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Came across a nice tip when I was researching an unrelated problem today. I discovered that I could use dism to cleanup Vista/7/2008 Service Pack install backup files to reclaim space! This comes with a big fat warning… [stextbox id=”warning”]Warning! The service pack can’t be uninstalled after this operation is completed. This operation will remove…

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I’ve had this around for the longest time and figured I better put it here before I lose it forever to the dying Microsoft releases. Note: This also cleans up VMware temporary files which build up over time. See this post for more information:  VMware Tray Dump Files Chewing up Space Update: Added line to…

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Batch rename files using Windows command line. for /d /r %x in (“*”) do pushd “%x” && ren *.eml *.msg && popd Recently restored about 18k emails in various folders from a PST file which exports as an .MSG formatted file. I then reconverted those .MSG to .EML format. Now, the mail server I’m using…

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Wow, I’m ignorant. I discovered that I have been missing out on a great trick I learned the other night when trying to manually rename hundreds of photos. A Google search showed me the errors of my ways… You can easily batch rename files in Windows explorer. In this example, there are a handful of…

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