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C:/ drive file structure/size question.

Q: C:/ drive file structure/size question.

I was cleaning out some old uneeded files from my hd. When I stumbled upon something that puzzled me..

The main drive for windows is C:/
So there are no files before the C:/

If I right click my start menu, and select explore.
then right click my C:/ and select properties.
I get a cool little graph on how much used or unused space I have.

We good so far? Good.

Now on the right side of the screen I have a list of all the folders/files on my C:/drive

I click one, so it turns blue, Then hold ctrl, and press the A, for all. all the files turn blue,

I r ight click one of the blue files and select properties.
Give it a min or two to check all the files...

And I have a 50GB difference between the size of the two. The C/drive properties, and the properties of the files in the C:/ drive are different?


If it were only a few megs, it wouldnt be a issue,, But a whopping 50 gigs? Any ideas to the location of the extra gigs/files?

Virus scans malware scans all come up clean. Set to scan "all drives"
My Windows file system is not hidden.. Its not my backup partition (thats only 1.25 gigs). I dont have any strange F B or A drives... Nothing shaired on the network. even If I do move files from one pc to the next, its just one folder, and that is only 50mb MAX..

I bet if you do the same, you have a simmilar discrepency...
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A: C:/ drive file structure/size question.

I have about 7gb's difference....
If while in that "cool little gragh" you click on disk clean up (let it do its thing)>more options tab>"system restore and shadow copies">clean up>delete>OK , does the size between the two shrink? it deletes all restore points except the latest one, so if your system is running ok and you want the space, this will gain you some...

good luck

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I wanted to start using Groove Music but had a question. I have a huge mp3 collection and am very specific about my labeling, file structure and id3 tags and don't like it when apps change them. If I was to use Groove music and add my local music folder to watch, would it change any of those? Would it move files in its own folder system or change or add information to id3 tags?

For example I use id3v2 only and make sure id3v1 is deleted, would it automatically copy the info over to the version 1 tag?

Also would it change my album covers because I know there is an option for that to fill in album covers if they are incorrect or not present.

Any help would be appreciated and I thank you in advance.

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Summary: The file structures on NTFS partitions of two separate HDs are corrupted, but my FAT32 partitions are fine.

A few months ago, I installed a new 80gig Seagate SATA harddrive for my budget/backup computer. Since the beginning I experienced random crashes and reboots every few days. I ran Windows error checking tools and nothing showed up. I also checked the RAM using memtest86 and it came back fine. I assumed it was a weak power supply that I took from an old computer. But when I replaced it with a new, more powerful power supply, it continued to crash.

I then downloaded Seagate's Diagnostic tools and ran that. It reported that my main Windows partition (NTFS) failed the file structure test with critical errors. I ran Windows error tools (file system errors and bad sector checks) and this time it seemed to find some problems that it attempted to fix. Well, I ran the Seagate tool again and it still failed the file structure test.

I created a new FAT32 partition on the HD and backed up my files. I ran the Seagate tool again, and the NTFS partition failed, while the FAT32 partition passed. Seagate's tech support suggested I run chkdsk with the "f" and "r" options. I did this and it completely ruined my Windows install.

At this point, I decided to use an old spare ATA HD I had to reinstall Windows and retrieve my files off the Seagate HD. I copied my files onto the old HD which had been freshly formatted (as ... Read more

A:File Structure Errors on my Hard Drive

I use the seagate tools only for copy format ,if I have no GUI or OS running
but I don't think the app you are using supports ntfs only dos and fat
sorry to say but in most cases chkdsk will screw up your system
it has happened with me and my clients about 80% of the time
ckdsk from M$ idea must be if it does not like where a file is (or should be) it writes 0's to the file or erases content

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Does something seem odd with this file structure?

There's a ton of files listed in the top level directory that I would normally think should be down in the Windows level.

The view here is with hidden files and folders OFF.

I recently had an infection located in this same folder with a similar type of file name ( .sys )

Inside each of these folders, there's another folder with a long Alpha numeric name. In that folder is an application that matches the name of the first folder.

I've never seen this before.

Malewarebytes doesn't detect anything.

A:Strange File Structure on Top level of OS Drive.

The .sys files are drivers and should probably be in folder C:\Windows\System32 or SysWOW64. It means some owner/parent rules got trashed or a problem with the disk indexes. You might want to run SPF /SCANNOW.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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If you right click properties of both the paste file and original file and compare both of the file size shown there, if both are the same does it mean that the paste file is properly copy over?

A:simple question regarding file size of copied and paste file

Quote: Originally Posted by junjun

If you right click properties of both the paste file and original file and compare both of the file size shown there, if both are the same does it mean that the paste file is properly copy over?

Did you copy/paste the file itself or just its contents?

If you did copy/paste the file itself it's the same as a "file copy". If there is an error it's reported on the screen! There are many checking mechanisms on disk like CRC check for example (google yourself). And drive firmware itself can check if write was succesfull.

You have to trust win7 or the program that copies.... you can't check if 1000's of files are copied succesfull manually.

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Purchased and installed W8 Pro. I followed the instructions to redownload an ISO image and the size of the file is just over 2 MB. I recalled reading somewhere in the instructions or threads that the ISO should be 4 MB or larger and that my download is in error. Did I misread this or do I really have a problem?
Thanks for any help!

A:Help with question on W8 ISO file size

Originally Posted by glennc

Purchased and installed W8 Pro. I followed the instructions to redownload an ISO image and the size of the file is just over 2 MB. I recalled reading somewhere in the instructions or threads that the ISO should be 4 MB or larger and that my download is in error. Did I misread this or do I really have a problem?
Thanks for any help!

The size of the actual ISO is going to be in the Gigabyte range not MB. What you downloaded was probably just the program that will download the actual ISO. If you meant that the ISO is 2GB in size, that's a little on the small size, 3GB sounds closer.


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A minor issue thats been bothering me is I noticed when saving an image worked on with CS2 as a jpg the file size reported when saving it is showing as smaller than the finished product. For example my last image was being saved as a jpg 250.17kb according to CS2 but the saved image shows in windows properties as 273kb. Anyone have any ideas what may be causing this? A bug in photoshop? A setting in its preferences that I may have set wrong?

A:photoshop CS2 file size question

The extra 20kb is nothing to be concerned about. It probably results from stuff you did to the photo before doing your final save.

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Hello friends. I have a question about photoshop. If I am wanting to print an actual print, that is about 3 by 5 feet or 4 feet by 5 feet, than how many pixels should my document size be? And what should I set the PPI to?


A:Question about the needed size of a file in Photoshop

VoyagerTrekkie said:

Hello friends. I have a question about photoshop. If I am wanting to print an actual print, that is about 3 by 5 feet or 4 feet by 5 feet, than how many pixels should my document size be? And what should I set the PPI to?

Thanks!!Click to expand...

You want to print something 3x5 or 4x5 feet?

Don't know the answer to your question but you must have one heck-of-a printer!

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I just got a Dell Dimension 4700, with 160 GB Hard Drive - but it only shows 146 GB. Is there a logical reason for that? Looks like 14 GB is a considerable loss right off the top. Appreciate any input. Thanks.

A:Solved: Hard Drive size question

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Seagate came out with a 500gb hdd that has a 32mb cache. How important is cache size? Will it make much of a difference in speed? Would it be more important to have the 32mb cache size on my os hdd or as my video, pics etc. hard drives? Please let me know what you understand about cache size on hdd because I don't for sure.

A:Hard drive cache size question?

Generally, the more cache, the faster your programs loads.

The more cache, the more expensive it gets.

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Hi all, As always thank you for your awesome advice & direction.

I own a Panasonic Mini DV Camcorder (Uses the small Tapes)
Our new AMD CPU computer running windows Vista Basic came with a 1394a Port.
I bought the Monster DV/1394 cable today,
Iíve Researched editing programs & decided on (but not purchased yet) Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Version 11
I wanted to try out my new cable . . . & as Vista came with Windows Movie Maker I tried it out today by down loading (Half a Tape) 27 minutes of video I recently shot, everything worked as it should have, meaning I can now watch my daughters figure skating on our computer.
OK here is my Size question . . .
That 27 minutes of skating video on tape turned into 5.54 GB on our hard drive!!
My future thoughts were to save a copy to our Hard Drive and burn Discs for us & other family members to watch but if 27 min is 5.5 GB A one hour tape would be about 11 GB . . . Holy Sh...t. Iíve 34 of these Little tapes, Man Oí Man is there any way of compressing them ? Is that something a video editing program will do or do I have too use another program? Iíve read all of Mulderís stickies but did not see this question or maybe I did NOT understand what was being said if it was mentioned.
As always, Thanks
Moe In Ontario

A:DV Video to Hard Drive Size Matters Question

My future thoughts were to save a copy to our Hard Drive and burn Discs for us & other family members to watchClick to expand...

You are importing the raw uncompressed output of your camera. Once you create (author, edit etc.) your final DVD (your program will convert to mpeg2) you can delete the original source from your HD.

You might also look into Ulead's more reasonably priced products (free trials available) and see if they suit your needs.


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I'm trying to recover an entire terabyte, and I don't want a recovery software which will scrap filenames and file structures, leaving an unintelligible mess to wade through. Is there a software which will preserve file names and structures, and possibly allow me to restore only particular directories?

A:Is there a file recovery software which preserves file names and directory structure?

Hmm; Normally any backup software would do this for you.

If you had a secondary copy (say other media to which you did a copy), then this would be a snap.

It sounds as if you only have the original media and you need to recover "whatever is possible".

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I'm trying to recover an entire terabyte, and I don't want a recovery software which will scrap filenames and file structures, leaving an unintelligible mess to wade through. Is there a software which will preserve file names and structures, and possibly allow me to restore only particular directories?

A:Is there a file recovery software which preserves file names and directory structure?

have a look at this one


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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

A:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.

EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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I'm recording some footage with FRAPS but every movie created is limited to 4GB and another file is being created.
My drive is in NTFS format and NOT FAT32. There are also no 'quota' as I'm the administrator.

How to have unlimited file sizes ?


PS: I found another post on this forum with the exact same problem but it didn't get answered.

A:Limited file size on NTFS drive

Try this google search: http://www.google.com/search?q=fraps...ient=firefox-a

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I just added a second hard drive (160gig) to my computer. Obviously, I have my C: Drive as my primary drive and the new drive is mostly going to store my music and video files. I will access my music daily but the video files not nearly as much.

I just installed the drive successfully but it was only set up with one partition. I think I read somewhere that large drives should have more than one partition....is that true? Is the drive currently set up to give me max performance?

Before I start moving anything to the drive I just wanted to double-check that I've got it set up right. Like I said, it's installed properly and it is ready to have data stored on it, but I chose the default partition set up and I wasn't sure if I should have done a custom set up.


A:Solved: Question about setting Partition size on brand new 160gig drive

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When I click on it, it goes straight to drive D. also it will not be deleted .. How can I remove it without losing the files saved in my drive D?

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Hi all , I have a noob question , actually two questions about t60 structure frame size .  First >from the manuals it turnes out that 14 inch and 15 inch share the same size frame . Can someone confirm please ? and the Second > Do i need to pull out the motherboard in order to replace the frame or is there a way around ? Thank you .

T60p Frankenpad

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I wanted to know what was the main difference between AMD and Intel's cpu structures. I read that athlon cpus have an embedded memory controller and connect directly to the ram without northbridge, so do athlons still use northbridge? And does this have anything to do with why only pc3200 memory and below is only available to use with Athlon64s and taht theres no ddr2 support(correct me if i'm wrong)? Just wanting someone to clear this up for me.

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Over the weekend, I tried transferring a 6GB iso to two different external hard drives, but each time the error was that the file was too large, even though there were over 100GB of free space left on either hard drive. Do you guys know what the problem could be?

A:Restriction on file transfer size to external hard drive?

It is likely a Fat32 file system....... I believe the limit is 1 byte short of 4 gigs

I dont remmy if there is a limit for NTFS or not, but that is probably the issue.

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I'm trying to defrag an external hard drive, 120gb. However I keep getting an error that I need 5% space to defrag.
I have moved various files onto a partitioned drive, but the drive has not changed in respect of used disk space. The files left constitute only 80GB. I have checked for temp files, none there.
there are only two files left one of 60GB & one 19GB, both of which I don't want to delete & cant move to my partitioned drive.
What am I doing wrong, how can I fix this.

A:hard drive shows full. Checking file size indicates it is not

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I'm trying to defrag an external hard drive, 120gb. However I keep getting an error that I need 5% space to defrag.
I have moved various files onto a partitioned drive, but the drive has not changed in respect of used disk space. The files left constitute only 80GB. I have checked for temp files, none there.
there are only two files left one of 60GB & one 19GB, both of which I don't want to delete & cant move to my partitioned drive.
What am I doing wrong, how can I fix this.
Also posted in Windows 2000.

A:hard drive shows full. Checking file size indicates it is not

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Hi All,I need to know about the file/directory structure that NNM creates in Install & Data Directory. I couldn't find any document taht could help me learn it.Anybody who could help me understand NNM file structure? Regards,Rav2

A:NNM 9i File Structure

This is the wrong company for Servers, Storage, Software, and Networking. Please use the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community:http://community.hpe.com/ For NNM:http://community.hpe.com/t5/Network-Management-OpenView-NNM/bd-p/itrc-165

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Hi Everyone!

Does anyone know any good sites to look up info about ini file structure?


A:ini file structure

The structure is pretty basic:

[Section Name]


I use ini files quite a bit because it's easier to update an ini file than the registry in 340+ remote locations.

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Below is an example of a search path in Adobe Camera Raw.


What confuses me is that I can't find C:\Users in the file structure if I check in Computer (Windows explorer).
In Computer?s graphical file structure the path is Desktop\Martti\AppData...

Please explain,

A:File structure

hello Marttiyou must show hidden files.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-see-hidden-files-in-windows-vista/good luck

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So soon I am getting a 250gig SSD.
I currently have an 80gig SSD and a 1TB hard drive.

What I'm hoping to find out is exactly what the best solution to install what where would be.

For example where should I install the OS? I'm a heavy computer user as I am on them almost all the time.

I use many programs that take up a lot of space, the program itself and the files they use, like video editing and 3D modelling type of programs.

I would like to install the OS to the 80gig but what should I do with all the My Documents considering Autodesk's Maya places project files in the My Documents, these project files can easily go into the gigabyte range and I would have many projects.

On top of that what about the temp files, they seem to get very heavy too.

I would like to install my work type programs to an SSD and other general programs (Games and such) on the HDD.
I would also like to install my drivers to the same place as my OSS.

Thank you any help is appreciated.

A:2 SSD's + HDD - How to set up OS and file structure

Hey there,

You can still install the OS to the 80Gb, in fact it is probably better that way because you can dedicate the entire drive to it for updates / features or other bits.

I would suggest you install your other programs (Maya, Photoshop) to your second SSD, so they still benefit from the load speed and you utilise the I/O speeds.
As for your documents, you can set your My Documents to actually be set on your 1tb drive, User Folders - Change Default Location This will show you how to do it.

If you then store your videos, images and work files on your larger 1Tb drive, you will have no issues. Plus if your OS fails, your HDD is still likely to be happily whiring away with your data saved on it.

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I ran across a system today that I need help understanding. I had to transfer user data from a crashed Windows system to a running system (by using the method of removing the crashed system's hard disk and copying its data). Both were running Windows XP and Outlook Express. It turned out there were two folders on the hard disk where Outlook Express was storing mail. They were:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{568F06F5-377A-43E1-BE1D-50B73F0B4864}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{1C996A85-3FB1-443B-9066-E7170244AE64}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

The customer said there was only one Windows log-on name and I confirmed that by looking in the Documents and Settings folder. He also said that mail contained in each of the Outlook Express folders listed above were currently in use. I also confirmed that by looking at the time stamps on the Outlook DBX files and by examining the mails after I had imported them into the destination machine.

Here's the question: How does it happen there are two folders as listed above and both are currently in use?

A:Solved: Question about OE's Mail Directory Structure

One way is multiple Outlook Express Identities.

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I have no sound. At first I thought the problem was sound card. I replaced with a Manhattan sound card PCI channel with game MIDI/ Port. This just might not set up correctly It worked for a short time but not right after install. I tried the DOS install instructions big mistake. Desktop is full of folders from it.
My security needs structured and delete what isn't needed.
I have to many music systems downloaded. Need to keep best delete others.
I would like a free DVD download,record, edit system to play with.

ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED. Can you take remote control? It probably would be best.

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Hello there, and thank you for viewing my thread!

After formatting my PC, I have made a fresh back up of all of my data onto my external hard drive (as you do). The problem I have, is that the external hard drive is showing as pretty much full, but there's nowhere near that much data on it!

I did a little bit of digging, and noticed that when I right click a folder on the external hard drive and go to 'Properties' that the size of the file shows as one value and the size on disk value is significantly larger in most cases.

In some cases, both values do not reflect the actual size of the file on my desktop.

The ExHD is in ExFat format, and I'm assuming it's something to do with the way it's formatted, I just don't know how to fix it. I've tried it a couple of different ways, with different 'Allocation Unit Size's, but for how long it takes to complete the back-up's each time I'd rather just ask for help and find out where I'm going wrong.

If anyone could help me sort this out I'd really appreciate it.

I edit a lot of home movies of my daughter, some video files are as large as 10GB so I cannot use the 4GB file size maximum given by NTFS.

Thank you so much!


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Is there a smart way of printing out the structure and content of folders as shown in XP W. Explorer?

A:File structure print out

Have you seen this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321379

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while writing a structure into file some junk values are written along with the records in the file.
i used the fwrite command
i used the sizeof(struct structname) parameter in the fwrite command to find the length of the file

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OK ... yesterday I found that I had a copy of 'My Documents' folder inside 'My Pictures' the contents of the folder were identical to the normal 'my Documents'. (initially deleted all - now recovered)
However there is a structure fault.

I still have My documents and a dup of my documents within My Pictures .......

If I look in the normal explorer view I see at top level under my user name .. normal folder ..
My Documents, My Pictures, My Video etc.
If I click on the 'My documents' folder, in the top path bar it shows what I expect.
E:\My Documents (left hand pic below)
However if I click on the start of that path bar this changes to E:\My Pictures\My Documents see pic of right below.

How can I fix this and get back to 'My Documents' being only where it should be.

What may be relevant is that OS is on C:/
Moved my folders to E:/

see pic:

A:File structure confused

Possibly this will help,
Libraries - Restore Default
Although this shows the pictures location you can remove which ever you want with the Locations link,

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I have a file structure called 'Music" here:

It contains "Recordings"
And under that there are about 70 subordinate folders each contains many *.mp3 files

This structure is repeated here:

C:\Users\Owner\Documents\My Music

Viewed from the prospective of the desktop it is:
Desktop, Frank. Documents, My Music

I work exclusively with the folders in the first structure (Music).
Somehow all activity there; adds, deletes and changes is faithfully reproduced in the second
structure (My Music).
How does this happen and should I, for the sake of compactness (save space) delete one of the

Frank C

A:Redundant file structure

Welcome Frank
I dont think that you want to delete anything. Sounds like Vista is doing what it is suppose to do.
You may be interested in this
Windows 7 / Vista - moving "My Documents, My Pictures" and other personal folders | HyperSensory.com
I think that this applies.

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Dear Experts,

Slaving a suspect drive just crashed my computer,
so I now have it in an external USB enclosure.

The file system is corrupted and it can be difficult to spin the drive up.
I have recovered the data which was in separate folders,
rather than in any of the 'system' folders, My Docs etc.

Granted that the HD may have had it, but I would like
to know if it is possible to fix the file structure.

Is there any way to run chkdsk on this 'external' drive.

In Tools, error checking, Windows cannot do it
and running chkdsk from the command line
results in the message 'cannot open volume for direct access'

It was a WinXP Home SP2 installation.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, or is it fit for doorstop,
rather than for purpose.


A:Corrupted File Structure

If you've tried various methods of reading the drive...and all were unsuccessful...and the jumper was properly set for each connection...I'd have to say it's going, if not gone.

Anytime I've had file structure problems, I found that a clean install was my chosen solution.


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I have a casestudy due this friday, it basically tells me to create a directory file structure and create and configure NDS containers. I know how to do both, i just don't know where to start. If anyone enjoys this kind of programming and could spare a few minutes to give me the little shove that i need, i would greatly appreciate it.

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Win 8 has some radical new security on the file system.

When I install a new OS on a Laptop I have a set of files that include my normal programs and thier data that is about 12GB that I use on a new computer..

Its too big for a disc and USB is slow from a memory stick.

I use Toshiba Tecra laptops and the hard drive is made to be quickly and easily removed.

I do my OS install. Then I pull the drive and place it in a hot swap enclosure on my main computer and drop all my needed files on it. I then put the hard disc back into the laptop..

I did the same thing with my windows 8 install.

Several surprizes occured..

When I put the laptop disc into my win 7 hot swap bay win 7 said the disc appeared corrupt and wanted to fix it. I said no.. Next it said my trash file was corrupted and needed to be deleted. I said no..

I could see the contents of the disc. So I copied the directory including the files I needed over to the drive. They copied without error and showed on the drive..

I pulled the drive and popped it back in the win 8 laptop.

NO FILES.. What I copied was missing..

I went and did it again to be sure and yeap nothing. Win 8 could need see files I placed there using win 7 from another computer by copying directly to the disc..

Next I formatted a left over partition on the drive with NTFS from windows 8. I pulled the drive and placed it into the win 7 computer... I copied files.. This time I couild see the files I copied on the win 8 machine.. HOWEVER they had all... Read more

A:File Structure and new security

This is not an answer to your specific queries, however it has been found that to completely disable UAC, you need to do the following:

Be an admin user

Turn off UAC (pull the slider all the way to the bottom).

Open regedit and Locate this key:


In the right pane change EnableLUA to 0. Close regedit.

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Hi Folks,

I just got a new laptop last month with Windows XP. I am very confused by how the files are arranged in the file structure. The "tree" seems to repeat itself twice which is totally confusing to me. I've managed to get most things to work, but I still don't understand the basic system. It's very different than Windows 98. The hardest part is that the XP doesn't have the "Exploring" feature from Win98 which was very useful.

Can anyone help me understand how to navigate through my files?

I've heard that there are websites devoted entirely to XP's. If so, could you recommend one?


A:Windows XP File Structure

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I have had to re-install Vista 32 bit several times since I have had PC.

Each time restoring the My Documents & Windows Mail folder.

I think the very complex file structure is now a disaster waiting to happen ...

For example if I look at Window Mail UI I see a typical structure

Local Folder
Filed mail folder 1
Filed mail folder 2
Filed mail folder etc etcyet if I go to the actual location the structure is much more complex i.e.

C:\users\name\app data\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\Local Folders\Imported Folder\Local Folder\Recovered Mail\02-15-2010\Local Folder\Filed Mail

This is obviously a result of the restores .... is there any utility that will help clean up the data base ?
On most recent rebuild some mails will not restore with error that path is too long.

AS an example I show 2 pictures .. one the Windows Mail UI view of my 'Creative' folder and the same view of where the files are on the drive.

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I purchased my PC with windows 8 installed and the username had been set to 'user'. I have since changed this but do not know how to change the name in the file structure, eg. it currently is C:\Users\user whereas I'd want C:\Users\(my username)

Also, I have a 90GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. I'd like to use the SSD for OS and frequent programs and the HDD for most of my data. Is there an easy way to do this? Obviously RAID isn't really an option.

Help would be appreciated,

A:Changing username in file structure

The only way to do that effectively is to create a new user with the UserID you want and reconfigure your desktop etc.
Trying to change the name of the folder itself would break things as there are a lot of registry entries that point to it.

you would then copy Favorites, Desktop, Documents to the new profile. and delete the old account when satisfied

For the hard drive,,, yes, you will have to back up all data and reload from scratch on the drive you want. however......
There are apps out there that you can use to clone the drives. But, going from HDD to SSD, I am not sure how or if I would do it.
I am not familiar with SSD's but they require some kind of alignment, I don't know how that would work during a clone operation.
I would just start from scratch myself.

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I think this is an advanced problem. I installed a new copy of xp on a partition yesterday. I already had an installation of xp and 98se on other partitions. during installation, lists of files were scrolling up the screen for about 15 minutes. It looked like xp was indexing some hard drives. I have three 200Gb hard drives attached with about 10 partitions in total. This is because my computer gets used for video editing and other stuff.

Anyway, once xp was installed, I went to My Computer to install device drivers and stuff from one of my partitions. The list of files was correct, but i could not execute the exe files, none of them. Testing files on other partitions showed that most movie (mpg) files played mp3's from elsewhere on the same physical hardrive partition. This was true of mp3 files also. The majority of files opened other files or parts of other files. It seems to me that the way xp references file names to actual sectors or clusters got scrambled, so all the data is there but the file names don't refer to the correct data. Is there anyway to correct this? Has anyone had the same problem? Also a whole partition disappeared.

I have tried partition magic, chkdisk, pc inspector and active undelete, but none of these work.

Any help would be appreciated.
Cheers, Tony.

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W7 on an Intel 2600K with an Asus P8P67LE MB.

During software configuration on this new 64-bit box, I am seeing occasional, seemingly random disk corruption, which CHKDSK fixes. The O/S seems stable.

One example: after coming out of hibernation on drive 1 (system), corruption occurred on drive 2 (files). Another instance: after awakening from hibernation on drive 1, that drive was corrupt. Subsequent awakenings were fine.

In the opinion of experts who might frequent this forum, what might be the cause? Several on-line articles have hinted that certain (BIOS) voltages may need a tweak.

Software is not suspect, as the very same programs are running now as were on the old 32-bit machine. Over many years it never experienced disk corruption.

A:Disk file structure corruption

Why don't you as a first step disable hibernation on those drives? If the problem is solved, then you know it has to do with hibernation and probe it further.

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Can someone shed some light on the directory and file structure of OE6. Where and what are the messages, address book, accounts and message rules.

I'd posted this originally in the OS XP section but not sure where this is best placed

I had a bootdisk virus and hard drive issue last week which caused me to reinstall XP home. While doing this I lost all OE data (addresses, messages and account).

I now have 4 drives on the PC, including the original drive which still won't boot properly and a additional mirrored. All drives are searched for wab and iaf files. Nothing unique found. Empty address books.

During a installation and not upgrade, is all data written over?
Is the data archives some where else that I might retrieve?

No data was backup or exported (I wish), as it was a OS crash.

I'll take any input.

Thanks in advance,

A:OE6 file structure?? need to find my data

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Is there any program I can download as freeware for within windows that I can print a files contents? Like a directory printing program?

A:[SOLVED] Print File Structure

Found out Windows can do it with a little tweaking.


Go there, and after you do that then you have to edit the registry to fix a file opening issue

Start, Run, type regedit

Navigate HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT>directory>Shell. Double click on the default in the right hand pane and then enter none as the value. Hit ok and it should solve your problem

Hope this helps someone else

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I'm sure that I read somewhere that there's a simple fix that you can use to make W7 Explorer display ("explore") in the left hand panel the structure of (sub) files as the user would have come to expect (wrongly) as the default.  I was playing around in "View" without cracking it. It might have been a download if not built in. Tks for pointing me in the right direction.

A:Windows 7 Explorer - File Structure

Is this the fix you were looking for?

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I went through the steps to do this before, but since then I reformatted, and now I can't remember how I did it. As I recall, I downloaded and installed a file system. Possibly UDF. But where did I get it? Can anyone tell me where to get it?

A:Solved: How to browse Blu-Ray file structure

Ah, merry, I ha'e found it.

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Hi all

I'm having a few problems following a couple of weeks of attacks whilst on the internet. My son experienced the same thing whilst on Facebook and my daughter too on another apparently harmless shopping site.

Basically we got a pop-up window preporting to be from Microsoft that suddenly launched and that looked like a virus checker as it had a box saying it had found all sorts of problems on the hard drives and that the world would end soon. This was followed by more pop-ups saying things like windows couldn't find the hard disc drive, memory was full etc. all quite scary to the uninitiated.

I promptly did nothing that might agrevate the situation and phoned one of the IT guys at work who said he had seen it a few times in the business and recommended a dose of Rkill and Combofix. This appeared to work sweetly and all was peaceful in the house hold until yesterday when it happened on my laptop once more. Feeling (inappropriately) confident following the previous episode I set about the usual process but this time was left with a completely black desktop and solitary IE shortcut plus the widgets.

I then tried to restore the system to previous point a few days earlier which appeared to work fine until I tried to open a fie when I discovered that Windows Explorer could not "see" the files and subdirectories. I believe the information is still there as if I click on Start/Computer it shows the two drives E and C to be full to what I remember as be... Read more

A:Loss of directory/file structure

Good morning .Please read first...then follow the instructions in the BC Removal Guide, Windows Fix Disk Malware .Let us know if you have problems or the result of following guide instructions.Louis

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