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Not Able to open shared folder path as file explorer from IIS.Works fine in Local but not on server.

Q: Not Able to open shared folder path as file explorer from IIS.Works fine in Local but not on server.

I have requirement where i need to open shared file path on button click as file explorer in mvc application.
i am using below code.
IIS version is 8.5 in win 2012 server.Using Windows authentication.
And application pool runs under networkservice
This code works fine in my local but not on server.I am physically able to open folders from server though.It does not log any error but folder explorer does not open from server.
public ActionResult EvidenceFolder(string PageFrom, string Assetid, string id)
OpenFolder(@"\\backup\MIS\OL Property Services\PS5 Property & Portfolio Management\Compliance\FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT\Evidence Folders\" + Assetid);

if (PageFrom == "ReviewActions")
return RedirectToAction(PageFrom, "Landing", new { id = id });
return RedirectToAction(PageFrom, "Landing", new { ActionID = id });

private void OpenFolder(string folderPath)
if (Directory.Exists(folderPath))
ProcessStartInfo startInfo = new ProcessStartInfo
Arguments = folderPath,
FileName = "explorer.exe",
WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Normal,
WorkingDirectory = Path.GetDirectoryName(folderPath),
UseShellExecute = true

catch (Exception ex)
logger.Error("Exception:" + ex.Message);

Please help me with this.

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I want a batch to select and open a random link file in a folder i have. All the links are music videos I like to listen to, and I kind of want to just have an option for 'surprise me!'.
I can change the file names if I have to, and I have a basic batch file ability. I know the simple commands, but nothing of the variables, signs-involving commands (&%!?), etc.

Also, I want to learn a whole lot more about programming/java/batch file, so it'd be awesome if any code could be explained. Thank you, in advance

A:I need a batch file to open a random file within a certain folder/path

There's a free Windows scripting language called Autoit3 that would do this task easily using these functons:


AutoIt - AutoItScript
It has a Basic like syntax and is easy to learn.

Another popular scripting for Windows is AutoHotkey
AutoHotkey: macro and automation Windows scripting language

The syntax can be confusing but it has object support and is more powerful.

Of course there are tons of others for Windows:

Here's a list. The details for each tell which OS are supported:
Free Programming Languages - Freebyte's Guide to

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I having a problem with this one, every i browse the file-server which is registered to domain name.

it gives me an error.
is there any help?

A:Laptop cannot browe shared folder / file-server

If your laptop isn't part of the same domain, you are out of luck. You will also need to have the proper permissions to access the shared folder.

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I want to be able to click on the file explorer at the bottom and have it instantly take me 3 layers in to a specified point. How do I do this? I saw an article about it for windows 10, not sure if possible for 8. Thanks.

A:How do I set file explorer to open to certain path?

Edit the shortcut properties (right click the icon, then right click the File Explorer shortcut, and choose Properties) to change the Target parameter to the directory you desire. You can get the directory easily by navigating to it normally in explorer, then copying it from the address bar.

Personally, I was not able to edit the Target parameter of the default File Explorer shortcut that is pinned to the Start Bar.

So you can create a new shortcut that points to explorer.exe followed by the directory that you want it to open to, such as "explorer.exe c:\games" (without the quotes.) or by adding the desired directory to the Target parameter of the new shortcut.

You can also create a shortcut to the folder you want opened by navigating to that folder, right clicking, and choosing Send To >> Desktop (Create Shortcut).

Then in either case, you can rename the shortcut and change its icon to be anything you want including the explorer.exe icon, and pin it to the Task Bar or Start menu.

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Possibly after editing, this may be useful as a tutorial -- but note the problem at the end ...
(sorting in Windows File Explorer may not always work correctly).

I tried to include all of the steps. I did not know how to capture a screen shot of the active
window while the Ribbon was present (to set the View to Details) and
while the context menu was visible (when right-clicking on one of the column headers).

In performing a search, I used the Search Box in File Explorer.
I don't let my PC access OneDrive or Google Docs -- generally,
I do only searches just on my PC or just on the Web.

1. Perform a search.

2. Set the View to Details (if it isn't already).

3. (if the Folder path column is not already present...)
Right-Click on any of the column headers.
A context menu appears.
4. Select More in the context menu.

A Choose Details dialog box appears.

(5. You can uncheck the box next to Folders - to get rid of the Folders column).

6. Check the box next to Folder path - to make the Folder path column appear (you'll have to scroll down to find it).
7. Then, click on the Ok box to dismiss the dialog box and save the changes to the Details View.

8. With the Folder path column now present, click on its column header to sort the listing by Folder path.
(The next picture shows the result after clicking on the Folder path column header.)

It is unfortunate that either Microsoft forces the search to be re-done or it was something they missed on their part.
If you want ... Read more

A:Sorting File Explorer Search output by Folder path

Hi, explorer search has a number of quirks, and add to that the search syntax and indexed vs non-indexed search, + Cortana's My Stuff search searching only what's indexed and you have a somewhat chaotic situation.

Personally I use Locate32 (freeware) - indexes very fast initially and thereafter maintained, and ordering by path simply requires clicking the column header. Everything by Void Tools is similar in basic concept but more modern.

Note: to capture a screenshot of context menu/ribbon etc you can simply use the long standing 'Print Screen' feature- a keyboard combo.

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

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I've struggled all night to find a solution to this problem but I dont see to find the answer. I share a router with my roomates and we both have macbooks. I also have an additional PC.

When I tried accessing certain websites (for example: www.rapidshare.com or my.calendar.net) from the macbooks I get a DNS error:

DNS ERROR - cannot find server.

Also next to the address bar is shows me that "the website does not support identity information". However, it works fine with my PC when I enter the address. I tried flushing the arp cache using the following commands:

sudo arp -d -a and
dscacheutil -flushcache

but the problem persists. In addition, I did a tracert command in my PC to find the IP address. I typed the ip address in the macbook computer and it work perfectly.

First, I thought it was my macbook but the problem is the same in my roommates. Also, I thought (for some reason) I got the adress blocked but it works in my PC.

So I am assuming its my router (DI-2254) but I reset it and nothing. I suspect it has to be with my PS3 that I used when trying to play online but I doubt it.

?? Any solutions ????
Thank you!

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IP Network: Dhcp server works fine. (CISCO ROUTER)

Windows 200o servers, Windows 2000 clients (up to dated, sp4, rollup1 etc) IS6sp1

Some pc's with IP dhcp , works ok
Some pc's with fixed IP, works ok

After changing fixed IP on a client to dhcp-IP, the client can not find the DHCP server.
change back to fixed IP, PC works fine again.

DHP server and other DHCP clients still working fine

Local Area connection status: only outgoing packets, no incoming.

reboot, or ipconfig /renew no solutions

Does someone know this problem ?

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I have three laptops I've tried to connect to a Motorola SBG900 cable modem. The two laptops with XP Pro connect to the modem and internet with no issues. The third laptop with Vista Home Basic will connect to the model but won't connect to the internet.

If the Vista laptop is connected to the model via USB it will connect. If connected with either LAN or wireless, the connection is local only.

I've tried the following:

Entering IPv4 IP address
Entering DNS server address
Turning off the firewall
Reset WINSOCK entries
Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults
Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults
Disabled the IP Helper service
Disabled IPv6
Disabled the DHCP Broadcast Flag

none of this did anything

Finally I tried turning off the Avast Network Shield and it connected. One of the XP laptops has Avast too, but it didn't have the same issue.

A:Vista Local Only Network (XP works fine)

Clearly, there is a configuration or compatibility issue with the Avast product. What is the question here?

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I have an Ubuntu based home server with a portable usb hard drive shared via samba. I have the drive mapped to windows network drives on both my desktop and laptop. Several programs are dependent on this exact path (e.g., itunes). When I leave the house, however, I'd like to remove this drive from the network and bring it with me. The problem is, when I mount the drive to my laptop, the path is different so itunes and my myriad of other dependent programs can't find it.

What would be a solution to this problem?

Thanks a lot.

A:External HDD same path on server and local

is it giving it a different letter in ubuntu or windows if windows you can always make it have the same letter by assigning it one in disk management.

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Few points:
If backend file is small am able to open the database.
When i have mapped few backend path(its also in shared storage),Its become larger , and it went to not responding state.
Am using MSaccess 2013.

But few days before its working fine, we ahve confused with its DB issue or NAs path issue Or Networkiing isssue.

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I have win xp pro in a computer called SERVER. Every folder xxx I create and share in SERVER is not accessible from the same computer. That is to say, if I browse \\SERVER\xxx from the computer called SERVER then I get an error telling that I have no permissions. Could you please help with this?
Thanks a lot.

A:no access to local shared folder in win xp pro

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Hi all,

Please your help urgently.

I am currently having difficulties trying to write to a shared drive on an intranet network in windows vista using javascript FileSystemObject.

the code is as follows:

<script language='JavaScript'>
function WriteToFile() {
try {
var fs,s;
fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
s = fso.CreateTextFile("\\*****\Nosike\\Logfileee.txt " ,8,true);
s.writeline(document.data.name.value + "|" + document.data.email.value + "|" + document.data.location.value + "|" + document.data.comments.value);
var strErr = 'Error:';
strErr += '\nNumber:' + err.number;
strErr += '\nDescription:' + err.description;

<form action="test.hta" method="post" name="data">
Name: <input type = "text" name="name"><br>
Email: <input type="text" name="email"><br>
Location: <input type = "text" name="location"><br>
Comments: <textarea name="comments"> </textarea><br>
<input type=button value="Submit Data" OnClick="WriteToFile(this.form)">

Looking forward to your help.


A:Writing to a shared folder from local machine

I would try here


or here

Public Folder Sharing - Turn On or Off

Tutorial thanks to Brink

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I have two computers. One is an older desktop (D) I brought from work. The other is a newer laptop (L). Both have XP Pro on them, and both have a wired connection to my Verizon FIOS router. The problem I am having is that if I create a shared folder on L then I can see it on D but not vice versa.

D has a name that looks something like "foo.bar.com". I have tried accessing its shared folder from L both as \\foo.bar.com\folderName and as \\IPaddress\folderName where IPaddress is the address I got from the ipconfig command on D.

Since this was my old office desktop, I was logging into my corporate network when the computer was there. When I moved it home, I created a local user with admin rights and ave been using this local account to log in. Can this have something to do with my issue?

thanks much!

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I just installed a LINKSYS WPSM54G wireless print server and after a few problems have it working. But what is now happening is that my firewall is handling more traffic than usual. (The wall is zone alarm so the blinking red and green icon seems OK for the holdays ).

What I found (via system event viewer) was that every 3 seconds my printer was pausing and then unpausing. The LINKSYS people say that it's suppose to work like that !
Any other ideas?

Ted R.

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setup wireless printer server on network. 3 computers can print wireless except for this one toshiba. i disabled norton internet security thinking that may cause it. but still doeesn't work. when i go to add printer from network it picks up the print server but no printer on it...any ideas?

A:wireless printer server...works fine on all but 1 computer

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I have a web page that is distributed to users within the company that has various links to the users machine and company's intranet.

One of them is a file:///d:/FOLDERNAME link that should open up the folder in Windows Explorer. All users of the web page will have this folder on their computer.
However, when I test it in IE, the link does not respond at all. Hovering over it displays the correct link. But clicking on it, or right clicking and selecting open does nothing.

WHAT DOES WORKI can put the URL directly into IE and it opens the directory perfectly.
I can put the link into an Outlook message and it opens the directory after giving a warning. (Micorsoft Office has identified a potential security concern. The location may be unsafe. Do you want to continue)
I tried opening this with Safari and I get a message "You don't have permission to view this page"
I think this must be some IE Security setting or a permission on the actual folder. I've tinkered a bit with this, but with no real direction and no different results.
MY SYSTEM DETAILSWinXP Professional SP2 64 bit
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

Thanks for any clues/help

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I hope this is the right place to post this. If not, please let me know where is.
A friend just showed me a weird problem he is having with his computer. He is using Windows 7 pro, and has a folder under My Documents, in which he keeps his work files. He emails these files using Gmail, which he accesses via Internet Explorer.

All worked fine until a few days ago, when he noticed that when he clicked the link in Gmail to attach a file, his folder wasn't listed in the Open File dialog. He looked in Windows Explorer, and could see the folder OK. I tried opening Word and using the Open
File dialog there, and the folder wasn't visible.

If he clicks in the address bar, and adds the folder name to the path, it opens the folder, but shows it as empty. I actually has two subfolders. If he adds the name of a subfolder, then the Open File dialog shows the files in that folder.

I checked the permissions on the folder, and couldn't see anything odd. What I don't understand is how the folder can be visible in Windows Explorer, and not in the Open File dialog.

Anyone any ideas? Thanks

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A friend just showed me a weird problem he is having with his computer. He has a folder under My Documents, in which he keeps his work files. He emails these files using Gmail, which he accesses via Internet Explorer.

All worked fine until a few days ago, when he noticed that when he clicked the link in Gmail to attach a file, his folder wasn't listed in the Open File dialog. He looked in Windows Explorer, and could see the folder OK. I tried opening Word and using the Open File dialog there, and the folder wasn't visible.

If he clicks in the address bar, and adds the folder name to the path, it opens the folder, but shows it as empty. I actually has two subfolders. If he adds the name of a subfolder, then the Open File dialog shows the files in that folder.

I checked the permissions on the folder, and couldn't see anything odd. What I don't understand is how the folder can be visible in Windows Explorer, and not in the Open File dialog.

Anyone any ideas? Thanks

A:Folder appears in Windows Explorer, but not in the Open File dialog

Rightclick on the folder where you can actually find it in Explorer, look at the path. That is where it now resides.

If it cannot be found there when browsing in from Computer>C then I'd back up the files in it to a new folder you temporarily create in C root, delete the problem file and recreate it.

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I am currently using Skydrive to synchronize files and folders between my home and office computers. I created an Excel file which has hyperlinks linking to files located under the same folder as the Excel file on the local hard disk.
In the past I was using Excel 2010 and the synching would work fine. I would open the excel file in any of the two computers and when I clicked on the hyperlinks the file stored on the local hard disk would open. Recently I purchased Office 360 and suddenly the paths in the hyperlinks linking to the files were changed from a local relative location I.e. \test.xlsx! to a cloud address I.e. http://d.docs.live.net/afodfldfad/test.xlsx. On top of that even if I click on the hyperlink the file does not open.
Also Skydrive keeps creating copies of the files at random with the name of the computer where it was modified at the end I.e. test-Home-PC.xlsx.

Anybody know the reason for this and a way around it?


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Hi there
thank goodness --for the moment you can get the benefits of W8 with a DESKTOP presented after boot (although metro is there too of course) --but it starts in the desktop. The trick is to use W2012 SERVER !!!.

Read the remark on the installation choice if you are goung to try it -.

Note using a server as a desktop OS is a bit fiddly to configure --worthwhile once you've done it --but remember SOME of your programs might not work because you are on a server. Most "Normal" ones will. Acrinis backup won't --it wants the server version --but just use the stand alone bootable version !!

For screenshots I've got them in this thread over at W7 forums --I installed it as a VM on W7 -- didn't want TWO "Preview" os'es running on top of each other. !!

You can download W2012 server --doesn't need any keys --expiry same as W8 Release preview.

Here's the link second post in the thread.

note ist time I tried it failed --hence the title of the thread !!!!! but after a bit of fiddling it's fine and install time around 10 mins on a decent laptop (8GB intel I5 Sony VAIO)..

Windows 2012 server Release Candidate fails install with vmware rel 8 - Windows 7 Forums


A:REAL Boot to desktop Windows 2012 Server !!! works fine !!

I'll go for it as my desktop OS !

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Dear Friends,

We have 35 clients and all connected to one server for the data base sharing. All clients accessing that same database at same time.

Now problem is, When I copy that data base folder, I am getting an error in any one client "attempting to open \\server database path.

I want to know, why this error is coming and what is the solution for this.....Please reply me...If, anyone knows.......
Thanks in advance,


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We are using windows 7 and all our clients are under the domain. one of our dept member requested me to create a share folder in his pc in which user can create edit modify any of file but not to delete any of file.
So is it possible or not???
Please help me out this issue.

Rakesh Kumar

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I just recently installed a program on my laptop. It is called Precor Channel Editor (a work-specific program). It will not open. The spinning circle appears next to my mouse when I double-click it, stays for about 5 seconds, then disappears. The program doesn't ever open though.

The other programs on my computer seem to work fine, although I do remember having spent about 4 hours once before trying to get a program (C-SAFE) to work. Unfortunately, that was about 4 years ago and I have no idea what I did.

A few things I have tried:
Updated video drivers.
I originally had 7 Starter on my laptop, after speaking with tech support at Precor, they suggested getting Windows 7 Professional as that is what they use. I did, no difference.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled this program several times.
I also installed this program on my co-workers desktop just to make sure I wasn't doing something wrong/there wasn't anything wrong with the program. It worked fine on her desktop.
I have tried to run as administrator.
I opened task manager and watched it while I tried to open the program. The program name showed up in the processes for about 5-10 seconds, then disappeared.

Any ideas what might be going on? I have spoken to tech support at Precor several times and they don't know what the problem is either. It is a fairly new program, but they've never run into this issue with anyone else that downloaded it.

Thanks in advance!


A:New program will not open, rest of computer works fine

Just a few basic things to try;

Restart the computer after install.
Run it in compatibility mode.

I don't really know to be honest

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So some of you may remember my vista dell laptop problem, and after that machine had other issues i talked dell into replacing it for me. I've received a different machine, and in some ways it's better, but it's a 64 bit instead of a 32 bit.

so, the new machine is a studio 1555 with a 64 bit core two duo running vista home premium on 4 gigs ram.

the problem i'm having, is i boot it up, and the first time i right click on my computer, it hangs forever. clicking on the desktop brings up the "explorer has stopped responding" popup, and if i tell it to restart, it works fine afterwards, and i am unable to cause the error to happen a second time, until i reboot.

So, every single time i turn the machine on, explorer HAS to crash once for things to operate normally.

i'm heavily suspecting that i've installed some old program that isn't compatible, but i've tried uninstalling them, and i can't figure out which one is causing it.

i've removed virtual clonedrive, batterybar, doppler, and various other apps like that, and the problem isn't going away.

anyone have any ideas how to tell what causes explorer to hang right after boot, and then work perfectly after crashing and restarting?

(i haven't changed any serious settings this time, i learned my lesson, so swap file is still system managed etc.)

EDIT: also, i NEED virtual clonedrive to work, if anyone knows of a similar program that works on 64 bit vista without issues, please help.

A:explorer crashes once after boot and then works fine


now it's happening more than just once per boot. i'm starting to really hate vista again.

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Dear All,

I need to create a batch file which can read the size of file(e.g. 1kb, 2kb...etc) from specific folder and detect 0kb file and convert it to text file (showing 0kb file size) with alarm.

I am not really sure how to write command for this batch file. Please help :-(

A:How to create a batch file to read size of file on specific folder path

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Dear all ,

i have a windows Xp professional (service pack 2) hp notebook joined to server 2003 domain. Every morning when the user boots up the notebook she can connect to the share drive on the server but doesnt see any of the folders... she will only see it after a restart of the computer...can anyone tell me why that might be the case ?

thanxs in advance

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i am unable to open yahoo mail in chrome today

while it works fine in IE

i have ad blocker installed long time ago

A:yahoo mail dont open in chrome but works fine in IE

i disable ad blocker and it works fine now

stupid me

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I have a job that requires me to log in to a webpage. In my current Windows user account, no matter what browser I use, I always get a 500 Servlet Exception error. I tried updating Java and disabling my firewall but I still get the error. Then I created another user account and am able to log in to that page using Firefox and IE. So it shouldn't be because of the browsers or security programs. Maybe I messed up some windows settings? Does anyone have any idea on what could be causing the problem and what I can do to fix it? I can't afford to reinstall windows. Thanks!
btw, I'm using Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

A:Browsers can't open specific site but works fine in another account?

Any ideas? Really need some help here...

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I will try to explain my problem that I have although I am a novice...
I have a Toshiba laptop, 32bit Vista Home Premium.
I have had an internet connection through modem for a while, everything is good. Now I bought a Linksys WRT54G router, to be able to use the laptop with wireless. Did the setup, all was good, then suddenly no more connection.
Tried to reset the modem, the router and restart the laptop, got a connection again, but it went after 5-10 minutes, just simply stopped working. I still am connected, but it says "local only" and once "limited connectivity".
When I then connect the laptop directly to the modem with a cable, I have internet.
So the router seems fine, modem obviously, too.
What could be the problem that it always says "local only" all of a sudden, although I know there is internet???
Thanks for your help.

A:Internet works fine with modem but wireless router says "local only"

Hi Luna
Can you please tell me:~
and anything else you may find relevant. As i am looking for an answer to this one thanks...

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Hey guys,

My PC is currently partitioned, my OS is installed on a 30gb partition to just host the OS, and the rest of my disk is the D partition. Unfortunately I do not know of a way to make Vista think that my "My Documents" folder / area would be on a different disk, so I manually made my own and use it on the other partition.

One of the things I find super annoying is whenever I go to open a file, for example try to attach something to an email, it by default goes to the My Documents area on the C Drive. Is there a way to change the path that it goes to first when opening / attaching files like that?


A:Changing default folder open path?

Hello Punkrulz,

This tutorial below can help show you how to change the default location of your C:\Users\(user name)\Doucments folder to open from the D: partition location instead. However, be sure to read the warning box at the top of the tutorial about doing this with the Documents folder if you have programs that save files to this location.

Personal User Shell Folders - Move Location

Hope this helps,

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Hi guys this is my first post and I have a rather tedious problem.Upon bootup system 32 folder and local C: folders are open. I have tried a system restore but it's telling me that it cannot complete one.I have ran hijackthis and this is my log.Hope someone can be of assistance. thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 17:37:46, on 27/05/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\sstray.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:&#... Read more

A:Local C folder and System 32 folder open on boot up

Hello thistle2 and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see that you are running msconfig in /auto mode which means that you may have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure. This can hide malware from us when we are performing a fix, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:Please click on Start, then Run, and type msconfig and then press Enter. When the window opens you should be on the General tab. Click on the Normal Startup item. Then press ok until you are out of the program. It will ask you to reboot so reboot normally.Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it here as a reply. I will review it when it comes in.OT

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Win 7x64 running Internet Explorer 11.

All YouTube sites run but have no sound. At the bottom of the screen there is no sound (loudspeaker icon) displayed.

Opening same YouTube sites in Firefox, the audio is just fine, and the sound icon is displayed.

Any ideas? Other than just avoiding Explorer.


A:No audio in YouTube with Explorer 11. Firefox works just fine

Is IE's slider showing in the volume mixer?

If yes, is the slider up and not muted?

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Tonight there was a lightning storm, I can't imagine how that could have had this effect, but I can't ignore the timing either. IE and Firefox just flat out quit loading anything

The address is not valid

Most likely causes:
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But AOL explorer alone works beautifully......Though runs of speed tests are showing a shakey download/upload stream, although I'm still getting 8 megs/1 meg, and again IE and Firefox just flat won't work.

HELP please? Anyone?

A:IE just flat stopped working, but AOL explorer works fine

Have you tried a system restore to an earlier date?

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Hey, I just registered here today because I could not find any answers to this problem I have with my computer. Everytime I try to open my shared folder a windows explorer message appears. It does it everytime I try to open it. Then it shuts out the window where I tried to open it. On occasions, when I reach the folder, the error appears, and I haven't even clicked on my shared folder. This started to happen a few days ago when I was running Limewire. I tried watching a video, then Limewire shut itself off and quit running. I cannot open it up either. I have uninstalled it and Java, and reinstalled both, but to no avail. I do not know what is wrong with my computer, it's been acting strange lately.

A:Can't open Shared Folder

it would help if you could specify the error message...

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Please help ... i'm using XP Pro sp3 and have an external 500GB harddrive.
- I can share the root of the external harddrive, it show from the other PC but it won't open
- I try unshare the root and share the folder, it show from the other PC but still won't open
- I attach that driver into other PC and share the root, it can be open from the other PC

Any suggestion?

A:can't open shared folder

Are you networking 2 pc`s? I dont quite follow?

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So my co worker and I share a folder here at work. He can open the shared folder from his PC but I cannot open from mine. Please help asap! Thank you so much. Ia m running windows XP and we have a wireless router is that helps.

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Hello everybody. We have a Windows 2000 server based domain. Recently we installed Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 edition to a new server and added this server to the domain only as a member server. On this w2k3 server we have several shared directories for all domain users. The problem we have is that though everything seems to be working fine, but after some time domain users cannot access those shared folders at all or the server takes a very long time to react. W2k3 server has SP2 and all of the available updates applied. EventViewer does not show any error messages and there seems to be no problem with the server, because when you log on directly everything looks fine the system doesn't crash or smth. Afer restart of the server everything works again for several hours until the problem appears again. What could be causing this problem with shared folders?

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File server is running MS Small Business Server 2000 with Active Directory on a local domain. There's a shared folder for everybody to access. Mapping the network drive is fine. Reconnect at logon is checked.

Problem is, sometimes when certain computers log out and log back in, the network drive permission is gone. It's still there in Explorer, but when you try to access it, it says "Connection could not be Restored." Any ideas? It's getting annoying to disconnect and reconnect every single time.

A:Small Business Server 2000 and shared folder


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I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file (a disk image), then I get a message saying that I cannot open the file, or the file is in use (it depends on the app/filetype). I have the same problem when I open a video file. Strangely, text files and PDF files are just fine. And if I copy any of the problematic files to the local Windows disk, then I can open them just fine.

The specific error messages are:

- AVI files opened in VLC: "Your input can't be opened. VLC is unable to open the MRL."
- ISO files opened by Windows Explorer: "Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file."

This only started happening after I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on the PC and Mavericks on the Mac. Mavericks upgraded its SMB version from SMB1 to SMB2, so perhaps that is related?
Does anyone know what the problem might be, and how I could fix it?

Thanks in advance!

A:W8.1: Can't open files on SMB folder shared by a Mac

Welcome to Eight Forums,

The upgrade seems to be an issue in your case. I'd suggest for you to download the latest driver from the manufacturer's site for your network adapter, see if that helps. I don't think that there's a way to revert your Maverick's SMB version.

Please post an update or your progress.

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I have one sick puppy right now. Thanks to Limewire and ignorantly downloading something harmful I am unable to open and/or delete anything from my shared folder. I have run Norton and antispy ware but the spyware program shuts down when ever it reaches the shared folder. Every time I try to open it it says Error signature AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.2180 ModName: unknown ModVer: Offset: 00006770

I also managed to download the spydawn annoyance. I think I found a way to delete it but I can't do anything until I get this folder issue solved.

Please help me!!!! I will be forever grateful

my hijackthis report is as follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:24:46 PM, on 3/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

A:Shared folder won't open + spydawn

Sorry I meant to say I can't even open the shared folder.

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Thanks for everyones help
i have a vista machine on a simple network.
all firewalls turned off.
all sharing turned on.
can see the shared folder on the vista machine from an xp machine
but cant open it.....

Please help

A:cant open shared folder on vista from xp

I have a similar problem but no solution.

After doing everything I can to share files from a Vista machine over a network, I have come to the conclusion that the only Vista files that can be shared over a network are files in the "Public" folder.

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I have a small network of six computers. Five of them run XP and I just added a Windows 7 machine. I've got a Microsoft Access 2003 database that all of the computers share that is hosted on one of the XP machines. The Windows 7 machine can access the Access database through the network just fine, as long as no one else is accessing it. However, if someone else on an XP machine on the network is using the file, it won't open on the Windows 7 machine. Doubling clicking the file on Windows 7 gives me the circling blue icon for a second or two, then nothing happens. If the XP user exits the database, then I can open it fine.
Permissions on the XP that is hosting the database is set to allow everyone. And all the XP machines can access it at the same time.

Any ideas what is happening?

A:Solved: Can't open a shared file on a Windows 7 machine if it's already open on an XP

Fascinating problem. I've run into an issue like this and cannot remember the solution. I think I had to move the share to the windows 7 machine with all local network authentication turned off. I think anyways. Might have lowered NTLM authentication version in policies too (again on the 7 machine). Gah.. it was awhile ago.

Going to set this up on a small VM workgroup right now and test.

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my boot.ini file is missing but it words anyway. Does anyone know of a way to generate or code a new one?

Here are my hard disks:
disk 0 - secondary drive
disk 1 - primary boot drive

It probably happened when i put my comp in safe mode once.

A:missing my boot file, strangley it works fine

You have to unhide it. It will be on the root of your system drive, probably C:\

* Click Start.
* Open My Computer.
* Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
* Select the View Tab.
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm.
* Click OK.

It's there, or you wouldn't boot :)

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Hi, Struggling with some odd behavior on my website under Explorer, but works fine under Netscape. From my home page:


when a section is selected from the pulldown menu at the bottom, it begins on a fresh screen under Netscape (as its supposed to), but under Explorer, no fresh screen, and the viewer has to scroll down below the home page! Subsequent section selections work fine under both - its just the first selection under Explorer that problem occurs.
a setUp function is called in each section to activate the section page. In that function is a statement: parent.frames[0].document.clear()
which presumably begins the fresh screen ...
How can I brute force Explorer to begin the first selected section on a fresh screen?
Thanks for any help - it is driving me nuts! Feel like I am developing a videotape that must work under Betamax and VHS ! Learning as I go ...

A:Website in javascript, works fine under Netscape, wierd problem w/Explorer

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Hi all,

We have a problem on one of ours domain's computer. When trying to open a shared folder (that works for all company), we are asked to enter username and password. Then we encounter this message:

(\\share is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.
Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The account is not authorised to log in from this station.)

Username and password are correct.
Network share is configure correctly and works for all company users.
DNS settings seems to be correct.
We tried "gpupdate /force".
We tried disable firewall service.
We tried setting "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters", "RequireSecuritySignature" value to 0.
We tried setting "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa", "restrictanonymous" value to 0.
We are desperate.

Please HELP!

A:Error message when trying to open a shared folder

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Is the problematic computer in a Workgroup, Homegroup or Domain Network?

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