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Q: Cookie File Name

After installing the latest Microsoft patches that were released on Tues I noticed that all my cookies being installed after the update have weird file names such as ENV8RRRH. Prior to the updates the file names in the cookie folder were listed as user [email protected] with a file name you could recognize such as user [email protected] This was helpful in determining what cookies to manually delete. Now you have to open each individual cookie file in notepad to try to determine if I want to save it or delete it which is a real pain. I don't want to delete all the cookies because some I need such as accessing my bank account log on information. Anyone have an explanation on why this format was changed in IE9 and if there is a solution.

Buckeye9

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A: Cookie File Name

Welcome
I think that you are more interested in saving your important cookies, and deleting the uninportant ones. I feel the same and handle it this way.
Download ccleaner
Check the cookies category for deletion (there are two) untick system temporary files.
Use the computer for a while, go to your sites and make your bank deposits, buy your stocks etc. Then go to the cookie listing and right clikc both columns and then click intelligent scan. The garbage cookies will not be touched but the valid ones will be saved.
That being said, I would make a scan with malwarebytes and my anti virus, just to be sure that the cookies that appear constantly are not malware
Good luck

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A:Help locating a file to help my ethernet work again

Check for optional Windows Updates, specifically a network driver. The most common name is Realtek.

And/or try installing this driver. - Software: Drivers & Utilities

If still no go, which computer do you have?
 

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A:Reliable large file-sharing site needed... Yousendit closed

Look at shutterfly.com
 

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A:Windows 8 File Copy "Interrupted Action" Issue

I missed to say that there is an easier alternative method to copy files with properties is by creating image of the files need to be copied. For example, iso, daa , bin, etc.
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dbf files are used for Database storage - - you need the application that created them to access the data
 

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A:Checking file system on D: The type of the file system is FAT32

It perhaps got removed incorrectly while some programs still had the file data open/in memory. I'd pull everything off the card, format it, and put the data back.

What is the card in? Does it have to be FAT32? Could you use ExFAT instead?
 

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A:Home Network Routing - Using a Switch for file transfers?

Weakest link in the chain prevails.

Code:

ISP=Router--switch-- PC{1+}
|
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A:Delete file in pen drive

Likely you need to ensure that the pen-drive has the NTFS permission for <everyone> to be full control.

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A:JPEG file error

can you open ANYTHING on that external device?
 

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A:My 500GB Buffalo external HDD became RAW file system

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A:File recovery

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A:Particular MKV file lags?

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A:Error copying file or folder

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A:Satellite A65-S126. File ntkrnp.exe could not be loaded. Error code is 7

See this link:
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A:Unknown file system on internal laptop HDD

delete the partition(s), define new one(s) and then format

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A:File sync over network to SDHC card

On the machine with the card, if you open My Computer, how does the SDHC card appear
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What's the price range for this server?
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lol

stop surfing the porn sites and you have nothing to worry about, your dad seems to know heaps more about pc's etc and anything you do he will undo.

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jalba said:





How can i burn an 8gb .iso file onto a 4gb dvd disc?Click to expand...

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/the-file-is-corrupt-and-un-readable.134728/
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A:Page file input

modern system use pagefiles!

in fact, the whole system uses the model

Code:
program ---> accesses Virtual Memory <---> real memory
This allows large programs to run even when there is only a limited amount of real RAM on the platform.

Using multiple programming model then allows many programs to use the VM
at the expense of stealing memory pages from other programs which are currently not active.

Unless you have x64 hardware, that 8gb is fruitless and XP will limit the effective use to something between 3-4gb.

Don't out smart yourself nor swim up-stream -- just go with the flow and be happy
 

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A:Computer not file sharing

Is "file and printer sharing" checked under exceptions on the windows firewall?
 

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OK

Flip4Mac and VLC media player maybe can help you !
 

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A:Troubleshooting: XP File and Printer Sharing, Computers not found?

the checklist you sent me

Thanks so much. I began doing the items and came to a stall at the run: cmd: ipconfig\all. I got the message "the system cannot find the specified path" What does that imply?

I will continue down the list and will post any other issues.

Thx
Sheila
 

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A:Sending a file to an other computer

Ok I think you want to ask that the switch in question is a router???

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Look I'm not trying to spam or anything but try the TRIAL of http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/
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Amigosdefox said:





I want to transfer files between an xp pc and a vista laptop. I only have straight through cables but I was wondering if you can tell the network card to work as crossover. Any feedback is appreciated.Click to expand...

Not on any network card that I have seen. Either get a crossover cable or a cheap $10 switch.
 

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A:Deleting Flash Drive File

Len613 said:





On my desktop computer I dragged my My Documents folder to my flash drive.Click to expand...

That's a new one

Sounds as though you must have created a shortcut to your My Documents folder files
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Next time, only copy\paste the files you actually want to store on your flash drive within My Documents folder

Also restoring files, seems to have restored many files in My Documents, being on the Flash Drive too (or worse -> only)

My documents should not be dragged anywhere
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Download HostMan http://www.box.net/shared/mnzfmikqgh
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login to an admin account
plug-in the external HD
dbl-click My Computer
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add <Everyone> to the permissions
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That is part of an evil investation.
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APIPA

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regards
 

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Zoom ADSL x6 router

PC2 and PC3 can see each other
PC1 cannot see PC2 or PC3, PC2 and PC3 cannot see PC1.

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A:Vista file sharing/network problem

4 ideas. Please restart after each one is completed, and test again

1.

Start->Run->CMD to open a command prompt.

netsh winsock reset catalog (Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults)

netsh int ip reset reset.log (Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults)

2.

Network Connections --> your Network Connection --> Properties --> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) --> Properties --> Advanced --> WINS -->
and checked that Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is selected

3.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs: (Start->Run->Services.msc)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

4.

1. Click Start, click Run, type "regedit" and click OK.
2. Locate and double-click the following registry subkey:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa"
3. On the right hand side, double-click restrictanonymous.
4. Set the number in the Value data box to 0, and click OK.
5. Close Registry Editor.
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Pretty sure MS Robocopy will fix that issue.
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A:File = Access Denied?

get the emotion out of this and try to see BOTH sides.

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boot into SAFE MODE
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I crashed my external HDD again. I am asking if it is possible to view windows indexing service records or ntfs logs or any other log that can help me to recover the directory structures and file names. The logs on the windows side I am asking. The HDD is unaccessible. The computer is still running and I've unplugged it 20 minutes ago if it helps with temporary files. Maybe MFT records... I want only file names not the files. Is there a way to do it.
 

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