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SSRS 2019 - Could not load folder contents.

Q: SSRS 2019 - Could not load folder contents.

I migrated to SSRS 2019. Report databases are migrated. SSRS and Sql server are on one server.
When open the web report server on browser, some folders can be accessed but some cannot.
Error message says Could not load folder contents. Please try again later.
I have added local user to admin group to view all folders. What's strange is, some folders work fine but some don't.
Some said SPN was needed; some said update was needed. I have patched all CUs. But cannot setup SPN because there is no domain.
Please advise.

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Hello, first I want to apologize up front if this topic has already been posted with the problem resolution as well. I have searched throughout the networking and sharing threads but was unable to find what I'm looking for...

I have two computers in my home, a Tower PC and a Laptop both running Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit. Both computers use the same usernames and passwords to log-in to each respective computer locally.
Both PC's are in the same HomeGroup using the same HomeGroup password.

I'm attempting to access the user folder on my laptop remotely from my Desktop. I'm sharing the user folder on the laptop and the permissions are as follows:
Username: Owner
HomeGroup: Read/Write
Everyone: Read/Write --->recently added 'Everyone' in the hope that I'd be able to change the contents of the remote user folder from the desktop... In this case, I'm attempting to rename a folder within the remote user directory..

--When I go to rename the folder within the remote user's folder/directory, I get the following error:

-You need permission to perform this action.
-You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this folder
--Try Again or Cancel buttons are my only choices.

So why is it that I've given read/write permission (on the laptop end) to my user folder for 'HomeGroup' and 'Everyone" but am still unable to remotely rename a folder within that shared folder? I appreciate any help or suggestions you may have to help me through this. Again, I'm... Read more

A:Unable to change folder contents on remote folder in same HomeGroup

Hi Ducey, welcome to Seven Forums.
I trashed HomeGroup and did this, Network Sharing Set Up.pdf

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Is there any way that i will be able to select a large group of folders and select their contents to cut to another folder.

Here is the situation

Itunes has messed around with my music and i would like to move it out of it album folder and just put all the tracks into a music folder. How do i do this.

i have herd i may be able to create a registry or something like that to do this job as you can delete folder contents in this way.

A:[SOLVED] Select the contents of a folder to cut without opening the folder

You want to copy ALL files in a specific folder?

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How does one display the full contents of a folder and all its subfolders in Vista?

In XP all one had to do was right-click on a folder, select Search and press Enter (typing nothing in the search box) and it would display everything in a folder and all contained subfolders.

It's frustrating as I have to use my netbook with XP when I want to search through my external hard drive rather than my spanking new Vista laptop!

A:How display full folder + sub-folder contents?

Originally Posted by mr man uk

How does one display the full contents of a folder and all its subfolders in Vista?

In XP all one had to do was right-click on a folder, select Search and press Enter (typing nothing in the search box) and it would display everything in a folder and all contained subfolders.

It's frustrating as I have to use my netbook with XP when I want to search through my external hard drive rather than my spanking new Vista laptop!

JAM Software - Windows Freeware

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I have some white / blank box that appears in Outlook 2019 / Excel 2019 after my computer goes to sleep. The only way to get it to go away is restarting Outlook / Excel. Any ideas how to fix this?It wasn't happening with my old Yoga 3 Pro... but since I got my new Yoga 920 it's happenning....and it's REALLY ANNOYING!

A:Lenovo YOGA 920 (92013IKB) - White Box in Outlook 2019 / Excel 2019 after computer goes to sleep

MORE DETAILS from another user reporting the same problem...https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/windows-10-1809-cannot-change-screen-brightnes... Windows 10 1809: floating white shapes on screenAfter updating to Windows 10 version 1809, I have experienced several strange issues with my display. I am using a Lenova Yoga 920 laptop. These problems go away after rebooting the computer, but then re-emerge after using the computer for a while, and persist until I reboot again. It is getting very irritating, and interfering with my work.  - A mysterious floating white circle appeared on my desktop background. I cannot click on or interact with it, and changing the desktop background does not remove the circle. Then, a second circle appeared. Now, there is also a floating white rectangle. The rectangle poses the biggest issue, because it remains on TOP of whatever other windows I have open, constantly obstructing part of my screen unless I reboot the computer. The circles remain on the desktop background. I have attached a picture of these weird white artifacts on my display. Things I have already tried:- Installing all available Windows patches and updates- Updating graphics driver- Checking/unchecking auto-brightness settings

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I have an internal website which I am trouble loading the full contents in IE 11.  The computers are domain joined and get group policy from domain. The site works fine if the computer is not part of the domain. So it is not browser. I do not know
what setting I should enable in GPO to fix this issue. The real time contents are not showing up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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windows XP sp2 can see D drive but folder on disk are seen as empty when fact they are not. Same disk on different computer and files are within folders?

A:xp can't see folder contents on D drive

can u plz elaborate.. try to post screeshots .. Thanx

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Hi, I hope someone can answer this question.

I have an extensive MIDI file collection saved to my desktop and want to print the contents of the folder. When I open the folder, it shows the contents IE "misty.mid" but there is no option to print. I have tried contrl. P and also tried to take a screen shot, nothing works. Any suggestions? I hate the idea of having to hand print this whole thing since I have over 1,000 MIDI files. I need to know what is in the folder, on paper, instead of just opening and looking on the computer.
Thanks In Advance!!!!

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I was wondering if, in Windows XP Home Edition, it is possible to make a folder that prints files that are put into it and then deletes the files. I ask because I have two networked computers that have fully working access to eachother but the printer connected to the one PC cannot be used by the other PC (for reasons I won't go into) and I though the if I could make a folder like this on the printer PC then I could put things in it from the other PC.
Thanks for any help.

A:A folder that prints it's contents...

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The motherboard on my computer died and I managed to get a free one from a colleague. I put the hdd from my old system as a slave in the new one but some files seem to have disappeared. I used to have two "my pictures" folders. One in "my documents" and on my desktop. The one on my desktop was used to house a few years worth of digital camera photos and videos and the one in my documents was the default one where everything would get saved to. So after putting the hdd in my new system as a slave the my pictures folder that I had on the desktop is empty. When I try to click on it I get the error message "E:\documents and settings\desktop\my pictures is not accessible. Access is denied." and when I right click it it comes up as an empty folder. But overall the hdd still has the same amount of free space as it used to when it was connected to my old motherboard so the files must still be there right? The other my pictures folder, the one that was in my documents is 100% ok. Does anyone know what happened?

A:Contents of folder missing :(


Originally Posted by justjuice

The motherboard on my computer died and I managed to get a free one from a colleague. I put the hdd from my old system as a slave in the new one but some files seem to have disappeared. I used to have two "my pictures" folders. One in "my documents" and on my desktop. The one on my desktop was used to house a few years worth of digital camera photos and videos and the one in my documents was the default one where everything would get saved to. So after putting the hdd in my new system as a slave the my pictures folder that I had on the desktop is empty. When I try to click on it I get the error message "E:\documents and settings\desktop\my pictures is not accessible. Access is denied." and when I right click it it comes up as an empty folder. But overall the hdd still has the same amount of free space as it used to when it was connected to my old motherboard so the files must still be there right? The other my pictures folder, the one that was in my documents is 100% ok. Does anyone know what happened?

its permissions you need to purge permissions into the folder....

thats all it is

so what you do is add a account on your current computer with the SAME user name and password ( this will give the computer pass through authentication ) then reboot the computer log on as this user and try to pull the data again...


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Hi to all you WLM experts out there ... with apologies if this question has been asked before.

Can anyone pls suggest a method for analysing the e-mails in a WLM folder ... eg by author, by date ...

I?ve a large folder containing approx 2000 e-mails from approx 20 colleagues ... I?d like to be able to count how many from each! And how many per day, etc ...

This would be possible by eg exporting to CSV file for analysis in eg Excel... But how to do? Or is there a better way? (PS ? I'm using WLM 2011. And I don?t have Outlook.)

Suggestions pls.

Thanks in anticipation.


A:Analysis of WLM folder contents

Display the folder within WLM (e.g. as Inbox or a subfolder of Inbox either in the Storage group or under one of the email accounts set up in WLM). Make sure there is a column shown called "From". Click on the word "From" at the top of the column to sort by name. You can count them there or move them in groups to new folders (one for each unique "From" field). In the latter case, the number of emails in each folder should display at the bottom of the main window called the "status" bar (one of the view options).

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Working on my Acer Aspire yesterday, I went to open a file in Photoshop and couldn't find the file in the folder where I knew it was located. Furthermore, none of the files previously located in that folder were there anymore either, though the folder itself was in its proper location in the file hierarchy. After searching desperately around, I finally found the missing files in an entirely different folder. That folder had always been there, but with nothing in it. What Gives? Anybody?

A:Lost folder contents

Windows 7 is stealing folder contents now.

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Quick question...

(FYI.... I do NOT have windows 7 - thats why I am asking this question)

In "Vista" you could click on START then MYCOMPUTER then RIGHT-click on the CD Drive and a menu would come up with the option to "Explore" so you can "browse" the folders and files on the cd.

But in Windows 7... when you Right-click there is no longer the option to "Explore" - what is the equivalent to "browse" the folders and directories on the CD.

Is it just "Open" ?

(I know in Vista if you just try to double click on the CD Drive it trys to to the auto-play)

Thank you.

A:How do you view the contents/folder of the CD in 7

Hello billy7777, welcome to Seven Forums!

Insert the disk and click "open folder to view ... " in the box that opens.

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My boss has asked me to compile a report of the

Date last modified

for a huge file tree, is there a program that can output the information into a document so i dont have to go through and type out hundreds of details?


A:Folder contents reports?

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I cannot edit a folder when I've used "Take Ownership" and I've made sure in the Security tab that I have full control, I still get "You need permission to preform this action" when trying to move stuff in the folder. What could be wrong?

A:Cannot edit folder contents?

Maybe disable inheritance ?

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Is there software out there that can examine all folders of a specific source and all its sub-folders (nested up to 40 folders) and output the number of files and types?

A:How to examine folder contents?

Maybe not exactly what you want. But for NTFS only partitions, WizTree is very fast and shows a breakdown of files/folders contained in each folder.

Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

It's freeware.

Edit: for a visual representation of folder structure see console Tree command.

There must be something that does specifically what you request but I don't recall seeing it. I would check the freeware sites such as snapfiles, softpedia, download.com and sourceforge.net

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Hello Guys,

I got a problem with my Windows Xp; I can?t hide the contents of my system32 folder (System Tasks are not coming). The contents of system32 folder are hidden (by default). And Windows hides the System drive (which is containing windows) and the following folders (which are system folders):-

System32 &
Program Files.

My problem is this, I can hide the rest of the folders (windows and program files) and the system drive but I can?t hide the system32 folder.
(Almost 5 - 6 days before I was able to hide the system 32 folder too by the option coming in the system tasks of ?Hide the contents of this folder?)
Now as I define the system tasks...System tasks comes in system folders, also system tasks comes in my computer if you note. If there is nothing coming on the left side when you open any folder in Windows Explorer or My computer then that option will be enabled by going to Control Panel >> Folder Options >> General >> Mark Show common tasks in folders.

Now moving on to my issue?.System tasks are not coming on the taskbar, instead of it, Picture tasks are coming (view as a slide show, order prints online, print pictures...)
I do not know how it happened but I noticed this problem a couple of days before.

My System32 folder is also containing images of .gif & .jpg format and it is like icon pictures and arrows and it was on the following 2 paths:
c:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\html\mous... Read more

A:I cant the contents of my system32 folder.

reinstall XP and when it gives the option to repair the previous installation do so.

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I'm getting a new computer and want to know how to move all the folders I have in my Outlook Express email program (v6.0 updated to the latest version) from my old computer to the new one, both having OE. The help in OE says to select the folder, Compact it, then find the folder and copy it to a floppy or CD (.dbx extensions).

I know where the folders are stored by doing 'properties' when right-clicking on the folder. My question is how to move that folder and all its contents on a floppy or CD? Do I need to use Windows Explorer? Thanks....


A:Moving Out Exp folder contents

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ok i hope im posting this in the write area. I started with one desktop pc and collected my music. then i purcased a lap top also running xp where i transfered my music folder( which has been organized into subcatagories by itunes i.e. artist/album/song) I since then added songs speratly to each . so i now have 2 libraries with different songs. I wanna join them so that i dont have duplicates of the songs i have on both. what is the best and most efficent way for me to do such a thing? Is it as simple as drag and droping the root file into the same directory as the other? will that only add the "new" songs?

thanks in advance

A:syncing folder contents

noone? sorry bout the bump

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Is there a way to customize a created folder?
Actually what I would like to do is similar to the recycle bin. When the recycle bin has something in it, it shows you this.
Is there a way to do this to a created folder? Show one icon when empty, then another when it has something?

Thank You,

A:Customize a folder with contents



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Recently I have been part of a virus removal team, specifically the w32/blaster worm. The primary tool we have been using is McAfee 7.0. Normally it moves the svchost.exe in the winnt\system32\wins folder to c:\quarantine. A simple delete of this file does not work and requires scanning the svchost.exe.vir file and then deleting using McAfee. Is this an ownership issue? and... is the file still locked into the operating system? I have understood it is recommended to delete this file. Who actually owns/controls this file? Can anyone explain what effect/significance of the existence of this file in the quarantine folder could be to the OS/network? My understanding of quarantine is that the file is simply being preserved so it can be recovered in the event it has important data. I havn't been able to find any documentation or specifications that say otherwise. I would happily be enlightened.

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Is there a way to print all the files (word, excel, etc.) in a desktop folder at once without opening each one individually? Would it work with shortcuts. I work in environmental health and would be involved with disaster relief if a hurricane hit our area and am trying to set up a quick and easy way to print important documents and forms before an evacuation. Thank you.

A:Printing contents of a folder

Other than a command line form of what you need, there are no real ways to do this in Windows without a third party program such as JDirPrint or Treesize
both are free utilities with upgrade versions that support more functionality for a fee.

I use both of these on a fairly regular basis.

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1. I have noticed that my system32 folder is adding around 92 MB every day for the last ten days, seriously depleting my HDD space.

I attach a screenshot of the contents.

Please see items 3 to 10 on the list, with a strange file name.

kindly advise how these files are suddenly created and how to get rid of them and also ensure they do not get created every day.

2. Kindly also see item no. 1 "dllcache" which has 448MB. is it possible to reclaim some space from this?

thank you very much for help.

A:system32 folder contents

The Dllcache folder contains copies of important system files and helps your system to recover from errors. You should just leave it alone.


Under Windows XP, WFP stops populating the Dllcache folder when less than (600 MB + maximum size of the page file) of space is available on the hard disk.

In fact, you shouldn't be in the system32 folder at all thinking to delete files to save space. Windows and your applications use space dynamically. If you are close to filling your drive then it's time for a new drive purchase.

Description of the Windows File Protection feature

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I need some help. I am now running windows 8.1 on my new Dell system. I used windows <g class="gr_ gr_95 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="95" id="95">xp</g> for
over ten years on my old Dell desktop. On my hold system, A knowledgeable friend added a mod to the registry that added a 'print directory' to the drop down options when you right-clicked on a folder name. I collect music tracks and have over 3000
tracks. My problem is that when I try to compare folders to check for duplicate tracks, it's very difficult to do this using on-screen listings. I would print them out and then manually mark off any duplicates. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to do this
using windows 8.1. Since I'm new to windows 8.1 I'm not knowledgeable to do it myself.
Vincent J. <g class="gr_ gr_2371 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="2371" id="2371">Cecero</g> (vincentjc1945)

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I had a series of sub-folders stored under a main folder in the "Public Videos" library of one of our machines.
I have not moved or deleted anything.
I have these sub-folders consecutively numbered; 01_FolderName, 02_FolderName, 03_ you get the idea.
A while ago, when I went to add a new sub-folder in Explorer, in the folder-tree list on the left margin, sub-folder 01_FolderName is listed as though everything is okay; however, when I clicked the main folder to display all the sub-folders on a page, sub-folder 01_ does not show up, even though it is listed as being there in the folder tree.
When I click on sub-folder 01_ in the folder tree, I get this message :

What has happened to this folder and how can I find it ?

Thanks for reading.

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Well here's my current situation:

Been trying to combat some issues, my previous posts can be found Here:

While I was running my GMER scan, I started to have a huge issue with another virus. "Data Restore"

I ran MBAM to remove the virus, which I have done successfully, but now all of my desktop icons are completely gone, all my shortcuts on my bottom bar are gone, as well as the ones on my start menu. Had very important things in the folders on my desktop, and now they're all missing.

Edit: Looks like ALL of my folders in my computer are empty, or showing AS empty. However, I CAN find the files if I search for them individually, but my desktop is blank, and any folder I open is empty...


A:All folder contents lost?

OH LORD, I'm as daft as they were clever... "They" being whoever created the virus I got rid of... Made all of my files and folders to be set as Hidden. Fixed the problem myself with your helpful guide found here:

Thank you and I'm sorry for the pointless post!

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I have a slave drive (E drive for me) where I store all of my non system folders and files. Photos, doc, etc. While looking for something the other day I noticed that one of the folders that I regularly use was not accessible. It is a folder directly off the root directory. There are MANY other 'same type' folders in this root directory that seem unaffected. And while checking, I found a couple other folders that are also not accessible.
I have a lot of data potentially at risk here and I am VERY worried that it may not be recoverable. When I click on one of these problem folders, after a long pause, a message pops up asking me about formatting this drive. Of course I click no.
I right clicked on the drive letter, properties and selected check disk for errors, this prompted me to reboot so CHKDSK could work at startup.
While that was going I saw on the screen "File record segment xxxxx is unreadable"
Then "deleting an index entry from index $0 of file 25"
Wondering if there's anything else I can do to recover this section of the drive that may be in trouble. Why would one folder be fine and the next one in the list be corrupt. and then the next 5 be fine and then one not? Very strange - happened overnight too - one day working one day not. And no other changes were made to the system. The only thing I've done on this system lately is to dump photos from a digital camera onto another drive.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Lost Folder Contents

have you defragged the drive lately ?

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W7 machine has started doing something the past week: when I open a folder it does not let me use nor sort the contents. Instead, it starts making a bar go across the top where the folder's path is shown. Until it completes the bar across that top, I can't do anything with the folder's contents.

I suppose these are novice questions but:

1) What is it doing?

2) Why is it suddenly doing that as it had not done that with these folders before?

3) How can I stop that so that I don't have to wait and wait after I open a folder to be able to use it's contents. This is rather annoying and frustrating.

Thank you.

A:W7 Delays being Able to use Folder Contents

Its reading the folder content the bar being a progress bar. If you open the folder a second time it should be faster as it will be cached. If it taking a long time its either a very big folder, low memory/cpu time or the disk is corrupt. Check the drive for errors find cmd.exe right click choose run as admin then type chkdsk c: /f (assuming its drive c) it will say disk locked test on start say yes

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Awhile back a question was posted about how to print the contents of a folder. I have a folder that contains over 500 mp3's. I would like to print a list of those songs.

Someone said there was a way to print from the folder from dos. If anyone know how to do this, or an easier way please let me know.


A:Printing the contents of a folder

I think it's:

print dir C:\mypath\myfolder lpt1:

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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I have the strangest thing that no one seems to be able to solve.
If the contents of my folder are greater than able to display, a scroll bar shows up.
Perfect so far.

If I scroll down to the bottom if the list and double click, right click to open etc,
the contents will jump to the top.

In case I am not clear, I have posted a video on youtube.


I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I want my OS to be working properly first.
I don't want to re-install, but if all else fails...

Sys Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8162 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 184800 MB; D: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 918066 MB;
Motherboard: AMD Corporation, 970A-DS3
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Jumping Folder Contents

Try a different mouse and see what happens.

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Hi, Guys.

Do you know about the Microsoft Release for CVE-2019-0708 | Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability this May 14, 2019?

Are the security updates for this considered emergency and out-of-band? Please advise.

Thank you.

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Background Info:
I have album artwork displayed for every album/directory in my music directory (D:\Music) by using a folder.ico and a desktop.ini file. This method was used as a work-around to fix the deficiency in Windows Vista and 7 to no longer display front-facing album covers using the folder.jpg file. This work-around looks fantastic and actually looks better than XP because it's borderless. It also has the advantage of staying loaded into memory, which I have plenty of, until I restart the computer, unlike the use of folder.jpg, which has to be reloaded every time the directory is opened and scrolled.

However, when I first open my music folder, it has to load all the artwork and I have to manually scroll through the entire directory until all of the folder.ico files are read. I have a very large library and this takes some time. I can set D:\Music to open at startup, and it will read the folder.ico files for the visible albums/directories, but then I still have to manually scroll after that.

Is there any way to force Windows to load the folder.ico files for every folder in my D:\Music directory at startup, with no intervention from me?

Desired Result:
When I go to open or scroll through the music directory, all of my album artwork has already been pre-loaded into memory and thus it is a seamless flow of album artwork with no waiting.

A:Force Windows to Load All Contents of Directory at Startup?

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This is the scenario:
On a shared PC I want to protect a Folder so that only I can add or change the files within it, however I want all other users to still be able to read those files.

I've looked at password protection / locking the folder etc but these don't seem to have the 'others can look but don't touch option'.

A bit like Office files modify protection e.g. if you know the password you can modify the file, otherwise its read-only, but at the folder level.

Any ideas please?


PS this is for Win XP, NTFS.

A:XP Folder, allow read of contents, but not change

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My folder containing .PDFs scans and .JPGs and sub-folders containing more, which all amoung to several GBs now appears empty, and reads 0 MB. Even my Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus reads the folder as 0 MB.
However, though I cannot see the contents, and cannot access them, I do the following:
- I can access that folder's subfolders if I type the subfolders name in the Windows Directory Bar. I can open and move the contents of those subfolders that I accessed this way
- I can see some of my folder's files, and one subfolder, through accessing it via Network Sharing on another computer terminal. Emphasis on 'some of my folder's files'.
I cannot .RAR my folder. WinRAR has the diagnostic contents "CANNOT READ CONTENTS OF FOLDER".
I cannot copy the folder. Well, I can copy it, but it produces a blank, empty folder with nothing in it. Including the 'hidden/missing subfolders' that I can still access in the original.
Since the folder itself reads 0 MB, my harddrive reads several GB lighter. However, files of my subfolder are still there.
I made a new folder within that folder. I exited, and then reentering the folder, the new folder I created is 'gone'.
Last things I've done are:
- moved a scanned .PDF file (from my own scanner) to the folder
- forgot to close the "Accept Cookies" bit on my browser. Contracted three Trojans, which I've since rid my computer of when I remembered
- installed a patch for my scanner, downloaded from HP
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First and Long!

(First time poster - long time lurker)

I was getting the "hal.dll corrupt" message every time I attempted to start in Safe Mode and after reading a number of posts decided to recover my system to fix it.

It was a success and everything is running fine. On my C: drive I now have a folder "My Back Up 07-10-21) that is 35.8 GB and contains the entire file structure (including files) of my system PRE-Recovery. After a full virus scan I went through and moved any files I needed out of this folder.

This is where I run into problems ... As far as I know I no longer need the "My Back Up" folder or any of it's contents BUT every time I try to delete it I get "Cannot delete BOOKS: Access Denied" error message . I have even tried to uncheck the "READ ONLY" box under properties and that just gives me a bunch of "Access Denied" alerts for various files .

This folder is 35.8 GB and I would love to get that space back ... any solutions? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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I'm having an issue with installing certain things,
such as plugins for Firefox, but also other small software I have to download first.

When I try to install, for example, the Flash plugin via the official website,
I get this message in a popup:

"C:\Users\*name*\AppData\Local\Temp could not be saved, because you cannot change the contents of that folder.
Change the folder properties and try again, or try saving in a different location."

I'm not sure how to set either of those things.
But what should I do anyway?
This is preventing me to do a whole bunch of things.
For one, watching videos on the internet. Not so handy. :\

A:Can't install > can't change contents of folder.

Install this shortcut to your rightclick context menu: Take Ownership Shortcut

Whenever this problem happens again, rightclick on the file in question to take ownership.

Appdata files may have to be unhidden first at Control Panel>Folder Options>View. They are under your active User.

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This is a recent occurrence, maybe related to a new windows update item. Clicking on (say) the Documents folder will not open the folder. Instead the system puts the item on the task bar. Clicking on the task bar item does nothing, it simply sits there. Can anyone shed some light on this problem and, if possible, suggest a fix, please?
Any assistance greatly appreciated. (Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit).

A:Unable to read contents of folder

Tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One) may be one solution. Accept the default checks [such as file associations, etc] and perhaps add icon repair. There are many others far wiser than I who will also add their ideas and solutions, heed them

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Anyone with several reg cleaners may have noticed that the only Start
Menu shortcuts that get tagged for deletion are orphans. (That's a
shortcut where the target or command line is invalid.) This makes no
sense because as you make changes to your Start Menu whole blocks
of shortcuts may be moved to new categories or subcategories, renamed,
etc. Because they still have the same path name you usually end up
with several redundant Start Menu registry entries. You could export
the Start Menu reg key to a text file and try to edit it manually, but the
job is overwhelming!

There's an endless list of apps that will compare the contents of two
directories, and show you the differences. I'm wondering if there is an
app that will compare a folder with a registry key, and show the differences
between the two. An app like this would allow you to reorder and clean up a
registry key that contains dozens or hundreds of redundant entries.

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These past few months, i've been noticing my C drive space getting smaller and smaller even if i did not download/install anything. I did a search for folders in my C drive that's taking up a lot of space and i landed in my temp folder ( C:\Windows\Temp ). That folder is packing hard with almost 4000 files and close to 80GB. They mostly consist of .sqm and .tmp files.

So my Q is am i able to delete everything in there without actually getting any crashes, issues and whatnot? Are the files there absolutely required? What are those files?

Enough questions for today. Looking for suggestions, tips, etc.
Thanks !

A:Could Temp folder contents be deleted?

Deleting them is fine, do what I do and delete but don't empty recycle bin. Any problems after you clear the folder then you just restore the files from your bin.

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Aside from the folders that belong in my username folder (video downloads pictures), other things also appear there (Bluetooth Software, Tracing) They generally come when i add new software. why do these things end up in this folder?, where do they belong?, how can i prevent this from happening in the future?,

A:contents of my username and documents folder

Yeah, I understand what you are talking about.
I'm afraid that is how Windows Vista is, now you might be able to change the folder settings, but this is complex and will most probably have a destructive affect on your PC.

Just to let you know, that the documents folder which is called 'YourName' is basically the same as XP's 'C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\'.

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Hi there guys n girls.
With windows 98 microsoft introduced a function i dont know what is called.
But basicly what you could do was to drag a folder to either the top, right, left og bottom of the screen to get a "tool line". The tool line would show all the contents of a folder.
I realy enjoyed that part of windows, but for some reason they removed it in vista.

Does anyone know of a gadget or a way to add a similar tool line?


A:Showing the contents of a folder on the desktop.

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I have two computers connected to the same HomeGroup on the same network. Both are sharing their documents (Control Panel/HomeGroup). On both computers, Windows Explorer shows the user on the other computer under HomeGroup, and under each user is Documents. But when I click on Documents, nothing changes. It seems that it isn't reading the contents of the documents folder on the other computer. What am I missing?

A:Homegroup not showing folder contents

Hi Peter,

Have you tried restarting both computers? Sometimes a reboot helps resolve this type of issue.

Do you have any Security or Firewall Software installed?

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I had some viruses on my PC (Backdoor.Tidserf.I!inf), so a computer technician came over to remove these viruses.
He ran ComboFix, and this created the Qoobox folder on my C drive.
This folder contains a Quarantine folder, and Norton has detected the files in this Quarantine folder as viruses that need to be removed (e.g. Packet.dll.vir, disk.sys.vir)

I just need to understand what I'm supposed to do with the contents of the Quarantine folder.

Your help is much appreciated!!


A:ComboFix Quarantine Folder - What do I do with the contents?

Remove the ComboFix..Please download OTCleanIt and save it to desktop.?Double-click OTCleanIt.exe.?Click the CleanUp! button.?Select Yes when the "Begin cleanup Process?" prompt appears.?If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.?The tool will delete itself once it finishes, if not delete it by yourself.

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i have a folder residing on one win 7 that is hidden. i have shared it and created a map letter to it on another pc. but the contents of this folder are not visible only when it is hidden. i need to see its contents on another pc while it remains hidden on the pc on which it resides.

how to achieve it ?

A:share hidden folder and see its contents on another pc

If you hide a folder make sure you just hide the folder and not the contents with it. Actualy W7 will ask you this question when applying the hidden attrib, if you want to change these settings for just the folder or also the files and sub folders in it. Choose only this folder and the contents will stay visible, also when viewed as a shared folder on an other computer.

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Can any of you please direct me to the proper forum? On certain folders, right-clicking and displaying the properties shows me an increasing folder size and an incorrect number of files and folders contained therein.

A:Folder sizes and contents are incorrect

No. It is not. Size is seen being incremented because Windows reads and calculates the total number of files and folders and their sizes while you pop the properties box open.

This number and size includes all hidden files and system protected hidden files which can't be seen inside a folder unless viewing of those files is enabled. These special hidden files and folders account for the extra figure that you see.

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I hate to admit this, but I can't figure out how to restore XP control panel contents to an alphabetized classic view, insted of being grouped so everything starting with "A" is in one group, with a bold heading of A, then there are spaces, and everything starting with "B" is in the next group, and so on. Sometimes I goof and clicked too many times on the "name" column heading and this happens in normal folders. I think I've gotten it back to normal by clicking on the "name" column heading a few times (it's always a pain), but I can't get that to work in control panel now. This time I was working to change from classic view to the new Category View in control panel, when there wasn't an option to do that on the left. I finally got the new catagroy view by going to tools, options, and changing general tab, Tasks, to "Show common tasks in folders", instead of "Use Windows classic Folders". That also perminantly brought back the change option on the left It affected only some things, like "My Computer" and Control Panel, but it dosen't affect directories, like the contents of C:, or sub-directories under it. This is so strange. Viewing "My Computer" give me fits too. I can't get it to show drives in letter order. It does a catagory view too.

Any ideas how all this works, especially undoing catagory view in the control panel?


A:Restoring XP folder contents to alphabetized?

Go into Control Panel, then Click VIEW. And Make Sure that you are set on TILES, then click on VIEW again and make sure that under ARRANGE ICONS BY there is nothing checked (I'm guessing that you have "SHOW IN GROUPS" checked marked by accident).

Optional: Then if that is the view you want for all folders Click TOOLS-->FOLDER OPTIONS, then click on the VIEW Tab and then click APPLY TO ALL FOLDERS

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