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Show different directory icons in windows explorer depending on ownership

In the Windows file explorer - Is there a way to give a certain icon to directories which I own? In Windows xp? In Windows 7? Henrik
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USB-RS232 serial connection stalls

As a fan of gadgets sometimes I get carried away and this time I bought a Neato XV-11 vacuum bot (which by the way works pretty good). Now there seems to be a firmware upgrade for the device that I ...
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How to disable flashing VirtuaWin systray icon? Window is not responding

I have to run an application which is not responding so ViruaWin isn't able to manage it. (There is a "1 window not responding" tooltip on its systray icon.) Because of the hanging VirtuaWin flashes ...
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Hide Menu by Default in Adobe Reader

Is there a way to make Adobe Reader 10 not display the menu bar (File, etc.) initially, when opening files? Even when you disable it in View>Show/Hide>Menu Bar or with F9, the next time you open ...
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Manage processes on an distributed windows computer system

I want to manage the startup / re-start and shutdown of a multi module software system running on a set of windows machines. For example: [some machines booted, some still doing so] run the whole ...
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How to mirror a WevDAV folder locally

How can I mirror a WebDAV folder to my local harddrive on Windows (XP)? A free tool would be preferred.
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Easiest way to encrypt multiple hard drives?

What is the best way to encrypt multiple separate hard drives? I have a Windows 7 desktop computer with multiple drives for various media- boot drive, video game HD, media HD, a Raid setup - and I ...
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Cannot create Ctrl+Alt+Shift+@ shortcut key combination

I used to have the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+' to start my scanner from the desktop (after having used the same in GIMP for years), but for some reason it is gone and I cannot recreate it. ...
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Windows won't boot in UEFI mode, issue with the BCD

I received a new Clevo P650SE laptop. The laptop only had a 500GB 7200RPM HDD to begin with, so yesterday I added my Samsung 840 EVO SSD. As I wanted this to now be the primary drive, I made another ...
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OpenVPN works fine on windows but not everything on ubuntu

I have setup OpenVPN connection on windows and ubunt PCs. there are several websites I should be able to reach with this VPN connection and everything is fin with windows as I can reach them all. but ...
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AIO Windows OS Installer

I repair laptops and PC and most of the time I need to repair/reinstall Windows. I prefer USB install as it is way faster then Optical Disk Method. But the thing is, you need to make a USB every time ...
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Windows 10: Assigning Application to Specific Desktop

In windows 10, I like keeping different applications on different desktop like: -Work item on one -Browser,messengers on one -Music , videos on one Is there a way to ensure that my applications ...
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Windows 10 default applications shortcuts

I've noticed recently that shortcuts for default apps in Windows 10 (like Weather, OneNote, Edge etc.) are not stored in appropriate folders of task bar and start menu. I can see there shortcuts for ...
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How to hide pin icons next to items in Quick Access (Windows 10)?

I have some long folder names, and honestly the pins just increase the quick access size even more.
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How do I remove user folders under “This PC”

I checked out this guide, although I found it didn't work for me, or at least I did something wrong. These are the folders that I would like to remove. Basically so it will look like it did in ...
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Windows 8.1 computer repeatedly wakes up and goes to sleep again

I put my computer (Windows 8.1 Pro) to sleep every evening. For a couple days now, I find it awake in the morning. A quick check in Event Viewer shows that it actually woke up and (apparently) put ...
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Shared Folder stop working after reboot

Ok i have this setup on my business : PC1 is the server for the program we use, PC2 and PC3 use this program remotely via a shared folder in homegroup, the program needs a key that is stored in a usb ...
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HDMI switcher causes screen to blink at 1440p on Windows

I use an HDMI switcher to easily switch my main monitor between my laptop and my desktop. It's a really simple standalone switcher with three HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and an optional micro USB ...
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Administrator account prevents me from reverting Windows 10 to 8.1

On Windows 10, I had to enable the Administrator account using net user administrator /active:yes for reasons that aren't relevant here. Now, if I try to revert to Windows 8.1 through Settings >> ...
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Swap Windows 8 Pro / 8.1 licenses?

I had bought a retail copy of Windows 8 Pro for my laptop some time ago and when I built a desktop pc recently, I decided to use a retail copy of Windows 8.1 for it. Since then, the laptop has been ...
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Swap Windows 8 (or 10) Editions

I have two machines, one running Windows 8.1 Home (or Core) 64-bit and the other running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. I'd like to eventually install Windows 10 on each. But what I'd really like to ...
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View past notifications in Windows 10?

New with Windows 10 seems to be the Notification Area. Now, I've seen a few notifications (in the Action Center). The problem is that I haven't understood any of them (actively using computers for 30 ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade (Space)

I have tried to upgrade to windows 10 and I get the message "We can't tell if your PC has enough space to continue installing Windows 10. Try Restarting Setup" I have tried both the ISO and the USB ...
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Slow reading file data

I've worked on systems for quite a few years now and this one has me pretty baffled. I'm running Windows 8.1 and recently (I know for certain this problem didn't occur 1 week ago at least) all ...
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UAC settings are automatically disabled at least once a day

I have a weird security risk that I have submitted to our IT Operations without any luck; at least once a day, our machines running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 has the UAC settings disabled, and we discover ...
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Inline images are lost when copying them to a RDP session

Observed behavior: Copy some text including an embedded image from an email in Outlook to the clipboard Paste the clipboard content to a RDP session into Word the text is pasted, the image itself ...
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thunderbirds scrolls back to a selected folder

I have just installed Thunderbird on Windows and added 2 imap accounts. Those 2 imap accounts contains a lot of folders, so there is a scrollbar in the menu to the left. So far so god. But if I ...
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Logon and Logoff scripts not running

I have set SQL queries to run on logon and logoff using group policy editor. But sometimes scripts do not run. logon.bat @echo off echo INSERT INTO UPTIME(INTIME) VALUES(NOW()); > abc.sql mysql ...
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Dual-boot automatic load Windows when resuming from Hibernate

I have this setup: Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (grub). My bios boot options are: Windows Bootloader: Ubuntu boot option: Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 When I select Windows Bootloader it goes ...
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Backing up software with its licenses

I have a PC which is mostly used for photo and video editing. This PC was starting to get slow and I decided I had to install some more RAM memory in it (6GB in total now). After doing that, I ...
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Windows 7 Explorer - number of undoable actions (undo levels)?

Could it be M$ changed that number from 10 in previous Windows versions to 1 (ONE)? Create a new folder. Create 11 new documents of whatever type is handy in your context menu. Delete them one after ...
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Unzip multipart files created from Mac in Windows

This is how I created a multipart archive from Mac; zip -r -s 1g archive.zip long\ folder\ name/ This creates files like archive.zip, archive.z01 and so on. Now I am trying to unzip this archive in ...
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Intel RST driver - magic performance boost (only) up till version 11.2.0?

what's the magic behind the massive write speed performance boost by intel RST drivers up till and including version 11.2.0? i have done some performance measurements of my application that is ...
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Disable hosted network support in a Windows WiFi driver

What How can I alter my Surface Pro's WiFi adapter to remove its support for the Hosted Network feature in Windows? I don't want to disable the hosted network feature for ALL adapters, just for one. ...
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SCP - The authenticity of host can't be established (But cant enter anything at prompt)

In windows 7 command prompt I enter: scp -W Scp\password.txt -P 22 xxxx@xxxx.xxxx.com:/home/xxxx/xxxx/xxxxxxx.csv After this I get the message: Do you want to trust this new host key and ...
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Format 64gb SDXC card as NTFS file system

I've tried using Windows (8), Linux (Ubuntu 14.04), and Android (Samsung Galaxy S4) to re-format my old SD card. It is currently formatted in exFat, and it seems that during an rsync 3 of my music ...
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Broken Directory Icon Overlay Image

How would I go about tracking down the cause of (what looks like) a broken directory icon overlay? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about I've had a look at the ...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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How will the Win10 free upgrade work?

I have a laptop with Win7 that I would like to upgrade to Win10, but if I install Win7 and then upgrade to Win10 through the Windows Update manager (When available), is my license key then added as a ...
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Tell Task Scheduler how to end a task

I start a program A using Windows Task Scheduler. That program starts instances of another program B. The task is started on Windows startup and runs even if no user is logged on. When I terminate ...
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Cannot redirect .exe output to file

I'm trying to capture a program's output and then write it to a file. Running MyFile.exe -args > foo.txt gives an empty file. The same goes for MyFile.exe -args > foo.txt 2>&1. If I run ...
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What are the underlying Windows7 mechanics that are responsible for opening selected files via key 'Enter'?

I need to create a batch script that opens n files, of same type and same suffix, with program p, without creating n instances of p (i. e. use multiple tabs instead of multiple instances). For some ...
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How come UAC logs are not being stored in Event Viewer?

In Event Viewer, under Applications and Services Logs, UAC logs are not being stored. How do I enable them? Could Domain/OU group policy have them disabled? If so where can I see that it is disabled ...
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Remote desktop: remote USB devices not recognized

[Update] I do not want to redirect the USB device! I'm trying to use a remote device on the remote computer, just like it would if I'd not using remote desktop. I'm connected to a remote computer ...
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Allow device usage only in VirtualBox

I have an USB device, and I want to connect it to VirtualBox, but I don't want to allow any usage of this device on the host machine - it should only forward the device to the guest. How to do this?
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Sudden bluescreens when interacting with the Steam platform

I recently made a build for a friend and things are running great, except he always gets bluescreens that indicate a hardware issue when interacting with the Steam platform. Bootscreens often occur as ...
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How to keep Windows 7 CSC Service from running down my laptop battery?

I've a new laptop that lasts less than an hour on battery. I've bottomed out the culprit: cscservice. I've been manually turning the service off then on when I'm on battery power. Cycling the trick ...
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Repeated keypresses are ignored

So, I'm having trouble fixing my brothers computer. The problem is that if I try to press a key more than once in succession every keypress but the first is ignored. Holding a key down works as ...
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What is causing warning on a certificate's basicConstraints?

I created a self signed server certificate using OpenSSL's req -x509 command and a CONF file. The CONF file is shown below. When I examine the certificate using Microsoft certificate viewer, its ...
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Yank plain text in Emacs?

Using Windows 7 / 8, GNU Emacs 24.3.1 I often yank text copied from browser or incoming email. Is there a way to yank/paste as plain text, leaving out special characters? I tried Ditto and Puretext ...