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Network File Copies and Moves Crash File Explorer

Q: Network File Copies and Moves Crash File Explorer

Everytime I try to move or copy any files from a mapped network share, it crashes out the file explorer. Anyone have any ideas on what can be causing this? The OS is Windows 10 Pro, the network share is on a Synology NAS box.

Thank you

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Hi Everyone,
This may be a really stupid question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. When you right click on a file/folder and send to: say My Documents, does it make a copy of the file/folder and send to My Documents or does it MOVE the actual file?? It looks like it just makes a copy, is this correct? To move a file/folder can you only use the file & folder Tasks column? If you send to: E drive (flash drive) I assume it just makes a copy and does not move the original. Right or wrong? Thanks a lot. Aliza

A:[SOLVED] Send To Command - Copies or Moves File??

I believe this page explains it. http://www.theeldergeek.com/send_to_menu_command.htm

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I have a Linksys Wireless B router. I have two computers hardwired into the router and not using wireless. Last month when I copied my Outlook file from one to the other it seemed like it took about 1 minute. The size has hardly changed but now it is taking over 9 minutes which is slightly over a meg per second. I realize it is unrealistic to expect 100 mbps for a hardwired connection but does anyone have any idea why it is so slow?

A:Home Network moves a 725 meg file in 9 minutes. Why so slow?

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Hi Folks,

I wanted to get some expect advice on the state of my computer. I opened a suspicious .rar file and after opening windows folders resulted in a drwtsn32.exe error. I disabled drwtsn32.exe but still have explorer.exe crash when I open a particular folder. I pasted my HijackThis log below and really appreciate any help that you have to give.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:44:24 PM, on 8/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dynex Wireless G Adapter\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dynex Wireless G Adapter\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.e... Read more

A:drwtsn32.exe explorer crash Log file help

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Hi. So I just started my computer up this morning and noticed that I couldn't open file explorer at all. I click the button on my taskbar, but when the window pops up, it's blank and then it crashes. My whole screen turns the color of my tile screen (Orange) and then it takes me back to my desktop. I've tried opening file explorer other ways, but nothing works. I created a .dmp file using process explorer, but I need help reading and understanding it. I uploaded it to my SkyDrive. Here is the link: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...A7C024BB%21984 I just put it in the minidumps folder. It's called explorer.dmp

I would greatly appreciate it if any of you guys could help me. This is a big problem.


A:File explorer crash and reset

explorer.dmp contains references to windows file errors (no 3rd party files mentioned).
We'll need this stuff (even though you're not mentioning BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

While waiting, try:
1) DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
2) then try SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt
3) then try this free tool: ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows Use it to disable all 3rd party (non-Microsoft) shell extensions. Then reboot and see if that fixes things.

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I have a windows xp media center edition. I do not have any problem with any software or windows xp as such.

There is only one problem which i face from time to time. If I sometimes open a video file or so (or sometimes only clicking on it in win explorer) then i get error Run time error occured and would you like to debug using visual studio... (i have vs installed.).

If i select no then everything (taskbar, desktop) disappears for few seconds and all is then restored normally but open explorer folders go.

What can i do to stop it?? It happens on few vid files.


A:Win XP Explorer crash on video file

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Every file I right click make explorer to crash. Folders don't crash when I right click them but files yes.
It happenned to me right after installing tune up and used TuneUp program desactivator, Auto start manager. I also used defragmentation which I stopped because it was too long.
Can someone help me ?

A:Right click a file = explorer crash

Any system restore points before this happened ? Revert changes made from utility program, could be due to a shell extension software puts in your context menu when you right click. CCleaner can check extensions if have it, if not CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Go to Tools menu, startup at top select Context Menu see what is in the list, select and disable any third party extensions.
Most of time reason for this when you right click and explorer crashes it's due to a shell extension.

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I need a help about this problem. My windows explorer always crash after i right click on folder or other that is in desktop and in the windows explorer. After i right click on a Folder or other m the window explorer will instantly not responding and also it would need to be restart again. please tell me how to fix this problem. A suggestion would really help

A:Windows explorer crash when right click on file

Hi Adli Faiz and welcome to SF!
Try this tutorial. Use Method 2.
Hope that helps.

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When i click, or even highlight this video file I have (yes.. its porn) .. windows explorer encounters an error and closes... of course this results in half my icons dissapearing and making things annoying...

Does anyone know why this is?

And Is there any way I can delete this file.. because every time i click to delete it, explorer crashes...


A:File makes windows explorer crash...

have you tried in safemode? Also download Spybot Search and Destroy from www.download.com and HiJackThis from www.majorgeeks.com .

Save your HijackThis to a permanent location and post your log on here.

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canceling 'rundll32.exe' then running eplorer thru task manager fixes but only until reboot. please help!

A:explorer crash related to rundll32.exe file

have you tried a system restore to a prior date when you were not getting this error ?

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Okay Hey guys,

I guess I will first talk about my situations:

1. When I turn on my pc and log on... I get error files missing warning for
two .dll files:

When I ran DSS, these two .dll files were underneath the running
processes section as you will notice in the log I have posted.
Now I am assuming these are viruses or corrupt files any clue as
to getting rid of the error message. Virus is being the most likely cause
because these .dll supposedly belong in a temp document and from my
knowledge its odd for .dll files to belong in a temp document. Saying that
I cannot seem to find this temp folder. maybe im just blind.

2. Now my main problem, rather irratating to be honest. When runing
IE 7, my windows explorer seems to crash.

I understand I had a virtumonde virus something like that.
That spybot search and destroy removed. Vitumonde caused loads of
annoying pop ups based on my surfing habits. Once spybot removed it
windows explorer began crashing assuming virtumonde or some virus
removed by spybot is trying to run but due to files missing it is unable to
run succesfuly causing the explorer window to crash.

DSS Log w. Hijack This Log

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Anis Ahmed Chohan on 2008-05-10 00:41:17
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
8: 2008-05-09 17:08:44 UTC - RP40 - Scheduled Checkpoint... Read more

A:IE Causes Explorer To Crash & Wierd .dll File Problem

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Hi Guys,

I have encountered this problem (in thread line) for the past 3-5 days and I have come no closer to any solution during that period of time.

Basically, as soon as I left click or right click on a file in Windows Explorer it will crash. My Windows icon in the bottom left has also stopped working and I cannot ask Cortana anything (not that I did anyway...).

None of the advanced boot options work either (system restore, clean install etc...).

Apologies if that is somewhat vague, and thanks in advance for any assistance.

A:File Explorer crash when selecting files

Hi, I think you need to try to repair Windows.

Let's start by opening an admin command prompt
Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (admin)

chkdsk C: /F
and your PC shold reboot and run the command.
Check it reports everything is ok or fixed.

If so (else post back):

Open an admin command prompt
Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (admin)
SFC /Scannow
and post back the results.
(This will attempt to refresh any corrupt system files).

These are quite routine, safe procedures.

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I have been having problems with explorer crashing while I right click, open a folder, or a file...and this happens at random...sometimes one after another, sometimes not for a few hours. I have been running the Windows 7 7100 RC (64 bit) for about 3 months and I didn't have a single problem. I did a clean install to Windows 7 Home(64 bit) and I am running all of the same programs if not less, and have had a ton of these explorer.exe crashes. I recently did a repair from my install disc, nothing changed...explorer.exe still crashes alot.

Following the post by H2SO4, from this link Explorer crashing when deleting files

I successfully got explorer to crash almost immediately, So I will now upload that 2nd chance file to here ...

Thank you so much for any help

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A:Explorer Crash-right click-debug file

Quote: Originally Posted by KGIXXER7

I have been having problems with explorer crashing while I right click, open a folder, or a file...and this happens at random...sometimes one after another, sometimes not for a few hours. I have been running the Windows 7 7100 RC (64 bit) for about 3 months and I didn't have a single problem. I did a clean install to Windows 7 Home(64 bit) and I am running all of the same programs if not less, and have had a ton of these explorer.exe crashes. I recently did a repair from my install disc, nothing changed...explorer.exe still crashes alot.

Following the post by H2SO4, from this link Explorer crashing when deleting files

I successfully got explorer to crash almost immediately, So I will now upload that 2nd chance file to here ...

Thank you so much for any help

Hi Welcome to SF,

I guess the problem is related to the Context Menu. Download the ShellExView is an excellent tool to view and manage all installed shell extensions. The rule is to disable non-Microsoft context menu handlers *one-by-one* and verify if the problem is solved. If disabling one does not solve the problem, undo the disabled item and disable the next non-Microsoft handler. Do the same until the problem is solved and finally identify the culprit. Scroll right to see the Company Name column in ShellExView.

Hope this helps

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I have recently installed SP2 on XP and installed plenty of new spyware progs and AVG anti-virus.

Since installing the service pack I have been unable to right-click on any file in Windows explorer , the window freezes and just disappears.
I usually get a DrWatson debugger window after this happens, I have read up about this and cant get a fix. My scans come back with nothing.
I have removed any s/w I wasnt using
I ran registry cleanup programs

There is one thing I am unable to remove from add/remove programs OR delete from file system and that is a folder called ebates_moemoney_maker. I tried removing it from cmd window but I didnt have the permissions. In add/remove programs window it does not show any properties like size etc and when I click on remove it does nothing. The spyware programs pick it up but never delete it . I am unsure whether this has anything to do with my problem with Windows explorer but would like to get it sorted

Here is my Hijack this scan - can anyone spot anything , any help MUCH appreciated !


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:13:27, on 28/02/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\... Read more

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Its been months that my explorer.exe is crashing at least once a day. I used event viewer to get this detail

Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17725, time stamp: 0x4ec4aa8e
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x00000000000c40f2
Faulting process id: 0x61c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cdc6fb9dd6c2c4
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 01ebd486-333e-11e2-b71d-c8093af8a2d4
I have ran sfc /scannow many times, even in safe mode. System restore wont work because it is happening for months.
Should I download this ntdll.dll file and replace the current one? I wanted to confirm it before doing so.

A:Explorer.exe crash || Faulting module:ntdll.dll file

Anyone...Please Reply!

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Good day!

I always encounter crashing of windows explorer while opening folders and files in a file server.

Below is the details of the error

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16768
Application Timestamp: 4d6878c3
Fault Module Name: MSVCR100.dll
Fault Module Version: 10.0.30319.1
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ba1dbbe
Exception Offset: 0008ae6e
Exception Code: c0000417
Exception Data: 00000000
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 13321
Additional Information 1: ca42
Additional Information 2: ca423ebc47d0364170b0da9b700a592e
Additional Information 3: b613
Additional Information 4: b613bf4dd3333283c5cd36b73f656e21

I've already tried sfc /scannow 3 times already and also chkdsk and turning off DEP.

Is there any way to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance!!

A:Windows explorer crash while opening folders/file

It may be related to some Explorer extension that was installed and crashing on network drives? Try disabling installed programs "shell integration" as much as you can to test.

Also, you probably want to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1, as it might fix something related to this crash, in addition to some other minor bugfixes.

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almost every program crashes on open file dialg. for example MS Office on open file, crashes.

When I use Browser on upload image ,crashes browser. all programs pretty much except Adobe programs and I think they don't crash because adobe uses its own file browser - Adobe Bridge.

I have Win Vista 64, fully updated.

A:Program and Explorer crash on open file dialog

Lets try the easy way first
Tools>internet options>advanced options>reset
for IE 8

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I missed this yesterday, it's different from the nVidia problem, this one can affect many.  The article (click here) has advice on how to prevent your network or File Explorer from crashing, until a fix has come out in Win10 updates.
Maybe the fix has already been sent, but I only saw a Windows Defender update this morning.  Mr. Woody Leonhard here says the fix has been issued.  I didn't see it, will have to check.

A:How to avoid Win10 File Explorer crash due to WU just issued

This just gets better and better. It's bad enought for people with some experience to deal with these issues but what happens to all the poor souls with little computer experience when a KB update borks their computers?
Edit: An Microsoft is thinking about pushing out these updates using P2P?

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I have a XP Home SP2 computer and whenever you try to delete/rename/create anything using explorer explorer crashes giving the send and dont send dialog. Meaning i cant do anything. I can use the command prompt to do these tasks however, so i dont think its a hard disk issue. I have tried all of the above in safe mode under the administrator and a normal user and i still get the errors. I have also disabled all non-MS services and all unnecessary startup entries and the problem still occurs. The computer runs Zonealarm Security Suite (Firewall, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware etc...) and Adaware se personal, both which turn up no viruses or spyware apart from the occasonal cookie. So i dont think that it is a virus or spyware infection. This behavior occurs over all system files. Does anyone have any suggestions before i have to reinstall XP?

I will post a hijack this! log if required..

Thanks for your time,

A:Deleting/Renaming/Creating a file/folder causes explorer to crash

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Recently everytime i click an AVI file or open it, my windows explorer crashes, desktop goes away for a few seconds and then comes right back... What's the problem?

im on Windows XP SP3 Home Edition
Intel Pentium 4
1.60 Ghz

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This is again continued from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/552613/unknown-problem-causing-program-crashesbsod/?p=3511386
I am at wits end, I have thought I fixed the underlying problem with this second time restoring my laptop via onekey restore. The computer again worked fine for the first few days, but this time, the problem started when the wifi adapter started malfunctioning. Every time I click or hover over the network connections button, it is crashing the file explorer (nttdll.dll). I had been slowly installing windows updates by year ( I got up to 2013) and installed the minimum programs needed to use my computer and made regular restore points after every years updates because I was weary. However, looking back now, system restore claims that no restore points have been created. I'm addition, running sfc yielded unrepairable errors again, and I am completely out of ideas and am wondering if it's a hardware issue... Please help!

A:Wifi adapter causing File explorer crash + other problems

Fix your problem by using refresh my PC options. Click or tap on Settings > Change PC Settings > Update and Recovery.
Then open the recovery option and then select get started and refresh your PC without affecting your files. This re-installs windows without trashing your data. As an extra precaution, make sure your data is backed up.


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I am out of blank CDs...can I copy files to a blank DVD??? It would probably be smarter to just go to the store (which I probably will) but I still want to know. If it can be done, would the capacity be the same as a CD or as a DVD???

Thanks and Happy New Year!

A:File copies to a DVD instead of CD

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I have a NAS server setup with several directories, NOT PARTITIONS, and when I try to move a batch of files from 1 dir. to another, it just crawls at a snails pace. If I do the exact same thing from an XP box, it just flies.

I had 7 gigs of files I tried moving with Windows 7 and it was going to take over 4 hrs. I went to my XP machine and moved the exact same files and it took less the 90 seconds.

This is exactly the same issue that Vista had.

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (MSDN). Fully legal.

Anyone have a clue as to fix this?

I hated Vista andother than this issue, so far I really like Win 7.

A:File Copy and Moves in Windows 7

Try RichCopy or KillCopy. Google should get links. Both are free.

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I want to create a .bat to copy a set of files to a certain directory and rename them with a timestamp at the end if the filename.

Then I want to move the originals to a seperate directory and rename them something different.

What would be the easiest way to perform this action?

Thanks for the help,


A:.bat file that moves and renames files

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Considering the Shadow Copy option available starting from Windows Vista Ultimate/Business/Enterprise, all files on the disk drive have a copy in Shadow Copies.

How can we remove the System Restore copy of a file from the disk drive, using the Volume Shadow Copy Service, and ensure this System Restore copy is also removed when the file is deleted from the disk?

Is there any other possibility to do this except the Volume Shadow Copy Service, and if yes, which one (without removing the entire System Restore)? If there isn't, how can it be done?

A:Removing the Shadow Copies of a file

From what I understand, you would have to turn off System Protection to get rid of the previous versions of all files. There isn't a way to just get rid of the previous versions of certain files.

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When I open a Windows Explorer window, on the left column there are the usual Favorites, Libraries, Computer and finally Network. Click on network and after what appears to be a brief scan, it will show a nice list of all the computers connected along with Media Devices.

But sometimes, some of the other computers drop off. I seem to notice this after mine wakes from sleep mode (and perhaps some of the other computers have been off and on. It doesn't refresh the network list. Mine shows up, but nothing else.

If I reboot, everything shows up again. But I don't want to do that all the time. Is there a way (command) that will refresh the list manually?

A:Is there a way to refresh the network list in File Explorer?

Press F5, that should do a Refresh.

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I have been having issues with my WD MyCloud NAS not showing up under Network on the left navigation pane of File Explorer. I am able to access the NAS by entering the host name (\\WDMYCLOUD) in the address bar in File Explorer. I was able to find a solution that fixes this and makes my NAS appear in Network as expected. The solution involved running Command Prompt as Admin, executing some commands, then restarting the computer.

What I would like to do is automate this process by creating a batch file that will:

Open Command Prompt as AdminAutomatically enter specific commandsClose Command PromptRestart the computer

The problem is I don't know anything about how to code batch files in order to accomplish this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:NAS not appearing under Network in File Explorer - Automating the Fix

Originally Posted by Inkedxx

I have been having issues with my WD MyCloud NAS not showing up under Network on the left navigation pane of File Explorer. I am able to access the NAS by entering the host name (\\WDMYCLOUD) in the address bar in File Explorer. I was able to find a solution that fixes this and makes my NAS appear in Network as expected. The solution involved running Command Prompt as Admin, executing some commands, then restarting the computer.

What I would like to do is automate this process by creating a batch file that will:

Open Command Prompt as AdminAutomatically enter specific commandsClose Command PromptRestart the computer

The problem is I don't know anything about how to code batch files in order to accomplish this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hi there
I'm not an expert at these things but this should work.

1) open a text file with notepad
2) enter your commands line by line. one command per line
3) save file with suffix .bat or .cmd
4) use file explorer to get to the file.
5) double click on it to see if it works (cmd / bat extensions should be interpreted by Windows as command type of stuff).
6) if it works right mouse vlick against the file in file explorer
7) set send to desktop (create short cut)
8) now you've got a desktop application when you want to run it - just double click the desktop short cut you created.

Note - to run by default in Administrator mode I think in the propertie... Read more

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I am hoping that somewhere out there may be able to assist with my problem as I have exhausted countless hours on the various Forums and in tweaking my system with no result to date.
The problem is that on my Home Network (Private) my main PC cannot ?see? the other devices on the network. I have two laptops, printer and Samba drive (on my D-Link Router) and the only item that shows up is my own PC.
The other PC running Win 10 pro can see ALL devices on the network.
I can reach the other devices by entering \\computername and then access the various drives and documents on the device but my PC will not display them using File Explorer.
Also, I have HomeGroup setup and working OK on both PC?s.
My PC is running Win 10 Home Version 1511 Build 10586.36 64bit along with the MS Office Suite 2013.
The solutions tried without success so far include:
Netsh winsock reset
Netsh int ip reset
Uninstalled Client for Microsoft Networks then reinstalled
Uninstalled the Adaptor drivers the reinstalled
Checked the registry settings to ensure that the Network Category is correctly set to 1 (Private)
Checked and confirmed that all the required Services are running ? these include:

DHCP ClientDiagnostic Policy ServiceDiagnostic Service HostDiagnostic System HostDNS ClientPeer NetworkingServer
plus a few others that I can?t recall.
Deleted all programs from Programs and Features that are not recognized or not required.
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A:Network Devices not Showing with File Explorer

The fall update broke the SMB (Server Message Block) component of the OS. Below is a work around that will fix your issue until such time as Microsoft patches this issue.
1. Open an administrator cmd prompt.
2. type the following: (press Enter after each line)

sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= disabled

then Restart the computer

To reverse this change and re-enable SMBv3 run the following commands at at the elevated command prompt

sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= auto

then Restart the computer

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I had problems updating one of my PC's to the latest Windows 8.1 64 bit so ended up having to "Refresh" the PC. I then managed to get the updates installed.

Before the update I used to be able to see my Synology Diskstation and Humax Foxsat listed as Computers in File Exlorer when selecting Network, I could then get a full list of folders on each device and files could be easily transfered between them. Neither device is now listed under Computers.

They still appear in File Explorer on my other Windows 8.1 PC under Computer.

How do I get them to appear under Computers again?

A:File Explorer not showing all computers on network

Router is the first place to start looking. What is the manufacturer & model of the router? Are you sure that LLTD is enabled in Services? Can you ping the other computers from the Command Window?

It is possible that the Synology is also causing the issue. Never rule out anything. Any devices should show up under Network. You can also use the following website to help make sure you are not forgetting anything. EZLAN.NET.

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Hi, all,

I recently got a new computer with Windows7, coming from a Windows XP system.

I would like to find a solution to an annoying Windows 7 behavior (after a thorough session of Googling)...

When I copy/paste a file on my desktop into a folder located elsewhere on my desktop, the copied file's icon moves so that it is located where the folder icon was, and the folder jumps down so that it ends up below the file icon.

To clarify - I often work with several files at a time, making modifications to each one. To keep track of the files I've modified, I arrange them in groups on my desktop. Often I will want to transfer the modified files to my other computer. I usually create a temporary folder on the desktop to hold copies of the modified files.

If I right-click a file (or group of files), select copy, then right-click the folder and select paste, the file is copied into the folder as expected, but the icons for the copied files physically move across the desktop to end up immediately above receiving folder, which drops down to the "grid" position below.

If the receiving folder is not isolated (that is, it's surrounded by other icons), the file and folder both move to a location that allows the copied file's icon to be located above (or sometimes below) the folder.

Is this normal behavior for Windows 7?

Is it possible to "fix" the system so that copied files "stay put"?


A:Annoyance: file copied to folder on desktop moves!

In short - files don't really belong on the desktop.

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I have a problem that has plagued me since the start of the use of Windows 7! NEVER been a problem on ANY XP machines, I've ONLY seen this on machines running Windows 7.

I am the kind of guy that backs up files to multiple locations, I usually have 5+ copies of the same file and I RARELY delete things thinking I may need it later

but at random occasions, I have where a media file (pictures, music, video, etc) mysteriously disappear from my computer, not just that, but from ALL drives that the file is on that is currently on a Windows 7 computer, this ONLY happens with files that are considered digital media, like pictures and music and stuff in that category. NEVER with EXEs or any other thing not digital media.

would could be the issue here???

A:ALL copies of a file from ALL drives randomly disappear!!

Deletion across the board doesn't seem possible unless your setup is unusual. Why not backup to 1 external media and put the really important stuff on a free version of The Cloud?

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I am finding that when I try moving an image file from one directory to another in Windows 8.1, I am getting another copy of the same image created in the destination folder which has a new number in that file name. For example: if I have IMG_1234.jpg in one folder and I move the same image from another folder into one where that image is already ( too many images to move to remember) I get the same image, but it would now be named IMG_2345.jpg. Rather than tell me that that file already exists and ask if I would like to overwrite it.
I am finding this to be both confusing and frustrating at the same time, so I would be grateful if anyone can tell me why this is happening.

Many Thanks in advance!

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Even files that have not changed are being reproduced each hour, this is really a big problem for me.
I am running windows 10, have all the latest updates installed so do not understand why this is happening.
Please help, or i shall have to turn this very good feature off.
It would seem that there are hundreds of others with the same problem.

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Not sure exactly which forum is best suited for this, but I am using win7 Starter, soooo...

Hi All,

The past few weeks my netbook has started locking up and needing the battery removed to get it started again. It most often happens in Firefox when writing to the HHD, but not always.

I have cloned the HDD to a new Seagate and installed that and the problem continues, so it is not the HDD. I have all current updates for everything here.

So, I am thinking it might be one of two things. I have picked up a Virus/Trojan/Worm or it is a hardware fault.

I am thinking of buying a new netbook and give up on this one. If I do that, and it is a Virus/Trojan/Worm, there is a good risk of transferring it over to the new netbook when I copy a bunch of data files from my backup USB HDD.

Any thoughts on how I can copy stuff to the new netbook without risk of bringing malicious stuff with them?

I am thinking maybe copy the files to a Cloud Account then copy from there back to the new netbook. The thinking there is that unless the actual files contain the Virus etc, any other sectors etc on the backup HDD that may contain the Virus code will not be transferred.

Thanks for any and all practical suggestions.

A:Clean file copies to new netbook - thoughts?

Why not get the possibility of virus etc looked at here at TSG? Guide here: http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html

Please be patient though if you follow that route - lots of requests but not that many experts to go round.

Hope this helps?


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I am running WinXP home and use Zone Alarm, Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Microsoft's spy ware. I reinstalled Windows a few months back and foolishly failed to install my protection before I connected to the web. During that time I downloaded the latest Netscape browser and with it I got a weather service program I didn't ask for that deluged me with dire warnings of doom if I didn't go immediately to certain web sites and download the protective software on those sites. I shut off Windows messenger service and got rid of the warnings but could find no way to get rid of he program. I also found that certain files were disappearing from my computer or showing up at odd places. Yesterday I tried to print a Works document that contained an image. I couldn't fine the file in its usual place but found it in the recycle bin. The image was gone and I couldn't find a way to reinsert the image. The file comes up on Wordpad instead of Works. The big thing is that when I opened the recycle bin there are thousands of copies of files from my computer. The files just keep coming and coming.

This has got to be a virus of some kind but I have no idea how to deal with it. Help!!!!!

A:Solved: Thousands of file copies in recycle bin

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I am trying to clean up some of my folders but every time I delete a file it creates a copy of it in that very same folder. In playing around trying to get rid of these unwanted files, I have over 300 copies of one file. How do I get rid of these files for good, and how do I set up my computer to NOT make a copy of files I am deleting?

A:Solved: Why copies are made when I delete a file?

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In File Explorer-Network I sometimes see a router that is not mine. It is the TL-WDR3600.
It shows no IP-address, and it is apparently not on my network (Sunshine1).
I sometimes see a cell phone that is not mine either.
I have MAC filtering in my wireless router, and that MAC-address is not included.

Any idea what is going on here?

A:Alien wireless router in File Explorer-Network

First off stop using MAC filtering. It does nothing. It is a false sense of security. As for the TP-Link router. You do not have a SamKnow's "Whitebox" on your network per chance? The TL-WDR3600 is the newer version of "Whitebox" that Sam Knows is using to monitor network connections.

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I'm looking for a program for Windows 7 which will scan my computer and enable me to identify multiple copies of the same file on my system. Once identified, it will either prompt me to delete the extra copies or do it for me automatically. Thanks.

A:Program Needed to Identify Multiple Copies of the Same File on My PC

Hello ESL,

Duplicate cleaner and Duplicate & Same Files Searcher are a couple of good free programs to find duplicate files with. You might give them a try to see how they may work for you.

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I am using outlook express as my default email app. When ever I send an email there is a strange file created on my desktop named ~ It has no extensions or anything. I opened the file in a text editor, and it seems to be related to my address book, because I can see email and names that are in my address book. Does anyone know what exactly this file is? or how I can stop it from being copied to my desktop?

A:outlook express copies strange file to desktop

Don't worry about the ~ file. Your computer just made a back up of your address book. I have that file on all my computers.

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Ever since upgrading to Windows 8.1 (with and without Update 1) from Windows 8, the File Explorer has new quirk in its behavior that drives me crazy. My computer is on a domain and has a mixture of DFS drives and the older network drives mounted to drive
letters. Whenever I leave File Explorer showing either a DFS or network drive, after a few minutes of inactivity, it will close. I then have to reopen it and find the folder again. If I switch away from the File Explorer to go to something else, many
times when I go to switch back to File Explorer only to find it has closed. This is really annoying. No error message, it just closes. The computers with Windows 7 and older don't do this. And Windows 8 did not do this. Both my desktop computer and
my Surface Pro, both 8.1 Update 1 do this. My servers are Windows 2008 R2.
Is there any reason for this? Or is there any registry hack or setting that controls this behavior?
Thanks, Carl

A:Windows 8.1 File Explorer unexpectedly closes when on a network drive.

We already use GPO, but from what you say, it may be worthwhile to check if we have any manually applied drive mapping. I'll give that a try.
Thanks, Carl

Please check if your GPO drive mapping is set to "Replace". If so try changing it to Update?

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I am wondering if there is any way to sync my recently opened files in Windows 10 File Explorer across multiple PC's running Windows 10 in i.e home network or other methods. Any feedback and ideas is very much appreciated.

Thank you.

A:How to sync recent files in File Explorer on i.e home network

See if this works for you.

OneDrive - Share Files and Folders


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I am facing an issue with a user where they are unable to keep a window of File Explorer open when on a network drive. It will stay open for a short period of time and then close.

When browsing on the local machine or  directly to the share via the UNC path the window will stay open.

Here is a link which shows the issue in which I am facing. But we are using Server 2012 as opposed to 2008 r2.

The fix which was highlighted on the above link seems to already be in place. Yet the issue is still occurring.

Is there any reason as to why this could be happening? There seems to be nothing been mentioned in Event Logs.

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I just downloaded all of the Google Web Fonts and they were each downloaded into their respected folders, so instead of clicking on folder after folder and right clicking after right clicking and finally installing each and every font;

How can I create a command prompt (batch) file so the prompt can search the main folder where all the font folders are, grab any and all TrueType Font files and move or copy them into another single folder?

A:Custom batch file that copies font files to another folder?

It seems like it would be easier to search by the TTF file extension.

Copy the results where you want them.

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro SP3 fresh from a CD-rom onto an old machine my buddy put together for me years ago. I've already zeroed out, and formatted the (1) WD 500GB hard drive using NTFS.(The hard drive is brand new also.)

I put in the CD, and the Windows Setup portion completes. The machine then restarts, shows my bios boot screen, I hit F1, then gives me the "Press any key to boot from CD....." message, and just sits there. It won't start the GUI portion of the setup. If I do press a key and boot from the CD, it just starts the Windows Setup portion of the install from scratch.

I've re-tried the install probably 10 times now, and it just hangs at the "Press any key to boot from CD....." screen every time the install reboots after the Windows Setup portion.

What could be going wrong, I've installed Windows XP Pro many times now and never had a problem.(Guess I'm lucky... until now.)

Here's what I've done so far:
Installed HDD
Ran "write zeros to drive" from WD Diag. CD
Formatted HDD to NTFS
Windows setup ran and copied files
Sits at "Press any key to boot from CD....."

Asus CUSL2-C bios rev. 1009
Pentium III 466 mhz

That's all I know of the top of my head as I'm not at home, if you need more info please let me know. Thanks in advance.


A:Windows XP Pro copies file, reboots, then does not start GUI portion of install

Do yourself a favor, go here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994
Create boot floppies. Ive had to use them quite a few times in the past.

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I am posting a chat session below that I just had with MS support regarding this issue and welcome feedback as to whether or not I am being unreasonable in pursuit of a solution. Thank you.

Chat session is as follows:
Contact Answer Desk

Jam M
Microsoft Answer Tech

Jam M Hi, thanks for visiting Answer Desk! I'm Jam M.
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Me Hi
3:33 pm

Jam M Hi there! May I have your name please?
3:33 pm

Me Greg
3:33 pm

Jam M How are you, Greg? I hope that you are feeling great today!
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Me I am using file history in Win 10 and it is making multiple copies of music and pictures even though they have not been changed\
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Jam M Thank you for sharing your concern with us, Greg. I understand how imp... Read more

A:File History makes multi copies of media files

The "standard" call. Perhaps if you had used the term "incremental backup" it might have rung a bell. Instead of $149, buy a 3rd party backup ap that will work properly and cost a lot less.

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I opened a PDF file in notepad then in Word, now all PDF in my windows explorer shows a Word-like icon and file opens automatically in word.  I checked folder options and rebooted the machine, but it still shows that icon.  

How can I get the PDF file type icon back and file opens in Adobe automatically?
Thanks for any tips!

A:How can I get PDF file type icon back in Windows Explorer after I opend the file in Notepad?

Found it -
Control Panel > Default Program OR  Start >Default Program (if the shortcut already there) > select PDF file type and change default file association > pick Adobe 

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