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Can delete or open file, but cant copy it to any location

Q: Can delete or open file, but cant copy it to any location

So i have a file, a .cab extension, i can open it via winrar and saw the properties of that file, also i can delete it to recycle bin, but i cant copy that file to another location in same hdd or to my external hdd. Already run chkdsk and 0 bad sector in my ext hdd and the hdd that contain that file.Oh, and my pc was freeze when copying that file.

Any help would be appreciate

Preferred Solution: Can delete or open file, but cant copy it to any location

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A: Can delete or open file, but cant copy it to any location

How big is the file? Maybe sending it to yourself as an attachment to an E-Mail then save it where you wish?

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I am new to batch files and have read up a little on xcopy and robocopy. 
We currently have a folder which new builds are copied and compressed to .zip files and stuck in a  folder. Dozens of zip files are created every day
What I want to do is the following:

I want to copy the newest zip file from folder 1 to folder 2 and extract it. 

What is the simplest way to find and copy the newest zip file considering multiple zip files are created each day?

A:using a batch file i would like to copy the newest file to a new location.

Try this:
@echo off
for /F "delims=" %%a in ('dir  /b /od "d:\My Files\*.zip"') do set Youngest=%%a
xcopy /y "d:\My Files\%Youngest%" "Folder2\"

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I have searched all over the web and can't come up with a definitive answer.

Are shadow copies, by default, stored in the "System Volume Information" folder. If not, where are they located? Also, are the files in the "System Volume Information" folder both restore point and shadow copies rolled into the same files?


A:Shadow copy file location

Hi BOBO1865 and welcome to Vista Forums

You should find some information at the following link: The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog

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I'm trying to write a .bat that's supposed to handle the very simple task of copying a file to the desktop.

Something like:

copy x:\folder\file.ext [desktop]\file_backup.ext

The problem: [desktop].

It would be really easy if I could simply insert %desktop% the same way as %windir% etc. Unfortunately, %desktop% doesn't exist.

Using the variable for userprofile doesn't work either, because the user may have moved the desktop folder out of the docs & sets folder to any other location, and not necessarily on the same partition or drive.

It would be easy in a .vbs, but that won't work if the windows script host is locked down or disabled.

So it has to be a batch file. Does anyone know how to explain a .bat how to find the desktop?

A:Batch file: how to insert desktop location into copy command

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We've got a file server here in the office on which we have a separate folder for each client. In several of these folders are a document, specific to that client, but with the same name as a similar though not identical document in another client's folder. In other words in client1's folder there may be document.doc and in client2's folder there may be a document.doc. I have need to create a collection of the 400 or so document.doc files in one place but if I were to try to simply copy them from the search result I would get a message asking me if I want to overwrite the files. Is there a way, perhaps from the command line, to copy the files from the search results to the new location and append the name of the folder from which the file is being copied to the file? In other words, client1\document.doc and client2\document.doc will be copied to newfolder\documentclient1.doc and newfolder\documentclient2.doc. Is this something for which I should use robocopy? I've got two computers, one running xp pro sp3 and the other running win 7 pro sp1. The files are on an ms small business server 2011 and will, hopefully, be copied to a file on one of the two local computers from the server. Thanks!


A:copy files from search result and append previous location to file

You cannot copy a file with the same name to a new location without overwriting the previous version. Rename the file before copying it, If you want to keep the original file name in the original folder, then copy it and rename it before moving it. Of course if you rename the file then it will not get updated once changes are made.

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I have a spreadsheet that is used by a number of users and has a macro built into it to collect updates from several other sheets. I want to add to the macro so that once it has been updated and saved the macro then saves another version of the sheet in a seperate folder with the date and time it was saved as part of the file name.

I have tried

ChDir"H:\Resourcing Teams\Placements\Weekly activity\Archive"
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= _
"H:\ResourcingTeams\Placements\Weekly activity\Archive\" & Now.Day & Now.Month &Now.Year &" .xlsx", _
FileFormat:=xlOpenXMLWorkbook, CreateBackup:=False

But get errors

Any suggestions greatly appreciated

A:Solved: Excel Macro to save a copy of the file in new location with the date

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i'm trying to delete a file called

however, i get an error saying that it is not found. are there any programs i can use to get rid of it? i remember there was 1 but i dont know the name...

A:Unable to delete file --> verify item's location?

Hello I have a suggestion.To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.Right-click on the entry and choose delete.Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

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I used a program to delete a few files and now they are stuck on my hard drive in the folder. I get the message " this is no longer in >>>>>>>>>> verify the location and try again. I use windows 7

Please tell me what to do I do not want these file/names on my computer.

A:Please help I can not delete file names/verify location error

Hello Yiffymaw, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the computer may be able to get rid of this ghost file.

If not, then you might see if the free program Unlocker may be able to allow you to delete/remove it.

Hope this helps,

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I'm having a problem with a very long (125+ page) and extremely crucial Office 2007 Word document. Two strange things have started happening: First, when I try to close the file I get an error message that says: “Cannot close file. File is open in another location” (which, of course, it isn’t). In order to close the file, I have to do a “Save-as” and rename the file. However, when I open the newly created file, it only opens up as a "read-only" document which can't be saved or edited. To make matters worse, when I close the new file and reopen it, the new file becomes read-only as well. And on and on ad infinitum with every new file created from the original file!!!

When I check Properties for both the old and new files, “Read-Only” is not checked, so I'm really stumped. I've tried every method I know to correct both the File Open in Another Location and the Read-Only problems. I tried going to Task Manager to see if either the original file or the new file was actually running in another program, which they were not. I went into Event Viewer to see if there was any error in Microsoft Office, and I couldn’t find one (although, I’m not really sure how to find this exact kind of error). I tried to reopen both files from Windows Explorer, which didn’t help. I tried shutting down and rebooting which didn’t help. I even tried copying the contents of the new file and creating a newer file with a different... Read more

A:File Corruption: 'File Open in Other Location' + 'Read-Only'

It would be an interesting experiment to save the file as an RTF (Rich Text File), rename it, and then open it for editing in Word and see if the same problems happen.

The reason it would be interesting is, when you save Office files as Office files, they're written with Visual Basic code. VBA code is used in lots of applications and it affects "system" features like your ability to edit and save.

So, save the doc as a "Save As..." and in the white box at the bottom, click it, and a list will show up with the various other formats you can save as. RTF does not contain Visual Basic or VBA code.

RTF keeps formatting information, though special indents and numbering systems may look a little funny afterward.

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When I open taskmgr and right click on csrss.exe and hit 'open file location' .. nothing happens. It doesn't take me to its location. Also in the description column in taskmgr there is nothing for csrss.exe. Also when I right click csrss.exe and hit 'properties' again nothing happens. What is wrong with this and how can I fix this?

A:Open file location

Put a check in show processes from all users. You will be able to perform the functions you have indicated.

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i was just wondering why i am unable to do this. i receive an email with a document attached to it. i click on the attachment and if i say open from location, my computer cannot locate it. i have to save it somewhere first and then open it. i always though one could open it right away. in connection with this, i downloaded an EXIF picture data viewer and the thought is that one can right-click on any image and retrieve EXIF data for that picture. but when i do it, i get a window which says cannot locate the temporary file. help!



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i wanna coztume window7 ultimate, need help for remove this button.

anyone can help me?

A:open file location

Hello and welcome duwek mate it would be helpful if we knew why? - as I am guessing that window you have linked is a system object and to change it would take a lot of mucking around with reg entries and something unless you are really confident with programming you should leave well enough alone.

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The list of programs are: 
I understand several are the names of important window files, however all the other programs allow me to locate the file location. Furthermore, unlike all the other files in my Window Task Manager, these are the only ones without descriptions. I've Googled them all, and cannot find a sure answer. 

A:I have a few programs that won't allow me to open file location

Hi Apdo I imagine that you are running Windows 7, right? In order to be able to use the Open file location option for some processes, you need to click on the Show processes from all users button in the Task Manager before. This will allow you to open their file location in Windows Explorer.From a quick Google search, I can see that all these processes are legitimate. Of course, there may be malware using the same processes name but I doubt. The only suspicious one is WDC.exe, but if it's related to an ASUS program (like one of your other process is), then it's legit

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When I click "open file location" or "open folder location" I get an explorer.exe error "This file does not have a program associated.."

The files of course are already associated with programs. There is no other problem with explorer besides this.

A:Solved: Cannot Open File Location

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On my windows 7 when I go in properties and click open file location of any desktop shortcut it does nothing. Same problem with my chrome too the show in folder doesn't seem to work. Help Please

I also uninstalled IE9 but the problem persists

A:open file location problem

HI and welcome to the Forum
I don't quite understand what your problem is? If you right click on a shortcut on your desktop and click "Properties" where do you see "open file location" as it doesn't appear when I do it in any browser? If you just right click on the icon on your desktop you will see this:

Sorry just read the next thread and i did indeed miss that box

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Hi all, I have a fairly specific question about file type associations in Windows 10. I would like for the default action when opening a certain file type to be to open the file location instead. Is this possible?

For example, say I have a file "C:\Note.txt" . When I open the file it opens in notepad currently. What I would like instead is: when I open the file, it takes me to the folder "C:\" . I don't actually intend to use this for .txt files, but I assume the technique will be pretty much the same for any file type.

Is there any simple way of accomplishing this? Thanks in advance.

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I recently installed windows 7 on an older e machines T5216 running XP. I used PCMover to move my applications and settings, so at first, it was a clean 7 install.

After all was done, I noticed I could not open a file location neither from the right-click menu nor the properties dialog.

I have found and tried many linkfix registry hacks, with no real success.

I have discovered that if I end the explorer.exe process from the task manager and then run it from there I can TEMPORARILY right-click and open file location and it works! As soon as explorer begins doing whatever secondary tasks it does when started I lose the ability to use open file location.
I have tried using the built in hidden admin account, a new user, etc. All have the same issue.

I have run sfc /scannow multiple times with admin privs.

Not sure what is going on nor what to try next.

Help! Please.


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I can't figure out what changed but now when I right click a shortcut, go to Properties (both those work fine) then I click Open File Location absolutely NOTHING happens. I can click it forever.
I get no error msg box.. nothing..

I checked my error log and it says I have error 3002. I am at a loss what changed and the sad thing is I really don't know when it was changed. I have update and downloaded so many things in the last two months that it is like finding a needle in the haystack.

If anyone has had this problem and got it fixed please help. I use Open File Location a lot!

My Computer is:

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 705432 MB, Free - 448006 MB; D: Total - 9970 MB, Free - 944 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Benicia, 1.01, X312345678
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Thanks ahead of time for any help!

A:Solved: I can no longer open file location..

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Hi, I have had an option on my files and folder on Windows 8.1 x64 in the past that allows me with a right click to go to the file's location easily. After following the guide here I could not get it to work on all files. I have tried using tools from here and here to do this from here however none of them work.

Methods used so far with no success:
Registry edits as per the Shawn Brink's work on the sevenforum here (same as the one mentioned above)



Ultimate Windows CustomizerRight-Click Extender for WindowsContext Menu Editor for WindowsContextEditShellExtViewShellMenuView

I noticed this strange behaviour on same file types and different ones as well. Windows installation was clean and done a few days ago. Also tried a dism /restorehealth and sfc /scannow for corruption and all come back clean. This is not a windows corruption problem.

Any help would be appreciated!

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I am trying to open 4 files at the same time so I can run all my "crap cleaners" at the same time. One of the programs, Auslogics DiskDefrag, will not open but all the other programs will. I am using a .bat file and the command I am using is

start diskdefrag.exe

that is the name it gives it in task manager. It says it cannot find the file and I have searched for it and that is what it is. I was wondering if there is a command that I could open the exe file by opening it from its file location. Please help! Thanks in advance!

A:Open file location with command prompt

Perhaps this folder is not in the Path.
Just add the file location to the command:
start c:\program files\auslogics\defrag.exe (use the actual location on your computer).

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When I right-click on a metro tile in windows 8, the Open File Location Icon does not show on my task bar. What is wrong?

A:Open File Location Not Showing - Windows 8

Hello Hawthorne, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The "Open file location" option when you right click on a tile on the Start screen is only available for pinned files, folders, and desktop apps. It's not available for Store apps.

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please help me,,,

i would like to remove open file location in rightclick option in program shortcuts or games especialy, the reason why iwant this remove is because for security reasons and the fact that they usually delete it by accident or intention,, so i want it remove or hide,, i have tried shellxview but no luck, i have google for answer but no luck also,, and the fact that i hve no group policy so i think the onl way is o play tricks with the registry so guys help me,,
ill be waiting for feedbackss
Thanks in advance,,,

i am running windows 7 starter edition,

yes i know windows 7 starter has very limited capabilities when is comes to security///

i have tried using windows tweaking tools like win bubble and shellxview but still no luck with removing open file location option in
and removing the entire rightclick option isnt really comfortable as some other pc users are not as use to this..
and another thing, i have also block access to regedit, control panel, run command, taskbar and hide the disk drive that contains the file of the game and applications.
so the only thing thats bothers me know is how to remove this open file location option..

hope you can help me on this men,,,

maybe you can give me tips how or guide on how to delete this from the regedit maybe?>
i know i sound quite demanding on this but i just eager to know how to do this..

BIG THANKS >>>>>>>

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A:how to remove right click option open file location

Hello Fred, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help remove "Open File Location" and "Open Folder Location" for you.

"Open File Location" - Add or Remove from Context Menu

Hope this helps,

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Hi all.

In vista you could open a files location from the start menu by right clicking it.But in windows 7 i cant.Is there a way to enable it.Or does anyone know the string for regedit so i can add it?..

As you can see the screen-shot below.


A:Open File Location-Start Menu-Windows 7?

Hello RiZoR6666, welcome to Seven Forums!

If clicking "open" in the right click option doesn't open the program, try to delete the entry and then add it again to see if that will do it.

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     Today I decided to look in my task manager to make sure nothing suspicious was happening.  I found a few processes that I don't exactly feel good about.  They have no description, no properties window (nothing happens when I click "properties" on them), and when I try right-clicking them, then clicking "Open File Location", nothing happens.
I run on Windows 7 64-bit, I have a CPU & GPU that are both from AMD (AMD Phenom II x4 970 and AMD Radeon 7xxx).
 The Processes are named:
csrss.exe  (takes up around 2,200 memory)
WinMsgBalloonClient.exe  (takes up around 1,400 memory)
atieclxx.exe  (takes up around 2,600 memory)
---> Main reason you came here - is there a way I can check if these are safe or not/are they safe?
I should also add that my boot times have been rather slow recently.

A:A few suspicious processes running, can't open their file location?

Windows Task Manager does not provide enough information. These are tools to investigate running processes, programs that run at startup, services and gather additional information to identify them or resolve problems:Process ExplorerSystem Explorer - System Explorer PortableProcessHacker - (requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or above to use)AnVir TaskManager FreeAutorunsProcess MonitorsvchostViewersvchost.exe Lookup ToolProcessThreadsViewThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its location. Most of them are stand-alone apps in a zip file so no installation is necessary.-- System Explorer provides a security check of running processing using their online security database when you first launch the program. Just press the Security Scan tab at the top, then click Start Security Check. After the check you can click the link to See the results of the security check >>. Keep in mind, that the check is not a guarantee of what is or is not detected as malware.-- Process Explorer shows two panes by default: the upper pane is always a process list and the bottom pane either shows the list of DLLs loaded into the process selected in the upper pane, or the list of operating system resource handles (files, Registry keys, synchronization objects) the process has open. In the menu at the top select View > Lower Pane View to change between DLLs and Handles.Anytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize,... Read more

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Hey guys new here.. I got a good question for ya. I've tried some searching around but it's hard to filter out what exactly I need here. I'm looking for a teak to rid myself of having to shift click all the time. LOL I always forget to do it when i need it.

So here it goes...

I'm looking for a way to have the open file(and)folder location context menu commands to open always in a new window.

I'll keep googlin' n forum searchin'

A:Right click, open file/folder location without shift?

This free utility may help:
ShellMenuView - Disable/enable context menu items of Explorer

According to the description, one thing it does is allow you to add or remove the "extended" attribute of a menu item. Meaning, if you have to hold down shift key or not.

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I hate windoze

I am here at work trying to do some maintenance before I start on a month long binge to update all the websites and server software. Windoze has fought me the entire way, from the defrag to the moving of folders. I hate windoze.

Now I can't even move some psd files I created in Gimp a while ago. Windows just keeps saying that they are being used by another program. There is no program using them. I have been running SpyBot S&D and F-Prot all day so I really doubt it's security related and I have closed down all the programs running before trying to move them. Still says some phantom program is using them. Even tried a restart with no results. Did I mention that I really hate windoze?

I am now completely confused as to why this is happening other then I am using a buggy OS. Do you guys know a work around for this?

Using Windoze XP
Service Pack 2
Ver: 5.1.2600

A:Solved: Can not move/copy/delete file

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Got this process csrss.exe and it wont give me any properties for it or will it let me open the file location unlike the rest of the processes.
Got a hijak log if it helps...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:57:28, on 02/02/2009
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1905 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Strange Process Called csrss.exe and cant open file location

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

csrss.exe can be a legitimate Windows process, depending on where it's located. That said...

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I have uploaded files as said in virus removal thread, dont think i do have a virus but its allways good to be sure!

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ricky at 8:24:27.21 on 10/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.1279.588 [GMT 0:00]

AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband Wireless\AffinegyService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
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A:Strange Process Called csrss.exe and cant open file location help pls!

Hello -

csrss.exe is a vital part of Windows when it's in System32.



Using Windows Vista Task Manager, if you right click the process and run Administrative Tasks, you'll likely then see two csrss.exe, both running under System, and both in system32.

For some reason unknown to me, but I'm sure known by someone, perhaps in the Vista forum, the Task Manager does not allow you to open the location of this critical system file, nor check it's properties, though it does allow you to do the same for other files running under System.

Using Process Explorer, you can check the properties of the file.

I see no malware in this log. You should be fine. Leave it be.

Please note:

mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)

Your UAC is disabled.

By default, the User Account Control is enabled. Many people find it to be a nuisance, (and it is at times), but it is quite effective at protecting Vista. Many people disable it not realizing that when they do, they've essentially brought Vista down to the vulnerabilities of XP.

Vista UAC does protect

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hey guys,, do anyone know how to remove this open file location in properties right click option... especially in game desktop shortcuts
i was able to remove open file location in context menu but when i try check properties in right click option open file location option is still there..
this will be a great risk for my pc security .Can anyone help me on this,, many experience guys in this site says they dont know how to do this. but i dont believe them..


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A:how to remove open file location in right click option properties

Quote: Originally Posted by cubefred14

hey guys,, do anyone know how to remove this open file location in properties right click option... especially in game desktop shortcuts
i was able to remove open file location in context menu but when i try check properties in right click option open file location option is still there..
this will be a great risk for my pc security .Can anyone help me on this,, many experience guys in this site says they dont know how to do this. but i dont believe them..


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You have posted this and probably three or four threads before starting a new thread do you think you're going to get any more extra help? I'll have you know one of the guys (Brink) that you don't believe it is very highly respected around here and if he can't get it most likely it's going to be very tough to find someone that does.

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I tried to open the file location and nothing happens.
I googled the files and the 2 MAY be potenttial viruses.
Any comments?
Maby I hope that they are just normal Win7 Tasks and not viruses
Instructions on how to know if they are not viruses.


A:2 Tasks Running and it's not letting me open file location (VIRUS?)

Welcome to our forum angelt.

Could you put in your (My System Specs) what security programs you have installed.

Could you also let us know exactly what files are in question?

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Can Anyone tell me how to add a "open file location" entry in a shortcut's Right click menu like what windows vista has?

A:Solved: Open File Location Shell extention in windows xp

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Ok, this has bugged me for a while now. About 3 months ago, with my college computing class we attended a lecture/presentation from the guys at Kapernsky in which they showed us some basic tools for securing, and monitoring your own system. I remember them using programs like OllyDBG - but they also had this little software application (btw they told us all of the utilities they were using in the demonstration were available free online!) that monitored the copying of files, deletion of files, edits to the registry, starting/stopping services, running other exe's and opening new webpages.

In the demonstration they ran a 'malicious' installation package and this little log program ran beside it; once they had finished installing, they brought up the log screen and it showed that some services had been started, and where the virus had been installed.

Just wondering if any of you guys may know what this software is called? Links would be great!

Many Thanks

A:Windows Log Software - File Copy, Execute, Delete etc

I'm not sure what programs Kaspersky Lab uses in their demonstrations.
I am aware of Sysinternals suit, which has a set of free useful utilities with huge potential to trace viruses and things like that.
I have seen a video of Mark Russinovich (author) using this suit to do that. This guy works for MS now.

Update: In some of the Kaspersky Lab's slides it is possible to see Process Explorer by Sysinternals and another program Wireshark (Linux version).

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Hi Folks

I have just bought my new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium and installed Windows Mail.

In trying to copy my Window Mail messages folder from my old computer, copying in onto an external hard drive, and I am unable to copy it then onto me new computer.

Temporarily I have changed the location of my Store folder to this hard drive and Windows Mail works and displays all of my saved messages

However, when I open Windows Mail I receive this error message

WinMail.exe ? Corrupt File
The file or directory J:\Backup\Windows Mail\Local folders\Imported Folder (1)\System ISP\Symantec\Symantec re c0c is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility?

I have run the Chkdsk utility to no avail. So Tried to delete the file and received the Error 0x80070091

Please can somebody help me out?


A:Unable to delete/copy a file Error 0x80070091

Hi Jacqui and welcome to SF!
Try deleting the file in question in safe mode

Safe Mode


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I want to know the coding which help me to delete and copy the file in c: system drive by using bootable pendrive.

A:delete and copy the file during boot time by using bootable

I'm not sure what exactly it is you want. You want to boot from an external device and delete the boot files from the original boot drive? (typically C
I could be way off here but I can't help wonder why you want to delete the boot files?

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I am having a similar issue. I have a few files I've created and worked on in Vista that are on the local C-drive, but happen to be in a shared folder: for example c:\mysharedfolder\file123.jpg

I had worked on this file, then the next day could not access it. I can't delete the file, or copy it, or move it, or rename it. If I try a window just pops up saying calculating and says for hours!

If I right click, I get a menu to pop up, however, if I click properties, nothing happens.

Oddly, I can ZIP the file still. Then I can copy/move/email/etc the zip. If I copy/email the zip file to another Vista machine, or the same machine into a different folder, then unzip the file, the new file is also inaccessible. This happens even on different vista machine.

If I copy that zip to a Win2k/XP machine and unzip it, then it works fine. I can open it up in an imagine browser/editor. I can copy, rename, delete, etc. no problem.

I have other image files in the same folder that are of the same extension/type/etc. and they have no problem at all.

Any ideas?

I contacted MS and they said that my "file" must NOT be Vista compatible. Which makes little/no sense to me. I can understand if he file was corrupt or could not be viewed or opened in an image editing program, but how can it all of the sudden not be deleted/copied/etc?

Other things I've tried:

1) Disabling/removing Anti Virus.
2) booting into Safe Mode
3) removing sharing on the parent folder
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A:Can't Delete/Copy/Move/Access an Image File MS Vista

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I have numerous picture sets in separate folders, and one folder that contains the shortcut to each folder's "cover.jpg" file.

When I right click on one of the shortcut files and select "Open File Location" or select "Properties" and then click the "Open File Location" button, I'm taken to a "search result" window of the last search I did, rather then the shortcut's folder.

Any suggestions on a fix?

A:shortcut (lnk file) "Open File Location" not working

It seems that the shortcut must have been broken. In the properties check for the location of it's target if it's set correctly.

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The problem:

I right-click any shortcut icon on the desktop, choose "open file location" from the context menu, and receive an error dialog from windows explorer:

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

The error also happens if I choose "properties" from the shortcut's context menu, then click the "open file location" button on the properties window.

After dismissing the error dialog, I get a "blue swirly busy" for about 10 seconds, and If I click "cancel" on the properties windows it won't close until that 10 seconds is elapsed. During that timeout the desktop is busy, meaning I can't right-click the desktop
and get the context, launch a desktop shortcut or move an icon, but the taskbar and quick-launch stuff works fine. This doesn't seem to take much in the way of cpu cycles, and the machine stays responsive otherwise.

The error happens on any shortcut, in any folder, whether or not is is on the desktop. Usually, however, if the shortcut is in a non-desktop folder, the error does not occur from the shortcut context menu but still occurs from the shortcuts propery window.

What I've done so far:

Users are administrators.
The error happens in SAFE MODE with no networking.
The error occurs when logged on as a different user.
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A:Open File Location fails from any shortcut context menu giving a program association error dialog. Win 7 Pro x64.

OK! Found it! Fixed it.
The problem turned out to be one simple item in the "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell" key definition within the Folder progid.

The bad entry had a default value of "none" set for the Folder\shell key, and a working entry has either an empty (unset) default value or a null string default value. All of the other keys and values under the "Folder" progid remain the same and work correctly.
I have proven the problem by setting and testing that default value back and forth. It's repeatable.
It makes sense (now), knowing that the OpenContainingFolder ShellEx context menu extension class launches a new Explorer window via the Folder progid.



Chances are that I will never knlow exactly how this got changed, but should it happen again, I'm prepared.

I thank all who replied and suggested fixes. The suggested fixes led me to the correct area(s) of the registry to examine. I've learned a ton of stuff about how shell extensions are installed, programmed, and a bit about how to troubleshoot them. It would be
nice to claim elegant troubleshooting methods, but it's not true - it was just looking, testing and poking until finally stumbled upon.


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Trying to delete a file I believe was migrated over from old Gateway system from 2008 running XP Pro sp3. System says file is open in EFS, but the file is NOT encrypted. Attached is a .zip of the file that I renamed and the original from an old backup showing full name. The file I am trying to delete is in c:\windows\winsxs\temp\pendingdeletes. It shows as a hardlink to two others, both relating to Keberos. Don't want to mess with that file! Attributes in .zip also show the file is from a FAT OS, that's why I think it's from the old Gateway. Just want to delete this hardlink (file named goaway.0000) without messing up Keberos. I've tried killing EFS, no luck, says open in Certificates. Does anyone know a safe "Gorilla" hammer and/or crowbar? Much thanks....

A:Cannot delete file, open in EFS

Try Unlocker - see the bottom part of this post...
Two TEMP Folders
...for warnings about Unlocker.

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I did a restore of a backed-up file and found the file corrupted by the backup/restore process. If i try and open it or delete it, i get error msg: "Cannot delete xxxx .The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". Every time this message appears, XP flags the drive for a chkdsk on the next reboot, which finds no errors. I've done all kinds of diagnostics on the data and HDD with no errors reported. I've moved all other files from the directory and tried to delete the directory with the same result. So how do I delete this undeletable file?

A:cannot open or delete file on XP sp3

Is this one of your own files, as opposed to a system or program file? If so, try Unlocker or GIPO Move on Boot.

If it's one of the others, get back to me.

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Hi all,

I am using a machine with Windows XP and a RAM of 512 MB.

It worked well until a few months back. But now when I try to open All Programs menu, it takes ages to open up. A blank menu opens when i click on "All Programs" and after a long time the actual menu items appear.
When i do a Ctrl + C on any file, ot try to open a file, the cursor converts to a busy sand-timer and after about 10 seconds comes back to a pointer.

The Windows Explorer is very slow as well. While navigating, when i click on any folder, it takes ages for it to open. Can someone help? Please?


A:Explorer, All Programs menu, file copy-open is slow

Post Computer Specs...

Run a Scan With Malwarebytes... Spybot and a Good A/V

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I have a Windows XP user who can open PDF files on our secondary file server (e.g. \\serverB\shares\marketing\file.pdf) but not from the main server (\\serverA\shares\marketing\file.pdf). Same with copying PDF files. He can
copy them to his desktop. from server B but not from server A. Server A is the one assigned to him because server B is being pre-seeded for DFS and is in a different office anyway.

The problem is only with PDF files. He can open and copy any other files. And it's only on his Windows XP machine. His Windows 7 machine works just fine (he can copy and open PDF files from server A).

The two servers (Windows 2016) are set up identically as far as NTFS permissions. The only difference is that server A is set up in DFS while server B is being pre-seeded before being added to DFS.

DFS namespace type is: domain (Windows Server 2008 mode).

The XP machine had no problem under server A when the DFS namespace type was Server 2000 mode, but I'm not sure that would cause the problem.

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I have a file on my desktop that is see thru and I cannot open or delete it.
The file is labeled E9716C10ACDE7C and when I click on it to open it it says C:/Documents and Settings/Al & Sandy/Desktop/E9716C10AC89De7C is not accessible, Access is denied. the heading says Windows Explorer.
When I try to delete it it says Cannot delete E9716C10AC89DE7C: The directory is not empty. The heading is Error Deleting File or Folder. and when I put my arrow on it it says file is empty.

I would like to know if this is a bad file and how to get rid of it.
my computer is very slow when the internet cable is attached. I have cable hook up for my internet. funny that when I work offline (unhook the cable modem) my computer runs faster!

Help please.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:16:29 PM, on 11/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20815)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
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A:I have a see thru file on my desktop that I cannot delete or open.


Are you still having this problem? If so, can you post a fresh HijackThis log



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Ok guys....My adware program was acting funny so I decided to remove it completely then redownload. Well....it wont remove. It says it cant open the file. How do I remove it if I cant do it through ad/remove programs.
ALSO....My kodak is GONE! POOF! It says its still there but when you click on it it does nothing. Should I try to remove that too and redownload the software?

Thanks a lot


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Hey guys,

first of all i can open mycomputer icon in my laptop but if i open... it just doesn't show any contents or when ever i try to delete a file in this condition from any folder i am unable to delete it... it happens almost everyday(my laptop is samsung rv509,operating system is windows 7.... i am attaching a print screen

A:cant delete file nor open my computer

For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

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I downloaded a file a while back that i couldn't get to work properly. after much trouble shooting I finally gave up and decided to delete the file. Low and behold i can't delete the file. all i get is the error message: "the action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program" I checked all programs I've used with that file and none of them are using the file. i even disabled/uninstalled said programs with no luck. I even tried booting into safe mode but i still get the same response. Does anyone have any ideas on how i can get rid of this file.

A:Can't delete file. says that it is open in another program.

Try this: http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/fileassassin

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I'm not positive exactly what I did, but I can no longer open locations through "Open file location" or "Find location" dialogs. To clarify, there are no errors or notifications of any kind, just a momentary busy curson and then nothing.

If I use the searchbar in explorer to do a search, right click on a file and choose "Open file location", explorer jumps to that location without any trouble, but I cannot open download locations in Firefox, or any other related application. I believe the problem may be related to my changing the target of explorer from "libraries" to "My Computer" using the following instructions from http://www.thewindowsplanet.com/1162/stop-explorer-showing-libraries-launched-taskbar.htm:

To change it to open to “My Computer”, change the shortcut to:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

I reverted the shortcut back to %Systemroot%\explorer.exe after noticing problems (and it now opens the libraries again), but now I cannot open directories.

I have also tried all the instructions from:
Please help.

A:Solved: "open file location" no longer opens explorer HELP

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