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How should one best save a "documentation" of a directory tree? [duplicate]

I have an old "music" directory tree with tons of files. Although it is being replaced by a new "music" directory tree (this time with FLACs instead of MP3s), I shall still like to ...
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Razer Cortex still launches even if I set it not to

Razer Cortex auto launches on startup even when I set it not to. And it does not appear as a separate item in my windows startup tab in task manager (Windows 10). Anyone able to help?
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Changing behavior of icons pinned to taskbar when clicked

When an application is pinned to the taskbar, an icon is placed at the left side of the taskbar. My preference is for those icons to act as a launcher, opening a new window of that application in a ...
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Thumbnails (only .png) and some icons on taskbar stop showing (Windows 10)

Thumbnails of .png files and some icons on taskbar (Calculator, Settings, Photo Viewer etc) stopped appearing (but with .jpg thumbnails everething is fine) I suspect that the reason is my messing with ...
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If Shell Launcher isn't available on Windows 10 Pro, why is there an option to activate it on "Turn Windows Features On or Off"?

I'm trying to set up a kiosk with a custom .exe as shell, and I'm aware that Shell Launcher is only available on Win10 Enterprise and Education, but even though I'm using a Pro version, I can still ...
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Windows 10 version 1703 fails to install but recent versions install correctly on a laptop. Using rufus and a bootable usb

So, I have a lenovo y530 laptop. I use rufus to download windows 10 iso and do a clean install with bootable usb. I can successfully install recent windows versions like from 1909. If I try to install ...
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How to restrict root access to other users/partitions

Setup: Laptop dual boot Ubuntu 22.04 and Windows 10 or 11 (both are fine for me). I have the issue where I need to install some anti-virus software as root on Ubuntu. However this software is really ...
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How to connect Lenovo laptop to external monitor?

I have windows 10 x64 on Lenovo laptop g500 series. The screen is not working and just showing white screen. As in below screen. Earlier used to work if I keep my laptop screen in a particular angle, ...
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Windows bug using py utility?

Windows 10. I've installed Python 3.11.0. I've downloaded yt-dlp. Now it's time to launch yt-dlp. I'm getting weird results in case the first argument to py tool does not start from -. Examples. ...
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+= and }] keys sometimes refuse to work. (Windows 10)

for the past month these two particular keys have been more often than not, not registering at all; this includes when I plug in an external keyboard so it is not a keyboard issue. When I hold down ...
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Windows 10, Kiosk Mode, Shortcuts do not work

I'm taking over a project for Windows 10 Kiosk Mode Multi App. I followed (I believe) all the instructions listed here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/lock-down-windows-10-to-...
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Batch command to change default apps - Windows 10

I would like to include commands in my batch file that automatically sets the default apps for .html, .https and for Photos. I know how to change the file association by running: ftype htmlfile="...
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All USB Devices randomly disconnecting and reconnecting

For seemingly no reason, all of my usb devices disconnect and reconnect. I dont know why it happens, but when I'm playing games suddenly all devices, including my headset and mouse disconnect and ...
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Is there a way to have a program always have " show this window on all desktops" on?

I make use of virtual desktops quite often and they're very useful for separating different tasks to different spaces, but one thing I find annoying is that there are certain apps that I need to ...
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desktop larger than Citrix viewer window

When I run my work Citrix environment (Windows 10) on their ICAClient viewer in Ubuntu, I use a fixed window size for the viewer that fits all the different displays I use from time to time, by ...
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Windows 11 Power Settings - Monitor will not turn off / sleep if set to more than 5 minutes

I've been trying to resolve this issue for several months. It was present in Windows 10 prior to upgrading as well. I'm currently on Windows 11 22H2. Under Settings > System > Power > Screen ...
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How can I configure Firefox so that it doesn't leave an icon in the task bar upon exit in Windows 10?

Upon exit, Firefox leaves an icon in the task bar in Windows 10: How can I configure Firefox so that it doesn't leave an icon in the task bar upon exit in Windows 10? I tried right-clicking on the ...
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How to uninstall "Microsoft Start" not an app

I can find no way to get rid of it except to uninstall the latest windows update that put it in. Which doesn't work because the next update puts it back. I'd be happy if I could get the rollover icon ...
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I can't open eps files even after installing ghostscript and editing the enviroment variables paths?

I read the other threads about this topic here and other tutorials on the web but I still can't open eps files. I hope you can help me, I have windows 10 and I also showed a capture of my paths above,...
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Can I make Outlook toast notifications smaller in Windows 10?

I disabled Windows 10 notifications originally, but I find that I miss the Outlook 'new mail' notifications that I am used back when I ran Windows 7, so I have re-enabled notifications for Outlook ...
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Batch file - Is there a way to check if hardware is enabled/disabled before continuing code?

I'm currently using this subscript (as part of a larger start-up script): @echo off echo *** Enabling NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design *** devmanview.exe /enable "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 ...
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How to keep WSL2 intact when updating from Windows 10 to Windows 11

I'm using WSL2 for my development work, and I would like some hints on what to expect when upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11. What happens with existing config inside of WSL2? Will anything work ...
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Connect to (virtual) network adapter on other computer via domain LAN

I have a virtual linux machine (192.168.0.100) running on a Windows 10 Test PC. This exposes a (virtual) network adapter (192.168.0.99). From my Windows 10 development PC (IP-Address a.b.c.d), I would ...
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How to unlock local account or pull data from hard drive on Window's 10 OS? NTPWEdit drive is hibernated troubleshoot [duplicate]

My brother passed away and he was a writer and photographer so I'm trying to get into his laptop to preserve some of his work. I have seen this question (What can I do if I forgot my Windows password?)...
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Is there a way to decouple thumbnailer from open-with in Windows Explorer?

I want to use Okular (from the Windows store) to open PDFs, but Acrobat or Edge or ... whatever to generate the "Large icons" and "Extra large icons" thumbnails in Windows Explorer....
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Application on Unreal engine stops rendering when I disconnect my monitor

I have an application that was made on Unreal engine and for some reason when I disconnect my display (HDMI cable) it suddenly stops rendering/refreshing screen. Even if I connect to my PC via ...
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Cannot find snip & sketch on Win 10 but can run it

I can run snip and sketch on a Windows 10 machine by using the shortcut: Win-shift-s. However, I cannot see notification when I use it. I have tried all the solutions I can find. I have previously ...
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How to pass the credentials window with wds and an xml file on startup?

Good morning, I installed a windows server 2019 with the Windows Deployment Service (WDS) in standalone mode and I am trying to skip the configuration steps with an xml reply file, which is supposed ...
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How to read SMART stats of hard drives connected via Silicon Image Raid controller on Windows 10?

I am using a PCI card in my Windows 10 (Enterprise) pc, which is correctly listed under Windows device management as "Silicon Image Sil 3114 SoftRaid 5 Controller". No RAID is enabled on the ...
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Is there a way to change the default photos app in Windows 10 via command line?

I know that these steps will work: Click on Start and go to Settings > System > Default apps. Click on the Photo Viewer dropdown menu and select the app you'd like to use. But other issues ...
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How do I prevent this dialog from popping up when running a VB script from task scheduler?

This is the undesired dialog that pops up when I run a Task in the Task Scheduler that just calls a VB script. Any idea how to make my Windows understand, that I do want to run the .vbs file using the ...
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Force ethernet adapter IP to be active even without cable plugged in

I have been working on some TCP communications in python and when it all of a sudden did not work I figured out that it was because I had unplugged the original device which were used to communicate ...
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How to reinstall Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime

After I made an in-place upgrade of Windows 10, I decided to remove all subfolders whose name start with Edge from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft. 1 This means I also deleted the EdgeWebView ...
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Hdd Showing Only few Minutes in windows 10

I have SSD, HDD installed and HDD in the caddy, SSD has an os that boots the system. when I turn on the laptop I get all the partitions in the hard drive and SSD after 1 minute it only shows SSD. any ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop - multiple monitors, switch primary / main monitor

I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop version 1.2.3577.0 (x64), and Windows 10 on both local and remote. I have three monitors connected to my local machine and I'm using two of them for a remote ...
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Is it possible to log in another local user using script?

I am trying to log in a second user from a Windows Pro PC programmatically after startup. My thought is to use Task Scheduler that will execute log-in script at startup, or if not possible, once the ...
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How to increase Windows 10 Display settings, resolution change timout?

I need to change the number of screens and their screen resolutions frequently in Windows 10. When I do so, I get a message that asks "Keep these display settings?", and if not confirmed ...
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What might be stopping my laptops from seeing each other? They can both see a third computer on the network, but can't see each other?

I have a Windows 10 Dell XPS, and a new Windows 11 Dell XPS that I wish to migrate my files to. Whatever I try though, I can't get either laptop to see each other. Yet they BOTH can see my wife's ...
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Windows 10 C: drive capacity smaller then C: partition size

I went through a whole process up to this point. I tried restoring from an image backup, but windows wouldn't boot from it. I booted into ubuntu from a usb stick and mucked about with the partitioning,...
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“We can’t tell if your pc has enough space to install Windows 11” Windows 11 ISO

I get this error, my board has TPM and safe boot but my CPU is unsupported (i5-6400). I have bypassed that but I still get this error (installing through USB will prolly work but I want to keep my ...
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How to remove "Trending searches" in Windows 10 search?

In Windows 10, this is how my search looks: How to remove the "Trending searches"? It is annoying. I'm using 22H2 version of Windows 10.
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What does the RNDBWM.exe process do?

I have found the RNDBWM.exe process running on my computer and permanently takes one of the CPU cores (high CPU usage). The file description looks like below: What is the process performs? Is this ...
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Two google drive icons appear in taskbar

I've installed google drive only once on my laptop, but recently I always see two google drive icons in the taskbar. How can I solve it?
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I want to reduce the number of commands in this FFmpeg command but I am not that fluent in FFmpeg commands

I want to reduce the number of commands in this FFmpeg command but I am not that fluent in FFmpeg commands. What can I do to improve this? powershell.exe -Command "& {Invoke-WebRequest -...
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Trying to restore previous session in Google Chrome, using the chrome paths (Default\Sessions)

So I had a massive amount of tabs/windows open in Google Chrome, and as a result chrome crashed. I reopened Google Chrome, which gave me no option to restore the session despite being set to "...
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Accessing recycle bin of a backed up drive

I have a backup of a drive made by Macrium Reflect which I have mapped as a drive to be able to browse it. Part of the backup is a $RECYCLE.BIN which I would like to explore but when I try to open it, ...
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Can't boot after removing Ubuntu Dual Boot

I had a dual boot computer with Ubuntu and Windows. I followed this guide with the 'What if you don't have a Windows Installation', i.e. I ran bcdedit /set “{bootmgr}” path \efi\microsoft\boot\...
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Weird response when clicking the upper left corner of the Search Highlights button next to the Search box

When clicking on the upper left corner of the Search Highlights button next to the Search box, it behaves differently than when I click the rest of the button. When clicking the rest of the button, ...
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Is it possible to load windows 10 with minimum amount of drivers?

my win10 system got stuck at the circle turning forever and I can't even boot into the safe mode! I suspect there's something wrong with my driver as the ntbtlog showed a lot of recurring "...
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Computer cpu usage drops to 0-5% seemingly randomly along with fan speed, causing apps and games to freeze and sometimes crash

technical difficulties here, from my recent searches i thing this is the appropriate place to look for help?. Computer CPU randomly drops to 0% along with the fan suddenly slowing down and going back ...
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