Trying to remove item in favs

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
14,905
basically it seems someone (one of my room-mates) used my computer while I was @ uni and there is now a item on my favorite's list that I can't remove...

C:\Documents and Settings\Sazar\Favorites is the path and when I click on delete... it basically says Cannot Delete file : Cannot find source or disk

not sure what I can do to remove this... I have run both ad-aware and spybot and they have afaik removed everything there was to remove and immunized everything there was to immunize...

any help would be appreciated...
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
Joined
Feb 16, 2003
Messages
2,725
you can disable two things in Group policy [assuming XP Pro]. User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar, here are the entries and the reg changes [for manual or XP Home].

# Do not use the search-based method when reolving shell shortcuts

* KEY: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
* DWORD: NoResolveSearch = 1

# Do not use the tracking-based method when resolving shell shortcuts

* KEY: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
* DWORD: NoResolveTrack = 1
Or you can change the properties of the shortcut to point to something thats there.
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
14,905
I edited it to read item now since it does not appear to be a shortcut...

I tried editing it in everywhich way but no changes hold...

I will try the registry edits in a bit and see if that helps

-edit- those registry keys are not in my registry :confused:
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
Joined
Feb 16, 2003
Messages
2,725
No you will have to add them, and I would think a restart is needed as well.
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
14,905
:eek:

I'll wait for a bit and see if anyone else drops some other pearls of wisdom.. I would rather not edit my registry unless I have to...

if nothing else comes by I'll give it a go...

thanks m8... :)
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
Joined
Feb 16, 2003
Messages
2,725
sure, its not that dangerous, well as long as you dont .... well just backup :)
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
Joined
Feb 16, 2003
Messages
2,725
Here ya go, easy to merge regfiles.

The add regfile:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoResolveTrack"=dword:00000001
"NoResolveSearch"=dword:00000001
The subtract regfile:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoResolveTrack"=-
"NoResolveSearch"=-
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
14,905
made changes and no go :(

same problem... same message... can't remove since source or disk not found...
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
Joined
Feb 16, 2003
Messages
2,725
damn, I figured that would do it. You can always try the old notepad fix.
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
Joined
Aug 29, 2002
Messages
3,763
Sazar said:
basically it seems someone (one of my room-mates) used my computer ...
Moral of the story - keep a password and share it at your peril? :rolleyes:
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
14,905
j79zlr said:
damn, I figured that would do it. You can always try the old notepad fix.
heh... tried that but its not allowing me to change it..

I can find the file and all but I can't do anything with it...
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
14,905
Mainframeguy said:
Moral of the story - keep a password and share it at your peril? :rolleyes:
I just re-formatted my computer...

because I had just reformatted it I had not installed any pop-up blockers or any AV software @ the time which would have helped catch this problem...

-edit-

checked through and seems some program called global dialer was installed... I am not sure if this little POS item is related though... i took the necessary steps to remove glbal dialer (would not have affected me much since I dont have dialup) but I still can't remove the item...
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
14,905
yah I did speedy... actually thats the way I try to delete most apps/items that I can't through windows but I get a similar error message... ie can't find the item..

its almost like a ghost icon in my fav's folder :(
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
Joined
Feb 16, 2003
Messages
2,725
SPeedY_B said:
Hmm. Tried killing explorer then deleting it?
Or just install linux, that solves most windows problems :)
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
14,905
I am just gonig to reformat... I'll ttyl lads.. thanks for trying :)
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
Joined
Apr 12, 2002
Messages
14,905
well it was getting frustrating :)

some dialer apps kept popping up from time to time and what not..

anyways the format is complete... just installing stuff now :)
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
Joined
Mar 31, 2002
Messages
15,800
Well, put a password on this time, and WinKey+L every time you leave the machine. :D
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Hey ep!

All good with me, applying for microsoft mvp right now, should have done this a while ago.

Notifications don't work, I only found your response by comming back to hunt up some threads, if you want, give me your email address so we can keep in touch easier, mine is perriscalderon at gmail
Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there https://tinyurl.com/ycpxl
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...

Forum statistics

Threads
61,974
Messages
673,294
Members
89,045
Latest member
butchsanchez