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Windows 7: Documents, Pictures and Music not showing (task kill)?

11 May 2015   #1
Atton

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Documents, Pictures and Music not showing (task kill)?

Hi,

My Documents, pictures and music are not working.

However, I can see them in the thumbnail at the bottom bar. They just don't launch. I can't access them.

This maybe because I was trying to make an old game called Master of Orion 2 work.

Master of Orion II - Anyone got it to work correctly?

I created a batch file that might be responsible for this to disable explorer and a task kil as below:


6. Go to C:\Windows\SysWOW64. Copy dplayx.dll, and rename the copy to dplay.dll.
7. Create a batch file and copy the lines below into it:

TASKKILL /F /IM "explorer.exe"
cd C:\"Program Files (x86)"\Microprose\Orion2
start /w C:\"Program Files (x86)"\Microprose\Orion2\Orion95.exe
start C:\Windows\explorer.exe


How do I undo this and have access to document, pictures and music folders?

Any help appreciated.



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11 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Tried restarting PC?
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11 May 2015   #3
Atton

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes. I have restarted it but the documents, music and pictures don't vibe up. Instead as soon as they launch they whizz to the right and that's it.

Do I have to type something into the command line? To disable whatever I did?
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11 May 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can you see the folders by going to C:\Users\<Username> ?

Does this apply to you? Certain Folders not visible in Explorer

Also, check the security tab in the properties of these folders and see if your permissions are still intact.

The batch file merely shuts down explorer.exe and restart it, shouldn't be causing your problem.
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11 May 2015   #5
Atton

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I can't open any Windows page including My Computer to see what the pathways are.

My documents or my computer, recycling bin, music, pictures etc appear as thumbnails at the bottom bar. So it seems the programs are there but pathways messed up?

But Word and Exel launch and open in the usual way.

Any default way to set things is. Pathway right again?
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11 May 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Kind of out of ideas, sorry. Can you post a screenshot (use phone if you can't do it with windows) while someone more experienced come by?
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11 May 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Did you rename dplay.dll back to dplayx.dll?

You can also try a System Restore to before you did this.
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12 May 2015   #8
Dickroberts

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi! To avoid problems, first back up the data.
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12 May 2015   #9
Atton

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes. In the Windows\SysWOW64, I copied dplayx.dll, and renamed the copy to dplay.dll. So both dll files are in there.

Is the dll file rename responsible for loosing access to document, pictures and music on my PC?

Should I delete the dplay.dll file?

Is there any way of undoing the problem without System restore? Unsure when last saved.
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12 May 2015   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

There should not be a dplay.dll in the SYSWOW64 folder, so yes, delete it.

If that doesn't fix it, look at the available dates in System Restore. You can also look at what restore points are available via CCLeaner (free version), Tools, System Restore.
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