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Robocopy on network as part of a pipeline

I have the following pipeline: [other vendor] sends files to my Windows filesystem, which are indexed starting with the next unused number (normally file.001) I move the files with RoboCopy to my ...
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USB topography viewing tool for Windows

Is there a tool that displays the topography of USB devices on Windows?
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Get current folder name instead of current path in windows batch file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get current folder name by a DOS command? In my batch file, I have, SET currentFolder=%CD% echo "%currentFolder%" Prints the whole directory path. C:\www\scritps\ ...
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How do I embed album art in an MP3 in iTunes?

In each folder I have the cover art, for example: /Adele /Adele/21 /Adele/21/cover.jpg cover.jpg is the album art. How do I embed that into my MP3s in iTunes?
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How to enable Windows Search component in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 for development and also have installed Office Outlook in my system. Now I can't enable instant search withing Outlook. It's asking to enable to the search component. ...
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How can I keep Windows Vista from updating Internet Explorer 7?

I have Windows Vista installed in a VirtualBox VM so that I can test websites in Internet Explorer 7. I am embarrassed to say I don't have much of an idea how Windows Update works (Linux user for ...
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Hard drive repeatedly making a series of sounds when PC is online

For the past two months, my hard drive has been making a number of strange sounds. I can't determine a specific pattern of when they occur. When they do, I close every possible task/program on my PC, ...
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Proper way to backup and restore my python installation

I am about to re-install my WinXP. I have Python 2.7.2 installed on it with many standard and third party libraries. I would like to back up the c:/python27 directory before reinstalling the OS, ...
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What would work faster: One PCI-E based super fast SSD 120GB or 4 SATA 2 SSD's 60GB inside some RAID?

I want to change my current RAID (HDD based 4 sata 2 120GB) on which my OS (Windows 7) is installed to some more fancy fast and modern SSD based. I have 2 options - 4 OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G or one 120 GB ...
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Why is I/O caching performance so much better on Linux than Windows? [closed]

This question is really just a port of a similar question on Stack Overflow: The emerging consensus from that question is that Linux has superior caching to Windows but the specific reasons why have ...
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Domain user not having admin rights on local machine

I'm using Windows 2003 server as active directory and Windows 7 as a station. I need to have a regular domain user have admin rights on local machine. I added domain user to local admin group but they ...
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prevent mounted iso opening at startup

I have saved some of my children's educational DVDs on my wife's laptop as .iso files and put shortcuts to them on the desktop. When the icons are double-clicked Daemon Tools Lite mounts them and ...
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Find out what app is using a file under Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7: File In Use when deleting file Sometimes I can't delete a file because it's being used by some unknown applications. How can I find out what apps?
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Simple windows batch file that will copy a file to a folder, and create a sub-folder with timestamp

I have a file at: c:\source\hello.txt That I want to backup as I modify it often, to here: c:\backups\source\????\hello.txt How can I create such a .bat file to do this? I want the script to ...
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Serial mouse does't work without restart, but USB mouse will. Why?

When I connect a USB mouse to a working system, it will work fine but serial mouse isn't recognized by the system? To get the serial mouse working, I need to restart the system. Why is this?
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What's the best virtualization software to install multiple OS? [closed]

I'm using Windows XP on my PC. I'm trying to install Ubuntu. I want these two OS on my PC running simultaneously. How can I do that, e.g. switching between different operating systems while running ...
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User-assigned strings to select active windows

I would like to be able to type a string or a keyword (such as "news" or "report") and assign it to an open window. I can then recall this window using that keyword or string. For example, say I ...
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SOCKS5 proxy with username authentification for windows

Can you suggest any SOCKS5 proxy server for Windows (ideally Windows 7) which supports SOCKS5 username authentification (rfc 1929).
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Unattented conversion of PowerPoint presentations to video files

I want to be able to convert ppt to video files automatically, without user interaction on Windows. Like convert_ppt_to_video qqq.pptx --screen-size 1024x768 -o qqq.mkv. How it's better to attain ...
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How to configure Windows' security settings to be more secure [closed]

I've heard that Windows' default security settings may be less secure than they could be, and I'd like to configure them so they're more secure. Is there a (preferably free) software tool that can ...
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Mail statistics program

I need a tool to access my email via some convenient interface. For example, I need to get the timestamps of letters from some address. I need that data to build some mailing statistics. What can I ...
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Where does the file owner on Windows matter, seeing that there are ACLs?

Coming from a Linux background, I'm used to a file having an owner, and a owning group. Access permissions can be set separately for owner, group, and others, and that's it. Now on (NT-based) ...
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Does TCP/UDP send file sequentially or randomnly?

Does TCP/UDP protocol always send or receive file packets sequentially? Would it possible to make a choice which data packets will be sent first using sockets API?
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Install Windows XP on computer that has “System Reserved” partition?

My computer has Windows 7 pre-installed and it comes with 3 normal partitions plus a Recovery Partition and a "System Reserved" partition. I want to delete Windows 7 and install Windows XP but I don't ...
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How can I batch delete all files of a certain type in a folder newer than a certain date on Windows?

So Google Music decided to download about half of my uploaded music library to my local music library when I told it to download my purchased music, so now I have a bunch of MP3s I need to delete ...
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What's the most efficient method that I can 'image' all my programs and bulk install them later?

I currently have a virus that I have not been able to fix. Thus, I am restoring to the factory default of Windows 7. I have had many applications installed on my current OS image, which would be a ...
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Entire top level domain won't load (.edu)

Unfortunately, I don't know much about the problem as it was relayed to be through another person. All I know is that she can't load any *.edu site, and she's running windows. Any idea where I ...
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Share encrypted folder/files between two computers (Windows 7)

Here is the following problem. In general applies, the computer B can access(reading, writing and creating) to shared directory/files of the computer A. I have on the computer A encrypted folder ...
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Opening command prompt as an administrator

There's a hidden folder in windows vista, but no available when I show hidden files: I need to open cmd as administrator. The folder is named c:\folder.000 and there are c:\folder.000\dir0000.chk ...
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Backup Firefox bookmarks and other personal files bash script

I am migrating from Windows to Ubuntu for my personal desktop and I want to know an easy way to backup personal data such as Firefox bookmarks, personal documents, etc... In Windows I am copying ...
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Is there a Windows GUI application that can perform file management functions on my Linux box? [closed]

Is there anything like an FTP program available that will allow me more control over file management on my Linux box? I'd like to be able to do things like create archives and unzip archives. At the ...
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Cannot end Windows 7 process, even tried ntsd

As descriebed in My VirtualBox virtual machine freezes, when I try to use the webcam, I end with a process which can't be deleted by taskmanger, pskill nor even ntsd, which was recommended here. ...
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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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xcopy command and winrar files

I am new to cmd commands and am having a problem with the xcopy command The command: xcopy /e E:\ C:\testFolder\ Doesn't work. It would copy files but would stop when copying winrar files(.gz) ...
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No sound on Windows 7 Professional x64

I have an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 with the latest drivers installed. Every once in a while, unpredictably, audio stops working. I usually work around this by rebooting and everything goes back to ...
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Why won't my router open these ports? [closed]

I have a web service that I'm going to need to open ports for. I've used my Verizon router to open the ports. The port-checker service I use checks for games, so I'm testing my ability to open ports ...
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Technical reasoning behind Android SDK requiring a downloaded driver

I've started down the path of tinkering with my Android phones. What's curious to me is that during the bootloader unlocking process if you're on Windows you are required to download and install ...
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Defragmenting a large amount of files (35GB) over night

I'm trying to defrag my HP G60-116ea laptop using Piriform Defraggler. Even their quick scan has been on 0 percent for about 30 minutes. There are 34GB of fragmented files. I'm presuming this is a ...
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Application that automatically tracks amount of active time spent at the computer

I'm looking for an application that keeps track of the total amount of time spent at the computer. It doesn't have to (and can't be) very precise. If it doesn't seen any mouse/keyboard activity in 5 ...
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How to remove animation of maximizing/minimizing windows in Win 7?

Since today, and maybe due to the latest Windows update, my system has an animation which slowly maximize (or minimize) the window until it completes (takes like 3 secs or a bit more on my machine). ...
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How to mirror a hard disk and restore it later without OS installed?

My windoes 7 has been installed on a 128gb SSD drive C:. Unfortunately I screwed some programs that now I require to reinstall windows again. But before formatting my OS drive I want to make a mirror ...
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Microsoft Access does not print all data shown in the preview

We are using Microsoft Access and HP printers. Some reports created in Access show up all data which should be printed in the preview, but when it comes to printing, there data missing on the paper! ...
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Editing the age of System Restore point?

Hi all I was wondering why are there contradictory info for the age of a system restore point? http://windows.microsoft.com: Restore points are saved until the hard disk space System Restore ...
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Skype keeps crashing when trying to write a message

Skype keeps crashing when I open it and try to write a message. It's been getting progressively worse within the past hour. At first it would just crash randomly, but now I just can't send messages, ...
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How does the Recycle Bin work?

What does the Recycle Bin in Windows actually do? Is it just a glorified folder and a holding place for soon to be deleted files, or does it do something specific? Specifically, are files that are ...
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Access a Mac and PC from one KB/Mouse with 3 monitors?

I am a web designer and gamer using a Windows environment. I want to add a mac to my setup (perhaps a mac mini) to take advantage of many of the new gui applications like: codekit, git tower, I am a ...
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Does Window's log removed and added hardware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Windows 7 log file contains device connection/disconnection information? Might have been answered, but I'm looking for a way to see a log of plugged and unplugged ...
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On Windows, is there any way to make the scrollwheel's focus follow the mouse?

On Mac OS X I can mouse over something (without clicking on it or giving it complete focus) and use the scroll wheel to scroll it. On Windows (7 at least) which I'm forced to use in my new job, it ...
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Shutting down computer automatically after a download finishes

I am downloading the Visual Studio Trial version and it seems like it will take an hour or so to finish. I would like to shutdown computer automatically after this download finishes. So is it ...
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Create multiple zip files that are not dependent on each other?

I want to compress a folder into multiple zip files of 50MB each but don't want them to be dependent on each other. When I use Winzip and use the split feature it creates one zip file and the others ...