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Command Prompt Error: "Cannot find directory "C:\Users\..."

Q: Command Prompt Error: "Cannot find directory "C:\Users\..."

Hello,

I have basic knowledge of the command terminal, in that I only know how to navigate through directories. Currently I am trying to execute the following:

java ?jar MRTBatch.jar ?d input_directory ?p parameter_directory\input_parameter_file ?o parameter_file_directory

I have already navigated to the correct directory to make use of the MRTBatch.jar tool, however the problem arises with my user inputs, which are of the form "C:\Users\My Name\Rest of path". I keep getting the error:

ERROR: Could not find directory "C:\Users\My Name".

When navigating directories earlier I always had to go find the file I wanted, copy its path location, paste it into the command terminal, and then erase the "C:\" portion (so it became cd\Users\My Name\Rest of path) for it to work. So when I got this error I have tried multiple edits for it to recognize the paths. Could it be as simple as switching the direction of the slashes? I would have thought the complete path name would always be best. Is it because I'm already burrowed down so far that it cant seem to recognize any file further back?

Here are the directions I am following, pg 40 titles "Automated Batch Processing": https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/public/mrt41_usermanual_032811.pdf
My goal is to mosaic a bunch of satellite imagery using the MODIS Reprojection Tool (MRT).

Thank you for the help!

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A: Command Prompt Error: "Cannot find directory "C:\Users\..."

Web site URLs use the forward slash / while path statements in the OS use the backslash \.

Your problem just may be that it needs to start from the root of the drive or C:\. If it starts at the standard Command Prompt it will already be looking below/inside C:\Users\your name\.

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How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C Drive via command-line?
I know this question has been asked many times before, but nothing works for us!
We tried the following:
Take ownership: I cannot take ownership using the Administrator account (local and Domain Admin accounts) of the root C:. Error Access Denied
Cuurent root C: owner is TrustedInstaller and acnnot be changed.
We cannot change or remove the Create Folders permission of the Authenticated Users of the root C: . Error Access Denied.
Drive C: is hidden via GPO, but many users can enter it from the File-Explorer and create folders in the root C:.
We do not want -for many reasons- to Block/ Prevent Access to C: via GPO.
We also tried to run cacls and/or icacls under the system-account (PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD). Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /deny *S-1-5-11:(NP)(AD)
Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /remove:g *S-1-5-11
Error Access Denied.
cacls c:\ /e /c /R "Authenticated Users"
Error Access Denied.
Also using GPO "Computer Configuration\Security Settings\Restricted Groups ..." does not work!
Now we have this issue on over 450 pc's on our network. Nothing work. Please help! How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C: Drive on command-line?


win_builder

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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.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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First off this is my work laptop.

I have my standard Music library, which is a directory directly off the C drive.

When I download or move into that "Music" directory the directory I moved has a lock icon on it.

In order to get rid of the icon, I need to add "Authenticated Users" to the list of groups, and then I need to take ownership of the directory under my account in order to to do anything.

If this directory is in my download directory, it's fine...but as soon as I move it there the above situation arises.

What have I messed up?

A:Need To Add "Authenticated Users" Every Directory Within "Music"

I used the search function for directory permissions, ownership and inherited permissions and they all led to the Security forum. I'm pretty sure file security and permissions falls under OS security.

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It seems that other than the 'dir' command, every command I run from my dos prompt, I get an "Access is denied." message.  Example:
C:\Users\aagha>ipconfig
Access is denied.

I've checked my UAC settings and made sure they're set to "Never Notify".

I've also tried to run sfc.exe, but can't:
C:\Users\aagha>sfc.exe
Access is denied.

Finally, I've tried to run cmd.exe as administrator, but no luck.
The one thing I've noticed is that if I go to cmd.exe's Properties and then the Security tab, I see that TrustedInstaller has Full control, but SYSTEM, Administrators and Users have only:

Read & execute andRead
I've tried to change permissions by editing, but when I do so, I get an "Access is denied" message.
I've run out of ideas on what else to try and would appreciate the help.

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 cmd prompt gives "Access is denied." error for every command

SOLVED!

The problem was that I had the Personal firewall from Comodo installed.  By uninstalling this, all normal DOS functionality seems to have returned!

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Hi,

After booting up my laptop (Dell studio 7 running Windows 7 Premium 64) today, two strange "Command Prompt Error" message appeared. They had something like "Hidden Startup" as the window title (I might not have remembered this completely accurately as I didn't think to take a screenshot or save them at the time).
I haven't seen these messages before, and since rebooting they haven't returned.
Is there a way of viewing them again so I can work out what they are and what might have caused them to appear? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Strange "Command Prompt Error" Messages on Startup

There may be others that know how to review the messages but before that
run an anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes
Run a full scan with eset online.

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Hi,

I was in the process of setting up my XP Professional machine to get a "Command Prompt Here" option according the instructions in http://www.fileformat.info/tip/microsoft/cmd_prompt_here.htm

But instead of selecting "Folder" as the instructions say, I selected "File Folder" by mistake. Now whenever I double click on a folder icon in Windows Explorer, it opens a command window instead of opening the folder. I am not able to remove this action as the remove option is grayed out.

Please help.
 

A:How to revert error in getting "Command Prompt Here"

Do a system restore to before you made that little mistake.
 

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Wanted to resurrect an older thread, but its closed :
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/652638-error-moving-file-folder-directory.html

Please read completely before responding.
I am a 30 year IT pro, most of it as a programmer. I am the geek in charge of a tech non profit org in Hawaii. www.HawaiianHope.org
so yea.. i have at least half a clue.

Here is the deal.
In doing drive copies, data recoveries, etc... when we are moving a mass amount of data from one drive to another we run into this problem a lot.
"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"
If you restart the move, it will continue on and keep going, restart enough times and eventually it will move all directories.

I think its a programming issue with windows and wonder if anyone has a work around ?

I have a suspicion that the copy process is getting out of sequence. That it is trying to move a folder before it actually emptied it. Possibilities are :
1) windows forgot its place in moving through and navigating numerous sub directories and it is having a problem with “recursive calls.”
2) Computers with hyper threading or dual core processors are spawning the movement of files across multiple processes, and some are getting ahead of the other.
3) It did actually move the file, but the cache or something in memory has not updated, or the full data write has not completed yet before it tried to move the directory. (delayed write)
Yes, you can copy and then delete the old... Read more

A:"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"

This is a known issue. It is by design.

As you may know, moving is in its essence an unsafe process. It would be better to use the actual sequence of copy and then delete.
 

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Hello Everybody!

I don't know if this is a real issue, or just one of those "What the . . . .!!" situations. You judge.

Situation:
I was working on a batch file that combines two .txt (ASCII?) files created in Notepad to create a composite file, and I noticed something really interesting. (And yes, when someone talks about doing something and the result is "really interesting", it's time to duck and hunt cover! )

Viz.:
Assume that there are two text files: "This.txt" and "That.txt", and they contain the text "This[cr-lf]" and "That[cr-lf]", where [cr-lf] is used to indicate a newline generated by hitting the "Enter/Return" key on the keyboard.

If you look at the files with a hex editor, what you see is something like this:
The file "This.txt" contains the text "This" followed by 0x0D0A, which are the ascii codes for CR and LF.
The file "That.txt" contains the text "That" followed by the same CR and LF characters.
Note that these two files contain nothing else.

Issue I discovered:
When I execute the command copy /y ".\This.txt"+".\That.txt" ".\This&That.txt", I do not get the simple concatenation of the two files, which is what I would expect. Instead I get the two files concatenated, (including the trailing CR/LF's as I would expect), but also one additional character, the hex character for a right-arrow symbol - 0x1A. In e... Read more

A:"Copy" command in command prompt generates 0x1a artifact?

I was trying to remember from my DOS days but drew a blank. A Google Search brought up a possible solution:
ms dos - In MS DOS copying several files to one file - Stack Overflow

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Hello,
I am getting the following error when moving files on the same drive or from one to another:

"Error Moving File or Folder
Cannot remove folder (insert folder name here): The directory is not empty."

This is fairly common (once or twice a month) and it occurs usually with folders containing many subfolders when being moved by explorer gui "Move the selected items", or ctrl-x, ctrl-v . Repeated attempts through the same process seems to move the folders, but the errors increase as the concentration of stubborn folders increases.

There are no event viewer logs corresponding to these errors. (eventvwr.msc: system, or application)

I would have thought this would be a common problem, but extensive searches came up with nothing... so either it is rare, untroubling to others, extremely easy to fix, or my search queries suck. =)
I am going to run Checkdisk to make sure all is well there, and I will repost the likely failure.
 

A:"Error moving file or folder" "directory is not empty" one file left

Occasionally when I am deleting a file, it is difficult, I have to go through process explorer, search for the thread that is strangely(?) associated with that file in explorer (no reasonable dependencies could be linked, nor is the file being viewed), and kill the thread before deletion.

any thoughts?

Thanks =)
-J
 

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In Windows 7, whenever I try to select "Open file location" from the right click menu of a shortcut, instead of opening the folder in explorer, it opens a command prompt window with the directory set to file location instead. The same thing happens when I select "Show in Windows Explorer" in iTunes.

How do I fix this?

A:[Solved]"Open file location" opens command prompt instead

Hi, sorry for the delay, we down unders are having problems accessing the site. Both Vista and seven have the option to "open command prompt here" it looks like this has been associated with the context menu "open file location" very unusual. I wonder if Bonjour has anything to do with this (comes with I Tunes) you might prevent it from startup (not needed) under Msconfig uncheck it... is known as Responder has some letters before it like Mdns Responder.exe (or similar thats the one).

I would like to see the contents of this registry key (perfectly safe for you to do) open a Command prompt as administrator (start ,all programs, accessories right click command prompt select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:-


Code:
regedit /e C:\Note.txt "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell" & start notepad C:\note.txt
Press enter.

Copy the notepad contents here.

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1. Create a newTask named OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC and activate "Run with the highest privileges"

2. Go to the Actions Tab, create a new Action "Start a Program" choose "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe" and set the Working Directory (Start in) to %CURDIR%

3. Create a Shortcut named OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC.
In the "Type the location of the item" Field type:

C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /run /TN "\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC"

and copy the created Shortcut to C:\Windows\System32

Finally, add the attached "Add_Open_Command_Window Here_Admin_No_UAC.reg" to Registry.


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Created by: Darth Nukem
; Created on: 08_20_16
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC]
@="Open Command Window Here (Admin)"
"HasLUAShield"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC\command]
@="cmd /s /c \"setx CURDIR \"%V\"& start c:\\windows\\system32\\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC.\"lnk\"& exit\""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC]
@="Open Command Window Here (Admin)"
"HasLUAShield"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC\command]
@="cmd /s /c \"setx CURDIR \"%V\"& start c:\\windows\\system32\\OpenCmdHereAsAdminNoUAC.\"lnk\"& exit\""


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A:[How-To] Context menu "Open elevated Command Prompt Here" without UAC

Elevated Shortcut without UAC - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I've been having a lot of problems with a certain hard drive lately. So I went to dos to run chkdsk and got the following:

D:\>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is Big one.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 4197.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 4217.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 4219.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 4222.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 5038.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (128, "")
from file record segment 5050.
File verification completed.

Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
 

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How do I fix the NTLDR if I can't get to the command prompt(hanging at loading personal settings or stopping at floppy boot with"missing NTLDR",catch 22.......
 

A:Win2K"missing NTDLR" with no command prompt access

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
what I have typed:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error:  Access is denied.
And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
Can someone
help me?

A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

Hi TimFF,
This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
give full permission for the users in program
files folder
The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
With the following commands:
mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
Reference:
Mklink
Best regards


Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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Re: Windows 7, SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

When using Q-Dir, a 4-pane Windows Explorer replacement, I can manually move desktop files/icons between the all users a/c and my account. I created a batch file to do this, and it works fine when clicked from within Q-Dir. It does not, however work from a command prompt, even an elevated command prompt.

At the elevated command prompt, even the Dir *.* command results in a file not found error message, even though files are actually there (and are not hidden files).

This is the simple batch file:

rem C:\Users\All Users\desktop = C:\ProgramData\desktop
Move C:\ProgramData\Desktop\*.* C:\Users\ALLAN\Desktop\
@echo off

Incidentally, changing the permissions, to allow full control in the properties/security settings for the All Users desktop does not have any effect with respect to this issue.

Does anyone know why the elevated command prompt cannot access/find the files in the All Users desktop ("File not found" error message)?

Again, I can do this via my Windows Explorer replacement, so it is not really a problem, but it has me baffled; thus my request for help.

Thanks.

Allan

A:All Users Desktop Files "Not Found" (Dir *.*) in Elevated Cmd Prompt

The common desktop is located here:
C:\Users\Public\Desktop
C:\ProgramData\Desktop and\or C:\Users\All Users\Desktop is not where you should be working.

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Hello,

I have recently joined a PC on 2k3 domain and due to the group policies it kept logging the user to a temp profile. I made changes to registry and restart PC. Logged in back with the user name Jsmith and it loaded the romaing profile. However, when I go to the C:/users/ it shows C:/users/temp. I know that a temp profile will delete everything when user logs of but due to the changes I made to registry it fixed the user to be logging in fine but the user path is temp. My question here is that does it matter if the user path name is different and the user is logging in as jsmith?

A:does the directory C:/users/"username"<-- gives any issues if path name is different

Hi, what version of windows seven have you? If you have joined the domain then it needs to be pro or above. And you will have difficulty with that profile , I don't understand what you have done or why? However I am sure you will have problems with this setup.

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Hey guys,

I know there's a way to add a "Open command window here" when you click ON a folder... but what I'm curious about is if there's a way to do that if you're IN a folder. It never made sense to me, if I want to run a command-line utility like ffmpeg on a file, to have to go up a folder, click that option, then enter the folder again.

Does anybody know if there can be an option like this? To clarify:
This is what I'm referring to. I know MS Office Groove added an option there, so theoretically couldn't there also be one for command prompt? I know if you right-click on the desktop while holding Shift, the option shows up, but ONLY on the desktop.

Any answers would be appreciated.

A:Adding "Open Command Prompt" Option

Hotkeys

PromptHere

It doesn't use the context menu. It's a hotkey.
If you hit the hotkey while you are in a folder with nothing selected, it uses a macro to go up, get the current folder, then go back where you were and open a command prompt. It has to macro up to get the current folder using the clipboard.

Also unlike other Command Prompt Here type utilities, you can select several folders and hit the hotkey. A prompt will open with each as the current directory.
IOW, if you had 3 folders selected you'd get 3 command prompts.

It's free for you to use at your own risk.

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What's the "Search" command prompt in Win8 pls? I thank you.

A:"Search" command prompt in Win8 pls?

??? Don't understand your question. When/where do you see this?

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Some how I've got my registry messed up. Now when I do 'Start' -> 'Run...' and enter 'C:\' instead of opening windows explorer at the C:\ drive it opens a DOS prompt at the that C:\ drive. I know this must be causeed by the 'DosHere' option over riding standard behavior, however if at Start' -> 'Run...' I enter a drive letter and a path like 'C:\code' then it does correctly open windows explorer at that location.

Not a huge issue but I'd like to get it back to working as before.

I feel like it might be related to this registry key section: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell

Thanks,
Neal
 

A:Start -> Run... "C:\" opening a Command prompt

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\find\command
Should be:
%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe

Not sure if that's it though


Edit:

I've changed my mind. Pretty sure it's here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
Look for an entry called cmdc and remove it (probably right click ->Export first, as a backup)

Then try Start->Run-> C: again
 

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Hey,

So im trying to clean up my PC, FRESH install w/current updates

followed @BRINK guide to

DISM

and keep getting this error

tried in normal mode and SAFE

**Update tried running SFC /SCANNOW again will post sfcdetails

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Greetings!

I have an XP machine which I only ever user myself (as in, there are no other users on the machine, no guest account, and it logs in without a password).

I'm trying to sort out my expansive and bloated Start Menu Programs list, but it seems that there are two separate lists. One for "Joe" (the main user account) and one for "all users", I guess because some programs give the option of installing for just one user or for everyone.

All of the programs show up in the Start Menu when I click on it, but when I go into Windows Explorer to try and sort them out, there are two separate folders;

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Start Menu\Programs

I know I can move them around in these folders (ie; putting them in related groups, such as "system tools" etc), but can I move all of them from the main user to the "all users" folder, (or vice versa) without any problems?

Thanks!
~Joe

A:[SOLVED] Merging &quot;user&quot; and &quot;all users&quot; start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

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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 have Windows 7 Home Pro installed on my laptop, and I'm one of those people that likes to keep my Start Menu folder OCD-tidy.

In W7 (as I believe it was in Vista) there are two folders that handle the program shortcuts for the Start Menu. There's a user-specific one (for programs only that user can use) and the all-users one (for programs everyone can use).

C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
and
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

I'm the only user on my laptop, so I'd like to just consolidate these two folders into one to make it easier for me to sort and keep track of. Is there any reason not to just drag-and-drop stuff from one to the other? Is there one that I should use in preference to the other (should I keep everything in the "user" folder or the "all-users" folder?

I'm pretty sure I just did this without any problem in Vista, but I wanted to make sure so I don't mess anything up as I'm new to W7.

Thanks,
Joe

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So I used to be able to use the "at" command on command prompt, but now whenever I try to use it like:

at 5:00 shutdown -s -f

it says "the service has not been started." Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Can't use "at" command on cmd prompt anymore?

You need to have the schedule service running for the At command to work correctly, this is the first thing I would check - it should be set to start automatically - also the At command has been depreciated in Windows 7 and though it still works Microsoft advises that your use the schtasks command instead

More information is in the Command Line Reference on Technet

At

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Hello

I understand what the %path% and %pathext% variables are.

typing: "notepad" or "calc" in the command prompt from any directory will open notepad.exe and calc.exe because their directories are in %path% and ".exe" is in %pathext%.

On the other hand "wordpad.exe" and "chrome.exe are not in %path% so typing "wordpad" or "chrome" from a random directory doesn't work.

however, typing "start wordpad" or "start chrome" does work. How come? How does the start command know where to find the executables?

Thanks in advance!

A:Using "start" in command prompt

I don't have chrome installed but I do have wordpad installed and I can simply type Wordpad, hit enter and Wordpad starts.

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hello guys, when i try to open "cmd" through run dialog box,it pop a dialog box to open the commmand prompt with any program, as this pops when we try to open any unknown file. what can be the reason, I have to run this program from system32 folder manually.
 

A:command prompt "cmd" problem

I am not quite understanding your problem. Language Barrier.

Are you saying that when you do this:

start > run > cmd

The command prompt does not open.

If that is the case, your path variable is screwed up. You can change that in your system properties, in the advanced tab.
 

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This isn't for me, I have to confess. It's got me stumped, though.

I quote:

"I somehow added some new options to the right-click menu when clicking on hard drives so now when I double click to open a directory, it opens "find" window. Any help on how to solve this?

I tried on a window tools -> directory options -> file types -> Drive -> advanced but I can not remove or edit those action on the list. I can only add or make default but those two don't help."

I don't even have a "Drive" option, so I'm totally nonplussed.

XP Pro, SP2 with all updates.
Any ideas, please?
Ta!
 

A:double-clicking on a directory opens "Find"??

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I have Vista Home Premium 64bit and at one time the 'Run" prompt was there and also the "command Prompt was in Accessories.System tools. Now the command Prompt is not there. The "Run" prompt is nowhere to be found. I clicked on Start then properties then customize and checked the Run command but it still does not show up. When I type " Run" or "Command Prompt" into the "search" it says that no items match. So both these commands are gone and I cannot find either one . thanks.

Edited to say that after rebooting my computer , the "Run" Prompt showed up , but the "Command" Prompt is still missing. Where did it go ?

A:The "Run" The "Run" Prompt and the "Command" Prompt are Gone

Could be spyware, post a HiJackThis log.

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i'have a Lenovo with Win 8.1 that is used ONLY  for articles, docs & link collections, writing code (Matlab) & e-mails 
My backup is based on Robocopy script that backs up the above into a USB stick at the end of the day.
Is there a good reason to add to this backup the directory c:\users\..\AppData?
Many Thanks, Uxy

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Hello,

I'm getting the error as "Stack overflow at line 46" while executing the command "Add-AzureAccount".

When I hit enter after that command, small window will open asking for Microsoft credentials. When I enter my username, it will process and gives me the error  Stack overflow at line 46.

Installed Azure commandlets on Powershell 4.0 and using IE8. I have reset the IE but still getting the same error.

Any help on this issue is appreciated.

Thanks,

Sridhar. A

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Can anyone help me with this ? i got a picture ... i cant sendto desktop as shortcut the icon is missing .. help !!

A:"Desktop As Shortcut" Command Is Missing from the "Send To" Menu

Maybe this info will help:
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

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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.

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

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hello.
Windows firewall on a client is enabled and I can't disable it via "PsExec". Can I get command prompt via "WMIC" command and then run "netsh" command for disable firewall?

Thank you.

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Ok - first off - please no spankings!! I stepped on my wilie and I know it! And worse - I knew better...

This is about a fundamentally ok and up-to-date Windows 7 Ultimate system with plenty of resources and no virus or malware problems. Just a user prob...

I had (and still do) an 86 GIG user profile (like I said - no spankings!!). I've been making attempts to "fix" this and resize to something reasonable for some time now. Today I (foolishly) thought System Restore would cover me, set a restore point, and ran a script to 'clean up' the profile. Well - it sure did - now every thing is "new".... And of course the system restore fails with the dreaded 0x0800700xx error code. Have tried all the restore-fixes and nothing works. Now I don't even have the old restore files!

I'd like to get back to the old humongous profile - and IT STILL IS THERE! However it doesn't show up in "Local Users and Groups".

One repair I tried (which only sorta worked) was to log in as an Admin, and copy all the files in "AVR" (the lost one) to the new one "AVR.GBXBOX". I took several hours to copy all the files over (no spanking!!) and when I restarted, the "AVR.GFXBOX" is still the current user but only behaves somewhat like the original. But still isn't quite right: Outlook thinks it hasn't run and I had 6 email accounts I rather not have to rebuild. And other similar probs...

So with all that sad whining - my ... Read more

A:How do I restore "deleted" user profile (can find the file in Users)

Can you go to Start / Control Panel / User Accounts / Manage another account ? (the 'old user' account?)

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I have Windows XP Pro., sp3.

When you install a new program, what determines where it is listed: All Users>Start Menu>Programs or "user name">Start Menu>Programs?

reoneill
 

A:What determines if a program is installed under "All Users" or "user name"?

Usually some of the programs give you an option to install it under your user name or for all users during the setup process. So say if I was installing (CVTae) a resume programming on a Windows XP computer it will after the installation process ask me if I want to install it as all users (so it will show up on the all users start menu so everyone can see it) or just for me. That's where you can decide for yourself where you want to install it.

'So usually it's the user's choice of where it's listed in most cases, but certainly not in all cases.

Hope that helps mate.
Dan
 

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Hi all,
I recently created a new user account on a win 7 home premium machine before I'd had much experience with win 7 (but years with 2000 and xp).
Instead of users\Roger\ it created users\user which I now realise is not correct. (I didn't call my account "user", either, before you ask. )
Can I fix this without deleting the profile and starting again, as I've done hours of work since that little stuff up.
Thanks in advance,
Roger.

A:Account "Roger" appears as "c:\users\user"

Roger I assuming you have tried change the account name in Control Panel??

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This is a resurection of an old unresolved Vista Post, and it also happens in Windows 7.
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Original subject - Start Menu - program search issue
I use Windows Mail for my daily email tasks, and would like to be able to
open the program by using the vista search bar built into the start menu. The
problem is, when i search for "mai" it brings up Windows Mail, and I can hit
enter and load the program. However, when I search for "mail", it returns:
"No items match your search." I have it set to index both the start menu and
my programs directory, and have even tried to rebuild the index.

It seems kind of strange that Vista would recognize that when I type "mai" I
want my mail programs, but when I actually type "mail", it gets confused...
and this in turn has -me- confused.
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and
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Oh thank goodness, I've finally found someone else with the same problem.
The word I have issues with is "photo" ("phot" works great, but no results
for "photo"). Not a show-stopper, but WHY!?
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I've noticed the same thing with Windows Desktop Search in Windows 7. After some experimenting I think I have the reason why, but not a fix.

It seems to em that mail and photo are probably used as "kind =" prefixes in Windows search, and even if you enter photo with out ... Read more

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Dear Experts,

I have created windows image on Drive F: but delete it after some time manually due to some space prob.
But while backup shows about 40 GB only few GB space got free after deletion. When i try to again take the the backup using windows 7 backup & restore option, its still shows 35 Gb of System Image in drive F: when i brows the Manage Disc Space option but i cant find it on the same drive. (Plz see attached pic)
Plz help me to locate this and delete the same.

Thanks

A:Cant find "System Image" of 36 GB but its shows on "Manage Disc Space"

Hello sattyaji, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may still be showing if the system image was created as part of a Windows backup. Using the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup should clear it for you, but you will need to set up your backup again afterwards.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I was gong to change a file under the path c://users/admin, but it's not there - only "c://users/<my name>/......." was (and a "public" folder under my name). I need to modify a file in a folder further down the path, but unless I can find the "admin" folder, it's useless.

Any reason I can't find this?
 

A:Can't find "c://users/admin" file

What are you trying to do?
The double slash after C: isn't needed, but assuming you're using windows explorer that won't matter.

Nonetheless, there simply isn't an account folder called Admin unless you have created an account called Admin. If you can explain what you're after, I might be able to suggest where your mysterious file actually is.
 

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I say "not right" because I went to run SFC today and it immediately said "SFC/scannow is not a recognized command etc" That's also when I noticed that the first line of the command prompt reads C:\Users\Username and I don't think that's what it's supposed to read. But anyway I cannot do a System File Check and yes I did log in as administrator
 

A:Command Prompt "not right"!

You need a space between the command and the switch:
SFC /SCANNOW.

And you are right, the Prompt should read C:\Windows\System32 in an Admin Command Prompt.
Type cmd in the search box, then right click cmd.exe when it appears in the list, and choose Run as Administrator

Jerry
 

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I have searched all over the web and cannot seem to find a solution to the problem I recently started having with my computer. (Although I have found plenty of people claiming to have the same problem.) This is on a computer running XP Pro SP3 with an AMD Anthlon II X2 CPU processor: Normally, when I download something - file, pic, etc. - I can left click on the download dropdown box (revealing the downloaded items list), right click on an item and choose "Open containing folder" and the folder I download the item to would open. (I choose where downloads go, not the My Docs Download folder.) Now, nothing happens when I choose "Open containing folder". At first I thought it was a Firefox problem since that is the browser I usually use so I did a ?refresh? but that did not correct the problem. Then I realized it was also happening with Chrome, so that ruled out a browser setting causing the problem. (I have IE but never use it.) If what I have downloaded uses a program, double clicking on the file in the dropbox still opens the correct program normally.

More investigating revealed that right clicking on a program icon on my desktop and choosing "Find target" was also not working ? nothing happens. (Normally the program folder would open with the .exe file highlighted.) I have to think both problems are caused by the same malfunction. Windows Explorer is functioning normally and I can locate the folders and files manually.

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Browser (IE7) will frequently redirect to a page with a message "Sorry we couldn't find "http://www.atdmt.com..." or "http://ad.doubleclick.com" or other various tags (though these are most common).

Web pages will often not load at all or will redirect while reading a webpage without any user action.

Occasionally it will simply say unable to load "actual web page trying to visit". Also oddly - problem seems to occur much more frequently in the morning than evening. This makes me wonder if it is a internet provider issue.

Problem has been occuring over the last 2-3 weeks.

I have followed the 5 Step process to the letter and run DSS after the first four steps. The contents of file main.txt are listed below and extra.txt is attached as a separate file.

Very much appreciated in advance for your help when you get a chance to review this.

Main.txt
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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by SJL on 2008-01-30 17:09:02
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------



-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
83: 2008-01-30 22:03:16 UTC - RP661 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
82: 2008-01-30 20:21:50 UTC - RP660 - System Checkpoint
81: 2008-01-29 18:59:32 UTC - RP659 - System Checkpoint
80: 2008-01-28 18:34:48 UTC - RP658 - Installed Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007
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I'm not sure what this is in Windows Update [and this seems to be greyed out itself too], but how is it possible to have no results in Google on this KB that's in Windows Update?

I also clicked on the "more information" for the Microsoft Knowledge Base, but nothing came up there either.

A:A "non-existent" Windows update ("KB3024777") even Google can't find

Also note that it can't be unchecked/deselected.

Edit: It seems this update removes kb3004394 and vanish without a trace (except in History).
Neither seems to be available in the uninstall list afterwards.

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Hello

I have these 2 unwanted icons on my desktop, "Click to find & Fix errors" and " Sportsbook Football". I don't what type of programs they are but they downloaded themselves without my authorisation and I can't get rid of it.

I have run Ad-Aware, Spybot, The Cleaner (trial version), AVG anti spyware, Webroot (trial version),Windows Defender.

I think it was Webroot Spy Sweeper or The Cleaner that removed "Click to find & Fix errors" but it kept coming back.



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:28:08 PM, on 5/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Help remove "Click to find & fix errors" and "Sportsbook Football"

Hello
Can anyone help please?

Thanks

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