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    in reply to: Corrupt File Association #261965

    Thanks for your prompt reply!

    I ran the repair for Microsoft Office 2003 with the required Pro11.msi file from the CD. It did not help. I can still view txt and rtf files in the preview pane but not doc or docx files. The only noticeable change is I think it fixed my Word icons because I now have different icons for rtf and text files (I think before they were all with the Word icon, but I’m not sure).

    I tend to think this is a Word problem, since I can preview txt and rtf files with no problem. Also I can view pretty much every kind of image file (including bmp and tga) as well as complex pdf files (shows all pages of file), 2d graphics files (shows all pages of file), and photoshop files.

    I believe the ability to view doc files was lost when I tried a trial download of OneNote. It added SOOOOO many extraneous files to my system in so many places….:-(…. I do not use any social networking, nor web based email clients, nor clouds and am not happy about having all that junk on my system. When I wanted to get rid of it, I was not sure about what files were OK to delete. Can’t do a normal Revo uninstall with MS Office…… I should also perhaps mention that my system is Hebrew-and Arabic-enabled with an English interface. That took a while to get all features working flawlessly, which is why I do not want to reinstall Office….

    I use Previews a lot when looking through folders and consequently really miss it for my many doc files.

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    in reply to: Hibernating? #261964

    I meant how to set the above settings: 1) Put The Computer to Sleep, 2) Hard disk to turn off after x minutes and 3) Allow Hybrid Sleep. I don’t know how these settings would affect scheduled backups, timer/alarm clock, etc. Would all three prevent these activities and consequently should I have all of them totally Off?

    What does PCI Express>Link state power Management> set on “Moderate Power Saving” do?

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    in reply to: Hibernating? #261963
    Blood;n505548 wrote:
    You may also want to examine the advanced power options. There are several options for hibernations/suspend/sleep that you can adjust.

    Control PanelHardware and SoundPower Options > Change Plan Settings > Change advanced power settings.

    Blood—
    Thank you so much for your ever-so-clear and helpful instructions!! Indeed, the “Put The Computer to Sleep” field was set at 30 min.! I didn’t even have to go to Adv. Power Settings….:-)….!! Do you have any idea how this could have got set that way? I am the only one who uses the computer, and it is not a problem I had before. I had never used any sort of sleep or hibernate functions because way-back-when I had heard of a lot of problems people were having–perhaps it was with the advent of one of MS’s new OS’s. So I always kept my system ON or OFF. Period.

    I see in the Adv Power Settings my hard disk was set to turn off after 20 minutes (???) and it is also set to Allow Hybrid Sleep (???), which can only be set at On or OFF. The overall setting is “Balanced [Active]”. Is there any sort of power-saving way to set my system while leaving it on all day which will still allow it to do it’s scheduled backups, have timer/alarm clock work, etc.?

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    in reply to: Corrupt Drive Icons #261962

    Hi Blood–I just came to the site and found your post. Will have a look.

    HOW CAN I GET NOTIFICATIONS OF REPLIES to my post??? I always used to get them automatically. I am already subscribed to this thread.

    Thanks.

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    in reply to: Corrupt Drive Icons #261961

    PS I am already “Subscribed” to this thread, but did not get any notification of your post.

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    in reply to: Corrupt Drive Icons #261960
    Ossian;n495275 wrote:
    Is it just for your user profile, or is it global (try logging on as another user to check – preferably a new profile

    Hi Ossian,

    First, is there a way I can get notified of posts to this thread? I used to get them automatically.

    There is and always has been only me on the computer. The problem started when my HD died and I put my system on a new HD using an AOMEI backup. Notice that it is only with the local disks.

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    in reply to: Download error ‘ShortCatalog’ (BG_ERROR_CONTEXT=5) #261959

    [SIZE=14px]Perhaps these are more helpful logs:[/SIZE]

    C:UsersJanetAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWER ReportArchive
    AppHang_wlmail.exe_c8a38a480191188539a68d9e2a4bba4 d58b399_16a181bd.zip

    C:UsersJanetAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindows Live Mail
    [ATTACH]temp_6605_1441823130443_456[/ATTACH]

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    in reply to: DataStore large and fragmented #261958

    Hi Folks,

    I usually get notified of any posts, but I did not receive notification of any of the posts on this thread..:-(… Any idea why and what can I do to remedy this?

    Any answers for the two questions asked in my original post:
    Questions:
    1. If I delete DataStore.edb will it rebuild installation history the next time I update?
    2. If I delete the SoftwareDistribution folder (or all its contents?) will it rebuild itself?

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    in reply to: Recover FOLDER (its contents) deleted from the Recycle Bin #261957

    Re: Recover FOLDER (its contents) deleted from the Recycle Bin

    Many thanks to the posters! I think I got pretty much everything back with Recuva….:-)….!

    I was surprised to find so many of the lost files were there even after a month–and Recuva gave them to me in tree format within their folders (although the folders had long number/letter names in place of their original names) and with the file names, as well as the opportunity to preview them! ALL the files which were in folders were openable and viewable. But 14 of the files which were NOT in folders did not open properly–either they looked encoded, or I got a message saying there was a format related problem.

    Thanks again for the help!
    Janet

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    in reply to: Runtime Error: OS Error: #261956

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    OK guys….Here’s the log file…..

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5jRQaWauiHAREgtam15WmFKMFE/view?usp=sharing

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    in reply to: Runtime Error: OS Error: #261955

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    RicklesP;289941 wrote:
    If your System and/or Application logs don’t point at anything more specific, and running ‘sfc /scannow’ doesn’t find anything wrong, you’d probably be better off just backing up your data, wiping the hard drive and starting over with a fresh install.

    Hoping that my System and/or Application logs will point to something specific….:-)…. Just tell me what to send, where it is located, and how to send it.

    Thanks.
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    in reply to: Runtime Error: OS Error: #261954

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    Ser Olmy;289942 wrote:
    You could upload it to an external storage or pastebin service (like http://pastebin.com), and post a link here. Since a log file is plain text, downloading it from an untrusted source wouldn’t have any security implications.

    Thanks. I’m assuming that someone who knows how to read an error log (I don’t) will find the culprit.

    I opened an account at pastebin only to find that they have a 512 kilobyte limit (on free accounts)….. Any other suggestions for where I can put up 2.5 MB for a one-shot deal (i.e., for free)?

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    in reply to: Folder Icons Showing Image Contents #261953

    Re: Folder Icons Showing Image Contents

    Ossian;273472 wrote:
    If it was changed from XP to Vista, why do you expect it to have changed back in Win7?

    I have no idea if it was changed in either Vista or Windows 7. This is what I am trying to found out….:-)….Most people posting on this subject on other threads/forums were, like yourself, just guessing. So I still don’t know whether the feature was actually removed or whether it still is accessible in Win 7 by some setting.

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    in reply to: Folder Icons Showing Image Contents #261952

    Re: Folder Icons Showing Image Contents

    Ossian;273456 wrote:
    Is it just a question of disabling Aero?

    I didn’t think it was related to Aero (?). Other threads I’ve seen think the 4-images-in-flat-folder icon is an XP thing that changed to the standing folder in XP/Vista. Are you able to get this feature in Windows 7 (by disabling Aero)??

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    in reply to: Folder Icons Showing Image Contents #261951

    Re: Folder Icons Showing Image Contents

    wullieb1;273366 wrote:
    There is no such thing as large thumbnail view.

    Yes, like the guy in your link, I meant View>Large icons. I also wanted to see the four photos clearly on the flat folder icon to quickly see what’s in the folder.

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    in reply to: Folder Icons Showing Image Contents #261950

    Re: Folder Icons Showing Image Contents

    wullieb1;273298 wrote:
    Try changing the view that you use to achieve the desired folder look.

    Am referring only to icons used as thumbnails in large thumbnail view.

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    Re: Libraries button on task bar cannot be removed by standard means

    Ossian;271453 wrote:
    go to toolbars and look for one to turn off

    Already tried all the conventional methods….:-)….. Not listed as toolbar. See attachment.

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    Re: Libraries button on task bar cannot be removed by standard means

    Ossian;271435 wrote:
    Is this by any chance the Explorer button which opens into libraries?
    If it is, you can change the default folder: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2863-windows-explorer-taskbar-icon-change-open-target.html
    (Note that took about 10 seconds on :google: to find)

    If you are talking about something else, please (as requested) post screen shots.

    And if you really do not use libraries, please do try them — you may be pleasantly surprised :twisted:

    No. The Explorer icon opens Explorer and the Libraries icon opens Libraries….:-)….

    Screenshot attached.

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    Re: Libraries button on task bar cannot be removed by standard means

    wullieb1;271426 wrote:
    Yes you do. Libraries is an inbuilt feature of Windows 7. You may not browse through them but you do use them.

    Given that all my Libraries are totally empty i.e., no files in them, I would say that I don’t use my Libraries….:-)….

    The only use for Libraries is if you don’t know where you put things, it helps you to locate them. I have a very detailed filing system set up according to my own head, so I always know where everything is. And I have my systems for fast access as well e.g., most commonly used programs on my task bar, next commonly used pros on my Start list, all programs cascading by subject on Start>Programs, Listary icon in my system tray (also accessible by r-click on Desktop), and search app Everything. You can put anything you commonly use in your Listary list: files, folders, programs, images, etc. You may be surprised to know that many people find Libraries unnecessary because they store everything by common-sense-to-them folders. I work in graphics and photoediting, and could not amagine putting all my images in one place!!! They are in their various project folders, assorted by topic, with as many sub-topics (sub-folders) as necessary. As I said, I always know where everything is, but if I want to get to something deep in the structure quickly, I use Everything.

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    in reply to: Location of thumbnail image #261946

    Re: Location of thumbnail image

    I had better rephrase my question:
    How can I retrieve the unedited thumbnails?

    I believe the thumbnails of the original, unedited files are in thumbcache_idx.db (or one of the other .db files) in C:UsersJanetAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsExplorer, but have not been able to view them with any of the (free) thumbnail viewers I have. When I tried to view the folder’s Thumbs.db file, it just showed me an enlarged Folder Icon with the first four file’s (edited) thumbnails on top of the folder icon (ie, the folder’s thumbnail).

    Additional info: the original (unedited) thumbnails show up in the following folder views: Med. Icons; Tiles; Content. For all other folder views, the edited thumbnail is displayed.

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    in reply to: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file #261945

    Re: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file

    Rems;259470 wrote:
    Create a new shortcut…….
    Copy the shortcut file to where you like it to be…….
    /Rems

    Dear Rems,

    1. You really should read the thread before posting….:-)…..

    2. See post #21 for why your suggestion (previously offered by Ossian) does not solve the problem.

    3. Please note that the problem was solved a while ago…:-)….

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    in reply to: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file #261944

    Re: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file

    tehcamel;259445 wrote:
    according to my very quick, and clearly belated research

    “HelpPane.exe” is the process that fires up when you start the Help icon on the right hand side of the menu…

    so you could probably create a shortcut to this, then pin that to the start menu.

    HelpPane.exe is a Windows system file. The program has no visible window.

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    in reply to: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file #261943

    Re: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file

    biggles77;259454 wrote:
    Of course you could always type SUPPORT into the Search program and files dialogue box (you know, it’s just above the Orb).

    I cannot believe there have been 28 (now 29) posts on something so trivial. WOMBAT

    Perhaps you are not aware that a few people here and there in the in the world cannot type English easily….For those few million folks, it would be a pretty stupid way to get to a regularly used function, especially when it could be done with one click (with Help & Support pinned to the Start menu)….:-)…..Actually, even for peolple who can type, it would be silly to click and type seven letters when you have the option to get to the same place with just one click…:-)….

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    in reply to: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file #261942

    Re: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file

    tehcamel;259445 wrote:
    according to my very quick, and clearly belated research

    “HelpPane.exe” is the process that fires up when you start the Help icon on the right hand side of the menu…

    so you could probably create a shortcut to this, then pin that to the start menu.

    1. On the right hand side of what menu…?

    2. When I double-click HelpPane.exe (C:Windowswinsxsamd64_microsoft-windows-help-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c80d81c947c7b794), nothing happens. Does it open something for you?

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    in reply to: "Internet Explorer icon" = "white paper icon" #261941

    Re: "Internet Explorer icon" = "white paper icon"

    Sorry–Additional info:

    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    IE8

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    in reply to: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file #261940

    Re: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file

    Ossian;258954 wrote:
    Well, you could start by investigating shell extensions e.g. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/cc144110(v=vs.85).aspx
    then the particular GUID for Help and Support
    http://www.myplugins.info/guids/component_programming.php?guid=25
    This tells us that deep down, windows help is a programmable COM object so if you are a developer, it is meaningful. For example, there is a good workthrough on customising help and support content here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744254(v=ws.10).aspx

    Thank you very much for these references. I will certainly check them all out. Thank you very much for all your help.

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    in reply to: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file #261939

    Re: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file

    wullieb1;258994 wrote:
    You do realise the there is no such thing as dskchk???

    There is however chkdsk which is NOT sfc /scannow.

    My apologies for the mistaken reversal.

    Whatever I actually did do when attempting your suggestion
    (“Go to Start and in the search box type sfc /scannow and press enter and it should start checking your system files.”)
    brought me to a chkdsk window, so I checked C since you said “should start checking your system files”. So I thought I was doing what you said.

    So I just tried it again now, and this time got the black window with the white letters, so I guess that is what you meant. Don’t know why I got to something else last time. The black window just disappeared when finished without leaving any message, so I assume everything is OK (?). Thanks for your help.

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    in reply to: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file #261938

    Re: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file

    Ossian;258939 wrote:
    I thought you had lost the link completely and needed it back

    I do believe that this was in fact the case. Early during the course of these posts, I removed unwanted items from the right Start menu (something I never bothered doing before), so I would have seen “Help and Support” and dragged it across then, had it been there. It apparently eventually appeared somewhere in the course of the different things I was trying, and rebooting.

    Using the Customize Start Menu window to get “Help and Support” into the right side menu, then dragging it to the left, and then removing the one we just put on the right seems more like a workaround.
    Using the zip to create a shortcut on the desktop and dragging that to the left Start menu is also a (less satisfactory) workaround (because it requires maintaining the intermediary shortcut on the desktop).

    I used these roundabout options because I do not understand what the nature of the “Help and Support” entity is, and where it is located. This ‘mystery’ is of great interest to me, but since the practical problem is solved, I will pursue this issue elsewhere. However, if anyone who comes across this thread has the time and interest to say something about %windir%explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f1-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}, that might truly answer how we can or why we cannot pin “Help and Support” to the left side of the Start menu in the same direct manner that we use for all other entries.

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    in reply to: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file #261937

    Re: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file

    Dear Folks,

    It seems my last two posts did not get posted (I sent via email reply, not from site), so here they are:

    17-May-12 5:36 PM

    I was able to simply drag the shortcut now on the desktop (from your link) to the left side of the Start menu (which is where I wanted it). However, the problem remains because this forces me to keep the new shortcut on my desktop (which I definitely don’t want)….

    So the question remains how to return “Help and Support” to the left side of the Start menu as a direct shortcut rather than a shortcut to a shortcut.

    Any info regarding what sort of an animal “Help and Support” (%windir%explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f1-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} ) is would be appreciated. I gather it is not a location….?

    17-May-12 6:04 PM

    Problem Solved:

    Help and Support does appear on the right side of my Start Menu (I don’t know if it was there all along–I never look at that list because you can’t group or order it, and there are no icons, so you have to read each one). I was able simply to drag it to the left side to pin it there. I like it on the left because it has the icon, (so you see it instantly without having to read anything). Also you can order that column by dragging. I then unchecked “Help” in the Start menu Customize window. This removed “Help and Support” from the right side and, luckily, left it on the left side along with the distinctive icon, as desired. I removed all the unused items from the right side of the Start Menu.

    Still would like to know what %windir%explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f1-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} is…..or where it is….just out of (serious) curiosity….

    Thanks to everyone for your help! :beer:
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    in reply to: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file #261936

    Re: Location of "Windows Help and Support" file

    wullieb1;258900 wrote:
    I’ve tried to delete my Help & Support option from the Start Menu and cannot do it, i do have admin rights.

    Have you scanned for Malware and viruses??
    Did you run the sfc /scannow??

    1. I deleted my Help & Support option from the RIGHT Start Menu by unchecking Help in the Customize Start Menu in the Properties window.

    2. Avira AntiVir keeps my machine real clean.

    3. As I wrote in my 15th May 2012, 15:28 post:

    DSKCHK found no problems.

    Janet

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