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I accidentally deleted a message from my inbox in Outlook 2000 using shift+Del. Is there anyway to retrieve it?

Hello everyone!

I'm new here, and thought this was the place to find some help! My problem:

I want to be able to share select folders on my computer with my roommate, so he can see them and read them from his computer. The only problem is, he has a mac (I know, quite unfortunate). I want to be able to do this just like how I used to do it in XP. I could just go to My Network Places and all other computers on the network who were also running Win XP could view the shared folders. I tried for hours and Google searched it how to do it for Windows 7 & OS X and everyone said something different, and I couldn't get any of them to work. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium and my roommate is running the latest version of OS X. I want him to be able to see select folders that I determine, and be able to read, not write, so that he cannot accidentally delete a file or move it around somehow (he's not a real advanced computer user, hence a mac owner).
Basically it's just so I can share my music and videos with him. Also, is there a way so I can see shared folders on his computer that he has selected to share? Like I said, I read many articles, blogs, and forums about how to do this and they all said different things and I couldn't get any of them to work! So if there is an experienced user out there that can help me do this please help!


I deleted the Desktop folder located in the personal folder, now whenever i try to put something on the desktop or oper an folder i get a message saying "C:UsersJHollidayDesktop refers to a location that is unavailable".

Is there any way to remakerestore the folder?

Please help!

I have accidentally deleted in my Windows 7 start menu Return to Castle Wolfenstein separate folder. I haven't noticed it before, simply because I do not have time to play games and I thought it might be a virus, trojan or anything like that. Then I have noticed that the game with the name Wolfenstein bla bla exists in within the Games menu. What am I supposed to do? The Windows 7 came installed on my PC and I do not have the OS CD. How can I bring the game back? Thnx!!!

Is there a way in Windows 2000 to prevent people from accidentally moving a folder into another folder? That is, a way to lock down folders and files so that they cannot be deleted or moved?

Hi all,

I solved my own problem but I thought that I would post the solution here. I did not see anything on the net for the issue I was having but I am sure it comes up from time to time.

I accidentally created a shortcut inside a folder to itself. I was clicking on the file path at the top and BOOM, suddenly there was a shortcut to the folder INSIDE the folder!

When I went to delete the shortcut the system went into an infinite loop and just kept saying ...deleting....

I tried chkdsk and safe mode but neither worked. Same problem with the infinite delete.

I finally shared the folder out to my network, logged off my system, went to another system and deleted the shortcut from the folder. I figured that the network access, since it does not use the recycle bin, is enough different to allow for the short cut to be deleted.

It worked.

I was trying to move the Documents folder from the default location to a folder on another drive. I accidentally moved it instead into the root of the drive. Now I can't move it to another folder because of the System Volume Information folder on the drive. The message I get when I try to move it is: "Failed to build the list of regular subfolders under "F:System Volume Information" Access is Denied".

I have tried to delete the System Volume Information folder, but I can't. I'm not sure what to do.

When I first installed win7 I was setting up my start menu how I want it and without thinking, I deleted all my administrative tools from my entire computer. They are totally gone from my control panel and everything.

I hope they might be in a windows folder somewhere and the tools in theadministrative tools folder were just shortcuts. If not, is there somewhere I can download them from, because I dont want to use my windows7 disc to get them back.


A leftover from installing a service pack, and if you've rebooted it's safe
to delete (normally this is taken care of by the setup routine). When an SP
installs, it usually sets up this temp folder on the drive with the most
available room.

Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
Windows help -

"EarGuy" wrote in message
I'm running a Sony Vaio PC. In addition to the 16gig C: drive it came
I have a 180gig hard drive that has been partitioned into D: and H:.
Running WinXP Home.

I have found on my H: drive, a folder named af6898ffcaf0d05. It is full
files that look like they belong somewhere in the Windows folder. Lots of
.sys and .dll files, as well as many other file types. EXE files are also
plentiful, and include wmplayer.exe, winlogon.exe, userinit.exe,
unregmp2.exe, taskmgr.exe, smss.exe, regedit.exe, msconfig.exe, etc. etc.
It also has folders within it such as "new", "lang", "ic", and download".

It's eating up 263MB.

What the heck is this? Have I accidentally copied such a folder onto my
Could XP somehow assigned such an OS folder to my H: drive instead of the
C:? Can this be deleted?

I also have hundreds of "quickfinder information" .IDX files on my H:
what are they, and can they be deleted?

Many thanks



Okay, we have a really strange situation here

Large corporation - network delivered Outlook 98; *.pst files are on the shared drive. It will be difficult to explain this, so try to picture:

I have a user who somehow accidentally created a second personal folder (although I can't find a separate *.pst file). So on her Outlook folder list, she shows the regular Outlook Today (that says Personal Folder in parenthesis after it -- it SHOULD say her name instead)with all the usual Calendar, Inbox, etc subs.

Then she also has a "Sue Smith" (we will call her that) folder, with subs of inbox, calendar, etc.
Okay -- all her Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, etc are showing up under the Sue Smith folder, and all the e-mail is showing up under the Outlook Today (Personal Folder) tree.
If I attempt to manually move the items from the Inbox to the Sue Smith inbox, it automatically moves them right back to the other one! And new mail comes in to the Outlook Today (Personal Folder) branch.

I'm tempted to just delete her *.pst file and start over, but I'm afraid I will lose all her emails, contacts and calendar items. Is there are way to MERGE these folders so that she can be properly put back under the Outlook Today branch, with all her items intact?

Thanks! pribb in PC Support!

AARGH!! Once I again, I accidentally deleted the unread messages folder (yes - the whole folder, instead of the message) in my Outlook inbox. I get a couple dozen email messages every night from my boss & its very handy to just tune in to the new ones every morning. How can I restore this folder? We are running Outlook 2003 at work. I also noticed the Outlook 2007 I recently installed at home doesn't have this folder. Can I get instructions for implementing it here, too?


Pardon me if this is already widely known, but I searched for the information unsuccessfully and discovered it accidentally. I find it very helpful.

If I delete a mail item in any of the normal manners, it only moves to the Deleted Items folder. To delete it permanently, I must then go to the Deleted Items folder and delete it again. This is inconvenient, because I occasionally have to look in the Deleted Items folder for something I deleted wrongly . To make such searches easier, I like to delete definite garbage, i.e. spam, without even contaminating the Deleted Items folder with it.

The solution is Shift-Delete; i.e. the Delete key on the keyboard with the Shift key held down. This works with multiple selections too. In particular, SpamNet moves spam to a Spam folder, and I can select the entire folder with Shift-End, then dump the lot without contaminating the Deleted Items folder. (Incidentally, I recommend SpamNet, but that's a separate matter.)

Hello again, Colleagues All,
I use this slightly florid greeting so that you will remember me, noting how much need I have of the excellent advice I get from this forum and feel justifiably proud in giving to me !
Recently, after a disk reformat, I foolishly found that I had accidentally deleted the DVD playing software (PowerDVD from memory). I tried my MS Media Player but it did not have the appropriate codecs. I Googled around and found a new program called Cliprex DVD Player Professional. I downloaded it (it is free so long as you agree to being bombarded with adverts), but found that it would only play downloaded stuff and could not cope with the commercial DVDs in my DVD turntable. I therefore removed it, using the Add/Remove Programs utility in the Control Panel, but found that the folder and some files were still in the Program Files folder. I tried to remove them and was told I could not. I checked the properties and removed the read-only tick. Removal still did not work so I looked again and the read-only tick was back. I opened RegEdit and searchef for all of the folder and file entries and reset them to No Value. this did not work either. What do I do now ??

Hi All
I'm not sure if this is the correct category to Post this thread in so if it is moved I understand.

I was troubleshooting my Raid Zero Array C: drive and while installing a saved System Image, approximately 1.2TB of data on my Raid 1 Array storage drive disappeared. While I deleted the Raid Zero C: drive and then rebuilt the array after I rolled the Motherboard ports of 2 HDs I did not accidentally delete the Raid 1 Array storage drive. Really.

After I reinstalled the saved System Image File I had created using the Windows 7 OS feature, I was happily surfing along and wanted to save a website into the Favorites Folder on the D: storage drive and discovered to my horror that the Array had been either formatted or deleted. I don't know which. I unplugged the power connectors to the 2 raid 1 HDs to avoid accidentally copying another file onto it.

I had thousands of files on that drive. I had about three hundred or so maps, mods, and videos from my favorite video games and many many pictures of family that have passed away. Some of these files are in folders inside of folders inside of folders inside of folders.

I would like to hear from people who have had experience with this type of data recovery. I would like recommendations of a software program that they have used to successfully recover these files that are in folders inside of folders inside of folders inside of folders.
Thank You

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With the new PP3, Windows Home Server will be able to support full image-based backup of Windows 7. It allows a complete recovery in the event users encounter hard disk failure, and restoration of a single file or folder if it is accidentally deleted or lost. Besides, PP3 allows Windows Home Server to integrate Windows 7 Libraries and share the media folders so that users can enjoy better and easier searching for multimedia contents on other PCs. The built in Windows Search 4 (the successor to the Windows search platform) that comes along will boost the query search time and indexing time significantly as well.
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I installed Windows Vista yesterday, accidentally doing so on my "D" drive
rather than my primary "C" drive.

After realizing my mistake, I simply did an image restore of my former XP OS
and reinstalled Vista on my primary "C" drive.

No problems except....

The Windows files from my initial accidental install are still on my "D"
drive and Windows will not let me delete them (although I am no longer
using them).

How I delete those WINDOWS and PROGRAM FILES folders left behind?

Thanks in advance!

Im confusing myself on these ntfs permissions.

Is there an easy way to allow a specific group rw access to one file in a folder full of other files but only have ro access on all other files...without changing the permissions on each file?

The problem I have is we have a folder organized with many files in it where all the files have a relationship to each other. Just for organization. They are all .pdf files, but there is an excel file in there as well, to serve as a log of what is being done. I need to allow a specific group "rw" access to this file, but only "ro" to everything else in the folder, to protect from accidental deletion. Yes we have backups, but we dont have every backup since the beginning of time, and if in the event a file is deleted, we may not realize until its backup has been cycled out. So I would really like to protect from deletion by allowing only "ro" on everything but this one excel file.

The problem is, If I allow "ro" on the folder, and then assign the "rw" on the individual file alone, when excel saves, it creates a temp file in the dir, which then throws an error, access denied because they only have "ro" on the folder. What would be preferred is if I could change the location MS Office uses for its temp file creation. If that cant be done, does anyone know of a way to do what I am asking without a permission headache?

When I am at the normal desk top and right click to properties to change the
background/screen saver/screen resolultion and all that, after clicking on
properties, I get the lil hour glass next to the pointer and then nothing
loads. When I try to trouble shoot the problem there isn't an option for
when the Display Properties wont come up at all. Even going into Control
Panel and then to Appearances and Themes, it still wont open any of the
options, it just does nothing?
In the trouble shooting page when given the link to Display, after clicking
on it I get a box that reads :

This program could not startThe operating system could not start this
program. This may happen if:

Your computer is on a network.

If a system administrator controls your computer, you should ask the
administrator why you cannot start the program. Your administrator might have
removed the program or set a policy that prevents you from starting it.

You need to install the necessary hardware.

Some programs are installed automatically when you install the hardware
associated with them.

You need to install the necessary software.

The program might not be installed on your computer because:

It is an optional component. To add components after completing Setup, click
Start, click Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs, and then click
Add/Remove Windows Components.
It is a Value Added component. To install a Value Added component, insert
the Windows XP installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click Browse this CD,
and double-click the Valueadd folder. After you read the valueadd.htm file,
browse through the folders to find the installation icon for the program that
you want to install. Double-click the icon and follow the directions on the
You have not installed the hardware that uses this program.
If your computer is on a network, your system administrator may have removed
this program or set a policy that prevents you from starting it.
You need to re-install the program file.

The program file may have been accidentally deleted or corrupted. If you
know the name of the file that is missing, you can copy the compressed
version from the operating system installation compact disc to your hard
drive, and then restore it by doing the following:

Insert the installation compact disc.
Click Browse the CD.
In the folder list, open the I386 or IA64 folder.
Find the name of the missing file.
Note The last letter in the file name extension will be replaced by an
underscore because it is a compressed version of the file. For example,
notepad.exe is called notepad.ex_ on the installation compact disc.

Copy the compressed file to your systemrootSystem32 folder on your hard
Click Start, click Run, and then type:
expand %systemroot%system32my_file_name.ex_
and then press ENTER.
You are running Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.

If you are running Windows XP 64-Bit Edition, the program might not be
available. The information or program that you are trying to locate is not
applicable in this version of Windows, and it is not contained in your
current documentation set.

You need to access an Active Directory snap-in.

You can use Remote Desktop on Windows XP to access Terminal Services on a
Windows 2000 Server that has the snap-in available. For more information
about using Remote Desktop and Windows 2000 Terminal Services, see:

To create a new connection
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Documentation (

Any Help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!!

Tx Rich.
But that isn't what I was trying to get.
I was trying to get Aart Jensen to explain to me how to find the entry in
msconfig as explained in his email.
My feeling is that his thery may be the real problem here--that is: the
remnant of a virus is asking for that file upon boot and by deleting this
request for that file it should take care of the error message....
Just a speculation on my part....

"Rich Barry" wrote in message
Go to C:WindowsSystem32 Select ToolsFolder
OptionsViewAdvanced Settingsclick on Show
Hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system
files. Then look in
System32 Folder for DllCache folder. Open and scroll to almost
to winlogon.exe
Rt click and select copy. Backup to System32Folder and rt click and
select Paste.
"saturnin02" wrote in message
How do I actually LOCATE it in msconfig--that is not clear to me....
Where do I put the winlogon.exe name?
When I click on expand file, there are 3 options where to look for the
1) File to Restore
2) Restore from (No idea....)
3) Save file in... (No idea...)
How do I actually do this?

"Aart Jansen" wrote in message
nah, winlogon isn't started like that it is the remnant of the virus,
msconfig and find the entry for winlogon.exe unticjk it and you'll be
"davetest" wrote in message

It seems I've accidentally deleted or otherwise disabled a file that I need
for searching the computer.

When I click on search, either in my start menu or in a folder, the message
I get is
"a file that is required to run Search Companion can not be found" "You may
need to run setup".

Can anyone assist in this problem?

I've tried finding "setup:" but can't



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