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Mounting SSH/SFTP shares on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SFTP as a folder on Vista I'm fairly unfamiliar with Windows, especially Windows 7, but using it for a school project; essentially I have a directory accessible through ...
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How can I log the IPs that processes on my computer are connecting to?

My firewall is saying that my Windows 7 PC is connecting outbound to several suspicious IP addresses in a foreign country. I've run 5 different virus/malware scans, but I'm clean. How can I ...
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Config file is written in VirtualStore but read from ProgramData

I have an application that uses an config.xml file that is stored in C:\ProgramData\MyApp The config file is created and edited using MyConfigApp.exe and then read by the actual application ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 on old Windows 7 desktop? [on hold]

I own an extremely old desktop PC, currently running Windows 7 32-bit, and I've noticed that it's been running significantly slower recently. I would like to know if upgrading to Windows 10 could ...
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Deleted a Windows folder using Linux command rmdir -rf foldername

I have a folder on a Windows 7 machine with contents in it and decided to delete it using Git Bash, namely with the command rmdir -rf foldername. According to this manual ...
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View hidden files/folders on windows phone?

I have a Windows Phone, and when I connect it to my pc, I can only see files such as music, pictures, music, etc. I already enabled the ability to see hidden files, but I still can only see the ...
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Running a Python script that accesses a protected file when Windows starts

I have a Python script that adds some text to the hosts file which allows administrator access only. So, what I do is I first open cmd from the Start menu on Windows 7, and then right click and go to ...
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Is it possible to bring back Aero preview on alt+tab in Windows 10?

Back in Windows 7, when one presses alt+tab the "Windows Flip" menu appears and if (s)he holds alt but stops pressing tab, a preview of the app appears. In Windows 10, the behaviour is different: the ...
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Can't sign into onenote desktop App on Windows 7

I just downloaded latest Onenote desktop app(2016) and installed it, Now when I click sign in a small window opens which asks for my email id and password. After I enter, the window disappears and it ...
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Need to recover the hard disk space occupied by Linux from Windows

I purchased a Dell Laptop which came with pre-installed Ubuntu Linux. I installed Windows 7 ultimate.During installation I deleted the existing partitions thinking that would completely remove Linux ...
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A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. Is how the code 32 starts off:

A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32) No drive letter show in device manager, and the DVD/CD drive is unusable ...
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Sony VAIO Windows 7 keyboard goes into strange state on fumbled keystrokes

I am a bit of a fumble-fingered typist; I can hit several keys accidentally especially on a long reach to the lower left (e.g, towards or including CTRL, SHIFT, FN) or upper right (BS, DELETE, HOME, ...
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Enforced group policy object not applying on Windows 10

We have two screen lock policies in the domain controllers GPO editor. 1 applies to 'authenticated users' so it will affect all users on the domain, as intended. It is not enforced. It sets the ...
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VPN Error 800 - Can't connect to network

Every time I am trying to VPN into the server, it comes up with: "Error 800: Unable to establish the VPN connection. The VPN server may be unreachable, or security parameters may not be configured ...
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Access violation error (0xc0000005) whenever I try to open any program

I have a problem with my ASUS laptop (Windows 7 x64 Home Premium), where whenever I try to start any program (cmd.exe, explorer.exe, and various tools in control panel still work, but any 3rd party ...
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What could be causing assoc to say “the system cannot find the file specified”?

I am running assoc from an administrative command prompt I'd like to add an entry for .vbsc in my list of associations. It won't let me, Though it will let me do one for .vbsd And it is running ...
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How do I connect to a RabbitMQ server installed on Mac from within Windows 7 VM image?

1) I have a Mac and I installed RabbitMQ Server on it. I can access the RabbitMQ Management webpage using a url like this: http://localhost:15672 2) I have a Windows 7 32-bit installation in VMWare ...
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Looking for Visual Studio 2010 Context Menu Scrolling Workaround - Perhaps I Can Reduce Menu Height?

Visual Studio 2010 is driving me mad, mainly because it insists on scrolling context menus even when there is more than enough room to show all of it. It is particularly bad in the solution explorer ...
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Open the start menu using Powershell

Am currently working on a business process automation software and literally user actions are simulated by robots. I need to pass some information to the start menu of my windows 7 and i was wondering ...
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Windows 7 Professional Taskbar Grouping Disappears (Not using Aero Theme)

I like using the grouping function with Windows 7, yes our company is still on Windows 7. However, when using Outlook 2007, ("yes 2007") and excel 2007 when I have multiple emails or excel files open ...
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Windows computer getting Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) after a fall

Accidentally knocked my laptop onto the ground last night and have been having some trouble with it since. After picking it up, I opened the screen to make sure there wasn't any obvious damage and, ...
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Explorer (Desktop) Stops Refreshing

After using Windows 7 for a while (say, a few hours), Explorer always stops refreshing my desktop, and I have to close it and re-open it. E.g.: When I delete a file, it doesn't seem to go away even ...
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Server Admin has insufficient rights to add SYSTEM DSN. Why?

My Logon ID is in the Administrator Group for a server. Yet, when I run bring up the ODBC Data Source Administrator by launching it as the Administrator and navigate to the SYSTEM Data Source tab, I ...
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Abode Flash Player 14 Active X “Failed to register” Error Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Flash player 14 ActiveX plug-in for Windows 7 in Windows 8.1. You might say Windows 8. 1 already has it but I have a program which specifically needs the ActiveX plug-in for ...
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How do I clean up COM ports in use?

How do I clean-up these in-use COM ports? The COM port numbers always seem to be taken up by something and although right now I only have 4 serial ports (3 over Bluetooth and one USB to RS-232), I ...
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ERR_TIMED_OUT on google chrome

I have windows7 home premium and can no longer log into net flix I receive ERR_TIMED_OUT using google as my web browser. This is a new problem for me Up until 48 hours ago I never had any problems ...
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Computer randomly restarting: motherboard or processor?

My computer randomly restarts. Is it more likely my motherboard or processor? So, I know which one to return or replace first. Windows 7 SP1 64-bit Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 CPU: Intel i7 ...
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Windows 7 can't open Excel 2010 .xlsm files?

I just reinstalled Windows 7. When I installed Office 2010 I deselected some components to save disk space. Now, I can't open xlsm files. I would like to know which components in the Office ...
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Mouse settings/properties dialog box won't open in Windows 7

I have a problem trying to open my computer's mouse settings by either going to the command prompt and typing, 'control mouse', 'main.cpl' (as researched online) or simply by trying to go to the ...
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Windows-7 Acer Aspire 5738 laptop simply turns off

My laptop simply switches off on its own...and I mean switch off without warning or anything...as if someone cut the power supply so the computer did not show any warning etc. And this happens only ...
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How do I invert all screen colors on Win7, similar to on MacOS?

I've tried the "High Contrast" feature, it doesn't quite do what I want. MacOS will inverse the color of every pixel -- I think their graphics card does some final rendering on the entire screen, ...
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issue launching atom via git bash shell

I am trying to launch atom from the git bash command line. Sometimes atom has some sort of an auto-update feature where it upgrades itself. And when that happens, you may notice something on the ...
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Windows 7 upgrade to to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 constantly fails asking for reboot [duplicate]

My Windows 7 Pro (x64) machine has tried to do the auto upgrade to Windows 10 Pro (v 1511, 10586) but has failed. Note that this is different to the upgrade request triggered by the original Windows ...
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Failed to create a new partition on the selected unused space. [Error:0x8004240f]

I got this error when trying to make a new partition: Failed to create a new partition on the selected unused space. [Error:0x8004240f] Why, and what should I do to resolve it?
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Can't enable Remote Desktop in Windows Firewall?

Operating system: Windows 7 Professional I have Remote Desktop enabled in Remote Settings (Start -> Right-click Computer -> Properties -> Remote Settings). It's saying that I need to enable the ...
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Configure Local Policies:Security Options:Network security on Windows Home (7 or later) [duplicate]

I need to configure a Windows 7 Home machine to connect to a VPN Server. This requires the following configuration: Local Policies > Security Options Network Security: Minimum session security ...
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Prevent Network Printers Automatically being added to 'Devices and Printers' in Windows 7

I think my question is a duplicate of this one, but the original question was never properly answered (the steps described are for Windows XP). I am aware of the option to "Turn off Network ...
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Error message when renaming files on a network drive stored in Windows 7 favorites

I have a network drive mapped to a share on a Window Server 2003. I have a shortcut to this drive stored in my Windows 7 favorites. When I double click the shortcut and then rename a file on the ...
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Windows 7 Password Encryption

I'm making a program with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 in c# and it has a login, but I want the password to be safe and encrypted like the sam file for windows 7. Does anyone know how to do this?
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How to fix game compatibility issue with FIFA 2001 on Windows 7

I used to play EA Sports FIFA 2001 when I had Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Now I installed it on Windows 7 and keep the CD in the laptop. But I got this error message "Please insert the correct ...
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Windows Media Player 12 resetting all archive bits in music library to +a

Whenever I open WMP, it turns on the archive bit on every single file in my music library, including non-music files. This is annoying, as I have a batch file that runs and copies all changed files to ...
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Computer going to sleep while being used

i just got my laptop back from a service, one of the hinges broke and i had it replaced. The problem now is that it keeps going to sleep while i'm using it(not that i'm running a program, i'm typeing ...
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Only two computers can connect to the server in all the building

Hello I have an strange problem. I have to cable connections, both with an openwrt router. One is for a server, the another is for the office. In the basement of the office there is a XP computer, in ...
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Windows 7 frozen after opening the first web URL on StackExchange

This scenario: reboot do anything I want, including using Firefox open first URL on SE by any means (shortcut, link, history). When the first StackExchange HTML page is opened using Firefox: FF ...
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Add backslash if a string doesn't have it

I'm developing a command line Batch file on Windows 7. I'm trying to add \ to a dir if it hasn't. This is only a test: @echo off set solutionDir=%CD%\ echo %solutionDir% if [%solutionDir:~-1%] ...
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Why I can't format 500 GB drive as FAT32 under Windows 7? [duplicate]

What can cause Windows 7 to prevent me from formatting 500 GB (actually 465 GB) external USB disk as FAT32? No matter, what I did (Windows Explorer, Disk Management), the only options I was presented ...
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Free space from files filled with 0 (null)

On Windows 7 with NTFS filesystem - I have a bunch of files which contents are purely nulls (confirmed with text editor pspad). Is it possible that I can reclaim this space transparently? That is, if ...
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igdumdx32.dll APPCRASH

I have a problem with GTA San Andreas. It crashes after loading and this APPCRASH box pop-ups: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: gta_sa.exe Application Version: ...
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Is there a way to password protect a windows application on Windows 7 without changing the exe?

I want to password-protect a few applications (not just files/folders) on Windows 7, such that, there is no change to the protected application's .exe file itself. Since the .exe files can't be ...
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watchdog proxy application for monitoring buggy program [on hold]

Does anybody know some kind of watchdog tool that can be mostly transparently used to call a buggy tool and that monitors and restarts the tool if required, but also redirects the command line and ...