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Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Muted
Invasion of privacy, slandering and defamination...

Invasion of privacy, slandering and defamination are serious crimes in America (excluding copyright infringement).

Tread carefully and explain more in detail first.

"TV?" Record it with your...
Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,639
Posted By Muted
As far as creating a free program to implement...

As far as creating a free program to implement the same strategies (sanity and practicality aside):

A potential configuration file could be written as such:
{OS}
Windows 7

{TITLE}
Firefox
...
Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Muted
A simple batch file script, registry editor...

A simple batch file script, registry editor script or VBS script would also work.

The paths listed should exist under: Windows 6, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,639
Posted By Muted
Oh! You meant feature creep ('bells and whistles'...

Oh! You meant feature creep ('bells and whistles' is the tangible expression)!

Personally: I tend to use the bulk of features provided in complex programs (typically front end utilities to the CLI...
Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,639
Posted By Muted
Harddrive space/Specialized instructions...

Harddrive space/Specialized instructions ('raw/dumb performance of the CPU')/RAM utilization are all combintory and each have trade-offs.

A smaller file size (given X constraints under Y...
Forum: Software 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Muted
Here's a cut-dry set of topical steps: Reboot...

Here's a cut-dry set of topical steps:
Reboot into Safe Mode
Open the registry editor
Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Set the DWORD...
Forum: Chillout Room 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 2,696
Posted By Muted
MMC (multimedia controls) comes from Windows. ...

MMC (multimedia controls) comes from Windows.

Yes. I don't use nor keep the premade folders. I delete them (registry entries).
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By Muted
I wasn't trying to be obtuse. Firstly: I was...

I wasn't trying to be obtuse.

Firstly: I was unaware of whether or not outside links were against the rules.
Secondly: The forum they're on is not open (linking would be senseless).

If the...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,639
Posted By Muted
With the exception of the alleged data mining and...

With the exception of the alleged data mining and mild invasion of privacy: That is quite accurate.

Software changes hands like you change under garments.
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By Muted
Batch file scripting hackery (without the use of...

Batch file scripting hackery (without the use of external programs other than the native Windows console and batch file scripting) does make it possible.

A simple correction for anyone who may...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Muted
It helps to read persons posts all the way...

It helps to read persons posts all the way through. I didn't write it to look cool or for someone else to read. I wrote it for you to read in all it's entirety.

The VB script loads the user32.dll...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 3,191
Posted By Muted
What you're trying to do is the epitome of what...

What you're trying to do is the epitome of what scripting was created for.

I'll pass on listing a wide variety of scripting languages, but I am pretty sure a batch file by itself won't suffice.
...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,639
Posted By Muted
If you read the entire post and don't cherry pick...

If you read the entire post and don't cherry pick it: You'll put what was said back in context.

I was unaware that AVAST pulled that stunt for small gains.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 3,191
Posted By Muted
A 'folder' is a special type of 'file' under...

A 'folder' is a special type of 'file' under Windows. That is why it has all the same permissions under NTFS (timestamps included).
If you're trying to 'restore' the 'original' timestamp: I do not...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Muted
Have you tried Googling for an answer? I use an...

Have you tried Googling for an answer? I use an Android phone and do not own an iPhone.

I am sure you can connect the iPhone to the machine with a USB cable and simply copy/paste the data (audio /...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By Muted
I'm not quite sure I understand your question /...

I'm not quite sure I understand your question / problem all the way. For that: I am sorry.

Folder Settings should affect all folder settings.
"Custom Folder Settings" should be unaffected.

It...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 9,914
Posted By Muted
Just to note: You may not need to bother with...

Just to note: You may not need to bother with 'data recovery' at all.
If the partition table was damaged/modified (namely the latter): You merely need to restore it.

Command prompt:
- DISKPART...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By Muted
You are correct; partially. Batch file...

You are correct; partially.

Batch file scripting (cmd.exe is the process executed) does not allow for individually colored text/background.
The command console (cmd.exe) is just another Windows...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By Muted
I second MourningStar's suggestion of using:...

I second MourningStar's suggestion of using: Handbrake!
It's been around since the dawn of Windows XP. It's free. It's heavily tested and trusted and used.

Conversion of containers or codecs will...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 9,911
Posted By Muted
First: Blanket statements like "Chinese crap" do...

First: Blanket statements like "Chinese crap" do not support anything. It's nothing shy of an ad hominem and a sign of ignorance.
Secondly: I completely agree with you (in the sense of buying...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Muted
Hello, iknowjohnny. I'm unsure about "Mini...

Hello, iknowjohnny.

I'm unsure about "Mini Mouse Macro" itself, but! There are quite a few (by that I mean: There are tons) of alternatives!

Visual Basic script (native to Windows)
...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 3,639
Posted By Muted
In short: All that CCleaner does is searches for...

In short: All that CCleaner does is searches for known Microsoft Windows temporary storage directories (after it searches for existing Microsoft programs).

This is what the entire list ("Windows"...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Muted
As Ranger4 suggested: Uninstall it for now. ...

As Ranger4 suggested: Uninstall it for now.

If you want a light weight solution (very old, tried and true): Download 7-zip instead.
It's supported on practically every type of hardware out there...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Muted
A slight variation of these (and preferably in...

A slight variation of these (and preferably in this order) would be:
chkdsk C: /F /R /X
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=C:\ /offwindir=C:\Windows

You should restart your machine into "Windows...
Forum: Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Muted
If User Account Control (UAC) was set to a...

If User Account Control (UAC) was set to a maximum setting: It's difficult to fix and will cause bizarre issues like yours.

If you are logged in as an Administrator and are unable to access UAC:...
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