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Shared Folder Attributes Changed

Q: Shared Folder Attributes Changed

Win XP Home Vr 2002, SP 2 I realized something was wrong when I was trying to clear out some old music files as the Admin and it kept telling me access is denied. I looked at the properties on the folder and it was changed to Read-Only. I tried to simply uncheck that box and click apply but this is what came of that idea:Is there any way to fix this so that I can remove the files I dont use from my pc?All help is appreciated.

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A: Shared Folder Attributes Changed

See if one of these helps:How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XPHow to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP

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HTML file for reproducing:
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
</head>
<body>
<label for="pet-select">Choose an item:</label>
<select name="list" id="selectId">
<option disabled value="text hello">Item 01</option>
<option value="item02">Item 02</option>
<option value="item03">Item 03</option>
<option disabled="Redundant value" value="item04">Item 04</option>
<option value="item05">Item 05</option>
</select>

<br>
<button id="btnId" onclick="getInfo()">INFO</button>
<br>
<br>
<div id="resultId">RESULT</div>

<script>
function getInfo(){
var selectCtrl = document.getElementById('selectId');
var options = selectCtrl.options;
var textCtrl = document.getElementById('resultId');

for (var i = 0; i < options.length; ++i){
var option = options[i];
var tmpTxt = '\n//=====\n';
tmpTxt += 'option.attributes: ' + option.attributes + '[' + i + ']\n';
tmpTxt += 'option.text = ' + option.text + '\n';
tmpTxt += 'option.disabled = ' + option.disabled + '\n';
tmpTxt += 'option.hideFocus = ' + option.hideFocus + '\n';
tmpTxt += 'option.spellcheck = ' + option.spellc... Read more

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Somehow files and folders in "Shared Documents" have become inaccessible through the directory tree. The only way to open "Shared Pictures" or "Shared Music" is through the hot link availabe under "Other Places" when "My Pictures", or the like, is open in an explorer window. When I try to access the folders and files through the directory tree I run into *.idx files. This is a new condition for me. Can anyone fill me in?

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I have all 4 PC's in the office using Windows 7 Pro. I have one computer that is designated to house my share folder for scanning documents and attaching them to our management system.  We are finding that multiple problems occur - not at once and at
different times .  Sometimes, the document within the shared folder called "IMAGEBATCH" will not delete.  Sometimes that document deletes, and then re-appears within the IMAGEBATCH folder.  Sometimes the document will not
scan through the network to the IMAGEBATCH folder.  Sometimes we get an error saying we "don't have permission to delete this file".  These circumstances occur on all computers, including the computer that houses the original file IMAGEBATCH. 
Sometimes in the day, each computer that is supposedly looking at the same IMAGEBATCH folder see different files.
Restarting the computer clears the problems, but then start right back up at irregular intervals, sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the middle of the day.
I did find a duplicate file named IMAGEBATCH on the "C" drive of that PC, so I deleted that, but the symptoms are still there.  This is the only shared folder in our entire network.  What can I be missing?  I have checked to make
sure it is a share folder, all the permissions are in place, and that we all can see the folder through the network.  What am I missing?  I am the owner and administrato... Read more

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I hope someone can help me please! I am running xp pro and I wanted to show all my hidden folders, so I went and changed my attributes to hidden thinking that it would do the trick wrong!!! now I cann't see any windows associated files on my desktop or in explorer. Please could you help me to:
1. Restore my original settings.
2. Also how to show all hidden files and folders.

Many thanks Hughie
 

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Hello -- I am running a robocopy job to mirror my D:  drive (data drive) to
folder on my external usb drive with 

robocopy d:\ x:\d-drive /mir

after the job finished, the folder x:\d-drive is now hidden and has the system
attribute ---

Does anyone one know why this happens?

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Been working on a pc with XP Home SP3 that came to me initially with corrupted MFT. What should have been a 15 minute repair turned into a real headache! Major dramas to get the partition recognised or backed up (either as an image, backup or straight file copy) but finally it was all happening. All hard drive tests came up normal, and chkdsk was run successfully 3x during the process. I'd been cleaning up the system and did a defrag when it crashed after multiple windows opened saying there was a major error and system would be shut down to avoid corrupting the drive. I closed all the error windows (about 30 of them!) b4 the system rebooted itself.

I booted into safe mode and found all of Docs & Settings incl contents had disappeared! I hadn't been able 2 back everything up b4 I got it booting again and afterwards seemed like a waste of time (will I never learn?!) so I had some heart-thumping moments b4 I restored it successfully and managed to get all the files back. However I now can't install/delete/edit any file or program! In Windows Explorer I noticed all files in the right panel were sort of dimmed altho I could open them OK. I finally realised it was because they were hidden (had it set to show all files). Further investigating found they were also set to Read Only ? hence the inability to edit. It now seems that every Windows file has had these attributes reset to hidden/read only!! Only good thing is the system now flies where b4 it was really sluggish.

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A:All file attributes changed after defrag crash!! HELP!!

Hi did you try running sfc /scannow at any point to check the file integrity and what way did you run chkdsk

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I contracted PUM.Hijack.Desktop, PUM.Hidden.Desktop, Trojan.FakeAlert.df.

Dektop incons and Start Menu was wiped out except for Malwarebytes, strangely enough.

Malwarebytes seemed to clean up the PUM and FakeAlert but still have Trojan.Agent in Quarantine listed as Item C:\\WINDOWS\hosts

Had to run System Restore to a previous date to get my desktop back but restored folders are empty of the individual files that were in them as well as all individual files that were saved to the desktop.

Also cannot read two of external hds. I did experience a writing error when all this happened. The drives appear ok when accessed with another computer.

I have a telephony program that will not work; launches with an error and then shuts down. A removal and reinstall results in the same error.

Ran eset, trendmicro housecall and new malwarebytes scans and all are clean.

DDS follows. Attach and Ark attached.

Please help.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Run by a37456 at 12:49:42 on 2012-05-08
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3518.2610 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: PC Tools Firewall Plus *Enabled*
FW: McAfee Firewall *Disabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defende... Read more

A:PUM.Hijack.Startmenu & .Hidden.Desktop - File attributes changed and cannot reverse

BUMP, please.

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When I try to rename a folder on the D: partition that used to be a Windows XP recovery partition that has some Pokemon commissions in it, I get this message.
"This folder is shared with other people
If you rename this folder, it will no longer be shared."
 
But the folder is not shared nor has it ever been.
 
What is going on? Why does Windows 7 think that it is shared?

A:“This folder is shared with other people” when renaming not shared folder

Hello there, 
 
This happens because of the way the Access Control List is queried by Windows Explorer to determine if the folder is shared. Because this folder you tried to rename is a child folder of a parent folder and the two folders have a different security entries, Windows will treat as a shared folder. This causes Explorer to give you the warning that you received. 
 
​Just double check, this must be a shared folder. 
 
Hope this helps! 

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hi,

I am having winxp os & file system is FAT32.
I wanna change folder attributes, i.e. we have three state of attributes i.e.read-only,hidden,archive.
In my system read-only option is check marked,
i am trying to uncheck the read-only option, but after clicking ok also again its coming back i mean it remains checked only,

i want to remove that check mark , but its not happening.

can u plz help ?

anjali
 

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My Win XP changes attribute of a folder to system attribute when I
change its icon. For example, if I create New Folder right click mouse
and choose properties, both Read Only and Hidden are UNCHECKED. But if I
change the icon of that folder the Hidden box of properties is GREYED
OUT(unavailable) It is not hidden. It becomes system folder.

I can go to MS Dos and remove system attribute from that folder but then
it restores default icon.
It has never happened before. I used to customize icons all the time.

Can someone please help? I tried to look for solution everywhere. Thank
you.

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Hi!

I had a digicam's memory card connected to the PC to transfer some pictures. I noticed right Away that it was infected with some worms and viruses. so I scanned it with my Eset smart security and removed the Nude SSG sex scandal with wormblaster. then after that the folders appeared which is actually hidden (it is still hidden but I changed my view settings). So I tried to unhide the folders. But then the "hidden" checkbox is disabled so I can't do anything about it anymore. I thought I was infected by that time I opened the memcard without scanning first but ESS cannot detect anything at all. also I had this problem in another computer but can't seem to find a virus.

A:unchangeable folder attributes

There is a program called "unlocker" that should enable you to get rid of the offending folders. Available free at http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker. I have used it to get rid of the annoying and useless "xerox" folder under progam files.

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I have all my music stored in one folder. I want to remove or uncheck the file attribute from "read only". I have Administrator access, but when I uncheck the attribute box, it reverts back when I go into that folder again. I'm trying to remove these attributes so I can change the album art to my own rather than the small art that Windows has supplied. Why do these file attributes revert back to "read only" and not stay unchecked so I can change these files?

A:Trying to change folder attributes

Folders do not have "read only" that box is to add or remove the attribute to sub files.
However the box will always be filled in a folder's properties regardless.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute - Vista Forums

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when i was using xp i lend 1 hdd to a friend, but before i change the attribute of a folder and all th files in it(25000) with DOS i use a comand li this:

C:[user]> attrib +S +H [folder path] /s /d

[/s /d] is to change the files in the folder but it doesnt work for W7

i don't want to to change al the files one by one(25000!!!)

help!

A:How to change Attributes of several files in a folder?

Looks like it supports all the same options.
1. Do you "own" the files?
2. Did you try running cmd as admin?

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I have been using ComboFix for several months with no problems. It has been a real life saver at times.The last view times I used it I noticed that it changed all of the users Documents and Settings to hidden and read only, which has not been to hard to fix, folder, attributes, uncheck hidden, uncheck read only, apply to all files and subfolders.The last time it used Combo Fix, it did this to the entire C: Drive. I first noticed the problem when I clicked on start, programs, and no programs where showing. Then I noticed that my hard drive capacity had almost no free space. I starting looking for stuff to delete, and found a new CombiFix folder at the root of C:. When I double-clicked on it, I saw the same thing you see when you click on My Computer, so I double-clicked on C:\ComboFix and found that it repeats over and over until it used up all the hard drive capacity.Edit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:ComboFix changes folder attributes to hidden

No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. When issues arise with new malware infections or other security tools conflicting with ComboFix, experts are aware of them and can advise users what should or should not be done while providing assistance. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here. What specific issues are you having that requires using ComboFix?Compliments of QuietMan7So with that said, Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs,... Read more

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be gentle now! *LOL* Want to temporarily hide a folder from prying eyes. The prying eyes aren't very computer literate so I don't need to worry about hacking. Windows Explorer >I went to folder properties> Attributes: changed to hidden, hit apply, and then when I restarted WinExplorer, it's still there! OK, now what???? I even rebooted and you can still see it!!???
 

A:WinXPPro attributes:Hidden folder

turn palm upwards, raise hand sharply and quickly landing a resounding smack to forehead!!! DUH!

*answer: got to WindowsExplorer > Tools > Folder Options > do not show hidden folders*

It's amazing how the simple things can sometimes confuse us 'cause we're looking for the most complicated things!! *LOL*
 

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I have 2 hard drives. 1 with win XP OS (C and one with all my documents (D. After formatting my c: drive and reinstalling win XP, one of my folders has become inaccessible even though I am logged in as Administarator (ie folder access denied. Check your folder in not write protected...etc etc.) . The folder is called My Documents and was dragged and dropped from my c: drive to my d: drive on my previous installation. I have tried a number of things such as changing the folder system attributes with the attrib command in the command window with no luck. Is there a way of being able to gain access to this folder?
Desperate!!!
Cheers

Z
 

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The problem is that when I try to change folder/file attributes, I click on Apply and OK. Once that is done, the attributes reset back to what it was before.

I've tried to unset "Read-Only" for a folder, but it stays Read-Only. Any way to fix this?
 

A:cannot change folder & file attributes

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I have an old external hard drive that has hidden file folders created on my old Viao laptop, where I ran Windows XP. I have a new laptop now with Windows 10 and I tried showing all hidden files and folders, and It does. The problem is is that when I open the folder it says it's empty, but the properties show that the folder size is 1.12 GB. I right click on the hidden folder and check it's properties, and under attributes, the check box for "hidden" is checked and grayed out so that it can't be un-checked.

I have already tried: going through the command prompt as administrator and tried"
attrib -h -s "E:\safety\*" d/ s/
I got the error message:
not resetting E:\safety\
not resetting E:\movies\
not resetting E:\music\
not resetting E:\ New Folder\

(...etc with the folder names in that main folder)

I want to gain access to this folder and have the ability to delete any items that are no longer applicable or needed. How do I do that?
 

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Hello, so this issue started happening about a week ago:

Whenever I make of a copy of some folder to a different location, the "Date Modified" attribute of that new copy of the folder gets set to that exact time that the copy has been created.
This never used to happen.
Usually, whenever I made a copy of a folder, that copy used to keep its original "Date Modified" attributes as the original folder.

Why is this happening now?

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Hey,
I'm attempting to share a folder called "Media". I'm sharing with my user account "MC", with account "Administrator", and with "Everyone" as well. The problem is that these permissions are not applying to the files/folders within. Most files (and every new file added) has to be manually shared, by default it will only share with MC/Admin. I've disabled sharing on the entire main folder, then re-enabled it, but to no avail.

How can I get it so ALL files in the folder are shared with the permissions of the main folder?

EDIT: It's only happening with video files. No video file will share itself due to being present in a sub-folder. The only way to share any of them is to manually share it one-by-one.

A:Can't apply share attributes to files in folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MarkC0


Hey,
I'm attempting to share a folder called "Media". I'm sharing with my user account "MC", with account "Administrator", and with "Everyone" as well. The problem is that these permissions are not applying to the files/folders within. Most files (and every new file added) has to be manually shared, by default it will only share with MC/Admin. I've disabled sharing on the entire main folder, then re-enabled it, but to no avail.

How can I get it so ALL files in the folder are shared with the permissions of the main folder?

EDIT: It's only happening with video files. No video file will share itself due to being present in a sub-folder. The only way to share any of them is to manually share it one-by-one.


Read through the tutorial below, it shows you how to check the box to inherit permissions from the parent folder.
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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This issue started happening a few days ago.

Now when I make of a copy of some folder to a different location, the "Date Modified" attribute of that copy of the folder is set to that exact time that the copy has been made. This didn't use to happen. Whenever I made a copy of a folder, that copy used to keep its original "Date Modified" attributes.

Why is this happening?

A:Copy Of A Folder Doesn't Keep Its Original Attributes

So why is this starting to happen?

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i cannot seem to change any folder attributes to non-read only even when i turned off uac and taken ownership of the folder. it keeps falling back to read only.

i have tried to open cmd as admin and did attrib -r to the folder but still to no avail.





any non drastic help that doesnt require a reformat or restore would be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 64bit cannot change folder attributes

See if this Fix it helps:

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Hello everyone,

I'm using a laptop (with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed) as a DVR and media streamer to all other devices in the house.
My TV recordings are recorded into a temporary folder and when the recording is finished the program moves the files into the My Videos folder.

The My Videos folder is shared so we can watch the recordings from the Xbox downstairs or other Windows 7 devices in the house.
This worked pretty well in the past but for some reason new recordings (or downloads) aren't shared by default anymore. All files have a small lock icon (shared with nobody) and I have to manually share new files within an already shared folder.

This is pretty annoying and takes away the convenience.

I would appreciate any tip to fix this problem to have all files in the shared folder(s) shared by default.

Thanks in advance!

A:New files aren't shared in shared folder

It's easy once you know how, just right click the C:/Video's folder and choose properties, Security tab then Advanced button, then just put a check mark where it says "Replace all Child Object Permission Entries with Inheritable Permissions Entries from this Object, then hit Apply, OK....this will fix the problem you described.

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I use Windows 7 64 bit.

I have a folder that was working properly. On a Windows 8 computer one day, it decided that my folder was corrupt and "fixed" it, now the properties show it as just "file", no longer a "file folder". There is nothing wrong with the drive, it is a usb drive, it is just the one folder.

I tried "open with" windows explorer, it didn't work. I tried Recuva, no luck. I used Photrec and got the data, but as a novice, the data was separated into files that I couldn't put back together again. so the data is there, I just can't access it anymore. Virus checks were clean.

How do I change the attributes back to "file folder" so I can get to my data please?

thank you.

A:How do I restore the attributes on a File Folder or change them back?

Evidently Windows does not allow a file to be marked as a folder such as by Attrib command. Do you have a Restore Point from before the glitch?

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I had a virus that set all my folders/files to hidden and read only. I fixed most except c:\386. On my next reboot with chkdsk, chkdsk froze. Trying to repair by copying c\i386 from original cd failed and I assume attributes are to blame. I rebooted to command line and tried 'attrib -h -read-only c:\i386' but it did not do anything. Trying to copy i386 still gives me 'access denied' which I assume because it it's read only. Any advice of either how to properly set attributes on i386 or any other solution to successfully boot?

A:Changing folder/files attributes form command line

Go into Windows Explorer and on your menu click Tools, then Folder Options, then the View Tab. About the 10th item down, check *Show hidden files and folders*. This will make any hidden files visible again. You can also select to *Show System Files* if you want. once you refresh Explorer, you'll see any hidden folders. Right click on them to change their attributes. This way might be easier so you can visually see anything that was hidden. You can go back to the menu and opt to Hide System Files again.

If you want to do command line:
Attrib (then add the arguments) -H -R
-H (removes hidden attribute)
-R (removes Read Only attribute)

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If a top-order folder is set to give "Everyone" access and Full control, and I wish this to apply to every subfolder, sub-subfolder and file i.e. everything within the parent folder - is it just a matter of ticking the "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" - and will that do everything at every tier, or is it necessary to apply it to each sub-folder (would have thought the former)

and if this is done, does it apply it then retrospectively to everything already in the sub-folders, or does it only apply to new entries, or does it do both?

I have put this in Windows 7, but does the same also apply to Windows 10? TIA.
 

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Greetings,

I recently installed W7 Ultimate 32bit, on my machine, without the "System Reserved" partition, based on the pre-installation instructions that i found here (clean all (x2) --> create partition primary... --> format... --> active). The first thing i did, after booting on my newly installed W7 System, was to install Keriver 1 Click Restore Pro, which automatically took a baseline snapshot of the system partition. Right after that, i browsed my system partition and found out that:

(usage of present time intended)

a1. The "Boot" folder (C:\Boot) is visible. Its "Read-only (Only applies to files in folder)" attribute is "grey"-checked, while its "Hidden" attribute is not checked at all. Also, its "Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" advanced attribute is checked.

a2. Inside the "Boot" folder: Both BCD and memtest.exe files are visible/accessible. They both have unchecked "Read-only" and "Hidden" attributes and checked "File is ready for archiving" and "Allow this file to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" attributes. Also, there are various language folders, each one containing an accessible localized (i assume) version of bootmgr.exe.mui.

Today, i browsed that baseline snapshot, through a virtual drive, and, after enabling the "show hidden files, folders an... Read more

A:Altered(?) Boot folder/files attributes and Keriver 1Click Restore Pro

Let's narrow it down a little,

To anyone having a W7 Ultimate System without a "System Reserved" partition:

q1. Is C:\Boot visible(= non hidden)?

To anyone mastering Windows:

q4. How can i reset -in a consistent way- the folder attributes of C:\Boot and the file attributes of its contents? Is it safe to delete BOOTSECT.BAK, BOOTSTAT.DAT, BCD.LOG1 and BCD.LOG2?

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Hello,
 
I'm trying to batch change the time and date of a bunch of folder (and files within each folder) residing on a portable USB harddrive.
I have tried several software to do this, they all worked ok for the files, but even though they all claim to be able to change the time/date of folders, they all fail. The folders are not being used by any other programs and they are not write protected.
What could I be doing wrong?

A:Windows fails to change time/date attributes of folder (files work ok)

can someone please reply?

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Hi
Apologies for the title - I tried to encompass my problem.





Basically, it's this:

I have a drive that I need to copy all the data from and move to a larger drive (1TB DAS moved to a 6TB NAS device). I need to preserve the folder's date created and (if possible) modified attributes, as the data being copied is a WIP folder for a big CGI
project, and it's important to be able to track and find specific info/folders via date created... essentially the job is ongoing for another 6/7 months.

So, normal copy/paste won't do... thanks to this forum :) I've used Xcopy and worked out how to migrate the data and keep the all the new/copy folder's date created and modified attributes in line with the original/source. 

Meaning I can make a perfect copy with folder dates that match.

However (and this is where I am head scratching), as soon as any new data is added into the copy folder, it's attributes change... not only the folder's modified date (which I was expecting) but also the date created folder.

This is a problem as the folders will have new data added to them on an ongoing basis... but, as both modified and created dates change to the time the new file is added, it causes issues when finding specific nested folders via creation date.

Example: Copy folder (done today via Xcopy) shows creation and modified date as per the source of 11/12/2012. As soon as any file is added into that folder, it updates modified and creation to the time the file w... Read more

A:How to maintain Folder attributes (date created/modified) on a 'Copy' - when a new file is added

BTW - with the Xcopy, it was a 2 stage process. /s/e/k first then a copy over but using /d/t/e/k. Copying in the first pass and then overwriting the folders in the second pass (with the correct creation date).

Thanks for the Robocopy/mir tip... that will work for bulk copying the data... sadly, when it's on the NAS, any additions to the folder change the creation date. Pretty sure it's the NAS file system (or lack of compatibility).

Going to test some spurious data using some other DAS drives - as I think it's the NAS (as per Lacie's reply).

Now I need to find a NAS that'll handle NTFS.

But at least I feel I'm getting somewhere now - thanks :)

Andy

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Hey everyone.

I use both Linux (Ubuntu 10.04, 2.6.33-AMD64) and Windows 7 professional, and sometimes I get a little boggled at the apparent lack of functionality in W7 in the following situation.

I have a network share in the root of my drive that I've called "DropBox" where my boss and I can both put files to be shared via the network. I have a bunch of files in "Downloads" directory that I'd like to be able to share at various times, but would rather not have my downloads directory directly shared as it violates my sense of order. IE, I would much rather have one shared folder from which you can reach all the other content I need to share on the drive, and if I need to un-share something, simply delete the shortcut, and Voila! instant anti-sharing.

Figure 1. Clean Sharing


In Ubuntu, you can create a symlink within a shared folder that points to a non shared folder which allows network users to access that non-shared folder.

Does this functionality exist in W7?

Thanks,
NYTCG

A:Shared Shortcut to non-shared folder.

Okay, so I solved this issue on my own =) TGFG! The answer lies in the MKLink command.

Specifically: mklink /D /J Downloads "C:\Users\Robert\Downloads\"

Works like a charm. All networked machines have access to my non-shared directory through the shared folder, and it looks nice and clean on the viewers end.

Thanks for letting me rubber duck this one.
NYTCG

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I share files on my home network between my desktop PC and my laptop. I often move files between the two computers by placing folders on the desktops and then working with them or moving them to specific folders. The network for my laptop lists its desktop folder, but for the desktop PC, the topline \Users root folder is listed, not the desktop. Network and sharing work just fine. But how do I list the shared PC desktop folder so that I don?t have to drill down through the \Users file structure to reach the desktop folder?

A:List specific shared folder in Network, not root folder

Tried again, and now it's working correctly. Hmmmm...

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Hello there.

I've been using this office computer for more than 2 years ago.It has win98 second edition. And it's slow,so what I think was it has viruses,so I uninstalled the old antivirus[think it was mcafee] and added AVG free edition.

My problem is that everyday it always finds new viruses in my pc,and I always had to move them to the virus vault[heal wasn't available].
It's look always like this in the same folders,other are from other places on the pc.

C:\Program files\common files\microsoft shared\paris hilton porno pics archive xxx.exe
C:\Program files\common files\yahoo!\shared\anna benson sex video.exe

I also tried Panda online active scan.

Need help on what to do.
I'll post the active scan log and hjt as i saw in other posts regarding viruses.
Incident Status Location

Adware:Adware/Gator Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\HDPlugin1101.dll
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/ErrorSafe Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\UWFX6_0001_N68M2301NetInstaller.exe
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Gator Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\rachelle\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Overture Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\rachelle\Cookies\[email... Read more

A:Solved: viruses from microsoft shared folder and yahoo!folder

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I can't seem to predict when XP Pro SP2 will let me move a folder from SharedDocs\My Videos
to C:\ and when it won't! I don't get it. If I'm Owner don't I own it already?

Sometimes I can just grab the folder that I copied from another machine and placed in My Videos and just
drag it with the Left Mouse Button into another folder on C:\ and it just moves it by changing the directory entries. Then sometimes when I do that, it copies all the files!! Well with video files that's pretty slow!!

Anyone have a clue? Seems to be no rhyme or reason to it.

A:Move Folder Out Of Shared Folder Same Drive Wants To Copy?

Hello MilesAhead,I'm not absolutely sure, but some of the phrases in your problem description seem to indicate that this might be a variation of the "XP + mouse movement + mouse buttons + keyboard keystrokes" behavior described in the following post. The post deals with the unexpected copying of files when trying to delete them, but I thought the same (or a similar) principle might apply with respect to moving files/folders. "Multiple Deleting Of Files Doesn't Work.":http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=647552

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I'm running Vista 32 w/Sp1 and when i log on to a Vista pc with a account that has folder redirection the share name changes on the server from \\servername\users\username to \\servername\users\documents.
now i have 15 user home drives which all say Documents. I have also had to check the offline file sync to get it to work correctly.
anyone have any ideas?

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On a M725s the ryzen vega GPU takes up 1GB of RAM for video memory. So on a 8GB system you only get 7GB usable. In the bios I change the UMA Shared Memory from Auto to 256MB, however that change does not reflect in windows where the GPU continues to suck up 1GB of RAM. This setting works fine on the E585 laptops where the ryzen vega there takes up only 256MB of RAM. But on the M725s it seems to be forced to 1GB. Any way to fix this? Why is the bios setting ignored? (and yes its fully updated)

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I have a 1TB drive connected to my desktop which I use as my Norton backup device. I changed my user password on the desktop and now when I boot up my laptop, it shows up in the task bar as "Not all nw devices connected..."
I click on the message, click on the shared device (has a big red X on it) and enter user name and new password and click the remember checkbox. It reconnects for the session, but if I shutdown the laptop (which I do every night) I have to go through the whole process again. I even went to the cmd prompt and tried doing it from scratch using the c:\net use command and still it won't auto connect.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II N620 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3834 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 460193 MB, Free - 290908 MB; D: Total - 16441 MB, Free - 2371 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 88 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 144E
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Changed pw on shared drive, can't reconnect at boot

I would try right clicking on the mapped drive and select disconnect then remap the drive saving the new credentials.
 

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Hi guys,
I have a shared folder which contains many folders for many users on
my network and to make users folders recognisable we chose to fix a
folder picture of every folder with the picture of the folder owner.
The problem is that those folders never have a constant folder picture
on all of my network computers as the picture always changes for some
reason, I've tried to set permissions on thumb.db file and also tried
fiddling with desktop.ini file but no use. Any ideas would be much
appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:fix folder picture in a shared folder across network

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I recently made a folder to share with an XP machine. When I look at the network through my seven machine I see the folder I shared and the USERS folder shared as well. Why is that?


I have the network setup at a home network. 7100 32 bit.

A:Why is the User folder shared when you share a folder?

I believe vista did this as well. So Windows 7 doesnt' work any differently from Vista in this regards.

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Hi, I'm trying to open My Pictures on my wife's laptop but I get this error message Your folder can't be shared. This also happens to other folders on the laptop. I've tried to change Security Settings but it usually leads me to an endless layer of pop ups which finally ends with me being unable to change the setting. This is my wife's private home laptop and you can just imagine how important it is to be able to view pictures and videos of our grandchildren. I just need to relax the high security settings and make this work. Any help at all would be so appreciated.

Thank you,
Gerald

A:Windows 8.1 My Pictures Folder your folder can't be shared

Maybe take ownership of the folder---

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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hi guys (first of all sorry for my bad english)
i have asus g75vx with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
when i was on windows 8 i had 15 go shared memory for my video card as shown in this screenshot :
but when i change to win7 pro x64 it went down to nearly 3go :

what i can do to go back yo my previous stat ?
ps :
1- driver is updated
2- i'm not sure but i believe after i installed my windows7 and video card driver it was like in win 8 the shared memory : 15go and went down to 3go those last days

Thanks a lot guys for any support <3

A:Video card Shared memory went from 15go to 3go (Os changed win8 to 7)

There is nothing you can change as that value is based on an algorithm depending on how much RAM you have installed. It is also never used unless your video card runs out of its own memroy, which ideally you don't want to happen as system RAM is slower than video RAM.

This,

Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide

should help to explain it.

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Hi

I have a strange problem, I can`t seem to fix.
I have a shared folder with many sub folders.
If I access this from another computer, it just shows some of
the folders (ex: of 120 it shows 15).
For another folder on the same server, with the same setup, it`s
not at problem.

I have checked the sharing permissions, and all of them are the same
on both shared folders.

All run Win 7 Ultimate.
Router: TP-Link TL-WR941ND, with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (11/21/10) std - build 15778
Server connected with cable, laptop via WiFi. (But tried with cable on both,
no difference)
All use Windows Firewall and Security Essentials.

And this are the same problem on all computers that's trying to open that folder.

This all happened after a reinstall of Windows.
Kindly

Petter

A:Shared folder, can`t see the sub folder inside

Solved: Had to share all the subfolders manually. (ctrl-a)

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As my attached jpg shows...I have a folder within my "MY Pictures" folder that I do NOT want to share.

Is there a way to do this or do I have to move Desktop PICS2 out of the main MY Pictures (shared) folder ?

Also....what is the 'lock" icon on Desktop PICS2 and can it be removed ?

Thanks...TRinAZ

A:Can you unshared a folder that's in a shared folder ?

Hello,

You need to have Admin rights to unshare the folder.
Windows 7 Tutorial: How To Unshare Your Users Folder In Windows 7

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Hello, Can I make a shared folder on my slave drive that other computers need a password to open it that way people cant look in it or put files in or take files out without having a password to get into it?

I have Windows Vista Business

A:Shared Folder

Hi, here is a couple of articles to help you out. http://www.maximumpcguides.com/share-a-fol...-windows-vista/http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/bb727037.aspx

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I am having trouble putting my shared folder on our network. I share a network with my roommate and he has his on our network, but I cant seem to figure it out. He has looked at mine and also cant figure out why mine isnt sharing. does anyone have any ideas?
 

A:shared folder

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I am a local administrator on this domain member Windows 7 Professional computer. When I try to share a folder, I get the message "Your folder can't be shared". The folder is on a local USB-attached drive. That is all the message says; it does not provide
any further details whatsoever. Also, I cannot seem to find a KB article pertaining to this issue. Very frustrating. Any help would be very much appreciated!
TIA,
Sam "flux"

A:Your folder can't be shared.

Hi Sam, you can try enabling file sharing in the network properties:
Network and Sharing Center -> Click the current connection -> Status -> Properties
Make sure that "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" is checked.Sean Zhu - MSFT

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