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Old 08-01-2007
Rat_uk
 

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Vista Public Folder problems
I have recently used a registry tweak to change the location of the public
folder from c:\users\public to E:\users\public.

This worked ok but i have decided to change it back again and i am now left
with 2 folders, "Public" which is where it should be on the c drive and
another called "public2".

this second folder does not seem to exist except in the imagination of
windows explorer. if i select 'network' from the left pane of explorer i can
see the it shows my computer (which is called 'master' and then within this
is the 'public2' folder. If i select it then it denies me access. this also
happens if i select it from another computer on my network.

i would like to delete this folder but it won't let me. if i do a search of
my entire hard drive for 'public' it only returns one result i.e 'public',
the 'public 2 folder does not show up in the search.

how can i resolve the presence of the 'phantom' folder?

thanks.


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Old 08-01-2007
Rat_uk
 

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Re: Vista Public Folder problems
I also have a remaining folder called 'music files' which used to exist as a
shared folder on a seperate partition. I have deleted the partition but the
folder is still referred to in the network folder even though it can't
possibly exist anymore since i formatted and merged the partition that it
used to be on.

of course, if i select it, access is denied, the file is not ready etc etc..


i also need to delete this.

thanks.


"Rat_uk" <ratty@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:%23mZVAJI1HHA.5884@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>I have recently used a registry tweak to change the location of the public
>folder from c:\users\public to E:\users\public.
>
> This worked ok but i have decided to change it back again and i am now
> left with 2 folders, "Public" which is where it should be on the c drive
> and another called "public2".
>
> this second folder does not seem to exist except in the imagination of
> windows explorer. if i select 'network' from the left pane of explorer i
> can see the it shows my computer (which is called 'master' and then within
> this is the 'public2' folder. If i select it then it denies me access.
> this also happens if i select it from another computer on my network.
>
> i would like to delete this folder but it won't let me. if i do a search
> of my entire hard drive for 'public' it only returns one result i.e
> 'public', the 'public 2 folder does not show up in the search.
>
> how can i resolve the presence of the 'phantom' folder?
>
> thanks.
>
>


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Old 08-02-2007
dean-dean
 

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Re: Vista Public Folder problems
To staighten things out, you may have to edit the Registry, by making two
..reg files. These are the default settings for the Public Folder shell
folders. Copy all the information and Paste it into Notepad, not including
the dashes:

------dashes---------

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\explorer\Shell
Folders]
"Common Start Menu"="C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Start Menu"
"CommonVideo"="C:\\Users\\Public\\Videos"
"CommonPictures"="C:\\Users\\Public\\Pictures"
"Common Programs"="C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Windows\\St art
Menu\\Programs"
"CommonMusic"="C:\\Users\\Public\\Music"
"Common Administrative Tools"="C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Start
Menu\\Programs\\Administrative Tools"
"Common Startup"="C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Sta rt
Menu\\Programs\\Startup"
"Common Desktop"="C:\\Users\\Public\\Desktop"
"Common Documents"="C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents"
"OEM Links"="C:\\ProgramData\\OEM Links"
"Common Templates"="C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Windows\\T emplates"
"Common AppData"="C:\\ProgramData"

------dashes---------


Save the above as PublicShellFolders.reg (no text extension).


------dashes---------


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\explorer\User
Shell Folders]
"Common
Desktop"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49,0 0,43,00,25,00,5c,00,\
44,00,65,00,73,00,6b,00,74,00,6f,00,70,00,00,00
"Common
Documents"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00,49 ,00,43,00,25,00,5c,\
00,44,00,6f,00,63,00,75,00,6d,00,65,00,6e,00,74,00 ,73,00,00,00
"CommonPictures"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c ,00,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,\
50,00,69,00,63,00,74,00,75,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,00 ,00
"CommonMusic"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00 ,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,\
00,75,00,73,00,69,00,63,00,00,00
"CommonVideo"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,00 ,49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,56,\
00,69,00,64,00,65,00,6f,00,73,00,00,00
"{3D644C9B-1FB8-4f30-9B45-F670235F79C0}"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,55,00,42,00,4c,0 0,\
49,00,43,00,25,00,5c,00,44,00,6f,00,77,00,6e,00,6c ,00,6f,00,61,00,64,00,73,\
00,00,00
"Common Start
Menu"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,6 1,00,6d,00,44,\
00,61,00,74,00,61,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00 ,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,\
66,00,74,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77 ,00,73,00,5c,00,53,00,74,\
00,61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00 ,00,00
"Common
Programs"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72, 00,61,00,6d,00,44,00,\
61,00,74,00,61,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72 ,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,\
00,74,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00 ,73,00,5c,00,53,00,74,00,\
61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,5c ,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,\
00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,73,00,00,00
"Common
Startup"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,0 0,61,00,6d,00,44,00,\
61,00,74,00,61,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72 ,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,\
00,74,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00 ,73,00,5c,00,53,00,74,00,\
61,00,72,00,74,00,20,00,4d,00,65,00,6e,00,75,00,5c ,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,\
00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,73,00,5c,00,53,00,74,00,61,00 ,72,00,74,00,75,00,70,00,\
00,00
"Common
AppData"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,0 0,61,00,6d,00,44,00,\
61,00,74,00,61,00,25,00,00,00
"Common
Templates"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72 ,00,61,00,6d,00,44,\
00,61,00,74,00,61,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00 ,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,\
66,00,74,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77 ,00,73,00,5c,00,54,00,65,\
00,6d,00,70,00,6c,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,73,00,00,00

------dashes---------

Save the above as PublicUserShellFolders.reg.

Merge both .reg files, and Log Off and On.

You can re-locate the special folders under C:\Users\Public, using Explorer,
or the Location tab in the special folder's Properties, but it will cause
problems if you move the Public folder itself (which doesn't have a Location
tab).

The above .reg merges will straighten out the defaults as to location of the
Public folders, but the folders may not show their special icons, or correct
names. Post back if that seems to be in need of straightening out.

"Rat_uk" <ratty@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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>I also have a remaining folder called 'music files' which used to exist as
>a shared folder on a seperate partition. I have deleted the partition but
>the folder is still referred to in the network folder even though it can't
>possibly exist anymore since i formatted and merged the partition that it
>used to be on.
>
> of course, if i select it, access is denied, the file is not ready etc
> etc..
>
>
> i also need to delete this.
>
> thanks.
>
>
> "Rat_uk" <ratty@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:%23mZVAJI1HHA.5884@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>I have recently used a registry tweak to change the location of the public
>>folder from c:\users\public to E:\users\public.
>>
>> This worked ok but i have decided to change it back again and i am now
>> left with 2 folders, "Public" which is where it should be on the c drive
>> and another called "public2".
>>
>> this second folder does not seem to exist except in the imagination of
>> windows explorer. if i select 'network' from the left pane of explorer i
>> can see the it shows my computer (which is called 'master' and then
>> within this is the 'public2' folder. If i select it then it denies me
>> access. this also happens if i select it from another computer on my
>> network.
>>
>> i would like to delete this folder but it won't let me. if i do a search
>> of my entire hard drive for 'public' it only returns one result i.e
>> 'public', the 'public 2 folder does not show up in the search.
>>
>> how can i resolve the presence of the 'phantom' folder?
>>
>> thanks.
>>
>>

>


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