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Jan
31
comment 7-Zip: Opening image from 7z archive produces error code 0x8000000a
@Xen2050 I assumed that was background to the question, not the question itself. The error is a problem regardless of why he wants to do it. The title also indicates such. I would suggest leaving this question open, minus the "unencrypted files in memory" part, to seek a resolution to the 0x8000000a error. Then open a new question for the data security portion.
Jan
31
comment 7-Zip: Opening image from 7z archive produces error code 0x8000000a
@Xen2050 The problem with any RAMdisk is that RAM contents can be paged. Even if you use a TrueCrypt container, the application reading the file could have chunks of its memory paged out. You really need FDE (full disk encryption) in this situation.
Jan
31
comment 7-Zip: Opening image from 7z archive produces error code 0x8000000a
@Xen2050 It's not an answer because it doesn't directly address the problem as stated. The question is about a Windows Live Photo Gallery error, not data security. If JohnSonderson wants to ask the question "How to securely view files from an encrypted archive" I'd be happy to try my hand at answering it.
Jan
31
comment 7-Zip: Opening image from 7z archive produces error code 0x8000000a
Does the error happen when you create the same archive but without using encryption?
Jan
31
comment 7-Zip: Opening image from 7z archive produces error code 0x8000000a
You could simply encrypt your system disk, e.g., with BitLocker or TrueCrypt. This would be the best option if you're really worried about data security. Then you wouldn't need to worry about your %TEMP% folder at all, as all temporary files would be stored encrypted on-disk. On modern CPUs, the performance hit for system disk encryption is under 1% or 2%, very acceptable for the kind of security you want.
Jan
31
comment 7-Zip: Opening image from 7z archive produces error code 0x8000000a
7-Zip will not let you "read unencrypted files from memory." It will write the image to a temporary directory under %TEMP%, and delete it when the application closes. If 7-Zip is closed before the viewing application, it may be left behind on disk. In order to view encrypted archive files from memory, you would need an archiver capable of streaming the bytes directly to a viewer application capable of reading such a stream. Neither 7-Zip nor Windows Photo Viewer are capable of this. This information isn't directly related to the issue you are having, but something you should be aware of.
Oct
2
comment Re-saving JPEG while keeping quality
-1 for incorrect information. A "100% quality" JPEG export will still affect quality.
Aug
23
comment Prevent specific applications from being run as administrator
You missed the point. I want to prevent it from opening in the first place.
Aug
22
comment Prevent specific applications from being run as administrator
It's not distrust of a specific installer, it's the distrust of an elevated browser.
Aug
22
comment Prevent specific applications from being run as administrator
Firefox and Chrome can be. If Chrome is my default browser, and the installer tries to open a webpage via an elevated thread, I get an elevated browser process.
May
2
comment How to disabe the beep in Octave 3.8.0 GUI on Windows 7
It's best to copy and paste the relevant parts of the answer here in addition to providing the link, otherwise your answer may become useless if the link ever breaks.
Jan
12
comment Buying new RAM for GT780DXR
1866mhz should work, it will just run at a slower speed compatible with the motherboard. That's the maximum rated speed, not the only speed. An 1866mhz DIMM can function at 1333mhz, it will just cost more for no increase in performance.
Feb
24
comment Song greyed out in iTunes, not visible on iPhone
Are you using iTunes match?
Oct
4
comment Bitlocker-To-Go on fixed drive
But if set up during USB, and then used via SATA (which makes Windows see it as fixed instead of removable), would that cause problems with unlocking the drive?
Oct
3
comment Bitlocker-To-Go on fixed drive
Any drive connected via USB, whether via a SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter (HDDs), or native USB (thumb drives), are recognized as removable. The HDD connected straight to the eSATA port is not.
Oct
3
comment Bitlocker-To-Go on fixed drive
Your first point seems to be incorrrect, Windows 7 currently allows me to automatically unlock my removable USB thumb drive. And yes, it does recognize it as a removable drive.
Oct
3
comment Bitlocker-To-Go on fixed drive
@Ramhound - As I stated above, it possible to read (not write) to BitLocker FAT volumes on WinXP: microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24303
Sep
23
comment Does BitLocker reduce write reliability?
I've added an example to my question of things I'm looking for.
Sep
18
comment Large recovery partitions
@ChimneyImp - As long as the recovery partition is intact, the machine can always be restored to a working state, without worrying about 3rd-party drivers, etc, that might be missing with a generic Windows installation.
Sep
6
comment Remote Desktop doesn't recognize username change
The profile path should have no effect on the userNAME, however, no? Profile paths may be entirely arbitrary, or even located on a network drive (not the local machine). Which is why software should never assume profile paths, but use the proper API calls. I do not think the profile path is the issue here, as I have renamed accounts in the past and used them just fine.