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"Include in library" option suddenly missing from Windows Explorer

Q: "Include in library" option suddenly missing from Windows Explorer

For no apparent reason, the function "include in library" in Windows Explorer (right click on a folder to include it in a library) is not longer there. It used to be. But now when I right click on a folder in Windows Explorer, it's simply not there anymore. Does anybody know how to restore it?
Or alternatively: does anybody know how to add music files to Playlists in Windows Mediaplayer without having to use libraries (like in previous versions of Windows)?

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A: "Include in library" option suddenly missing from Windows Explorer

Include in library - Add or Remove from Context Menu

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This is to redress the issue:  The existing Answer refers to an external non-Microsoft website for a solution, and also states it doesn't guarantee the solution will work.  This site wants us to download an executable to fix the issue.  Me,
I'd rather poke my own nose into the registry thank you very much.
Well someone please from Microsoft Answer with the necessary changes to the Registry to fix this issue?
Since I know "Microsoft doesn't support the Registry", or at least I've read that too many times to count, and believe it to be true.  I'd just like to add that the
"Include in Library" context menu registry entries must have a vulnerability, since I know I didn't change it; and based on the number of people who in the past have had the issue, so please... Include the necessary
warnings if one must "Microsoft does not support the registry"  "Warning: Modifying they registry may cause your computer to stop working."  and last but not least:  "REGISTRY:  DO NOT ENTER!  HERE BE DRAGONS!"
Truth is I set up my libraries when I first got Windows 7; however, I haven't needed to add any libraries until now.  I finally realized that I could aggregate several folders of some new projects I'm working.

Would someone post the location of the pertinent entries, and what is needed to allow the
"Include in Library" context menu to work?

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Is there a way in 10 to add modifiers or switches to a default program?

For example, I would like a .xlsx Microsoft Excel file to open with C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1 (That is, adding " /e "%1 to the command line of the .exe file)

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations lets me change the default program, but not HOW the program opens.
When I click on a file type, a pop up only gives me the option of keeping the existing default, or looking for a different app. But no right-click option or otption to modify how the program opens (as I believe there was in XP & 7).
(Also, is there a better way I could have described the issue in the subject line?)

Thank you,

A:How do you edit default program for file type to include "/" option?

I would think you should be able to edit the shortcut to the executable with command switches or create a batch file to run using those same switches. Nothing should have changed with this process in Windows 10.

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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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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When I was browsing files a few minutes ago, I saw a new library named "Subversion." For obvious reasons, this worries me. What is this and should I/Can I get rid of it? Windows explorer says it's empty of folders or files.

A:Mysterious "Subversion" Library in Windows Explorer


There is some software I use called Subversion that is used to manage files between several hosts and a server - a bit like SourceSafe that programmers use to share common code.

Can you past an image of what this looks like in Windows Explorer? I should be able to tell you if this is the same Subversion I use if you can show me an image of it.

Google results for subversion shown below.


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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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Hi, new to this forum.
Windows live mail in windows 7 home preminum 64 bit has left the option of creating a new contact group from its drop down list. Here is what I have done to correct problem. Going to c:\users\uername\contacts and than right clicking on blank white space and selecting customize folder\customize and clicking drop down arrow. On the drop down list there is no "contacts" option. This procedure came from a several forums that I have visited. So the next step I did was to make sure that windows live mail was my default,and it was. I than tried and made windows contact my default. The results did not help. Been working on this off and on for four days. Sure could use some help.
thank you

A:windows live mail missing "new contact group" option

hi robbi, welcome to sevenforums,

have you tried 'contact category'?

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Since on this journey from Win 8 consumer preview to Win 8 retail preview   ..And no currently trying out Win 8 Pro...It verified if it was gonna give me back ( allowed to re-download ) the apps I was used/had in previous editions. The Store gives you
a selection of YOU APPS from previous versions of the OS preview of apps you installed and currently would want to reinstall. Various versions of the Consumer preview I installed 2 out the 4 times i installed the OS seen I had installed the app Comixology.
When the first time I installed Retail preview it didn't have it in my list nor was it listed in the store!  Same goes with Iheart Radio and Slacker Radio though numerous installments of the OS. Now trying out the Win 8 Pro 9200 version It showed I at
one point no matter what PC I used ( I own a few and bought a new one recently ) It showed at one point I installed Comixology. Yet it didn't show Iheart Radio or Slacker in my install list of old to reinstall nor was it even in the Store!!!!   \\\So
what the hell gives ?????   I mean If there was a SEARCH Option it would make it easier to track these Metro ( whatever they are calling it now -personally I think they should call it FRAMES as in Window Frames  :P  When you go on these
programs sites they only offer up Apple or Android app downloads and nothing mentioning of Metro or Win 8 -which is understandable due to not being released yet but still if the Store can't comply with... Read more

A:Why is there no "SEARCH OPTION" in the Windows Store? Apps missing be nice if I could find them !

You can search! Go to Windows Store, bring up the Charms menu (Win+C) and press Search.

You can also just start typing when you are on the start menu and then choose to search in the Store.Blogging about Windows for IT pros at

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You might have noticed that the old 'Add Legacy Hardware' option seems to be missing. I tend to use this quite a bit whenever I need to add in a Loopback adapter or some piece of hardware that is not quite installing correctly. With that said, thankfully, you can still manually launch the 'Add Legacy Hardware' Control Panel applet by using hdwwiz.exe.http://blog.tiensivu.com/aaron/ ** https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Aaron.Tiensivu

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I went to create a new folder under documents and won't, then tried it elsewhere (desktop etc) and it shows me a shortcut to create a new folder, and wants me to browse to it. I don't know where to make it browse to, to even see if it works or not. Anyone know here?
Thanks, Linda

A:Windows 7 missing "Create New Folder" option

The issue should be caused by damaged or incorrect registry key entry. Please check the following registry value:

1. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:


3. Please check if the value for (Default) is: {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

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How to hide the WinExplorer top bar with "Organize, Include in library Share with..." ?

I hardly use the bar at the top of WinExplorer which starts with the entries

Organize, Include in library Share with...

How can I hide this toolbar completely?


A:How to hide the WinExplorer top bar with "Organize, Include in library

Hi, Peter,

Trust me, once you get used to it you'll realize how important it is.

It's not a static bar, either. It changes depending on the folder chosen and, even, the file chosen, to indicate actions that are available.

However, a short answer, even if you could, I wouldn't recommend it.

The dynamics of the bar will grow on you...promise.

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Even though the tutorial on this forum says there should be a custom option, I don't seem to have it.

Any thoughts on how can I bring it back?

P.S. Does anyone know what that "winrt--{***}-" folder is?

A:"Custom" option missing from "Search again in"

Anyone? Is it the same on your machines too, or just me?

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I've noticed that I no longer have the Play To option for media files on my Windows 8.1 machine. I have 2 digital media renderers active on my network, a WDTV Live and an Xbox 360. Both of these devices are visible on the network from the Windows 8.1 machine.

On 4 other Windows 7 systems in my house the Play To option is there, and I used to have it on this 8.1 machine, too. I've tried restarting but the option is still missing.

A:"Play To" option missing in Windows 8.1

Have you figured this out? I'm trying to stream from my Windows 8.1 laptop to my new Rocki.

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Cannot keep "thumbnails" as default viewing option throughout Windows Explorer programs & functions

Running XP Home, Version 2002, SP2

All my folders are set to thumbnail in windows explorer, but when I go to send a picture on msn or open in another application the pictures are in list view.

This requires an extra step to view the thumbnail, having to go to "view menu" then check thumbnails to preview files before opening/sending.

I have scoured the internet for a solution, to no avail.

Anyone be so kind as to lend any expertise on the issue?

Thank you.


A:Cannot keep "thumbnails" as default viewing option throughout Windows Explorer

was hoping someone might have some insight, thank you for your time.

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Hi all,
In Win7 Home Premium, is there any way to remove or hide the "Burn" option from the default Windows Explorer menu configuration? I have the Nero suite installed, so I don't really need the inbuilt Windows capability to burn discs, and I'm forever hitting that option when I mean to create a new folder. It's a pain, because Windows doesn't readily forget it, and keeps nagging me that I have files queued to be burnt to disc when I want to do other things.

Thanks for any help.

A:Removing "Burn" option from Windows Explorer tabs?

Have a look at this tutorial Burning to CD and DVD - Enable or Disable

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Hi All,

I work at a small, crazy, non profit. On my old computer (windows 7 64 bit), I could select multiple word/pdf documents (up to 10) and then right click and select "print" to batch print the documents. On my new computer (also win7 64) the option is missing entirely, and I don't see how to add it.

Any ideas?


A:Adding "print" option to windows explorer

Surprising it took this long to find, but I've solved it for myself:

Context Menu - Add View and Print File Directory - Vista Forums

Fix it is a charm.

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Internet Explorer 12 may bring substantial UI changes. At least, that?s what a response from the IE team is hinting at, but nothing has been shown off publicly just yet.
Answering a query from a user on Microsoft Connect, someone on the IE team responded to a bug report by saying ?Thanks for the feedback. We're making substantial changes to the UI, we'll keep this in mind. Best Regards, The Internet Explorer Team.?

Internet Explorer 12 will include "substantial changes to the UI" - Neowin

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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The subject message pops up any time I attempt to open my IE8 browser using Windows XP and set to my home page "ATT.Yahoo". When I click "OK" in the message, IE closes and tries to recover, but with the same results each time. I know
there is a method to reset IE9, but can't tell if it also pertains to IE8 since it can't be opened.

A:"Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library" "Runtime Error! Program: C:Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

the first step in troubleshooting IE issues is to test in noAddons Mode.
toolbars.google.com - download and install the latest IE compatible version of the Google Toolbar.
for consumer help with IE select the Help>Online Support menu from IE and follow the prompts for your windows and IE versions. thx.Rob^_^

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Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen option is missing from Windows 10 1903 Version.
I am unable to set sign-in screen same as lock screen


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I have 4 computers all running W7 Home Premium, all set up identically. One has recently lost track of My Documents in the Windows Explorer Library and doesn't offer a solution to restoring it.

The actual content of My Documents is on a DNS-323 network drive. In years of experience, nothing like this has been a problem, so nothing to see there.

The Library shows Documents with the "expansion arrow". If I try to expand that, the arrow goes away but nothing happens. If I click on Documents, I get the messages "Documents is Empty" "No folders have been include in the library". If I click on the Include a folder button, navigate to the folder on the network drive and try to add it, I get a message "This network location can't be included because it is not indexed". The other three computers are pretty sure it is, or at least that it doesn't matter.

I have searched through the Registry for a clue, but there are so many references to My Documents that I have no idea what to look for there.

I would appreciate any ideas other than reloading Windows. Is there a way to just reload Windows Explorer, or perhaps copy it from another of the working computers? (I suspect it is a Registry problem, so a simple copy is probably off the table.)

Some additional notes:
System Restore is not promising since I have no idea when it may have occurred and only two "critical updates". are listed as restore points for some reason. I kno... Read more

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I solved this problem by system restoring but the question I have is what caused the problem? Could it be data corruption, malware, or something else? It seems to definitely be software related since I fixed the problem by system restoring.

I did not remember any major differences (software related) between the days this problem has not occurred and started occurring with the exception of a Windows Update for "Windows Defender" (it is possible for a definition update to cause these symptoms?).
Two problems I "had"(before system restore):
1. Taskbar icons not appearing ("most" aren't showing up; the processes are running).
2. Really bad Windows Explorer lag (+40 second lag when opening folders in start menu, alt tabbing from full screen, etc).

About four days ago, I started Vista and noticed some of my taskbar icons missing (despite the fact that they're all loaded when I checked the task manager).

I followed this guide which said to go to

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \TrayNotify"

and then delete the values "IconStreams" and "PastIconsStream".

I did that and restarted explorer.exe, it worked and brought back my taskbar icons.

However it's not permanent (the problem comes back after I restart my computer) and Windows Defender never reappears in the taskbar even after I followed those steps.

On the same day of th... Read more

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Not the worst crisis listed on this forum, but annoying. I've google searched and found similar problems, but no solution.

When calling up Windows Explorer, I note the + sign on the folder side is missing. When I right click the Expand option is greyed out and inactive. I never noticed the extent to which I use this as part of my workflow until it is not there. Tried various things with no luck, and figured perhaps someone else has a good idea before I do something stupid.

Machine: XP-Pro Version 2002 SP-2 on a Pentium 4 2.4 gHz w 1 GB ram and 500 GB Sata. C: O/S E: My Documents

Me: Self-taught, just enough to make it work, not a techie but able to work around most problems when they arise. Been working with Microsoft O/S since 1981 on an IBM 5150, been cursing O/S since Windows 3.1, but XP has been remarkably stable since I assembled my own PC using components known to not crash. I get more lock-ups on the Apple Powerbook.

Advice appreciated

A:Expand and "+" sign by My Documents missing from Windows Explorer

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Let's say I have a folder in my Documents somewhere called "thisisit".
Within "thisisit" folder, I have other folders, each named for a student in my class.

When I go to Start > Documents and navigate to "thisisit", I don't see any folders, but I do see all the files from all the folders. It's as if my computer took all the files from the folders, removed them from the folders and copied them into the parent folder "thisisit", and then deleted all the subfolders, named after the students.

However, if I navigate to that same "thisisit" folder, through a software like Photoshop or 3ds Max, I DO see all of the subfolders, which are named after the students.

This just happened in a moment. As in, I was navigating through the folders one moment, then I went to the parent folder a second later, and voila! no subfolders.

Anyone know what happened???

A:Folders "missing" in "explorer" but not through via software.

When I go to Start > Documents and navigate to "thisisit", I don't see any folders, but I do see all the files from all the folders.Click to expand...

Look at the top right of the Windows Explorer window. If you see "Arrange by: Folder <down arrow>" I don't know what's wrong. If the window is arranged any other way, change it back to "Folder."

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?


A:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.


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Note : This question is not about Internet Explorer, it's about Windows Explorer.


I have two almost identical Windows 7 Enterprise installations, the only difference is that one has Internet Explorer 9, the other one has IE 10.

the IE10 machine's Windows Explorer doesn't have the 2 submenus Toolbars and Explorer Bar (pls see attachment).

I'm not sure if they were available before I tried to install an Windows Explorer extension called "qttabbar", which could have messed up the reqistry (found nothing on their forums btw).

Any clues on how to make the submenus (re)appear ?

Note: I have the "Toolbars" and "Explorer Bar" on Internet Explorer 10.

A:"Windows Explorer-> View ->Toolbars" missing

Hello Wolf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Those most likely would have been added by qttabbar. They are not there by default.

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to undo it.

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Hi guyz: I've now been programming for almost a year with CodeBlocks and decided to switch to VisualC++ as I joined a team that is using it. So I install it and try to create a blank project: everything ok.

The I add this line:


#include <windows.h>

Compiler says that the file does not exist: I say strange, very strange that it is not included by default. So I copy it to the VC++ include folder along with all the other headers i had in the CodeBlocks include folder.

I try to compile again and here's what i get:


1>------ Build started: Project: myOwn, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
1>e:\applications\microsoft visual studio 8\vc\include\winnt.h(3035) : warning C4103: 'e:\applications\microsoft visual studio 8\vc\include\winnt.h' : alignment changed after including header, may be due to missing #pragma pack(pop)
1>e:\applications\microsoft visual studio 8\vc\include\winnt.h(3327) : warning C4103: 'e:\applications\microsoft visual studio 8\vc\include\winnt.h' : alignment changed after including header, may be due to missing #pragma pack(pop)
1>e:\applications\microsoft visual studio 8\vc\include\winnt.h(3423) : warning C4068: unknown pragma
1>e:\applications\microsoft visual studio 8\vc\include\winnt.h(3428) : warning C4068: unknown pragma
1>e:\applications\microsoft visual studio 8\vc\include\winbase.h(1252) : error C2144: syntax error : 'void' should be preceded by ';'
1>e:\app... Read more

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....

I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.

Here is what I am looking for.....

Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.

What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....

I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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Right *deep breath*

The first thing that went wrong with my computer was to do with Mcafee On access scan. A week or so ago the little "V" sign stopped appaering in the system tray. Also, when I start the computer the red box that says "welcome to Mcafee" and which version you're running and stuff stopped appearing. I accessed the on access scan through program files and it told me that the on access scanner was enabled and working so I wasn't too fussed that it didn't appear.

Now, yesterday my computer went weird. The "run" option on the start menu disappeared and so did the "Turn Off Computer" red button. Both of them just disappeared. Task manager was also unavailable. When I pressed Ctrl, Alt and delete a box just popped up and said something like "task manager has been disabled by your administrator". I ran Virus Scan, Ad Aware, Spware blaster and Spybot Search and destroy. They all found various stuff on my computer and I got rid of it. After I did that Task Manager worked again, Which was good. However the "turn off computer" and "run" were still missing from the start menu. Well I googled around a bit and realised this guy had the same problem: http://www.bullguard.com/forum/10/qu...nd-_31844.html

He managed to resolve it by logging off and running a program called ewido. I downloaded the trial of ewido and ran it, following his instructions. It found loads of stuff but when I'd quarantined... Read more

A:Hi, computer is messed up. "Run" option missing from start menu, amongst other things

Please download HijackThis. This program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Double-click on the file you just downloaded. Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory:C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\Run a scan and save the log file. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

Post the HijackThis log as a reply to this thread. Make sure to include the System information at the top of the log and please make sure your word wrap is turned off in Notepad (under the Tools menu) before copying the log.

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This problem is simly driving me crazy.

here is the problem as direct as possible...

I have an Asus K8V mobo(standard)

On this board there is 2 controller that can use the SATA interface.

One is branded VIA and work flawesly and the other one is from Promise. (376 here)

I do have many hard disks and they all have the 1,5 GB/s jumper on, they all work perfectly on the Via controller...

But i have more then 2 sata device wich mean i need to run the promise controller in IDE mode.. or whatever its called (none-raid)

1 DVD burner sata, 1 HDD sata are on the Via controller. (what ever is plugged there work)

I now need to use the Promise controller in IDE MODE but there is no way i can do this since i dont have the option "operating mode : ide mode" in my advenced option from the bios...

It looks like i'm lock in raid mode. Sometime i just wish RAID never existed in the PC world.

I'm really about to give up on that since i must have wasted a considerable amount of time on that..

I do have the bios 1007 , v.2.54 from asus My Promise chip is identified as PDC203376.

Pls dont tell me i need driver in windows cause i know i need, and since im under winxp64 it might not work at all in the end but i'm not there yet since i dont even see the HDD in my BOOT DEVICE PREORITY list form the bios..

Thks, hope you guys have some clues for me, i'm starting to wonder if downgrading the bios, or if the K8v none deluxe is the problem.

See ya,

Best wis... Read more

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Hi, my computer crashed a couple hours ago out of nowhere and when it restarted itself I got the dreaded "BOOTMGR is missing" message. I'm running Windows Vista 32-bit. I put my Windows recovery disc in and entered the information for language, time and currency, and keyboard input. Then it tries to go directly to installing Windows. I don't have an option for repairing it. I can't afford to reinstall as I have way too much stuff to lose and it would be devastating. There should be an option after that first screen on the lower left so i can repair instead of install. I'm desperate and time is of the essence as I was working on something I need done for tomorrow. I tried to follow the steps here... http://cyberst0rm.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-fix-bootmgr-is-missing-in.html , but yeah, like i said, it doesn't give me an option to repair after that first screen. Please help, I'm starting to tear out my hair!

A:"BOOTMGR is missing" but i don't have an option to simply repair startup, help!

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Hi guys,

what do I do if the refresh install on W8.1 says that I'm missing files?

I installed W8 from a retail disc and upgraded to 8.1 via Windows Update. I can't use the W8 disc, it says invalid media.

Do I just follow the steps shown on the tutorial here?


A:(Win8.1) Refresh Install option "some files are missing"

You must insert the Windows 8.1 DVD/USB installation media. -> Look at this post for info.


How to download Windows 8.1 installation media? -> link

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yeah. I have a new compaq laptop running vista home.

I am trying to setup and connect to my wireless network manually.

I go into network + internet, network and sharing center, and click "set up a connection or network"

in other versions of vista there is usually a "Manually connect to a wireless network" option.


No wonder why people say vista sucks.

How can I select Manually connect to a wireless network + enter my SSID so I can connect?



A:"Manually connect to a wireless network" option missing... WTF?

Well... If you go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > on the left side of the window click Manage network Connections you should see your wireless network, double click it, click Wireless Profiles > Security and there you can manually setup your wireless security options

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Hi all,

Is there a way to add the WinXP style "explore" option in the right click -folder- context menu?
So the left window pane opens up the folder tree structure rather than using the right pane's folder view.

Thanks in advance.

A:"Explore" option missing in Right-Click Context Menu

Explore and Open are the same thing in Vista and 7. The Folder tree, now called Navigation Pane is always visible unless hidden by the user.

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Every time I make a new library the icon is the same general one. If I set the lib type to one of the specific ones the icon stays the same. If I open the lib in notepad I can verify that the iconReference xml tag is missing. What can I do to fix this? I have just run a scan for corrupted windows files which came up clean.


A:Every new library is missing "iconReference"

Take a look thru this -

NOTE: If this is a new Library that you have created, then the line will not be there and you will need to add the <iconReference>"path to icon w/file extension"</iconReference> line directly under the <isLibraryPinned>-1</isLibraryPinned> line entry.

Libraries Icons - Change
Libraries Icon - Change Default Icon

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Why would the MS Word menu bar be visible, but be missing the "edit" option? I've tried moving the bar around, resizing it, etc. I've also looked at the menu bar with a blank document, a new document, an old document and no document. There's no "edit" option on the menu bar.

A:Word menu bar missing "edit" option

Right-click the menu bar, hit Customize.
Choose the Toolbars tab.
Scroll down and pick Menu Bar (don't uncheck it, just highlight it).
Hit the Reset button.
Hit Ok.
Hit Close.

If it doesn't work, go to www.theofficeexperts.com/word.htm and click on the "Lost toolbars" link. Follow the instructions there.

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I have a copy of outlook 2002 running on Windows 98SE which when you try to insert an attachment into a new message you can't because the option "insert as link" is missing from the drop down menu in bottom right hand corner of the insert box.

This problem existed with outlook 2000 as well, I upgraded in the hope it would fix it but it hasn't. Has anyone else seen this or knows how to fix.

Manny Thanks,


A:"insert as LinK" option missing in Outlook

This is a long shot, but try this

Go to Tools | Options | Mail Format tab

In the Compose in this message format list, click HTML or Rich Text Format

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When opening an htm file in IE I only get options to save or save as,   the Open option is missing.    I get the option for other file types so this is not related to the  "Save encrypted files to disk" advanced security
Has anyone run into this and found a solution?
It is not specific to a particular PC and use of other browsers isn't an option for us.
Many thanks

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Hiya Guys,

Just like to seek for some help as listed

Currently i m using win98 , IE 5.5. Since last email i received a message and file attaching with a " JS.JJBlack.G virus " and this virus was eleminated deleted.

And here goes some fishy thing happening on my IE 5.5.

On the desktop when i right click on the IE and select Properties it will appear " General , Content , Connection, Programe " and found out that the " Security tab folder is missing.

I try to reinstall IE 5.5 again and getting the pc-cillin to do another virus scan but nothing seen to wrok out fine ?? the security tab is still missing.

Anyone got an idea ??


A:[Resolved] Internet Option " Security Tab Missing "

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I am having trouble in submitting the infopath form to SQl database. The
submit to "Database" option is missing. Surprisingly, i was able to submit my
form to database before setting up we-services, but now i can only etract
information form database and not update it due to missing submit to option.
Will appreciate any kind of help.

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This is a rather fresh install of Vista Ultimate, only about a week old.. i hanv't done much with it but i just noticed that when i right click on my desktop or in a folder.. the "new" menu is missing.. here's a screen shot

any ideas???

A:Solved: "New" option missing from Right click menu

Straight from the horses mouth.

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"Install" option is missing from the context menu for *.inf files.
Google gives many results, but all considering the same problem for Win95/98/2000, and not for XP which is my OS.

It is probably a registry problem, since it is the same case on my both computers with same software, and different hardware.
I've tried everything I knew, but can't move a bit.

I have one more problem with context menu; WinRAR "extract" options are present, but not working for *.rar files. They do work for other archives though. This is not such a big problem, but I am mentioning it beacause there is a possibility that both are connected.

I desperatly need to install an *.inf driver. No way around. I NEED to get back "INstall" option in the context menu for *.inf file drivers.


A:Solved: "Install" option is missing for *.inf file

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I've just built a new PC running Windows 8.1 with an SSD main drive and two 4TB HDD?s that I want to use for mirrored storage using Windows RAID.

I had this working successfully under Windows 7.

I have set one of the 4TB Drives as a dynamic drive partitioned as GPT.  When I go in to disc management and right click on that drive (or any other drive) I don?t get the option to ?Add Mirror?.

Can anyone shed some light on this and suggestions for a possible fix?

For your ref the main system components are:
ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard
Intel i7-5820K
2 x WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0
Thanks for your time.


A:"Add Mirror" option on dynamic drive is missing

Based on my research, I found the following phenomenon:

Add Mirror option only work when the disk was joined Storage Pool. If not, this option would greyed out.
You can refer to the contents of the link below for more knowledge about Storage pool of Windows 8.1.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc161247.aspxRoger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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I'm not sure what I did.. few days ago.. in my half sleep I was trying to delete few files using Shift+Del .. but my mistake it looks like I deleted or removed the Desktop option from the left menu or Hierarchy tree (don't know what exactly to call it), as it got selected some how.

just a screenshot, hopefully this gives a better explanation than my wording:

I'm unable to see the option in the drop down address bar either. I've been forced to open Desktop using "Show The Desktop" option.

Is there a way I can get the desktop option in the Hierarchy Tree somehow ?

*sorry for the bad english

A:Missing "Desktop" option in the left menu

Open your user folder and just drag the Desktop folder over to the navigation pane under favorites.


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