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Files copied from Windows samba share to Linux file system does not retain date modified metadata

I copied my entire photo library from a Windows Samba share mounted in fstab, into a local directory on my Ubuntu Linux machine using the terminal. cp /sambashare/photos /localdisk/photos Sadly this ...
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How to create password protected zip file in windows using cmd

I am looking to create a password protected zip file in Windows 10 using command prompt. The closet I've got is this powershell script that creates a zip file without a password. I am then calling it ...
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Disable Bitlocker with Linux

I have two operating systems on my laptop. First Ubuntu and second Windows 10 with BitLocker encryption. The laptop doesn't have TPM so BitLocker is decrypted with a password on every Windows boot. ...
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How to read/fetch data from Oracle SQL database using PowerShell Core?

I have been researching on this for a couple of days but have been going in circles here. I need to write a script that fetches the data from Oracle db and do something with the data. In my script I ...
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Outlook 2016 does not receive mail unless outlook restarted

Issue: I have user whose Outlook 2016 does not update new mails. mails are received only after restarting outlook. What I have tried: Recreating profile. Opening outlook in safemode Manual send/...
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Access WSL2 distro's VPN network from Windows 11 host

I am running an debian 11 in WSL2, and I am connecting to a VPN network using openvpn. Within the distro (from CLI) I can reach the desired remote hosts, but I cannot reach them from Windows. Here is ...
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how to copy images from windows clipboard to WSL2's clipboard

I have WSL2/Ubuntu setup in windows, and have xclip installed in WSL2. I am using windows 10 + wsl2 + gwsl everything works great, I can share the clipboard between windows and WSL2. However, that ...
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Several installers on the same drive

i have 256gb usb ssd drive, and i want to put here partition for file storage, and at the same time windows installer, manjaro installer and ubuntu installer. is here a way that i can put here several ...
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How to share multiple monitors

I have a desktop and a laptop. Between the two of those I'd like to share 3 monitors. My desktop has 3 video outputs that I can hook up directly to the monitors and for the laptop I use a j5 Create ...
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Winlogon Event ID 811/812 event tags

In the Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon/Operationsl.evtx event log, event IDs 811 and 812 record the start and end of Winlogon events. The Data tag named Event specifies the session event type, e.g. in the ...
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sc stop winDefend/deleting MpCmdRun.exe access denied

I am trying to stop windows defender service as an administrator but I am getting access denied error. The intention is to remove "MpCmdRun.exe" file after stopping service. I tried changing ...
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How can I avoid windows being rearranged when I use my KVM switch?

I have bought a KVM switch. It works fine, except that when I use the switch, it seems that the computer I'm switching from loses the monitor (as in: Windows thinks that the monitor has been ...
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What scenarios will cause 'net' command to return errors containing NET HELPMSG 2185, 2188 and 2192?

In https://ss64.com/nt/net-service.html, There are 3 errors that looked very similar "The service name is invalid. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2185" "Invalid service ...
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Copying Files with Certain Names and ascending numbers from a List

I have a folder with a few thousand pdf files that are named a certain way and a list of files I want to copy to another folder. - "abcd0000000001-00.pdf" - "abcd0000000001-01.pdf" ...
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How can I see the exit code of a program running in the PowerShell console

I really need to check out the numerical value of a command that I run in Windows PowerShell. The $? only returns True or False, but I need the actual error number. Is that possible? In linux is just ...
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Why I can not add a network location in Windows?

The network settings of this system are exactly the same as other systems, but it encounters an error when add network location. I have a ping server on this computer but I still get this error. How ...
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windows partition restored on specific date (unusual)

This is a super unusual issue we have encountered, a PC of our payroll staff displayed an error upon opening today (05/11/2022). --MM/dd/YYYY see error upon opening the unit Tried to restart the unit ...
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Automatically Open a File when A certain directory is opened in Windows Explorer

Is it possible to open a certain text file or a file with specific extension, when I open a particular directory in Windows Explorer in Windows 10? Here is one possible scenario for this request: I ...
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How can I monitor a folder, and it's subdirectories for changes, and show the diff

I need to monitor a folder and it's subdirectory for file modifications. I need to specifically know what modifications occur. After thinking about this problem, the files that I want to monitor must ...
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Been Hacked by Powershell Script Hidden As Jpeg [duplicate]

I have clicked on a shortcut which triggered a bash that renamed jpeg file and hidden installation. I am not that good with coding but as far as i understood it created a service and scheduled a task ...
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Safe way to resolve Windows files owner inconsistencies

I just found out that I have a mix of security properties inconsistencies on my files. The desktop was build afresh 2 yrs ago but with Win 10. It was upgraded to Win 11. Also one disk (not system) is ...
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Documents folder copied to another computer has strange behaviour

I am moving to a new computer at work. I copied my Documents folder (C:\Users\myname\Documents) from the old computer to a storage area reserved for my use on the company network. Then I renamed it to ...
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How to work with jpegcrop in Windows?

I have just learned about, and downloaded jpegcrop from http://jpegclub.org/ - which should apparently allow lossless cropping from JPEG images. So I loaded this picture https://upload.wikimedia.org/...
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Install Docker for Windows Containers on Windows 10 without Docker-Desktop

I want to set up a build server on windows with a gitlab-runner to build WPF applications for our company. Everything should run neatly in docker containers, thus I need to install docker on windows, ...
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Where are Windows 7 Firewall custom rules stored?

First of all, I know about the existing answers to the question. They mentioned three places in the system registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall ...\SYSTEM\...
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How was my MFP able to save scanned document to my computer without a password?

I was scanning document with Canon MB2100 and it asked me where to save it. I choose "Computer" and it showed my Windows computer in a format username (SMBNAME) It didn't ask any passwords, ...
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Are you trying to add, update, or remove your email account?

For some time now, when I reboot my computer I get this message. Either if I click on Yes or No the popup closes and nothing happens. How can I fix this?
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Lock a file in hard drive sector from accessing by any process

I have C5 Current Pending Sector Count is 1 on my HDD after writing on it. I found the file in that bad sector (a folder hash computing with 7zip just stopped on that file). Then I moved the file to a ...
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How do I know the compression algorithm used by Compact Os in Windows?

By using the command compact.exe /compactos:query all I get is if compact OS compression is activated or not, but not what compression algorithm is used, such as LZX, XPRESS4K, XPRESS8K or XPRESS16K. ...
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How is a batch file (`.cmd` / `.bat`) file executed on Windows?

Context On Windows, the application responsible for opening a given file type (identified by its extension) is resolved using file associations defined (among a few other places) in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. ...
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Google Chrome not taking advantage of all RAM on Windows 10

I have the problem that Google Chrome will limit itself to about 32 GB of RAM split over many tabs and processes. When it approaches 32 GB RAM usage it will start to load pages really slowly, or show ...
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UB-15MS10 Win 10 tablet Bios recovery

Hi everyone I am struggling to recover Bios password , I cant login or , get into the bios or do a Boot from USB , Here is what I get when I turn it on Due Bios entry ,I ve tried three times and its ...
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Where is brand & model information stored in an output device?

For example, why does Windows show me "SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 USB Device" string when I plug in my flash drive to my computer? Or, why does Windows show me "GXT 922 Gaming Mouse" ...
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Win11: Notepad: Cursor seems to disappear?

I am a heavy user of Notepad I find the cursor is hard to see (it is very skinny). I found that in Settings, I can thicken the cursor (however, this setting does not affect all apps, for example the ...
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Windows Delivery Optimization poor performance

On our campus i am managing 360 computers. In Intune i configured all the computers to use delivery optimizations. But i am experiencing poor performance. I expected that most computers would download ...
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Is there a way to turn on stdout and stderr for MSTSC to log?

E.g., for remote-viewer and xfreerdp apps, they print some info to their stdout and stderr. Also, I can use their special cmd flags like --debug or /log-level:debug to get even more information. So, I ...
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SD storage class controller error (code 10) on Windows 10 but not windows 7

We have a unit that has a VUB300 SD card reader IC designed in to allow the offload of data from an SD card over USB. When connected to a windows 7 PC, the card reader works fine and I can read / ...
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Firefox Portable : "Another instance [...] is already running" but taskkill says there is no running instance

I wanted to change the folder from which I run FireFoxPortable, but now I get this when trying to open Firefox : "Another instance of Firefox is already running." But when I run taskkill : ...
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Is it possible to connect 2 external monitors to a laptop if USB-C doesn't support video output?

It appears that my laptop's USB-C port doesn't support video output. So, predictably, when I tried to connect a docking station, with 2 monitors attached, to the laptop's USB-C port, it didn't ...
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How does Dell update drivers through the browser?

Does anyone know how Dell can update drivers on my Dell by me just visiting their driver download page? The browser doesn't prompt me to download files or anything, but some how Dell is able to update ...
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Changing active signal resolution only changes desktop resolution?

Windows is trolling me again. Today I got on and one of my two 1920x1080 ViewSonic monitors has decided it's a Dell AW3418DW. It won't display anything, displaying the "Out of Range" message....
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How to disable Windows lock screen showing sensitive content?

When you lock your Windows 10 workstation, the lock screen continues to show sensitive content: You can then even resume playing the sensitive content. How do you make locking the workstation lock ...
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What exactly does NTFS compression do to files?

Until not so long ago, I've not even known that you could compress specific folders, files or even entire drives using windows' builtin compression. A simple way to do this is just go to properties ...
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KVM Virtual GPU passthrough to real gpu multiple monitors

I have a tesla m40 passed to windows 10 and another GPU that I wanted to use as a display output for the tesla m40 but if I pass it directly to windows it doesn't use the m40 for any application and ...
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Delete a keyboard layout in Windows 11

For some reason, I have an Icelandic keyboard installed (probably due to a misclick in Windows setup): However, Icelandic is not in the list of my languages: Why the disparity, and more importantly, ...
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Proper path for client's "Local Group Policy" in PS' NetSecurity module

So, by default default, Windows client OSes (and servers too, to a degree) have 2 default Windows Firewall policies: weird local firewall and local group policy. In netsh you can easily switch between ...
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How to prevent my laptop from black screen when lid is closed?

I've checked the power settiings and selected "Do nothing" option. However, when I close the lid of my notebook, the monitor changes black and my VNC connect is off. How do I stop the ...
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Create slideshow with date as caption automatically

I want to create a slide show of photos and want the create-date of each image to appear at the bottom when the image is being shown in the slide show. Is there a way I can automate this using ...
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In vmware's unity mode, how to make the client's tray display on the host

I have some applications running on the client, they have a tray and some message alerts are displayed on the tray icon (e.g. Telegram) But when I use unity mode, I find that these tray icons are not ...
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2nd monitor at a random interval goes black for maybe less then a second and then comes back again

I have a desktop computer with 2 monitors connected on on-board VGA and HDMI. The 1st monitor is connected via VGA to VGA port while the 2nd monitor is connected via VGA to HDMI connector to the HDMI ...
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