- December 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm #29298
If an essential Windows file gets whacked by a virus or otherwise corrupted, restore it from the Windows CD. Search the CD for the filename, replacing the last character with an underscore; for example, Notepad.ex_. If it's found, open a command prompt and enter the command EXPAND, followed by the full pathname of the file and of the desired destination: EXPAND D:SETUPNOTEPAD.EX_ C:WindowsNOTEPAD.EXE. If either pathname contains any spaces, surround it with double quotes.If the file isn't found, search on the unmodified filename. It will probably be inside a CAB file, which Win XP treats as a folder. Simply right-drag and copy the file to the desired location. In other Windows platforms, search for a file matching *.cab that contains the filename. When the search is done, open a command prompt and enter EXTRACT /L followed by the desired location, the full pathname of the CAB file, and the desired filename; for example: EXTRACT /L C:Windows D:I386Driver.cab Notepad.exe. Again, if the destination or CAB file pathname contains spaces, surround it with double quotes.Posted by princeforever at 5:17 AM 0 commentsLabels: ComputertipsHow to Speedup Browsing FoldersYou may have noticed that everytime you open my computer to browse folders that there is a slight delay. This is because Windows XP automatically searches for network files and printers when you open Windows explorer. To stop XP from doing this follow the instructions below.1. Open My Computer2. Click on Tools menu3. Click on Folder Options4. Click on the View tab.5. Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and printers check box6. Click Apply7. Click Ok8. Reboot your computerTry it now, you will see a significant increase in speed.
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