Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Lost Thumpnails and details for MPG files

Q: Lost Thumpnails and details for MPG files

Some how I could no longer can get a thumbnail for any MPG files , either in a thumbnail or the little detail box on the side,, I tried restoring and had it back but had to undo restore cause I lost some changes I was workign on in graphics , when I got that fixed and restored again I lost the restore points and the ablilty to undo it too. and the thumb nails and details still didn;t work. any idea how to restore the settings or to check what makes this work. they are fine for all other files like JPG and all , just the MPG video files

Preferred Solution: Lost Thumpnails and details for MPG files

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Lost Thumpnails and details for MPG files

Read other 6 answers

I recently lost over 500 episode of anime (about 100 gbs of info on my External Hard Drive). My DivX player (like Real Player) wasn't working so I downloaded it again and reinstalled it in the same place. It asked "Would you like to save over repeating files?" or something along those lines and i clicked "Yes to All". Somehow it deleted all of my anime episodes in the folders and now i really need help. Would anyone happen to know a software that is free i can use to get it all back, i am really pissed and i cant find anything without paying from 40$ and up... I need to find a free recovery program that will recover up to 100gb of info. Please help!

Oh yeah and if anyone knows any alternate ways to fix this please tell me that as well.


A:I need to Restore Lost files---Details inside, please help.

You can use EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard. It's not free but I think it worth to try. You can use the demo first.

Read other 3 answers

How can I re-associate .mp4 files with video details displaying in the Details Pane? After installing the K-lite codecs pack, my mp4's all began displaying in the details pane as audio files (Album, Artist etc) and no longer displays the important video default details (size, frame height, bitrate etc). I assume it was because of incorrectly associating file types when installing the codecs (even though wmv's, avi's are still correct), so I uninstalled the codecs but the Details categories remain for typical audio files. I've exhausted The Google and I'm stumped... any help? (Win7, 32-bit with VLC as my default player) Thanks!

A:Details Pane associating mp4 video files with audio details

Have you tried resetting your Folder Templates?

Folder Template - Default

Read other 5 answers

Hi all,
We have purchased Microsoft license(Window XP Pro) from the local vendor 5 year back.  

But unfortunately we have lost the license details and the box we have purchased.
The same window's is not installed on any of the current system.
Is there any way to retrieve the license details???
Only COA bar-codes number and invoice is available with us. 

Read other answers

I don't know if this qualifies as a "Technical Problem", but if anyone can help me I would be grateful!
I had a system crash a few weeks ago, but fortunately I have a regular backup routine using Acronis, and so regained the vast proportion of my files and folders.
However, I lost a website that I enjoyed using, but don't remember its name, and so cannot resurrect it.
Basically, it is a website which gives dozens of video clips sent in, on a vast number of subjects, (music, sport, comedy, etc.) and is listed by months and years. So I was able to view clips for any month this year, and for several years past.
As I say, I cannot for the life of me remember the website name, etc., and have spent quite a lot of time using search engines, without success.
If any of the above rings a bell with anyone I would be most grateful to hear from them!
Many thanks.

A:Lost Website Details

Use system restore, it wont affect your files only the recent app downloads.

Read other 1 answers

I'm running a machine with Vista Home Premium and in a folder I was looking in there is a details pane at the bottom of the folder. Well, I accidently hit 'Hide The Details Pane" button and poof it was gone. Now I can't figure out how to get the details pane back. Any help would be mucho appreciated.

thanks all,
by the way.....great forum, it's been a lot of help.

Read other answers

Hi there, i have been attepting to fix a corrupted registry from a frends omputer. I have been following the steps form this guide

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

When i got to part 2, the computer was now logging on, obviously it was not fixed though. However windows needed re activating (i was not aware that it would). The owner of the computer was unable to find her windows key, however the computer informed us that we had 30days to activate, which was fine as it gave us time to find the key.

that was 2 weeks ago. I then had the chance to finish the process today. I complete steps 2 and 3 of the guide, with the final part being "run a system restore"

However when i completed part 3 and restarted the computer, i have been faced with ""your copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can log on" do you want to activate windows now? "

I now cannot log onto the computer(up untill now it has logged on no problem with "you have x,y,z days remaining to activate"), cannot connect to the internet to activate and do not have a key to phone microsoft with.

Where should i go form here? If i phone microsoft will they be aware of the computers previous activation? Will i be able to activate over the phone without a key? Can i find the key on my computer in any way? (although i doub... Read more

Read other answers

Hi there,

somehow i've lost the info you get when you usually look at an MP3 in 'details' mode... Even though they check boxes for artist, album etc. are ticked...

I've also lost the thumbnails for video files too..

Anyone got any ideas?

A:I've lost artist info on my MP3's when in 'details' mode

Right click on one of the files, go to properties.

A dialog box should open.

Click on the summary tab.

Click on advanced.

Scroll down to see if there is any info listed under artist.

Read other 1 answers

For those of you out there who cannot get regedit & the system configuration utility to work (so you can figure out why you are having problems with your network dialer), I'll try to detail what I've gone through in the last couple of days. We run Win 98 on the computer this happened to.

Apparently my son picked up a virus/worm/whatever on his computer in the last week or so. He visits Kazaa frequently, so that may be where it started. He started to notice the trouble when he got some kind of error message about his internet connection settings (he doesn't remember specifically), then he would get kicked off the internet, and had trouble reconnecting. When he was connected, it seems like not many bytes would be transmitted/received. All this is a little fuzzy in his recollection.

Here's where I come in--he had tried to fix the problem and had inadvertently deleted his modem drivers. I reinstalled the drivers and still had problems with getting a connection to our ISP. In randomly trying things, I came to realize that regedit was not working--and for that matter, neither was the system configuration utility. I did a systems file check and found that these files were suspected of being corrupt:
msinfo32.exe, winhlp32.exe, notepad.exe, control.exe,
scanregw.exe, user.exe, hpsysdrv.exe, and systray.exe.

I ended up doing a system recovery, but not reformatting the hard drive. I had some suspicion that this was a virus, because the very tools you'd... Read more

A:Details of my fight with worm/virus (I lost)

Read other 16 answers

by mistake some of my kids put some password on my admin account. and unfortunatley that is the only one account i have on my computer. so i dont know how to get in my computer. i have tried safe mode too but it shows the same window asking for password again ...is there any method i can save all of my documents ..somebody told me that i could boot from linux ..but first thing is i dont have linux in my computer .second i dont know anything about linux ...if its simple to operate please let me know i can try ....
thanks in advance

A:i Have lost my administrator password... any suggestion please ?? seee details plz

We cant get into "back dooring" a password on this forum, for obvious reasons.

Read other 2 answers

I was moving files around to save data so I can repartition my HDD. I noticed that the Moving status window did not have the details button.

But I had the details before, but it when I was copying files. Is this normal for W7?

A:Moving files from HDD to USB HDD, no details

I dont get it..now I am moving other stuff and NOW I see the details...

Read other 6 answers

Hi all,
I have a problem in my computer. The problem is I cannot change any details of all mp3 files such as the name of artist, album, genre and the title on the mp3 file itself. I mean when I right click on a mp3 file and go properties-->details, I cannot change anything here. When I open that file via Tag&Rename, I can see all details of that mp3 file. But on windows I cannot. One week ago there was no proplem. I used CCleaner to clean my registry and afterwards some problems arised. I hope someone can solve this problem.


A:Mp3 Files Details Problem

You dont need to repost. Its Auto Generated Info in Windows Media Center. Like Track ID, it names music automaticly to try to make it easier for you.

Read other 27 answers

Hi everybody,

I have a problem in my laptop vista ultimate 46 bit
the problem is I cant change any details of all mp3 files such as the name of artist, album, genre and the title on the mp3 file itself .
I tried lots of solutions such as download k-lite mega codec and divx and the problem still. Also on the details pane on the bottom of each folder
I am waiting for your solution cause I had this problem before twice and I formated the laptop but this time I want a real solution


A:Problem in mp3 files details

Hi. Use a tagging software such as the excellent Tag&Rename:

Tag&Rename 3.4.6 - Computeract!ve

Read other 17 answers

I would like to lock "views" in the details mode when I search files. I do not
like icons. Windows XP always reverts to icons.

A:Files Details vs Icons

Read other 7 answers

Hello, I am used to seeing details of files using Windows Explorer in Windows XP. Now I changed to Windows 7 and I only managed to see file details changing options on each folder. Is there a way to see file details permanently?

Thanks, Luis.

A:How can I see Details in all files using Windows Explorer?

you can change the 'folder options' from the control panel

Read other 3 answers

Can someone tell me how to set it up so .TGA files pictures show up in the
details part of the folder options.

I want my .TGA pictures to show up in the Details window just like .jpg and other photo types.

I use alot of .TGA photos for a game and would to see them w/o using a graphics program.

Read other answers

Nothing majorly important, no deadline, no urgency, just wanted to know how to do this in Vista.

Now, I don't demand a lot from an OS (Obviously, seeing as this is the Vista section. SLAMMERTON!), but I love the fact that there are so many properties/details to files, and I can choose which ones display/sort in Windows Explorer. I have a good collection of literature in .pdf form, and I'd like to set certain details to catalog them. I have the folder by default displaying details like Authors, Publisher, Pages, Country/region, Description, Company, Tags, and so on. The problem? All those fields are empty. And, when I go to the individual files' properties (Right-click > Properties > Details), none of those fields appear.

Is there anyway I can edit these fields? Ideally, I'd be able to "batch edit" them, so I don't have to go through one-by-one to give 20 books the same author, but I'd settle for one-by-one.

Or, do they have to be a certain file-type to have these fields editable? The only field I've been able to edit was the "Tags" field, and those could only be image files, and that's only when they were opened individually, in Windows Photo Gallery!

I'm the only account on the PC, UAC is turned off, blah blah blah...

Any words of wisdom will be helpful.

A:Changing Details/Properties of Files?

Banjo Man - try opening the PDF file then select FILE from the Tab at the top and select
Properties and see if you can modify the fields. Don't know how you would batch-edit them unless you wrote a Script.

Read other 1 answers

I'm posting this from safe mode w/ networking as I don't know where else to turn.
I did a sfc scan and it stopped at 57% and I followed online instructions to obtain the sfc.txt. Here are the files unable to be fixed. The 2 corrupted are bcdedit.exe and wucltux.dll

Another thing to note. I've had this Lenovo y580 laptop for about a month and a half now and I've had to use "one key recovery" to wipe everything about 3 times. This thing will work fine for like 2 weeks then out of nowhere all these error messages and applications will start crashing. The HDD and memory health is fine from all scans from lenovo support they performed.

I only have warranty for hardware and I've been on the phone w/ them about a dozen times total. Now they want me to do a clean install by sending in recovery disks which would cost $60. Software warranty is extra $ which I'm very tight on. If I could manually try to fix this it'd be a godsend. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. I also use MSE and malwarebytes so don't think its a virus it must be a flaw in the system. Thanks very much

A:SFC Details inside. How do I fix these corrupted files?

Hello JJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here's a clean copy of those files from my system in the ZIP file below. After you extract (drag and drop) them from the ZIP file to your desktop and unblock them, the TIP box below will explain how to replace them in your C:\Windows\System32 folder.

You will need to take ownership and set permissions to "Allow" your account "Full Control" of the original file in your current installation before you will be allowed to replace it with the extracted copy.

If the system file is in use and you are unable to replace it with the extracted copy, then: Open a Command Prompt at boot.
Do steps 4B to 4D in this tutorial first to verify the drive letter of your Windows 7 drive. It's not always C: at boot.
Type in the command below to copy and replace the original file with the extracted replacement file.
Copy /Y "full path of extracted replacement file" "full path of original Windows 7 system file"
For example:
If the extracted replacement uDWM.DLL is on my desktop, then I would use type this in the command prompt at boot and press enter.

Copy /Y "C:\Users\User-name\Desktop\uDWM.dll" "C:\Windows\System32\uDWM.dll"

Hope this helps,

Read other 6 answers

I want to Remove Description Details from Video Files particularly the "Title".... I tried this from Details Tab after Right-Clicking Properties but it didn't helped. Please tell me how to do this and wants to do this for AVI Video files.

Read other answers

My computer (Sony VAIO desktop) has been acting strange for the past few days and running especially slow. When I got home today, a program called "Win Secure Pro" or something similar ran and would not let me escape until I did the ctrl / alt / delete to quit the program. Almost immediately after, I started getting pop-ups that led me to the following website:
On the website it states:
Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!

Most likely causes:
The website contains exploits that can launch a malicious code on your computer
Suspicious network activity detected
"There might be an active spyware running on your computer

What you can try:
Purchase Antivirus System PRO for secure Internet surfing (Recommended).
Check your computer for viruses and malware.
More information"

These popups happen when I click on any of my files in My Docs, C:/, etc. Not consistantly, though. It seems pretty random.

I have several suspicious folders that I've discovered as well.
1) In my C:/Program Files/ folder, there are three suspicious files.
a) Reference Assemblies​b) MSBuild​c) wfgblb​
The first two were modified when my computer was on overnight and supposed to be defragging. The third was modified today, around the time that the suspicious virus scan program ran.

There is also a folder in my C:/ file that is named 667f9e3f5fc580543bb2827b16cbae. Th... Read more

A:Popups & Suspicious Files - PLEASE HELP - Details Included

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**


With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have the Windows Recovery Console pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.
Go to Microsoft's website => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994

Select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System

Download the file & save it as it's originally named.
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools.

Please note once you start ComboFix you should not click anywhere on the ComboFix window as it can cause the program to stall.

Drag the setup package onto ComboFix.exe and drop it.

Follow the prompts to start ComboFix and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Recovery Console.

At the next prompt, click 'Yes' to run the full ComboFix scan.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for yo... Read more

Read other 1 answers

I use Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit.
I want my music files to be listed alphabetically as follows:
title rtist genre album
HEART OF GLASS Blondie Rock/Pop Parallell Lines
I go to properties and details and enter that information only and
I go to "view" and then "choose details" and check only the boxes
for title, artist, genre, and album as the details I wish displayed.
A day later some (not all ) of the files have returned to the
display that I do not want with the track number preceding the title
and sometimes including a rating, as follows:
title artist genre album rating
01 HEART OF GLASS Blondie Rock/Pop Parallell LInes ***

Read other answers

When copying files in Windows 7, the box that shows the copying process has the "more details" button that shows more information. I really like to look at that info and would really like to not have to click the "more details" button for each copying process. Is there a way to tweak the registry to make the default show the more detail view instead of the less details view?

A:Is there a way to show more details by default when copying files and

Quote: Originally Posted by Mike89

When copying files in Windows 7, the box that shows the copying process has the "more details" button that shows more information. I really like to look at that info and would really like to not have to click the "more details" button for each copying process. Is there a way to tweak the registry to make the default show the more detail view instead of the less details view?

You must do an awful lot of copying of awfully big files because most of what I do goes so fast that you don't even get to see the dialog! And when it does take a little longer I've usually got better things to do than sit and stare at it especially as all it tells me most of the time is that it's still "calculating".

I doubt that this is possible through the registry (though I will have a delve around if I get the time) which probably means it's not possible period. I guess you'd have to use a third party utility to do your file management if you were that determined.

Read other 9 answers

Is there a way to make files and folders mingle together when using details view in Windows XP?

The way it works now, the folders are always grouped separately from the normal files. I typically sort by filename and I'd like the folders to be mixed in with the files, sorted by name just as if they were regular files themselves.

I know this isn't an error condition, but it is an annoyance. Please post a reply if you know a fix or workaround for this. Thanks!

A:mix files and folders in explorer (details view)

View, Arrange Icons By, Show in Groups.
Not perfect though, because of the letter headers, takes longer to scroll.

Read other 2 answers

Things I've tried:

1. I have Haali Media Splitter installed (from CoreAVC) options>>explorer integration (yes)>>Thumbnails offset (10000)
2. WMP Playback Pack
3. DivX Preview

None of those worked. I'm running Windows 7 Professional. The KMPlayer is the default to play my MKV files (works great), but I can change that to Windows Media Player if needed to show the details and thumbnails. Any suggestions?

And I can't install DivX Plus Codec Pack like other people have recommend because my laptop isn't connected to the internet (no wireless). To install the other things I've just put the installer on a USB and then installed them from the USB onto my laptop.

Read other answers

I find it annoying when I use windows Explorer to browse my files and see folders where my files are not displayed in 'Details'-view.
(Other views are: Icons, Tiles, Content etc...)

How do I set up Windows 8 so that it always displays all foders in the 'Details' -view

A:How always display Explorer files in the 'Details' -view?

Hello whitek,

You could use the method in the tutorial below to set a folder view for all folders. You would use General Items in step 1 for "Details".

Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

Read other 20 answers

I know that you can set up files to always open in the same view (e.g., details). Is there a way to also do this with files you want to save, e.g., usually when I save a file, the view that comes up first is list (unless I previously saved something in the same folder in details. Is there a way to set things up so that the default view when saving a file is details?

A:Saving files consistently in Details View

Open/Save Dialog Box

This is a bug in XP and Microsoft Is Aware Of This - The Common Dialog Box Does Not Retain The Settings.

No Resolution For This Yet.

Read other 1 answers

I want to make it so that I can see the size of multiple files that are selected in the details menu on the left of the window rather than by right clicking and hitting properties.

Is there any way to do this?

It shows me the size of individual files, but not say... 5 of them selected together.

A:Multiple Files? Details in the lower left...

No one has any idea?

Read other 2 answers

As the title says,

When using my CAD program the details view of the folders will not show. I know how to change the views this is not the problem.
This previously worked but after updates it now will not. The information is there as it will sometimes appear after repeated attempts to open files but no consistency as to when the file details will show up.
I'm assuming some code or script has been screwed up.
I can view my files in all views EXCEPT details which is the view form I prefer.

Looking for some help figuring this out. Thanks!!


A:No details view in menus when opening files in my cad prog

my CAD program

Which one? Helps mightily to give the name and version number.

Read other 2 answers

How to force Explorer to always show 'more details' while copying/moving files?

A:How to make Explorer always show 'more details' while moving files?

Can you be a bit more explicit? Where do you want these details to show up? Normally you just set Windows Explorer to shows Details via View / Details then click on Tools / Folder Options / View Tab and Apply to all Folders then Apply and OK.

Read other 7 answers

Good afternoon everyone, Here is the problem. I am trying to get a standard view for the files under 'My Music' and all subfolders. Does not seem to work. Let us take an example: In the My Music\classical\ subfolder all the subfolders below that are artists names and the files may consist of mp3, mp4, m4a, flv, swf, some txt, occasional mpeg. It seems that if the folder contains all mp3 files then I can select 'name', 'size' & 'length' and in folder options I select view>apply to all folders then it will display correctly. But not if there are mp4, m4a, and flv mixed or some other combination. Then (whoever is in charge of my computer) adds all the additional columns and I wind up clicking away to remove the offending details only to have to do it again and again. Is there a way to do it 'my way'? Thanks for viewing!

A:how to modify folder view details for music files?

Then (whoever is in charge of my computer)

Who is in charge of your computer. If that is not your own computer, what do you expect.

Read other 8 answers

I have been infected with something for a few weeks now. When I was first infected one of those fake antispyware boxes popped up along with a hard drive failure icon. This virus has wiped out all of my pictures and files and redirects me everytime I search on the intenet. I have tried malwarebytes, avg scan, system restore, using the notepad and deleting host files then reseting my internet explorer settings ect... Nothing is working. I have attempted to read a few posts here and am obviously too computer illiterate to do anything further on my own. Any help would be greatly appreciated!Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:I am lost! Virus redirecting internet, lost all files and pictures..

BOOT THE PC INTO SAFEMODE WITH NETWORKINGDownloadhttp://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exeRun the unhide FIXDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS)http://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

Read other 7 answers


Just a fleeting visit...

Under File, Properties, Summary I need to change the "Company".
I've successfully changed the "Name" (under Tools, Options, User Information), but cannot change the company.

I've tried changing the Normal.dot template too, and when opening the template file thereafter, the company appeared correct, however, if I open MS Word itself, the company is incorrect.

So, aside from the Name, how can I change the defaulting values in a document's property sheet (preferably without re-installing)?


A:Change default property details of Word 2000 files

Read other 12 answers

the laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15–5559. The white LED blinks 4 times then the orange blinks twice.
Sometimes it works, but after the first time it started up it barely ever works.
I tried starting it with the battery, without it, with the cord, and without that.
What’s going on, and how can I fix it?

Read other answers

I need a little help with something that seems simple. I am using Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. I have changed the columns in Details view in a folder. However Windows is not populating those columns, so what am I missing? This holds true on both my network drives and my local drives, so I checked my indexing options and they are set to index my local drives, so I assumed that should have at least worked. Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Details View not showing details/data

Welcome to Seven Forums JLH1. Try this:

Right click an empty area in that folder> Sort by> More

Scroll down the list and make sure the categories you want are checked> OK

A Guy

Read other 5 answers

I googled the problem and NOTHING!!!!! many information NO LONGER is displayed in my details pane in Windows Explorer!!!!!! song length is one of them gone missing (& total length if multiple files are selected) and I use that frequently!!!!! it ONLY shows basic information now such as artist, title, album, and genre!!! but total length is GONE!!! also MANY UNRELATED INFORMATION is now in the details pane for media files!!!!!!! mood of music has been added (never heard of that tag), song rating, and composer now have been added!!!! it even displays ALL THIS SAME INFORMATION for WAV files when it used to be ONLY file size and length for WAV files!!!!!!! WAV is NOT capable of tags so I don't know why Windows Explorer shows this information for WAV files!!!!!!

A:missing information in details pane for media files (such as song length)

Can you post a screen shot of what you are seeing?

Read other 12 answers

I had movie maker on my laptop computer but noticed that it did not have the sound recorder like some of the later versions. So I tried to install the newer version and then something did not work out.  I could not find movie maker on my system. When
I tried to download windows essentials 2012 which includes the movie maker it suggested that I already had it on my system but I cannot find in program files or program (x86) files.
So then I went to a link on Microsoft support and followed the steps and got the sfc details. I am unable to post the link right now but will do so soon.
From the sfc details, I gathered the problems files -
Then the next steps were to take ownership of the files and then replace them with files copied from another computer that has windows 8.1.
I have not yet been able to do the "take ownership" step as I tried many combinations of
commands at the
elevated command prompt but none has worked so far.
I also tried doing what was suggested in a link:
 To fix corrupt windows system files in the answers thread on your website.
I am unable to post the link here. But it had to do with DISM clean up and restore health.
And I got this:
Error: 0x800f081f
The source files could not be found.
Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required t
o restore the feature. For more information o... Read more

Read other answers

I'm new here and trying my best to abide by the posting procedure.

I have run ad-aware, spybot search and destroy, and cw shredder. They all delete some spyware/adware but always say some could not be deleted. I tried running them in safe mode but still couldn't deleted all of it. Every once and a while when I get online, a new window will open saying I may be infected by the "black worm" virus and it advises me to download their anti virus software. I'm not sure if this is just a trick, so I haven't downloaded it. The popups range from casinos to online shopping(dunno if that helps or not). My desktop looks blurry and the icons have a strange grey shadow to them as if they're selected(but they're not). Homepage was also changed to c:\secure32.html it will not allow me to change it back.

Here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:35:32 PM, on 2/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.e... Read more

A:Very slow, constant popups, unable to delete problem files, details inside.

Please download these additional files/programs. Do not run them unless instructed to do so.

You are using an outdated version of Hijack This. Please delete your current version and download HijackThis. Double-click on the file you just downloaded. Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\

smitRem.exe and save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the file to extract it to it's own folder on the desktop.

*Note* Alternate download sites for smitrem... http://www.downloads.subratam.org/smitRem.exe

Right-click and select Save Target As - save it to your desktop.

To use: Right-click and select....... Install (no need to restart)
**Note** This will remove all entries in the "Trusted Zone"

CleanUp!.exe - Install

Ad-aware - install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware at http://www.greyknight17.com/spyware.php#adaware for better scan results. One updated, and custom settings in place, Close Adaware.

Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the lates... Read more

Read other 18 answers

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

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

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

Anyone? Please

Read other 3 answers

I am new to burning pictures from my computer to a cd. After successfully burning 2 cd's, on the 3rd attempt, the message exceeds set limit came up. I think I should click delete temporary files, but if I do will the pictures in this file be lost or will they go back to their original location so I can start over with the acceptable limit?

A:Are files lost when I choose delete temporary files before burning cd

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How exactly are you adding these images to cd ?
The usual operation is copy and paste or select all of the images and click on burn and choose your burn type data or dvd,
Another option is to use a third party burning utility,

Read other 3 answers

Hi ALl,

My sister was using the laptop browsing on websites and sunddenly the computer went off. Upon restart we could not access Internet Explorer button, the control panel, my computer and all system applications such as them were not visible on the start menu in the corner on the left hand side. All folders/files on the desktop were gone and an antivirus software kept coming up that was not known. I know a bit about computers and run AVG Free in safe mode and removed the anitvirus that was actually the virus itself in form of Trojan virus. This helped slightly but I still cannot see any files/folders that was previous to the virus. AVG now says the computer has no viruses but it is still not back to normal.

Any help will be much appreciated


A:Lost personal files/folders, system files unviewable etc.

Let's see, if we can recover your missing features.Download and run UnHideLet me know, if it worked.Then...Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and ... Read more

Read other 3 answers

Windows 8.1
Started a new account, with admin privileges. Deleted old account also with admin privileges. Selected the "KEEP FILES" option. Deleted account. A folder pops up in desktop, with the computer's name. Under that folder there was another folder with old user name, and under that folder there was yet another folder also with old user name. Completely empty.
I don't have a restore point to which to retrieve my files. The c:\ disk says there is 600GBs of free space, previously I had only 300. All the library from my old user account have been wiped. I also checked Recycle Bin which is empty. The current account has admin privileges and is set to show hidden files. I was told that it might be under c:\Users. I checked that with CMD and two folders were titled "." and "..", they don't show under file explorer.

I am running Recuva right now, but from what I understand that won't be able to restore file names and fragmented files, which are both critical. I also had an encrypted file with a none standard extension which might be ignored by Recuva.

A:Deleted User Account, Selected Keep Files, lost all files

Hello Abe, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure what went wrong, but this is a perfect example of why you should always back up anything that you do not want to lose first to be safe.

I hope Recuva may be able to recover your files for you.

Did you have any system images or Windows backups to restore them from?

Read other 9 answers

Lost a lot of folders and contents after compacting oe folders when messaged to do so. What now..? Outlook Express Recovery seems ideal but may not do what I need it to do.
Can anyone help.........???

A:outlook express dbx files / lost files

Read other 6 answers

I was trying to cut and paste some files to CD-RW. I cut and pasted several files to the cd-rw. I clicked on write these files and went through the whole process. Once it was done, the cd was spit out. I inserted the cd to look at the files and they were gone. I also checked my previous folders where they were cut and they weren't there either. I checked the recycle bin and noticed something interesting. Although it appeared to be empty, when I clicked on "Empty Recycle Bin" it said "Are you sure you want to delete all 16 files?"
We have a back up system in which I was able to take the files from a back up, so I put those on my external hard drive.
Here's where it gets really weird. When I insert the cd, I have the option to choose "Write these files" but there is nothing there.
When I plug in my external hard drive, the recycle bin looks empty but isn't. When I unplug my external hard drive, the bin is empty.
So I am wondering if there is a way to "see" what 16 files are in my recycle bin?
(In case something like this happens again, however I am not cutting and pasting anymore. I will copy then double check and then remove. )
Thanks and hope someone can help.

A:Cut & Paste Files to CD did not work. Files Lost



Read other 1 answers

Not a big deal, but rather strange nontheless...

I have a Dell XPS R450 tower running NT4 SP6a, and about a month ago, this strange behavior suddenly just cropped up -- when I select the "Details" option from the "View" menu, nothing shows in the window, although the text at the bottom margin of the window will display the correct number of files contained therein. If I view by any other option such as "List", "Small icon" or "Large icon", everything is fine.

Can anyone suggest what to do to fix this, and/or give me any clues as to what the heck is going on? I made no changes to my system to predicate this behavior -- it just popped up out of the blue (at least, as far as I can recall).


Joe B.

A:NT4 - Folder "View by Details" displays no files


I know this may sound like a simple question, but you could have messed up the columns. The columns have
draggable widths, and you can drag them in such a way
that nothing is visible.

Try grabbing hold of the left-hand edge of the leftmost
column and dragging it rightwards. Or something.



Read other 2 answers

Hi I hope you guys can help. I am old school so i dont know much about computers and have always worked on a company system thats preprogrammed and I was logged in as a user and unable to get places where I might screw things up . so now i am working for myself and I think i have screwed something up. I have files that wont open I get the message file not supported. My music files seem to be missing. and my default programs are screwed up for opening things like pictures , music, files so i ran trend micro hijack and here are my results( might as well be in french ...i cant understand a thing)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:45:19 PM, on 1/16/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\FreeAgent Status\stxmenumgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,St... Read more

Read other answers


I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:

* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options
* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'
* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosen

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.


A:Need for details in Details Pane

Read other 16 answers