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Windows Old File Empty, Data Not Found


Updated from windows xp and windows vista. The program was supposed to have saved all the information from outlook into a "windows old" file folder (ie: inbox, calendar, contacts) however all the "windows old" folders were empty. This occurred with all users. Including with all thier documents from word and excel. Etc. Is there any way to retrieve all this old information as the import troubleshooter did not work (followed all online instructions to a "t".

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Problem When Deleting Empty File

I have used universal extractor (ue) to extract an installer file (.exe) to my desktop folder. One of the files that the ue has created is an empty file with a blank name (also it doesn't have an extension) - this empty file is included in the installer file packet. When i view it in windows explorer, its full name is blank (i have unchecked the option 'hide extensions for known file types').

I try to delete it but i get a message 'an unexpected error is preventing the operation. Make a note of this error code, which might be useful if you get additional help to resolve this problem. Error 0x80070091: the directory is not empty. '.

I also try another method. Cut and paste that empty file to the recycle bin. And i get another message 'you need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder', i click continue button then another message appears 'you require permission from to make changes to this folder'. I have logged in with my administrator account - it is the only user account in my computer. These messages still appear after i try to run the windows explorer as an administrator and delete that file.

I restart my computer, enter safe mode, delete that file with two methods i mentioned above and still got those message. So i use system restore and windows backup to bring my computer to the time before that file was created but all of them don't have any effects.

That empty file make me confuse. I think maybe there are some problems with the file allocation table (fat), so this makes windows can create and display that empty file but cannot access to it (i also can't rename or add attribute to it) (?!). I have used chkdsk to check my disk but windows say it works well. So i still don't know how to delete that file.

Can you help me the solution for this problem?


Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I am logged in as an administrator. The permissions for all folders in the path and the file itself grant full control. I have changed the owner to my new login.


Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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When the attempt to open the pdf file attachment is made, the message informs that "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. " If the file is saved to the local computer, it can be opened normally, as the file association is correct. This is confirmed by typing assoc .pdf in a command window and receiving the response ".pdf=acroexch.document". How can opening pdf documents from live mail be accomplished without saving them first.


Posted On: 2010-04-04 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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When i ran printer trouble shooter, it listed all the hp 1100 installs and did set the default and sharing for me on request. So, windows knows about the printer installs and can correct settings via the trouble shooter but devices & printers refuses to show them hence i cannot delete the duplicates. Are there any other ways to get at the printer installs until this problem is fixed by ms?


Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Upgrade To A New Empty Hard Drive

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Posted On: 2009-09-24 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Unable To Empty Recycle Bin

I have been having problems with deleting files that were auto recovery or compatible files from previous software versions that i have tried to delete from my computer (one is an autocad file and the other is an excel file). I can delete them from my documents folder and they end up in the recycle bin, however, when i try to empty my recycle bin it will attempt to delete them, but never accomplishes the task. I have allowed it to run for hours, with the message "deleting 1 item (4. 62 mb) from recycle bin. Discovered 0 items (0 bytes per second)".

I have also tried restoring them unsuccessfully. I have also tried deleting the files from the recycle bin instead of emptying it without any better results. Is there another way to empty the recycle bin or repair the issue that is causing the problem?


Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Folder Empty Backup And Restore

After recovering from a boot failure, after downloading a windows malware update, i made a new backup of all my documents using windows backup and restore wizard. Using the start button and then documents i browsed to the external drive holding the backup, found the backup folder, saw the list of document folders that matched the list on my main hard-drive but every folder i tried to open said "folder empty". The backup took 5 hours to complete and i received a screen saying backup successful, but where are the documents that were backed up?

Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Randomly Empty Windows Search Box Will Pop Up

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I have replaced the key board thinking it may have been commanding window to search. I have updated all software. This happens completely random. This typically happens in spurts lasting around 10mins. It happens often, around four times a day. Im off and on my desktop all day long. The box is empty and has the search in the right corner and an address bar to the left of that taking up 3/4 of the top permitted of the box.

I have never had a problem like this with windows that i cannot figure out how to eliminate. This has been happen since i loaded windows about three weeks now. If someone can point me in a direction it would be helpful.


Posted On: 2009-11-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

After Upgrade Usb Hard Drive Folders Are Empty

After upgrade from vista 64 to windows 7 64, usb hard drive initially works, then at some point all the "folders are empty" and i cannot access files untill i reboot. Then same thing all over again. My setup was working perfectly fine with vista 64; i had a 1tb  seagate freeagent external hard drive where i had all my pictures, music and movies. These media was monitored by my zune software, windows media player and windows media center, and also shared on my network.

Then i upgraded to windows 7 64. At first it seemed fine, windows 7 recognized and external drive, all applications were still monitoring my media from it, and i was able to access the files. But after a couple of minutes of accessing the files, the drive just seems to suddenly go offline.

I can still browse the folder structure, but the i don't see any files, and folders are empty. In some folders i see the files (maybe the info was cached) and if i try to access it, i get an error to "check the location of the file" or "file not available". Once i reboot my system, then everything seems back to normal but as soon as i try to access anything, it breaks as before. It fails even more promptly if i try to download something on to the drive.

All the usb drivers seem ok. The external hard drive works normally on my laptop that has a windows 7 32bit, so no problems in the drive itself. I tried removing all other usb devices (i have 7 usb inputs on and two more on my monitor), i tried changing power options so that usb ports are not automatically shut off by the pc, i tried reinstalling all the hardware drives including the nvidia chipset driver, i even reinstalled windows 7. The issue is still not resolved.


Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I have windows 7 with an epson photo printer r260. My old windows system would advise me of low ink but i don't receive any alerts now. How do i know which ink jet is empty.

Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I'm using windows 7 professional and everything seems to be working fine. I attached my new transcend f25 usb drive (300g) to use for backups. I copied over about 20 gigs of archives and had windows run it's first backup. Everything seemed fine, and the available space on the drive is now about 230g, which sounds right. The problem is, i can only see empty folders on the drive!

Now, i know for sure that the files are there because i tried plugging the drive into an old xp laptop - bingo there were all my files! Can anyone advise me? This seems like a configuration problem, or maybe a drive error. The files were there when i first added them, though, so it's very odd! How can i see my files?


Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Empty Backup Folder On External Hard Drive

This is regarding windows 7 home premium. I recently discovered the files created on my external hard drive by windows automated backup utility are empty. The backup utility continues to apparently create backups: the external drive lights up to indicate activity when the "backup in progress" symbol appears in the notification area of the taskbar.control panel>system and security>backup and restore shows a backup size of 92. 24 gb and verifies the backup location as the external drive.

The external drive itself appears to be working fine: i can move other files, such as outlook backups, to the drive and verify their file size. There are two backup-related file folders on the external drive, one with the name of the computer and the other named windowsimagebackup, which was created about two minutes after the first. But both are empty.


Posted On: 2010-06-01 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Backup Will Not Open Dvd Drive For Insertion Of Second Empty Dvd

When running the backup to dvd the dvd gets full and you get a banner to insert a new dvd, the dvd drive will not open to eject the full dvd. You must do a boot in order for the dvd drive to open. Windows 7 backup will not open dvd drive for insertion of a second empty dvd.

Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Clicking On Favorites Button In Ie Displays Empty Favorites

Unable to add or organize favorites in ie8. Receive error message that c:/users/opa/documents/favorites/favorites refers to a location that is unavailable. The location does exist on my drive. Clicking on favorites button in ie displays empty favorites sub-screen.

Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Save Dialog And Save As Boxes Appear Empty In Programs

Save dialog and save as dialog boxes appear empty in multiple programs. I cant save my work. I click 'save' or 'save as' in dbdesigner4, srcedit, and other programs, and the dialog is empty. The 'favorites', 'ftp', and 'file format' options show up, and the save and cancel buttons at the bottom, but nothing else. I cannot choose a destination directory, name the file to be saved, choose the file type, and when i click save, nothing happens.

Posted On: 2010-04-03 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Data Drive D Not Accessible

I lost access to my data drive d . I know what i did but just cant get the access back.
I right clicked on d drive selected properties then security tab . I selected guest account and check all deny boxes for this account . A warring popped up saying something like " if you a member of 2 or more accounts the deny will come over the allow " not sure what was exactly written but it was something sound like that.

However, now i have no access to this drive even if i sing as admin. And cant change the security setting i get a message " not accessible "i tried some solution i found on internet such as, login in safe mode . But no luck.


Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Adding Data Hdd

I have just installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on a new hdd - the installation went perfectly. I now want to add another hdd (internal), to use as a data drive. I have been using this drive to store all my data from another installation of windows 7 (32 bit). Whilst i can see all the folders, when i attempt to open some folders (but not all) to access files i receive a message saying i don't have permission. I am the only person using the computer, i.e. I have no additional profiles or anything.

How can i fully access this data drive, with full read/write capability? I will also want to use the same drive when i use it with my windows 7 32 bit installation too. I imagine it is something to do with granting permissions or sharing, but i'm not sure what. Any suggestions? 


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Player Cannot Play File, File Type Or Codec Not Supported

This is a new computer, win med player will not play vid i imported from my camera. Even sample video will not play.

Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Does Not Recognize Restore Data

I have purchased a new computer with windows 7. My old computer was running windows xp. I had backed up my files and settings on an external hard drive using the backup devices of windows xp. How do i transfer this information to windows 7? Windows 7 does not recognize the data when i try to run restore data.

Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

What Is Data Execution Prevention Program ?

Data execution prevention can help protect your computer by monitoring your programs to make sure that they use system memory safely. If dep notices a program on your computer using memory incorrectly, it closes the program and notifies you. I have done everything i was told to do to fix this problem and i still keep getting this message. It always says, "internet explorer has stopped working. I don't know what to do.

What is data execution prevention?
 
Data execution prevention (dep) is a security feature that can help prevent damage to your computer from viruses and other security threats. Harmful programs can try to attack windows by attempting to run (also known as execute) code from system memory locations reserved for windows and other authorized programs. These types of attacks can harm your programs and files.

Dep can help protect your computer by monitoring your programs to make sure that they use system memory safely. If dep notices a program on your computer using memory incorrectly, it closes the program and notifies you.


Posted On: 2009-12-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Data Hard Drive

I had a hard drive that i had as an external slave to a 2k machine. Then as a regular slave using a ide card so that it would appear among the other os's an in win 7. I then was told to just make it a usb drive, so i purchased a new power adapter cable so that it would work an nothing is showing up still.

Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Not Able To Download Program Guide Data

I am having the identical problem. I'm using windows 7 professional x64 and have a hardwired connection to the internet. I cannot get the mc to download an update to the guide. The event id shown in the activity log is "0". These are the additional details contained  in the message window.

Log name:      media center
Source:        mcupdate
Date:          2/18/2010 9:12:51 am
Event id:      0
Task category: none
Level:         information
Keywords:      classic
User:          n/a
Computer:      wjh-zt-pc
Description:
9:12:35 am - the directory package is already up to date.
9:12:35 am - the clientupdate package is already up to date.
9:12:35 am - the nettv package is already up to date.
9:12:35 am - the mcespotlight package is already up to date.
9:12:35 am - the mceclientux package is already up to date.
9:12:35 am - the sportsschedule package is already up to date.
9:12:35 am - the sportsv2 package is already up to date.
9:12:35 am - the broadband package is already up to date.
9:12:35 am - the mceclientmaintenance package is already up to date.
9:12:35 am - the networkmetadata package is not available.
9:12:35 am - testing internet connection.
9:12:35 am - connection established.
9:12:36 am - retrieving epglistings.
9:12:36 am - processing epglistings.
9:12:36 am - retrieving epglisting-8. Enc.
9:12:40 am - extracting 28514937_listingdata. Mxf.
9:12:40 am - processing 28514937_listingdata. Mxf.
9:12:51 am - errors during the last update.
9:12:51 am - will retry at 2/19/2010 12:35:01 am.

Any ideas what the problem is and how it can be fixed?


Posted On: 2010-02-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Restore Application Data Shortcut

I have to admit i did this one to myself.

On the user profile (c:users
Ame) if you turn off the "hide protected operating system files" setting, it displays a number of "shortcuts". If these have been deleted, are there any way to restore them. It seems they are not really shortcuts but junctions.

What happens if i install a program that is still looking for the %application data% variable, it will create a directory on c:users
Ameapplication data instead of placing it on c:users
Amelocalroaming

Any help will be greatly appreciated to save me from myself.


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Data Execution Protection Crashes

I was having a problem with repetitive data execution protection crashes when i accessed certain pages - particularly when trying to read my optimum email with a browser. This occurred with both ie 8 and firefox. The last straw was when i tried to renew my subscription for my trend micro internet security. Their app for renewing a subscription automatically started ie 8, which would then trigger a "internet explorer has stopped working . Checking for a solution" window, followed by a "close program" window, followed by a message that data execution protection had been the cause of the stoppage.

However, ie 8 does not close - it just triggers another succession of "checking for a solution, " "close program, " "dep was the cause" messages until i manage to get ie8 to respond to its own close button (the red x in the urh corner). Based on another posting, i started ie 8 as administrator and turned off the dep function - now when i try to renew my subscription, i get a rapid series of "checking for a solution" and "close program" windows, but no dep message. I finally had to renew my subscription by telephone! What can be done to fix this?


Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

App Data Folder Have 97gb

Why does app data folder have 97gb? My brand new computer (running windows 7 professional) shows that i have used 272gb. My user name accounts for 192 gb. My music takes up 95gb, but i could not figure out what else could be chewing up a lot of space. When i got to the folders within my user name, i see an app data folder that says it has 97gb. Are there really 97gb in there, or is that pretty much a mirror of my music and other files i have?  If not, where are the 95gb that i can't account for?

I have looked at all other folders under my user name, but don't see any others that have even 1 gb in them. I am guessing it must be a duplication of my music somewhere, but i cannot find it. I would really like to free up that disk space.


Posted On: 2010-01-18 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Win 7 Is Deleting Data Files

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I've been using this program on xp for years and never had an issue. I've tried to recover using previous version, but they don't exist. I've checked windows defender and avira logs, but nothing. I'm trying to run recuva now, but am probably going to have to go back to a backup from last month.

Any help would be appreciated as this will cause me to go back to xp if no resolution is found.

I am running:

Microsoft windows 7 ultimate 32-bit v6. 1. 7600 build 7600
Amd athlon(tm) 64 x2 dual core processor 6000+, 3000 mhz, 2 core(s), 2 logical processor(s)
Installed physical memory (ram)    4. 00 gb
600gb free on drive c:


Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .