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Missing C:\Windows\WindowsShell.Manifest file


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scatty

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"I know this is a really low priority problem, but it's driving me crazy".
I refer to another post posted by Gordon and resolved to his satisfactiion
by Lovethepirk (Malware Staff).

Via:----
http://www.geekstogo...opic=92862&st=0

I followed the post doing everything asked, with basically the same results
as Gordon. (No spyware, malware or viruses were found on my pc.)
His problem was resolved by replacing a missing
C:\Windows\WindowsShell.Manifest file (i also have this file missing)

Question :- How is it possible to get and replace this file? ( is it specific to XP Home SP2 ? ),
as none of my friends has XP Home, or is it possible to copy the
file off of a friends XP Pro Sp2.(Would it be compatible ?)

Or am I being too presumptuous in assuming that i know the cure.......

Thanks In Advance Scatty.. (Hope i posted in the proper section)
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dsenette

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let's try this
download the attatched file...unzip the contents to the c:\windows directory...and see if that fiexes the issue
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scatty

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:) :) :) :) :)

eureeeeeka the tabs are back
Thanks Go To dsenette :tazz:
It's taken me 3 weeks to find you but it only took you
1 hour to give me a fix.

Thanks
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dsenette

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well..i wouldn't have known what to do if you hadn't found lovethepirk's post...
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scatty

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Don't you go all shy on me now!!!!
I was not able to provide the fix.
Praise is given where praise is due!!!!
I may even consider taking up your WWFund
offer even although i am not an animal lover.

Thanks AgainModerator of Squishy Goodness

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The windowsshell.zip is the ultimate fix for my issue (All tabs missing in Display properties).
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After a long struggle trying to fix the registry to no avail, this actually cured the problem instantly. Thank-you very much! now does anyone have any idea how we all managed to misplace the manifest file in the first place??? Is it a malware thing perhaps.
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The only place I have WindowsShell.Manifest on my XP Pro+SP2+All updates computer is in the C:\minint directory, and Display Properties is fine so I don't understand why putting that file in C:\Windows fixes the problem. Can anyone help clarify this?

Also, I can not find it on the XP Pro+SP2 CD so it must be a generated file.

Update

I found it in C:\Windows via Windows Explorer. It's a HRA (Hidden, Read Only) file that does not show if you do a

dir c:\WindowsShell.Manifest /s from a command prompt

even though I have Show hidden files selected and unchecked Hide protected operating system files.

Edited by Ztruker, 05 December 2007 - 08:25 PM.

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I am having the exact same problem as scatty and I was wondering where I can find your marvelous zip file. I'm sure it's right in front of my nose, but i've been trying to fix this for hours and my eyes refuse to look any harder then they already are.
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let's try this
download the attatched file...unzip the contents to the c:\windows directory...and see if that fiexes the issue




WHERE IS THIS ATTACHMENT EVERYONE SPEAKS OF???

My goodness, i have just been having this problem and everywhere I look, i see, download the above attachment and then presto it works, but I can't see it :)
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let's try this
download the attatched file...unzip the contents to the c:\windows directory...and see if that fiexes the issue


i dont see any attached file, please, check this
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Direct to: danoone

Please start your own topic
Although your issue may seem similar there can be other factors that may need to be resolved.
By bumping on someone's topic especially one that is over 3 years since the last response makes it confusing for the tech to understand who they are helping. This can in turn cause the wrong support to be given and can cause instability or worse to happen to your system.
Please post more information as to your exact issue in your topic. Include any error messages you get as well as your system specs. This will help us to assist you more efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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Can someone help me having this same problem ? Thank you guys !!! i've been searching around how to fix this but i haven't done anything yet to fix it . thanks !
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