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Automatic share and unshare program?

Q: Automatic share and unshare program?

Hi all

Just curious to know if there is an app out there that can enable and disable a group of shares under one button? Or is this wishful thinking?

Thanks in advance

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So, I share a folder once. By adding "everyone" to the list of "people to share with." Then, I unshare it. All of a sudden it has a "lock icon" on it that I can't get rid of.


A:Share folder once, unshare it, now it has a lock icon?

AFAIK, the lock icon is just Windows's way of saying "this file isn't shared with anyone".

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Okay, so this isn't super important but it would be nice. I have two computers and I would like to file share the computers over the network (wireless) automatically. I have tried to do my own research and have had no luck. If any one could help me, it would be very appreciated.

A:Automatic File Share between two computers

I'm not too sure exactly what you are trying to achieve, but this tutorial may be of help to you.


My apologies if it's not what you're after.

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hi all

after i found out that my C drive was set for share i disabled that and it looked all worked fine this way....but when i restart/start my computer its back ENabled and i donno why.

i wonder what it causes and for what purpose i have to share my C drive.

i am a single user on a home pc

i thought maybe this is because of the system or some update programs need this settings...but seen the fact that there seems to be trouble with my firewall for the second time, i wonder if it is a an intruder. the firewall is set for some programs to ASK for internet access, but it doesnt ask..programs just go on net with starting the computer like i would have set them on "remember setting"....so i wonder if there maybe spy-ware or other ugly stuff on my computer

i checked with NAV and pest patrol but both tell me my computer would be clean

A:automatic switch to share C drive by boot...spyware or system?

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Due to problems between Vista and a Sync program, I am left with a drive C: that has several folders which "may or may not" be shared on my home network.

Is there a way (perhaps a command line or utility program) to pass thru my C: drive and completely UNSHARE all folders & files, just like after a fresh installation?

Of course, it shouldn't mess with the <share>$ items.

As of now, every time I select "Stop Sharing" to folders that really aren't being shared anyway, I get a dreaded error: Cannot stop because 'This folder is in a shared folder' which, or course it isn't.

I just want to clean things up and start from scratch.

A:How can i UNshare my C: drive


Go to the Network and Sharing Center, & turn off public folder sharing.

Select manage on your "My computer" icon (Desktop or Start menu). Now go to "Shared Folders" & identify the shared folders on your system to check if you need to stop any more folders.

To stop the other folders you will need to find the uppermost folder & stop that folder share.

Please post a picture of the results to help us assist you further. OK?

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I have just shared a folder on my harddrive. Now how do I unshare it???

I realize I'm more of a novice than I thought. If I share a folder, does it look different in Windows Explorer?? From past experience I thought it did.

I thought I did everything right. When I look at the network, I see the folder there and see all the files in it. The permissions are everyone; read, full, change. If the folder was not shared, would it show up here?

Once I know I'm right on the sharing side of my old computer, I'll go to my new computer and find out why it doesn't have permissions. I see the folder on my new computer under the network but get "Windows cannot access \\Haf932\pete" (you do not have permission to access \\Haf932\Pete) which is the folder of interest on my old machine.

Any help would be appreciated. Is the the proper forum spot for these kinds of problems??

A:How to Unshare a Folder???

Certain folders on C: drive are shared automatically, therefore nothing should be put in them that you want to keep private. Here's how my settings are. File Sharing Settings.pdf
Here's another option

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I have a folder on my desktop which I have shared with another PC through a wired router setup. I now want to stop sharing it.
I navigated to it in Explorer, highlighted it, then clicked Share With and chose Nobody. The folder however still is shared. I also logged off and rebooted with no change.

A:How may I UNshare a folder?

The "Share With" feature usually applies to Homegroup folders, it should help to go through the C drive and use the NTFS sharing settings to remove the share.

Try going through the C drive then use the Advanced Sharing tab and the Security tab to remove the share's.

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Hi all,
Im having a strange problem that I just cant fix.
I got Vista ultimate x64 runing and sharing disk with files all good.
Now when I copy files from Windows 7 machine to that network share in the middle of copy vista unshares all shared drives...? And it wont share until reboot.
I tried smb2 off/on registry fix (on vista and windows 7 all combination's) that didnt help. Searched up and down the net and still cant find solution. As the machine is 8 proc with server board I even tried to bridge 2 net adapers (that work fine) hoping to maybe solve buffer issues...still nothing. Suspicious is the fact that copy brakes sharing on "larger" files over 10MB. Smaller ones copy fine.

Windows 7 and vista are 64 bit. Strange thing is that it used to work fine but now its not. Maybe some of the windows updates messed it up but I dont know.

Thank you for your time.

A:unshare while copy

We found the solution that worked (so far will see after few days). On vista in regedit
Size value 3
And give background processes higher resources.
And now it works. Maybe it helps someone else.

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Has anyone heard of a program called "NO SHARE" ? ( It is found on GRC site by Steve gibson). If you are familiar with it , can you tell me about it? Thank you. YOYO.

A:What Is The Program: "no Share"

^ JFI --> from net search : pls see Link

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So, here's the situation:

I'm currently trying to help a business set up their client-management program to work in two separate locations on two different high speed connections. On a LAN, the program essentially runs in two separate instances from the same executable. I'm not able to transfer the program itself, because the license does not carry over to the second computer; so basically, I have to run it from a shortcut to the primary PC.

My question is this: does anybody have an idea to run the program (as a shortcut or some type of server) from this location to the primary location, in a similar manner as the LAN computer using the shortcut?

A:Program share outside LAN?

I suggest they buy the proper multi-user version of the application. There are a multitude of issues trying to run a program installed on one machine over the network on another machine!

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compulsory sharing of users folder allover the LAN is very annoying. I see this quite a mistake
How to unshare it?

A:How to unshare (users) folder

right click on shared folder
share with --> NOBODY
i had problems with it too, but finally found it

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HEADDESK. I am so frustrated. I am coming here since I am out of options myself (you know I always try to fix my own problems first). Windows 7 64bit Home Premium.

A long time ago I shared a file on my desktop. It was just a tiny image, nothing important. The network path to it was Network\[me]\Users\[me]\Desktop. I unshared that file and deleted it, but still that path exists. When one attempts to browse my network, they see The Public Folder and my Personal folder, even though it only links to my Desktop, and that folder is empty. There is nothing else shared. I've right clicked my Users folder, it has no sharing enabled... I have right clicked the desktop, not sharing enabled. I've tried changing my Workgroup name, turning on/off public folder sharing, network discovery, file and printer sharing, with a restart between each new combination. NOTHING. I cannot UNSHARE that location. Can anybody help?

A:Cannot UNSHARE a folder in Workgroup!

Did you try to unshare it via System Tools/Shared Folders/Shares?

Also, try http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...0-91b29e3153de

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Im on a network with two computers running Win 7 Home. I want to share the Public folder on my laptop to my desktop, so I can transfer files, but nothing else. My roommates have access to the desktop, and I dont want them getting into my pictures and documents.

I have set up sharing, and when I go to the Desktop, I am able to see my Public folder, and my User folder (Chris). The problem is, I cannot unshare the Chris folder, which is the one with all my pics and documents. I have right clicked it on my laptop, and hit share with-nobody, and went into the sharing properties, and uncheck the share button, but no matter what, it still shows up. If i right click the whole Users folder, and unshare that, it works, but then I dont get access to the Public folder either.

Can anyone help? I read a few threads on here about this same issue, but it seems nobody ever figured it out.

A:Unshare my Users folder

you can try and set the permissions to were only you can read them. Does that work?

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Hi there, Can someone tell if how to stop sharing multiple folders at once in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit? When I go to Computer Management / Shared Folders / Shares and right-click a folder, there is no option to "Stop Sharing". Is there a way to fix this or another way to stop sharing multiple folders at once? Or a third-party app? All the posts I have found online just resort to going to each individually shared folder in Windows Explorer and use the context menu to unshare them one-by-one. Cheers.

A:Unshare multiple folders

Can anyone help with this????

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Can anyone tell me the best prson to person file sharing program
that is reasonably secure.

it is so that i can share files with a freind without having to search through hundreds of other users to find them over the internet.

i have been looking for days now and have had no luck whatsoever, Any help with this problem would be massively welcomed by myself and the freind i am trying to share the files with.

As said before the kind of program i am talking about is one where we could directly connect, or one where we could easily find each other, maybe just by typing in username ect.....

A:The best file share program ??????

the easiest way to do what you want is to set up an FTP Server.

FTP is secure if you make sure that you assign accounts and not set it up as anonymous!

many different FTP Programs out there! F-Serv seems to be one of the most popular!

check out Downloads.com or TUCOWS.

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I was hoping one of you knew how I could share a DVD Drive over the internet. I know that I can set up a network and share the DVD Drive but it cannot play an actual DVD movie. How do you think I would be able to do this? When I try and run it, it opens up instead of playing and trying to play the video_ts.ifo is VERY glitchy. There must be a better way. Perhaps if you could mount a Video_TS folder that might work.

A:Program to allow DVD Drive Share

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I'm very beginner with networking but I'm capable enough to follow menu's around and understand what certain options mean. Maybe I'm missing something here but I am afraid I'm not.

I have a desktop pc, and a laptop both connected to wireless internet in a house with about 5 other computers getting internet off of the same wireless router. A while back I had figured out how to share my printer which is wired to my desktop, with my laptop but without sharing any files and figured i had done it. Today I had to figure out why the printer had stopped printing from the laptop and i noticed that in the network area of the explorer I could see my users files on the desktop from my laptop and vice versa. I have been trying everything that seems to be there to disable sharing these files, other then disconnecting from the internet. On my desktop I can right click on the users folder and choose share>share with nobody. I did that. I also went into the advance sharing options on both devices and tried disabling everything but network discovery. From what I gather discovery is just letting me browse, and not actually showing me that things aren't available to share. So with everything else turned off, like file and printer sharing, all that other stuff, I can STILL see and move and use the files that I have "shared with nobody" even regardless of the fact that I have disabled printer and file sharing.

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A:Concerning discovery: I can't seem to unshare my users folder.

I use the same User Account on all my machines and also noticed how the Users folder suddenly and inexplicably gets shared as soon as I enable file sharing on Vista or Windows 7. I was surprised, as XP does not work that way. However, since somebody else still would need to know and use my account and password I haven't worried about it. I even find it convenient to be able to easily access my own stuff from a remote computer.

Are your Users folder and contents visible on a remote computer to somebody who does not know your account/password?

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you know if you go into your pc folder, like, via a network, you've got your shareddocs, shared sheduled task's, etc? how to you unshare that stuff ?

the shared music, and shared pic's, cant be deleted btw ( other programs rely on them being there, can I hide them from view ? )

A:unshare default shared stuff.. ?!

*topic bump* any ideas on this ?

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Program opens ok but under status it keeps telling that it cannot connect to server.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5879 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941818 MB, Free - 855974 MB; D: Total - 11752 MB, Free - 94 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

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Basically I am looking for a high end form of Skype, but because there are only two computers needed with this, I don't need any "middle-men" and the bad latency.

I am trying to collaborate with another musician. We've seen websites where you can pay something like 10 dollars a month to have live jam sessions with each other online but it's more ideal for groups of 4 people. We both have high speed connections and I figured there's got to be a free 2-person oriented alternative we could use to directly connect to each other over the web while achieving high audio quality and low latency. Any ideas?

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cant connect to the internet with any other program besides internet exployer

A:share program connection problems

You'll have to give more information, TerryAzul. At the least your Operating System and what your exact problem is.

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I saw a commercial on TV last night and went to the website, but it didn't give specifics unless you download the software first. I do not want it if it is like kazaa or morpheus. The commercial said it was completely legal, how does it work?

A:Is Rhapsody a P2P file share program?

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I want to turn off my file sharing from the local and wireless networks in my office. Someone tried to snoop into my laptop.

So what I did was turn off (unchecked the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks) in Manage Network Connections... both local and wireless. Is that enough to stop the file sharing? I've deleted other users that i've not added myself.

Is there anything else I should do?

And also someone installed a yahoo logger into my computer. I intercepted it. I wanted to know the extension of the log file created by this logger.

Someone pls help!

A:Want to UNSHARE my laptop in the local and wrieless network

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Is it possible to set up the Windows 7 Program Files folder as a share on another networked PC ( also running Windows 7 ) ?
I understand this was also a problem with Vista, but I was an XP man myself and it was never an issue on XP.


A:How to share Windows 7 Program Files Folder

Well, since you are not the "owner" of the files and folders in Program Files, I don't think you are allowed to share them. Although I've never tried.

Try it and see what you get.

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My business had been using TeamViewer for awhile but my boss isn't happy with it, so I was tasked with finding a new screen share program. After a lot of research I chose Glance, which has worked very well for us.
Two weeks ago, however, it was brought to my attention that we now need a program that can provide remote login in addition to screen share. I can't find a lot of information about this, and most sources point back to TeamViewer. Are there any alternative programs to help me out?

A:Screen share/remote login program

RemotelyAnywhere is what we use here, and it works well.https://secure.remotelyanywhere.com/template.asp?page=home

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My business had been using TeamViewer for awhile but my boss isn't happy with it, so I was tasked with finding a new screen share program. After a lot of research I chose Glance, which has worked very well for us.
Two weeks ago, however, it was brought to my attention that we now need a program that can provide remote login in addition to screen share. I can't find a lot of information about this, and most sources point back to TeamViewer. Are there any alternative programs to help me out?

A:Screen share/remote login program

RemotelyAnywhere is what we use here, and it works well.https://secure.remotelyanywhere.com/template.asp?page=home

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Is there any free program out there that automatically shuts down your computer at a certain time every night? I want to record TV shows, but am usually asleep by the time they are over, so I want to record the show, and then have the computer turn itself off at a certain time so that it won't be running all night. Thanks!

A:Automatic Shut Down Program

Go to www.download.com and do a search for shutdown. I'm sure several things will come up. You can then put the shutdown program into the Windows Task Scheduler.

I don't know which version of Windows you are running; but, on my 2000 system it is Start> Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Scheduled Tasks.

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Does anyone know of a good program that will allow me to shut down my compuer at a specified time (i.e. two hours and 23 minutes from a certain point in time)?

I had found one that was free and great, but I forgot the name of it and have since formatted my computers? One similar to this would be great.



A:Automatic Shut Down Program?

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OK , I finally got my computer setup exactally the way I want it. Is there a program that can make a restore disc so that if I formatt or if my hard drive turns to junk I can put this backup cd in and everything will be reinstalled just the way it is now. My hard drive is partitioned and I have WIndows98se on one partition and Windows XP on the other. I think the program I'm thinking of is called Gohst or something like that. Thanks a bunch

A:Automatic reinstall program

Norton Ghost is one:http://www.symantec.com/sabu/ghost/ghost_personal/

PowerQuest Drive Image is another (very good) one:


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nowadays I have to install a lot of same programs to different computers. I usually install fffice, 7-Zip, Firefox and other main tools. But downloading and installing programs one by one takes a lot of time. So I thought if there are any program, which allow to choose multiple exe files and make one which will be installed silently. I know program called "Ninite", but it doesn't install office and other things that I need. So maybe you know such an app?

A:Multiple automatic program installation

I don't know of a program to do such, but I simply have several programs, security/browser, on a flashdrive. Plug it in,install & update & ready to go. Good luck.

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I am running Windows XP (SP2) on a Sony Vaio VGN-S360.

My preferred program for transferring photos to my laptop from my Sony Cybershot is the Sony Picturegear Studio software that came loaded on my laptop. A few weeks ago, I installed an HP all-in-one printer that came with its own photo transfer software. When I plugged my camera into the USB port, I got the Windows menu that asks you which program you wanted to use to open the files on the attached device. I mistakenly selected the HP Photosmart Transfer program, and I accidentally left the box checked that tells Windows to *always* use this program to open similar documents in the future.

How do I fix this?? I've read forum after forum, and the only thing I can find is how to change an individual file extention association (like a .jpg) to always open with a certain program. This does not seem to fix the problem, as I do not want to open these files; I want to transfer them from an external device. I tried to uninstall HP Photosmart Transfer, but I stopped when it warned me that I wouldn't be able to use my printer any more.

Before I told my computer to always use the HP software, I was given a choice of programs to do the transfer. How do I get back to that point?

Thanks, in advance, for your help.

A:How do I change an automatic program association?

i think what u mean is this http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ns-183610.html

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This computer has had problems for about a month now after the wrong thing was clicked on in an email.
Part 1
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by staff (administrator) on REC2 on 19-03-2015 12:08:36
Running from C:\Users\staff\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: staff (Available profiles: staff & Administrator)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
() C:\Users\staff\AppData\Roaming\84BF08B6-1425302284-F540-A00F-1C7E39E04DA7\jnsrA1E0.tmp
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\officeclicktorun.exe
(Sanford, L.P.) C:\Program Files (x86)\DYMO\DYMO Label Software\DymoPnpService.exe
() C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\Service\ETService.exe
(Acer Incorporated) C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\Registration\GREGsvc.exe
(Intel(R) Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Ma... Read more

A:Multiple pop-ups and program automatic downloading

==================== One Month Modified Files and Folders =======

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file\folder will be moved.)

2015-03-19 11:36 - 2014-06-10 06:10 - 00000898 _____ () C:\Windows\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA.job
2015-03-19 11:12 - 2013-06-27 06:45 - 00000830 _____ () C:\Windows\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job
2015-03-19 04:25 - 2014-02-13 07:24 - 01690392 _____ () C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
2015-03-19 00:08 - 2015-02-06 20:53 - 00004958 _____ () C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft Office 15 Sync Maintenance for REC2-staff Rec2
2015-03-18 16:36 - 2014-06-10 06:10 - 00000894 _____ () C:\Windows\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job
2015-03-18 12:20 - 2014-05-09 16:19 - 00000000 ____D () C:\petportals
2015-03-16 17:12 - 2009-07-13 23:45 - 00027568 ____H () C:\Windows\system32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-1.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0
2015-03-16 17:12 - 2009-07-13 23:45 - 00027568 ____H () C:\Windows\system32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-0.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0
2015-03-16 08:26 - 2014-07-03 13:01 - 00001986 ____H () C:\Users\staff\Documents\Default.rdp
2015-03-11 08:00 - 2014-04-28 09:29 - 00000000 ___RD () C:\Users\staff\Virtual Machines
2015-03-11 08:00 - 2009-07-13 23:57 - 00001547 _____ () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Media Player.lnk
2015-03-11 06:38 - 2014-06-10 06:11 - 00002187 _____ () C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Google Chrome.lnk
2015-03-11 04:12 - 2009-07-13 ... Read more

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HI ,  
I am a 17 years old student , and while attending school meetings using microsoft teams , i found out a way to start sharing my screen even though i am denied to share my screen . The admin of my organisation has granted permission to only the organisers
of the meeting to start sharing their screen , and the students are denied to share their screen to prevent misuse. But I have discovered a way of sharing my screen even though I am prohibited from doing so . Is this vulnerability eligible for the bug bounty

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I have a computer that has a program that has been running for a long time and taking up more than its fair share of memory and CPU resources. Can somebody tell me how to fix it?

A:Program running for a long tome and taking up more than its share of memory

Can you advise us what program you're referring to?


We need to see some specs of your computer, so do the following:

Download and save the

TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe)

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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I want to burn ISO images
I'd like a 1 click solution - where I double click an ISO and the it gets burned onto a blank disc
(Does the double clicking make it a 2 click solution? LOL)

Also... I would like the disc ejected

I currently use Imgburn
Which does the job
I find it annoying having to do the extra clicking
Lazy? Yes, kind of - but I have burn an amazing amount of ISO - all different ones

Or maybe I should think of an automated solution that launches Imageburn and then selected options??
If so... where would I start with this?


A:Need 1 click ISO burn program (+ automatic exjection)

OM2 said:

Or maybe I should think of an automated solution that launches Imageburn and then selected options??Click to expand...

That would probably be easier because I don't know of any burning program that will start burning by double-clicking a file.

Get AutoHotkey and read through the quick-start tutorial to get an idea on how it works.

You'd write a script that launches ImgBurn and then send keystrokes or mouse clicks to simulate what you normally do to burn a disc.

Then you could to buy a robot to take the discs in and out of the drive.

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I am trying to make a program automatically load along with the basic drivers and files windows loads in safe mode.
I've seen several people doing it, so how can I do it?

A:Automatic program load in safe mode

You should have a complete backup of your system so that you can re-image it in case you brick the computer.

The steps that you need to take depend on what the program is and how the program works. What is the program that you want to automatically run while in the safe mode?

If the program that you want to add to the safe mode is a service, then this info might help:
Dragon Army Dropout: Adding Services to Safe Mode in Windows 7

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TuneUp came together with some other program that I installed. It pops up every time I open the computer. I thought maybe it was a useless program and I should delete it, but it seems like similar to virus removing program. Should I go ahead and click on "Run Maintenance"?

A:TuneUp Automatic Maintenance - is it a reputable program?

Should I go ahead and click on "Run Maintenance"?


Most of the items are relatively harmless but the registry cleaner is not. Registry cleaners have few benefits and generally cause more problems than they solve. They are of some value when used by an expert to solve a specific problem. But most people who use them have only a vague idea of what the registry is and in such hands they can be dangerous.

I don't have a very high opinion of these one click optimizers. I would never use one.

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I'm looking for Good Free Automatic Backup Program that works on XP/Vista/Win7, that I will be able to configure on a standalone user's PC, and that can just make automatic backups of files (Like my documents user folders) to a External HD that will always be connected.

I'm trying to find something that is free, and robust enough to keep working on its own without needing any help, and the users will be less technical and will not be able to trouble shoot many backup issues.

A:Good Free Automatic Backup Program to a External HD, fo


Maybe you could take a look here and see if it's what you want.

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on my computer i cant do ANYTHING without the norton internet security thing popping up
and i have to click permit always like 50 times it has gotten reli annoying so i clicked

"alert assistant"

and it said i should try turning on automtic program control? and i cant find how to turn it on

so plz direct me how to get to it thanks

and just one more thing

plz direct me how to do a program scan

reply asap

A:Solved: hey guys YOUR BRILLIANT at helping but how do i turn on automatic program control??

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Last week, I noticed that my PC has been getting frequent windows update(the yellow icon). I realized that non of my other pc's were updating. Than I noticed that it was very slow to boot and sometimes the cursor would irratically move. I went into add/remove programs to find the remove buttons missing from all of the programs. I used Avast, adaware, spybot,malwarebyte, trendmicro, microsoft security and more. But it keeps coming back. I even tried restoring back 30 days to no avail.

Please help!
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by David at 19:40:14 on 2011-09-20
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3323.1661 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
FW: PC Tools Firewall Plus *Enabled*
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:25:14, on 9/21/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
c:\program files\idt\intelxpv_v103\wdm\STacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\FedEx\ShipManager\BIN\FedEx.Gsm.Common.LoggingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardianSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exe
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hey guys how can i fully open share my "Program Files(x86)" on the other network computer? i set-up the advance sharing to everyone with full control,change,and read, but still when i paste some file using network it saying that i need to be Administrator to do that action

A:fully control/share "Program Files(x86)" folder

Quote: Originally Posted by kentucky777

hey guys how can i fully open share my "Program Files(x86)" on the other network computer? i set-up the advance sharing to everyone with full control,change,and read, but still when i paste some file using network it saying that i need to be Administrator to do that action

You do need to be admin on both (and yes they are different). You also should not be in Program Files as that is solely for legacy for 32 bit apps, shouldnt be anything there that you need to change.
Ken J

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I have a unusual case where I need to setup two mapped network drives as two different users to the same share location. When I attempt to map the second drive after inputting the user name and password the system goes on its merry way for a few seconds
and then returns me back to the username/password input.
If I change the second mapped network drive to use the IP address the two shares work happily. If I manipulate the host file and point two paths to the same address then I can also work around this problem. However, I would simply like to know why I am blocked
from setting two mapped drives to point to the same share with different credentials? 
TestFolder on TestServer is shared to TestUser1 & TestUser2 where the IP of TestServer is
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will not work. 
Mapping S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will work and I can access the folder as the two different users.
Case 3
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1 it will also work (but I am accessing S: & T: as the same user). 
Why do cases 2 + 3 work, but case 1 does not? 

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Hey all,

I've a similar problem to a previous thread, but the other way around:
I did a repair on XP Home Edition, and then deleted a profile that was causing some problems. With my new Admin account, I went to access a particular folder, access was denied because the sharing was turned off in the previous profile. Once again to refer back the the previous thread

, the appropriate check box is greyed out.

If this was Pro, then I would not have a problem, but short on reformatting the OS (and wasting a day reinstalling most of my apps) I cannot find a solution. If anyone can help it would be tops as there are details I need to get at sooner rather than later...


PS I'm running SP2, not that I think it should make a difference...

A:XP Home "Unshare" Issue

Not sure if it helps did you try logging into safe mode to check the security settings for that particular folder.

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Dear admins, power users etc.
The last 36h hours i spend googling my problem but couldn't get any help to solve this issue. I have multiple Windows 7 machines (32bit and 64 bit) at home.

One machine shows my samba share in the network environment and i can access it via double click perfectly.
Another machine doesn't show my samba share in the network environment. However I can access it via \\Share\mount or via \\ip\mount (after accessing the mount it shows up in the network environment, not sure what causes the problem of not showing it in the network environment initally)
The "headache-giving" machine that i refer to in the introduction doesn't show the share in the network environment nor allowing me to access the \\Share\mount or \\ip\mount but only connecting to the samba share via mounting it as Networkdrive X,Y,Z...
As one can imagine googling this problem is not the easiest task and gives you a lot of false positive results. Trying to access my Share via \\Share\mount or \\ip\mount gives me the following error message:

(i apologize for it being german, however I hope that the smart ones will understand it anyways! )

As 2/3 or the windows machines can access the samba share, samba smb.conf problems can be excluded. So I strongly assume it is a Windows problem. I am running MCAfee Virusscan Enterprise. Windows Firewall is disabled and the machine is also in the same "WORKGROUP" as the samba share.

I really hope anyone of you have an idea tha... Read more

A:Samba Share Networkmounting as X,Y,Z works, \\Share\mount not

The error message is default when system cannot resolve the network address. Something is wrong and it could also be on the other end (Mac or Unix / Linux machine).

On the problem Windows rig, can NET VIEW see the Mac/Linux machine? Can you ping it?


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I have an odd issue.. a user reports that they are unable to access a network shared folder from their PC. Here is what I have gathered so far:
-The network share is from their PC located at C:\SQL2014. The share name is SQL2014. Their hostname for this example is "ABC".
-If I attempt to connect to the share from the user's PC ABC to \\ABC\SQL2014 I get the generic error:
  "Windows cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014
   You do not have permission to access \\ABC\SQL2014. Contact your network administrator to request access."
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's IP \\\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's FQDN at  \\ABC.domain.com\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I map ABC\SQL2014 as a drive letter, I can access it.
-Connecting to this share works fine from any other PC other than ABC.
-I've confirmed the error is affecting any profile old or new on ABC, which means it is a PC-wide issue on ABC.
-If I share C:\SQL2014 as ANY OTHER NAME OTHER THAN SQL2014, I can access it. As in if I share C:\SQL2014 with the share name SQL2014a, I can access \\ABC\SQL2014a.
-Deleted the share and recreated - same issue.
-Created C:\Test and shared it as SQL2014, cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014. It is NOT an issue with the actual SQL2014 folder.

From internet searches I've found the following solutions do not affect my case:
-Clearing CSC/Offline cache (most common working solution)
-C... Read more

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Please assist to know the list of problems that can arise when we disable Administrative shares on Domain workstations (Windows 7, 8.1 and 10), most of the tech threads just say "some services may not function properly"
can someone help to know what are the services

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