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  1. TonyH

    How to get number of specific files in a directory

    Hi Bighorn, again I thank for your reply, much appreciate it. I have missed the last what you wrote about not all DOS commands work in the Power Shell, I have found that problem before when all other Googled commands failed. This time I only tried your commands. They did not work. Not sure...
  2. TonyH

    How to get number of specific files in a directory

    Hi Bighorn, thank you for your reply - tip, much appreciate it. Aparently I have over 400 html files in this folder including many subfolders. In the second one I have close to 200 html files. This year I have to specify each count for the tax. With simple DOS command dir *.html I do get a...
  3. TonyH

    How to get number of specific files in a directory

    I need to find a number of html files in my directory, including all subdirectories. how do I do that with File Explorer, or with a PowerShell prompt.
  4. TonyH

    SOLVED Verification code input problem

    Thank you all for your great support. Very much appreciate it. To Snuffy. in retrospect I should NOT have let Microsoft to upgrade my Windows 8. to Win8.1 I made Win8 boot USB before the crash. All the rest is hogwash. Legit aka money is the key. No money, MS no talk. My Win10 is legit. i paid...
  5. TonyH

    Unable to enter Safe Mode

    Sorry was I confused? I clicked reply on the article from December Newsletter - subject "Unable to enter Safe Mode" I just wanted to comment on the offered fix. The article starts "Hi, pc won't boot . The offered fix was "Download Memtest86+ from this location here. Burn the ISO to a CD and...
  6. TonyH

    Unable to enter Safe Mode

    Hello Moderator, that was a great tip, I run into such often from the best tech experts. The guy told you he can not boot his PC. So, please do explain to everyone, how is he to Download anything? I guess that you assume he has another PC with which to write his question. So he is using a...
  7. TonyH

    Error with Factory resetting my laptop

    About the factory reset and Windows upgrade. Mind you this goes back some but may help. Bought a new ASUS desktop PC with OEM Windows 8 . Run about a month, then preinstalled programs quit working including Solitaire and other MS games. NO Virus or Malware detected. Then came a free upgrade to...
  8. TonyH

    SOLVED EXE files renamed to ini files

    Thank you Wolfie and davehc for your help. Really much appreciate it. I was never worried about my data, as I keep them off my PC on 2 USB3 HDD. Not one of your tips worked because of my problem: Unfortunately ALL Windows programs need .exe to run them, including running Backup, Restore...
  9. TonyH

    Re-install W10 and keep your files/app data intact

    Thank you all for your tips. I have neither option available. The reset and restore are exe files. Yes?? Therefore they do no longer function so this line of fix i a dud. On the boot disks I have to boot into my broken OS, immediately after OS start up all exe files on the USB are also...
  10. TonyH

    SOLVED EXE files renamed to ini files

    Thank you for your reply Dave. Will try this one in the morning. I can boot into Windows 10, and have windows Explorer running, that is how I found the all .exe files were renamed. I got to find a way to fix the former .exe programs to work again even if it will be one at the time. Plain...
  11. TonyH

    SOLVED EXE files renamed to ini files

    Thank you Wolfe, much appreciate it. Been this rabbit hole before and it did not work. Lucky I had a clone on the spare HDD. Thanks to my Windows 8.1 upgrade to 10 burning up my MOBO on a new (1 year) computer I had to rebuild it with new MOBO. My Windows 10 are registered, but MS would not...
  12. TonyH

    SOLVED EXE files renamed to ini files

    I have installed the X Codex Pak 2.7.3m which is supposed to enable more types of videos. Unfortunately this installation completely crashed my Windows 10. I can't get anything working. All .exe files were renamed .ini, and all Desktop icons are blank white paper. All I can get is "How you...
  13. TonyH

    SOLVED Verification code input problem

    My Windows HDD crashed and Windows 10 would not boot. I could not use any Rescue /reset options because I had no way to create a boot disk, or any restore point since the original Windows10 upgrade fried my MOBO. Nobody sells computers with OS disks disk. Any software disks. All I found usable...
  14. TonyH

    Device driver update software

    IObit driver booster - have used that one, and timer after time discovered that it always lists that all of my older hardware needs to be updated - even after it already "updated" it. The big carrot on the stick is that will "speed up the system". BLAH BLAH hogwash. It updated many drivers...
  15. TonyH

    Removing built in OneDrive

    I had to mark my previous thread "How to get rid of OneDrive as Solved just to close it. Wasting time of everyone without any workable solutions - seems nobody is willing to touch this or is prevented or bound by Microsoft to actually give the working hack. This is what it needs. A Mother of...
  16. TonyH

    SOLVED How to get rid of One drive?

    Hi Dave, thank you for all your help. Not sure what capacity you are with Microsoft, but see that you do not want to touch this issue openly. You are off the hook. I realized that this is a much larger problem than nobody but a Windows 10 programmer can undo. One Drive is this OS 4 stage...
  17. TonyH

    SOLVED How to get rid of One drive?

    only difference I see is that I lost my avatar in this forum. How is that connected? Hack: Thanks Dave have unzipped and run both 64 and 32 bit ones. No change. Attached the same screen shot. The pop up is when left clicked on the OneDrive. You cant remove the object when it is not physically...
  18. TonyH

    SOLVED How to get rid of One drive?

    Deleted this key - rebooted. No change. Still on the File Explorer list.
  19. TonyH

    SOLVED How to get rid of One drive?

    Dave, thank you for your help. Very much appreciate it. It is all a learning experience for me, never thought I will have to go this deep. Yes, I have run the Dick cleaner - mentioned above. Took over 3 hours and I got pretty fast computer. Took this long to get rid off all Microsoft updates...
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