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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: Today at 06:08:16 PM
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Boy, I've cut down a lot on what news I follow over the years.  i think I may cut out a whole bunch of tech news.  These articles about new devices and new features and stuff are really making me  undecided.

Confusing isn't it  huh
I've been reading comments from readers in all the posts about the releases and non-releases, what it is and what it ain't, when and how, do it or don't it, and so much more, for several hours.
I can't come to a conclusion; I don't know what the question is  huh
I ran across one comment that comes about as close as possible to the right answer and sums up the situation at Microsoft and the rest of the world for that matter  tellme
We read the old quotations, "This too will pass", and thousands of others, and take solace, but this is about as profound as it gets in my mind.
We have THE answer  huh Take comfort  tongue

"My God, they talk about "apps", not "programs", this scares me!
And, this idea of jumping a number is the most depressing thing in the
history of marketing"

I think Microsoft now knows what they have to do  cheesy
When you hear the voice of the people and realize what democracy means you are left with a warm feeling in your gut  embarassed
Have a nice day  Thmbsup
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: Today at 03:31:05 PM
WindowsTechnicalPreview-x64-EN-US.iso]Windows 10 x64 Tech Preview ISO Image - Direct Link

you may have just started a flash mob  Grin
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: Today at 02:16:23 PM
What the hell.............
the day is shot anyway  tongue

http://www.pcworld.com/ne.../archive/206201410011130/

4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: Today at 02:10:20 PM
Now that we know what it is and what number to look for............. here's where to get and how to install it   cheesy

http://www.howtogeek.com/...-but-names-it-windows-10/
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: Today at 10:31:30 AM
This is all getting too confusing for me  undecided

I think I'll just wait for Win11  huh

http://www.zdnet.com/micr...=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61

6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: Today at 12:44:59 AM
Purportedly, another report has been leaked  Cool
I was confident that Win9 will be a free update for Win8/Win8.1/Win8RTF but purportedly it will also work by submitting $30 US and a valid copy of Win7  huh WTH

http://www.tomshardware.c...rade-threshold,27779.html

I'm waiting now for purported report about Linux, and Dos6.21 would be nice  undecided
Android.... not so much  Sad
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: September 30, 2014, 03:20:16 PM
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Quote from: http://www.engadget.com/2.../30/microsoft-windows-10/

The new Windows, which it's calling Windows 10. The company looks at the new number (yes, it skipped a number) ...

Well, no wonder that Win9 will be free.

Until officially notified otherwise, I'm going to assume that Win9 is free, because it is an upgrade to Win8.
If MS uses #9 for an upgrade  numbering the next completely new O/S #10 seems perfectly logical. It's safe to assume that mathematically 9 follows 8 and 10 follows 9 so I'm considering the matter settled until MS changes the current order of numbers in our mathematical system.  tongue
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Win9 will be FREE! on: September 29, 2014, 06:40:54 PM
there is an unconfirmed report containing some unconfirmed information regarding the unconfirmed release of an O/S that may or may not be called Windows 9 by the purported releaser.
Since previous information regarding the purported release seemed to confuse some readers about the price of the product being released we will not confirm nor deny any previously reported reports. Since this purported release is purportedly an upgrade to Win8/Win8.1 it would seem to have little interest to users not running one of those O/Ss..... we could be wrong?
We assume no liability for any information published by the publishing author and questions regarding the published data should be directed to them.
This URL may or may not work and if it fails Google may be able to find the same or similar information for your perusal.

http://www.pcworld.com/ar...ndows-th.html#tk.nl_today
Have a nice day  cheesy
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 28, 2014, 03:56:52 PM
I appreciate your input, MilesAhead, and I am traveling in circles, especially mentally  embarassed
I've continued to research this phenomenon and am getting more confused with each click.

1. The file history feature only applies to Win8.1 and Win8.1RT so if you're not running one of those O/Ss you would have no way of knowing what's going on with my system.

2. The file history feature only works on Library files, such as Documents, etc. The files giving me trouble weren't in a Library folder. They weren't even on the boot drive. They appeared when I moved the folder from C:\All Downloads to D:\ Save, so they were never even in a Library folder.

3. File History is turned OFF on this machine!
That being the case there was no file history, deleting file history didn't actually do Anything and why clicking on it allowed me to delete the unwanted file is a mystery again  huh

I've scrolled through hundreds of folders looking for more of the unwanted files but none were found. I've been unable to duplicate the event by downloading the files from that newsletter again.
Leaving me nowhere  Angry . I can't run any more tests until I get more of those files and that may be a year or more away  undecided

I'm betting that with an O/S other than 8.1 the solution lies in the permissions. I tried editing the permissions in the last files I found and allowing Everyone full control let me delete them from the HDD, bypassing the Recycle Bin.
That's all I know  embarassed
Thanks again for your input and if or when I get a similar event I shall return.
 Grin


10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Win9 will be FREE! on: September 28, 2014, 02:16:36 PM
Well I'll be damned......... Win9 will be free  Thmbsup

http://www.pcworld.com/ar...8-owners.html#tk.nl_today

 Grin
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 28, 2014, 10:17:30 AM
I right clicked on the Menu Bar in the ribbon, the file was already highlighted, and I get a dropdown. Click the option "Delete File History", try to delete the file again, and Voila', it goes  Thmbsup
I tried a couple more of the long files with the same result. What has File History got to do with the problem
Since deleting the file history allows me to delete the long file why do you feel it's necessary to search out and install a different file manager  huh
Using the simplest logic I can muster I'm going to assume that the file, supplied by an email newsletter, was below the legal limit for length when downloaded, file history was added, doubling the length of the file and pushing it over the legal limit for length.
Delete, shorten, rename, move and edit are now impossible  mad
What to do  huh
Simple  Cool
Remove the straw that broke the camel's back  tongue
Delete file history Wink
now smartass....... delete the file without incident cheesy
Sometimes I'm so smart I get nauseous  embarassed

12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 11:18:24 PM
IIRC - It can be solved from the command line. My memory is fuzzy though. I had this issue a while back.
Folks, I already had several solutions when I posted the question  huh
I had put some time into finding the answer to a very rare problem. All the answers posted work quite well but I don't want to make a project of deleting a file  ohmy
I want to hit delete and press on with the business at hand............. and, on several occasions lately that didn't work.
No big deal smiley I've had a copy of "Move on Boot" on every machine for many years so I fire up the utility, designate the bastard file, reboot the machine, and the file has disappeared as was advertised. Problem solved  Thmbsup.............. except I just wasted 20 mins deleting a file  Sad
The second time I got that error msg I decided it was time to find out why I was getting it  huh
I checked the includes folder and discovered a half dozen files stretching to the edge of the screen and a scroll bar at the bottom of the screen. Files are 350/450 characters long, just characters, no complete words, and no file extension...  weird  tellme
They wouldn't delete, rename, shorten, or copy to the clipboard. I couldn't move them to the root folder to get a shorter path. They just set there pissing me off  embarassed
Then, I started clicking "about", hoping for an epiphany  cheesy
I right clicked on the Menu Bar in the ribbon, the file was already highlighted, and I get a dropdown. Click the option "Delete File History", try to delete the file again, and Voila', it goes  Thmbsup
I tried a couple more of the long files with the same result. What has File History got to do with the problem  huh huh
I don't know but maybe someone at DC does  smiley
I post the question..... get lots of ideas and methods to remove the naughty files, but I still don't know why deleting file history worked unless the file history is tacked onto the file somehow  tellme
Since then I've been checking more of the "includes folders" for more over-long files and trying to figure what to do with them.
The files are easy to find once you start paying attention  cheesy
Open a folder and if it contains extra long files a scroll bar appears at the bottom of the page  Wink
Found some more files and started playing. Deleting the history worked! Then I found one with .eml in the file.......... an email header? Locked solid... so I checked the Properties and discovered that everyone could see it but nobody had full powers to do anything with it. I edited the Permissions giving everyone "full powers" and Bingo......... that one deleted with the mouse  Thmbsup
Found more files running off the edge of the screen and one of these had the word adlink in the file name. JUNK files  Grin
Removed them all using one of the procedures outlined above..... in 10 seconds, and never leaving the page  tongue
Long story shorter............ try the above procedures if the problem arises. It really isn't necessary to run off into Geekdom to rid yourself of those damned too-long files  cheesy
 Thmbsup
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 04:53:19 PM
 huh
It sounds like it can't be done through the shell because Explorer still has a 260 character path length limit.  The best solution may be a file manager without this limitation.

If you haven't run into this Explorer "feature" due to some old embedded code nobody wants to mess with hidden in there somewhere, you can do an experiment.  Make some nested folders until you create a folder with a path exactly 260 characters long.  Now try to make a new folder inside it.  It won't let you.  I forget exactly what happens, if there's an error msg or if it just does nothing as if it is ignoring you.

Command line delete should work with wildcards.  Just wtch out for any spaces in the file path.  A newer file manager is likely the no headache solution.

Is this type of information published somewhere  huh
I remember Win95 or Win98 had a limit of 292 folders on the Root directory and it took me years to find that  Angry

14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 04:42:07 PM
This post provided to you by "Unhelpful Replies Ltd.com"

I knew I could count on you Stephen  cheesy
You had better start deleting or you'll wind up with "The double-ended fire breathing dragon syndrome". The meanest animal in the universe  embarassed

15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 04:36:14 PM
Been doing some checking.......
Those long files aren't in the original "includes" folder. They show up when the htm file and includes folder is moved to a different partition  huh

They may be part of the header from the newsletter email msg  huh
I tried to copy and paste one of the long file names to give you an idea of what I'm talking about but it won't let me do that either.... they have no file extension either????

687474703a2f2f63646e2e6d796461696c796d6f6d656e742e636f6d2f636f6d706f6e656e74732f636f6d5f7261706964726

 ohmy that's part of one. tongue

 Grin

16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 03:44:01 PM
Solutions could be:
- Shorten the name of the file.
- Move the file to different location much closer to the drive letter and then delete it.
- Adjust the setting of the Recycle bin to throw away files directly (without these being stored in the recycle bin first), delete the file and adjust the setting again (although I think this is a setting for p.ssies to begin with)
- If all that fails you can try to boot from a Linux or Windows boot cd and delete the file that way.
All good logic, But............. Windows won't let you move the file, shorten it or rename it.
Can't bypass the Recycle Bin either  thumb down
Files long enough to cause this problem are rare and I have a little utility from last century, Move on Boot, that deletes them  nicely but I think I've found a faster solution.
A little background on the source of the files..........
I'm diabetic and occasionally run across a recipe in a newsletter that may add something to my diet so I save it. When time permits I gather all those recipes and move them to a folder on Drive D:. I save the recipe in htm format so it comes down with an "includes folder" which "includes" some files, usually graphic files, that are three screens long  huh
Several hundred characters long and I have no idea why.
The ladies that collect recipes on a regular basis are more apt to run into this than others  Thmbsup
To shorten the story........ if you get an error message "file too long......." and you want rid of it, highlite the file,
right click on the Menu Bar in the ribbon and you'll get a dropdown with an option to "Delete the History". Delete the history and chances are that you can now delete to file without further ado.
Evidently the file history is included in the file length somehow but that's above my paygrade. I discovered the fix by chance  cheesy
A Windows programmer might be able to enlighten us  huh

I suggest you round up a copy of Move on Boot to keep in your toolbox. It's a freebie and has been updated over the years.
 tongue
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 01:23:34 PM
Has anyone run across the problem in Win8.1 that a file won't delete because "file too long for Recycle Bin"
 tellme
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Cheat Sheets for Developers on: September 24, 2014, 04:47:43 PM
This may of  interest to some....
http://blueblots.com/deve...nt/download-cheat-sheets/

12 Websites to Download Cheat Sheets

A cheat sheet is a short and clearly written notes, using a few words as possible to give the necessary information. In other words, the notes are compressed in order to be brief. Well, that’s cheat sheet literally, but in internet language, a cheat sheet is a list of shortcut tools used on the web to achieve a specific task. There are many computer applications that have included cheat sheets in their documentation. Keystroke or menu of commands serve as a reminder for web developers to make their work easier because it will help them save some extra effort from looking into the entire manual to search for the keystroke required to execute a command, like for example locking your window.  smiley
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 10, 2014, 10:19:47 AM
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Sounds interesting Cuffy thumbs up

Any chance of a couple of screenshots smiley

While I'm at it ;-)
would you consider doing a mini-review? The mini-review board is here:

Tomas,
Have you had a chance to look at the screenshots, etc. provided with download link?
Anything still unclear?

I haven't looked at your template for reviews but would be happy to give it a go if you think it would help  huh
Looking at the situation it may be information overload.... much like writing a tutorial on "How to Open a Folder"   cheesy
and reviews on how to open a folder are rare   embarassed

More Info:
Whatever File Association Manager does it has already done it!
I just added .zip extension to both a Win8.1/64 machine and a Win7/32 machine and the Tag detail in the Property sheets activated immediately which means you won't have to wait for hours each time you add a new extension to the list  tongue
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What type of development do you do? on: September 09, 2014, 11:09:11 PM
I'm not a software developer but on occasion I've managed to develop a damned fine pimple   tongue
I'm not a typist either.. tellme Two fingered hunt and peck so I have the other eight fingers held in reserve for picking pimples. tongue
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 11:00:09 PM
Update:
I now have tags in all .htm files in all six partitions on that Win7/32 machine. Eight hours after installing the manager!

Surprise: This isn't a new feature. MS made in available in Vista  thumbs up
I never ran Vista so I hadn't seen it before.............
http://windows.microsoft....her-properties-to-a-file#

and..... the more I play with this the more I wonder what I really want from it. The web pages were my primary concern but I also selected .cat files and .azw, Kindle book files. Will I ever have a reason to add a tag to that type of file? huh
Maybe it would be wise to make haste slowly and only add a file association when you are sure you will add tags. That would also shorten the time it takes to index/parse, or whatever it does that takes so long   huh
Time will tell, I guess and in the meantime I'm having a pretty good time and am real proud of this little tool. tongue

Try it, you'll like it  Cool
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 08:06:51 PM
It's been almost six hours since I installed this on Win7/32 and I'm finally getting some action on .htm files, the first extension I assigned a handler to, using the File Association Manager. I think I'll leave that machine on all night since there's six partitions on a two terabyte drive, although there's little on the last four partitions except O/S type ISOs.
I'll keep you updated as I discover additional info.  cheesy
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 05:33:59 PM
It's been 3:15 mins since I istalled to Win32 and there's still nothing active with the tagger.............. the damn thing is slower than me!!!  cheesy
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 04:00:34 PM
Tom,
I would be happy to do a mini-review but doubt that I can add much to the information and instructions provided in the original page from Vic Laurie above. He supplies a couple of links with instructions and screenshots from Codeplex that explains as well as I could on the procedure to follow to make it work.
My biggest complaint is the waiting.... embarassed
I loaded the File Association Manager on a Win32 machine about an hour and a half ago. I selected .htm and .html to add a handler to. So far I found one html page where the "Tag" detail in the Properties sheet is active. and.... it's stated somewhere in the instructions provided that the "hotspot" to edit a "Tag" in a Properties sheet is near the middle of the line. If you click on the word Tag or near the left side, it won't open the editable link.
So.......... load the File Association Manager, select a couple of file extensions such as htm and html, following the instructions provided by Codeplex, and go fishing or take a long weekend  cheesy
That File Association Manager has to parse or index all the Property sheets on the machine so the time it takes will depend on the speed of the machine, the number of files with the extensions you selected, whether you shut down your machine at night (I did!), etc.
Select a couple of file extensions in the manager to start with. Go back tomorrow and add more if you want.... Cool
The extensions you use are the root types at the bottom of that list. Highlight the extension, then click on Add File Meta Handler and you are done. the rest remains Default Wink
The biggest bitch is waiting for the thing to parse half a million property sheets for each extension  tongue
If this doesn't work using their instructions or something you don't understand I will come up with an Off again, On again, Gone again, Finnegan type checklist.
It's worth some time and effort so give it a go  cheesy

25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Meta-data on: September 09, 2014, 12:20:36 PM
This little utility is worth installing for it's sorting abilities alone   huh
When you add a "Tag" to the Properties sheet and then customize the menu bar to show "Tag" it adds Tag behind the last item on the menu bar (size, type, date, etc.) so the tag sticks out like a sore thumb. It makes it real easy to spot the tag in WinExplor but it also allows sorting by tag by clicking on "Tag" in the menu.
I've added a "Tip" tag to web pages I've saved and opened a Tips folder. By clicking on "Tag" in the menu bar, the web pages are all sorted by Tag so all my tips pages are listed in detail list. Highlight and move the whole list of files to my Tips folder. Neat and sanitary  cheesy
I highly recommend it and the whole procedure is not nearly as complicated as it sounds. It's not something that has to be done all at once either..... tellme
Install the utility...... the next time you download a tip simply add the Tip tag in the Properties sheet  thumbs up
Right click on the Menu Bar and add "Tag" so any tag shows up on the menu  thumbs up
Later to sort click on Tag in the menu and all your tips show up in a pile... Wink  I like it   tongue
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