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Jun
29
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
18
comment Embedded YouTube videos don't go fullscreen in Facebook
I wish I could switch back to the Flash player, but I cannot find it anywhere in youtube.
Jun
4
comment Disk drive space inconsistencies when at capacity
We're talking about 0.04MB being left behind by a file when removed. We're talking about 41943 bytes not being reclaimed properly. It just seems ridiculous.
Jun
4
comment Disk drive space inconsistencies when at capacity
I'm not interested in why a file occupies more or less disk space; I understand how NTFS compression allows a file to take up less space than the actual file size, and conversely how a file eating up whole clusters can cause it to take up more space than the file size. I'm just interested in why moving a 1.57MB file off the drive, cannot be immediately moved back onto the drive (e.g. via "undo move"). Moving the 1.57MB file off the drive only frees 1.52MB, which doesn't make sense. I should be able to move a file off a drive, and right back onto that same drive.
Jun
4
comment Disk drive space inconsistencies when at capacity
I'm not concerned with how/why the drive is filling up. I filled it up. I'm just wondering why I can drag a 1.57MB off the drive, but it only frees 1.52MB and cannot be immediately dragged back onto the drive (e.g. via "undo move" in explorer).
Jun
2
comment What is the reason for 7-zip / WinRAR to first unzip files to “temp” and then move them to destination?
Yeah, it's rediculous, especially on a virtual machine with limited space. Using "extract to" unzips an 8GB RAR archive with 6000+ files in about 1 minute. However, if you drag the folders out, it takes the same amount of time to unzip to a temp directory, but in addition, it freezes the target window and then COPIES the files for over 15 minutes at only 3mb/s. It's especially slow copying a file on the same drive (possibly due to the underlying virtual file system), even though I can copy a file from another virtual machine onto this machine over the network at hundreds of MB/s.
May
26
comment Disk drive space inconsistencies when at capacity
It's a fixed size on a VM hosting service, which I did not configure.
May
26
asked Disk drive space inconsistencies when at capacity
Apr
23
comment “Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?
Nevermind that when backing up to the (NTFS-compressed) network share folder, all files are compressed EXCEPT the main VHD file, so it doesn't even save any space and might actually fail if/when the filesystem tries to compress the file -- I'm not sure if it waits to compress it until after the file is fully written and closed, or if Windows Server Backup (or the OS) is smart enough to avoid compressing the file in spite of the folder settings. Anyway, I just want to be able to view the size on disk in explorer, regardless of the scenario.
Apr
23
asked “Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?
Apr
14
answered Windows Server 2012 upgrade stuck at “Getting Ready”
Apr
14
asked Windows Server 2012 upgrade stuck at “Getting Ready”
Feb
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
23
comment Is there a way to prevent notepad from inserting new lines when using word wrap?
The problem is not only visual, since as you said the extra line breaks are copied if you try to copy the text you typed in notepad into an online post or something. I cannot believe this bug has persisted since Windows XP, is still present in Windows 7... it's been there for like 15 years now. This bug needs an award, and Microsoft needs smacked.
Jan
15
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
13
revised How does Windows 7 store a mapped network drive? I have one that cannot be deleted, and connects in spite of a required VPN being inactive
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Jan
13
revised How does Windows 7 store a mapped network drive? I have one that cannot be deleted, and connects in spite of a required VPN being inactive
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Jan
13
answered How does Windows 7 store a mapped network drive? I have one that cannot be deleted, and connects in spite of a required VPN being inactive
Jan
13
comment How does Windows 7 store a mapped network drive? I have one that cannot be deleted, and connects in spite of a required VPN being inactive
The mystery is solved. What a perfect storm of allowable, but ultimately conflicting results. See my posted answer.
Jan
13
revised Mapped network drive cannot be deleted, but shows up in Explorer; connects to wrong server
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