When I open a folder, windows instead of showing the files inside it starts a search inside that folder. Answered

I use windows XP x32. How can I restore the file showing predefenition?

Asked by tgferreira184 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Windows XP

Hello, I am one of the benefidiary of your site wherein i get lot of replies to solve my computer problems. Now i have a problem.Kindly help me out. I have downloaded some music file and stored in a folder. I wanted to delete the folder, but it says access denied. When i saw the properties it shows the file is read only. How to delete this folder. Similarly i have zip file it is also not being deleted. Kindly advice. regards, Balatv

Posted by balatv44 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago

how do I access my favorites?


Asked by Analogies 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

um where is the start up folder?


Asked by Fiire 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How do i list folder contents in php?

I have a folder that i would like to upload files, edit files, and delete files on,  i would liek this done in php, and the folder that is being edited maches the name of the person logged in " session_register("myusername"); "  How do i do this?

Asked by comsa42 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Favorites Folder

Hi there, I love this site and as a result am slowly accumulating a massive amount of instructables in my favorites. Now when I'm feeling creative, I'm having a hard time finding something appropriate in my tome. A good solution would be the ability to organize favorites by topic. Like a folder system. That way, I could go right to an electronic project (for instance) if I had a folder for that, instead of having to sift through a ton of stuff that, though I enjoy, isn't what I'm currently looking for. Anyway, a humble suggestion. Perhaps others have the same situation.

Posted by 8bit 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Instructions for getting my Folder Options back in IE.?

I got as far as step 5 where it tells me to double click on Windows Exployer. I don't have an option of Windows Exployer there. I"m now worried I have left something opened for virus or hackers to do as they wish, is this the case? What do I do now? Thanking you in advance.

Asked by cat15 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Save Instructables in a Folder

Hi, I am not sure if this has been suggested before.  I have been a member for years on this site and find the projects fantastic.  I have even built some!  I am always coming across instructables that I want to try and spend a lot of time on the site surfing and coming across great projects.  I would like to see a feature where we could add an instructable to our own "favourites" list so that we can manage them and go back to them and build them without having to add them to the web-browser favourites.  This way, we can keep a list of those 'ibles that we intend coming back to inside the website.  Perhaps we can even share that list with other users.  Just a thought. EJB

Posted by Eviljonbob 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Is there any way to make a file into a folder under Windows?

I know you're thinking I could just rename it to .tar and untar it, but is there any way to rename the file, change the registry or ownership to make Windows treat it as a folder? And would changing it back work the same way?

Asked by Nofew 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

How do you add a password to a windows vista folder?

Hey everyone, I was so frusturated and have been searching for a long time to figure out how to out a password on a folder.  The folder is on a flashdrive if that helps any.  And ive seen people right click on the folder and hit "Add to Archive" but mine wont show up.  Can any one help me?

Asked by Kalrag 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Convert File to Folder? Answered

Is there a way I can use batch file to convert a file to a folder and back to a file again. OS: Windows 7

Asked by vorlock 8 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

PowerMac G5 problems - main hard drive won't mount!? Answered

Oh, this is bad... So, I woke up this morning and went to my computer, to find it hung up.  I could move windows around, but that was it.  I was not able to open any folders or applications.  So, I restarted the computer.  It took forever to boot up, and then I was presented with the Most Feared and Dreaded Blinking Folder/Question Mark Panic.  I know what this means - the computer can't find a valid OS X install.  I rebooted, reset the PRAM, no go.  I then booted up from the OS X install DVD.  I launched the Disk Utility to see if I could repair the hard drive, but it wasn't in the list!  I could still see my second hard drive and my USB backup drive, but not the main drive. Panic++ So, fellow Mac Addicts, what's the next step?  How can I tell if the drive is Really and Truly Hosed, rather than some stupid little thing like a boot record that needs to be rebuilt?  Would it help to swap positions with my secondary drive?  It just seems odd to me that it was running perfectly for years, and it died with no warning.  I've got it shut down (usually it just sleeps while I'm at work) so maybe having time to cool off will help.  Oh, and here are some details on my computer: PowerMac G5 1.8GHz DP 4GB RAM 1 TB Seagate Barracuda main drive (the one that's "dead") 120GB secondary drive (forget the brand) OS X 10.5.x (whatever the latest version that'll run on a non-intel mac) Wow, the timing on this is really bad.  I'm prepping three Instructables (one due in three days!) and now I don't have access to my computer!  Argh!

Asked by jeff-o 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

On an iPad, how do you make a folder? Answered

I think I've made one before, but I forgot.  I know how to move apps in and out of folders, but I forgot how to make folders.

Asked by thispageiscringeignoreit 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

My psp videos folder is gone.Or I do not know were it is!

Can someone show me step by step photos? Or tell me what to do?

Asked by cool knex13 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

How do I install tarballs in Fedora 11 (Actually, how do I enter a folder that exists, but the computer can't find)? Answered

      I found out how to install tarballs in Fedora 11.  The problem is that I have to access the directory where the unzipped files are from the command line.  I'll open up the main archive where the folder is that holds the unzipped files, and the folder with the unzipped files is displayed.  Then when I use the "dir" command to access the folder with the unzipped files, it says no such file exists.  Any recommendations on how to fix this are appreciated.  Thanks!

Asked by mad magoo 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Can you password protect a folder?

Asked by ltmdb 8 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Help with a deleted folder on an iPod? Not sure if it's deleted or lost or what?

My brother accidentially deleted a folder(full of word, works, and rich text files) of his that was on his iPod. He said he never say the "do you really want to delete this" window and that he pressed undo (he says it said undo copy) and it didn't do anything. Apart from that he says he didn't do anything, he just unplugged it. He also says that there is no more free space on his iPod than before he accidentally deleted it. We've tried recovery programs and search programs and nothing helps. Nothing we use even recognises that it was ever there. The only evidence that the folder was there is that it is in the recently accessed list, but nothing else.

Asked by remmy5 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Folders For Favorites

I'd love to be able to add folders to my ever growing list of favorites, right now they are getting a bit unruly!

Posted by digitalmonkeyman 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

what is a wildcard for folders in batch?

I am making a batch file to hide files and folders, what would be the wildcard to hide all folders, like *.* for files?

Asked by XOIIO 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

How can we lock a folder?

How can we lock a folder in our computer?

Asked by shauryac1997 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Where is the time folder located? Answered

I wanted to make a batch file to tell the time and I wanted to know what is the exact location of the time folder thing. The clock is in the bottom right hand screen but what file actually controls that? If anyone could give me the location of the file for the clock for Windows 7 that would be great. Thanks!

Asked by noobererer 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

How to create new folder in php?

I am trying to create a folder using php, i have used the mkdir command to make a folder, however i would like it to make a folder based on the username of the person who is currently logged in. so far i have " Upload Form mkdir("c:/xampp/htdocs/user/", 0700); ?> " I would liek it to create a folder after (/user/) and use the username of the person logged in " session_register("myusername"); " ("myusername") as the new folders name, how do i do this?

Asked by comsa42 8 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Outlook express file corrupted? Answered

My inbox disapear from the folder list in outlook express, the other folder are there normally. I searched for the outlook express folders and I found it, in that folder it has two inboxes one named inbox.dbx its size is 42

Asked by BrittonSutton 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

I need instructable images that I "Save-As" to go into Pictures Folder, NOT Download Folder by default

PC Question: Just recently, every image I "Save-As" goes into my Download Folder by default unless I manually redirect it to my Pictures Folder. Then the next image I "Save-As" goes into my Download Folder again. I want all images to go into my Pictures Folder. What am I does wrong? Could a piece of software from my Epson printer be causing this. Thanks for helping!

Asked by Dave55555 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Can you paint pressboard file folders?

I am wanting to paint some file folders to match an office decor. Can they be painted with acrylic paint?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Can't delete folder on Desktop? Answered

I have a folder on my desktop from network magic and I can't delete it. I don't even have the chance! I right click it and my only options are "open" and "create a shortcut". I have even tried just clicking a dragging it into the recycling bin nothing happens. It isn't really a problem but I like to make my desktop look nice and clean and there is really no need for the folder. Any ideas are appreciated.

Asked by noobererer 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Sent items OE folder may have been damaged? Answered

I recently received a message from OE6 that my sent items folder may have been damaged. OE6 created a new "sent items 1" folder. The original sent items folder still exists on my hard drive. I tried moving the sent items 1 out of my mail directory and moving the original sent items folder in it's place. That didn't work. It created a new sent items 1 folder which was blank. I then moved the original sent items folder to another directory and tried to import, received the standard "no files or in use by another application. Then I created a new identity and tried importing. Same result Same has now occurred to my inbox folder. Is there any utility out there that can repair a corrupted folder and then be able to import into my existing folders? How about upgrading to a full edition program like Outlook and importing from OE6? Any assistance would be nice as I would like to retrieve my old email files

Asked by EvanMalone 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Artsy Folder

Hello all! Am a student and desperately needs organization. Figured a designer file would be the best way to start. Bought denim material and a couple of A4 folders. Was thinking of how to wrap the file with the cloth. Ideas? Thanks.

Posted by siowchan 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago

Recover folders on OUTLOOK? Answered

Dear All.. I've lost my some name of folders on Outlook (Hotmail email Mozilla Firefox) Please see photo . Could you help me to know how I can reset (recover ?) the name folder has been loss please (if possible give me a photo please). Many thank you

Asked by lam 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Adding files to a Virtual Hard Disk

I am trying to add a file to a virtual hard drive (.vhd file) made with Virtual PC. I can't seem to figure out a way to open it outside of VPC, though. Does anyone know a way?

Posted by puffyfluff 10 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Help! Missing Email after running compress folders in Outlook Express? Answered

Running Outlook Express in Windows XP Pro. Email was in my Inbox. Ran compress folders. Email now missing from my Inbox.

Asked by stokesjohn451 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Can it be possible to seperate favorites with folders?

Is it possible for members to categorize their favorites? for an example...i have many interest...woodworking, cake making and sewing etc. It would be great if i can make separate folders and put each in their specific folder...easier to find stuff! perhaps you could make it a pro feature?? please let me know what you think?

Posted by shazni 5 years ago

Can I password-protect a specific folder?

I want to password protect a single folder on a flash drive - and I want it to be passowrd protected on ALL computers I use the drive on. Any idears how to do that?

Asked by Labot2001 8 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Suggestion Time!

Hey Instructables, it's suggestion time! So, here it is: You should be able to put your "favorites" into folders (like labels in gmail, or folders in thunderbird...). This would help me a lot, since I have 203 favourited instructables (and counting!) Thanks, Nick

Posted by threecheersfornick 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago

itunes help please?

I have alot of music in my iTunes library, the problem is that all of my music was stored in folders on my desktop before i added it to my itunes, so now i cant delete the folders without messing up my itunes would it work if i backed up all of my files to a disc and deleted the folders and THEN restored all of the music with the backup discs?

Asked by cynical_chemical 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

I got a TT card and have trans r4 files to the sd card but when I switch on the DS I get a red folder icon sayinMENU? Answered

I created the "games folder and have the _DS_MENU.DAT-- _DS_MSHL.NDS>> _system_>> moonshl all in the root of the SD card and even have my seperate "Games" folder but when I plug it in I just get a red folder saying MENU? Any help greatly appreciated!

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

mac book pro 13 2015 got wet, worked then, folder ?

Bad, drive, bad sata cable???

Posted by Olderguy1 1 year ago

Batch file to copy files

Some body help me to create batch file which can copy files from a folder one by one into many folders. For example if one folder has 10 files then I have to copy those files (one in each) in each subdirectory of a given directory.

Posted by Code name MS 10 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Can anyone explain this to me in simpler terms i do not understand it t is a bit confusing?? For Windows Vista Click Start and then click Explore to open Windows Explorer. On the Organize menu, click Folder and Search Options. Click the View tab. In the Advanced settings list, select Show hidden files and folders under Hidden Files and Folders. Clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box. Click OK to close the Folder Options window.

Posted by rickick 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

hello, my ipod touch has a problem, the sub folders of my ipod has been accidentally deleted!

All the folders in my ipod has been accidentally deleted and I dont know what to do with it! How to put it back...even I Upgrade it from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2 it didn't worked! please help...thanks..

Asked by JohnMatthew_rmrk 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

How To Get Music From an IPod (all models)

Here's how you do it. 1. Hook the iPod up to the computer. If iTunes pops up and asks you if you want to replace anything, say no. You can hit ctrl-shift-esc and go to processes, then close the iPodService.exe to get you more time. 2. Go to My Computer. It should list the iPod as whatever you named the iPod (like Joe's iPod). Click on the drive. 3. You should see some folders. If you don't see one named iPod_Control, go to the Tools option at the top of the window (its on the bar with File and Edit). Click on the "Folder Options" selection at the bottom. When that opens, click the View tab at the top, then scroll down the list and choose the "show hidden files and folders" button under the Hidden Files and Folders folder. The iPod_Control should show up. If not, go to the address bar and type it in. 4. Under iPod_Control, you should see a Music folder. From here, you can either copy the whole folder and paste it somewhere on the computer and put them in iTunes later, or you can find songs. If you do a search, you should be able to find songs by putting in what to search full under "word or phrase in file". If you want to put in music that will play in the iPod directly, you're going to have to go into one of the folders in the music folder (usually like f00 or f01 or something), find a file (usually with a random 4 letter name like MLKJ), take the song you want to play, rename it as the song you're replacing, then copy and paste it in there. Usually you want to reaname the song you're replacing first, then find it later. If you want to make sure you don't replace something you want, view the folder with details, right-click the top of the window in the bar that says "name" and check Author or Title. This will show what you're replacing. 5. If you want to put music on the iPod but don't want to have to lose anything, your best bet is to take the songs you want, put them in a folder on the iPod, and take them back to your home computer, add them to iTunes, then put them on your iPod. 6. To add songs to iTunes from a folder, go to File, click Add Folder, then find the folder you want and go. It automatically keeps the names and usually the album art with the songs. :B-Rad

Posted by B-rad 12 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

how can i delete steam?

I have tried the given method.but some folders in the steam main folder are not getting deleted.they give a error message. i tried out that regedit method and have deleted the steam directory.but the folders are still remaining there in that main folder.how can i know tht my system does not have steam  any more?? 

Asked by k.sai 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

I can't drag and drop images from camera to folder....

Ok, so this one has been bothering me for a while. I hook my camera up via USB to my computer, and drag the pictures I took to folders on my hard drive. I liked this method because I didn't have to name pictures, and it was a helluva lot faster. But, for a while now, I haven't been able to drag and drop pictures to folders. I don't know why. Right now, I'm forced to use Windows Picture Wizard, which I detest. I've checked, and it seems to be my camera, because I can drag and drop from folder to folder on my computer. I'm running XP, it's a Canon Powershot S3 IS, and I'm working on a fairly big iBle. Please, don't say it's because I have a Canon (W-Burg)! Thanks for any help!

Posted by Bran 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago

is there a way to copy your image library into a desktop folder? Answered

I'd like to be able to save all my pictures into a desktop folder but it seems I have to open each picture, right click and save one at a time. Is there a better way?

Asked by Mrballeng 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Bicycle Mudguard

Hello there, people. First post here, been a member for a long time but only used to read instructables, but now im in need of help with a project. Im making a mudguard for my bicycle and im using a plastic folder. I know it sounds a little strange, but ive seen a lot of tutorials for mudguards made from some type of plastic, soft or hard. For example the ones made from a plastic cutting board. The first photo is of the folder and my question to you guys is, how do i make creases on the folder like the ones shown in picture 2. creases that help you fold the folder in those certain places.

Posted by OG-Jay 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Please help with downloading ebooks!

OK, I'm having a hard time downloading an ebook. I click the button and have to click the skinny yellow line under the box with the table of contents. I save it, and the folder is zipped but the sub folders are just confusing. Thanks!

Asked by davidsona 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago