Trying to remove item in favs

Sazar

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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:
 

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No you will have to add them, and I would think a restart is needed as well.
 

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: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... :)
 

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sure, its not that dangerous, well as long as you dont .... well just backup :)
 

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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"=-
 

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made changes and no go :(

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

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damn, I figured that would do it. You can always try the old notepad fix.
 

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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...
 

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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...
 

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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 :(
 

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I am just gonig to reformat... I'll ttyl lads.. thanks for trying :)
 

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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 :)
 

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