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    Windows 10 Multiple users on my C: drive? Where do they cone from, and can I delete them?

    Hi Everybody, I have a basic question. This is probably all very normal, but as far as I can remember there are only three possible users on my compute .... "me", a "guest", and a mysterious "Administrator". But, My "C:\User\" DIRECTORY shows a bunch of users I don't recognize, and although...
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    How can I find out which process or program is active

    Just a thought, Pat autoruns provided a pretty complete list. I`m a little concerned because it listed programs that have been removed from my computer. I searched the registry and didn`t find any reference to the stuff listed. How did it do that? If you happen to notice this and answer ...
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    How can I find out which process or program is active

    Thanks Pat, It'll take some time to use this tool, Sysinternals is pretty deep. Looks like I'll be able to learn just about anything I want concerning my O/S and what it's "really" doing. I can't seem to unzip it though. Am I doing something wrong there? (The components are available right...
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    How can I find out which process or program is active

    Well, that didn't resolve the issue. I still randomly hear those tones that suggest an executable (or several executables) have opened ... and the subsequent tones that suggest it/they are closing. I can sit and stare at the list of processes from the task manager. The number of of items in...
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    How can I find out which process or program is active

    Thank you, Pat. I appreciate this
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    How can I find out which process or program is active

    Hi everyone, I keep hearing a tone sound from somewhere in the background of my Windows-7 that makes me think something suspicious or even harmful may be working. I have disabled all of the sound tones associates with any Windows event except "Close Program" and "Open Program". The only tone...
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    Help with Program Defaults

    Hi Everybody, I have a strange issue, and would like some direction in solving it. I use "Netbeans", which is an IDE program that I can use to build web sites using PHP., and I would like to make "Netbeans" to be the default program that I can trigger by double clicking on any *.php file The...
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    What is the <lock> icon in the Windows file-manager, and how do I get rid of it?

    Hi Everybody, I have something new happening in my Windows 7. Three of the directories <Data> <MSOCache> and <Program Data> have tiny 'lock' icons attached to the top of the tree. I'm guessing these mean that I can not open any of the files. So far, it has affected all of the PDF manual...
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    Can I change the default icons that appear on the taskBar when the executable runs?

    Hi everybody I'm after changing the icons that appear on my taskBAR so that I can more easily choose which running program to focus. For example, Adobe Reader defaults to a red icon when I open a "PDF" file and I would like to change that to my own personal choice. Anyone have an idea how to...
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    Trying to delete a folder

    Thanks, Titanic!!! That UnLocker thing worked. Real happy not to have trash kicking around on the desktop Paul
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    Trying to delete a folder

    Hi davidhk129, I didn't know I could do that. Nice easy way to delete things, but it didn't work. The "delete"/"move" routine keeps telling me: Could not find the item. It is not located in C:\Users\MyName\Desktop". Pretty weird, But thanks, and I like the tip. Paul
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    Trying to delete a folder

    Thanks Bassfisher6522, I installed and ran ccleaner, but it didn't seem to do anything related to that silly folder icon I have on the desktop. You're probably right though. It is probably a remnant of an install and then uninstall activity. After running ccleaner, I renamed the folder...
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    Trying to delete a folder

    Hi everybody, I'm trying to delete a folder that contains two files that I do not recognise. The two files are: Name Date Modified Type Size '.substr($m,0,2) file 0KB...
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    Device Manager and USB external storage device

    Thanks for the tips, Saltgrass. Sadly, doing all of that didn't change what I had hoped to see. Even when I plug in the external USB drive, it doesn't appear in any of the Computer lists. Have no idea why that would be, it is easily available in another computer. Thanks anyway -Paul-
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    Device Manager and USB external storage device

    Thank you Saltgrass, for your reply. I'm afraid that I cannot explain the drive letters, there is nothing permanently attached to the desktop to explain anything past the missing <E:> drive. There are card readers on the face of the tower, but I have never used them. As for a snip-shot of the...
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    Device Manager and USB external storage device

    Hello everybody, I hope someone can help me get through this. I have an external USB-disk drive that I want to attach to a desktop. However, although there are no devices beyond the internal disk drive <C:> and the internal DVD drive <D:> the folder viewer (START->Computer) will list <C:>...
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    Attaching the tabs from a second instance of iExplorer to the Tab bar of the first instance

    Hi Folks, This is a new version of an issue I have had happen many times. While running iExplorer, I will select an option from a web site page that opens a new instance of iExplorer to show the new content. Until recently, I could drag the tab of the new instance to the Tab Bar of the first...
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    Highlight Bar in Folder Views

    Hi Folks. I'm hoping I can find a way to modify this behaviour, if only to save my beady cataract filled eyes some work. When I crawl through the Folder-Views of my HDD, any highlighting I can manage will be a pale blue background. I would really like to change this background feature to some...
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    Short Cut Icons... Remove that pesky litte arrow??

    Thanks Pat, I did review the several methods of removing the shortcut arrow, and sadly found it to be a bad idea in general. Thank goodness I followed the principle of making a registry backup before I started to fool around. Microsoft does use this overlay (somehow) to manage how the Start...
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