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Q: xp home "show extracted files" option

when i unzip a file using XP home's zip utility,on the last screen the option "show extracted files" is always checked by default. how can i permanently turn this off? tia.

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My friend has some important photos in his memory card which is in cell
They are not appearing in the cell phone.
But, they are appearing in my PC when connected using the data cable (

USB ) and after checked the option "show hidden files and folders".
They are reappearing in the cell phone after deleting and recopying
the files to cell phone.

My question is ,the "show hidden files and folders" is a option in
windows based operating systems. But, why it is effecting the memory
card. Why they are not appearing in the cell phone.

Thank you for your consideration.

A:Files are hiding in memory card? The "show hidden files and folders" option.....

I got the answer, thank you.

The properties of the file has changed to 'hidden'.
I have unchecked the "hidden" option in the file properties.

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for some strange reason I can't seem to check the "Show hidden files and folders" option, every time I do so it reverts back to "Do not show hidden files and folders".

Has anyone had the same problem. This feels so stupid. Please help me. Thanks.

A:Checking the "Show hidden files and folders" option in Windows XP

Hi and welcome, are you applying the change? Not just X'ing out and closing the box?

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I am not able to view hidden files and folders because i cannot find the option "Show hidden files and folders". Look at the image below to know how the window looks. Some people said it could be a possible virus that has disabled that option. I thourougly scanned the pc with Kaspersky Internet security 2011, but could not find any thing. Please help me solve this problem. I cannot view any hidden files or folders. Look at the image below

A:"Show hidden files and folders" option not present. HELP

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Hi, guys.

After my pc has been infected by the "bagle prague" (hldrrr/wintems/flec006/srosa) i got cleaned by a software called Regrun. But the malwares have left some problems on my pc. The main problem is : In Control Panel / Folder option / View, i canīt find the options related to "show hidden files". In this forum there is a solution already posted,but it didnīt solve my problem.
The member says to go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden]
and change the value into "group" My problem is : I do not have this last folder in the registry line ("hidden").
I mean, there is [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder] and in this folder ("folder") thereīs no "hidden" folder. So I canīt change the value of "hidden" īcause thereīs no "hidden". Help me please, thanks.

A:Option "show hidden files" in controlpanel->folder options disappeared

Greetings pokemon2005, Welcome To TSG

Show hidden files and folders - option missing or does not work

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somebody pls help me
i got hit by some virus(trojan i think ) and try to run norton but notron cannot clean some suspect file. it show
- error opening (Access denied)[4] or
- error opening (folder locked)[4]
after running norton i found that 'folder options' from Tools command is diappear
i download and repaire registary as kiwiguy suggest

kiwiguy said:

Go here:

Read the heading as to how to apply these Registry "fixes", and then scroll down to number 129 and click on it to download the registry script to correct this problem.Click to expand...

now i can see 'folder options' but cannot find 'show hidden file and folder' checkbox
pls help me, thank in advance!!!!

A:checkbox for "show hidden files and folders" disappear from folder option

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Strange are the ways of Windows. After an episode with a Worm/Small.2.F, I cannot set the option <My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View/Show Hidden Files> Once I check this box and click 'Apply', the hidden files don't show and then on clicking 'OK'. it reverts back to <...Do Not Show Hidden Files>. Please help.

I had installed Avast Anti-Virus after the Worm infection because my existing AVG anti-virus was unable to 'delete' or 'heal' infected files (although it did detect them). I've now uninstalled it yet the problem remains (it has occurred after Avast installation though I'm not sure the two are connected). Any Experience, Strength & Hope?!

A:Cannot set option"show hidden files"

follow the five steps and check you have got rid of the infections

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can ny one please solve this problem,.....i'm not able to see "show hidden files option" in the folder options........
the display can be found in the attachment....

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Hi, I just recently extracted some pictures and movies from my camera and two files came with a different extension. One has a .lcb extension and the other .lid? What do I use to open this? Thanks

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I have a HP Pavilion notebook. A bit older I think. It had built in windows Vista Home Premium. Somehow my hard disk crashed and I bought a new one. I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and updated to service pack 1. I made a system image using windows default recovery console. Everything was fine. But today I needed to restore my computer to a previous restore point. Every time I press F8 to get to the advanced boot option I see everything is okay except the "repair your computer" option. Somehow the "repair your computer" option disappeared. I tried ctrl+F11 button and the F11 button too. F11 button worked for my previous vista home premium but for Win-7 it's the F8 key. Can anyone help me with this please? How may I get the "repair your computer" option back? Is there any way to edit advanced to boot option to get that option back? I would be needing it in case of system image recovery. Please I don't want to reinstall the O/S once again. Please somebody help me.

A:Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

On my clean OS install, the "repair your computer" option also does not appear in the F8 Advanced Boot Options list.
The option does appear on my ACER PC.

You can access this option by booting from a System Repair CD/DVD. A system repair CD is a must have.

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Hello. Last year I installed one utility called Wrye Bash used to manage and install mods for the game Oblivion. This particular utility is distributed as a .zip archive, it has no installer. The installation instructions tell to simply extract the archive to the same installation folder where the game was installed. This archive contains folders and subfolders within it. Since July last year, I haven't used or updated Wrye Bash, and 75 new versions were released! Now I'd like to uninstall it first before installing the new version. Uninstalling wouldn't be necessary if the files to be extracted from the new archive overwrote all the files extracted earlier from the old version archive, but this doesn't happen for all the files: some of them are not overwritten. This brings me to this forum.

I'd like to know if there's any way to automatically uninstall (delete) all the files extracted from an archive. There must be a simple way to achieve this I'm not aware of. The hard way would be in Windows explorer to select each and every file in the destination directory which was extracted there from the archive, and then delete them. Is there any easier way to do this? Basically, I wish to know if there's any way to undo the extracting procedure, by automatically removing the files which were extracted to the destination directory.

I was hoping that converting the original .zip archive to a SFX archive with WinRar, I could then use this .exe SFX archive both to install (extract... Read more

A:How to "uninstall" files extracted from an archive?

Since I wasn't getting any replies here, I posted the same question above in Computer Hope Forums here and I got support there.
I don't know why, but I was not able to edit my own post above to correct a few things, I couldn't find the button to do it, although I can read in this same page under Posting Rules: ?You may edit your posts?. I even sent a message reporting that issue to the Forum Administrator, but I didn't receive any replies.

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When extracting files (I use PowerDesk), a checkbox for "remove extracted files from archive" is an option. What does this do? Should I check or un-check?

A:"remove extracted files from archive"

You are probally no longer wondering this question but seems since no one answered you I thought I would.

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAf... Read more

A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,


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I recently had my computer crash due to a TROJAN virus and at that time I had Windows XP service pack 3 which my computer man installed for me. After being infected I had to completely reinstall EVERY thing on my computer taking my computer back down to Service Pack 1 the only operating disks I had. Now when I do a Disk Clean Up, it doesn't have the option to "Compress Old Files." Can some one please tell me why this option is not there and how I could go about fixing this. Thank you.

A:"COMPRESS OLD FILES" not and option in my "Disk Clean Up"

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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Hey all,

Trying to figure out a way to display thumbnails in certain folders (ie: Photos & Videos) and icons in others. Unfortunately it seems this isn't possible, as the only option I've found is to always show thumbnails in all folders or always show icon's.

Anyone happen to know a way around this, help is very appreciated!


A:"Always Show Icons Never Thumbnails" - Folder Specific Option?

Hello Camaren,

Unfortunately it's just not possible. It's a all or none setting.

The only workaround that I know of to do this is to leave thumbnails turned on and manually change the icon of each folder that you do not want to have thumbnail views for.

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Any registry entry to change this so it shows by default, so one doesn't have to click "Show more details" every single copy process?

Best regards,

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I just bought a new printer(HP 2000) and everything is working just fine except one little thing. On my old printer(HP 2400) I automatically got preview before printing which saved me a lot of ink and paper as well. Now I forgot how to set that option again. Please help this old fool! Thanks!

A:Solved: Where is "Show preview before print" option?

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Running Windows 7 Pro X64.
When I right-click a file or folder and select the "Show Versions" option nothing happens.
I have to click "Restore previous versions" to get a list.
What is the point of the "Show Versions" option?

A:"Show Versions" option does nothing

Quote: Originally Posted by HairyScot

Running Windows 7 Pro X64.
When I right-click a file or folder and select the "Show Versions" option nothing happens.
I have to click "Restore previous versions" to get a list.
What is the point of the "Show Versions" option?

Strange I dont have a "show versions" option, where did you find it? Previous of course I have but...


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I have the microsoft lifecam cinema and the latest version of msn.
I only have the option to start a video call, no option exists for "show my webcam" its not even there as an option, totally gone (not even greyed out)

Help plz

A:MSN: no option to "show my webcam"

I have the same problem. I have upgraded my WLM to the latest version today after reinstalling the immediate previous version, which was crashing to often (Windows 7 64 bits). After I logged in the SHOW WEBCAM option was GONE for good (for bad would be more appropriate in this case). Have tried sign out/sign in thousands of times, nothing works. This is pretty lame from Microsoft. Every time I am forced to use a video call (which still works), my image quality is very bad. The Logitech Quickcam PRO 4000 webcam works perfect with all other applications. The same happens with a Notebook I have with Quickcam Pro for Notebooks, and the notebook is running XP SP3. Both machines are 100% updated, all drivers latest version. Running the ANCIENT MSN Messenger 7 shows the webcam perfectly. How come Microsoft releases a new version of WLM with a stupid bug like this? People rely on WLM for communications with friends and family worldwide. Hope someone there fix this soon, if they have any interest in doing so anyway.

If someone knows a work around (not the sign in and sign out one or disconnecting and reconnecting the webcam) it will be highly appreciated.

Good luck to us all........

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?


A:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.


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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....

I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.

Here is what I am looking for.....

Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.

What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....

I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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For some reason, when I start my computer, instead of loading Windows XP automatically, the screen stops and makes me choose which version of Windows to load. It gives me two options, and both of them say the same thing..."Windows XP Home Edition." I checked the hard drive and there is only one partition. Also, only one option will actually load Windows. The other option says something like "failed to load Windows XP" or something like that. My question is, is there a way to delete the option that doesn't work so Windows will load automatically?

A:Two "Windows XP Home Edition" Show When Starting Computer

Yes there is a way to delete the file.

You need to find the boot.ini file and make a backup of it in 'My Documents'. Then open the file with notepad and delete the line which needs to be deleted (the dodgy one) and save it. Boot your computer and check if its gone.

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I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
what I have typed:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error:  Access is denied.
And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
Can someone
help me?

A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

Hi TimFF,
This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
give full permission for the users in program
files folder
The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
With the following commands:
mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
Best regards

Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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I am on a Windows 7 Professional SP1 system, running IE 11 (11.0.9600.19230C0, update version 11.0.101 (4483187).

When I have Internet explorer opened in "kiosk mode" on one monitor and I open a hyperlink from the other monitor it will open the link in a new IE window (non-full screen) .    If I do the same test with IE not in "kiosk mode"
the hyper link will open in the open window/tab. 

I have Internet Options -- Tab settings "Open links from other programs in"  set to "the current tab or window".  

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks - Tim Reisner

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Hi guys,

what do I do if the refresh install on W8.1 says that I'm missing files?

I installed W8 from a retail disc and upgraded to 8.1 via Windows Update. I can't use the W8 disc, it says invalid media.

Do I just follow the steps shown on the tutorial here?


A:(Win8.1) Refresh Install option "some files are missing"

You must insert the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB installation media. -> Look at this post for info.


How to download Windows 8.1 installation media? -> link

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?


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I currently have Vista Home Premium. I accidentally overwritten a file on Nov. 27. Before that, it was last modified on Nov. 26, which is the version I need. I tried using the System Restore Point, Shadow Explorer, and Recuva, but they only go back to Nov. 10th/11th.

If I upgrade to Vista Ultimate now, will the "Previous Versions" option on that same file have the last modified date (Nov. 26th?). Or is there a better way to get the version I need with Vista Home Premium?

Thanks in advance.

A:If I upgrade to Vista Ultimate, will "Previous Versions" option apply to older files?

Hello, you could try this : Repair Install For Vista
Here is something worth checking out, not sure if this works for Vista or not, but, there are related tutorials at the bottom to read. Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD - Windows 7 Forums
Edit : I found the vista tutorial : Extract Files from Vista Installation DVD

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The TeraCopy developers seems not to be very active actually.

Do you know an alternative to copy files as fast as possible with a special option copy/move "only bigger files"?

A:Alternative to TeraCopy with option "only bigger files"?

Not sure about 'Only Bigger Files' but have you tried looking at RoboCopy (Built into Windows 7)

It has many switches available.


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When opening an htm file in IE I only get options to save or save as,   the Open option is missing.    I get the option for other file types so this is not related to the  "Save encrypted files to disk" advanced security
Has anyone run into this and found a solution?
It is not specific to a particular PC and use of other browsers isn't an option for us.
Many thanks

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Ok, so that may sound weird, but i'm trying to figure it out, let me walk you through my network:
1 PC, 1 Laptop, and 1 Samsung SmartTV
So, I have most of my movies on the PC, I can access them from the TV smart hub, or just right click on the file on the PC and "Play To"; it all looks good.
Except for certain files when I try to use "Play To" on them i get the "Failed to retrieve media information from media server"; and i can't see these files/folders from my TV menu, so far, it could be a problem with the file itself.

Here's where it gets weird; when i move the file to my laptop, and I try doing the exact same, it works like charm.

Please note that:
My PC runs Win7 Ultimate - 32 bit with 2 GB of ram
and Laptop runs Win7 Ultimate - 64x with 4 GB of ram, though i don't think it makes a difference.

Any ideas?

A:Problem with certain files in "Play To" Option with Samsung TV

this worked for me after days of messing around – change the share permissions in the media folder you want to play to Everyone – right click folder>properties >sharing >advanced sharing , tick share this folder then click permissions then add – and type everyone and then tick full control ,change read ,allow boxes – save – now try play to – this worked for me

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When i click a download link, i get the prompt:

Save File, Cancel...

i click save, and immediately the download will be cancelled, as i have checked in the 'download' tab (Firefox3.5)

i can click retry and it will actually download it though, (to my desktop) and as it is downloading i can see the filesize increasing, but as soon as it is done downloading, the filesize becomes 0 bytes...

also, when i right click the file, to the bottom of the properties tab, there is an "Unblock" option

more specific:
"Security: This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer. Unblock"

When i try to open the file...
"C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\ccsetup223.exe is not a valid Win32 application"

..which makes sense, the filesize of it is 0 bytes.
so, can anyone help me get rid of the Unblock thing, and fix filesize being changed to 0 bytes, and being able to install programs.

also, i have windows xp sp2, no viruses, or malware or anything

A:"Unblock" an option in the properties of files i download

Have you tried to uninstall and reinstall Firefox? Or are you using any download manager type add-ons for Firefox?

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I am trying to rebuild by search index because my computer won't let me arrange items using the "Arrange By" option... However, when I try and load my indexing options to rebuild the index it will sit there and say "Waiting to receive indexing status". If I click the "Advanced" button it will freeze... I also receive an icon and loading display problem SEE PIC#1. Also when I click on "My Computer" it sometimes will sit there searching and it won't load. SEE PIC#2

I have tried the following:
1. Restarting the "Windows Search" service multiple times at different boots.
2. Deleting the files contained in the folder "C:\Windows\System32\config\TxR\". http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2484025
3. Stopping the "Windows Search" service then I opened up "regedit". I went to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSearch, SetupCompletedSuccessfully" I changed the value from a 0 to a 1. Then I rebooted my PC. I then went back to the same key and changed it back to a 0 and rebooted my PC again.
4. Turning the "indexing service" on and off from the "Turn Windows Features on or off" menu.
5. Microsoft Fixit Indexing Troubleshooter
6. Sfc /scannow
7. Tried this hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977380
8. Tried another user account and creating a new user account
9. Tried resetting folder view to "defaults" http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/15692-... Read more

A:"My Computer" won't load, Disappearing Icons, & "Arrange By" option won't work. Help?

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The "Idle-time Full System Scan" in Norton 360 v4 is bogging down my computer constantly, and there is no option to turn it off in "Automatic Tasks".

I contacted Norton and (after several attempts to find someone at Norton who could understand what I just said above and getting "hung-up" on over Norton chat. Inexcusable!!!) I was able to get a hold of a technician who told me that Norton intentionally removed this option "for security reasons, because they didn't want people turning it off".

The problem is, people will then be forced to turn it off by turning off ALL scheduled tasks (under "Settings/Scheduling/Schedule:Manual Schedule") and that is an even worse security problem than the relatively small one that would be created by turning off idle-time full system scanning.

Once the system has completed a full system scan, all files are on-access scanned anyway, so running a full system scan every 3-4 days is rather silly and extremely annoying--especially, because it will continue to try to run every time the system is idle if you cancel it.

A warning urging the user to not turn off idle-time full system scans without fully understanding the risks, and after explaining the risks, would be VERY preferable. Or at least the option to run the full system scans when the system is idle on a certain day of the month/week! The schedule for idle-time full system scans really needs to be separate from other tasks. In fact, t... Read more

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Hi, in the "Quick access" window it currently shows the 20 most recently opened files. I would like to increase that number to something around 40 or 50. I'm guessing I'll have to do this through the registry, but I don't know where. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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With the "Copy, but keep both files" option, files with duplicate file names copied this way have (2), (3), (4), etc. appended to the file name.  Can this behavior be modified by the user to append something like "_2", "_3",
"_4", etc. instead?

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So, I go to an album folder from my computer, highlight all the songs, then go to right-click and play. Problem: If I highlight more than 15 to play, instead of 'Open' (which opens MediaMonkey, as that's the program I've chosen for these types of files)...it says "Add to Windows Media Player list".

Any help here?

Know you must be busy with 8.

A:When I highlight more than 15 files, only option is "Play with WMP"

The following registry value may be modified to choose the number of files that may be selected while maintaining the context menu options.
Name : MultipleInvokePromptMinimum
Type : DWORD
Default : 15 (decimal)
Change to something big. Like 500. Reboot and should be good to go.

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I've been trying to factory reset my ASUS Q400A laptop but every time I've tried, it says cannot find recovery drive or if I try to make a recovery, it says missing required files. I've looked up many solutions on this site and can't seem to fix my problem. I don't know if it's my laptop that's messed up, or if i'm just dumb and am overlooking something. I even went to GeekSquad and realized it was a terrible waste of $130. I still have the viruses I had before.

Can someone please help me figure out how to fix this issue?

I bought it pre-owned at a CompUSA which had Windows 8 installed on it. I don't think it was the full version as I had to buy a Windows 8 product key, which was done from the MS store digitally which is apparently invalid now.

A:Cannot use "Refresh PC and Remove all files" option

you can install windows 8.1 or windows 10 using your windows 8 product key...

For windows 8.1 Setup Media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

For Windows 10 Setup media > Tech Bench

Or you can try to use Asus backtracker > Backtracker - How to download and install Backtracker?
If you still have the Asus factory recovery partition

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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I know very little about sharing in Vista though I've done a bit of reading.

My problem is, when I click on the link "Show me all the files and folders I am sharing" in the Network And Sharing Center, I get a couple of (expected) folders and a gazillion files.

Now I think it's the case that only folders can be shared; that files have no sharing attribute. Files are only shared if they are within shared folders.

My question is, why does the above link give me such a huge list of "shared" files? It's not as if any of them are within the shared folders.

A:"Show me all the files and folders I am sharing" problem

The link below should help:-
Network - View and Browse Computers or Devices
There is a section on file sharing.

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Heres the thing.i can not make visible my Hidden files and folders. it happened yesterday. they were all missing. I thought someone had deleted them until i searched for them and found them in the respective parent folders. so i go to Folder options and check the 'show hidden files and folders' box, apply settings, and come out. nothing. so i go back and see that 'do not show hidden Files and folders ....' is still checked. bottom line. windows is not accepting "show hidden files and folders" option. i have to access them through search every time. what to do. is it some kind of virus ? I've got Avast and everything seems cool.

A:"show hidden files and folders" not working

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Hello, everyone. First time posting here.

I've looked all over this forum, and have also Googled everywhere on the Net in vain, in trying to find a particular type of program that I want to run under Win XP on my PC.

I'm looking for any PC program out there (freeware is great, but even trial version or full purchase is okay), that could show a user all the "most frequently accessed" or opened *files* on a PC, i.e. most frequently accessed .DOC or .RTF files in the "My Documents" folder, or most frequently accessed .JPG or .MP3 files on an external hard drive (or even USB flash drive).

I've already looked at various "keylogging" programs (freeware ones), but all the ones I installed and tried out don't give me the option of sorting files by "most frequently accessed", or how many times those files have been accessed in a certain period of time (at most, they just give me a list of the times when a particular *program* was used, rather than *file*).

Can anyone help me out here? Anyone know of any PC programs that you can run under Win XP, that can sort and display the most frequently accessed files on a PC (and/or particular folder directory), and also show how frequently those files have been accessed?

(I'm a self-confessed noob, so please forgive me in advance if this subject has been discussed in this forum before; I've already tried looking for it in here, with no success. But if this subject matte... Read more

A:Any PC programs that can show "most frequently accessed" files?

Hi and welcome to TSG. Perhaps 'Actual Doc' might provide some of what you are looking for? There's a free version with less options than the paid version. If you use the link below, there a comparison chart for free v paid and some good screenshots indicating the info that can be viewed etc.


I hope this is of some use to you? By the way, I'm not connected with flexigensoft.com.


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I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.

A:Power Option for "Turning off display" remains at "15 minutes"

That sounds like my problem - I leave the computer for an hour and it is shut down (I think sleep mode). I just need to hit the power button and it comes on to where it was when I left - but 2 of my USB devices are lost so I have to restart the computer anyway.

I changed all the power settings to NEVER. But his doesn't seem to make any difference......

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I right clicked on the Taskbar and checked Quick Launch and hit the Apply button. This put the Quick Launch toolbar on the Taskbar with the Show Desktop and Internet Explorer icons. I deleted them and now I can't duplicate this action. I can get the Internet Explorer icon back. But I can't get the Show Desktop icon back.

Does anyone know how to get the Show Desktop icon back on the Quick Launch toolbar.



A:How to get the "Show Desktop" icon back the "Quick Launch" toolbar

Go here http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm and go down to where it says 'Restore Show Desktop Icon'. Download the exe and run it.

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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