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How to remove iPhone system folder from Windows Explorer?

Q: How to remove iPhone system folder from Windows Explorer?


Does anybody know how to remove iPhone system folder icon from Windows Explorer?

Look at attachment (2.jpg). When I tried to right-click the icon, that?s the only thing I got. No properties, no delete, nothing?

When I tried to click properties from the top of the Windows Explorer, I got a warning box shown in attachment (1.jpg).

I tried to boot to safe mode, it was still the same? I got no option to remove it.

I tried to uncheck all Apple services and boot the PC, still not solve the problem.

I can?t remove it because I couldn?t find the folder location. I could delete the folder with many ways (command prompt, etc.) if I could just find its location.

I?m not a fan of Apple. So, I don?t like to see Apple folder on my Windows Explorer. It happened when I connect my friend?s iPod to my PC just to see his collection on iTunes. It never happened with my iPod. That system folder never showed up when I connect my iPod.

Can somebody help me??


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A: How to remove iPhone system folder from Windows Explorer?

Its on the iPhone itself? Remove the device from device manager...maybe?
Don't know I have a Zune.

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Please I need a solution for the history folder path in address bar of windows

here is the screen shot of what i want to be removed:

A:How to remove the history folder path in windows explorer address bar

Ccleaner will clean it up every time you run it. I do not know of a way to completely disable it though.
CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

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I downloaded an app that helps in replacing icons. everything went fine except for the windows explorer system folder icon (i think its called as that)

Here is a pic to help you guys:

I know this has something to do with a registry error? Quesiton is, how do i revert that back to the default icon or if not revert, at least replace it with a new one.
If any of you guys out there can help me, it would be very awesome!
Thanks in advance!

A:Missing icon on windows explorer system folder on my taskbar?

Welcome to the Seven Forums
What App are you using to replace icons?

You may want to rebuild your Icon Cache Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I already have a home security camera system. What I'am looking for is software I can put on my desk top that will notify me on my iphone when motion detection is activated. As well as allow me
to monitor the cameras from my iphone.

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'll start here. I'm running windows 7, 32 bit and I have an iPhone4 with most recent OS. Yesterday I mistakenly shut down the computer while iPhone was backing up/syncing with iTunes. Today when I attach the iPhone, the computer does not recognize it. iTunes DOES recognize the iPhone, just not windows explorer. When I attach my iPad, the computer does recognize the iPad. I did a Windows system restore and a reset of iphone that erased all settings, but that didn't help. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows explorer does not read iPhone

Follow below procedure, make sure that your iphone is connected to your computer with iphone data cable!!
1. Download DiskAid which is a free iPhone Explorer [ Lets you explore your iphone files and folder ]
2. Install and Run DiskAid it will automatically detect iphone and navigate to the camera photos folder on your iphone
Hope this helps
You could also try removing/uninstalling it through Device Manager. Then plug it back into your PC and windows should pick it up as a new device

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Everything worked until about a week ago. I could hook up my iPhone or iPad and they would show up as portable device (don't remember the exact wording) in explorer, without a drive letter. I could get data from the device.

Now, I still get the ding sound when I connect the iPhone or iPad, but they are not listed in explorer. iTunes recognizes both, no problem there, Apple mobile device services are running. I downloaded an iphone-pad transfer program and it recognizes the devices. I even uninstalled and reinstalled all Apple programs.

The device manager does not show them as portable devices. How do I get these two item to show up again? Does anyone have any idea. It must be a windows issue.

Windows 7, 32bit

A:iPad,iPhone recognized but not showing in Windows Explorer

Interesting... this is the second thread today with the same issue.

Sounds like you've tried most of the usual suggestions.

Just curious, is autoplay enabled?

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\AutoPlay

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off

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After having removed the libraries, homegroup and favorites from my Explorer Navigation pane, I want to fully clean it now by also removing the Personal Folder link at the top, just underneath the Desktop (I never use it). Does anyone have any idea how to do this? I suppose it will be something simple like changing a 0 to a 1 in the registry somewhere, but I am not very familiar with looking that up myself.


A:Remove Personal Folder in Explorer

Hello Laurens,

This may be what you are after.

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,

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A company uses iPhones to take movies of on-site assessments. They burn these to CD and insert into a Windows 8.1 Pro laptop.
When they hover the mouse over a MOV file, Windows 8.1 File Explorer crashes repeatedly and the computer become unresponsive. If the file is copied to the laptop hard disk the problem is worse with repeated File Explorer crashing and the file cannot
be deleted until it is renamed to .TXT
Windows Update KB2975719 causes this problem so I uninstalled it and everything is fine.

Please advise on the status of this issue, when it will be fixed and when the update can safely be re-installed.

A:Windows 8.1 File Explorer crashes repeatedly with iPhone movies (MOV) files

After waiting for months for a resolution the users found their own answer to this problem:

Upload the MOV files to OneDriveOpen OneDrive on their iPad or other compatible deviceWork with MOV files no problem

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my friend tried to transfer some pictures into my laptop by blutooth he is using HTC sensation, but after the whole thing is done, there is a system folder left behind i tried to delete it but when i right click on it, a dialog box appears that the windows explorer stopped working, my computer just became very slow, like its running on 100 programs at a time, it took a very long time just to move the cursor to close the dialog box, yeah i cant delete the system folder i tried to google about this but i didnt found a similar problem with mine, tried to delete the registry method but it didnt work as a new folder appears instead, i dont want to do anything further relating to registry thing as i am afraid that i would corrupt some important files. so experts out there, please show some way how to remove this thing

A:cant remove system folder

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I am running XP Home. I have recently uninstalled my Sony Ericsson mobile phone PC suite as it is no longer required. In addition to uninstalling the program via Control Panel, I have also manually removed all files relating to Sony Ericsson.

Now, the "My Computer" folder is left containing a system folder called "Sony Ericsson File Manager" under the sub heading "other"

No matter what I try, I cannot remove this - it isn't that it causes any particular problem, it just annoys me that I can't get rid of it. Incidently, if I try to open this folder, nothing happens, which is the same if I try to delete it.

There is probably a simple answer to this, but it eludes me !!

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Many Thanks

A:Solved: Why can't I remove this System Folder?

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Hi All...

Iam using windows xp service pack2

My system is getting very problems with NewFolder.exe....how to remove that virus from system.Iam scaning with avg anti virus..but no solution happend...

How to remove Newfolder.exe virus...Plz help me...

Thanks in Advance....

A:How to remove New Folder.exe Virus from system

Welcome to TSG

Please click Here to download HijackThis to your desktop.

Click the Download button. When the Trend Micro HJT install box appears, double click on the HJTInstall.exe. Click on Install.

It will be installed by default here: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

A shortcut to the application will also be placed on your Desktop.

The program will open automatically after installation.

You can double-click the icon that was placed on the Desktop to run subsequent HijackThis scans or you can use the icon inside the folder. The folder HijackThis is where you will find the HJT logs that you save. When you use the application to remove anything, you will also find the backup copies made by HJT inside this folder.

Close all other windows except HijackThis.

Click on "Do a system scan and save logfile" When the log pops up in Notepad, copy and paste that file back here.

Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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How can I remove or hide these icons? I am tired of skimming through them when I am selecting a file from the desktop. They serve no purpose other than to take up space and slow me down.

Rand Marks

A:Remove System Folder Desktop Items

Welcome to the Seven Forums

I do not think it is possible to do that.


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I'm on a Windows XP computer. My C drive (which is main) has a total of 19.5 GB of space but I only have 192 KB of free space left! The hidden System Volume Information folder is taking up 14.3 GB of space! Meaning I am only using like 5 GB for program and personal files. And as we all know, you can't just directly delete the System Volume Information folder since it has something to do with the System Restore stuff (which is turned off!) I have tried every method on the internet to help me, but nothing is working! I tried installing CCleaner but that can't be installed as I only have 192 KB left on the C drive... and when I try to download it into a flash drive and install it from there to use the program, it won't work... I NEED TO GET RID OF THIS SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION folder. I think I've come to a point where I don't care if I screw up the system restore by directly deleting the folder. I NEED THOSE 14.3 GB. Is there ANY safe way to get rid of it? I can't even start a new restore point...

Also another problem I'm having is whenever I drag, cut, or copy a folder or item from any of the drives on My Computer, it freezes.

I'll be VERY thankful to those who help!

A:How to remove SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION folder? [Please help, it's driving me INSANE]

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Hi to all, i have a laptop running Windows 7 Professional. The problem is strange and havent had it on any other Windows 7 machine.

If i click the folder icon on the bottom tool bar (windows explorer) then in the left hand pane expand the C drive then right click on any folder it instantly displays a dialog saying Explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close, windows is
looking for a fix for this problem (cant remember exact wording) then Explorer.exe restarts. This happens on the local C drive and Network drives. 
I though it could be a permissions problem so have taken ownership of all files & folders on the C drive which made no difference, i have removed the laptop from our server / domain and it is still the same / no change.
Can anyone shed any light on this problem or offer any ideas on fixing it? the laptop is only a few months old and is i5 / 4GB RAM Dell machine running Windows 7 Pro SP1 office 2003 Pro, checked for virus & adware & all clean.

A:Explorer.exe crashes when righ click on item in left pane on windows explorer nothing in system logs, explorer.exe restarts.

The faulting module (Fault Module Name: SHELL32.dll) shell32.dll is a Windows system file however the file that is actually causing the crash may be a third party file which from the symptoms
may be a third party context menu handler.
The following link has some info and a download to ShellExView which you can use to selectively disable third party context menu handlers to find out a problematic one:
You could try disabling all non-Microsoft context menu handlers and then, if the problem resolves, re-enable them one at a time to see which one was the problem.
BTW, the error should be logged in the Event Viewer Application log as a Application Error involving explorer.exe

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When I click on my internet explorer the system 32 folder pops up. I then notice new files added to my start up registry like:
<BODY BGCOLOR="#ffffff"><H4>401 The web site is blocked by administrator</H4></BODY></H
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg\<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>401 The web site is blocked by administrator</TITLE></H
I delete these keys from regedit and they just come back next time I sign on explorer. I've tried running registry mechanic, and even tried removing explorer and reloading it, same problem happens next time I sign on. I've also tried reloading xp and that doesn't fix problem either. Now I'm stuck using firefox browser right now which sucks. (I am running windows xp)
Any help would be greatly appreciated as this problem has been going on for six months.

A:[Solved] system 32 folder pops up when explorer opens

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Hey guys... sometimes when I start up, and when I open Internet Explorer my system 32 folder pops up like every 20 seconds. Ive done some research and found many people have had similar problems, although I haven't been able to fix the problem. Here is my HijackThis log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:49:40 PM, on 8/21/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\DAMon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Rob\Desktop\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

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A:System 32 Folder Popping up when Internet Explorer Opened

Hopefully this article will be of some help...


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Hi Everyone,

Here's my situation. I recently deleted a large chunk of music from my computer that I no longer listen to.
I then attempted to sync my iPhone to remove the unwanted tracks from there as well but got the error:

"iPhone cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the items in the iTunes Library (additional space required)."

So I unticked the Sync Music option in iTunes, as this should remove all music from the phone and allow me to then resync all the music in my Library. However, the music is still on the phone! The music section of my iPhone appears in iTunes as empty, but the capacity bar at the bottom denotes that 5.5GB (the original amount of music before I deleted almost half of it) of music data is still present on the device... Also, if I unplug my iPhone and look for music all of my old collection of songs (except some greyed out songs - all farily newly added tracks I might add) are there!

So I tried repeating the process of unticking the Sync Music option, Syncing, Unplugging. Music is still on iPhone. Plug it in, 5.5GB of music still exists on the phone according to iTunes.

I tried deleting the back-up in the iTunes Preferences, and then repeating all of the above. STILL the 5.5GB of music exists!

I have tried deleting all the music from the iTunes Library, syncing which makes the capacity bar drop to 0GB during the sync, but then it jumps back up to 5.5GB after its finished syncing.

As an addendum:

I d... Read more

A:Cannot remove music from iphone...

I got a message saying "The iPhone is synced with another iTunes library. So you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes library?"

In response, I selected "Erase and Sync" and then got the "cannot be synced because there is not enough free space...." message.

Before anyone suggests I am trying to copy too much, this is NOT the issue. For some reason iTunes is not erasing the iPhone.

In order to try and resolve this, I selected to sync music, selected (etc) with no music in the library. Nothing else is selected to sync so insufficient space is impossible.

I have tried restoring from backup; have deleted the iTunes library settings, with no success.

Perhaps there is an option to clear the "library confusion"...

Any suggestions?

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I got a virus on my pc, and the windows foulder became a hidden system foulder
I then scanned it with norton, it removed the virus, and now it wants me to reboot, is it safe to reboot?

A:Virus made the windows folder a hidden system folder

go ahead reboot. also do a full scan with Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer malware bytes free version and post back

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After some browsing in Safari, I have downloaded some pics/vids/ringtones to my iphone. But I cannot seem to access them. I found out they are in the //var/root/downloads folder or ~/Downloads folder but how can I browse and view these files on the phone itself?
It is jailbroken btw OS 3.1.3

A:Solved: How can I access ~/Downloads folder on iPhone


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Hey y'all.

I have a roommate who likes Apple. He needed juice one time for his iPhone but lost his wall USB charger adapter, and asked if he could charge his iPhone on my laptop. I did not agree to let him, but now it seems that I have iPhone drivers somewhere on my computer, and this annoying thing in my AutoPlay list. I have scoured the interwebs for a solution, but I cannot find one.

How would I go about removing this from my computer? I have included a screenshot in case you were wondering if I meant the AutoPlay event handlers. I run Vista Home Premium 64-bit.



A:Solved: Remove iPhone from AutoPlay

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Recently developed a problem when I connect it to my iphone 6 to download pics to my pc
When I click on the iphone icon the DCIM folder appears, but when I click on it a response appears "this file is empty"

The DCIM folder does contain numerous photo files, and the iphone is unlocked.....Any ideas what may be causing this problem?

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Troubleshooting sleep failure on Dell C540 after Win7 install, a repeat error in Event Viewer refers to Bonjour service failing to run scheduled task. Bonjour was installed with Itunes or Iphone, I believe. Can I uninstall it with Revo, or disable the service, without affecting adversely Itunes/Iphone?

A:Remove Bonjour installed with Itunes/IPhone?

Yes, it sure can. See this article: Bonjour (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Uninstall Bonjour, and iTunes should still work fine.

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Dear Friends,
I want to restrict access to my pc... so that no one can delete, add, or make any change in my system drive ... which is c:. even no change in registry and policy is expected. Means I want to make c: a readonly drive, except the changes windows makes in it.

Can anyone please advise me, how can i do it?

A:restrict changes in C:, windows folder, system folder

Hello ismail,

not really sure you can do that but what you can do is

1 put a good password on the BIOS / you will have to enter the BIOs to do this

2 put a password on the hidden (administrator account ) in safemode & set it for private

3 put a password in your account & set it for private

4 then create another user account as a administrator / now follow these instructions and remove all rights to the account that you just created

administrative right / user contols

when you power on your system start tapping the (F8)key & keep tapping it until a screen is revealed that gives you the options

safe mode
safe mode with comand prompt
safe mode with network

and many others

you will want to select (safe mode ) then enter

then a screen with all types of codes will scroll down

then you will get the welcom screen stating that windows is loading

then you will get the user log on screen

here you will have a list of all users and a hidden (administrator account) you will need to log onto this account

then you will get a window that is notifying you that you are loging into safe mode on this account / you will check the box & then select ( yes / okay / apply )

then the account will compleatly load

once loaded you will want to select start / then select (my computer ) by right clicking it / then you will want to right click on the icon for your harddrive icon/ local disk / from the drop down menu you wi... Read more

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is this possible?
I currently have things like Favourites, Libraries, and Homegroup (all of which I don't care for). Not sure what that folder pane is actually called, so not sure what to search for.
I just want an expanded folder tree of My Computer.

Any suggestions?

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane for Favourites apparently. still not sure about libraries or homegroup]
[another edit:
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
for Libraries
ok, at least it's searchable now that I know it's called navigation pane]

A:Change/remove entries in "Folder view" pane (left side of Explorer)

I'm not sure why one would do this. Right click on what ever you don't want and select delete. Be very sure you want to do this. Those things do no harm being there.

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I am desperate for help. Can anybody help me with an idiot proof step by step guide of how to restore my pc to happier times? It got infected with various virusses and malware inc google re-direct and I ended up with palladium pro rendering it useless. . . I have xp home edition. Used bleeping computer for step by step instructions of how to remove and was successfull... after a few days allsorts of popups, security warnings and redirect issues were back again which system restore got over (or so I thought). All this has come from me installing microsoft security essentials I beleive? I can no longer get on the internet, system restore now fails and I can't add/remove programs either?? Malwarebytes full scan shows 0 infected files. . . Is there anything I can do. Only have limited internet access through my mobile phone. Thanks in advance!

A:system restore failing, internet explorer won't open, unable to add/remove programs??

The assumption by many...that the effects of malware can be easily overcome and the system returned to happier days...just is not true.

In addition to file damage which may have directly inflicted by the malware...there is always the possiblity that key files have been damaged during efforts to troubleshoot and remove known/detected malware itesm.

System manufacturer and model, please?

Do you have any Windows installation CDs?


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I'm not 100% sure that this is the right place to post this but I guess it's a problem involving the OS software.

I can't remove my two windows.old folders. Even though everything inside the folder is deleted.
I've tried doing it through the cmd prompt but it still doesn't want to dissapear. Anyone knows how to remove it?

Thanks in Advance,

A:Can't Remove Windows.old folder.


Please see this tutorial.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

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I have a drive that was in my old computer and I wish to reuse it in my new computer which now has Windows 7. I installed the drive in the new computer but it will not let me delete the Windows folder which I don't need any more. Any suggestions. I tried a program called Unlocker, but it apparently did not work with Windows 7. Any suggestions?

A:Remove WIndows Folder

It is probably locked due to the presence of a paging file inside the folder.

Try Disk Management. Delete the entire volume, and then create a new one.

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I'm getting the following error message:
Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
I get the message above whenever I attempt to access the Fonts folder from the Control Panel, or when I try to open it on the C drive using Windows Explorer. When I try to access it, Windows Explorer shuts down,the desktop comes back, and I am able to continue using the computer. It does not seem to be affecting any other computer function. There appears to be only one way to see the contents of the Fonts folder: In Windows Explorer, I can select (but not open) the Fonts folder in its location in C/Windows/Fonts. I then do an all-inclusive Search within Fonts, and the Search results give me the contents of the Fonts folder. Using this method only, I can see what's inside the fonts folder. Double-clicking on it or trying to open it in any other way results in the crash above.

Using the Search method I described above to view the contents of the Fonts folder, I have tried to replace its entire contents of the Fonts folder with a backup of all my fonts.  I was able to do the replacement, but the problem continues to occur.  I have tried restarting in Safe Mode, doing an sfc /scannow scan, scanning windows using Norton Systemworks, deleting the Fonts folder (it will not let me under any circumstances), and finally re-installing Windows XP.  I did not try a clean re-install because I did not want to lose my settin... Read more

A:HELP! Fonts folder causing Windows Explorer to crash - cannot access Fonts folder.

I wonder if it's a memory (RAM) issue?  How much memory do you have?  If you have less than 256Mb, consider upgrading to a least 256 and even 512 is a better amount for Windows XP.    Space available for disk "virtural" memory could also be an issue.  You didn't list your PC model or any specs so no one can specifically address the issue with your specific hardware.
The fonts folder can become very large and it could be causing the problem, if no other folder or nothing else you do with the Windows Explorer causes it to crash. 
Reinstalling Windows XP over it'self it not really a "fix".  If there is an XP problem ultimately the only way to permanently fix it is to do a full "clean" restore.  You should have your user data backed up periodically anyway - it's not in case you have to reinstall, it's for "when" you have to reinstall.

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Prior to a few weeks back where I made added a function to the folder file type, it didn't matter if I doubled clicked on a file folder on either the left hand pane or the right hand pane of Windows Explorer, Folder View. Either way opened the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

Since I made the change below however, if I click on a folder in the left hand "Folders" pane, it works as before and opens the folder and displayed in the contents in the right hand pane.

However, if I click on any folders in the right hand (files pane) a new windows explorer window opens a displays the "my documents".

This is driving me nuts. The same thing happens if you click on a shortcut to a folder. Instead of the folder opening, it opens a new window and displays "my documents".

This problems started when I added a new function to the folder file folder file type properties to print out the contents of a folder by calling a batch file that piped the content to a file.

In the file association for file folders in the advanced section I now have three functions
- the afore mentioned 'create file list'
- explore (the default), and
- find

For the folder file type I just have:
- explore and
- open

Any suggestions on how to put things back to the way Windows Explorer always worked before make clicking folders in the right hand pane open them up properly in the same window as per clicking them on the left hand pane?

A:Windows Explorer and Folder shortcuts open to "my documents" and not the folder

Welcome to TSG....

You can try doing a system restore to a day or so before you made the change to view. It will not affect any data that you have but you might have to re-install any programs that you have had since that date.

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I have just upgraded my Acer One 1-431 with the latest Windows 10 update and it has left my hard drive with only 4GB spare.  As you can imagine I am keen to free up space on the drive, as i have not even installed any software other than these updates, and have seen posts about removing the Windows.old folder that is located on the drive, currently containing 20GB worth of data, following the upgrade. My question however, as it seems the info isnt anywhere, is if I remove this folder correctly can i still use the Acer Recovery management tool to reset the laptop back to factory settings if i encounter problems in the future. Thanks in advance

A:Can you remove the Windows.old folder from Acer On...

From what I understand, Windows10 will automagically delete that folder once you go past the "point of no return" where it will not let you roll back to a prior OS.  I think it's 30 days? Also from what I gather, I dont' think that any of the factory Acer tools will work if you upgrade to windows10, so you might want to consider backing everything up a different route. Bottom line with ANY laptop you purchase:  it is always wise to stick with the OS that came with it.  Laptops are designed with a particular OS in mind, and once you "upgrade" you run the risk of things not working anymore, and losing functionality.... it not immediately then maybe a few months down the road when an "update" of the new OS or some other software you install completely unhinges something.  If you still want to upgrade your OS, then ALWAYS create a full disk image of everything before the upgrade so you can reverse any changes made, should your laptop start acting funny or quit playing nice. Daily backups are a pain, but they might save you some major headache... I'd back up the entire disk image, then delete the folder and see what happens, if it were my machine.  I think Acronis has software that lets you take that kind of backup image (and restore from it).  Or maybe try to create some full restore DVD's from your Acer tools if they still work.

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I reinstall the Windows XP into my computer.
However, after it's done, I found that there were some folders look like Windows Update folder in my 2nd drive, which is used to store data.
I tried to remove the folders, but it said "Access is denied"
can anyone help me?

A:Remove the windows update folder

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Create a folder in C: called "Hijack"
Download the newest verion of Hijackthis
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I am quite happy with Windows 10, no problems with the recent update (svc pack?) either.
The original installation left the usual Windows.old folder on my HD. Nothing seems able to remove it. Disk Cleanup does not remove it. Changing it's attributes and trying to delete it has not worked.
The Windows 10 update has left another Windows.old(1) folder on my HD and I have not been able to remove it either. I have tried DOS, Disk Cleanup, attribute changes, administrator settings etc.
Is there anyway to regain that HD space by removing those two folders? A third party software solution perhaps?

A:Remove windows.old folder & files

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new here, don't know if this is posted or not but my friend's com have this kind of problem,

when the windows boot in, it will complain the file c:\windows rundl132.exe is not found and also currently what i know cannot run in the com is the system file in the control panel, system restore, remove programs and application and also microsoft word.

i am guessing is just some corruption but it does not seems like it, can any one tell me which spyware is it and how to find the way to delete it?

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I have a SIMPLE and easy way to remove viruses from system restore without losing all your restore points.

In command prompt type:

cacls "c:\system volume information" /e /g "username":F

(username = your user name eg. Administrator)

it will say 'processed dir.....'

run the virus scanner again to remove the virus.

I do this in safe mode, in the administrator account so that my standard account can't access the system restore and screw something up.


A:Remove Viruses from XP Pro "System Volume Information" folder

That's a good suggestion for users running Windows XP Pro. Basically that command is granting authority to the "System Volume Information" folder to the user you specify on the command to get around the "Access Denied ...." error.

The other way to accomplish it is to disable "Simple File Sharing" under the Folder Options. Then right click on the "System Volume Information .." folder and select Properties. Then click on the "Security" which appears since you disabled "Simple File Sharing". At that point you can grant the user authority to the folder.

Anyway, thanks for the shortcut. It will come in handy in the future.

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A certain folder appears in the desktop every time I start my PC. I can delete the folder and disappears from the desktop, but the next time I restart my PC it appears again. How to remove it permanently?

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I have HP pavilion G6 laptop running windows 8.1. Found under c:\windows\temp a folder with a very long alphanumeric "name". On opening this appears to be an OS installation i.e. it has the following files included:

Program Files
Program Files (x86)
Program data

Being in the temp folder I presume can be deleted. However I cannot delete this folder. I get the message that says I require permission from the trusted installer (??) to make changes to this folder.

How do I delete this folder ??

A:Unable to remove folder from Windows\Temp

Download a little program called "Take Control." Once you have it install that right click on the file you want to delete then click on "Take Control." Sometimes files in the Temp Folder just will not allow you to delet it for some reason. Also you could take a look in the tutorial forum here on the eights to see if there is a tutorial that may help answer your question. . .good luck.

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A certain folder appears in the desktop every time I start my PC. I can delete the folder and disappears from the desktop, but the next time I restart my PC it appears again. How to remove it permanently?

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Earlier today my computer got hijacked by some spyware. The effect was immediate (desktop wallpaper got changed, Internet Explorer repeatedly went to a particular site advertising a spyware removal program, etc.). I ran the latest Spybot and Ad-Aware, even the free trail versions of CounterSpy and Spyware Doctor, updated ZoneAlarm, and now everything is *almost* back to normal.

There are just two things left: iexplorer.exe and window.exe

I did some searching on Google and neither of them are legitimate Windows files and appear to be malware. Both of them have creation dates that match with the time my computer suffered the spyware attack. Both of them reside in C:\WINDOWS\ Both of them give me an error message that says: "Cannot delete [name of .exe]: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again." When I try looking in the Task Manager I do not see either of them running.

I have tried booting my computer in Safe Mode and I cannot delete those files even then. I get the same error message about the programs being in use.

Spybot and Ad-Aware do not recognize these files as malicious. HijackThis doesn't seem to either, though that might just be my lack of understanding.

I tried to follow the "How to remove a Trojan, Virus, Worm, or other Malware" tutorial on this site (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-remove-a-trojan-virus-worm-or-malware/) but Autoruns... Read more

A:Can't Remove Iexplorer.exe And Window.exe From Windows Folder

You could try deleting those files with MoveOnBoot.

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Hello,My OS is Vista. I am trying to remove all files from my windows temp file. Most of the items in the temp folder I am able to remove by using select all then delete. The one I am not able to remove is called boot_interprosses it says it is a file folder. When I try to remove I get the error destination folder access denied. I have tried to use Unlock to try to unlock the file and then delete but that did not work. When I open the file skype_c2c_messaging_mutex appears. How do I delete this file and prevent it from returning? Please provide clear easy to understand instructions. Also daily I get files/folders in the temp file that start with avg_ is there a way of preventing these from returning? Thanks for any and all help.

A:remove file from windows temp folder

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
Then click on the Scan button.
If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
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I'm curious to know is it safe to delete the $Windows BT files and folder on the C: drive of
my 32bit windows 7 platform..

I don't wish to have windows 10 and I certainly don't agree of Microsoft forcing people to use it, I
believe windows 7 is more stable then Windows 10, 8.1 and any other.. that's my opinion.

A:Windows BT files and folder in windows 7 safe to remove?

Sure it is safe to remove that folder.

The Disk Cleanup app that is native to Windows offers to remove it...
...if you run that clean up tool as admin.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:08:40 PM, on 14/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
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A:Windows Explorer, My Computer, System Restore and Internet Explorer don't work

Nevermind! My friend sent me a malware cleaner called "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" which cleared the problem right out. :D

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Hey guys. I've always wondered, is it possible to remove the 'organize, include in library, new folder' bar that is present on all windows explorer windows? I have attached a screenshot jpg of what it looks like in windows 7 under the classic view scheme. I have highlighted the problem bar in a red outline.

I find this bar very annoying because it was never present in windows xp, and I would rather have more viewable space in the window than have this useless bar there at all times. All of the options that it presents are available somewhere else so no functionality is lost.

A:Remove the 'organize, include in library, new folder' bar in windows 7

Hello DSL, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below to remove the buttons may work for what you wanted.

Windows Explorer Toolbar Buttons - Customize

Hope this helps,

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I am running Win7/Pro x64. My System Spec is in my Profile.

I do not have iTunes installed on my desktop. I do have an iPhone 5, a hand-me-down from my son.

Yesterday the phone needed to be charged. I attached it to a USB port. I was asked by the phone if I trusted my desktop. I said yes. I was told that there were no new images on the phone to import, a fact I already knew. I've encountered this dialog before. It seems to be part of the procrustean Apple way of computing.

What troubles me is that a process started about the time I plugged in the phone. At a rate of 5-10 files/sec the 'modified' date was changed on over 3,500 jpg files on my data drive. I've not analyzed the order in which they were processed but suspect that it was A-Z on the file names and also on folder names.

Could this behavior result from iTunes running its 'sync' process? If so, is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening again?

If we have no Apple OS experts on this forum, does anyone know of an 'Apple forum' that is as respected as sevenforums is in the Windows world?



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I'm new to Win 7 and can someone explain to me how to go up one folder? In XP in windows explorer there's a up arrow button that you hit. In Win 7 there's a back arrow but no up button. Certainly there's got to be an easy way to do it. Trying to hit all those + buttons on the left directory tree is tedious.


A:how can I go up one folder in Win 7 using Windows Explorer

Use the left arrow in the upper left corner of the window.

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In Word 2007 in the "save as" window (the window that shows up when you re/save a document) there is a button that you click on to create a new empty folder.
I'm wondering how I can add that button to my regular windows explorer windows so I can always have the option of creating a new folder with one click.


A:new folder/windows explorer

I don't think there is such an option. You can create a new folder by Clicking "Organize" and "New folder" at the top, but that's the shortest route I know of.

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I know this is a problem repeated many times, yet I can not solve it.
I'm running Windows XP Pro. I have Kaspersky as my anti-virus/firewall.
Windows and Kaspersky are all up to date.
I've turned off all Performance Logs and Alerts. Rebooted, and still can not delete.
I do share my computer with my son, so I'm not sure of everywhere he visits on the internet.
I put all my computer equipment details in my profile, if that helps anyone.
I've read about ComboFix, but do not dare mess with something that seems (to me) to be very powerful without any expert help.
I'd appreciate any help in this matter of removing this file and seeing what I can do about preventing it from returning.
I clean out my temp files and "tracks" daily, so seeing this little bugger drives me nuts.
Thanks in advance.

A:Perflib_Perfdata_48c file in Windows Temp folder I can't delete/remove.

First off, let's see what the file is we are dealing withPlease submit the file for a Jotti scanhttp://virusscan.jotti.org/enLet me know what it says

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