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my directories are missing

By faiizi05 ·
when I explore my computer using windows explorer. all the drives and directory are there. however when I want to save the document in any software installed, the drives are gone. It just display the a:\\floppy drive
Anyone can help

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What are you trying to save and where are you trying to save it to?

by ComputerCookie In reply to my directories are missin ...

What type of account do you have?

What operating system are you using?

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my directories are missing

by faiizi05 In reply to What are you trying to sa ...

Im using win xp service pack 2 with admin acc.My computer have 5 directories. C for system, D for 2nd partition, E for 2nd harddisk , F for DVD ROM and G for DVDRW.

When browsing using window explorer all the drives are there. But when I want to save my work i.e in Microsoft Word or Powerpoint there are none of this drives appear in save dailog box. All the software behave the same way including photoshop, internet explorer, image ready, excel and etc.

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So, when you go to save a file you cannot

by ComputerCookie In reply to my directories are missin ...

change the directory or what?

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Your software's save routine default path may be A but...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to my directories are missin ...

You can probably change the default to one of your internal hard drives.

But I'm with ComputerCookie (not in the biblical sense, you understand! ):

We need to know more about your system first.


<Reluctant Smiley>

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See if this helps

by Jacky Howe In reply to my directories are missin ...

Can you log on as another user or the Administrator and see if everything works. It is relatively quick to just create another User Account to test with. If everything works OK you will need to follow these instructions.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811151

You could use this Batch File to Backup your Data. You would need to REM out anything that you don't need and change 'set drive=z:\Richie' to suit the Drive letter and Folder Name. If you have redirected 'My Documents' change "C:\Data" to reflect the Drive letter and the name of the Folder. "C:\Data" is normally where I Backup Outlook to, I get two copies to be sure to be sure. The second copy will have the .aif files for reconnection. Also check the Programs Folder just in case anything was saved to the default folder of the Program. EG: Magix Music will default to is folders in 'Program Files' if you don't modify the path.
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@echo off
:: variables
set drive=z:\Richie
set backupcmd=xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /k /y
if not exist "%drive%\Backup" mkdir "%drive%\Backup"
echo ### Backing up My Documents...
if not exist "%drive%\My Documents" mkdir "%drive%\My Documents"
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents" "%drive%\My Documents"

echo ### Backing up email and address book (Outlook Express)...
if not exist "%drive%\Address Book" mkdir "%drive%\Address Book"
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book" "%drive%\Address Book"
if not exist "%drive%\Outlook Express" mkdir "%drive%\Outlook Express"
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities" "%drive%\Outlook Express"

echo ### Backing up email and contacts (MS Outlook)...
if not exist "%drive%\Outlook" mkdir "%drive%\Outlook"
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook" "%drive%\Outlook"

:: echo ### Backing up the Registry...
:: if not exist "%drive%\Registry" mkdir "%drive%\Registry"
:: if exist "%drive%\Registry\regbackup.reg" del "%drive%\Registry\regbackup.reg"
:: regedit /e "%drive%\Registry\regbackup.reg"

:: use below syntax to backup other directories...
:: %backupcmd% "...source directory..." "%drive%\...destination dir..."

if not exist "%drive%\Data" mkdir "%drive%\Data"
%backupcmd% "C:\Data" "%drive%\Data"
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How to back up Microsoft Outlook data

http://www.the-pc-guru.com/How_to_back_up_Microsoft_Out.php

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