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Record directory sizes on shutdown

What would be the easiest way to record and store the sizes(and a timestamp) of a few chosen directories upon each shutdown - say in a .csv file.
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Win 7 - default commands upon starting shell [duplicate]

Is there any way to set "default commands" that would be executed whenever a windows shell (cmd) is opened? E.g. I like to execute "prompt $g && cls" before doing anything else. Can I ...
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How can I add a program path to the Windows environment variables for easy command line access?

Let's say I want to add the following path to the Windows environment variables: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe Such that I can simply type the following from a command line without using ...
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0answers
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How to Sent a Parameter to A Specific Jar From the Context Menu in Explorer?

I have a jar file at this path C:\mgnfcnt.jar . I added an option to right click to fire this jar when user clicked this option. And also I want to send the path of file whick right clicked to this ...
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Windows 8.1 + Classic Shell, how well does it restore Windows 7's functionality?

I prefer a classic Windows UI. I enjoy Windows 7, but have heard that Windows 8.1, despite its unconventional interface, includes some under-the-hood improvements, such as faster boot times and better ...
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1answer
458 views

Shell Shortcuts in Windows OS

to open send to folder in windows 7, we type shell:sendto and to open apps folder in windows 8, we type shell:appsfolder first of all, i would like to know what is this syntax known as (shell: ...
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What ever happened to BBLean (Black Box Windows Shell?)

So I just found out about people created alternative Window shells. I found this out by finding out about Black Box or bblean. My question is, whatever happened to these nifty shells? This beats ...
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Possible to determine what shell extensions are slowing down Windows?

Other than systematically disabling/enabling shell extensions, piece by piece -- Is there a way to measurably determine if/what shell extensions are bogging down the right-clicking of files/folders ...
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1answer
425 views

Drawbacks of using alternate shells such as LiteStep

I Am considering installing LiteStep (http://www.litestep.net/) onto my computer, as I enjoy customization and Desktop Modification and have seen lots of cool themes for litestep. Before I install, ...
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1answer
343 views

On Windows 7 how do you check to see if a file is a hardlink? [duplicate]

I just created a hardlink in Windows 7 using mklink. When I use dir the output doesn't indicate that the new hardlink is a hardlink. Instead it looks exactly like the file it is pointing to. Example ...
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1answer
323 views

Windows 7 & Git Bash: Doesn't Recognize pear/phpunit

I can run pear/phpunit from "cmd" just fine. I checked %PATH% and everything that is there is also in $PATH. To be clear, this is not msysgit -- It is this: http://git-scm.com/downloads Anyone know ...
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4answers
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Is it possible to use a shell script in the sendto folder?

I would like to use a bash shell script from the SendTo folder. When I put a shortcut to a batch or exe into theSendTo folder it shows up in the shell Send To context submenu, but when the shortcut ...
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2answers
477 views

Issue with find: invalid predicate '-delete'

I try to run (unix-shell, win7): find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*.jpg" -size -50k -delete and get the error: find: invalid predicate '-delete' any hints?
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1answer
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KSOD problems, shell.dll

When i was using the Theme Manager, i tried to install a theme onto a windows 7 enterprise 32-bit laptop and when i restarted computer after the logo screen it went to the KSOD and had an error pop up ...
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2answers
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Putting code into registry command key

I'm trying to do what's done in this question, but I want to attach it to a context menu on Directory so I can right-click on "Flatten Folder" and have it do it for me. That is, bring all the ...
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1answer
439 views

PDF Shell Extension Handler [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view and sort after the page count for multiple PDF files in a Windows file explorer? Is there any Shell Extension Handler for Windows 7 64b, that can show PDF ...
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zsh completion doesn't work under Cygwin for other drives

I'm on Win7 x64, Cygwin 1.7 and zsh (and using oh-my-zsh). Zsh newbie here. I've reviewed zsh autocompletion not working on cygwin and tried the solution there but no luck. My mount table: C: on ...
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1answer
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Emacs always starts shell in home directory with Windows 7

Running GNU Emacs 24.2.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601) on Windows 7, the shell command (M-x shell) always creates a DOS box with the home directory. I've seen in other questions/answers that the ...
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Is Git Shell Windows Power Shell?

I have a simple question. What is Git Shell? IS it the same as Windows Power Shell? Because when I run Git Shell on my Windows 7 machine the Windows Power Shell is opened. Thanks for clarification. ...
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1answer
571 views

Shell replacement for kiosk environment with desktop icons

I have to deploy around 80 touch-screen terminals for my company. We're going to run several Windows applications on those terminals and they'll be operated by touch input only. I basically want those ...
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1answer
207 views

How to set and print environment variable in Power Shell?

I work on Windows 7 and I wont to know how to set and print environment variable in Power Shell (for example $PATH)?
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2answers
573 views

Command prompt takes 7-8 seconds to load in Windows 7

When I go to Run and type cmd, it takes about 7-8 seconds for the command prompt to appear. I have a Core i5 with 3GB of RAM running Windows 7 x86. I really need the command prompt to run instantly ...
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1answer
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Windows shell damaged? Basic tabs and buttons layout with Aero enabled

I would need little help from you. This is first time I see something like this happen to shell in Windows 7, as you can see, tabs and buttons in some programs, or control panel (see screenshot) are ...
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Move files using Windows shell over network using Linux

I have a Windows laptop whose display isn't working, and I have to get some data from it. I want to get access to the Windows shell in order to move some files, and all I have access to is a network ...
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Windows 7 - Add shell command for .png file

On Windows XP, you could go to Folder Options - File Types, select PNG, create a new action, such as this Action: Crush Application: "F:\Programs\PNGCrush\crush.bat" "%1" So you can right click on ...
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1answer
240 views

Can the visual bell be enabled in Cygwin?

Trying to enable the visual bell for the Cygwin shell. I am running Cygwin 1.5. I don't have speakers, and would like a visual way to be notified of command line errors. So far I have tried adding ...
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Windows 7 - right click menu commands for file types [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What program do you use to edit file associations in Vista and Windows 7? it was fairly easy to setup addition right click commands in windows XP. for example you ...
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Is there any way to know which of the commands are internal & which are external?

I was teaching command line interface to my sister and I taught her what are Internal & external commands (also referred to as Resident and transient commands). Her question to me was which of ...
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launch a shell from explorer with same working directory

It would be handy if there was a hot key or context menu option that would launch a shell and cd me to whatever directory the focused explorer window is currently viewing. Anyone have an idea? ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 Primary Folder Icon File?

In Windows XP and earlier, when changing a folder's icon, you can select system32\shell32.dll for a wide selection of built-in windows icons that include most folder types. In Windows 7, you can ...
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425 views

Context menu edit - “Create new xxxxx”

I am trying to find a way to create a context menu entry in which I can right-click on an .mp3 and have the option to create a folder based on the name of the file. I.e. Create New Folder "Artist". ...
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1answer
134 views

How to change order of folders in the windows shell

In the shell of Windows 7, can I change the order of the folders displayed on some hierachy level? E.g., in Documents, I might have folders a, b, c, d, e and want to have the order a, c, e, b, d.
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2answers
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Is it possible to use putty as the UI for the Windows shell?

PuTTY is much better than cmd.exe. Can I use PuTTY to execute Windows commands?
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2answers
277 views

Copying without overwriting an entire directory structure in Windows

I need to copy only new files from the source directory structure to the target directory structure. I found that xcopy supports the /y switch to always overwrite and /-y to prompt. Is there a switch ...
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Accidentally deleted the Downloads folder, a windows “Special Folder”, how to restore?

I deleted the Downloads folder in my Windows 7 home directory (which I had moved and renamed to incoming) I was able to restore the folder from a backup, this restores the contents as well as ...
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Developer oriented Windows command shell with bookmarks?

I'm looking for a command shell in Windows 7 ala Powershell that allows me to have bookmarks and such, so I can start a shell in a specific directory, remember command history, have completion for ...
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1answer
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Multiple “My Documents” folders?

I am having the issue, where, I have 2 folders called "My Documents". I recently edited my registry to make "Document" link in the Windows 7 start menu be a FOLDER link and not a LIBRARY link.. Here ...
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Windows 7 Favorite folder doesn't work

So recently I did a very stupid thing and accidentally deleted my APPDATA, and now the favorite folder doesn't work anymore. The favorite folder I am refering to is the one in windows explorer in ...
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1answer
184 views

Way to dim outside windows / Turn the lights feature

I am looking for a way to replicate the "Dim out" or "Turn the lights off" feature (that can be seen on various video sites on the web) into Windows ? This will darken (dim out) the active window. It ...
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1answer
551 views

How to make Winrar look at XPI files as a RAR file?

I think it might be possible editing some settings on the registry. Can anyone tell me what I have to edit? So the shell methods will be the same for RAR and XPI files...
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Stop Windows 7 Explorer from automatically expanding folders

Windows 7 Explorer can be opened in any folder from the command line. But, it automatically expands (on the left nav panel) the Favorites, Desktop, and [Username] folders. This makes it hard to see ...
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remote shell for windows 7?

Could recommend a remote shell for windows 7? Or is there already a remote shell funtionality inside windows 7?
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1answer
1k views

Can I make a shell context action run as administrator?

I like to add a shell context menu for registering .dll files using the command %windir%Microsoft/Framework/v2.0.50727/regasm.exe "%1" /codebase which used to work fine in XP. However in Windows ...
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158 views

Windows 7 coming from Linux/Unix?

I've got a Windows 7 box going for my job, and most high-level computing experience is coming from shell environments in Linux. I'm completely lost in the Windows shell, and when I try to use a GUI ...
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1answer
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Install MatroskaProp on Windows 7 x64

To see more information in Windows Explorer property pages and menus about Matroska Video (.mkv) files, similar to what one can see when selecting native Windows media (.avi, .asf, .wmv or even just ...
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1answer
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Shell context menu option does not work when many items are selected

I added an option to register a dll silently using the right click context menu by adding the following registry key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\Register\command] ...
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1answer
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Selectively delete entries from Windows 7 autocomplete history dropdown box

Random question, and I'm sure it has a very simple answer, if not already asked and answered in some shape or form. How do you selectively delete entries from the autocomplete history dropdown ...
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What are the icons contained in the Windows 7 shell32.dll

I wanted to change the icon used for a Custom Library I've created in Windows 7. I found a great article How to Customize the Library Icons in Windows 7 which describes exactly how to do that. ...
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2answers
1k views

Can I use REG_EXPAND_SZ for the locations of shell folders instead of REG_SZ

I'm working on re-arranging a number of the shell folders in windows 7 to utilize Dropbox to keep a set of machines in sync. I'd like to create a .reg file which I can use to update the locations of ...
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Windows 7's start menu's search “see more results” is broken

After searching in my start menu and clicking to "see more results", I got an error dialog: It "seems" that it should be search-ms:query=document an not search:query=document but where can I fix ...