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Q: write to system32 folder

I am trying to write to this folder as I need to replace 2 drivers with more updated versions. I am running as Admin and I have the UAC set to Never Notify. I right click on the folder and uncheck read only. Then I go to the Security tab and attempt to edit the permissions. However even as Admin the buttons to add and edit permissions are "Ghosted Out".

Preferred Solution: write to system32 folder

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: write to system32 folder

you may need to take ownership first
tutorial on how to here
Take Ownership Shortcut

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i copied a portion of my sys32 folder to my cdrw drive because i'm stupid. and i wanted to see if i could use it to alter my sys32 on my other machine. don't ask.

yeah, i soon realized the folder's write protected and i can't burn the foler, or delete the copy. now i can't burn anything unless i use a different profile.

i tried properties > uncheck read only. i'm guessing the answer lies somewhere in folder options.

help is appreciated, as always.

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My comp kept getting a "failed to load operating system" message when attempting to boot. I ran the FIXBOOT command from the windows CD's recovery console.

Now it starts to load but wont boot because it says its missing "l_ntl.nls". So I got the 6kb file from another comp running 2000 and put it on a floppy to put on the hard drive. In the windows CD's recovery console, I type

copy A:l_intl.nls C:\WINNT\System32
Failed to copy file.

However, copying to the straight C: drive works fine. Is this some sort of permission problem?

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I have a application that work with Hardware lock and after run try, to write file "HLBSrvc.dll" to system32 folder, but user work with this application is Standard user, Show message [Cannot create file "c:\windows\system32\HLBSrvc.dll".
Access is denied]
Also I can not change permission system32 for this user.
Now how can i access to my user to access system32 folder without change his to Administrator.
Please guide me
Thanking you
Soks Sia

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Setting: I have two identical Notebooks - bought at the same time at the same shop -  that have two internal harddisk slots. They had win 7 preinstalled. I chose the 64 bit version.

As time went by I changed the harddisks 3 or 4 times over the years. The last two changes were to SSD.
One old HD is gone, as it overheated. (But I was able to secure all data.)
The current problem:
To change to the new SSD on NB1 (Notebook1) I cloned the "C"-Partition from the other notebook.
Then I put the SSD in NB1's harddisk slot. In the other harddisk slot there is an old harddisk once running this notebook.
First time it didn't boot, whyever, but second time it did boot. It booted from the new SSD. (I changed the boot-order in the bios appropriatly. And the old harddisk has a defect MBR, so can't boot anyway.)
Two days ago I accessed the old harddisk, where I had a folder "windows.old" which actually contained a quite complete copy of an old state of that harddisks original partition back when it was the OS running harddisk. When trying to access the
user's folder on that old harddisk, it said I need administrator right, then it will be made permanently accessible to me (my current user on the SSD logged in.) It took some minutes, and everything was alright.
When ending work I put the system in "Hibernation" (Ruhezustand).
Yesterday when starting the system, the starting screen was in English "Windows is continued" instead of... Read more

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Hi, this is my first post and of the bat I am not the most tech savvy when it comes to OS.
I have used WinDirStat and found a 395 gb unknown. Then I used TreeSizeFree and identified that the 395 gb is in System32\spooler\drivers\x65. i do not know what or where it comes from.
My Windows 8 keeps trying to update, gets to 30% and fails. Undo what it has done and leaves me with even less space.
Can anyone help?
Thank you

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I am able to read but not able to write on shared folder from Windows 7, however i was able to do the same from Windows XP compture.

I have following setup:

1) Shared Folder is on Windows 2003 server on same workgroup and network. Private network
2) Accessing Shared Folder resides in Windows 2003 server from Windows 7 Premium. Can read folder but cannot write anything to the folder

I made sure that folder has access to "Everyone" - read and write on shared folder on windows 2003 server. Drive is not full.

I am getting message on Windows 7 compture that "You need permission to perform this action"

I am pulling my hair off with this issue. Seems like it is small issue but not able to resolve.

Thanks in Advance

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Hey guys

when I try to uninstall BitDefender 9 Pro. I get an error message saying "Unable To Write To Specified Folder: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\" I checked and I cannot find a Installer Folder, with or without Hidden Files and Folder on.

Help? lol

[edit] I cannot uninstall ANYTHING through Add/Remove Programs

A:Unable To Write To Folder

Heres an uninstall article http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB260-en-...er-9-Internet-Security-uninstall-methods.html

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I'm having no luck making a Windows 7 folder write accessible to XP. I've turned off password protected sharing and given both "Everyone" and "Guest" read/write permission. I can access the folder, but whenever I try to transfer a file to it, I get:

"Error Copying File or Folder - Cannot copy ____: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

Any suggestions?

A:Can't Write to Shared Folder


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I have Vista 32 and need to set up a network folder to allow my scanner write to it and save documents. I can not change the option "read Only" in the general oprions tab under properties. please help

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I have changed permission and also the Owner of the Windows folder to me but I still cannot write since I get access denied. And also I cannot change the read only flag because I receive access denied again.My account belongs to administrator group and UAC has been disabled. I searched thru GPEDIT.MSC for something relevant but haven't found anything.

A:How to write to C/Windows folder

Have you tried to put UAC back on to the first settings and see if that works?  There seems to be some issues with having UAC off and being able to perform some tasks as running Gadgets.  Maybe this is another one of those instances where having the UAC on is needed.I jsut checked and i am able to modify files in my C:\Windows folder and i have UAC on the lowest setting before actually having it turned off. ~Alex T.~Windows Desktop Experience MVP~

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I've got a corrupted file in my CD write folder that I have tried to delete every way I can think of...without success. So every time I log on to the computer a message pops up that says I have files that are ready to be written to a CD. The file and the folder it is contained in are also part of every CD write job I set up since they always in the CD write folder.

Does anyone know how to purge corrupted file from the CD write folder? Not a major problem, but after several months, it is driving me nuts.


A:Undeletable file in CD write folder

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I am unable to copy files to the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folders, despite my status as Administrator on a single-user system. As an advanced user, I have many legitimate needs to place files there and cannot live with this level of protection
from myself.
How can I defeat this? Many thanks.

Rick A.
Pleasanton CA

A:Can't Write to Program Files folder

Mark, that worked -- thanks a million, as I would never have found that little needle in the Windows 8 haystack. I do not in any way consider this to be progress or evolution in OS design...

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How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission(for all users)


A:How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission

Hi Nidheesh,

Try the following in a CMD window:


dir /A-R
/A = attribute
-R = files that are NOT read-only files


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On Startup, Windows displays the "File waiting to be written to CD" message but the folder is empty.
If I attempt to copy a new file to the CD, it casches to the temporary folder but will not write of the CD. Either the "save and retry" message appears or sometimes a "file is wrong size". The file has been identified as CAKTIZWD, which no longer exists on my computer.
I can read the CD but can not write to it.
I am running Windows XP SP2 on a dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.
The CD is OK. I can burn CD's using Roxio.
I have run Mcafee virus scan and System Mechanic registry cleaner in an attempt to clear the erroneous tag, with no results.
Your assistance is appreciated

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I am applying a solution to take backup from clients machine to a shared folder location, the share management will be done through their AD accounts through a backup application.

However, I want to prevent user from accessing the shared folder location and deleting contents
it would be possible to use another account for shared file access but am looking for better option.

if Anything from the following can be done it should be great:
- Modifying permissions to allow writing and modifying content but not deleting
- Disable web access to shared location through windows explorer
- Only allowing access to shared location through the backup application in any way
Really appreciate any help.

A:Shared folder, write but not delete

not done any Active Directory work for a while but I'm sure the delete permission was separate so a deny could be applied the the delete for the group concerned who would have the other permissions, you would need to check the stacking of the actual permissions to be sure though, a deny is a dangerous thing for sysdmins as you often forget what groups you've assigned yourself as for testing

Also it's worth having a look at Sysinternals as I think they still have some advanced AD tools

As most of the others should be possible through normal NTFS permissions and even the parental controls it should be possible using Group Policy

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I just recovered my windows system partition from an Acronis backup.
Everything works fine except for anything that needs to write to Appdata.
Cannot download, cannot run Dropbox, or create new user profile at logon.
I have tried "Take Ownership", have set my user as owner via security settings, have given my user full control, but nothing works.

Would welcome any advice or info.

Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot write to user folder after recovery

Try a system refresh.

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So I was browsing my email and found a msg that I was chosen to beta test the new MMO Skyforge which I had registered for almost a year ago. Excited, I followed the directions to download the beta client file, and when I ran it, I noticed that it was trying to default to an additional disk drive that I had plugged in that was from an older rig build (the only component that survived a lightning strike). It should have defaulted to my C drive but instead is trying to install on the older drive which is marked as F drive.

So I tried to change the location, and I got a msg I've never seen before: "Insufficient permissions to write to folder....."


I'm logged in and ran the program as administrator, and yet windows refuses to allow me to install it.

Is there a way to fix this?

**UPDATE01**: I decided to try and run a command in cmd prompt as administrator: sfc /scannow, thinking that maybe there might have been corrupted files in my OS (Win7 Ultimate 64). sfc found nothing. Still stumped.

A:Insufficient Permissions to write to folder

Right click on the folder, and select properties. Make sure the Read-Only attribute is unchecked/deselected, as it could've been installed as read-only for some odd reason.
From there, open up the Security tab. Scroll through the list of "Group or user names", and look for your Windows log-in name/username.
If you do not find your username there, select Edit... underneath that list, select the Add... button near the middle of the window, and enter in your Windows username, and select OK. Make sure your username is highlighted.

After that, try and set the Permissions to Allow:Full Control. Select OK. If it asks you if you would like to apply settings to sub-folders, then yes apply changes to sub-items.
Let me know if this helped you out.

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Hi I have a Windows program that is installed in the default C:\Program Files (x86) folder, and of course it cannot write some of the data it needs to write to that folder. I assume that is because of the Windows 7 permissions.
Is there a simple way to allow this particular program to write to its install folder despite permission restrictions? I already moved its data folder to my data partition but this is for some files that I do not have the option to move to another folder.
Thank you.

A:Program cannot write to installed folder

Run the program as administrator. Right click the programs .exe file and click 'Run as Administrator". Then it can do what ever you need it to, despite permissions.

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I have a network of computers in my office running on windows 7 and one main computer running on windows 10. I have a folder shared on my windows 10 pc and i can access this folder on all computers on my network. I can read but not write on this shared folder on my other pcs on the network. I tried sharing everyone (read/write) on the properties but still same problem...please help

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I have recently installed a program and when I try to open it it says "error#41:unable to write to the temp folder... There is plenty of space so im not sure why it is doing this.. i have cleared my temp folder and deleted several programs... the program that is saying error#41 isnt a big program at all.. and i can still download bigger programs and they work without a problem!

A:Unable to write files to the temp folder

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I downloaded a Emluator today so I can play my old PSX games on my Windows 7 PC and the folder will not lose write protection. Not even as Admin. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions? I need to get this fixed lol. Thanks in advance!

A:Problem Taking write Protection off a Folder

Quote: Originally Posted by RazielRinz

I downloaded a Emluator today so I can play my old PSX games on my Windows 7 PC and the folder will not lose write protection. Not even as Admin. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions? I need to get this fixed lol. Thanks in advance!

You need to take ownership of the folder. Right now it is probably owned from where ever you got it. Why do you need write protection removed?


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Up until recently I was able to import cds onto itunes with no problem - now it says I do not have write access to the music folder and also no access privileges. I have recently changed my internet browser from ie7 to safari - would that have anything to do with it? I have tried enabling sharing on all music folders but nothing seems to work.

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I notice in Windows 8 slight changes have been made to where screen shots are written to. In previous versions of windows they've always been written to the clipboard with each additional screenshot being overwritten but now in windows 8 they appear to be written and stored in a folder which means you can take multiple screenshots without the previous one being overwritten.

I want to know if it's possible to make that feature available in windows 7 since it was a big leap for me to upgrade from XP and if it wasn't for carrying features over from XP I wouldn't have upgraded ie T800's Folder Options X It would be really neat if they could add that to their utility

A:How to change screenshots to write to a folder rather then clipboard ?

Believe you'll need a clipboard enhancer utility and there are many, some are free. Rather than recommend a specific tool you may want to do a web search for free download clipboard utility

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I have a Windows 8 computer and a Windows Vista laptop. Both computers are connected to my network. I Have a portable hard drive attached to the Windows 8 computer. I can read the files on the portable hard drive from the Vista computer but I can't copy to them or download to them. When I try to drag a file from the Vista Computer to the Windows 8 computer it says I need permission to perform this action. I think I have the settings correct. I have file and printer sharing turned on. I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 but even with that disabled I still can't copy to the Windows 8 computer. Can anyone help??? Thanks in advance for everyone's help!!

A:Write Access for a folder on Windows 8 computer

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I am just wondering as to whether you can alter the write protection in a USB drive.

Do you have to scan the folder - check for errors like in my 500GB Seagate USB external disk drive?

I am just enquirying as Seagate are saying that I must have used it with a Mac which I have not.

I just wish to put some other data on the disk and able to transfer to another computer.

A:Write protected folder - USB Disk Drive

Go into the properties of the drive and make sure all permissions are checked, you should be able to do anything you want with the drive. Is it brand new, did the problem just start ?

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I have no write access to the program files folder (only). I have check security, it's all as should be..
I can log into administrator in safe mode and do anything I want in the program folder.
Make admin available in normal mode.. even the admin is blocked for installing, deleting anything from the programs folder.
I'm lost.

A:Write access to program files folder

If you create a new administrator account in safe mode, are you able to write to the programs folder?
Edit: Is the OS XP Pro or XP Home?

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Hi all,

I need to execute the Windows command:

metaflac --dont-use-padding --remove --block-type="PADDING" Filename.flac

For every file in a folder, including every file in the subfolders! (Two levels of subfolders.) The file name extension is as mentioned above .flac.

I understand a batch file is the best way to accomplish this, but what should it contain?

Many thanks!

A:How do I write a batch file for all files in a folder?

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I have a simple question to which I cannot get a simple answer.

I went to My Computer (XP), double clicked on my MP3 Player drive icon,
double clicked on the Internet Storage icon and then came to several folders, including the Music folder. I double clicked on Music folder and several sub folders came to the screen including a PLAYLISTS FOLDER. The problem is that the Playlists folder has several files which I did NOT create, labelled Playlist (1), (2) and (3).

I deleted Playlist (1) with no problem, however, when I went to delete Playlist (2) and Playlist (3) a message came up that it:

" cannot be deleted because it is write protected. Remove the write protection".

Another terrific Microsoft message which doesn't tell you what to do, which is why I will shortly install Linux on my computer.

I tried to get help in the "help" file, which is generally useless. It is not even listed in the glossary under "write protection" how to do this.

I went to the "help" file in Microsoft Word. It says to select the tools menu and click the option which says remove write protection. The only problem, is that this seems to only apply to this word processor, because when I click "tools" on the menu above the above folder opened in My Computer, there is no such option.

I clicked on "properties" for the folder.....no option there either.

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A:How do I remove "write protection" from a sub folder on a drive in My Computer?

Well...what you describe is unusual...and Microsoft has nothing to do with the manner in which a manufacturer sets up the native folders on an .mp3 player.

My experience with such folders (any and all) is that they are deleteable, like any other file.

If the folders cannot be deleted in either normal or safe mode...I would simply do firmware update. Should be avaiable at website of player maker.

You could also try a product like Revo Uninstaller.

You could also entertain the idea that...the folders may be viewed that way because of some problem with the drive (such as bad sectors) and try to run the chkdsk /r command on the player from My Computer/Properties.


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Hello everyone,

I've been struggling with this issues for some weeks now and I have nowhere to go...

I have found many (really many) tickets with similar problem, but none had the same scenario and none of the proposed solutions worked for me.

Here it goes:

My COMPANY has a project that is a joint venture with a partner and we have employees from both sides. Therefore, we must have both networks available for the project. But, only one fileserver.

This fileserver one network interface my company's network and one on the partner's network.

But, the authentication  to access the folders is only at the AD of the partner which is in another domain.

So, when we map (manually) the network drive T: we choose to use different credentials.

Some weeks ago all the computers from my company's network stopped writeing on the network drive T: and got the following error:

"<mapped drive letter>\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the
Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location."
None of the computers on the partner's network have this issue and none of the other network drives on my company's computers have this issue.

If I open the shared folder directly from the start menu I CAN WRITE..... Read more

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Hello guys,

I am admin on the computer but somehow (may be via group policy) I can not write/delete to my USB. By the way this is a corporate laptop. I tried couple of ways to fix it but couldn't manage. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance and best regards.

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can i block a program to write access to a specific folder ?
the folder is c:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Adobe\Lightroom\Caches\Video\
i use lightoom i import only photos

but lightoom find every video in my pc and fill this folde of video cache!
i don't have video in my catalog

can i block lightroom to have access to this folder?


A:can i block a program to write access to a specific folder ?

This may sound stupid, but what happens if you just delete that \Video\ folder? Does it get recerated? If not, that may be the easy fix. If not, you can try changing permissions for that one folder.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

A Guy

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My document folder in my windows xp laptop gives the mesage as Access denied or write protected. This was caused whrn I changed my logon password wusinf Manage your passpord from My desktop, Manage, User and Groups then change password.
Is ther anyway I can un encrpt and make my folder usable. I am unable to backup or restore from previous backup.
Need some help

A:My Document Folder Access denied / write protected

Try this:


You have to be logged in as an administrator.

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I had to pull a drive out of a laptop. I need to save the Owners documents but they are write protected. Can't access the folders in the new pc. The account had a password which I know. Please help

A:write protected folder in 2nd (older) hard drive

Have you tried right clicking on the folder, then clicking the general tab (if you have to) and unchecking the 'read only' box?

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My roommates computer is having an interesting problem. Everytime he starts up, or restarts his computer, the "System 32" folder is already open on the desktop. Its not a HUGE problem, but we would like to make sure it is not a virus. Thanks so much!

A:System32 Folder

Hi BrewersFan. I did a quick search of this site for system32 and found a number of entries. Two that were resolved are in the links below.



Each of the above threads suggest that you should download a program called "Highjack This", run it to obtain a log file, and then post the log file in this thread. Hopefully someone will then help you interpret the log file and fix the issue.

Get "HighJack This" at the following link:


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I have a question. I was wondering if there is a way that a computer can function properly, without having a system32 folder? ISn't that where most of the crap goes that helps to run the computer?
I ask this, because I have searched my computer numerous times, and don't seem to have a system32 folder in my C:\WINDOWS\
Is there somewhere else that it may be hiding? I even have everything unhidden, and I even did a advanced search of the hard drive to look for it, and I cant seem to find it anywhere.
Am I looking in the wrong spots? Can it be under another name or something????

A:system32 folder????

good morning
right before this happened, which by the way, why were you looking for the sys32?
but was anyone in the windows folder for any reason?

do a search for the "spool" folder

see where its at....[ one of the sys32 subfolders ] [ i am wondering if it is possible to have renamed the sys32 folder? geekgirl? ]


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I recently got the p2pnetwork spyware, and I think I successfully got rid of it. But there are some strange things going on now. Outlook express cannot read any emails. Also, there is no system32 folder in my windows directory. I am currently running Windows MCE with Athlon 2600+, 512MB DDR 2700 ram.
Here is my HJT Log files
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:32:53 PM, on 6/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Kazaa Lite K++\KazaaLite.kpp
C:\Program Files\Azureus\Azureus.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\javaw.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32 ... Read more

A:No system32 folder

Greetings, and welcome to TSF!

Kazaa Lite and Azureus will make it very difficult to kep you system functioning, as file sharing is probablky the most dangerous internet activity that you can be involved with.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).


Download, then unzip to "C:\HJT", the newest version of HiJackThis; version 1.99.1. Then repost your log, either ... Read more

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Where has mine gone? it's missing I know its impossible not to have one but mine is gone I HAD one at one point. But now its missing. I need that folder so that I can put a host file in there. I did a search inside of thw WINDOWS folder for C: \WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc. <--- Thats the specific folder I need to go to. But all it does is oull up saying that its not a vaild folder. Anyone know a solution to this probelm?
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section!

Heres a photo even showing the hidden folders.

A:System32 folder

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I am having problems with System 32 folder opening on startup, here is a copy of a scan from Hijack this, can anyone help?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:31:24 AM, on 22/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper\dpps2.exe
C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\O2Micro\AudioDJ\o2cd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Vasho Power\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory... Read more

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we cannnot locate the system 32 folder to place a host file- this has become ciritical- I have a guy who cannot work until we get this resolved.
the file folder is not in the usual place- anyone know what else we can do ??

A:System32 Folder

Hello.Type in the path %WINDIR%\system32 to get to that folder.With Regards,The Panda

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how do i stop the system32 folder popping up at the startup...i tried looking in "msconfig" > startup.....but its not there. how do i fix this?

A:system32 folder pop-up


Please try the attached vb script...you will need to unzip it and double click it to run it. Then when it's done, reboot and see if the problem persists.

Hope that helps :-)

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Hello all, a newbie here

I just download and run Svchost Analyzer from Neuber, and saw that some of the processes come from 2 kinds of System32, first is C:\Windows\System32 and the other is C:\Windows\system32 (notice the capital "S" on the first one).

Is this normal?

On the "Display Name" Svchost Analyzer puts a check sign and said that a certain process is from Windows or not. Is it possible for malware files to disguise itself as Windows' (Microsoft) file?

Thanks in advance

Oh, just in case it doesn't show, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate.

A:Two System32 Folder

I have checked my computer and when using Windows Explore Search using upper case or lower case doesn't mater. I end up in the same place.
To answer your question; yes a infection can get into your C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\system 32 and many do like to hide there.
Is their any thing that is not working correctly?

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Thanks in advance for assistance.

I'm running Windows XP and I have two users on the system. Only for one of the users, everytime I start up the System32 folder pops up. I ran (on the other user) Ad-Aware, Search & Destory and Microsoft Antispyware. I deleted all files that came up but this did not solve my problem. My question is to fix said problem, do I need to run these on the user that is affected? Or this there another issue I should be dealing with? Thank you!

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does anybody know how to stop system32 folder appearing on windows startup. ive tried disabling everything i can find on startup to do with system32 but the folder keeps coming up everytime i log on.

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So, I was cleaning up my C: drive today, and I noticed that my system32\dt folder was over 4 GB. Doesn't seem quite kosher to me.

Going further into the breach....

In the dt folder, I noticed over 37,000 FILES! All the filenames were of the form:

YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS and some serial number

I'd like to get rid of this crap, but I want to make sure that going nuclear on it won't hose something else - but moreover, I want to know why thay got there in the firt place, so as not to allow it to happen again...

Any ideas?

HJT log below:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:27:51 PM, on 10/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
D:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
D:\program files\valve\steam\steam.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohm... Read more

A:My system32\dt folder is 4GB!!

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Not sure if I'm posting this in the right spot or not, but here goes...

A few years ago I had an HP laptop that simply stopped working. The hard drive was left in tact, so I removed it and encased it to use as an external hard drive. Until last night, I had never considered to remove all of the Windows and HP system files that an external doesn't really need. While deleting those files, I became hung up on the System32 folder, which I seem unable to delete. It tells me "You need permission for this action."

There must be a way to override this and delete those unnecessary files, right? I'm working off Windows Vista now, but the hard drive was in a computer that used XP. Not sure of the model of the laptop it was in.

Anyone have any advice?


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I'd recommend backing up any files from the external HDD and then doing a full format before using it; it's worth it from an error-checking of the drive point of view and is the simplest way to get around file permissions.



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