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File Sizes in Windows Not Making Sense

Here I have this file in Windows: But isn't 62,563 bytes 62.6 KB?
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File system corrupt after attempting to repair NTFS partitions using TestDisk

Primarily I'm looking for: Details of what TestDisk means by "Warning: number of bytes per sector mismatches 2048 (NTFS) != 512 (HD)" Analysis or suggestions regarding what probably went wrong and ...
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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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Search Entire Registry

How can I search the entire registry for a string (or a key value, or whatever)? In regedit I am able to search specific 'folders' but not the entire registry. Is there a way to do this?
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Windows 7 freezes about a minute after login

I have an HP laptop and when I boot it up It has a black screen. So I quit explorer.exe and start it up again. That makes the desktop come back but then it freezes and I have to do a hard reset. It ...
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Is it possible to modify the right-click menu for the tray network connection?

I often want to get to the connection properties for a LAN adapter or Wifi connection, but for whatever reason Microsoft gives only 2 options in Windows 8.1 - "Troubleshoot problems" and "Open Network ...
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How to enable Remote Assistance and add an exception for it in Windows Firewall from the command line?

I need to enable Remote Assistance from the command line. The equivalent of checking this box and hitting Apply. This is for automation and I tried editing the registry entry ...
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Sick of always typing in IP addresses for machines on my network

In my home network I have a raspberry pi with some services, I would like to access them inside and outside of the network without having to reconfigure the ip addresses in my apps on devices eg: ...
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How to repeat a folder structure for nested levels using batch script?

I need created a folder structure with '1000 folders & 1000 files' in the following way, First level there 1-10 and then same structure should be repeated in each sub-level until I reach my ...
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Is it possible to encrypt home folder on Windows 7 and decrypt it after login to Windows?

This question have been asked[1] but didn't exactly got a direct answer to the question. I want to encrypt my home folder in Windows 7 (c:\users\username) and decrypt it after I log in to Windows. ...
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Will Windows renew IP address sometime after “ipconfig /release”?

On a Windows 2000 PC, I did a "ipconfig /release" to disconnect it from the network. After about 6 hours, I checked it again and it was still disconnected. But then about 17 hours after that, I ...
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Syncing directory between Kubuntu and Windows 7

I recently came across an issue on my work computer. I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 as my main development OS and Windows 7 for compatibility with some company software and network stuff. My problem is ...
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GParted - cant have overlapping partitions

Simple question: GParted shows that I have overlapping partitions. I dont understand much from partitions, but this is my output "fdisk -l -u": http://pastebin.com/MySTBhNF If you can tell me what ...
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Why copy-paste in Windows command-line tools is usually cumbersome

I've used the command prompt, cygwin, mobaxterm in Windows. Although they do support copy-paste, the operation is usually not that straightforward. The selection of the text in the command prompt is ...
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Windows 7 64bit will not invoke VirtualBox.

Can not install virtual box in windows 7 64bit. Does anybody know why? Message states that " Virtual box-4.3.14-95030-Win.exe is not a valid win 32 application.
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Can't connect to network on Windows 7 (Wireless or Wired)

I'm helping a friend that can't connect to the internet through a hard wired connection or through wireless. It's a laptop, that usually connected fine through both. The error is that the WiFi bars ...
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Invisible mouse pointer when recording screen on a remote PC

What I'm trying to do is record videos on a remote server. The issue is that when I use any other remote control application other than the native windows remote desktop, the mouse pointer is never ...
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Cannot ping or connect to IIS server both internally and externally

I am having this problem that has bugged me for quite a little whereby I cannot connect to my IIS server and even ping the machine after a short while of successful usage. The weird thing is, I am ...
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How to get Microsoft SmartScreen to stop blocking my app for my customers?

I've finished creating a small utility that I will be uploading to my website, to be publicly available. When I download it and run it, Microsoft SmartScreen blocks it with a big message in the middle ...
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Not process a variable in a string immediately in batch script

I'd like to know if it's possible to process a variable containing a variable not immediately but only when asked. For example this batch: @echo off setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion set VA=Two set ...
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Windows 8 Keyboards stopped working

I have no idea what happened, but now none of my keyboards are working. I have an HP PS/2 keyboard that I use on my computer. A couple of minutes ago I stepped away from my computer and when I came ...
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Windows 7 driver updates

Cut the story short, I was wondering if there's any possible and effective way of updating Active Directory clients(mostly windows 7 machines) through setting a GPO?
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Is there any way to get the name of a printer that used to be connected to a Windows computer?

I have Windows 8, and I used to have a printer connected to it. I loved it, but it broke, so now I'm trying to buy a new one, but I forgot to take down the model of it before it was thrown away. I ...
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How to analyze sporadic lag in explorer

So my Windows 7 (64 bit) system is lagging from time to time. It happens when I open the start menu and start typing something or open the explorer. It seems that it always comes down to the explorer ...
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Search-and-go in Windows CMD

I know that for file search on Windows CMD one can use the following command: dir /S /P "PATH/FILENAME" Is there an easy way to go straight to the result directory. For example, the requested file ...
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Windows batch script: Manual power up vs Wake on Lan (WOL)

OK, I have a (win 7) desktop computer with WOL set up so I can turn it on remotely, it works fine. Next thing, on this computer I have a batch script, which runs at startup and starts various apps, ...
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Why on Windows 8 if I click right button using the mouse the system freeze?

I have a very strange problem using Windows 8. Suddenly when I select a file\folder icon and I perform the right click using the mouse (to copy\paste, delte or other operations) it only show the ...
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Toshiba Satellite C660D -1EN , Windows 7

Some of the keys that don't work include the: Caps Lock key (light doesn't turn on but if I press Shift is working), X, C, V, Left Control key, M., if I press some letters typing different...example: ...
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I need a way to disable/freeze Windows PC or keyboard/mouse for 15 minutes of every hour. What can I do?

I am looking for a way to disable a Windows PC for x minutes every y minutes, ( 15 minutes every 1 hour for example ), where the pc is disabled/frozen, or the keyboard/mouse frozen for an interval and ...
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IP address of the SMTP GMAIL

would you know what is the IP address of the SMTP GMAIL (It allows you to send mail from a batch windows) @echo off set repertoire="C:\Mon repertoire\" set emetteur=email.emmeteur@domaine.com set ...
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Error: not enough storage is available to process this command when install window server 2003 in win 7 32 bit

My computer has 25 G NTFS free for window server 2003 sp2. When I run install file : WindowsServer2003-KB914961-SP2-x86-ENU.exe, The system returns error message as the title after extract files ...
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Blank Desktop (No Icons) after Windows Update

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. When I start it, the desktop is black. There are no icons and I can't right click on the desktop. I can right click the taskbar, or I can do the windows button + r to get ...
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What are the Proper Steps for Complete Restore of Computer after Being Infected?

I feel that many the average computer users come across a similar situation to what I am in now. A situation where these users find that their computers are infected with difficult to remove viruses, ...
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Prevent Windows from shutting down if transfering file

Is there a way to prevent Windows from going to sleep mode if there are file transfers going on? It is very annoying to have a massive GB file going over wireless only to close the lid for it to ...
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Windows programs mysteriously lost licenses and activations

I have a remote desktop server that recently lost the licenses and activation information for Office, Quickbooks, and the CALs for Remote Desktops all at the same time. I went ahead and re-entered the ...
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Trying to repair infected rpcss.dll in Vista causes black screen on bootup

I ran the malware scanner Hitman Pro on a Windows Vista computer, and it detected that C:\Windows\system32\rpcss.dll was infected. I uploaded the file to virustotal.com and its analysis said that 28 ...
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Out Of Range Message When Entering Boot Selection Menu

When I boot up my dell Optiplex 760, and press F+12 for my boot options, the Alba TV I am using as my monitor then says "OUT OF RANGE". What can I do to fix this?
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can't edit hidden files in sublime text 2

In windows, upon saving changes to a file that's hidden, sublime text 2 throws the error "Unable to save". Is there a setting or something to enable editing of hidden files?
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Start two java programs synchronously with one CMD Script

I have a Java program that requires our API's MiddleWare to be started first in order for it to work. The MiddleWare is contained in a Java Jar file. Normally I have everything working if I open two ...
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cachedir \ packages \ and a bunch of .pkc files?

I created a Java program that uses the Java ScriptEngine API to evaluate Python Modules. The Java program adds several API jar files to the CLASSPATH and a Jython.jar file as well so that the ...
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Windows Power Plan automation

I like to keep my Asus ROG G750JZ(laptop) on all the time and I have already automated sleeping at 01:00 in the morning, auto wake-up on opening the lid. However since I am not using the laptop all ...
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How do I recover my missing files [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 computer that I put iTunes on. I have an external hard drive. I had iTunes organize my music in the external hard drive into a different directory. I now find that all my mp3's ...
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Set Flash plugin “Allow now” to be reset when reloading a webpage

Using my laptop if I set Flash plugin in Firefox 30 to always ask for permission whenever a website requires to use Flash then I'll be asked for permission every single time a webpage from the same ...
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Should a scheduled task remain in the “Running” state?

I'm new to using the task scheduler and I'm using it to run a batch file provided online when the computer boots. I r-clicked it and told it to run. It did and all is fine, but the Status of the task ...
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Automate ISO creation from CD [on hold]

I just realized recently that most of the computers our family uses don't have an optical drive (a Chromebook, MacBook Air, and a Lenovo Yoga). I have a large stack of CD's and DVD's I'd like to ...
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How may I clear the cache of Mongoose web server?

I have recently started using Mongoose web server for Windows, after having run IIS for many years. I like the simplicity of Mongoose. However, I have run into a caching problem. First, I had both an ...
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Disable Intel(R) 82578DM Network Connector permanently

My computer, HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT x64-based PC, running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) is equipped with an Intel(R) 82578DM Gigabit Network Connection which connects to the Motorola ...
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Miracast in Windows Server 2012 R2 (Devices in Charms side bar missing)

I have, so far been able to add my TV to my devices list in Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition, However unlike in Windows 8/8.1 I am not able to Project my display content to the TV as I dont ...
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Replace windows with linux

I have decided to replace windows 8.1 with linux elementary os.But, seems like every where people talking about dual boot with windows but i want to replace windows so what should be the process: ...
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Enabling OpenVPN in Windows

I'm trying to establish a VPN from my Windows 8 machine to a server running OpenVPN. I have all certificates, key and configuration file set up. OpenVPN GUI works fine and says "client is now ...