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Re: Why your Windows XP box may have started to fail...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:35 pm

Help please. :)

Unrelated to erasing info off a PC - I need access to a file on my hard disk.

The only info I have is " from the hard disk, look in Program Files/"Name of Prog". Then, you will find a text file called "Name of Textfile". Open this and you will see "blah blah".

I need the "blah blah".

Can one of you techies please tell me how I access the Program Files in my hard disk?

Thanks .... (like right now would be really useful. :) )
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Re: Why your Windows XP box may have started to fail...

Postby Get Real! » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:47 pm

1. Right-click on the Start button and select "Explore"

2. Click on "Program Files" in the left window pane.

3. In the list of names that opened beneath "Program Files", click on the next name in the path you were given until you go all the way into that child.

4. You should now be able to see all that folder's files in the right window pane.

5. Double click on the TXT file you wanted to view.
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Re: Why your Windows XP box may have started to fail...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:52 pm

Duh .... OK, GR, my dear, thanks ... just done it but by a different way (I'll try your method as well, later, in case I can't retrace what I did - but basically I clicked on the disk icon and after some messing around I realised unfortunately I seem to have two separate lists of files and I kept hitting the wrong one).

Thanks lots xx
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