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comment Windows network: deny file access to another user if file is currently open
I know versions of office from at least 2003 and later will tell you that a file is locked for editing when you open it. I think in some cases it will do it with a popup, but it will also show a [read only] in the title bar as well. I know this doesn't help if you aren't using Office for this, and it relies on users paying attention which can be a crapshoot.
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comment How to test 3D on Windows? Or where's DirectX's dxsetup?
sure it does. Just type in dxdiag in the run box. If it isn't there, something is wrong with your install.
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answered Is there a Windows equivalent to Remote Disc?
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comment Windows built-in Cipher secure wipe
As far as I know data recovery on bits that have already been flipped more than a couple times since deletion is basically in the realm of theory and takes a lot of fancy equipment an work. That said, if you're a government office you'd have to check to see whether a 3 pass delete meets your guidelines. You could always just do another pass or two with cipher to get it up to 6 or 9. That or get a tool specifically designed to do DoD level wipes.
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comment How do I remove Folder Ownerships? (Windows 7 & Windows XP)
The problem there is that "Everyone" refers to every user on D630. If you're logging in from EBMC as a user that doesn't exist on D630, it won't work. If it is a different user name it will usually ask you for a user name and password, but if it is a user that exists on both PCs, but has different passwords, it will usually just fail. I think you can add Anonymous to the list which should prevent the need to authenticate.
Jan
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comment How to discharge static electricity before opening a computer?
If anyone doubts the seriousness of ESD, I've killed 2 mice and a PS2 controller with ESD, and I was just touching them through normal use. I'm always super cautious when I'm actually inside something.
Jan
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comment How to treat a new SSD--optimizations and longevity
Defragging is worse than pointless. While it will probably be a long time before most people come up against the write cycle limit, defragging will bring that closer.
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comment How to treat a new SSD--optimizations and longevity
@Joel Coehoorn: Actually, apparently with the new manufacturing process, it's even worse, about 3000 cycles (anandtech.com/show/4043) Which for most people should still be plenty long.
Jan
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comment When sharing a folder in LAN, can I see what files are getting downloaded, and by whom?
Could always use the openfiles command (link below), which doesn't have logging but you could script it to run every x seconds or minutes, and dump the output to a file. technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490961.aspx
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comment How to delete files and folders that cannot be deleted?
I had a similar problem as you with some Adobe files buried deep in some folders from a backed up windows install. I tried renaming all the folders to 'x' to shorten the path, but it didn't work. I left them that way to remind me they weren't anything and let them sit there for a couple years until I finally DBANed the disc before sending it off to someone.
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answered Stop Computer From Automatically Rebooting Overnight
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answered Acer KB-0759 Keyboard Problems
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answered will a vostro 1000 vista startup disk work on a vostro 1000 with xp?
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comment Can I purchase 'Upgrade' version of Windows 7 Professional if I have Windows XP Home edition?
hah, indeed he did. I must have parenthesis blindness.