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Opening file hangs folder

I've a problem with my computer. When I'm opening a file thats in a folder (also in desktop folder) this folder hangs (I can't interract wih other files in folder or close or minimalize it), and the ...
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1answer
590 views

In Windows XP Professional, is there a limit on the number of files that can be contained in a single folder? [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Professional, service pack 3. Right now I have 4,398 files in a single folder, and Windows XP seems to read it fine. How many more files can I place in this same folder, ...
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DLL not found by program written for XP but run on Win 7

I am running an application that was written for XP on a windows 7 machine. I run the application in compatibililty Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and as administrator. at a certain stage the ...
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How can I set XP to show details when I try to save or load a file?

This answers for folders but does not work for "file save, file open" windows.
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285 views

No Ruby icon on '.rb' files after Ruby installation with RailsInstaller on Win XP. How to associate?

At first time I installed Ruby using RubyInstaller for Windows. And in the process of installation there was a checkbox whether I want to have .rb files to be Ruby files. If I agree all the .rb files ...
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1answer
189 views

Which program does *this instance* java.exe belong to? Why is it there, and can I remove it safely?

Since I'm stuck in deciding for sure if I should just delete C:\WINDOWS\system32\java.exe ... (I use the java.exe from C:\Program Files\Java[javaversion]\bin, which I explicitly set in my path ...
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1answer
51 views

How can I set a file to be “in use”

I need to fabricate a "file in use" scenario. I am programming exception handling for this particular scenario but I am unable to come up with a way to put a file "in use" so other programs are unable ...
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2answers
688 views

File locked / read-only

On a networked computer, I have a file which is coming up as read-only because someone else has it open. This is not true. This is a file stored locally on the computer and it is not being used by ...
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1answer
642 views

How to extract file paths out of drag and drop event?

I have this application that lists files in a WindowsForms listbox (NET framework). The application does not support the copy operation if multiple files are selected in the listbox, but at the same ...
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3answers
369 views

Unknown files in My Documents

I ran WinDirStat,and found about half of C drive filled with 139 656.2MB files. They are in C:\Documents and settings\(my name)\my documents\. The names go from Drive_C.001 to .139. They don't show up ...
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How will I know if two files are identical?

I am currently developing an application and compile it to create a .exe file. Then our operations team copy the compiled application in our test client computer. Now, an error occur when testing the ...
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1answer
129 views

If I fudge the Windows system date and then create a file can I get the calendar date the file was created?

I routinely set my Windows system time to a fake date/time to create files with specific timestamps. For example, suppose the calendar date is 4/1/2012 but I want a file to be created on 3/1/2012, ...
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3answers
641 views

Unable to change the file-format of New Text Document

I'm trying to change the file-format of New Text Document to html.But the file-extension was changed and still it open as a .txt file.
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1answer
45 views

Somehow I have made my downloads of a certain file type auto-open in MPC. How can I change this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Associate a File Type with a Specific Program I use MuseScore, a music notation program. Somehow Media Player Classic is the program automatically selected to open my ...
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1answer
1k views

Cannot copy large file from external hard drive to hard drive

I have a large file on an external hard drive (about 10 GB. Exactly 10,543,768 KB). On my Windows XP machine, my C drive is showing me that I have 19.7 GB free. I drag the file to my desktop and ...
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1answer
952 views

Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows file search to a text file?

Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows search to a text file? I have had to search from My Computer over 6 drives for a file spec. I can't believe that there is no way to save the ...
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3answers
9k views

How to change file extensions of multiple files in XP?

XP lets you rename files in bulk by simply selecting multiple files within Windows Explorer and pressing the F2 key. When you use this feature, the OS applies the name you enter to the first file and ...
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1answer
68 views

File won't have itself deleted

System is Windows XP Pro SP3. Defragmenter drew my attention to a file it couldn't defragment; 186k in 3 fragments. Windows Explorer says file is 0k. When I try to delete the file I get the error ...
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1answer
49 views

How can i see how many files are inside one directory and its subdirectories

I am using windows xp and i have mp3 files inside one folder with many sub dirs. i want to know how many files are there. is this possible
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1answer
686 views

Files do not show in Windows XP

I have an external hard which is full. My windows 7 shows all of the files and there is no problem, but in Windows XP none of the files are visible (it also shows that the hard is full). I enabled ...
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2answers
306 views

why can't i delete this file on my pc

i am trying to install some software and it requires removing the following file: cd %SYSTEMROOT%\assembly\GAC rename Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Old the ...
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1answer
152 views

My Hard Drive isn't Working

I never use Safely Remove Hardware with Windows XP. It has been working for me for years with my SD card, mouse, hard drive and memory stick. My hard drive has a USB cable and power cord so I can ...
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292 views

Windows xp - recover document opened directly from IE

Attempting to help a family member recover a document. The word 2007 document was downloaded and opened directly from a webmail interface using Internet Explorer running on Windows XP. The user saved ...
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1answer
67 views

Files and Folder view option in Windows XP

By default all the files and folders are viewed as Tiles format in Windows XP. I want to change the folders and files view option to: View -> Details Arrange Icons By -> Show in Groups ...
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1answer
149 views

Red Hat/XP: Accessing network files using file protocol

I'm running Red Hat Linux 4.5 in VMWare Server (virtual machine) on Windows XP (host machine). I'm using a loopback adapter to assign an IP address of 192.168.1.100 to the VM. How would I set up file ...
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1answer
369 views

Windows XP File Sharing force asking for creditials

I want to know how to setup my share so it will always ask for credentials. So I don't have to map a drive on every computer I go to and then delete it so the user doesn't have access to my share ...
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3answers
728 views

Windows folders exist but don't exist (Access is denied)

I have just deleted 3 folders from a directory. 2 of the folders have been deleted and gone, the third remains. The delete completed successfully. I used shift-delete to avoid the recycle bin. ...
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1answer
603 views

How to get a “warning window” to come up before moving files by clicking and dragging?

Fairly regularly I left double-click to open a folder, as usual, but instead manage to move the entire folder into another one (the folder above it or below it) by accident. Any tips on getting a ...
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8answers
1k views

Add option to boot.ini with batch

I need to create a batch file that adds text to the last line in a boot.ini file, for example the last line of my boot.ini is : multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP ...
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1answer
182 views

Program in batch file reading old version of newly altered file (XP)

I have a normal batch file, running on XP. First, program A apends data (a string) to the end of file X.dll (on the server). Then program B opens the file, and looks for the data. However, sometimes ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I unlink a file-folder relationship?

When asking IE to save an HTML page locally, with the option "Web page, complete", an html file is created along with a folder that contains all associated files (images, js, css etc). An association ...
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334 views

Windows XP: How to find the files with 2 characters only?

recently I found back door on my laptop. I t was generating many files with random names only 2-3 characters only. The most of them is empty. How can I find files only with 1 to 3 characters generated ...
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409 views

Editing the context menus for folders and files in Windows XP

In Windows XP, with SP 2, is there a way to make changes to the right-click menus for folders and files--e.g., to add, delete, or reorder items and dividing lines?
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1answer
104 views

Any good tool that opens a .psd(photoshop) file which was repaired/corrupted

I was working with .psd photoshop file and my system power suddenly went off... When i switched on my system i clicked the .psd file it said couldn't open the file... Any good tool that opens a .psd ...
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4answers
21k views

Automatically delete old files from a specified folder?

I want to set up an automatic task that will automatically delete files older than X days from a specific folder. I'd prefer to do it without having to install any 3rd party software, but I'll be ok ...
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3answers
625 views

How to protect private files from others to view/copy on a LAN

I'm on a company network and I want to protect my private files (or folders) from others (i.e. those who can access my computer) to view and copy. Those files are mostly MS Office and PDF files. What ...
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2answers
1k views

My rundll32.exe file is corrupt, how do I fix it?

The other day I got a virus on my laptop (Windows XP), but Adaware found it and removed it. Not soon enough though, because it corrupted my rundll32.exe file. Now I can't run almost any application ...
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Windows XP find most recently updated files

How to find the latest created / accessed / modified files in the Windows XP OS ? I need it because some setup.exe copies some files and then it disappears without any trace, so I'd like to know what ...
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2answers
346 views

Everyone group Full Control of HOSTS file

Am in the process of documenting how to install a new remote access solution across (our granted somewhat small) user base. During the install of the client on XP the program asks to be given access ...
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4answers
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Renaming long file name with illegal characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force Windows XP to rename a file with a special character? I have a 2GB file in windows which has a long file name ...
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2answers
1k views

Renaming files using F2 on Windows XP

On Windows Vista & 7, when you select a file and press F2, only the file name is automatically selected without spanning the extension. Then you can write the new file name and hit enter. It is a ...
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1answer
979 views

Active Desktop cannot be restored on Win XP

This is more of a major annoyance than anything that's stopping me from doing my work, but I somehow seem to have had Active Desktop on my work XP machine get corrupted and now can't get it back ...
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179 views

File and Printer Sharing, in 10.0.0.x

I have a strange problem: When I assign addresses of the form 10.0.0.x to my computers, file sharing (smb) does not work. When I assign them addresse of the form 192.168.1.x it works... OS is XP ...
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4answers
4k views

chkdsk doesn't repair the file system problem I have, now what

Operating system is Windows XP w/SP3. While running Paragon Disk Wiper, to clean the unused portion of my system partition of garbage, it belches and comes up with this error "Incorrect dir structure ...
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1answer
72 views

Install application packed by snAppshot

I have a folder containing an application I want to install on my home computer, however it has been packed by Novell's snAppshot utility. This means that the folder contains a bunch of .fil files, a ...
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2answers
1k views

Can't upload files or attachments

I have tried several times to upload files to my blog and attach files to GMail emails. Each time, the file says "uploading" however the process never completes. Do you have any suggestions on what ...