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Modify Folder Options in Windows Vista

Modifying folder options in Windows Vista is a bit different than Windows XP and may throw you off if you are not familiar with how to modify these options. Instead of modifying the options through the toolbar it is done through the control panel in Windows Vista. Follow the simple steps below to modify the same types of folder options as Windows XP.

  1. Open Control Panel: Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left of your start screen and click on Control Panel from the pop up menu.
  2. Open Appearance and Personalization: Double click on Appearance and Personalization.
  3. Open Folder Options: Double click on Folder Options. This will bring you to a screen similar to Windows XP folder options that used to be accessible from the menu bar.

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Cannot See AppData Folder In Vista, Unhide All Files and Folders in Vista

By default in Windows Vista all system files and folders are hidden as in previous versions of Windows. The difference is the typical menu is not at the top of Windows Explorer so how you might be used to turning on hidden files and folders might seem harder than it was before. Actually its exactly the same and if you follow the instructions below you will see all files and folders in no time.

  1. Open My Computer: Click the Windows icon in the lower left hand corner of Vista, scroll up to the right, and click Computer.

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Sync iPod Touch to a Second Computer, iPod Touch not Syncing

When I was attempting to sync my iPod Touch to  second computer it appeared as if nothing was happening but the computer is under the desk so I finally realized I was missing an error message. The error stated  be the iPod was locked so it could not sync with this computer. After typing in the password the Touch started to sync but iTunes stopped the sync and stated that the iPod Touch was already synced to another computer and let me know that it can only be synced to one PC at a time.

At this point it offered three options which are below:

  1. Erase the iPod Touch and sync with this Windows computers iTunes.
  2. Copy purchased software to this computer.
  3. Don’t sync with this computer.