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Windows Explorer's \ has become a striked through W


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#1 Mewten

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:08 PM

Alright so I have a problem that I'm not really sure what is going on. I've never quite experienced anything like it I just noticed that something wasn't correct. I clicked a shortcut to get to a folder on my desktop just moments ago and I was terrified when I saw that the \'s in my Windows Explorer location bar had now become W's that were striked through.

I'm not sure what has caused the problem and if it's causing any issues but things seem alright other than the fact that this is sudden and unsettling and may be indicating something worse.

Here's a screenshot to show exactly what I mean:

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The \'s work everywhere else it's just in my explorer bar that it isn't correct. Anyone have any idea how I can fix this?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I really appreciate it.

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:24 PM

Just out of curiosity have you restarted the computer to see if it goes away?

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#3 Mewten

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:46 PM

Yes I did and nothing changed it's still messed up. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:39 AM

Hi Mewton -

Run a full Disk Check - Start > Run - Copy and paste this code in the run box and click OK - It will reboot and takes about 30 mins -
CMD /C ECHO Y|CHKDSK C: /R | SHUTDOWN /R /T 30
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Edited by noknojon, 22 March 2010 - 03:55 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2010 - 08:58 PM

I'll go try that now. Anything I might need to post when it's done?

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:16 PM

Hi Mewton -

Your system will just give you a basic OK or it will fail one of the 5 stages of the check - If you do get a notice that is all you need to post -

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:19 PM

Nope no notifications. I did install the Korean Language pack just recently Would this be the cause?

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:32 PM

Hi again -

Would it be a simple job to remove the Korean pack (Check your Defrag) / Run CCleaner or ATF Cleaner / Reboot / and post back WITHOUT the Korean pack (as this seems to be the start of your problem) ??

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:17 AM

Okay I'll try disabling the Korean Pack and then running CCleaner. I'm really thinking this is the cause now because when I log in I have a EN next to the password box entry.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:10 PM

BC doesn't recommend the use of Registry Cleaners.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:00 AM

Well removing it didn't seem to do anything. Seems text sizes in some programs has increased too. Either way it's livable and it doesn't seem to be causing any problems as far as functionality it's just odd.




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