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Search Windows share from OS X

Is there a way to search the file contents of a windows share in OS X (specifically Lion)? i.e. Find all files in a shared directory Foo containing the words "Bar".
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How to find a given game room in all TS3 servers?

I want to find a particular room (for example, a room related to Civilization V) in TeamSpeak 3, but I can't enter each server manually. How do I do it?
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Can't Boot With SSD As Cache

I have an issue where I can't boot into Windows 7 using a Crucial M4 SSD as cache. I have two Caviar Blue's in a RAID1, and the SSD is set as the cache. The motherboard is an MSI Z68A-GD65 B3. ...
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NFS client (SFU in Windows 7) creates folders with 'x' bits set to false

I have a drive mounted on a Windows 7 64-bit machine from a VirtualBox Ubuntu VM via NFS. Whenever I try creating a folder from Windows, the folder is created with its executable bit set to false, ...
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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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command line remove read only flag on all subfolder entries or overwrite read only files with robocopy

I need one of two things to work: I use robocopy to copy all sub-files and sub-folders from one folder to another, and the destination contains older files + files not in the source, and I need the ...
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Unable to uninstall a font on Windows (Vista)

I'm unable to uninstall the font "Helvetica Neue" neither form the Windows Font tool (from the control panel) nor from any font tool downloaded from the internet (for example: The Font Thing 0.8) ...
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Maximum number of dialed RAS connections

Our Windows based application dials out to multiple devices using RS-232 connections over RAS with a null modem connection. These connections are created by calling RasSetEntryProperties with a ...
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When I try to use secpol.msc (Group Policy) I get an error

When I try to use secpol.msc (Group Policy) I get an error: Failed to open group policy object on this computer. You may not have appropriate rights. I am an admin and I tried running it as ...
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Can't access folder on file server within IIS webpage request on Windows

I'm trying to give permission to a folder on a file server to a webpage running in IIS on a web server. Both machines are on a Windows network but there's no Active Directory domain. So I've done the ...
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VM cannot start because of the saved state in C:\

I have a problem regarding my Virtual Box guest OS. I'm using Windows XP, and when I start my Vbox I encountered this error` VM cannot start because the saved state in c:\ I followed the ...
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How do I configure Windows 7 to get its timezone from DHCP?

The DHCP protocol supports setting the time zone and the Windows DHCP Server implements this feature. The time zone on my company laptop (a member of a Windows domain) never changes when I connect to ...
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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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Default Audio Output Device Selector

I have a laptop with a HDMI port that I am using at home to connect to a big monitor with speakers. When at home, I want my default audio out to be HDMI. However I also take my laptop to work with ...
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Installed applications in descending order of use?

To move from an old XP host to a new Windows 7 host, I need to go through the list of applications that I use. Ideally, I'd like to find a (GUI) tool that list all installed applications in descending ...
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After NAT how to setup VPN in windows server 2008 r2?

We have one windows server 2008 R2 with about 10 Hyper-V virtual machines. We've used wizard that comes when you enable RRAS to setup NAT, so that virtual machines can connect to internet (and to ...
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forslash as the default path separator in windows?

Since windows now accept the forslash "/" as a path separator in addition to its default backslash path separator, so that both c:\windows and c:/windows are valid paths (though the former is ...
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How to change Windows 7 Aero Desktop Icon Text Color

The default icons are white on blue. Since I am older with vision issues I find a pale green or yellow with black text easiest to read and see. We were developed on a yellow-green planet! I would ...
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Alternatives for Mac OS X Aggregate Device on Linux and Windows

In Mac OS X I am able to create an aggregate audio device, select, which hardware it will use to output/input sound, and, which sound channels it will use for output. The utility to do this is ...
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Dictionary-based text auto-completion in Windows (i.e. Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client)?

Most programmer's text editors and IDEs have it, automatic completion of the first few characters (letters) of a keyword or function name. Also, most address bars or search fields feature this (like ...
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Burners freezing the PC when starting to write lead-in

I am having trouble with two new Pioneer DVR-219L dual layer burners. I replaced my old burners with these. Both are attached by SATA. The burners seem okay burning CDs and normal DVDs, but when ...
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Use GRUB/GRUB2 to PXE boot OS image

Here is the situation I am in: I currently have a Windows drive that boots XP. The BIOS does not support PXE booting so this is out of the question. Therefore, I was thinking I could install a ...
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iTunes 10 on Windows - how do I change the color scheme, theme, or skin?

I have installed iTunes 10.1 on Windows 7 64 bit, and like many others, I am not happy with the color scheme where the icons on the left vertical navigation are all grey. What is the easiest, safest ...
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Windows program start with specified audio level

Is there a way for a windows program to start up such that its audio level (as seen in the volume mixer) is at a specified level? Simply being able to remember its previous level from when last run ...
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Windows NT history: Was it possible to upgrade in-place from OS/2 to Windows NT 3.1?

Was it possible to upgrade in-place from OS/2 1.2 or 1.3 on a HPFS volume to Windows NT 3.1? I know NT 3.1 supported booting from HPFS and had an OS/2 subsystem to run OS/2 1.x programs. NT was also ...
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Netgear Readynas changes permissions on it's own

At work we have a netgear readynas duo that we use for different types of files. In one particular folder the user who tries to edit a document loses the rights to it. So if a user opens it and ...
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Application to track stock prices

I have in the past used Microsoft Money to track stock and unit trust prices. There are lots of applications to track bank balances and transactions, however they don’t seem to cope with stocks well. ...
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Making Google Chrome my default browser disables hyper-links in Windows Live Messenger?

Making Google Chrome my default browser disables hyper-links in Windows Live Messenger? They show up just as text. How can I fix this, besides making Firefox default again?
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Is there a command line interface to the Drobo tools in Windows?

Before powering down the Drobo and removing it you're supposed to use the "shutdown" functionality from the Drobo Dashboard. Is there a way to call this from the command line so it can be included in ...
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What software supports full multisession CD burning on windows?

I know, that beating Nero in this field is very difficult. I have looked through best software listed in wiki, also checked the related posts here and here: most of the software either allows you to ...
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How to send Windows key over VNC to Linux from Windows?

Alright, so I'm running Linux with AwesomeWM on my home machine. I'm running x11vnc on that machine and I want to connect to it from a windows machine. So it suffices to say that I need the Windows ...
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Are there any good CIFS proxy out there?

I know samba4 can do this, but apparently it's still in alpha. I want to have a caching CIFS proxy. Any thoughts?
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NTLDR is missing when trying to boot from USB drive

I've just followed these instructions to make my USB HDD bootable, to install Server 2008 R2, but when I set my BIOS to boot from USB HDD, I get the error "NTLDR is missing". I did copy all the ...
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Commandline to set perms on SQL's backup folder

I'm trying to get my webhost to grant me permissions to the daily backup folder used by sql server. I'd like to use FTP to access all files in that folder. i'd like to give the host a nice easy ...
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vim leaves a swapfile after crash with unknown owner

I am running Cygwin on windows. Several times now I've had a swap file left behind from vim after a crash, but it can't be recovered or deleted. "ls -l" shows this: -rw-r----- 1 Unknown+User ...
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Restarting computer several times makes windows unbootable

My bro took my hdmi cable. Seeing that nothing shows up on the screen I restarted computer several time I got this problem A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent ...
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Using batch to automate manage-bde

We would like to encrypt C (full disk) specifying a startup password (we are ok with this in plain text, it's temporary) and simply backup the recovery key to the desktop. So far what's working is ...
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Automatically open a file when gnuplot starts on Windows

I would like to assign gnuplot to .gnuplot files (gnuplot scripts) on Windows 8.1, in such a way that the gnuplot environment starts with the script file loaded. For this I would need to pass the ...
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Decode QR from image (or how to run Exec in a loop)

I need to decode a folder full of QR code from image files. After A LOT of research, I finally found a libary that works on Windows. Not my ideal choice (Zbar won't install on Strawberry PERL as ...
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How do I stop Outlook 2010 from resizing my images?

I have a long-standing problem in Outlook2010 (on Win7x64), which is that if I set my Windows textsize DPI to other than 100% (i.e. 96DPI), then my inserted JPG and PNG files get their sizes on screen ...
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Why am I unable to reconnect to a Remote Desktop?

I have some home media services like pyTivo running on my Windows XP machine, but they only run when I'm logged in. While I'm on my Windows 7 machine, and I use Remote Desktop to control my Windows ...
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Is Windows 8+ Reset the same as performing a clean install from a MSFT .iso or an OEM .iso?

Windows 8 and newer versions have a "Windows Reset" feature that reinstalls windows. The question is, does it perform the same kind of clean install that you would achieve with a MSFT .iso, or does it ...
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Multiple entries for Google Chrome in Open With

On my computer (Windows 8.1), both the Desktop "Open with" submenu and the corresponding WinRT dialog contain multiple entries for Google Chrome, when invoked for an HTML file. So far as I'm aware, ...
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Why do I have four free partitions besides by C drive?

I was about to partition my hard drive today when I found that in Disk Management I have four partitions other than my C: drive that have 100% free space. What are those partitions? Can I get rid of ...
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Mouse not usable on specific USB port (Windows and Linux)

This is an operating system-agnostic issue, but I have logs from Ubuntu 14.10. I have this USB wireless mouse: It is not usable through the USB port shown on this laptop: The mouse works on the ...
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Windows getting stuck on top in Windows 8.1

I'm noticing an issue where windows will get pinned on top of another in 8.1. This happens completely randomly. I'll bring up a second application, and it won't appear until I actually minimize my ...
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Suspicious Group Policy Behaviour

I am running Windows 8.1 x64. I should start by stating that I am not part of a domain and that computer is only used by myself. I have two accounts on the machine. My standard user account which is ...
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Scan a single file using MSSE

I would like to be able to scan a single file using the command prompt on my Windows PC. I am using MSSE. The documents show that it supports the command line interface but, it would appear as if it ...
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Windows shortcut to app mode

In Windows (8.1) when using a shortcut to start/switch-to an application (Win+Number) and that application is already running multiple times, the functionality behaves two ways: Mode 1 I press Win+# ...
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Run shell commands in windows background

Hope you all are in good health. I have a silly question. Can we run shell commands in Windows in background and check it later whether it is still running or not. For example, we have "screen" ...