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Windows 7: Want to take back control of computer.

30 Jul 2013   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

This is an oldie but possibly a goodie ?
How to Share Among Users on the Same PC


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30 Jul 2013   #12
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

The first snip-it I'm going to post looks to me like sometime my HP-Pavilion (E drive got copied down to Rick-PC in a folder "e". Those green lines didn't used to be under all those folders in Rick-PC. So I though on my own, I know wrong ideal, and though I could restore back to an earlier state. It didn't remove the "e" folder from Rick-PC. But I did get a message that restore didn't work Right and to rerun restore back to what it was, so I did. Thanks


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30 Jul 2013   #13
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Went into Safe Mode and removed hp folder and restored from inside Safe Mode. Got control back for folder Rick-PC and the "e" folder is gone, but still would like to figure out the little green lines. Is there away to set windows restore point to keep further back in time? When reboot I still get error message that started after restore. I have to figure out how to stop web printing from trying to start. There are several programs in Programs and Features for HP that will not uninstall. They don't want to work, may have to try to reinstall HP Printer and then do another uninstall? Errors attached below.


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30 Jul 2013   #14
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I did notice this file locked.


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30 Jul 2013   #15
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I would reinstall HP and then try to uninstall as it would appear that it is looking for a temporary location that isn't there anymore.

$WINDOWS.~Q is a backup folder for noramlly Windows Upgrades. Did you upgrade the machine from an older OS?

The padlock either means that the folder explicitly told not to share or you do not have permission. (System folders are protected so that even if you are an Administrator you cannot delete them).

Once the main issues are solved we can then help with removing the shares under the network section

Josh
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30 Jul 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do believe a proper disk clean up should be of some help.

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Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

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Disk Cleanup : Extended
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31 Jul 2013   #17
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
I would reinstall HP and then try to uninstall as it would appear that it is looking for a temporary location that isn't there anymore.

$WINDOWS.~Q is a backup folder for noramlly Windows Upgrades. Did you upgrade the machine from an older OS?

The padlock either means that the folder explicitly told not to share or you do not have permission. (System folders are protected so that even if you are an Administrator you cannot delete them).

Once the main issues are solved we can then help with removing the shares under the network section

Josh
Yes The machine came with Windows XP,Vista, ? I think I might have upgraded at least twice. I'm at work now but I think I was able to open that locked file and there was a folder in there titled DATA.
I'm sure that several install attemps ago when I was having trouble with my printer my CD picked up a padlock. What I'm saying is when I put the CD in my drive it opens up and installs, but the symbol down in the lower right corner shows the CD image with a padlock on it. What does that mean? Thanks
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31 Jul 2013   #18
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
This is an oldie but possibly a goodie ?
How to Share Among Users on the Same PC
So what kind of network would I say I have on my computer? Thanks
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31 Jul 2013   #19
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
I would reinstall HP and then try to uninstall as it would appear that it is looking for a temporary location that isn't there anymore.

$WINDOWS.~Q is a backup folder for normally Windows Upgrades. Did you upgrade the machine from an older OS?

The padlock either means that the folder explicitly told not to share or you do not have permission. (System folders are protected so that even if you are an Administrator you cannot delete them).

Once the main issues are solved we can then help with removing the shares under the network section

Josh
If you wouldn't mind I would like to straighten out the little green lines under my Network-Rick-PC first. I also have a few other questions about my computer hierarchy.

I did go back into safe mode again to day and found 3 folders scattered out over the computer that was an HP folder. I deleted them and went back into Control Panel/Programs and Features and got all HP printer stuff removed but one. So now when I reload into Rick's side or family side I don't get that windows that says something about "apptray". Thanks
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31 Jul 2013   #20
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Is there only one computer in the house?
I've ran Driver Sweeper several times now. The first time I ran it I clicked on HP Printer and there was about 10 items showed up after analyzing was done. So I clicked clean and it left these two items still in the window. I have since then went into safe mode and remove 4 HP folders scattered through out computer. I have removed the programs out of Control Panel/ Programs and Features. But for 4 times running (analyzing) and then the clean button these files will show up again the next time I run Driver Sweeper. Thanks for any advice.


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