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“Unspecified Error” when renaming folders in Windows 10

Since the start of the week I can't rename folders anymore. I can create and delete files and folders, and rename files, but renaming folders result in a "unspecified error". This happens regardless ...
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wont load Acer Aspire E 15

i start ,push button and welcome sign .Then ,a black screen for 20 mins ,maybe more as I intervene and push start again to stop it.Then restart and it takes another 10 mins and starts.?i recently ...
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On running an exe, Windows isn't recognizing that I have jre 1.7

The Context: I'm trying to run an .exe (it's the installer for glassfish 3, if you're curious). When I run it from the GUI, it throws This application needs version 1.6 or higher of JRE...If you ...
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how do I set up a wired 1 to 1 network connection between two computers?

I have two computers connected by an ethernet cable. One is a Windows 8.1 devbox, and the other is a CentOS 7 development server with only a terminal interface (No GUI). The development server will ...
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Windows NT 3.51 tells me Windows 10 really is Windows 8

I know fairly nothing about Windows (as one can never know when it's concerning closed source software), but I use it extensively for over 23 years now. As far as I know: Windows NT 6.2 corresponds ...
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Change order of keyboard layouts

On Windows 7 we had the option of changing the order of keyboard layouts, so I could have my preferred layout as first to have it be the default at startup. On Windows 10 I can’t find that option ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut to an MTP folder?

My LG G2 android smartphone can connect via MTP. I would like to make a shortcut to its internal downlodas folder: Computer\LG_G2\Almacenamiento interno\Download\ How to do that?
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Disk defragging with unmovable files

I moved my hard disk from my laptop to my desktop in order to defrag it. I am using MyDefrag to defrag the disk. I was hoping that since the OS used was my desktop's and not my laptop's, the system ...
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how to highly compress folders and files with winrar like 10gb to 500mb or 1 gb

I got one Cod game file from my friend in .rar format and the size shows 1 GB. When I extract it the size was 10 GB I have lots of game files I would also like to compress. How do I do this?
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Hard drive causes bios to freeze but work fine otherwise

When i have my main hard drive (with my main os, windows 7 installed) plugged in, my computer freezes at bios splash screen. But if i get to "[...] Or Insert boot media and press a key" i can plug in ...
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Downgrading to windows 8.1 from windows 10

Ok here is the deal, I upgraded my new laptop to windows 10 without making a backup of my previous windows 8.1 version. And then stupidly cleaned old windows files using ccleaner. And when I tried to ...
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Moving pdf files to parent folder from subfolder with variable names

I'm trying to create a bat files we can use daily to copy or move PDF files from subfolders (names of folder vary daily) to the parent folder. I have tried the below: First tried to just copy the ...
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WAMP Server can't be accessed from WiFi Devices

I had setup a WAMP server in Windows 10, I have configured it to access from WAN. And also I have configured the Firewall, Now the localhost page can be accessed from WAN & wired LAN. But if I use ...
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Assigning Numbers based on a text value

I need help assigning numbers to a particular cell. In my spreadsheet, I have 3 columns (C, D & E) that say "TRUE" or "FALSE" based on information from other cells. Now I need to assign a value of ...
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software keystroke speed for double letters is too slow

When I am typing the computer only allows me to type 1 letter of the word in a double letter situation. (anytime i use the same keystroke, ee, tt, backspace-backspace I have to wait a few beats to ...
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How to load files according to Created Date in Windows command prompt

In SQL Server using xp_cmdshell, I was able to load files according to Modified date using a command for e.g., z: & forfiles /m *.jpg /s /d 07/16/2015 /c “cmd /c echo @fdate @ftime @path” But I ...
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Unknow Chinese Program in my PC (Windows Embedded 8)

I am seeing an unknown program in my list of softwares through which I can play video stuff. I have also checked Control Panel, and there is no such program installed in my PC. As I don't understand ...
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Thunderbird can't send emails - SMTP error

I've been using Thunderbird for a while now and for some reason, when trying to send emails via Thunderbird in a Outlook/Hotmail account, this error message is displayed: "Login to server ...
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How does Windows recognize my machine as desktop, when showing “Preparing your desktop”

I was installing Windows 7 on my friend's desktop machine. Once it was installed, it showed the screen "Preparing your desktop": How does Windows recognize the machine as desktop/laptop at first ...
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Get batch argument by with a variable containing a number

I have a loop that enumerates all arguments. From this loop I want to loop thought all up until the current argument. @ECHO OFF setlocal enabledelayedexpansion SET /a Counter=0 FOR %%a IN (%*) DO ( ...
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7zip : Set archive's LastWriteTime as old as the content

On windows, with 7za.exe v9.38, how can I set the archive's LastWriteTime (or CreationTime) same as the content? For example : I have a "toto.txt" file, created and last written on 01/01/15. 7za.exe ...
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Keep smooth desktop slideshow transition without other animations in Windows

I like to disable animations in Windows at work because it feels a lot lighter and faster, so I have the following configuration: However, I also have multiple wallpapers that change every hour ...
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DELL XPS13 Sound Output Popup

My Dell XPS 13 won't play through my headphones, just the speakers. Before, when I inserted the headphones, a popup would appear asking me where I wanted the sound to go through. Stupidly I disabled ...
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Cannot reduce size of recent items folder in Windows 7

The folder ..\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items has grown to over 100GB and is causing major delays when I log in through the network. I have tried clear the recent items folder in ...
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Best way to transfer files from Windows to Windows via Internet

I'm looking for the best way to transfer files from say my computer to another person's computer. We both use Windows, I can use some external program of course like TeamViewer for file transfers but ...
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Downloaded installer won't run in Windows 7

This is a common problem I've had on multiple computers in the past. Currently it is happening often on one computer at work. I'll download an installer for a program from the web (typically using ...
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Windows launch second RStudio?

I set a web scraper to run in RStudio, but now I'd like to do something else and I can't. No matter how I try to launch RStudio, it keeps sending me back to the open program. How can I run a second, ...
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Can Comcast see me naked? [on hold]

I got a new laptop within the last month or so and have started my own adult entertainment website. I have a TON of success on here, but that's besides the point. Recently I have had more Comcast ...
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Windows 10 upgrade stuck

My HP19 all in one(brand new out of the box) has been stuck on 4% for over 5 hours. What can I do? It is stuck on the configuring update for windows 10 do not turn off your computer screen.
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Lenovo Couldnt complete updates undoing changes don't turn off your computer

Cannot move from this screen just hanging. Can turn off on the power button although when turned back in again it's the same message. How do I restart my computer and reset?
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Outlook company wide started crashing on opening/working with one office365 calendar

This just started happening today with only one calendar. I've tried deleting it from all the outlook clients and reattached and when you go to add an event outlook will crash. Other calendars do not ...
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Disabling and enabling the Modem

Could you please let me know exactly how to disconnect the modem at night and activate it in the morning? Please help. I would like to know how to do this on Windows 8 and also on Mac.
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Setup static route to stay using the default gateway if there are 2 NIC & gateways in Windows 10 w/o fallback?

Is there a way to setup static route on Windows 10 to restrict the PC to always use the gateway with the lowest metric as the default gateway, without falling back to the second gateway with a higher ...
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Why is Bluetooth Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) functioning slowly on one machine but fine on another?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and the bluetooth dongle which I use to connect to the Internet via Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) is only functioning at 12% of what it should be according ...
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Windows batch script to add new character into middle of filename

I've got a user that creates multiple exported sets of textures from a visual editing program he uses daily. When these export the filenames come out with a pattern of "texture*" (e.g. texture_43522, ...
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Using Teamviewer on Windows dedicated server

I have a dedicated machine running Windows Server 2012. Obviously, it doesn't have any monitor attached so when I'm trying to connect via TeamViewer I get this error: My question is if it is ...
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Install Windows on separate drive WITHOUT dual boot

I have 2 physical drives drive 1 and drive 2. My drive 1 already has a Windows 8 installed, and I want to insall a Windows 7 on my drive 2 I first tried to boot from a USB stick and tried to install ...
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Backup encrypted SSD

Last year I used Truecrypt in my Windows and securelly backuping it was very easy: I just copied the container file to an external HD and I was ready to go. But now I have a Samsung EVO SSD. It has a ...
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Change resolution without being able to see desktop

I am traveling. I use Splashtop to connect to my home PC. I changed the resolution and now my screen looks like an old NES game with a dusty cartridge or a scrambled cable channel. I can run ...
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Altering the Documents Directory Changes the Folder Name

I set up my Documents folder location to use the D drive on my computer and now it is stuck with the folder name D:/ - however when I go into properties it says that it is Documents. How can I get it ...
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Windows XP, I cant remove network device

I disabled it in the BIOS, tried in safe mode, no success: when I try to remove it, it says "cannot uninstall device - may be required for booting" (its a network card)
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ReFS Partition gone

I booted into windows yesterday and went searching for a file I was looking for. I went to a drive in explorer and I got into a subdir then tried to go to a deeper subfolder and explorer wouldn't let ...
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Handle a virus infection by Trojan-Spy.Win32.ZBot.a [duplicate]

Since a couple of days I have a prompt from my KIS 2016 saying that he found this Trojan in MEM. I try to clean and restart the PC, all goes well, but in a while this message appears again. I have ...
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Calculating flops for 1080p picture

Hello guys I am totally new to GPU and computing. I have a question and I would really appreciate if you could help me on this. Make a calculation - how many flops per second should possess the ...
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Finding and renaming folders

I need to make the movement of files to production easier. I want to create a bat file which searches for a particular folder in the drive, say webEF, and renames it as webEF-currentdate and then ...
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Avecto Privilege Guard - How to run from command line?

OS: Windows 7 Enterprise PG is run via right clicking Windows Explorer when an executable is selected and selcting the Privilege Guard menu item. Is there anyway to wrap this into a script\batch ...
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Windows 10 no wifi + cant find registry key

Just up graded from windows 7 to windows 10 and now my wifi doesnt work.When i put in reg delete HKCR\CLSID{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f it says the system was unable to find the ...
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How to establish previous modification dates of a file?

I've got some files (.ini and .lnk) and would like to establish their previous modification dates. Unfortunately no shadow copies are present. Is there any way to do that? I run Windows Vista. Thanks ...
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Java installation disappearing on Windows 7

I have installed jre version 1.8.0_51 on a 64-bit Windows 7. Some time after the installation I could not run java programs anymore, seemingly because the installation dissapeared. If I run "java ...
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My Samsung 700Z won't startup

My samsung 700Z will not start. It won't show the that the battery is charging and I can hold the power button but it won't do anything. I shut my computer down when it was updating because it was on ...