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Windows 7: Want to take back control of computer.

31 Jul 2013   #21
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you reboot when requested?


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01 Aug 2013   #22
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

yes, each time. I know over the last 4 days I ran that program and can't seem to get rid of those 2 lines. Are they something a peson could remove manually or should not? Thanks
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01 Aug 2013   #23
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What program? I'm a bit lost as to what we are trying to do now.
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01 Aug 2013   #24
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
What program? I'm a bit lost as to what we are trying to do now.
I'm wanting to make sure I gotten rid of all the HP Printer stuff from computer before I try to reinstall HP Pinter software. Thanks
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01 Aug 2013   #25
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try the links under my sig for Revo and Driver sweeper. Use Revo first. Sorry if I'm repeating my self.

reboot after using each one, check you folders for any hp ones. Go ahead and do a delete on them, they should be empty.
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01 Aug 2013   #26
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I don't want to confuse, but to remove your shares (Folders with green lines) download and open the attached folder, open it up and then follow my steps listed inside the file on each folder with the green lines you want to remove.

I was currently using Windows 8.1 however please be assured that the steps are the same for Windows 7.

Hope This Helps,
Josh!


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01 Aug 2013   #27
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Try the links under my sig for Revo and Driver sweeper. Use Revo first. Sorry if I'm repeating my self.

reboot after using each one, check you folders for any hp ones. Go ahead and do a delete on them, they should be empty.
OK I've been using Driver Sweeper. I'll download Revo and try it too. Thanks
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01 Aug 2013   #28
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
I don't want to confuse, but to remove your shares (Folders with green lines) download and open the attached folder, open it up and then follow my steps listed inside the file on each folder with the green lines you want to remove.

I was currently using Windows 8.1 however please be assured that the steps are the same for Windows 7.

Hope This Helps,
Josh!
So can you explain to me what you are calling the "shares folders" with the green lines under them. I tried clicking your link for the zip file and nothing happens.
I was thinking today, that about a few months ago I installed a larger Seagate HDD and everything went well. Could that be the reason for the green lines under the folders. I remember somebody said that that meant the folders were some where else? Thanks
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02 Aug 2013   #29
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rickluc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
I don't want to confuse, but to remove your shares (Folders with green lines) download and open the attached folder, open it up and then follow my steps listed inside the file on each folder with the green lines you want to remove.

I was currently using Windows 8.1 however please be assured that the steps are the same for Windows 7.

Hope This Helps,
Josh!
So can you explain to me what you are calling the "shares folders" with the green lines under them. I tried clicking your link for the zip file and nothing happens.
I was thinking today, that about a few months ago I installed a larger Seagate HDD and everything went well. Could that be the reason for the green lines under the folders. I remember somebody said that that meant the folders were some where else? Thanks

Odd... I just downloaded the zip and opened it and the file is in there (Should open in IE)...


The folders with the green lines are called shares. They are linked with folders on your computer and when a share is setup a different computer on your network can then access that folder stored on your harddrive and then make any changes or retrieve files. Essentially it is a way of transferring files between two different computers on a network without copying them to a USB drive and then taking that drive to the other computer.

Unless you explicitly want this I would remove all the shares you have as this can be a security issue since remote users could have access to your files.

As for the download issue, did you check your download folder? What browser are you using?

Many Thanks,
Josh!
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02 Aug 2013   #30
rickluc

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rickluc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
I don't want to confuse, but to remove your shares (Folders with green lines) download and open the attached folder, open it up and then follow my steps listed inside the file on each folder with the green lines you want to remove.

I was currently using Windows 8.1 however please be assured that the steps are the same for Windows 7.

Hope This Helps,
Josh!
So can you explain to me what you are calling the "shares folders" with the green lines under them. I tried clicking your link for the zip file and nothing happens.
I was thinking today, that about a few months ago I installed a larger Seagate HDD and everything went well. Could that be the reason for the green lines under the folders. I remember somebody said that that meant the folders were some where else? Thanks

Odd... I just downloaded the zip and opened it and the file is in there (Should open in IE)...


The folders with the green lines are called shares. They are linked with folders on your computer and when a share is setup a different computer on your network can then access that folder stored on your harddrive and then make any changes or retrieve files. Essentially it is a way of transferring files between two different computers on a network without copying them to a USB drive and then taking that drive to the other computer.

Unless you explicitly want this I would remove all the shares you have as this can be a security issue since remote users could have access to your files.

As for the download issue, did you check your download folder? What browser are you using?

Many Thanks,
Josh!
Hey, thanks, that's clearer now. This is the only computer in the house. So there should be those green lines there. I'll look harder for the zip folder. It's not a very large folder so maybe it downloaded fast and I sisn't notice. That might be another issue, because there has been times (not very often) in the past that I've had to open a link with Safari. Thanks for the answer back on share folders.
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