Can't move files/folders in a folder?
I am trying to consolidate a number of folders into a "Master" folder. I know I can do an "Select All" for files by selecting the first file and then scrolling down to the last file and pressing "Shift" and all of the intervening files will be selected.
I do not seem to be able to duplicate the same process for folders. I want to know if there is a way to do this, or do I have to move each folder,
otherwise, it becomes a pain to do this for a significant number of folders.
WIN2K3 users files disappearing
We are having a problem with files in users home folder disappearing. None of the folders or files in the folder disappear. Only files directly under their user folders disappear. We are able to recover them by restoring a previous version.
I have corrected it from my folder by placing all my files in folders. The files are not hidden, rebooting the server does not fix it. And it is random.
It happens to one user, maybe a month later another. Now it has happened to the CIO and he wants a fix not a work around.
Navigating and Customizing Folders
The Windows 7 folder allows you to store files, other folders or a combination of files and folders. Like files, folders occupy a certain amount of space (rated in KB or MB) on the particular drive.
Saving and moving files and folders - problems
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium in a Toshiba NB305-N410BL Netbook. Sometimes when I try to save a file in certain program subfolders, I cannot do it. Instead I get a message box, "You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission. Save in My Documents instead."
When I go to Control Panel>User Accounts, it shows only account - mine, and I am the Administrator.
1) What could be causing this problem - the inability to save files in certain folders?
2) How do I solve this problem - the ability to save files in whatever folder I want?
3) How do I obtain permission from the Administrator? I am confused since I am the Administrator.
When I try to move a folder, sometimes a message box appears stating that I need to provide administrator permission to move this folder. If I then click on the "Continue" button, I am still able to move the folder in spite of the message box.
4) Why does this message box appear and how do I prevent it from appearing?
5) How does one provide "Administrator permission?"
Unable to cancel auto arrange of folders in library, pictures and document
cannot move folders or items in folders to other locations within 'pictures' or 'documents'. The black, vertical location bar does not appear when I click on a folder to move it around , and on releasing the mouse button the folder returns to it's origional position. Tried both left and right clicking on folders and in spaces in between but no option to deselect 'auto arrange ' appears, - only variuos options within an auto arrange system
Questions about installing Win7
I am finally moving from XP to Win7 and would like some advice on the following before I move. I have a 60GHB SSD, a 1TB HDD and a 2TB HDD.
What I want to do is put the Windows and the Programs Files folders (I will use XP terminology throughout because I don't know what the equivalent Win7 names are yet) on the SSD, theDocuments and Settings folder on a partition on the 1TB HDD and move some of the default folders in the D&S folder to other locations.
The Documents, Music, Pictures and Video folders (which tend to be large) for each user and Users onto the 2TB HDD, the rubbish files (TIF, Temp, Cookies, Recent Files, various caches etc) for each user and Users (where applicable) and Windows onto a separate partition on the 1TB HDD, all for ease in the way I backup my system.
I have more than enough USB externalHDDs (of various sizes) for this purpose and to create images.
Can I do this during the install of Win7? And do it in such a way that when or if I create a new user the folders go to the locations I have pre-chosen, ie, empty Documents folder etc straight onto the 2TB HDD, the empty rubbish folders onto a second partition etc.
Or set up a single user this way during install and then get Windows to do this in future and in eithercase create a modified install disk so that if I re-install at a future time this will happen automatically?
If so, what additional steps do I need to take, before and/or after the installation
I am assuming the Libraries will effectively be going where the Documents and Settings folder and the Windows and Program Files folder will be going, that is the 1TB HDD and the SSD (respectively).
Is moving the personal folders to another drive possible and/or practical?
I see that I can locate the Roaming, Local, and LocalLow folders, hopefully to another drive. But are there issues with doing so? Will "all" my programs still work? I know thatthat question relies on good programming of the individual programs, but, assuming that, is Windows 7 set up to in effect move all the personal files to another drive?
Many programs -- including Outlook 2010 -- store pieces in folders other than the Documents folder, and in the Roaming folder(s), so backing up just the Documents folder is inadequate.
Is moving the personal folders to another drive possible and/or practical?
Windows 7 search is not working properly
Folders are not found when I search in WIndows 7 even if I can see the folder on my desktop. I am searching for files and folders - folders are no longer displayed within search results which is a NIGHTMARE - I've searchecd all over and looked at the indexing options. There's noting it seems to be done to get them to display.
Type in search 'Downloads' (which I can see exists in 'My Documents' )
No Folder Results Found it only finds files in the folder. If I know a folder name but not it's contents how am I supposed to find it?
Folders: frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some common questions about using folders in Windows 7. What is a folder and how is it different from a library? Should I save my files to a folder or a library? Can I change the icon for a folder? Where are the menus that used to appear at the top of open folders in previous versions of Windows? Where did the folder list go? What is the address bar and what kind of information does it display?
Losing rights to files and folders - Unable to get certain files
Widows 7 Home Premium
I am having trouble with rights to folders and files. I notice that I am unable to get to certain files, and when I check the rights, I see that it's because "I" am not the owner. I am able to get to other files in the same folder, but some files are unavailable.
I am the Owner of the folder, but that permission does not propagate to the files within the file, even after I tell it to.
The only fix is to manually make myself the Owner of each affected file, one at a time.
And now I see that I cannot get into CDocuments and Settings. There's a little lock on the icon, and if I try to open it, I'm told that "Access is Denied."
I can get into the Properties for that folder, and I have made myself the Owner, with Full Control. I still can't get in.
Folder sorting by date took 30 seconds
This is about a Windows Explorer problem in Win7 Ultimate.
I have two sub-folders with about 1500 files each, each file less than 20KB. Both sub-folders are in the same main folder. I need to keep them in separate folders; they are part of an HTML database I access daily.
They are in the ‘details’ display mode and sorted by date, most recent first.
The problem is that one folder always returns to the alphabetical mode each time I access it, then proceeds automatically to re-sort by date. This takes about 30 seconds.
The other folder remains in the date mode and always comes up in that mode.
It only happens on that particular folder on my C:\ drive. These two folders are backed up onto a USB thumb drive. On that the folders both stay sorted by date with no delay.
I tried deleting the folder, creating it again and moving the backed up files into it. Same problem.
I know it’s only 30 seconds, but it’s annoying - like waiting on hold for 30 seconds, it feels like a lot longer.
Organizing files and folders using the context menu
We'll be using the context menu to move and copy files and folders. The context menu appears when you right click and as its name suggests, it changes depending on what context or situation it appears under.
When you have completed this tutorial, you should be confident with copying and moving files and folders around your PC and understand how to create your own folders and organize content on your machine.
Windows 7 does not refresh folder views
I've got the following problem:
Windows 7 does not refresh automatically the folder view (until I manually refresh by pressing F5) after the following file operations:
- Create/delete/rename/move files or folders
Windows 7 Professional final release, international English version. No upgrade, clean install.
It seems to me it's a delay in my case: if I wait for approximately 30 secs, the refresh is done automatically. There are shared folders on the volumes.
Share files using the Public folders
The Public folders are a convenient way to share files on your computer. You can share files in the Public folders with other people using the same computer and with people using other computers on your network. Any file or folder you put in a Public folder is automatically shared with the people who have access to your Public folders.
Compress and uncompress files (zip files)
Compressed files take up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers more quickly than uncompressed files. You can work with compressed files and folders in the same way that you work with uncompressed files and folders. You can also combine several files into a single compressed folder. This makes it easier to share a group of files.
Strange problem with two downloads folders
My OS is Win 7 32 bit with SP1 and all updates installed.
I recently downloaded a .exe file and mistakenly just clicked Save, instead of Save As. as it will be in my downloads folder. However I couldn't find it. I searched for Downloads and then discovered there were 2 folders, one labelled C:\Users\Roy\Desktop\Downloads and the other C:\Users\Roy\Downloads.
The file I was looking for was in the latter folder. I tried cutting and pasting everything in the first folder into the second, and although the pasting procedure seemed to proceed normally at the end of it nothing had moved.
I tried cutting and pasting from the second folder into the first but the same thing happened. With the 2 folders side by side dragging files from one to the other didn't work either. Both folders have a .ini file in them, but I assume that makes no difference. Both folders are on my C drive.
How to remember folder's views
Since yesterday the views of my folders worked normal, means I was able to set each folder's files in different views like small icons, large icons, detail, etc, but this morning when i turned on my pc, and seemed that all my folders has the same view, when I change one folder, all folder's view changes. So I am wondering if there is a way to fix it
We'll show you how to customize Windows Explorer and your folders even more by using the folder options window. You'll discover how to customize folder views and peek into the hidden files and folders on your PC.
Take Ownership and Change Permissions of Files and Folders
Switching to another operating system or importing data can lead to the impossibility of accessing your files and folders. This is result of the fact that your user has lost ownership of those files & folders or it no longer has the required permissions. Also accessing certain system protected files or folders involves sometimes modifying the file permissions for those resources. When you cannot read or change files/folders from your disk, it means that either you need to take ownership of them or you need to change your user's permissions. In this article you will learn how to change ownership of a file or folder and how to manage permissions for accessing and modifying them.
Super-hidden Folders and Files
I seem to have discovered a strange condition which I shall call "super-hidden" folders and files in Windows 7 Professional (I have 32-bit version). I found this condition while searching for my Data folder in my Palm Desktop installation -- I sorta found it, but can ONLY see it from within the Palm Desktop application, in the Tools - Options - General tab under"Data directory".
So far, I have turned-off all hidden files & folders settings, including "protected operating system files". I've installed XPlorer and it does not show the "super-hidden" folders and files (but DOES display many files and folders I cannot see from within Windows (7) Explorer.
I downloaded "last changed files.exe", and cansee a listing of many of the files/folders that contain changed files in these "super-hidden" locations, so I have proof that these files and folders actually exist where theyought to. Palm Desktop seems to be working "normally" (compared to being installed under Windows XP Pro a week earlier on another PC).
Has anyone seen this condition, and how to turn it off so I can use my computer as I need to?