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Q: Location Rich files

i downloaded rich files a week back.after back up i don't know where my files are.it got deleted from all files and folder from desktop.

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Preferred Solution: Location Rich files

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I found a very old thread on the subject of locations for .ini files, but didn't quite answer fully.

I have an application (which we developed ourselves) that uses a .ini file, previously stored in the Windows folder. I understand that its not classed as a good idea and now Windows 7 has made it difficult to use that location now.

So rather than fight with windows, I'm giving in and changing the application to use a different location. Is there a suggested location for this to go? It needs to be a standard location on any machine. Would be good to get this right first time.. and may seem like one of my 'daft' questions

A:Location for .ini files?

I think the best location for an .ini file would be either the program's own folder or the current user's AppData\Roaming folder.

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Hi. I want to create a Cinnamon theme that looks like Windows 7 but I can't without the image files for different parts of Windows 7 such as the taskbar, the minimize button, the close button, the Start menu, etc. Where could I find those files? Thanks!

A:Location of image files

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Look at the post here.
Where are the .dll and .exe files responsible for the look of windows?

Jerry

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

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

A:Need help finding location of files

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

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Anyone know where XP, "media player8 in particular" downloads streaming, audio video etc... files to when you download? I thought it would be a generic .tmp file, but not so. To protect content I suppose. In the olden days, (Win98) it was easy to find them... I've looked high and low, even searched the registry.

T
 

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If I want to save all images to the same location, every time I save a new file type I have to navigate to the place I want to save it. Is there a way to make this the default location the first time I save a file for all files, or must I do it for each file type every time? This is very tedious when I want to save them to a USB drive after unplugging it and plugging it back in.

A:Saving all files to the same location

Saving to a default location only works when saving a file from within application.
When moving or copying a file, you have to navigate to the desired location.

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i stupidly downloaded limewire, put some old music files in there, deleted limewire, and then couldnt delete the music because they apparently have no "location" anymore since limewire was gone. how can i delete these music files because it won't let me!?
 

A:deleting files with no location

Are you able to find them when you go to Start>Search>For files or folders?
Since this thread is about P2P we might be walking a fine line here between whether it'll be allowed to be discussed or not.
 

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I am painstakingly trying to transfer some files by a flash memeory stick.

Asked where I want them to be sent, I inadvertently pressed 'Picasa'. Now all I get is a small black screen with a message saying the image cannot be accepted. (Cannot remember exact phrasing).

Can anyone kindly tell me how I can get this changed please?
 

A:Location for transferred files.

closing duplicate, please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue, as that can lead to confusion. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1065930-placing-files.html .

thanks,

v
 

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Hi,

Sometimes when I am dragging a file or folder into another location, it will simply make a copy of the file rather than moving. This is especially the case if dragging to another partition. This is annoying because I have to go back and erase the original file that I wanted move. Is there a way where I can change this to where it does not copy but rather moves the file?

A:Dragging Files To Another Location

Instead of copy, do cut and paste then you don't have to go back and delete it.

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We are having a problem with the Exchange 5.5 server. Someone is sending mail with a 'bot' of some kind attached that fills up the file, stopping all mail from going in or out . A technician cleaned out the file , and it worked for 2 days. Does anyone know where these files are kept so we and delete them again?
 

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I have a few Programs that have Databases. When the program is setup, the Database gets setup in My Documents. If I chaneg the location to another folder, the Program still shows the Folder in My Documents. Is there a way to stop this?

A:Default Location Of Files

When a Program sets up a DB in My Documents, there is a very good reason for this, and the location should not be messed with. The whole Program could be affected, and parts of it will fail to work.

You can't just MOVE a database location for a program, sometimes it's locked in to that location by Default. Maybe there are some programs that allow you to change the location of it's main DB, but for the most part when a program sets up a DB in any location it is not supposed to be changed.

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It's the old lady again, and I still don't understand the Windows 7 file structure. I'm used to a single user system, so when I moved my document files from my old computer to my new one, I just copied them to my data partition, D:\, using Windows Explorer. When I create a new file or download pictures, I still do it the old way by saving it to the proper location on my hard drive. I know they should show up in C:\Users\myname\Documents\*.*, but they don't.

How do I correct this?

I just avert my eyes when "Libraries" pops up!

George Ann Hornor
an analog person in a digital world

A:Files in wrong location?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by georgeann


It's the old lady again, and I still don't understand the Windows 7 file structure. I'm used to a single user system, so when I moved my document files from my old computer to my new one, I just copied them to my data partition, D:\, using Windows Explorer. When I create a new file or download pictures, I still do it the old way by saving it to the proper location on my hard drive. I know they should show up in C:\Users\myname\Documents\*.*, but they don't.

How do I correct this?

I just avert my eyes when "Libraries" pops up!

George Ann Hornor
an analog person in a digital world


Ah libraries. Think of them as where the index for all your music, pics, etc is located. They can be anywhere on your system (for storage in a safe place) but the index defaults to lib's.

You can move libraries, or not even use them.

If you create a file and save it where does it end up? (search for the file name)
Ken

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I have a Inspirion E1505, I use OS XP, & I use Sonic to copy CD's & DVD's. Recently I have noticed that the Temp. file that is used to store the file on my computer is eating up my hard drive space. I hv located the Cache file the C Drive & the size is too small. I have a 100 GB drive & now I am down to 9 GB! Please Help.
 

A:Memory Location of temp. Files

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Hi,
New laptop with dual drives SSD/HDD. I changed files location in Settings>System>Storage to HDD. But in File Explorer I have in This PC another set of Library Files and Desktop folder(s). Their location is SSD should I remove them? or are they hidden files and location needs to be change also to HDD?

Thanks John

Any help with SSD/HDD file/folder set up would be deeply appreciated.

A:Dual Drive Files Location

Hello, this may help:
Library Save Location - Set in Windows 10

If you look down explorer's navigation pane you will see the library 'Documents' 'Photos' etc and also the 'real' folders 'Documents' 'Photos' etc. Superficially the same thing twice. But of course they need not be - they could have different names. And right click , Properties will show you different options for the library folder and the real folder. For example both can be relocated, but by different means.

Basically it's a good idea to move as much user data - including your desktop - off C: and onto another disk as you can.

You do not, in general, want to install programs to other than your SSD, although there is a case for very large programs, large in comparison with free space on the SSDs.

Some prefer not to use restore points 'cos of the extra writes to the SSD; pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys could usefully be moved to the HDD id worried about the lifetime of your SSD.

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I'm trying to import my Outlook e-mails and addresses into Outlook 2007 Home & Student on Windows 7..... from a file that was part of a back-up done on another (now dead) computer running XP Home. I think I have found that Outlook files on a DVD that was burned for me from that backup but Outlook won't import from it. I'm thinking I could drag the file from the DVD to wherever it is in Windows 7 (on the new computer) but I can't find the location. Is this a .pst file or something else? Where would it be in Windows 7 Home? Thanks.

A:Office H&S Outlook files location?

Unless Outlook 2007 was installed separately from Office Home and Student 2007, you don't have Home and Student 2007. Outlook is in Standard and higher. HS only has Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote.

But that aside, Outlook 2007 stores your .PST file [has all your emails, contacts, etc] within this directory in Windows 7:

[DRIVE]:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Refer this website for more information: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...669141033.aspx

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Hi,
New laptop with dual drives SSD/HDD. I changed files location in Settings>System>Storage to HDD. But in File Explorer I have in This PC another set of Library Files and Desktop folder(s). Their location is SSD should I remove them? or are they hidden files and location needs to be change also to HDD?

Thanks John

Any help with SSD/HDD file/folder set up would be deeply appreciated.

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Ive noticed Windows 7 seems to have problems with IE if you move the temporary internet files folder to a seperate drive under a standard user account. If I go to IE options settings box the folder location is blank and 0MB allocated. I can move the location
to the new drive which logs me off, when I log back in it all starts working until I restart the PC to which the location is once again blank with 0MBs allocated. Can anyone tell me what is causing this and give me a possible work around, it seems like a bug
to me. It all works normally under an admin account but admin accounts shouldnt be used while browsing the tinternet.

Darren

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

The problem is that if a folder contains a .exe file (either in its root or in a subfolder) then it is impossible to delete the folder without first navigating inside it and any subfolders that it may have and manually deleting every .exe file.
This problem exists with all folders regardless of location (any drive, any folder or subfolder).

I'm already using the Hidden administrative account and have disabled all User account controls etc.
This has fixed most of my file deleting problems but not this .exe problem.

As a side effect of this problem - many Games cannot install/patch/update because their installers cannot erase .exe files which often is required during updates/patches/installations of games. I have to manually work and figure out the installation process and erase .exe files when installing or updating a game.
 

A:Cannot delete .exe files (any drive, any location etc)

What is the error message you get when deleting the folder ? Do you get - Access Denied error ?
If yes, did you try taking opening ownership of the folder and change its edit permissions ?
 

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Hello everyone,
I want to uninstall some of the installed language packs on my computer using cmd (dism cmdlet)
To do this I need to know where those files (*.cab).
Can someone tell me, where the files are located on a Win 7 Enterprise x64?


Thank you in advance!

Regards
-Nikolai 

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Hello,
can anyone tell me,where I can find the TEMP and the TMP folder within Windows 7?
Thank you.

A:the location of windows 7 temporary files

C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

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Hi,

I'm sure I once read somewhere that it was possible to make a change to the registry so that software installations would not automatically install into the default of 'C:\Program Files' - does anyone here know of such a trick ?

Background is that I have a 'C' Drive and a 'D' Drive - C is down to about 200 MB free while D has about 2 GB free. Most software installation routines allow you to specify 'D:\Program Files\Whatever ..' asd the installation folder rather than the default of
'C:\Program Files\Whatever ...' - but various Microsoft products still continue to install some files into
'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared' even where
the actual product is installing its main files into (eg)
'D:\Program Files\Whatever ...'.

And this is what this registry change is supposed to prevent - but after trawling through MSDN I can't find any references to this, so I'd appreciate if someone knew of this change ?

Thanks.

Ray
 

A:Location of \Program Files Folder ?

dont mess w/ that!!!

the information its placing on you c:/ drive is miniscule

that folder allows your various programs to communicate w/ each other along w/ some user/global variables
 

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I'm trying to roll back Directx 9.0c to 9.0b (no restore point) with third party software. I need to copy the original directx files from the installation CD to a temporary folder but I cannot seem to locate them. Can anyone tell me where on the CD or in what .cab file the original directx files are in?

Many thanks
 

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I currently have my Outlook 2010 email files in 2 different locations, some in one folder & the remainder in another. I would like to move them so that they are all in the same folder.
When I go to Outlook Account Settings -> Data Files, I see all of the locations listed but I see no way of changing the location short of deleting entries and re-adding them. Does anyone know a better way of doing this?

Here's my SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8096 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 453766 MB, Free - 182735 MB; D: Total - 100006 MB, Free - 81020 MB; E: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 19847 MB; F: Total - 200004 MB, Free - 189768 MB; G: Total - 156916 MB, Free - 140569 MB; H: Total - 499999 MB, Free - 447981 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Maximus IV GENE-Z
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Changing the location of Outlook files

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Is it alright for system files to be sitting in the root directory? Aren't they supposed to be in the System or System32 folder? Is it alright if there is no System folder?

The computer runs, slowler than molassus on a cold day in winter, but it runs. I'm posting from it.

A:System Files In Strange Location

Can you tell the names of those system files that reside in your computer's root folder?

Some system files do stay in root while other stay in different folders.

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I finally got 7 installed and running on my notebook. I also replaced the hard drive - it seems much faster now but maybe because the hard drive is 7200 rpm instead of the 5400 rpm.

I have read somewhere that in 7 it is possible to move the default data folders (my docs, music, video, etc) location to another drive. I want to move these folders to my e: drive. Can it be done? Is there some way to specify that the E: drive is the data drive for every and for all eternity, for all software installed on the computer, till death do us part?

A:[SOLVED] Location of data files on 7

Applies to Windows 7 as well -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949977

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hi,

i went to shrink one of my disk partitions and was told i couldn't get more than 3gb more because there are some files in the partition that windows can't move. i've actually got about 30gb free on the partition, so this is irksome. does anyone know of an application that'll show me where files are located on the disk so i can see which files are preventing the partition from shrinkiing?

thanks
dave

A:find physical location of files on hdd?

Partition Wizard bootable disk, the bottom link on this page, will shrink it more than Windows Disk Management, which I assume is what you have used.

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

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I'm trying to roll back Directx 9.0c to 9.0b (no restore point) with third party software. I need to copy the original directx files from the installation CD to a temporary folder but I cannot seem to locate them. Can anyone tell me where on the CD or in what .cab file the original directx files are in?

Many thanks
 

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One of the jobs I have where I work is to write logon scripts using Kixtart for a 1500 user LAN. I'd like to inventory (among others) the workstations with GoHip installed. Does anyone know the location of the program files for GoHip and anything similar that would confirm the presence of this crapware? After inventory, I'm looking forward to writing a removal script as well.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Location of GoHip Program Files

I would imagine that is C:\Program Files
There is an uninstaller available here that you could write a batch file for

It's not often that M$KB have a spyware removal page
 

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I've managed to change my "Program Files" location so it is my E:\ drive, and when I install 64bit applications it automatically wants to install to E:\Program Files (which is a good thing)
However, I can't seem to make "Program Files (x86)" change too. I've uninstalled everything from there, but when I install 32 bit programs it wants by default to install to C:\Program Files (x86) , instead of E:\Program Files (x86).

How can I change the default install location of 32 bit applications too? Here is what the registry page looks like that I changed everything in:
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion)

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit if you didn't realise already
Many thanks
 

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Hi.

Usually when I stream a mpeg or wmv off of a website the file saves somewhere on my computer and is able to be located and watched again if I do a Search for Movies. That has changed recently and Search function no longer finds the files.

I am using XP, perhaps it has something to do with the settings on the other User Accounts on this PC?

Thanks for your help.

Lodro
 

A:Streaming files saving location...

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Hey all!
I know i've been inactive for quite some time. Between work and college, it's hard to be active pretty much anywhere online!

But anyways, this question is for two kinds of people;
those who know the location of driver files and
those who have used vLite before.

I'm trying to make recovery discs for my PC using vLite, however I need to know where the driver files are located or else I'm pretty much just making another copy of Vista.

Any help at all is much appreciated!

Thanks,
EJ
 

A:Solved: Location of Driver Files

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This question may seem a little picky...

Whenever a new file/folder is created and saved to the desktop (or pasted without using "drag & drop"), the default location for the new icon is always to the left side of the desktop. My problem is that I'm using 2 monitors. I usually have apps running in the left monitor. When I want to place a file on the desktop for quick retrieval (like for an email attachment) I'd like it to appear on the right side of the desktop (on the right-hand monitor) as its default location. Is there any way to set this up in Windows 7?

Thanks!!!
 

A:Default desktop location of new files/folders?

This should work. I have mine along the top, for example:
First right click the desktop
Select View, and untick (If not already) Auto arrange... and Align icons to grid
Now, if you left click the icons, you can move them manually to wherever you please.
 

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I attempted to move the document location to 2nd hard drive. The location in properties moved, but the files did not. Now the documents folder in c:user is not accessible. PLease Help

A:Moved document location files did not move

Did you try Restore default in Document Properties under Location Tab ? Any system restore points made can go back on ?

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Hi, Wilder's security forum has moved to a new server. Please read the attached posts . [Done] Forum moving to new hosting company - Wilders Security Forums
Looking at posts #11 & #12 in particular, are we supposed to add the lines in post 11 to our Hosts file? If so I'm not familiar with where the Hosts file on my computer would be located, and how to proceed there if there is one. Any help will be appreciated. The new forum appeared this morning for me, and now I'm getting the old forum again which is read only. Does anyone have the same problem? I can't believe we have to do the above to access their new server. Thanks in advance for a heads up.

A:host files for new Wilders forum location

Same thing here.

I was hoping I, too, would get an answer.

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Hey guys,

I backed up my files by cutting and pasting them from my laptop to my drive. But for some reason it has caused two problems which I will tell you guys below.

What I did was I went to C:\Users\Michael, Michael is the folder of my name. Under the folder of Michael, I saw the files that I wanted to back up. I cut and pasted all the files under this folder to my drive. The estimated finish time was 3 hours. Before the process was complete, I stopped once for some reason. Then I came back and restarted the back-up process by doing the same thing - cut and pasted them to my drive.

When it was done, I feel like I've moved all the files I need to my drive, but it has caused a problem - when I open folders like Document, Pictures, Michael, Music and other folders that are under the folder of "Michael" which is where I cut and pasted files from, a window pops up, saying
"Location is not available - E:\2016\backup\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location".
"E:\2016\backup\" is the destination folder in my drive where I want my files go to. It seems by cutting and pasting all the files from the folder of Michael, it linked the folder of Michael to m... Read more

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Hi,

I'm really struggling to find a solution to this. I have a music collection 260gb which has a mix of codec's mp3, flac, wav, mp4.

I need to pull out all the flac files and move them to a new drive keeping the original folder structures on the new drive, as they are by artist/album and I have way too many to do this manually..

It's driving me mad

Any thoughts?

Cheers Chris
 

A:Tool to copy files and folders to new location?

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Hello,

I have a Temporary internet Files caching question (Win XP). I used the 'Search'function and or Explorer and saw I have the following two locations for my current (and only user, me - kevin, Admin account) Temp IE cached Files:

*1.
C:\Documents and Settings\Kevin\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

2.
C:\Documents and Settings\Kevin\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files

*The number 1. location for Temporary Internet Files Folder has no Sub Folders just Temporary Internet Files Foler for files to cache into. The number 2. location containans Folder called 'Content.IE5' and this folder contains four folders with various names (numbers and letters like 2XCDIHAD.

The number 1. location is what I expected. I go to the 'Internet Options' and click on the 'Settings' that brings up the box which has the information on the Settings for my Temporary Internet Files including showing my 'Default' location, size allocated ect. The Default Location reads: C:\Documents and Settings\Kevin\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.

The number 2. location above is only slightly different in that it is contained in a Temp Folder: C:\Documents and Settings\Kevin\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files. This Folder containans a Folder called 'Content.IE5' and that folder contains four folders with various names numbers and letters like 2XCDIHAD.
HERE IS THE QUESTION:

I find that when I go to Internet Optio... Read more

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ok.. in my older win95 computer, i open notepad up.

it defaults to opening a file in the my documents folder. so i go to another folder (lets say folder typesk in C:\) and open it up.

if i open another folder, itll still tries to open up a file in the typesk folder in C:\ ,....

but on this computer, win98SE, it doesnt. ill open up notepad. it defaults to opening a file in the my documents folder. if i go to and open up a file in the typesk folder, and then try open up another file, it goes back to trying to open up a file in the my documents folder.

how do i get it to stop doing that, to try and get it to open up a file from the same folder that the previous files was opened from (if that makes sense? it should .. :/ ) ?
 

A:windows notepad opening files location

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is this possible?

I have a 4gb drive that has windows on and when i make a network file available offline, by default it is being saved to this drive. What I want is for the offline files to be saved on the 250gb hard disk I have in the computer.

thanks
 

A:Changing the location of the 'offline files' folder?

These two links may help you find some more info on the issue.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/..20.mspx
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;871896698;fp;2;fpid;1277378924

As far as I know there is no way to change the location of the Offline Files.
But if you find any more info do let me know.
 

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i am kind of confuse with windows 10 on how to change Program Files Location. i know in windows 7 and windows 8 all i had to do is go to ''HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion'' and change ProgramFilesDir to the hard driver letter to the on that i prefer. same goes to the ProgramFilesDir (x86)

now here is my real question... on windows 10 we still can do same as i mention above for both x86 and x64. but the problem is if i change the ProgramFilesDir (x86) on windows 10 most of the things on windows 10 stop working. if i change my ProgramFilesDir (x86) :C >>ProgramFilesDir (x86) : D i can't even open the run. and most of the other stuff doesn't response correctly either

i don't know if other people are also having this issue. I've (install windows 10/clean install ) multiple times. after installing is done, every time i go change the ProgramFilesDir (x86). PC stops responding correctly, i was hoping if anyone could help me with this issue. please help me fix this problem. i would really appreciate any help

A:How To Change Program Files Location In Windows 10

I'm going to be sorry, but I have to ask

Why are you doing this? If it's a drive space problem, get a larger hard drive.

I can see (sort of) moving user folders like Documents, Music, etc but never system folders as important as the two you are talking about.

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Just partitioned my disk -- now have a new space just for programs. I'm copying all the files from C: to the new location E:

Will the programs still function (since the paths will be different now)? Do I need to change anything? If so, what is the easiest way?

Thanks.
 

A:Moving program files to another location XP Home

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Hi, I have had an option on my files and folder on Windows 8.1 x64 in the past that allows me with a right click to go to the file's location easily. After following the guide here I could not get it to work on all files. I have tried using tools from here and here to do this from here however none of them work.

Methods used so far with no success:
Registry edits as per the Shawn Brink's work on the sevenforum here (same as the one mentioned above)
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
@="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryLocation\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
@="{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}"

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I noticed this strange behaviour on same file types and different ones as well. Windows installation was clean and done a few days ago. Also tried a dism /restorehealth and sfc /scannow for corruption and all come back clean. This is not a windows corruption problem.

Any help would be appreciated!

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When I click on important files such as the E or F drives (flash drives) or my external hard drive, instead of opening in the file folder, it automatically opens the search window. Where is the 'little box' that shows the parameters of opening these files? I think it is in 'Folder Options' somewhere. I click any drive or most main folders and the Windows Search box opens up.
 

A:Clicking on files leads to wrong location

Try This

Start > Run > regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
 

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Hello everyone,

Just recently Windows wouldn't let me move any files or folders from their original location. So for example, when I try to move a single file from the desktop to a folder, nothing happens--as I drag the file into the folder, it doesn't go in; it simply stays in its original location. There is no error message.

However when I try to move a file/folder to an external drive or D drive (which I believe is merely a seperate partition of the main drive, C), it works.

There is has been no recent crashing, updates or alterations to the PC I can recall. I did, however, install the Service Pack 3 update a few days ago, however this problem didn't present until days afterward. There is under 1 gig of hard drive space after the Service Pack update, although I doubt low HD space could cause such a problem. I've run Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Avast scans, resulting in no finds.

Thank you for any help on this messy mess of a mess.

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Dear All,

I am currently setting up my new machine with Vista business 64-bit, and am aware that vista creates 2 folders for x64 and x86 software.
However i have a fairly lean disk partition (80gb) for vista and want to keep this drive free for windows and virtual memory/scratch disks.
This means that all software needs to be loaded on another partition or on my second hard disk.
Is this possibe?
Do i have to create 2 new program file folders to mimic the existing setup? i.e say for eg. d:\program files(x86) and d:\program files..??
Your help is appreciated.

Farhad E.

A:Changing location of Program Files folder(s)

Hi Farhad,

Welcome to the forum.

You will not be able change or move the locations for the programs included in Vista. (EX: Windows Mail, Sidebar, Firewall, etc...)

You will not need to create two folders on your other partition for a 32 bit and 64 bit Programs folder. When you install a program, just make sure you change the installation location for it to your other partition.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have gone back to try to find the answer to this question but I have not seen it answered here yet.

I just did a clean install of a 120Gb HD on an old lappy (Compaq Presario V2000) which I want to donate to a student. I wish to have the XP Pro on the C:\ Partition 1 and then for all other files to automatically search to find the D:\ Partition 2 when they are being installed.

As it is now the files try to load everything on the C drive. My C drive is 12Gb and D drive is 118Gb roughly speaking. I have seen answers about moving directories in registry ProgramDir but I do not see one in this XP Pro SP3 install. Also I do not want any of the Windows files to stop working, like Outlook Express etc.

What I do want is for all new software to install on D drive and not C.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:How to redefine the location of the Program Files directory C: to D:

You cannot, change the drive letter of the boot partition (the one that contains the Windows XP program files). Program Files must still be on C:
But you can change the Default Install file location to a Different Drive letter.

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