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File Attribute 'Archive' Bits not being reset

Q: File Attribute 'Archive' Bits not being reset

Several months ago I got a new laptop with Win 7 Pro SP1 64bit. I have done numerous backups on this machine but I've noticed that the file attribute 'archive bit' (a) is not being reset as it was on Win XP. (NOTE: backups were full backups not incremental or differential.)

Does Win 7 treat file attribute bits differently than XP?

I also have noticed that 7 displays various attribute bits that were not used in XP; where is there a description of all attribute bits?

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A: File Attribute 'Archive' Bits not being reset

Are you on a homegroup by any chance?

I've read some MS answers that flat out say that the archive bit is no longer available in windows 7 (but I think they mean reliably usable rather than not available in the strict sense). To others saying that the homegroup networking is using it for it's own purposes (probably for it's own built in backup) and it interferes with other people/programs using it.

Personally I have not looked into it though.

I believe that the base "dos" attributes are the same as always though: Read Only, Archive, Hidden and System. Of course NTFS itself has (and has always had) a much more extensive access control system in place for all folders and files...

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Windows XP Pro.

I have a LinkStation 250GB network drive. When I use XCOPY to copy files from the drive, the files' archive attribute is not reset. This is not a problem when I use XCOPY to copy files from my PC's C: drive; in other words, the archive attribute IS reset.

A:XOPY doesn't reset archive attribute on NAS drive

I have gotten around the issue by replacing the /M option with the /D option, without using a date value for the /D option. This appears to do what I want, namely, only copy new and modified files.

Nonetheless, I still wonder why the /M option doesn't work.


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Is it possible to check the archive attribute on a file with DOS?
I have a series of directories that need to have their files deleted once the archive attribute has been removed i.e. in Windows Explorer under the Attribute column the 'A' has disappeared.

How would one go about checking. I can gather a list of the file names in the directory. I assume that it would be the command

If not exist [archive attribute] (
delete file)
However I may be barking up the wrong tree.
Has anyone any experience with this?

A:[SOLVED] Checking archive attribute on file with DOS

Hi Tigers!. . .

Welcome back to the Tech Support Forum!

I like that name "directories" - Good Stuff!

I may be missing something here, but why do you first ned to remove the -A attribute prior to deletion? Or are you trying to delete all files without the -A? If so ... what about -S, -H, etc...?

Regards. . .


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Due to some virus my some files got hidden with System Files properties.
After I select option "Show Hidden Files and Folders" my files are shown only if I uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files" in Folder Option.

So how can I change properties of My Files to cancel Hidden option???

how to make my files attributes normal from System files??

A:Change System File Hidden attribute to Normal File attribute

Click Start->Run
type cmd

attrib -S C:\1.txt

attrib is keyword to set attribute
-S if for to remove System Attribute

For more info:

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I'm having a problem with the archive attribute on my Windows XP system. It's not getting updated after running a backup application. I've tried both Cobian and Acronis. Immediately after creating a full backup, the archive attribute is left unchanged. This means incremental backups don't work. I've tried manually clearing the attribute, but the problem just reoccurs immediately after running a backup.

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I just got my first Vista laptop, and am trying to figure out how to search for files with the Archive Attribute set. In XP, this was easy. I've loaded my apps, and want to clear all my archive bits before transferring all my data to minimize future incremental backups. I haven't been able to find anything on the web for this. Ideas?


A:How do I search for files with the Archive Attribute Set?

Type "cmd" in the search box (start menu). In the window that opens type (no quotes) "dir /s /a:a" and press enter. This will search and display any files that have the "a" attribute set in the current and sub directories. For example, if the root directory is "C:" the the command will show you all files on the C: partition that have the archive attribute set. If you are looking for a specific file then modify the command like this: "dir fred* /s /a:a" (substitute "fred" for whatever filename you want to search for).

You can also save the results to a text file by adding a redirect to the command like this: "dir fred* /s /a:a >attrib.txt" This will create a file called "attrib.txt" in the root directory of your drive (you will not see any output to the screen when doing this).

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Whenever a new folder is made regardless of which partition or drive its made in. If its the top folder or a sub folder. Even if the folder is emtpy. If theres files in the folder and none of them have this attribute. Lastly there is no hidden system files etc.. The box for the attribute read only is blocked out. Not checked. In quotes next to the box it reads(Only applys to files in folder). Im sure your aware that a blocked out box means not all files within this folder have this attribute status.

The issue i have with the Read Only attribute is that Im unable to unblockout/uncheck the attribute and i have run out of ideas to try that will reset the attribute so the box is unchecked and unblocked out.

What needs to happen that will get it to reset so there is nothing in the box
Thanks fort he Help

p.s. apolodies for typos an sentance structure. its lat im really tired and i lost to my desktop om this issue so far. LoL

A:Attribute ReadOnly won't reset. Defaut set to blocked out/part check'd

Having that box "blocked out" is normal for Windows 7.
It has no impact on a folder.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute

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In Windows 7 (and Vista) - all files displayed show only the file name.
This is particularly noticeable with audio and image files - but I often have identical file names in different formats or sizes.
Is there a way to make the .wav or .mp3 etc suffix visible and more importantly - can I edit it and sort by type?

(At the moment I am reverting to an old laptop running XP where I can edit and sort things easily).

Many thanks,

A:File Manager - file attribute display and changing

Hi catstevecam and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes you can display the file extension. In explorer select Organize->Folder and search options. On the view tab uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.
If you right click on an empty area in a folder you can chose sort and grouping options. Type is one of these.

You can change the attributes of some file types (Music & Videos) in the properties details tab.

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Win 2K SP4. Whenever I save anything to Floppy or CD it is saved as Read only. This has only started recently when the laptop went back to head office for a short time. I have looked everywhere but can't find a setting/policy for this. Am I missing something? Your help would be greatly appreciated

A:File Attribute Problem

Is the file closed when you save it ?

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Hello to all and Happy New Year,

I have very strange problem, I have found virus on my USB stick which my Mcafee antivirus succesfully cleaned. However, there were a few files infected, which after they'd been cleaned, became hidden. I'm unbale to change that attribute in file's properties since it is gray. I don't know what to do. I have checked and I as an administartor of machine have rights to read and write atributes.
Is there any other way to change this "hidden" attribute?
I'm using Win XP professional.

A:Unable to change file's attribute

I managed to fix this. I found that antivirus somehow set attribute to these files as system files. I noticed that when I tried to remove hidden attribute by attrib command manually in cmd prompt.
So, command
attrib -s -h file_name.doc solve problem.
Only problem is I needed to repeat command 10 times, one for each file. I wonder if only I could do it for all automatically...

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My families vista system got infected with malware(Antimalware doctor) and (as the computer had already been restarted twice by this point anyway) I elected to attempt to remove the offending files from safe mode. I deleted the registry keys first with relative success but had more trouble hunting down the offending files. In the end I found the filepath in a shortcut but found that the folders in question were hidden. After making the hidden files visible folder by folder for I while I decided to accelerate the process and told it to make all hidden files visible. As this was the case with my own computer, I didn't anticipate any problems but after a 3 min long "attribute change" suddenly all the files in the relevant users account had disappeared, rather than being joined by a few previously hidden folders.(In fact, aside from a previously open window, the account as a whole had disappeared). According to the windows accounts page, the account in question is still there and using a sizable chunk of hard disk space, but I can find no other evidence of it or the files.

My only two theories right now are :
1. Somehow I accidentally made all of the contents of the account be listed as hidden files - I consider this one very unlikely, as one vista dialogue(which I have used many times before) would probably not be capable of that effect.

2. Some self-defense action of the malware. The malware has already prevented use of the internet or the running of any progra... Read more

A:File disappearance post attribute change

MalwareBytes has a good reputation at removing these fake antivirus programs.


If it doesn't install or run in normal mode, try running it in Safe Mode.

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What does this mean in Win 7 ?????

Thank You


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Hello everyone, I used windows server 2016 IIS to build an ftp server, but the time attributes of the stored files are all 8 hours away from my local time. How can I solve this problem?

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Hello guys,

Yes I know it is a silly question, but what is the syntax for removing the read-only attribute of an Excel file, say abcd.xlsx file?
The address of the example is, c:\documents\spreadsheets\abcd.xlsx.

Any help will be much appreciated.


A:How to remove the read-only attribute from an Excel .xlsx file?

Right click on the file then choose "properties" in the window that opens and then uncheck the "read only" box at the bottom of the window.
BTW there is no such thing as a silly question but there are plenty of silly answers

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With any file management tool I've ever used that attempts to show the date/time of the last file access, all I ever see is the time I used the tool to view the last access time stamp. In other words, checking the last access time counts as an access. Duh! What good is that?

Is there any tool or trick to allow you to determine the last access date/time OTHER THAN the time you access the file to ask the question?

A:Solved: Last Access file date attribute worthless?

Never tried it but the AFIND function in a free forensic toolkit may work for you ...


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When i create a new folder it automatically sets the read only attribute, if i try and turn it off it just turns back on again.

I have tried using command prompt to disable it as well as playing with the security settings and account permissions.

does any one have any ideas?

A:File and Folder Read only attribute wont disable

1. First question, why are you trying to do it?

2. look here:
Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder
You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

To view or to remove the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Vista or Windows 7
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER..
To view the syntax for the Attrib command, type attrib /? at the command prompt.
To remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute, use the following command:
attrib -r +s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
For example, to remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute for the C:\Test folder, use the following command:
attrib -r +s c:\test
Be aware that some programs may not operate correctly with folders for which the System attribute and the Read-only attribute are set. Therefore, use the following command to remove these attributes:
attrib -r -s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
For example, to remove both the Read-only and the System attributes from the C:\Test folder, use the following command:
attrib -r -s c:\test
If the Run command is not listed on the Start menu, do the following:
Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run..

note: Open cmd with run as administrator

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I want to make a bunch of folder.jpg files so they are no longer hidden. But when I check the file properties, the hidden attribute checkbox is greyed out, so I can't untick it.

Any ideas on how I can change the hidden attribute of these files?



A:Hidden Attribute checkbox on file properties greyed out

Hello Dave,

You might see if you may be able to do so using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below with the command prompt.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,

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hi all...

actually i'm the amature in this area..i hope this site could help me to solve my prob..hmmm..

any body here could help me how to remove cloner.bv which is clone all my word file into application file(.exe) and hidden word file(.doc)...any body know how this can happen???

pls help me

A:(.doc) file cloner and fixed attribute changed into hidden permenently

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hello Tech Support Guy Nation,

So I have an issue with getting a laptop hooked onto the router signal. The router is a brand spankin new Linksys EA4500 and the laptop is an IBM which is running Win XP (not sure of SP version as it is a customer's comp. at a hotel I run). Anyway, the error message I am encountering is:

The network password needs to be 40 bits r 104 bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters

At first I thought is was my router password since it contained a $ symbol so I changed it to only letters and numbers but still didn't work. I have never encountered this error message on any laptops and no other rooms have been affected. Thank you as always for the the knowledge...

A:Solved: Error Message:"The network password needs to be 40 bits r 104 bits depending.

You are using WPA or WPA2 encryption and the laptop--because of the lack of at least service pack 2, incorrect wireless driver, or old wireless adapter--does not support WPA(2).

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Is there any way to download a file from a big archive file without download the whole archive?!+without any web based app or web service,I want the connection be just between my computer(for example with a software OR...) and the website that hosted the archive file...

A:Download a file from a big archive file without download the whole archive?

Generally, no. Something would need to open the archive somewhere. If the server were a Windows machine, it just may be possible through FTP if a zip archive is actually treated as a "compressed folder".

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I have a an outlook archive file which i transferred from another computer, but i am unable to open it from outlook in my new pc. It says i do not have the permissions to access it. However i have checked the security permissions and it checked out fine, it is not set to 'read-only'.

Anyone know anything about what is going on here?

A:Archive File Access

Closing duplicate, please reply here:



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I am doing a backup at the moment, and I need to do it in Archive Files. What archive file is the most compressible? I need to save as much space as possible, and have IZArc, which I find to be the best for zipping and unzipping files.

Thank You. =)


A:Most Compressible Archive File

7zip has one of the best compression ratios. check out their website they have graphs that show their compression compared to others.

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Hello friends,

Recently i downloaded one operating system. It had been separated into 38 .rar files. i downloaded everything.
The extraction process must go like this rite...
after completing the extraction of first .rar i.e(part 01.rar) file it should ask for the consecutive file i.e(part 02.rar) for further extraction and the extraction will proceed file by file till the last file (part38.rar).

i am using Winrar archiver cracked version.

I started the extraction with the first file,after completion it asked for the part02.rar file i gave the path of the file and the extraction process started. But after completion the part02.rar file it didnt ask for the third file (part03.rar) to extract.
Thought i must ve done some mistake while extraction. so again i started the extraction of the first file(part01.rar) but this time it didnt ask for the part02.rar file. totally pissed up. then i tried extraction with nearly six to seven files but it didnt ask for the precedded or followed by files.

What could be the probelm? what is the solution for this?

Shall i extract all the rar files? And is there any way to combine all the extracted file to get the flawless disc image.

These files deals with the disc image of an operating system.

Help me guys i tried all,nothing working.....
i used
power archiever
extract now
but same problem prevails in all the software.
What could be the problem?

Give me solution friends
Thanks in advance

A:can't extract the archive file

Hi naveen_awesome, and welcome to TSG.

naveen_awesome said:

i am using Winrar archiver cracked version.Click to expand...

Please review our site rules. We do not offer assistance with cracked or pirated software.

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I seem to be having a major issue with downloaded archive files lately. A major number of files will not open saying that it is unknown format or damaged or just cannot open as archive. Is there some virus/malware that is behind this ro something else?

A:Archive file issue

What is the format of the archive file?

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 Which is efficient conversion program to compress and reduce  pst file after archive ?

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I am trying to download a copy of the drivers for ADLS USR9000 modem.


I have the CD but just want to be sure I have the latest drivers.

The file appears to download OK but when trying to extract the files using Winzip I get the message
"Cannot open file. It does not appear to be a valid archive" I also get a similar message using XPs commpressed zip type to open it.

Since any other ZIP file opens and I don't appear to be getting corruption while downloading I think the file may be corrupted at source. USR Robotics support say they are not experiance any problems.

Has anyone any ideas or could check the file.

A:Its does not appear to be avlid archive file

It's a big file and I had the same problem. I also could not find it anywhere else. You need to call them and complain.

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I deleted this pst archive file and have since emptied my trash bin. Now everytime that that I open up Outlook, it looks for that file. How can I get it to stop looking for the archive file? I also can't open the 'archive folders' in the drop down list. It says that it can't open because the missing file can't be located.

Any help is appreciated.

A:Outlook keeps looking for a pst archive file

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my desktop is Dell XPS 730. it currently using Vista 32 bits. Everything runs very slow and none of games are runnable due frames dropping, skipping, and freezing even after I installed new Hard Drive. I decided upgrade to Windows 7 64 bits would help with running minecraft game without issue.

I downloaded Windows 7 USB DVD download tool and Windows 7 64 bits ISO. it installed into flash drive successful but it came with bootsect error. So I looked around for it and found here 32-Bit BootSect

I downloaded "bootsect7600x86.zip". I right clicked and clicked on Properties and clicked unblock then applied and clicked ok. Then opened and I only find Bootsect exe file, nothing else. so I clicked that and command prompts came up and disappeared really instant and nothing ever happened. What am I missing? I also need Window 7 64 bits for my laptop after new HDD arrive. Just needed to make USB bootable somehow.

EDIT: I did right clicked on that exe file and did not see "run as admin"

EDIT2: Forgot to add, do I need to have product key code? Im upgrading my desktop from vista 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit

A:Upgrade to Windows 7 home perm 64 bits from Vista 32 bits

The term is bit, not bits

Use WintoBootic to put the iso on the flash drive, it works perfectly everytime.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

Where are you downloading the iso from, I would download it again and check the size when you`re done.

Home Premium and Professional 64 Bit are both 3.09 GBs

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In response to ----> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40354/my-av-shows-malformed-archive/ and malformed archive "virus/ troj" user Nogo,,,,,,,,,BUT I HAD THE SAME EXACT PROB & MORE please read HELP!!!! IF you need A HIGHJACK this LOGi will get it but lemme explain the problem 1st check this out Nogo I had the same problem .... I dont think matter fact im almost 100% positive that there is no malfoemed archive virus nogo I reasearched this http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=87215 read that popa_slim in the mcafee thread i had the same problem only i had also ASPTROJAN.exe AND thats why i downloaded trojan hunter it cleaned that ASPTROJAN.exe ........but now IM stuck with the nail file port 4567 open and cant close it that worm/ trojan virus must have blew through that port every port tester says im srealth i dont recieve packets and im secure but im open on port 4567 and there is something on there??? funny when i use a port sniffer nothing but still every port probe reports 4567 open here test your port ---> http://www.advantig.org/testport/index.php i use them all from sygate to dsl reports to symantec to pc flank to hacker watch can anybody tell me how to close or figure wehats on this port please thank you :-) ]ANY HELP I CAN GET OR EXPLANATION would GREATLY be appreciated T

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A:Problem With File Names In Archive!!

"Destination Path Too Long": What's the length of the full path, including all folder names?

Can you move the files to a folder with a shorter path?

Is your CAPS LOCK key stuck?

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Hi All,
Anyone please recommend a file compressor software please, other than the one that's built in to Windows 10?

A:Recommendation for a file archive, ZIP, RAR etc program please?

7-zip definitely. It is free, copes with all formats you want, is faster and compresses better.

I've used WinRAR and WinZip in the past but have no need for them any more.

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I'm about to wipe an employees PC and I need to get the archive.pst off the PC first. The Archive file is 6.1GB in size but when I try to copy it to my 32G Flash Drive it says that the "archive.pst is too large for the destination file system." I've done this many times before with larger archive files onto this Flash and never had an issue The PC is running in Safe mode, but I don't think that'd have any effect on the copy. Any ideas?

A:Can't copy Outlook archive file

I had the flash formatted for FAT32 and not NTFS. Whoops.

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I have an RCA 5020 digital recorder and I want to save the recordings to my PC as either MP3 or .WAV files but I'm not sure where to start. There is a earphone out jack on the device and my sound card has a Line-In jack, do I need any particular software package to get these recordings into archive?

If this is the wrong place to post this please direct me to the appropriate spot, thanks.

A:Digital Recorder file to PC for Archive

That set-up should work. You'll need a program to capture the sound. You can use Audacity....its free.

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Which is prominent application to split outlook archive large sized PST files. ?

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I did this before and I can't remember how I fixed it...

I exported my inbox to the desktop as a PST file a while ago. I just deleted the archive file and now whenever I open up Outlook, it keeps asking for that deleted PST file. I think that I can just make another archive file so that it looks for the new one, but I know someone instructed me, rather easily, on how to stop the search for the file without having to make another *.pst file.

THanks in advance.


A:Outlook looking for a deleted PST archive file

Create one so you can open Outlook. Then select it in Outlook an right click / close. That will stop it being opened. You can now delete it.

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Whats the best way to manage and archive Ms Outlook 2007?

Presently inbox is 5000 messages.

When prompted for auto archiving, each time I saved the archive as a different file name, now when I go to some older personal folders, there are no messages in the folders. I'm assuming this is because I've got so many different archive folders, it does not know where to pull from?

My rationale was trying to keep the archive file from growing too large that it would not back up and/or fit on a DVD.

How do you all manage your mail? How do you structure your archives and personal folders?


A:How do you manage your MS Outlook archive file?

Looking for tips, suggestions and best practices. How do you manage your MS outlook file?

My archive file is growing in size and pretty soon will not be able to fit on a DVD.

Also, whats optimal size for an inbox?

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Hi there,

I am trying to open an archive file in Office Outlook 2007. I tried to do it by going to File/Open/Outlook Data File, but when I click open nothing happens.

I can see the archived folders section in the left pane but it is empty. I also tried to open it from there but nothing happens either.

Does anyone have an idea how to get around that?

Thank you.

A:Office 2007 archive file

Just because there is an archive file doesn't mean anything was ever archived into it. What is the size of the PST file?

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Can someone please tell me if Torrent is a normal folder in the \name\application data\BITS folder?
Thank you.

A:Solved: BITS & Torrent - Normal File?

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I am trying to update my system with windows update, but it doesnt' work..

I have narrowed it down to BITS not starting.. When I open services and try to
start it manually, I get the error "Windows could not start the BITS service on LOCAL COMPUTER. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified"

I have tried the Microsoft FixIt and the Fix Windows Update utility from TheWindowsClub.. From another post, I also noticed the folder at

\users\all users\application data\microsoft\network\download

is set to 'read only'.. I can uncheck that, but it stays as read only.. I'm
not sure if that has anything to do with it or not..

Is this fixable? I'd like to update!

A:BITS Error 2: The System cannot find the file specified

This may be simple, or it may be very complex - are you ready for what could be a long thread?
If not, then a repair install is the way to go.

A little history on your problem would help us decide how complex this is likely to get.
Have you had malware problems recently?
How long-standing is your problem?
What other symptoms apart from not being able to update are you seeing?

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I saw the following "problem" on the Norton Internet Security/Norton AntiVirus website and saw that Bleedingcomputer.com solved this users problem;

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did virus remove BITS service file?
‎07-23-2012 04:10 PM

Hi Quads,

You recently helped me remove a virus which I am extremely thankful for. However, while trying to install Windows Update, I revieved "WindowsUpdate 80246008 error", which has to do with the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).

I downloaded the microsoft fix 50202 and I have discovered my BITS services file is missing, and the fix stops saying "BITS Service failed to start". I looked for it under control panel/system/admin tools/servies and BITS is not there.

Could the virus have something to do with removing the BITS service file?

Thank you,
Win7 64

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I am suffering from this problem, so I downloaded your farbar-service-scanner and ticked all the boxes and ran the scan, the FSS.txt output file is attached.

Should I download and apply the BITSWin7.reg file that you suggested to Tony?

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Did Virus remove BITS service file?

Should I download and apply the BITSWin7.reg file that you suggested to Tony?.......... I am suffering from this problemHi - Without knowing the full problems that existed in your quoted example, you should not pick one bit of one fix.Their problems may have been caused by many varied reasons, and this was just a part of the repairs used -You do not say if you have had any Error Messages, or error numbersFIRST -1.Press WinKey + R to launch the RUN dialog, and type Services.msc2.Double-click Windows Management Instrumentation3.Set its Startup type to Automatic4.Click Start to start the service, and click OK5.Restart WindowsNEXT -Make sure of the Windows Security Center service (WSCSVC) file exists on your computer. To verify do the following:a. Click on Start.b. In the start search box type services.msc and press Enter.c. In the services windows scroll down and check if you have Security center service listed.d. If you have the service listed you may try to right click on the service and start the service.1. You may need to run System File Checker (SFC) tool:If you are unable to find the service, you may run a System File Checker (SFC scan) and check if it helps you fix the issue. The System File Checker tool to determine whether the issue that you are experiencing is caused by one or more system files that are used by Windows The System File Checker tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.To run the System Fi... Read more

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Every time I do a file search using windows standard file search ( the little dog :)) I get an error message "an error occured opening an archive followed by plugin not found(0x1B0003) token="placebrowser"

search at that point seems to stall ?any suggestions to get rid of it

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I get this problem too often, wonder if anyone can help me out. This time around i was trying to copy a program over to another drive for backup purposes. All but one file would copy to this other drive. I tried to copy the file, i tried burning the whole program to a cdr but it wouldnt work, got a bad burn twice. I even tried to zip the file to see if i could trick it so i could move the archived file, no dice. The error message i get is this:Error Copying File or FolderCannot copy newdotnet uninstaller: Access is denied.Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.The disk is certainly not full and the file is not write-protected that i can see.I am running xp pro. The file is on my second internal hard drive, NTFS, and i am trying to copy to a usb drive that is formatted fat32. But that isnt the problem as the file cant even be burned. My burning software is nero, using nero express and its working fine, i use it a lot. But it wont burn this one file. When i get the error message from nero and i exit the prog, i get an error message saying something about cmd.exe, as if to say that cmd.exe had a hold on that file and wouldnt release it and that is the reason it wouldnt burn, but not really sure on that. But i certainly dont get any message like that when the burn goes fine.I also turned off my antispyware, a\virus, firewall, etc, etc, thinking one of these progs might be the cause, no dice there either. I dont think its b... Read more

A:Cant Move, Copy, Burn Or Archive A File.

Error Copying File or FolderCannot copy newdotnet uninstaller: Access is denied.I have seen NewDotNet flagged as malware and spyware. Spybot and Ad-Aware both have it in their definition files, and I see several threads in which people are assisted in removing it.I am no expert, but it sounds as though you have an infection on your hands.Orange Blossom

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I use IZArc for my extraction purposes.

I have this ZIP archive which contains a file with a very long name. Now, I'm sure the ZIP archive itself isn't corrupt, because when I tested it with IZArc, I got no failures. So, I'm pretty sure I can't extract it because of the length of the filename.

Is there any way to extract the file by renaming it within the ZIP archive itself? Or through some other method, maybe? Anything will do, really, as long as I can extract the file.

A:Unable to extract a specific file from a ZIP archive.

Not sure about renaming it but try another extractor


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Yesterday I had to reinstall my OS. I run Firefox so I used MozBackup to backup all my bookmarks, extensions, settings etc etc. The backup was successful and before I reinstalled my OS, I test the backup with a restore of my profile and it seemed to work fine.

A:Cannot restore profile - file archive not a valid

Hmm; current version of FF is 39.x so your profile is not likely to be compatible.

find the backup, and try to open with ... and select notepad. Object is to reacquire your bookmarks. The extensions would have to be reloaded regardless.

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I removed the 'file_recovery' virus and got everything else back to normal using:


which included using unhide.exe, but now I think my system files are all showing, even though I have checked 'hide system files' and 'do not show hidden files'.

If I go to a place where I think there are supposed to be system files that are supposed to be hidden (like windows/system32) and show the 'attributes' column, they say 'A' (archive) is the only attribute.

Shouldn't they say 'S' (system) and 'H' (hidden)? If so, is there a way to put the 'system' and 'hidden' attributes back on the appropriate files (without doing it manually one by one because that would take forever and I wouldn't know which ones to do)?

I am running Windows Vista.

Thanks! unhide.exe really saved me!

A:After 'file_recovery' virus removal, system files lost 'system file' attribute

That's not possible.May be you could ask for Grinler opinion herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.htmlgood luck

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This is a rather unsual error message from Windows 7, that cannot even run 16-bits programs, quote:

"Too many other files are currently in use by 16-bit programs. Exit one or more 16-bit programs, or increase the value of files in your Config.sys file."

The only time that this issue shows up is when trying to run a program as administrator from within my standard user account. The "Run as..." could be initiated either manually, or by running a program that requires elevated access rights to the system, such as starting an installation as a standard user.

The error is seemed to be triggered by the UAC, or more accurately the "consent.exe" file that actually locks up the screen and nothing can be accessed. It seems that the system is waiting for input for the UAC, clicking anywhere on the screen results in the typical error sound but nothing else. The "ctrl-alt-del" does bring up a list, selecting log out pops up the quoted error message during the logoff process. Logging back in with the same UID seems normal, until the "Run as..." initiated and the system seems locked again. Rebooting the system clears up this error, but it does come back in an irregular interval. The timeframe could be from an hour, or more, on some days it does not come back at all.

While Windows 7 64-bit does not have a "config.sys" file, one has been added to "C:\" that contains:

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A:16-bits program error message in 64-bits W7...

Well, having the "config.sys" file did not help. The system still have the same issues as posted earlier. Removing EMET 3.5 didn't help either...

Other than the "Run as...", the system works fine with any other programs. While I could grant administrator access to my user account, I'd prefer not to do it.

Would anyone have an idea what could cause this issue?

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