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Wildcard behavior in Windows DIR to show files in multiple subdirectories

I want to list files under both the Local and LocalLow directories under C:\Users\USERNAME\APPDATA but when I use the following command: dir /s c:\users\me\appdata\Loca* it only shows items ...
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Read encrypted Windows partition using Linux

I run linux debian, usually i'd be able to mount the windows partition and read/write data on it, now I encrypted Windows 10 with veracrypt, and it's no longer there. My linux distro is already LUKS ...
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How to fix/set proportions of OpenGL window in VirtualBox

I am running a graphical application in virtual box, it has an OpenGL viewport. The problem is that the display is 'squashed', the proportions are wrong. It's something like: something doesn't ...
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How to set default app for some file type in windows 10

I want to set an node.js C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe handler as a default action for opening .js files in Windows 10. So that "when i left-click them i can run them". However when i right click ...
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How do you replace/upgrade hard drives in a window storage pool?

I currently have a storage pool that consists 6 drives in parity. 3x4TB and 3x8TB. I just purchased three more 8TB with the intention of replacing the 3x4TB drives but am having trouble figuring out ...
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How can increase default font size in Windows Server 2016 VM

I have setup a Windows Server 2016 VM on my Windows 10 machine using Hyper V. When i start and connect to the VM, I want to increase the default font size in the windows 2016 env. But when I go to ...
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how to duplicate a folder and its subfolders in the same directory using cmd in Windows 10

I want to duplicate one folder with its subfolders in the same directory using the command prompt. But I am stuck as I cannot find a way to rename the duplicate folder. I have tried xcopy "TEMPLATE ...
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Trying to get Windows 8.1 Remte Desktop to work on a newly cleaned laptop

I have two laptops both Windows 8.1. One of which I am trying to setup now as it has just been factory reset after getting too much rubbish on it. I am trying to remote desktop into a server in ...
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Files saving to OneDrive instead of PC

I recently uninstalled OneDrive because of the issues I was having with it and now whenever I save a file it goes to OneDrive instead of my PC. I can see the file on my desktop but when I check its ...
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Disable/Hide “View connection settings” option in Available Networks List

Is there a way for disabling or hiding the "View Connection Settings" option in Windows 8.1 and the "Network settings" option in Windows 10? I work with Delphi XE7 and I'm developing a kiosk ...
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Windows command shell randomly prints block characters at output line endings

In my command prompt in Windows 10 (new console), I frequently see random cursor characters rendered at the end of some lines, depending on the load in other tasks. I believe this is associated with ...
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Does Windows file share (samba protocol) have an incremental API?

I'd like to query a windows share for "all files added/edited/removed since timestamp yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss" Does such a thing exist? The only thing I know of is inotify - is this the only option? ...
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Opening a text file with Excel 16 instead of Notepad

I have an accounting software program that produces all files as .txt files. Before upgrading to Excel 16, I was able to choose Excel as the program to open those files. With Excel 16, I have not ...
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Windows 10 keeps loading thumbnails like if cache doesn't work

Windows 10 keeps loading thumbnails like if cache doesn't work Here is quick e.g. video: https://streamable.com/7n78n I tried many things. Unchecked in explorer folder settings to never show ...
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I purchased E580 and can't get it to boot after installing windows 7

My computer came with only DOS, so I installed windows 7 from bootable USB. The process went smooth until the 1st reboot after installation finished. It gets BSOD and is caught in a loop of resetting ...
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Easiest way to gather files from multiple folders at once. Windows 10 [duplicate]

See this question, Easiest way to extract the contents of many folders at once? My question is similar, but I have Folders inside folders inside folders inside folders inside folders and I am using ...
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Windows 2008r2 OS/2 Warp4 Share

got here an os/2 Warp4 . From windows 2008r2 I can mount the share with net use x: \os2\sharename after this I see that the HDD is 1.1GB big , from that 420MB is used but if I try to double click on ...
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Write Protection Screw Removal (Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532-C4ZZ Celeron N3060)

Can someone please tell me which screw is the write protection screw on my Acer chromebook 15 CB3-532-C4ZZ Celeron N3060? Tryna get windows.
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Why don't PS/2 ports need drivers?

I recently came across the following answer on SU, which states: If your motherboard USB ports don't work during install, you will have to use PS2 keyboard and Tab key during install of windows. ...
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Git auto update prompting for old version

C:\Users\phill>git --version git version 2.19.2.windows.1 C:\Users\phill>git.exe update-git-for-windows Git for Windows 2.19.2.windows.1 (64bit) Update 2.19.1.windows.1 is available Download ...
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Using SendKeys to move windows through a batch script

I am trying to learn how to script on Windows 10. I thought a good first project would be a startup script for my work computer. Basically, I have a .bat that starts all the webpages I use regularly ...
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what is this registry key mean? [duplicate]

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\VID_04D9&PID_AD50&MI_00\7&1423bb6d&0&0000 key is " Capabilities " what`s this key mean ? can i change it ? if i ...
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Write img to partition in SDD. Dual boot windows and Chromefy Chrome-os

I'm using a Matebook x pro running Windows and with rEFInd as my boot manager. Yesterday I found out about Chromefy and really wanted to try and make my own ChromeOs build for my matebook. I managed ...
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Trying to use wildcard in IF statement

I'm trying to execute some commands based on the machine hostname but am having trouble getting it to work. I want the command to run only if the hostname starts with "Machine". Do IF statements ...
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Status: Shared in File Explorer. File Sharing is off

I'm seeing 'Status: Shared in File Explorer despite having disabled File Sharing in the following locations: Network and Sharing Center Server Service Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On ...
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The User Profile Service service failed the logon, Administrator account is disabled

I am getting the following error message while trying to login The User Profile Service service failed the logon Reboot doesn't help. I can't login as Administrator, since Administrator account is ...
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Cross Domain Windows Authentication “Allowed to Authenticate” not working

We have couple of websites which is working on different servers and all are internally connected with the LAN. All websites are using windows authentication. Now I would like to use Single Sign ON ...
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How can I decrypt a LUKS-encrypted ext4 drive by Windows based software?

I encrypt my HDD in Ubuntu. Now I want to access my HDD in Windows too. Is there any way in Windows to decrypt an ext4 LUKS-encrypted drive?
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Avast detects PHP built in web server as a virus

I'm using Avast free version, windows 10 64 bit and Xampp. Every time I run PHP built in web server, Avast detects it as a virus php -S localhost:8000 file.php I added the files as exception, that ...
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i want to change registry key but it back to default value after restart [closed]

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\VID_04D9&PID_AD50&MI_00\7&1423bb6d&0&0000 key is " Capabilities " so i want to change the value but after restart ...
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Windows 10 Pro not seeing any other machines on the network, what am I missing?

When I visit \\network on my new laptop that is running Windows 10 Pro (for Workstation), most often I can't see any other machines, like in this screenshot: Sometimes I see printers and/or streaming ...
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Applying a command line argument to the binary exe when double click on the file

On windows, I have modified a shortcut to an exe file in order to apply a command line argument for that. So, in the properties of the shortcut, I have written D:\texlive\2018\bin\win32\texworks.exe -...
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How to search Windows Explorer for file names containing invalid characters?

I have downloaded over 10,000 files and need to move them to a different folder than my downloads folder. Unfortunately, these files have miscellaneous names, and some of them contain invalid ...
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How to do the same or similar “Show windows side by side” I have on MSWindows on Linux with xfce-4.12

On MS Windows I have the option to "Show windows side by side" when Im with lots of browser windows and need organize: side by side on MS Windows example 01 side by side on MS Windows example 02 the ...
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Running inkscape.com sometimes spawns CPU eating endless process inkscape.exe

I am batch exporting layers from SVG file using inkscape CLI on windows. First I thought it's my command causing the issue: "D:\programs\inkscape\inkscape.com" "D:\images\PLA\ALARMS_CIRCLE.svg" -i ...
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Windows cannot find .bat. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again

I have no idea when this started to happen but it is preventing me from opening .bat files on double click. I am only able to run it as administrator. Is there anyway to fix this so i can double click ...
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Removing 3D Builder in Windows 10

I type this in PowerShell running as administrator to remove 3D Builder: C:\Windows\System32>get-appxpackage *3dbuilder* | remove-appxpackage It works fine, but how can I write the line in a ...
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My computer ran CHKDSK before startup

This happened on an old "SONY VAIO" Model: PCG-61112L. This computer was broken and I have fixed it but when I turned it on winload.exe was missing so then I created a windows 7 repair drive and fixed ...
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How to know what ctrl-z will do in windows explorer?

In earlier windows versions, I could open windows explorer and use the menu bar to mouse-over on "undo", and the status bar would show some information about which file(s) will be involved. I seem to ...
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Installing Windows 10 with bootloader on a different disk?

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a brand new NVMe disk, but I just found out my motherboard can't boot from these (but windows sees it natively in the installer and installs just file), however, I ...
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How do you secondary click on the Windows 10 taskbar when it is full?

If you have lots of running apps the Windows taskbar cannot be clicked with your secondary mouse button to access the context menu (unless you close apps to make space just to do this). Is there ...
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(ipconfig /displaydns) - how to display details for specific domain name

When I issue ipconfig /displaydns, I get a ton of output. I want to display the details for a specific domain name like google.com. My objective is something like this as output: I tried ipconfig /...
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Cannot convert from MBR to GPT

I want to upgrade my disk from MBR to GPT, and I tried using Windows' MBR2GPT.EXE tool to do the job. I used Windows' DISKPART tool to identify the disk I want to convert. However, this happened: C:\...
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How to automate registration of a scheduled task through GPO using PowerShell?

I can manually run the following cmdlet on 10 nodes in AD to register a scheduled task: Register-ScheduledTask ` -TaskName "MyTask" ` -Action $inlinePowershellScript ` -Trigger $...
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Windows 7 setup on HP pavilion g6

I don't know how to describe the problem on the title. Few days back I bought a used HP Pavilion G6. It had the OEM installed windows 7(I didn't remember which edition it was). After buying the ...
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Using the preview function of PDF-files in windows explorer or FreeCommander with OCR/possibility to select

I like to preview files like PDFs or .txt in the Windows Explorer or FreeCommanderXE When previewing .txt files I can select Things with the mouse and copy them. However, PDF-files seems to be just ...
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Recover Bitlocker Drive using old windows installation

Anyone aware if it's possible to recover a Bitlocker drive considering the Bitlocker key is lost but having the Old Windows installation folder? Scenario: Windows 10 installation with 2 drives: C and ...
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How to set vim as the default Text editor?

I'm trying to set gVim to be the default text editor on Windows but it won't work. It works with notepad++, editor... but not with Vim. Any ideas how to fix it? Screenshot: http://prntscr.com/lm069a ...
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How to install Linux in a flash drive

I want to install Linux on my flash drive so that it functions like a plug and play PC. For this I have selected lubuntu 18.04 LTS. But I don't want it to ask which operating system to boot. If the ...
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Can I delete the folders that Windows updates created in my root folder?

I notice a few folders like so in the root of my Windows 7 computer: C:\>dir /b 1258193cc8f2dcf7dadb1e fb586dbf00697c58228fdbfc ... Upon opening them, I notice they are hotfixes and patches ...