How To Sync Folder On Pc With Folder On Flash Drive ?

I would like to be able to sync a folder on my flash drive with a folder on my pc. Is there a way to do so? Basically i would love to plug my flash drive in, right click a folder and sync it with one on my pc.

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Moving Photos From Folder To Flash Drive

Windows 7 does not have the same drop down picture tasks as xp. The option to move a photo is not listed. Do i therefore have to copy. Paste and delete? Seems not as easy as xp menu.

Posted On: 2010-04-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-23 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Folder Access Denied - Cant Delete Folder

Folder access denied

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- I click continue and i get:

Folder access denied

You require permission from laptop/chris to make changes to this folder

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- I am laptopchris! (My username is chris on the login screen so i presume i am laptop/chris). Do i have to have permission to do something on my own computer? It's my computer! Im a newbie when it comes to windows 7. Windows 95, 98, 98se, me, 2000, xp im more advanced in, with vista im slightly there.

I have tried numerous attempts at the silly take ownership thing but it seems to have failed. The message i get up when applying the new settings is:

Error applying security information to :


Access is denied

This is rather frustrating - am i doing something wrong? Would someone please provide simple, easy to follow, accurate steps to take ownership and provide me with a solution or better, a fix, if this doesn't work?

Posted On: 2010-04-13 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Live Mail Folder Relocation To Drive D

Drive c is for the os only, and is replaced with a new image daily. Ms outlook would let me direct the pst data file to the d drive, and so it was not affected when drive c replaced with new image. I wish to do this with live mail and live calendar. I see the folders i need to move are: windows live contacts, and windows live mail, located at: usersappdatalocalmicrosoft.

I did move these folders to the d drive using windows explorer, but when live mail is started, it just re-creates the folders back onto the c drive.

Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-04 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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7 home premium - standard user. I created a folder on my desktop for the sole purpose of exporting emails from thunderbird in eml format, changing them to nws format and dragging them into windows live mail. The folder is empty and no program is using it. On trying to delete it i get the old "folder is in use" message. How the *%&£ is an empty folder "in use"? How do i delete this?If you find my response helpful, please click on the "vote as helpful" button!

Posted On: 2010-03-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Does anyone know of a way i can 'host'(maybe the wrong term) my program files folder on a different drive? My setup is a 30g ssd(windows) and a 2tb raid(partitioned d:/ e:/ f:/)

I know you can mount partitions in empty ntfs folders, but is there a way to mount them as the program files folder? Same with users folder so windows acts as though that is the folder?Why wont this f*n thing work.

Posted On: 2009-11-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Access Root Folder Nas Drive

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Posted On: 2010-06-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Recycle Bin Folder On External Hard Drive

I received an external hard drive with data for processing. One of the folders on the hard drive is named $recycle. Bin properties of the folder show that the folder contains 56 files, but i can't see them. It also appear to display files that in my recycle bin on c drive. I tired to remove hidden attribute from the folder with no success. I also tried method described in the following article:  and received "not setting hidden file" message.
I have windows xp professional version 2002 service pack 2.

Please kindly advise how i can access files in the $recycle. Bin folder.

Posted On: 2009-06-23 . View Related Posts . . View 3 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 .

Weird "cmd" Option In Drive/folder Context Menu

Recently i've noticed a weird "cmd" (as is) command has appeared in drive/folder context menu. After pressing it i'm getting an "this file does not have a program associated with for performing this action" error. All efforts to remove this eye-nagging issue, using both regedit and various 3rd party context-menu editors, have failed. Any ideas why this might have happened?

Posted On: 2010-04-30 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

"old Windows" Folder On Hard Drive After Upgrade

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Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Windows.old Folder

After upgrading my laptop from windows vista 64 bit to windows 7 64 bit, i noticed that i have a folder on my c: drive called windows. Old. I was wondering if i can delete this folder as its taking up almost 50 gigs of hard-drive space that i would love to get back. My problem is, if i delete this file will my laptop become unstable?

If i can, how would i go about deleting this folder without deleting anything that is outside this folder? When i did my upgrade i used the windows easy transfer and still have the file that it created backed up on am external hard-drive.

Posted On: 2010-02-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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The picture in the help file shows that it would do that. I want a folder tree so i can see what folders are already there, and make new folders in places that make sense!  I do not like to put stuff on my desktop wall paper. I only want important applications i use regularly there and i do not like clustering it up with files and folders. There is also other junk in the navigation pane like a "downloads" folder that does nothing to show me where it is located. I cannot even e-mail a file because i cannot find it, since i do not have a folder list. I can work from there if it will just show me where it is on the tree!

Posted On: 2010-04-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Having recently upgraded to windows 7 ultimate 64-bit, i've run into a couple of issues that i really miss in my windows vista and windows xp machines and wonder if it's possible to get the functionality back. Let me begin with a little background. I work with 4 30 inch monitors and with the desktop stretched across all 4 monitors which allows me to pre-position various windows and applications so that when i turn on the computer, outlook will land on the 3rd monitor, internet explorer and microsoft word 2007 will share the 2nd monitor etc. I should probably also mention that i work completely hands-free and wrote 90% of the commands i use in knowbrainer (naturally-speaking third-party command utility).

1. I've noticed that when switching to microsoft word, outlook and excel, that windows doesn't remember the size although it does remember the correct monitor and position. To make matters worse, when switching to a different application, using naturallyspeaking voice commands, the window returns to its original size and i have to resize it every time i switch to the app.

2. This question may be related to the 1st. Because i have 4 monitors, i like to open folders in specific positions on the 4th monitor. In both windows vista and windows xp, the operating system would remember each folder's position and i typically work with the same 3 or 4 folders. Unfortunately windows 7 only remembers the size and position of the last folder which i find inconvenient in my workflow. Switching to windows xp emulation is not an option as naturallyspeaking will not accept it.

I would greatly appreciate a solution if anyone has found a workaround for these 2 problems.

Posted On: 2010-03-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Recently, i put a program in the startup folder in

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I later decided that i didn't want the program to startup every time i log on, but instead of deleting the program i accidentally deleted the startup folder instead. The folder is no longer in the recycling bin. Does anyone have any idea of how to replace my startup folder because i would really like to put some programs in there.

I've tried using task scheduler, but didn't find it to be very effective. What i really need is a new startup folder.

Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

New Folder Problem

I am experiencing a problem when i create a new folder. I go to an open space in my computer, right click, and click new folder, a new folder appears, as expected, but the problem is that in the new folder, there looks like there is a picture, but when i go into that folder, there is nothing, (and that is what i expected, as it is a new folder). My goal here isn't to restore what was in the folder, (as there isn't supposed to), but to eliminate the supposed image that windows thinks is in the folder. I think this happened when i messed with the folder options, but i'm not sure. I can live without it, but it's very annoying.

Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Vm Folder On W7 Desktop Help

I have installed a hp color laserjet 2840 mfp inside xp vm as there are no drivers or support for the scanner and fax features for this mfp under windows7 x64.

While inside vm, i have created a folder on the desktop called "scans". All scanned in documents are directed to this folder.

I want to link (shortcut, etc) this "scans" folder on my windows7 desktop, and other pcs on the network for that matter.

All attempts map, shortcut, or otherwise link any workstation to this folder have failed.

Attempts to "push" this folder out to the workstations have also failed.

Do you have any ideas?

Posted On: 2010-03-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Folder Are Created With Same Name

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Do you know how i can resolve this issue?

Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Shortly after installing win 7 64 i moved "my documents" by some simple method i don't now recall (it was 6 months ago). I need to correct the situation now. Sometimes i have software installs fail because they are looking for h:my documents and it no longer exists. I have also removed hard drives since then. I also want to setup for a ssd drive keep the os and program folders on c: but data on a different drive. I still have c:usersbmacdmy documents right click doesn't show the location and move option. Permissions shows i have full control and i am an administrator on the system.

My registry shows entries like this for my documents personal reg_expand_sz h:my documents bruce but like this for others my pictures reg_expand_sz%userprofile%pictures i no longer have an h: drive but have all my data stored on f: in the root. Can i search and replace my registry and replace h:my documents bruce with f:?

Posted On: 2010-05-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I did as i found to redirect my documents to an alternate location on my drive "c" and something strange happened ( windows 7 home premium) went to usersyourloginnamedocuments/properties/location tab/move and the chose a target folder "esteban" which i had created before.

Now the strange stuff, the folder "esteban"was replaced by "my documents" in the new location and is now not visible. Basically what win 7 did is not only point to the new folder but replace it.
This behavior i did not see in win xp in which the folder would remain even though my documents pointed to it.

I tried to backtrack and redo everything. I restored the default location of the my documents folder and now i noticed that the new folder that was created before in "c"is still there and now it can't be erased, so back to scratch. I'd appreciate your comments.

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

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Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .