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Defrag Tools #133 - App Paths

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    I'm enjoying some of the more focused topics. Keep it up!

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    A little bit confused by Chad [H] ... but well, thank you for the video :)

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    I have a small favor to ask you guys:). Could you share your desktop background somewhere? I can't seem to find it on the web and I just love it :D

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    @nadjibus: I do have that effect on people sometimes. Thanks for watching!
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    @rhin0x: Email us at and I'll send it to you.
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    Leo Giusti

    If you look up taskmgr.exe in the App Paths key, you will find that if you have asked Process Explorer to replace Task Manager, tskmgr.exe will actually point to Process Explorer.

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    So funny that his user name is Defrag_000. Luckily this issue has been fixed in windows 10. It won't add 000 to newly created users anymore.

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    This was in the comments for the Old New Thing article and I don't remember you mentioning this. So just type start before the filename in cmd and it uses the app path as well.


    Presumably you don't want to mess with console behavior with something that is very specific to Windows and the shell.

    You can get the behavior in the console by using the START command:

    cd \

    REM This won't work


    REM This will work

    start wordpad.exe

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