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Windows 7: Folder Options, again. *sigh*

08 Jan 2011   #11
Kari

 

Hakon, I'm just saying those screenshots are not from genuine, original Windows 7. Absolutely, 100% sure not. You can say what you want to, it does not change this fact.

Here's how Folder Properties > View looks in original Windows 7:

Folder Options, again. *sigh*-folder_properties_view.png

Kari




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08 Jan 2011   #12
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hakon View Post
It's Genuine, I get it for free, so I have no reason to crack it
Is this a modified manufacturer's version of windows?

It is definitely not original retail windows, and I have never seen an OEM version with Folder Options like that.

Anyway, without knowing more about it there is no way I can see to give you any sensible advice.

Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Jan 2011   #13
Hakon

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply, I can assure you they are. This has happened to me before, as I stated, multiple times. Before I got Windows for free, I used the Windows Loader, I had this issue before and after I used said activation tool. My installed copy of Windows is from MSDNAA, and the checksums verified.

On a more related note, could this be caused by HashTab, TeraCopy, or VirtualCloneDrive?
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08 Jan 2011   #14
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Those are definitely not the standard options with Windows 7. Mine are exactly the same as Kari's above. The only way that you can get alternative options like that is through the use of 3rd party programs.
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08 Jan 2011   #15
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hakon View Post
Thanks for your reply, I can assure you they are. This has happened to me before, as I stated, multiple times. Before I got Windows for free, I used the Windows Loader, I had this issue before and after I used said activation tool. My installed copy of Windows is from MSDNAA, and the checksums verified.

On a more related note, could this be caused by HashTab, TeraCopy, or VirtualCloneDrive?

No, it can not be caused by those things. You have a completely different set and display of "Folder Options" which is a standard windows component.

The only way to get something like you have there is by very heavy customistation, i.e. a completely different theme, loads of registry hacks, or a completely different shell.

Explorer is the standard shell, but there are others which would allow modding like this. For instance this;

SharpEnviro

or similar things.

The point is, that as none of us knows what has been done, or how, there is no way to give you any advice on fixing it! Obviously my colleagues here are as baffled as I am by it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Jan 2011   #16
Kari

 

None of the programs you mentioned do not rename all folder options. Besides, to get folder properties to let you enable SuperHidden and WebViewBarricade is only possible by modifying the registry for at least some extent, which you said can not be cause of your issue.

I hope you don't take this wrong, but a non-hacked, not modifed Windows 7 from MSDNAA do not have Folder Properties > View options as in your screenshots.

Kari
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08 Jan 2011   #17
James Colbert

 
 

Based on the premise that it is indeed genuine Win 7 (I agree with the others that these are not native win 7 settings), have you tried running SFC?:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It should replaced any hacked or replaced system files with the original Win 7 files.

Also, you could check here to verify:

http://microsoft.com/genuine/validate

James
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08 Jan 2011   #18
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
I'm In ...

Hi Gang - I'm in the wanting that folder size column camp. I've been sort of following this issue here & that 'other' thread and am curious about the 3rd-party s/w people are claiming can be used as an interim alternative. What's this site's recommendation? I'm willing to try one of these as long as they do not pose a threat to my computer.

thnx,
-Marcos
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08 Jan 2011   #19
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Checked a load of mods and can't find anything like it, here a sample;

customised "folder options" screen shots - Google Search

Anyway, until you can give more information about it, ( and I hope it is not some weird practical joke from a fourth year IT student "jobbed up" to bamboozle us), EOT for me.

Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Jan 2011   #20
Hakon

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

It just occurred to me, as I ran SFC, that I didn't re-install Windows after having my 4 broken memory chips replaced... oh lawds, format time ?
I used to get up to 3 BSOD's a day with those broken chips

Code:
C:\Users\hakon>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

C:\Users\hakon>
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