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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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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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High memory usage when opening Powershell prompt

Whenever I open a Powershell prompt either via the built in shell or through ConEmu, Powershell's memory usage is excessively high - usually around 1.5 Gb. It's worse opening as an Administrator ...
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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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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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How safely does reinstalling Windows wipe old data?

I've got a set of computers that have had privileged information on that I want to be able to re-use. If I used a Windows boot drive to re-install Windows, how sufficient would that be towards keeping ...
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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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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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Windows update stuck, no error code, no time out…

Fresh install of Windows7, i think the only things installed so far are the nvidia drivers, windows essential AV, and some other device drivers such as wifi. There are tons of updates. it downloads ...
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Windows 7 64-bit System Repair Loop

My system is stuck on System Repair Loop. The Windows System Repair fails to repair with error "Missing OSLoader" I tried to fix with a solution suggested in a Windows forum: Automated Startup Repair ...
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Windows 7 “Setup is starting” freezes

I have HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC ,it came with 2 drives, C & Recovery. I re-partitioned the hard using a windows 7 bootable dvd, I deleted the 2 drives, and then created a C and another one, ...
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Sending input to command line program from text/Batch file

I am a mechanical engineer with some hand on Programming in VC++. Our industry uses a DOS program & that requires 8 user inputs. We have to feed it manuaaly every time. Does we can automate this ...
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How to delete the “_files” folder?

Sometimes when saving a file, for example when you save an HTML page from your browser on your hard drive, you get a folder with the suffix _files additionally to the file itself. However, when you ...
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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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Install a PortableApp from paf in a system with limited privileges. Handle it locally

I have a PC with Win 10. I do not have admin privileges. I can run PortableApps, and use its launcher. To "install" new apps I can do it from the PortableApps app installation menu. Now I mean to ...

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