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24 Jul 2010   #740
mtobias

Win 7
 
 
Footnote #4 incorrect

In Windows 7 this is the correct way to show hidden files.

1. Start Orb
2. Control Panel
3. Appearance and Personalization (Click on main text)
4. Folder Options - Select "show hidden files"
5. Select Radio button "show hidden files,folders and drives)
6. Uncheck " Hide extensions for know file types"
7. Uncheck " Hide protect system operating files"
Click OK

Please update the footnote.
Thanks
Mike


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24 Jul 2010   #741
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtobias View Post
In Windows 7 this is the correct way to show hidden files.

1. Start Orb
2. Control Panel
3. Appearance and Personalization (Click on main text)
4. Folder Options - Select "show hidden files"
5. Select Radio button "show hidden files,folders and drives)
6. Uncheck " Hide extensions for know file types"
7. Uncheck " Hide protect system operating files"
Click OK

Please update the footnote.
The instructions say:
Dot: Show hidden files, folders...
Untick: Hide empty drives... Hide extensions... Hide protected operating...

Are you worried about the missing "click ok" or the extra empty drives thing, or the path to the folder options? (There are many paths to folder options.)
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24 Jul 2010   #742
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
(There are many paths to folder options.)
Exactly!
Start > Run > control folders
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25 Jul 2010   #743
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mtobias View Post
In Windows 7 this is the correct way to show hidden files..... etc

Please update the footnote.
Thanks
Mike
Roncerr and GregS have really said it all... thanks guys, the tutorial lives on! However, since I'm the "3rd Musketeer", , and for the sake of completeness, this is the full text of Footnote 4, which does actually say click OK:
  • Go to: Start Orb ==> Computer ==> C: Drive ==> Program Files ==> Open: Windows Mail ==> Top Task Bar ==> Tools ==> Drop down menu ==> Folder Options ==> View Tab
  • Dot: Show hidden files, folders...
  • Untick: Hide empty drives... Hide extensions... Hide protected operating...
  • In response to the warning click: Yes ==> Apply ==> OK.
  • After all the steps are done, restore default view settings.
1. This footnote is written in the context of Step 3 of the Turorial, in which you are working in the Windows Mail folder. And this is the folder you'll need open in the next step to create the shortcut to the desktop once you've made WinMail.exe visible. So that's why the Control Panel option was not chosen.

2. It is written for people like myself who are not so computer literate, and need to have it spelled out step by step. And that's exactly why a red lettered warning was placed in that step leading to the footnote, which you missed and to which I alerted you a few posts back.

Off topic: Hey Greg, thanks for the heads up on that Run box command to show folder options. I didn't know about that, and it's a great little shortcut.

Cheers PB
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25 Jul 2010   #744
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
Off topic: Hey Greg, thanks for the heads up on that Run box command to show folder options. I didn't know about that, and it's a great little shortcut.

Cheers PB
As mentioned by roncerr, that's only another one of many ways to get at the Folder Options.
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25 Jul 2010   #745
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
(There are many paths to folder options.)
Exactly!
Start > Run > control folders
Typing "control folders" in the start search box also works. (Thanks for the clue that led me to try that!) Now all we need is a shortcut to hide/unhide protected OS files directly.
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25 Jul 2010   #746
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Typing "control folders" in the start search box also works.
For some reason this command works OK in the Run box on my 64bit Windows 7 installation, but won't run when I open the start orb and type it in the search box and click Enter on the keyboard. It comes up with: No items match your search. Any ideas?

Kind of Off Topic - but hope it may spare others a lot of heartache: Just had a problem I've never had before. Tried to send test email from my Yahoo account to my Yahoo account using WinLiveMail, and got following error message from mail administrator:

Quote:
Your message was not delivered because the destination computer refused to accept it (the error message is reproduced below). This type of error is usually due to a mis-configured account or mail delivery system on the destination computer; however, it could be caused by your message since some mail systems refuse messages with invalid header information, or if they are too large.

Your message was rejected by j.mx.mail.yahoo.com for the following reason:

Message not allowed - [320]
I got the same message using OE on WinXP, WinMail on Vista, and WinLiveMail on 64bit Windows 7. However my 2nd PC, which used the same phone line, ISP and accounts, sent it fine using XP Home or 32bit Windows 7. After trying everything possible, I finally re-loaded an Acronis image of Windows 7, but to no avail.

Finally did what I should have done in the first place and Googled it. The date on my PC had advanced a month. Set that right and problemo solved!

I noticed on Google that a lot of people had been experiencing the same problem. I just wondered if the auto time set function from MS had gone haywire?

Cheers PB
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25 Jul 2010   #747
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
(There are many paths to folder options.)
Exactly!
Start > Run > control folders
Typing "control folders" in the start search box also works. (Thanks for the clue that led me to try that!) Now all we need is a shortcut to hide/unhide protected OS files directly.
Have you tried the .vbs file that is suppose to do this? hidden.zip


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25 Jul 2010   #748
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
I just wondered if the auto time set function from MS had gone haywire?
I think the auto time set goes haywire for any of several reasons. If your computer clock is very accurate then the default 1 week updates may be adequate. Mine has always been very slow so I try to update every hour (3600 seconds) using the registry to edit the interval. Sometimes the server doesn't respond so I use a different one from NIST that can be entered directly in the server box in the clock interface. Let me know if you'd like more details. You can also do a manual update using the Internet Time tab to see if it's working.
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25 Jul 2010   #749
poppa bear

Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
I just wondered if the auto time set function from MS had gone haywire?
I think the auto time set goes haywire for any of several reasons. If your computer clock is very accurate then the default 1 week updates may be adequate. Mine has always been very slow so I try to update every hour (3600 seconds) using the registry to edit the interval. Sometimes the server doesn't respond so I use a different one from NIST that can be entered directly in the server box in the clock interface. Let me know if you'd like more details. You can also do a manual update using the Internet Time tab to see if it's working.
Yes thank you roncerr, I would appreciate more details on how to set the the registry to edit the time interval. Ditto for how to use the NIST in the server box in the clock interface.

Cheers PB
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