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Command for sharing same folder with multiple names

I’m currently working on an improvement of our deployment process and I’d really like to automate one of the new steps. Through Windows UI I can share the same folder on the network under multiple ...
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Can i CHOOSE to delete my files during the windows 10 upgrade?

So, i heard windows 10 was coming out, and since my computer is fairly slow from junk files, i want to know if i can choose to not bring over my files? So basically, i got some mods (Pay Day 2) that ...
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How to mount a remote filesystem using Windows 10?

Now, that windows 10 is out I started wondering about something. Unix based systems have the possibility to mount remote filesystems using ssh. In a recent article I've read that Windows 10 Has ...
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Is it necessary to update folders/files permissions on a 2nd hard drive after a re-install?

I plan to upgrade my Windows OS and I do have a 2nd drive. Do you know if it necessary to update files/folders permissions through the 'Security' tab on that 2nd hard drive or will the new OS take ...
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Applying a command-line flag to Chrome at auto-launch

(Windows 8.1) Chrome auto-launches for me when I log in, and I like that. The problem is that the Disable New Avatar Menu flag recently stopped having any effect, so the only way to actually disable ...
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How to open Windows CMD from a current folder?

When I'm working in some Windows folder, sometimes I have a need to run some CMD command in this folder. My questions is: how to open command line from a current folder, so the console after opening ...
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How to resolve Windows 10 installation error FIRST_BOOT, MIGRATE_DATA?

Trying to update my German Windows 8.1. Professional to Windows 10, it fails after about half an hour with the (German) error message: Manually translated this reads: Could not install Windows ...
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How to move a Window that is taller than the screen so that the lower hidden part is shown

How to move an application Window that is taller than the screen so that the lower hidden part is shown? I tried using Alt-Del-M (or Alt-Space-M for direct display) to move the Window up but it ...
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Windows 7 Key does not work on Windows 10

I just did a fresh Window 10 installation from .iso files on the computer I was running Windows 7 on before. I have the original Windows 7 DVD's, with a valid key that I was using before. Now I tried ...
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Windows 10 modern-ui apps wrong language

I've installed Windows 10 official release (not the preview) from Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and I've some problems with the language. My OS is in French but all my modern-ui apps (weather, store, ...
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How to find all files and registry entries associated with a certain installed program?

I am trying to create a program that let me choose any installed application from the local PC and give me a list of all program's files and registry entries. In other words, I am trying to simulate ...
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Can't access my old Homegroup, neither create a new

Upgraded to Win 10. Now All PCs are not connected to any Homegroup, but the Homegroup still exists. I can't access because I dunno the password, neither create a new Homegroup. Any ideas how to fix ...
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How do I rename multiple files on Windows?

I have 2800 files, all of whose names start with a four-digit number followed by " - ", and I want to delete all those leading numbers from all the files, leaving only the alphanumeric file names1.  ...
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Can I copy files via scp to specific folder in Windows?

I know I can copy file in "local" folder through command scp ubnt@192.168.1.20:/tmp/system.cfg /home/hp/backup/192.168.1.20/ but I'd like to copy this file to folder e.g.: C:\backup\192.168.20\ ...
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Audio louder than usual until volume is changed

tonight I upgraded to Windows 10 and began encountering a very strange problem with my audio. I'm not sure what triggers it, but it has happened in two places: when some Twitch streams load (YouTube ...
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Manually controlling hdd sleep

My question is about controlling and getting info about HDD sleep (or HDD hibernation) in Windows 8.1. I am not referring to system hybernation. How to manually put hdd into sleep How to check, if ...
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how to regain admin security permissions and privileges (Windows 7 ultimate)

I created another user account. I don't have much knowledge about changing the permissions. I tried to change the security permission of my Local disk and set denied to everything for this new user. ...
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log file for RDP connections to send email?

I was wondering if someone could help expand on this code to have it not only log the RDP connections with the time and date and user but to add the mac address, the external IP, and if possible to ...
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What do you do if not all your songs from a CD didn't rip on your computer/Windows Media Player?

I was trying to rip a cd to my media player, and not all the songs has been ripped. What can I do to make sure all the songs rip from the CD?
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Slow reading file data

I've worked on systems for quite a few years now and this one has me pretty baffled. I'm running Windows 8.1 and recently (I know for certain this problem didn't occur 1 week ago at least) all ...
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no local bluetooth device was detected

My bluetooth device has stopped working and I see the error message: "no local bluetooth device was detected". This happened after I updated to windows 8.1 and I'm not getting solutions on the net. ...
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Sudden power-off during startup (Win7)

I have a several years old computer running Windows 7. Of late, sometimes when starting up it will suddenly power off (no BSOD, no shutdown, just off). This always happens at about the same point in ...
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Corrupt MP4 file: ffmpeg codec, global header, and dvvideo errors. Can it be repaired?

So, I have a number of corrupt MP4 files (some corrupt AVI files, too, but I believe that's a different problem). They seem to have gone corrupt when I had an external hard drive that they were on ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8 knocked out bootloader

I recently have dual booted both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same hard drive. Windows 7 was the first OS installed on the disk, but when I decided to install Windows 8 on a seperate partition, it ...
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Using Robocopy to Copy from an unencrypted server to an encrypted server

I'm getting ready to do a server migration from a server using Windows Server 2008R2 that in unencrypted to a Windows 2012R2 server encrypted using BitLocker using Robocopy. Are there any potential ...
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Is there any way to copy null bytes (ASCII 0x00) to the clipboard on Windows?

Null bytes (ASCII 0x00) don't appear to be copyable (Ctrl+C-able) on Windows. For a demonstration of this, open up your browser's dev console and do console.log('a\x00b'). If you try and copy-paste ...
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Upgrade Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro with a retail 8.1 Pro key

I have a laptop that came with 8.1 and I want to upgrade it to 8.1 Pro with a retail 8.1 Pro key. Is it possible?
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What are the minimum requirements to run Windows 10?

I am looking to upgrade my system to Windows 10 RTM, but I'm afraid of losing performance. I researched on the site but found details (maybe I have not sought duty) on the hardware minimum. What are ...
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Anyway to make OpenVPN's DNS entry the last priority?

I'm connecting from school to home. I have OpenVPN set so that only home network connections go through the VPN; it is NOT set to send all traffic through the VPN. And I would prefer to keep it that ...
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Windows 8 lock all functionalities [duplicate]

I'd like to have a demo of our new software run on a windows 8 computer where people can play with it (on a public fair, hence limited attention on what people are doing with the computer). What ...
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Windows 8.1 applications not responding within one network

I have a user who is on Windows 8.1 Pro. When this user comes into the office, all applications (including explorer) begin to stop responding minutes after reboot. When the user is remote from the ...
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How can I know the file size in bytes during downloading in Chrome?

I am using windows chrome. I want to know the file size in bytes during or before downloading the file in chrome. Chrome only shows the size in mb. How can I know it in byte?
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How to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive in Mac

I had a problem after trying to triple boot my Mac when I installed Linux upon Windows and Mac OSX, now Windows won't boot. That's why I want to make a Windows USB Recovery Drive to repair startup, is ...
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I have Windows 10 Technical Preview. Will I get any notification to “upgrade” tomorrow?

Ive been using windows 10 technical preview, and over the past few months I have accumulated a few strange problems, albeit relatively minor problems. I was wondering if tomorrow I will receive a ...
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Second HDD / SSD Via Caddy (ODD) Needs Restart To Be Seen / Recognized

Problem: Every time system restarts/shuts down, the hard drive connected via caddy adapter (inserted into the optical drive bay) is not recognized after system boot Annoying solution: restart (works ...
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Windows Disk Management Not Allow 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume'

I am trying to delete my existing windows partition using disk management, when i am rhight clicked on the slected partion the 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume' options are grayed out ( doesn't ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection Magnificaiton

I have a visual impairment which means I use tools such as ZoomText and the magnifier tool. I need to RDC into another machine, but doing so removes any zooming ability, which is a real problem. Now ...
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Ninite alternative with offline local installer repository [on hold]

Does anyone know an alternative to Ninite preferably open source. Something with the following features: Able to define your own custom packages preferably programmable Be able to fetch packages on ...
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Downloading a Windows 8.1 .iso from MSDN with an OEM key

I have a computer with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I'd like to obtain an .iso so as to be able to reinstall it in case something happens. I know about the solution which uses the upgrade method but ...
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How to grep in Windows for for eval code?

I have written this code in Linux, How can I achieve the same in Windows server ? find "dirname" -name "*.php" -exec grep -PHl "(eval\(.*\);)" {} \; Basically I want to find out this pattern ...
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How SD card capacity limitation works? Is there a way to bypass it?

For the longest time now, I have been hearing that, this phone can support up to 64 gigs for SD card expansion, that can support up to 128, and stuffs like that. I am just wondering, how this ...
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Looking for some way to do “Inversion” of UAC

The annoying UAC is enabled by default for Vista or later, it elevate with admin right when you choose Yes. I want to do the invert way - running most of the program with admin right but limit the ...
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Does Windows 10 installer migrate your installed fonts from your previous version of windows?

Do I have to worry about losing my installed fonts when upgrading to a newer version of windows? In my case windows 10 from windows 8.1 Some fonts I have purchased and I don't want to lose them.
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How can I use Process Monitor to detect register changes made by GPEdit modifications?

It is supposed that Process Monitor can capture the registry changes made by any program. This thread explains it fine (thanks you, James T). But it seems things are not so easy when talking about ...
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How to disable windows narrator? [duplicate]

I'm using text to speech software and have no need for windows narrator. Unfortunately the hotkeys for using this TTS software are very near the ones for starting windows narrator. WN has the nasty ...
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Is it possible to install TAP-Windows virtual OpenVPN network driver in a completely unattended manner?

The TAP-Windows is a network driver used by OpenVPN to establish remote connections. It is included on its main GUI installer, but it prompts to the user to accept unsigned driver. OpenVPN ...
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Is there a way to change file/folder ownership on a server in Ubuntu/Kali-Linux?

I accidentally changed file ownership of a folder in Windows 7 and now nobody can edit, copy, view, move it, etc. Not even the administrator account account can change it back. I tried icacls and ...
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Windows 7 x64 crashes upon account logon

I'm posting this here because my problem is very specific. I had logged into Windows and I noticed something weird: it shows my network card is initializing/recognizing my connection, but it just ...
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prompt for Windows global group [migrated]

I need to prompt for Windows user names and Window global group names in my application (C++). If you right-click a file or directory in Windows Explorer, choose properties, go to the Security tab, ...
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How can I control+click files/folders with a touch screen and on screen keyboard in windows 8.1?

Using a keyboard and mouse you can intermittently select files by pressing control and clicking the files you want to select. When using the touch screen the control button no longer functions in the ...