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Protect file or folder from copy-paste

I want to make a folder on a local computer and prevent it from being copied to another machine. For example, I have a folder with one file in it, so what should I adjust in order to prevent users of ...
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958 views

Should my directory structure in Windows look like this?

I believe I have weird placement of my files on my Windows computer. I'm not sure what the correct way it is supposed to be. For example, all the programs that I use are located in C:\Documents and ...
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53 views

Can anyone explain to me what happened to my flash drive?

I went to a library, copied some files from their computer (using Windows XP) to my flash drive (formatted to FAT16) and disconnected the drive using safely remove option. When I accessed the drive ...
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114 views

Organizing a lot of shortcuts on the desktop for quick access, transmissions

I'm in transmission business and have to have fast access to a lot of places on the network, over 100. So I setup folders with related shortcuts on the desktop and setup explorer to 'open each folder ...
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345 views

XP: What is automatically deleting folders in C:/Documents and Settings/John/Local Settings/temp?

In the following location: C:/Documents and Settings/John/Local Settings/temp If I create any folders, for example I created 5 of them. Within about 5 minutes or less, the folders auto delete. As far ...
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349 views

Windows 7 Folder-Merge function for XP

Is there a way (program?) that can let you safely merge two folders in Windows XP? Obviously this can be done manually by opening the source and destination folders and moving everything, selecting ...
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Prompt for username and password when accessing certain folders

We have machines in a department that auto-login with a department login at each machine so they all have the same generic properties. Managers and users both use these machines. The department ...
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1answer
242 views

Is there a way to make Windows Explorer open without expanding the first drive contents?

I have multiple drives and partitions on my machine and I find it annoying that explorer has to start with the first drive expanded. I know it's a minor thing but I would like to know if there is any ...
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1answer
563 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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212 views

Why is the root of my hard drive acting like a picture folder?

I was browsing around and looking at some files in application data that my application saved (specifically screenshots) and I clicked the Show the contents of this folder or whatever it was to ...
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0answers
596 views

Get rid of MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase on external drive (under System Volume Information)

I really want to get rid of the System Volume Information on an NTFS external hard drive to be usually plugged onto the same XP SP3 machine that I have control of. After setting permissions so I can ...
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16 views

Folder titles? - Windows 7 and XP [duplicate]

I would like to keep my folder names short (3-4 characters) but provide other users with more information on what is to be located in said folder. With files you can add a title to the file ...
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1answer
129 views

How to list all 2nd level subfolders and delete un-required ones?

I provide support to a lot of clients. I have created a folder for each client, and under each client folder, I create a folder for the date on which the issue was reported. Now due to growing data, ...
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2answers
509 views

Windows “File open” dialog can't see new folders in My Documents?

This is something which has irritated me for a while: I have a windows machine which has some custom folders in 'My Documents' for various types of files. These show up fine in Explorer, but don't ...
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1answer
1k views

What is Inetpub directory?

I found Inetpub directory in my C: in Windows XP Pro. What is this Inetpub? What is the use of this folder?
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1answer
130 views

Have Windows Explorer open to specific folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the folder that Windows Explorer starts at Is there a way to configure what folder Windows Explorer opens to when it launches, when right clicking the Start menu ...
2
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1answer
601 views

Break Folder Protection, Folder Guard Lock or Folder in Windows XP

When I'm making a new partition by the partition magic, suddenly blackout happen. And because my computer isnt equipped with UPS (uninterruptible Power Supply), my computer finally died, too. When ...
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2k views

Why are folders disappearing in Windows XP?

I am researching a problem for a friend, and unfortunatly do not have direct access to his computer. I've tried to gather as much information as possible and I have researched it on various websites. ...
2
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2answers
237 views

Check for spelling mistakes in folder names

Many programs are available to check for spelling mistakes or wrong grammar. Is it possible to use spell checking on folder names?
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2answers
7k views

Why does the folder name change its color to blue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does a blue filename in Windows Explorer mean? I have an external hard disk. When I plug it in a system running Windows XP.. all the folder names and even the file ...
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3answers
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How to override wincmd.ini location?

How to override wincmd.ini location after Total Commander was installed? I can't seem to find a menu item for this setting. Where is this setting stored? Operating system is Windows XP or Windows 7 ...
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1answer
64 views

Windows XP folders disappear on startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Folders disappear every timeWindows XP starts up This is the same question raised previously as Whenever my Windows XP machine starts up, subfolders disappear from ...
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1answer
70 views

The windows “open” function on folders disappeared

I don't know how it happened, but when I right-click on a folder, the "open" action doesn't show up any more. Instead of this, I have the default action set to "Read with windows player". How can I ...
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1answer
51 views

How to add a directory not on C:\ to the PATH variable

I have recently installed Python in D:\Python32 and added that directory to my PATH variable, but it doesn't seem to work. Does PATH only work with C:\ ? OS is Win XP Pro 64
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1answer
627 views

How to change permission on a System owned folder?

I'm working on a Win XP machine. By mistake I changed the permission of a folder in a way that only System user has full control of that folder. My user has only read permission even if I'm an ...
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2answers
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Windows XP fails to uncheck the Read-only attribute from folder (and subfolders) [duplicate]

I am trying to uncheck the the Read-only attribute from a folder (and all subfolders). That folder is my own data folder, that I copied as is to a TrueCrypt drive on my laptop. The TrueCrypt drive is ...
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2answers
12k views

How to force delete a folder or .dll in Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deleting "undeletable" files in Vista I am trying to delete a folder in Windows XP but when I do, it says: Destination Folder Access Denied You need ...
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5answers
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How to search a “Folder” in Windows XP?

This is insane or am i dumb? I just can't find a way of searching a folder in Windows XP. With Search i can only search "Files", not "Folders". So how?
3
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2answers
429 views

In HKCR, what is difference between Directory and Folder in context menu config

Following up on this question over at SO (How do I open cmd window in specific location?) I'm looking for an effective way to add the Open Command Prompt Here shortcut to a context menu. Various ...
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1answer
2k views

List sub-folders at a certain level, with modified dates

Challenge for you guys, here: I need some method (preferably built-in, but F/OSS third-party apps may also be considered) to generate a list of sub-folders, at a certain level, along with (or, ...
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2answers
259 views

Unremovable folder on Desktop

I am unable to remove a folder on my desktop named http. When I try to drag and drop something into that folder, another folder is created with a same name. Moreover, when I intend cut or copy ...
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2answers
2k views

change folder permissions from limited account having admin credentials

I have to assign full control to a specific folder to everyone. Until now I log on into domain with my admin account and I apply my changes. I'd like to know if it's possible using my credential to ...
2
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0answers
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Accidently deleted folder using Unlocker, how to restore it?

My bad! I accidently restore an important folder with Unlocker today. I can see it in Recycle Bin but I can't restore it. It reports Error Copying File or Folder: Access is denied. Make sure ...
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1answer
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Folder appears as a single file in Windows XP

Basically my cousin just called and said that one of her folders of pictures now is showing as a single file in windows explorer, and when she tries to double click it, the "Open With" dialog is shown ...
2
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1answer
949 views

Managing folder quota in Windows XP

How can I set a quota on specific folders in Windows XP?
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How to prevent a new folder and files on desktop?

I want to ask you that, how to prevent a new folder creation in the desktop for a limited account user. I had changed the security and give privilege to Administrator only for C drive. But still it is ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Why is Windows installer Folder getting so large? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? The Windows installer folder is getting to be 8 GB. How do I shrink it?
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1answer
247 views

Folder security vs folder share

This is for Win XP We got RW permission for a folder (and its sub-folders). When I logon into the PC using previleged ID I am able to read & write. Ex: D:\Folder But I am not able to write when ...
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How do I remove 1,000,000 directories? — not [duplicate]

I found that in a directory more than 1,000,000 subdirectories has been created due to a bug. I want to remove all these directories, let's say in the directory WebsiteCache. My first approach ...
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2answers
195 views

navigating to a folder shortcut

I have a windows shortcut to a folder, and want to be able to navigate to it in command prompt. Is there a way?
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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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3answers
609 views

how to delete strange folders refering to my c partition

I have some strange folders on my harddisk (they appeared in a subdirectory of a QT installation on my c partition, i am not sure, but i think those folders appeard after i deleted some temporary ...
3
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1answer
315 views

How do I open a folder with an invalid name?

Folder name is ..( The folder was created during an Evernote export. I've tried to open, move, delete, and rename in the XP GUI and I get an error. I've tried the same in the command prompt and I ...
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How to copy directory structure, by only two levels but not the third?

From XP's Command Prompt, I am using XCOPY to copy directory structure of s:\bloo\"[8family]\"[30-40genus]\"[5species]\ and want to limit the structure to just the genus and families, and ignore the ...
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2answers
904 views

how can i delete .svn directories and “entries” files on an old subversion source codebase

i have a windows xp machine and i am trying to delete a directory with some old source code that was once hooked up to subversion but the repository is no longer there. when i try to delete the ...
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1answer
690 views

Folder icons in task bar

In windows XP, when I open multiple folders, in the task bar I get the full path of the folder. So only the initial portion of the path is visible and it is very difficult to differentiate the folder ...
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1answer
107 views

how to apply an image to background of a folder

I want to apply an image to the background of a folder. How can I do this in Windows XP?
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1answer
133 views

Tool to store shortcuts to custom commonly used folders

i need a cool utility to store shortcuts to most commonly used folders (directories) i'm a developer and work in many different projects.. too many to put them into start bar, or slickrun.. need a ...
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4answers
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Windows XP - how to move Desktop and Favorites locations?

how could I move the Desktop location and the Favoriets location on Windows XP SP3? Let's say for instance I want to move them out from "C:\Documents and Settings\User" into "C:\". Is this possible? ...
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1answer
282 views

What will happen if there is not TEMP variable set or if it is set what will happen if the folder/drive does not exist?

I want to setup a RAM disk for various purposes and among them I would want to set the TEMP variable to point to a folder in the RAM disk. I haven't done this yet, but the RAM disk will be initialized ...