Unfortunately no better. Did the detect & repair followed by restart. Have attached a couple of screen dumps from excel and explorer to show. I created the folder "c c" and saved book1 into it. Still doesn't show in explorer (I did refresh!).
No change. I tried saving in every folder back to c:\ yesterday but with no success. The folder offline is just called that as it used to be synced to my laptop (from the laptop end) but I now sync all of My Documents.
If it helps, I sync 2 ways:-
1) The 'My Docs' (& another on the root) folder on this PC is mapped as a drive on my laptop, marked as 'make available offline' there and synced manually when I remember. It runs Vista which I don't and I can't see how to sync on connect. Another gripe...
2) The 'My docs' on another PC is mapped to this one(S&E_docs Z:) and made available offline.
This way my docs are backed up on my laptop (nothing stored directly on it) and my Mum's (next door on same WLAN) are backed up on my PC (and again on laptop). This has been working fine for a couple of years.
No USB stick to hand, but saving to anywhere away from c: drive works. I tried the other PC via the mapped drive yesterday and today with success - it's the only place I can work from at the moment.
do you mean the c: drive folders? If so, the 'make available offline' setting is on my laptop (sleeping). Or should I just turn off the sharing?
Yep, did the restart. Back online for a while now, if you're around.
OK, is it now 'out there' again?
For Windows XP:
Click the start button at the lower left corner of your screen.Click on RUN...Type cmd and click OK.Type CHKDSK and press the enter key.
Wait for the procedure to complete.
Do not schedule yet.
Send the results first as directed below.-----Right-click on the text and choose SELECT ALL.Then go to the justanswer window and select PASTE so I can see the results.
If the paste is non-responsive, repeat:
Right-click on the text and choose SELECT ALL.Then go to the justanswer window and select PASTE so I can see the results.
H, as requested:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600](C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy Robson>chkdskThe type of the file system is NTFS.
WARNING! F parameter not specified.Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...File verification completed.CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...Deleting index entry Preferences in index $I30 of file 170909.Deleting index entry PREFER~1 in index $I30 of file 170909.Deleting index entry f_0029e7 in index $I30 of file 170989.Deleting index entry f_0029e9 in index $I30 of file 170989.Deleting index entry f_0029ea in index $I30 of file 170989.Deleting index entry f_0029eb in index $I30 of file 170989.Index verification completed.
Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy Robson>
Click the start button at the lower left corner of your screen.Click on RUN...Type cmd and click OK.
Type CHKDSK /R and press the Enter key.
If it does not pause to do the CHKDSK automatically, we will need the Windows CD/DV.
Hello, Ran the checkdisk overnight but there's no change. Only thing to note is that I had to save a pdf. This worked OK to the same folder area using acrobat's save as. It just seems to be office...
Hi, Yes I'm still waiting for an answer, and would like to continue, but the problem seems a bit of a challenge...
Been offline a while but now available if you are. I'm familiar with the remote connection method but am a little uncomfortable with giving access to someone unknown. Would I have the ability to abort the connection if I am unhappy? I'm currently connected to the PC using remote desktop from my laptop - I assume that I'd have to disconnect and physically sit in front of it. Not really a prob, it's in the next (colder) room.
OK, let's proceed.
Jason, The time zone differences are a problem. I'm only online briefly now but would be available tonight if it suits. Say 1930 GMT (8.5 hours from now)? Andy.
I'm online now and ready to go.
Jason, Still no success, I'm afraid. I had a think and a look back through sent emails and I think it was working on 6th Aug, but not 19th when I created a PPT. I also saved it as a pdf which exists, but not the ppt. Not many files created around this time as it was harvest (work out my day job).
I tried to get a restore point around this time but they only go back to 13th Sept (3 months?).
Thanks Jason. I understand your frustration. Would you mind putting a couple of lines on here about what you tried directly to help another expert?
Click the start button at the lower left corner of your screen.Click on RUN...Type cmd and click OK.Type chkdsk /v and press the return key.
Send the results first as directed below.-----Right-click on the text and choose SELECT ALL.Then go to the justanswer window, right-click in the window and select PASTE so I can see the results.
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy Robson>chkdsk /vThe type of the file system is NTFS.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...File verification completed.CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...Deleting index entry Local State in index $I30 of file 170897.Deleting index entry LOCALS~1 in index $I30 of file 170897.Index verification completed.Detected minor inconsistencies on the drive. This is not a corruption.