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Nov
19
comment How to prevent USB from .fseventsd, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100 folders and .DS_Store files?
So to prevent it writing hidden files to the usb you have to create a hidden file? Sigh
Nov
17
answered Mount a file/folder as a removable drive
Nov
16
comment Mount a file/folder as a removable drive
I'm aware of RAM disks. In fact, I used them back in the day under MSDOS :) But I haven't found any way to mount one that doesn't present as a fixed disk
Nov
16
asked Mount a file/folder as a removable drive
Nov
16
comment How can I make logical drive/folder appear as virtual removable drive in Windows 8?
Yep, this doesn't work. Subst applies a DriveType of "Fixed" - eg no difference to an internal HDD
Nov
13
comment Why is -r recursive necessary when copying a directory in Linux?
Bad analogy with the manhole. As @JDL said, the flag in question does nothing to prevent a typo in the path. I'd be happier to accept consistency with other commands as a reason, but I've got a feeling the real reason is "that's how it was first written and now so many things rely on that behaviour, changing it is impossible".
Oct
5
comment VLC player hotkeys will only work while it is selected
@AgentCool While that's true with VLC, it's not true with many other media players. WinAmp used to be controllable from inside other apps using system-wide keyboard hooks. About the only time it didn't work was in a game using DirectInput which is why things like HLAmp came about
Oct
4
accepted Allocating a 2nd 2TB partition on a 4TB drive
Oct
4
comment Allocating a 2nd 2TB partition on a 4TB drive
Yeah, as soon as I saw that it wouldn't offer to let me delete the partition, I unplugged everything, reinstalled and am now back up. Switched drive to GPT and now have a 4TB partition. Thanks for your help. I'm lucky I dealt with this first before reinstalling drivers/software.
Oct
4
comment Allocating a 2nd 2TB partition on a 4TB drive
What's the impact of deleting the System Reserved partition? or do I need to reinstall windows? Edit: Yep, it's MBR
Oct
4
asked Allocating a 2nd 2TB partition on a 4TB drive
Sep
28
comment Decrypt EFS-encrypted file (I do have certificate backup)
@jitbit I'm in exactly the same situation. Did you manage to solve this?
Aug
29
comment How to mess up a PC running Windows 7?
A personal favourite is creating a scheduled task which executes a windows log off (or shutdown) every minute. You've got to be fast to get there and disable it in time. This can be done remotely if you had the luxury of a network and local admin (not that I'd ever do this to a colleague)
Jun
12
answered Is there a way to “auto login” in PuTTY with a password?
May
30
answered How to copy files that have too long of a filepath in Windows?
May
24
revised Flash drives do not have the memory they're meant to have
Trying to clear up this mangling of the English language
May
24
comment Why are hard drives never as large as advertised?
I think you've got the wrong end of the stick... Using SI magnitude units allows the manufacturers to reach what they call "2GB" more cheaply with less hardware...
May
24
suggested suggested edit on Flash drives do not have the memory they're meant to have
Apr
25
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Apr
21
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