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Have TELNET, SSH and FTP access but can't connect through Windows Explorer

I used to be able to connect to a certain computer through the normal Windows File Explorer. But since 3 days ago this access has not been possible. I can connect through SSH, TELNET and FTP, but ...
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Disabling Alt-Tab for Windows, but still allow it to be used?

During my gaming, I am experiencing a slight problem. My sprint is bound to Alt and another useful function (item drop) is bound to Tab. I often hit the two together, and my game exits... Is there a ...
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Batch File:List all files of a type, rename files, flatten the directory

I am looking for help with a batch file(s) that will allow me to move all files of a particular type (*.PDF's for example) to a new folder. HOWEVER I would like to have features not readily apparent ...
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Need a simple cross platform encryption software for transmitting sensitive information from clients. But not Truecrypt [closed]

Needs to be able to encrypt single or multiple files or an entire folder including subfolders. Needs to work on Windows and Mac OS. Needs to be simple enough so an unsophisticated user can install ...
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Increase size of file path pane in windows search?

In normal file explorer, you can resize columns by dragging them around using the little tab marker type things: In windows search, you can't do this for some reason! There are no tab markers to ...
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NTFS partition is incorrectly recognized as BitLocker partition

I tried both TestDisk and DiskGenius on this partition. Both of them recognize the partition as NTFS and are able to copy file out. However this is a 2TB disk so I don't want to waste time to copy ...
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Change the default Mouse Pointer Colour on boot in windows 8.1

How do I change the default (White to black) Mouse Pointer Colour on boot in windows 8.1
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How can I create symbolic links in Windows 8.1 without an admin command prompt?

I am hoping that someone can correct me where I'm going wrong when trying to create a symbolic link in Windows 8.1 without having to run cmd.exe as administrator. Whenever I try to create a symlink ...
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Is it possible to enforce the Microsoft update service for Microsoft Office via Group Policy?

I have a group policy that forces Windows Update to run at 3:00AM every night in my workstation OUs. I have recently found a few PC that had the GPO, but were still out of date. Additionally, I have ...
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Windows USB Tool and Unetbootin never detects external hard drive

I like to try out different Linux distro's and I don't like partitioning my main drive. I have plenty of actual hard drives that I can use for that (I like one OS per drive). Anyway, I'm trying to ...
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windows equivalent for dd

I need to read and write various flash card images. The way i always did this in linux was with dd, and that did the trick. What is a good windows equivalent? Simply put, i need to be able to read an ...
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How to print each page of a pdf with different page setup?

Say I have a pdf with 10pages. In page 1, I want to print it in single side using tray 1 (A4 white paper). In page 2-6, I want to print them in double side using tray 1(A4 white paper). In page 7, ...
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What is the best way to delete all files in a user profile, without deleting the user profile in Windows 7?

I suppose this has been mentioned before, but the answers are quite inconsistent and might not totally address what I am looking for. I have a user profile created, and I want to delete all types of ...
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Windows deleted a folder without asking or confirmation

I have an USB drive, that I use for copying files from my Windows 7-based computer to my Linux-based home theather system. Media Player creates .Theater folder in disk's root folder, every time disk ...
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How to reset a HDD to one partition

I have a HDD which seems to have its partitions messed up. At this point, I want to just make the entire HDD one partition clean and ready to go. Is there a way I can do this with the Windows CD CMD? ...
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Why I am not able to see folder icons in Windows Explorer and Properties window takes time to open after I right click on file or folder

I am facing this issue after installing windows update on Windows 8.1 x64 machine. I am not able to see icons / thumbnails of folders in Windows Explorer. The other issue I am facing is whenever I ...
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An application / program for SuperUser

I'm curious to know if there exists a program or an application for SuperUser website for the PC. I'm imagining something like outlook for my Gmail (my analogy may not be 100% correct). I do not want ...
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Why can't I delete a file in use on Windows? [duplicate]

On UN*X systems, I can rename or delete whatever files I want, even they are in use. However, on Windows, when a process is using a file, it cannot be renamed or deleted. If offline files are used, it ...
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remote file copy in windows

I am running an automated process on one particular machine, variously a Windows 7 box or a windows Server 2012 box. These boxes are connected to a file server over the network. The network is a ...
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How can I make sure program A quits/can not be started if program B is started/is tried started?

I want to be sure that a program A can not run at the same time as program B as they can interfere with each other. I would preferably make a windows script that I can automatically launch at system ...
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Advanced Security Permissions for Shared Drive

I have a large, shared drive of folders that are automatically created when a client is added to software that we use. I want to allow users to access the folders on the top level of the drive but not ...
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Refresh vs Format [closed]

Can i recuperate my files or a way to undo the formatting? I was on Control Panel Trying to repair my WiFi connection. Somehow i saw that option Refresh which i did not hesitate to click on and ...
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Windows 7 Pro temporary profile loading

I have a Windows 7 Pro machine that I recently have set up. I joined the domain and when I attempt to login as a certain user, a temporary profile is loaded. I have followed all of the typical steps ...
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How do I change the user Windows 8 automatically logs in with?

After doing a Windows Update, my computer is booting to the "hidden administrator" account which I had activated to take care of an issue. I prefer to boot into the standard administrator account, ...
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Is it possible to merge Windows Recycle bin and the Linux trash folder on a dual-boot?

Is it possible to merge Windows Recycle bin and the Linux trash folder? I have Windows 7 and Deepin, a Ubuntu based distribution, installed as a dual-boot on my machine. I am wondering if it possible ...
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Is there a command for windows PE to capture system specs?

Is there a command for windows PE to capture system specs? I am looking to make a Windows PE script to capture the systems specs and import them to a xls file.
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Why OneDrive keeps “Setting up” randomly?

Recently I noticed that, each time I reboot my computer, OneDrive started setting up and finished after almost 10-15 minutes. Why does this happen? Screenshot I never noticed this kind of thing ...
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Keep two files in sync on the same device

I have a file that is my master library of all references (in BibTeX). When I start a new research project, I place a copy of that master library in the project folder to allow me to cite it. The ...
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Installing the same copy of windows on multiple VMs on the same Mac - licensing issues?

I have a single license for Windows 8, which I installed within Parallels. I wondered if I am allowed to clone this VM, or create another using the same key, on the same Mac? I think cloning would ...
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How can I run software hidden in Windows XP?

I need to run a software application 'hidden' under Windows XP. The software itself does not offer the option of running as a service and I'm not sure of whether or not this can be done. It is a ...
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Windows 8 x64 iTunes crashes when accessing the store if google chrome is also running

iTunes keeps crashing on my computer in JavaScriptCore.dll when opening the iTunes store. This is true for all versions starting from 11 (11.x crash in a different DLL which has WTF in its name :)). I ...
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Blank screen in Windows 8.1

Recently I bought new computer (AMD FX-6300, 8GB RAM, SSD and GTX650 as graphic card). I installed Windows 8.1. At the beginning everything went well. But after one day I have two strange problems. ...
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Should I install Microsoft Office updates for products I don't install?

Each time the new Windows updates are released, part of the updates are for Microsoft Office products. However, every time it pushes product updates and fixes for some products I don't have in my PC ...
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Why is the “Task category” drop down to filter a Windows event log disabled?

I've got a specific "Task category" of Windows log events I'd like to see on their own, but the option to filter by category in the "Filter Current Log" dialog is disabled/greyed out. How can I use ...
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How to properly use this code?

I'm trying to get this code to work. I want this batch file to disable the shutdown button for the current user. How would this work? Like what would I substitute in the SID:D section? Here is the ...
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Upgrading to an SSD with a fresh windows install

So I am after upgrading my PC that i have had a while now to using an SSD with a fresh copy of windows that I own. My question is that after installing it, changing the BIOS settings ect. Am I going ...
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Is there a website which explains the recent Windows updates?

When windows informs me that there are new updates, I open the Windows Update dialog box. The new updates are listed as code names like KBxxxxxxx. The right panel contains the same copy/pasted boring ...
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Any way to skin the Filezilla UI?

This is petty, I know. But Filezilla is so much nicer looking on Linux and Mac OS, and I presume it's due to the nasty Windows Redmondish inset dividers that are just there in the OS. Is there any ...
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Is there an option for Outlook 2013 that lets me ignore punctuated words when spell-checking?

I'm using Outlook 2013 and the spell-checker frequently catches on computer-related things like somescript.pl user:group mike.jones etc. I see an option to ignore words with numbers when ...
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Windows, troubleshoot error log in VHD without safe mode?

The short question: Why would using Windows Installer service or running in Virtual PC cause a bootable Windows 7 VHD to give a black screen error? Long question: Here's the problem: I cloning my W7 ...
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Skype (on windows) lowers the volume of my microphone while I talk

Skype (on windows) dynamically lowers the volume of my microphone while I talk. People cannot hear me unless I keep moving it up, but then it goes down again. I ticked off "allow applications to take ...
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How does Windows report a CD as 7TB of size and explain under the hook for me?

What method Windows use to detect size of a CD? Does it depends on the data type of that CD (give it Audio CD, SVCD, data, etc...)? I guess yes. What mechanism used there, and how I can make a CD like ...
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Two audio outputs for two different applications

I need some help. Everytime I try to record sessions with people I can never play Youtube videos like they want because my Windows sound decides not to use communications device properly. I have two ...
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Link OneDrive to Another Account

I read: How to unlink OneDrive on Windows 8.1? But a user on the phone claims there is nothing when he rights click the one drive icon in the taskbar except for open onedrive explorer screen. She ...
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Logmein cannot reach resolution 1920 * 1080 , only have 1600*1200

I am using Logmein to login from Windows 7 Home premium to Windows 7 Home Premium. However, the remote computer can have only 1600*1200. Logmein does not have the option of 1920*1080 to let me ...
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Can't install Bootcamp 5.1 — KeyAgent could not be deleted

I'm trying to install the latest version of Bootcamp (5.1) on Windows 7 x64 where Bootcamp 4.0 is already installed. Unfortunately it keeps stopping during the following stage: Error: Service ...
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Trying to find a way to fn-lock a desktop keyboard

I recently replaced the keyboard for my desktop PC (traded Apple Wired kbd for new one, old one was worn out). The F keys worked fine on my old one, but I can't for the life of me get the F keys to ...
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System reserved issues

I had to reinstall windows 7 recently and now my entire D drive is showing as system reserved. It's showing as me only having 61MB when there should be 500G. How should i go about getting the use of ...
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DiskCryptor error. Can it be fixed? or what equivalent disc encryption software should be installed? Thanks

DiskCryptor is giving me the error: "Not enough space after partitions to install bootloader. Install bootloader to first HDD track?". Then after clicking YES, I get "Error code: 20" then upon ...
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Delete existing font folder and adding fonts from an Image backup on Windows 7

Can anyone help me to to restore ONLY my font folder to a previous version. I have the restore image backup of my system but dont want to wipe out everything I have. My C:\windows\fonts folder has ...