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How do I share a project and files across macOS and PC?

I use Camtasia for video editing. I keep the recorded video files on Google Drive. Google Drive syncs the files across both computers without any issue. However, the files end up in different paths ...
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Computer acts like it has lost internet, but is still connected

I am having a weird problem with my laptop. My computer will act like it has lost connection to the internet (Slack cant send messages, Chrome says no internet access, stuff like that), but current ...
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How to make a Bootable USB Stick with just CMD on it?

I want to make a Bootable USB Stick that when it is Booted it opens a CMD. I realy just need a Console Window like in Windows to make changes to a HardDrive but i dont know how to create such a USB ...
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How to normalize volume on PC?

I'm a bit jumpy guy, and sudden loud sound is painful for me. So I'm desperately looking for a way for realtime volume normalization on my PC (hardware/software). The way I see it is that a sound with ...
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When installing Kali Linux, Windows 10 suddenly became unbootable

Here's the story about the problem... Yesterday i was Kali Linux when the setup told me to reboot. I clicked OK on my Windows 10, when suddenly after restart, my dual booted Windows 7 booted up. ...
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Full-Screen apps black after sleep/hibernate windows 10

I just built a new computer with a 2080 Super on an i7. Everything works great, but full-screen apps like overwatch will go to black screens after the computer has been in sleep or hibernate. If I ...
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Huge difference in transfer speeds when using separate directories for transfer [migrated]

I was transferring around 12k images (total size around 2 GBs) from my laptop to my Android phone via USB. Initially, it was around 5-6 images copying per second and soon after around 500 images speed ...
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using cisco vpn in batch mode, trouble with password

I'm trying to setup Cisco VPN connection in batch mode. I use cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco\Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client vpncli.exe -s < uwvpn.txt Where uwvpn.txt: connect [vnp ...
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How to connect VMWare Linux Machines using RadminVPN on a Windows hosts?

I have 10 friends in different cities, I created a LAN using RadminVPN and we all connected to the same private network. RadminVPN provides similar capabilities as LogMeIn Hamachi. Each one of us has ...
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How to verify an SSL certificate upon connection to FTP server using FileZilla?

I need to check the validity of DriveHQ's SSL certificate when I connect to my personal folder using FileZilla. I'm running Windows 10. I need to do it for a university project.
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How to automatically copy files from Folder to Folder/subfolder by matching the name [closed]

So the structure looks something like this: Folder/Folder1/file1.txt, Folder/Folder1/file2.txt; Folder/Folder2/file1.txt, Folder/Folder2/file2.txt and so on. I used windows explorer search to copy all ...
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Pseudofreeze on Windows 10

I've been having a weird issue with Windows 10 ever since I installed it early this year. My issue is that my system "pseudofreezes". It's not really frozen: I can move the mouse, hover on things and ...
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Master Volume for Windows 7

Is there a way to use Windows XP's master volume(sndvol32.exe) on Windows 7? When I just run it, I get CD Audio and VolumeControl column, but the volume does not change. When I run with WinXP ...
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Windows store not installing or updating apps

For months now, I've had a number of "Downloads and updates" in the Windows Store that kept saying "Starting download..." but never actually did anything. Today, I went through a number of online ...
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how to run powershell script so that it affects all users on a device

i need to be able to log in as an administrator and run a powershell script so that it affects all users registry keys. i have a powershell script that fixes the TWINUI issue. It resets the ...
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Hide the Rights of a user on windows

Is there a way to conceal the fact that a user is an administrator to other users on Windows? For example, like the UserList tweak, the user will not show up in UAC as an administrator, but will still ...
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Run Windows 10 explorer as another user

When I am running a command prompt as another user and launch explorer.exe, it briefly shows as the other user, terminates, and runs as the current user. Is there a way to run it as another user?
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[ffmpeg]: Records black screen with title bar if window is dynamically opened

I am working on a Node HTTP server which listens for recording a browser window when an HTTP request comes in. The HTTP request spawns a browser window and then spawn ffmpeg to target that window for ...
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Windows10 VM on Windows10 Host Freezes/BSOD IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL

I got a new SSD for my laptop. I copied my VMs to my new Windows 10 installation on this device. I believe the guest OS is Windows 10 version 1909 as was the host on the installation on the old SSD. ...
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sharing memory b/w 2 instance of the same program in the same computer

There is an app called nucleuscoop. it adds split-screen capabilities to games that don't originally support it. how it works, is that it launches two instance of the same game and resizes the ...
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Command prompt gets stuck on pagers

Whenever I run a command that runs a pager such as git diff in cmd, the command prompt gets stuck in the pager and I can't get out without closing the window. I've tried pressing q, ctrl-z, ctrl-c, ...
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I am looking for a way to delete files in a specific order: delete 2, skip 3, delete 2, skip 3, etc

I am working with an interlaced video file that I have created an image sequence from. My goal is to delete the interlaced frames, which in my folder, is 2 interlaced images, followed by 3 non-...
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NTFS permissions: deny existing file deletion, but allow read

I think I understand NTFS permissions pretty well, but I still cannot get the following to work (on Windows Server 2016): I have a folder (which will be a share, but please ignore share permissions ...
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My mouse went inverted (y and x axis). How can I fix this? (Windows 10, 64 bit)

I need software or something to fix this. Sakasa Mouse and most famous software don't work for me (I don’t know if there are others). It's a mouse problem because the touchpad is working fine. I am ...
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Where are my Firewall rules stored?

I have a machine in a corporate network which has over 17 000 outbound and inbound firewall filters set. I can view them with the netsh command netsh wfp show filters dir=OUT file=OutBoundFilters....
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What are the advantages of installing the newest updates for windows devices?

I am here to ask what are the benefits of installing updates on windows devices besides security and slight system changes to the graphical interfaces? Also why are the updates forced to be installed ...
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Using dir to find all subfolders with a given name

I was expecting dir build /S /b /A:D to find all folders in all sub-folder of the current folder that are called build. However not so. C:\GoogleDrive>dir build /S /B /A:D C:\GoogleDrive>dir *...
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Linux Mint over Windows 10, writing denied on HDD

A few weeks ago I tried Linux Mint on my 10 years old laptop and it worked way better than Windows. So I decied to keep it. But I wanted to keep all my old files, so I hadn't format my hard disk. I ...
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Can Windows create the “CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask” task in Task Scheduler?

I have the CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask active and wonder if this is a leftover created by some third-party program such as (now-deleted) CCleaner or by Windows (10) itself. action: start a ...
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What is the difference between git-bash.exe and sh.exe in Windows?

I wanted to integrate git bash into IntelliJ, so I've changed the default terminal path to C:\Program Files\Git\bin\sh.exe. After some time I noticed that some commands are not working, for example: ...
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Move Windows System, Page File, and Hibernation file to SSD while keeping other programs on same drive

I was going to propose this as an answer to how to move hyberfile.sys to another volume but this forum appears to be broken. I see a lot of articles that start to explain how to move the windows ...
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Why do files deleted with the command prompt not end up in the recycle bin?

Also, is it possible to recover files deleted with the cmd prompt?
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Any bad consequences if LAN IP of Windows machine is fixed?

I'm setting fixed LAN IP for my Windows machine with: IP: 192.168.1.102 (Current one) Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.1 My Windows computer is turned off every day, what may happen if the IP ....
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Command prompt quoting error

If I have a Python program like this (substitute with any similar program): import sys s = sys.argv[1] print(s) It just prints the argument provided. With Windows cmd.exe, if I want to provide a ...
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USMT Scanstate Tool Report .XML File

I have used scanstate.exe, in USMT Tools, to generate an .xml report on the user state migration space requirements for a Windows 8 machine. I want to know how to read it. It has Store size, and ...
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Unable to share Windows 10 folder to Everyone

I am unable to access shared folders on exFat USB drives on a Windows 10 computer without entering user name and password (from Raspbian, don't have other computers at hand). Password Protection is ...
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I am looking for a tablet device for a personalized software [closed]

I need personalized software for myself and I am looking for a dedicated tablet-like device to run this software. Software would be mostly CRUD application for objects made mostly from text and ...
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Can I get Windows to automatically save my screenshots?

Various tips sites indicate that screenshots taken by pressing, for example, WIN-SHIFT-S or PrintScreen are supposed to show up in a Screenshots subdirectory of the Pictures directory in my home ...
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How do I open a windows 10 bitlocked ssd with a pin on a windows 8.1 pro computer?

Drive was a boot drive with windows 10 and bitlocked (automatically? dont recall doing it) and was secured by a pin and fingerprint. This was from a thinkpad with a TPM module. Computer is not part of ...
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Windows won't Boot after installing Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu to dual boot on my system, I can't launch Windows 10 anymore. In grub Windows Boot Manager appears, but selecting it leads to my system crashing. I've tried boot-repair, ...
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Trying to wire up a laptop webcam to USB (Acer Aspire 5336 Series) and the colors of the wires are confusing

Here is an image of the wires from the webcam can anyone help with this :/ (edit) forgot to mention, i do not own a multimeter, i can distinguish the 2 data wires as they are twisted round each ...
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Windows PS and WSL2 Can't seem to send icmp echo requests or download anything

I updated to Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19041.264] (the new May 2004 update) in order to check out wsl2 and see all the new features. I had wsl1 set up and working as I like to use it for IRC ...
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Windows has started encrypting all my newly created files and folders by default

For some reason, all my new files and folders are getting encrypted. I am able to access them but when I right-click on the folder or file and go to properties>general>advanced>compress or encrypt ...
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Check if windows user login password request is enabled

For security reasons I would like to check if the current Windows user has a password set for his account and if this password is requested when Windows starts up (meaning that the auto login with ...
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PrtScn takes pictures of all desktops at the same time

How can I specify which screen I want to take a picture of? I don't want to crop the result in a photo editor.
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%PROMPT% variable resolved differently if set directly in CMD or by Windows variables tool

When trying to customize my command prompt I faced a strange behaviour: from the CMD the line SET set prompt=$D $T$H$H$H$_%USERNAME%@%COMPUTERNAME%$_$P$G works as expected: 28/05/2020 12:02:15 DDS@...
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win10 + softwares in a disk image for all hardwares

3 relatives of mine need a fresh install of windows, I want to make a disk image containing win10 + notfree softwares such as office19 and adobe2020 suites assuming : they are already activated on ...
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Putty Settings Disappeared on Windows 10 after May 2020 Update

After the most recent Windows 10 Update, all pre-configured settings I had in Putty disappeared. Where can I find them?
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WMI-activity Operational Log does not exist, running Windows 7

I've been experiencing rather high CPU usage from WmiPrvSE.exe, enough to overclock my CPU constantly. I did the usual and checked all dependent processes, restarted it, did multiple levels of virus ...
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Windows 10 Store broken: You'll need the internet for this

Tried all suggestions searched online, e.g. disable proxy, reset app store app, enable/disable IP V6, run a mysterious Power Shell script etc. None of them worked. Please share some ideas. Update ...