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error occurred with attempting to create directory C:\Program Files\Common Files

Q: error occurred with attempting to create directory C:\Program Files\Common Files

Thanks to anyone who can help. I've searched for this topic and haven't found anything that worked for me. I posted this topic a couple days ago but just now it didn't show up; sorry if I've double-posted.

I'm trying to download itunes for the first time, but I get the error in the title when I try to run the itunes_setup.exe file. When I cancel, I get "The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory: C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update. The installation cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator."

I checked and confirmed that I am the admin on my PC, and all accounts are set up with full access privileges to these folders. I also tried rebooting in safe mode and logging on as "Administrator" and running the .exe from a flash drive.

I think I had similar problems loading an XP Office Upgrade a few months ago; I finally just gave up. I have Spybot Search and Destroy; it says I'm clean, for whatever that's worth.

Please help! Thanks again.

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A: error occurred with attempting to create directory C:\Program Files\Common Files

You are mostly likley on a limited account.
Are you using Xp
Are you the only account. There are other reasons but lets look at this option first

Go to control panel use accounts and click on your user name , it will say if you are and admin of the machine or you are using a limited account.

Take alook at that and post back

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When I try to install any programs like skype and the last part of the installation I get an error occured while attempting to create the directory: C:program files\ common files
why is this happening? but more importantly how do I fix it?
Thanks for any help given

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An error accurred while attempting to create the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files
wont let me install some programs like msn i dunno why..
 

A:error accurred while attempting to create the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files

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I have an iPhone 3gs and am unable to update it, because I cannot install iTunes, I keep getting the message "an error occurred while attempting to create the directory C:\Program Files\Java\jre6" please help!
I have Vista and have run cdx (I think) and in cmd have authorised use, (again I think!) c:\users\my name.... I cannot update on anyone elses iTunes either, I've tried...
Its becoming a nuisance now, and I'm wondering if I've got a corrupt or incomplete file in Java somewhere...

I tried reinstalling Java, but got a 1303 error message
 

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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,

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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I have downloaded and saved a free program from Lavasoft Ad-Aware. In installing it during the time the program being configured I get the message ERROR while attempting to create the directory. C/Documents &Settings/All Users/Start Menu. I have no idea how to correct the problem. No further info given.
 

A:Solved: error while attempting create the directory

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Norton Antivirus has identified this Adware but can't delete it. It seems to be one of the Trojan Horses that, just when you least expect it, suddenly sends you off to a porn site. Can you please tell me how to eliminate it or point me in the direction of existing instructions, if there are any? Thanks. The HijackThis log (v1.99.0) is as follows.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 23:57:34, on 08/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sungard Vaulting Services\AgentSrv.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
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A:Win32.Dluca.AX: File C:\program files\Common Files\System\ms1src.exe

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Hi, I am tushar I am useing dell opetplex 620. From couple of days I am facing error in my SAP login "Failed to load resource DLL C:\Program Files\Common files\Shystem\OLE DB\ OLEDB32.DLL" and the application does't start. Can you help me guys. It is very urgent for me.

Thanks
Tushar

A:Failed To Load Resource Dll C:\program Files\common Files\shystem\ole Db\ Oledb32.dll

Here is what i found in the Microsoft KnowledgebaseLet us know if this works.

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Hi, I use my Norton windows scan and I keep getting the message C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared." I talked to Gateway Tech and they told me to back up all files and I did on a previous problem but one disc, the second one was corrupt (so it said). I lost everything. I am afraid to do this again they suggest I redo my windows from the very begining that always seems to be there answer. I cannot afford to lose data now. I am having that error message come up and I cannot use my send to drive E to copy discs properly so I got the updated version of Rioxio since the one I had was out dated so I moved up to Roxio 6 and I cannot do anything as far as coping files to disc. I am upset because a very important file is stuck in Roxio 6 that has my excel spreedsheet and it will not let me open it or copy it to CD. I hope this made sense. Please help if you can. I am running a gateway 700XL with XP Thanks
 

A:[Resolved] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\DLLShared

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Hi there,

I have installed microsoft office 07 when first getting my laptop late last year and have had no problem until today. I find this appearing on my laptop upon trying to open up any microsoft office program: Error 2330. Setup cannot get attirbutes for the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Smart Tag\LISTS. Verify that the file exists in your system and that you have sufficient permissions to update it.

When trying to open windows live messenger i get this message: The file or directory\Program files\common files\microsoft shared is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility and the same goes for trying to open winRAR and notepad.

I have tried to do the chkdsk utility but on cmd, was told access denied since i do not have sufficient privileges and need to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.

I should also add that my sister was using my laptop today and told me that these error messages came up when she first opened the laptop and said that my log on was even corrupted! (Note: I normally put my laptop to sleep but when my sister opened it this morning it had restarted instead of just waking up as it normally does)

Sorry for the long post but i thought I should be as detailed as i can even though i know very little about computers...

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Hel3nz

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C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe -osboot

This program keeps poping up in winpatrol dialog box trying to gain access to the startup page.
I keep denying it but every two minutes it pops up again. How do I stop this. What is this? Thanks!

A:C:\program Files\common Files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe -osboot

Do you have Real Player or Real-anything software installed?

The path you posted looks like an update mechanism to me.

Louis

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Hello, I found a folder I am not familiar with.

Named exodus, inside program files,common files.

It has chrome folder inside it,with crash reporter files etc.







I attached the update application.exe to virustotal, and kaspersky website
and they found nothing nor detected it as a virus.

I attached screenshots for your assistance. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello,Kaspersky gives me the following detection: detected: riskware Invader Running process: C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeWhen I am on the desktop, it makes my monitor "refresh" without moving the icons and my cpu slower. Moreover, it takes about 5 minutes to load the "add/remove programs" menu.I am pretty sure I am infected...please help!HighjackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:13:06 PM, on 07/09/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exeC:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD... Read more

A:Detected: Riskware Invader Running Process: C:\program Files\common Files\logishrd\lvmvfm\lvprcsrv.exe

Hi,

Don't worry about that alert from Kaspersky. The file is related with your Logitech Quickam

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Hi guys, I recently removed aol from my system the standard way of add/remove programs in the control panel. However when i did an advanced search of my system to see if it was fully removed, I found an aol file folder in program files, common files, which contains 357 files and 99 folders. Anyway when i right click on it and delete it i get a warning saying, renaming,removing or deleting "aol" could make some programs not work. are you sure you want to do this. My question is, Is it safe to delete this or will it affect any other progams on my pc that i still use. Please let me know. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Deleting aol from program files,common files

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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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I have this alg.exe here .
C:\Program Files\Common Files\alg.exe is a virus !!! thank you team

A:C:\Program Files\Common Files\alg.exe is a virus!!

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




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link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed. I currently have as many open topics as I can effectively handle; this will have you back in queue with the proper logs so an available helper would be able to assist.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I have been getting the above error on every 64-bit software I try to install, I also looked at the keys in the registry for CurrentVersion and there is nothing there, which worries me. Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling windows?

A:Internal Error: Failed to get path of 64-bit Program Files directory.

Hi Tom,
from an elevated command mode run

sfc /scannow

Where EXACTLY did you look in the registry,
i'll look at mine

Roy

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Mcafee recently told me it had stopped a trojan, but it couldn't delete it until a restart. I clicked "ok" and then another trojan popped up as being stopped. Then another. I wish I wrote down the names, but I didn't and now I can't find them in any kind of Mcafee log. What I do have, however, are 2 files that seem suspicious.I went to Add/Remove New Programs and found a program called "Antiviirus.exe". I didn't know what it was so I tried to uninstall it but couldn't. I did a search and found it in my (C:\Program Files) directory. I went to Program Files, but Windows Explorer immediately encountered a problem and shut down. It only shuts down in this one particular directory. Another suspicious file there is "Instaler.exe." ------------------------------------Antiviirus.exeinstaler.exeI did a quick search for these files and found that they are sometimes variants of:Trojan.DropperTrojan.GorhaxTrojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.keu-------------------------------------I went into the command prompt and deleted both, but the problem still exists - even after several restarts and system scans. Since I still can't open the Program Files folder, I wonder what is still infecting my computer and what it is doing in the background. I have run Spybot, AdAware, A-squared and they all show up with nothing more than few tracking cookies. I tried running Panda online but I can't because I have Vista. I also tried running Housecall but it didn't ... Read more

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And now there's a new development... Sometimes when I try to run certain programs they don't start. They act like they do (and they even show up in my processes) but they never actually open on the desktop. And my computer isn't freezing or slowing down - these files just don't open.I tried AIM, Firefox, and Google Talk Installer. None of which opened.After a restart, I got Firefox to work but still not Google Talk Installer. I didn't try AIM again, I deleted it before the restart.Even in safemode, I can't get McAfee to open. (It does in normal mode, though)------------------------------------------And my processes now show a new file that wasn't there before. It's a known TROJAN called:Wininit.exe------------------------------------------NEW HIJACKTHIS LOG Please helpLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:23:10 AM, on 3/22/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\System32\smss.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\csrss.exeC:\Windows\system32\services.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\Windows&#... Read more

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Would be good to have the following plan given the go ahead or have the holes pointed out in it...
 
I want to refresh my Laptop, there's a few things that are a bit iffy on it, I feel like a refresh might help it. I've never actually refreshed my laptop before so it's a bit of uncertainty and a bit of learning. 
 
My plan is to create a disk image using Drive Image XML (Or should I use the built in Windows Option?) to my external HD. Then after my computer has been refreshed to factory settings I'll mount the Disc Image to a different HD (that's got more space than the Image will be) and I'll then be able to pull the files off the Image. These would be documents / program files etc... 
 
I don't know how this affects things such as the Path in
 
 
System and security > System > Advanced system settings > System Properties > Environment variables. 
 
 
I've added to that recently for Eclipse and Java, so I'd like that to remain...? 
 
I'm guessing the process will be :
 
1 Create disc image
 
2 Mount & test Disc image
 
3 Reset laptop to factory settings.
 
4 update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 (was 8 originally...) 
 
5 copy x86 and x64 program folders over from the disc image.....
 
 
 
 
Is this cool? Am I missing stuff / anything extra I should be aware of? 
 
Cheers

A:Create DiskImage, refresh Laptop, pull files / program files off disc image

Anyone? 

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An error messages appears whenever I try to extract a folder to Program Files. It reads 'Cannot create folder C:\Program Files\Mozilia Firefox\abc'. I tried to first create the folder inside Program Files manually and then direct the extraction to it when I was prompted to choose the destination but it still wouldn't work. It says 'Cannot create folder so and so' and under that 'Access is denied'. I am using the computer as an administrator so I was bewildered when the message appeared. I am thinking that somehow the setting is preventing me to take control over Program Files. Vista's not so user friendly in this aspect.

Any thoughts?

Thanks
 

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here is my HijackThis logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:06:00 PM, on 2/19/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Anti... Read more

A:C:\program Files\common

Hello,

I guess your Adobeupdater is causing this, because that's the only one I suspect in your log that starts up with Windows where I don't see it running in your processes. This one also runs from a subfolder of the Common Files folder and I guess Windows only reads "common" here since the full path is not between quotes in the registry.

So try next..
Check and fix next entry in Hijackthis (since this startup is not required anyway):

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AdobeUpdater] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater\AdobeUpdater.exe

Reboot your computer.
Let me know if that solved the problem.

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my problem is I can't copy/create files to C:\root directory. I only noticed the problem when I wanted to create some files in the root directory.

1) there used to be many options under create "New", there is only "Folder" now.

2) if I click "New Folder" it will give me the below access denied error. so I can't create new folders too. I cannot copy and paste files from the directories to the root, it's the same access denied error.

3) the "New" option looks like this in my sub-directories. I can copy and paste files in the sub-directories, no problems at all.

think my security settings is causing this problem. can't figure out why. I am set to Administrator with full control for everything in security properties. the User Account Settings is set to the lowest levels.

please advise, thank you.

A:can't copy/create files to C:\ root directory.

the write option in Group permission: Users, was not allowed. I allowed the write and problem is solved.

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I have Winpatrol installed on my computer and have had a program try to add itself to my start up, It's ALG.exe but it's not the real alg that is fond in the system 32 folder. This one is in Program Files\Common and is clearly some kind of adware or worse because it shows to be software made by SornSoft named CPAX20,when I place my mouse over the alg.exe file it shows this info below the alg icon. when I go to the SornSoft site it has a program named CPAX version 2.0 and from reading about it it sounds like adware/spyware.

My question is if I can't find it running through WinPatrol, none of my other security software finds it. AVG, Malwarebytes, Obit 360, Spybot or spyware blaster, it is it safe to assume it isn't running. As I said Winpatrol caught it when it tried to add itself to my start up and I clicked do not allow. Also is there any other information about this alg.exe fake out there? Thanks for any help.

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Hi All

I get the above window open whrn my pc boots up , how do i get rid of it please ....

A very happy Liverpool fan

Rich
 

A:C:\Program Files\Common at start up

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Hi,

I seem to be infected with helper.dll that is located in c:\program files\common. It pops up everytime I restart my computer and seems to be slowing everything down. I've looked at some of the other posts, but can't seem to find anything in my system registry. I've posted my registry from hijackthis. If someone could tell me what to delete, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks for your help.


Jeff

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:20:29 AM, on 12/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
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:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Helper.dll in C:\Program Files\Common

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I have a bunch of pdf files that are named "minutes.pdf", each alone within a directory that tells me what they are.

So the file path would be D:\WaterBoard\August2012\minutes.pdf

Every pdf is named "minutes.pdf" if this helps.

How would I create a batch file that would give the pdf a file name of the folder within which it is located? I've got like 400 of these so a script would be super useful. Thanks for any guidance!

A:Create Script to rename files after parent directory

There is a subforum on DonationCoder.com that does nothing but these small requests:
Post New Requests Here - DonationCoder.com

Please read the guidelines before posting.

Of course someone here may post a script or batch for you also.

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Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and would like some help.Yesterday, my Norton AV found 2 viruses. It removed infostealer easily. Downloader, not so easy. I eventually deleted it in safe mode. The path was C:\WINNT\system32\msiebbar.dll. Once back in normal mode, I went ahead and deleted temporary internet files folder.Upon restart, and everyone after that, I now have a common files window pop up with helper.sig in it. I tried to find it in regedit with no luck. So, now I'm treading in unfamiliar waters, asking for help to something I know little about. Any help would be appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:24:33 AM, on 8/8/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Pro... Read more

A:C:\program Files\common\helper.sig At Start Up

Hi docder,Please download Brute Force Uninstaller .Right click the downloaded BFU folder, and choose Extract AllClick "Next"In the box to choose where to extract the files to,Click "Browse"Click on the + sign next to "My Computer"Click on "Local Disk (C:) or whatever your primary drive isClick "Make New Folder"Type in BFUClick "Next", and Uncheck the "Show Extracted Files" box and then click "Finish".RIGHT-CLICK HERE and choose "Save As" (in IE it's "Save Target As") in order to download DeepDive Remover.Save it in the same folder you made earlier (c:\BFU).Then, please go to Start > My Computer and navigate to the C:\BFU folder. Start the Brute Force Uninstaller by doubleclicking BFU.exe Behind the scriptline to execute field click the folder icon and select DeepDive.bfu Press Execute and let the program do it’s job. (Do not be startled as your taskbar will disappear for a little while.)Wait for the complete script execution box to pop up and press OK.Press exit to terminate the BFU program.A notepad file called BFUlogdeepdive.txt will be created on the systemdrive (usually the location will be C:\BFUlogdeepdive.txt). Post the content of that file please.When you reboot the folder should no longer come up.

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Hi all

if you follow the link below you will see my problem , its still happning .. any ideas ? i have tryied all the tips and some of that i now of ..

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=461485&goto=newpost

I cant see any thing wrong with this log but i thought i would include it .

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:06:19, on 24/04/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4300 Series\lxcemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4300 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\inKline Global\PC Booster\pcbooster.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOL Spyware Protection\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\lxcecoms.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\aoltpspd.exe
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A:C:\Program Files\Common opens at start up

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/461485-c-program-files-common-start.html
 

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I looked through the past posts on this subject, but the advice doesn't apply in my situation.

Every time I start Windows the C:\Program files\Common folder opens up.
I have a hunch that it's to do with Install Shield. But I have no idea how to fix it. I have looked at my startup folder and there are no shortcuts to open this window.

I'm going to post my HJT log for your reference.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:07:52 PM, on 28/07/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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A:C:\Program Files\Common opens on start up

Have you tried using MSCONFIG? You can disable all starups, test if problem is fixed, and then add back the option you need.
 

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My computer always loads the folder C:\Program Files\Common on bootup.Also, there are 3 error windows for missing .dll's. I will restart my computer now, and write them down so I can add them to this post.Thanks for any help!------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:00:59 PM, on 12/16/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.4\program\soffice.exeC:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.4\program\soffice.BINC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin�... Read more

A:Program Files\Common opens at boot

Here are the files that error messages pop up for:

c:\windows\system32\mohasobi.dll
c:\windows\system32\terobila.dll
c:\windows\system32\biyedepu.dll

Thanks again, I really appreciate your time and expertise!

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Every time I reboot my computer I get a window with the Helper.dll file in it. This file is located at C:\Program Files\Common. If I close the window it reappears. When I close it the second time it stays closed. Start up is also VERY slow. PLEASE HELP!DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Slavin at 10:08:38.35 on Tue 08/04/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.487 [GMT -5:00]AV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}FW: Norton AntiVirus *enabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\PROGR... Read more

A:Helper.dll in C:\Program Files\Common Pop up on Startup

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 another staff member 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.Foll... Read more

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here is my problem. I read through other posts about this...but I figured every case is a bit different and I shouldn't follow other posts cause they were all a bit different.

I'm writing about our computer at the store I work at. We use it for our register and the past couple of days it has been very slow and on start up an Explorer window pops up and it's Program Files\Common and it has 4 icons helper.dll, _helper.dll, helper.sig and _helper.sig. I've run AdAware and deleted cookies and temp internet files and that doesn't seem to help. I've also just finished running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and after restart after that finished the helper.dll and helper.sig icons were gone but the _helper.dll and _helper.sig were still there and it is still running slow. I've attached my Malwarebytes Log. This computer is a Gateway desktop running Windows XP. We have McAfee installed but I believe the subscription is ended so as soon as I get this figured out I'm going to have my boss set up a comcast email address to get the free subscription.

Any help would be great!!!! Thank you so much!

attached here is my HJT Log and my Malwarebytes log
 

A:Program Files\Common, helper.dll on restart, slowness

any help please...I know you're all busy, but I really don't want this to just go further and further without getting helped...it's been viewed 42 times already
 

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Hi,

I have a brand new Dell Inspirion 1501 Windows XP SP2 laptop.I installed a few programs like Word Perfect 2002, Microsoft Office 2003 and a few other things just for some history. Well today out of nowhere, upon booting up my laptop this morning, this window pops up that says BORLAND SHARED...and I go back and find out that it is in the Program Files/Common folder. I did some searching on the web and it sounds like it could be some kind fo registry thing?? Thought the solutions some described seemed too complicated for me!! Please help!
 

A:Program Files/Common/Borland Shared popping up upon boot up

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Recently, I was invaded by tons of malaware and spyware. Nonetheless, I downloaded Spybot Search and Destroy, Ewido Security Suite, Ewido Malaware, Ad-aware, CwShredder and HijackThis! I got rid of much of the problem, but now I have noticed that my computer has slowed down tremendously.First, I continuously experience popups from ad.firstadsolution, they pop up 2-4 at a time, and happen approx. every five minutes.Second of course, my computer has drastically slowed down. Certain programmes experience a freezing state, but eventually go back to being unfrozen.Lastly, everytime my computer starts, C:\Program Files\Common opens and I have noticed that the programmes that once started up in my task bar in the corner, no longer start.Here is a copy of my HijackThis! report.-----------Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:10:53 AM, on 2/20/2006Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSC00.exeC:\WINDOWS\sys025144999911.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

A:Ad.firstadsolution - Computer Slowdown - C:\program Files\common Opening

Also, I would like to add that regarding the problem of the folder opening every startup, I have checked msconfig and followed the steps prescribed in a previous thread that was posted on here some time ago - and still, nothing.

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Howdy.

I've been troubleshooting issues with my pc all week (0x8e BSOD mostly and a registry recover message on start up). I have narrowed it down to my RAM, processor, or motherboard (specs below). This is also a week old install of XP Pro.

During testing one of my memory sticks to see if it was the faulty one, I was trying to open Winamp and it came up with some script error, followed by a notification in the system tray to run chkdsk. I OK'd all that out, and scheduled a chkdsk. I opened my Explorer (right clicked Start and Explore) and went into Program Files...and nothing was there but Windows junk (Messenger, WMP, and so forth). There was only about 7 of these folders, and I noticed my virus scanner (Avast!) was not in the systray, nor was my firewall icon.

So, I clicked on the Avast! shortcut and an error came up saying the link is invalid yada yada Press OK to delete. I tried other shortcuts...some worked but others gave the same error.

Any ideas how all those files went Adios but some programs that are supposed to be in there still work? I have already done chkdsk /r in Recovery console, and tried to restore my pc back a few days (It runs, but it says it cannot restore it). I really want to blame one of the memory sticks for this, but somehow they are checking out ok by themselves.

Mobo- AOpen AK77-400N
Processor- AMD XP 2400+
ATI Radeon 9200 AGP 8x
Memory- G Skill 2 GB PC3200 DDR400 (two 1 GB sticks)
Windows XP Pro SP3

A:Nothing in Program Files directory

is it the same when in safe mode? if you can get into Avast! set it to do a full scan on startup...It looks like it could be a virus to me. Have you checked to see what processes are running?

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I have a program files directory on my e:\ that I use to install most of my applicaitons to as it is much larger than my c:\ partition.

However I cannot write or delete anything from this folder now, and I cannot open an application I have been using for ages either, and this is how I noticed it. I have scanned my machine using Panda Titanium 2007, Adaware and AVG anti spyware, and nothing suspect shows up but I presume it is something malicious.

Has anyone got any ideas? It is only this directory that is giving me trouble and today is the first time this has shown up. I am logged in as the same profile I always use.

Win 2000 machine.

Here is the hijackthis log...... Any help appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:58:19, on 10/10/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
E:\Program Files\TPSrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
E:\Program Files\pavsrv50.exe
E:\Program Files\AVENGINE.EXE
e:\program files\firewall\PNMSRV.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
e:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
E:\Program Files\PavFnSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
E:\Program Files\PsImSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
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A:Cannot write to program files directory

Anyone please? I can't open most of the applicaitons I have installed to that directory. It was ok a couple of days ago, and I haven't noticed anything else changing.
 

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I'm trying to find a simple, straightforward opensource Windows program to compare all files within a directory to all files in a different directory in order to ensure that they are completely identical (basically to verify backups). I'm looking for something more reliable than simply comparing file sizes or dates. I would think the most efficient way to do this would be by using some fast and simple file hash (md5?) to compare the two.
 
I looked through the "Freeware Replacements for Common Commercial Apps" post, but I didn't see anything like this. Does anyone know of a program like this?

A:Program to compare all files in directory

Beyond Compare (not freeware): http://www.scootersoftware.com/features.php

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After fighting with my machine all day to try to get it to boot, I ended up doing a reinstall over top of my existing windows xp installation. When I finally got my machine back up and running, everything in my program files directory was gone, though I did not have more free space on my machine than I did before. Any idea where windows is hiding my program files, and any idea how I can get them back?

A:Program Files directory wiped out

Anybody have any ideas on this? I'm kind of stuck here.

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When I start up my laptop I receive the error that my directory\program files is corrupt and unreadable. I am directed to run the Chkdsk utility. I cannot run this utility. When I try i am told that I do not have authority to run it although I am the only user on this computer. If I try to run it as a scheduled mainenance it does not run. Any one have this problem and how did you fix it?

A:Directory\Program files is corrupt

Hello Ray, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a System Restore at boot using a restore point dated before this error may be able to fix it for you. If not, then you may need to reinstall Vista.

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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OK so built new computer and was suggested by tech at ncix that i have two hard drives. 1ssd for operating system 120G and one for all other crap, programs software games etc.. 2TB. Did that and have about 70g filled on ssd with operating system and some other stuff and want now to have ALL other software etc installed on 2TB drive. I have read other forums and have changed setting as per instructions on other forums as in regedit and changing programfilesdir and programfilesdirx86 from C which is my ssd to E which is 2TB. the programs that i now install seem to install on E as from what i can see but now for some reason shortcut icons on destop will error saying path does not exist in C drive. after reading a couple of threads on this site i noticed that someone else has same problem and changed another file in regedit called programw6432dir as well. i have not made that change yet. should i? will that fix the error path message? it also affected my internet explorer when i go to use it from the start menu and with the path error message from those programs destop icon logos they no longer show up as the logo it was before but a generic logo with no discription. Just so you all know i am running windows7pro64 amd8core 32gigram. i am a novice as for computers and all the setting and all. Please email me back with advice to solve my problem at: ****

Thanks

Ryan

A:windows 7 changing program files directory

Hello toomuchbeer and welcome to TSF,

There are a few ways to do this...

Custom installation paths and utilization of Windows 7 Libraries.

The easiest way is to specify installation paths when installing programs. Most installable programs will allow you to chose a non-standard installation path.

Also, Windows 7 libraries allow you to access your documents and media files from multiple locations. When you add a location to your library, opening "Documents" for example, will show you items in your Documents folder AND the added location.

This is the way I would suggest to do things.. It requires a bit more attention, but your main OS files and updates will easily fit on the 120GB SSD. And you can still install programs that you want to launch with SSD speeds in the default location...

EDIT:
Also.... I suggest moving the paging file to the HDD...
Right click Computer
Select Properties
On the left of the screen select Advanced System Settings
Select the Advanced Tab
Select Settings in the Performance box
Select the Advanced Tab
Select Change in the Virtual Memory box.
Deselect Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
Select the C: Drive (Windows installation)
Select No Paging File
Select the secondary HDD.
Select either System Managed size or Custom Size. (note: By selecting Custom size, it allows you to set a static size for your paging file... This can increase performance, but be careful not to set the size too low... I suggest a min... Read more

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I'm having several issues; I've thoroughly messed up my computer in the span of the past hour. I'll try to explain as quickly as possible. I'm on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, and I have an SSD boot device with all of my files on a HDD. I edited the registry keys forever ago to move my program files directory to the HDD (both 64-bit and 32-bit to the same directory, and yes, I edited both the 64-bit and 32-bit registries), and it's worked just fine.
Installed final version of IE 10, had the same issue I had with the release preview (doesn't run--crashes a few seconds after the window opens)
Some programs run from the SSD even though I changed the Program Files directory to the HDD, so I copied the new Internet Explorer files from the HDD to the appropriate locations on the SSD, including overwriting ieproxy.dll (lots of fun to do, believe me). Didn't work, so I uninstalled IE 10 (which causes it to revert to IE 9), and rebooted as part of that process.
After rebooting, IE did absolutely nothing, but now all folders in Windows Explorer open in a new window when double-clicked. I have done everything I could find to fix this (including checking the registry entries at HKCR\Folder\shell and others). Nothing has worked.
Ran sfc /scannow, and it found and fixed errors. Rebooted but the problem persists and my program files directory (previously H:\Program Files) has renamed itself to H:\Program Files (x86), but the old directory can still be navigated to directly, and the old directory i... Read more

A:Program Files directory renamed itself, among other related issues

Having the 2 folders is totally normal. So what other problems are you having ?

Why are you changing the program files to the hdd, it defeats the purpose of using a ssd for it`s speed.

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I don't know where all the space in my C: is going. Is there a program that searches for files of a large size or lists files according to their size?
 

A:Is there a program that searches a drive or given directory for large files?

The following is freeware and doesn't require installation. It will find the 100 largest files on your drive:

Largest Files Finder
 

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Hi, I work in a computer repair shop, and I've recently had two computers come in separately with the same very odd problem. What appears to have happened is that something has deleted most (but not all) of the folders within the Program Files and Program Files (x86) directories. A secondary symptom is that the start menu is also almost or completely empty. Files remain associated with the removed programs, and they appear to have been simply deleted rather than uninstalled. When the first machine came in I thought perhaps this was user error, but having seen a second identical but unrelated instance that now seems unlikely. The second user said it occurred around the time she was installing Norton 360 (in fact, the disk was still in her drive). I've checked in both cases and:
- The hard drives were healthy
- The folders were deleted, not hidden.

Anyone heard of a virus being the cause of something like this? I've done some extensive googling, and found a few people mentioning similar symptoms as far back as 2002, but no explanations.

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Have a Windows 7 computer with almost 300,000 files in the %temp% dir and wanted to know if anyone had a suggestion on how to determine which program is creating all these files.  Looked under properties and didn't see any info, but maybe there is a way to generate a log of which file writes to the directory?
Any help you could provide would be appreciated.  Thanks.

A:Determine which program is creating files in the %temp% directory

Sysinternals Process Monitor can help you identify which processes create files in your temp directory. You have to set an appropriate filter so that you don't drown in the vast amount of log data.

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