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Creating Shortcut Icon On Win 7 Desktop From Xp Mode


After i load a program in xp mode how do i get the shortcut icon on to my windows 7 desktop so i can launch it from there?

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Cannot Change Desktop Shortcut Icon

I've got an application shortcut on my desktop which leads to a dos based executable. The icon is apparently generic windows 7. I've tried to change it several times to one of the icons in shell32.dll. No luck, the apply button remains greyed out, even though for all intense and purposes the shortcut itself recognizes the icon as it is depicted in the upper left hand corner of properties. If i change any of the other settings and apply the icon it is still not transferred. This is only true of this "dos" based app.

Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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When i create a file in windows 7 using photoshop 6 and save the file. The icon is completely blank (white in color) but will open in photoshop. Is there a way to correct the icon display. The program itself displays the correct icon on the desktop.

Posted On: 2009-12-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Shortcut Icon Is Present But Image Of That Disappeared

I have a test version of windows 7 :windows seven vers£o de teste: version 6. 1. 7100 (win7 rc). The bug happened two times and is: the icon's image of one of my programs (everest) disappeared. The shortcut is present but the image of that disappeared; was not found even in the program files folder of everest, where the shortcut that is no image. (Only the blank shortcut). I did restart the pc but the problem remains. The shortcut is functional but there are no image correspondent.

Posted On: 2009-10-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Desktop Or Taskbar Shortcut To File Path

In windows xp, i used to be able to create a shortcut to a specific file path on my company's shared document drive (the h: drive), like so:

H:projects2009proj999-99999 project namesubfolder title xsubfolder title ysubfolder title z

Once i'd done that, i'd drag the shortcut to the bottom of my screen, and thereafter i'd have one-click access to that file path. Now that we've upgraded to windows 7, i can't figure out how to accomplish this. I don't want to create a shortcut to one specific file but rather to the entire file path, so i'll be able to see all the documents and sub-folders within that file folder. Can anyone help me?


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

Desktop Shortcut To Contacts In Live Mail

My new replacement computer came with windows 7 and windows live mail installed as my e-mail client. I have been using it and like it. I have also been placing my contacts in the live mail contacts folder within that program. Since the folder allows other information in addition to e-mail, i would like to use it as my default/main contacts folder/only contacts folder, but i want to have a shortcut on the desktop to access the full file of contacts directly without opening the full e-mail program. I have tried unsuccessfully to drag a copy onto the desktop, locate the program in live mail and create the shortcut to a file that will open the contacts list.

I have also noted/found a contacts file under c/users/chick that looks like and contains the same information about a contact ( it has the same user face) identical to the contacts in the windows live mail folder but does not contain the contacts info that i have already made in the live mail program and apparently is not the same folder. How can i create a shortcut on my desktop that will open just the contacts folder in the windows live mail program? I might also ask the same question about the calendar in windows live mail.


Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Adding A Desktop Hotmail Shortcut To Taskbar

How can i add a desktop shortcut (hotmail) to my taskbar without pinning it to internet explorer?

Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Program Shortcut Issue In Win Xp Mode

A program installed in win xpmode did not result in a shortcut appearing in windows xpmode applications in the (win 7 pro) start menu.

The program runs fine with xpmode open. Inside xpmode, short cuts are apparent. Does anyone know how to manually get win 7 to see an xpmode shortcut? Failing that, in a last gasp at functionality, could anyone tell me the command line code for accessing the host machine drives. Off hand, any code has to work as preamble (sent to dos) providing a context for the legacy program. The legacy program is an old version of gauss that worked in win 98 and nt4.


Posted On: 2009-11-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Files saved to desktop are not thumbnaild using the proper program icon, how do i get those saved with the proper icon?

Posted On: 2010-05-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Create Desktop Icon In Taskbar?

Since i use my computer for graphical production, i have most aero turned off so to not leak colors through to work area. On my xp laptop, there is a desktop icon that i can click to minimize all open windows together. This is very handy when i want to use something that is an icon on my desktop but does not warrant getting added to the task bar. How do i create this icon. I do not want the version that arrives by right clicking the windows explorer icon, i just want the actual desktop to come forward.

Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Desktop Icon Links Disappear

Because the desktop keeps losing my links, i have created a folder on my usb hard disk that contains my desktop links, so i can refresh them faster once they go missing (copy them to my desktop). Many times i come to the machine and the icons that point to objects on my usb hd are missing. The other icons are fine. It appears that the usb hd goes to sleep, some process refreshes the desktop, the desktop link target seems to be missing, the links are removed.

1.could this be what is happening?
2. Is there a fix.
3. Any reason why it does it saturday night. Every sunday morning halve of the desktop links are gone.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Every Icon On Desktop Looks Like Word File / Program

I'm working with windows 7, on a new hp laptop. Windows booted up normally, but every icon on the desktop looks like a word file, and every program in the startup menu looks like a word file. Any time that i try to open a program, word opens, as well as a window that says to pick windows (default), os dos, or other encoder to find which one works to be able to read the message in the window, but none of them work. None of the programs are accessible, and word is trying to open every program. What do i do? I'm so confused. I've never seen this before, and i'm pretty familiar with computers.

Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ie8 Desktop Icon Image Size

I am having problems with the size of the image within a desktop short cut icon that was created with ie8. Desktop icons created by other programs are okay. I have already tried going a restore and that did not work. I have done a system repair / upgrade using the install disks and that did not correct the problem. I have tried the ctrl / scroll the mouse wheel to change the overall size of the icon but nothing changes the actual i made within the icon itself. Created a new user profile and still the same.

Now here is the really odd thing and that is i have 16 desktop shortcut icons on my screen and 15 of the 16 are incorrect and 1 is the proper. I have looked at the registry to try and find a link and come up with nothing.

There has to be some way to correct this as at one time the images with the desktop icons were all correct. Also looked high and low through all folders for a possible location of the icon images and come up with nothing. It is as though the actual image within the icon is pulling from the favicon and not a larger image.

The system is a 64 bit and using ie8 in 64 bit is not possible in the adobe flash does not support 64 bit and you spend all your time clicking the mouse to accept images when ever you go to web pages.


Posted On: 2010-03-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Disappear Desktop Icon After Create New User

I have a administrator  user with name ali . I use these user for 2 month. And i save several files in my desktop cause my desktop was busy i unchecked desktop/view/show desktop icon. Today i create a new user (administrator type) with name private in my win7 home premium. I log in private and i try to access to my ali desktop folder from it. When i click on ali's desktop folder on c:/users/ali/ the desktop folder was disappear.

I try to use address bar by typing c:/users/ali/desktop to access ali's desktop folder in private user. And error appear (does not exist ). Now i log on in ali's user and my desktop was disappear. Recycle bin icon is appear. I dont know why my desktop files is deleted. I test desktop/view/show desktop icon but my desktop files was not appear my windows is original on my notebook sony vaio f115fm. I have very vital files on my dektop. Help me!


Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Adding Program Icon To Xp Mode App Menu

I installed an application w/in the xp mode virtual pc. After installation, there was an icon in the winxp application folder in my start menu. A few days later, i noticed it wasn't there anymore, but several other programs i had installed had icons there. I'm wondering if there is a tool that will allow an "after-the-fact" creation of one of these startup icons? I looked at the properties of the other shortcuts and see that it is pretty cryptic and contains a unique hex code, so i don't think this is something you can fat-finger.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. For the time being, i just uninstalled and reinstalled, but if it happens again, i'd like to save some time.


Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Bsod Driver_power_failure When Desktop Go Into Sleep Mode

My computer occasionally (twice a week) does a blue screen with driver_power_failure when the computer tries to sleep. I've tried updating every driver on the system, but no luck fixing this issue.
 
Minidump of the latest crash can be found here:
http://cid-2e236e25fce125b0. Skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/minidump/050910-18671-01.zip


Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

New Shortcut Does Not Create Shortcut

When i try to create a shortcut with my mouse, using my right button, i left click on "new" and then on "shortcut". Nothing happens at this point. Same thing if i try to do that in explorer. I am using windows 7, clean install. Ms explorer mouse and a ms keyboard model 6000 v3. 0. I also do not get volume control with this keyboard; i do not use the lazer mouse that came with the keyboard. I asked this before but never received an answer. Please, is there a way to turn this feature back on?

Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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'test mode windows 7 build 7600' is displayed at the bottom right corner of my desktop. When i go to microsoft support page and enter my product id it shows that the product id has expired. What does that mean? I have genuine windows upgrade that i bought, how can it expire?

Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Creating Contacts

I have windows 7 and a folder my documents contacts. I believe this was created automatically wheni installed windows 7 as i do not recall creating or moving it. When i create a contact and then try to open it, i receive an error message "cannot start microsoft office outlook. The command line is not valid. Verify the switch you are using. "

My questions are: can i use an address book/contact book in windows 7 without using outlook 2003 (the version is what i have) and i do no want to use windows live. How can i open a contact in my contact folder, without receiving the above error message?


Posted On: 2010-05-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Creating A Network

I am having difficulties getting a network set up on my windows 7 laptop. I have a verizon pcmcia card for internet access and i would like to set up a network to allow my ipos and my blu-ray player to get internet access. I have gone through the setup wizard and created a network that allows access, but nothing is connecting to the computer. When i look at the status of the network, it says "waiting on users" and the devices trying to connect just time out without connecting. Everything is turned on (modem card and wi-fi )

Posted On: 2010-04-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Problem With Re-creating Administrator Password

I removed my password of the administrator account before using the companion dvd of windows 7. I was supposed to do this before upgrading to windows 7 but i didn't know that. It wasn't my fault however, because i learned that i'm supposed to do this only after i read the instructions that appear when you launch the companion dvd; i didn't see this particular instruction when i launched the upgrade disc. The removal of the password is required because the computer needs to restart many times during the upgrade.

But i still removed my password because i thought that this would be required for the installation of the features of the companion dvd. And now when i try to use my old password by going to control panel -> user accounts and family safety -> add or remove user accounts -> administrator -> create a password, i get the following message: "if you do this, sally will lose all efs-encrypted files, personal certificates and stored passwords for web sites or network resources. To avoid losing data in the future, ask sally to make a password reset floppy disk. "

What do i do?


Posted On: 2010-01-15 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Creating A New Toolbar Stuck In Taskbar

Since windows 95 or 98, i have been creating a toolbar of my most used and best loved programs along the side of my screen. I haven't been able to figure out how to do this with windows 7. Please help me get back to work is there anyway to accomplish this?

Posted On: 2010-04-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Creating Recovery Discs (not Repair Disc)

We purchased and installed windows 7 - 64 bit in two computers. Neither installation gave us notification to make recovery disks or the repair disc. We found the place to make the repair disc, but cannot locate where to tell the program to make the regular recovery discs. Can anyone tell me if we need to do this? Our daughter purchased a new computer with windows 7 already installed and it gave the option to create all of these discs.

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

Creating File Associations For Email Attachments

To date i have been unable to locate a free download that will provide for file association with e.g .doc , pps and other email attachments. None of the options in the default programmes site have worked. The sender of the .doc attachment advises it was created with microsoft word using windows xp. Tried association with wordpad which came up as notepad and opened attachment which was not legible. There appear to be plenty of commercial offerings to solve the issue but are there any reliable free downloads?

Posted On: 2010-04-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Creating Ad-hoc Connection Via Broadband Usb

I'm new to the windows community and a few weeks out of the box with windows 7. I've gotta say, while the change is mostly for the better, i find that more trouble has come out of this upgrade than sticking with vista. While i had vista (best buy set it up, while i set up 7 on my own), i had no trouble setting up an ad-hoc connection to share internet with my ipod and such, but no such luck anymore. I run on an hp pavilion tx 1000 and have had trouble with enabling my wifi detection.

I've followed several forums-some that said to uninstall then reinstall hp wireless assistant and the ones that said sheerly to nix the little amber guy (though he should be blue. The switch stopped working with the conversion) and leave the program uninstalled. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled and updated drivers repeatedly from hp's website (vista drivers. ). I've updated my bio's as well, no nada.

I've tried the fn+f4 (which yielded results once and then decided it liked being lazy and dormant and stopped working) combination instead of using the now unresponsive switch, to no avail. I've also tried making it so i could "share" my internet connection by changing my adapter options, but the ad-hoc still won't connect. It just keeps coming up with a troubleshooter that thinks a while and decides it can't find a problem (sigh).

I might also mention that i use a verizon broadband usb 720 internet thing-a-ma-jig that is pretty finicky. Like i said, everything was smooth in vista with the same equipment, i'm not sure what happened. Several weeks of googling later i can only come up with thinking that i need to replace something internally or i need help beyond what i can do.


Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ms Paint Is Very Poor For Creating Pixel Art

I've been working with paint for older windows versions for a long time, and have just recently invested in a completely new system, your windows 7. I discovered that the new ms paint, which comes with this new system is very poor for creating pixel art, and, although it has many great options like the brushes and so on, it lacks greatly in one very important way.

Frankly, all of the pixel must be colored by placing your brush, pencil, etc. In the very corner of a single pixel, and it really messes up what you're doing, especially if you are used to the freer selection on mspaint. I love the rest, but really, this needs to be fixed. I have practically thrown my computer against the wall in the anger i feel toward this one setback. Also, i tried to download the older version of paint, but it is not compatible with this computer. This problem is awful for all of the fans of paint for its ease of use, and everyone i know who uses paint has said that they hated it mostly for this reason. Please tell me you can fix this.


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

Backup Error 0x8078014b - Failure In Creating A Directory

I keep getting the following error each night. The backup should be stored on an additional 2 tb hard disk. A manual backup works fine. The auto backup is scheduled for 7pm each night does not work. It indicates access denied. The backup was not successful. The error is: there was a failure in creating a directory on the backup storage location. (0x8078014b).

Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Creating System Image On External Usb Hard Drive

Creating a system image on an external usb 2. 0 hard drive
Applies to: windows | windows 7 | system repair and recovery

We have a new hp g60-533cl notebook running windows 7 64-bit home premium. Attached to it is a new hp usb 2. 0, 500 gb pocket media drive (pmd). I use windows 7 to create a system image of the laptop's hard disk(s) onto the pmd. In the windows 7, create a system image dialog box you see the following selected drives:

Drive used space

System (system) 33. 66 mb
(C:) (system) 40. 76 gb
Recovery (d:) (system) 9. 87 gb

Space required to save a backup of the selected drives: 50. 66 gb

I watch the winodws 7 progress thermometer as it creates the image for these drives, and you see that all 3 drives are "imaged" to the pmd. Once the process has successfully completed, the pmd has a folder on it titled, "windowsimagebackup".

I then right-click on this folder and select properties. It provides me with the following information.

Location: f:
Size: 33. 9 gb (36, 501, 698, 638 bytes)
Size on disk: 33. 9 gb (36, 501, 749, 760 bytes)
Contains: 21 files, 4 folders

My question: why are there only 33. 9 gb of information saved to the image, when the 3 drives listed above required 50. 66 gb of space? Is all of the information listed above actually being saved? What's happening ?


Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

My Documents Shortcut Does Not Work

I am in a school environment where we do not allow students to access the c drive. We also redirect students my documents¯ folder to a network file storage server. We are in the process of converting to windows 7 and found that when a student tries to access their my documents¯ from their desktop they get an access denied message.

We would like to keep students from accessing the c drive but allow them the use of the desktop short cut for their my documents¯. We are pretty sure this is due to the fact that the my documents¯ folder is now a subfolder on the desktop. Is there a simple fix to allow students access only to their my documents¯ folder?


Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Win 7 Shortcut Key

Trying to find a thread on keyboard shortcuts for win7. Specifically: in vista the windows+space bar brought you to the sidebar for easy access to your gadgets. In win7 the keystroke gets you to a (temporary) state on the desktop, but it doesn't persist. In other words, when you release the key combo, you return to whatever windows were open.

I am aware that you can click in the far right space on the task bar to go to the desktop; you can even set a preference to either peek or show the desktop. But that means having to remove your hands from the keyboard. Windows + p toggles your displays. So what are the all the keyboard shortcuts?


Posted On: 2009-05-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .