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Locked files in Windows.old Documents folder, how to grant permissions?

Shameful direct copy/paste of a decrypt EFS-encrypted files article: Reviewing the chat (under question comments) it appears the top-right gold padlock in Windows indicates EFS files. w32sh posted a ...
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Remember window locations when docked and undocked

Windows 11 can remember window locations: Related Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout.
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Cannot copy large VirtualBox image from local NTFS disk

The file might look like 15 gigabyte, but if it's sparse (vm-ware does this, if you select it during disk creation), it may get expanded to its full size during copying. If it's a 100gb sparse disk ...
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What is the effect of booting with additional cores?

This setting is exactly as it's labeled. It is the adjustable limit of number of cores that will be UTILIZED when handling program executions within the Boot phase of a computer. Despite the MASSIVE ...
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Cannot copy large VirtualBox image from local NTFS disk

I'm a little confused on the partition formats on the source and destinations: NTFS (on Windows 7) supports a maximum file size of 16TB FAT16 supports a maximum file size of 4GB If you're trying to ...
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Cannot copy large VirtualBox image from local NTFS disk

Worst case is there's some creeping fault in the machine and you're at risk of loosing data. Grab your irreplaceable data immediately, even if its by copy-and-paste or email. Do it ASAP because it ...
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GIMP does not see Windows fonts

In Windows, if you install a font by just double-clicking it and then choosing install... ... it will install it for the current user only. GIMP however only sees fonts that are installed "For ...
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Cannot copy large VirtualBox image from local NTFS disk

The file in question might have a bad sector that is not normally used, so is only discovered when copying all the sectors. You may find information about the disk's status by consulting its SMART ...
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Locked files in Windows.old Documents folder, how to grant permissions?

Use the Unlocker software to unlock the files and remove the permissions. this will also help you to rename the locked files.
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Locked files in Windows.old Documents folder, how to grant permissions?

What is happening to this computer is illogical, but instead of trying to fix it, I would suggest to workaround the problem. I would suggest to boot a Linux Live USB and copy the Documents folder. ...
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Action can't be completed - open in another program

Open resource monitor (Windows +R to open Run then type Resmon.exe) Open the CPU tab in the monitor Select all processes (not sure if this is needed, you can probably just search for the handle) ...
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Windows XP Pro x64 will not complete installation via USB (can't find NT5INF.CAT)

Leaving the installation USB in but booting from the hard disk worked for me. I'm guessing the second part of the setup (after the first restart) still needs access to some of the files on the ...
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Can Google Chrome show separate taskbar icons for applications

On Windows 10: Create Shortcut to Chrome where target="C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --app="https://yorusite.com" --app: This will force chrome to open ...
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7-Zip command line option to include only one kind of file recursively

The reason for this error is here. Marco Try 7z a test.7z -ir!"test/*.txt" -ir!"test/*.html" Don't use D:/test/* or ./test/*. Or use -spa
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Stop Powerpoint from changing proofing language to keyboard language

I found the given answer to be incorrect. In my case to solve this problem I had to change current keyboard layout to the language that I want to use in PowerPoint. This could be achieve temporarily, ...
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disable chrome task manager? alternatively: prevent extensions from being killed

There are ways to disable the Esc + Shift shortcut for Chrome. First one is to use AutoHotKey script. You need to download autohotkey program and then create an .ahk script. In the file you put this ...
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How do I see the network adapter statistics in Windows 7?

Besides: Overall stats: netstat.exe -e List stats per protocol: netstat.exe -s List stats per interface: powershell Get-NetAdapterStatistics you can reset stats to zero with netcfg -d, unfortunately ...
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Internet shortcuts open Print dialog

Type regedit in the Run prompt (Win +R) and press the Enter key. Once the Registry Editor opens, navigate to- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\ Right-click on Classes, and create a New KEY with the ...
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Backup a VM while it is running

No matter you are using a VM or physical mechine, hot clone will help you make a backup of your Windows OS while your computer is still running. Besides, after cloning, you are able to boot from the ...
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How to stop ReadyBoost from rebuilding cache after every restart on SD cards and flash drives?

Short: it can not be done Long: the trick with disabling encryption (mentioned in this answer) does not work, at least according to article Disable ReadyBoost encryption and compression: If you are ...
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windows 7 sleep/hibernate issues with ssd

I never heard of hibernate-sleep, did you mean Hybrid Sleep? If you installed Windows 7 on NVME SSD and you use the Microsoft supplied NVME SSD driver, then the hibernate and hybrid sleep won't work ...
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Hibernate doesn't work in Windows 7 64bit

If you installed Windows 7 on NVME SSD and you use the Microsoft supplied NVME SSD driver, then the hibernate and hybrid sleep won't work at all with the driver. You have to install the SSD ...
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Is there a Windows live USB similar to Ubuntu Live USB?

"I'd like to have a Windows live in my USB to use on public computers. I use Ubuntu Live USB but I'd prefer Windows. Any pointers?" Forgive me but this seems non-sensical and disingenuous ...
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How can one configure Windows 7 so that a given process never uses a given Wi-Fi network?

That's easy! Windows Firewall Control https://www.binisoft.org/wfc I have used it for over a year, and nothing I have installed can phone home. Right click on every .exe file and in the context menu, ...
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Can't see W10 shares from W7

Each PC MUST be connected to the same WORKGROUP... "My Computer"... Properties... "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings... "To rename this computer or change its domain or ...
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PC With Windows 7 Home Pemium Won't Boot Up After Upgrading

MAIN POINT: "...there are some important documents and precious photos I want to keep" Secondary and irrelevant point: You have an inherited system that you've no idea what it is, and etc... ...
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How to Repair System Files on Windows 7, after sfc /scannow fails?

"This PC had some Services disabled on startup (with System Config). Enabled all services and the DISM command ran OK. Share" - Clay Nichols "I'm trying to upgrade Windows 7 (x64) to ...
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Authenticating as object owner to edit remote object permissions

Use runas to start a process in a new auth context: runas /netonly /u:SEAGATE-001\jason cmd In that new window, use icacls to change file permissions: icacls \\Seagate-001\jason\P73 /grant Whoever:(...
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Possible to create a Windows 7 file association for all files that does not get applied to folders or drives?

Yes... there is... File Types Manager by Nirsoft FileTypesMan is an alternative to the 'File Types' tab in the 'Folder Options' of Windows. It displays the list of all file extensions and types ...
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Authenticating as object owner to edit remote object permissions

Just off the cuff, but the hardware that the folder is stored in also is recognized across the LAN as a drive. Have you changed TOP LEVEL permission in this Parent Drive, to add you as a user, and ...
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Remove Watermark of Aero Glass on windows 8.1

Close off access for this software to phone home. Download resource hacker and open the specific file to see if there is a watermark. Delete it or Replace with a .bmp image matching the BG color. &...
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pc having no system sound

Go to Control Panel - Sound Make certain to select the sound drivers you have installed, so your OS recognizes them. Alternatively, go to dxdiag in your start menu search bar to open DirectX utility ...
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Windows 7 starting screen get stucked when boot on a bootable usb

It's because your bootable media has USB 3 drivers for keyboard and mouse ( am assuming that this is what you mean by "get stucked") , but when your bootable media hands itself over to the ...
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Windows 10 login like 7 or XP

You want windows 10 to look like windows 7 on the logon/lock screens... This is awkward to answer, due to the fact that your question is more a matter of "preference" and not directly ...
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How Firefox process without admin rights is able to update its own executable file?

To disable updates for a particular user profile with the Firefox browser, via the prefs.js file, perform the following: Close Firefox. Navigate to the following location based on your operating ...
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Make specific tray icon always show for all profiles in Windows 7

Just extending from Joshua Parnell's post, if you want to see what's already in the TrayNotify value - .exes and tooltips - you can decrypt it. This helps when you want to use the solution here (the ...
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How to disable CHKDSK permanently, windows 10/11

Read this former Superuser thread for information, Also, disabling something that tells you that you have a problem or a failing disk does not seem sensible. Why does CHKDSK run everytime I boot my ...
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VMware tools not installing on Windows 7 ultimate. VMware workstation pro

Download and install "Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3033929)" https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46148 You should now be able to boot into ...
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How to troubleshoot Windows computer that occasionally loses Wi-Fi (WiFi) network connectivity for ~60 seconds

I agree with Yorik: Disable bluetooth devices. Also Firstly, CREATE A RESTORE POINT: • Click Start ( ), right-click Computer, and then select Properties. • On the left side of the System window, click ...
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Laptop losing all wi-fi signal when it is physically moved

Firstly, CREATE A RESTORE POINT: • Click Start ( ), right-click Computer, and then select Properties. • On the left side of the System window, click System protection. • Select a disk to store the ...
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No connections are available on HP laptop after downgrade to Windows 7

Firstly, CREATE A RESTORE POINT: • Click Start ( ), right-click Computer, and then select Properties. • On the left side of the System window, click System protection. • Select a disk to store the ...
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How to delete the built-in game Chess Titans on Windows 7

Yes, I have Windows 7 Ultimate, and Chess Titans does exist, Step 1: Uninstalling the Chess Titans: Go to Start and in the search type "Turn Windows features On or Off". Select "Turn ...
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a usb flash drive shows sandrive.lnk when i mount it

If your computers are all on the same local area network (LAN), then the solution is simple, NOTE: for all the links, right click on it and select "open in new tab", or you will lose this ...
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How to show tree branches for files in Windows tree command output?

There's no way to make tree output the --- before file names so you have to use some other tree implementations. Here's one in PowerShell param( [string]$Path, [Alias("F")] [...
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How to show tree branches for files in Windows tree command output?

One workaround is to parse the output from tree and replace the blank spaces before files. The simplest way to achieve that is to use a regex in PowerShell like below tree /a /f |% { $_ -replace '^(([ ...
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What happen if we reduce the size of hiberfil.sys

On Windows 11 to set half the size, use powercfg /h /type reduced and powercfg /h /type full for normal size.
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What does "Write cache buffer flushing" mean

Both settings relate to the internal disk cache. The first one enables/disables the write cache. The second one is much more interesting and apparently has a slightly different effect on different ATA/...
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Unable to complete windows 7 install

Since you were able to get to the setup screen, and your mouse and keyboard are not working, then the problem is clear to me: Your Windows 7 Home Premium OS does not have USB 3 Drivers slip-streamed ...
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How to search for only folders in Windows 7 instead of folders AND files

This answer is posted as an answer to a question that was closed as a duplicate, Windows Explorer Search for: Folder name BEGINS WITH [Search term], despite the fact that the accepted answer to this ...
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How do you use multiple monitors in MS Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7?

The only way it works for me is to: Manually set Server properties -> Remote Desktop Settings -> Remote Desktop Size -> Custom to, say, 3840x1200, assuming that your local monitor setup is a ...
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