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I cannot get any type of folder like application data in my computer/local disk c/documents and settings/ user

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Go to My Computer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> View and select "show hidden files and folders" this should enable you to see the application data folder.

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Picasa wants a password to unlock folders


Which operating system ????....

Windows XP

  1. Exit Picasa.
  2. Confirm that you can view hidden files and folders .
  3. Open the folder C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Picasa2\db3 (where [USER] is your username).
  4. Delete the catdata_info.pmp file.
  5. Restart Picasa.
Note: Although you may be running a newer version of Picasa, rest assured the correct folder name is indeed Picasa2.

Windows Vista

  1. Exit Picasa.
  2. Confirm that you can view hidden files and folders .
  3. Open the folder C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Local\Google\Picasa2\db3 (where [USER] is your username).
  4. Delete the catdata_info.pmp file.
  5. Restart Picasa.
Note: Although you may be running a newer version of Picasa, rest assured the correct folder name is indeed Picasa2.

Windows 7

  1. Exit Picasa.
  2. Confirm that you can view hidden files and folders .
  3. Open the folder C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Local\Google\Picasa2\db3 (where [USER] is your username).
  4. Delete the catdata_info.pmp file.
  5. Restart Picasa.
Note: Although you may be running a newer version of Picasa, rest assured the correct folder name is indeed Picasa2.

OS X

  1. Exit Picasa.
  2. Open Finder.
  3. Under your username, open Library > Application Support > Google.
  4. Click Picasa3 > db3.
  5. Delete the catdata_info.pmp file.
  6. Restart Picasa.

Oct 13, 2011 | Compaq Operating Systems

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An error message informs you that you cannot move or rename the Documents and...


To specify a different folder for the Documents and Settings folder during installation, follow these steps: 1. Run Winnt.exe or Winnt32.exe by using the /unattend option, and then insert the following entry into the Unattend.txt file, where z:\foldername is the path and folder name you want: [GuiUNattended]
ProfilesDir = z:\foldername 2. Install Windows. The path that you included in the Unattend.txt file is used instead of the default Documents and Settings folder.NOTE: This method does not relocate any key Windows components. Use this method if you require only user-specific data to be moved.

After you install Windows XP, to specify a folder other than the Documents and Settings folder for a particular user's data, follow these steps: 1. Identify the user's profile path. You can identify the profile path either by user security ID (SID) or by user path settings. The user SID method is preferred. To identify the user's profile path by the user SID loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); a. Use the Getsid tool from the Windows Server Resource Kit to obtain the SID. At a command prompt, use the following syntax: getsid \\ComputerName UserName \\ComputerName UserNameFor example: getsid \\windowsxp joedoe \\windowsxp joedoeThe results look something like this: = The SID for account WINDOWSXP\joedoe is S-1-5-21-1708537768-1993962763-1957994488-1003 b. After you obtain the user SID, start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe), and then select the user SID under the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList To identify the profile path by the user's path settings loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); a. Log on to the computer as the user, and then type set at a command prompt. Note the setting for UserProfile, and then quit the command prompt. b. Log on to the computer as an administrator. c. Use Registry Editor to add the UserProfile setting to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList d. Click the registry key, and then click Find on the Edit menu. e. In the Find box, type the value of the UserProfile setting, and then click Find Next. 2. In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList registry key, change the ProfileImagePath value to reflect the new path that you want to use, and then quit Registry Editor. 3. Log on to the computer as the user, type set at a command prompt, and then verify that the path has changed.
Moving the entire folder loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); NOTE: This method does relocate key Windows components. Use this method only if you require the Documents and Settings folder to be moved or renamed and you cannot use the Unattend.txt file to change the name during installation.

To specify a different folder for the entire Documents and Settings folder, including key system components, follow these steps: 1. Log on to the computer as an administrator, and then create a new folder. 2. In the current Documents and Settings folder, on the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab. 3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check boxes. 4. Click OK. 5. Click and drag all the folders in the Documents and Settings folder to copy them to the new folder, except for the folder for the currently logged-on administrator. 6. Log off and then log back on, using a different administrator account from the one that you just logged off from. 7. Open the Documents and Settings folder again, and then copy the profile of the administrator that you just logged off from to the new folder. This extra step is needed because you cannot copy the profile of the account that is currently logged on. 8. Log off the computer, and then again log on to the computer as an administrator. 9. Start Registry Editor, and then click Find on the Edit menu. 10. Type documents and settings, and then click Find Next. 11. For every registry key or value that contains the original path, replace the value data or rename the value or registry key to the new path.IMPORTANT: You must complete this change in the registry for every instance of the original path, or your computer may not start. It is imperative that you update all registry keys and values with the new path.

12. Restart the computer. You can now safely remove the original Documents and Settings folder.

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I lost my outlook contacts


if there was a probledm with your login profile then you can retrive data from old profile from below location

C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst

is thae user name with you log in

Local settings folder might be hidden . you can access the hiden fodlers by checking show hidden files & folders fro windows explorer > Tools > folder Option > View tab > show hidden files and folders

Jun 03, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I deleted my Microsoft Office Activation Wizard


try this :
1. Quit all running programs.

2. Download and install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/9/D/E9D80355-7AB4-45B8-80E8-983A48D5E1BD/msicuu2.exe

3. After you have installed the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, click
Start>All Programs>Windows Install Clean Up.

4. Highlight Microsoft Office 2007 entry in the list and then click
Remove. Click OK and wait for the process to end. If any other stand alone
Office applications (such as Visio and Project) appear on the list, please
also remove them. Then, click Exit to close the Windows Installer Cleanup
utility.

5. Click Start>Run, type "regedit" (without the quotation marks) in the
Open box and press Enter.

6. Locate the registry keys below and click Delete from the Edit menu.
Click OK on the following warning dialog box.

Note: Please go to File>Export and backup all the registry first.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office

Quit Registry Editor.

7. Delete or rename the following folders or files if they exist:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12
C:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel
C:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application
Data\Microsoft\Office
C:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application
Data\Microsoft\Outlook
C:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application
Data\Microsoft\Publisher
C:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application
Data\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dot
C:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application Data\Microsoft\Word
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office
C:\Program Files\OfficeUpdate12

8. Click Start>Run, type "%Temp%" (without the quotation marks) in the
Open box and press Enter. Delete all the files and folders within it. If
there are some files which cannot be deleted, just leave them alone and
this will not affect the result.

9. Empty the Recycle Bin.

10. To remove Mapi, search for and rename the following folders/files if
they exist:

C:\Windows\system32\mapi32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\mapisvc.inf
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Msmapi
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi

11. Restart your computer and install Office 2007 again.

May 12, 2011 | Operating Systems

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How do I fix Error 8E5E05F6


Try the following:

1. Enable Hidden Files and Folders:
1. A. Windows XP :
1. a.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1. a.ii. On the “Tools” menu, click on “folder options”.
1.a.iii. On the “view” tab, locate “Advanced settings” and then follow these steps:
Check the option “Show Hidden files and folders”
Clear the option, “Hide protected operating system files check box”.
Clear the option, “Hide file extensions for know file types check box”.
1. a.iv. Click ok and close the window.
1.B. Windows Vista :
1.b.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1.b.ii. In the Explorer window, click “Organize”
1.b.iii. Choose “Folder and Search Options”.
1.b.iv. In the folder options window, click on “View” tab
1.b.v. Select the option “Show hidden files and folders” click “ok”.

2. Delete Windows Live Contacts folder :
2. a. Click on “Start”; double click on “My computer”
2. b. Browse to the location
Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Windows logon name>\Local settings\Application Data\Microsoft
Windows Vista:
C:\Users\<Your Windows logon name>\App Data\Local\Microsoft
2. c. Delete “Windows live contacts folder” completely.
Note: Ensure to exit Windows live Messenger from the task manager before deleting Windows live contacts cache folder, otherwise you will get an error prompting that you can’t delete the folder .
2. d. Try signing into Windows Live Messenger.

Sep 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Trying to install office 2007 but keep getting error code 1606 cannot find network location %APPDATA%. What can I do to fix this?


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit.exe, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  3. In the right pane, verify that the values are the same as the values in the following table. If each value matches the table, go to step 7. For Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003, see the following table. Collapse this tableExpand this table Value name Type Value data AppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Application Data Cache REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files Cookies REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Cookies Desktop REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Desktop Favorites REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Favorites History REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History LocalAppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data Local Settings REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings My Pictures REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures NetHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\NetHood Personal REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\My Documents PrintHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\PrintHood Programs REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs Recent REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Recent SendTo REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\SendTo Start Menu REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu Startup REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\programs\Startup Templates REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\TemplatesFor Windows Vista, see the following table. Collapse this tableExpand this table Value name Type Value data {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B} REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Downloads AppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming Cache REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files Cookies REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies Desktop REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Desktop Favorites REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Favorites History REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History LocalAppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local My Pictures REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Pictures My Music REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Music My Video REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Videos NetHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts Personal REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\PrintHood PrintHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Documents Programs REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs Recent REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent SendTo REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo Start Menu REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    Startup REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Templates REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
  4. If any Name, Type, or Value does not match the table in step 3, right-click the Value name, and then click Delete.
  5. In the left pane, right-click User Shell Folders, point to New, click Expandable String Value, type the Name value that you want from the table in step 3, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the value that you created in step 5, click Modify, type the value in the Value data box for the Value name, and then click OK.
  7. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  8. In the right pane, verify that the values are the same as the values in the following table. If each value matches the table, go to step 12. Collapse this tableExpand this table Value name Type Value data Common AppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data Common Desktop REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop Common Documents REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents Common Favorites REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Favorites Common Programs REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs Common Start Menu REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start menu Common Startup REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Common templates REG_EXPAND_SZ %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Templates
  9. If any Name, Type, or Value does not match the table in step 8, right-click the Value name, and then click Delete.
  10. In the left pane, right-click User Shell Folders, point to New, click Expandable String Value, type the Name value that you want from the table in step 8, and then press ENTER.
  11. Right-click the value that you created in step 10, click Modify, type the value in the Value data box for the Value name, and then click OK.
  12. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Sep 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Not-well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 speed. xml


even tho you have not stated what game it is, i would believe it is Football Manager 09 (?)

Try deleting the Settings folder from the following program path as detailed below:
» Windows XP:
My Computer -> Local Diskâ (C:) -> Documents and Settings -> <username> -> Application Data ->
Sports Interactive -> Football Manager 2009 -> Settings
» Windows Vista:
Computer -> Local Diskâ (C:) -> Users -> <username> -> AppData -> Roaming -> Sports Interactive
-> Football Manager 2009 -> Settings

May 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Problem with the drive


Hi pravin,
One must pay close attention to the display screen when performing a new instillation of windows. Windows will show you the drive partitions. In your case windows will show there are two partitions. One C:\ & a second partition F:\. Perform a 3rd installation of windows. When you get to the screen where you can see both partitions (C: & F:) have windows delete the F: partition. Than have windows format the C: partition. Once C: has been formatted have windows install its self onto C:\
Install your driver software for your board. Than update windows through windows update service.
If you wish to back up your personal data to a CD/DVD writer, suggest you do this before formatting the system. Suggested folders to back-up.
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Desktop
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Favorites
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Local Settings\Identities
C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\My Documents
Data from any program you may have installed.

Once windows has been updated & you install anti-virus software you can copy & past each folder over the new folder in windows.
How to install windows XP. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

Good luck pravin!
Mike

Sep 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition Sp2...

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Regestry editor


A central hierarchical database used in Microsoft Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 used to store information that is necessary to configure the system for one or more users, applications and hardware devices.

The Registry contains information that Windows continually references during operation, such as profiles for each user, the applications installed on the computer and the types of documents that each can create, property sheet settings for folders and application icons, what hardware exists on the system, and the ports that are being used.

The Registry replaces most of the text-based .ini files that are used in Windows 3.x and MS-DOS configuration files, such as the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys. Although the Registry is common to several Windows operating systems, there are some differences among them.A registry hive is a group of keys, subkeys, and values in the registry that has a set of supporting files that contain backups of its data. The supporting files for all hives except HKEY_CURRENT_USER are in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Config folder on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista. The supporting files for HKEY_CURRENT_USER are in the %SystemRoot%\Profiles\Username folder. The file name extensions of the files in these folders indicate the type of data that they contain. Also, the lack of an extension may sometimes indicate the type of data that they contain.

Jun 20, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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