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Added a bigger hardrive, but how do you move files?

Q: Added a bigger hardrive, but how do you move files?

I just added a 160 gigabyte hard drive as my 30 gig was filling up and giving me messages that it was close to full. I forgot to ask the technician whether it should be formatted any particular way. So that's one question: How can I check if things are set up correctly?

And second: How do I actually move files to the new hard drive? Do I just put a shortcut on the desktop and drag n' drop the old files onto it? Will they completely move from one disc to the other or will it just add a copy if I do it this way?

If it matters I have the basic XP edition windows.

Thanks -- Ed

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I have installed win XP pro a couple of days ago, and I thought that it would be a good idea to put windows in a separate partition. Since then I have installed a few applications on a different partition, but it is not uncommon for applications to put something in the program files folder anyway.

Is there a safe and easy way of having "my documents" and or "program files" on a bigger partition? Or would that defeat the whole point of a system partition?

Would be glad of some advice.

Tell me if it's a bad idea!


P.S. Is there a way of telling if the system partition is on the outer or inner edge of the HD?

A:Can you move My Documents/program files to bigger partition?

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I had only 1 hard drive c with only 12 % free space . I had a new hard disk added on hard drive d. I used the following software programs clean disk which did clean temporary files etc., search & destroy to get rid of spyware & diskeeper lite to defrag hard disk. i also removed unwanted programs from add/remove programs. The most free space I could get for free space is 14 %. I have windows xp pro os .I don't have the cds because when i had the pc built all the software was installed but the vendor never gave me the cds for any of the hardware. I would like to increase the free space on hard drive c by moving what ever files or programs i can to new added on volume d. What ever programs files etc I can "automatically " move to hard drive D if possible.Any other advice about this problem is appreciated. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Also, does any one know that offers A + certification courses "online" with hands on experience? The reason i ask about hands on experince becuase i beleive that is the best way to learn about just about any topic. Being a radiological yechnologist & nuclear medicne technologisy i think it' very important to correlate what one learns fron class to apply that to hands on experince. I am presently unable to work because of a lumbar spine injury & am very interested in learning about building computers & trouble shooting problems (A + certification) with hands on experience. Any advice is much a... Read more

A:how to move files & programs from drive c to added on new volume hard disk d?

You can just drag and drop data files from C: to D:, but any programs you want to move will have to be uninstalled from C: and reinstalled on D:

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I know that my computer comes with a 360 GB hardrive and i want to upgrade to a 2 TB hardrive does anybody know the size of the hardrive i need  2.5'' or 3.5''

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This question may have been posted and answered at an earlier date but I am experiencing some complications that I am unsure how to address. My desktops Hd recently started failing and so today I ordered a new one that is 250gb larger. I understand how to back up most of my files and have an external to do so but I do not have install disk for the windows 7 os as my computer came with it installed. My product key for my os is still on the sticker on the side of the tower but as this new Hd is 100% blank i need to move the os somehow and I am unsure as to how I am supposed to do this. I have read alot about cloning a Hd but am wondering if this is my best option. ANY information on this problem would be greatly appreciated but please keep in mind i am no computer genius, Thank you all for any and all help.

A:HD failing need to move os to new bigger HD

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Have a look at those tutorials:
Best to backup to a external HDD.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex

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A:M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex

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A:M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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I'm thinking of moving my computer to a bigger case but I'm not sure what cases are compatible with my current motherboard. I own a Lenovo 90F1007QUS.  I need a bigger case because I'd like to upgrade the PSU to 500W and install a graphics card. Please respond with recommendations about how to go about upgrading to a bigger case. 

A:Want to move computer to bigger case

hi, look at the GTX1050 OC Low profile from GIGABYTE, if you have pci-e, you could play all games with this videocard, and you do not have to change the power supply, it works for me I have a lenovo M800 SFF  

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I am running Win7/Pro x64.

I recently managed to unwittingly move a large branch (multiple levels of branching and many files) into my "My Documents" folder. I would like to undo what I did, but I have no idea how I did it. My guess is that I made a massive misuse of drag-and-drop

Said another way, I had a directory (very large, multi-branched folder) called "MyImageFiles" at the same level on my data drive as "My Documents." Now it is buried one level down in "My Documents."

What is the simplest way to undo this?



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We just re downloaded windows xp and changed the hard drive.
Now we have a blank screen with garbage can pretty much only.
Im pretty sure im missing lots of drivers i got no sound, no wireless internet icon to get my internet from.
My laptop model is Tochiba Tecra M1
How could i get internet to work?
All the help would be appreciated.
If there is a specific website where i could download the drivers from?
If so could you please give me the link to fix my internet and also sound.
Please give a clear instruction since only beginner in this.
Also if i have to get from specific site download how do i transfer it from my pc to my laptop. Because some stuff i tried to download they got in a zipped folder or w.e with lots of documents in it how do i open it?
Thank you

A:Redownloaded Windows XP + Added new hardrive WIRELESS ICON IS MISSING

Where did you download XP from ??
I dont think you can legally
please post details otherwise post will be closed - re rules on valid XP

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I run a older Pentium with xp pro on it. I was given a Pentium three with no hard drive in it at all. But it does have a dvd drive and some other goodies. This second machine is double the clock speed of the one I am using. (Both have 128 megs of ram.)

Is it possible to move the hard drive to the faster pc complete with the operating system and all my files?. The rub is I don't have the org. cds for the xp install.



A:Move Hardrive to different computer?

No, the operating system won't work in the new PC. You would have to do either a repair install (which isn't guaranteed to work anyway) or a full reinstall to use the old Hard Drive in the new PC. Unfortunately both options require the XP CD.


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My wifes computer says it is out of hard drive space. Everything windows, programs, files etc, is on c drive (2 gb) .

At the same time the computer has d, e. and f partitions of 2 gb each, which are all completely empty.

What files can I safely and easily mmove from c to the other drives to free up some space.

What must absolutely stay on c drive. And what else do I have to do so everything will work,

I assume to be safte, I would copy files first to other drives then erase on c just to be safe.

A:what can safely I move from c drive to d, e, or f (hardrive partitions)

any data files like the docs, pictures ..for ex ...contents of my document , my pictures etc...
dont touch C:\Windows and C:\Program Files ....
anything else shld be ok

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Employee claims that while using the Move function to place folders in a different directory tree the folders were moved but the files were lost. I have tried to duplicate the action but have not been able to replicate losing the files. Talked to experts said no way it will happen. One in a million chance it will occur. However, employee claims replicated Move operation multiple times (10-15 folders) and lost files multiple times (7-10 times), but not every time.

Is this possible? I must fire employee for extensive data loss. However, if truly unintentional, and I can replicate as proof-- Employee keeps job.

A:Using Move Function: Move Folders & Lose Files

As the experts you spoke with indicated, there is virtually no way this could happen. Even if there was a copy error that Windows didn't detect and abort the move operation, you'd still likely end up with some sort of file even if it was corrupted and unreadable.

One in a hundred trillion chance of happening.

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I am trying to move files from one external hard drive to another but it has been stuck on 'Preparing to move' 'Time remaining: Calculating. Items remaining: Calculating Speed: Calculating' for 20 minutes now. It has not moved on from that.

Google shows only results pertaining to Mac OS on this problem, when searching the message in quotes, it still doesn't give that exact match (come on Google, we search in quotes for a reason), instead what Google provided was results for 'Preparing to delete'

There seems to be no info let alone anybody having this message when moving files.

Can anybody help me get the ball rolling?

A:Windows 7 stuck 'preparing to move' when trying to move files

I have Windows 7 pro over here on three computers, and yes I too sometimes but not always get that long long long wait time for either copying or moving folders/files from source to target. For now, I recommend you only copy folders/files from source to target. And after you looked at the target, making sure the copies made it over safely, then delete from the source. I'm trying to recall what and where I saw some good answers, will post back if/when I find those URLs.

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I was wonder if it's ok to delete these files, because I have a small 10gb hard drive, and these just keep getting bigger....

A:I have 2 files that keep getting bigger

Heres the role and fix for hyberfil.sys

Windows XP has a feature that is not very well documented and it will be totally new to users of older systems such as Windows 95 or 98. This new feature is called Windows hibernation. Instead of shutting down and restarting your computer, Windows takes a snapshot of everything running on your system, copies it to the hard drive and then turns off most of your hardware. To wake up from hibernation you normally move the mouse or hit the spacebar on the keyboard.

In theory, it is supposed to be a quick shortcut or power saving option that allows you to leave your PC in suspended animation until you are ready to work again. However, in practice, most people find little time difference between shutting down and using hibernation. For people who use drive imaging to backup their system, the hiberfil.sys file can bloat the backup files - making them larger (sometimes over 1GB bigger!) and therefore slower to copy/restore.

Hibernation temporarily 'freezes' the computer when the PC becomes inactive, so it won't work if you have tasks running constantly (eg downloading files). However it can be handy if you want the computer to sleep after a task has completed (such as creating a video).

OK, that's the role of hibernation - so what is the hiberfil.sys file and why is it so big? Hibernation takes everything in memory and writes it to your hard drive as the hiberfil.sys file. If you have 512MB of memory, then hiberfil.sy... Read more

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Is there anyways for the defrag to defrag files bigger then 64mb.

A:Defrag files bigger than 64 MB?

Here is a free and better defrag.

Disk Defrag - Reclaim the Speed Of Your Disks

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Hi AllI am new to this site. I have done some reading and this site looks very friendly and informational.I am having a big problem trying to fix a friends computer, who lives in the same house as I do. She has AOL.. New files are constantly written to her internet files, sites which were never visited. There is also a problem shutting down. Computer almost always crashes at shutdown. I have run spybot, adware, Avast. Trendmicro, and all aol spyware. I need help analizing the Hijack This Logfile. Many thanks !Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:16:58 PM, on 12/3/2005Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Running processes:C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL SOFTWARE\AVAST4\ASHSERV.EXEC:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXEC:\WINDOWS.000\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS.000\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLDIAL.EXEC:\WINDOWS.000\ptsnoop.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL... Read more

A:Files Constantly Added To My Internet Files, Places I've Never Been

Welcome to the forum. I am checking your log now and will return as soon as I have researched all the items. While we are working together, please .... Reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic. If you are unsure of what to do, stop and ask! Don't keep going on. Be patient. HijackThis logs take some time to research.Please note the following: I will be working on your Malware issues: This may or may not, solve other issues you may have with your machine. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine is clear. (Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.) The process may take considerable time.

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Hey all!
so here's the thing:
i just wanted to transfer some photos that i took with my digital camera to my HD.
i got a pretty big SD card on my camera- 64Gb. It was half-full (~30GB).
after i transfered the files to my PC, the total amount of data was read as 160GB, although each file counted individually is still it's original size. The photos as bulk are being read as 160GB???? HUH?? it's like that with each kind of software, and it stays that way now when i try to transfer them from one HD to another.


what can i do to repair it?

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I want to search files bigger than 10 kb. But why it is restricted up to 100KB?!! WTF!?
Where is the old options: bigger than 17 KB? WTF is going on here? What a impruvment! Very simple. Now idiots can search files.

Do you know any other search app for 7?

A:help: search files bigger than 10KB

are all options

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hey everyone

was wonderin if anyone should shed some light on this.. i bought new freeagent seagate 1TB external harddrive .. but since i use my work on mac and pc i needed to make sure i formatted the thing in a format that could be used by both mac and pc.. so i spoke to a bunch of people in the know and everyone suggested Fat32 or "ms dos" format.. anyway it did work and i can use my harddrive on both platforms but unfortunatly i discovered that fat32 cant copy across files that are bigger than 4 gb.. i have two partitions.. i was wondering if

1) it is possible to format a harddrive so that one partition is NTFS and the other is Fat32.. so i could use my music stuff on the Fat32 drive and other stff on the NTFS

2) is there a way that i can format my hardrive with fat 32 so it can copy files that are bigger than 4 gb? and if so where can i find a program that does this?

3) are there any utilities that anyone could suggest that could reformat my drive in either of these cases(i know this is a stretch) without deleting my data.. i dunno i have heard of programs that can do that..

i also have the latest version on hirens boot from a friend but i dont even know where to start with that

any advice would be greatly appreciated

thanks alot..

A:Fat32 Format and files bigger than 4gb

Yes you can have Fat32 and NTFS partitions on one drive
Actually many recovery partitions on new drives are Fat32, whilst the main OS partition is NTFS

But do you already have 2 partitions available on your harddrive?
Or is it presently just one big Fat32 filesystem?

Creating multiple partitions on a drive is done when Windows is first setup (using the Windows setup CD)
Therefore, you are best to backup, and then start again, ie:
Remove the single Fat32 partition
Create 2 partitions
Format one to NTFS
Format the other to Fat32 (or do this formatting later in Windows, drive management)
Install Windows on the NTFS partition

All this (except the backing up) can be done using the Windows setup disc

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I am attempting to move folders and files around, doing a little organization on my HDD. However if I attempt to move the loaded folder I get the error message " The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program." However I have no other programs open, thinking it was some hidden process, I killed a bunch of processes in Task Manager, one's I didn't recognize, or I knew were safe to kill.

Not sure if this may be an issue, but my mobo recently went belly up and I had to replace it (with the same type DP67DB for DP67DB) but everything else remained as is- this is the first time I am messing with the files on the "new" machine. Is it possibly an ownership issue, and if so how do I resolve this?

A:Can't move folders with files, but can move files

First perform a system file check.

Read this tutorial, word for word, and the carry out precisely as written.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

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I've got a strange problem.. I can upload photos to myspace/facebook, but they won't send as an attachment in an email, nor upload to photobucket, flickr, or imageshack. But they WILL upload onto ImageHost for some reason. While searching around for an answer I've came across quite a few people experiencing this problem but I haven't seen an answer. Any help?
photobucket says: Upload failed for photo.jpg with error: A network error caused your upload to fail. Please try your upload again.

ImageShack.us says: No files uploaded immediately

Flickr: Gets to 100% complete then says: Bonk! None of your files made it.
ImageHost works just fine though, and so does uploading them onto myspace and facebook.

Something else that is strange, I'm not sure if it's a CNET problem but I just tried to post this topic on CNET and it gave me this:

We're sorry, but the page you requested could not be found.

Message could not be loaded from the database.

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Hi all,

I'm working on a buddy's computer, and he had a nasty virus that infected numerous music files, and several Windows files were infected, as well. I could not boot into safe mode, as it was giving me a BSOD with a 7B stop code (no boot device mentioned, just 7B hex code). It would, however, boot into normal Windows mode. I had Avast move all files except Windows files (which I ignored) to the virus vault on the first run, and after rebooting, the computer still wouldn't run many apps, and has a permanent hourglass by the icon. I then ran Avast again, and moved the infected Windows files to the virus vault. It now acts the same, ando gives me the warning message that logon.exe was not found (one of the infected files). I did a registry clean with regcleaner, but to no avail. The comptuer also still will not boot into safe mode without the BSOD. I'm posting a hijackthis log in hopes that someone can spot something, or maybe something in the above will allow someone to point me in the right direction (or to the right forum, if this isn't it). If you need any other info, please ask, and I'll be happy to provide! Log below (Spyware Protector 2009 entry looks suspicious to me, but am not getting any fake alerts, Avast ignores it, and can't run Malwarebytes, as the computer just hangs):
Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:27:26 PM, on 3/24/2010
Platform: Windows XP ... Read more

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I have a stand alone pc (XP) that does not go online/have a modem or telephone line connected. I have a program on this pc that detects any files added to C:, C:\windows, and C:\windows\system32. The other day, this program informed me that several files had been added and I cannot find out how they got there. The files are:

added to C:\windows:
modemlog_communications cable between two computers

and added to c:\windows\system32:

Could anyone enlighten me as to how they got there. I guess the thing I am most concerned about is the addition to c:\windows (modemlog) as I have not attempted to connect anything to my pc at all.
Many thanks.

A:Added files - how did they get there?

Did you install any new programs or create anything on your own before it said this perhaps?

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I have the following problem:

I swop out harddisks frequently, my bios updates the changes automatically when the change is done and the pc boots up reading the new harddisk just fine, though,

sometimes the harddisk is not detected and when i swop around the jumpers on the harddisk they are detected again and all is fine, windows boots up the hardrive is there and working fine, but no files is showing on the harddisk.

The files is taking up space appropriately (it's showing up as taking up 25 gig of space which is the size of the 3 programs i installed) but nothing shows on the harddisk when clicking on the drive.

This really is frustrating because i have to reinstall all programs and put on all files over again each time this happens.

How can i make XP to show the files again, it obviously knows it's there because it's shows it taking up the space. this is really something i cannot quite understand why it's doing it. The files were there, the very pc created and formatted the drive before i put on anything, how can changing the jumpers make it all dissapear and now the files is not showing.

Disk manager is showing the disk and it's appropriately displaying the disk as should. (healthy and working)

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I'm having a big problem, my Aleinware is geting atacked by some kind of growing file. I have a file located at C:/359OF57.... something. My hard drive is almost full, and I recall a week ago that I had about 70 GB left on my hard drive left, and now I only have 3.33 GB!! I need help fast, I have Windows Vista Home Premium Alienware edition, and Im afraid that that thing is going to clog up my entire drive. I don't know what happens then. Can I delete this file? I know where it is, so it wouldnt be too hard to delete it, then wipe my free space. Any help will be greatly appreciated, I have attached a screen shot of the exact file location and size of the file to this thread. -Graboy

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I just installed an ssd to my laptop and used the original hdd as a 2nd drive in the optical slot. I then cloned the OS to my SSD and formatted the original drive to use as storage device. The HDD is showing up in my Alienware folder(Folder with all my libraries). When I try and drop something on the HDD it just appears on the desktop of my SSD which has Windows 7 on it. I cant remove the drive from showing in that Alienware folder and moving anything on the HDD goes straight to my SSD desktop, but when checking properties shows its actually on HDD. Any help with this?

Alienware M14X R1
I7 & 6GB Ram
Samsung 840 SSD 250GB
Samsung 500GB HDD

A:Files added to 2nd HDD Appear on Desktop of SSD

Also my administrator account (Alienware) does not show up in C:/USERS. C:/USERS only show Default, Contacts, Public, & DEFAUL~1~DEF which none have any of my files. On top of that I disabled UAC to never ask for permissions but all the libraries have a golden lock icon on them although I can still access files in them. Seems like this could be part of the issue. I tried deleting the HDD out of my Alienware folder but it doesnt give the option.

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After downloading and saving an exe file from an internet site extension jpg is added so that file appears as filename.exe.jpg. This just recently started on my XP so I have done something to add the jpg file extension. If I rename the file without the jpg extension everything works fine. What have I done and how do I correct it?

A:jpg added to downloaded exe files

Not sure what happened to cause it. Since it happened recently, try system restore.



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Hello old friends.
I got a trojin from ytdownloader or one of the videos I downloaded. It added ".crypt" to the end of all my music, picture and video files making them unviewable. I was told by a pretty good tech friend that I could just rename them without the .crypt exetention and all would be fine. even if I did have to rename every one of my files. It doesn't seem to work. I keep getting black screens with error messages. Running win. 8.1. background pic on the comp. showed up as a text message saying to download bitcoin.com and pay to get files released or wait and pay more. They also gave me a personal id# and a link to 3 web sites ending in .onion.com, I run webroot in the background but apperantly the antivirus was installed but not active. It's active now but to late.
Is there a way to repair my files and make them useable?
I got spyhunter from my tech friend and it found and repaired 89 things and my comp. seems to work and download pics. and stuff fine now and I can view them. I just want to see all the stuff I had on here before.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:.cryped added to all my files

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Hi,I originally had a thread going here about defragging my hard drive C: and how that related to the D: partition, etc. But it's veered off into new questions/territory, so I'm starting this new thread. (Note that I did defrag my C: drive and did NOT defrag my D: partition, as per HP.)Looking through the various defrag logs I made of my C: drive and D: partition, I have noticed the following:1. C: Questions:On 3/21, the defrag analysis log for C: showed that I had Total files = 71,432 and Total folders = 5,086.On 4/5, the defrag analysis log for C: showed that I had Total files = 71,168 and Total folders = 5,073.(Note that this was the log generated AFTER I defragged my hard drive, in which I deleted my temporary internet files prior to.)On 4/9, the defrag analysis log for C: showed that I had Total files = 72,570 and Total folders = 5,086.So that's quite the jump in files and folders. As far as I know, I have not added anything to my computer that would warrant an increase in over 1,400 files and 13 folders! (Of course, some of this could be temporary internet files, so once I post, I'm going to empty those and check what this says again. [EDIT: Just emptied my cache in Firefox -- Total files = 72,036 and Total folders = 5,083 -- so that did not decrease it by much -- still a large increase from 4/5 to now.]I did run SIW 1.67 for the first time yesterday (4/9) a number of times. And I did click on a variety of things in that program that generated lists of files, etc. wi... Read more

A:Why Are Files Being "added" To My D: Partition? (also Q's About Siw.)

Off the top of my head I'd say that the additional files and folders are probably fom Windows System Restore.Windows by defult makes periodic backups of certain files and saves them in a hidden and access restricted folder under the main directory in each drive called System Volume Information. For example, the System Volume Information folder on my C: drive contains 748 files and 15 folders.Windows keeps these backups for a period of time before deleting them. You can control how much space can be used by going to Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore and click on System Restore Settings, selcting the drive you want to change and then clicking Settings. Move the slider to set the percentage of the drive that can be used for these backups (I use 3%). This is a per-drive setting so you need to set each drive individually.

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I've encountered a strange problem, have been running Windows 7 for a few years, recently decided to move over to Windows 8 but rather than upgrade I've done a fresh install on a new SSD. There's a couple reasons for this, if I hate 8 I can easily go back to 7 and I also retain the 7 install so I can boot it up and get any files I've missed or find I need at a later date.

There's a total of 4 HDD's in the PC, the boot drive and 3 other data drives. Both OS's have full access to the 3 other drives and I've made the drive letters all the same as well.

Here's where it gets strange, I boot back into Win 7 to retrieve some files, put them on any of the three other drives, shut down and swap SSD drives, boot back into Win 8. I go looking for the files I've just put on let's say the D: drive, but they're gone. Thinking I've somehow screwed up, I shut down 8, boot back into 7 and do it again, this time making absolute certain they're there. Shut down 7, boot back into 8, go to get the files and they're gone again.

Windows 8 seems to notice there's new files that it didn't put there so it removes them. This has also occurred with a dos created .TIB backup file of the old Windows 7 install that I made so I could just access the contents of my Win 7 install without actually having to boot back into it.

Has anyone got any idea what awesome new feature of Windows 8 is seeing these files and nuking them?

A:Win 8 deleting files added outside of Win 8

funny stuff, when i first tried win8 i kept with my usual practice and installed apps to a different partition. upon trying to run a program, it would run, files were missing, when i uninstalled the program, win8 wiped all the program folders in that partition except for a couple.

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Hello All,

For whatever reason, I now have 19 files in my startup list that do not seem to belong to any program I've installed. Google does not recognize these either (except for the last one I've listed). They are all .exe files and when I go to msconfig, it says they are installed in my c:\windows\system32 folder, however, when I go to that folder, they do not appear. Any ideas? Any ideas on how to delete them if they do not appear in the folder??? MANY THANKS!!!



//Mod edit: moved from Windows XP Home and Professional forum to the more appropriate.

A:Files Added To My Start Up

Welcome to Bleeping Computer!You may be infected by the FLUSH.F trojan as well as others. For help with removing your infection I would like to refer you to the Highjack This (HJT) forum here at BleepingComputer.com: First: Read the Preparation Guide found HERE. It is very important that you follow ALL of the instructions found within. (There are many important steps in this guide that may clean your computer.) Second: Post your system information along with a brief description of the problems you are having, and your HJT log in the HJT forum found HERE.NOTE: Please, after you post your HJT log DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post there will be 1 reply. The team member glancing over the replies might think someone is already helping you out and will not respond. So, just make your post and let it sit there until a team member responds. The volunteers who work that forum are very busy, so please be patient and wait. It can sometimes take a few days for a response. If after 5 days you still have gotten no response, then post a link to your HJT log HERE.Third: If, after finishing your work with the folks at the HJT forum you have issues with XP related to the removal of the infection, then come back in here and let us help you get your computer back to normal.You are in good hands! Good luck!... Read more

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I just purchased a western digital external hardrive and I want to know if I keep it off most of the time [turn on once a month] can files become fragmented during the time I have it off ? Or does it only happen when the hardrive is on?

A:Can files become fragmented even when the hardrive is off?

Fragmentation is a product of constant read/writing.
Windows sometimes puts bits of the same file in different places,
slowing down read time.

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I took my computer into a store and they did the physical install of a new hard drive. I installed everything (Windows and my applications) and I hear there's a setup disk for the hard drive that I have had installed. I bought the bare drive off Newegg. The software is here. In the Downloads section, click Software.

From what I understand, there are three modes of the hard drive, which affect the drive performance/speed. I would like to use the setup files to make these necessary changes, that is, if my drive isn't setup for 'performance', I'd like to set it to do that.

Would doing this wipe out my Windows partition?

My other question is, I did try to burn the setup files for CD to a CD and it did not boot (it just went straight into Windows). I used WinRAR to unzip the ISO and Windows 7 to burn the files to the CD. I checked my boot sequence in BIOS. It's set such at 3 1/2>CD>Hard disk. So, that isn't the problem. I probably burned the disc incorrectly. Can someone show me how?

A:New Hardrive Setup files

Hard drives are controlled by the SATA or IDE storage controller in your Device Manager, a part of your chipset.

The settings in BIOS which may apply are SATA controller settings of AHCI or IDE mode. We recommend installing in the more modern AHCI mode which enables hot-plugging, however IDE mode is fine.

Hard drives like DVD/CD drives can have firmware updates but it is rare and not really needed unless indicated by performance problems.

Are there any performance problems with the Win7 you installed onto the HD?

If not, just make sure you check optional Windows Updates for newer drivers after enabling hardware auto-updating: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware. Win7 is pretty good with drivers, having most in its installer or quickly updated via optional Updates.

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I have a one year old computer running WIndows XP. Each week while running Norton Scan, my files seem to increase by a couple of thousand a month. My computer is not running slow and everything seems normal but I now have 185,000 files on it. I daily delete cookies and temporary internet files using the tools function on the menu. I am not downloading anything other than the updates from Norton and WIndows. This has been happening for about six months. Why are so many files being added? Thank you for any help you can offer.

A:large number of files being added

Hi and welcome to TSG!

I have moved you to security to see if you may have some malicious stuff creating those files!

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When I open the image or text files it opens a html spam page. If i delete the .html the picture file seems to be lost. The file sizes seem similar to whet they were before so hopefully all information is still on my files... but I think they have been corrupted... HELP!!!!

A:Virus added .html to most of my files

Welcome aboard  Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.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, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Tried to uninstall nero 7 but three DLL files wont let me. deleted all files manuelly but mfc71u,msvcp71, and NBShell DLL files will not delete can anyone help me get rid of them? I even tried the install nero 8 but nero 8 can not uninstall it.

A:DLL files added to nero 7 can not uninstall

I solved the problem, I used the restore function. Thanks everybody for no help.

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My computer seems to have got a bug. Numerous items with an .exe extension are appearing in my list of favorites and I am getting pop-ups and Windows defender messages. I am hoping someone can help. I tried to follow the instructions the best I can.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:11:52 PM, on 11/9/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18975)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Users\Jane\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\SoftWareSoftWare.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
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A:Strange .exe files added to favorites, pop-ups

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I have just removed an infection from a computer without much of an issue, but the infection has left behind a big problem. It has renamed almost all of the common file types such as .jpg, .doc, .xls, .js, .php, .docx, .ppt, etc. to [filename].jpg.block, [filename].doc.block, [filename].xls.block, etc. I have searched the computer and there are over 10,000 files that have been altered. I have downloaded a free program called Extension Renamer, which makes the process faster than renaming them one by one, but it still will take quite a while to go through all of the different file types. I am wondering if there is a script or program that would be useful to remove the ".block" from all of these files with a more automated or hand free approach?


The situation has gotten worse. I have started renaming the files to remove the ".block" and none of the files work with their original extensions.

The infection that caused this problem is referred to here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic469321.html

A:.block extension added to files

This looks like a new variant.I dont think its possible to decrypt the files

You can post your issue here


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Hello all.  Hope you can help.  I am trying to diagnose a problem with a friends computer.  All of her data files have been renamed to include the extension .uogltic, for example, dscn0269.jpg.uogltic.  It is very similar to ransomware, but there is no ransom note that we can find.  I have searched high and low for that file extension and come up empty.  I have run malware bytes and it fails to find anything.  Norton AV is also coming up empty.  One other symptom is that the file sizes are all VERY small - i.e. the jpgs are in the 100 to 200 KB range.
Thanks.  Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

A:All files have added extension .uogltic

I have advised our Security Colleagues who specialize in crypto malware ransomware with a link to this topic.Please submit a sample of an encrypted file here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/submit-malware.php?channel=3You can also submit any of the malware files that you suspect were involved in causing the infection. Doing that will be helpful with investigating.

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As I already mentioned in the title i had a BSOD. It was the first time after I formatted my Win 7 professional x64 about a month ago so maybe somekind of driver issues but i wouldn?t know.

basic specs can be found by checkin my forum account and im glad to give any extra information.

Thanks for any help you can offer.


A:BSOD while using VLC (dump files added)

Dump file points to netw5v64.sys as the possible problem. Try updating the drivers for your network card.


If the problem still persists, check your ram using memtest. My pc crashed when I was using VLC once and it was because my ram was faulty.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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it reminds me of the virus where all files become hidden but using the unhide utility works. I will more then likely rebuild the pc but im going to image the box and try to figure out a script to safely change files with the  .html. I think it would need to check modified date

A:Virus added .html to most of my files

just as a update, it doesnt change all file types. I noticed it doesnt convert .htm, .tif, .air or mhtml files im sure it ignores many more files. the creaters of this virus must use a short list of very common file types
Also for xyz.docx.html files renamed to xyz.docx when you go to open them you cant

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When the virus hit my computer it started making all my files .html and if clicked it would send me to a spam page asking me to pay money. Now all my image files are .html and wont open...
If I open the image in photo viewer it "Can not open this photo of video. The format is not supported" even if I delete the .html extension. I think the virus added this to all my files... they seem to still be the size they were before so I think the data is still intach but IDK.
Anyone heard of this virus that changes all files to .html extension and is there a way to get my images back? The virus is gone but the damage is done.
Attached: shows how JPG files wont open and are .html extensions that direct to a spam page.

A:Virus added .html to most of my files


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Hi all,

I recently bought a new hard drive, installed it in my machine, installed xp on the drive, as well as all my programs, and then hooked my old drive up as a slave to the new drive and began transfering all my files from the old drive over to the new drive. All has gone smoothly, with one exception. I cannot get my wifes outlook data tranfered to the new drive. I have done a search in windows on the old drive for her .pst files, but have found none. When I tried to open outlook program, and launch it from the old drive, it pulls up a blank slate, and asks if I would like to set up oulook from scratch. Where did her files go, her address book, her old emails. hoe do I transfer them form the one drive to another, or do I need to take out the new drive, hook up the old, export her files, burn to disk and then reinsert into the oulook data files on the new drive. I hope you are following what I'm saying. I am going to do this again on a friends computer next week, and would like to find a way to perform the transfer from one hard drive to another. Let me know if possible. Thanks in advance!

A:How does one transfer .pst files in outlook from one hardrive to another?

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I keep on hearing from bunch of different people that when your hardrive keeps a record or rather holds on to files such as cookies even when deleted from the internet options window or in the cookies folder itself. Is this true to any degree or is it just a myth?
If it is true, than is there any software on the web to delete theses hidden files?

A:Does your hardrive still hold on to files even if deleted

Eraser is one such program to clean out any and all deleted disk space.

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A few weeks back I bought and installed a new hardrive, intended as a short term addition but long term replacement for my original.

Using the Seagate Utilities that came with the drive I set it up as the new primary drive and copied all the files/OS over, leaving all the files also on the original drive as a backup (fortunately). The new drive is SATA, the old ATA, so it connects via a host board as my mobo isn't so up to date. (although it did save playing around with jumpers I guess)

However, after about a week I decided that there wasn't much point running the old drive as well, using extra power, generating heat, wearing out etc, so I pulled it's power and connection leads and carried on with the new drive only.

All seemed fine for a few days when I noticed that some program icons seemed to have gone missing (Roxio, Adobe, MS Word, a few others). Everything looked like it was where it shoud be, but they wouldn't accept the re-teaching of the icons, and when I tried to 'detect and repair' from within the programs they threw out errors about missing set up files and such like, the same with trying to repair installs or delete. The icons technically weren't a big loss, but the extra errors got me worried.

In the end I reconnected the old hardrive, but it wasn't back to normal until I reverted it back to the original set up, with the old drive as the main drive and my new one as a spare, kinda pointless. I'm running a couple... Read more

A:Setup/Copying Files to a new Hardrive

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