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I lost my Footnotes and the letters of one footnote became the footnote of other numbers

footnote number 125 was Rahner, Theological Investigation, 121. But the footnotes following 125 became R 127 a 128 h 129 n 130 e 131 r , like this. how to solve the problem. i had already typed all my ...
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I cannot update my Surface Pro 6 to Windows 10 1809

I did both of them. Settings -> Update & Security Click 'Update now' of https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and execute Windows10Upgrade9252.exe There are several users ...
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Is there any way to define common alias both on windows and on linux(windows bash or cygwin)?

I am using "Window Command shell" and "Bash shell" in windows system. What is really annoying me on this, I have to define alias for each shell (doskey & alias), even I am using same command &...
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Extract folder inside large gzip file in windows

I have a 200 gb tar.gz file I need to extract one folder inside this file. I know exact location of the folder need. Is there any way to do that, any third party tools, or any power shell commands ? ...
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Set another folder as Desktop on Windows 10

Similar to this question I would like to have another folder actually store my files that visibly show on my desktop. The reasoning is I have a large HDD for file storage and a smaller SSD with the ...
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A program won't come to the foreground (Windows 10)

I have a program (QGIS, which uses QT5) that will not come to the foreground. It starts maximized (that's fine) but it stays behind all my other programs. It can be focused, and I can work in QGIS, ...
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RDP vs domain joining [on hold]

Why would you join computers to a domain as opposed to just making everyone RDP to the server? As I understand it, if you make everyone in an office environment use RDP and use the server as a ...
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How do I delete the shortcut virus permanently from my computer? [duplicate]

I've gotten the shortcut virus on my usb drives more times than I can remember; What I usually do is just format the drive and call it a day. Lately, I had important files on one of my drives which ...
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Is there a way to hold multiple values in clipboard and be able to paste any one of them with a simple shortcut [on hold]

Is there a way to copy X, Y, Z values to clipboard and be able to paste either one of them with one shortcut on Windows? We all use CTRL+C for copying one value to clipboard and CTRL+V to paste it ...
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How to install Windows while Linux is already installed? (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

i've got Linux Mint on my machine and need Windows to be installed. Is there a way to install Windows without overwriting the bootloader? Also I couldn't find any guide how to backup/recover the ...
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Start-BitsTransfer - “Cannot find path … because it does not exist” with different credentials to local host

I am typing the following command in a PowerShell prompt: Start-BitsTransfer -Source "\\serverA\c$\test.txt" -Destination . -TransferType Download -cred (get-credential) After typing the credentials ...
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Vertical lines periodically showing up on monitor and requires Windows 10 Pro restart to fix

Problem description When I haven't used the computer like overnight or longer, maybe 1 in 6 times when the screen come back out of sleep mode either one or both monitors have vertical lines through ...
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How do I set Windows PowerShell ISE default theme?

Whenever I change the theme in the PowerShell ISE options on Windows 10 to Light on Light it doesn't keep it when I restart, it goes back to the default Dark on Light. How can I set/force Light on ...
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Laptop boot fails after changing boot settings

I'm afraid I heavily messed up a laptop (Dell Latitude E5570, running Windows 7 Professional). Update: I found a way to start Windows … somehow. I'm not sure if running "Startup Repair" from a Win7 ...
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Virus removal that changes files's extension [duplicate]

One of our Windows 7 machine on our local work-network recently caught on some virus/malware probably. It has changed extensions for most of the users' data files from let's say .docx to .docx.vizsy ...
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How to filter out user keyboard only login times from the 4624 Event Log data?

I am trying to filter out from the Security Event Log, those logs which correspond to the user (me) logging in by typing out password on the keyboard. I would like it to detect unlocking the screen as ...
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Windows 10 v1809 use custom WIM for “Reset this PC”

In Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, after capturing a well-audited image as OS restoration image, I use run this command in my running OS to instruct WinRE to use this image when resetting: reagentc.exe /...
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Graphic displayed while copying files in Windows 10

When you copy a folder with lots of file from one location to another, a chunky dialog like the following is displayed: This appears to add a substantial amount of time to the copy process. I ...
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Replace or Skip Files dialog displayed when copying files

In earlier versions of Windows (XP, 7 and 8.1) when you copy a file to another folder and there is an existing file with the same name, you are presented with a dialog showing file details. This is ...
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Windows batch file to import LAN or Wireless profile regardless interface name

How do I ignore interface name when importing network profile? Below batch files only work if the endpoint have the same interface name (Windows interface names usually are: Local Area Connection, ...
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Batch move subsubfolders & files by up a level

I have a directory that looks like this Root Folder - Folder A - Subfolder - File1 - File2 - File3 - Folder B - Subfolder - File1 - File2 - ...
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“Last Saved By” value can not be displayed inside a folder on windows server 2012

we have a file share inside a windows server 2012. and we have a Microsoft word document, now i was searching for a field which shows who last saved the file, but from the available list view fields, ...
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Can't delete file named '…' [duplicate]

For some background, I'm on Windows 10 however with the files I'm going to talk about I've used them in shared folders with Ubuntu VMs before. In a folder on my machine, there is a file named '...' I ...
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Windows equivalent of OS X caffeinate

Is there a Windows equivalent of the caffeinate utility on OS X? I want to have fairly aggressive logout settings in general, but have a dedicated program that prevents logout while it is running as a ...
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On Windows, why java -version return Error: opening registry key 'Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment'?

I've removed all ancient java 8 install on my computer. I've downloaded latest openjdk 11 from https://jdk.java.net/11/ and extracted the content to C:\Program Files\Java\ I've setup system ...
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VirtualBox - Installing Windows 10 to a raw disk on a macOS host

Guided by Use physical harddisk in Virtual Box, I allocated a physical partition on an external device (/dev/disk1s1 in my case, not that it should matter) to be used as a raw disk (i.e. a VMDK that ...
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Add drives to Windows file explorer navigation pane

I want to display drives C: and D: in the same way that 'This PC' is shown in the navigation pane. I know the process I need to go through (see this answer), however don't know which registry location ...
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Reset Fujitsu Lifebook's bios password [duplicate]

My laptops's information bellow - Fujitsu Lifebook L series Model - LH532 Please help me to recover or reset my laptop's bios password !!
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I can't find the remote desktop option in my pc

Here is a screenshot of what I expect to get in the remote tab of my PC: However, I can't find the 'Allow remote connections to this computer' checkbox on my machine. Can anyone help? I am using ...
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What is Windows's default searching order for executable suffixes? [duplicate]

Assume I have a lot of files like these in a directory: foo.exe foo.com foo.vbs foo.js foo.msi foo.bat foo.cmd Now I run foo in Command Prompt in this directory. Which one will be executed? What is ...
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How to format my USB flash drive? [on hold]

I have an USB flash drive which contains some data. Recently I found that a folder with "./" name is listed in its directory ( please note that the folder contains an unacceptable character in name!). ...
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Cannot enable ProjFs

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature : Feature name ProjFS-Client is unknown. This happens when I run Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName ProjFS-Client -NoRestart Running build 1809 ...
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Windows or Ubuntu regarding CPU vulnerability [on hold]

I am using a PC whith an AMD processor which has no Spectre V2 microcode updates. Currently the PC is running Windows. Is it safer to use Ubuntu instead since Ubuntu uses Retpoline to address this ...
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Hi guy please try make an estimation for business network [on hold]

please I just advise on what to do if I am a network technician and perhaps, need to give an estimation on small business with the domain controller, DHCP, DNS with 25PC, 2 printers and 25 machines ...
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Can I Disable My Laptop For A Specific Time? [on hold]

I've been utilizing a free program called DigiParent sometimes to set myself a time limit on my pc and internet use. (I'm addicted to it.) For example I set DigiParent to shut down my laptop in 2 ...
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How to find Skype in Windows automatic startup

I'm currently trying to rid a Windows 10 computer of all unnecessary automatic startup programs, because it had problems with being terribly slow even without starting any programs manually. One such ...
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Can I charge and transfer data simultaneously acer one 10? [on hold]

I wanted to buy a Windows tablet and I consider acer one 10 (64 gigabyte version) as an option, because it is not expensive and runs Windows. However, I think it only has one microusb port. My ...
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Windows Console Only Pre-Install Environment [on hold]

I am making a fast installer script for Microsoft Windows OS's It basically replicates what Windows Setup does but in a fraction of the time, which is useful if you do a lot of virtual machines/...
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Windows 10 stuck on login with no mouse and keyboard

Booting Windows in 11:30 night and end up pulling my hairs up. I've heard that after an update, Windows will start misbehaving and kill their IO so I had the older version backup. After the update, I ...
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How can I send keyboard input thorugh SSH to a windows machine?

So, I have two computers at home, both with Windows , and I'm trying to learn how to send inputs from one to another. When I used linux, it was as simple as using xdotool over SSH. But in windows I ...
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Windows 10 installation create only 1 partition and then can't boot up

I was performing a clean installation of windows 10 using an original msdn iso on a usb stick. Since I am not on a UEFI system I am using mbr partitioning. When I create the primary partition on my ...
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Robocopy has erroneously moved important files; but why?

A few days ago I've used robocopy to copy all contents of an old hard-disk to a network volume, but today discovered robocopy had decided to also move all of my files in C:\Users, while my listed ...
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Supplementary Multilingual Plane and Windows console

Given this file: U+10480 OSMANYA LETTER ALEF 𐒀 Does any version of Windows have a way to output this correctly via the console (command line)? I have tried with: Windows 10 Windows 8.1 ...
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win - python 2.7 & 3.6 - switching version that script uses from shell

I have placed a script test.py in my %USERPROFILE% folder: import sys print("TEST", sys.version_info, sys.executable) When running cmd (WIN+R) and then typing test+ENTER the following is returned: ...
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New EE Router not working with netgear swtich?

I had a setup where my PC (and other items) was connected via a netgear switch which was connected to my sky router. This all worked nicely. Then I changed to EE just now. It no longer works (cant ...
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How can I find the duplicate files in windows? [on hold]

In windows Pc, I would like to clean up my data which is having a lot of duplicates now I want to find that duplicates and take a decision about the folders I want the list of tools that can ...
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Storage spaces on Windows 10 and tiering

I have a number of disks on my Windows 10 (pro if it maters) desktop and have been toying with storage spaces. I'd like some advice on how to configure storage volumes for my use cases. I know the ...
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How can I duplicate mouse and keyboard USB HID input across multiple computers?

How can I send the same USB HID input to 2-4 Windows PCs from a single mouse and keyboard? I.e. mouse movement on one system causes identical mouse movement on the other connected system(s). I think ...
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ShareMouse issue with keyboard on MAC and Windows

I'm using ShareMouse to share my mouse and keyboard across iMac and Windows PC, however i have them connected to the Windows PC because the keyboard doesn't seem to work when plugged to the iMac. The ...
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Windows: are file attributes such as Date Modified and Date Created timezone aware? [duplicate]

Basically, I'm looking for a yes/no answer to this question: Are Windows file timestamps timezone aware? example: a colleague creates a file in USA at 11AM (GMT-5), I copy this file onto my laptop, ...