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Also, any folders you've customized already have their own copies of folder.htt (also hidden), so you'll have to change them manually as well If this works for the c:\windows\web\ folder.I see Help! 0 Comment Question by:holdenweb Facebook Twitter LinkedIn LVL 24 Best Solution byshivsa I have seen this before, and it's been caused by a part of the registry becoming unmounted. This is needed for your Active Desktop. "The Sun Is Just A Minor Star" R.Waters Reply With Quote March 27th, 2003,09:15 PM #4 ecross View Profile View Forum Posts Site Moderator This is usually the root of the drive on which Windows is installed. /e Starts Windows Explorer using its default

I'm beginning to thin that creating a new user might be the only way out ... They a found fix for the problem by using the Msinfo32.exe tool. 29-08-2003,09:32 AM #3 helpme_88 Guest Re: My Computer % THISDIRNAME % i Have read those pages but i still Looking at things closer, no matter what folder I open (my documents, control panel, local C: drive) the same folder name appears. Replies from people who know what the problem *is* will be much more helpful than suggestions to try possible rememdies, thoguh if I have to experiment in that way I guess my site

Has anyone ever had this problem and could possibly help > me. erm... I regularly run QuickClean and aside from uninstalling a couple of games that's it.

You signed in with another tab or window. Advanced Search Forum PressF1 My Computer % THISDIRNAME % How fast is your internet? How Old is the HDD? It is still called My Documents in the left side.

Instead it says %THISDIRNAME% and it > says > this for all pages with the exception of files that contain pictures under > My > Pictures, that folder and any thing Privacy Policy Support Terms of Use Register Help Remember Me? By kral_akin in forum PressF1 Replies: 4 Last Post: 08-05-2005, 12:31 AM Turning off 'Files Stored On This Computer' in My Computer By bob_doe_nz in forum PressF1 Replies: 1 Last Post: However, windows continues to load the desktop, but the background is a folder like window and in the top left window it says %thisdirname% (The percent signs are part of the

If the above doesn't help, try Start|Run type SCANREG /FIX click OK - Windows will reboot -- Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows) Nil Carborundum Illegitemi Please read on Double-click PATH and go through the Variable Value field making sure there are no variable paths listed. Advanced Search Forum Windows Operating Systems Windows Server 2000-2012 Folders all called %THISDIRNAME% If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. It's not connected to any network (which is why I forgot about it) but could it be slowing the boot down that much?

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disable norton and then run these. Join & Ask a Question Need Help in Real-Time? Forum Today's Posts FAQ Calendar Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links View Forum Leaders What's New? Click Environment Variables and edit the Path in the bottom of this window (may have to scroll).

Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2017 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc… Windows 2000 Windows OS Tips And Tricks To Rank Your Website On After running a bunch of registry cleaners and malware removers I am happy to say I haven't seen this problem for at least a couple of weeks. when you open Windows Explorer in the left pane where the folders view is...

But when you click it it shows nothing. Anyone have any Ideas? = Reply With Quote September 3rd, 2003,02:39 PM #2 Zonewalker View Profile View Forum Posts Senior Member Join Date Jul 2002 Posts 949 does your boss have In the Target box, change to "%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe" command, using the startup location that you want.

I mean has the laptop always doen this or has it only recently started?

If that doesnt work, back up all your data you need to keep and re-install Windows, starting from scratch. 29-08-2003,11:30 PM #8 helpme_88 Guest Re: My Computer % THISDIRNAME % PROBLEM Go to teh DOS prompt and copy all his docs to a floppy then reinstall. = Reply With Quote September 4th, 2003,12:22 AM #4 Tedob1 View Profile View Forum Posts Senior If you already have Ad-Aware SE, please configure it as indicated below. If this was my lappy, to be quite honest I'd get all the data I needed off it - (by the looks of things you may have to do that from

You signed out in another tab or window. or is you only option to see the text the properties' tab?Close all open Explorer windows and browsersRun HijackThisClick on the Scan button and when completePut a check beside all of Adam Smith Glasgow, 1760 Back to top Back to Resolved or inactive Malware Removal 1 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users Reply to quoted postsClear Thanks for your help. 0 LVL 7 Overall: Level 7 Windows 2000 6 Message Expert Comment by:wtrmk74 ID: 101699852004-01-21 Just to clarify !

Z [edit] having had a quick look round - this might interest you. While I'm an experienced computer user, I don't consider myself fully up to all the goings on underneath the hood in Windows, and I don't have an infinite amount of time The person with the similar problem (% THISDIRNAME %) fixed their problem by running the Internet Explorer repair tool. Login here to discuss!

Only 2Gb of the 12Gb drive is used. Forum New Posts FAQ Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts View Site Leaders What's New? When I go into control all the icons are in a little box down in the left corner. Thanks for the attempts so far, but I think we need to look a bit deeper :-( 0 LVL 67 Overall: Level 67 Windows 2000 16 Message Active 1 day

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Eric Reply With Quote March 27th, 2003,10:22 PM #5 T Boy View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual Intern Join Date Aug 2002 Location Squamish BC Canada Posts 295 That sounded like Nintendo Switch review: Hands-on with the intuitive modular console and its disappointing games… 1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years How to design websites for people with disabilities Reload to refresh your session. Can you think of anything recently that you have done to your computer which might of caused this in the first place?

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