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I have lost all my files & folders in my pictures i was able to locate the files but i cannot access because it says i am missing a shortcut

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Folders and files missing from My Documents


Hi, assuming you use WIn XP, I suggest the following: Log in as Administrator, browse to this folder : c:\documents and settings\ , you will find folders, one of them is made according to your user name -- now open that, there you will find a "My documents" folder -- now dig that folder and you will get you files. If not that folder!! then , right click on the "c:\documents and settings\" folder - then properties and see the size, from the folder size you can guess your files are where. And the size is very low and your my documents folder was not mapped to any other external storage then manually search you files.
This problem happenz when user profile get corrupted.

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Feb 10, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Recreate the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar


To re-create the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch
toolbar, follow these steps....

1. Use any text editor (such as Notepad) to create a
file with the following lines:
[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop
2. Save the new file as a file named Show Desktop.scf
in the WindowsSystem or WinntSystem32 folder. Note
that Notepad may automatically append a .txt extension
to the file name. Remove this extension if Notepad
adds it. These steps do not work if the file is named
Show Desktop.scf.txt.
3. Quit Notepad.
4. Using Windows Explorer or My Computer, right-click
the Show Desktop .scf file, and then click Create
Shortcut.
5. Copy the new shortcut to the appropriate folder. In
Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98, copy the shortcut
to this folder: WindowsApplication DataMicrosoftInternet
ExplorerQuick Launch

In Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000,
copy the shortcut to this folder: WinNTSystem32
In Microsoft Windows XP, copy the shortcut to the
following folder: WINDOWSSystem32ConfigSystemprofileApplication
DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch

6. Rename the shortcut to Desktop.
The Show Desktop icon automatically appears on the
Quick Launch toolbar.
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Reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190355/EN-US/

on Jun 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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I had the microsoft picture it 7.0 program for years. my computer crashed and i can't find the program. i love the program. can you please help me


You really need to give more details 'what operating system is it ie; win xp , vista or win 7 and what happened after the crash was the computer repaired or restored or was it reformatted etc? one thing to try is to just do a basic search using the windows file search program --go to start - search for files- type in the file name and click search or use advanced search and search for all files with the specific key words of the program IE:picture it 7.0 or Microsoft picture it -- hopefully it will bring up all the files related to what you are looking for -if it does then look for the actual application files and find the directory it is located in ---example -- c/windows - system 32- etc you should be able to start the file from the actual file folder and then create a desktop short cut to it .some times after a crash shortcuts are lost while the actual program is still installed.

I hope this helps
Andrew

Mar 26, 2011 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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ALL folder turned into shortcuts and i really don't know how to get back my stuff. You know the hard drive has music shortcut document shortcut. Somebody help me.


You must have had them all selected and then dragged them somewhere, then maybe dragged back, creating shortcuts at that location. This could be done accidentally by holding the ALT key (or if that key is stuck down) while dragging them back or by holding the right mouse button instead of the left. If it was the right-button thing though, you would have had to also left-click on 'Create Shortcut' on the menu that popped up.

If this is what happened your 'real' folders will be wherever you dragged TO and the shortcuts will be wherever you dragged BACK to.

The fact that there are shortcuts is not alarming. Your originals must be somewhere! Use the Search function to search for any file or folder name you can remember. Start at the root of the system (My Computer) to search everything; it could take a while so be patient. When you find the missing folders just select them all and drag back to where they belong (or Cut from current location, Paste in new location).

Feb 18, 2011 | Intel Operating Systems

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Cannot open Reader on Desktop - click the icon and nothing happens


If you mean Adobe Reader, then either the shortcut has lost the information on what file it is associated with or Adobe Reader is no longer on the computer. If you recently transferred to a new computer using the Windows Transfer Wizard, the shortcut may be pointing to a different version folder or to a not yet installed program. Remember the Transfer Wizard does not install the programs and doesn't transfer the registry information about installed software from the old computer.

For Windows:
First, right click on the icon and then click on Properties. That will give you the location and name of the program it is associated with (as it was created). For example: on my Win7 32-bit machine this reads "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe". Next open the Control Panel Programs list, see if Adobe Reader is listed. (For Win7, this is Start > Control Panel > Programs. WinXP, look for the Add and remove programs section.) Open Computer (My computer) and navigate to C:\Program Files. See if you have an Adobe Folder and then the reader folder location. (If the folder exists, check for the exe file and if that full folder name matches the one for the shortcut.)

If Adobe Reader isn't installed, go to http://www.adobe.com and follow the link on the right hand side to download and install Adobe Reader. Then remove the bad shortcut since a new one will be added to the desktop.

If you have Adobe Reader installed but the shortcut isn't pointing to the correct location, you can create a new shortcut by right clicking on the exe and choosing create a shortcut. Before you do this, double click on the reader.exe and check that it does launch. Otherwise, uninstall and reinstall the program.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jan 12, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Picture folders have "vanished" from my dcomputer


See this link, to begin with.
The pictures don't really vanish, but the links that identify the file locations can be corrupted and essentially they are disconnected from their triggers. Norton updates shouldn't cause this, but if it happened right after doing an update, you could use system restore to choose a restore point before you loaded the update and revert your system back to that time. That might recreate the links you lost, and essentially recover your files. You can always apply the update again once you've backed up your documents. For more on system restore click here.
If that doesn't work, you'll have to try a program such as activedelete or search the net for data recovery software or freeware. See here.
This symptom can also be the result of malware installed on your computer. If this is a possibility, I recommend you follow the protocols outlined in this link to check for malware your AV may have missed.
It may be time to do some general maintenance once you recover the missing folders. Do a disk cleanup and defrag your hard drive, clean out the temp files, etc. See this link. and consider running chkdsk on your system to check for file corruption. see here.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!




May 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 for...

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Desktop items access denied Please Help Me!!!!


If you've taken ownership of the folders, you should be able to access the Security tab and assign yourself full permissions to the folder.

If you don't see the Security tab, go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, then in the list box scroll to the bottom and de-select Simple File Sharing.

Hope this helps!

May 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Desktop files are not opening


It basically means that the original location for that shortcut has been moved, I recommend deleting that shortcut going to the original file and right clicking, select create new shortcut > desktop.

Dec 22, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Zone Alarm will not start up when I turn on my computer?


Hi,
You can ADD the "Zone alarm" executable to your windows startup.
This can be done in 1 simple way.

1. Locate the "Zonealarm.exe" in your "Program files" folder. Usually your Program Files folder will be here "C:\Program Files". Just run a search for "Zonealarm.exe" inside this folder.

2. After locating the "Zonealarm.exe" file, right-click on that file. And select "Create Shortcut".

3. After that you'll find a "Zonealarm.exe" Shortcut file or icon inside the same folder.

4. Just COPY or CUT the shortcut file.

5. Now Right click on the "START" button.

6. Select "Open all users".

7. This will open a windows explorer window. Locate "Programs" folder and Enter it.

8. Inside you should locate "Startup" folder and enter it.

9. Once u ar inside the "Startup" folder, paste the already copied "Zonealarm.exe" shortcut file.

10. That's it. Now try re-starting the system.

Thanks

Dec 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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