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Forum: General Discussion 30 May 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By Pyprohly
A good thing to note here, the “S-1-5-21” part of...

A good thing to note here, the “S-1-5-21” part of the SIDs suggest that they belong to user accounts. If Windows Explorer cannot evaluate an SID then it is an indication that the user associated with...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 30 May 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By Pyprohly
UsernameIssues’ original script used the window...

UsernameIssues’ original script used the window title to identify a process, but it appears you want to identify a process by its name instead (“My-Xtool.exe”), so I’ve written a new solution that...
Forum: Software 29 May 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,579
Posted By Pyprohly
The thrills of PC. What kind of error,...

The thrills of PC.


What kind of error, “Cannot find file.exe:Zone.Identifier file”? It doesn’t have a Zone.Identifier stream then.


The 1750 lines of gibberish is what you get when you open...
Forum: Software 20 May 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2,579
Posted By Pyprohly
Hello Bawldiggle, The “Open File -...

Hello Bawldiggle,


The “Open File - Security Warning” prompts are caused by something known as an alternate data stream (ADS) which is a resource forking feature of NTFS.

When you access a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 17 May 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 7,947
Posted By Pyprohly
The XML represents a serialised object that’s to...

The XML represents a serialised object that’s to be read by PowerShell. I don’t really want to sift through a list by hand.

Here were the services that weren’t running on your machine but were on...
Forum: Network & Sharing 15 May 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 7,947
Posted By Pyprohly
Ztruker, if you can run the following command and...

Ztruker, if you can run the following command and upload the output file,
Get-Service | Export-Clixml $env:UserProfile\Desktop\services.txt
I’ll cross check the status of your services with mine,...
Forum: General Discussion 11 May 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Pyprohly
Hi Foebane, A good question. The NTFS...

Hi Foebane,

A good question.

The NTFS filesystem itself stores only 3 date fields for every filesystem item, which you have correctly identified: date created, date modified, and date accessed....
Forum: Software 09 May 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By Pyprohly
When you download a program file from the...

When you download a program file from the internet, Windows will prompt you with a “Open File - Security Warning” dialogue before executing it. In post 39 of Open File Security Warning - Enable or...
Forum: General Discussion 09 May 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Pyprohly
Don’t say that. I just though that if we started...

Don’t say that. I just though that if we started to discuss those errors it would generate too much back and forth communication, a lot of which wouldn’t relate to the OP.

Feel free to PM me any...
Forum: General Discussion 08 May 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Pyprohly
It sounds like more than a few things need...

It sounds like more than a few things need correcting before you start taking on board suggestions. You need to be able to get the bulk of it down on your own and reserve your enquiries for specific...
Forum: General Discussion 06 May 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Pyprohly
To replace a file in System32, you need to first...

To replace a file in System32, you need to first take ownership of it (using the takeown command) then change it’s permissions (with icacls). Then you can simply use copy to replace the file.
...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Apr 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Pyprohly
So you have verified this is the only app causing...

So you have verified this is the only app causing this problem?

If it’s an isolated problem with the app, this might not be something we can easily assist you with without taking a closer look at...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Apr 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By Pyprohly
I lock in B; Evaporation. Final answer. ...

I lock in B; Evaporation. Final answer.


(?)
Forum: General Discussion 24 Apr 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Pyprohly
FredY42, yes, you must give your account a...

FredY42, yes, you must give your account a password, and the credentials you specify must be of user “fred” if you’re going to write to “c:\users\fred\desktop”. Along with all of Alejandro85’s...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Apr 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Pyprohly
Hi Metalhammer! Welcome to SevenForums. I...

Hi Metalhammer! Welcome to SevenForums.

I feel that the problem lies in your batch program. You haven’t provided this so I can only answer your questions.


When the Explorer process is killed...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Apr 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By Pyprohly
MarcChamberlain, if I understood correctly you...

MarcChamberlain, if I understood correctly you basically want to copy a single file to each subfolder in a folder, non-recursively.

Here’s a way to do it.
@echo off

set "source_file=bacon.txt"...
Forum: Network & Sharing 21 Apr 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By Pyprohly
I suggest performing a ping test prior to sending...

I suggest performing a ping test prior to sending the shutdown request. That way you’ll have more control over the waiting times.

Because ping can sometimes fail to set the error level, the...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Apr 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Pyprohly
Hi, There’s an event that fires each time a...

Hi,

There’s an event that fires each time a user returns to their login session. To achieve your goal, what you can do is create a scheduled task based on this event.

Event id ‘4778’ of...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Apr 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By Pyprohly
Hi, It might help if we knew what the...

Hi,

It might help if we knew what the permissions for this folder were.

NTFS Permissions of File - View and Post...
Forum: Tutorials 09 Apr 2017
Replies: 143
Views: 626,204
Posted By Pyprohly
Hi Greg, If H drive represents a mount point...

Hi Greg,

If H drive represents a mount point to a network location mapped by Windows Explorer, the Command Prompt will not be able to see it.

Before you can create the link there (assuming a...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Apr 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By Pyprohly
tried it, no dice[/QUOTE] One cannot...

tried it, no dice[/QUOTE]
One cannot programmatically invoke Ctrl-Alt-Del or have a program intercept and detect events to or from this key combination in any way. Of course, this is a design...
Forum: Software 02 Apr 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By Pyprohly
Imagine the criticism they’d get if they had...

Imagine the criticism they’d get if they had users run around the ‘net trying to locate every .NET Framework installer that preceded their required version, and then have them spend time installing...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Apr 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By Pyprohly
If your comment directly relates to a tutorial...

If your comment directly relates to a tutorial then it should really go there, but I digress.

Images can’t be placed into those kinds of message boxes, but a Task Scheduler task lets you launch...
Forum: System Security 01 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Pyprohly
It relates back to the finicky way Cmd parses...

It relates back to the finicky way Cmd parses it’s arguments.

Consider the following.
[1] C:\Users\Pyprohly>type "C:\foo\file(.bat"
@echo Hello World! %*
[2] C:\Users\Pyprohly>type...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Pyprohly
Hello Sniper15, Have you tried rewriting...

Hello Sniper15,

Have you tried rewriting your batch file a couple of times, preferably to algorithms that don’t achieve your goal, and seeing if the problem persists? Does the problem occur if all...
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