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How to extract a complete list of extension types within a directory?

Within a directory, and recursively within it's sub-directories, meaning every directory within a directory is processed, how do I compile a complete list of unique extensions within the directory? ...
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Missing the “add tab group to favorites ” option in IE8

I have internet options selected for quick tabs and tab groups in settings, IE8 WIndows XP. I can open a list of favorites from the menu using the blue arrow as a tab group. I can then use the quick ...
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Is this a bug or it is just a windows xp feature?

Normally you can't make a folder with /\:*<>"? in its name. and also you can't name a folder CON,LPT1 and .... and also you can't have two folder with equal name in a single directory. I THINK ...
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How do I install Wget for Windows?

I downloaded Wget from here, and got a file named wget-latest.tar.gz, dated 22-Sep-2009. I saved it into one of the folders on my D: drive and unzipped it. I read through the READ ME file, but didn't ...
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Create an alias in Windows XP

Back in school, I used to have a .login file along the lines of alias ll = ls -l alias dir = ls -Fhl alias web = cd ~/public/public_www/development I'd like to do that sort of thing with my ...
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free software to convert mp3 files to m4b on windows xp

i'm seeking a free software that could convert a bunch of mp3 files into 1 m4b file (audio book) that - works on Windows XP - need no other tools be installed - can mark the chapters. so far I tried ...
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Best way to connect an old printer

My old computer died... Well, not so much died, as got thrown out of the house by somebody who intentionally mistook it for a piece of old junk. And now I've no way to connect one old printer which ...
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Why does the printer keep disappearing?

My neighbour has an Epson SX130. All has been fine for a long time, until recently when the printer has regularly started to disappear from his XP machine and is not visible in the printers control ...
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How to change the permissions on a CD-R in Windows XP

I have an old Windows XP box with an unprivileged user who nonetheless needs to create backups to a CD-R. It appears that this is not allowed under the default privileges. Is there a way to enable ...
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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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List sub-folders at a certain level, with modified dates

Challenge for you guys, here: I need some method (preferably built-in, but F/OSS third-party apps may also be considered) to generate a list of sub-folders, at a certain level, along with (or, ...
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How do I remove Grub and restore the XP bootloader without access to XP setup/recovery media?

I have a Lenovo T430, with Windows XP (32-bit). I tried to remove Ubuntu from my HDD by deleting the partitions in Disk Management. Now, when I restart my computer, I get the following message: grub ...
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on Windows XP, how can I remove (NOT hide) a system tray icon without closing the process?

So I leave uTorrent running on the system tray when I go to work, but every time my brother gets on the pc he closes it. So by the time I get back I've lost 7-8 hours of download. Most infuriating. I ...
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How to force delete a folder or .dll in Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deleting "undeletable" files in Vista I am trying to delete a folder in Windows XP but when I do, it says: Destination Folder Access Denied You need ...
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File won't have itself deleted

System is Windows XP Pro SP3. Defragmenter drew my attention to a file it couldn't defragment; 186k in 3 fragments. Windows Explorer says file is 0k. When I try to delete the file I get the error ...
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Cannot access https sites through any browser on Win XP?

This isnt a firewall issue, I can telnet to gmail with no problems, but all browsers (chrome, IE, firefox) return a This web page is not available. error when tring to access it through the browser. I ...
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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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Windows XP fails to uncheck the Read-only attribute from folder (and subfolders) [duplicate]

I am trying to uncheck the the Read-only attribute from a folder (and all subfolders). That folder is my own data folder, that I copied as is to a TrueCrypt drive on my laptop. The TrueCrypt drive is ...
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Installation of Windows XP on Dell Inspiron fails due to BSOD

I have a Dell Inspiron with an i3 processor and I need to install Windows XP. When I try to install it, I get this blue screen: Why is that? What can I do to install Windows? EDIT in the bios, ...
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Win XP Screen saver / power management not working

I have a PC running Win XP, and even though I have the power management set to turn off the monitor after 10 minutes, and I have the windows screen saver set up, many times they never kick in. I come ...
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VLC opening direct 3d output windows

As you can in this above image there are two windows of vlc player, I just want to get rid of the other vlc direct3d output window. VLC version is latest i.e. 2.0.1. If I change the video output ...
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SyncToy not deleting folders when Echoing

When running MS SyncToy and echoing one folder to another, I find that the program does not delete folders which are not present in the "original" folder when backing up to a thumb drive. This leads ...
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CD-ROM won't read burned CDs

My CD-ROM drive will not read burned CDs any more. Any normal CD works just fine. I know the burned CDs are fine because they work on my other PCs. I don't think I have tried reading a CD that this ...
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How to set/use an empty string value in a variable in Windows XP CMD.EXE command-line?

Using SET to set an empty value to a variable works nicely in a Windows XP .CMD script. However, the same SET command behaves differently in the same CMD interpreter when used directly from ...
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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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Hiding the “Show on Desktop” option from a context menu

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, so if it's in the wrong place please let me know. Okay, so I'm working with registers at the moment and I'm trying to do the following: I'm ...
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Cannot access some websites. How to troubleshoot?

I can't access some websites from a subset of computers on our work network - and it's really random. Examples of sites I can't access: www.digium.com www.lenta.ru www.asterisk.com Our provider ...
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Recover files from deleted partition

Somehow one of my partitions disappeared (I didn't even have the disk manager open, so I'm really not sure how that happened). The volume was simply deleted. It was an NTFS partition, created under XP ...
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Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?

TL;DR When you initiate Windows Updates within Windows XP, you are directed to the Windows Updates website. (Assuming you already have the ActiveX, Installer plug-in installed in your browser,) the ...
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Cannot activate hibernate because of PAE on Win XP 64 bit

I'm using Windows XP 64 bit SP2. I'd like to use the hibernate feature. I'm used to activate it under "Power Options". But my current installation doesn't show me the "Hibernate" tab. I tired to ...
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Can see, but can't remote control Win 7 Client with iTALC (XP works)

I've set up iTALC (latest version 2.0.1) on several PCs for testing and encounter the same problem for all client PCs. They currently have both XP (SP3) and Win 7 (32Bit) partitions, for XP everything ...
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how to move files or folders to another folder using sendTo command

I'm using Windows 8. I want to move a file/folders to another folder that I already have in the send To folder but when I right click and send it, it copies it. I was wondering if I could change it ...
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Allow Internet access only 1 IP in Windows XP

I would like to block internet connections to all IP's except 1 in Windows XP. How can I do it most easily?
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Cannot see all available wireless networks?

There are two wireless networks setup in my office, a primary one and a backup. Plus there are few other wireless networks nearby. However, Windows (XP SP3) has ceased to show other available wireless ...
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How to add command line options to shortcut?

How can I add command line options to an executable in a shortcut in Windows XP? For example in the shortcut properties in target I have: "c:\path\to\exe\pogram.exe" I want to add some options: ...
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How to not require username/password for XP network share?

When I connect to a network share in XP I am being asked for a username/password. How can I prevent this happening. Usually this is not required.
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How can I Map a Network Drive with Password so it stays mapped after a reboot?

I mapped a network drive to a location that needs a password. Now whenever my computer starts up, it tells me that it could not connect to that network drive because a password is needed. How do I ...
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Windows 8.1 UEFI x64 & Windows XP x64 Dual-Boot

I want to add option to boot in XP into the Win8.1 boot menu. So I have 2 drives: On the first one I have installed Windows 8.1 x64 UEFI; And on the second - Windows XP x64. Following is what I ...
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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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How to change permission on a System owned folder?

I'm working on a Win XP machine. By mistake I changed the permission of a folder in a way that only System user has full control of that folder. My user has only read permission even if I'm an ...
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How to change file extensions of multiple files in XP?

XP lets you rename files in bulk by simply selecting multiple files within Windows Explorer and pressing the F2 key. When you use this feature, the OS applies the name you enter to the first file and ...
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The windows “open” function on folders disappeared

I don't know how it happened, but when I right-click on a folder, the "open" action doesn't show up any more. Instead of this, I have the default action set to "Read with windows player". How can I ...
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How do I create multiple folders with a batch file?

I need to create a folder (called "visitor") in every folder of one main folder. For example, my structure is this: \idontknowthename1\ \idontknowthename2\ \idontknowthename3\ \idontknowthename4\ ...
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Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows file search to a text file?

Is there a way to save the file listing from a Windows search to a text file? I have had to search from My Computer over 6 drives for a file spec. I can't believe that there is no way to save the ...
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Converting a VM to Hyper-V, can't get past Windows Activation dialog

Note: this is not the standard "Windows Activation Hell" question where the user gets stuck in a loop. Background: I keep an old VM with XP and Office 2003 on it, to support an elderly couple who ...
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Accessing Workgroup Shared Folder from Domain

I have a domain and a workgroup. My users are supposed to upload files on regular basis to several shared folders on the workgroup. I have difficulty accessing the workgroup shared folders without ...
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How to add a directory not on C:\ to the PATH variable

I have recently installed Python in D:\Python32 and added that directory to my PATH variable, but it doesn't seem to work. Does PATH only work with C:\ ? OS is Win XP Pro 64
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How to recover the data from the crashed (external) hard disk drive (NTFS)?

The 300 GB harddisk has 2 partitions,90 GB and 200 GB! I can see the drives in windows(XP) but unable to access them, the file system is shown as RAW, 0 used space and 0 free space!..chkdsk returns ...
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Cannot copy large file from external hard drive to hard drive

I have a large file on an external hard drive (about 10 GB. Exactly 10,543,768 KB). On my Windows XP machine, my C drive is showing me that I have 19.7 GB free. I drag the file to my desktop and ...
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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 ...