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Finding an easy way to move a file to a predefined location

Q: Finding an easy way to move a file to a predefined location

My mother is 77 yrs young and has trouble, too often for my liking, with dragging and dropping files to the correct folders. She imports pics from her digital camera, which get sent to a newly created folder (date-time) insode her main picture folder. Then she edits the file-name and sometimes crops and tweaks the images. When she is done, she needs to move them from this temporary date-time folder to any number of specific folders.....Thanksgiving, Christmas, John, Mark and Terry...etc.

I'm looking for a more fail-safe way of the move process. My first thought was to create a "move to" link for the right-click. But from there she has to continuously search for the "Specific file." I thought there were programs out there that allowed one to have a group of 'specific folders" to move files to. In other words, Right-click on a file, select move to, have a list of folder that one could move the file to, select the folder, and its all done.

any ideas??

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A: Finding an easy way to move a file to a predefined location

If there are not too many target folders, you could include them into the sendto right click menu. That would work with up to e.g. 10 - after that it gets a bit messy.

If that's something you want to try, post back and I give you the details. Here is an example of my right click menu that I have set up that way - but only for 1 folder => A1Temp.

PS: tell your mom this advice is from an oldtimer - I am 76 -

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A Windows update shut down my Pavilion dv6 laptop. I had to back up my files through F11, using HP Recovery Manager, and then run a factory reset (as it wouldn't let me do a restore from any of the restore points listed). I have followed the instructions for recovering files with HP Recovery Mgr. THere are lots of instruction sites and they all just take me to the point where I have a System Recovery file on C: and I have  a shortcut to it on my desktop. ALL the instructions then finish by telling me I can use the shortcut to "view the restored files". End of story. Well, I want to do more than just "view the restored files"! I want them in a location where they will work. There's all kinds of files in there, but it doesn't seem like the system is doing anything with the data. I went through the whole process to get this all backed up then reinstalled and now it seems to be just sitting in a file in C:! I have manually transferred my personal files into my libraries because I needed to use them. But all the rest I don't know what it is or where it goes. How do I move them to their original location? Do I need to do anything to get them recognized/activated? Thanks for any advice!  

A:How to move files from recovery file to origial location/ac...

There is a difference between files and programs or apps. You will have to reinstall programs. 

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The default build on my work machine is really annoying me.

They moved around default locations of several system-type folders.

Specifically, the Libraries folder in File Explorer is not on it's own root. it is instead, under the "Desktop" folder. I want to return the Libraries folder to its own "root" location on the left nav.

Below is an ASCII representation of my current file explorer:

* Favorites
- * Desktop
- * Downloads
- * Recent Places

* Desktop
- * Libraries
- * Computer
- * Network
- * Control Panel
- * Recycle
I want it to be:

* Favorites
- * Desktop
- * Downloads
- * Recent Places

* Libraries
- * Documents
- * Music
- * Pictures
- * Videos

* Desktop
- * Computer
- * Network
- * Control Panel
- * Recycle

Any idea how to fix it?

PS - they had also added the User Folder to the desktop in the above tree but your site had a tutorial on how do kill that off the list (so thanks for that)

EDIT: The solution was:

Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth

Folder Options > General > Navigation Pane > Uncheck "Show all folders" puts everything under its own root.

A:How do I move the Libraries folder location in File Explorer?

hopefully this will help.
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

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I originally backed up my System & User files using the Backup utility in Tools to a slave drive. That drive was full so I purchased a larger capacity drive and installed it in place of the original slave drive.

I copied over my data but have been unable to copy the file original "Backup" file (shows "0" bytes & empty) I created.

I also had a "WindowsImageBackup" folder (160GB) that had folders and files in it that I have also not been able to copy to the new slave drive.

I am saving my old "Slave" drive so I assume I can use it to restore my original image I created, eyh?

A:Can't move WindowsImageBack or System & user file to a new location.

Hello Wolfe,

If you copy these backups to a new drive, then there's a very good chance that they will no longer work to be able to restore with. You need to keep them at the original location that they were created to, or create a new one at the new location instead to be able to reliably use them.

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I'm sure that there is a real simple solution to this problem, and I'll probably kick myself once someone replys with the answer here, but I just can't think of how to do this.

When I double click on "My Computer" off the desktop, the window that pops up displays the contents, grouped by type and contents. See attached file for picture. The problem that I'm having, is that there was another file on there listed with "User's Documents, Mark's Documents and Shared Documents", called "Grandma's Documents". While I was playing around, I accidently moved that file, and can't seem to get it back to where I got it from. The file "Grandma's Documents" is still on the computer and I can access it if I go into the "Documents and Settings" file and choose the appropriate path, but I can't seem to move it, or copy it out of there. Not having it there doesn't really effect me that much, but when my Mother uses the computer, she has to click a thousand different things before she can get to her files.

I was going to just use the system restore function, but funnily enough, had forgotten to turn that function back on after getting rid of the my doom virus the other day.

Any suggestions???


ps. I'm running WINXP here if that helps.

A:[Solved] Unable to move file back to original location.

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I've finished a new build that uses a SSD as the system drive (and some programs) and has a secondary HDD. I'm just getting ready to add programs and move data (documents, photos, music, etc.) to the new system.

First time SSD user and have done most of the suggested configurations to prolong SSD life. As I understand it the main cause of SSD performance and longevity degradation is caused by excessive or continuous writes to the drive. In order to avoid this I plan on using the secondary HDD as the location for My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and other data such as AppData which I believe gets written to a lot. Also have read that SSD performance decreases as the drive fills so that's why I plan on putting most of my data and programs on the secondary HDD

I'm checking out options for doing this properly and know I can use the Move function (under Location tab for the folder) to change the location of some of the above system folders. I've been looking at info on using either Symbolic Links or Junctions to achieve the same effect.

Hope my questions and intentions are clear. Would appreciate any suggestions or comments on which method (or combinations) would be the best to use.

System specs:
Silverstone TJ08B-E micro ATX case | ASRock Z77 Pro4-M micro ATX MB | Intel i5 3570K CPU | Samsung 830 256GB SATA 3 SSD | WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA 3 HDD | EVGA GTX 650 | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 SDRAM | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO | Windows 7 HP 64-bit

A:Change folder/file location - use Move, Symbolic link or Junction?

Did you install much software already? Did you change a lot of usersettings (not systemwide) already?
it's very difficult to modify all junction points to point to new location. And some programs read registry setting to determine were "My documents" is pointing to and COPY that to their registry settings.

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Hi -

I'm stumped. Why does Win7's networking/sharing have to be infinitely more complicated than XP was?

I have a computer running Win7 Home x64 that I call "fileserver". My main day-to-day machine is a laptop running Win7 Pro x64. There are several other computers throughout the house all running WinXP Pro (32 bit).

I do a lot of video processing on my laptop, and whenever a file is done processing and ready to live on the fileserver, I move it over there. As soon as I do this, sharing for the computer called "fileserver" DIES. All shares on the machine become inaccessible, and all other machines lose access.

I can't fathom why this would happen, but it does. My workaround for the time being is to simply reboot the fileserver, which magically restores sharing. However, this is a horrible workaround since files of all types are being accessed from that machine all day long.

Any suggestions?



A:Win7 sharing "breaks" when I move a file to the shared location

Update: I got to digging around a bit more with sharing permissions, security, etc and found that the ownership of the shared directories was sort of all over the place. In several instances, the "owner" of the directory in question was some unknown user with a long ID number.

I'm starting to think that every time I moved a file into a shared directory on that fileserver machine, my user ID on my machine sort of hijacked ownership of the directory. So I've tweaked a ton of settings and unified the ownership and security policy across all shared dirs, and we'll see how that goes.

I'm still interested in anyone's input though.


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Is there a way to find out where an email originated geographically? I know the originating IP address, and I looked it up on ARIN and can see who owns the address, but is there anything out there on the web that will tell what state or location it originated in?

A:finding originating location

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

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

A:Need help finding location of files

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

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I've been really annoyed at the regenerating Searches and Favorites folders that always pop up under my user folder, and I saw on a site that one potential fix was to click under Location and move it to somewhere else.

So I figured I'd send Favorites to Temp. Simple enough. Out of sight, removed whenever I clear the temp folder, etc. Instead, it changes the name of the Favorites folder to Temp in my user folder, and sends Temp files there. - The complete opposite of what I expected it to do and what I wanted it to do.

Confused, I click to send Temp back to OS (C drive). Now, it replaces that, and I've got a duplicate OS under my user folder, as well as under Computer where it's supposed to be. It doesn't give me the option to delete it, it doesn't register as a shortcut, and if I try to move it somewhere, it says it can only create a shortcut, but doesn't remove it from the user folder. I would think logically that if I would click to move that so it's stored in Computer, it would either revert back to normal, or duplicate Computer into my user folder, or worse, tell me I can't without deleting the other C drive section...and if I click "restore default", the option it gives me is C:\Users\(username\Favorites...which I certainly don't want my OS (C stuff being directed to.

I have no restore points to back my computer up and just revert back to what it was yesterday, and I certainly don't want to restore my computer back to factory settings and need to re-install ... Read more

A:Properties - Location - Move...??

Hey guys, I have a similar problem to Caspid (http://www.sevenforums.com/900775-post60.html). I clicked on the Favorites folder, tried to send it to Temp, which replaced the Temp folder, and then I clicked on that duplicate Temp folder and tried to move it to OS (c drive) and now I've got a duplicate of that in place of the Temp duplicate, which is in place of Favorites. If I click on that duplicate OS, and go to Restore default, it shows up as C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites. The Favorites folder regenerated eventually, housing some temp files in it, and I deleted it, and it hasn't shown back up, but now that I just did a Disk Cleanup, it registered nothing under the temporary files, and when I go under the C drive and the TRUE Temp folder, it has nothing in it.

The same applies for how Caspid mentioned that it's only showing up under the one instance, but not showing up under Computer > C > Users > (Username)...nor is the Temp/Favorites folder.

What concerns me:

1) Are my temp files being stored somewhere where they aren't going to be deleted by disk cleanup or anything and just build up?

2) Is there any way of removing this duplicate OS without screwing things up?

3) Since that Favorites folder hasn't come back yet at all with or without the temp files in it, should I be concerned?

That tutorial at the beginning of this thread is confusing me because it seems like it's for when you're missing something that should be there (like My Documents), but that doesn... Read more

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I am trying to relocate Public folders from the down-sized C: Partition/Drive to a newly created separate Partition/Drive.
I had no problem whatsoever with all of the user specific "private" folders; but, no matter what I have tried, I can never get a Move button for any of the Public folders.

I thought I had found a solution here; however, after jumping through all the hoops, still no Move button.


Following this as per instructions, I could never get the "Exit Explorer" option to show up.


I absolutely abhor Windows 8, 8.1, and 10; the simplest task always becomes a big headache.

Please tell me how to get a Move button on the Public folders.
Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.
>>> On EDIT:
After much research and several more attempts, I finally managed to start the thing in Safe mode and had to go at it from several angles even there, but I finally got it.

I can't understand why so many methods specific to 8.1 still will not work.

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Hi all,

I have Vista installed on my laptop's internal HD.
I wanted to install it to my external USB-HD but a dialog
box during the installation stated something like
"this setup does not support installation to external USB2.0 drives".

So I created a new partition to my internal HD and installed
Vista there. I figure it won't be easy but neither impossible
to make a working copy of the OS to another partition

What I've done so far:

Copied the whole Vista partition to the external HD using
Acronis Disk Director Suite.

Just for curiosity changed the USB-HD as the primary boot-device,
result: "NTLDR missing - press ctrl+alt+del"

Iinstallied a 'Vista bootloader' to the partition using
VistaBootPro. No change: NTLDR still missing

NTLDR and MBR and stuff like that are beyond the
limit where my knowhow ends, so please help
me out here.
thanks already,


A:How to move Vista to another location?

You can't boot Windows from a USB-connected hard drive.

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First of all I have Windows Vista.

My question is, I have been receiving emails from a private ip address. I have put the ip address into a variety of websites and the only info I get is a location on the map. The person that sent the email says they are in Turkey and the private ip address comes up in the Nigeria region. I want to get the info that is unknown from the search of the private address. Is it possible? The following are the private address.



Thanks Turkatenka

A:Finding location of private IP address

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I am wondering if it is possible to find the location of where your wallpaper pic is temporarily stored while it is your current wallpaper. The reason I ask is because I thought I saved the pic before I made it my wallpaper, but I cannot locate the file. Also, is there a way to find out the name of the file? Then I could do a search, but as it is, Desktop properties just labels it "Internet explorer wallpaper".

A:Finding desktop wallpaper location

C>Windows>Web>Wallpaper is the default folder.

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I have searched around on how to move skype history but no good answers for it.

How to move chat history (main.db stored in C:\ ) to another location in E:\ and still see that history in a working Skype?

I prefer to store data (chat history) in another disk instead of C:\


A:How to move skype history location?

That route is pretty much hardcoded into Skype and always points to the current users' profile, it doesn't appears to have a way to change it.

You can trick it to save to somewhere else by replacing its folder in AppData\Roaming\Skype with a junction pointing to another drive, thus "lying" to Skype, redirecting its data access to an alternative location.

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Hello all

First allow me to let everybody know what I'm all about. I am a noob to any scripting (except for a little vba in excel and some batch stuff). I have searched several forums looking for the answer to this question, and while I have been able to surmise that what I want to do CAN be done, I can't find an example that I can try to tweak inorder to get it done.

That being said I am looking for someone to help me figure this out

I have an active desktop page setup at work that puts a banner of information at the top and the left of the users screen with useful information that will be updated frequently. (I know... active desktop sucks and all that) What I need to do is open a program called "Meditech" and have it position itself at the bottom left of the screen so it will not block any of the important information. (I would prefer to lock it's place but that's not necessary.

Keep in mind I have no idea what I'm doing, but here is my idea - replace the shortcut to VMAGIC with a link to this vbs file...

<<< this is what i have so far >>>
Set ws = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
ws.run """C:\Program Files\Meditech\MagicCS\Client\VMAGIC.exe"""

<<< this is what I want to add (in my own words) >>>
grab VMAGIC's window
Position VMAGIC to 0,150 (or whatever)

<<< if possible add this too >>>
Prevent VMAGIC from moving

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A:Solved: move app location on screen

Autoit did it

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How can I move all of my program files to the d partition?

A:Move programs to another location besides C drive?

They have to stay where they were installed because they create directories as they're installed, if you want to move them you will have to uninstall most of them and re-install them. (that's the short answer)

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I have .exe programs in start/programs folder. I am trying to clean up, and cannot re-locate these programs. I don't wish to create a shortcut. I realize that I should have downloaded to my desktop, so I won't "save as" there again.

A:(Solved) move .exe programs to other location

I did not know that the cut/paste method was the solution, sorry for the bother as I found the rule in win. 98 help!

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How can I move the skype chat history (main.db stored in C:\ ) to another location in E:\ and still see that history in a working Skype?
I prefer to store data (chat history) in another disk instead of C:\

A:How can I move the skype history location?

Hi comsky Apparently, this is possible by redirected the datapath of the Skype executable (Skype.exe). Follow the instructions in the thread below:http://community.skype.com/t5/The-Skype-Lounge/moving-data-directories/m-p/222134/thread-id/4763/highlight/true?date=2015-08-24+13%3A27%3A46&signature=Mv3jmUdWyrb929yVblp0kIaGW2P5bxG%2Figda7Lo4J%2BVCbli8%2FUCO2sak0dwWZSoyuwC1bMn7rVU%2FAgZcDsWdXkx7wVU9JbJvzOkwdLd2%2BZc5qYoIe3%2BgHTW9Xj8F4WQyy2n4aWMyvC%2FJeYbopDPY0R5Lz2JcfCmS%2BotXWyqIESc0R67%2BxvW%2FN0wQ6GfNEsPmBQ6uGLReF9dRDMXHm9nFSxglzC9z1C6ey3FiGLFdU2afKyXAjWm8BvVRGSU9Fzz%2BKHjbux0F3xUYzUFwim9WRuKc0KB8zOdi0iELvySl68QNCprFpaQI%2FRpBNCAVdvXbU6we2oFAR6IW16QA7OlGlA%3D%3D&expiration_date=2015-08-26+13%3A27%3A46&partner_id=b38bf07d4373f92f5932f9e2887a32e0

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I need to move all my Google Drive folders from their present location to a new GD location (another email address, so I can better separate personal/private.) I am not sure how to move all the folders, etc. at once....how do I do this?

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OS: Windows 7 Professional
Where is the actual location of the file folder containing all the default icons available in Windows 7? The When you right-click on a folder, the 'Properties', the 'Customize', then 'Change Icon', the 'Change Icon for _name_ Folder appears, displaying many icons. The first box you can type in, named "Look for icons in this file:", shows %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll .

I have searched every folder on my computer - opened every single one. The icons are not to be found.

Can anyone tell me how to locate this file?

Thank you.

A:Finding actual location of icon folder

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Most are in the imageres.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64


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There is a device on my network somewhere that is using an IP address that it is not supposed to, and I'd very much like to track it down. Problem is, I've got 6 48 port cisco switches sprawled out here all connected by fiber to a central core.

Anyone have any ideas how I can track down the physical location, or even the machine name of this thing?


A:Finding Physical Location of Rogue Device

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Isn't there an EASY WAY to make any other folder location as default for downloading and others things?

A:EASY WAY to make any other folder location as default for downloading

Hello Fits,

If you mean for Internet Explorer, then you can set any folder location to be the default download folder.

Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location

Hope this helps,

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The power button is located immediately above the  USB slots and is very easy to press. As a result, it is easy to end up hitting the power button by accident when reaching for the USB slots when the machine is tucked under a desk and you are going by touch. I've done it several times now. Would be great to move the power button to a less vulnerable location, or at least have it on less of a hair trigger so a light touch does not turn the machine off. 

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Hi. Been using macrium for imaging.

I just noticed that the default location for the xml files it creates with each image is on my C:.... My Documents/Reflect.
I always just let it choose until I came to the image, which is on an external drive.

Should these be on my external drive, and can I move them safely so they will be recognized, in case my C: fails?

In other words, can I move them and Macrium will find them? Do I have to do a step after I move them?

thanks a bunch

A:Move location of Macrium image XML files?

In my case I don't have Macrium create the XML files. I have restored images without them. Others more wise may chime in on what their use is.

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I have a solid state drive with limited capacity so I would like Public folders to be on another hard drive. I'm able to change the location of the regular My Documents, My Pictures, etc. to the other drive but not the Public folders. Its curious because when I open up the properties for these Public folders it shows the existing location and there is a note saying you can change the location ..., but there is not a move button nor can you change what is listed in the location text box. So how do you change the location?

A:How to move location of Public folders to another harddrive

You can just move the folder(s) itself. But there is really nothing to be gained. It is just a few peanut bytes.

If you delete the hiberfile and reduce the pagefile to 1GB, you can gain a LOT more.

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I have a user whose network data folder is due to be moved to a new server.

This user has Offline Files syncing enabled on the folder. The user also has a mapped drive ( U: ) to this folder but from what I see Offline Files uses the explicit location rather than simply U:

I am looking for a way to swap the location of the user's network data folder in the Offline Files config on his machine so we don't have to re-sync all of the data. Maybe a reg key or something?

Old location:

to new location:

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How can I move the skype chat history (main.db stored in C:\ ) to another location in E:\ and still see that history in a working Skype?

I want to store the chat history in another disk instead of C:\


A:How can I move the skype chat history to another location?

This might help you:

____________________________________________________________________​Create a new folder on your drive. Lets say, the name of this folder is ?Data? and you create it on drive C:.
Create now a new desktop shortcut with the following path:
?C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe? /datapath:?C:\Data? /removable

This is of course under this assumption, that Skype.exe is indeed located in the specified path. If not, then use just the correct path.

Start now Skype with this new shortcut and login with your Skype name. All Skype configuration data and chat history will now be stored in this new ?C:\Data? folder. In order to get your old chat history into this folder, or more precisely, in the folder ?C:\Data\your skype name?, move or copy the original main.db into this folder.

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Is it possible to move files from one location to another in Sharepoint?


A:Solved: Move files to a different location in Sharepoint

should be - I used to be able to do it , in a free early version , when I was re-organising various projects and reference material - BUT i cant remember how i did it - i think it was reasonably intuitive

are you a full administrator of the site ?

In fact , I moved items when I set up a draft site for review with a small number of User Acceptance Testers

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I am having problems with moving the location of the desktop folder found in the users folder in my local drive where windows is stored to another partition. Everytime I finish moving the location of the folder to another separate partition, it reverts back to the default location upon restart.I don't know what seems to be the problem, or if there is some registry fix to this

A:Unable to move desktop folder to another location

Welcome to the forum, Are you moving them by right clicking on the folder and choosing "location" enter new path, then click move, then apply?
Drag and Drop may not work when doing this.

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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Hi Guys,

I hope this hasn't been asked before but here goes: Is there any way to move the user icon and password box to a different location rather than the default center?

The reason I ask is that I'm building a new PC for my Mom, and I'd like to use a photo of my late brother as the log on screen background - only not block out his face. Does that make sense?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:Way to move log on screen user icon box location?

Many people peeped here, but nobody answered..... means the asswer is not known, I also dont know how to do it . But if the PC is not locked by any password, and only one user is there, the user account icon will not be shown in the logon screen. Dont know whether you will let it be unprotected or not.

I'll pray for your deceased brother's peace. Very recently I lost my father.

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In Vista what is the equiv of the " Restore" Folder ? How do I move this to another Drive? Tks

A:How to move 'Restore" folder to another location

try this: right click on folder in question, choose "properties" > location tab...there you should be able to do what you want...good luck

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

A:Moved document location files did not move

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

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Is there any way to permanently change the default start directory, c:\documents, in Outlook to something else? So far, I have just placed a shortcut to another folder, but would prefer a "cleaner" option.


A:Change default location for finding Outlook attachments

I'm afraid I don't understand the question. What do you mean by startup directory? When you open Outlook it should go to your inbox. Is this not happening? Or are you talking about when you detach a file and it automatically wants to save it to C:\my documents? What version of Outlook are you using? 97 is very different from 98/2000, which are very similar.

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I used the tutorial to move my user folders to a spare, second drive in my laptop. Now I'm thinking about changing it from a spinner to an SSD and I'm wondering what steps I should be considering, before I make that swap, to preserve my user folders and migrate it to a second drive.

Could someone describe the process to replace that drive or point me to a guide? What's tripping me up is if I don't move it back to C: what will windows do when I remove the drive that contains the user folders, and put in the new one upon first boot.

Thanks for any direction everyone!

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Programs that I have installed on my computer (mostly games) have automatically made their own folders, mainly in My Documents, but also in My Pictures and My Videos. When I move these folders regularly, the program just makes a new one in the previous location when I start it again. So, my question is: how do I move these folders permanently (without losing any information)? Below is a screenshot of the folders in My Documents that I would like to move.

Also, here is a screenshot of what files are in the folder "Electronic Arts> The Sims 3" as an example.

Thanks for your help!

A:How to move program folders to new location (default is My Documents)

Use regedit to find the key(s) that point to that location.

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Hey, This is my first time posting on this website but I am seeking help to fix a mistake I made. I was trying to move the Documents folder and Pictures folder to a new location, I accidentally moved it from my C drive to the ROOT of my E drive. Now all of the files previously in these folders are mixed up in the Root of my E drive. I am trying to move them back to defaults, but Windows now just renamed both of them to /E: And Documents and Pictures folders are basically just 2 E drive folders leading to the same place. Is there anyway i can fix this and have the folders back to how they were with the right things in them??

A:How do I move user folders back to their default location?

See this tutorial
User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I haven't touched Outlook in about 5 or 6 years, and it was actually the Express version at that.

I would like to transfer my email files from Thunderbird version 16 to Outlook 2010, which I have now.

Is there a simple way to do this? I have about 4 to 5 gig of email data. Of course it would be too easy, but I don't see an "Import from Thunderbird" option anywhere...

A:Switch from Thunderbird to Outlook 2010 - easy way to move data?

I've used this AddOn in the past. Seemed to accommodate just about any format:


Works on TB 1 - 15

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"Sorry, it looks like this PC can't run Windows 8.1. This might be because the Users or Program Files folder is being redirected to another partition."

By using the Customize feature of Windows Easy Transfer Wizard, I created a MIG transfer file, without selecting the user folders (such as Documents, Pictures or Video).

If the MIG file is copied to the C: drive, will the User Profile be created on the C: drive, when Easy Transfer is run?

I am guessing that the default User Folders will be created on the C drive, and then the locations can be changed to match the present physical location on my other partitions.

Thank you, in advance.

A:Move User Profile by Windows Easy Transfer Wizard

Wow, not a single response to this question. Is not Easy Transfer a standard feature of Windows?

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This may seem like a studpid questions but I do not wish to render my old machine useless if I transfer settings and files from my old Vista machine to the new Vista macgine. I was hoping I could use the WET to set the Vista setting in my new machine. It would saved me a lot of time.
Everything I read said it will "move" not "copy" the settings and files. I just need to know it will not remove the files and settings from the old machine but only copy them.

A:Windows Easy Transfer - does it move or copy the files and settings from the old machine?

It 'copies' the files and settings.
All of the files and settings will remain intact on the old system.
Hope this helps.
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Ronnie Vernon Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience

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I HAVE l702x Laptop running windows 7
I am about to buy new Dell laptop running windows 10
I have over 1000 files in my documents library in 6 locations
Advised to transfer these using USB stick or possibly DVD (>) rather than 'transfer' (Laptop forum
Could you give me explicit keystrokes to copy each library onto USB or DVD use Right Click Send_to DVD?
and also the followup to transfer USB to new machine. I expect I would have to create folders and include in document library?
I had seen something similar in searching Microsoft forum ...from USA university....but link no longer exists and I do not know how to tell the person what the problem is (as he/she suggested...sorry
Many thanks

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In Windows 8.1 (and as far as I can remember in all previous Windows versions) I used to be able to do the following:
In Windows Explorer: Open a .jpg file from anywhere in my file system, by right mouse clicking and choosing "edit"After editing: "Save as" (press F12) and save the edited file IN ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION but under a different name.
Now, in Windows 10, the situation is different:
In Windows Explorer I open a .jpg file from anywhere in my file system by right mouse clicking and choosing "edit"After editing: "Save as" (F12) opens a dialogue box that suggests I save the file, NOT in its original location, but in a location that is either the default "pictures" directory or the directory that was previously used as a "save as" location in Paint (these locations are stored in the registry key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Paint\Recent File List")

Now I'd like very much to get the old, Windows 8 type situation back because this does not work for me! It's very inconvenient to have to scroll and click my way through the "save as" dialogue box until I finally find the directory where the edited file was stored in the first place! Why o why does Windows not remember this location?
I've searched through the internet but it seems nobody else has this problem. I've searched the registry for the word "paint" but was not able to find a setting t... Read more

A:MS Paint "Save as" location is NOT the file source location

Hello hvaleton Welcome to the Ten Forums!

I just right clicked on an image file here and chose the Edit option and the "save as" to save the jpeg file with the word "duplicate" added into the file name to save it in the original location. You may want to try starting with the Paint app first you find in the Start>AllApps>Windows Accessories list and then simply choose the open option in the file menu to browse to and select the intended file. You can also see that pinned to the Start menu as well as to the main taskbar with a fast right click.

If your copy of 10 was an upgrade install that might explain the problem you are seeing since the upgrade install tends to not see everything go on fully at times. The word "Buggy" tends to fit the bill for that type of install and not specific to 10 only but every version coming up from Legacy to 9x onto ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and now 10.

The one thing favored with having the Windows Photo Viewer restored replaced by Photos in 10 is that once you have any image or photo in view you can simply to upto the menu and select the "Make a copy" option and browse to the location you want the new copy to be created and saved to on the spot.

You just can't alter things like you can with MS Paint or the favorite for many 3rd party free image editing program known as PaintNet. Besides painting over and erasing things if not drawing lines under and around objects in an image you can add ne... Read more

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I am trying to remove OEM branding from IE 11 in Windows 10. For the most part I have managed to get rid of most of it but there is one last thing that is proving tricky. This is a pre filled url in the dropdown IE address bar, which points to the manufacturer's
support site unsurprisingly.

Obviously you can click the cross next to it and it will go, but will return upon any reset of IE.

I thought the answer may lie in the reg key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
plus the corresponding HKLM keys also.

Having deleted the entire key, which contains every setting for IE, I sill see that upon any reset of IE (from advanced tab of internet options), the url returns.

So the question is really where is IE getting this information from at the point that it is reset. More to the point, where have the manufacturer hidden something somewhere that IE then pulls into it as it's default.

Many Thanks

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First off, let me say that I'm not sure if I'm infected or not. But my computer has been acting suspiciously ...

I had just started up my PC and I was looking at some settings for AutoDefrag (this could have just been coincidence) when Comodo Defense+ showed me a warning. Basically, WMIADAP.exe was trying to modify a file or a registry entry (I'm sorry but I don't remembner which). I know that WMIADAP.exe is a system file, but it was in a strange location:


I stupidly allowed this, since it was before I saw the unusual location of the file.

Looking through Comodo's logs, I see that it tried to modify the file C:\Windows\System32\wbem\Performance\WmiApRpl.h

To calm my suspicions, I tried to upload WmiApRpl.h to both Virustotal and Jotti, as well as Avira's sample submission page but the Performance subdirectory containing the modified file does not show up in a "file upload" window! This really worries me.

Subdirectories of C:\Windows\System32\wbem\ that show up under Explorer:


Subdirectories of C:\Windows\System32\wbem\ as seen through VirusScan/Jotti/Avira "upload file" window


Both the Performance and MOF directories are missing in the upload file window, which does not allow me to upload the modified file Wm... Read more

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I am looking for an app or browser extension that instant searches every text that appears on the screen and alerts me when a predefined text appears somewhere (In Webpages and WebForms).

I am using a WebAplication with Chrome built in Java in a intranetwork, where i work.

I tryed looking for a Chrome extension but no luck so far.

Any ideas? Thank you.

A:Predefined Auto Search. Everywhere.

Hello BlitzMX, I have given a good look for something similar to what you are looking for, but I am not sure if there is such a browser extension, probably not enough people have the need for it.

Why are you looking for something like this anyway? The only application I can think of, would be IRC, where you may wish to say something based on a reply that appears (making a bot).

If you are making a website, then you could use JavaScript/PHP (depending how you implement it) to show messages once certain text appears and/or is inputted.

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