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Icon for shortcut on desktop is blank when BMP file is on network drive. When I put the BMP file on the local disk and I browse to it, it displays correctly

Q: Icon for shortcut on desktop is blank when BMP file is on network drive. When I put the BMP file on the local disk and I browse to it, it displays correctly

Hi all,

Since many years we are using custom BMP files as icon for one of our programs. That has always worked correctly, until Windows 8 (and Windows Server 2012) came. When we create the shortcut on our desktop and we browse to the network location where the BMP
file is and we click ok, we see the icon correctly in the "preview", but as soon as I click OK twice and I go back to the desktop, the shortcut is white, with no icon.

But when I place the BMP file on the local drive and I browse to it, it displays correctly in the previewer AND on the desktop.
This behaviour occurs on both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Who knows how to resolve this?

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Hi guys!

Simple question: why does a shortcut to an exe on a network-drive display differently from one on my local drive?

It's the same file, but the network ressource version looks FUBAR, while local version is pretty nice.

Perhaps more to the point: any hints on changing it. The particular exe is compiled with an ico containing: 48x48 px, 32x32 px, 16x16 px (all in xp, hicolor, 16 colors). It looks like windows is displaying the 16x16 px version, and then resizing it, and perhaps adding a dash of ugly.

Hope you can help

A:Local/network shortcut displays

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I just have to empty a SD card; compressing its contents to a 7zip-file takes too much time, and if I have to access the files quickly, I prefer to use a mountable filetype. Thus the requirement to quickly create a VHDX-file, then mount it using the context
Tested using Windows 8.1 without Hyper-V-Role installed.
First, you need to create an empty vhdx-File as a template.
You already have to specify the maximum size this vhdx is allowed to expand to, in my case 255 GiB (255 GiB × 1024 MiB/GiB = 261120 MiB). This can be placed in either your user profile or shared for all users:

Current User: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\All Users: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\
To create the template:
1. Start an elevated command prompt
2. Run diskpart.exe
3. Enter the following commands:
create vdisk file=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\Virtual-Hard-Disk.vhdx type=expandable maximum=261120
attach vdisk
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs label="Blank Virtual Disk" quick
assign letter=z
detach vdisk
4. Once the template is in place, just run this command:
reg.exe add HKCR\.vhdx\Windows.VhdFile\ShellNew /f /v FileName /t REG_SZ /d Virtual-Hard-Disk.vhdx
Now you just have to right-click in any file explorer window, also on remote network shares, select New > Hard Disk Image File and rename the file as you wish!


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Hi, a while ago, I was annoyed with having the little shortcut arrows on desktop icons. I decided to try to find a way to have them removed, so there would be no arrows for shortcuts, and I looked on the internet for how to do so.

1. One site had me download a registry edit thing, and change my registry.
2. Another site let me download a program that would supposedly remove the shortcut arrows.

And, for a while, one of these methods worked, and I didn't have any arrows on my icons! But then, for some reason, it backfired, and now I have that strange 'unknown program' icon in place of an arrow. Here, http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/Untitled.jpg
(It's a safe image, don't worry)

The problem is, I really don't know which of the two things above made this happen, but I can't get it back. What can I do? I'd be fine with or without the arrows, but just not how it is now!

This happened over a year ago, I do not remember the names of the programs, what I did with the registry, and I cannot use system restore that far. Please help with any solution. I have Windows 7.

A:[SOLVED] Icons on desktop have 'missing file icon' instead of shortcut arrow?

Well, the first thing I am going to ask is if you backed up your registry (You never should make changes to the registry - especially if its a never heard of online tweak - without backing it up) That's the short fix, if you did not back up your registry then please bare with me.

Please test the following:
-Double click "My Computer"
-Go into your C:// drive
-Enter the "Program Files" folder
-Go into any folder containing an installed program, and right click on the exe file inside
-"Create Shortcut"

If a shortcut is created within the folder without that ugly missing file icon, then you can just simply go and do that with all your other programs, drag the shortcuts to your desktop, and delete the previous shortcuts. (Then you can rename them something more straightforward, instead of shortcut to so and so just so and so)

If that did not work, I would try a registry cleaner. CCleaner is free and has a basic registry optimizer built in, though you could try a more specific program, such as a RegSeeker.

If none of those work, then please get back to me on it. (I'll probably have thought of another fix by then)

By the way, now that you mentioned those shortcut arrows, I'm getting annoyed at the ones on my desktop!

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I'm currently in the process of testing/deploying IE11 in our environment and I've begun testing on the IE11 Enterprise Site List manager.
I've read that there are a few different ways to configure the XML file to apply via GPO per the article below.  HTTP, Local Network, Local File. (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Dn640699.aspx)
In my isolated testing I've chosen to use the local file method which is very easy to setup and use on a testing machine.
It looks like we have the flexibility to choose how we apply the XML file, and I was curious what the best options are and why?  Also are there examples of each setup being used and the benefits/downsides to each?
Here's the options that I can see using:
1. HTTP - setup an IIS website to host the XML file.
2. Local Network (UNC) - setup a UNC path on our DFS where we store the current XML file and users would have read only access to that location.
3. Local File - We could just deploy the XML file via SCCM package/application when updates to the list are required.
Could anyone please point me towards some articles, etc, explaining the pro's and cons of these methods and why I might want to choose one over the other?  I'm leaning towards just using a DFS share and option #2 because it doesn't require us to maintain
an IIS site for it but I am curious to hear if there might be any downsides to this method, or benefits to going with another method.

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This happens consistently. Once between 1 and 2 gigs has copied, I get the blue screen. I have tried copying in safe mode, using TeraCopy instead, nothing seems to work. This is the .dmp file:


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I have Vista Home Premium with Office 2007 installed. Word has been opening correctly for approx. six months, until I suspect, an update changed things. The other Office programs open from file or shortcut before and still do.
When I attempt to open a .doc or .docx file I get the following error

"Windows cannot find "C:\Users\Bill\Desktop\Christmas letter.docx". Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Word will open with a blue screen and without a template. I can navigate to the file I wish to open and it will open but without the template. Word will open from the pinned menu with the template also from win.exe. but it is a pain to then have to navigate to the file you want to open and it becomes very difficult when I want to edit .pdf files in Word.

I installed Office 2007 Ultimate. I have run Word repair. I have tried renaming and deleting the global template normal.dotm to no avail.

Your help would be appreciated

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In SC, On Charter, boot-up, the network icon displays a #1 Blue Disk, which changes to a #2 Yellow triangle with exclamation point, then a #3 Red X greatly delaying access to the net. My PC is connected to the net with a new Cisco DCP3208 modem, A Netgear wireless is connected to the modem. However I visited NJ recently, Comcast net connection was wireless. I used a Belkin USB wireless, and all worked as normal, got the net, email instantly.

Whould that loading problem be caused by the different ISPs ? Is it correctable?

Happy Holidays,


A:On boot-up, the network icon displays: Blu Disk,Yellow triangle,Red X.

Hi there,

Can you please post an ipconfig/all output coming from your computer?

Have you power cycled your devices?

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The shortcut icons for my desktop icons are all missing and have been for about a year. I foolishly must have installed something at some point that removed the shortcut icons. I just started searching for results only to find a solution on this forum.

The problem is that the information that I need is in closed threads that no longer have the attachments that I would need to solve this issue.

The following link was the article that I found that had the correct info that I needed.

[SOLVED] Icons on desktop have 'missing file icon' instead of shortcut arrow?

If someone could please help me out with this issue (even though it has already been covered) I would be very thankful.

A:[SOLVED] 'Missing file' icon instead of shortcut icon

Hi, run the attached .zip file it will open a Lnk.reg file right click on this and select Merge. Restart your computer.


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PC is on domain.
When entering path to a folder of another PC on the local network through it's administrative share i.e. "\\remotepc\c$\users\username\desktop" I get the message in the attached screen-grab.
When I enter the path to the root drive "\\remotepc\c$" I get prompted for credentials, enter the cred's and then can browse the entire drive and sub-directories.
Does anyone know why you don't get prompted when entering the sub-directory directly?

A:Can't directly browse sub-folders below root drive on local network PC

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Please try it again, I've seen/experienced this behavior. I'd try to.... click on the Start button then type e.g \\dispatch2\c$\ press enter after...

then navigate to the C$, and locate the Desktop folder or any folder that you wish to access.
In my case..... \\dispatch2\c$\Users\Public\Desktop

If that didn't work we'll try a different tactic.

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Hello and this is my First Post

Can you help me with an annoying dialog that pops up when running shortcuts please?

I have (portable) applications located on E:

I can run those applications directly from E: without a problem - i.e. I don't get any warnings.

However if I create a shortcut to one of these applications and place the shortcut on the desktop ( on C: ), then running the shortcut causes an open file security warning (see attachment). The warning dialog claims it can't determine who created the file, because it comes from "a location outside your local network". Which is really strange because it is a locally installed hard drive.

The only explanation I have is I've used E: with a previous windows 7 installation on the same hardware, then I reformatted & reinstalled my Windows 7 partition, but kept E: untouched.

Couple of things I've tried are:
1) there is no "Unblock" button on the shortcut's properties dialog
2) Group policy editor changed to not preserve zone information
3) I couldn't find an exact match for this particular open file security warning when searching here and other forums

A:Open File Security Warning when file is on different local hard drive

Similar warning under Win 8, for *.lnk (shortcuts), even though they are under Favorites.

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Hello folks,

Just like the title says, I have installed a fresh copy of Windows 7. I had lost my recovery discs, so I downloaded the official .iso image from, http://www.mydigitallife.info/windows-7-64-bit-x64-direct-download-links/ I downloaded Ultimate because my university gives it's students Windows 7 Ultimate license keys. So I figured why not! So after I create a Boot USB, I install the OS. Everything goes smoothly, until I open up C:\Windows\system32\ and I see that "Rundll32" still shows a page icon.

I checked all my desktops and they all have the same image for Rundll32!

At this point I am panicking because I don't know if all my computers are infected by malware or if something else is at fault.

My Rundll32 file is sitting at 44.5 KB.

At this moment, I am installing BitDefender, TDSSKiller, Malwarebytes, and completing Windows Updates(Obviously, I am not typing this on the infected machine). I will update this post if the programs find anything.

Edit: I think I posted this in the wrong thread. I will post this in "Windows 7" instead.

Edit: I think this is the right sub-forum.

A:After a fresh Windows 7 install, the Rundll32 file still displays a "page icon"

Hello, We need a deeper look. Plaese repost this with the logs from the guide below.Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic. Let me know if all went well.

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I tried to search the forums for what I want, but I couldn't find it.

I am trying to change the icon of an internet shortcut I have on the desktop. I have tried the Change Icon function in the properties, but I cannot point to the GIF file I want to use. How do I convert that GIF to an icon file that I can use?


A:Solved: Convert a GIF file to a shortcut icon

I believe IrfanView will do this -- http://www.irfanview.com/


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What is the best way to....
- Make a file that users can download which has a custom icon and takes them to the website of my choice?

I have a shortcut on my desktop that points to a website of which I have assigned a custom icon (.ico file) and everything looks and works great on my computer. The customer icon is not a Windows default .ico file

I save the file to SharePoint 2010 and when users download the file (shortcut.url) they don't get the custom icon, just a shortcut with a missing icon image.

A:Download Shortcut.url File = Lose the Custom Icon for It?

Hello Poagman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's normal for a referenced custom icon on your PC to not be included with the shortcut like this.

About all you can do is to also include the icon with the shortcut so that they can save the icon where they like on their PC, then change the shortcut's icon to target the icon's location on their PC.

Hope this helps some,

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I'm posting this question for my brother who is a computer-noob.
Somehow his laptop running XP seems to have been infected by a virus, although Norman AV does not find a virus.
Problem: everytime he doubleclicks on an icon this seems to be interpreted as a delete command. He gets a question "Do you really want to move this file/shortcut to the recycle bin" Answering No does not close the window. This also happens when he opens outlook (via mouse-menu open option) on downloades messages, double click within outlook on a message deletes the message instead of opening it.
Does anybody know a virus that can cause this behaviour?

A:double clicking an icon every time tries to delete file/shortcut

If he has an infected system...he needs to consider posting here at BC, in the appropriate malware forum.BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html That's the best advice I can think of for a known infected system.Louis

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I have a question  that how to copy file from remote desktop user drive to my local machine using  xcopy or any other protocol.

This is my server path "\\Trail01" and here is the file location "c:\Users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R"
How can i give this is in my batch file. I have used this
net use "\\Trail01" "[email protected]" "/USER:ashique.sheikh"
XCOPY /Y \\Trail01\c:\users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R  "D:\VMI"
But its not working. It is give path error.
How can i download this or is there any other way to do it?

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Problem with MS Word as part of MS Office 2007 Professional Plus running on Windows 7.
When I view a folder in Windows Explorer all docx files show up with a plain white icon, not a Word icon. I have done the following:
Start > Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
Then scrolled down the display and selected the docx extension - it already shows as Microsoft Office Word - clicked on Change Program, reset the program to WordPad, then back in the display clicked on the Change Program icon again. This tiime I reset it
to Microsoft Office Word.
However when I go back into Explorer the icon has not changed. Even if I close it down and restart it again. And even after a reboot.
Also, I have checked the individual properties of the docs files, using Explorer, and they do say Open With Microsoft Word. So no problem there either.
Any suggestions welcome as to how to change it so the icon displayed is Word not blank.

A:Docx file association is set up correctly but does not display Word icon when viewing in Explorer

Hello Orchestrand - These icon issues are tricky to track down. I assume it’s only Word and no other icons. Has it been this way since installing Office or did it start recently? Graham was correct to try the Icon Cache steps. As a sanity check can
you do the following steps to force a rebuilt of the cache-
1.     Click - Change Display Settings
2.     Click – Advanced Settings on the lower left
3.     Click – List All Modes on the Adapter Tab of the Properties Sheet
4.     Change to one of the modes with 16-bit listed next to it.
5.     Click ok until you’re all the way out.
The steps are only temporary to rebuild the cache.
Also to rule out a corrupt Profile can you create a new user and logon as the new user?
Change the resolution mode back after testing:)

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Really weird, see attachment.. Tried resetting the icon cache. It's like this on all of my desktop icons.. any ideas?

A:White 'File' icon showing over top of normal desktop icon

Hello JingleJangle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like your shortcut arrow overlay icon got messed up somehow. You can use either method in the tutorial below to restore the arrow icon. Method Two is the easiest way with the program.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,

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Hi, I'm sorry if I post this on wrong section. I'm new & this is my 1st post on this forum

Anyway, I'm curious about making file shortcuts between hard disk. Example, real folder is in D: drive. I want to make a shortcut for that particular folder in E: drive. Is this possible? if yes could someone teach me? Thank you

A:Making file shortcut between hard disk. Is it possible?

Yes, it's possible. Navigate to the file/folder you want to create a shortcut to. Right click, on the popup look for "Send To". See if your other drive is an option. If so, click it. It it's not, then choose "Create Shortcut". That shortcut will appear. Then right click that shortcut and "Cut". Navigate to where you want the shortcut and then "Paste". You can then (If you want) right click the shortcut and "Rename".

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I have had success in the past using a .bat file to create a desktop shortcut.

I was infected a week ago with a virus or malware of some sort and cleaned it, No virures or malware on my system as of right now.

Here is an example of how I wrote my desktop shortcut .bat files:

@echo off

start iexplore.exe "www.yahoo.com" (as an example)
This is the syntax I always have used and it worked.

When I click on the shortcut I get an error message that reads: Windows cannot find 'iexplore.exe'. Make sure you typed etc. etc.

My system is working fine. IE 9 is working faster than ever and have no problems with Internet Explorer.

I checked Internet Explorer in my Program files and it indeed lists iexplore.exe in the folder.

Again, my system is clean of any virurs, malmare, rootkits and all PUP's.

Any help on why Windows cannot find iexplore.exe?

My level of experience is intermediate.

Thanks in advance.

A:Writing Desktop Shortcut Using .bat file

Hello bear, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Close, but the command just needs to have the full path to iexplorer.exe included.

@echo off

start "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.yahoo.com

Option Three in the tutorial below can give you some more ideas about this. Especially if you would like to create a normal shortcut instead of a .bat file.

Internet Website Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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Hi, I administer an old Foxpro database. I give users access to the database by creating a shortcut on their desktop. Occassionally I need to make changes to the Foxpro exe file and can only do this when no one is logged in, so rename the database from name.exe to name1.exe so users get an error when trying to open "name.exe" as the file no longer exists (for that period).

But because the shortcut automatically gets rerouted too, this isn't working. Is there a way I can make the shortcut static, ie that it always looks for "name.exe", opens it if it exists and doesn't if it doesn't? I don't want it to 'follow' the original file.


A:Desktop shortcut - how to stop it following a file when its name changes

You could take the newly edited file and stick it somewhere else. Another server, your desktop if that would work, etc. if that's a possibility.

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All my desktop shortcut have the google chrome icon at first but then after sometime turn blank white icons.
How do I change the default icon for all shortcuts in one click?

I am tired of re-installing google chrome each time. I don't know why this is happening.

A:shortcut default icon always changing back to blank icon

Hello Matt,

This may be able to restore your default shortcut arrow overlay icon.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

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Whenever I run a batch file, the icon in the taskbar is blank/default.
Is there any way to make it so it's the cmd.exe icon?

A:Batch file icon blank

Have you tried right clicking, properties, change icon? If so, you might want to rebuild the icon cache and restore default file associations to see if that fixes it.

Icon Cache - Rebuild
Default File Type Associations - Restore

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OK! - Where do i start?

My limewire stopped working and wouldn't open. So i removed it and reinstalled it - still the same. I even wasted my money and brought PRO and obviously didnt make a difference.
I then figured it must be Java so i tried to uninstall that however even though it appeared to be uninstalled, everytime i would try to reinstall Java it would prompt me something like

''This Software has already been installed on your computer, would you like to continue to reinstall?'' - and when i select yes the box disappears!!
Also i had an blank icon on my control panel that i couldnt do anything with.
After 5 hours on the net trying to find out how to remove the icon I ended up removing it by downloading a app called 'Shell Object Editor'
I thought that must have resolved it however i continued to have the same message appear saying it was still installed however when i clicked 'yes' this time a message followed:

''This action is only valid for products that are currently installed''
By doing an advanced search, i was able to bring up all the files related to java including the hidden/non-indexed files and deleted them all however there were 3 files named 'Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0' that would delete??? Another message

This is no longer located in <%3NULL:OpText>. Verify the item's locations and try again.
The Icon for this file is a white blank paper icon if that helps and it wont let me move it to recycle bin or rename it o... Read more

A:Help! How Do I Delete This Blank Icon File???

I suggest that you proceed to to our Security Center, Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum, to have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst. Be sure to follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting your logs in the Security Forum.

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.

Regards. . .



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Hi all
I'm using Windows 7 x64 SP1 Pro on a HP Compaq notebook.
Since I installed Windows and all those HP apps (some of them apparently required to access BIOS) I got THIS shortcut on desktop and I cannot remove it. Deleting it manually does not work and the shortcut does not appear in User/Desktop or Public/Desktop folders. Right clicking it does not show the usual menu but THIS so I cannot get the location of the file. Also, the Remove Icon option does nothing not even in Safe Mode. Any ideas on how to get rid of this? Some suggested to reinstall the app however this also does not work.

A:Remove desktop shortcut (HP File Sanitizer)

That icon is part of HP ProtectTools. Does your laptop have a fingerprint reader for security? If so it's part of that package. Try opening Start then All Programs and HP ProtectTools, see if there is any option in there to turn off File Sanitizer.

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I was able to right-click a shortcut to a file on my desktop, click properties then change the icon. Its not working like that now. The icon won't change.
Also, I use to have an Icon changer and manager program years ago. What do you suggest as a new program today that will change and manage my icons?
Thank you!

A:Changing Desktop File Shortcut Icons

Microangelo Toolset.

Home of Microangelo: The Grand Daddy of Icon Software

I bought it a long time ago.
Wonderful for doing icon stuff.

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I have a batch file myBatch.bat placed on c:\Windows\System32\Batch\
The batch works fine and I can call from any command prompt.
Yet if I create a shortcut to this batch and place it on my desktop, it'll get "The specified path does not exist". The same shortcut will work if I place it anywhere else...
Running on Windwos Vista x64 SP1.

Any idea whats causing the system to not recognize the path when calling from desktop?


A:can't place a shortcut to batch file on desktop

without knowing what the shortcut says, its difficult to tell you what exactly is wrong. Post the shortcut here.

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Win XP Pro SP2

Previously, the PC had AOL 9.0, with desktop shortcuts associated with AOL.

I uninstalled AOL 9.

Now, the shortcuts are the IE icon, but I am informed that there is a file association problem.

Same thing happens with newly created internet shortcuts.

folder options > tools > "file types" tab
I set IE shortcuts to be associated with c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe

I hope you can assist me.

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: file associaton problem; IE desktop shortcut

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I am running a Windows XP SP2 system. Whenever I double clock on a shortcut to an internet website (.URL) file, the CPU Usage Jumps to 100%. I look to my Task Manager and find that csrss.exe is using about 74% of the CPU and rundll32.exe is using about 14% of the CPU. Here is an image of what happens right after I click on that Techbargains internet link:

The following is a hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:27:53 PM, on 11/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperServer\DKService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Motherboard Monitor 5\MBM5.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint 4.12\Mouse\SETUP\MSH\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Samsung... Read more

A:Solved: Desktop Internet Shortcut (.URL file) Causes 100% CPU Usage

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I've used SyncToy for quite some time, but like many I find the 2.1 version to be very slow. It's gotten to where, with the larger and larger disks that are in my system, it really is a little annoying to use. I've looked around and there seem to be more than a few file sync programs. I was hoping folks here could recommend which one has the best combination of absolute reliability, speed, and flexibility when syncing files to a NAS.

I found this wiki page

Comparison of file synchronization software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and it's really chock full of info, but real world experience is important too.

A:Best file sync software for local disk to NAS?


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Is there a command prompt command to run a file within a network? Such as shutdown -i [localip] etc..

A:Run a file within a local network

One does not "run a file". Open can "open" a file, but that's executing an application and telling it to open that file.

Perhaps if you were more specific about what you mean.

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start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --app=<some url>
This launches the program but the taskbar icon is blank.
Is there a switch or some other method to not have a blank icon ?

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so iv'e been downloaded some software from utorrent (i know it's a bit risky), and when i unrar the file, and entered to the directory, all of a sudden all the setup.exe files's icons become blank and when i try to lunch them, they wont open. 
even when i've try to run them as admin. and even when i shut down all my antivirus defendes(windows defender). 
thank for you all.

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Whilst definitely not a techie I've just noticed that the size on disk is 1.66 gb and on programme files is 1.65 gb which doesn't sound right at all. Or am I missing something ?

Thanks for any advice..

A:Correct programme & local disk (C) file sizes ?

Hello mate I am not really sure of what you are asking? Are you talking about a file on the drive being 1.66GB and the same file in Programs and Features is 1.65GB? If so is this causing any issues??

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I would like to know if there is a way to get Windows XP pro to think that a map network drive is a local hard disk. I'm trying to get my ftp Filezilla server to show a folder from another computer on my network but the software is not compatible with network drives, it really needs to be a local drive to work. Links don't work either.

I've tried the "subst" command in DOS but it only creates another map network drives.

Is there a software be like Deamon Tools (for virtual cd) but for network folder instead of iso file ?

Thank you!

A:Map network drive as local hard disk

Mapping a network drive makes a network share work like a local disk. A network drive is the closest you will get to a Local Disk without putting the other drive in your local pc.

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Hello guys,

I'm having a bit of a problem. Earlier tonight a couple of program icons started appearing as blank on my Windows 7 Pro PC. The programs in question were Word 07 and Powerpoint 07. I decided to try and fix them by rebuilding the icon cache but... unfortunately it just seems to have made things worse!

Now all of the Office programs have blank icons, as well as my anti-virus, Skype, Steam, WLM and a couple of others. Resetting and Rebuilding the Icon Cache keeps giving me the same results...

Does anyone know how to fix this?


A:Rebuild Icon Cache File - Certain programs now have blank/default icons. 8(

The original files or icons from which the icon cache is populated or the registry data pointing to them may have been damaged or somehow deleted. This is hard to sort out except by reinstalling the program.

Can you try reinstalling one of those programs to see if you can get it back as a test?

Office type programs might fix this by doing a "repair", but you may need the disk to complete it.

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Few days ago i am able to drag and drop any icon on desktop also file to desktop,but next morning i start my laptop i was unable to drag and drop any icon on desktop also file to desktop.I tried many method but all failed..Please help....

i using WIN 7 home premium X64bit
HP 431
intel core i5
2gb ram
also my setting in desktop/view/auto arrange is off
in context menu the drag and drop setting is on

A:I cant drag and drop any icon on desktop also file to desktop...

What happens if you do right mouse button drag and then in the context menu click copy here? What happen if you copy and then paste on the Desktop?

You may try typing and running "regsvr32 /i shell32" at the Command Prompt without the inverted commas and then rebooting to see if the problem gets solved. Please make sure that you have given space after regsvr32 and there is also space between I and shell32.

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I've had some annoyance for quite some time when trying to work with folder and files through Local Disk Explorer or My Computer. Folder contents take much longer to display than they used to. If I click on a folder in the left side of the window, the contents of the folder (files) flash briefly, then disappear. In a few seconds they slowly reappear, one by one. Files are also slow to open. For example, an OTF Font file may take 15 to twenty seconds to open in FontView (it used to be almost instantaneous). Drag and drop also seems delayed. I've hunted the Internet for help and tried many tweaking advice suggestions, but nothing seems to help. I'd like to know what the problem might be and if there are possinbly any fixes.

My System - HP Pavillion 750n, 1.6 GHZ Pentium4 processor, 768 MB SDRAM, 32 MB graphics card and Windows XP home ed. as an OS. I bought it used and did not get any disks with it, so I can't re-install any system thingies if something gets messed up. I run Computer Associates Spyware and Antivirus scans regularly. Update and immunize with Spybot about once a week and do a scan once a month on average (it takes almost 2 hours to scan with SpyBot). I've given up on getting MalwareBytes to update and I've also uninstalled AdAware months ago which REALLY bogged down my system. I also have the CA firewall. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3250 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3988 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907226 MB, Free - 1809750 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H81M-S2H
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Wiindows 10 Pro (sys info shown at Capture.jpg - could not send the .nfo file.
I am new to 10 - so am still looking for things. However, not more then 2 weeks ago, I could open the Local Settings folder under my user name (that is where my .pst files are). Now, the folder show up as a shortcut, and I get access denied - Local settings is not accessible (as shown in error.jpg)
Would sure like some help.

A:Users\Name\Local Settings not accessible (icon is shortcut)

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I downloaded a zip file and as it usually does, a ".part" was created during the download. These are normally erased when the download completes. The download completed satisfactorily, but the ".part" icon remained on the desktop. I can't move it or delete it. The message says "This is no longer located in....." When I look at the desktop in Explorer, the file is no longer there either. Is there any way to get rid of the icon on the visible desktop?

A:icon on desktop, but no file

Things to try.
1. Drag and drop to recycle bin.
2. Right click on it, delete
3. Right click on it, send to mail recipient, mail it to yourself and then delete the new mail.
4. Send to dvd,usb memory stick and then format to remove it.
You could also use a little program, (Search Everything) find it and remove it. With this program you must be careful what you are removing.

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I am trying to use this .bat file to copy folder "X" from a pc on my network to folder "Y" on the local pc
but it does not work ??

echo off

echo Would you like to do a backup X ?


robocopy "\\***.***.*.*\C:\X" "C:\Y"


A:.Bat file to copy folder from network to local pc

Obfuscating the IP address is pretty pointless. Your lan is using private IP addresses that are not routable to the Internet.

Regardless of that, it looks like you are trying to access the administrative share of the server. Administrative shares are accessed using a dollar sign.

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I have 3 computers on my network. I can transfer large files on 2 computers with no problems. One computer has XP pro and the other has Win 2000. On the 3rd computer I have Win 98. When I try to transfer a large file, say 800MB the system locks up. This computer has a 550 mhz amd prossesor and 256 mb of memory. I'm running a DSL router and can download large files through the internet but not through my network on this win98 computer! Any suggestions? Thanks

A:Win 98 large file transfer on local network

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I have a Macbook pro and a PC desktop on a wireless LAN that cannot see each other for file sharing purposes. They can ping each other, but other than that, it's as if they don't know the other computer exists on the network.
In the end I'd like access to one the PC's HDDs from the laptop.

Thanks for any help!

A:File Sharing on Local Network btw. Mac/Vista

Here&#8217;s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac

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Any one else faced with this prospect?

Yesterday I brought my new quad pro Windows Vista 64 machine home only to find out, it couldn't see any of the other computers on my network.

I've been using Windows XP print and file sharing up until now. It would connect all my machines including an iMac. The only exception was Fedora, a variant of Linux.

I was just wondering if any of you had experience connecting various OS's to a LAN. I don't want to do anything complicated, just print and file sharing.

I found this reference, but just wondered what any of the rest of you might be doing.

(This reference sounds complicated. I'm not that technical and have never done anything with the registry!)

You help is appreciated.


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One Day when I opened "My Computer" I saw a strange icon for Drive C instead of the Usual One. I am not able to restore the Icon?

Can anyone Help me? Here is a Screenshot


A:How to Restore Hard Disk File Icon?

Boot into Safe Mode and refresh the icon cache by deleting the IconCache.db file from your profile directory (usually /Documents and Settings/Username/Local Settings/Application Data). It will be automatically recreated.

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Sometimes when a file is saved to the Desktop on which some icons have already existed, the icon of the saved file is inserted between the last system icon (My Computer, Recycle Bin, etc) and the first ordinary icon.

Is there a way to make the icon of a newly saved file always automaticaly placed after all the other existing icons, so that I don't have to drag it manually?

A:When a file is saved to the Desktop, its icon is not placed at the end

Right click on desktop.
Go to View.
Deselect auto arrange.

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