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I am a community elected moderator on Super User.

First, please put down the chocolate-covered banana and step away from the European currency systems.

You may consider how to ask a question.

You might also want to use the right tools for the job, rather than pounding a nail with an old shoe or glass bottle.

But above everything else, please, never use regex to parse HTML. Crawling abominations from the depths await those who venture down that path...

Lastly, remember the golden rule of question migrations.


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revised Unable to delete files in ownCloud
we don't need nor want "updated"," solved" or other nonsense in the title. we can tell it was updated because the edit history is clearly visible under the post. signatures are also not necessary.
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comment Is there an image viewer for Windows which shows image intensity on the cursor?
It would be useful if you could describe how to make xnview do this. When recommending software it should, where possible, include instructions showing just how to achieve what is wanted. This would turn your answer from something helpful to something great.
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reviewed Edit Unable to remove redirected printer
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revised Unable to remove redirected printer
added 8 characters in body
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comment Website Not loading on some computers but loads on a single computer on the same LAN
What is the difference between running tracert on the machine that does work and the one that doesn't?
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reviewed Looks OK Will this old Pentium Dual Core 2Ghz desktop run Windows 8.1?
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revised Strange spots on Dell U2711 monitor on medium-bright colors
Formatting and changed tense. Removed thank you to make it stand on its own.
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reviewed Reject I seem to have a huge VOB file which I need to reduce
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comment How do you crack an encrypted fat file system
@Matthew Your question cannot be answered in its current form because "How do I use open source tools" is a thinly veiled "recommend me some software" question which as stated is off-topic and shows no research effort. Its unpopularity probably stems from the fact that you have not shown any research into tools, not shown us what you have tried so far and are asking for people to do something that is directly against the site rules as established by the community. People are going by your question as written, not by some implied query of "is this even possible".
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reviewed Close How can I set the hard disk spin down time per drive in Windows 8?
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revised can't ping, can't browse, just one site, not dns
appended answer 895878 as supplemental
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comment How do you crack an encrypted fat file system
The difference is rather fine but boils down to the fact that one is asking for the method, and the other (yours) is asking for the tools. One implies knowledge that something is possible but lacking the fine detail, the other shows no knowledge of how impossible it is but just wants some software that fixes it that may or may not exist.
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comment How do you crack an encrypted fat file system
@Matthew asking for us to "provide tool X" for tasks is considered off-topic because new tools get released and you end up with a never ending list of people popping up, belching the name of their favorite software du jour and then vanishing. It's essentially a never ending list with no true correct answer because new software gets written all the time. Rephrasing your question to ask "why your data is now (effectively) gone and is now completely unrecoverable" on the other hand could be definitively answerable and would let allquixotic post his excellent answer.
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comment How traceroute command work?
What "truth" is support telling you? As it stands no one can (or should) have to trawl through a forum to find out what your actual question is. Please edit your question to tell us exactly what it is you need or are having a problem with and what you expect to see. As it stands we have no idea what you are expecting and not seeing. If you are looking to enter into a discussion of VPNs and their potential privacy problems then this might not be the right place.
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comment mx player- s/w decoder is not supported
For questions regarding Android OS or applications you will need Android Enthusiasts where I have migrated your question to.
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comment mx player- s/w decoder is not supported
Is this on a PC or your phone/ tablet? Smart phones and tablets are currnelt off topic.
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reviewed Reject Unable to change wallpaper
Mar
29
reviewed Looks OK Fixedsys does not look like fixedsys
Mar
29
revised How do I know if hardware acceleration of the GPU is enabled in VLC?
appended answer 895293 as supplemental
Mar
28
comment Can I create a shortcut which points to a specific drive regardless of its drive letter?
Rather than reposting nearly identical questions, it would be much better if you would edit your question to be clearer. Too many deleted questions risks hitting one of the system controls that will either limit or restrict you from posting further questions. If you feel that your earlier questions were low quality, then the "improve" or "edit" button underneath the question would have enabled you to make them better questions.