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Folder error 'This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator' I get this message whenever i try to open folders on my desktop,The shortcuts work fine.Same message when I try to open my ''C''drive...Any ideas? Thanks in advance~Jer Windows XP pro service pack 3

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  • threetyme66 Jan 14, 2009

    I ran spybot and avg av/as spybot found 2 minor problems fixed them.I also ran kepersky online scan found nothing.Did a restore to 30 days ago.No help.also discovered parts of my control panel are showing same message.,,,,any ideas? thanks in advance Jer

  • threetyme66 Jan 14, 2009

    Just tried in safe mode as admin same message on folserd shortcuts work ok....thanks again Jer

  • threetyme66 Jan 14, 2009

    Just tried in safe mode as admin same message on folders,, shortcuts work ok....thanks again Jer

  • threetyme66 Jan 15, 2009

    Thanks for the info I am not missing any icons in control panel they just give me the error message listed at the top of this when I try to open.Any more ideas on how to fix short of a reformat are welcomed and appreciated...thanks again Jer



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Do you have some virus in your sistem.
please download this antivirus nod32 + spybot search and destroy.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • Sergio Scalfaro
    Sergio Scalfaro Jan 14, 2009

    Control Panel - Icons Missing
    Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT

    Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load

    Look in the right pane and you'll see the Control Panel Icons that have been
    disabled. You can either right click on the "don't load" subkey and select
    Delete to restore all disabled icons, or you can right click on each of the
    items in the right pane and select Delete to selectively restore them. Scroll up
    to Control Panel Applets for a listing of what each one is.

    The change will be seen the next time you open Control Panel.

    Control Panel - Tools (Reference)

    Have You noticed the new view of control panel in XP. Well as its says, its a
    view and you can switch to a classic view anytime. But if you like the view but
    want to customize the categories, there is again a good article on How to do
    this :

    How to
    Add a Control Panel Tool to a Category (Q292463)

    You can get complete details by visiting the site but in brief a control
    Panel tool can be included in a particular category by adding a registry DWORD
    entry for the tool in the following registry key: Go to Start/Run/Regedit:

    Panel\Extended Properties\{305CA226-D286-468e-B848-2B2E8E697B74} 2. Value
    category ids are:

    0x00000000 : Other Control Panel Options (any tool that does not specify a
    category ID is placed in this category)

    0x00000001 : Appearance and Themes

    0x00000002 : Printers and Other Hardware

    0x00000003 : Network and Internet Connections

    0x00000004 : Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices

    0x00000005 : Performance and Maintenance

    0x00000006 : Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options

    0x00000007 : Accessibility Options

    0xFFFFFFFF : Do not put the tool in any category (for special tools such as
    Add/Remove Programs which only start directly).

    Control Userpasswords2 -

    Add to Control Panel

    Copying User Profiles

    How to Copy User Profiles

    Copying User Profiles - Copy To Button Disabled

    This issue can occur if the account that you are trying to copy is currently
    logged on; you cannot copy a user profile while you are logged on as that

    To resolve this issue, verify that the user account is not logged on before
    you try to copy its profile. If you are currently logged on as this user, log
    off, log on again by using a different user account, and then copy the

    If you are not logged on as the user account that you are trying to copy, that
    account may be logged on in a different session (using Fast User Switching).
    To force that account to be logged off, start Task Manager, click the Users
    tab, click the user account, and then click Logoff.

    To work around this behavior, you can also create a user who has
    administrative privileges, log on as that user, and then copy the profile of
    the first user.

    To" Button in System Properties Dialog Box Is Unavailable

    Crash Report

    Windows® Online Crash Analysis

    If you experience a blue screen crash event, or Stop error, while using
    Microsoft Windows XP, you can upload the error report for analysis.

  • Sergio Scalfaro
    Sergio Scalfaro Jan 15, 2009

    do you have a backup of your archive? if yes you can format it.
    if not you make need a backup.



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