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comment Why do later versions of Windows continue to use shortcut files instead of symbolic links?
@user23013: That's because of Explorer's Link Tracking.
Jan
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Dec
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comment Is it safe to defrag a virtual machine on an SSD?
He's not, really. Left unchecked the drive could end up very fragmented, which could easily increase write amplification. That's why Windows 8 and up defrag SSDs monthly. hanselman.com/blog/…
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Nov
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comment How can I create a list of named folders in Windows automatically?
How they sort is tool-dependent. Explorer (and most other file managers) will sort them intuitively, with Lec-10 coming after Lec-9.
Nov
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answered How to zip an entire folder via gzip?
Oct
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Oct
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comment Why are so few SSD 3.5 inches?
@barlop: That is slightly confusingly worded. What I was referring to are storage servers with multiple drive bays. e.g. In a 2U rackmount enclosure, it's possible to fit more 2.5" drives than 3.5" drives. That said, products like the Icy Dock MB082SP allow for installing two 9.5mm 2.5" drives into a single 3.5" half-height bay. That was simply the first product I found on Google, not an endorsement for that particular item.
Oct
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comment What is the equivalent of the bin directory for Windows?
Windows does not combine environment variables with the same name -- normally user-level environment variables override system-level ones. PATH is a special case and AFAIK the only one treated that way by Windows.
Oct
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comment What Windows account is used when no one is logged in?
Starting with Windows 7 and 2008 R2, Managed Service Accounts and Virtual Accounts allow for running services under their own identities, so you don't have a bunch of services sharing LocalService/NetworkService/LocalSystem, limiting access if one service has a vulnerability.
Oct
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comment How do I install a font from the Windows command prompt?
@djangofan: Were you using an elevated command prompt? I haven't tried fontreg on Windows 10 yet, but I'd expect that to be required.
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Sep
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comment What USB drive filesystem works out of the box on Windows, Linux, and OS X?
The "most correct" answer changes depending on which versions of each platform in particular you need to support. ExFAT is supported well on modern versions of every OS, but if you need to support XP or Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) or older, or some arbitrarily old versions of Linux it won't work OOBE. Otherwise NTFS is your next best bet if FAT32 is too restrictive.
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