive update KB3000850 a massive 400 MB file which I cannot download.
How can I otherwise fix the win sys files without an installation disc of some kind while not being able to download an update?
I know it sounds crazy but I live in the Philippines and fast connection times are unknown here mainly.
I have not tried to reboot via the usb since I heard I could not. I thought I would check first and see if you think it will work.
Thanks, Dave

A:How to fix Win Sys Corrupted Files

Hi Dave Leonard,

Welcome to the 8forums.

You may want to try DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in an admin command prompt.
I'm not sure how long this would take with your internet, but the file that is needed for offline is a few times larger then 400MB.

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