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How to disable Windows Explorer's "today, yesterday, last week" groups

Q: How to disable Windows Explorer's "today, yesterday, last week" groups

This startred a few days ago on it's own, and i hate it - i want a flat windows explorer....normal....i don't want this library style rubbish.

please help.

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A: How to disable Windows Explorer's "today, yesterday, last week" groups

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Is this what you're wanting to do ?
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

If not post a screen shot of what you want to remove

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Recently, my company started working with a company where they wanted to redirect from an internal Intranet Kiosk site to a publicly available application site. The site apparently (due to lack of something) does NOT have the ability to remove any File Upload
links when coming from the Kiosk URL.  The Kiosk computers are running Windows 7 Pro with various GPOs and registry keys locking them down to using Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode replacing the explorer.exe on the user account. The problem is we have
not been able to find a way to Disable "Choose File to Upload" dialogs in Internet Explorer 11. This seems like it should be a pretty straight forward option as you can disable File Downloads using GPOs but apparently disabling File Uploads isn't
something commonly done. 
A number of blocks are in place, but there is always the fun the user could have of uploading files by using their Environmental Variables (Example: %WINDIR%\win.ini) that we would like to avoid.  In fact, I'd like to avoid any dialog to avoid any issues
with seeing Libraries or Desktop folder paths.
Given Kiosk Mode for Internet Explorer has been an age old feature, I'm amazed disabling "File Upload" isn't some default option when you set in Kiosk Mode.
Please assist!  Thanks!

"Those who fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do." Magic: The Gathering

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How can I lock the "Now" or "TODAY" or "Date" FUNCTIONs IN Excel 2003?

This seems like it would be a simple solution as everybody that deals with Excel, at some point, would be interested in not having the dates you have entered with either function "Today" or "Now" NOT automatically change to the current date and time when you reload the workbook. But if it's a simple fix, I sure haven't been able to figure it out yet. Help!!!!!!!!!!! Go ahead and show me and make me feel like an idiot...


A:Solved: Locking "Now" or "TODAY" FUNCTION IN Excel 2003

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I am trying to figure out how to edit "Groups" on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS. I launch MMC.EXE and add snap-in "Local Users and Groups". I then click on "Groups" from the menu. I see a list of approximately twenty different groups starting with "Administrators" to "Event Log Readers" and ending with "SQLServerMSSQLUsers$MyPCName-PC$SQLEXPRESS". The point is I have about 20 "Groups" listed on my screen which would make me think that I can edit "20" differently named groups somewhere, somehow, someway, on the computer. I know how to edit the groups as in adding users to the groups. Thats not what I need to know. What I want to know is how to "see" and "edit" the actual group properties that are given to users of a specific group. So, say I want to edit the "Administrators" group and the actual permissions and securities they have. How do I do this? I tried loading the snap-in "Local Computer Policy" and all it shows are two different top-level choices called, "Computer Configuration" and "User Configuration". I drilled down deep into both of these options and never found my list of 20+- groups. Where is this group list so I can select a specific group from the list and change or modify the "Group" properties, i.e., permissions, restrictions, etc. I cant find it.

So I started thinking that maybe there is no master list of my 20 gr... Read more

A:Please help me edit "Groups" on Windows 7 Ultimate

WIN + F1 | type Group Policy Management for IT Pros | Enter key

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"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

At the time of this writing, this search in Google will produce one result at best. Am I searching the wrong things? I have tried a couple handfuls of variants, and I am coming up with zilch.

Though I am fairly well versed in Windows 7 from working on other people's machines, I decided to stick with good old XP because of one issue above all else. When I instructed my firewall to block Windows Explorer from accessing the Internet it completely cut me off from the Internet, no ifs, ands or buts. My understanding of why this is happened leads me to believe the dependency chain for Internet access goes through Windows Explorer. I have long had a habit of blocking my File Manager of choice access to the Internet because... well, it's a file manager! Admittedly, my one experience with Windows 7 on my own machine was a retired student version of Server 2008 R2, but as soon as I found out that was the case, I decided not to make the move to Windows 7 and went back to my XP installation. I believe I was using Sunbelt Personal Firewall at the time. I now use PCTools Free Firewall.

Is this still the case with Windows 7? Is there a workaround if it is?

I haven't tried to recreate this on another person's machine.


A:"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

Hi KronKyrios, welcome to 7F!

I did find some very old information that may shed some light:

"Launch Browser Windows in a Separate Process" Setting Is Not Available in Internet Explorer 5.01 or Internet Explorer 5.5

You can go into Services and check:
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Network Connections
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Windows Management Instrumentation

R-click on each one, then Properties, then the Dependencies Tab.
You would have to cross check each one that is listed.

Here is a good list to help you: Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations

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Hi TechGuy,

I'm having some recent problems on my laptop. When I log-in and start using it, the performance starts slowing down. When I look at the Task Manager, I notice that the task called Explorer.exe takes up a lot of my CPU. In a couple of minutes, I also start getting Internet Explorer windows to pop-up on my screen (I normally use Firefox) with advertisements suggesting that my computer is infected and some software downloads that could help. I recently installed McAfee Total Works, or whatever they call their 10-in-1 software which is supposed to do it all. I ran several scans, and on some of them, if did find and disable the Generic.dx trojan. Even though it claims it is doing something, I don't notice any changes - Explorer.exe continues to bog me down, and the IE windows keep popping up to the point that I cannot use my computer effectively anymore.

IBM T-40 laptop (about three and a half years old)
Microsoft XP-Professional

Any pointers would be truly appreciated!!


A:Solved: "Explorer.exe" process keeps running, IE Windows intermittently open, "Generic.dx"

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I have been plagued for years by this bug (see attached Mad_Explorer_col.JPG screen dump), and this morning after visiting Tech Support Guy > Windows XP then searching for "Windows Explorer", on page 2 in "Solved: Explorer tree display curiosity, AKA Odd Windows Explorer Bug", page 2, I found the cause and solution brought by Mosaic1 Wed 07 Mar 2007 05:48 GMT:
Do you have the desktop toolbar on the taskbar?​and mrwes Tue 07 Aug 2007 18:34 GMT:
You can get around this by making the toolbar point to the Desktop but using c:\Documents and Settings > (Profile name) > Desktop. You don't see the My Computer and IE icons in the list, but everything else shows up...​Thanks a lot to Mosaic1 and mrwes!

Versailles, Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:34:25 +0100

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While using "Windows Explorer" as an FTP client I have put the system into a state where any attempts to access an FTP folder from "Windows Explorer" produces the following dialog:
Dialog Title: "FTP Folder Error"
Dialog Icon: Information Icon
Dialog Text: "Windows cannot access this folder.  Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.  Details: No more Internet handles can be allocated"
Dialog Buttons: OK
I had used the "Add a network location" feature of "Windows Explorer" to add an FTP site.  The FTP folder appears under "Computer" in the left panel of "Windows Explorer." 
It is not mapped to a drive letter.  I then initiated a large FTP transfer operation by using drag-and-drop from the FTP folder to a local folder.  A portion of the transfer completed as expected but after some time it produced the "No more Internet
handles can be allocated" error.  When OK was clicked the transfer was terminated.  In this case I am using large to refer to many thousands of files and directories to be transferred as opposed to a small count of files having many bytes.
After the initial error dialog is cleared with the OK button and the transfer is terminated I can then reliably reproduce the dialog.  Any attempt to open an FTP network location
from "Windows Explorer" will produce a n... Read more

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This is a bit of a strange problem, admittedly. Nonetheless, I'm hopeful that someone here may have a solution.

Win 7 Explorer has this "feature" whereby you can undo all sorts of file operations (rename, move, delete) by pressing ctrl+z or by clicking the "undo <whatever>" menu item in the context menu.

I find this incredibly annoying, because the only time I use this feature is by accident (either I was trying to ctrl+z in another program window without realizing the focus was switched to, say, the desktop; or I simply failed to click the menu item I was aiming for, and hit the undo <whatever> instead..)

So, in short, can anybody tell me a way to disable this undo functionality..other than being more careful where I click (no can do )... any way at all?

A:Disable the "undo" functionality of win 7 explorer (file operations)

You could try remapping Ctrl + Z but then you'd lose that functionality in general across multiple programs. I think the only fix is to just be more deliberate and careful with your actions.

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Perhaps nobody in the forum asked here for the same problem twice.

Earlier, you friends provide me two batch files to delete all new folders either empty or full.

Can anybody please tell me how to disable the new folder button (red bordered)? If it is a registry edit, please tell me how to do so... or otherwise... PLEASE HELP ME.

A:Disable "NEW FOLDER" link in explorer toolbar

I'm not sure about disabling that button, but why don't you just give him his own account if you're going to let him use the computer.

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When you select various folders/files a new thing pops up in the title bar such as "Drive Tools", "Library Tools", or "Picture Tools" if you select a Folders in My Pictures, is there a way to get rid of this? I do have the "Disable Ribbon" thing on my HD, but don't plan on using it unless I have to.

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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It appears as an important update.

If you do not want this app installed in your computer, hide that update instead of installing it.

Note: This update should appear in computers that are running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1.


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On my 7 machine where the OS was installed including SP1 anyway, in comes this update today which I think is rather odd.
Anyone have any explanation for the apparent anomaly?

A:KB976932 "Windows 7 Service Pack 1" Installed Again Today??????

same here - what's cooking? geeks, help pls!

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To those of you who are still running Windows Vista, it has followed in the footsteps of Windows XP and will be going "extinct" today.

After today, there will be no further security updates from Microsoft for it.

Pretty much all modern browsers have dropped support for it.

It's time for you to move to Windows 7 or Windows 10.


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Looking for some help. My wife's toshiba satellite laptop takes forever searching when you try to access My Computer or Windows Explorer. This happens from the desktop icon or thru the start menu. It seems to be searching for something that isn't there.

She is running XP Home OEM edition. Version 2002. computer has Celeron M processor 1.2 GB of ram. Being used for surfing, digital camera picture downloading, itunes, MS Office stuff. there is alot of Toshiba stuff in the add/delete list. not sure what is necessary and what isn't.


PS checked MS database. it said to go into Adminstrator services and stop WIA. I checked this and it is already stopped on this computer.

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About one month ago, a new problem surfaced:

Most times when I try to "Save As" a document and the application calls Windows Explorer for me to Browse where to save the file, it hangs for upwards of 60 seconds. The Browse window appears, but then I get a "spinning circular cursor" for 45-60 seconds until I can do anything. This occurs in all applications from MSExcel through Internet Explorer.

The system never completely crashes, but there is always this 60 second lag now.

The lag also occurs when I try to open a document...and to a less extent, but sometimes, when I simply open Windows Explorer (Windows Explorer is inconsistent as to whether it will give me a lag...sometimes it does work fine).

I have previously tried posting in the malware forum. I had picked something up they found...and cleaned it out, but that seems to have been completely unrelated to this as it was a virus redirecting my Google searches.

Can anyone help?

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Today I tried to burn a disk of mp3 files as I've done many times before. When I tried to copy the files from the C drive to the D (CD/DVD drive), Windows Explorer only would allow "Move," not "Copy". I tried to copy with CTRL+Right Click and that didn't work either - when I hover over the icon for the D drive it says "Move."

I was able to copy and burn a disk (in CD format) with Windows Media Player, and the CD drive works fine for playback. Also, when I plug in an external hard drive Windows Explorer allows copy of files to the external hard drive.

It's only when I try to copy files to the CD drive that I encounter this problem.

No other recent changes have been made to the computer.

Any idea, and thanks very much!

A:Windows Explorer only allows "Move", not "Copy" to CD/DVD drive

try selecting the files--then right click and select 'SEND TO' CD/DVD--it shouldn't be possible to 'copy' to a blank CD/DVD as it will be unformatted.

'send to' the choose burn

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running ie 9 & win 7 & avg

did cmd - sfc /scannow - no errors
no virus

problem started after ie9 install , so it seems

"windows explorer has stopped working"/"windows is restarting"

after error and little time all tabs pop up good and ready to go

just annoying - like my dog barking at 4:30am thinking she's a rooster


A:[SOLVED] &quot;windows explorer has stopped working&quot;/&quot;windows is restarting&quot;

Hello Marcus,

Do you get this error when opening up IE? If yes does it happen instantly? or after browsing for a little while?

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This will be my most problem as i manage current user account in a call center industry.. any one who ca help me..

Thank you!

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There were a few Windows, Media Player and IE security ("updowns". I have my XP system to tell me when there are updowns waiting, but not to downloade or install them unless I say so.

There is one opf them that I did not install.

I have read some not very good things about this process that will allow MicroMafia to get into your PC and report back its findings. Why don't they let all of us, break into the senior management of Microsoft anytime we want and check for any illegal drugs, guns, pornography, illicit sexual activity, etc ?

It is Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474) .
This certainly is not software that would benefit any Windows customers.

I would like to know people's feelings and information about this particular updown, whether it is your opinions to install or not install it and if thee are any workarounds.

Many people are not installing this. It is ridiculous that even if you cna prove that you are using a registered copy of XP, that MicroMafia still is demanding that they spy into your PC. That makes the software Spyware.

I would like to know what any of you have heard and or doing about it. From my reading, I am holding off the installation, lessing MS know what we think about it, in the hope t hat MS will be embarresed into dumping this program.


A:There are Windows and IE "updowns" today, but one of them I do not want to install.

It's their software, you do not own it, only the license to use it. Don't get too paranoid over this.

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"Windows explorer has stopped working", "Windows Explorer is restarting"

Please help!! I keep getting these two error messages and I'm not very savvy when it comes to repairing a computer... I tried to restart and troubleshoot, but to no avail, I still get the same errors... it started a few days ago, but even system restore did nothing to help the problem... Please, if anyone can help with this, I would greatly appreciate it!! Thanks in advance, and hope you all have a great night!

A:"Windows explorer has stopped working", "Windows Explorer is restarting"

Oh, I have Windows 7 Ultimate if that helps any... Thanks!

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Whenever I load up certain games on Steam, or certain other games and programs on my computer, the first few seconds of the intro or logos will come up, then black screen, then the following message:

"Windows Explorer has stopped working..."

Then it says it's "restarting". I get another black screen, then I'm at desktop with my game minimized. I try to bring it back up, and it happens again.

Sometimes, after four or five tries the game or program fully comes up and I'm able to play/use it for a little while (usually around 30 minutes to an hour) when it happens AGAIN, minimizing the game/program.

Rarely will it come up after just turning on my computer, but also in my taskbar none of the objects currently up seem to appear anymore, it looks like this now:
So, apparently nothing is showing up in that area for some odd reason.
I'm using Windows Vista 64 bit.

This has been going on for some time, here's what I've tried so far:
1. Multiple virus and spyware scans with: AVG, Malware Bytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, Windows Defender, and AdAware.
2. A Disk check of both C and F drives, which came up with a "few errors" that were "fixed".
3. Double checking all open processes, none of which were abnormal.
4. Disabled UAC (Did that a long time ago)
5. Disabled thumbnails, and used icons instead
6. Clear history, cookies, and all temporary internet files
7. Defragmented.

I'm completely out of ideas of what it could be. I really don't want to re... Read more

A:"Windows Explorer has stopped working..." "Windows Explorer is restarting..."

Even though you're not having BSOD's, please upload the information in this post for us to get a start: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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This just started about a month or so ago...
I'm sure this little pop up came attached to some program I downloaded, but it's not a large enough
program to even show up when you try to use Install/Remove or Revo uninstaller programs.
I would think that most programs will send out software updates or if I open a program they have
update links built into them.
Disabling the popup doesn't keep the program for looking for updates (or does it?), it just doesn't keep
popping up and being an annoyance, right?
Do I "REALLY NEED IT"? If I need it, then so be it, I just don't want it to be a nuisance and keep
popping up.
Thanks ahead of time....

A:How do I "DISABLE" the popup "Common Software Manager"?

Using a registry editor to search for Common Software Manager might give you the folder and file[s] this utility is in [on the harddrive]. Deleting that folder and said file[s] might be enough. Do not use any universal computer fixit utilities for this; such cause more problems than they fix.

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I noticed a 'check mark' icon in my system tray and on investigating it is a program called "Malware Protection Live". It just suddenly was there...It shows up in Control Panel > Programs and Features and it appears I could uninstall it there....It says it was installed yesterday, but I have no recollection of installing anything yesterday.

I'm running Norton Security with a current subscription and all Windows Updates are / have been in place.

I planned to upgrade to Windows 10 tomorrow while I'm working from home on my laptop, but I'd like to get this dealt with. Any help appreciated.


A:"Malware Protection Live" Suddenly Installed Yesterday- How to Remove?

Malware Protection Live is a infection. Have you downloaded anything in the last few days. If you did it probable came along as a rider.

This should help you.


I also recommend using AdwCleaner from Bleeping Computer. Select the Download button for Bleeming Computer not the authors button.

AdwCleaner Download

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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I'm having a problem with Windows Explorer. Every time I connect a removable drive, the Folders panel displays a duplicate set of "Shared Documents, <username>'s Documents, and 2 other entries." It even happens when I plug in my phone to charge through the USB port. Basically, it happens when something is connected in the USB port, card reader, removable drive, ect. Please look at my screen shot and you will understand.
I think it has something to do with a Motorola driver I recently uninstalled, but I don't remember which one.
I am using WinXP Pro.

It seems I can't post images.
Sorry, but it appears that your post includes a web site address (URL). Unfortunately, we've had a problem with people posting advertisements and have had to stop new users from posting URLs to other sites. After you've been using our site for a while, you will be allowed to post URLs. Please remove the link from your post before submitting your message again. If you need more help, please contact [email protected]. Thanks for your understanding!

So please come to this link and see.

A:Windows Explorer displays duplicate entries for "Shared Documents," "<username>'s Doc

Please, no one knows?

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I own a system running windows 7 enterprise and have an administrator account on it.

I would like to setup a "standard user" (not admin) account for a new user.

I plan to create a folder for the user inside of which the user will be allowed to create his own subfolders and files. I plan to right click on that folder and "send it to
the desktop".

When the user double clicks that desktop icon, he'll be running windows explorer and I don't want him to be able to see or do anything using windows explorer outside of his
"home" folder other than creating or accessing items under it.

I plan to have that user's home folder be directly under the c: drive.


Is there a better place for it (inside of "my documents", etc) or is under the c: drive as good a place as any for these purposes?

If I put the user's "home" folder under the c: drive, what should the permissions be for which users and which groups on the c: drive toplevel itself and on the user's
"home" folder so the user can do what he wants in or under his home folder, can run a few applications located in "Program Files" such as Firefox (one of the desktop icons I will be installing) and in another folder under the c: drive where I will place a few .exe files he can also run, but NOT be able to read, write, execute or in any way modify the contents of any other folders anywhere under the c: drive?

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A:How to setup users/groups/permissions for a user "home" folder

If you do not want a user to have access to certain folders, it is fairly simple to do. For instance, say you do not want a user to see other user's files. With your administrator account, do the following:

1. Click start menu
2. Click My Computer/Computer
3. Open C: (or whatever drive your users folder is in)
4. Open the Users folder
5. Right click your administrator user folder
6. Click Properties
7. Click the Security tab
8. Click Edit
9. (You don't want username John to open this folder ever) Click Add
10. Type in John (or the username you do not want to access the folder) and hit Enter
11. Under the Deny column, put a check in Full Control.
12. Click OK and apply to all folders (you may need to do this in safe mode to apply to every folder since some folders will be in use in normal mode).

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Currently I'm working on an Access XP survey database. In one of the surveys are 2 questions that require the ability to 'Allow Multiple Answers". I have all the questions set up in an Option Group, but am having a difficult time changing the 2 questions to accept multiple answers. Is this possible? If not, what would be your recommendation on how to change the form and or database to allow for this ability?


A:Need "Allow Multiple Answers" ability in Option Groups on Access Survey Form

TMet, Option Groups only allow 1 selection, you can either switch to a List box or use Unbound Check Boxes which will be controlled by VBA, but you would have to decide how to store the results and how to then redisplay them later.
Or Have bound Check boxes, one for each "optional" answer.

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Okay, so this weirdness has gone on for a few days now. I can't send or receive email at all. Nothing works and I've tried everything, well, almost everything.
When I go to "Tools/Send/Receive/ Send/Receive Settings/ Define Send/Receive Groups" nothing happens when I hit the "Define Send/Receive Groups" the cursor starts to turn in a circle showing action for like one second and then nothing. There is no progress report for Send/Receive either.
I'm at a loss. I need suggestions. Is this just a corrupted Outlook 2003??? Is the inability to open "Define Send/Receive Groups" related to the fact that my email wont send or receive.

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I have a piece of software that periodically fails for some unknown reason. I have pretty much given up on trying to figure out what its problem is. I simply respawn the process if it fails to respond or no longer exists. The process runs several times a
minute. Occasionally, I get an error message saying my software "has stopped working" followed by another messagebox saying my software "is restarting". And then it restarts my process. This is beyond stupid since my process requires command
line arguments that are not being provided when this restart occurs. I simply want to disable these messages or at least
disable this auto restart. Is there any way to do this?

I have already tried the regedit hack:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting]
"DontShowUI "=dword:00000001

This didnt work. I still get these messages.

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Something happened today and I can no longer access my regular "user" account.

There are five "users" showing in the MMC program in Windows 7 and only one is working. The problem with this is that it does not contain any of the information and links that I use daily.

The accounts are as follows;

Administrator (disabled)
D (not disabled)
DCM (disabled)
Guest (disabled)
Homegroupuser$ (not disabled)

I cannot remove the "disabled" status or rename any of these users. An error pops up saying "access denied".

Is there some way to do this that I have not found?

I tried "googleing" this but did nothave any luck.


A:Cannot rename or remove "disable" from "user"

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I have searched to see if this was asked before without any success. Maybe someone has run into this problem before.
When I open "my computer" or "control panel" after I close it...it automatically goes into Internet Explorer as a blank page. Most of the time, when I close the IE blank page...it stops responding and I have the control-alt-delete to "end the program"
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:closing "my computer" or "Control Panel" open internet explorer window

Possibly malware - anything openning ie on its own raises an alarm in my books. Post a HJT log to the malware removal section of the forum and let the experts take a look at it

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Every once in awhile I will read and post to USENET if it's about something that interests me and I cannot find the information I need elsewhere. Sometimes you just like a lot of "input" and then you can sort through it all and apply it in any way that you wish.

I pretty much use GOOGLE for everything, including searches, Gmail etc.... and one of the things I like about a feature called GOOGLE "GROUPS" is I have access to literally hundreds of forums, both of "usenet" and other groups.

From time to time I will see where someone in their forums, will whine about posting to usenet using GOOGLE "GROUPS". I've seen statements such as "Why don't you use a real newsreader"? and people complaining about having to "wrap" the text because of the way it is delivered through GG.

Some have went as far as hinting that it's just not "right" to post to usenet using GG. Well, for one, I would like some of your "input" into this matter. Why do some people make me feel (or try to) like I'm a "bad little girl" LOL or something because I am using GG as a vehicle to usenet? Is there any "merit" to their criticisms or are they just finding things to pick on and whine about?

I'm sure I'm not the only one who uses GG for usenet access. BTW... I am always respectful and thank anyone who replies to my posts just like I try and remember to do here. The main reason I... Read more

A:USENET ..... and it's reaction to using Google "GROUPS"...???

On Usenet, you are dealing with a lot of internet 'old timers' , and the culture in many newsgroups have been a certain way for just about 2 decades. I would not be surprised if many of them are still reading newsgroups on a textmode application. (you know, a DOS looking screen). This might be why some people are complaining about paragraphs not properly 'wrapping'

There was a time when the timeliness and completeness of a usenet feed was a major factor in determining the quality of an internet service provider.

I remember being flamed for having too much 'whitespace' in my posts (too many linefeeds between paragraphs).

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I have a laptop with a USB 1.1 sockets only running Windows XP SP2.

Whenever I plug-in my USB flash drive or wireless card (both of which are USB 2.0 devices), I get the annoying ballon/message pop up stating "This Device Can Perform Faster" (if plugged into a USB 2.0 port etc).

Both devices work fine at 1.1 speeds, and I don't want to be reminded of the fact that I only have a 1.1 socket every time I plug the bl**dy thing in!

Is there any way of making a registry entry/edit or some other way to stop this popping up? I've found plenty of info on how to turn pop-up ballons/messages off altogether, but I only really want to stop this one.

If anyone knows, it'd be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

PS: I've searched on TechNet but that only returns the usual un-related crap.

A:Disable the "This Device Can Perform Faster" balloon/message in Windows XP SP2

In Device Manager, click on the USB host controller, click the Advanced tab and then check the box on the bottom of the window that says "Don't tell me about USB errors." I think you need to do this for each USB controller listed under USB in Device Manager so that the error message will not appear no matter which controller the device gets plugged into.


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I've gotten this message at various points when installing certain software. No more than anyone else, I expect. The thing is I don't care that the software hasn't passed Windows' super secret test. This has never stopped me from installing software. I know Microsoft wants to protect me from myself, but I really don't think they know best. So is there a way to blanket disable this message for everything?

A:Can I disable the "software has not passed Windows Logo testing" message?

CaptainSiberia said:

I've gotten this message at various points when installing certain software. No more than anyone else, I expect. The thing is I don't care that the software hasn't passed Windows' super secret test. This has never stopped me from installing software. I know Microsoft wants to protect me from myself, but I really don't think they know best. So is there a way to blanket disable this message for everything?Click to expand...
If you're talking about the software that comes with hardware, you can turn that off in Control Panel>System>Hardware>Driver Signing by ticking "Ignore". I've never seen any other software warnings but then my software requirements are pretty conservative.

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According to the tutorial of Microsoft (Turn Windows Defender on or off - Windows Help), if I hope to turn off windows defender in Win7, I need to click Tools -> Options -> Adminstrator -> Uncheck "Use this program."

But I find that, on one of my virtual machines, the button "Tools", as well as "Scan" and "History", are inactive. I mean, I cannot click them. Following is the screenshot.

Spoiler: Screenshot

I do not know why. But I guess this is because there is no antivirus installed. So I hope to know how to turn off defender in such case.

Well, you may think that keep windows defender active will not do much harm when no AV is installed.

Maybe it is correct. But the problem is, when windows defender is not turned off, it will try to update in the run time.

In such case, some processes in the AppData\Temp\ folder will try to execute MPSigStub.exe, which will be located at a RANDOM folder in the root of some partition. Then MPSigStub.exe will try to execute some DLLs in Windows\System32\. These executions are a little boring when I only want to test some anti-exe programs. That is why I hope to disable windows defender.

Thank you.

A:How to disable Windows Defender in Win7 when the "Tools" button is inactive?

Stop and disable WD service.

Start/Stop Windows Defender service in Windows 7 from Services, Regedit or CMD

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How do I disable "delete browsing history" in Windows 7 Home Premium? it is my understanding that i have to edit my registry as Windows 7 HP does not have a Group Policy Editor. There was a tutortial that included a download to disable InPrivate Browsing that worked like a champ - Does anyone know how to edit the registry to disable Delete Browsing History?

A:Disable "Delete Browsing History" in Windows 7 Home Premium

Click on Start orb, type Regedit, right click on the result and select "Run as admin". Navigate to the following key.

Internet Explorer Delete Browsing History - Enable or Disable Access

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

In the right pane, create a DWORD value named DisableDeleteBrowsingHistory, set its value to 1.

(That sets it for the currently logged on User)

If you set it similarly in the key

HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

that sets it for all Users.

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OS: Win7 64-bit

Problem: whenever I right-click to copy something (e.g., in Word or Excel), the computer makes a loud ringing "DING" sound, like the sound that accompanies the "idea lightbulb" going off over someone's head in a cartoon.

The sound is coming over the outboard stereo speakers, NOT the motherboard "beep" sound from inside the computer case. This "windows ding" noise is clearly audible over whatever else might be playing through the speakers (like music).

I'm copying and pasting hundreds of items to verify data, and the DINGING sound is more than a little aggravating. How can I turn this feature OFF?

Already tried:
Control panel > Sound > Sounds Tab > highlight "default beep" > select "none" for sound from drop-down list > click "Apply"

This may have done something (or not?), but it did NOT stop the windows "DING" from sounding through the speakers every time I cut or copy something.

Thank you for any assistance,

A:How do I disable the Windows "DING" sound when copy/paste or cutting?

You could try going to Control Panel - Personalization - Sounds and set the sound Scheme as None or manually go through each sound and selecting None, then Enable and so on to find out which one it is (in theory it is Move Menu Item or Start Navigation but I can not approve).

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I know that there are versions of Win7 that have this as an option, but is it possible to disable Fast User Switching in the Home Premium version?

Specifically, Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1


A:Disable "Fast User Switching" in Windows 7 Home Premium


If the correct section doesn't appear, scroll down to
"How to disable Fast User Switching in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Vista".


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hey guys.

i like to know how to force the computer to shutdown when i click " shutdown".

after i got windows 7 every time i try to shutdown the computer it will tell me
" there are programs still running in the background" and you can either choose
" Force shutdown" or " cancel "

i want it to choose " force shutdown" automatic and to be able shut it down without the message popping up and just shutdown.

i have a program that shutdown always @ 4 am it will always stuck on the windows shutdown confirm , and i watch hulu videos in firefox, and at 4 am which i am sleeping , the message will be " firefox is still running " do you want to " force shutdown" or " Cancel" . i'l see that in the morning

A:disable " Force Shutdown" confirm in windows ultimate

Open a CMD Prompt and type: shutdown /f /s /t 0 that should do it, or use the shut down shortcut below.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

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i recall reading somewhere (this forum, most likely) that i can disable the annoying "you have 1 unread mail message waiting" (or however it goes...). i find this function rather perplexing, seeing as i can go online, look at no e-mail of any kind (i HATE e-mail), and that message will come up. can anyone help me here?


oh yeah... i'm using xp home.

A:disable "unread mail" message at windows log-on screen

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i what to know about a way to disable and enable the "use visual styles on windows and buttons" option by a command..

i want to do that every time i run a game..
it is improvs the performance significantly in games and especially in Emulators..

thanks for helpers!

A:disable "use visual styles on windows and buttons" through a command?

Well, you could always use this tutorial (Option two), but it requires log off (or I suspect, the restart of explorer.exe)
Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons - Turn On or Off

Also, you could apply Classic theme directly before doing your thing.
And then apply Aero theme after.

Two script files are included.

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I have my Toshiba laptop set to turn off the screen while it downloads overnight. Every morning, I find the same problem: the computer has completely locked up with no pointer. I can't do anything, so I have to press and hold the power button to restart the machine. On restarting, the computer gives me the standard "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" error. Yes, I know. Windows doesn't need to tell me this. I know there was an unexpected shutdown because I shut it down, unexpectedly.

I'm not interested in fixing the problem. I've tried, and nothing I do helps. What I want is to simply eliminate the error message. Is there a way to get Windows 7 to stop telling me what I already know? It's very annoying.

A:Disable "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" message

I figured it out. Tell Windows to quit whining. Go into the Group Policy Editor. Under "Computer Configuration," select "All Settings". Scroll down until you will find an entry labeled "Turn off Windows Error Reporting". Right click on it and select "Edit". Tick "Enabled'. This turns off Windows error reporting.

It doesn't fix the improper shutdown issue, but it's good enough for me and the girls I go out with.

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