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Can't write on Share Folder at DMZ - Refers to a location that is unavailable

Q: Can't write on Share Folder at DMZ - Refers to a location that is unavailable

Hello everyone,

I've been struggling with this issues for some weeks now and I have nowhere to go...

I have found many (really many) tickets with similar problem, but none had the same scenario and none of the proposed solutions worked for me.

Here it goes:

My COMPANY has a project that is a joint venture with a partner and we have employees from both sides. Therefore, we must have both networks available for the project. But, only one fileserver.

This fileserver one network interface my company's network and one on the partner's network.

But, the authentication to access the folders is only at the AD of the partner which is in another domain.

So, when we map (manually) the network drive T: we choose to use different credentials.

Some weeks ago all the computers from my company's network stopped writeing on the network drive T: and got the following error:

"<mapped drive letter>\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the
Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location."
None of the computers on the partner's network have this issue and none of the other network drives on my company's computers have this issue.

If I open the shared folder directly from the start menu I CAN WRITE....

Please, someone save me...


Thank you,
Fernando Cunha

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I keep getting the error "Location is not avalable F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable........" in windows 7. Sometimes it shows as "SYSTEM (F) and other times as a picture of a drive with a question mark over it ans F:\. I have done a check disk and the command prompt "gpupdate /force" as suggested on a site but no luck.

I have looked at other solutions but nothing seems to pertain to my specific problem. Any help will be appreciated. I have attached screenshots.

A:Location is not avalable F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable

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I was attempting to copy a folder of pictures from a flashdrive to the hard drive

"Cictures" of my PC. When I did the paste, I received the message:

"...refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer,

or on a network. ... If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved

to a different location.

The folder icon within the flash drive has a blue arrow contained in a box

super-imposed on it. When I try to open that folder on the flash drive, I am unable to view the pictures, and

instead get the message that it refers to a location that is unavailable. Is there any way that I can re-capture

the pictures that were contained in that folder ? My PC otherwise seems to working fine.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3

Processor Count: 4

RAM: 8108 Mb

Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400, -1984 Mb

Hard Drives: C: 911 GB (465 GB Free); E: 931 GB (69 GB Free);

Motherboard: Dell Inc., 088DT1

Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated
 

A:Refers to a Location That is Unavailable

Hi RJoR, and welcome to TSG.

It sounds like you may have placed a shortcut to a folder on the flash drive, rather than copied the folder and its contents to the flash drive. if so, the shortcut is pointing to the folder location on the computer with where you created the shortcut.

What do you get when you right click on the folder and look at its properties?
 

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Actually my previous problem is that E: is not accessible incorrect function is prompting whenever I click the E: drive. . . I have read so many posted solutions about this problem and followed the advice of uninstalling the device in the device manager..i reboot then the system has detected E: drive... HOWEVER!!! when i open my computer the icon in E: drive has a ? mark and i click it and it prompted as E: refers to a location that is unavailable..etc. . .

Why is that??

What is really the problem and how can i fix this???

Please help. . . urgent. . .hehe


tnx. . .

A:E: refers to a location that is unavailable

Hi, this E: drive does this refer to a localdisk drive? i.e. where the operating system is installed or this a logical drive? i.e. backup.
Have you tried clicking on start then run and type E:\
or pressing the windows key located in between ctrl and alt then pressing E, to access windows explorer.

Do you have any mapped drives? sometimes this causes the problem.

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I have a file folder which contains a bunch of photos and it suddenly disappeared. I found the file folder and all the photos using search but whenever I try to click on the file itself or any of the photos, this message appears: C:/Users/McKinney/Downloads/Desktop/my fangirl stuff refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

I have no clue what to do, it was fine the last time I opened up the file now it will only show up when I search for it, It's not where it used to be and I cannot even click on it. I really need to recover these files! Please help! I'm running on Windows Vista.
 

A:Refers to a location that is unavailable...

Might be a simplistic question, but have you tried rebooting?
 

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My stalker brother wanted to use my computer, and having caught him going through my facebook and hard drive, I thought I should disconnect it. I disconnected it by turning off my computer then removing the USB, because each time that I try to properly do it (click safely remove hardware then disconnect) it would say that its still in use. Now when I tried accessing it, it gives me "F:\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard disk on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the internet and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information may have been moved to a different location."

So how do I fix it?
 

A:f:/ refers to a location that is unavailable? How do I fix it?

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I have a dead drive letter in windows explorer that will not go away. It has a red question mark over it and when clicked says, "X:\ refers to a location that is unavailable."

It appeared when I tried to add a permanent mount point for one of my ext2 drives using the program 'ext2fsd'. The program allows windows to read ext2 linux partitions, and worked perfectly. Now that I don't need the ext2 partitions, I am trying to delete the permanent x: mount point. It seems to be a bit more permanent than I expected. Any thoughts?

Lenovo T61 laptop
winXP SP3
 

A:X:\ refers to a location that is unavailable

Hi beebopbogo

I have spent about five minutes with Knoppix.
When the drive was active wasn't there an option to Dismount the drive?
 

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Hi, so recently every time I shut off the computer and turn it back on few hours later it always takes really long to start up only to give an error saying my desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. Now here's the catch: if i just restart the computer after the error, my computer works back to normal. But if it was perfectly normal, it wouldn't continuously give me this very annoying problem. Does anyone know why this is happening? Seriously this newly bought computer with decent specs should not have these problems, it's taking me over 10 minutes to get my computer to fully function because of its initial start up of error and I don't wanna shut down the comp manually during that process because I heard it's potentially damaging to the computer...

Thanks.

P.S: I checked that registry that refers to the desktop and there's nothing wrong with it...

A:Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable...

Welcome Nad,

My first suggestion is that if the computer is still under warrnaty, return it for one that works properly.

If that is not feasible, this should work, if you do it with patience and do not try for short cuts.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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When trying to install civ 3. i get a error that K: refers to a location thats no longer available.. K is for my usb camera? I unpluged the hookup for it but I still get the error, I have shut down and restarted after removeing the plug.. Also my documents folder is pointed to the drive K: I right click and try to rename and its grayed out so I cant change it... any ideas?
 

A:Solved: k: refers to a location that is unavailable

I got it.. For some reason K: is supposed to be the Drive letter? How would I change this?( Something tells it to look in K:\..
 

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I was on the internet on my computer and then all of a sudden it shuts down on me and when it starts back up the desktop no longer has any icons, expect the Recycle bin, the background picture is gone and it looks like the old windows classic. Whenever I click on something I get an error:

"C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location."

I can see that all of my files are still there, but if i try to open something nothing happens, as if the applications are not there. I am running on Windows 7.

I tried searching the site for something similar, and I did find this post, http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1137367-systemprofile-desktop-refers-location-unavailable.html but I am unfamilar with domains and I do not have a login, it just goes straight into the profile.

Can anyone help? Let me know if I need to provide anymore information.

Thank you.​
 

A:Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable

First go to C:\users\your username
If you see two Desktop folders with one blank and the other with your Desktop items you need to delete the blank one.
You can right click and select properties to see if there are files inside.

Next Copy the Desktop folder with your desktop items from C:\users\your username\ folder to C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\

It might be easier to drag the Desktop folder to the desktop and select copy here, then go back to Windows Explorer and drag the Desktop folder into config\systemprofile location

Last: Reboot the computer.

 

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I always remove my flash memory safely. Nothing was moved/changed...etc since last time I opened my flash. (2 weeks ago)

Just now I got this message

...refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, on a network, or on a different computer on your home network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or home network, and they try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

HELP

I have read a couple of solution but I'm worried that they will delete my files.

Last one was from Microsoft support saying that This problem occurs because the Windows system code page does not provide support for the Euro character.

Could it be just coding problems?
the file name has different coding than English characters.

But again the folders open ok but the last file that contains my stuff doesn't

it like this:
4 empty folders inside each other and then the 5th folder contains everything

the 4 folders open normally (maybe because they are empty) but the last folder doesn't and I get this message.
Also all 5 folders contain the same characters.
HELP PLEASE my life is in there
 

A:Solved: ...refers to a location that is unavailable... :(((((((

SOLVED
control panel> region and language> administrative> change system locale...
 

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I always remove my flash memory safely. Nothing was moved/changed...etc since last time I opened my flash. (2 weeks ago)

Just now I got this message

...refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, on a network, or on a different computer on your home network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or home network, and they try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

HELP

I have read a couple of solution but I'm worried that they will delete my files.

Last one was from Microsoft support saying that This problem occurs because the Windows system code page does not provide support for the Euro character.

Could it be just coding problems?
the file name has different coding than English characters.

But again the folders open ok but the last file that contains my stuff doesn't

it like this:
4 empty folders inside each other and then the 5th folder contains everything

the 4 folders open normally (maybe because they are empty) but the last folder doesn't and I get this message.
Also all 5 folders contain the same characters.
HELP PLEASE my life is in there
 

A:Solved: ...refers to a location that is unavailable... :(((((((

SOLVED
control panel> region and language> administrative> change system locale...
 

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I know I've seem several threads related to this topic, but none of the solutions seem to actually work on my computer. I got this error message after the last update on my computer which was an Adobe update - i think Flash or shockwave, but not sure.

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable

there are 4 accounts on my Vista machine. 2 have admin. rights, 2 are children accounts. The children's accounts do not allow access at all. the above error is seen on both admin level accounts. i can log in, but the desktop has almost nothing.

I have managed to activate the default administrator account, but don't know the password (apparently i set one).

I can get into the system through safe, or safe with networking.

I would like to be able to restore my access. Some of the threads suggest copying the desktop from the user account to the above location. this did not work for me.

some suggest creating a new account and then copying the desktop there. I don't seem to have the access privileges to do that, even though when logged in under safe mode, in the control paner user accounts there is an "icon" showing i'm an admin.

some suggest turning off UAC and doing some other things. Again, i'm unable to do that.

some suggest using the last known good configuration, or system restore points. neither of these seem to do anything (its like the OS thinks the current configuration is good).

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A:Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.

I was able to get my computer back at least. What i did was boot the computer in safe mode. click start and typed msconfig in the search window. when the program item is returned, right click and run as administrator. the program starts. select tools on the top tab. turn off the UAC. reboot. this allows me to get back to my desktop.

However, UAC is turned off, even though each user still has a log in screen on reboot.

if i turn uac back on, the old problem returns.

not sure what to do about that, but at least this gets me back in to the computer.
 

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So all of a sudden my domain laptop running Win7 (x64) decides to get cranky on me. When I log in using my domain account it says "preparing desktop" for a LONG time, then when it finally logs in all my icons are gone and the desktop style looks like the old XP taskbar. And almost anything I try to do gets the message "C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable."

Tried rebooting several times, no luck. I can login as an admin on the local machine and the desktop looks normal. It's like my profile got corrupted and I was getting pointed to a default profile. Some people have posted solutions involving finding your old desktop and copying everything from it to your new desktop, but that's not really a solution, it's a kludge. What you want is to be using your old desktop in c:\Users, not some default desktop in system32.

I was afraid I'd have to go back to an old checkpoint, or create a new profile.

Finally I read on a Microsoft forum that sometimes the computer can't read your profile because it's busy doing something, like a virus scan or other process that's locking up the profile.

So I tried rebooting and just let the computer sit at the login prompt for a good half hour while the hard drive blinked away.

Finally I logged in, and bam all my icons are back, and the taskbar looks like Windows 7 again. Yay. I hope this doesn't happen again.
 

A:...\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable

sounds like you lost connection with the domain. I've a couple users here that whenever there is a power outage their rigs lose connection and they get that error. I just toss the boxes in workgroup, reboot, readd to the domain and they are good to go.
 

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Hi, I hope I am posting this in the right place.......Afterall I'd hate to come visit you & park in your pool but I just rented this pc after mine laid down & don't wanna risk another, LoL Everytime I try to dl or save an image it says it refers to a location that's unavailable,Sup widdat?
Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Refers to location that is unavailable? Win7

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I cannot access my flash drive! every time I try I get an error saying "E:/ refers to a location that is unavailable" make sure you are connected to the internet yada yada yada. how do I fix

A:flash drive "E:/ refers to a location that is unavailable"

Does this flash drive show up in Windows Explorer ?
 
I suggest the first thing to do is try it in a different computer and see if you can read from it. If you can, the socket you are using on your computer may be faulty, try a different one. If it doesn't show up on another computer the likelihood is that the data on it has got scrambled and all you can do is try to format it and see if you can then read / write to it.
 
Another possibility exists that it is not being assigned a drive letter. JohnC addressed this issue a little while ago and i quote him :

 
I should clarify. Right click Computer > Manage > DIsk Management. With the not recognized drive attached, look for the USB flash drive in the list. You may have to scroll down. It's possible a drive letter is not assigned to the flash drive in Disk Management. If you do not see a drive letter right click on the Disk and give it a letter.
 
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/82994-drive-letter-add-change-remove-windows.html

 
Worth a shot.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Since our vacations are about to start , I wanted to download songs
from our hostels LAN .I selected a huge collection of songs and started downloading it (using dc++).
I have not specified any download directory for dc++ .
So it should download all of the files into the default C:\program files\dc++\download directory.
But I am "not able to see" any such directory .
But I am "able to see" the directory upon pressing open file list button in dc++ and going up in the directory level
the available space of the c drive went down by 8GB(if it might interest you)
please help me in this regard .
thank you in advance.

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I NEED HELP! :(

Here are the details:
1. The files are in powerpoint
2. The files are saved in a flash drive
3. since i turned off my laptop and pulled out the flash drive (this mistake may have caused my problem. oh no!!), i've had this problem
4. i'm using windows XP

what do I do to fix it? :(

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Hello, when I put my SD card into my laptop I am unable to access the F drive as it says it refers to a location that is unavailalble. I have no idea why or how this happened. I added a screenshot of what I mean.

A:Unable to access F:\ drive - refers to a location that is unavailable

Please take a screenshot of your fully-expanded disk management lay out and upload it to WSF.

It may be something simple that can be cured by remapping your drives - it sounds as though the drive in question is missing a drive letter.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have a network drive mapped to Z:. I can see all the files and folders on it in windows explorer. I can create new folders and files on it and read from it but when I try to copy files to it from my C: drive it says:

"Location is not available - Z:\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located the information might have been moved to a different location."

Why? I can see it right here in windows explorer. It's so annoying and of course it makes me type in my administrator password before it pukes out the error. What can I do to fix this and yes I've rebooted my computer. It has worked in the past all of a sudden it starts doing this? I've disconnected and remapped network drive and rebooted in between doing those too but no change. Any ideas?

A:Location is not available Z:\ refers to a location that is unavailable

Have you tried to disable the firewall on your A/V software?

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C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard
drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might h ave been moved to a different
location.

A:C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.windows 8

Hi,
For this issue, I suggest you provide as many details as you can about the problem you are experiencing.
Did you receive the error message when you start up your computer or try to save to the Desktop?
If so, I suggest you try clean boot to check the result.
How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
If the issue persists, I suggest you create a new user account to test it.
Create a user account
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-8
If it works in a new user account ,you need to fix the corrupt user profile.
Copy the previous user profile into the new one, you can refer to the steps on this link:

User profile service failed and Server Execution failed :
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/answers?tId=744b0ba2-91fc-4dcd-91d2-aae0f523d741
Regards,Kelvin_Hsu
TechNet Community Support

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Hello all,
I have that error message and the desktop doesn't load fine, no icons, no background etc, I read some fix about going into the C:/users and delete a blank desktop there (if you see 2 desktops) but I only see one (full of icons and stuff), this issue doesn't
happen that often but obviously is annoying when it does, if someone have any idea, I would appreciate that.
tech information(if needed):

laptop Toshiba Satellite p755Core i7 second edition8 gigabytes of RAMwindows 7 home premium

Thanks

A:c windows system32 config systemprofile desktop refers to a location that is unavailable windows 7

Hi,

I recommend you to temporarily disable all the third party security programs
and boot in Clean Boot and
Safe Mode to test the issue.
If everything works fine after a clean boot, you can infer that some third party services are causing the problem.
Proceed with the remaining steps to pin-point out the third party service.
In addition, you can create a new user accouter and see if the issue persists.
If it works in a new user account then you need to fix the corrupt user profile. Visit this link for the steps:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profileTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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I received a CD that was supposed to contain all my trip pictures from a tourist agency. However, when I tried to open the folder (there is only one folder) in the CD, a warning sign popped up saying "C:\Documents and Settings\Ivy Meng Xie\Desktop\Waterfall Hike Ivy 11-08-2010 refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location".

Also, when I was under "View- Details" mode under my CD drive, it showed the size of the folder was "1 KB" and type was "Shortcut"; when I went up to "My computer", it showed the total size of the drive was 4.37GB (drive used to full capacity) and there was 0 bytes free space.

I'm totally confused as to what caused this problem. I had the same problem last time so I asked the agent to resend the pictures. It's been frustrating with so much back-and-forth with them and finally got something not readable.

Thanks to anyone who might be able to help!!

Ivy

A:Expertise needed for problems - "Refers to a location that is unavailable"

and welcome to the Forum

Sounds like whoever made the cd put shortcuts on it and not the files themselves. That can happen if they were not paying attention when they drug and dropped the files

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working with vista homeprem sp2 32bit here. ran a quick avast scan a few minutes ago, it caught some small-time junk in the temporary internet files (which were purged easily enough), but it also pointed out C:\users\all users as "the system cannot find the path specified". so I open up windows explorer and try to go there. cue the "refers to a location that is unavailable" error message. now, I don't usually need to prod around in there so I'm not familiar with what normally happens, but I know vista loves to have a bunch of directories displayed that are shortcuts it uses for people who leave "hide protected OS files" checked (I don't, I want to see what's where) which really ought to not be shown when you're not hiding stuff but I digress, that's for MS to be groused at after win8 flops.

SO. should I panic that I've had another thing sneak past the security screens (mvp hosts file, spyware blaster, avast's shields, mbam scans)? nothing else seems out of sorts, but one man's paranoia is another man's preparation, and all.

A:C:\Users\All Users refers to a location that is unavailable *error message*

This is normal.All users folder points to c:\programdata folder.These are called symbolic links.

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Hi! I have homework on my laptop for school and when I tried to go save into my homework file, the file is gone! Kapoosh! Gone!
I didn't know what to do so i went to "search" and this is what it said:
C:\Users\"my name"\Documents\Joe Document\Science HW refers to a location that is unavailable. Then all this other stuff about my network and disk. Please Help!!!

A:[SOLVED] &quot;File refers to a location that is unavailable&quot; WHAT TO DO?!?!?!

Quote:





Originally Posted by lildragon555


Hi! I have homework on my laptop for school and when I tried to go save into my homework file, the file is gone! Kapoosh! Gone!
I didn't know what to do so i went to "search" and this is what it said:
C:\Users\"my name"\Documents\Joe Document\Science HW refers to a location that is unavailable. Then all this other stuff about my network and disk. Please Help!!!






Hi lildragon555 -

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum!

What program are you using that saves this file (e.g., Word, Notepad, etc...)?

It sounds like you found the file during the search. What was listed under "Type" in the search box (shortcut, text file, etc...)?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Ive looked through the forums in search of an answer but I cant find anything that would help me in particular so I thought a New Thread would be the best way to go. I just realized about 10mins ago that I am missing a folder that I had called "Things" and another called "Zune Music" and another, and so forth for I don't even know how many. They were all on my desktop and now they are gone...

Ill provide some pics.

I need help ASAP, this infuriates me

A:"Example" refers to location that is unavailable...

Ok, now an eve worse problem has appeared: The "Things" folder (The most important one) has disappeared completely, it doesnt even appear in the search... I suppose that when I find the other disappeared folders I will find Things, but as of now, its not even on my computer (or so the search says).

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Hi all, I just cut (ctrl-x) some data from a CF card to my laptop's desktop today, and now when I turn on the computer it is simply not there! If I do a search for the folder, the computer lists it under the place it is supposed to be, but when I double-click on the folder I get the response "refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be ...bla bla bla".
I have a dual-boot with ubuntu, this smells somewhat like a problem with partitioning or disk tables... or maybe not? Any suggestions on how to get these files back?
-Halldor

A:"refers to a location that is unavailable"

Welcome to SF

I just had an idea that I don't know if it is your case, if not, please forgive me for giving you wrong solution:
Do you keep your files hidden mode? To make sure, Computer--> Tool tab--> folder option--> view tab--> choose show hidden file, folder and driver

Give it a try

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Hi all,

Im not sure if anyone else has had this problem or noticed it, but I have enabled the GPO prevent users from adding files to the root of thier users files folder on our network as we use folder re-directs to my documents which in theory should keep everything tidy. This works up until a point, if I try and browse to the location and create a file I cant. If I try and drag a file into that location I cant, but as soon as I try to save as it lets me - any ideas why this would be?

A:Disable write access to personal folder (root location of user area)

It only affects Windows Explorer not applications using the win32 file APIs. Which is why it resides within the "Windows Explorer" group policy tree.

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Hello all (especally Brink!),

I have gotten the following message twice over the past two months: c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable... I then would simply restart Vista (Home Premium) and all would be okay.

What would be causing this? Nothing has changed on my system. Is this indicating that something catastophic is about to happen?!

I have read the tutorial on how to restore missing folders. Fortunately I'm not at that point yet. Any insight and suggestions for preventive maintenance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
David

A:...Desktop refers to a location that is not available

Hello David (my name too!) and welcome to the forums.

My first recommendation is to repair Vista. Simply load the disk in and hit Repair. This should fix the problem....

~Lordbob

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"C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure the disk is properly inserted."

That's the error I'm getting.
I can't even get into config because i don't have permission. (I know, vista sigh) Also if I try to do anything like give myself permission it is so slow that I can not fix this problem because I think it went in safe mode. I have a lot of stuff on my computer and just need this problem fixed. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Desktop refers to a location not available?

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Hey everyone,

This is my first post here, and it is because of a terrible problem I am having where one of my internal drives literally just disappears from my computer after about 15 minutes of my computer running. If I restart the computer the drive will come back but then just disappear again after like 15 minutes of use. If I pull the drive out and hook it up to a USB hard drive dock, it will show up fine there. It is just a 250gb SATA drive. The only odd thing I can think of is that I use it to store all of the personal files that are usually stored on the C:\ system drive. When I installed the OS a few years ago, I went through the steps to get my personal data off the system drive in case of a crash. I doubt that could be causing the problem because it worked fine for a long time like that? I remember having to do some weird things in the registry or something to get the users folder to point to another drive.

Here is a picture of the error message that comes up after the drive decided to not be hooked up anymore.

The problem has existed for probably close to a year now.. It got me so fed up with this desktop that I just stopped using it and started using my macbook exclusively for about a year. I am trying to start using this computer for backups since it can hold much larger (and more numerous hard drives) than the macbook could ever dream to).

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
-Sam

A:Internal Drive disappears"G:\ Refers to a location that is unavailabe"

Hello samth3mancgp. Welcome to the forum.

The first thing to check are your settings under power management. The system could be set to turn off idle hard drives.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Power Options
For the power plan you are using > click Change Plan Settings

In the next window click Change Advanced Power Settings

In the next window, click the + sign next to Hard Disks > Click + next to "Turn Hard Disks Off After" > and change the setting to 0. It should now read Never.

Let's see if that works first.

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I'm seeing this error in Windows 8.1 Explorer where a mapped network drive drops off.
when that happens you get the following message popup:

I currently see this only on Windows 8.1 Pro computers when drives are mapped to servers using GPO.
So far this is occurring on three different clients with three different servers: SBS2008, SBE2011 and SBS2011.
To resolve you click OK, then click on the the folder again is the file list reappears.

A:?:\ is unavailable. If the location is on this PC

I do not see the info when this happens. This reminds me only situation when computer returns from standbye or resume and the phenomenon applies to W 7 and W 2008 R2. Reference URL is here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2907020
You will need to do some diagnostics to recover the reason of troubles (network monitor,...) and perhaps play with SMB version, autotuning, share persistency etc.
Regards
Milos

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Hello. I reset my laptop to clear all my information off of it and I didn't let it prepare windows after because it was going to take so long but now everytime I turn it on, it go to an administrator page, says welcome for about 2 minutes then says preparing windows for about 5 minutes but then comes to a black screen where I can't click on anything and nothing pops up. I can't even click on the windows start up button. Then I always get this message. Desktop location is unavailable. I can't press F11 or F2.nothing seems to work and it's nothing wrong with this computer before I reset it. Someone please help figure out how I am supposed to fix it. I don't have money right now to take it to someone and I need it for my classes that o take online. Any help is much appreciated. I have an HP model 15 laptop with windows 10
Thank you
 

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I'm trying to use my 3tb external hard drive with my new Toshiba laptop running Windows 8.1. At first the computer recognised the drive, but when I tried to open the files I wanted, (masses of JPEG and RAW photo-files) they did not appear. There were four files listed..all of which were used to run the drive itself...no folders visible at all.

I figured there might be a problem with access so went to a number of possibilities and altered all manner of permissions and sharing options to what I thought would work. The upshot is that now the drive comes up as 'Location Unavailable'...access denied.

Previously I had used the drive on an ancient Vista machine, and still having this laptop, checked that the external drive was working,(it still is, with all files and folders still visible). I also plugged in my Sandisk Cruzer flashdrive and that opened no problems.

I have tried some suggested ideas, right click on the drive>properties>sharing>advanced sharing>permissions>checked that 'everyone' was selected then allowed full control, change, read and then OK'd...still no difference.

I need help before I need therapy, so if any of you guys can assist an ageing silver surfer I will be forever in your debt.

A:Location Unavailable: unable to access.

Can the drive be accessed in another machine?
I had a similar problem with a 500GB Seagate Expansion HDD which had apparently failed.
Running CHKDSK may also be a good idea if you can.

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Hi, I'm getting a message "location unavailable, access denied" from my usb
 

A:Hi, I'm getting a "location unavailable, access denied from

Have you tried moving the device to another port? Have you tried using a different computer?
 

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Hey guys,

I backed up my files by cutting and pasting them from my laptop to my drive. But for some reason it has caused two problems which I will tell you guys below.

What I did was I went to C:\Users\Michael, Michael is the folder of my name. Under the folder of Michael, I saw the files that I wanted to back up. I cut and pasted all the files under this folder to my drive. The estimated finish time was 3 hours. Before the process was complete, I stopped once for some reason. Then I came back and restarted the back-up process by doing the same thing - cut and pasted them to my drive.

When it was done, I feel like I've moved all the files I need to my drive, but it has caused a problem - when I open folders like Document, Pictures, Michael, Music and other folders that are under the folder of "Michael" which is where I cut and pasted files from, a window pops up, saying
"Location is not available - E:\2016\backup\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location".
"E:\2016\backup\" is the destination folder in my drive where I want my files go to. It seems by cutting and pasting all the files from the folder of Michael, it linked the folder of Michael to m... Read more

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It all started saturday when the screen to my acer 3810 wasnt working. Got this fixed yesterday , switched the computer on, entered my vista password, then a black background screen with a location not available box with error message c system32 config systemprofile desktop refers to a location not available.
I then went to the start button to see if i could get into any of the folders , programs and profile and nothing. The only part of the computer i can run is the mcfee software. I may , when the backlight wasnt working done something to remove my profile....not sure. Help!
 

A:desktop location unavailable, cant get into anything from the start button.

I looked at my Vista and there really isn't a folder called 'desktop' within 'c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile'.
 

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I am running Netmeeting 3.01 on Windows 2000 with SP2.

When I attempt to share a program in NetMeeting, the Share button on the toolbar is greyed out and the Share Application command on the Tools menu is unavailable. Also, what is method to uninstall and reinstall Netmeeting. I have not been able to find anything on Microsoft's web site on any of these issues. Please advise if you have any info. Thanks
 

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i've enabled homeshare and now can't seem to turn it off. All users on the workgroup can see all folders in homeshare. Which isn't what i want i just want to share the documents folder and that's it. ive turned off omeshare and they are all sill showing up. I've also right clicked on the documents folder and set share to everybody but it doesn't seem to show up on any of the other computers running xp. But yet all the homeshare folders do argggghh! any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:how do i share a folder on a workgroup without home share?

Hi purplemonkey1, welcome to Seven Forums.
This is how I do it. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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I found after the Windows Update in Nov 2017, most of PCs (more than 500) in my company change the Admin$ Share behavior. Now the Admin$ Share can read only but not writable. Any ways to fix it?

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I've done this file sharing many times and have always gotten it to work one way or another ... that is until today. Here is my situation:

- Windows 7 home, 64 bit with network discovery and file sharing turned on and the 40/56 bit encryption selected (since one of my networked computers has winXP).

- I'm trying to share my whole F drive on the network. The owner of this drive in the advanced security settings is listed as "Paul" (my account - which is an administrator).

- I go to F: properties and select the sharing tab. It says "F:\ Shared". Clicking on advanced, I see that the "Share this folder" box is checked and if I click on the "Permissions" button I see that is has just one Group called "Everyone" and it has all three "allow" checkmarks (Full Control, Change, Read).

- I go to the "Security" tab and it shows "Everyone" with Full control. To make sure I click on "Advanced", "Permissions tab", "Change Permissions", highlight "Everyone", check the box that says "Replace all child object permissions ..." then click on "Edit". Then I make sure every checkmark is on "Allow" and click "OK".

But then when I go to another computer on the network, I find that I can read all the folders of the F drive, but I can't write to any of them. I guess I must have missed at least one small detail, but I can't think of what.
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A:can't share with write permission

Under the ownership tab, what accounts show up with permission to take ownership?

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Share Hard drive.
Right click on drive to share, click share, click Security tab, click on edit, click on add, click on Locations.
How do i add a network Location in this section please.

A:How to add Location to share Security

Ummm, how do you share a location that is a network location in the first place? By the definition of a network location it is being shared to you, right?

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I recently started getting the following error message when trying to save to my Floppy 3.5" - "Cannot save file. The location is you are trying to save to is write protected." this occurs from any program. But this does not occur ALL the time, sometimes it does allow me to save to it. And it ALWAYS allows me to read & open from it. I'm wondering if there is a way to lock the Floppy Drive?? Because the message isn't that the "Disk is write protected." it's that "The LOCATION is write protected." Is this possible?? How do I clean the drive??

I'm running WIN98 on a PII 450Mhz PC.
I can still FORMAT floppy's in the drive.
I checked the Device Manager & supposedly the Drive is working properly. I ran SCANDISK & found no errors; I DEFRAG once a week, with no problems.

WHAT TO DO???
 

A:Cannot save file. The location is write protected

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Hi I have a network at my home setup as WORKGROUP. I have 2 windows 7 machines. I have shared my c drive on machine A.

I can see this share from machine B and open files. BUT I cannot save changes. When I try to save the save-as dialog appears.

I have checked permisson and it is set to full control for everyone.

WHat else do I need to change?

Moon

A:no write access to windows 7 share

Cannot network access Windows 7 shared C drive - Microsoft Community

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Heya

So here is the story.

I have 5 pcs. In past they had the same user name/login/password. When I shared drive all pcs could access it edit etc etc.

But now I have 5 pcs with different usernames/pws/details. Now I can still access the shared HDD but I can only read, No write, edit,delete etc etc.

I remember that before I made my accounts uniform I had them different as well and in order to get it to work I had to add some guest or other user permissions for full control etc etc. I cant seem to remember it.

Would any1 be so kind and help me out with it?

Regards

Dariusz

A:Drive share and permissions write/read/edit etc etc

Right-click on C partition [or only on the portions you want to share], Sharing, Advance Sharing, limit number of users, Permissions - check the boxes, apply, apply, ok your way out of there; do this on all five computers. Test via hard-wire internet first; I found wireless to be a little more fickle than my hard-wire.

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Hi,

I have an Aspire X3960 (Win7 Prem 64bit) which is connected to the internet via cable. However when I tried to add it to the homegroup I created I noticed the LAN icon in the system tray had a red x against it. When I looked in cpanel at network and sharing centre no location is selected and it advises that the machine is not connected to the internet even though it clearly is as I can receive email and browse the web. I have tried the below:

1) I checked if network discovery was switched on and it was.
2) http://answers.micro...99-e5171c77ae95
3)
go to the device manager
select network card ? No network card, has network adapters, expand that for Intel network connection
right hand mouse button and go to properties - check
then the advanced tab - check
find network address ? no network address only thing with address was ? locally administered address
select not present ? that was already selected (not present)
Now go to start and type CMD at the prompt type: -
ipconfig /release
Enter
ipconfig /renew
Enter

Wee icon on bottom right had yellow triangle for 2 seconds then went back to red x
4) Updating network card driver
Thanks Martin

A:Cannot change network location to access Homegroup share

Usually just reinstalling the Ethernet driver will fix these types of problems.

If that doesn't work then unzip and run the file below which will reset the entire network stack, flush the DNS, reset winsock and TCP/IP among other things.

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