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How to run a Batch File at Windows Login?

All the search results out there show about Windows Startup only!! I wish to start a batch file at User Login Session in Windows environment.
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Robocopy Isn't Syncing the Read-only Attribute

I use Robocopy as a backup solution. One thing I noticed is that if a file gets backed up and then I decide to mark the original file as read-only, the next time that file gets backed up, the backup ...
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Windows script to copy files from C:\ to Backup B:\ but leave a SYMLINK copy back on C:\

I have a particular way to "backup" my stuff, in that I copy everything large (movies) etc from my main drive C:\ to an external backup drive B:\. Then make a SYMLINK of the file on B:\ back to C:\, ...
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How can I get Emacs to run correctly in a Windows console with codepage 65001 (UTF-8)?

When my codepage is set to 65001 (UTF-8) in a Powershell terminal, emacs -nw displays garbage. When the codepage is set to 437, emacs -nw works. I would like to be able to run emacs -nw (much quicker ...
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How to run installed ubuntu inside of installed windows

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8.1. I want to play couple rounds of some game in between tasks which I develop in Ubuntu. Games are running on windows, so each time I need to reboot, but it ...
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Synergy + Emacs C-<SPC> to set mark not working

Problem When I use C- (Ctrl+space) in Emacs, it fails to set the mark. The alternative keybinding, C-@ works, but requires an extra finger and mindfulness. Emacs doesn't have trouble recognizing the ...
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Run a block conditionally on grep output

I've found a number of solutions to this problem, but unfortunately none of them seem to work on my windows box. I'm running a FOR loop in a batch file to loop through a number of text files. For ...
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Windows/Installer and Windows/winsxs using up 25% of my 60gb SSD

I'm wondering if anyone knows a safe way to clean these two folders or even clean the Windows folder so that I can get some space back as it's eating 25% of my SSD, the entire windows folder is taking ...
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Windows batch file - How to pipe output to text file and then open the text file?

I have a weird problem where I have a simple batch file that runs another batch file, outputs what is on the screen to a log file, and then attempts to open the log file. The problem is, the log file ...
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Looking for a remote uptime checker [on hold]

I currently operate 40+ Windows based Standalone Internet Kiosks in various places and cities and I'm looking for a program either open-source, free or cheap that allows me to do some or all of these ...
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Remote Desktop services local login and remote sessions?

If i have a server with Remote Desktop Services installed, could I log in locally (keyboard/mouse/monitor attached) and login remotely and still share all sessions? Will Windows allow this? Will it ...
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Grub rescue, unable to boot windows

I have windows vista and backtrack Linux installed on my dell PC. I wanted to uninstall backtrack so I delect the partition, but when I try to boot widows again, the grub rescue> shown up. I can't ...
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Set CMTrace Font

Might be a bit of a long shot but I was wondering if anyone knew of, or could speculate on a way to change the default font of CMTrace. It seems to use some Sans-Serif font. I'd like to change it to ...
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Know PC specs through cli and save it in a txt file

I'd like to have the full system specs through cli and export or save it in a text file. Is this possible?
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VPN Adapter, current user only

Recently I faced a problem with my vpn on an rdp server, there are multiple users on the server the issue I am facing is when I enable my vpn it connects everyone on the server to my vpn, is there a ...
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Cygwin to execute windows shortcut files (.LNK)

I use Cygwin as my cmd replacement on Windows and I am in the process of cleaning up my system PATH variable. I now have a folder containing exe's and shortcuts (.LNK) files which is in PATH ...
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Installing windows xp on a SATA drive computer

My laptop make is Lenovo,model is Z580. It has i5-3210m and 500 GB HDD.Also,it has nvidia geforce gt 630m GPU.System memory is 4GB. I wanted to dual boot windows xp with the other OSes,currently ...
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Most common locations for shortcuts on Windows (Start Menu, Desktop, Quick Launch…)

I'm searching for the most common locations for a user's shortcuts, that are quickly accessible, like the Desktop, Start Menu and Quick Launch. This should work from XP on through to 8.1. I'm ...
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How can I write a windows batch file that opens a command prompt and executes a command?

I want to create a .cmd file that opens the command line at a location relative to the .cmd file itself, and then executes something like this: someapp start ../../config.js How can I do this?
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How to open a folder in a new tab in windows 7?

I am a window user from the beginning but recently I started working on the Linux and there is one feature that I really like in Linux (off-course there are many more but I didn't use all thoroughly). ...
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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

I recently installed the Google Drive app onto my main PC which creates a Drive folder that syncs the files I have on Drive with the files in the Drive folder. Is there anyway to set up Windows 8 so ...
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No response when I try to add a network location (ftp) from My Computer.

Nothing happens when I click on "add a network location" from the context menu. No windows are opened and the system does not appear to be hanging/busy. I've tried rebooting, as well as sfc /scannow ...
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How can I recover files deleted in java?

I did a mistake and deleted .wav files using File.delete() in Java. I use Windows 7 and NetBeans IDE 7.0. How can I restore the files?
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How to use Virtual Box with a Disk image created with Norton Ghost?

I was given a file with "sv2i" extension and a couple of "v2i" files. According to my search, it is a disk image created with Norton Ghost. I converted the sv2i file to a vmdk file, which apparently ...
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How to show file size in MB on Windows XP?

It's strange that Windows XP is showing my file in KB in details view under Windows Explorer (there is a 14GB file in the folder, so it doesn't make sense). Is there a setting somewhere to change ...
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Have a self extract archive extract to specific folder

How can I create a self extracting archive that will extract the contents into a specific folder? Any program or method is acceptable on windows.
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Why is there a missing SID number?

I am attempting to construct a complete list of all of the security principals on my Windows 8 system in order to create a map for a shared drive. I have found the names of the accounts for SID's in ...
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How do I use a font with a space in its name in gVim?

I just installed vim-airline, and I want to use a font that has support for the cool arrow glyphs that vim-airline supports. So, I downloaded the font "Liberation Mono for Powerline" from the ...
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I am not able to get a Dell keyboard to work with my Lenovo U430 Ideapad.

I bought a USB adaptor so the keyboard can be plugged in, (it has a PS2 plug) but nothing happens when I type on it.
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Fetch from NPM registry always fails

On my Windows server 2012 machine I am unable to install/update npm packages. It was working allright, but stopped one day. I tried everything and I am seriously thinking about reinstalling the ...
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Port forwarding works on Ubuntu but doesn't work on windows

I set up my wireless router to port forward 80 -> 80 (as well as 8080 -> 80) to my local http server. I have dual boot windows + ubuntu and both of them have apache installed. The problem is if I boot ...
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How do you turn off toolbars via command line?

I have 3rd party tools that must be installed but users do not want the toolbars shown. Is there a way to disable it via command line or reg?
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Trying to mass replace files from one directory to where the file is found in another. Windows 7

I have 200+ files in a single directory that I need to first search for in another directory with subs and replace after it is found. File names are the same. Content/size is usually different. Last ...
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Wiping a computer before re-imaging

I don't have my windows disks because our computers come directly from Lenovo with a company disk image. Also we have a disk image that installs when we boot a blank computer on our network. What ...
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Appending filename and path in Batch file

I'm having a hard time learning how to use command lines and the using batch files. What I want to do is write a custom path and then add the filename so that the output could be saved there. This ...
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Power Point Presentation two monitors

I need to realize a presentation with this approach: I have a PC connected to two monitors that extend the desktop. My power point presentation must run different contents on each monitor, but each ...
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Can I set an icon for for an application registered under OpenWith?

I want to set up a script, where the base executable is the interpreter, to be selected in the Open With dialog. I already know the information in this question: How do you add a non-program-files ...
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Windows file's default action to open with a vbs script?

Don't laugh. I'm in a corporate environment with a locked down desktop. Installing third party apps is not an option. Notepad is mostly okay, the biggest pain though is that it doesn't detect if ...
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Take Command (command prompt replacement): Frozen session tab with “ERROR: The file is either empty or does not contain the valid choices.”

UPDATE: I can faithfully reproduce this error with a minimal Ant build. Check out this video. The two files are pasted at the bottom of this question post. As posted on the Take Command forum, I am ...
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Error when installing XP after win 7

My machine was running win 7. For some reason I had to install XP. So inputted the XP CD on the machine and started to installation. While installing, the process formated the C:\ drive and then ...
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Desktop changes automatically

I have a Windows 7 Desktop for which the Desktop icons change automatically on system restart and creates user account folders without creating user accounts.I have tried removing them but find that ...
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checks if a shut down command has been issued

To be more specific, a file is automatically deleted everytime the PC is shutting down. The file is deleted in the command line program when it detects if the PC is shutting down. So my question is, ...
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No sound at HDMI monitor on Windows 8.1

I have a Samsung S27C750 monitor and I cannot get the computer sounds to it although I am using an hdmi cable which should transfer the sound along with the image. The cable is ok because it was ...
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Color blindness and Windows command prompt

I have a very hard time reading red letters on a black background, a combination that is used frequently by several command line tools that I use on windows. I can remove the colored output by ...
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system Idle process in windows [on hold]

Idle process in windows 7 which runs in service session ( session 0) don't know why has one thread 0 handles on single core cpu but on inspection i came to know that it has no image on the system so ...
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How can I open a file with Notepad without permanently associating its extension with Notepad?

I’m a developer; I basically work in a Windows 8 environment with several virtual machines running Linux, Windows, etc. I want to prevent Windows associating new file extensions. That is, if I want ...
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Any workaround for Windows dual monitors bug--both monitors have blinking cursor as if to receive focus

This is a very annoying bug. It regularly fools me into typing in the wrong window, simply because the topmost window in each monitor continues to look as if it's active and has focus (title bar ...
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List applications preventing Windows 8 from shutting down

Often, after I have initiated shutdown on Windows 8, I realize there are some applications I would like to close explicitly. I see that Windows 7 lists applications that are preventing the OS from ...
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Writing time in a file in a for loop

In windows 2008: I'm trying to zip and copy files to a backup server. I use command line/batch file, I log the result in a log file, I now want to log also the time for each file looped. The ...
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Windows media center Extender Error

I recently brought a new computer and when i try to link my Xbox 360 to my external hard drive using windows media centers extender option (what everyone uses) but i get this error after 2 steps and ...