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My computer is telling me that the Windows folder is using 47.36GB but when I go into the folder and select all the folders and files (including hidden folders) the size is only 32.6GB. Where are the others?

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They are not reconmended to view but to view open my computer then C: drive- tools- folder options- view (its a tap) scroll down and unclick hide protected operating system files

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Need the window media center re-installed


I would seriously doubt that your kids know how to remove Media Center. Maybe they just removed the icon from the desktop. Click Start/My Computer and open the Local Disk C. Look for the Programs File Folder. If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista there might be two Program File folders (Program Files and Program Files (x86). Look thru the program files folders for the Windows Media Player Folder or Windows Media Center Folder. Open the folder and look for the Media Player. When you see the Icon you can Right Click on it and select Properties. If the Type of File in the properties windows says Application, that is probably the program that runs. You can close the properties window and double click on the icon and see if it runs.

If it runs, you can close it and go back into the folder and Right Click on the icon and select the option Sent To then select Desktop (create Short Cut). Right Click on it again and select option to Pin To Start Menu.

If you just want to download and install it again.
Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Download Media Player" or "Download Media Center" (without the quotes). Select a site from Microsoft that will download and install it.

Apr 30, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGC-RB38G PC Desktop

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File organization tips: 9 ideas for managing files and folders


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Learn more about <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Working-with-libraries">working with libraries</a>.<br /><br /> <img src="files_win7_libraries.jpg" /> <i>Libraries are a flexible way to organize your files in Windows 7 without moving them into one location.</i><br /> By using Libraries in Windows 7, Documents in Windows Vista, and My Documents in Windows XP, you can more easily:<br /> <ul> <li> <b>Find files.</b> Windows provides easy access to the Documents folder (and its subfolders) in many places, including the <b>Start</b> menu, the task pane in Windows Explorer, and common <b>File Open</b> and <b>File Save</b> dialog boxes, among other places. Read about the <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-search">search feature in Windows 7</a>, or read these <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Tips-for-finding-files">tips for finding files</a> in Windows Vista and Windows XP. <br /> <li> <b>Back up files.</b> You should back up files regularly. Documents and libraries can help make backups a snap. <br /> <li> <b>Keep files separate from programs.</b> By separating document files and program files you reduce the risk of accidentally deleting your documents when you install or upgrade programs. To move files or folders from one location to another, right-click the file or folder name in the existing location and then click <b>Cut</b>. Navigate to the new location, and then click <b>Paste</b>. You can also <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Move-and-copy-files-using-drag-and-drop">drag a file or folder</a> from one location to another. To display two folder windows simultaneously in Windows 7, hold down the Shift key when you click to open the second window.<br /></li></ul> <li><a></a> <b>Adopt consistent methods for file and folder naming.</b> When learning how to manage files and folders, it is important that you develop a naming scheme for the kinds of files you create most often and then stick to it. To change an existing file or folder name, right-click the name in the folder structure. Click <b>Rename</b>, and then type the new name. <br /> <li><a></a> <b>Keep names short.</b> Even though you can use long file names in Windows, you should not necessarily do so. Long file names can be harder to read.<br /> Let your folder structure do some of the naming. For example, rather than creating a file called Great American Novel Chapter One First Effort, you can build a structure like this:<br /><br /> <img src="files_win7_folders.png" /> <i>The folder structure can help you avoid using lengthy file names.</i><br /> <li><a></a> <b>Separate ongoing and completed work.</b> To keep the Documents folder from becoming too unwieldy, use it only for files you're actively working on. As a result, you can reduce the number of files you need to search through and the amount of data you need to back up. Every month or so, move the files you're no longer working on to a different folder or location, such as a folder on your desktop, a special archive folder, a flash drive, an external hard disk drive, or even a CD. <br /> <li><a></a> <b>Store like with like.</b> Restricting folders to a single document type (or predominantly one type) makes it easier for you to find files. For example, with all of your graphics in a single folder-or in a single library in Windows 7-it's easy to use the slide show feature in Windows Explorer to find the right picture for your newsletter. You can also use libraries in Windows 7 to group files together for easier searching without moving them into the same place or use the <b>Arrange by</b> command to sort files by criteria, such as author, date modified, and type. 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Microsoft Office 2010 includes some built-in shortcuts with the new Backstage view. To see Backstage view, open an Office file and then click the <b>File</b> tab. In Backstage view, click the <b>Recent</b> tab for a list of links to your recent documents. The <b>Recent</b> tab even includes a <b>Recover Unsaved Documents</b> option. In Backstage view, you can create, save, and send documents, inspect documents for hidden metadata or personal information, set options, and more. <br /> <li><a></a> <b>Quickly get to the items you use every day.</b> Jump Lists, a fun new feature in Windows 7, are lists of recently opened items, such as files, folders, or websites that are organized by the program that you use to open them. You can use a Jump List to open items, and you can even pin favorites to a Jump List. 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How to use file compration in winxp


How To Use File Compression In Windows Xp
How To Use File Compression in Windows XP
Article ID : 307987
Last Review : July 15, 2004
Revision : 1.1
This article was previously published under Q307987
IN THIS TASK
• SUMMARY

• NTFS Compression
• Compressing an NTFS Volume
• Compressing Files or Folders on NTFS Volume
• Displaying Compressed Files in Color
• REFERENCES
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SUMMARY SUMMARY
REFERENCES REFERENCES
SUMMARY
Compressing files, folders, and programs decreases their size and reduces the amount of space they use on your volumes or removable storage devices. Volume compression decreases the amount of space that is used by all of the files and folders that are stored on that volume. Because of a potential loss of performance, you may not want to compress some files.
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NTFS Compression
NTFS compression is available on volumes that use the NTFS file system, and NTFS compression has the following features and limitations:
• You can use NTFS compression to compress individual files and folders, as well as an entire NTFS volume.
• You can compress a folder without compressing its contents.
• You can work with NTFS-compressed files without decompressing them, because they are decompressed and recompressed without user intervention.
• You can display NTFS-compressed file and folder names in a different color to make them easier to identify.
• You may notice a decrease in performance when you work with NTFS-compressed files. When you open a compressed file, Windows automatically decompresses it for you, and when you close the file, Windows compresses it again. This process may decrease your computer performance.
• NTFS-compressed files and folders only remain compressed while they are stored on an NTFS Volume.
• You cannot encrypt an NTFS-compressed file.

Compressing an NTFS Volume
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure. To compressing an NTFS volume:
1. Click Start, then click My Computer.
2. Right-click the volume you want to compress, and then click Properties.
3. On the General tab, click to select the Compress Volume to save disk space check box, and then click OK.
4. In Confirm Attribute Changes, click the option you want.

Compressing Files or Folders on NTFS Volume
To compress a file or folder:
1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. Double-click the NTFS Volume that contains the folder or folders you want to compress.
3. Right-click the file or folder you want to compress, and then click Properties.
4. On the General tab, click Advanced.
5. Click to select the Compress contents to save disk space check box, and then click OK.
6. In the Properties dialog box, click OK.
7. In Confirm Attribute Changes, click the option you want.
NOTE: If you move or copy a file into a compressed folder, it is compressed automatically. If you move a file from a different NTFS Volume into a compressed folder, it is also compressed. However, if you move a file from the same NTFS Volume into a compressed folder, the file retains its original state, either compressed or uncompressed.

Displaying Compressed Files in Color
You can change the display of files and folders that are compressed in Windows Explorer and My Computer, so it is easy to see them. To display compressed files in color:
1. Double-click Folder Options in Control Panel.
2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.
4. On the View tab, click to select the Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color check box.


REFERENCES
Windows supports two types of compression, NTFS compression and compression by using the Compressed (zipped) Folders feature.
For additional information about zipped folders, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306531 How To Use Compressed (Zipped) Folders
For additional information about NTFS compression, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
251186 Best Practices for NTFS Compression

on Sep 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to download in my pc?


1.

When you download a file-such as a program, update, game, video, or document-you transfer it from the Internet to your computer.

2.

When you download files using Download Manager, they're automatically saved in the Downloads folder. This folder is usually located on the drive where Windows is installed (for example, C:\users\your name\downloads). For information about managing your downloads and changing where they are saved, see Using Download Manager in Internet Explorer

If you're saving a file, you can choose to save it to a particular folder. If you don't select a folder yourself, some files are automatically saved to a folder associated with the file type. For example, if you right-click a picture on a web page, and then choose Save Picture As, it will be saved to the Pictures folder.

3.
Open Download Manager

  1. ?id=microsoft.windows.resources.shellexecutetopiciconClick to open Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button getcontent.aspx?assetid=448ef968-d58a-43a2-b0cc-f396f4024f2c&documentset=en-us&prod=win700&market=us , and then click View downloads.

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Right-click a file, and then click this

To do this

Delete File

Delete the file from the computer.

Copy download link

Copy the link you used to download the file. You can paste the link, and then save it or send it to someone else.

Go to download webpage

Open the webpage where you downloaded the file.

Open containing folder

Open the file's location on the computer.

Report that this file is unsafe

Open a SmartScreen webpage where you can report malware (malicious software).

Rerun security checks on this file

Run all security checks, including SmartScreen filter, on the file.
This information is in the "help files" in your computer.



Apr 17, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Hi, while starting my pc a message displayed that cannot find the script file c/windows/system 32/rahul's virus protection vbe


Let it be a lesson how not to run computer without protection, your computer is infected with rahul malware/virus...

Please follow this advice:

1. switch computer off
2. boot computer in safe mode (tapping f8 during boot up will get you there) as an administrator with network connection
3. go to this site and run they free online scanner:

http://www.eset.com/online-scanner

4. still in safe mode download and install ccleaner
5. run ccleaner, as last run registry ccleaner
6. reboot computer as "normal"
7. do yourself a favour and buy nod32 antivirus, install it and allow it to protect you...
8. download from Microsoft they free Malicious Software Removal Tool and run it as well

If above did not remove all traces of rahul, please follow that advice for manual removal:

1. click on any folder on the desktop
2. select any folder and click "tools" or "properties", you did not stated which windows you run, cannot provide exact instructions
3. select "folder options"
4 select "view"
5. select "hidden files and folders"
6. tick "show hidden files and folders"
7. remove tick from "hide extensions of known file types"
8. remove tick from "hide protected operating system files"
9. search for any file with "*rahul*.*" in title (that includes file mentioned by you in the problem question)
10. delete these files, if files "refuse" deletion, click on they properties, one by one, unselect tick from "read only", click "apply" and then delete
11. remove file "autorun.inf"
12. re-boot with full shut down in safe mode (step 1 and 2 of first part) and run ccleaner again including as last registry ccleaner

Hope this will solve your problem, and buy this antivirus... If problem still persist, do not hesitate to call me back on this thread, if succesfull please leave note.



Aug 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Show Hidden Files and Folders_1


1. Normal Configuration (setting)
Most of us know how to set the Show Hidden Files from the Windows Explorer but if in case this tweak doesn't work we need to do something more important in the Registry or using Command Prompt. For beginners i also include how to set the Show Hidden Files in the Windows Explorer.
Step 1. Open Windows Explorer (eg. My Computer) and click on the Tools Menu as shown in below.
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Step 2. Click on the Folder Options, you’ll see a toolbox (as shown below) :
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Now click on the View Tab


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Step 3. Check (select) the Show Hidden Files and Folders


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Step 4. Apply and then OK
If this doesn’t workfollow then include the Step 5
Step 5. Scroll down the Folder Options toolbox and uncheck the “Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)


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A warning dialog box will pop up, Click Yes

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And then Apply – Ok

Even after you’re done all these changes and you can't still see the hidden files and folders, then go to next tip: Show Hidden Files and Folders_2

on May 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to fix error 48 in itunes


The message does not indicate that there is an issue with the iPod but that that iTunes was unable to read the iPod software update it uses to restore or update your iPod. You can delete the folder containing the iPod software update files so iTunes can download a new copy of the iPod software update.

Here are the steps to take if you get this message:

Eject iPod and quit iTunes.
Use Disk Utility in Mac OS X or run chkdsk in

Windows to verify there are no other issues on your hard drive.
Locate the iPod Software Updates folder:

In Mac OS X, the folder is
/Users/username/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates

In Windows Vista, the folder is
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates

In Windows XP and Windows 2000, the folder is
C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates

Note: If you don't see the files in Windows, turn on the Show hidden files option.
Windows Vista: Open Computer and choose Folder and Search Options from the Organize menu.
Windows XP and 2000: Open My Computer and click Folder Options from the Tools menu.
Click the View tab.
In the Advanced Settings pane, select the "Show hidden files and folders" button.
Click OK.
Drag the iPod Software Updates folder to the Trash or Recycle Bin.
Connect iPod and open iTunes. You will need to be connected to the Internet to download the files.

Then restore the ipod agin -

on Apr 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I want a code for a program.the program is "Finds out all the html files in a folder including subfolders and writes the file details to file like file name, file path?"


Just download a Program Called Clipname It's Freeware, and it Creates Text files of everything you Select & Highlight.
Then just use the Windows Find Files & Folders Util & Use the following search String in the search field :

*.HTML

That will find all folders with HTML Files in, then all you do is Select & Highlight them all & Right Click, choose Clipname & whatever the type of information that you want it to create in Text format.

Dec 12, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO TRANSFER ALL OF MY FILES TO THE MAXTOR ONE TOUCH #3 THAT I'VE PURCHASED BECAUSE MY COMPUTER IS TRYING TO DELETE FILES TO CREATE SPACE


Use the Windows Explorer and highlight all the files to move and select (right-click) cut. highlight the drive to get files and select (right-click) paste.
U can create new folder prior to paste and then paste files to this folder. Use the file on menu to create new folder.

Mar 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Rebuild the Windows Mail folder


If rebuilding the database does not resolve the issue, follow these steps to rebuild the Windows Mail folder:1. Close Windows Mail.
2. Confirm and copy Store Location of Windows Mail. To confirm Store Location, see Step 1 in “Method 1: Rebuild the message store of Windows Mail” that described above.
3. Click Start and paste the location path that found in Store Location of Windows Mail, place the cursor at the end of the pasted strings, and then press the Backspace key to delete the following strings.

Windows Mail
Notice that the default Windows Mail folder is located in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsMail.
4. Press Enter and open the folder.
5. Right-click the Windows Mail folder, and then click Rename.
6. Input old at the end of the folder name and change the folder name as below.

Windows Mailold
7. Start Windows Mail, confirm the Windows Mail folder is automatically created, and then close Windows Mail.

Note If new Windows Mail folder is compressed, you need to uncompress this folder.
8. Double-click the Windows Mailold folder used in Step 6 and open the folder.
9. Double-click Local Folder and copy the following file and paste the file into Local Folder in the new Windows Mail folder.

account{xxxxxxxxxxxxx}.oeaccount

Notice that xxxxxxxxxxxxx will be the numbers or alphabets.
10. If the following folders exist in the Windows Mailold folder, copy each folder into the new Windows Mail folder. • Stationery folder
• Microsoft Community folder

11. Close all folders and import messages in Windows Mail. To import message, use the following steps: a. Start Windows Mail.
b. Click File, point to Import, and then click Message.
c. Click Microsoft Windows Mail 7 in Select Program, and click Next.
d. Press Browse, select the location of Windows Mailold folder in Step 6, and then click Next.
e. Click All folders in Select the folder, and click Next.
f. Click Complete, and then the messages will be imported to Imported Folder.

12. Save the messages in the previous Inbox that imported to Imported Folder in Local Folder. You can select to move any messages from Inbox to each folder.

on Apr 28, 2008 | HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop

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