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benyaboy

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  • Defrag Tools: #61 - Windows 8.1 - Disk Space, Sysinternals DU and RU

    Correction of my own post.

    Junctions can be to external locations. They just can't point to files and they don't seem to work with DFS link locations. I have it in my best practices notes to use symbolic links for external systems or brittle connections (removable drives, skydrive), junctions for internal systems (usually for binding a second drive directly into a user profile), and hardlink for intra-drive.

    I highly recommend link shell extension as mentioned by others.

  • Defrag Tools: #61 - Windows 8.1 - Disk Space, Sysinternals DU and RU

    Junctions can be on a second drive in the same machine. But they can't be on an external machine like symbolic links. Hardlinks have to be on the same storage.  

    I've used hardlinks to get files to update via skydrive but exist in a folder outside of the skydrive folder.

    This ended up not working so well if two computers would update the file. Skydrive creates and deletes the file for some updates, thus breaking the hardlink.

    I had more success with symlinks and skydrive since symlinks can reference a file or a folder. The issue remains if you want to rename the file though since renaming the original file breaks the symlink, and renaming the destination is allowed but then the user won't know what it was pointing to.

     

     

  • Defrag: CEO Changes, Pinning Sites, Form Factor Via CMD

    Reguarding the pinning of tabs, the idea isn't quick access to favorites. It's keeping the "app-like" sites like facebook and outlook.com easy to switch back to and find. In ff or chrome you can split things into pinned sites and transient pages. In IE each pinned site is it's own thing, hence creating the clutter. Albeit, I try to keep only a handful of sites pinned. So maybe it's not that cluttered. I didn't even find the pin feature in chrome for quite awhile so perhaps they aren't too essential.

  • Defrag: All about RAM Disks, Locking Apps, File Copy Tricks

    This is a nice ramdisk software that can use more than 4gb. http://winramtech.hostei.com/RAMDriv/

  • Defrag: NAS Delete Delay, Drive Issues, Booting Connected Users

    Hi,

    I was the one posting about the resolution reset on reboot. I'm using displayport so I can get 10bit per channel color support. I need this for my work in video/animation production. I tried the latest drivers for the monitor but they were already installed, so that was no help.  I did notice that the loading windows screen is at the correct resolution, it's only when it reaches the logins creen that it switches to the 1920x1200 resolution.

  • Defrag: NAS Delete Delay, Drive Issues, Booting Connected Users

    Hi,

    I was the one posting about the resolution reset on reboot. I'm using displayport so I can get 10bit per channel color support. I need this for my work in video/animation production. I tried the latest drivers for the monitor but they were already installed, so that was no help.  I did notice that the loading windows screen is at the correct resolution, it's only when it reaches the logins creen that it switches to the 1920x1200 resolution.

  • Defrag: Uninstall leftovers, IE Crash, Watchdog Bugcheck

    I believe the Jurassic Park "Unix" was the "Button Fly" demo app that came with Irix on Silicon Graphics Workstations. SGI workstations were the computers for visual fx at the time.

    http://youtu.be/aqcc2lm0L9Q?t=1m28s

  • Defrag: Migrating Predictive Text, Defrag Spam, PlayTo & MKV's

    Follow up on the restore. It took about 16 hours total. Everything is working great so it's hard to complain. Here are some additional details. I had a hdd that I suspected was bad. (256gb). So I made a system image to an empty 2TB drive. I then restored back to my new ssd. The image was 97GB but it was about 129GB uncompressed as it seemed to unmark compression on all files. I just assumed if the drive speed was the issue, I would see the hdd light thrashing. (32GB memory, PhenomII 6 core 3.2ghz)

  • Defrag: Deprecated HW, Deleted Partition, Disabling Right Click Animation

    This seems like the perfect place to ask this question. Why is restoring a system image so incredibly slow? What is it doing? I barely see the hard drive light come on. I'm at about 25% after five hours. The image is about 95GB. Creating the image took only 40 minutes or so. New hard drive is a 256GB ssd.

    At least I have time to watch all the old episodes waiting for this to finish.

  • Design for a multimillion thin client market with RemoteFX

    Will this technology (remoteFX) be available for 1:1 scenerios. Win8 client to Win8 client? We let people work from home occasionally but the current remote desktop experience is insufficient graphics-wise but the bandwidth is already plenty. The idea is they can remote into their desktops and continue working.

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