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Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

TestDisk, Data Recovery; free and open source

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/28

Interesting tool that I needed one day to figure out how to recover from a certain NTFS partition having become RAW [Archive.is/WayBackTestDisk, Data Recovery:

TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software: certain types of viruses or human error(such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
TestDisk can
  • Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
  • Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
  • Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
  • Fix FAT tables
  • Rebuild NTFS boot sector
  • Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
  • Fix MFT using MFT mirror
  • Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
  • Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
  • Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.
TestDisk has features for both novices and experts. For those who know little or nothing about data recovery techniques, TestDisk can be used to collect detailed information about a non-booting drive which can then be sent to a tech for further analysis. Those more familiar with such procedures should find TestDisk a handy tool in performing onsite recovery.

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Using Chrome on Windows with a different proxy server than the system one (which is used by Internet Explorer)

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/25

By default, Chrome uses the same proxy server as Internet Explorer: the system one that your Chrome settings page accesses from chrome://settings/search#proxy through this command-line call:

"C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" C:\Windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\Windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl,,4

There is no GUI way inside Chrome to change this, but there is a command-line parameter: --proxy-server="ipaddress:port"

So create a new shortcut to Chrome, then you can change it.

This comes in very handy if you want to test

  • some sessions through for instance Internet Explorer going through HTTP Fiddler (that defaults at localhost:8888)
  • other sessions through Cntlm (that defaults to localhost:3128)

Some background information:

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Power User, Web Browsers, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows-Http-Proxy | Leave a Comment »

Run a batch file when a user connects to a session

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/11

Some links:

This is different from Windows: running a batch file during logon of a single or all users, as these do not run when RDP re-connecting to a session that is already logged on.

Related:

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

How to access a BitLocker-encrypted drive in Ubuntu 16.04?

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/07

Interesting: [WayBack] I am using Ubuntu 16.04 along with windows 10. I have encrypted my drives using BitLocker. Now my encrypted drives are not visible in ubuntu 16.04. But I want to access my encrypted drives using.

References: [WayBack] How to access BitLocker encrypted drive in Linux? This article introduces one way to access Bitlocker encrypted drive in Linux

via:

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Enabling IIS log files on Windows 7

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/01

Since each Windows version, Microsoft hides the way to first enable, then configure IIS Logging in a different place: [WayBack] Enabling IIS log files on Windows 7.

That should provide me some guidance on how to find it back when it is not displayed at all.

Related:

–jeroen

Posted in Development, IIS, Power User, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

 
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