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Q: finding files or folders

howcome when I try to search for files or folders in XP it says that I am not connected? I am not trying to find files on the web , just on my PC.

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Having mastered XP and previous M/S OS's over the years, I'm floored at the complexity and confusion of 8.1, and if there was ANY alternative to MicroSoft, I would gladly take it and pay for it.

I'm an author. In XP I had my files and folders. Now, I have no idea where my files (Word, etc.) are going. I am finding my files in:

This PC/DocumentsHomegroup/(my name)/pc/Documents/c:Users/(my name)Homegroup/(my name)/pc/Documents/c:Users/(my name)/SkydriveOneDrive/DocumentsDesktop/(my name)/Documents

When I save a Word document, it defaults to something called:
(my name)'s OneDrive/Documents

but it calls it:
One Drive-Personal/Skydrive/Documents

Could someone give me some advice re: how to just have one set of files and folders, like I had in XP? I'd gladly pay you ...

Also, I had heard that by clicking in the upper left corner of the screen, I could get to an area more like the State section of XP, but I am not finding this.

THANK YOU - Tony in Arizona

A:Finding my folders and files

The actual folders are in C:\Users\(your user name)\. The Libraries will link to those folders. HomeGroup does too I think, I don't use HomeGroup and always leave the HomeGroup that's created automatically so there is no HomeGroup. If you open the Charms Bar (Windows logo key + C), click Settings > Change PC Settings > One Drive. Then turn "Save documents to OneDrive By default" Off. All your files will then be saved locally.

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Not sure where to post this but when I open a PDF attachment to an email in Outlook, (Office 2003 on Win XP PRO), and click to save it, unless I change the directory, it offers to save it in ..........Documents and Settings/User1/Local Settings/Tempory Internet Files/OLK9. I press save and exit and then go to explorer and the folder ...............................Temporary Internet Files/OLK9 does not seem to exist.

I have tried saving the file with a name x1y1z1 and searching for it but the system can't find it. I can save it by changing the library to my work in progress file but Ihave no idea what is happening with the above.

Any thoughts wouls be appreciated.

Ian Wallace
 

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I use Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and when I open the Start Menu and go to Search and highlight Find files and Folders, and I type the name of the file that

I try to search for on my computer and click Search, I get a popup window that says, "Unexpected error. Action could not be completed."

If anyone could help me resolve this problem, I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
 

A:"Find Files and Folders" function not finding files

Please could you tell us exactly how you are doing the search step by step
 

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Sir

I think due to wireless connection i have got some problem with my laptop it is affected by some virus and all files and folders are looking like hidden folders and my antivirus detects this w32/pitin.worm. this worm change the extension of the file and make it .scr

here is hijeck this log and dss main.txt is attached with the msg.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:55:58 AM, on 2/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Huawei\MT841\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6145\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Pavilion Webcam\tsnp2std.exe
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A:all files & folders are looking like hidden files & folders & w32/pitin.worm

You have posted four different logs since the end of October,2007, here, here, here and here (where you also stated that your copy of XP is not not genuine). Also, each log appears to be from a different machine. This would amount to the abuse of the free service given in the forums. Please be informed that these threads will now be closed. Please do not try to start a new thread.

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~ As the title indicates, I'm missing two folders that I keep on my desktop.
Yesterday, after logging on, I noticed that they were gone. (I did not delete them and no one else
has access to this computer).
 
After doing an exhaustive search without any success (I even tried "show hidden folders"), I decided 
this morning to do a System Restore in the oft chance that they would somehow reappear.
However, after opening up System Restore I discovered that there aren't any restore points listed
except for one that was created this morning. (Attached)
Although I'm rather perplexed about that, I'm still more concerned about what happened to those missing
folders and more importantly - how to get them back?
I've run out of ideas and I would really appreciate your help. Thank you!

A:Help finding missing folders...

See if this video helps.

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Hi Guys

I use VBA to do all sorts of useful things inside my MS Access system. Currently, I have been asked to monitor and report on the use of electronic meetings within in the official committee structures. What I have is:
1. the path to the folder - the naming convention is Electronic meetings
2. the name of the outcome - that's what I must count - it is always in a .msg file with outcome as part of the name.
BUT what I don't have, is the name of the Electronic meeting sub folder. There is no naming convention with these. I want to look for and count all the *outcome*.msg files within in the Electronic meetings folder. But when it contains 3 sub folders inside the Electronic meetings folder, and the *outcome*.msg file is inside those, I don't know how to find the names of the sub folders to be able to use the Dir(foldername & "\*outcome*.msg") to count the outcomes.
So, to re-cap my question; How do I get the name of sub folders in a folder? (we don't have a GetFolders command in VBA, do we?)
 

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Hi guys,
Had a fair bit of trouble setting up my dns-323 but finally figured out all the IP related issues and have transferred all my data across onto the NAS. I have mapped the drives and can see all my files. I am able to move, and execute everything on the NAS (namely play movies music etc). However when i try to rename a file i get an error message saying
" The Z: Folder does not exist it may have been moved or deleted...do you want to create it? yes/no" if i click yes the same message keeps re-popping up and if i click no i go back to where i started
problem is the folder does exist as i am currently looking at files within it. I have checked all the read/write premissions and tried setting up an access group through the NAS all unsuccessfully which leads my to believe it is a problem on the end of vistas networking.....any ideas please??

A:NAS problems finding folders

Sounds like a bug in the NAS's implementation of SMB. It's probably not a Windows machine, in the sense that it's not running a "real" Windows kernel and SMB server, so it'll be a Samba implementation or some other 3rd-party SMB command processor.

I'd suggest trying to update the NAS firmware.

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Hi,

If I follow this site here:

Delete Your Empty Folders | PCMag.com

Will it ONLY remove the empty folders by doing that RD trick? I don't want it remove any files.

Also will it automatically remove them?

Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Finding empty folders on HDD

personally I would not want any utility to automatcially remove empty folders. Some folders are empty for a reason, they may be needed for a temporary working location for some programs or other may have other uses.

to answer your question, it will not remove any folders that have files in them. nor is it totally automatic. read the article, it tells that you will have to manually create the actual file to delete.

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I want to find where I have stored a particular e-mail in my Exchange email folders. I can find the specific email using Google Desktop Search or Outlook Search and click on properties to see which folder it is in but if that folder is a 'nested' folder how do I find the name of the parent folder and the grand-parent folder etc.

I have posted this question in another support forum and it appears they are stumped over there so I am hoping someone here can help.

For what it's worth I am operating on XP Pro and using Outlook Exchange 2003.
 

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Hi
Im new to this Forum.....
Im using win XP pro with SP2.
I found new folders named System Volume Information and Recycler in every drive.

Im unable to delete those folders.
I want to know the effect of these folders and how to remove these folders.
Plz help me out.....


Thanks in advance....

A:Finding New Folders like System volume information.

Hi in.kumar and welcome to TSF

The folders that you want to eleminate are not normally seen by the average computer user. One is the trash can and the other is where restore points are saved. Neither should be removed. If your concern is the space that they use on your harddrive, take a different approach to be on the safe side. Simply empty the trash can and reduce the space avaliable for storing system restore points. This can be accomplished by going to the Control Panel and pick System. Then pick the Restore tab and under it pick Available Drives and then pick settings. There, you will be able to reduce the percent of the Harddrives used for system restore. It has a slide bar for setting the percent. The less space you use, the fewer restore Points will be available if you need them. It is your call.

Hope this helps,
Mack1

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Hi!

Can anyone please help me with this?

My problem is that I have just bought a new system running vista after the old one died following a motherboard problem (it refused to boot). I have salvaged the old hard disk which ran XP and it appears to be sound and I have put it in an external enclosure connected to the new computer. I want to retrieve/access old mail folders created in MS Outlook 2003 on the old hard disk but cannot seem to locate them anywhere.

Any suggestions as to how I can get to and open them please?
 

A:Finding and transferring Outlook Personal Folders from an Old Hard Disk

Your old outlook.pst file should be located here: Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Copy it over to your new PC. In Outlook, do File > Open > Outlook Data File

Here's some extra reading for future reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070
 

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Dear forum members,

I have many files having the filenames in Japanese in Kanji and Kana (the files with the same name are more than one).

What I need is a software/tool that capable of:

"Batch" creating folders from that filenames and sorting/moving into the related folders having the same name properly "BASED ON UNICODE FILENAMES".

BTW, is there any software that batch translates/converts these filenames into Latin characters?

Thank you for all your help!
 

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I have the option "Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar" off.
However since the last update whenever I either copy or move a file into any folder windows puts that folder under the Recent group in the taskbar. Is there any way to fix this?

A:Moving files into folders puts them under Recent folders.

Is this a bug? I still haven't figured out if there's any solution.

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Ok.
 
I have two files Avast can not scan. 
 
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\SafeOS.Mount\Windows\servicing\Sessions\11312_596062500.back.xml
 
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
 
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\SafeOS\SafeOS.Mount\Windows\servicing\Sessions\11252_596032657.back.xml
 
error: the file cannot be accessed by the system (1920)
 
They look like they might be something to do with Windows 10?
 
I might have  typo in the warnings - i had to type these in as i cant see how you grab a report from avast.
 
Any ideas?

A:Avast on Win 7 finding two files it can not scan. Win 10 files?

Correct windows 10 is downloading in the background and there are two folders BT and WS they are, I believe, password prot4ected files until they are installed

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I have windows vista and I need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer .

Yes I checked C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
I cannot fined any FLV files and flash files .Where else can I look for it ? Any where it saves it in temep folder ? Now I'm trying play it with out a bandwith overload but cannot find the FLV files and flash files .
I'm over the the bandwith .
 

A:Need help finding FLV files and flash files on the computer

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Hello!

I would very much appreciate some help finding my missing files and folders if possible.

I am running windows Vista version 6.0, service pack 2.

I started windows, and noticed that 5 of my desktop folders were missing, and all of the files contained within. A search for document and folder names returned nothing (even with advanced search options). One of the missing folders was called "term 1". I created a new folder, and tried to change the name to term 1. A pop-up told me that this destination (desktop) already contained a folder named "term 1"- did I want to merge these folders? I was confused, because I could no longer see the original term 1 folder. I clicked "yes" hoping that a merge would result in a visible term 1 folder, but now the new folder also disappeared. After some intensive searching, I could not find any of the folders/files that were missing. Some other folders/files were still visible on my desktop though.

I restored my computer to a previous checkpoint (from 2 days ago, after a windows update). After reboot, I received a message that the restore was unsuccessful. At this point, all of my desktop folders and files were gone, aside from windows default desktop icons. A search returned no results. I remembered that restore can fail because of an AV program, so I disabled Norton. I tried to undo the restore, which was successful, but no files/folders returned. I then tried to do a restore to a checkpoint from befor... Read more

A:Missing folders/files-System Restore-More missing folders/files

This was the issue. Thanks.

http://techlogon.com/2011/06/07/folders-and-documents-hidden-by-virus/
 

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Hi

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

ElCani
 

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

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Hi

I keep a couple of .txt files on my desktop, so I can easily refer to them.

Today I lost them. They are not in the recycle bin though, it has not been emptied since July, so, where can these files be please?

I have done a search for them, and they just seemed to have vanished without trace.

Please could someone help me locate them?

Thanks
 

A:Help pls, in finding some .txt files.

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I posted about missing files after malware cleanup seperately because i don't want to combine the two. I have a question about how to get rid of files i see in my Secunia psi program but never see them listed in windows uninstaller, Revo uninstaller or even Iobit uninstaller .

Thank you very much, the help is truly appreciated.

A:finding files

Hello -Since you have no record of Malware Cleanup at this forum, could you please tell or link us to that particular item -I think that one minor problem may be related to the IObit programs installed on your system.It is unfortunate that this program / company has a habit of confusing some of your files, and makes them hard to find.The first / best option is to remove IObit from your computer. Next uninstall Secunia PSI Version 3 if that is what you use.Then you can install Secunia PSI Version 2, and not use the latest Version 3, that is a bit more complicated.You may find the earlier version of Secunia is much easier to manage, and easier to handle for many people (me included).Thank You - EDITED to add Secunia 2 Link -

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hi can anyone help please i had to reformat my pc as it crash while doin a system recovery. ive lost all my mp3s data files. pictures how can i find them all again there in a differnt partition

thanks dave
 

A:help finding files please

Did you do a Full install?
When you say on a different partition was it still on the same Hard drive?
 

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this is a bit of an embarrassing question but please bear in mind that I am a novice at this. I understand about FTP but how do you actually find FTP files in the first place? Is there a search engine in the same way as for normal website pages? Or do you just look for the FTP option when you are downloading files?

Thanks for your help.

Jamie

A:finding FTP files

FTP is File Transfer Protocol. As such, it is a definition for a mechanism to transfer files over a network.

So, there aren't any "FTP Files" since you could theoretically FTP any file.

I believe you're referring to "FTP Sites". Usually, FTP sites are maintained by businesses or individuals who would like to allow people to transfer files to or from them quickly - using FTP. Usually these sites are technical or scholarly in nature - like a computer company having update files on it's FTP site. There will usually be a link on a companies home page. Or a user might have an FTP server with MPEG or MP3 files on it available for download.

As stated, you usually have to be told of the existence of an FTP site or server. You could just "gues" however, this is the hard way.

FTP is "quicker" than using HTTP although file transfer is possible with both.

Modern browsers are capable of changing from HTTP to FTP pretty seamlessly to the user.

Older users (like me ;) or "power users") sometimes prefer the command line FTP which can give a little more control over the intracacies of the protocol. Some programmers have built this into GUI FTP programs such as WS-FTP.

Hope this helps.

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I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim

A:Finding files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Lykele


I'd appreciate a little help with a problem I'm having in finding files. I suspect it might have to do with Libraries which I don't fully understand.

If I go to C:\music I can see any number of music files located there. But when using another program and their option to "browse", when I go to the same folder I see none of the music files. Kinda like a magic act!

Could anyone point me in the right directions?

Thanks. Jim


If you click "Start", "Computer", there is a "Search" window in the right corner. You can put the file name (Blue.mp3) or if you don't know the file name, put *.mp3

It will bring them up.

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Is there any reason when I do a search for files on my PC, as in START/FIND/FILES or FOLDERS that it doesn't find the files that I have saved within Outlook Express?

For instance, I know SOMEWHERE in my OE I have an email with an attached jpg. in it named PhillyJimmy in it.... but when I do a search of my hard drive (C) it will not find the file. Shouldn't find files or folders find that file name if it's exact?

Thanks

DAVID

DELL PIII 450MHz
Win98se
 

A:Finding files within OE...???

Hey BigDave

Yes, there is. OE is a database program - your emails are not files, they are information stored within the index files (.DBX). The only way to use search to find something there is to specify what text you are looking for in search. And for files, you would enter *.dbx.

However, if you know it is in a folder in OE, you can use the "search" included in OE.
Click Edit->Find Message In This Folder. If it stops at a possible email and it is not the one, pressing F3 will make it continue the search until it has gone through a folder.
 

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Can someone please tell me if a history and temp internet file exist in win2k and if so where can they be found???? Thanks.

Ryan
 

A:help finding files

to find the temp internet file location go to tools menu, internet options. middle section titled temp internet files, select the settings button, it will display the location of the storage location
That is also where the cookies are stored I beleive
 

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I have been having problems with my laptop lately to say the least. I realized that it came pre-installed with Vista 32-bit but that I had a 64-bit processor so I added in an extra gig of RAM and did a clean install of Vista 64. Other than many, many devices not working at first (including the ethernet controller) due to driver issues, it was working fine. I had previously backed up my files in Vista 32 and tried to restore them after the installation, but the only way to do this was to use the "restore from another machine" option because Vista thought my backups were from another system due to the restore. After getting everything to restore correctly, I noticed that I had lost many administrator privileges that I had before.

After a few days, I got a blue screen of death and when the system restarted itself it said that a hard drive failue was imminent and I should backup and replace the drive. Unfortunately, it would not allow me to backup so I had to replace the drive and restore again with the same backup that was from "another system". I am having the same problem with rights to files and folders. Today, for example, I was using TuneUp Utilities' defragment utility and there were large parts of the drive that were "locked" and were not able to be moved. I assume this is because I had no rights to them after the restore.
My question (after all that!) is: how can I get the rights to all my files back safely and easily. I tried to go ... Read more

A:After restoring files post-Vista reinstall, I have lost rights to files/folders

Anyone? Please
 

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I have changed OSs. Went from XP to Windows 2000 as is more stable for my press publishing needs. I copied my .pst contact list from msoutlook to a disk with the thought of copying it into msoutlook in wk2000 however I can't find the .pst file to copy it into. Could someone help me? I searched for .pst files but to no avail.
thanks
Keith
 

A:Finding MSoutlook .pst files

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I have found that my computer has really slowed down when starting up and for a little while after that. I was talking to someone about it and they suggested to find the full startup list and delete the unneeded thing but he forgot how to get to it. Would u have any ideas how to find it.

Cheers
 

A:Finding StartUp Files

Hi,

You need Startuplist here :

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

But see also here :

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

For info on what items are needed in your startup.
 

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No problem but was wondering if there is a program that can tell you what a .dll file is associated with. Seem to remember hearing about one but can not recall what it was.
I have a .dll that XoftSpySE found but I am not sure if I need it or not.
 

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Strangely your editor does not allow me to enter a title Using Firefox.

Hello again,

No matter which undelete programme I try, not one of them will ever find a deleted file.

I copy a file to a directory on C: or D:, delete it and then empty the Recycle Bin. Whatever application I care to use, the file, which is very unlikely to have been overwritten, can not be found. No trace of it ever.

The undelete applications are on drive Z: so that running the undeleter should have no effect on drive C: or D: where the deletion has been done.

Is there something wrong with my discs, or is it the security app ? It worked in XP !

Regards

Cheemag

(Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Kaspersky Internet Security 2015)

A:Not Finding Deleted Files

Install the recovery software on the C: drive, the drive that has the OS on it.


Is your hard drive encrypted?

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Hi I was kind of hoping I could get some help with this.
Earlier today my computer started acting weird and sent me into a 'temporary user account' whenever I tried to go into my usual account(admin). I got a message saying that it would go away if I logged off but it wouldn't work. And once I had done that a few times the message stopped appearing and it stayed like that.

But my biggest issue is to find the personal files(movies/pictures etc.) from that account, since my hard drive still is almost full they gotta be somewhere. But I can't find them anywhere no matter how I search.

I would really appreciate some help with this, and I would be more than happy to provide more information if I'm told what to information to give.
Thanks.
 

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I have been trying to monitor my 13 year olds computer and he is wayyyy more techy than I am. I think he was on to me because today when I went in I clicked on folder, tools, options (maybe not in that order) but when I went to click on (I think ) options ;....there was a little icon on the left and when I clicked on it it would not open? What could he have done to it ? And how can I unlock it? I would be so grateful for any help?

Also, his MSN instant messenger has disappeared? it shows he has one unread message but his inbox is empty....where could it have gone ...is it hidden too? How do I find it/

A:finding hidden files

I'm an adult but am not a fan of helping people spy on other people, regardless of their relationship. I strongly suggest you ask your son if he is hiding something and to give you access to the files

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I am getting assistance from Malwarebytes helpdesk for an apparent hijacking trojan that I have. I installed ComboFix aper the techs instructions. He has now asked me to look for a combofix text file at c:\combofix.txt. I probably could find it when I was using Windows XP, but for the life of me I can't find it using the Vista operating system. Where do I look? I need a tutorial on finding all my C:\ files. This should be easy but Vista seems to be hiding them on me.HELP!

A:Tutorial Finding My Files

hi,,, click on vista start menu orb>click computer>click on C: drive>click on program files>click on combo fix program file and look for the file they said,,,,,
also with vista if you index the C: drive then just type "combofix.txt" into the search box in start menu and it will come up instantly
good luck.

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I restored my laptop recently but before I restored it I had my old backup of my iPhone data on iTunes, but after restoring my PC, that old backup on iTunes is no longer popping up. So does this back that, that old back up is gone forever? Or is there a way to get it back?

A:Finding Old Files After Restoration

Originally Posted by napy666


I restored my laptop recently but before I restored it I had my old backup of my iPhone data on iTunes, but after restoring my PC, that old backup on iTunes is no longer popping up. So does this back that, that old back up is gone forever? Or is there a way to get it back?



Hey napy!

Did you not copy all the important files from the notebook to a external drive before the restoration of the OS?

If not, the data could be gone. A Restore of the OS usually requires a Format of the drive which will erase All data
on that drive prior to the re-install.

Open Computer and under the C:// drive, look for a folder named "Windows.old".
If your lucky, you should have that folder on the root of the C:// drive with all your
old data.Open it and see if the missing data has been saved. This will be a big folder size. (GBs)
Flashorn.

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My file search is not finding files which I know are there, including files that I find and then try a search to see if windows eight can also find them. I have tried all the solutions' offered by googling 'windows 8 not finding file' such as the troubleshooter . One suggestion was to change the location of where to search to 'everywhere' but this option is greyed out.
Any ideas?

A:Search not finding files

Hello Trevor,

You might see if the items in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial below may be able to help with your search results.

Search in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I only do what the voices in my head tell me to do....Click to expand...



I feel really stupid asking this out loud...but I have to admit I do not understand this or will not learn, right? Kinda right??

I do not really get the finding file thing. When I go to open a file, and this window comes up and I need to type something in so I can find it, and there is already a location determined, or just there (?)...what the heck do ya do to find what you want to? I am just lost when this comes up and just cancel out of it!! (chicken that I am!).

If anyone can please shed some tech-light on this area of mystery for me...I will try to grasp the concepts and get this down, finally, once and for all. My goal is to not have to cancel out of these searches and know what it is asking me to do to get to where I need to go!

Don't even know if the place is where I should actually be at, like when it comes up with "My Documents" for example. And the bottom item, with the .xxx after it, like xxx.txt, etc...what is that all about?

As you can obviously tell, I am lost but at least I will pull over and finally ask for directions!

Mucha Thanx!
 

A:Finding Files...not any stupid ?'s, right?

Hi parrotplay,
OK I will try and keep this as basic as possible, if you need more info don't hesitate to ask,it's really not that bad

Ok when you first click on the search tab you will have various options, the first 4 are the one's that you will probably need to begin with so here goes.

The first 2 options, Pictures \ music \ video
Documents \ word \ spread sheets

In both these cases once you have decided what you are looking for as in file type, click on the option needed, once you do this you will have more options, click on the advanced tag. You will now have the option to type in all or part of the file name you are looking for, also if you have multiply hard drives you can tick the appropriate drive letter to search ( hope this is ok so far )

The third option All files \ folders

This will take you straight to the advanced stage ( as above ) just do exactly the same as per telling it where to look and file name etc.

The forth option Computers \ people
This option deals with finding other computers on your network ( if you have more than one pc linked together ) or peple in your email address book ( as it says )

The first two options are probably the one's you need the most, experiment with saving a file ( give it a name you will remember ) and then trying to find it using the search.

I hope this was ok, as I said, if you need anything else ask, no problem

Good luck, and sorry for being long winded
 

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I recently needed to find some files (MS Word which contained a specific word). From Windows Explorer, I selected the root of the directory in which I thought the files resided, entered the word I wanted to find in the Search box, and 16 files were found.

I then repeated the search using a stand-alone search tool and it found several hundred files.

I looked at the search options and they ARE configured to search the directory in question and MS Word documents. (Since some files were found, it seems reasonable to assume that the search options are configured properly.) It also reported that my system was fully indexed.

Why does Windows Search fail to find files being sought?

A:Search not finding files

Did you select both .doc and .docx files in your search?

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I use Optima mail, I have down loaded a few things.  The applet does not show or give a location option, doing a search by file name indicates they are located in "files".  I have spent an hour trying to find "files" any help very much appreciated.  I hate 7 and 8 seems even worse!
 
Moderator Edit: Moved from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum
Roger

A:Finding down loaded files

They may be located at Everdesk's root folder.
 
This is the top level folder in EverDesk. By default it is set to your My Documents folder. You can choose a root folder when starting up EverDesk for the first time, or via this settings menu.

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Hello everyone,
my computer was attacked by vx2 malware, i tried everything to remove it but nothing worked, i was forced to reboot my computer twice. now i have lost all my work. i was wondering if i could retrive some files from my first installation.

thank you for your help
 

A:need help finding lost files

Did you do a clean install of the os? If so, there MAY be a chance using data recovery software. Some are free and some are not.

If you did not clean install the os, can you see your files / work?

Have you done a search for the files you want?
 

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I purchased a CD with thousands of pictures on it but for some reason I can only see the flash application that shows you the pictures. The program is 3 megs, the total size of the files on the CD that you can see is 3megs. But with hunderds - thousands of pictures on there I know that the disc is full.. I've already tried 'show hidden files'.. I am wondering how the people who burned the CD hid the files and how I can access the pictures...

Thank you in advance,
Ash

PS. The content is NOT COPY WRITTEN - They are pictures of scenes from famous tourist places in Iran. I lost all the pictures I had taken and wanted to post some of these on facebook to show friends where I went. - Just a heads up for anyone who was concerned.

A:Finding hidden files on a CD

I would suggest that you contact the company you purchased the CD from. CDs hold ~ 700 MB; there may be an extraction app needed.

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Guys,
I am running XP pro SP3, 3.2GB pentium dual core, 4096 Ballistic ram.

over the last few days I have been having issues.. when I open my computer I get the looking for files torch for maybe 15/20 minutes before my drives appear? It is now getting worse... I went to do a reg clean and clicked on backup first and I always save files to same directory, I clicked on the browse button and it has now been stuck for 25 minutes.

I have tried to start bitdefender scan but it wont start, last scan was early hours of this morning and no issues were found.

Any ideas

Glas

A:Really slow in finding files

Hello & welcome to TSF

follow this link

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f174...ow-247567.html

you also may have to do this

what you need to do is follow this link

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

for this to work properly you must follow all instructions

if you can not compleat a step make a note and then move to the next step

save all logs to the desktop for ease of reposting

when you have compleated the steps do not post back here you must start a ne post in the (Highjackthis Forum log help forum) of this site

stand strong for the techs there are busy

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Hi... I took a picture of myself to send to my boyfriends email...and didnt want anyone else to see it...so i tried making it have a pw and when i logged on you could STILL click on it and see it...so i right clicked on it and seen ATTRIBUTES: hidden ... and clicked the box.... i cant find the damn picture and i want to deleate it so that It wil not be on my computer anymore....

A:Finding Hidden Files

Hi jessr06

Try going to Start/ControlPanel/FolderOptions/View and changing the button to SHOW Hidden Files and Folders. Just don't forget to change it back when you are finished. Let us know how you go.

Cheers

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I did a non destuctive format of my hard drive now i can't find anything that was in my documents. I can locate all the stuff from the other accounts but mine have seemed to disappear. My drive still shows the same amount of usage so trhey should be somewhere i just can't locate them..

A:Finding lost files.

Hello Blizz,Your situation seems very similar to the one described in the following recent thread here at Bleeping Computer:"Where are all my files?":http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1029754

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Have just returned my computer to factory condition, and although I am very pleased with the result, I am having difficulty in finding and recovering Office data from my Ex. HD. The problem is that I really dont know how to open these files or which files to even open. Below is a section of files from 'HomePC' uploaded from the hard drive. Can someone help please?

A:External HD-Finding Files

Right-click - Extract each folder.

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help with this following log. It turns up intermittently when I scan it with the Junkware Removal Tool.
 
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Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.0.7 (07.03.2016)
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64 
Ran by laptop (Administrator) on 22/09/2016 at 21:36:47.79
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File System: 10 
 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7ZWQ6H4J (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\CUN1QW0H (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\JB53EJGC (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RCY3X9H6 (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\laptop\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\XRBKUU52 (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7ZWQ6H4J (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
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Not sure if this is the right forum...

I have alot of extraneous files hidden deep inside folder after folder, I want to be able to find all files that are NOT .wav, .mp3, .aif, .aiff, .rx2 and move them into a new seperate folder, leaving only those files type in the folders. Afterwards I would like to delete all empty folders.

Any suggestions?

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