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Library Conundrum: 'Arrange By Folders' is Missing in Custom Library!

Q: Library Conundrum: 'Arrange By Folders' is Missing in Custom Library!

A year ago I created a custom Library and have been using it successfully until the beginning of this week The library's folder location is similar to the following C Users USERNAME FOLDERX Now when I open the Library it shows a listing Library! in Conundrum: By Custom Missing Library Folders' is 'Arrange of all of the files found within all of the folders in that library that is imagine a book separated by chapters folders and now all of the pages are scattered files in one cardboard box On the top right of this Library window I have the following quot Arrange by quot options -Date modified -Tag -Type -Name ---- -Clear Changes On the quot working quot libraries such as 'Documents ' there is a quot Arrange Library Conundrum: 'Arrange By Folders' is Missing in Custom Library! by Folder quot option which is what I am attempting to have the custom Library emulate I have deleted the custom Library and tried to reestablish it but the same issue persists I cannot sort the Library Conundrum: 'Arrange By Folders' is Missing in Custom Library! Library by folder rendering it useless Is there anyway to have the quot Arrange by Folder quot option reappear Did I accidentally switch some setting or is this due to a Windows Update Thank you

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A: Library Conundrum: 'Arrange By Folders' is Missing in Custom Library!

Did you create a new library with the same name or a different name? When you go to Libraries, and you right click and select properties on Documents, do the attributes match what you find when you right click and select properties on your new library?

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Have you tried going to Dell support site and down loading the orginal drivers and software for your graphics.
 

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Trobles86 said:





I also hooked up the hard disk to my laptop with a hard disk adapter and got the same results.Click to expand...

If you have access to another PC or laptop then you can connect the hard drive in to that machine and get the files you wanted to recover from your hard drive in there.
 

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Note: Sometimes heavily overclocked CPUs have a shortened life.
 

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Full model number for the mobo is GA-780T-USB3? Doesn't look like it supports the FX-6300.

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-dow...4DE70BB3E832BEDD48D&s=Socket AM3+&cs=AMD 760G
 

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Never mind, sorted now
 

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Sounds like the folder you are trying to open is referencing a path that does not exist. Try the drive in another computer, try the drive in a different Operating system - see if the issue is still there. The drive might be failing or the data on it is corrupt. try downloading the WD diag utility for windows & test the drive. http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=218&sid=171&lang=en Post back!
 

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I bought one of T.D. PowerSpec $549 specials maybe 5-6 years ago. Once I realized it was only about $250 worth of parts, I told myself I would never buy a pre-built/box store computer ever again. I can't stress enough on how easy and how much $ you will save if you build one yourself. You can buy the parts and have someone build it for your for $70-100 bucks and it will be custom to your needs. $300 parts +$100 labor and a better finished product sounds a lot better than $549 if you ask me.
 

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How are you connecting to the Internet
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Was theNIC protected from lightening by at least a surge protector.
lighting loves telephone modem lines and easy targets like that.
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A:Recovering missing files

rgboy said:





Hi all. I am a photographer. Usually I do all files back up. However this ones I didn't. I woke up in the morning and BUM. Files were no longer on my drive. I have not used the drive since then, but need to know what file recovery software would be the best to recover them?

RGClick to expand...

u could try the program called recuva, u can dl it here http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.html and give it a shot =P
 

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A:Need help with memory stick thats changed all my folders and files

Welcome to Techspot.

Have you tried this?

http://serverfault.com/questions/11...t-unmount-a-physical-hard-drive-in-windows-xp

You can find more informations from here too: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/chkdsk.mspx
More info too: http://www.computerhope.com/chkdskh.htm
 

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look for OEM Power management tools. my Toshiba has a set to control
{standby (orange), hybernate (nothing), charging (green) }
 

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A:Newbie questions about Wi-Fi for a custom computer build

Don't worry, we were all once n00bs

Answer no. 1: NO. Even newer motherboards usually do not have wireless capabilities built int. But: more and more are hitting the market with Wi-Fi built in, that's for sure. High-end motherboards can sometimes have built in Wi-Fi connection, you'll notice a small antennae-connector at the back if that's the case. And such motherboards are getting more common by the day.

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A:Wierd sound problem - missing vocals

some more info

Hi forum,

Some more info on this problem.

Main item is that I when I play the .wma sound samples that come with xp, they come out perfectly. Also, when I stream .wma files they're playing perfectly.

However, mp3 files (from memory stick or streaming) sound all 'out of phase' - sort of all 'swishing around' and very weak vocals.

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The fact that the system can play correctly (with the .wma files) tells me that the hardware is all OK along with the sound driver. Problem must surely lie with Codecs or ?

jrmch
 

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Did you see the review a few weeks ago for the new asrock?
http://www.techspot.com/review/334-asrock-vision-3d-htpc/
 

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Requirements:


- Quad core preferred -
- AMD build -
- Good GPU -


Please include a case and if needed extra cooling devices.

Price Range

$700-800

Windows 7 will be used. If that could be incorporated in the price, great. If not I will make due.



Thanks

-Brandon
 

A:Black Friday barebone kits vs. Newegg custom build

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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So how do i deside what is compatible with my pc?

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A:Custom PC building

How do i know what type of ram to buy?
What technology?
What speed?
What time?
How many pins?Click to expand...

RAM is simple. You need DDR3 RAM. Either dual channel or triple channel, which is defined by the motherboard and cpu you choose. Your motherboard will tell you.

Speed, anything 1066 or above is fine. Aim for 1333 if possible, but again, the RAM should be the QVL (qualified vendors list) on the motherboards website for best results.

Timings I'll leave for someone else, but pins doesn't matter, DDR3 is DDR3.



How do i make the pc 64-bit?Click to expand...

Pretty much all hardware is capable of 64 bit these days. Your OS defines whether you run 32 bit, or 64 bit.



I hope someone understands my question....

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Your over-analysising it all.

Start simple...

Whats it for? and
whats your budget?..

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A:Is this a good first custom computer?

What is your budget? We may be able to help you make better choices.
 

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A:Is this a good combination for my first custom computer?

Hi zach and welcome to the forums. Here are three questions that we need you to answer so we can help you better.

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2. What is your budget?

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A:Custom built computer locks for no apparent reason

What is the brand and model of that 2 gigs of RAM you ended up installing? Perhaps it isn't compatible with the Asus motherboard or maybe the RAM voltage needs to be changed from the default motherboard voltage.
 

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The 7200.11 and the 7200.12 have had some serious issues. A shame too because I'm running two Seagate 250 gig harddrives and they have been great.

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I have a dell dimension 3100 and it's using a Sigmatel High Definition Audio Codec.

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"then I get "NTLDR is missing, press ctrl+alt+del to restart"...

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A:My new custom built PC won't connect to the monitor?

Take the graphics card out, it's disabling the onboard video.
 

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A:My new custom built PC won't connect to the monitor?

Try removing the graphics card since you're not using it anyway.

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A:NTLDR Missing + Can't access bios

well, if ur post happens too fast for u to see anything on the screen u can try to press the pause button on the keyboard
If it displays only the logo but not the post summary, try pressing esc key several times or try to hold down a key or you can also try different keys like (del, f10, f2,) etc.
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