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Recently created files missing from Explorer

Q: Recently created files missing from Explorer

I don't think I'm imagining this...

When I have just created a new file, or downloaded it, or moved it from one folder to another, or renamed it, I have the impression that it doesn't show in Windows Explorer. It looks as if it's just not there. You can't find it by browsing, nor by searching. But if you try to create the file again (with the same name) you get an error saying you can't do that, because there is already a file here with the same name. I suppose the file shows up in Explorer some minutes or hours or days later. I have not researched exactly how long it takes. But this is extremely annoying.

Have you seen the same thing?

Is there a solution?

Does Microsoft know this problem exists? Can we expect a solution within the foreseeable future?

Thanks - Rowan

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A: Recently created files missing from Explorer

If you do a dir in a command prompt does the file show up there?

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I'm trying to get a bat file that decides which kind of backup to do by comparing the sizes of the most recent full and differential backups.
This is what I am working with:
1) I store copies of my backups online. Due to my online storage provider's 2GB file size upload limit, I use Cobian Backup's ability to set a max size for each backup zip file so it automatically spans backups across multiple zip files. I end up with 5-10 2GB zip files for a full backup.
2) Cobian Backup names their backups the same way whether it is a full or differential backup. They advise using their log to tell which is which. The only way to tell which is which is to look at their the size, so I put fulls into a folder called Fulls and differentials into a folder called Diffs.
3) Cobian names the files "SourceFolder yyyy-MM-dd hh;mm;ss.zip" then the spanned files' extensions begin .z01, .z02, etc. with the same filename as the original.
I want the bat file to do differential backups until they reach 50% of the size of a full, then do a full instead. This is what I've go so far, but it only gets the size of one file into a variable so there's still a long way to go...

set filepath=c:\
set filename=testfile
set fileextension=.txt
dir /-c "%filepath%%filename%%fileextension%" | find "%filename%%fileextension%" > c:\temp.txt
for /f "tokens=1,2,3,4,5 delims= " %%i in ('type c:\temp.txt') do (set size=%%l)
echo The si... Read more

A:Bat file to sum sizes of most recently created zip files

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I've got a situation here whereby .TMP files are appearing in network directories, and the files are going missing. The size of the TMP file matches the original file.
I'm trying to narrow down the issue, because I think there may be two problems here.  
1. Offline Files are enabled, to allow profile redirection.    It seems that this is also by default, is allowing Clinet Side Caching when there are network issues.  Does the original file (.doc for example)  get renamed
as a HR234.TMP for example when the Slow link detection sees slow performance? 
2.  If the above TMP file is created when there are network issues, should this resolve itself (sync itself back to the network) when performance improves?
Currently we are in a situation where we have a department that have files missing from many network shares, all the missing files seemlingly replaced with a .TMP file, so do we have to go round to every machine in the department, and manually
sync them to resolve this?  

A:TMP files created, files missing Offline files issue?

After checking the Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 in the

Documentation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932), I found the following hotfix is available:
Temporary files do not synchronize correctly to a non-DFS share on a server from a client computer
that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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I have it seems contracted a virus. I tried running "Regcure" which said that I had over 2000 corrupted files. I fixed them but still would get the QPServices Entry Point error on start up. When I use google the search works fine but often when I try to click on a link it either opens several windows along with the one I was looking for - or it opens only one window but it is not the correct link and is often blocked for bad content.

I downloaded and ran the hjthis and here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:32:36 AM, on 1/14/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP UT\bin\hppusg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
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A:google links redirect, entry points missing and vbs files created

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Yesterday I finally got a router and adapter (Microsoft Base Station and USB adapter [11b]) and setup went smoothly. My dad and I setup WEP security and the other stuff. Now, here's where my question pops up... I start my computer and I get into my home network. I'll go on the web for a brief moment of time and suddenly I lose the signal. I restart the computer, get the signal again, but then it cancels out again. Is there any way to fix this so I dont have to go restarting all the time? My dad's computer (the one hooked to the router) is working perfectly.

Dad's computer: Windows 2000
Mine (the one hooked up to the wireless adapter): Windows XP Home

If you need more info just ask. I dont know if this is enough or not.

A:Question about my recently created network

More info:

My Base Station doesn't read any other devices on the network while the adapter on my computer reads a device (has the same IP as base station). I dont know if that helps.

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I had been the only user on my machine, but I decied to create another account so my house mates can use my computer without potentially screwing up my stuff.

I had been using the default admin profile--stupid i know, but it didn't matter.
to be able to create the profile for my housemates i had to create an admin account first, which i did for myself. I lost all my prefernces and setting and stuff, but was able to get most of them back by going into the default profile and grabbing all the application data.

things are working fine for the most part. except for 2 things:

1. when i download things from firefox they don't actually show up on my desktop even though that is where they are supposed to download to.

2. i'm hainvg trouble connecting through my FTP client to the various servers i use. it will connect once after i start windows, but once i break the connection it wont connect again. i've tried multiple ftp clients (FTPx and Filezilla) and the problem is the same in both. I've restarted my network several times as well.

other than getting a new monitor changing the user accounts is the only major thing i've done to my computer recently.

any ideas?


A:recently created new user profile in XP now certain things don't work

1.Are you sure the download filepath in Firefox points to the desktop of the account your in,and not another account ?

2.Try FTP using PASV,or temporarily disabling your firewall,or both.

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Ok so my buddy's ancient xp laptop has failing video. I logged onto it as an administrator and shared all the users documents. I proceeded to another pc in the house running Vista and created an administrator account with the same credentials as the laptop's then copied (mostly I used copy but for a few folders I used the move command) over the network the primary users profile folder. It took two attempts. It failed to connect the first time but succeeded after I returned to the laptop and disabled simple file sharing and gave the laptops administrator's user account I shared the folders from security permissions to all user folders in question.

I had my friend's girlfriend verify all her pictures were in place on the Vista PC and they were. I felt like "see I do know my stuff". They aren't computer people and have alot of old failing machines I keep going for them. I do this for a living and must have donated a not insignificant amount of time keeping their aging stuff going and I've had a string of having to tell them I simply couldn't make things like HD transcoding and playback run "any more better" or that I couldn't software fix failing hardware on their aging collection of machines. So I was happy for the successful move.

My bud's girl ended up staying on the PC's Admin's profile FaceBooking and reminiscing about the irreplaceable pictures that absolutely needed to be saved from the laptop. The ones of a recently lost loved one the lo... Read more

A:Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

You could have summed this up in a lot less words.
Try to recover your files using the free Recuva.
If that fails, try the Free PhotoRec a part of TestDisk.

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I am having some explorer problems caused by malware and spyware removal that was recently completed.
I have XP with the SP2 . The OS was loaded by Dell with IE included. in 2002. Since then I have received the auto updated Sp2 installation. Since my most recent infestation and subsequent removal of bugs Comcast has changed to require flashplayer 7 by macromedia. After 2 weeks of searching and following every available suggestion from macromedia to get the download past the security it doesn't seem to want to work out. I have been able to download the Winax.exe to my desktop and unzip. when I start it it asks if I want the active x contol installed and I say yes, it then says installation complete but nothing else happens, no install wiz or anything else. I'm told that the winax.exe is just the Win32 cabinet self extractor. When I try to do an Explorer 6 self diagnostic or repair by clicking install on the ie.ini file from the Windows INF file ( per microsoft instructions ) it tells me that the IEXPLORER.EXE cannot be found and asks me for the correct path to it. I can't redownload the SP2 cause it detects there is already SP2 on my comp. Is there a source for missing files without doing the complete sp2 download or including only explorer?
I also cannot seem to download the unistall for I-Search past my security for some reason, its the only bug I have left (showing) in the system. When I try the download I'm told that my current security levels wi... Read more

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I seem to be missing some MS Word files in My Documents. Anyone have any idea what causes this?

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I recently used the program HijackThis to remove spyware registries on my mother's computer. While using this program, I accidently deleted required Internet Explorer (IE) files. When I attempt to open and run the IE browser, it executes as if there is no internet connection (my mother runs on Comcast Cable Internet) and it displays me the standord network error detection page. Also, since the deletion of those IE files, my web desktop is in error mode, where which it displays the link to restore the desktop to active desktop. When I click this link, the My Computer directory opens to the web folder. When I try to go to the Repair IE area of Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, I get an error message stating that IE cannot be repaired because of the missing files, which are mshta.exe, msxml3a.dll, and scrrun.dll I then attempted to delete and reinstall IE, but during the installation stage I receive error messages that prevent complete installation. I tried transferring the missing files onto a floppy disk from a friend's computer, but when I try to move the files into the System folder on my mother's computer, the files won't transfer. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Problems With Missing Internet Explorer Files

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Hi all, very nice to finally be a part of the community! Hope you can solve my problem.

My first problem was I was missing a winsrv file and kept getting blue screens @ the boot screens, I couldn't even access safe mode. Now, I'm finally able to get on my computer but it feels like its been injected with loads of viruses. When I was finally able to log on, all my start up programs had missing .Dlls and weren't working. I also receive the 'Explorer.exe - Application Error' (The instruction at 0x704b2309 referenced memory at 0x000000b. The memory could not be written). From time to time I'm also oddly getting redirected to different websites when I google something.

I've tried system restore but I got an error saying there were no system restore points to go to . I'm a little bit scared to re install vista because I'm a music producer, and have work that isn't complete yet. I also have over 2000 songs in my library that I just don't have the time get back.

I'm very limited to what I can do on my PC (most things I try end up in "not responding")

My operating system is Windows Vista.

Thank you

A:Many missing .dll files & Explorer.exe - Application Error

Bump.. Anyone?

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everytime I log on in my comp, i get a message saying ( ntuser.dll) cannot be found.
and every now and then a message about ( KB237643-x86-ENU.exe) this is missing and it would kept popping up 3-5 times and i can't do anything else until i close the message. It would reappear every 5-10mins.
Also my explorer can't connect to the internet while mozilla firfox can

A:explorer failed to connect and missing dll files

Hi,My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay of response. If you still require assistance we would like to see the current condition of your system so please post a new set of DDS Logs as well as a RootRepeal log and a description of any remaining problems or symptoms you may still have please.If for any reason you did not post a DDS log or RootRepeal log please refer to this page and in step #6 and Step #7 for further instructions on downloading and running DDS & RootRepeal. If you have any problems just let me know in your next reply or simply post a Hijackthis log.For your next reply I would like to see:-The DDS logs---DDS.txt and Attach logs-RootRepeal logs-Description of any remaining problems you may still have.Thanks again and we apologize for the delay.With Regards,Extremeboy

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Okay, so recently, my dad's laptop started goofing up. It is a Toshiba Satellite P305. I currently have a HijackThis log. Any... odd entries?

Here are some error messages I get:
On boot, I get the following error message: "The following file or directory is corrupt: \Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV. Please run CHKDSK to repair." So I ran CHKDSK. It still does it, so idk?

Trying to open that directory, I get the following error: "C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable."

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:04:06 PM, on 11/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18975)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
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A:C:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmartFaceV is corrupt. Can't access. No files, recently modified?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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I have a good sony vaio from 2010 with a win7 home premium, 4 Gb Ram, 500Gb HDD, 50 Gb available currently. I know various System32 files are missing from information from a HijackThis Scan yesturday, eg lsass.exe. Explorer.exe does not handle folders well-double clicking should open any folder but instead it defaults to trying to open it with the first available software in the context menue, which happens to be VLC Media player. This is a known problem, to do with registry damage and/or windows explorer, not to do with VLC. I have been dilagent with updating drivers, and am currently using Slimdrivers to identify further improvements to my driver lineup. I will add a scan results from tweaking com windows repair after this post. Avast interenet security and Malwarebytes are up to date and scan have found nothing lately. MBAB had to be uninstalled and reinstalled today due to some sudden loss of the signatures update file(I think), but is running well again now.

I wish to go through a range of tests and find out about some procedure to restore these corrupt system files. I am an advanced home user but have run out of idea with this problem and need help.
Thanks in advance for advice.

A:system32 files missing and explorer.exe not handling folders

I know various System32 files are missing from information from a HijackThis Scan yesturday, eg lsass.exe.This is drawback of hijack this on 64 bit systems.Do not fix anything.The files are actually present on your system.You cannot boot your PC if you're missing system critical filesExplorer.exe does not handle folders well-double clicking should open any folder but instead it defaults to trying to open it with the first available software in the context menue, which happens to be VLC Media player.Folder fixLaunch it,click YESNow try to open your folders

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Was trying out some new software yesterday, for managing football league tables, and when I later threw out most of them I way too hastily clicked to remove some dll files the programs had been using. Only later when my brain went online again, I realized that was probably a bad idea.

Having rebooted the computer this morning, when I start Internet Explorer (6.0 SP2) I get the "iexplore.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close" along with the error report option. If I send the report, IE terminates, however if I just pull it to the side I can go on browsing which brings me here. Still would like it all working properly again, so I check the error report for what file might be the problem as I understand to do from having searched the net for a while:

AppName: iexplore.exe
AppVer: 6.0.2900.2180
ModName: unknown
Offset: 0013072f

Obviously if ModName had specified a certain dll file, I would have gone to fix or replace that one but I suppose the file/files (one or two) being gone make them not appear here.

Any suggestions as to how to fix this problem? I've tried to remove IE using my Windows CD and then reinstalling it, with no luck. Other than that what I can think of involves checking through all the dll files IE uses in order to find what's missing and then get a new copy of it. I don't know what files I would have to check for though, so a list of that would be helpful if anyone has it.

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A:Solved: Internet Explorer crash, missing dll files most likely

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I was trying to take a picture on my windows mobile phone on the microSD card plugged in and the whole phone locked up.. No biggie right? Reboot the phone and continue about my business. Well, it reboots and all of my files are gone on the SD card.. But when I check the properties of the card there's still 800MB taken up on the card. So my files are still there but neither Windows 7 nor my Windows Mobile phone can see the files.

Does anyone know how to get the files off of the card WITHOUT having to reformat the SD card? I have a lot of pictures and documents that aren't backed up on a cloud network or locally because I didn't think this would have happened to me. :/

A:Solved: SD Card's files missing in explorer - space still taken up?

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I know this has been a topic covered in the Tutorials but neither of the solutions suggested there helped at all. In my Send To folder I already have the Mail Recipient and Compressed (Zip) Folder files and overwriting them with fresh ones did no good. Also, I have checked the registry and there are "pointers" to the correct folders. I don't know what to do now. I am reluctant to do a system restore as I don't know when the items went missing from the Send To menu. I would re-install Thunderbird to see if that solves the problem but it seems a strange coincidence that the Send To Compressed (Zip) Folder option is also missing. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Send To items missing using right click on files in Windows Explorer

So, you're missing some shortcuts from the Send To menu...
Please confirm for me that you have pasted the new shortcuts into "C:\Users\Your Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo" (or go to Run and type in "shell:sendto")

I think that might be linked to Desktop.ini file inside the SendTo folder.

You can try restoring the default shortcuts simply by pasting the contents of this archive (see the attached file) into your SendTo folder (make a backup first) and let me know if that solves it.

As far as I know, the context menu should update itself without having to log off or reboot the computer.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A100- T4A (bought in Canada) running Windows XP Professional (a trimmed down "black" version I got from a friend. I recently got a new motherboard installed, after my computer stopped turning on and I was told that it was the only option.

Since getting it back today my DVD/CD Drive is no longer under "My Computer"and although the drive "reads"the disc when it's inserted (makes some noise), it does not come up anywhere in Windows.

Before the motherboard install I had completely re-formatted my Hard drive and re-installed Windows and I cannot recall anything about the DCD/CD player.

First of all I want to know if this might have occurred during the motherboard install, or if it is a problem of my own that happened during the windows re-install?

I am also not sure about how to find out if the CD/DVD drive is listed in the Device Manager, but the only missing devices are a "Modem device on high definition audio bus" and "SM bus controller" and I don't think that those are related to the DVD/CD drive.

Thanks in advance!

A:DVD Drive Recently Gone Missing

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Last Saturday, I was surfing the net as usual. But then suddenly, my browser (IE 8) shutted itself down, twice.
After rebooting my machine, I realized my notepad files that I saved as UTF-8 encoding have become unreadable text or alien language text.
Later, I noticed the set of these 3 files on each of many of my folders :
3. an internet shortcut named DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION (I right clicked to see its properties. Its URL is http://kpai7ycr7jxqkilp.totortoweb.com/d07a )
Many of my files that have the following extensions are broken :
1. txt
2. pdf
3. MP3
4. flv
A few days ago, before I came to post here, I downloaded Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool and scanned my laptop. The result said something like, there are some files that have password protection. I myself don't know how to create a password to protect my file. So, who did that?
Another symptom is, sometimes my laptop freezes and when I reboot it, I got the blue screen.
My laptop
Dell Inspiron 1525
Windows Vista Home Premium
2007 Microsoft Coporation
Service Pack 2
Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz 1.87 GHz
2.0&... Read more

A:DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION files have been automatically created & my files are damaged

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I recently formatted my friends comp for him, and all his drivers are missing, he cannot get onto the internet. I don't know which drivers to download though. So, I would love it if someone would let me know which program to run to pull the information needed to allow someone to figure out which drivers I need. Thank you very much.

A:Recently formatted, missing drivers.

what model/machine is it?

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I already searched through alot of threads but could not find anyone having the exact same issue.
We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1 which is hosting a DFS Namespace.
A customer of us works with his notebook (Win 7 SP 1) and has enabled Offline Files for his personal folder
in the DFS path. The initial synchronisation seemed to work and no sync errors are reported in Sync Center.

Now the problem is, everytime he opens a document from his DFS path and saves it, a .tmp file gets
created there and doesnt disappear. Not even after reboot. As far as i know it happens with Word, Excel and PDF documents.

If I log on to the server and browse to his path, i cannot see those .tmp files, only he can see it.
If I try to delete those files from his notebook I get an error "File is no longer located in... Verify the item´s location and try again".
What I have tried so far:
If Offline Files get disabled, those .tmp files disappear. On activating they are visible again.
Tried "Delete temporary files" from Sync Center -> Manage Offline Files -> Disk Usage. Nothing happened.
I tried to repair Office, didn´t help.
The only Group Policy Settings we have relating to Offline Files are "Synchronize all offline files before logging off"
and "Allow or Disallow use of the Offline Files Feature" which is enabled.

Would be nice if someone can get me into the right direction to fix this issue.
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I wanted to resize my Start Menu a bit so under Customize in the Start Menu I disabled some of the items that show by default, I changed the number of Recently Used Program from 10 to 5 and I unchecked Use Large Icons. Very straight forward. Since then all recently use programs have vanished:

I have read what I think is every thread on this site regarding this issue and have every tried tweak and tutorial to get the programs to display, including tweaks to the Regristry. Regardles of what I have done, I just can't get the Start Menu to display Recently Used Programs. The only things that appear are those programs that I pinned to the Start Menu.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Recently Use Programs Missing From Start Menu (Revisited)

There's a few pages Google Search found that may be of help.

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im running a windows xp home edition.

usually whenever i run programs the shortcuts would be left on my start menu. so say after running several programs, like for example, adobe audition, divx player and ccleaner, on the start menu would appear the programs which had just been recently run.

if i right click the start menu and go to customize, i can select the number or programs to be displayed on my start menu.

so yup, usually the recently run programs would display but then it disappears like it emptied itself from the menu.

so my question being is, whats up with my start menu and why does the recently run programs list keep disappearing. is there a way to fix this?

any help is great!

A:Solved: recently run programs missing on start menu

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I have searched and read all the postings on this problem and still cannot find an answer that works.

I have no "recently/frequently run programs" list displayed on my start menu like I used to. I check all the Start Menu Customizations and I switched back and forth between Classic and regular XP start menu styles and still not one single frequently run program icon/shortcut appears on the Start Menu.

Now what should I try?

Dave Wright

A:Missing Recently/Frequently Used Programs in Start Menu

"recently/frequently run programs"? it think it will only show in regular xp, i guess...

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The problem is with Windows XP Pro (SP2). Recently I noticed that the list of recently used programs in the start menu has been empty all the time. I am not sure when this actually started, but even after adjusting the number in the Taskbar & Start Menu properties to 6, the list still remains empty. Any help would be appreciated.

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Ive searched and I saw this problem listed in 2004 but with no solution.

After useing a few maintenence programs my list of recently used programs dissappeared and doesnt reappear. Does anyone know any good places to look to try and solve it?

Ive checked the standard things - start menu properties, etc. but no luck.

thx in advance

Dave B

A:Recently used programs list missing from Start Menu

Start Menu pops up at every logon, and the Most Frequently Used programs list is reset everytime

Start Menu Most Frequently Used programs (MFU) list is empty

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Ok, gang, not sure what I did. But my list of recently used programs that usually comes up in the start menu is missing. Any ideas?Screen shot:

A:Start Menu - Recently Used Programs List Is Missing.

I think I know where you need to go to fix this, I'm not sure but try this:right click on task barclick on propertiesclick on start menu tabwith radio button on Start Menu click on Customizeclick on Advanced tabat the bottom check the check box List my most recently opened documentsTry that out, good luck. DR

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SanDisk flash drive. Used it's s/w to create encrypted vault. Placed some apps and docs in it.
When I opened it up the next day one doc was gone.
Did a search on whole pc.It turned up with an Internet Explorer icon next to it (!?) no date,type, size or folder.
Ran Recuva with no luck.
 Whe I try to open it I receive this warning: "Running a system command on this item might be unsafe"
Any suggestions?

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SanDisk flash drive. Used it's s/w to create encrypted vault. Placed some apps and docs in it.
When I opened it up the next day one doc was gone.
Did a search on whole pc.It turned up with an Internet Explorer icon next to it (!?) no date,type, size or folder.
Ran Recuva with no luck.
 Whe I try to open it I receive this warning: "Running a system command on this item might be unsafe"
Any suggestions?

A:Placed Docs in Created SanDisk Vault -One Doc Now Missing

Well, just found a relatively recent backup of the document. It will do.
Crisis averted.

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It is a peculiar problem faced by me. I could create SR points and i do not know, whether the SR polints are created by the system. It was creating before. Whenever an uninstall , takes place, it the revo uninstaller creates a restore point, and likewise, some programs if changed or uninstalled create SR points, and it is not showing any error message.
But to my surprise, that which casually checking the available restore points, i was shocked to find the SR points totally missing. or it is vanishing after creation.
Why this behaviour, will you please say and also please inform me whether there are any fixit available.
Creation is always success. but , SR missing . I am only configured SR in c: If i allow , all the programs to create SR, then each is created on huge size. How to allow only system restore creation only please

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It is a peculiar problem faced by me. I could create SR points and i do not know, whether the SR polints are created by the system. It was creating before. Whenever an uninstall , takes place, it the revo uninstaller creates a restore point, and likewise, some programs if changed or uninstalled create SR points, and it is not showing any error message.
But to my surprise, that which casually checking the available restore points, i was shocked to find the SR points totally missing. or it is vanishing after creation.
Why this behaviour, will you please say and also please inform me whether there are any fixit available.
Creation is always success. but , SR missing . I am only configured SR in c: If i allow , all the programs to create SR, then each is created on huge size. How to allow only system restore creation only please

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Hi All,
We've had MSFT Threat running over 30 days now.  2 virtual VMs, one running console the other gateway.  The gateway has a mirrored network port back to 1 of 2 virtual domain controllers.  I did a packet capture on the mirrored port and
traffic is coming through from the domain controller.  I see users, memberships and password info but I'm missing a lot of other stuff.  What could be causing this?  Thank you.

Some things I can't see are:
User Activity - No activity
Computers recently logged onto by this user - None
Recently accessed resources - None

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Sometimes when I pull up Explorer, my files and folders listed are not ordered by name. They seem to be ordered by last used. This is a waste of time to me. I can't find anything by last used!

Is there a way to tell Windows - always order by name and never order by last used?


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So I've had firefox for awhile now and IE recently started randomly opening by itself. any idea why this is happening and how to fix the problem? I have AVG by the way and I've scanned the computer and theres no viruses so I'm lost.

A:I recently started having a problem with internet explorer

Did you select IE as the default browser?
Even if you did not, make sure that it is not the default.

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Public folders are available on original administrator account. Not other accounts (standard or administrator)

Originally this was vista oem. Got win7 pro update from university.
Installed, activated, verified, got windows updates including SP1.

Have done the drive c: - properties - tools - check now - yes - restart and they are still missing.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Public Folders missing after new user account created

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I went directly from XP to Windows 7.

One of the options on the XP start menu was "Documents" which listed "My Documents" and "My Pictures" at the top (never used). Below that was the 10 most recently accessed files. The most recent files was extremely useful.

In the W7 navigation pane there is a "Documents" selection but it doesn't list the most recently accessed files.

How do I get a listing of my most recently accessed files added to the W7 start menu or taskbar?

Thanks for any help on this.

A:Most Recently Accessed Files

Right click on taskbar go to properties start menu tab then hit the customize button look for Recent items check it hit OK & apply will be in the start menu

Edit: & check the box for "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar"

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Does anyone know what registry value I need to add to get the "Recently used Files" checkbox ungrayed. I have OfficeXP and in Excel and Word (probably all of them) the checkbox to list recently used files is grayed out! What gives?? There must be a registry value under the office key for either the Current user or Local machine to allow me to set this value and see a list of files at the bottom of the File menu.


BTW, I searched MSDN and got the same as the help file that all I have to do is check that box. Nothing about it being grayed out.

A:Recently used files list

OFFXP: "Most Recently Used" List Missing from File Menu and "Recently Used File List" Option Unavailable (Q284896)

I was luckier in the search

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I found a similar problem reported on your site. I have deleted thousands of dll that were 93,184 bytes or 0 bytes in size. However, I need to get rid of what's creating them. This is my son's computer and it hasn't bee used in a few weeks but this worm filled up the C: drive. I ran Hijack This and I'll put the log in this post.



Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:44:50 PM, on 10/8/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM... Read more

A:Many new .dll files being created

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 661 @ 3.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3963 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102298 MB, Free - 18858 MB; E: Total - 374537 MB, Free - 71742 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H55-UD3H, x.x,
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Updated and Enabled

I recently upgraded my AVG free home edition with the AVG Internet Security edition 2011, I ran a complete computer scan and 2 files came up as trojans, they were the

C:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\ComObject\liveupdate.js
detected as Trojan horse Generic2_c.ARNB

C:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\ComObject\AdvBox 32.dll
detected as Trojan Horse Delf .RNC

In the past when I scanned my PC using the AVG free edition it didnt pick these up but at the end of the report always said '2 hidden files could not be scanned' which I thought was a bit odd...
Spybot search & destroy didnt pick up on these either.

The scan report from AVG Internet Security 2011 says the files can't be healed & I havnt deleted them yet as I'm aware some uninfected files can occasionally be scanned as infected by some programs.
Also is it true that when a trojan horse is clicked & installed on a computer you cannot fix it by simply by deleting the infected file but having to format your whole c... Read more

A:Would like help on 2 possible trojan files I recently found.

uhh could I get some help..

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Hi all!

In the last months, my recently viewed files are no longer updated in Vista Home Premium edition. Occasionally appear some new music files I listened to, some pictures I saw, a few of Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Office files I opened and worked with but just a minority (cca. one of every 50).

I posted another problem about ghost folders as well. I guess these are somehow connected and started to occur parallelly.

If there is already post about irregularity about recently viewed files I am sorry I could not find it because the search keeps giving me fatal errors or no response.

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I recently moved many files from one drive to another. And now that all the files have transferred, none of them will open. I get error messages. I can't view pictures, I cant open word documents, can't open zipped files, etc. They usually tell me I don't have access to them or to make sure they aren't in use by another program.

Is there some way to restore or recover these files?

A:having problems with recently moved files

Just to be sure - transfer them back to the original drive and see if you can open them..

What kind of drive is this? Just another hard drive? External?

If it tells you that the file is in use - you can use a program called Unlocker to help that. .

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I have received over a hundred Mp4 files from a friend's external hard drive - however the files had recently been the victim of a format, and downloaded software was used to restore the files (to my friends HD) - which were then transferred to my hard drive. I've not been able to get them to work. I have tried Windows Media Player, and followed all the prompts for codecs, downloaded them to no avail. I've tried Quicktime (error 2048) , and followed all prompts to get the files working - with no luck. I've downloaded VLC Media Player - no result. I've also tried converting the mp4 files to AVI - they cannot be converted (an error is recorded). I assume the files have been corrupted in their recovery from formatting (?). Is this common when retreiving files?

I cannot accept defeat yet - there is just too many files (1000's hours of video) to be lost. Can anyone help? Thanks very much in advance!

My Hard drive is Buffalo 1tb 2.0 USB - purchased last week.
I'm running Visa.

A:Recently transfered mp4 & AVI files not working

It sounds like your files are FUBARd; try searching the tools at http://www.videohelp.com/tools
to see if you can find any video correcting apps (MPEG-Corrector.exe is an example). If the headers have been corrupted, then you might be able to restore these and get some of the video back, but it's unlikley that you'll get smooth playback.



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Hi, i hope you will all be patient with me, i have had my laptop for a while but never used it hardly as was using my desktop until it died on me a couple of days ago........

Anyway i have downloaded a couple of folders into a sub folder in my Documents, that is fine and i can open them ok, but i want to move some of them to a different folder for my small external which is plugged in, when i do go to do that it comes up that
'Could not find this item' 'This is no longer located in C:\Users\Katie\Documents\Scrap Verify the items location and try again' But i am in there where the folders are?

I looked around and found the files that were inside these folders
are sitting in my 'Recently Changed' folder which is under 'Searches'

What did i do wrong, or how did they get there and how can i stop it!

Thanks for any help it will be so appreciated

Hugs Katie

A:Help with files going to recently changed folder


The "referrences" you are talking about are "icons" to a previously opened item, whether they are there or not.

What you need to do is open the file again form it's new location (external disk) & ignore or delete the old referrences to the previous files i.e clear document history etc.

Are you ok with this or do you need more information on clearing document information?

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I just removed the modify permissions from a folder to some users,so that they cannot delete or rename the files or subfolders.But now the prolem is that when ever that particular users make any changes in the files specially exel files, lot of temporary files are created in the folder which is very irritating.Can i get rid of it instead of deleting it every now and then.

A:Temp files created

Is the set of protected files static?
Maybe set the permissions so that users are unable to create new files too?

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In my %windir%\system32\ folder is something creating a lot of TMP files (MBs, GBs). It looks like winlogon process creates them. Is it virus, is it corrupted Windows XP SP2? Thank You!

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I am getting BSODs on many occasions. I am looking for a way of fixing the issue. I wanted to create a thread. I read the instructions and I wanted to do something with the dump files that would normally be created when I got a BSOD. Whatever setting it was on, it never made any. I double checked the settings, but there is nothing in the folder. If I can find the solution to this, I can work on finding the solution for the many BSODs I am getting.

A:No dump files are created.

Follow the steps in this tutorial Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Are you using CCleaner at all?

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