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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3570 on: January 08, 2018, 05:11:22 am »

Happens on my ancient Hotmail account frequently as well. They are terrified that you are getting service out of them without giving them advert impressions. (Oh, the humanity!)
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« Reply #3571 on: January 12, 2018, 08:44:14 pm »

I finally found a solution to my computer's virus problem.

https://malwaretips.com/threads/fake-windows-process-manager-virus.76916/

In this forum thread there's a link to a rootkit remover. I used it and it seems to have worked - the "Client Service" and "Windows Process Manager" items are gone, and I can delete the folders I previously couldn't.
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« Reply #3572 on: January 19, 2018, 11:41:20 am »

Bay12, I am in need of assistance. I have a laptop. It has to inside-of-it storage thingies where I can put files, C: and D:. C: is also a super speedy ultra thingie that speeds super fast. It is also a lot smaller than D:, the ordinary storage thingie. Well, the computer pretty much defaults to store everything in C:. Which fills up really fast.

Lately I've been having to put unordinarily large files in C: because I've been modding NwN and it's toolset requires you to put new assets in the C:/Users/MyDocuments/NwN folder. It fills up super really fast when you do that. I really annoys me. I don't really want to wast the precious space of the fast drive when I could store all these NwN assets in the spacious hard drive.

So. Do you think there is any way I could change my laptop's structure of whatever to make D: the default/primary drive for random everythings, so that all the User stuff and computer system stuff would go in there instead of C:, and so I could keep the super ultra gotta go fast drive for things I actually want to go even faster stronger better than?
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« Reply #3573 on: January 19, 2018, 12:19:34 pm »

Have you tried opening my computer and right clicking on the my documents folder? On my laptop one of the options the folder has in its properties is location, which can be changed.
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« Reply #3574 on: January 19, 2018, 12:45:47 pm »

That would be great and make me feel like a complete idiot. I assumed the computer needed it in that place because of the whole "user" stuff setup, and that it would just create a new documents folder there if I tried.

Anyway, trying immediately.
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« Reply #3575 on: January 19, 2018, 02:30:26 pm »

Have you considered using junctions? ;P

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point

Or even, abusing a .vhd with a mount point?
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/How-to-automatically-mount-d623ce34

Basically, you can keep the path on the C: drive, but have the files physically stored on the D: drive, if you know what you are doing.
If you don't, thats OK too, as there is a handy shell extension to ease the pain you would otherwise have to endure at the command prompt.
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/linkshellextension.html

Despite the name, it does both hardlinks and softlinks. (to link to another partition/drive, you have to use a softlink or a mountpoint.)
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« Reply #3576 on: January 19, 2018, 03:48:41 pm »

Thanks for the response, guys. Khan's suggestion above seem to have worked. And I feel like a complete idiot :P
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« Reply #3577 on: January 20, 2018, 12:08:15 am »

Yeah, first thing I generally do after setting up a new computer is move all the my documents, pictures, etc, into the D drive, where they won't go missing if I have to wipe windows or something similar.
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« Reply #3578 on: January 20, 2018, 12:13:13 am »

I picked up a trick with some old(er) windows 8(.1) tablets that have very limited internal flash storage.

First, you need a filter driver to make windows view the external SDcard as permanent storage-- Then you can use something like symmover to move files out of the program files location, and onto the formatted SDcard, and then abuse symbolic links so that programs think it is still on the C: drive.

Similar approach would work fine for big programs that *INSIST* they must be on the C: drive (unless they use hardlinks. Thanks MS! I love how all your shit does that now!), meaning it would work great for systems with an SSD and a traditional spinny disk. (you just dont need the filter driver, for obvious reasons.)
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« Reply #3579 on: January 20, 2018, 10:02:58 am »

Unfortunately it seems NwN was the only thing not capable of handling the change, and now it doesn't function. Is this ironic?
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« Reply #3580 on: January 20, 2018, 10:21:08 am »

Might need a symbolic link then, because its hardlinked by the sounds of it. On the other hand it is older than the option to move the documents folder IIRC, so it does have that excuse. I wonder if you could convince windows to consider the C drive as D instead (and thus trick NwN).
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« Reply #3581 on: January 20, 2018, 11:33:30 am »

Yes, it seems something like that would be necessary. Does anyone have any idea of how that is done? Something like weird suggested above?
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« Reply #3582 on: January 20, 2018, 02:41:47 pm »

Running older games in VMWare is also an option, then you just have a virtual disk.

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« Reply #3583 on: January 21, 2018, 06:16:45 am »

So anyway, I decided to try that softlink thing. I dunno if it's what I need to do but I have to try something at least.

edit: Well, fuck. Moving the Documents folder back is apparently not an option - no matter what I destroy it says there's too little space to move it now. Hopefully I'll still be able to link it from a place where it isn't to begin with? I dunno. I fucking hate computers. Moved it back.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3584 on: January 21, 2018, 07:52:25 am »

Last resort fix is to get into the NvN exe with a hex editor and search for the path string manually, then edit it.
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