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Moving the ProgramData directory in Windows 10 on install

AS detailed in this guide: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-users-folder-move-location-windows-10-a.html, I've moved my Users directory from the default C:\Users to D:\Users. I used this answer ...
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How can I prevent the other user from using the D drive

I am the administrator on my PC. There is another local account on this PC. I just want to know, if I wish that the other will not be able to view D and E drive, then what should I do? How can I ...
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Run application from “LocalAppData” on Windows Startup

I want to make an app, that is located on %localappdata% folder (in a subforlder of it), to run on Windows startup, when it is installed for the user. I am able to do that if I create a string value ...
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Windows 10 Folder doesn't show pictures/video properties at bottom

I'm trying to see picture properties at the bottom of folders with video and jpgs. In Win 7, when you highlight a picture or video, you see the properties at the bottom of the folder. When I upgraded ...
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Delete folder without certain content

I would like to batch-delete all folders which don't contain a specific file. It's about a working folder with hundreds of projects. I want to remove every folder that doesn't contain a "main.c". How ...
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Bat script's remote path not working with “SET Profiles=\\%PC%\C$\Users”

@ECHO OFF :ProfilDeleter SET /P PC=Enter Remote Ip/HostName (for Exit press M): if [%PC%]==[] cls && @echo you should fill && goto ProfilDeleter if %PC%==m goto :Menu if %PC%==M goto :...
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How to rename a default folder in the Windows user library

In Windows 10, there are several folders in the user library (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos): How can I rename them?
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How do I correct Quick Access folder links?

I am using Windows 10 and I have moved my Documents, Pictures, Downloads and Videos folders to D:\ by changing their location properies within file explorer. Now, if I click the quick access folder ...
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How do I set up .pst folders instead of using Archive function?

I would like to be able to .pst Data folders instead of server folders as I need to retain large amounts of messages with complex content. What would be correct path? In XP this was easy set-up ...
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Is there a way to “pin” an open folder to the Mac desktop

I'm sorry if this question is somewhat convoluted but I'm having trouble putting what I'm looking for into words. I'm wondering if there is any type of extension / 3rd party tool that allows for ...
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Can I delete the AI_RecycleBin folder?

I'm trying to clear out some space on my SDD and I have this folder in C: (where windows is installed) that takes up 12.2 GB of space and is called AI_RecycleBin. I've tried to search for this folder ...
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iTunes permissions user folder

When I left click on iTunes desktop shortcut get error message. The folder iTunes is on a locked disk or you do not have write permissions for this folder. Please help to fix problem.
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how to retrieve deleted folder from linux mint server

A few students in our IT class delete their personal folders from our Linux mint student server occasionally. Is there any way of retrieving deleted file folders? We run a network with a windows 7 ...
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Computer not responding when creating a folder

I have Windows 10. I've noticed that whenever I'm trying to create a folder on the Documents folder the Windows Explorer stops to respond and the whole computer gets stuck. How can I resolve this?
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Win 7 - Libraries empty [closed]

So, I went in and changed just the Icons on these folders: My Documents My Pictures My Music My Movies When I did, a lock appeared there and I couldn't access the folders. I turned my UAC all the way ...
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Blocking access to folder at specific hours

I am quite sure this question has been asked already, but I can't find the (removed?) post anymore. How can I block the access to some folders (i.e music, videos...) on my laptop at specific hours ...
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Merging multiple folders with different names, but similar content

I have a database of images, within the images folder are different folders of the alphabet: C:\Images\A C:\Images\B etc... Within the alphabetical folders, there are folders with the naming ...
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How to change the capitalization of the user folder in Windows 10?

My question is very similar to this one; I followed traintes' answer, but had limited success. My issue is that the user folder Win10 created for me is "C:\Users\tyler" with a lower-case "t", which ...
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Windows 10 built-in backup tool: Can't exclude Music, Videos & Pictures user folders

Trying to setup the built-in Backup (File History) to make automatic copies of some important work files in my Windows 10 Pro. I do not need to backup such user folders as Music, Videos and Pictures ...
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How to rename the User folder to default Microsoft-account folder-name in Windows 10?

I installed Windows 10 on one of my PCs when the machine was offline. So Windows created a local account. Later when that device went online, I linked it with my Microsoft account, but now that ...
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Change icon of Windows 10 Quick Launch (Custom) Toolbar

I have created a quick launch toolbar of my Games folder (Right click taskbar → Toolbars → New Toolbar → Select Game Folder). This creates a toolbar that looks like this: I am trying to change the ...
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Folder Options isn't accessible

As shown in this screen shot: Folder and search options is for some reason greyed-out, videlicet one cannot access them in any probable manner. What could be the possible cause and solution to this ...
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How to relink user folders in Windows 7

The short story: Win7 lost track of my user folders location (desktop, my documents, my pictures etc...). They now reside on a different partition. How can I relink these folders? The long story: The ...
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cannot delete a folder “filename you specified is invalid or too long. specify a different filename”

I have a folder called "io" in my computer hard disk drive D: . Since its an unnecessary folder I try to right click and delete then I'm getting following message and cannot delete it. the ...
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How to undo merging desktop folders in Windows 8.1

I've found myself switching back and forth between my administrator account and my non-administrator account a lot lately, and what I'm doing while on my administrator account takes long periods of ...
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How do i prevent a folder from deletion in windows 7 from other user in linux partition in dual booted system?

My dual booted pc is designed in a way that ,the linux partition can access the contents in windows partition while windows partition can't access contents in linux partition.So i want to create a ...
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windows 10 laptop on domain not updating group policy

Got a Windows 10 laptop that i did a reset on. Everything seemed to be fine until i tried to install a program that was looking for the 'my documents' drive. I've now noticed that the documents ...
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What purpose does C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia serve?

What purpose do the C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia\*.* folder and files serve? It appears to be related to Skype and potentially Windows Live Messenger according to random forum posts. Also ...
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How to mass format window files sorting and view style for my entire computer?

When going into a folder of a window, I usually do 1) right click > view > list, then 2) right click > sort by > type. It gets annoying when I have to do this every time I am in a new folder, and ...
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My OS claims there is already a folder in %localappdata%, how do I find it?

To begin with I have to delete a folder name specific (just a placeholder) from my user/%localappdata% folder to replace it with another one. However that folder is nowhere to be found. So the next ...
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How to password protect a folder on Unix/Linux without encryption?

I've searched a round quite a bit in the past and present for either a builtin feature or program for this, but had no luck. I want to password protect a folder, but do not wish to encrypt it. The ...
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User accounts on the machine can't share files or folders in Windows 10

I have installed Windows 10 on a Windows 7 laptop. There are two user accounts on this machine and they both need to access certain folders, but no matter what how I try to share those folders, ...
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Possible bug in 7zip - empty folders extract as empty files

I have a directory structure as follows: Main | |--empty_folder | |--folder | |--example.txt I'm zipping it using the .NET ZipFile.CreateFromDirectory method (but I doubt this has anything to ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 Cannot change Video Folder attribute from read only (Neutral State)

I am using Win 8.1 x64. What I am trying to accomplish here: I am using Magix Movie Edit Pro 2015 Premium and trying to utilize the Proxy Rendering facility on the application (helps process video ...
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Files and folders suddenly vanishing on ssd

Recently, I built my mother a computer. It has a Crucial CT256MX100 SSD as the boot drive, along with a few other HDDs for backup and large file storage. She runs Win7. For some reason, every 2-5 ...
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Customize default user folders

Can't seem to figure out if this is possible as all the search terms I try give unrelated information. I was wondering if windows 8 allows for me to change what the default user's folders contains (i....
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In Windows 7 date and time stamp of folder is not updated with file change nor after creating or deleting a file in folder

In Windows 7 date and time stamps of folders are not automatically updated with file change nor after creating or deleting a file in folder. Is there any way to change this?
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What are these strange folders and how do I delete them?

I just reinstall my computer. This is what I found. See pics. I bet it's due to me using the drive as some extra memory. However, I reinstalled my computer. Those folders should mean nothing now. ...
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Moving program files or user to E:/

My C: drive is only 40GB, but I do have an E:/ partition which is 100GB. Is there a way to SAFELY move Program Files or User account to E to use all that free space on it?
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Windows 8.1 Downloads folder sorting keeps resetting ordering (also no Modern UI apps working)

I like to keep my downloads sorted by change date, so I usually set the sorting in my downloads folder to newest up, but on my Windows 8.1 x64 machine this just doesn't seem to work. I think it didn't ...
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What are these folders for? [duplicate]

I have dozens of folders like this in my C:\ drive, I'm not sure what exactly they do (I think they may be related to Windows 7 updates) and I'm running very low on space so i'd like to be able to ...
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How to hide very large size folder or even a partition in windows 7 x64 in undiscoverable way?

How to hide the very large folder with size near 70 GB in windows 7 x64 and also a partition d for example. so is there a way which the folder will be undiscoverable in, I think with such this way I ...
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Remove shell folders from navigation pane in Windows 8.1

Time ago I've used one of those strange tricks that let you customize Windows in some way, to remove the librearies and also the shell folders from the navigation pane (save/open file dialogs) in ...
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How to move Documents, Images, etc. from windows command line?

In windows, I can move (change the location of) special folders / directories like Videos, Pictures, Downloads, Documents (ex. "My Documents"), etc. via right-clicking them, selecting Properties, ...
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Need a fix for MKDIR

I've been using OmniGraffle as a drawing tool for a textbook I'm writing. Up to today I've drawn the drawing, saved it as a graffle. I then, export the same graffle drawing as a png, as per my ...
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Grant access to User folder on external drive

I have recently replaced my notebook's HDD with an SSD, and reinstalled Windows 7 on the SSD. I bought a caddy for the "old" HDD, and I can successfully boot windows from the SSD. I can see the old ...
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Quickly edit many desktop shortcuts

I am going to move all my users' homefolders to a new location. Unfortunately the vast majority uses desktop shortcuts linking to server-stored files. In the old environment there is no set drive ...
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Messed up my Downloads folder. How to get it back? [duplicate]

I've changed my Downloads folder location to D:\Test\Downloads. Then I accidentally set the Desktop folder to D:\Test. After getting it back to C:\Users\MyName\Desktop, the D:\Test\Downloads is not ...
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Getting rid / Moving of pre-set folders in the User folder

So we all know how Windows sets up a user folder, with a few default directories. I am very happy to leave some of them (pictures, Videos etc.) but some are just bothersome and/or useless. I realise ...
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How to cleanup mangled/nested win8 user folders

I aborted an ssd drive scan by System Mechanic badly (not System Mechanic's fault), my default user profile got messed up, I created a new one, and now I have several user profiles. The User Folders ...