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Expand and "+" sign by My Documents missing from Windows Explorer

Q: Expand and "+" sign by My Documents missing from Windows Explorer

Not the worst crisis listed on this forum, but annoying. I've google searched and found similar problems, but no solution.

When calling up Windows Explorer, I note the + sign on the folder side is missing. When I right click the Expand option is greyed out and inactive. I never noticed the extent to which I use this as part of my workflow until it is not there. Tried various things with no luck, and figured perhaps someone else has a good idea before I do something stupid.

Machine: XP-Pro Version 2002 SP-2 on a Pentium 4 2.4 gHz w 1 GB ram and 500 GB Sata. C: O/S E: My Documents

Me: Self-taught, just enough to make it work, not a techie but able to work around most problems when they arise. Been working with Microsoft O/S since 1981 on an IBM 5150, been cursing O/S since Windows 3.1, but XP has been remarkably stable since I assembled my own PC using components known to not crash. I get more lock-ups on the Apple Powerbook.

Advice appreciated

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A: Expand and "+" sign by My Documents missing from Windows Explorer

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I'm having a problem with Windows Explorer. Every time I connect a removable drive, the Folders panel displays a duplicate set of "Shared Documents, <username>'s Documents, and 2 other entries." It even happens when I plug in my phone to charge through the USB port. Basically, it happens when something is connected in the USB port, card reader, removable drive, ect. Please look at my screen shot and you will understand.
I think it has something to do with a Motorola driver I recently uninstalled, but I don't remember which one.
I am using WinXP Pro.

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A:Windows Explorer displays duplicate entries for "Shared Documents," "<username>'s Doc

Please, no one knows?
 

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Hi,
I have Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB and I would like to enable the account auto login after resume sleep/standby.
If I go in "Sign in options", there are various functionality (Windows Hello, Password, PIN, Privacy) but there is not "Require sing-in" with the ability to choose whether to sign in after standby or not.
Can I enable this feature through another way (for example through Group Policy or regedit)?
Thanks in advance.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I am using Norton 360 for online backups on Windows 7 SP1, and the program is flagging an error trying to backup open files. In attempting to use the application provided Exclude Folder application interface, I encountered the following problem: the Windows
Folder Select User Interface used by the application does not allow for selection of folders in the C:\Documents and Settings\... path.
Further examination revealed that Windows Explorer does not display this path in the left-side file tree either.
I suspect this is a usability problem, with a workaround I am not aware of.
Thanks in advance for your time and help with this matter.

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Hi!
When opting OUT of OneDrive backup, I must have made a mistake. Now in Windows Explorer the "My Documents" folder has completely vanished, and the "OneDrive" folder has taken its place. I did not lose any files and all programs find the
"My Documents" folder just fine, but it is called "OneDrive", even though I have disabled the automatic backup functions of "OneDrive".
How can I change the name back?
Thanks in advance. Greetings, Robert

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Hi,

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.

Hi,
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?
Thanks!


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Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen option is missing from Windows 10 1903 Version.
I am unable to set sign-in screen same as lock screen

Vishal

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hi folks,
i'm running win-xp-pro-sp2. does anyone know how to keep "my documents" from showing up on windows explorer directory listing? it lists "my computer", C: DRIVE, D: DRIVE, AND "My documents" and it's always expanded. need help on this one. very annoying.

A:how to keep "my documents" from windows explorer

Hi, alidabiri!

I just registered a new account here at the Tech Support Forums to answer your question here, so this is my very first posting here.

Anyway, if you're launching Windows Explorer from a shortcut somewhere on your computer, you can modify the shortcut properties with a "switch" to make the program open the way you want it to.

For example, RIGHT click on the shortcut with your mouse and choose "Properties". When the Properties window pops up, on the Shortcut tab, in the Target window you'll see: "%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe" (without quotes). Just add the switch "/e" at the end of that line.

It'll look like this: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe*/e

*Make sure you put a space where I've placed the red asterisk.

Click "Apply" and "OK".

From now on, when you use that shortcut to open Win Explorer, it will open in the default mode --> your C drive. That should do it for you, my friend. Give a holler if you have any questions.

Oh, by the way, you can learn more about how switches can be used with Windows Explorer by clicking HERE.

Luck!

~Eric

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Somehow my "Shared Documents" Folder got renamed to "Documents" when setting up my wireless network. Now when I am unable to install some software because that file name is missing.
I am not able to rename the "Documents" folder because I get the error that it is a system folder and cannot be renamed. Please help.
 

A:Unable To Rename "Documents" Folder To Original Name "Shared Documents"

You can change the share name over the network. My machine does the same thing.

When you click 'Share this Folder over the network' you are given the option to name the share. It will warn you that if it is over 12 chars, then older machines on the network may not be able to see it etc etc. Ok this and then check that the shared documents folder appears as such on the machine you wish to access with.

Bear in mind you folder will be showing in your 'Network Folders' as 'Documents on {computername} ({computername}). Can you not just point to this folder on the second machine instead?

Regards,
 

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Hi folks,
I am using IE6 (sp2) for WinXP Home Edition. There was a spate of browser home page hijacking for all the profiles but I managed to fix that with several hours of persistent work, running Ad-Aware, Macafee spyware and reading tech help here. One problem remains....
Here is the weird thing: When I go to my Earthlink Webmail sign-in page there is No box to sign in with for password or e-mail address. I cannot access their chat help either. But this only happens in IE. I could see the sign-in in Netscape AND I could see my sign-in on the other profiles.
Firefox browser was suggested and I went to download that (using IE again- sheesh ) but could not find the download button. I thought I was going crazy till I tried the same webpage in Netscape and there it was big as life.
Is my IE corrupted? I uninstalled the SP2 and the problem resolved. Reinstalled the SP2 and it occurs again. Are my security settings too high?
Please help.Thanks in advance.
 

A:Earthlink Web Mail "Sign-in" missing

You can always try repairing Internet explorer to find out if its corrupted,go here to find out how http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378
 

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I solved this problem by system restoring but the question I have is what caused the problem? Could it be data corruption, malware, or something else? It seems to definitely be software related since I fixed the problem by system restoring.

I did not remember any major differences (software related) between the days this problem has not occurred and started occurring with the exception of a Windows Update for "Windows Defender" (it is possible for a definition update to cause these symptoms?).
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Two problems I "had"(before system restore):
1. Taskbar icons not appearing ("most" aren't showing up; the processes are running).
2. Really bad Windows Explorer lag (+40 second lag when opening folders in start menu, alt tabbing from full screen, etc).

About four days ago, I started Vista and noticed some of my taskbar icons missing (despite the fact that they're all loaded when I checked the task manager).

I followed this guide which said to go to

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \TrayNotify"

and then delete the values "IconStreams" and "PastIconsStream".

I did that and restarted explorer.exe, it worked and brought back my taskbar icons.

However it's not permanent (the problem comes back after I restart my computer) and Windows Defender never reappears in the taskbar even after I followed those steps.

On the same day of th... Read more

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For no apparent reason, the function "include in library" in Windows Explorer (right click on a folder to include it in a library) is not longer there. It used to be. But now when I right click on a folder in Windows Explorer, it's simply not there anymore. Does anybody know how to restore it?
Or alternatively: does anybody know how to add music files to Playlists in Windows Mediaplayer without having to use libraries (like in previous versions of Windows)?

A:"Include in library" option suddenly missing from Windows Explorer

Include in library - Add or Remove from Context Menu

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Let's say I have a folder in my Documents somewhere called "thisisit".
Within "thisisit" folder, I have other folders, each named for a student in my class.

When I go to Start > Documents and navigate to "thisisit", I don't see any folders, but I do see all the files from all the folders. It's as if my computer took all the files from the folders, removed them from the folders and copied them into the parent folder "thisisit", and then deleted all the subfolders, named after the students.

However, if I navigate to that same "thisisit" folder, through a software like Photoshop or 3ds Max, I DO see all of the subfolders, which are named after the students.

This just happened in a moment. As in, I was navigating through the folders one moment, then I went to the parent folder a second later, and voila! no subfolders.

Anyone know what happened???
 

A:Folders "missing" in "explorer" but not through via software.

When I go to Start > Documents and navigate to "thisisit", I don't see any folders, but I do see all the files from all the folders.Click to expand...

Look at the top right of the Windows Explorer window. If you see "Arrange by: Folder <down arrow>" I don't know what's wrong. If the window is arranged any other way, change it back to "Folder."
 

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Note : This question is not about Internet Explorer, it's about Windows Explorer.

Hello,

I have two almost identical Windows 7 Enterprise installations, the only difference is that one has Internet Explorer 9, the other one has IE 10.

the IE10 machine's Windows Explorer doesn't have the 2 submenus Toolbars and Explorer Bar (pls see attachment).

I'm not sure if they were available before I tried to install an Windows Explorer extension called "qttabbar", which could have messed up the reqistry (found nothing on their forums btw).

Any clues on how to make the submenus (re)appear ?

Note: I have the "Toolbars" and "Explorer Bar" on Internet Explorer 10.

A:"Windows Explorer-> View ->Toolbars" missing

Hello Wolf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Those most likely would have been added by qttabbar. They are not there by default.

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to undo it.

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.

BG

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Hello,

I had a Vista 32bit machine with custom document locations mapped to a server that was on the same network. I removed the server not thinking about the relocated documents folders. The user that the computer belongs to didn’t think much of it when her documents disappeared because she had a new user account and there wasn’t much in it. It has been about a year since the server was removed. The user was complaining to me that she couldn’t access her music folder from the start menu. I discovered the problem, the server was removed. I found a solution online such as this one “http://www.vistax64.com/vista-file-m...er-vista.html” and fixed the registry in “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell” to %userprofile%.

Great! The issue is solved, wrong.
All the users’ music, pictures, videos, desktop, etc. folders were in a temporary location.
Is there a way to recover the documents that were stored in a, I guess, temporary location when the location of the folder was removed?

That was sort of confusing to explain, let me try this -

- All the users documents had the Locations changed to a directory on computer number 2
- Computer 2 was removed from the network about a year ago
- Since the computer was removed the user has been saving documents to her desktop
- The desktop folder (among all the other folders in documents) was mapped to Computer 2 but Computer 2 wasn’t connected to Computer 1
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A:Solved: Missing files from a "disconnected Location" in documents

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Hello,

I had a Vista 32bit machine with custom document locations mapped to a server that was on the same network. I removed the server not thinking about the relocated documents folders. The user that the computer belongs to didn?t think much of it when her documents disappeared because she had a new user account and there wasn?t much in it. It has been about a year since the server was removed. The user was complaining to me that she couldn?t access her music folder from the start menu. I discovered the problem, the server was removed. I found a solution online such as this one ?http://www.vistax64.com/vista-file-m...er-vista.html? and fixed the registry in ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell? to %userprofile%.

Great! The issue is solved, wrong.
All the users? music, pictures, videos, desktop, etc. folders were in a temporary location.
Is there a way to recover the documents that were stored in a, I guess, temporary location when the location of the folder was removed?

That was sort of confusing to explain, let me try this -

- All the users documents had the Locations changed to a directory on computer number 2
- Computer 2 was removed from the network about a year ago
- Since the computer was removed the user has been saving documents to her desktop
- The desktop folder (among all the other folders in documents) was mapped to Computer 2 but Computer 2 wasn?t connected to Computer 1
- **Where are these ?Desktop? fil... Read more

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Hello,

A couple of days ago I joined my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit PC to a different windows 2012 domain. After this process I logged in with an administrative account and took ownership of the old domain local profile folder and proceeded to copy all the desktop items and other items associated with the old local profile. However when it came to copying the "Documents" folder it was not there. Furthermore, running a search for *.xl (with hidden folders and files visible) doesn't find any of my documents (a lot of them were Excel files). The profile was definitely not a roaming profile. Does anyone have any idea what could have happened to these documents? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Hello,
Is it possible that the "TLS 1.0" protocol is not installed , on Windows Xp, in Internet Explorer 6 (or later) ?
(not enabled or disabled, I say "not installed).
If it's the case, how to check that in the registry ?
Regards,

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I haven't posted so much as I have in the last week! Most started when my new WD hard drive failed.
That's been solved...I bought a new one from Seagate.

Now I noticed that when I Right-click on, say the external E: drive in order to have a shortcut sent to my desktop, the
option to do that is not there.
So, I did the following: checked the "SENDTO" folder.
There were 5 files
c:\documents and settings\user name
c:\documents and settings\Default User
c:\documents and settings\Administrator
c:\documents and settings\HelpAssistant
C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile

I tried opening "run" and entering NEW > TEXT document, renaming it to "DESKTOP(createshortcut.DESKLINK
which is supposed to fix the problem. The file already existed, but since I used some caps I have two files the same.
Any ideas?
 

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Prior to a few weeks back where I made added a function to the folder file type, it didn't matter if I doubled clicked on a file folder on either the left hand pane or the right hand pane of Windows Explorer, Folder View. Either way opened the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

Since I made the change below however, if I click on a folder in the left hand "Folders" pane, it works as before and opens the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

However, if I click on any folders in the right hand (files pane) a new windows explorer window opens a displays the "my documents".

This is driving me nuts. The same thing happens if you click on a shortcut to a folder. Instead of the folder opening, it opens a new window and displays "my documents".

This problems started when I added a new function to the folder file folder file type properties to print out the contents of a folder by calling a batch file that piped the content to a file.

In the file association for file folders in the advanced section I now have three functions
- the afore mentioned 'create file list'
- explore (the default), and
- find

For the folder file type I just have:
- explore and
- open

Any suggestions on how to put things back to the way Windows Explorer always worked before make clicking folders in the right hand pane open them up properly in the same window as per clicking them on the left hand pane?
 

A:Windows Explorer and Folder shortcuts open to "my documents" and not the folder

Welcome to TSG....

You can try doing a system restore to a day or so before you made the change to view. It will not affect any data that you have but you might have to re-install any programs that you have had since that date.
 

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Does anybody else have this problem at start up?

"Internet Explorer Script Error"

An error has occured in the script of this page

Line 1

Char 1

file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/All%20Users/Application%20Data/yahoo!/YOP/yop.html

How can this be resolved? Am I missing something or is it just a pest?

Thanks much,

LotherWangpo
 

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Here is the error that appears.

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.5512 ModName: ad2mpegin.dll
ModVer: 1.4.0.21595 Offset: 00017618

I have run SFC /scannow and it finished. I am not sure if there was a log created or not, nor do I know if it was a help or if it replaced any corrupted or manipulated files.

Thank you for you help in this matter.

Gerry

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Hello,
Sometimes files like the one bellow appear in Windows Explorer listed with my other files:

cc_20150317_091943.reg

I would like to know where they come from and what to do with them. I know that clicking on one of those will make a change to the registry.
Thanks for your help and have a good day.

A:Files for registry appearing in "my documents" of Win Explorer

This is to do with CCleaner. I believe these files are made when you try and fix the issues with the database and create's a backup for the database.

Hope this helps.

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"My Documents" no longer appears under Desktop in my Explorer folder list. I have to drill down through Documents and Settings to get to "My Documents"

What puts "My Documents" under the Desktop and how do I get mine back?
 

A:[Resolved] Displaying "My Documents" under Desktop in Explorer

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"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

At the time of this writing, this search in Google will produce one result at best. Am I searching the wrong things? I have tried a couple handfuls of variants, and I am coming up with zilch.

Though I am fairly well versed in Windows 7 from working on other people's machines, I decided to stick with good old XP because of one issue above all else. When I instructed my firewall to block Windows Explorer from accessing the Internet it completely cut me off from the Internet, no ifs, ands or buts. My understanding of why this is happened leads me to believe the dependency chain for Internet access goes through Windows Explorer. I have long had a habit of blocking my File Manager of choice access to the Internet because... well, it's a file manager! Admittedly, my one experience with Windows 7 on my own machine was a retired student version of Server 2008 R2, but as soon as I found out that was the case, I decided not to make the move to Windows 7 and went back to my XP installation. I believe I was using Sunbelt Personal Firewall at the time. I now use PCTools Free Firewall.

Is this still the case with Windows 7? Is there a workaround if it is?

I haven't tried to recreate this on another person's machine.

+KronKyrios

A:"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

Hi KronKyrios, welcome to 7F!

I did find some very old information that may shed some light:
http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?17198-explorer.exe-(W98)&p=58079#post58079

"Launch Browser Windows in a Separate Process" Setting Is Not Available in Internet Explorer 5.01 or Internet Explorer 5.5

You can go into Services and check:
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Network Connections
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Windows Management Instrumentation

R-click on each one, then Properties, then the Dependencies Tab.
You would have to cross check each one that is listed.

Here is a good list to help you: Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations

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I have been plagued for years by this bug (see attached Mad_Explorer_col.JPG screen dump), and this morning after visiting Tech Support Guy > Windows XP then searching for "Windows Explorer", on page 2 in "Solved: Explorer tree display curiosity, AKA Odd Windows Explorer Bug", page 2, I found the cause and solution brought by Mosaic1 Wed 07 Mar 2007 05:48 GMT:
Do you have the desktop toolbar on the taskbar?​and mrwes Tue 07 Aug 2007 18:34 GMT:
You can get around this by making the toolbar point to the Desktop but using c:\Documents and Settings > (Profile name) > Desktop. You don't see the My Computer and IE icons in the list, but everything else shows up...​Thanks a lot to Mosaic1 and mrwes!

Versailles, Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:34:25 +0100
 

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Hi TechGuy,

I'm having some recent problems on my laptop. When I log-in and start using it, the performance starts slowing down. When I look at the Task Manager, I notice that the task called Explorer.exe takes up a lot of my CPU. In a couple of minutes, I also start getting Internet Explorer windows to pop-up on my screen (I normally use Firefox) with advertisements suggesting that my computer is infected and some software downloads that could help. I recently installed McAfee Total Works, or whatever they call their 10-in-1 software which is supposed to do it all. I ran several scans, and on some of them, if did find and disable the Generic.dx trojan. Even though it claims it is doing something, I don't notice any changes - Explorer.exe continues to bog me down, and the IE windows keep popping up to the point that I cannot use my computer effectively anymore.

IBM T-40 laptop (about three and a half years old)
Microsoft XP-Professional

Any pointers would be truly appreciated!!

Thanks,
Sandjosh
 

A:Solved: "Explorer.exe" process keeps running, IE Windows intermittently open, "Generic.dx"

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I'm posting this in the Vista forum because this has never happened with Windows 2000 or XP.

I bought two exact duplicate models of hard disks. I set up Vista Ultimate on one of my systems. I used Acronis True Image 10 to clone the operating disk to the factory-new, never-used, same model disk as a backup drive in the event the first disk failed. I put in the clone to be sure it runs; but, I get the error mentioned in the title of this thread.

Now, if the second disk is supposed to be a clone of the first, why does this happen and how can I fix it?

I'm not married to Acronis for this job so I would use any disk cloning tool that makes a sector-for-sector copy. I use Norton Ghost 2003 for making sector-for-sector raw image (forensic) copies of PATA drives; but, these are SATA drives and Ghost 2003 simply sits there like Tarbaby and he don't say nuttin' to no SATA drive.
 

A:"Windows failed to start" "\Windows\System32\winload.exe missing or corrupt"

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While using "Windows Explorer" as an FTP client I have put the system into a state where any attempts to access an FTP folder from "Windows Explorer" produces the following dialog:
Dialog Title: "FTP Folder Error"
Dialog Icon: Information Icon
Dialog Text: "Windows cannot access this folder.  Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.  Details: No more Internet handles can be allocated"
Dialog Buttons: OK
I had used the "Add a network location" feature of "Windows Explorer" to add an FTP site.  The FTP folder appears under "Computer" in the left panel of "Windows Explorer." 
It is not mapped to a drive letter.  I then initiated a large FTP transfer operation by using drag-and-drop from the FTP folder to a local folder.  A portion of the transfer completed as expected but after some time it produced the "No more Internet
handles can be allocated" error.  When OK was clicked the transfer was terminated.  In this case I am using large to refer to many thousands of files and directories to be transferred as opposed to a small count of files having many bytes.
After the initial error dialog is cleared with the OK button and the transfer is terminated I can then reliably reproduce the dialog.  Any attempt to open an FTP network location
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I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer, and it appears to work properly.

However, when I open the "Documents and Settings" folder (on the slave drive E:\, which is Windows XP Home Edition -- not XP Pro), I do not see any of my documents, sub-folders, etc. There should be MANY sub-folders (inside the "My Documents" folder which isn't even visible), with hundreds of documents, jpgs, etc. within it.

When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer, the User "Larry" (which is me) has all Administrative privileges. On the computer that I'm running now (with the slave drive in it), I also have Administrator privileges. I own both computers.

My User Name "Larry" is password-protected when I login to Windows (when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer (not this computer with XP Pro).

I've tried clicking on all the users; Administrator, Default User, Larry, Guest, etc. (Note: I get an "Access Denied" error when clicking on the Guest "Documents and Settings" folder).

So, the questions are:

1. Why can't I see any files or subdirectories in the "Documents and Settings" folder on the slave drive?

2. There's supposed to be a folder named "My Documents," but I can't find it. Normally, that path is "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents".
--- Where is that folder? It contains all the files I'm looking for.
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A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing thread, please do not create more than one thread for the same issue. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html .

thanks,

v
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

AFTER FOLLOWING SOME ADVICE I AM BEGINNING TO GET SOME OF MY FILES BACK BUT MY START PROGRAM FOLDERS ARE ALL EMPTY. For example; when i click the microsoft office folder, it is empty.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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I use Win 7, and my "My Documents" icon is missing. I know the folder is there, but because I cannot put my documents there due to the missing icon, I have had to create a different folder called "Documents." But I notice some of my files go to either one.

Can someone here please tel me how to restore the "My Documents" icon so I can move all my documents there?

Thanks.

A:Missing "My Documents" icon

Hello Kahill,

You could do all of the steps in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to hopefully restore your "My Documents" folder afterwards.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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G'day Folks,

1)
Should I move "Documents" or "My Documents" folder to D partition? When I click on start --> documents it opens "Documents" folder which has apps-data ...etc folders.I like to be able to click on "documents" to access my data from D,is this possible?

2)
just bought a new Asus laptop and Windows-recover turned off on C: .

i)Is it because Asus has protected partiton (c set up?
ii)should I enable window's recovery on protected partition and set restore point?

Thanking you in advance for your knowledge and experties of Windows 7

A:Should I move "Documents" or "My Documents" folder to D partition?

Hello Online,

If you wanted to move your C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents folder to another location, then OPTION TWO in the tutorial below can help show you how to easily do so. User Folders - Change Default Location
The Start Menu opens to the library location instead of the one in your C:\Users\(user-name) folder. If you would like to change that, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello. I have been very curious for a while now and somewhat confused. This is regarding Windows 7, so if you are not using Windows 7 you may not know what I am talking about.

Okay, I see in Windows 7 you have a folder called "Documents" in your start menu and when you open it, you have the "Documents library". Inside there you have "2 locations" called "My Documents" and "Public Documents". When you go to: C:\Users\<username> you will see "My Documents". Some people cannot get past this part asking what is the difference between "Documents" and "My Documents" and how come I cannot see a folder called "Documents" on my system? But I need to know if I am right?

Please follow me here -- this is an assumption. I think, but I may be wrong, that: "Documents" is a *virtual* folder which actually is the same thing as the *virtual* "Documents library" (folder) that contains both two *real* folders called "My Documents" and "Public Documents". So if you were to look up on your system for a "Documents" folder, it does not exist. Only the "My Documents" and "Public Documents" are *real*. Basically substitute the "My" for your <username> and leave "public" as "public". Am I correct to say that?

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A:Confused Between The Difference - "My Documents" & "Documents"-Win7?

It is the same path. The folder view shows My Documents, but the actual physical location is c:/Users/<Name>/Documents

As for the other location. Libraries is just a way of organizing different folders into one view window. any other location that you want to store documents in, you can right click on the folder and go to "Include in Library" and select Documents and when you will then see those files listed in the Library>Documents

so the folders in the library are:
My Docs
Public Docs

Edit: also for clarification the Public Documents is the same way. This folder is for any documents you want anyone on your network (if you have a network set up) to see. It is named Public Documents but is located as C:\Users\Public\Documents

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Hello all.

First off, I am in no means acquainted with any troubleshooting or fancy thing outside of everyday computer usage, so please respond as if you are talking to a dummy. I do have fairly decent common sense and Google skill however, which has given me enough confidence to try and fix this issue on my own.

Basically, one day I start my computer (running Windows XP Professional SP3) up and get a black screen saying:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this

Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally."

For a few times, I was able to get Windows working with the last two options, but before I could dedicate time to fix the issue, it became so that none of these options worked, and I got caught in a restart cycle with this screen. Last things that I can recall that may have caused this: Windows Update or CCleaner Registry Fix (just something I do sometimes to make sure everything is working, nothing was wrong prior).

I bought an external HDD enclosure with hopes of popping my internal into it, and saving my stuff onto my laptop before messing around. Oddly, in My Computer, the 2 drive icons (a System Recovery one, and my Main one) would flash for a few seconds, every few minutes, and when I'd quickly click them, it'd say the... Read more

A:"Windows did not start successfully" to "ntldr is missing"

BTW if it IS in fact possible to copy certain files from my laptop's OS, I just realized I can probably just copy those files into the desktop internal (when plugged in as an external) instead of going through the whole DOS thing? But keep in mind, that's the small 3GB partition, so I don't know if that would even work. Unless putting those boot files on that small partition, will help open up the rest of the drive. Not sure how that works.
EDIT: Apologies for the double post, just saw the "edit" button.
 

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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.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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Today I tried to burn a disk of mp3 files as I've done many times before. When I tried to copy the files from the C drive to the D (CD/DVD drive), Windows Explorer only would allow "Move," not "Copy". I tried to copy with CTRL+Right Click and that didn't work either - when I hover over the icon for the D drive it says "Move."

I was able to copy and burn a disk (in CD format) with Windows Media Player, and the CD drive works fine for playback. Also, when I plug in an external hard drive Windows Explorer allows copy of files to the external hard drive.

It's only when I try to copy files to the CD drive that I encounter this problem.

No other recent changes have been made to the computer.

Any idea, and thanks very much!

A:Windows Explorer only allows "Move", not "Copy" to CD/DVD drive

try selecting the files--then right click and select 'SEND TO' CD/DVD--it shouldn't be possible to 'copy' to a blank CD/DVD as it will be unformatted.

'send to' the choose burn

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About one month ago, a new problem surfaced:

Most times when I try to "Save As" a document and the application calls Windows Explorer for me to Browse where to save the file, it hangs for upwards of 60 seconds. The Browse window appears, but then I get a "spinning circular cursor" for 45-60 seconds until I can do anything. This occurs in all applications from MSExcel through Internet Explorer.

The system never completely crashes, but there is always this 60 second lag now.

The lag also occurs when I try to open a document...and to a less extent, but sometimes, when I simply open Windows Explorer (Windows Explorer is inconsistent as to whether it will give me a lag...sometimes it does work fine).

I have previously tried posting in the malware forum. I had picked something up they found...and cleaned it out, but that seems to have been completely unrelated to this as it was a virus redirecting my Google searches.

Can anyone help?
 

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Looking for some help. My wife's toshiba satellite laptop takes forever searching when you try to access My Computer or Windows Explorer. This happens from the desktop icon or thru the start menu. It seems to be searching for something that isn't there.

She is running XP Home OEM edition. Version 2002. computer has Celeron M processor 1.2 GB of ram. Being used for surfing, digital camera picture downloading, itunes, MS Office stuff. there is alot of Toshiba stuff in the add/delete list. not sure what is necessary and what isn't.

Thanks.

PS checked MS database. it said to go into Adminstrator services and stop WIA. I checked this and it is already stopped on this computer.
 

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Hi,

running ie 9 & win 7 & avg

did cmd - sfc /scannow - no errors
no virus

problem started after ie9 install , so it seems

"windows explorer has stopped working"/"windows is restarting"

after error and little time all tabs pop up good and ready to go

just annoying - like my dog barking at 4:30am thinking she's a rooster

thanks,
marcus

A:[SOLVED] &quot;windows explorer has stopped working&quot;/&quot;windows is restarting&quot;

Hello Marcus,

Do you get this error when opening up IE? If yes does it happen instantly? or after browsing for a little while?

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So I have my entire hard drive backed up to an image file. I had to format and put a new hard drive in my machine. All is fine and dandy, but when I try to access my user's folder in "documents and settings" on the mounted "image" all I get is "access is denied" - anyone know how to fix this, or get around it?
 

A:Accessing a user's "documents and settings" when it's "protected"

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