• berniec



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    • in reply to: Desktop occasionally doesn’t refresh #2455173

      Not that I can tell.   I created an “invisible” file on my desktop.  I then created two visible ones [a new folder and copying a file to desktop].   The invisible one stayed invisible.  I opened resource monitor and it said:

      CPU at between 3%&4%   Memory at 50% [16gigs of 32 gigs]  Disk 0 Network 0

      Several minutes later I hit right-click>refresh and <bang> the invisible file appears. None of the resources changed.

    • in reply to: Default folder customization #2453440

      I understand about the “apply this template to all subfolders”.   I create folders often enough that it seems I have to keep doing it.

      I don’t fully understand how windows does this though.  Long ago I went to d: {yes, the properties on a disk drive have the same customize options!} and set it and all its subfolders to general items.  I just did a test, though, that got me wondering what’s going on: I created a folder on my desktop [NB: desktop is moved to D: and d: has been “general items for all subfolders”ed.  and the folder was “general items”.  I copied some mp4 into it and the customization *changed* to “Videos”.  Why does that happen??   I have a folder that has three images and two videos in it.. and it has “Pictures”.   for some reason, by some mechanism, Windows *changes* the customization I guess when you first store a file in the folder.

    • in reply to: The ASR GUI tool is safe #2453244

      Could you elaborate a bit.  First I always find Github terribly opaque and the entry for ASR GUI is no different: I didn’t see where there was an obvious way just to download the program and its documentation.  Also, can you explain what we should do about ASR?   Which “S”s should we do something about  and how.   You mention using gpedit but don’t say how.  Sorry to be so clueless about this matter.

    • in reply to: What technology will run your life a few years from now? #2438641

      Talking about the “turing test” rerminds me of an incident from the ’60s.   The program in question was “Doctor” which was a rewrite of Joseph Wizenbaum’s “Eliza” program.   At the time Danny Bobrow wrote a short article for an AI journal called  “A Turing Test Passed”.   This from Risks Digest in ’89:



    • in reply to: Adding to the right-click “new” menu #2438014

      That looks good [and I can actually understand it] but it doesn’t match my system.   The only .py key in my registry is

      ComputerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOTLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAppModelPackageRepositoryPackagesPythonSoftwareFoundation.Python.3.10_3.10.1264.0_x64__qbz5n2kfra8p0PythonSoftwareFoundation.Python.3.10_qbz5n2kfra8p0!Pythonwindows.fileTypeAssociation.pypy

      and it has the keys.  Is this because I didn’t really “install” python but got it from the microsoft store [and in any event should I try the registry changes you suggested]


    • in reply to: Adding to the right-click “new” menu #2437748

      You misunderstood — the path is set up perfectly for Python.  What I want is an entry in the “new” context menu in Explorer to _create_ a new python file.   Right now, in addition to “folder” and “shortcut”, I can create a new text file, a new Word doc,  new Excel workbook, etc, etc.   I’m trying to figure out how to add to that list for a new “python program”.

    • in reply to: Can’t mount network drive, redux #2434106

      That works perfectly!  Now I have an ironclad batch file that’ll properly mount that @#$%#% network drive.  THANKS!!

    • in reply to: Making an IE site permanent #2428230

      I kept poking around and i blundered into a workaround.  I’m assuming that my allowed URL will expire in a month, as promised.  BUT: I discovered that the edge menu includes “reopen page in IE mode”.  I think that come March I’ll just do that.

    • in reply to: TrafficMonitor — Breaking the Language Barrier #2427640

      FAscinating.  I checked and my win10/rpo/21h2 systems seems to come with c++ libraries from 2008, 2012, 2013 , 2015-2019.  But I guess none of them are new enough traffic monitor.  How strange…

    • in reply to: TrafficMonitor — Breaking the Language Barrier #2427369

      What am I doing wrong? I’m trying to run trafficomontor on a win10/pro/21h2 system and I get “The code execution cannot proceed because mfc140u.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix the problem”, then the same with msvcp140.dll and vcruntime140.dll. I didn’t think trafficmonitor had to be “installed” [and I didn’t see any way to do that in the zip file] so I just tried unzipping it and running it from the directory.

    • in reply to: Can’t connect network drive #2426057

      Yes “y:” that was the drive the NAS has always been “mounted” with and there are various shortcuts that point to y:\this and y:\that and I wanted to ensure that the re-mounted NAS had the right drive letter

    • in reply to: Can’t connect network drive #2425941

      SUCCESS!!I tried again — this time *without* the password parameter. AND: it just worked. Didn’t even need an elevated command prompt. I set up the net use command in a “mapdrive” batch file and it works like a champ. THANKS!!

    • in reply to: Can’t connect network drive #2425939

      OK, I’m an idiot — I missed e.g., after you mentioned the map command.  I tried it from a batch file and, oddly, nothing happened.   So I went and tried it from an elevated command line. I gave it

      net use y: \\myNAS\mymountpoint password

      and got “error 87   parameter is incorrect”.  Of corse it doesn’t say *what* parameter.  I also tried it with * instead of y: and got the same error.

      SO: I tried something I hadn’t: In explorer I did “map network drive” and gave it y: and \\myNAS\myvolume and it didn’t even ask me for a password — and it *worked*!!  it just mounted it.

      I have no idea what it did wrong with the net use command, but I’ll try again, this time without the password [from the /? it looks like I have to give it an * for the password] and I’ll see if that works.

    • in reply to: Can’t connect network drive #2425905

      I don’t know what the “map command” you’re talking about is.  I’ve tried to manually “mount” the NAS but I always get “drive letter in use” or something like that.  But it sounds like that’s just what I need to learn what-is 🙂

    • in reply to: Is it time for 21H2? #2422421

      Thanks for the info.  I’ve updated to 21h1 and it went without a problem and I cannot tell that *anything* has changed.   I ought to go to the 21h1 forum now and see what is actually in this update [notmuch, I’m guessin]


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