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Orphaned Files/Path References?

Q: Orphaned Files/Path References?

Hi,
I would like to know whether I can delete all orphaned file/path references,orphaned shared DLLs,orphaned help file references,orphaned ActiveX control and application path references detected by a disk cleaning tool.Will it affect my PC after deletion?Thank you for your advice.

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Preferred Solution: Orphaned Files/Path References?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hi,
I would like to know if I can delete all orphaned file/path references,shared DLLs,help file references,application path and activeX control references detected by my disk cleaning tool.Will it cause any harm to my PC after deletion?Thank you for your advice.
 

A:Orphaned File References???

I would not simply delete them, but move them to a hold folder. And then use the PC for a few weeks to see if any of them were really needed.
 

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Just recovered my deleted picture files using system mechanic. unfortunately most of them cannot open. i get a message that they are orphaned. Anybody knows how to have them repaired!!!

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Today I discovered something peculiar. According to windows, my system drive is using 29.7gb total. so I added up the sizes of the main folders on this drive, in megabytes, I get only 23,340 which would be 23.3gb. This includes all of windows, program files, documents and settings, temp - everything that can be counted. So why the difference? There's about 6gb unaccounted for. Is there any way I can find out what those files are and delete them?
 

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My sons computer freezes at times and at restart the system performs chkdsk ( ithink that is what it's called) and it finds a few orphaned files.

Is there a way I can delete these?
Is there a program/application for this?

Thanks alot!!

A:Orphaned files

Google glary utilities. It's free and very good. It has a one touch selection that will get rid of a lot of probs.
Also download Ccleaner again free.
I run that 1st and then Glary.

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Is there a way to recover orphaned files caused because of a virus? I.E. Microsoft Office software

A:Orphaned Files

hi otbbum, can you explain more clearly what it is that you need to know. So you have had an attack on your computer? If this is correct are you sure that the computer is now clean. If so, Is it that you now cannot use your Microsoft Office products? Also how do you know that there are "orphaned files". My immediate thought is to run chkdsk /r, but more info would be helpful.

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My laptop has suddenly gone from 80% free to 0% free disk space, after I removed a virus. I have used chkdsk which tries to delete index entries and recover orphaned files: faultrep.dll and mpnotify.exe. I have run chkdsk several times in normal and safe modes but still have the same problem.
I have run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Spybot Search and Destroy and they have removed the infection.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:corrupt/orphaned files

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Hi, I recently lost 20 avi files on my external hard drive (WD My Passport). The next time I started my laptop Vista started to scan the drive and then said it was 'Recovering Orphaned Files,' it got 3 of the avi's back and I'm now wondering is it possible to get them all back or would those be the only three left? Thanks!
 

A:Recovering Orphaned Files?

try using some free recovery utility - recuva or other if want
 

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Hi. Didn't see a FAQ forum as I'm sure this is one every newcomer asks.

Now that I have found several instances of an obsolete program using RegSearch, what is the procedure for removing them from the registry. And would it be the same for each key.
I use a registry backup utility called ERUNT, so I wouldn't need to know how to backup each key individually. I just need to know the step by step process for deleting these little buggers.
I have tried to remove these items with AdAware,Spybot,BHO Demon and HiJack This. They keep reappearing on each reboot. I am using WinXP Home on an Dell 4300 if that matters.
Thank you for any help you can offer, I have learned a lot so far, just reading people's questions..........deango

A:Deleting Orphaned Files

What do you mean by "several instances of an obsolete program"?Are these Spyware/Malware programs?If so, you should post a HijackThis log to be examined.HJT is is a program that should only be used by someone who is trained to do so.Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.NOTE:Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.

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Hi, thank you for allowing me into this tech support forum. First I just want to let you know that the way you have things organized here seems to make sense to this amateur, and I appreciate that.
My problem is that over the years of using my HP pavilion 767, I seem to have "lost" many files, as I transfer them from folder to folder. Now I want to upgrade from XP to 7, and I am thinking this may be my last chance to recover those files -if I even have a chance. I googled "orphaned files" and discovered a recommendation to use CHKDSK, so I did, because one of your members was quoted on one of the sites saying that orphaned files would be placed into a folder entitled "found.000 etc." (I'm not sure which member was quoted). Then, further down on the same page "blah 789" explained how to open and rename the files so they could be used, again. Assuming all of that is correct and that I correctly ran CHKDSK, I need to know how I find the "found" folders. Is there anyone who can advise me on this matter? Thank you. 1Ideologue

A:Locating orphaned files

To Recover an Orphaned File try the below steps.

1.Download or purchase a file recovery program. Glary Utilities is recommended because it is easily downloaded and free (see "Additional Resources," below). Once downloaded, follow the installation prompts to complete the program setup.


2.Open the new program and perform a recovery file scan. Click "Modules," choose "Privacy & Security" and select "File Undelete."


3.Choose a scan location. If you know where the orphaned file was (such as Documents and Settings or Windows), then choose the file for the location of the scan. If you're not sure, have the system perform a full drive scan. This will take longer, but it will scan the entire hard drive for the file. Once the file or drive location has been chosen, click "Search." The system scan will now begin.


4.Type the file name into the filter bar when the scan is complete. This will help speed up finding the particular file. If you can't remember the file name, scroll through the list of recoverable files until you see it. Select the file and click the "Restore" button on the bottom right of the screen. This will recover the file and place it back in its original hard drive location.


Download Glary Utilties link is here
http://www.glaryutilities.com/gu.html

Hope this helps.

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Does anyone know how to get access to files that became orphaned from an incorrectly completed OS refresh?

I'm trying to help this guy who had a prob with his PC, so before asking anyone, he started an OS refresh, but he did not complete it properly. Now, I can see the folders, and even files in parts of the PC, but trying to access the files to move or copy them, all I get is an "unable to access" error message. Going in as administrator doesn't work at all, and even the one time I made it in, I still could not access the files.

His PC is a Win XP Home PC, drive is NTFS formatted. I pulled his drive out and tried accessing his files through a USB external hard drive box, but I still get the same error message. I think he orphaned his Owner account files when he tried the refresh, so the question is whether there is any way to pull those files out, so that we can wipe the drive and rebuild the OS and then replace his files. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,

-George B

A:Fixing Orphaned Files after OS Refresh

Where are the files located? If they are located in the "Documents and Settings" folder, then he will have to take ownership of the files with the local Administrator account, otherwise you will just get a message saying "Access Denied".

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

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in a recent thread i asked for help on how to get chkdsk to run....the only way i could get chkdsk to run was using hirens boot cd, i used the chkdsk c: /f /r command from the command prompt in hirens,
 
this started chkdsk right away without any problems,
 
the entire process (i believe it was 5 different steps) took about 3-4 hours to complete,
 
for a good 30-60 mins all i was seeing on the screen was.......
 
recovering orphaned file xxx into directory file yyy
 
the xxx were numbers that changed on every line, the yyy was a number that seemed to stayed consistent,
 
these commands were scrolling up the screen like a bat out of hell i would say at the rate of 10-20 per second, so fast i could barely see the numbers changing, this took a good 30-60 mins,
 
i have been getting a few corrupt file errors recently which is my reasoning for running chkdsk,
 
does it sound like this hard drive is on its way out?
 
 

A:Chkdsk - recovering orphaned files

To open Event Viewer, click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools, double-click Event Viewer
 
The Event Viewer window opens and in the left hand column click the arrow next to Windows Logs.
 
Highlight the Application Sub directory and after a minute or so (depending on the size of your log) the center portion of the screen will populate with Application Events.

The Level, Date & Time, Source. Event ID and Task Category are displayed. The easiest way I've found is to sort  the events alphabetically by source.

Look for WINLOGON under the Source heading

There may be multiple WINLOGON entries found, so check each one. The General tab will display information about the event highlighted.

Look for something like...
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3/5) the # of stages 3 or 5 depends on the switch(s) you assigned chkdisk when you issued the command.
 
To create a report for later reference...

In the displayed window under the General tab, highlight CHKDSK and press <Ctrl> + <A> to select all text within the window. Press <Ctrl> + <C> to copy. Open Notepad press <Ctrl> + <V> to paste the text.
 
Save it to your desktop as checkdisk log.txt or any name you wish to identify it by.
 
Now you have time to read all the details of your Chkdsk effort. You also have a log you can post if requested!
 
Feel free to post the log... I'd like to see it.
 
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I am running Vista Business. It is installed on a Raid 5 with 4 Hdd's. They are each 250g partitioned into 2 drives. One being C: (100g) for vista and programs, the other holding the rest of my information. Heres the problem-

When I boot up the computer it goes straight into Check disk. I am not able to press any key to cancel. It starts recovering the orphaned files that I need very much!! (Wedding pictures) So it says recovering wedding_88.jpg. It got to this WE8306~1.jpg and then it locked up. So I rebooted and it went into check disk again but this time locked up right at the beginning of the check disk with the file name WE8306~1.jpg.

Anyone have any ideas on what to try?
 

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Hey All,

I've been running chkdsk on my external drive (Data Backup). Every time I run it I get the same error that it's found a problem and fixed it. But if I run it again I get the same Error again that it keeps finding the same orphaned file. I don't seem to be able to fix it.

Drive has been running with no problems. Have scanned for bad sectors and found nothing.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Chkdsk keeps finding the same problem - Orphaned Files.

Have you run it with the /F switch as in the report, it says it should belong to Dir 17, but not that it was fixed.

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From what I have read, my HD is probably going bad.
Recently, I have had some file corruption that has caused Windows 7 CHKDSK to want to run on boot-up. I have let it run several times overnight but it stopped after stage 2 of 3 and would not progress any further. So, I turned off the power and re-booted skipping the CHKDSK option so I could use my machine.
After getting a registry-fix program, there were many registry files shown as missing, so the program repaired them. I then re-booted and allowed the CHKDSK to run. It finally passed stage 2 of CHKDSK and is now recovering orphaned .jpg files for the last 60+ hours (over 1,400,000+ files) and shows no sign of when or if it will ever complete. I have seen others complain about 2 to 3 hours and even one person say it took 21 hours, but this is ridiculous!
I am assuming the best advice is just to keep letting it run and eventually it will complete? Hopefully, this will be in my lifetime!
If and when I can reboot, sensing that the HD is failing, is it still OK to get an image of the HD to use on a new laptop? I don't want to lose my programs and still prefer to keep my Windows 7 OS on the next one.
Just looking for advice.
Thanks!
 

A:Recovering Orphaned Files Taking Forever!

FYI: Even the legitimate free Registry Cleaner/System Optimizer programs are not to be trusted as they can and do make mistakes. All a cleaner does is remove orphaned registry keys and broken links, all too often they remove something your software or Windows needs to operate normally. You should never edit the registry unless you really know what you are doing and certainly should not trust any third party item of software to make any changes to it. The registry can operate without any noticeable drop in system performance even if it has 1000's of orphaned registry keys and you are very unlikely to notice any difference if you remove them. If there is a genuine problem in the registry it needs to be diagnosed by someone who knows what they are doing, both to correct the error and more importantly to find out what caused it.

All of the free Registry Cleaner/System Optimizer programs come bundled with Adware that will infect your browsers, causing redirects and/or pop up adds to appear. Some of these programs are borderline scams that will show hundreds of problems with your system and demand payment to have them removed. Don't believe a single word of all the hype, these types of programs are bad news for your PC, they are of no benefit and you won't find a single person with good PC knowledge that will recommend there use.

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As your system has prompted a disc check to run that is a bad sign that the hard drive is failing and with the disc chec... Read more

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So i have been searching the web for quite some time regarding this subject and there is a whole lot of arguing between those that claim microsoft fixit will work and whose who claim it is impossible.
 
i would like some sane advice from competent individuals and i know for a fact that it is possible to clean this folder because ms used to have a program called msizap that could delete orphaned pacakges without damaging the installer directory.
 
i also know which programs will and will not be uninstalled and would be more than willing to clean the folder manually if there was some way to take the file names and figure out exactly what programs and updates they went with.
 
 
for now i would like to know if there is any NON COMERCIAL software that can do this eaisly and painlessly or if there i some way to figure out what the filenames for the MSP files mean so i can manually figure out if it is orphaned or not.
 
 
it has really gotten out of hand the folder has balooned to about 25gigs and my C drive is a 80gb solid state. i simply cannot deal with microsoft's mess anymore i need help to clean up.

A:how can i purge orphaned MSP files from the installer folder

Hello! I suppose you have already been here??https://www.raymond.cc/blog/safely-delete-unused-msi-and-mst-files-from-windows-installer-folder/

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This is quick and dirty,

If you ever get hacked, you might not know it. Your Anti-Virus might miss the infection and the malicious process might run invisible to task manager.

One quick and dirty way to check for signs of infection is to create a log that contains all the URL's contained within the files and programs on your computer. Because almost all malware is going to try to send and receive files to and from your computer, making a log of every URL contained on your computer can reveal some really interesting information. For instance, you might discover that a PDF file you thought was inccocent , contains referrences to a known malware domain hosted in China or Russia.

To create your log, you will need:

Strings from Sys Internals: This tool will search through every file and folder on your computer (or just one if you prefer) and print out all the ASCII and Unicode text it finds contained within them. It is faster than FINDSTR in the command line, and its output is cleaner and more organized.

Please note that to use the script as is, you will need to place the strings executable in your system32 folder. OR, you will need to add the path of the strings.exe executable to your PATH environment variable.

Next, copy and paste the following command into a command prompt:


Code:
cls && cd \ && strings -q -s | find "http://" > "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Http_Log.txt" && notepad.exe "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Http_Log.txt&... Read more

A:Quick Tip: Log all references to HTTP in your files and programs.

Nice thread.
Looks like it took you awhile.

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Over time I delete lots of files and folders. I usually use the 'Control-Delete' trick to "permanently" delete the files. However my understanding is that although this method may remove the file reference from the Windows file catalog, they files still may exist on the hard drive. And appropriate tools can recover these lost files. For example, using Recuva, one can see lots of references to files that I had previously deleted using the 'Control-Delete' trick. I would like to delete all of these references. Is there a tool that can scan the system and delete all references to these deleted files? I tried using Ccleaner, but this tool does not delete these references (unless I am using it incorrectly?). Anything else?

A:Permanently delete references to deleted files?

CCleaner has this guide on how to do so, the first method detailing how to alter the settings so it does it automatically.The second method is just to wipe the data manually, so you can do it on a case by case basis.

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Rebootedmy laptop after latest Windows 7 updates. While closing it started installing latest service pack. Next time I looked at screen it had gone to a black screen scrolling white text. Each line is 'Recovering orphaned file xxxxx into directory xxxxx' has been doinng this continuously for an hour now with 2 or 3 occasional half second pauses. Any ideas what is happening and what I should do next?
 

A:Windows 7 update crash now getting recovering orphaned files

DO NOT MESS WITH IT!!!

IT is running chkdsk, which means your filesystem is corrupted.
 

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I'm having some incredibly frustrating problems with the INCLUDETEXT command - here is what I want to accomplish.

CREDITS folder. This folder contaings about 15 SUBFOLDERS each with their own word document. All of these documents are to share the same 'Project Name,' 'Project Location,' etc.

I want to be able to enter the Project Location, Project Name, etc, once and have this update in all of the files. To do so I have created a seperate Project_Info.doc in the main CREDITS folder and have entered placeholder words and made them referencable, functioning bookmarks.

The folders look like this

T:\CREDITS\SUBFOLDER 1
SUBFOLDER 2
SUBFOLDER 3
...
SUBFOLDER 15
Project_Info.doc

The CREDITS folder is going to be copied and pasted into various project folders, updating the Project Name and Location each time (such as P:\CREDITS or P:\BUILDING\CREDITS)

When I use the following include text command

{INCLUDETEXT "\"T:\\LEED [Folder Structure]\\Credits+Submittal\\Project_Info.doc\""}
the entire file is included followed by a carriage return which I do not want. When I reference the fully functioning bookmark as follows:

{INCLUDETEXT "\"T:\\LEED [Folder Structure]\\Credits+Submittal\\Project_Info.doc\" ProjName"}

I get an "Error! Not a valid filename" message. Furthermore, if I reference with links from the server (say on the T:\ drive) when I copy and paste the folder into a new project on, say, the P:\... Read more

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Hi all,
New here and not a techie by any stretch of the imagination, but would appreciate urgent help!
Started up my PC today ( Acer Travelmate 7520 Laptop running Vista) and it went straight into check disc. It gets 2 of the stages done, and then seems to loop endlessly at "recovering orphaned files"
I tried pressing F8 and going into safe mode, but it freezes after loading a number of driver files.
Now I am at a loss as to what to do, it sounds bad, and seems to be a hard drive issue but there my knowledge ends.
There's lots of confidential business info on there so I am very reluctant to go to my local store, although may well have to if I cant fix this myself.
Help appreciated!!

Richie2

A:Check Dsc runs from boot up, but loops endlessly " recovering orphaned files"

Welcome
Sorry, but your symptoms are the typical indication of a bad hard drive. If you computer has a self diagnostic, use it to determine the condition of the hard drive.
If you do not have a self diagnostic, go to the website of your hard drive manufactuer and test the drive.
If you cant get to the web site, run in safe mode. If it runs its only software and we can fix it. If it does not run, most likely hardware, and again the finger points to hard drive

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Help! A "professional" recently added a 2nd drive to my computer. He loaded Windows XP on the new drive and returned it to me. Now all My Documents from the 1st (slave) drive are GONE!

I rebooted and CHKDSK ran, saying "Recovered orphaned file [name] [number] into directory file [another number]."

How do I get these files back (in their original format)? Right now I can't even find them, let alone use them. Here's a page with a photo and more details (cut and paste): hometown.aol.com/jeauallen/myhomepage/index.html

All I find in a google search is EasyRecovery Pro (for $200.00). Is there a better way? Please help the damsel in distress!
 

A:How do I retrieve orphaned files that were "recovered" by CHKDSK?

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad s510p running original Windows 8.1. Bought it in May'14.

The problem is that it's not able to find & run some bat & exe files given in the '%Path'. Whereas it can find some - it can't find some others. So it doesn't run them unless full path is specified.

This is a big issue. The Path & PATHEXT variables are configured properly.

Here they are:

"PATH" user variable: "C:\Users\Mayank\AppData\Roaming\npm\; C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin\;"

"Path" System variable: "C:\Program Files (x86)\iis express\PHP\v5.3;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\windows\system32;C:\windows;C:\windows\System32\Wbem;C:\windows\System32\WindowsPowerShel l\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\;;C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\; %JAVA_HOME%\bin; %GRAILS_HOME%\bin\; C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin\;C:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Windows Performance Toolkit\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\TypeScript\1.0\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Tools\Binn\; C:\Program ... Read more

A:exe/bat files not found in the path

It might depend upon where you are starting from at the Command Prompt. The default path is C:\Users\logon name> so that would have to be changed to the Folder holding the .exe or .bat file. It's a DOS thing, been around for years. To start type C:\ at the prompt to get back to the root of the drive then start going into the Folder desired, e.g. at C:\> type CD\Users\Mayank\Music to get to that Folder then do a DIR /S to see the files in it sorted by name, subFolders first then back at the prompt type the file name including extension.

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I know there was a similar problem described, but only similar - this is different in important thing.

This problem I've had on many machines with Windows (I work in computer help center).
The problem is, that i can't associate a file in normal way (right clicking/open with... etc), when in Path name of program to "open with" is a "+" sign.

Step by step:

I right click a file - for example with extension .txs, choose "Open With...""Browse..." (because program [for example Notepad++] is not listed)Select this program from C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe (going to its folder, selecting Notepad++.exe file and clicking "Open")And... the program doesn't appear on the list to Open With. (I can repeat all the procedure infinitely but it will not appear on the list)
I've found out, that when I remove "+" sings from name of folders and program name all works like a charm, but... it's frustrating that it doesn't work normal way and you must make such a "tricks".

Have anyone solved this Windows bug?

Machine on which I've been testing this bug have Windows Vista Home Premium x64. (and I've had this problem on other machines, but doesn't remember which Windows system was installed on them)

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When I run searches in Vista Business, thumbs of previously deleted files keep showing up. How can I delete these references to files which no longer exist?

Thanks
 

A:How to delete path of erased files?

Can you locate the actual path(s) under (My) Computer?

If so, you should be able to right click on it and then delete.

Some folders are very difficult to delete but the following link is great solver. After you install it, the application "Unlocker" will be added to your right click shell commands and then you can select "delete" from the drop down menu. Very simple to use........

You may have to reboot the PC to get rid of it all together.

http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/#download

Like anything you delete, might be a good idea to create a System Restore Point first and make really sure that it is safe to scrap!
 

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I have a text file showing files in directories. The text file looks like this:

"C:\folderA\file1.zip"
"C:\folderA\folderB\folderC\file2.zip"
"C:\folderA\folderE\folderX\folderU\file3.zip"

The text file is created by using a batch file with this code segment:

Code:
for /r %inpath% %%g in (*.zip) do echo "%%g" >> textfile.txt
Now, I wish to use the same directory tree and build a second text file with a list of the zip file names contained within, but I want to strip out the folder tree and just list the zip file names. And the zips are on different levels as the above example shows. As part of the solution, I would like to list just the file name and not the extension, like this (note the quotes which are intentional and should appear in the text file):

"file1"
"file2"
"file3"

Thanks for looking and I appreciate any help.

A:DOS - list files in folders without path

cmd shell
run command from topdir

for /r %I in (*.zip) do @echo %~nxI

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Is there any Windows tool which can archive and extract files if the path of the file is longer than 255 characters. There are other open source tool available, but I am looking for any way within windows.

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1. hi, is the path command used to search for the files that you specify? if it is, how would i go about using it? i went to the command prompt and typed help path and it was a bit confusing. also, is there a command that lets you specify a file you would like to search for in batch files? if so, what could that command be?

2. im trying to make a batch file type in my aim password for me, but i dont know how to make it type text in the AIM Password filed, it only pronts it in the ms-dos window...
EDIT: i forgot, heres the code for #2

echo off
title Auto AIM Login
cls
start aim.exe
for aim type login.txt
pause

any help will be appreciated

PS: if your gonna help for each question, just label it like for number one just go like 1.
or
2.
thank you!
 

A:The path command in Batch files

Path is to set the directories to look for a executable file under command prompt when you type it in without the full location. For instance, if I want to be able to go to command prompt and type in say "test" to run the file test.exe that is located in c:\mystuff, I would add c:\mystuff to the path.

To search for a file, you can use dir /s filename
 

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Is there anyway I can find the specific local path of an IMG using code or script?

A:Local path for temporary files

Click on start->Run->Type %temp% and hit enter
also Click on start->Run->Type temp and hit enter

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Hello evey1 i hope you can help me with my prob when copying fils to my flash drive. Somtimges i get the error pop up "The Path Is Too Deep" and the copy of the file aborts and will not copy my files. If any of you can help or need more info plz reply.

Tnx in advance,
Bob
 

A:The Path Is Too Deep (copying files)

Shorten the path.

It total length of the path including the file name exceeds 255 you will get this error.
 

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I was wondering that if I stored one of my files in a long file path like:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Encarta\Movies\Long\Human\Anatomy\Skin\Epidermis\Cells\etc\etc\etc\etc\etc\etc\etc\etc\etc\epidermis.jpeg

Would the file become currupt? Would be too long to actually even exist?
I was wondering because this happens everytime I try to make myself a backup cd with folders going extremely deep into the directories, and it wont let me burn the cd. This also happens when I extract an RAR file with long file names, so I have to open up the archive and copy the file into a smaller directory.

Help?
 

A:File Path Too Long = Currupted Files?

Do some searching/reading on 'long file names'

a start - http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache...+long+file+name+path&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=ca
 

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hi all.
i have office 365.
i save files to onedrive\documents\subfolders.
but when ever i go to any subfolder in onedrive and modify any file it always saves the modified copy to the main documents folder in onedrive.
but doesnt save modifications to the file which is in the sub folder.
this is done with word excel and ppt 365
how to prevent this so that it keeps modifications in the files in the subfolder and doesnt create a new file in the main documents folder?
 

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is there a way to "expand" on the Copy-as-path idea to also copy the paths of all subfolders & files? I don't mean to actually change Copy-as-path itself, but accomplish the task of copying the paths of all subordinate items.

A:How to Copy-As-Path to include Subfolders & files?

I've found a solution.

Start/cmd

navigate to "top" folder

dir /b /s >filename.txt puts output in filename.txt

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How can I find out which of my files path names were too long?

I'm backing up my files from one external drive to another (just dragged a giant folder over and waited over a day for it to paste the entire thing), now I come to read "The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location with a shorter path." The destination folder saimply reads "CD2", which could literally be anything. What's the entire path?

I've got Windows 7.

So I'd gladly shorten whatever path(s) and try again, but how do I read entire path of which files were too long to be in which destination folder?

Don't know what to do, the window is still popped up that has the option of either "Skip" or "cancel" along which a check box at the bottom that reads "do this for all current items (11 found)", I haven't clicked anything yet. WHICH ELEVEN CURRENT ITEMS FOUND ARE TOO LONG??

I'm not very good with computers so feel free to treat me as a child.
 

A:How can I find out which of my files path names were too long?

If I remember right a CD can handle up to 124 charters in the file name and path. You will find that most of the OS area may have to long of a file name path for most of it.

This name path includes not just the PATH, but also the file name AND extension.
 

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Greetings to all fellow Win 7ers (this is my first post...)

I recently got a new laptop running Win 7 Pro 64-bit and as part of my initial third-party software installations I inadvertently overwrote the 'Path' environment variable (instead of appending to it). I subsequently tried adding c:\windows\system32; to it but don't know if this is doing anything. I have not managed to find any definitive information on what the Path ev should be on a new win7 64-bit install.

The thing is I loaded a batch process which I had on another Win 7 (32-bit) system but when I key the bat filename in cmd.exe (without the extension or double-click it) I get this error:

"The syntax of the command is incorrect."

If I key the bat filename with the extension, it runs but then stops because it seems not to recognize another program which the bat file calls even though I have the Path ev set for that program.

Anyone know what might be going on?

Thanks

A:64-bit not running batch files/Path environment

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fiat


Greetings to all fellow Win 7ers (this is my first post...)

I recently got a new laptop running Win 7 Pro 64-bit and as part of my initial third-party software installations I inadvertently overwrote the 'Path' environment variable (instead of appending to it). I subsequently tried adding c:\windows\system32; to it but don't know if this is doing anything. I have not managed to find any definitive information on what the Path ev should be on a new win7 64-bit install.

The thing is I loaded a batch process which I had on another Win 7 (32-bit) system but when I key the bat filename in cmd.exe (without the extension or double-click it) I get this error:

"The syntax of the command is incorrect."

If I key the bat filename with the extension, it runs but then stops because it seems not to recognize another program which the bat file calls even though I have the Path ev set for that program.

Anyone know what might be going on?

Thanks


Try 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64' instead of 'c:\windows\system32'
Note that if that software uses 32-bit drivers it won't work on 64-bit

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WOW Long Path Tool! This Program is amazing! It can simplify and probably end your problems in unlocking, managing and renaming files that appear to have a long filename.

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I have the following .BAT script which works fine if both source and destination folders are local but if I make the destination a networked drive, it gives me an error.

@echo off

set loglocation=C:\test\Copyout.txt
set olderthan=10
set source=C:\test
set destination=C:\test2
set extension=*

if exist %loglocation% del %loglocation%

echo Copying and deleting files older than %olderthan% days with the file extension *.%extension%.
echo Copying and deleting files older than %olderthan% days with the file extension *.%extension%. >> %loglocation%
echo Copying from %source% to %destination% and deleting from %source%.
echo Copying from %source% to %destination% and deleting from %source%. >> %loglocation%
echo This file may take an extremely long time to run while it looks unresponsive.
echo Check %loglocation% for copy progress.

cd %source%

echo List of files to be copied and removed: >> %loglocation%
echo List of files to be copied and removed:

FORFILES -p %source% /d -%olderthan% -m *.%extension% -c "CMD /C Echo "@FILE"
FORFILES -p %source% /d -%olderthan% -m *.%extension% -c "CMD /C Echo "@FILE" >> %loglocation%

echo Starting copy...
echo Starting copy... >> %loglocation%
date /t >> %loglocation%
time /t >> %loglocation%

FORFILES -p %source% /d -%olderthan% -m *.%extension% -c "CMD /C XCOPY %source%\@FILE %destination%"

echo Starting delete...
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A:MOVING files to a UNC Path using BATCH script

Anywhere you want to use the UNC path, replace the UNC with a mapped drive:

\\server1\C$\KIdneyBeans\ you can just replace with J:\ if you map the drive first:

net use J: \\server1\C$\KIdneyBeans\ /user:domain\user Password

Mapping the drive needs to be done at the beginning of the script too.
 

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Hi,

I have an SMB share set up but certain files within the path do not have the same share settings as others.

The path is set up to my TV folder and an example of the issue is below

TV/Walking Dead/Season 1 - this works all files can be seen
TV/Walking Dead/Season 2 - I can see the folder and open it but I can't see any of the files within it.

When I go to the files and look at properties -> security the files I can see and those I can't see have different settings. The files i can see are shared to Everyone, System, My login, Administrators.

The files I can't see are shared with Authenticated users, System, Administrators, Users.

I've tried removing the share from my TV folder than reapplying it, but I get the same result.

If I attempt to view the files over SMB windows to windows it works, but it doesn't work when viewed from my XBMC live install (Linux).

Any ideas on what is happening?

A:Share folder settings not being applied to all files within path

It sounds like you need to add "Everyone" to either the sharing permissions list or the Security settings.

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For the last three days I am getting this message "Cannot copy 'filename': Path too deep" whan I copy any file to my USB pen drive from the PC.

I am running XP2 SP2 - 160 GB Seagate HDD, 1 GB RAM and the usual CD/DVD.

I have already tried the following:

1) Reformatted the USB drive (Transcend 2GB) as FAT32

2) I have switched using the USB ports on the PC

3) I have changed the USB Cable

4) I have copied files to the USB stick without problem from the office computer running WIN 2K.

5) I have reduced the Path variable to about 32 characters on my PC

6) There are no files in the root of the USB stick. Only three folders with no "long file names", thought the files inside do have long file names.

7) I can copy files from USB stick to the hard drive without problem.

8) I am using Comodo Pro firewall, Avast AV and use the anti rootkit and CCleaner etc. regularly - no probems at all.

9) i have yet not thrown away the USB stick as it seems to be ok.

10) Even a software like SyncBack continues to run (hang) without any action.

Any help would be welcome to solve this problem.

Thank You
Mytor
 

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Environment is win7 Professional 64bit client connected to active directory on Server 2003 domain.  There is a group policy to enable/disable offline files.  Win7 client is getting the correct policy applied to enable offline files.  The offline files service on win7 client is set to automatic startup, but does not start:  Error 3  The system cannot find the path specified.  I would also like to reinitialize client side cache, but it looks like this procedure has changed and I am unable to find documentation to reinitialize.

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Hello,

I recently did a repair on my OS 8.1. After this, windows folders such as Program files and Users were moved to windows.old. Now I'm experiencing a lot of issues. For example, when trying to customize the Ribbon in Excel by adding Developer (to start using VBA), I get the following message: "The server drafts location you entered for offline editing is not valid or you do not have permission to access that location. Please specify a location on your local computer". And when I try to change the folder path in Options->Save, the path does not get remembered and I can't customize my ribbon. I have tried basically all advice I've come across through Google with no luck. I'm thinking about re-installing windows if I can't solve this.

Questions:
1. Can the paths that window uses have been messed up after the repair? If so, is there an easy fix?
2. Can I in a simple way restore or use the files stored in windows.old?

A:Restoring files and or path after custom upgrade (repair)

I would try a repair install on Excel. If you got a windows.old you have a new windows so some software may need to be reinstalled? Its worth a try.

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.exe files are saying windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

I have tried everything i can think of. The only way i can get to command prompt is by pressing f8 on startup, the going to repair my computer.

I have opened the registry from there and turned on the hidden admin account. I still get this error when trying to run exes from this account.

The only thing that i can do is boot from cd and run whatever is on that cd. I have tried running trinity repair and this didnt do anything either. I only ran the first option but it will not let me run the virus scans because it cannot update since its not connected to the internet.

This happens even in safe mode. In safe mode or regular mode the only thiing i can do is open IE. When i search in google and click on a link after searching, it re directs me.

I dont know what to do from here, would rather not re install windows vista though so any help would be appreciated
 

A:.exe files are saying windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

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Greetings!

Using Windows 7 Pro on my Dell Laptop (9mos. new).

When trying to run install files or open some shortcuts (Movavi)
I get the error {shown in the attached screenshot} that says:

"Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file. You may not have
the appropriate permissions to access the item."

Not sure how to fix this as I have never seen this one before.
Any help appreciated.

Thanks

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Lenovo -Users-Im a noob-plz be Kind.... I want to say thank you,before I share my Traumafor taking time to read and I hope help me.. My  Lenovo 110s-11BR Has some how after my grandson returned it after using it for oh 5days or so,I can't access CMD as administrator,I can't download anything from onlineBecause once file is saved I double click and it takes about2 minutes to get a pathNot found...or when I try the maany things on good old YouTube. I get a you don't have administrator privilege or privilege to execute something Something,... I tried have done the whole sfc/scannow-chkdsk-chkdsk/f umRecboot something I forget plz forgive me..II get file logs something status 50  I ran  the check on that the restore to previous I mean everything..I been thinking of installing Linux but I can't download nothing no path or privilegeOr administrator access when it's my accountI can't access regedit I mean nothing only go online . luckily.Should I burn it n through in trash.. any helpThank you.. again in new so if I posted in wrong area guide me toCorrect place...What can I do Lenovo squad..Help the noob..plz  

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I have seen a number of posts regarding this problem. I have tried CMDs erase, del, RD, File Shredder, cut and paste to a root folder, "file shredder" (that tries to install a number of junk programs), and "Long Path File Tool"
that wants me to buy it to try. I can move the folders but never can delete the files. I get this more often on a USB drive than my hard drives.
Seriously, Microsoft needs to come up with a tool to handle this. So far, the only fix is to format the USB drive.
See the error message below.

A:Cannot Delete files and folders - Source Path Too Long

Hi Gregger,
did you ever try this:
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Delimon-Win32-Explorer-V40-bc957ab4  ?

Please let me know if you were able to remove your file using it.
Regards,
Martin

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Lenovo -Users-Im a noob-plz be Kind.... I want to say thank you,before I share my Traumafor taking time to read and I hope help me.. My  Lenovo 110s-11BR Has some how after my grandson returned it after using it for oh 5days or so,I can't access CMD as administrator,I can't download anything from onlineBecause once file is saved I double click and it takes about2 minutes to get a pathNot found...or when I try the maany things on good old YouTube. I get a you don't have administrator privilege or privilege to execute something Something,... I tried have done the whole sfc/scannow-chkdsk-chkdsk/f umRecboot something I forget plz forgive me..II get file logs something status 50  I ran  the check on that the restore to previous I mean everything..I been thinking of installing Linux but I can't download nothing no path or privilegeOr administrator access when it's my accountI can't access regedit I mean nothing only go online . luckily.Should I burn it n through in trash.. any helpThank you.. again in new so if I posted in wrong area guide me toCorrect place...What can I do Lenovo squad..Help the noob..plz  

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