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How to get a list of recently changed files for a directory and all its subdirectories?

In Linux I know a command to find and list the latest modified files in a directory with all its subdirectories which would be find /var/www/ -type f -exec stat --format '%Y :%y %n' {} \; | sort -nr | ...
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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior [duplicate]

Oh good grief; It's not a duplicate! I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. The other question points to descriptions of how to use that ...
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Font unusable in Lotus Notes

I use Lotus Notes 8.5 on Win7, and my colleagues use Lotus Notes 4.6 on XP. They use a font FangSong_GB2312 which comes with XP but not with Win7. To fix compatibility issues, I installed Lotus Notes ...
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How to update all your drivers without paying

Recently Blue Screen Of Death ( BSOD ) has been occurring on my computer and its because i have some drivers which needs updating.Each time my computer recover from it , I would get the message from ...
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Windows command line - accessing of remote windows server folder

I am logged in a Windows 7 and was trying to access the shared folder located in a Windows server 2008. I can successfully map the network drive with the URL: \\\ServerName\DavWWWRoot\Shared ...
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Unable to boot into Windows install disk on a Kubuntu machine with full disk encryption

The machine I'm working on is an Asus N81V laptop, Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, SSD. It currently has Kubuntu 13.10 with full disk encryption. I am trying to repurpose this machine with Windows 7. I have ...
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Windows 7, 64 bit, 16GB RAM, solid state hard drive starting to slow down

My desktop, which is about 6 months old and fairly powerful, recently started to slow a little when application screens are turned on or off. What used to be almost instant now sometimes takes a ...
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HiDPI mode on Windows or Linux

OS X has a very nice looking HiDPI mode where the effective screen resolution is only the half of the monitor resolution, but with very smooth looking fonts. Is something like that also available for ...
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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How can I list all files recursively that have the compressed attribute set?

I started a decompress operation using compact /U /S /I /Q > compact-report.txt on a large dir (120GB+, ~950M+ files) and it has been going on for about 24 hours now. Most files seem decompressed, ...
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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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Disable cursor ring for tablet in Windows 7/8

When I installed my Bamboo tablet in Windows 7/8, a ring shows anytime I click with the pen. Which annoys me.
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Error code 2503 - Cannot install software on Windows 7 (64Bit)

A short while ago, I had my hard drive die on me and at the same time my 1Tb backup drive! I took it back to the guy I bought the PC from and although the backup drive could not be recovered, he ...
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I keep losing my ability to run programs with normal left click…must right click and run as administrator

When I do the normal left click on any icon, I get the message This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already ...
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List all hidden folders/files in Windows (7)?

A long time ago, I remember hiding some really personal files on my computer. Something that nobody could ever find, so I buried them down pretty darn good. Now to my problem, I don't remember where. ...
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Windows 7 indicates “you need permission to perform this action” (deleting file)

I'm logged in as an Administrator on Windows 7. When I try to delete a folder (which shows Security settings indicating that Administrators have FULL access) I get a message that : You require ...
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How do I run the Windows 7 Explorer shell with Administrator Privileges by default?

The Windows 7 shell (Explorer) can be made to run with Administrator privileges by this manual process: Kill Explorer shell by holding down Shift+Ctrl, right-clicking the Shut down button in the ...
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Turn off Sticky Keys at login screen

I know how to disable Sticky Keys on the Desktop, but it still pop-ups on the login screen. Is there anyway to disable it so it never shows on the login screen.
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“This file contained a virus and was deleted” on any file

I am getting the above error in IE when trying to download any files. Steps performed: Reset IE Add-ons disabled Safe mode Run as Administrator Reverted to an older version of IE (8-10) or ...
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Reinstall Windows 7: OEM or Standard?

A friend has asked me to repair his Toshiba laptop after a virus crashed it. I've managed to do a clean re-install using the built in recovery partition, but the newly installed Windows is running ...
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Disable Windows Key hotkeys when using Virtualbox

I'm currently running a VirtualBox of Arch Linux with Windows 7 x64 as the host. In Arch, I use dwm for window management. As dwm is heavily dependent on hotkeys, I've used the Alt key as its META key ...
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Word 2013 - How to add figures to Visio Diagrams in Word Document

I am trying to add a figure caption to a Visio diagram that I have inserted into a word document and I am having some trouble. For example, if I right click on any inserted image in my word ...
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Making a directory and its contents READ ONLY and UNDELETABLE

I have an archives directory with important files that I don't want myself to accidentally delete or modify. Is it possible make the direcory and its contents READ ONLY and UNDELETABLE?
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Using different java versions with different browsers

How to run two browsers (Google Chrome and IE) with Java plugins in Windows 7 having different versions (1.7 64-bit for Chrome and 1.6 32-bit for IE)? Thank you
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How to set up HTTP/SOCKS5 tunneling proxy on Windows using freeSSHd?

freeSSHd was set up on the server. Putty successfully connecting to server over SSH. I have tried to configure tunneling for SOCKS5 and HTTP but it failed to work. Especially was tested on Opera where ...
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Windows: Is it possible to take a screenshot (capture image screen) during UAC Administrator Elevation Prompt?

This is mostly out of curiosity, but I think it could be useful some day: As long as the UAC Administrator Elevation Prompt in Windows (Vista and laters) is supposed to be done in a different ...
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How to change the ugly looking JavaScript file type icon in Windows 7?

I'm just starting out to learn JavaScript, and I already hate the ugly looking icon that Microsoft uses for this file type. It's old and boring, looks like something that came right out of Windows 95. ...
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Is there a way to “disconnect” a mapped network drive, but NOT remove the mapping?

For example, when I type net use I might see something like: Status Local Remote OK H: \\server\home folders\me Unavailable I: \\serverA\share1 ...
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Need to reset calculator button to open the calculator

So after coming back from my day off, the calculator button opens a new internet window, complete with three tabs just like when I open it. I went to the calculator shortcut to try to override the ...
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What does Verify disc after burning actually do to verify the data?

I imagine it is some kind of comparison between the original files and the files that have been burned on the disc, but does anybody know how it is really done at a low level? I mean, does it create ...
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Squares appear on monitor, computer shuts down, on reboot there are red dots

I was playing a game, when it froze and squares appeared all over the screen. The computer shut down, and on reboot, there are lots of red dots all over the screen, the second monitor doesn't seem to ...
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Windows 7 Wireless Network Adapter Stopped Working

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine where the wireless adapter all of a sudden started having trouble connecting to wireless networks. Whenever I go to a new place and try to connect to a wireless ...
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Cannot Mount Windows 7 Share from Linux using CIFS: Mount error(13): Permission denied

We have a windows XP share entry in our FSTAB that works as follows: //MAIN/StorageD /mnt/storaged cifs username=admin,password='',uid=1001,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,noperm ...
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Why is Laserjet P2035 driver for Windows 7 failing to install?

I have been trying to install the printer drivers for a Laserjet P2035 on a Windows 7 64 bit system. I am trying to use the website available install packages since I don't have the CD. This is a ...
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Can't disinstall Intel(®) Centrino(®) Wireless-N 100

I need to disinstall Intel(®) Centrino(®) Wireless-N 130, but when I try to disinstall it, nothing appens: ComputerManagement -> Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> Right-Click on Centrino -> ...
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Allow access to specific folders for Guest user on Windows 7

I have just turned on the Guest account on my Windows 7(64bit) system. This is what I require the Guest user should / shouldn't have: Guest should not have access to D: drive (any other drive except ...
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How to use rupee symbol in Dell keyboard?

I have Dell Latitude laptop and it has both Indian rupee symbol and euro in keyboard. But don't know how to use it. What keys can I press to insert the symbols? I'm using Windows 7. Any help?
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progress bar for Hibernation in Windows Seven

On XP, during hibernation a progress bar shows me how long I have to wait for completing the operation. On Seven, I see no progress bar and the monitor turn off at once while the OS saves the ram on ...
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Delay windows update prompt indefinitely

I have Windows 7 pro and too often I get the prompt to update Windows and restart. As I do not want to shutdown and restart my PC too often, I would like to be able to "kill the prompt". The problem ...
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Windows not remembering default audio device?

I prefer the audio output on my computer to use the standard audio jack output due to volume issues. But I am using a monitor with HDMI. I have chosen to set the default audio device to be "Speakers" ...
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Font changes when doing screen sharing

Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit, 1920X1080 screen and I have noticed that when I do a screen sharing session Webex, eLuminate, or Bomgar, my font changes to something 'thinner'. RDP does not seem to cause this. ...
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application launch with admin rights displays on every virtual desktop with windows 7 or more

I tried on Windows several application to simulate virtual desktop like dexpot or virtuawin. Since I use Windows 7 I face a strange behaviour application launch with admin rights appears on every ...
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Evernote Windows Client can not connect to server

I am using evernote windows client. As the title suggests, it can not sync, giving error message "Can not connect to the server". Other applications can connect to the internet. I can use evernote ...
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How to recursively extract all .tar and .tgz file zipped in a .tgz file using 7zip command line version

I'm using 7zip cmd line version in my app (written in Python on Win 7 box) to extract .tgz files. Although I'm using the -r switch, the .tar and .tgz subdirectories are not extracted. Can someone tell ...
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XP in peer to peer network works ok by windows 7 is unable to connect

My XPs are able to share folders with one another. recently I made a windows 7 machine and added it to the group It was able to see and read all the other except one xp machine. The Message given is ...
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Remote Desktop ActiveX control does not match version of client shell

When I try to launch "Remote Desktop Connection" in win7 ultimate 64 I get the following message: The Remote Desktop Services ActiveX control (mstscax.dll) does not match the version of the client ...
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File been detected as a virus

I have been making a program and i have put all of its files in a zip file. I have uploaded it to here: ...
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Why would 'special keys' affect regular key presses

This problem arose while developing in VS2013. I have code that captures shortcut keys using ProcessCmdKey and code that captures press and hold keys using Key_Down and Key_Up events on a canvas ...
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Is it possible to build RAID0 or RAID1 using 2 disk when one disk is not cleen?

I'm using win 7.Is it possible to build RAID0 or RAID1 using 2 disk when one is not cleen? I have 2 same hdd disks, one of them cleen and one with data. I want to build RAID0 or RAID1 (on the fly) ...
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Diagnose slow wake up from sleep

My new work computer (Dell Precision T3600, 16GB RAM, SSD) running Windows 7 takes roughly 40 seconds to wake up from sleep mode. How can I diagnose what's taking so long? And what can I do to reduce ...