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File renaming solution needed

I have a unique situation that I can not manage to achieve with the usual renaming programs. I realize scripts/batch files can be more versatile but searching for something relative to my situation (...
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Windows 10 auto hibernation with the lid closed

I have an Acer Predator G591 with Windows 10 V 1803 Build 17134. Sleep and hibernate functions work just fine when the laptop lid is not closed. It first sleeps and then, after the set time, ...
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Convert .tar.gz/.tar.bz2 to .7z in batch?

How do I convert .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 files to .7z files using the command line?
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Windows Batch For Loop - Variable not setting

EDIT: OK, it's weird. If I use this test files I provided below, it works. But if I use the actual data generated, it doesn't. I can't figure it out! I have a script where I want to roll through a ...
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New PATH “Edit environment variable”

On one of my Windows 10 computers, I get this new option for editing the PATH variable: https://betanews.com/2015/11/23/windows-10-finally-adds-a-new-path-editor However my other Window 10 ...
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What is the ideal VMWare Workstation configuration for local storage and internet connectivity?

IS there a general 'high performance' storage and networking configuration for running Linux VMs on VMWare workstation on Windows ? I have a very high performance laptop (with SSDs, 6 cores, and ...
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How to give access to specific users on network when sharing files without a domain?

Since Windows 10 doesn't have the homegroup feature anymore, I can't share folders with specific users on the network. Say, I want to give read privileges to everyone and write privileges to a ...
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Batch file gives “the system cannot find the file specified” but commands run fine in cmd

I'm trying to run a simple batch file: @echo off <-- don't print this line or any of the preceeding lines to the console window. pushd "K:\" <-- in the quoted directory for %%j in (*) &...
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Mimic Macs CTRL + ARROW behavior on Windows 10

I would like to mimic the behavior of Mac's ctrl + <arrow key> on Windows 10. Particularly for the left/right arrow keys. To describe the behavior briefly for anyone who doesn't know. Say in Mac ...
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What is causing PuTTy to not connect to Raspberry Pi?

I have a Raspberry Pi, and I have an SD card with Rasbian on it that is currently in the Pi. I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 on it, and I have connected it to the Pi using an Ethernet cable. I want ...
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Windows 8.1 automatic repair loop (INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE)

Today, my pc with Windows 8.1 installed suddenly started crashing on start up, and then rebooting and showing the 'Automatic repair' screen. I tried solving this in multiple ways already: I tried ...
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Dell XPS 9570 BIOS downgrade issue (i7-8750H)

I'm trying to perform a BIOS downgrade from 1.16.2 back to 1.15.0, but keep getting the error: ME Firmware EndUpdate Failed Error 0x000001F3 The downgrade is initiated from Windows without error ...
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Browser gives 'Your file was not found' error when using Ubuntu's URL in Windows

I made a file test.html at /home/hackasaur/web_tech(hackasaur is my UNIX user name) using vim in Ubuntu terminal in Windows 10. So I used pwd and Copy-pasted the URL in my browser as: file:///home/...
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How to open downloaded file location in Slack?

Colleague sent me a file and I need to place that file to a particular location. After downloading the file, I clicked on "View all downloads" in the notification. But the view that popped up does ...
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How to create iso/image/installation from Windows XP-installation for use VMware

I'm using VMware and want to create a virtual machine with Windows XP. For this I want to use the Windows XP-installation of another computer, I don't have the cd, so I want to create a iso/image (...
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Can I install windows on one HDD, but have users on a different one?

I just purchased a new Sager NP9130. I am putting a 64GB mSATA SSD in it for the windows boot, as well as a 256GB SSD for all of my software, and lastly a 500GB Hybrid Drive for all of my files. I ...
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in microsoft excel how to define a default language for columns

Hi I'm working on a dictionary and need to have English words in one column and Persian translation in another. but it takes time changing language every time I want to type the English and Persian ...
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How to limit bandwidth to clients connect to a hosted network hotspot?

I have a Windows hotspot (hosted network) for internet sharing. Is there any tool that can monitor clients and limit traffic? Thank you.
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How to generically refer to the AppData folder on the Windows command line?

The original User's Profile directory lives in a directory like C:\Users\username\AppData. How can I refer to the current user's profile directory when using the Windows command line? By searching I ...
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Force “Details” folder view to show standard columns in folders with music file in Windows

In Windows explorer if I change the folder view to details, for a standard folder the columns shown are Name, Date modified, Type and Size. When I open a folder containing files with audio extensions (...
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A blank C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe keeps popping up.. R for windows Front-End

I'm using Windows 10 Pro. Every 20 - 30 seconds I notice a cmd.exe window that pops up briefly, takes focus away from my cursor and then disappears. This starts to happen shortly after I log in and ...
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Ehternet takes some time to connect after boot

This has been going for years now, but it's more of an annoying thing than an actual problem, so I lived with it for a long time. Whenever the PC boots, wakes up or if I even disable and re-enable ...
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How to fix Windows explorer file icon for icon file (.ico)?

After setting a program like Paint 3D as a default program to open .ico files, the Windows explorer doesn't show the icon itself next to the file name anymore. Instead it only displays the icon of the ...
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Computer is slow after entering wrong pin in Windows 10

I realize this sounds strange, but I have noticed this behaviour on my computer: If I enter a wrong pin, and then afterwards the correct pin when logging into Windows, my computer is slow for the ...
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Code is not working [closed]

could any one tell me what is wrong with this cod it's not working.. I want to make a batch to copy all photos from internal drive to a USB drive, Like (from D:\ all photos) this. @echo off :: ...
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Windows 7 / SMB2 slow network copy performance

Troubleshooting a tricky performance problem and wondering if this behavior is normal/expected. This seems to be related to SMB2, as switching to SMB1 resolves things. The question is whether this is ...
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WINDOWS 10 how to stop “Skype for Business” from starting

A couple weeks ago, "Skype for Business" started popping up when I logged in. I opened its settings and unchecked Tools > Options > Personal > [] "Auto start when I log on to Windows" and it stopped ...
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Forward media keys from Remote Desktop to the client

I am working on a remote machine via Remote Desktop Client. Both host and client are Windows 10. I have a Headset with Play\Pause button, and I play some music in a media player on the client. The ...
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How to set fan speed in Windows, preferably via command line?

I simply want to set my fan speed constant with a value from 0% to 100% (or the equivalent). I can do this on Linux via echo <0 to 255> > /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon2/pwm1. I can also reset it ...
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How to copy a file from Windows Subsystem for Linux to Windows drive C?

So I wrote a small program that calculates the Fibonacci sequence in the C programming language and wanted to move the fibo.c file to my regular C drive. The thing is I wrote it using Nano in Ubuntu ...
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Windows 10 USB drive not recognized on Packard Bell EasyNote LV44HC

"Fixed" while typing! Just want to share in case anybody encounters the same problem. I created the USB drive with the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool using an ISO from tb.rg-adguard.net. I didn't get ...
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Upscaling and downscaling in ffmpeg using Lanczos and bicubic filters

I'm supposed to upscale and downscale a video sequence by a factor of 2 and 3 using Lanczos and Bicubic filter in ffmpeg. I want to know that what does it mean when it says factor 2 or 3? As I was ...
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Allow my computer to Access certain website only with vpn

Hello there is a website we're using in my work place that we only have to access using a vpn ( we have to sign in with France located ip ) whatever sometimes i forget to open my vpn and sign in with ...
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Can I change keyboard so that it is like I am pressing Fn key all the time?

My F1 key puts my computer into sleep mode. This is extremely annoying because my finger could slip on the 1 key and my computer has to wake up again.
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Can I upgrade my windows 10 home N edition to windows 10 pro without N edition?

I have windows 10 home N currently installed and activated. It says to upgrade your windows to pro N edition. I want to upgrade my computer from windows 10 home N to windows 10 pro but without N ...
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how to make applications automatically start on different virtual desktops

How can i make it so msedge.exe for example always start on desktop 3? i know programs like vdesk exist, but i dont think it support windows 10 1909, and definetly not 2004. i think it's possible to ...
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compare Windows folder with smartphone folder

Is there any tool that allows me to compare a local folder with a folder on my android phone (connected via USB) ? I tried WinMerge and FreeFileSync, but none of those can "see" the connected ...
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Windows Gamebar Record Desktop and not a window

I was trying out the windows game bar to record my screen there are two issues that I am not able to figure out. The game bar only records a window and not the desktop. I want the game bar to record ...
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How would I reset a pc without installing cumulative updates? [duplicate]

I am trying to reinstall windows without cumulative or main updates. I also want to make sure that all the updates I do install are manual, and don't redownload any further updates from automatic ...
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Outlook showing invisble drafts

In Outlook 2016, when I connect to my email account, it is showing a lot of "drafts" that don't exist in the Bezvrijedna e-pošta folder: Is there any fix regarding the issue?
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How to stop OneDrive from acting as default Documents folder

After setting up a bunch of programs on my new laptop I noticed that Windows has made a folder inside OneDrive that's called Documents. Furthermore it acts as my default Documents folder and I noticed ...
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“winload.efi” missing or contains errors? New windows install on SSD

Hi I've just installed a new SSD. I then made a windows boot usb from the media creation tool via Microsoft. I then installed Windows 10 to the ssd. Once I tried booting to the SSD I got the error ...
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How to enable Virtual Technology from BIOS in windows?

Oracle VM VirtualBox gives the following error message when trying to start a virtual machine: AMD-V is disabled in the BIOS (or by the host OS) (VERR_SVM_DISABLED). How to enable virtualization ...
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System date change tracking in windows xp

I wanted to track when system time was changed in a PC.By looking at event viewer for event id 520 i will get it. But when i changed date manually in windows and look at event viewer i found 4 entries ...
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Trusted sites and EDGE - viewing HTTPS sites without providing authentication

We have SSRS and tableau instances set up on our local network that are accessible without having to provide authentication in Chrome or IE11. We've done this by adding their urls to the Trusted ...
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How to configure a private DNS server on Windows 10?

Android supports Cloudfare's private DNS 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com. But on Windows 10 I couldn't find a way to set up anything other than IPv4 and IPv6 DNS.
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Windows 10 “Turn Windows features on or off” (OptionalFeatures.exe) list blank

I was having permission errors in WSL so I thought I would disable and reennale WSL. That didn't seem to help, and now the list of features under Turn Windows features on or off is blank and I cannot ...
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UEFI Install of Windows 10 on external SSD/Harddrive

The question of installing Windows on an external harddisk has been answered here before. But the answers posted here go like this: create a single NTFS partition on the external disk (MBR partition ...
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update your machine [closed]

I'm trying to setup python 3 for windows 7 and at the start of installation, a setup failed error appeared. Here is the log file
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Is there a way to reduce the CPU usage of a Gmail tab in Chrome browser?

This is driving me crazy and I hope you can help. Here's a screenshot of the issue. On the right, Windows Task Manager showing high Chrome CPU usage. On the left, Chrome's Task Manager showing it's ...

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