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How to move content of removable drive to folder on the same drive using CMD?

I want to move all the content (including sub-folders) of a removable drive to folder which is inside the drive. This is how it looks in Windows Explorer:
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Windows 10 Startup Managment [closed]

Does anyone have any advice or experiance with managing Windows 10 Startup programs, services and processes? I have seen tutorials on how to mess with the registry to prevent programs from starting ...
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How do I type a logical 'OR' i.e. (∨) in notepad?

I just wanted to know regarding typing a logical 'OR' i.e. ∨ (\u2228) When I try to type ALT+8744 (8744 being 2288(hex) in decimal), it works/ the ∨ appears ok in ms word or wordpad, but in ...
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Is it possible to save free windows 10 upgrade to harddisc, and upgrade in the fufure?

I've got windows 7 on my laptop, and I can do the free upgrade to windows 10. All system requirements are OK. I don't really want to do the upgrade, because I like my current Windows 7. But I know in ...
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Windows 10 Monitor Profiles, problem with Photoshop

After switching to Windows 10 I realized that the colors in Photoshop are completely off. My theory is that Windows 10 uses the current monitor profile to shift all output colors as if they were in ...
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On what versions of Windows is Microsoft Message Analyzer preinstalled?

Microsoft Message Analyzer is Microsoft's solution to capture, display, and analyze protocol messaging traffic. On what versions of Windows (if any) is Microsoft Message Analyzer preinstalled?
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password protected sharing option does not exist in my windows server 2012R2

I have given 'everyone' all permissions to the shared folder of my windows server 2012R2, but when I used a client machine such as windows 7/10 to access the shared folder, I still got a user/password ...
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How to disable shield icon in windows 10? [duplicate]

Just installed windows 10 and I get these annoying shield icons whenever I create shortcuts to a desktop. What is causing it and how can I disable it for all icons? Edit: after suggested methods ...
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wget for windows with TLS 1.2

I use wget.exe in Version 1.11.4 (which seems to be the latest Version for Windows). But this doesn't work with TLS 1.2 as wget added the this feature in Version 1.16. Is there an alternative tool ...
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After restart file ETC/HOSTS Change Automatically Windows 10 [duplicate]

Please Help Me I edited Hosts file on windows 10 like this : 172.28.201.126 bi.bpjsketenagakerjaan.go.id 172.28.201.97 bpu-online.bpjsketenagakerjaan.go.id 222.124.14.129 mail.bpjsketenagakerjaan....
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What is wrong with my hard drive? When I try to shrink it a volume, it says “The volume you have selected to shrink may be corrupted.”

I was trying to multi-boot Windows 7 and Windows 10. I was already on 7 and I make a new partition like usual and I install Windows 10 like usual (I guess the only unusual part was that I accidentally ...
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Should I purchase Windows 10 upgrade disk?

I've got a retail Windows 7 disk with a key, and I've received Microsoft's free upgrade to windows 10 (that from what I've understood by checking my hardware)... I'm thinking about buying a new PC in ...
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How can I permanently add virtual spot request server@amazon AWS to Teamviewer account?

I want create AMI image on Amazon AWS, which I want run on spot request instances. I need to connect to these instances (in one moment is always running only one) through TeamViewer. But every time I ...
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Why does my Windows Firewall keep forgetting its settings?

Windows Firewall continually forgets its settings. It does not remember programs that I allow, and if I turn off notifications for blocked apps, the notifications are turned back shortly (at least ...
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How programs determine which language to install in on Windows?

I have installed Geany IDE and Microsoft R Open on my Windows 7 64-bit computer which has Windows in English and some of the localization settings set to Turkish format and it has a Turkish IP. When I ...
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Win 10: Dism /RestoreHealth fails: “The remote procedure call failed.”

I ran sfc /scannow from Command Prompt with administrator privileges, but the system could not repair itself, even after rebooting. I tried to repair the Windows Store using the Windows 10 install ...
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I shutdown the laptop but when I turn it on, all the programs which were open are still open

It happened 2 weeks ago and still happens everytime I shutdown my laptop,when it turns on all the programs are just as i let them before shutdown.
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Remote Desktop extremly slow, direct on the machine there are no issues

I'm copying a file from my Windows Home Server 2011 via Explorer (Network). Because it is so slow (1 MB/sec) I had a look on it via Remote Desktop. Working with it is extremly slow. Now I went to the ...
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Having dual boot working, is it possible to boot an OS or another based on date/time?

First of all, this is my first question here. I took a look but didn't find a similar question. Also I don't know if this is the right place. Correct me if anything is wrong. My question is a "how-to-...
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Creating Task Trigger for writing to a certain disk

I am looking to create a window that pops up anytime a user saves to the c drive which reads Warning, you just saved to the c-drive! I have looked into the task scheduler with events, but I am not ...
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I cannot determine hostname of remote machine, but my local DHCP server can

I have 3 devices in my network - my PC and 2 self-made devices. My PC serves as DHCP server for devices. All this is connected via ethernet and switch. DHCP server shows valid hostnames of devices: ...
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Qualcomm Atheros AR5B97 Wireless network Adapter not detected in network and sharing center

I tried to rollback my network adapter driver but it failed. The next day my driver is still installed and I can see it in the device manager but I can't see it in Windows network and sharing center. ...
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What is CUI.exe?

I went to grab some coffee, and when I came back this app was on my taskbar. No UI comes up when I click it, but I have no idea what it is. It's called CUI.exe, and googling that just gives me a bunch ...
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First icon gets selected everywhere in any page

So this is the problem in my sister's laptop and I couldn't figure out what's causing it. The laptop behaves as if the Page up button is being pressed continuously even though it isn't pressed. Here ...
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Windows 10 Update with Windows Server Update Services

The Windows 10 Clients in my infrastructure don't Update with the local Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in my network. I created for the Windows 10 Clients a Group Policy which is configuring ...
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What RAM should I add to this PC [closed]

I want to upgrade my RAM. I have 1 slot open. I want to buy RAM from aliexpress. I have attached a screenshot of my PC System info.
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iMac 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) + Boot Camp = Blinking Cursor

There is a problem with this 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) iMac. After removing the SuperDrive and installing the SSD (some OCZ model), there is a problem with installing Windows via Boot Camp. The idea is to ...
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Make ghostscript run from Windows command line natively

My problem: I am using Python to print plots which I usually output as .pdf file. Now I want to use .eps files, but Ghostscript is required (which I noticed because my Python console gave the error "...
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File counter is not working right in batch file

I want to have a loop in a batch file and in every execution i want to count the number of the files in a folder. The problem is that the counter in fisrt execution is always unknown and makes the ...
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Syncing time on two networked machines

I'm trying to sync the clocks on a Windows 7 (A) and a Windows 8.1 (B) computer on their own, private network by using the command (cmd on computerA): net time \\computerB /set /y As I expect, this ...
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7zip - Use Windows Task Scheduler to zip a file that has timestamp of previous day

I have a web server that generates log files everyday, the log of the day will be automatically saved as Log.YYYY-MM-DD.txt (i.e. Log.2016-07-20.txt). Now I need to use Windows Task Scheduler to zip ...
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Is there a way to find out what type of software is used legal or illegal? [closed]

A lot of users use proprietary softwares illegally for their own benifits. Is there a method or way to find out if the products they produce is either by using a fully accessed software or a cracked ...
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Make Shift+Insert work in Insert Mode with “set paste” active

I have a Windows client with gvim for Windows 7.4. I want Shift+Insert to work as "Paste", so I added the following settings to ~/_vimrc: nnoremap <S-Insert> "+gP inoremap <S-Insert> <...
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Black screen no mouse no way to access safe mode or anything else (windows 10)

So i've recently upgraded to windows 10, and since upgrading, my computer has given me a black screen without a cursor or anything else. Fortunately, a few times it tried to auto repair, and kicked me ...
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How to create a batch file for this issue?

I need help making a batch file that will create a folder and then extract a cabinet file from a Windows installer file and then run a DISM command to install said extracted update. Below is a list of ...
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laptop not power on after travelling

every one i travelled from chicago to virginia in bus and i put my laptop lenovo w530 on my back pack and my laptop not fell down no other damages . but after coming to home i try to turn on my ...
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keyboard shortcut to preserve un-entered cmd line typing

You've got most of a command typed out then realize you forgot a step, need to run a different command first. Without touching mouse, in quick edit mode, how not to lose the typing of a command not ...
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Create a custom dialog box on startup

How do I make a custom popup to be appear every time I log in to windows? I am unfamiliar with this and I want to create a popup like a reminder/note every time I log in. I'd like the popup will stay ...
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changing DNS server search list unregisters dynamic DNS

Is there is a fix for this apparent bug? My computer is using a static IP address, but registers itself automatically with dynamic DNS. If I change the list of DNS servers configured (even just ...
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How do I uninstall another windows 10 in my laptop?

After installing an SSD I performed a clean install of windows 10 in the SSD. But windows 10 of previous HDD is still in the bootmanager. As a result when I start the PC , it gives two prompt (Windows ...
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Windows 7: Error Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device

Sometimes, when trying to eject (remove) an external USB hard drive, Windows 7 issues the following error: Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' ...
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Can I wipe a password reset disk?

Say I made a password reset disk. However, I found it best not to exist, I remember my password quite well. Now, how do I make sure that Windows doesn't prompt "Reset password", make the disk blank, ...
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Pls help! No internet when connecting to Huawei mifi device in windows 10

So,I'm unable to connect Huawei mobile Wi-Fi device E5220 with my Asus Windows 10 laptop. Both in Wi-Fi and in a plugged in (through USB) Ethernet connection,it says "No internet". It shows as ...
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External disk wakes whenever file delete dialog is opened

I've recently dug out an old 1TB external drive (USB 2.0) for some temporary storage, it's quite slow (5400 I think) but it's fine for storing unimportant files until I upgrade. However, every time I ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from asking during file copy/backup

I use Windows's built in copy (drap and drop) to backup files (thousands of them in many folders up to 3 levels deep). I want to keep old files untouched but only update new files. But Windows has ...
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Renaming a service account with a secret password

Our installer creates a specifically-named user account for a service to use. The installer generates a random password for Windows to assign to the account. The installer then creates the service ...
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program runs in safe mode but not in normal mode for Win7 in a virtual box

I recently installed a program on Win7 (hosted on a virtual box that runs on a Linux machine). The program runs correctly in Windows safe mode (no network) but fails to start in normal mode (...
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Running Windows 7 Virtualbox on Ubuntu command Line

Is it possible to run a windows virtualbox and possibly control it using nothing but a command line from ubuntu? I will also need to access regedit.
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Want to print “as color” on a black and white printer [closed]

I have 2 black and white printers, and I want to print a color document. When I print with one of them, the print preview shows me color, and the black and white hard copy it prints is to my liking. ...
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Is there any PDF viewer / editor in Windows that will allow me to crop whitespace? [closed]

OS X comes together with Preview, which allows me to crop PDF 's as I want and save them "cropped". When I crop a PDF file with Preview and open it up with Foxit on Windows for example, the cropped ...