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Password protect folder on USB flash drive for use on Windows XP and a Mac

I would like to password-protect a folder on my USB flash drive, so when someone tries to open the folder, they are prompted to enter a password. I have a Mac, but also need to use the flash drive ...
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List Mapped Drives of All Users

I often have to replicate the mapping of drives of one machine to another. While I know how to easily output the data for the CURRENT user I have not found a way of doing this for others who are not ...
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What's the equivalent of Wevtutil in XP or 2003?

I have a batch file for saving event logs to our shared drive. I want to do this for XP and Server 2003 without very much effort. What could I use since Wevtutil is only on Vista and up? rem Script ...
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Network Security Compromised (Need Advice) VPN, VNC, XP

I'm running a small LAN with no WiFi. 2 XP machines, 1 Vista, 2 printers, and a DVR for security cameras. Last week I set up RealVNC (the personal version, with no encryption) so that I could Remote ...
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USB flash drive disconnecting and reconnecting continually

Short question One of my flash drives is continually disconnecting and reconnecting on Windows XP. I plugged it in and for few seconds I can see a drive letter in "My Computer". After few seconds it ...
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Monitor sleep in Windows XP does not work. Is there an add on to force it?

I have an EEE box with XP Home and a DVI connected TFT, and it does not sleep the monitor. It only starts working after I go to the energy control panel and turn it off and on again. Then the timed ...
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Whenever I type, my media player slows right down.. and I don't know why?

It is the same with SMPlayer or VLC media player.. It's a WIN XP machine. I've noticed this with any other machine. Also, it seems to take a while to type out..
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Computer has right arrow key constantly 'held down'

When I use the computer, whenever a situation occurs where the left right arrow key would have an action, the computer seems to have this key held down. To explain (that wasn't very clear), if I'm on ...
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How do I install gfortran (via cygwin and etexteditor) and enable ifort under Windows XP?

I'm a newbie in the Unix world so all this is a little confusing to me. I'm having trouble compiling some Fortran files under Cygwin on Windows XP. Here's what I've done so far: Installed the e ...
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How to close all open windows at once?

How do I close all opened windows at once?
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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item

I have no idea what happened, but suddenly I cannot execute any programs at all on my XP box. Trying to run anything results in the error message: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or ...
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UDP blocked by Windows XP Firewall when sending to local machine

I work for a software development company but the issue doesn't seem to be programming-related. Here is my setup: Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, all updated Program that sends UDP ...
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free program to automatically detect hardware [on hold]

I am re-installing a computer for a friend (Windows XP SP3), do you get a program that can automatically detect hardware for the system? For example motherboard, graphics card, network card. This ...
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Disable Access to Drives for Limited Users in Windows

How can I restrict users from accessing certain drives or partitions for Limited User Account in Windows XP/Vista/7. Kinldy guide me, there was something about Group User policy but guide me in steps ...
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Recovering wireless network key stored by Intel PRO/Wireless Application

My laptop is configured with a wireless key ( for a WPA2 network) stored by the Intel PRO/Wireless application. How can recover that key ? WirelessKeyView can be used to recover keys stored by the ...
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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from fotmatted partition. I have ...
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Windows reboot, possible BSOD

Hi I'm having some trouble with a computer that reboots. I haven't seen the bsod myself but user has said it bsoded butt every time when I've gotten to the computer it has already rebooted and is ...
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Windows XP SP3 Keyboard stops working

Here's the strangest thing I have yet to see in 20+ yrs of computer repairs. My in-laws Windowsx XP SP3 has stopped recognizing keyboards. The keyboards work fine in the BIOS, during the boot select ...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP4 wasn't installed

I lost track of my account when my question was moved to superuser. I wasn't able to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP4 through automatic update so I downloaded the update from ...
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What are “Debug/Checked” versions of a Windows OS?

While looking for a Windows XP download in the MSDN subscriber portal, I noticed this: So, what is the Debug/Checked version?
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Can Windows XP be installed on a partition that starts at sector 64 (on Advanced Format 4k drives)?

I could manually create 4k aligned partition (with linux tools, eg. live cd), that would start at LBA sector 64 (not at sector 63 as default in Windows XP installer). I do not remember, but I guess ...
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How do I direct traffic through my VPN?

I recently got vaniship VPN and connected to one of their servers successfully. Does this automatically mean my web connections are now going through the tunnel or do I need to do something ...
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IOCTL call error when trying to format an SD card

Found an SD card (1GB) lying around. Thought I might pop that into my card reader and see if anything is on it. Nothing. There isn't even a file system on it. I right-click and go "format" but ...
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Convert .fon to TTF or OTF

How can I convert a bitmap fonts (.fon) into TTF or OTF fonts? I don't need any of the features in vector fonts such as ClearType; I just want my bitmap font simply transformed into TTF or OTF ...
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How to search contents of files in folder?

In Win 7, how can I search for a word in the contents of all files in a specific folder. In XP this was easy. All you had to do was type the word into the "A word or phrase in file" text box on the ...
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OneNote 2010 keeps crashing on Windows XP

It crashes a few second after lunching, reboot, and crash again endlessly until I kill the process. I couldn't find the cache file, which some Google results suggested deleting. Moreover - ...
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Install XP on an external USB stick in a macbook without OS X installation damage

I have a MacBook pro running OS X Lion and would like to play some Windows XP games (Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, etc.). Through VMware fusion or parallels it is quite slow and my disk is full so ...
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Why do not all computers show up on net view?

I have a wired LAN network with some networking issues. In dealing with them, I have used net view in Command Prompt to try to see all of the computers on the network. There are four computers on the ...
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Not able to see my hard drive in windows explorer?

but when i go to computer management and open the external hard drive(drive H) it opens from there
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copy link only in command window (Windows command prompt)

I would like to copy a file as a linmk to a diffferent directory is it possible in the command window to do that?
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How to determine the username on a windows command shell

There are various suggestions on how to determine the current username on a windows command shell without using whoami, such as this question or this question. The generic answer seems to be echo ...
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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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Change Windows sound volume via the command line

Is it possible to change the volume in Windows XP via the command line?
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error message on windows startup

I'm using Windows XP. During startup I get the following screen. Windows cannot find C:\Program files\search extension\client.exe. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again.To search ...
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How do I make Windows XP recognize EXEs again?

I've got a virus "first" here. Basically a friend had gotten his system severely infected. He had 8 different viruses, and 157 different pieces of spyware (most of it likely replicated, but still). ...
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Create an hidden location for HIstory [firefox]

I have got a desktop computer XP with Firefox 38.0.1 How to create another location [a second location] for Firefox history so that when someone deletes it closing Firefox automatically and/or ...
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windows Xp loading screen after some time stuck the screen [on hold]

Computer turn on and also comes screen. after 2-3 minutes, not work stuck the PC and not work keyboard and mouse what is the problem? and how do solve?
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where in the registry does Windows store, with which program to open certain file types?

After installing Adobe PDF reader: *.PDF will be opened by the same. *.html with web browser. *.txt with notepad. If we want to make notepad++ a default editor of text files. I guess it simply changes ...
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Does changing Windows XP theme to classic enhance performance?

A lot of my colleagues and friends who are still using Windows XP use the Windows Classic theme (i.e. the Win98-like theme, unlike the XP theme). Some of them just like it, but some others say that ...
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How can I get the Windows XP Explorer in Windows 7?

I like the folder-tree behavior of Windows XP, that is, clicking on any folder on the left pane will automatically expand the folder-tree. Unfortunately this is not how Explorer works in Windows 7. ...
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Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
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Windows XP stuck on loading screen

Since yesterday my Windows XP install is stuck on the loading screen (XP logo and "progress bar" constantly moving). I waited more than one hour but nothing more happened. Before this problem occured ...
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How do I find which touchpad driver I need for my Acer Aspire 5720?

I had to reinstall Windows XP on my Acer Aspire 5720 and now I'm reinstalling all the drivers. There are two touchpad drivers -- Alps and Synaptics. I ran the program Acer provides to detect your ...
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Remote Desktop closes with Fatal Error (Error Code: 5)

We have one PC (Windows XP SP3) that we can not log onto using a Remote Desktop session. Logging on to the PC directly (sitting in front of it using the connected keyboard and monitor) work fine. ...
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How to get RUFUSLDR to load from Grub2 on USB

Well last week i came across a few issues with my old Acer One notebook and so i would like to install Windows XP on it. Current Tools and Software at my disposal are: 64Gb PNY USB Flash Drive Kali ...
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Widescreen resolution on old VIA UniChrome IGP?

I hooked an old Compaq Presario running Windows XP to an Acer 20" monitor capable of 1680x1050 resolution, because I need Windows to get into work from home and I want the screen real estate. But ...
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How to change the theme of Windows 8 to the classic theme?

I would like to change the theme of my Windows 8 install to the Windows Classic theme: .
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How to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
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How to delete a folder containing trailing spaces

I have a bunch of folders on my hardrive that have trailing spaces in them (I have no idea how they got there). I need to rename and/or delete them, but Windows won't allow me to do this. Is there a ...
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Stuck in safe mode with networking - can't access anything as an admin

I was working on a computer running Windows XP SP3 remotely last night and I needed to boot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking and then access it again. I opened up msconfig and configured it ...