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I accidentally changed a User folder into a a desktop. Is there a way to restore original user folder?

I was trying to move my user folders to another location. In doing so, I incorrectly pointed the Desktop to the user folder. Now the Users folder shows "Desktop" instead of the name of the user ...
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Wireless Mouse and keyboard combination with frequent driver issue after Windows updates

I have a pretty basic Dell wireless mouse and keyboard combination, but the problem is very often after Windows updates, they seem to have driver issues and way to fix them usually is to take another ...
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How can I configure WinSCP so that connection error windows don't steal the focus?

How can I configure WinSCP so that connection error windows don't steal the focus?Example of connection error window that stole the focus:I use WinSCP 5.7.6 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Strange Undeletable Folder

Not sure if I have malware or not, but I discovered this folder as I was working on my website:Seems pretty normal, right? Well, when I tried to delete it, it was apparently symlinked to the actual "...
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Can't remove directory under Windows or Linux

I installed a video game from the the Microsoft Store and all I want to do is uninstall it.I've tried:Uninstalling through the Windows Store. (It won't open and just loads indefinitely)Removing ...
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SSD slow startup time [on hold]

What could be causing my pc to boot up slower? Windows is installed on my SSD, and it was ok before. I even tried with a reset option, but it is the same.
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Delete files throughout a tree but only if they're in a named subfolder

I want to use del to delete files of a specific type within a large tree but ONLY IF they are in a named subfolder. For example, for these files:\test\sample.jpg\test\fred\pics\sample.jpg\test\...
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Windows 10 photos app bug causing the window to cut out when scaled to a certain size

I am facing a weird issue with the Windows 10 photos app, where it is cutting out the content when resizing it to a certain size. Please look at the screenshots below to see what I am facing:Screen ...
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WMI query, get local info from remote server

I'm using BgInfo on a Windows server that users remotely connect to via RDP. BgInfo allows you to create custom elements based on WMI queries. I'd like to show the user's local hostname. Is there a ...
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Windows host hotspot with website

I apologize if this has already been asked but I couldn't find it.I would like to use my windows 10 computer as a hotspot where all requests (like a McDonald's login page) redirect to a website also ...
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How to set OPENSSLDIR on Windows and what is its meaning?

I am using Windows 10 Pro x64, openssl-0.9.8k_X64 I run commandopenssl version -aI received resultopenssl version -aOpenSSL 0.9.8k 25 Mar 2009built on: Thu Jul 23 09:35:27 2009platform: VC-...
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Plex Alternative for Standalone Viewing [on hold]

I am looking for something that is a middle ground between Plex and VLC. All my viewing is done on the same machine, so a server that transcodes and streams is a bit of a waste. But VLC is to ...
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How to disable the automatic mounting of removable media including those kept attached during the rebooting? (Windows)

I would like to prevent Windows from automatically mounting removable media (such as USB flash drives or any USB drives) including those which remain attached to the computer while the computer ...
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Windows 8.1 upgraded to Windows 10 - how to find the registry backup for CURRENT_USER

I upgraded Windows from 8.1 to 10. Because the option to keep installed apps wasn't working (it's an old work laptop with loads of apps), I picked the option without keeping apps and settings. Now, I'...
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Zipping files according to filenames

Daily we receive five files like this:vi_250000364846.dqa_report.xlsxvi_250000364846.3553_reportvi_250000364846.MSR_reportvi_250000364857.3553_reportvi_250000364857.dqa_report.xlsxThe numbers ...
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Windows 10 image recovery without local administrator being found [on hold]

I have a very simple solution for this, when you start your PC:-go to registry-then click file - import - then make a simple account and make it a member of administrators.in that way you can ...
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Is there a reason to keep Windows' primary partition / drive C: small?

In my jobs almost two decades ago, IT experts would keep the size of Windows' main partition (C drive) extremely small compared to the other partitions. They would argued this runs PC at optimum speed ...
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How can one increase the resolution of a video in BlueJeans?

How can one increase the resolution of a video in BlueJeans (either from the person who shares the video or the person who receives it)? For example, with https://meet.google.com, I can adjust the ...
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How to automatically back up a Windows machine

I'm not a Windows user but I'm trying to help a friend set automatic backups. First off, what is the best way to back up a Windows (Windows 10) machine? I was thinking OneDrive might be a good way to ...
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Execute a file AS .exe while it does not have a .exe extension

I need this for very specific reasons.Example of what i want:rename notepad.exe to notepad.test and have a way of opening it as .exe later.i can't rename them.
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Connecting to web server running on Windows machine from Mac over Ethernet

I have a Windows laptop running a web server on some port - say localhost:8000. I can access the website from the Windows laptop fine. I have a MacBook which wants to access the website being hosted ...
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PowerShell Limit Keys Accepted By Pause Script

Putting the following lines at the end of a PowerShell script has the following functionality:if($Host.Name -eq "ConsoleHost"){Write-Host "Press any key to continue..." -NoNewline$...
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Windows 10 network: We can access to network computers by IP but not by NAME

We have a network, a Windows 10 workgroup, with fixed IPs and the server is one of the Windows 10 network computers. Some computers can recognize each other in the Network Tab in the file brower and ...
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How to remove GRUB from Windows 7

Someone really messed up the build machine here. Looks like they tried putting ubuntu on it, failed, and left it all porked up. And I cant figure out how to fix it. I do not have a windows disk but ...
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How can one zoom on one video during a BlueJeans video conference?

When more than 1 participant share their video in a BlueJeans video conference, how can one zoom on one video?In the following screenshot, 2 participants (in addition to me) are sharing their videos:...
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What are the use cases of NTLM authentication in modern Windows AD domains?

Kerberos authentication is used in modern Windows AD domains, but I still see a lot of references to NTLM authentication.Therefore, I would like to know the use cases for NTLM authentication. Are ...
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Chromium keeps installing itself on my computer [on hold]

No matter how many times I uninstall it, chromium keeps coming backI can uninstall it again but there's no certainty it won't reinstall itself somehow.My question, how is it doing that?How do I ...
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How to get rid of the Narrator cursor box? [on hold]

I'm completely fed up with this blue narrator cursor box. It sits in the dead centre of my screen, and six little icons flash in the middle. It is interrupting my work, and prevents me from playing ...
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Memory Error to Serial Number

My server recently rebooted, and the error logs show that there was a multi-bit ECC error. Apparently this has been happening for a while now, so I will be replacing the memory stick. Is there a way ...
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How to auto-login in one of the account on windows startup? [duplicate]

On Windows 10 I have two accounts: with admin privileges and password and second with guest privileges and without a password. How can I always auto-login in second account with guest privileges and ...
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How to block all connections (except windows update) until Windows 10 is fully updated?

I want to block all connections (except windows update) until Windows 10 is fully updated. How to do that?
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Running a Powershell command in the Windows CMD and getting colour output

When I run this command in Powershell it outputs with colour.(curl wttr.in -UserAgent curl).ContentHowever when I run the same command in the Windows CMD, I get the same output but with no colour....
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Prevent screen captures of individual apps on Windows

Android has a mechanism for an app to tell the system that it does not wish its screen to be captured. This can be used by password managers or apps which display DRM content to prevent eavesdropping ...
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cannot access one folder on remote pc

I have a small network with ~5 PC's.On Server-PC I have 5 shared folders.From my pc I cannot access \\Server-PC\SharedFolder3.I tried to turn off and on network discovery, unshared the folder and ...
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How to clear float text in screen

For example:Some text would always float at a absulote position on screen.I think it is caused by hover on some software which doesn't let the text go after you change to another one.Some article ...
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Find Location of File and Overwrite (Windows 10)

I have a file that I cannot delete due to inadequate permissions. I've already tried to change the file permission properties via the Windows GUI however, it said that I didn't have read permissions ...
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Nicely close Windows application when triggering the shutdown pin

I'm using a small factor PC that runs Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. The board exposes a pin for power/shutdown (the usual button you find in every computer). When I trigger it Windows begin the ...
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Can't deny 'change' permissions on drive without also denying read permissions

I need to allow Read permissions but deny Write permissions on this storage drive, but I seemingly can't, using the permissions dialogue. How do I go about this? Running Windows Server 2012 R2.
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Windows 10 - CMD - Return Current Audio Output Device

I've done some digging around in Google and Stack but I'm having trouble finding a method in command line that will return the value of the name of the current sound output device. I know it can be ...
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Set PSModulePath Environment Variable with PowerShell in Windows 10

I don't understand this. So currently my system environment variable named "PSModulePath" looks like this:%ProgramFiles%\WindowsPowerShell\Modules;%SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\...
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Windows 10 - proxy server restricting my internet access

I have a problem with my windows 10 machine - since the last update some of my apps show various errors or cannot connect to internet, while others, like jetbrains products, tell me that there are ...
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Repeat a program in loop

I am using Windows 10 Professional. I want to create a batch file:that opens the Firefox browser, navigates to a page closes the browser after a minute. Repeat steps 1 to 3.I figured out the ...
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I can't enter data in my excel spreadsheet

why can't I enter data in my excel spread sheet? It's like my key board isn't working. But I can enter data on other applications.
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Cygwin - Run batch file in foreground

This seems like not possible. I've been trying to launch a batch file which has to run in foreground of the user session. so I ssh to Cygwin of remote host and run the batch file and it always ends ...
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Reliable Windows File Transfer over Slow Network Connection

I wanted to ask if anyone knew of a way to do something natively with Windows or PowerShell.I'd call it a "File Funnel".I want to be able to put files on a machine in a given folder, and have ...
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Recovering a windows key from dead machine

Recently my office laptop which was using windows 10 was replaced with a new one since it had an issue and the hard drive was swapped to the new one. Since then windows reports that my windows is not ...
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Powershell script to clear text after localhost line and add static hostname and current ip address to the file

Need to clear all text after the line 127.0.0.1 localhost host file in PowerShell. last line is the localhost entry in the host file after this line I would like to delete all text lines is it ...
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How to save driver details to a text file - Windows 10

I am trying to diagnose a problem where Windows is mistaking two different Bluetooth audio devices for the same device (see this question). As part of my investigations, I would like to save the ...
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How to add 2 mailboxes from 2 exchange servers each to one outlook 2016 profile?

I do have multiple accounts on two Exchange Servers.Previous versions of Outlook allowed me to add these mailboxes independly (although it was never supported, it generally worked just fine). Outlook ...
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Is Kerberos enabled by default for Windows Server 2016 AD domain?

Is Kerberos enabled by default for Windows Server 2016 AD domain?I'm new to Windows AD, so I've set up a virtual environment consisting of a Windows 2016 server and a few Windows 10 machines.I ...

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