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Downloads shortcut disappeared

[Windows 10 Pro] Moved Downloads folder from c:\Users\Username\Downloads to a network location. After that, the Downloads shortcut (under This Computer) disappeared. Rebuilding icon cache did not ...
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Batch script does not output file when limited user runs it from an administrator task manually

The Problem: I want to let a limited user restart a Service. This requires admin privileges and thus the limited user is unable to restart individual services. I also want to create a timestamp file ...
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prevent from specifie software to change language without my permission [closed]

I am using windows 10 pro, there is a program that changing the language without my knowledge, can I prevent from the program to change language without my permission?
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How to stop my windows from booting for others?

My cousin keeps using my laptop(Windows 11). If I set a password, she will ask for it which I can't deny. How can I do some setting in maybe BIOS or anything else so that my PC boots only when I want ...
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MS Paint on Windows 11/10 compared to Windows 7 [closed]

Windows 11 or 10 have problem of tools: Line act as Text Text act as Save as Pencil act as custom color In Windows 7, MS Paint behavior is clean, stable, reliable, works without any issues.
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How to copy files from one location to another using powershell and skipping files that are corrupt or that cannot be read?

I am looking to use powershell to copy all file from one location to another, however sometimes a file in the current directory is corrupt and cannot be copied. Powershell seems to stop and not ...
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Automatically run powershell script as administrator

I'm new to this, sorry if i'm posting this in duplicate! I'm trying to create a script to add/modify some registry keys.. to test it i'm modifying simple keys from the power modes on my laptop. ...
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Network connection issues

Users have reported that a desktop computer has been having network disconnection issues. I have updated the drivers and made sure there are no pending Windows updates. I noticed in Event Viewer the ...
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Shortcuts not working properly

I think I might have accidentally clicked something and caused this to happen. My Alt shortcuts aren't working in Blender, e.g Alt+H, Ctrl+Alt+Num 0 Instead, they start affecting outside of Blender, e....
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Is it possible for a user to change an elevated account's password? (Windows)

We have a (windows server) machine that we rdp into, we don't want to allow connecting over rdp as an admin, but we want to have access to admin on the machine. So, we have an admin account for each ...
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Dual boot - 2 windows instances - add EFI to secondary drive

I have two copies of Win 11 installed on my computer. They are installed on separate NVME drives. Since I cannot remove those drives physically (also cannot disable them in BIOS) - there is only a ...
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Are Windows ReFS file-level snapshots what File History should have been?

The first impression I had when coming across Windows File History was that multiple versions of a file would be saved every time said file was changed, and that those versions would be listed in the ...
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Win11 turned on but black screen, does keyboard still work? [closed]

Does the computer still receive keyboard inputs with black screen, so I can login even with black screen?
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Task Scheduler Running Multiple Instances

I am encountering an issue with Task Scheduler on a Windows Server. I have a startup task that runs a program/script via Git Bash, which points to a .sh file that executes a Python script every minute....
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Bitlocker recovery key in windows 11 hard drive regedit [closed]

where can I get my bitlocker recovery key for a windows 11 Dell hard drive in the regedit
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How can one automatically check if a PDF contains a section with a specific title?

Task: I have several PDFs. How can one automatically check if a PDF contains a section with a specific title? Environment: I can use Windows, or command line on Ubuntu. Motivation: https://...
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Why does my Windows shortcut have a target location of "7" in the properties?

I created a shortcut on my desktop which executes a Powershell command to restart explorer.exe. For some reason, in the properties window, the target location is listed as 7. What does this mean?
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What is this unknown FPS counter?

This FPS counter appeared from nowhere. It's visible on top-left corner of active window. Here, green "33" from BlueStacks player - Android emulator: Static content apps don't show it, Word ...
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How to run a command using command line arguments for Windows Terminal using wt command?

I'm trying to setup my environment. The below code is working, I just need to execute "Code ." in the new tab opened. Tried doing -Command 'code .' , -c 'code .' , but no luck. Here's my ...
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Is there any way to check the originality of Windows OS?

I just got an SSD installed. The tech that do my laptop also install a new Windows OS on the SSD. But, I'm wondering the originality of the Windows OS that the "tech" installed, is there any ...
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Can't put specific folder on quick access on Windows 11

Using Windows 11. I like to put my most used folders on quick access bar on Explorer, it's very convenient. But i have a specific folder, that Windows won't let to fix it. I can drag the folder to ...
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Can anyone explain this error message ? C5275 [migrated]

I am facing a bad situation while trying to build an assembly DLL from C++ code, for .NET 7.0. The compiler reports the messages below, even before it attempts to compile. (By the way, this should be ...
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Is there a way I can retrieve PCIe device temperatures in windows?

I'm planning on doing some cooling upgrades to a X540T2 NIC - I've a spare one, and am planning on testing replacing the heat sink paste with a PTM7950 pad and wire up the fan pads for a fan. Since I ...
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IPP printer page size not available in Windows

I am working for a printer manufacturer and adding IPP support to our small form factor printers which print on 57mm paper roll. The printer works when connected to Linux, but when connected to ...
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How to Mount a Bootable Debian SD Card on macOS and Windows?

I'm having trouble mounting a bootable Debian OS on SD Card (32GB) on macOS and Windows. The drive mounts and functions perfectly on my Linux machine, allowing read/write access. However, neither ...
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Gparted doesn't allow adding free space to partition at end of table

I've dual booted my Ubuntu 22.04 system with a Windows 10. I alloted 100GB initially, but that turned out to be just slightly less than I thought I needed. Now I'm trying to increase the size of my ...
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WSL container terminates immediately once the last console is closed

I'm running WSL2 on Windows 10 22H2 (10.0.19045.4412). After a recent WSL update I noticed a change in its behaviour: whenever the last console session (i.e. a running wsl.exe process) is closed, the ...
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Debugging Windows NFS mount

I have a Linux host with an NFS share: # /etc/exports /srv/data machineA.the-domain.net(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,all_squash,anonuid=1001,anonguid=1001) /srv/data *.the-domain.net(rw,sync,...
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New volume error message: The media is write protected

My customer has several volumes on his Windows computer. In order to test something, I'm trying to get the same situation, so I have shrunken my main disk (C:-drive) and created a new volume (on the D:...
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Windows 10 WSL icon replaced by a weird one

I don't know how to describe it, it is a weird one. I think it had some errors while updating WSL so I modified the registry a little bit but I have some difficulty find that post now. It didn't ...
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I/0 error dev sda(root partition)

I've been trying to install windows on my brand new Western Digital ssd, no matter how i install, windows barely lasts 3 days before crashing and prompting a reinstall. This has happened over 8 times ...
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Am I able to choose which drive I can reinstall windows on?

I have a m.2 drive from a laptop, this drive is still recognized but is no longer bootable, so I am trying to reinstall windows on it without losing its data. I have put it in a working windows 10 ...
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In Visual Basic (Windows Forms) how can I add a label to a MenuStrip? [closed]

I created a Windows Form in Visual Basic which contains a MenuStrip. I need to add a label in that MenuStrip which should display the current user's login details and domain info but for some reason I ...
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Remapping Keyboard From MacOS to Windows 11

I put together a GMMK-RGB Glorius keyboard a while back and used it with my macbook. Because the keyboard has a typical Windows layout, I remapped some of the keys (like switching the Option and ...
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MotherBoard or NVME disc error - unclear

Recently there was a power outage, and while the PC seemed fine, woke up later to all NVME disks not being bootable. I had a dual boot win11 and ubuntu, I was still able to access all the files on the ...
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I uninstalled CD&DVD Device in Device Manager, now it takes too long for the windows to login - WINDOWS 10

I uninstalled my CD&DVD driver because the device was making unnecessary noises. Now, windows open quickly enough but when i try to login it takes a few minutes. Here is the CD ROM section in my ...
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Make external device -> internal storage appear as a drive with letter. Deleted file recovery from Garmin Watch

General problem: I want to restore deleted file from Garmin Watch. I have Garmin Epix Pro Gen 2. Activity file seems to be deleted by the software itself. It was there fully functional, just not ...
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An app to automatically reload file whenver it is externally modified [closed]

I am looking for an app that can keep the file reloading without any user trigger (focus change or keyboard shortcut) whenever it changes externally. The file in question is log file of an app and I ...
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Auto Shutdown of Laptop Lenovo Legion blue screen windows stopcode

Recently from past 1 week my laptop got shutdown after getting kernel message, windowstop code, blue screen. Start button is on but I do not see any screen after trying all methods shown on lenovo to ...
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How to make clicking on an application icon immediately switch that application in Windows the same was it works in macOS?

In Windows if you click on the icon of an application in the Taskbar (the footer area of the operating syste), Windows shows thumbnails of all the open windows of that application. To switch to the ...
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Dual boot (Windows 11 + Windows 11) keyboard issues

I have a peculiar problem, that is: I have 2 copies of Windows 11 installed on my machine (separate sdd's) Sometimes I am unable to select system to boot into - keyboard is not working... It works ...
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How to set the password expiring date for a local user remotely?

I am building an app to manage some local passwords. I already have some functions working and I can get the expiring date of the local user's password. However I can't seem to find a way to set a new ...
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Powershell program, displaying function not working [SOLVED]

Morning to everyone, I have an issue with a powershell script. Context I'm trying to create a program to edit tf2 pop file in powershell, right now I'm trying to have a program that open a txt file, ...
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The definition and application of the word 'Shell' in computing

I have been researching and ended up going down a rabbit hole. My problem starts when I was reading this article: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/application-management/svchost-service-...
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Windows 10 randomly shut down because secure boot is disabled - how to prevent?

Having inspected Windows system logs come morning, I saws that around 6 AM my pc shut down because, quote, The Secure Boot update failed to update a Secure Boot variable with error Secure Boot is not ...
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How can one automatically check if the text in one of the pages of a PDF exceeds the page margin?

I have a PDF with 10 pages. How can one automatically check if the text in one of the pages exceeds the page margin? Example of a page that exceeds the page margin (I added the vertical black margin ...
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Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services not working

I'm using Windows 11 Pro x64 fully patched. I'm trying to experiment with a service that uses Active Directory for authentication. Install a unique instance of AD LDS. Instance name: win-ad Computers ...
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Dynamic IP causing frequent connection dropouts on my devices, any solution in router settings?

So I recently had my router replaced by my ISP since the old one stopped working, but when it was working it worked great, specifically with my range extender. The new router on the other hand has ...
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Windows 10 - Block File Transfer

I would like to disable file transfer via Bluetooth while allowing other Bluetooth services to function normally such as mouse, keyboard, audio, etc. The devices are not on a domain and are not ...
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Why did I have to restart my router to install programs

I have had a Windows 11 PC for 6 months. Recently, it wouldn't install any programs. It would run Chrome, but wouldn't run games that needed updates to play. Installing other programs like Firefox ...
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