... Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
4. Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
5. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
6. Quit Registry Editor.NOTE: After you remove the Upperfilters value and the Lowerfilters value,
if you notice lost functionality in a particular program, such as CD recording software, you may need
to reinstall that software. If the problem recurs, consult with the software vendor for assistance.
7. Restart your computer.
Windows XP - Shell/User
Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
My computer crashed (config sys corrupt - could not turn on) and I was
eventually able to restore the system with all my work files. The only thing
that seems to have disappeared is my Microsoft Office Outlook settings, all
my mail, my signature files, and my contacts. when I start to type in emails
I get the intended address so I suspect that the files are somewhere. Any
suggestions where to look or how to recover these files?Search for the file 'outlook.pst' You might have two versions. Your current
profile would probably be using the one named 'outlook(1).pst' The Options
will let you brouse to the other file and set it for your default mail store.
... most of the Program Shortcuts under Start -
Programs. I had 4 columns of program folders and files filling the
monitor screen. Now I only have one column with a couple of dozen
folders and 7 files (resolution 1024 x 768).
Any clue as to how they were lost?See if this applies:
You may have set the Start Menu to scroll for programs. To check if this
feature is on or off:
Control Panel (Classic View) > Taskbar and Start Menu > Start Menu tab >
Start Menu customize button > Advance tab > Scroll Programs (ensure this
option is unchecked).Thanks for responding.
I checked the Control Panel. The 'Scroll Programs' was not checked. I
was not able ...
a store, so im guessing a retail version. Ive seen Bruce Chambers saying as
long as I got proof of purchase in his copy and paste speech =p
Unfortunately, I bought Pro in 2003 and I don't have the receipt.
Im tempted to call micrsoft hotline anyways. A friend and myself both came
up that microsoft should have kept my information when I activated it. I had
to reinstall windows xp because I deleted some of the files.
So basically, do I have a shot when I call microsoft to replace my code?Only if you "registered" your copy of Windows XP.
Registering is a separate process from "activation"
since Microsoft does not request or collect personal
information during activation.
How to replace ...
Files and folders in several applications are shown in reverse alphabetical
order. Can someone advise me how to correct this?Every time you click on the column header you reverse the sort order. So do
it one more time and it will be correct.
... my accessory folder and all
of its contents. I have Windows XP Service Pack 2 from Microsoft. I
have the same disk from Dell. When I use the control panel to add these
lost files, I get error messages that say files can't be found.
How do I restore these files? Of course there will be some company out
there that will sell me something but I just want to restore the files
using the tools that I already have.Hi sliotta,
Can you check whether the folder still exists in the following
Browse through windows explorer to the following path
C:\Documents and Settings\<<Your user name>>\Start Menu\Programs
If the accessories folder is still there, try opening any application
inside it to check whether they work
my xp windows operating system crashed the other week and i reinstalled it
again.However, i have lost all the files saved on it before it crashed. Is
there any way of recovering the files? I have tried recovery points but
there are no recovery points linked to old installed version.
If you have had to reinstall your operating system from scratch is there any
way of retrieving the old files?
In desparate need of helpYou could try this program.. it is free, but with any recovery program, 100%
success is not guaranteed.. the less you use the drive from which you want
to recover stuff, the better..
... that, it has encountered some internal error and
asked if I wanted to report the error. As usual, I hit no and went looking
for my file. I found that the file was gone! I searched everywhere for that
file; even the shortcut to the file which is on my desktop is unable to
Please help me recover this file. Can it be recovered at all? :(You could try one of these
Free Hard Disk Utilities: Recover Deleted Files and Lost Data
I'm not sure about the statement "works spreadsheet comes with windows XP
home" works is a separate program suit from MS, XP doesn't have any
spreadsheet applications just the OS.
... they aren't viewable pictures any suggestions?
What do YOU mean by "aren't any viewable pictures"?
What error are you getting? What happens when you try to open the files?Well thanks for the response, what I mean is after I overtook the
administrator folder and tried to look at the pictures, their were jpeg
files, but when you double clicked them they were unviewable. I did figure it
out last night, I didn't know you can log in as administrator through safe
mode and copy the files to another file and then they are viewable for
everyone.In other words - access denied when you tried to open them?
How to properly take ownership (if EFS is not involved):
How to Take Ownership of a File or Folder in ...
The language barrier is keeping her from explaining to the 'guru' what
happened. She's about three hours away from Wuhan. Does anyone know of
someone in China who knows a bit about XP and can help her communicate with
the local 'guru'? At this point, she'd be glad to get back to where she was
so she can do a workaround backup on her files before pursuing the XP crash
problem further. She has lost months of documents.
thanksThis may help..
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
In XP Home you have to boot in safe mode to see the security tab. In XP Pro
you have to disable simple file sharing.Sorry, I wasn't clear. I don't mean ' ...
I somehow deleted an administrator account and can no longer find it or the files. There is a folder with the name administrator.mom which I believe has the files but access is denied. Also, my Outllok files are also no where to be found. Don't know how it happened as no prompt re: deleting files came up
Pls helpFire up Administrative Tools/ Computer Management and drill down to 'Local Users and Groups/Users' to see a list of all accounts that are still there. If it is there, then there is hope, but I would need to know more about the circumstances of deletion before I could give better advice.
A friend of mine has lost some files. She can't remember deleting them at
all. I told her to use Norton system works 2003 which has an unerase wizard
that might find it. It didn't. I got her to download a trial version of
"recovermyfiles" just to find out if the files were there. It so happens the
program found them. Unfortunately the trial version won't recover them and
it costs about 80 dollars for the program. Does anyone know of a free
utility that will do this job?
If they haven't been overwritten yet, this one can help:
I have reinstalled XP on my pc, but cannot access the original "my documents"
files from my previous user from the first installation. I get the message
"Access Denied" I would like to get these files, but don't know how to do
this. Can anyone help me achieve my goal?Hi
See if the following helps:
"How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP"
... were shown. Protected file were not shown. This has made a
difference of about 2GB so I can now see about 28GB, but the disk still
has 55 GB used. Treesize tells me C: uses 28 GB. Sequoia is a bit
different and difficult for me to interpret but at the top RHS, there
are two files, C:\hiberfil.sys and C:\pagefile.sys which are not in
themselves large (about 600MB each) but the data at the bottom of
sequoia, when I hover over those files, tell me the Dir (that will be C:
\) is 51GB. I cannot see a subdir which is anything approaching this,
though and trying to add up all the sub dirs on the sequoia page gives
me the old 28GB approx.My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
It's not looking good... What I'm curious about now would be something
Hello all out there,
My girlfriend was using her computer, turned it off, then came back 5
minutes later, and upon reboot, she lost all her personal settings, as well
as her outlook express files. I was able to recover all her files and
pictures, but I can't get her e-mails. I went looking in the appropriate
directory c:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application
Data\Identities, but the Identities file does not exist. I tried copying the
user profile, as well as doing a system restore, but not luck. Someone
please help me get her files back, as she has a lot of school correspondance
in these e-mails. She has definitely learned a lesson about backing up data.
The computer is running Windows XP Home Edition, SP2 installed.
I recently installed a new and bigger hard drive. After copying all
files from the old HD to the new I then changed the new HD to being the
master and the old to being the slave. Now I have lost my recycle bin.
The icon is still on my desktop but when I delete something or drag and
drop to the icon, it is deleted immediatly. It never shows up in the
bin. Can you help me find it again
ThanksRight click on the icon. select Properties then select the Global tab. See
if "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when
deleted" is checked.
we recently had to reboot our computer, lost alot of
files, we got back everything but the hp welcome gift. we
would like to know how to get that back. we went to the
hp help and support but it will not respond(open) can
anyone help with our problem
thank youWelcome to HP Instant Support Professional Edition:
... to D.
I didnt use the manual option, just clicked both.
When i reinstalled windows, it asked me to set up user accounts, so i did
so. I reinstalled all the software i wanted, then ran the Files and Settings
Wizard (location, browse to D - I didnt quite know where the files were, so I
just put in D drive and it seemed happy with this choice). It ran (for ages)
but nothing is different, none of the user accounts have their old settings.
1) did i do ... reinstall windows! i.e. do i set up user accounts with
the same names etc? and even if the thing loses my user account info, it
shouldnt have lost my own info, but how do i get it back? what are the step
by step instructions for user accounts and then using FASTS
sorry, my kids are going to kill me for losing all their settings!
I am signed on as an administrator in the new version of XP but I cannot get into the Docs & Settings that was set up by the original version of XP.
I need to get into these files as I beleive they contain not only letters etc but also my original email and Outlook address book.
Can anyone please advise?
Many thanksThis article describes how to take ownership of a file or folder
to which you have ... amp;amp;Product=winxp
Windows XP - Shell/User
Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/Many thanks, great help. I was able to get into my lost docs but still could not find my Outlook - not Outlook Express - address book and emails. I thought they were stored in Docs & Settings. Any ideas where I can find them?Greetings, ...
My mother has had a stroke and cannot talk. I need to access her computer to
take care of her business, but she has a password set for logon.
I think there is a workaround involving Safe Mode. Is there a way I can
delete or change the password so that Windows will boot?How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or your password expires
Lost, Forgotten, or Expired Passwords:
[Courtesy of MS-MVP Jupiter Jones]
Windows XP Key is a program to reset Windows XP security
if Administrator password, secure boot password or key disk is lost.
Forgot your admin password?
... !It happen to me too since I installed IE7. Thank for the advice. I unticked
on "Hide Protection Operating System Files" and given a warning display about
it can harm my operation system so I open the cookie folder under my name and
checking the cookie I need to remove as Spyware Doctor (trail version) they
show up the lists that should be remove. I look into the cookie folder and
Cannot find the cookies that Spyware Doctor detected them in the scan result.
Where are they? I did looked in Temp's cookie and Internet Temp's Cookie and
My name's cookie.. still not there?
Where are they?djc scribed in message
Could they perhaps have been deleted by Spyware Doctor?i lost my cookies once.
fortunately, it wasn't my rug...
... remember part of the filenames, say the extension 'jpg', you might do a file search by putting *.jpg in the search window.I have tried jpeg, file names, bitmaps etc. I have also looked for other files that were in the "My Briefcase" to no avail. The entire thing is lost. The briefcase and all files contained within. Any other ideas? Will try almost anything at this point. Am about to reformat that HD soon because of probs with the OS and know for certain all that is missing now will be lost permantly then.Hi,
Try a third-party recovery utility:
This one is free
Good luckTried the restoration recommended. Still no luck. Has anyone else ever experienced this. Where does My Briefcase go during the upgrade ...
I have lost the H.P.Center menu bar from the top of my desk top,I downloaded
spybot about the same time as I lost Hp center. I have tried several things,
but nothing seems to help to get it back, I am running windows xp on a H.P.
pc. any and all help will be appreciated.
Richard.......Might you not try the 'Recovery' option in 'Spybot S&D' ?
... - the less chance you will be able to recover anything.First - to be sure - if you manually go under C:\Documents and Settings\ -->
do you see only one directory for your wife (her username) or multiple?
Where (what directory) were the files lost from? He My Documents folder?
Her Desktop? Both? More?
Were these files mostly documents and such? Pictures? What all was lost?
You could try:
It has worked for many people in the past. (It is free)
The best product I can recommend for recovery of these files - although it
costs money - is "UnDelete". Out of all the ones I have ever used, it is by
far the easiest in situations like this. Not only that - but I recommend
installing it as a continuous use product - ...
Is there anyway i can restore files that were lost or accidentally deleted. I
managed to restore a few through norton unerase, but i couldn't get them
all... is there anything i can do? Please, i am desperate and appreciate any
help i can get. Thank you
... I had to use the Partition-
Based system recover program on to repair some things
that went funny on me. After that, I went directly to
Windows Update and d/l and installed SP1, and then went
to HP and downloaded that patch to go along with it. I
don't know when it happened, but I lost all my Office
stuff. No word, access, powerpoint, etc.. The icons were
there, but it said had to run setup from the installation
location, or something like that. I'm lost, this is more
than just point and click for me. Somebody please help!!
MichaelFind out from HP where they provided the recovery for those programs. Either
they're on the recovery partition, or they should have given you disks to
reinstall from.They're on a partition. I got no disks with this
... software to edit the folder appears but it is
empty. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?It could be that after starting your video editing program, your "File ->
Open" dialog box will only display files associated with your editing
program, i.e. files created by your video editing program. In the File ->
Open dialog box, can you select the *type* of files to show (this is
generally the Type field below the Filename field in your Open File dialog
box)? Select "All files" to see all your files, regardless of types, for a
given folder. Now that you can see them all, select your footage and press
the Open button. I guess that you will receive an error message. Why? If
your footage does not want to open after you selected it, we ...