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Messages - mraeryceos [ switch to compact view ]

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Hi worstje.  I found a couple downloads that worked.  See post above yours.

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Don't really want to install a hotkeys program...
https://superuser.co...on-demand-in-windows

Guy that had same problem:
https://msfn.org/boa...ments#comment-362420

Here is a solution, which initiates a DLL from a command in the context menu (download named "HiddenFilesToggle_3.0_Setup.zip"):
https://www.sevenfor...files-menu-icon.html

I liked this solution the best.  Although it runs in the background, it accepts Winkey+H to toggle:
https://www.howtogee...tcut-key-in-windows/

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I have a lot of files and folders, and they are organized well, but some folders and files I rarely access because they are dated.  I don't want to move the old files, but keeping them mixed with the new files makes for clutter.  So I thought, how about having all the old files hidden?  That way I can still have them organized where they are, but not cause clutter with my present files.

So I'd like a keyboard shortcut, or a windows explorer button to toggle the showing of hidden files.

I'm still using Windows XP.  If you want to make it for a newer system, I'm sure someone will find it useful.

I sort of have this figured out.  I created a shortcut to a batch file, and placed the shortcut in "Links".  Then I turned on the "Links" toolbar in Windows Explorer.  Here's the batch file:
@ECHO OFF
set regpath=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
set regvalue=Hidden
set regdata=2
reg query "%regpath%" /v "%regvalue%" | find /i "%regdata%"

IF errorlevel 1 goto :hide
    Reg add "%regpath%" /v Hidden /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    goto :end
:hide
    Reg add "%regpath%" /v Hidden /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /ff
:end
There is still a nuisance though.  The setting updates, but explorer does not refresh.  And it needs to be a particular kind of refresh.  F5 doesn't work.  What reliably works, is the refresh in the context-menu of the blank-space of the file-list.  How to get that to happen via a batch file is beyond me.

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Title says it all, I've looked and cannot find a:
Shell Extension adding EXIF orientation tag support for windows explorer (file explorer).

This will end nightmare for Win XP and Win 7 users, so they see photos from their cameras in the correct orientation.

It would get activated whenever thumbnail view is activated in Windows Explorer, and correct the MS nonsense by adding the functionality missing.

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Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: GUI for DISM
« on: June 02, 2013, 08:30 PM »
LOL  ;D  I had downloaded this a few days ago but hadn't tried it yet!  Looks just right!  Thanks!

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Yes I had seen that.  It is a permanent toggle.  I guess a script can be made: turn off, launch the window, turn on.  But I don't even understand how it works in the Win7 registry.  There is no command there; the action part is passed off to somewhere else.

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My hat is off for all you Linux users out there... bless you.  I hope more consumers jump on board.

In Windows XP, I have three options within the context menu of a Windows Explorer folder: <b>Open</b>, Open, and Explore.
<b>Open</b> opens in the current window
Open opens a new window without the navigation pane (aka folder tree)
Explore opens a new window with the navigation pane

I think it has to do with this:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000022
"ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000021

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]
@="%SystemRoot%\\Explorer.exe /e,/idlist,%I,%L"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000010
"ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000012

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]
@="%SystemRoot%\\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L"

How do you do this in Windows 7?

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Finished Programs / Re: SOLVED: GUI for DISM
« on: June 02, 2013, 02:13 AM »
Thanks Shades.  I edited my original post to better explain what I want.

I used nLite back in the day.  I think the current popular one is RT7 Lite http://www.rt7lite.c...m/rt-se7en-lite.html.  I thought I would go with the Microsoft version, and have been using Windows Embedded Standard 7 instead.  However, WES7 does not include ""Turn Windows features on or off", because they figure that isn't needed by professionals, as professionals would use the command line version called DISM instead.  Right after I get to a good stopping point on WES7, I will switch to WES8, oops, I mean WE8S (man, why did they have to keep switching their naming conventions???)

There are other forums more closely related to this topic, but there isn't a place to ask people to work on something for a donation.  I could and do go to other places to pay for "coding snacks", but here I hope to find someone that likes the idea, and wants to do it even if money isn't a motivation.  That's the best!

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I don't know if disabling ACL is possible.  It may be, but I don't have a clue how to do it.  I have thought of a work-around, that doesn't disable ACL, but makes everyone a ROOT user, sort of.

The best way I can think to do this, is to follow the path of WinPE, where the only account that is functional is SYSTEM.  So in the installer for Windows (the DVD or the USB key), you would change all references of TrustedInstaller (and it's SID), to that of SYSTEM.

I don't know how you would keep the ability to have multiple users, since I think there can only be one SYSTEM account (unlike the Administrator's "group").  Maybe by changing all references to TrustedInstaller and SYSTEM to a unique member of the administrator's group?  I don't know if this would work though... it would have to be very thorough.

I don't think you could change all users to TrustedInstaller, because I'm not sure that TrustedInstaller is an actual user.  It is a "security principal", whatever that means, and I don't think it has a user profile (SYSTEM has registry hives in system32\config, and I don't know if TrustedInstaller does).

ps.  IMO, FAT32 is a more elegant (because of it's simplicity), and faster file-system than ntfs for smaller partitions (8GB and less).  I wish to state this, and not argue this with dictator mentalities, that are unwilling to look up info for themselves, and would likely refute hard data if put in their hands.

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Finished Programs / SOLVED: GUI for DISM
« on: May 30, 2013, 12:16 AM »
Looking for a GUI for DISM

Basically, I want it to look like "Turn Windows features on or off", only working off cab files in a DS (distribution share).  Also, as a bonus, would be nice to be able to use this booted from a flash drive, on a system that is offline.

There are some existing GUI's for DISM, but they don't list and explain the different packages, with checkboxes next to them (the checkboxes to add/remove the packages).  Package dependencies could show up highlighted on the list.  Hovering over a highlighted package could show which currently installed, or about to be installed package(s) require it.

I guess this isn't exactly a "coding snack", but it should be easy if the underlying foundation is already there, and you just need a GUI for it.

The original title for this was "GUI for pckmgr".  I found out pckmgr was deprecated, and replaced with DISM.  I got the idea that maybe pckmgr had the ability to work on both online and offline systems.  The "offline" part is a little confusing: it only works on WIM files (for making custom Windows installers).  DISM is the same.  The semantic difference is the "installer" versus the "installation".  They call the WIM file an "offline" system.  I think of an offline system as a windows installation that isn't running.  I am pretty sure that both pckmgr and DISM don't work on a windows installation, only on a mounted WIM file.

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Yes, there are programs that do this.  I could even do it myself by having SetACL in the right-click context menu for all files.  I suppose I could even find some registry editing program that would have a command in the context menu to takeown+grant.  However, disabling ACL lookups by the system would be better.

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I am trying to figure out what you are trying to do is it so you can delete files or are you sick of the annoying popups.

depends on what you are trying to do you may not need to disable acl.
-dreamfuture

Ideally, the system efficiency would be improved because ACL does not exist in the registry or file system.  However, I would be willing to accept something that automatically does takeown and grants permission anytime you are denied access.  For the file system, Unlocker works most of the time... I keep it in the send-to context menu.  Perhaps something for the registry as well?

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Thanks for the vote of confidence.  I would still like ACL disabled.  It is one more layer of complexity that is not always necessary

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Ping.

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That was constructive.  Perhaps you meant SLAX instead of Win98.

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Yes, that is what I'm asking.  I'm asking for someone to create a patch for system files, if there is no microsoft secret way.  I never got to the Registry part with SetACL.  I just know that Windows will change some things back, so I wanted something more thorough.

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Been there, done that. I want to kill the ACL permanently.   :P

setacl -on c:\ -ot file -actn setowner -ownr "n:S-1-1-0;s:y" -rec cont_obj ; set owner EVERYONE (both this step and following step required, I guess because you need ownership first, before changing ACL)
setacl -on c:\ -ot file -actn setowner -ownr "n:S-1-0-0;s:y" -actn clear -clr "dacl,sacl" -actn ace -ace "n:s-1-1-0;p:full;s:y;i:so,sc;m:set" -actn setprot -op "dacl:np;sacl:np" -actn rstchldrn -rst "dacl,sacl" -rec cont_obj -ignoreerr ; set owner NULL SID, set full access to EVERYONE

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Awaiting a miracle...

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Reasons I gave before:

I would love a system patch to disable Access Control Lists.  The patch would make the system ACE agnostic, both for files and the registry.  I don't mind using a patched system file, if that is what it takes.

"why on earth would you want something like that on a live system?"
Because I like the simplicity of not having ACLs.  I don't like having to wrestle with TrustedInstaller or other files or registry entries I don't have access to.  Even if you use SetACL to change ACE's to allow "Everyone" with a null SID owner, the system can still change ACE's in the future.

I run with no security whatsoever (all my ACL's are set to allow Everyone), and the last virus I had was given to me on a CD in 1998 (chernobyl, which I took off before the payload went off).  No malicious intent here.

Look at this guy: http://answers.yahoo...0100328131102AA9hUGA

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I don't think the viral problem is that bad.  Most viruses are spread through social engineering.  Only 3 in a decade were spread through Windows vulnerabilities, and then only if you weren't behind a NAT router.

I'm not sure on the exact numbers, but there were definitely (many) more than 3 exploited holes in Windows.

Between 2004 and 2011, there was Bifrost, Conficker, and Stuxnet.  You know of other successful viruses that exploited holes in Windows?  The others required social engineering.

But this is besides the point.  Leave this thread for people that want ACL disabled.  Obviously you are not one of them.  There may be some others, so don't crowd them out.  If you want to continue this off-topic conversation, send me a private message, or start a new thread where we can discuss this.

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Any takers?  Want to run with this?

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I don't think the viral problem is that bad.  Most viruses are spread through social engineering.  Only 3 in a decade were spread through Windows vulnerabilities, and then only if you weren't behind a NAT router.

Also, viruses spread through a land of fully ACL'd computers.

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