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How to create multiple folders automatically as per file names in Windows 10 using CMD?

Multiple files with the same name is to be placed in a single folder Need to create folders as per the file name. For Example, if there are files A.pdf, A.doc, B.doc and B.pdf inside a folder. I need ...
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Disable auto-lock in Windows 10 (domain account)

I have just installed Windows 10 1803 and joined the computer to my domain. A short while after the display goes into power save mode, the computer also locks so that I have to type the user's ...
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Can't remove unneeded keyboard layouts - no such setting anywhere

After I have installed Office 2016 Home and Student (en-us version) it automatically added two new keyboard layouts - English UK and English International in addition to my existing other layouts (...
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I am using proxy to connect to internet. But windows 10 is unable to use it to download updates

It is stuck at Getting things ready 0%. I have already used netsh winhttp set proxy command to set proxy. Nothing useful.
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Editing System Environemt Variables is allowed only when opened through Control Panel

On Windows 10, if I open the Environment Variables window directly through Windows Search, I can't edit the System Variables (buttons are disabled): However, opening it through Control Panel (Control ...
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How to restore http service on Windows 10 while accidentally removed the service [duplicate]

While installing Apache as a service, I have accidentally removed Windows' default http service. Now many dependant services don't work and I can't get it back. Is there a way (beside restore points ...
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Is it possible to make a drag-and-drop batch script that copies files?

I'm trying to make a batch script with Hackoo's answer on this question to repurpose it for copying files instead of opening them. Is this something that can be done using a similar structure? Here is ...
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Is there anyway to know if my windows 7 was shutdown by the normal Menu or the shutdown command?

Is there anyway to know if in some specific day a Windows 7 computer was shutdown using the normal "Windows button > Click Shutdown" or using the shutdown /s /t (seconds) from the command line ? ...
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Accidentally unplugged external HDD while transferring files; now windows & ubuntu can't mount it. Can I get the data from it? If not, format it?

My external HDD has two partitions; one for windows and one for ubuntu. I was in Windows 10 transferring files to back them up when I accidentally knocked the cable out. Now neither OS will mount the ...
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What exactly do I need to add into this AutoHotKey Script?

I noticed when I re open Firefox, windows opens it a few pixels off and in a slightly different size. So after searching for a bit, I found this: While, 1 { WinWait, ahk_class [Window Class] ...
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how map drive on Azure VM Windows 2012 R2

From my Windows 10 Pro desktop I want to map a drive to my VM. I did File Explorer > MY PC > Computers and then set drive letter and used Network Path (\mine\C) from VM > C: properties > Sharing tab ...
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how to change password on my Azure Windows 2012 R2 admin account

I log on to my Azure Windows 2012 R2 VM with Remote Desktop... THIS DIDN'T WORK: control panel > admin tools > Comp Mgmt > Users > my account > right-click > All Tasks > Set password: I get a scary ...
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Why does Spotify take control of my Bluetooth earphones' stereo output?

I own Bluetooth earphones, which I have paired with my Windows 10 laptop. I can happily listen to audio from various different sources, until I play music through Spotify. Once I do, Spotify seems to ...
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android studio on 4k resolution

My monitor is 4k and I am running Windows 10. Android studio on my monitor is very small: I have tried this link but it did not work. I looked at Windows 10 high DPI scaling override but all items ...
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Windows 10 Behaves as if Ctrl Held Down

As of late, my desktop computer has begun behaving ~30-60 minutes after reboots as if I am holding down the control key indefinitely. I have seen this question, but its workarounds and solutions did ...

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