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comment How to preserve file attributes when one copies files in Windows?
@Pacerier, because the question isn't about mirroring a tree, it's about copying files and folders and preserving as much metadata as possible. Not only does /mir remove data from the destination folder, you still needed the /dcopy:t to preserve directory mtimes and /copyall to preserve more than just the file timestamps.
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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.
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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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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.
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answered How to zip an entire folder via gzip?
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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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