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Feb
28
comment I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?
Hmmmm.... So that guide basically says copy everything except Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log, and Ntuser.ini. Seems like that is wherein the problem lies...
Feb
28
comment I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?
I did exactly like in the Windows 8 suggestion in your fir paragraph. So, in your last paragraph, do I have to move my folder back, then in the registry find every occurence of trusktr and change it back to the old value (somethingelse in my example) before I do the "fix a corrupted user profile" step?
Feb
28
comment I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?
I did exactly like in the Windows 8 suggestion in Maxx Daymon's answer.
Feb
28
comment I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?
@Ramhound I did exactly like in the Windows 8 suggestion in Maxx Daymon's answer.
Feb
28
comment I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?
Do you suggest I edit registry and change it all back to somethingelse before doing this?
Feb
28
comment I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?
@Ramhound I logged in as another user who has administrator privileges (after first signing out of my use in question).
Feb
27
comment I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?
Well I can log in just fine and all my Documents, Pictures, everything, are just fine in Explorer. I made sure to change the values in the registry to match my new user folder name, no errors when logging in (e.g. no "temporary profile" error).
Feb
27
comment How come git clean -Xi doesn't delete folders, only files?
@BlueBerry-vignesh4303 How does it not? I've updated my answer to be more verbose. Plus, if you notice, I've marked his answer as the accepted answer so he got all the credit.
Feb
27
comment How come git clean -Xi doesn't delete folders, only files?
-i is for interactive. Please see my updated question. Thanks!!
Feb
13
comment How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
@Kiwy For sure. Thanks for the insight! I'll have to test drive it for a while and see how it does. I did notice a slower ls -l in some directories. And yeah, I'll be sure to update with all the details. I'm thinking of putting up a Wiki page on archlinux.org too.
Feb
13
comment How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
@Kiwy It's SSD so that will make up for the ntfs-3g performance loss. Also, I just booted into both Windows and Linux desktops, and my permissions and ownership seem to be just fine in both, with shared files!!. :D :D :D We'll see how it plays out...
Feb
13
comment How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
@Bruno9779 I was thinking about that, but I'm not sure how I'd link between ext4 and NTFS, so it's visible in Windows (e.g. c:\Users\trusktr\.bashrc -> /home/trusktr/.bashrc, don't think it's possible).
Feb
13
comment How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
@Kiwy Seems using ntfs-3g.usermap has allowed me user/group ownership ability, and arbitrary permissions. This is an experiment though. I'll test it out, and not rely on it, and see how it goes for a while, then move back to ext if I need to from my backup.
Feb
13
comment How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
@Kiwy The previous comment is for you too, but SO let's you only mention one person.
Feb
13
comment How-to: Merge Windows and Linux home folders into one (dual boot) using ntfs-3g
@Ian Well I have all my /home files backed up, so I figure the worse thing is I'll have a mess of files to delete from c:\Users but I can still recover my /home files. Which features in particular do you think that I'll need that will be missing? And what may be the consequences?
Feb
5
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@DaveRook I looked at the power options in control panel, power options in metro settings, display options in metro settings. Nothing.
Feb
1
comment How can I determine what encryption algorithm someone used if I have their PGP Key ID and Fingerprint?
I'm still don't fully understand. Is the following correct? When the recipient creates his key pair, he has chosen an algorithm for it. When the data on my side gets encrypted with the data encryption key, that will be using my algorithm of choice, and then the data encryption key gets encrypted with the recipient's public key and therefore with his chosen algorithm. He decrypts the data encryption key with the algorithm that matches with his private key, then he decrypts my final message with the algorithm I've used. Is that right?
Feb
1
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@DaveRook I just looked in my Administrative Tools and I have no such Local Security Policy option. I tried as admin user.
Jan
29
comment Delay the screen lock in Windows 8.1 until some time after the screen turns off
@dangph no, but I never use admin. I'm always a standard user and I remember having the option. Also, I just logged into the admin account that I use only for maintenance and [un]installing stuff and there option is also missing there.
Jan
25
comment How can I determine what encryption algorithm someone used if I have their PGP Key ID and Fingerprint?
@e-sushi Would superuser be a better place to ask?