Drive letters are muddles when searching

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I am hitting problems with muddles drives and desktop folders.


[FIRST]

The first problem is the CD-ROM drive letter. I call it 'Z'.

When I try and search my CD-ROM, I see the status info on Windows
Explorer going through folders on the C: drive! And when I get the
results they refer to folders on C: but the folder do not contains
the "found" files!

If I drag and drop the folder from the search results pane onto the
desktop then I get an object on the 'Z' drive but with a very
different path.


[SECOND]

When I press a button on an application (CachemanXP) to save a
report, then I get the usual window allowing me to select the
location. I select the desktop at the top of the folder tree by
pressing the up-arrow button repeatedly.

But when i get to "desktop" I get a message which says:

"C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\desktop
refers to a location that is unavailable.

It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or
on a network. Check to make sure that the disk
is properly inserted ... " etc

The "main" desktop on the folder tree seems to be the desktop folder
in user NETWORKSERVICE's Documents & Settings. If I go to the
NETWORKSERVICE folders, then that is where the output actually went!

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How can I unmuddle these incorrect drive and folder assigments?
 
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First:
Make sure you are searching specifically the Z Drive and none of the
system folders or anything else. Copies of files are found throughout
your system. This may just be an odd thing that happens because of
changing your drive letter to Z.

Second:
This is a problem with the CachemanXP software. You really should be
saving the file to Documents and Settings\Your Name\Desktop, not the
networkservice one. You do not use a roaming profile do you?

----
Nathan McNulty


Zarbol Csar wrote:
> I am hitting problems with muddles drives and desktop folders.
>
>
> [FIRST]
>
> The first problem is the CD-ROM drive letter. I call it 'Z'.
>
> When I try and search my CD-ROM, I see the status info on Windows
> Explorer going through folders on the C: drive! And when I get the
> results they refer to folders on C: but the folder do not contains
> the "found" files!
>
> If I drag and drop the folder from the search results pane onto the
> desktop then I get an object on the 'Z' drive but with a very
> different path.
>
>
> [SECOND]
>
> When I press a button on an application (CachemanXP) to save a
> report, then I get the usual window allowing me to select the
> location. I select the desktop at the top of the folder tree by
> pressing the up-arrow button repeatedly.
>
> But when i get to "desktop" I get a message which says:
>
> "C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\desktop
> refers to a location that is unavailable.
>
> It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or
> on a network. Check to make sure that the disk
> is properly inserted ... " etc
>
> The "main" desktop on the folder tree seems to be the desktop folder
> in user NETWORKSERVICE's Documents & Settings. If I go to the
> NETWORKSERVICE folders, then that is where the output actually went!
>
> -----
>
> How can I unmuddle these incorrect drive and folder assigments?
 
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XP said that your command worked. But when I searched on the CD-ROM
drive I saw it run through the folders on the C drive. I got
results for C and for Z (CD-ROM drive).

The C results are actually on the Z drive.

Just like before.

:-(


"Larry" <lpesp@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Try typing "regsvr32 /i shell32" in START-RUN.
>


>>-----Original Message-----
>>
>>I am hitting problems with muddles drives and desktop folders.
>>
>>
>>[FIRST]
>>
>>The first problem is the CD-ROM drive letter. I call it 'Z'.
>>
>>When I try and search my CD-ROM, I see the status info on
>>Windows Explorer going through folders on the C: drive! And
>>when I get the results they refer to folders on C: but the
>>folder do not contains the "found" files!
>>
>>If I drag and drop the folder from the search results pane
>>onto the desktop then I get an object on the 'Z' drive but with
>>a very different path.
>>
>>
>>[SECOND]
>>
>>When I press a button on an application (CachemanXP) to save a
>>report, then I get the usual window allowing me to select the
>>location. I select the desktop at the top of the folder tree
>>by pressing the up-arrow button repeatedly.
>>
>>But when i get to "desktop" I get a message which says:
>>
>> "C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\desktop
>> refers to a location that is unavailable.
>>
>> It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or
>> on a network. Check to make sure that the disk
>> is properly inserted ... " etc
>>
>>The "main" desktop on the folder tree seems to be the desktop
>>folder in user NETWORKSERVICE's Documents & Settings. If I go
>>to the NETWORKSERVICE folders, then that is where the output
>>actually went!
>>
>>-----
>>
>>How can I unmuddle these incorrect drive and folder
>>assigments?
>>
 
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(1) I have had it as the Z drive for a year or so with no trouble.
When this happened I moved it to be the X drive and had the same
problems.

(2) I do not use a roaming profile or anything like that.


Nathan McNulty <nospam@msn.com> wrote:

> First:
> Make sure you are searching specifically the Z Drive and none
> of the system folders or anything else. Copies of files are
> found throughout your system. This may just be an odd thing
> that happens because of changing your drive letter to Z.
>
> Second:
> This is a problem with the CachemanXP software. You really
> should be saving the file to Documents and Settings\Your
> Name\Desktop, not the networkservice one. You do not use a
> roaming profile do you?
>
> ----
> Nathan McNulty
>
>
> Zarbol Csar wrote:
>> I am hitting problems with muddles drives and desktop folders.
>>
>>
>> [FIRST]
>>
>> The first problem is the CD-ROM drive letter. I call it 'Z'.
>>
>> When I try and search my CD-ROM, I see the status info on
>> Windows Explorer going through folders on the C: drive! And
>> when I get the results they refer to folders on C: but the
>> folder do not contains the "found" files!
>>
>> If I drag and drop the folder from the search results pane
>> onto the desktop then I get an object on the 'Z' drive but
>> with a very different path.
>>
>>
>> [SECOND]
>>
>> When I press a button on an application (CachemanXP) to save a
>> report, then I get the usual window allowing me to select the
>> location. I select the desktop at the top of the folder tree
>> by pressing the up-arrow button repeatedly.
>>
>> But when i get to "desktop" I get a message which says:
>>
>> "C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\desktop
>> refers to a location that is unavailable.
>>
>> It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or
>> on a network. Check to make sure that the disk
>> is properly inserted ... " etc
>>
>> The "main" desktop on the folder tree seems to be the desktop
>> folder in user NETWORKSERVICE's Documents & Settings. If I go
>> to the NETWORKSERVICE folders, then that is where the output
>> actually went!
>>
>> -----
>>
>> How can I unmuddle these incorrect drive and folder
>> assigments?
 

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