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Just another tired old developer...


Jul
22
awarded  Teacher
Jul
15
answered how to delete a file with a weird name
Feb
18
revised Utility to unmap a network drive when the screen saver starts
added 117 characters in body
Feb
14
comment Utility to unmap a network drive when the screen saver starts
When they are the ones paying you, you have to do what they ask. The disconnect is for legal reasons that don't make sense to anyone technical. I know Windows stores stuff without cleaning it up and sometimes leaves information vulnerable. I explained this and was asked to do it anyway.
Feb
14
comment Utility to unmap a network drive when the screen saver starts
Funny as it seems, the users asked for this. There are only 2 of them in this case and the documents are their lifeblood. I'm working on a way to remove credentials as well. That's why there's an adjustment period where they want to be notified if there's an open document on the share.
Feb
11
awarded  Promoter
Feb
10
comment Utility to unmap a network drive when the screen saver starts
@tobylane: I should have been more clear. I mean to warn them when they return from idle. This is in order to help them develop the habit to save files regularly so if I do force an unmap they lose minimal work.
Feb
10
comment Utility to unmap a network drive when the screen saver starts
I see no option to run a command when the screensaver kicks in or the machine is locked. Am I missing something? These are WinXP machines.
Feb
9
revised Utility to unmap a network drive when the screen saver starts
added 48 characters in body; edited tags
Feb
9
asked Utility to unmap a network drive when the screen saver starts
Feb
6
awarded  Quorum
Feb
4
awarded  Scholar
Feb
4
awarded  Supporter
Feb
4
accepted Exe files show the default icon on the desktop, quick launch and in the start menu
Feb
4
comment Exe files show the default icon on the desktop, quick launch and in the start menu
System restore worked, but... It's a big hammer for a finishing nail. I'm still curious what shell extensions are required to show icons from an exe file. Guess I'll ask on stackoverflow :). Thanks.
Feb
4
comment Exe files show the default icon on the desktop, quick launch and in the start menu
No! :) - I don't have a day to reinstall all the software. A repair or recovery install would kill several apps.
Feb
4
comment Exe files show the default icon on the desktop, quick launch and in the start menu
No backup :( It was like pulling teeth to get the user to admit what he did. I'm thinking he deleted any backups etc to hide tracks.
Feb
4
awarded  Student
Feb
4
awarded  Editor
Feb
4
revised Exe files show the default icon on the desktop, quick launch and in the start menu
added 74 characters in body