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Hi, i installed Windows XP Professional a few weeks ago, but when i go into My Computer, then into the C: (Local Disk), there is a background of little globes with rings around them. Ive tried all kinds of things to get tid of them, but nothing does. Doesn anyone know how to get rid of the globes in the background of the C: folder???
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Click Tools -> Folder options.  Then uncheck "Show web content in folders".  That should get rid of it.

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Or, right-click in the background area and choose "Customize this folder" then choose "Remove customizations"

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by:AHiorns
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I cant do either of these things, on the C: folder there is no option to customize the folder, and in tools-Folder Options, i cant see anything that says "Show web contents in folders"  Any other suggestions????
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Hmm, well that's how you do it on Win2000, I don't have an XP box here to check on.  Look through the Tools/Folder Options for "web content" or something like that...or "Use classic folder view".  If I can get back to this tonight from my XP machine I can tell you for sure the exact steps; I can't remember them off-hand as I disable that junk once when I first set up my machine and never bother with it again.

One other option would be to open a command prompt (start/run then type in cmd and press enter) then type:
C:
cd \
del folder.htt

The folder.htt is the file that is showing those globes.  It may be hidden, so in the Folder Options you may need to select "Show all files".

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by:AHiorns
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Hi, i tried both, but couldnt find the folder.htt file, so would be grateful for any more suggestions!!
thanks
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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by:Todd Wedlake
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have you tried updating your video card drivers? I had a similar issue with a GeForce 4Ti



Todd
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by:ansisaac
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right-click in the background area of the specified drive or the folder which you have the problem ok,and choose "Customize this folder" then choose "Remove customizations.
 Anson Isaac
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/display.asp?id=417

The key item is "Use a background image for each folder type"

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by:Kyle Schroeder
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http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/display.asp?id=417

The key item is "Use a background image for each folder type"

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by:AHiorns
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Hi, i tried unchecking the 'Use a background image for each folder type' box, and it still didnt make a difference! lol, i dunno what im gonna do to get rid of these globes!!! Thanks a lot for your help tho, any other suggestions???
Andy.
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Kyle Schroeder earned 700 total points
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hmm...can you take a screenshot (hold down ALT and then press PrintScreen key, then start/run/mspaint.exe, then Edit/Paste, then save the file as either JPG or GIF) and email or post it to a webpage someplace?  If you don't have any personal webspace, mail it to me at d0gztar (at) sbcglobal.net (note that the 0 is a zero and not a "o")

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