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Forum: Customization 07 Apr 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By apb
Delete file properties from More menu

Maybe this question should be in a different thread about explorer, but my issue is that the file properties dialog from explorer has about 638 properties that I will never ever EVER use, yet...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1,168
Posted By apb
NTFS convert directory junctions to (relative) directory symlinks?

I have some filesystems with a lot of directory junctions from XP. These behave as absolute symlinks, but it is more useful to have relative symlinks. Therefore, I would like a way to convert all...
Forum: Tutorials 07 Dec 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 398,879
Posted By apb
If you want to do this from the command line,...

If you want to do this from the command line, from an elevated prompt, you can disable the "offline files" service:

sc config CscService start= disabled

note: I believe the space after '=' is...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06 Dec 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By apb
Thank you. Yes, I know that. I am looking for...

Thank you. Yes, I know that. I am looking for the reason I cannot traverse the directory structure with certain tools, and/or how to fix that. It is probably some kind of permission problem. ...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06 Dec 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By apb
Thanks. That's a good idea. The danger,...

Thanks. That's a good idea. The danger, however, is that it may be difficult to roll back the permissions changes. In my experience, sometimes there are special permissions hacks that do not show...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06 Dec 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By apb
Thanks. Ah, well, the key word is "should." ...

Thanks.

Ah, well, the key word is "should." As I mentioned, I am NOT seeing it in a text editor. Indeed FF does work to see it. I am not, however, looking for workarounds, I am looking for a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06 Dec 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By apb
How to make contents of C:\Windows\System32\Tasks visible?

I want to be able to see (recursively) the contents of C:\Windows\System32\Tasks without using either explorer or the 'dir' command (or the Task Scheduler itself). For example, when I use emacs as...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Oct 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 9,816
Posted By apb
I have a related question, or maybe it's the same...

I have a related question, or maybe it's the same question.

In my case, I'm happy with my default folder columns. The problem comes when I want to add a column temporarily. Explorer has about...
Forum: Tutorials 20 Oct 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 88,517
Posted By apb
Thanks! --peter

Thanks!

--peter
Forum: Tutorials 19 Oct 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 88,517
Posted By apb
Very useful; thanks. But, I have a...

Very useful; thanks.

But, I have a question. In your bat file, you include a pause. Is that because taskkill will return before it has finished killing all "explorer.exe"s? I note that...
Forum: Tutorials 01 Oct 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 204,073
Posted By apb
Thanks. I had checked the bios, and I did not...

Thanks. I had checked the bios, and I did not find any such setting. I suspect it is a chipset driver bug, or maybe a bios bug. Probably this feature is not exercised often and therefore did not...
Forum: Tutorials 01 Oct 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 204,073
Posted By apb
Doesn't work for me.

Alas, although I can get this to work for a USB mouse, it won't work for the exact same model mouse connected to a PS/2 port, even though device manager does present the wake checkbox. Also, using...
Forum: Software 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By apb
Reading that page, seems to me that in my case it...

Reading that page, seems to me that in my case it was probably a OEM:NONSLP, or OEM:COA since the COA stickers attached to the machines were Vista licenses, as confirmed by talking to a MS agent. ...
Forum: Software 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By apb
Thanks! That is really stressing my German...

Thanks! That is really stressing my German fluency. However, they end up sending a link to the German locale version. Do you know offhand if the license codes will work with the English locale...
Forum: Software 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By apb
I have transplanted win 7 pro system disks from...

I have transplanted win 7 pro system disks from one laptop to another of same hardware (but presumably different mobo s/n) without any complaint about licensing. However, I am not sure of the exact...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By apb
I haven't tried that, and I doubt it would work.

I haven't tried that, and I doubt it would work.
Forum: General Discussion 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,579
Posted By apb
As I stated before, there is no "explore" running...

As I stated before, there is no "explore" running on my system, and hence no such thing appears in task manager. If, however, I kill all running "explorer"s, the desktop will go blank until I run...
Forum: Software 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By apb
Thanks. Actually, changing the machine name is...

Thanks. Actually, changing the machine name is another issue. Although windows offers a UI to do that, apparently it does not actually change the network name, which involves hacking the registry. ...
Forum: Software 14 Sep 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By apb
Thanks. Uh, well, that option had sort of...

Thanks. Uh, well, that option had sort of occurred to me.

--p.
Forum: Software 14 Sep 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By apb
Thanks! But, a question. In my case, I want...

Thanks! But, a question.

In my case, I want to copy an installation to identical hardware: 2 additional machines, and I have 2 additional licenses. However, some things will still be different,...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Sep 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,579
Posted By apb
I don't know what the process "explore" is, nor...

I don't know what the process "explore" is, nor is there a process of that name on my win 7 machine. As far as I know, "explorer" in windows since at least xp is BOTH the file manager AND the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Sep 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By apb
where does powercfg store its current state, and why can't I override?

I have endless problems with sleep.

Right now, powercfg -requests claims that PID 5724 has a file open over the network. However, there is currently no PID 5724 running on my machine. Process...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Sep 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,579
Posted By apb
Solved -- explorer bug

Ok, I solved the problem.

Apparently it's a bug in explorer, or maybe a bit got flipped. I killed all running explorer processes, and restarted explorer, and the problem went away. That means it...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Sep 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 2,579
Posted By apb
I have the same problem, and it is not a simple...

I have the same problem, and it is not a simple security problem. I am a member of admin group, and these are files I created. I have tried taking ownership recursively, changing read-only...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 Aug 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By apb
Thanks, but I guess I was not very clear. Yes, I...

Thanks, but I guess I was not very clear. Yes, I can always disable wake timers. The problem is that I want that to be dependent on whether the lid is open or closed. What you provided is a way to...
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