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My personal folders are shared

Q: My personal folders are shared

Hi All,

How do i stop my personal folder from being shared? I am not part of a homegroup.
Under the advanced tab, sharing is not ticked and the 'share with' is set to nobody.

Can someone please help?


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A: My personal folders are shared

Welcome to Windows Seven Forum.

Are you talking about your Public folder?

Windows Public Folder - What is the Public Folder in Windows?

Windows 7 Feature Focus: HomeGroup

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I can't add our shared org email using the normal outlook setup. I tried POP/IMAP, it worked but the emails and subfolders are incomplete. And the shared org email is associated with my personal org email, whenever I tried to remove the associated folders,
it say's "This group of folders is associated with an email account. To remove the account, click the File Tab, and on the Info tab, click Account Settings. Select the e-mail account and than click Remove."
Then I tried a lot of times to remove my email and back again, it is still there. I also removed the additional mailboxes in the screenshot below.

Please help. Thanks.

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hopefully this is an easy one. I recently purchased an external Seagate drive and added it to one of the PCs on our network and shared some folders on it. However, whenever the external drive is powered down it seems that the shared status of the folders is lost and has to be shared again. This is most tedious...
Any suggestions?
Kind regards,

A:Solved: shared folders on external drive do not stay shared

Is this one solved?

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I have an Android tablet and my PC running Windows 7 Pro. I am using ES File Explorer on Android to see shared folders.

I added some folders to the Music/Picture/Video libraries and shared them in a homegroup. I tried to make the homegroup not need a password and it'll let me access my PC from my tablet and view the root folders but as soon as I tried to access a folder (Music) it'll say permissions aren't available. It will work if I set a password and login with my account.

The second issue is that I'm seeing folders that I don't want to see. I can see a ADMIN$ folder (which is C:\WINDOWS), C$, D$, E$ (the HDDs), IPC$, print$, User. As well as Music, Pictures, Videos from the library. The folders in bold aren't shared so I don't know why I'm seeing them.

The last issue is that a folder (a whole drive actually) isn't being shared. I included the whole E: Drive in the Videos folder but it won't show up in the Video folder from the tablet. However if I include a folder from within the E: Drive then it will show up. Can I not include the root of a drive in a library? I mean it works on the PC.

A:Non-shared folders showing up and shared folders not

Quote: Originally Posted by Cyborg31

I have an Android tablet and my PC running Windows 7 Pro. I am using ES File Explorer on Android to see shared folders.

I added some folders to the Music/Picture/Video libraries and shared them in a homegroup. I tried to make the homegroup not need a password and it'll let me access my PC from my tablet and view the root folders but as soon as I tried to access a folder (Music) it'll say permissions aren't available. It will work if I set a password and login with my account.

The second issue is that I'm seeing folders that I don't want to see. I can see a ADMIN$ folder (which is C:\WINDOWS), C$, D$, E$ (the HDDs), IPC$, print$, User. As well as Music, Pictures, Videos from the library. The folders in bold aren't shared so I don't know why I'm seeing them.

The last issue is that a folder (a whole drive actually) isn't being shared. I included the whole E: Drive in the Videos folder but it won't show up in the Video folder from the tablet. However if I include a folder from within the E: Drive then it will show up. Can I not include the root of a drive in a library? I mean it works on the PC.

Homegroups aren't made to work with other systems besides Windows 7 or Windows 8, this is why you can't access the library's.

You should leave the Homegroup from your Windows 7 machine then set up a standard Workgroup instead.

I cant give you specifics on sharing between the Android and Windows 7 ... Read more

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We are a small company.  We are running six windows 8 computers.  Our secretary works from home, the rest of us are in the same office.   

The Admin Computer stores all of our work files within a folder called 'casework' (about 400GB).   The 'casework' folder is shared on the office network.  This 'casework' folder is also synced by Google Drive. 

When our secretary works on her home computer and makes a new file, e.g. letterV2, the new file downloads to our 'casework' folder to the Admin Computer here at the office.  However, the new file cannot been seen on our other computers over the office

The newly created files are not shared to 'everyone' unless I un-share 'casework' from the network and then share 'casework' again. 

The problem seems to be that the new files added by Google Drive are not inheriting the permissions of the 'casework' folder. 

There are no options to change in Google Drive.  Is this a Windows8 problem? Will Windows10 have a fix for this? Are there any work arounds? Does our secretary need to work at the office?

Yours Hopefully


A:New files downloaded from cloud storage into shared folders don't inherit shared permissions for "Everyone"

may I know how that work case folder sync with google drive?

I suggest you contact Google drive first, we have limitation information regarding this product.

You can proof that there is no issue for sharing folder within your office network
I think that's not how online share drive work, unless your secretary can join your office network trough internet
this is the example, you can ask your secretary to send file trough share drive and assign 1 admin to sync and send it to your case work folder
But maybe you will be interested with Office 365

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First: THANK YOU to anyone who can help with this.

System: Dell Latitude e6500, Core 2 Duo 8400, 4 Gb Ram, E-dock, 2 Dell 19" LCD, Fedex Dropped it off Friday.

Software: XP SP3, Office 2003, Adobe Acrobat, HP OfficeJet l7780 Drivers [[Had Eset Smart Security installed, but uninstalled it while trying to figure out this problem ]]

Have a Dell Precision M65 also connected to Linksys WRG54 Router.

So, here's the situation.

I want to share desktop and my documents of the e6500 so that they're available to other users connected through the Linksys Network.

To do this I navigate to
C-docs and settings-e6500-desktop
C-docs and settings-e6500-My Documents
and right click and set up sharing.

Once I've done this I get on the M65 and Map Network Drive and browse to e6500 and map X for my documents and Y for desktop and everything is good. The sky is blue, the birds are singing, etc. etc. etc.

Then I restart the e6500 and it ""forgets"" that the folders were shared.

So far I've tried spitting, cursing, shouting, crying, begging, and the following:

I've uninstalled Eset to see if it was blocking for security, but nothing changed.

I turned off windows firewall, but it automatically turns back on when i reboot.

I rebooted into safe mode and set the sharing properties, which held the first time booting back into windows, but not after the 2nd restart.

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I've got an annoying problem with my small office network. There are 3 PCs on the local network and we share files. Usually (but not always) if you are in one of the shared folders and you want to create a new folder, once you've right-clicked and created the new folder, you need to navigate away and back again in order to actually see it. This also happens when re-naming the folder.

To be clear this is what happens:

Right click, select 'create new folder'

Nothing appears

Use back and forward buttons

New Folder now visible

Rename folder, but it reverts to being called New Folder

Use back and forward buttons

Folder now appears with the new name.

Two PCs are using XP and one Vista, it happens ot all of them. Only happens with shared folders.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Many thanks


A:New folders don't appear in shared files/folders

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I have relocated my personal folders from my C:drive(0s&Programs)to my D:drive(personal docs.)By creating new folders on my d:driver then going to my c:driver users folder & relocating them to my d:drive.Everything went fine.Now three days later when I go to open my personal folders on d:drive I have two peronslal folders of each music,pictures,docs,etc......Proporties for one folder is d:drive the other is c:drive for each.What should I do with the c:drive folders?Delete them,Move them back to c:drive?I am not sure what to do.I do not want to loose files on d:drive.Any help would be appreciated,Thank You

A:Personal Folders

How did you relocate them, using the personal folder properties dialog?

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I have a user who put a password on his personal folders and then forgot his password. Is there any way at all to reset his password so that he can retrieve his messages?
Please help!

A:Outlook - Personal Folders

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I just installed MS Outlook 2003 on one of my offices users and I imported a second .pst file because some emails went through before I copied the old Outlook.pst file in.

Now here is the problem;

There is currently 2 'personal folders' and when a new email comes in, it goes to both 'personal folders'. Also, when the user clicks on "new" and then clicks on the "to" button to access his address books, he is prompted with an error that one of the contacts list does not exist, to remove the folder. Then he clicked on "OK" to exit the error and the contact list was there.

I would like to know how to remove the second 'personal folders'. Im guessing this is causing the errors (correct me if im wrong), but I cannot find anywhere to remove that folder. Please any help would be highly appreciated.

Second, less important problem;

When I re-install windows and office. I have to keep their old .pst files. Is there a way I can just put the old .pst into the proper place and their accounts will be already activated and the mail will be there. Or do I need to re-add the account. Im kinda confused on if I need to import the .pst or if a simple pasting of the original .pst is good enough.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

A:Outlook has 2 Personal Folders ??

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User cannot delete items in the personal folder in Outlook. Receives the following message: "The messenging interface has returned an unknown error". Any suggestions?

A:Oulook Personal Folders

Microsoft Support turns up a few hits.


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I had all of my folders (music, pictures, documents, etc) location moved to a drive on the network. I reformatted that drive. Now all of those icons on Vista are the generic white icon. If I right click and hit properties, there is no location tab, and windows can not find a previous version. Can someone help me restore these to the default location?

A:Help with restoring personal folders

Hello VanillaXtract,

It depends if the entire user profiles where located on the network share or just your personal user folders...

The individual folders inside your user profile: update these registry keys with the location of each folder


The ShellFolders keys should point to the exact folder you specify while the UserShellFolders should all start with %USERPROFILE%\locationhere

Let me know how it works out

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I have recently reinstalled MS Outlook 2000 and now there are three copies of the Personal Folder. When I click on those folders I get the following message:

"Unable to display the folder. An unexpected error has ocurred. MAPI was unable to load the information service mspst.dll. Be sure the service is correctly installed and configured."

Can anyone help me with this issue??

A:Ms Outlook Personal Folders

This article is about an older version of Windows, but it might help you: Error Message: The Set of Folders Could Not Be Opened.

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Trying to open Outlook for email. Have a lot of messages there.
This time I got the error message: "Unable to open your default email folders. The file D:...path to file...\Outlook.pst is not a personal folders file."
I renamed the file by adding a .old extension. Outlook then started a new .pst file.
How can I recover the messages in the not recognized .pst file?
Is size of the .pst file an issue? compressible encryption?

A:.pst not personal folders file

You can try to import from the old .pst file. If that doesn't work there is a .pst repair utility, scanpst.exe that comes with outlook. Depending on your verion of outlook/office depends on where microsoft puts it so just search for it.

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All my personal folders (My Music, My Pictures, My Videos) have been gone for about a week. I can't seem to find the icon in My Documents, but the folder still exists. It is beginning to irritate me as I can find no solution yet. Thanks for reading!

A:Missing Personal folders

Hi Unohoo09,

Did you try "Search". They are probably just in wrong place. When you find them just put them back :D

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On PC #1 I can change a folder icon to whatever I want for easy I.D. But on PC #2 If I try the same to change the folder icon it doesn't change. (both r win7 x64)

On both machines only one user acct - Administrator.

Folder > properties > customize > change icon >etc

A:Using personal icons on folders how to?

See if either of these tutorials by Brink help:

User Folders - Change Default Icon
Folder Icon Change

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I have created several personal folders on the past year. So i have 4 In and SENT boxes. The end result is i get mailsent to 4 different In boxes. it is now a real mess and i need to consolidate them into one IN and SENT boxes.
How do i do this folks..please

i also need to consolidate the contacts list into one.
All folders are on the D drive, not is C with the program itselk. That was done to protect the mail info in case C drive got trashed.
WIN XP Outlook 2007

A:Merging several Personal Folders into one

Outlook 2007 does have import and export features installed by default. Enjoy your time to experiment with it. :]

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Hello & HELP!

When opening MS Outlook 2000 (IMO) it said Personal Folders couldn't be located and asked to remake the folder. "Yes" was our incorrect response.

When email opened there were then two complete Personal Folders, the original old one and, now, the new one. All with the basic folders (Sent, etc).

All email is going into the new Inbox where no folders are set up and where the rules are not applying. All sent email is going into the new Sent folder.

I don't want the new Personal Folders, I want my old one to be the only one.

How can I get rid of this new intruder Personal Folders, etal???

Thank You

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I want too do shared folders on my Windows Messenger Live, but, and i quote 'Your computer does not support shared folders' Help?

A:Shared Folders

See if anything on this page helps.

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I have a fairly typical LAN with 3 computers using XP and each have shared folders. The router is a WRT54G with DD-WRT but I doubt that has any impact. Using any OS except W7, those shares can be seen and accessed without a problem. In W7 beta (build 7000 I believe) i never had a single problem, this only happened when I upgraded (fresh clean install) of W7 RC 7100. This problem is happening on both a Laptop and Desktop, wired or wireless.
I have checked over the services to make sure the related services are running (there were a few that were not)...
It does see and able to print to my wireless printer (Lexmark X4550), and sees my wireless music player (Linksys WML11B), but no other computers. I have tried by IP (192.168.1.x), computer name (//screwballlXP3000), computer name plus exact folder (//screwballlXP3000/Movies), and it just refuses to see any network shared folders. I have tried it with the Windows firewall on and off, I have tried it with and without the Comodo software firewall which leads me to believe it is within W7 itself. Plus add in that I get this both on my laptop and my desktop, that definitely points to the OS. When I have both the laptop and desktop loaded with W7, they cannot even see each other without HomeGroup...

The real kicker was that I never had a problem using the first publicly available Windows 7 beta, it was only after I started using the RC 7100 that this happened.
The conspiracy theorist inside of me thinks this is a ploy by MS to ... Read more

A:W7 - XP shared folders

this is needed, try this

Download details: Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)

[edit] and if you have any FAT32 drives with shares, you may need this : Download details: Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks

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Hi everyone, when i share one of my folders, a hand appears under the icon. Is there a way to keep the folder shared but without the hand?

A:Shared Folders

If you don't want the hand appearing, then move that folder to another location, and then make a shortcut from it. The shortcut doesn't display a hand.

However, doing this would mean that other users wouldn't know that this folder is shared and they could put information in there without knowing that others have access to it.

If this is a work computer, or just not your computer then you may need to consider the ethics of doing this and any implications.

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Can someone please help me before I go Mad!
I have recently had some problems with my wireless router and connecting to it from my laptop. I have followed instructions on resetting winsock, tcp/ip etc which has resolved my connection issues. Only thing now is my shared folders are screwed up.
My setup is netgear wireless modem router, desktop pc running xp connected directly to router. Laptop on xp connected wireless to router. Everything was working fine, shared folders/printer etc but now I cannot see the desktop shared folders on my laptop although I can see the laptop shared folders on the desktop pc??!!! I have tried disabling firewalls/setting up home network wizards but nothing works. I can even transfer files from desktop to laptop so connection is there but cannot go other way.
Apologies if this is a repetitive help request but this is driving me mental...

Help would be appreciated.

A:shared folders

The following referenced thread has a list of troubleshooting steps, and pointers to three more possible applicable threads:


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from my w7 pc, when i go to network sharing center/see full map, i can see my xp pc's but not the shared folders on them, does anyone know what i can do?

A:Cant see shared folders

have you enabled all the file sharing/printer sharing stuff on all PCs?

if you have done that then maybe windows is getting confused as to where to find it. you can make a shortcut directly to the shared folder by right clicking the desktop > new shortcut > then type the name of the folder with two slashes on from of the name(i would just put everything n the desktop for now).

xp sometimes doesn't find computers/folders though its automatic discovery tool, if you do it manually it is reliable.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 991 Mb
Graphics Card: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: D: Total - 32239 MB, Free - 7176 MB; E: Total - 8008 MB, Free - 1457 MB; H: Total - 11057 MB, Free - 5162 MB; X: Total - 206232 MB, Free - 179637 MB;
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Problem setting-up a LAN

We have two desk-top PCs both running XP, and I want to set-up file sharing and printer sharing between them.

Each PC is connected by ethernet cable to ports on a router/modem which connects to the phone line for e-mails and Internet, both of which work well on each PC via ADSL.

I have used the Network Set-up Wizard on each PC to create a workgroup named MSHOME.

The two PCs are named “Mike” and “Ec7731a00256430” and the names on the network are Mike’s PC and Maggie’s PC respectively.

On Mike’s PC, My Network Places shows the folders that have been set-up for sharing on both Mike’s PC and Maggie’s PC.

On Maggie’s PC, My Network Places shows only the Router name (ADE-4400) – no folders from either Maggie or Mike.

On Maggie’s PC, looking with folder options at the folder of My Network Places\Entire Network\Microsoft Windows Network\MSHOME, I see icons for Mi... Read more

A:LAN - some shared folders are not seen

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Hi everyone, when i share one of my folders, a hand appears under the icon. Is there a way to keep the folder shared but without the hand?

A:Shared Folders

hi, welcome to forum. This can be done, but firstly make sure you make a system restore, go to start, all programs, accessories, system tools and choose system restore. Make a restore point.

Ok no
1) Click start then run and type regedit
2) expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT by click the plss sign
3) go down to network, half way down
4) expand network
5) click shared handler

Now to the right you will see something called defaul, double click it, and it should have a text saying "ntshrui.dll"
Change this to "blank"
click ok exit regedit. REstart pc, and you should be done.

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I need help every time i disable sharing c$ in the c: properties, it turns itself back on i click 'Do not share this folder' and click ok but every time i reboot and check it comes the same way it started is this normal or what? and is it ok if i stop sharing $admin and $ipc (in computer management) or will it ruin my computer?

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How do I access shared folders on the same pc from a different user?

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Hi All,
I am attempting to share a folder (E:\docs) on my college network to allow my floor-mates access, but I have run into some difficulty. I am running Windows 7, I have Network Discovery turned on, as well as File and Printer Sharing. I have also set the folder I wish to share as a "shared" folder.

The problem lies in the fact that my friend's MacBook Pro (connected to the same LAN, right across the hall) is unable to see my Windows Shares. I have tried doing the "GO -> Connect to Server" method...in which I input " smb://MYCOMP" as well as smb://IPADDRESS" with no luck.

I have noticed that on my Network page, I can only see PCs that are sharing, while similarly on his MacBook he can only see other Macs.

I have even tried setting his WINS Workgroup name to the same as mine...but that didn't help either.

I'm stumped at this point, so any suggestions would be awesome!


A:Shared Folders Over LAN

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I have 1 user who is having email problems. She is one of the older employees at this company and therefore uses PST files for her email.

What appears to be happening is that when she receives an email, it sits in her Mailbox for 30 minutes or more until the user starts messing with Outlook. From this point, the emails either drop to the Personal Folders, or are manually moved.

The delivery is set to Personal Folders.

Has anyone else experienced this problem, and know of a way to get the emails to move to the personal folders in a more timely fashion as they should? I have tried doing a repair on Office, and tried altering some of the NIC settings to no avail. I don't personally have access to the Exchange server.

Update: Well, I think we're just going to change the user to Mailbox, and use the personal folders for archival purposes. However, if you know what the problem is, please feel free to post a fix.

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Outlook 2000 "Personal Folders"
I have a workstation w/two Personal Folders. When I try to delete the second folder, (Close Personal Folders) it won't let me since there are data in contacts & calendar.
Any workarounds on deleting this second folder.
Sorry too busy to figure..out..really..

A:Outlook 2k double Personal Folders

Yeah you should be able to go to your control panel and under control panel you should see a mail ICON. Double click on your mail ICON. A menu should pop up with the service tab first. There you should see the personal folder. Delete the one you do not need. When you open up outlook again it should not be there.

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After running scanpst.exe, I had 2 recovered personal folders in Outlook 2003. I copied all the contents of all the subfolders into thesame folders in Personal Folders and exported the Personal Folders to a new pst file. I deleted the old pst file, renamed the new one to be same as the old deleted one and reopened Outlook. I now have 5 personal folders, no recovered folders. I want to delete the extra copies of personal folders now. How do I do it? I can't delete them in Outlook.

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It seems that, in backing up my Outlook pst files on an external hard disk, I have created and now erased backup files that Outlook keeps looking for. In any case, every time I launch Outlook (2000), I get an error message: the f:\outlook 26 sep 06 backup could not be found, followed by a create/open personal folders menu. I need to click OK for the first and cancel for the second for Outlook to then launch correctly. I've also got three 'extra' 'personal folders' folders in addition to my Outlook Today personal folders. Can someone please provide some guidance about cleaning up this mess, while enabling me to continue backing up my Outlook files on my external drive?

A:Outlook: Multiple Personal Folders

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My computer is running a Vista Home Premium 64-bit system. Today, all of a sudden about 95% of the icons on the desktop disappeared. Then while the "HP Hardware Diagnostic Program" was running it appeared to stall and lock up my computer while had Outlook 7 running. I tried control-alt-delete several times, but the system was really locked. I had to push to power button to restart the system. When I restarted Outlook, I couldn't open my outlook personal folders. When I try, I get error messages. One says that the .pst file is already in use an the other says that there is something wrong with the .pst file and to try to use scanpst.exe which I did but no luck. I would like to get the icons back on the desktop and I really would like to have my personal folders back in Outlook. Thanks in advance to any and all help with this.

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Two personal folder have been created, when I try close personal folder2: the second one, or first one, it won't since there's contacts & schedule dates in calendar. The delete option is not allowed.

How do I work around this mess?
[This message has been edited by alexenjen (edited 02-28-2001).]

A:Outlook (2 personal folders delete 1)

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I am using Windows Vista Home edition.
I lost my personal datas [file & folder] which were stored in the system Drive (C but the datas in the other drive (D are intact suddenly. When I tried to serach one particular file using search files/folder option, it came up in the search and I tried to save it with the same name then it said file already exists. I am not sure what's wrong with my laptop.
I'll appreciate your help.


A:Lost personal folders in Vista

Download and try to find them with shadow explorer
ShadowExplorer.com - About

If that does not work
Download and try to find the files with recuva
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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At work this morning, when I opened my email (Outlook 2002) I didn't have a user profile. All my old emails, my address book, and the profile I had been using for years was gone! I know have Outlook Express 6 in addition to Outlook 2002. I have no idea how that got on my computer. I Have scanned my computer for *.pst files to see if they were just hidden somewhere but the search turned up nothing. Two days ago everything was fine, was able to open and check my email with out issue. No one else has used my computer since I last worked two days ago. What could account for this problem and the Outlook Express 6 that is now on my computer? Where has my stuff gone? Is there any way to retrieve it?

A:Outlook profile and all personal folders, etc., GONE!!

Outlook Express is part of Windows, so it was always there. You just didn't use it. If the computer is physically accessible to others, I'd highly suspect someone else used it. No one's going to admit to anything when someone starts yelling about their lost data. It's anyone's guess as to what happened.

If the data is gone, it's gone. Did you have a backup? If not, you can try a recovery application like Recuva.

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I have set my mother's account up with GMAIL. When she reads her emails her inbox is showing "Personal Folders". I go into Account Settings and try and set her mailbox as default which it will not allow me to do.

Is there a way to just have her email account setup without "Personal Folders"?


A:Getting Rid Of Personal Folders In Outlook 2007

Quote: Originally Posted by sparker781

I have set my mother's account up with GMAIL. When she reads her emails her inbox is showing "Personal Folders". I go into Account Settings and try and set her mailbox as default which it will not allow me to do.

Is there a way to just have her email account setup without "Personal Folders"?


I'm not sure what you mean. Can you post a screenshot?

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This morning an extra Personal Folder appeared in Outlook 2000, I'm not sure why. Two personal folders are listed now, the first one is completely blank. It appears to be an exact duplicate of Outlook 2000 default folders, but nothing is in it.

The next personal folder contains all of my emails, contacts, etc.

At first I thought this was not a big deal, because I can just minimize the first personal folder and ignore it.

However, when I compose an email now my contacts list is empty. Outlook seems to be trying to pull contacts from the first folder list.

My operating system is Windows XP.

How do I fix this without losing any emails or contacts? This is a corporate laptop, so it is imperative that I not lose any data.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Two Personal Folders in Outlook 2000

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When I right click on the personal folders file, and then click on Close "Personal folder", I get an error message - "The operation failed. An object could not be found". Running "outlook.exe /cleanviews" makes no difference. How can I get rid of these personal folders? I am running the corporate version of Outlook 2000 with Windows XP Professional SP2.

A:Outlook personal folders can not be closed

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I have just spent the weekend getting my new HP computer set up, including adding Outlook 2003. I copied over from my old PC (just before the power supply burned up), most of my Outlook 2000 personal folders, one of them was called Saved. I imported them into 2003 Outlook, then deleted the Saved folder. Now when I launch Outlook, I get a message: Personal Folders The path specified in the file \\Homehelper\sharedocs\Saved.pst is not valid. Any Hints?

A:Outlook Personal Folders problem

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I had this problem before and following the steps from the last time is not working for me this time.
The error message in Office Outlook 2007 is . . The data file "Personal Folders" was not closed properly.
How can I fix this problem?

Thanx !!

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Hi all,

You know when you click your profile name on the start menu and you see all your personal folders (Docs, Pics, Music, Vids... etc.)

Each time I install a new computer, I move those to the D drive. Process is :Right click the folder and Properties
Click the Location tab
Click the Move button
Select new path
Accept all prompts

Can anyone help me doing this using scripting (vbs, bat...) ?



A:Move personal folders using script

Copying is a Simple script

Rightclick on my little script and change the content.

Change the text "CopyFrom" to the source.
Change the text "Copyto" to the destination.
Keep the "/E" for that is the command to copy everything

For every folder again.

Hope this helps :D

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I am having problems with personal folders password box keep popping up everytime I try to reply to an email. OE has been working fine until about a week ago and it started to do strange things. I am at the moment plagued with spyware like.... cxtpls and people on page etc. I have started another thread in security about these problems, and I wondered if this was causing this box to keep popping up. It says "type the password for ***.pst (* in place of identity) I type in the password which I know is correct but it keeps refusing it saying it is wrong. After a few attempts OE shuts down and wont restart until I reboot the system.

Anyone any ideas?

TIA anais

A:Personal folders password OE6 annoyance.

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I have created a batch file for copying my Documents folder to an external hard drive:

robocopy C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents J:\Desktop-Backup\Documents /copyall /e /LOG+:c:\users\USERNAME\documents\backuplog.txt

The log file shows that it is backing up C:\users\USERNAME\documents\My Music and C:\users\USERNAME\documents\My Pictures.
That's fine, because I want those backed up anyway, but when I go to J:\desktop-backup\Documents, the Music and Pictures folders aren't there (or anywhere else on the J: drive).
I have "view hidden files and folders" turned on. It seems that the files are actually there because my Documents folder is only 700MB, yet several GB have been taken up on the J: drive.
Anyone have any thoughts?

A:Robocopy backup for personal folders


Can you re-write your post and use some punctuation and paragraphing to make it easier to read please? I'm having a hard time working out your robocopy command lines.

See if this will help you:

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script


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Hello people,

I am very pleased with my windows 8.1, I just find it really annoying that I see in "My Computer (PC)" my personal folders pictures, music, videos and downloads.

How can I disable it in "My Computer (PC)".

Can someone help me please?


I. M.

A:Hide personal folders in my computer???

You can use this link below:
This PC - Add or Remove "Folders" in Windows 8.1

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I am new to this board so I hope this is the correct forum to make a request.

I love the personal shell folders so much I would like to create extra folders, any guidance on how would be most appreciated .

A:Extra personal shell folders

Hello Topbrass1960, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can create a New Folder with the name you want in the C:\Users\(User Name) location like you would anywhere else. It will show up in all of the same locations as your other user folders.

You can also change the New Folder icon to have it match the others with the green folder icon. This tutorial will show you how to. Browse to the C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll location (step 3B) to select an icon like the others that you want.

Folder Icon Change

Hope this helps,

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