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What is short-path missing for C:\Program Files? How can I add it back?

Windows 7 (32-bit) I have an application that requires short path syntax for a sub-directory under Program Files (c:\Program Files\Foo Example\Foo Example2). On MOST of my user systems, it's enabled ...
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Does fsutil utility write any data to the hard disk?

If I created a 100 gb file with the fsutil utility in windows, it takes up space on my hard drive, however it takes only a few seconds to create such a large file. How does windows produce such a ...
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fsutil can't create more than 4 hard links to a file in win srv 2003?

I got an error message when I created 5th hard link to a file using fsutil: Error: An attempt was made to create more links on a file than the file system supports. I was quite surprised ...
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Is it possible to delete a hardlink to a locked file?

In short, I need to do what was asked here: One hardlink is locked. How do I remove the other? The given solution doesn't work for me as I'm trying to create/delete a hardlink to a file that is in ...
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How to create 1G zeroed sparse file in windows?

In linux: $ dd if=/dev/null of=mysparse seek=1G count=0 $ du -b mysparse 549755813888 mysparse $ du -B1 mysparse 0 mysparse In windows I have been playing with fsutil but I can not get the ...
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How do I create a “null” rar? [closed]

I would like to create a "null" rar. I used the command: fsutil file createnew c:\a.rar 1040000. But when I try to add files to this rar I get an error that the rar is damaged. How can I create a ...
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How do I delete hardlinks, symbolic links, junction points, etc please?

I could be wrong, but I'm yet to hear a valid argument for the exploitability that these things deliver...outweighing their very dubious / debatable functionality. They seem to me to be marginally ...
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Does having TRIM enabled affect other hard drives on a computer (and how do you know when Windows is using it)?

I recently purchased a new solid state drive (an OCZ Vertex 2 (80 GB)) to use primarily for my operating system. I also have three other SATA hard drives of assorted sizes for long-term data storage. ...