In Windows 2000 you can set the file owner of a file or directory and give permissions to users (read, write, and more). Where is this feature in WinXP Pro? I cannot find it in the File properties.Hi DR, You have to disable simple file sharing in XP Pro in order to view those features. Open My Computer, go to Tools>Folder Options>View tab. Scroll down to locate "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" and click in the checkbox to clear the checkmark, then click on Apply then OK. Now, right-click on a file/folder, select Properties>Security tab.
I have an avi file of my hard drive that I cannot delete . Everytime I try to delete it I get a mesage that says another program is using it but I cannot find any other program using it. I have rebooted and that did nto work. I have closed all but the most needed processes from task mananger but the did not help. I even tried rt clicking on the file to see the properties but they wil not come up. I have removed al spyware and ran virus scan several times to clean anything I might have picked up but I still cannot delete it. Any ideas of what ot do?Restart, pound on the F8 key after the BIOS message but before Windows starts to load, from that menu select safe mode without networking, now delete the file. Reboot Galen
I have a PC that is full of files that have file locks on them. They can't be moved, or deleted. Windows claims that they are in use by another user/process. Is there any way to force windows to release a file lock on a particular file? Rebooting does not release the locks.Hi, What file names? What file extensions? What folders are they in?
After installing Norton Antivirus and rebooting the system I could not open some programs and the error displayed said it could not find the above mentioned file Any thoughts? hoe do I replace such file? ArmandoI don't think it is rundll32 that cannot be found. That is used a lot,
to run a .dll library as if it were a stand-alone program. I think it
is some dll which it is set to run which is missing. But it is not
possible to say which. As this started with an install of Norton, I
would uninstall that, then use System restore to go back to a time
before you installed it, and see if the effect goes.
I have a file that, when I attempt to delete it, the OS reports that it 'Cannot read from the source file or disk'. How do I get rid of this file?This sounds like a bad disk/sector.. However, have you triedn in Safe Mode?
My neighbor just upgraded to XP Home (from WinME) and he now states that when transferring files from his slave drive, the file names are truncated to 46 characters. Tried the MS Knowledge Base for help (using "long file name" keyword(s) ) but got nothing relevant. I'm running Win98 FE and I told him , as far as I knew, the long file name length should still be 250 +/-. Any ideas ? rayThe file name in not limited to 46 characters. However, the folder/directory names are limited.
I noticed when running Windows Explorer that I have mixed file text colors. The text colors are black or blue. On my other XP machine the file text colors are all black. I think some program changed the color with its associated files, but DLL and SYS files are blue. I tried using the desktop advanced features, but it doesn't change the blue text files only the black text files. Any suggestions on how to return all the files back to black?Black coloured files are "normal" files Blue coloured files are compressed files. Go to Tools >Folder Options Select the VIEW tab Scroll down till you see the: Show encrypte or compressed NTFS files in colour. Bernardo
On one of our computers, for a domain user, we are unable to set a specific program to run a specific file extension. the change button is grayed out, even when we go to contorl panel->folder options and start it with 'run as', as a domain administrator, it is still grayed out.I can't find a file type like this at the moment but I know I've run across it before. From Tools | Folder Options | File Types tab, select the file type in question. What is normally the Advanced button should say something like Reset. Click that and the Change button should become available again.
Somehow I have made it so when I double click a file it doesn't open, it brings up a search window. Also when I look at the drop down menu under File the firts thing displayed is SEARCH in bold and not OPEN in bold. What did I do and how do I undo it ?Hi Try here: Line 18 - right hand side http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
I have downloaded a game over the internet. The download consisted of a download agent and I would now like to delete this file off my system but keep receiving an error message - "Cannot delete file or folder as it is being used by another user". How do I delete such a file? Any help is appreciated. NathanHi Nathan, See this from MVP Kelly: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_d.htm#del
Just curious, is there a way to determine how many times and when a file has been accessed, in Word, Excel or others? Must this option be set up or is it already available? Thank you in advance.The NTFS file system keeps track of the date and time each file was created, the last time it was modified, and the last time it was read (but not modified). No count of accesses is maintained.
File names are appearing in blue on our network drives. At first I thought this was due to a long file name convention, but even a file name "book1 " appears in blue, while some other name appear in black. What is going on here? Can we make all file names appear in black. w We have installed all sp's and security patches. Is this related to one of these updates?Hi This usually indicates compressed files
I reinstalled Windows XP and lost the extra tab I had on my file properties for .kar files. This tab would show the text in the .kar file and also had the song name and artist. How do I add this functionality back to my new installation of WinXP?How did you get it there in the first place? Installed some 3rd party software?That's what I don't know, I was realize the properties thing I had added was special. You think this relates to some CD+G software? on some 3rd partyI don't have any experience with that software so couldn't say.There are programs out there that have the ability to play karaoke file on the pc, you can get some that actually allow you to create a karaoke song, only playable on the pc however. http://www.computer-karaoke.com/
also get similar messages as internet explorer closes itself now & again: c:\docume~1\paulby~1\locals~1\temp\wer1.tmp.dir00 \iexplore.exe.mdmp c:\docume~1\paulby~1\locals~1\temp\wer1.tmp.dir00 \appcompat.txt Sometimes the "wer1" changes, for example, to "wer5" or "wer35c" Some of the error message , incidentally, is in higher case. I would be very grateful for any suggestions. Is the software corrupt? Are my files corrupted? I have run a virus scan which showed no infected file. I also have an up-to-date virus checker & firewall (Norton) installed. One extremely frustrated computer userGo to your temp folder and delete everything in it. See if this works.
Get a file called ~ on dedsktop after updating Windows XP and Outlook express. Checked with Symantec re virus and they tell me its something to do with windows updateThis is a bug in the April 2003 Cumulative Patch. It is basically a backup of your address book. MS is aware of it and at some time will provide a fix for it. You can safely delete it. References: http://supportdesk1.iit.edu/outexp.htm and: http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/problems/bugs.htm#~file
My works database will not open. I get a message that the file is corrupted. Some of the characters in the file name have been replaced by symbols. It originally said "customer database" and now it reads "~$stomer database". This happened when I was tring to use mail merge to create labels. The 39;ll get a better answer from a WORKS newsgroup. try microsoft.public.works.win -- The people think the Constitution protects their rights; But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome. in message file is corrupted. by symbols. It "~$stomer database". labels. The have reconfigured, running several When I have tried I later opened it, wise enough to back upHave you tried rightclick and Rename to change it back to its original title?
I have recently ecountered a problem in my XP system. Whenever I double-click a graphic file I receive an error message that the file cannot be found in the specific location where the file is actually located. However, I can load the file from any graphics program (fireworks, photopaint, etc) but the files refuse to load in microsoft's own graphics programs. Does anyone have any idea what should sudenly cause this problem.Not sure what problem is, you could try running System Restore. If it works it's a simple and quick fix (the BEST kind). Start, Help & Support, System Restore . . . Good Luck !
How do I create a file structure list or log (file and folder names only) from explorer so I can copy and edit in a document.Just google "directory lister" and you'll find plenty of free downloadable apps. Enter "file lister" at download.com and find more free ones.
I'm running WinXP Home, I keep getting messages about my registry been corrupted and my computer just keep crashing, also reboots it self when it finish loading the windows xp black screen at starup. Can anybody tell me if maybe buying a new hard drive would be a good solution to this problem? The computer was upgraded with a clean install and C drive was converted to ntfs in the process HP Pavilion xe813 Gracias CarlitosGenerally, its NOT a hard drive problem. I'd suspect ram first.
gif and jpg are not missing again. I've also tried to bring up a dos prompt to enter the command "assoc .gif=giffile" but it gives me an error (stating, "error has occurred processing gif file). In addition, this only happens to one of the logins. His wife's login is working correctly therefore I'm sure the system32 files are in place. Any ideas what I can do?Windows® XP File Association Fixes Copyright 2003 - Doug Knox http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm The files listed here are all ZIP files, which contain a REG (Registry) file. Download the ZIP and open it. Extract the REG file to your hard disk and double click it. Answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad. Each of the REG files contains the default settings for the
When you open explorer into a file that has a lot of files and folders, so that the window cannot list them all at once, sometimes the window will show the first group of files and sometimes the last group. What causes this and how can I get it to open just the one way? Also how can I set up a program (such as Word) to always start at say "my desktop" instead of "my documents" when I first say open or save. Thanks for any advice LonnieTo set up Word go to Tools>Options>File Locations Modify as you wish, but I would not recommend sending files to your Desktop. Could get a little busy. Most applications have "Preferences" options, ususally found under Tools or Customize Gord Dibben Excel MVP
longer sharing files or printers. Now when I look at the Network on each machine I only see the machine I am looking at. I can no longer see the other machine. Is there a simple fix for this?Hi, Recheck the workgroup name for each, as the inability to see each other at all indicates they are not using the same one.If firewall was turned on with the SP2 installation, you may have to configure it to all file and printer sharing. Control panel -.> network & internet connections -> windows firewall -> exception tab -> check
selection: "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects," select it as well. Once complete, you should be able to do what you wish with these files when you log back on as that user. XP-Pro If you have XP Pro, temporarily change the limited account to administrative. First, go to Windows Explorer, go to Tools, select Folder Options, go to the View tab and be sure "Use Simple File Sharing" is not selected. If it is, deselect it and click apply and ok. If you wish everything in a specific folder to be accessible to a user, right click the folder, select properties, go to the Security tab, click Advanced, go to the Owner tab, select the user you wish to have access, at the bottom of the box, you should see a check box for "Replace owner
XP seems to be trying to renew the IP address. I think it is looking for one from Internet which of course always fails without an Internet connection. Any ideas on how to setup a standalone home network after XP sp2? Like I said it worked fine with sp1 but not under sp2. LJBI found solutions to both questions. See answers at the end. neither caused is 1. XP's Guest account must be enabled for file and printer sharing to work. An easy test to run from a DOS window on XP is: net use \\[xp pc name]\[share name] /user:guest "" 2. ICS does not seem to work with a Juno e-mail/web connection. In my case the dialup adapter that needs to be set to allow ICS does not exist until Juno is connected. Juno also deletes this adapter when you log off so none of the settings
I have a desktop (XPPro with SP2) using Norton Firewall I have a laptop (XPHome with SP2) using the new SP2 Firewall I have a Linksys Wireless 2.4 Router(11b); desktop is hardwired to it; laptop has a wireless adapter (11g). Both computers have SAME network group name, MSHOME. I have enabled 'File Sharing' on c: folder on both computers. Used WindowsExplorer (right click) to do this. Properties in Network Connection also has File & Printer Sharing enabled. Both computers can browse Internet and send/receive e-mail. NEITHER COMPUTER CAN 'FIND' THE OTHER COMPUTER IN 'MY NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD' Error message reads something like, 'MSHome network not found, you do not have permission ' Ed CIn your firewalls you should have enabled communication
In Windows XP SP2, is there a simple way to restrict a certain user (my 8 year old) from launching certain programs (like iMesh) or using certain peripherals (like the printer)? Thanks in advance for the responses.First, before everyone else tells you, there is no such thing as SP2 for Xp yet. Secondly, if this is XP Pro, then yet, you can turn off simple file sharing, and then proceed to set access permissions on printers, files, folders, etc. Just deny access to the user ID that is your offspring's. If it's XP home, this is harder to do - you can turn off simple file sharing and set permissions as 'administrator' logged on after booting to safe mode, but that's a bit of a PITA.
Hi, my Windows XP give an error that the file c:\windows\system32\config\system is corrupted. I cd- booted into repair console, and can't rename or copy the above file. So I deleted the file (oops!), and now the error message appears: "lsass.exe error: When trying to update a password, this return state indicates that the value provided on the current password is not correct." What should I do without losing the programs & data? Thanks!
advanced settings, I have selected "Remember each folders view settings." My problem is that it does not work. I open a folder and the settings that I had last left it in are not remembered. As an example, I like my folders to open to full window view. Not to a small window. I also use long file names, so I like the spacing of the file pane to be large so the entire file name appears. I make the file size pane smaller to accomplish this. This occurs in Explorer and any file I view from Explorer. It will remember the setting as long as I have the system up (computer on) but the next time I boot up the settings are not there. I never had this problem with my older Windows 98 operating system. Is there a fix for this? Also on Pop Up windows or Menus I drag them to
Does anyone know of a good file manager replacement for Windows Explorer for WinXP and secondly a search tool for searching for files and maybe searching the content of files. I haven't managed to understand the Windows indexing system. I have it running but I don't get very fast file searching. Is it possible to set it up so that I get fast searching when just looking for filenames themselves, and secondly, can you also get fast searching when looking in the contents of files. If not, is there a utility that gives fast searching for filenames/ file contents. GraemeTry the free AgentRansack: http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/default.aspx
Can you use file association with a file that doesn't have an extension in it's name, we need to use notepad to open files our mainfame creates. These files are created without extensions, so in turn we have to go through the list an choose notepad to open the file each time, we would like to be able to double click the file and have notepad open. MikeNo, I can't think of a way - but could you not just create shortcuts? notepad <full path to file> I don't think you can even use right click | open with, if there's no extension, unfortunately.
Hello! In Linux, I use "file" command to identify files for their format types. Does one exist in Windows XP and other Windows versions? Thank you in advance. :)Viewed in a text reader, the first two bytes of a file can tell you its type.
I attempted to reinstall Windows XP Professional and received an error message that the above hal.dll file was corrupted and so the installation could not proceed. Where or how do I get a back up copy of the file to replace the corrupted fileThat's a file that has several versions to be installed depending on the hardware. If it's too much trouble to return the CD to MS for a new one, make sure it's clean and dust free. Sometime the files on the CD can be copied to the hard drive w/o problem and the install can be run from the hard drive. Maybe you can borrow a friend's CD but be sure to use the serial number from yours.
I turned it on yesterday it was changed. I changed them back to the way that I had them and when I started my system today they all defaulted back. Why is this happening as it never happened before? CarlHi Carl, See if this helps: Set them back as preferred, then run: Save Settings on Exit (Line 54) http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit. If no go after a reboot, see line 188 (right hand side): http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm Good luck and keep us posted.And I would suggest your line 2, left - Increase folder view size limit. This sounds like that trouble to me