Category: Windows 7

Windows PATH too long

I recently discovered that Windows does something funny when the path variable gets too big. (Here I mean that PATH variable + the user PATH variable). The funny thing is that it seems to permute the string somehow because after

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One-way Synchronization with sFTP

Here is a solution that allows synchronization (mirroring) of a sFTP folder with a local folder. The solution provided here uses the free WinSCP program. An alternative to this approach could be the paid software GoodSync which is fairly easy

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Cloning NTFS disk with errors

I have a Windows 7 disk with the NTFS file system on multiple partitions that I want to clone since the disk seems to be dying (it has problems spinning the disk plates, or at least that’s how it sounds). My first

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SourceForge Git auto-login in Windows 7

TortoiseGit auto log-in at SourceForge can be achieved through key authentication through Putty. The first step is to create a key set go to the putty section from the link below  https://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/SSH%20keys Now associate the public SSH key with your SourceForge account

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Windows 7 Share internet to phone or others

This nice small tool for windows 7 can do the job. It creates a new access point like a normal router which can be used by any wifi device. The tool also allows sharing through a wifi access point while

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Delete locked files in Windows

If you can’t delete a file in windows because it is locked this tool can help you unlock it: Unlocker. Link

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Symbolic links in Windows

To make a symbolic link in Windows 7 use the “mklink” command. Creates a symbolic link. MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target         /D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file symbolic link.

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Windows 7, Windowvs Live Messenger Stopped working

If you cannot even start Messenger without getting the “Stopped working” message box try to reset the settings in regedit: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MSNMessenger Delete the value of the keys: AppCompatCanary AppSettings This should make messenger reset the values and start up normally.

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Windows 7 and Lenovo T60

To avoid Monitor problems use the following driver: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-62923 To speed up the different .Net application from Lenovo the online verification can be turned of for the individual applications: By saving this as the application .config <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <?configuration>

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Command line interface for W-lan in Windows xp, vista, 7

Windows has a command line interface for the wireless profiles, here are a few commands which can be usefulle: netsh wlan show profiles (show all profiles) netsh wlan export profile name=”NetworknetForFree” folder=C:\ If the profile name is left out all

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