PC help needed

Posted by: tony mads usa

PC help needed - 04/19/13 11:58 AM

I am using Win 7 ... no problems ... but today, I cannot create a 'NEW FOLDER' in MY DOCUMENTS ...
computer
Anyone have any suggestions ?

thank you
Posted by: mellow1

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 01:20 PM

All I do is right click on an open space in Documents and select New-Folder.

Skip
Posted by: abacus

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 04:14 PM

Hi Tony

Is it just My Documents?
What technique do you use to create a new folder?
Are you sure it is not being created further down the list?
Is it just Local or Public folders as well?
Have you tried re-starting your computer?
What have you changed on the system since it was last working correctly?
Have you tried System Restore?

The more details you can give (And what you have tried) will make it easier to narrow the problem down.

Bill
Posted by: tony mads usa

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 04:52 PM

The right click>NEW> does not even show the option of creating a new folder ...


Is it just My Documents?
What technique do you use to create a new folder?
Are you sure it is not being created further down the list?
Is it just Local or Public folders as well?
Have you tried re-starting your computer?
What have you changed on the system since it was last working correctly?
Have you tried System Restore?


No ... I cannot create a new folder anywhere - My Docs, Desktop, within other folders, etc.

I tried the 'right click' in My Docs as shown above, and also clicked on 'NEW FOLDER' in the top pane of the My Docs page ...

I have thoroughly searched the My Docs folder - it's not there ...

Local and Public

Restarted AND tried System Restore to no avail ...

I can't think of anything I might have changed ...

When I click on the 'NEW FOLDER' in the top pane of the My Docs page, the words 'NEW FOLDER' blink but nothing happens ...

I even did a 'search' for NEW FOLDER and anything I came up with is very old ...

thank you
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 05:41 PM

try doing it again and after you do it click on View- Refresh
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 05:42 PM

By the way, with W7, using System Restore for these things is akin to using a sledghammer to crack a walnut!

Also do you happen to have UAC turned off?
Posted by: Uncle Dave

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 06:46 PM

REBOOT!
smile
Posted by: cassp

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 08:30 PM

Try this. Highlight the words MY DOCUMENTS. Right click. Go to NEW. Select NEW FOLDER. Look at the very bottoom of your MY DOCUMENTS list for find "New Folder."
Posted by: tony mads usa

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Uncle Dave
REBOOT!
smile


I have done a RESTART and a hard shut down and power up and nothing has changed ... frown


Originally Posted By: cassp
Try this. Highlight the words MY DOCUMENTS. Right click. Go to NEW. Select NEW FOLDER. Look at the very bottoom of your MY DOCUMENTS list for find "New Folder."


cass ... as I stated above, the right click doesn't even give me the OPTION of selecting NEW FOLDER ... it is NOT in the list of selectable items ...
Posted by: tony mads usa

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 08:53 PM

Originally Posted By: miden
try doing it again and after you do it click on View- Refresh


miden ... I am not sure exactly what it is you want me to "try again" ...


Originally Posted By: miden
By the way, with W7, using System Restore for these things is akin to using a sledghammer to crack a walnut!

Also do you happen to have UAC turned off?


What does turning off UAC do? ... I am signed on as the administrator ... doesn't that give me the rights to permit changes?
Posted by: cassp

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 08:54 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5294468/windows-7-creates-new-folders-with-a-hotkey

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Foru...9-a78f4ae551cf/

also Google [win7 new folder] for more results...
Posted by: tony mads usa

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 09:01 PM

Thanks cass, but whatever is preventing me from creating a NEW FOLDER blocked that suggestion as well ... frown

It is getting late now and I have an early trip to NY tomorrow ... I won't be able to try the second link until Monday ...

I really appreciate all the suggestions, guys ...
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Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/19/13 10:19 PM

UAC, or User Account Control has not much to do with admin rights...

There has been issues where a user has turned UAC off totally that has caused the issue you are having. If off, turn it back on to the default (2nd bar from the top) and then restart. This can sometimes fix this.

It was a well known issue in W XP (and early Vista), and Microsoft released a Hotfix for it...but it was supposed to be a non-issue in W7 and certainly not in 8.

As far as try again....open Windows Explorer right click in any white space in the right pane and create a new folder. Then at the top of the page select the View tab scroll to refresh and click it, if the new folder does not appear.

If the View tab is not there, at the top of the Explorer page under Organize, select Layout - Menu Bar.
Posted by: abacus

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 01:56 AM

Hi Tony

The problem is known, (Although seldom does it occur) however if you follow the 2nd link that Cass has provided it should fix the problem.
NOTE: Print the instructions out and follow them to the letter. (Most importantly backup the registry)
You can undo the System Restore you did before you perform the repair if you wish.

If problem still persists, post again with the results

Bill
Posted by: Diki

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 02:32 AM

Or you could get a Mac and never have another problem... bow
Posted by: Dnj

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 06:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Diki
Or you could get a Mac and never have another problem... bow


Mac OS vs WINDOWS 8...... is there a big difference?
Posted by: mellow1

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 10:20 AM

Try this : http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal

Skip
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 11:11 AM

Originally Posted By: abacus
..........however if you follow the 2nd link that Cass has provided it should fix the problem.




Yeah fwiw I agree...this fix also works. smile and was one I had forgotten about...
Posted by: Uncle Dave

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 11:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Dnj
Mac OS vs WINDOWS 8...... is there a big difference?

Macs don't freeze, crash or get viruses.
(well, HARDLY ever .... stupid dangerous web threats are still out there, but the real hackers don't have time to concentrate on sabotaging macs, because it's a smaller percent of the population.
Posted by: joso

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Dnj
Originally Posted By: Diki
Or you could get a Mac and never have another problem... bow


Mac OS vs WINDOWS 8...... is there a big difference?


Hi

Oh, yes.
The price...

Jørgen
Posted by: Dnj

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 12:27 PM

Originally Posted By: joso
Originally Posted By: Dnj
Originally Posted By: Diki
Or you could get a Mac and never have another problem... bow


Mac OS vs WINDOWS 8...... is there a big difference?


Hi

Oh, yes.
The price...

Jørgen



Well if it cost that much more it should be that much better correct?
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 12:42 PM

c'mon guys let's not turn it into a Mac/PC debate.

Donny if you have genuine questions re the differences and are not trying to just "stir the possum"...start a new thread wink
Posted by: Dnj

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 01:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Uncle Dave
Originally Posted By: Dnj
Mac OS vs WINDOWS 8...... is there a big difference?

Macs don't freeze, crash or get viruses.
(well, HARDLY ever .... stupid dangerous web threats are still out there, but the real hackers don't have time to concentrate on sabotaging macs, because it's a smaller percent of the population.


They say MAC does everything in a more logical way vs PC...
Only reason I'm hesitant is that some of my music editing programs don't have MAC versions....otherwise i would have to change and relearn new programs. I like the fact about less potential for Virus's, etc...
Posted by: Dnj

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 01:35 PM

Tony try this...



First, please use System File Checker tool to troubleshoot this issue.



If the issue persists, import the following registry key and see if the issue can be resolved.



First, please refer to this knowledge base (KB) article to back up the registry key. After backing up the registry, please follow the steps below to import the registry:



1. Click Start, type Notepad in the Search bar and pres ENTER.

2. Copy the following commands and then paste them into the open Notepad window.



Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}]

@="CLSID_ExecuteFolder"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}\InProcServer32]

@="ExplorerFrame.dll"

"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New]

@="{D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder]

@="Folder"

"EditFlags"=hex:d2,03,00,00

"FullDetails"="prop:System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemNameDisplay;System.ItemType;System.Size"

"ThumbnailCutoff"=dword:00000000

"TileInfo"="prop:System.Title;System.PropGroup.Description;System.ItemType"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\

65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,00,00



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]

"MultiSelectModel"="Document"

"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000022

"ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000021



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\

65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,\

00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,\

2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

"DelegateExecute"="{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]

"MultiSelectModel"="Document"

"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000010

"ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000012



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]

@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\

00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\

65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,65,00,70,00,61,00,72,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,\

00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,\

00,00

"DelegateExecute"="{11dbb47c-a525-400b-9e80-a54615a090c0}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex]



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers]



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{F9DB5320-233E-11D1-9F84-707F02C10627}]

@="PDF Column Info"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\BriefcaseMenu]

@="{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]

@="{474C98EE-CF3D-41f5-80E3-4AAB0AB04301}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8}]



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers]



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers\{BD472F60-27FA-11cf-B8B4-444553540000}]

@=""



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\BriefcasePage]

@="{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Offline Files]

@="{7EFA68C6-086B-43e1-A2D2-55A113531240}"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew]

"Directory"=""

"IconPath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\

74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\

00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,\

00,00

"ItemName"="@shell32.dll,-30396"

"MenuText"="@shell32.dll,-30317"

"NonLFNFileSpec"="@shell32.dll,-30319"



[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellNew\Config]

"AllDrives"=""

"IsFolder"=""

"NoExtension"=""





3. After pasting the above commands, please click File on the menu and click Save.

4. Type in NewFolder.reg as the file name, select to save the file on the Desktop. Click Save.

5. Go to the Desktop, and double click NewFolder.reg. A dialog box will pop-up saying "Are you sure you want to add the information in fix.reg to the registry?". Click Yes to confirm.



Note: Administrative privileges are required to perform the above steps. Please click "Continue" when the User Account Control dialog-box appears.



Hope this helps.
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 01:49 PM

Donny, Donny Donny...all you did was copy and paste from a link given by someone else, and you are passing it off as your own knowledge...tut tut tut wink
Posted by: Dnj

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 01:54 PM

Originally Posted By: miden
Donny, Donny Donny...all you did was copy and paste from a link given by someone else, and you are passing it off as your own knowledge...tut tut tut wink


I am nowhere near a PC geru or claim to be in any way shape or form,like some here think they are surprised ....I was just trying to help Tony,...did a search on his problem and this seems to work judging by the posts on the tech forum.
Sorry for helping, btw wasn't Tut King Of Egypt? ....
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 02:19 PM

Donny that link was posted way above your post as well you know wink

I daresay your "search" was simply clicking on the link given by Cass wink copying it and then pasting it and now trying to suggest you undertook this massive search JUST to help out...

And tut in lower case has no reference to the pharaoh, and in any case it is not Tut it is Tutankhamun ...Tut is one of those silly abbreviations that get so widely used that people actually believe that was the guys real name!!
Posted by: Dnj

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: miden
Donny that link was posted way above your post as well you know wink

I daresay your "search" was simply clicking on the link given by Cass wink copying it and then pasting it and now trying to suggest you undertook this massive search JUST to help out...

And tut in lower case has no reference to the pharaoh, and in any case it is not Tut it is Tutankhamun ...Tut is one of those silly abbreviations that get so widely used that people actually believe that was the guys real name!!


Wrong again dennis...here is where I got it from..looking to start trouble today?...tut tut tut

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Foru...9-a78f4ae551cf/

now if you'll excuse me I have gigs to perform at this evening.
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 02:37 PM

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Foru...9-a78f4ae551cf/

Wow, remarkably similar to Cass's link wink in fact IDENTICAL!!!
Posted by: Diki

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 04:44 PM

I don't want to start a Mac/PC debate. I am simply trying to offer a solution to the OP's problem. In over 20 years of Mac use, I have NEVER needed to even think about anything as complicated as Donny's post! My Mac's started up, did what they were supposed to, and stayed out the way.

BTW, Mac's aren't as prone to viruses and other malware not because they aren't worth it for hackers to try (though that might have been true back in the OS8-9 years) but because OSX is based on Unix, an enterprise level OS that was designed for security and flexibility. Plenty of hackers TRYING, these days. OSX's firewall and sandboxing are bombproof.

My point was that, a computer is a TOOL. Buy the most reliable tool you can get (the heck with the cost!) and all you ever worry about from that day on is the JOB, not the tool!
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 05:05 PM

No probs Diki, I knew you were not doing so smile
Posted by: joso

Re: PC help needed - 04/20/13 06:21 PM

Hi

Originally Posted By: Diki
I don't want to start a Mac/PC debate. I am simply trying to offer a solution to the OP's problem. In over 20 years of Mac use, I have NEVER needed to even think about anything as complicated as Donny's post! My Mac's started up, did what they were supposed to, and stayed out the way.

BTW, Mac's aren't as prone to viruses and other malware not because they aren't worth it for hackers to try (though that might have been true back in the OS8-9 years) but because OSX is based on Unix, an enterprise level OS that was designed for security and flexibility. Plenty of hackers TRYING, these days. OSX's firewall and sandboxing are bombproof.

My point was that, a computer is a TOOL. Buy the most reliable tool you can get (the heck with the cost!) and all you ever worry about from that day on is the JOB, not the tool!


But you are starting this debate... And with false statements...
Please read http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17623422
600,000 Macs infected...

Sorry, had to respond...

Jørgen
Posted by: adimatis

Re: PC help needed - 04/21/13 09:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Diki
...Buy the most reliable tool you can get (the heck with the cost!)


Right! Now, where's that gold mine you're talking about?...
Posted by: Diki

Re: PC help needed - 04/21/13 01:57 PM

A Mac is still less than most of our arrangers cost. And often, as vital to our job. Take a look at TCO (total cost of operation) and Macs come out quite competitive when you subtract everything you are currently spending, from virus and malware protection, to trips to the Geek Squad, to basic apps that come free with a Mac, to your own time (pretty valuable) spent pulling your hair out trying to get your PC to run at full speed.

And Jørgen... This was a Java vulnerability, not core OSX. From over a year ago (that's how far back you have to look), was promptly patched, and we haven't had one since (I never got it). And please... 600,000 Macs? How many MILLIONS of PC systems are currently infected with one sort of malware or another..? Currently...

All I'm saying is, all I ever hear from my PC friends is problem after problem. When was the last time you read anyone here with a Mac asking for help?
Posted by: joso

Re: PC help needed - 04/21/13 08:05 PM

Hi

Really no idea in discussion further, as long as you keep sticking to and promoting a MYTH. ;-)

Read http://www.techspot.com/news/51689-new-m...connection.html (2 months ago)

And many other, just google "mac virus"...

EOD

Regards
Jørgen
Posted by: Diki

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 07:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Diki
When was the last time you read anyone here with a Mac asking for help?


'Nuff said...
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 10:31 AM

I would like to add one thing fwiw - I have been a PC user since MS-DOS 3, but if I did not have so much money tied up in Windows music software I would switch to a Mac in a heartbeat!!

I use windows ONLY out of necessity, not enjoyment of the OS I can assure you.

I have used MACS on a short term basis in the past and each time I came away so close to just doing it and hang the consequences it was scary!!

This post is just one of those 2cents moments wink
Posted by: Dnj

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 10:51 AM

So if Mac would lower their prices they would be the leaders in consumer computer use if they are that much better...seems like a logical business decision and a financial plus for them.
Posted by: 124

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 10:58 AM

I think it's just that PC's were out of the gate first and got a good foothold before Apple came along.
Posted by: abacus

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 12:44 PM

Originally Posted By: 124
I think it's just that PC's were out of the gate first and got a good foothold before Apple came along.


It’s the opposite actually, Apple got there foot hold in first with the Mac, PCs got going later. (They had been out a number of years before they really got going thanks to Microsoft)

Apple was a closed system so they had full control and could charge as much as they could get away with, PCs allowed anyone in, thus a boatload of competition meant low prices and masses of software and hardware. Because of this competition PCs virtually saw off Apple, and if they had not been successful with the iPod they would probably now no longer exist.

Apple has now re-built the name for itself and once more people are happy to fork out a boatload of dosh to buy into the Apple brand. (Even though technically in a lot of areas they fall well short of their cheaper completion)

Things however are a changing so it will be interesting to see how they get on in the future. (They haven’t held the No.1 phone slot for ages)

Bill
Posted by: Diki

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Dnj
So if Mac would lower their prices they would be the leaders in consumer computer use if they are that much better...seems like a logical business decision and a financial plus for them.


And Mercedes, if they would only lower their prices, would be the best selling car on the planet..? LOL

Maybe diamonds ought to be cheaper, too... Then we could use them on the soles of our shoes!
Posted by: tony mads usa

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 04:31 PM

Meanwhile, back to the topic ...
Without getting into a PC vs. Mac discussion - I can't comment on Mac 'cause I've never owned one - but I tried the link posted by cass ... I followed all the steps and after I got a message saying that the change to the registry didn't go through (for whatever reason it gave me) I went back to My Documents, clicked on the 'New Folder' in the top pane and VOILA!!! - there was a NEW FOLDER !!! repeated the action and there was a second NEW FOLDER ... did a right click, went to NEW and there at the top of the list was FOLDER ...
Don't know what I did or didn't do, but as long as it is working and nothing else is screwed up, I am fine with it ... now back to music stuff ... rocker
Posted by: Dnj

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 04:33 PM

It's about money....nobody cares.....its a slow milking of human finances over and over again....in 10years...Mac & pc will be obsolete too.
Posted by: Diki

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 04:41 PM

And so will all our arrangers! Strange, I'm not reading a lot about the slow milking of human finances where overpriced arrangers are concerned...

We'll happily pay $4k for a new Tyros, with a bare handful of new sounds and styles, but $1000 for a computer you'll NEVER have to ask desperately for help to make it do the most basic of things?

It's about money... REALLY?
Posted by: Dnj

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 05:06 PM

who is paying 4k for a t4 anyway these days??
Posted by: tony mads usa

Re: PC help needed - 04/22/13 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: tony mads usa

now back to music stuff ... rocker


...or NOT ... duel
Posted by: Dreamer

Re: PC help needed - 04/23/13 02:33 AM

Click here
Posted by: adimatis

Re: PC help needed - 04/23/13 04:27 AM

No, ”we” will NEVER pay 4000$ on an arranger, neither will the high price have much to do with asking (or not) for help. wink
Posted by: Diki

Re: PC help needed - 04/23/13 02:41 PM

Sorry, but I know of some that have paid that high (not everybody shops online at Frank's!), and we are quibbling over $500? Certainly, $3500 is nothing to sneeze at either!

The point being, despite the T4 being considerably more expensive than say a PA3X, you don't hear any T4 users seeming to mind to the point that they would change.

But slap an extra $500 on a computer (and there are Mac products like the iMac's and Mini's that can get down pretty close to PC prices as long as you don't buy bargain basement shoddy ones) and all of a sudden, it's 'milking the public' and you all keep using a system that gives you constant grief.

Me, I don't get it. How much is peace of mind and the ability to forget you are using a computer, and simply concentrate on what you want to do with it worth to you? Apparently, not very much!
Posted by: rikkisbears

Re: PC help needed - 04/23/13 03:47 PM

Hi Tony,
happy to read you've now got it working.

Something drastically went wrong with my laptop the other day.
Fortunately I had a very recent full backup, so reloaded win7 & the backup, now working again.
Not that I knew what I was doing, so probably overkill , but I had nothing to lose. I keep all my files on SD cards ( not in the laptop) & all my programs on external hard drives.
So just a case of loading a few programs back in should the worst happen again.
A couple of years ago , I dropped my laptop, broke the hard drive, & to my horror the 6 month old back up drive that my laptop was backed up on , was faulty. Weeks of work finding & sorting all my programs & files from dozens of DVD roms.

I'd tried 2 or 3 earlier system restore points, ( latest to earliest) none worked for me either.

Originally Posted By: tony mads usa
Meanwhile, back to the topic ...
Without getting into a PC vs. Mac discussion - I can't comment on Mac 'cause I've never owned one - but I tried the link posted by cass ... I followed all the steps and after I got a message saying that the change to the registry didn't go through (for whatever reason it gave me) I went back to My Documents, clicked on the 'New Folder' in the top pane and VOILA!!! - there was a NEW FOLDER !!! repeated the action and there was a second NEW FOLDER ... did a right click, went to NEW and there at the top of the list was FOLDER ...
Don't know what I did or didn't do, but as long as it is working and nothing else is screwed up, I am fine with it ... now back to music stuff ... rocker
Posted by: abacus

Re: PC help needed - 04/23/13 03:54 PM

You have forgotten a few things though Diki

80% of computers in the world use Windows, whether at work or at play and people don’t like changing what they know?

People want free (Or to pay next to nothing) software of which there are 1000s for Windows, but very little for Mac.

Everybody has got plenty of mates that have Windows machines thus if they’re not sure how to do something in a program it’s just a quick call to find out, however with a Mac you are pretty much stuck with slow forums.

With the 1000s of different programs that people use (Many written in back rooms) it’s hardly surprising you get the occasional hiccup. (If the Mac was in the same position it would be no different)

Macs have been crafted to be a niche market (Not mass market) and this is why they can charge a fortune for very little, people just love paying for a designer label. (Try finding a Windows designer label)

Bill
Posted by: tony mads usa

Re: PC help needed - 04/23/13 06:01 PM

As with keyboards, PCs, Macs, and anything else in this world, buy and use what you like...
sheeesh ...
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/23/13 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: tony mads usa
As with keyboards, PCs, Macs, and anything else in this world, buy and use what you like...
sheeesh ...


Yep smile
Posted by: Diki

Re: PC help needed - 04/24/13 03:40 PM

And don't recommend a change, if it isn't all it is supposed to be?

Guys, let's get over the 'platform wars'. Nobody is being coerced into changing. But for some of you that might by now be fed up of things going wrong with their PC, there's no harm in telling of an alternative that allows you to forget about the computer completely, and just get down to WORK...

You are all welcome to stay where you are. Makes no difference to me one way or the other. But helping members here with suggestions to avoid future grief seems to be the right thing to do. Whether received well or not.

As I said... when was the last time anyone with a Mac said they needed help..?
Posted by: tony mads usa

Re: PC help needed - 04/24/13 04:32 PM

This is not directed just at Diki by any means, but to ALL who responded AFTER Diki's comment about going to a MAC instead of a PC ...
SUGGESTIONS on this forum is what it is all about, and Lord knows, I have benefited by many of them (my new KORG Pa600 being a fine example) ...
BUT, I think there comes a time beyond the making of a suggestion and the posting of alternative views, when it just becomes a pissing match, and a contest to see who is going to have the last word ... between 30 - 35 posts after Diki's MAC suggestions were NOT about my PC problem, but about the pros and cons of PC vs MAC ... THAT is why I made my post above ...

IF I were in the market for a new computer system, and IF I was willing to spend the extra $$$ then a MAC might be a consideration ...
BUT, I am a guy who worked for the same company for 40 years (and am now reaping the benefits in retirement), I will be married to the same woman for 50 years come November (she is destined for Sainthood grin ) , I have lived in only two houses since 1973, and had owned only 2 technics keyboards since 1992, until I bought the KORG in January ... so one might say I am not too prone to 'change' ... rotfl
HOWEVER, I do appreciate the suggestions and hope they keep coming, but the 'pissing matches' not so much ...
Posted by: travlin'easy

Re: PC help needed - 04/24/13 05:49 PM



Pissing Contest

wink
Posted by: miden

Re: PC help needed - 04/24/13 07:19 PM

I was wondering how long it would take for that to appear wink