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How to “mount” WebDAV folder as a local folder instead of a drive?

I know I can use "NET USE X: https://server/" to mount a WebDAV folder to X:. However, I'd like to know if and how I can use mklink to do the same, but with a folder, without mounting it as a drive ...
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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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Can you use VNC to only share one window or application rather than the whole screen?

Is it possible to only share a single window or application over VNC? This would be useful for sharing only one aspect of a computer with another viewer. From Microsoft Windows preferably.
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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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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Windows Colour Management of common elements

It came to my attention recently. I have a sub-par LCD and a profiling device (i1 Display). I have created a profile and have installed it (listed in Colour Management). However, that did not ...
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BackgroundTaskHost and SearchProtocolHost are downloading heavyly in the background

I am using Windows 10, recently I noticed my windows box has downloaded hundreds of gigabytes in a week, I installed NetBalancer to get network traffic statistics. I noticed BackgroundTaskHost.exe, ...
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Is there a way to make Windows 10 “Quick access” links identifiable?

So.. I guess I visit a lot of different folders, and many of them have similar sounding, non-distinctive names within UNC paths etc. Names like "bin", "Releases", "Windows". Hence, unlike the old ...
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Meaning of last 16 characters in WinSxS manifest file names

The following are two example filenames from the %WINDIR%\WinSxS\Manifests directory: wow64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.17584_none_bbf51cfcba52b7f7.manifest ...
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How to get the PID of the windows cmd I'm in

I want to create a unique directory for the time a process runs (to complete the copy process I described in this question). I've tried %random% but it changes too slowly. Waiting is not a viable ...
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Windows update error 80072EE2 connecting to WSUS

We have a new HP Elitebook 8440p with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit we are deploying on our network. It can run Windows Updates just fine across the Internet; however, when I point it to get Windows Update via ...
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Windows + Tomato - Client 2 Client logic = help please

Background: Client wants a (seemingly simple) VPN solution to connect his main-office(site A) to his satellite-office(site B)(in same city) Never attempted OpenVPN. Purchased 2 ASUS RT-N66 routers ...
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LAN connection drop every couple of minute

I have a problem related to my LAN. It drop every couple of minutes, only for my PC, so it's not network issues (wired), but PC issue. Winx64 8.1 Pro. ASUS p9x79 motherboard. (I use integrated ...
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Windows 10 Change network to work or home

I cannot find anything on this. I have a VPN, and for me to access my VPN and LAN I need to set this to home network, but I can't find this option. Anyone know?
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how can i find the location, on my HDD, of the apps listed in windows 10 data usage

my question is: how can i find the location, on my HDD, of the apps listed in windows 10 data usage verbose: hi in windows 10 data usage (start > settings > Network & Internet > Usage details) i ...
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How do I make Quick Access in Windows 10 update to the Folder Redirections path?

We have a Domain Network configured with Group Policy to enable folder redirection on all client machines for Desktop, Documents etc. This group policy is applied and works perfectly, however, the ...
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Need To Insert a Digital Count-down timer in PowerPoint 2010

Need some advice please, I need to insert a simple count down timer or digital clock in PowerPoint 2010 and must be in the following format: Countdown to project go-live: DDD-HH-MM-SS Need it to ...
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How To Add Tags For Text Files In Windows 10

Is there a way to allow tagging of text files in Windows 10? I'm looking to filter text files in files explorer using tags. By default you can do it only with certain file types such as images, docs, ...
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Windows Explorer: Context menu to a especific folder (background)

(This is not a duplicate - I have checked before asking) Both .reg commands add a custom item entry to a folder context menu: 1. Context menu to folders: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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How many times can I install a retail version of Windows 10?

I built my own desktop and am currently running Linux on it but would like to buy Windows 10 and dual boot. Can I also install the same purchased (non-OEM version) copy of Windows 10 on a VM inside of ...
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Git for windows: fatal: open /dev/null or dup failed: No such file or directory

After some weird bug (it happened a while ago, so I don't know what caused it) this started to happen to me. Every time I try to use git on windows (installed 2.6.2 x64) I get: fatal: open /dev/null ...
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How to link Office365 work/student email to Windows 10 Mail app

I find using Windows 10 Mail app really helpful because I am easily notified with the incoming e-mails to my four e-mail accounts. I have a problem though. My Office365 student account (myMapua) ...
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I keep getting a 'Another program is being installed' error

I'm trying to install Paint.NET for a YouTube icon making. I'm using the dotPDN mirror for downloading the installer in a .install repository that I extract the installer from. Every time I try to ...
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How to harden external hard disk against ransomware

With the basic consumer backup setup that uses a permanently connected external hard drive to store the backup, with simple backup software or a robocopy script, what can be done to protect the disk ...
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How to zip up folder contents and save the zip files inside the original folders

I have a large folder containing a lot of folders. How can I zip up the contents of each of the subfolders, and save the resulting zip files inside the respective subfolders for which each archive was ...
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Windows: How change the view icons on the window lower right corner

How I can change, say Details View icon to List View icon and Large Icons View icon to Tiles View icon ? I've searched everywhere and found nothing about it.
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How to change Window's RTL text cursor icon?

Is it possible to change the text cursor icons in Windows 10? Specifically, I want to change the RTL text cursor icon because it resembles the LTR icon too much, making it difficult to notice if you ...
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Why my 3d applications lag when the administrator mode is not enabled?

I would like to understand why most of my 3d applications get huge lag spikes when I move the mouse and why this issue disappears after launching these applications as administrator. This issue ...
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Microsoft Windows 10 shutdown issue

Anyone seen this one yet? Just upgraded a few machines and this is what I get when I try to shut them down... Any ideas? They were part of a domain before being changed.
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Use 2 NICs to separate host from guest VM traffic in vmware

I am using VMware Workstation 12 on a Windows 10 host with two wired nics connected to the same switch. I want my guest VMs to use NAT through nic1 and the host to use nic2. No network traffic from ...
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Volume label on 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard drive does not appear in Windows Explorer (but is visible in Disk Management)

I've been experiencing some weird things with my Seagate drives. I think this happened when I tried to "vaccinate" the drives with Panda Free Anti-Virus. My WD 2TB and my internal hard drives worked ...
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Howto run a raw-disk Virtualbox VM when using UEFI

I have a dual-boot setup on my computer with Windows 10 and Linux (Arch, if relevant). I'm trying to virtualize my on-disk Linux install in Windows (and plan on doing the opposite direction once I ...
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Why is Microsoft.Update.Session so slow? Can I make it faster?

I'm running this script script (as discussed here): $Session = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session $Searcher = $Session.CreateUpdateSearcher() $Searcher.Search("IsInstalled=1").Updates | ...
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Can Windows be setup to use multiple monitors but not have a primary monitor?

I work as a support developer for an ISV that makes accounting software for Windows. A customer has reported a strange error. I tracked the error down to the possibility that the .NET Framework ...
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Prevent device from being ejected (Windows 10 Pro)

I have a fixed device (5.25 device), a smartcard reader, that is ejectable and appears in "safe removal". The problem is that if I misclick this smartcard reader while is about to eject a USB memory, ...
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No “Extra Large icons” on High DPI laptop (Win)

I have a high DPI laptop (3200x1800, 13" screen. Hardware is Lenovo Yoga2Pro), which I hate for these reasons. My specific question is about the size of thumbnail icons in native Windows (10). The ...
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In Windows 10 it possible to set a unique wallpaper for each display via command line or powershell?

In Windows 10 I found the feature to allow setting a unique wallpaper per desktop monitor (control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper), however; I have a need to script this for a ...
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Can Microsoft Edge be launched in “Private Mode” through cmd?

Can Microsoft-Edge be launched in "Private Mode" through the command line? I'm using this shell command to launch it with a specific URL: start microsoft-edge:www.google.com Is there some kind of ...
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Windows gVim, shell starts in HOME instead of working directory

I've recently have gotten sick of constantly switching between Windows and Linux and installed gVim and MSYS2 on Windows 7. After a couple hours of searching I have a .vimrc that makes !command, make, ...
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Cannot run Vifm on Windows 10 x64

I am trying to run Vifm on my windows 10 x64. I downloaded vifm-w64-se-0.8-binary file from sourceforge and tried to run vifm.exe from command prompt. This gives me the following error - LINES value ...
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Restoring boot manager for secondary harddrive with windows 7 installed

A while back I took the hard drive out of my laptop and put it on my computer. I never got round to removing the windows install but removed the partition. I now need access to windows 7 so I thought ...
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How to match windows and linux mouse speed (with acceleration turned ON)

I have Ubuntu at work and Windows 7 at my home. Mouse speed on both OSes are very different so I feel very painful to adjust from one to another when I get to office in the morning and get back home ...
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Is there a built-in way to disable scrolling within the edit mode of PowerPoint 2013?

There's a very similar question here: Disable scrolling to next slide in Powerpoint Edit Mode, but unfortunately the two answers don't really answer what the title of the question appears to ask. In ...
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Starting Notepad from command prompt causes notepad to complain about permissions

When I start Notepad with no arguments using notepad, Notepad opens and works fine. When I want it to create a new file and open it, using notepad file.txt, it opens as well, asks if it should create ...
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tracert results not matching routing table (route print)

Why would tracert 10.0.0.1 produce the following results: Tracing route to 10.0.0.1 over a maximum of 30 hops 1 3 ms 3 ms 3 ms 192.168.0.1 2 * * * Request ...
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HTTP server doesn't seem to support byte ranges. Cannot resume. homestead up

When I used the command "homestead up" it stopped working at 45% so I closed it and restarted my computer. Now when I try to run the command homestead up, my computer says resuming download then I get ...
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Simultaneous use of A2DP and HFP bluetooth profiles

Is there any general support for this in any OS? I'm trying to use my Sennheiser URBANITE XL Wireless headphones to play a game on Windows 10 and talk on Teamspeak simultaneously. I can't figure out ...
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Can I assume that Task scheduler service will always be running on windows machine?

The requirement is to run an executable periodically in windows. So I assumed it will be better to do it by creating a task in task scheduler. But I am afraid for any reason will the task scheduler ...