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From page Fixing Error 720 On An SsTP VPN:

Alan Singfield, about 7 yrs, 7 mths ago
Monday May 10, 2010 11:14 AM

Thanks, this solved my problem - it looks like the DHCP doesn't seem to work very well.

John Vajda, about 7 yrs, 7 mths ago
Thursday May 13, 2010 5:41 AM

Wow, MANY THANKS for taking the time to post this. It solved my problem.

I too had installed a new router, and my vpn connection started failing with an error code of 720. Event ID 20253 appeared in the System event log of the vpn server as described above. I could tell that the Windows 7 pptp (or actually sstp) server was the culprit, not the client. Interestingly, when I reverted to troubleshooting by using old router, the problem persisted.

In Windows 7, there is no rrasmgmt.msc snapin. Simply go into Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center -> Change Adapter settings. Select "Incoming Connections", right-click and go into Properties, and select a static address pool for IPv4.

Ed A, about 7 yrs, 6 mths ago
Thursday June 10, 2010 7:14 PM

Just found this by chance after hours searching on Google and going through tons of bad advice. Thank you!

Marek, about 6 yrs, 9 mths ago
Sunday March 6, 2011 1:00 PM

Many thanks, I spending days searching on Google and MS forum

Michael, about 6 yrs, 8 mths ago
Monday March 21, 2011 12:24 AM

Excellent. Fixed my problem. Why can't the error log say it's having trouble allocating an IP address, rather than being so obtuse, eh?

Mohsen Heydari, about 6 yrs, 7 mths ago
Thursday May 12, 2011 9:25 AM

Thanks a lot! i couldn't fix my problem without that info

Drmaster, about 6 yrs, 4 mths ago
Tuesday August 9, 2011 9:13 AM

YES!!!! It is WORK!!!! Thanks!!!!
(win 2008 server r2 x64 instaled on vmware work-on, TMG)

hernadi, about 6 yrs, 2 mths ago
Sunday September 25, 2011 9:46 AM

To fix error 720 :
C:windowssystem32sfc.exe /scannow, and then restart.

hernadi, about 6 yrs, 2 mths ago
Sunday September 25, 2011 9:48 AM

To fix error 720 :
C:windows system32 sfc.exe /scannow, and then restart.

Rico, about 5 yrs, 11 mths ago
Friday January 6, 2012 2:03 AM

You are a Champ, it worked for me too :-)

Thanks a million.

Ramon, about 5 yrs, 8 mths ago
Saturday March 24, 2012 1:15 AM

Thank you so much, I was about to give up and that solved my issue immediately. My router does not support GRE so I had to turn to SSTP, but my server hostname is not externally routable.
I went ahead go a new domain, and a new ssl certificate and was about to go crazy if this did not work. Thank you for your assistance.

Fadi Sarsak, about 5 yrs, 2 mths ago
Tuesday October 9, 2012 7:40 PM

thank you very much, as every one else i was about to give up and the error 720 was driving me crazy. now users can connect to VPN.

thanks a trillion again

Martijn, about 5 yrs, 15 days ago
Saturday December 1, 2012 12:45 AM

But I *do* want to use DHCP...

Jason, about 4 yrs, 9 mths ago
Saturday February 16, 2013 6:01 AM

Thank you this helped me a lot. I found out that it was the Static address i assigned my server from the DHCP server. since the request came from the same mac the server kept giving it the same IP address. when i removed my DHCP reservation and turned it back to DHCP on the VPN server everything worked perfectly.

Erik, about 4 yrs, 5 mths ago
Thursday July 11, 2013 7:54 PM

Finally something that worked!

nt.archie, about 4 yrs, 3 mths ago
Tuesday August 20, 2013 8:11 PM

Good job! It would be nice to see a real solution to this issue on technet :/ not a workaround (disabling DHCP is not a nice thing to do).

Doalwa, about 2 yrs, 9 mths ago
Tuesday March 10, 2015 2:45 PM

Thanks a ton, man!

Doalwa, about 2 yrs, 9 mths ago
Tuesday March 10, 2015 2:45 PM

Thanks a ton, man!

Doalwa, about 2 yrs, 9 mths ago
Tuesday March 10, 2015 2:45 PM

Thanks a ton, man!

Galip M. Ermis, about 2 yrs, 8 mths ago
Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:43 AM

First I used a static pool, then it just started to work, thx. Then I reverted it back from static to dhcp. Now I'm using DHCP to lease addresses. Weird problem. It's kind of a bug or something. Still exists in 2012 R2

Clemilton, about 2 yrs, 4 mths ago
Thursday August 13, 2015 2:36 PM

Perfect!!! After weeks looking for a solution, this is the one that solved the problem!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Victor Wong, about 9 mths, 9 days ago
Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:49 AM

5 years later, still saved my life. Thanks a lot.

From page Ford Falcon BA-BF Custom Carputer Guide:

Ben, about 6 yrs, 8 mths ago
Tuesday April 5, 2011 1:38 AM

Hey mate,
loved the write up. and has inspired me to try it on my BF2 XR6. Wondering where you've got pics of the installation.
Thanks.

Ned, about 6 yrs, 8 mths ago
Tuesday April 5, 2011 1:06 PM

Hi, this is an incomplete post… I keep meaning to update it. Send me some contact details via the contact form on here - http://hardanswers.net/contact and I’ll see what I can do.

Maz, about 6 yrs, 8 mths ago
Saturday April 16, 2011 2:54 PM

Gday. This is my car and car pc project so I have all the photos from the install. Sorry I havent got around to finishing the writeup. If you send ned some contact details he'll be able to put us in touch and i can give you any extra info.
I seem to have killed my scan converter last week so I'm a bit sus on it. I'll be ringing the company tomorrow about it.

Ned, about 5 yrs, 3 mths ago
Tuesday September 11, 2012 4:20 AM

If anyone is interested in this, please contact me and I will put you in touch with Maz, who initially wrote this.

Ken, about 5 yrs, 2 mths ago
Monday September 24, 2012 3:20 AM

The Ford ICC Connector for this is the same connector as the Toyota 10 pin Stereo Connector - it makes finding them easier...

I need help please, about 4 yrs, 9 mths ago
Thursday March 14, 2013 2:25 PM

Can anyone explain how when installed i can switch to and from factory display

Maz, about 4 yrs, 9 mths ago
Thursday March 14, 2013 2:41 PM

http://users.adam.com.au/smileyone/rbockman/roobin/carpc.html has a good description and is where I got a lot of my info from. I'll have to update my guide to include it. It's the W and BR wires on the navi display plug. If you ground these pins, it'll show your PC display.
Good luck.

Damien, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:29 AM

Hi - I have a 2012 xr6, does anyone know where I can get a sat nav/ carputor? It has already a colour touch screen..
Thank you

Maz, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:37 AM

Hi Damien,
A carputer isn't generally something you just "get". But with a hacksaw, chisel and a lot of swearing I'm sure there would be some kind of solution.

Damien, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Tuesday April 16, 2013 3:49 AM

Thanks mate - would appreciate a bit more detail

Maz, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Tuesday April 16, 2013 4:12 AM

Well a good place to start would be seeing what kind of connector you have into that screen to see if you can use the same overlay hack used for mine. you'll also need to work out if you can get a touchscreen to fit over the stock one. probably worth checking out the resolution of the stock screen and investigate options for slotting something into its place.

But basically, I cant give you any detail unless i had a 2012 XR6 or something to pull apart. i'm happy to help but you're going to be doing the leg work for this one. all i can tell you is that i got this one to work in my 2005 XR6, not even that it'll work for anyone else in the same car.

Depending on the shape of the dash (i've not seen one) and the amount of space you have in there, it might be better to mount a tablet pc somewhere and just wire that in?

Calan, about 4 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday April 21, 2013 3:19 PM

Hey just would like more pictures and details if possible I have installed the screen already but I don't know I had to install other things so that I can make it into a touchscreen pc. Cheers

Andrew, about 4 yrs, 7 mths ago
Wednesday April 24, 2013 7:20 AM

Damien, Have you tried ASL Automedia? They have some cool stuff for the new fg falcons...

calan. You said you have installed the screen already. That means you replaced to icc. Will the car run without an icc or is it coded someway? Thanks

Shane, about 3 yrs, 8 mths ago
Friday April 11, 2014 8:48 AM

Hi, can u please tell me why I need the Aux Booster Kit and where it goes and what it does?
Cheers

Maz (article author), about 3 yrs, 8 mths ago
Sunday April 13, 2014 12:28 PM

The aux booster kit converts the 5 pin connector into a 3.5mm headphone jack that you can use to feed the PC audio into the ICC. You could work out the pins (the connector is near the drivers knee) and use something like a small headphone amp to boost the signal a little.

Shane, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Saturday April 19, 2014 8:00 AM

Thanks for that...
Another thing I don't understand is "The Ford SatNav plug needs to have the scan converter’s 6 pin connector soldered on" Where do I get this 6 pin connector and how/where do I connect the switch to? I dont really understand the graph...do u have some step to step pictures of it getting put together so I can copy.
Cheers

Shane, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Saturday April 19, 2014 8:14 AM

"The M2-ATX needs a 12V+ connection from the ACC so that it knows when to start the pc. I ran another single core wire from the positive terminal of the cigarette lighter lead to the PSU because it was easy to get to but I’m sure there are better options."

I am using the Xobyte Minispark to power the laptop and USB powered hub. When u say ACC...do u mean the accessories from the ignition? Shouldn't I run cable from the battery to the minispark or do I get the power to the minispark from the ACC or cigarette lighter lead...very confused here.
The minispark uses WOL (wake on lan)...how does that work and what does it do?
Cheers

Maz, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Saturday April 19, 2014 4:46 PM

Shane, I already said in an email to you that you're on your own with the minispark. I'm not sure how you'll fit that all together. It is totally different from what I built and the parts I used.

If you're using a laptop and not the built-in screen then you probably don't have a scan converter and don't need to worry about the 6 pin connector.

Check your spam folder for my email a while ago and reply to that if there is anything left unclear.

Shane, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday April 20, 2014 12:35 AM

what email address did u use cause I cannot find ur email

Shane, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday April 20, 2014 12:40 AM

my email address is werey@hotmail.com

Shane, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday April 20, 2014 1:08 AM

I am using the screen (ICC) but using a laptop instead of mini ITX and yes I have to use the scan converter

Maz, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday April 20, 2014 2:05 AM

Wake on LAN is a network signal that the nic on the laptop listens for and boots the machine. I assume if you use this you have something else doing the power conversion from 12 volts to whatever the laptop needs and then just using the minispark to send wake and sleep signals. If you wire the minispark to the cigarette lighter, it will get power when you turn the key to ACC.

Maz, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday April 20, 2014 2:11 AM

I just emailed you again from my Maz.net.au address. Email is going to be a lot easier from here on.

Shane, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday April 20, 2014 6:14 AM

cheers

sxott, about 2 yrs, 10 mths ago
Sunday January 18, 2015 8:04 AM

Hey mate pretty keen and doing this project just a few questions.
what sort of fm hdtuner did you use?
Do you have a more detail photo or step by step for the plastic work both backing plate and tissue box holder?
im also thinking about adding bluetooth dongle and bluetooth obd 2.
Just in the planning stage of what i need at the moment.
If you could email me that would be great.

Brad, about 1 yr, 10 mths ago
Friday January 29, 2016 10:00 AM

Hey mate, I want to this sort of thing in my 07 BF XR6, I'm just wondering if the controls both on steering wheel and headunit will still work with the carputer?
Thanks!

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Chris, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Wednesday August 6, 2014 9:11 AM

Good and excellent to see step by step pics''

Chris, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Wednesday August 6, 2014 9:11 AM

Good and excellent to see step by step pics''

Chris, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Wednesday August 6, 2014 9:11 AM

Good and excellent to see step by step pics''

Westy, about 2 yrs, 4 mths ago
Thursday July 30, 2015 4:51 AM

Bloody good thanks I will clean that first now next problem. Aircon button and fan button are not working on my console I swapped to another one but found that the car didn't recognise the unit and wouldn't start Ford say I have to have two keys before they can reset the unit .To much money involved to even tell you the price anyone else had this problem?

Fred, about 2 yrs, 2 mths ago
Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:53 PM

Contact your local TAXI operator who runs FALCONS. Many of these guys have been fixing problems for over 20 years and there is not much they haven`t come across...

Dusty, about 2 yrs, 2 mths ago
Monday October 12, 2015 5:44 AM

Westy,

contact Envyous Customs (www.envyouscustoms.com). Although they specialise in Holdens, I think they can help you fix your Ford problem. Send the bloke an email. He always replies.

Cheers, Dusty

James, about 12 days, 23 hrs ago
Sunday December 3, 2017 4:02 AM

Thank you for this very helpful!

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Ned, about 6 yrs, 3 mths ago
Tuesday August 30, 2011 3:13 PM

Oooh, how exciting! Will it make me rich?

From page Correcting Clock Drift On A CentOS VM Under Hyper-V On Server 2008 R2:

Katrina, about 7 yrs, 11 mths ago
Friday January 8, 2010 5:37 PM

A huge thank you on this! 24 hours after following these instructions, the VM is still keeping perfect time. This has solved so many problems.

Mardolf, about 7 yrs, 10 mths ago
Monday February 1, 2010 9:09 AM

Best!

Romansmm, about 7 yrs, 9 mths ago
Monday March 8, 2010 8:16 AM

Thanks! It's very useful and it works!

grasomega, about 7 yrs, 7 mths ago
Monday May 3, 2010 2:08 PM

Thank you very much for this article! I found it after some search and it looks lke it's the only method that works flawlessly. Keep up the good work!

hyperblah, about 7 yrs, 7 mths ago
Monday May 17, 2010 1:10 PM

Thank you very much for that kernel line. I would buy you a beer if I could :)

Urban Alho, about 7 yrs, 6 mths ago
Thursday June 3, 2010 8:28 PM

Thank you VERY MUCH, i usually google things pretty fast and nothing worked until i found this guide. THANK YOU

Leonardo Rodrigues, about 7 yrs, 4 mths ago
Thursday July 29, 2010 11:36 PM

after LOTS of research on this subject/problem, i have found lots of articles asking to change kernel parameters to minimize the clock drift problems. Basically all articles suggested a mix of 3 kernel arguments:

divider=10
clocksource=acpi_pm
notsc

after some researchs, i've found that the combination of 'divider=10 notsc' is the best one, even better that the 'divider=10 clocksource=acpi_pm' proposed here.

with 'divider=10 clocksource=acpi_pm' my clock was still drifting about 12 seconds in 600 seconds. With 'divider=10 notsc' the drift was about 1.5-2 seconds in 600 seconds. That's the lowest i've acchieved with LOTS of combinations settings i've tried. NO option i've found could SOLVE the drift problem, but these could take it to more acceptable levels, so ntpd could be able to correct it.

hope this helps ..... and remember YMMV ... take your tests and find what's best for you.

Leonardo Rodrigues, about 7 yrs, 4 mths ago
Thursday July 29, 2010 11:45 PM

i forgot to mention on my comment above ..... my tests were done on CentOS 5.5 x86_64 machines running over HyperV 2008-R2

Ned, about 7 yrs, 20 days ago
Thursday November 25, 2010 6:50 AM

Thanks Leonardo, I have updated the article to reflect your findings. Based on some recommendations from VMWare, it appears that “notsc divider=10” is recommended for x64, whereas “divider=10 clocksource=acpi_pm” is recommended for x86.

Jeff Russell, about 5 yrs, 9 mths ago
Friday March 16, 2012 12:32 AM

Thank you so much for this! I've been having this issue with a Centos VM running Zimbra Collaboration Suite and was fed up with my email registering times in the future! This seems to have resolved it at long last! Thank you again!

Pedro Gordo, about 5 yrs, 5 mths ago
Thursday June 21, 2012 9:31 AM

Perfect Clean Explanation.

Kirill, about 5 yrs, 3 mths ago
Thursday August 23, 2012 2:06 PM

Hey, pretty helpful.
But Leonardo Rodrigues is right. Took me a while to get different CentOS versions to achieve acceptable time deviations.

Esxi user, about 5 yrs, 1 mth ago
Friday November 2, 2012 3:49 AM

So this is a direct copy off of VMware w/o any credit to them? Solve a hyperV issue originally solved by its main competitor. Classy.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1006427

Ned, about 5 yrs, 1 mth ago
Friday November 2, 2012 3:54 AM

Esxi user, your link is already referenced in the More Information section above.

Nate, about 5 yrs, 16 days ago
Thursday November 29, 2012 9:44 PM

Thank you very much for this tip. I was getting frustrated by Linux clock drift on Hyper-V.

Ian Brown, about 4 yrs, 10 mths ago
Monday February 4, 2013 9:11 AM

Finally, a solution that works, thanks!!

Ian

Griff, about 4 yrs, 9 mths ago
Monday March 11, 2013 2:03 PM

Brilliant write up, I've used this a few times now and it has worked a treat.

Thanks Very Much!!!

Griff

Josh, about 4 yrs, 7 mths ago
Thursday April 18, 2013 10:32 PM

Clock drift was driving me nuts on my CentOS VM hosting Cacti on Hyper-V, this worked perfectly. Thank you!

From page Delete Comment Spam From Gallery:

Akom, about 9 yrs, 2 mths ago
Monday September 29, 2008 1:38 AM

Saved me tons of time. Though in the end it turned out that I had nothing besides spam! :)
Thanks for posting this.

anon, about 7 yrs, 11 mths ago
Saturday December 26, 2009 6:00 AM

Thank you! This saved me a bunch of time.

From page Enabling Digital Audio S/PDIF Pass –Through Via HDMI On DisplayPort:

WaN, about 6 yrs, 1 mth ago
Friday November 11, 2011 9:07 PM

Hye.. Very useful info, yet mine not even have visual :(

You, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Saturday April 6, 2013 9:37 AM

I just used the configure option Audio Control Panel, set it to 5.1 and voilá.

From page Control Caching Of Dynamic Web Pages:

Göran, about 1 yr, 11 mths ago
Thursday January 14, 2016 1:24 AM

Thanks for your article for implementing caching in PHP.
I noticed one typo that you might want to correct. In the beginning, when you say:
"if a “Modified-Since” and/or"
I suspect you really mean:
"if a “Last-Modified” and/or"
because Last-Modified is the name of the header that goes in the direction from server to client.

In the code comments of code example "All together now" ... you briefly mention that the date and time stamp for a file represents the date and time of the actual *content* -- not the file generating the content (e.g. a PHP file). I find it very good that you address this fact, but I think it also raises a question: How to compute the date and time in case the content is generated by more than one PHP-file -- or by one single PHP-file that creates dynamic content (e.g. writing a date and/or time, writing data that come from a database etc)? Perhaps the simple answer is to not use the Last-Modified header at all for content generated by PHP-file(s), but to use only the ETag header? What do you think?

Cheers!

From page Enable EPG TV Guide In Media Center:

SuperRoo, about 1 yr, 8 mths ago
Friday April 1, 2016 12:36 AM

Unfortunately epgstream.net points to a bathroom furniture site....any other free epg sites?

Ned, about 1 yr, 8 mths ago
Friday April 1, 2016 2:14 AM

That is pretty random… You should be able to get the EPG data directly from the digital stream nowadays.

From page Exchange Management Console Permissions Gone:

Chakotey, about 7 yrs, 5 mths ago
Monday July 12, 2010 3:16 PM

Thank you very much for this tip. This helped me......

Exchange Tester, about 7 yrs, 9 days ago
Monday December 6, 2010 1:48 PM

Thanks for this fine solution! It helped me a lot!

Roman, about 6 yrs, 10 mths ago
Tuesday January 18, 2011 3:12 PM

Thanks a lot! Problem is not obvious and it would take quite a time to resolve it by myself!

vijay, about 6 yrs, 5 mths ago
Wednesday June 29, 2011 10:58 AM

Thank you very much

chris, about 6 yrs, 3 mths ago
Sunday August 21, 2011 7:33 AM

life saver thank you!

Saif, about 6 yrs, 28 days ago
Friday November 18, 2011 12:56 PM

Thank you so much

mrMR, about 5 yrs, 9 mths ago
Wednesday February 22, 2012 8:36 PM

Thanx... greatfull !

sasharvm, about 5 yrs, 9 mths ago
Wednesday February 29, 2012 7:13 PM

Thank you very match!

David, about 5 yrs, 8 mths ago
Monday April 9, 2012 6:31 PM

Very helpful, thanks. Due to a recent password reset, I could no longer access exchange management console on my workstation, but on the server it was fine. Deleting a recently modified credential instantly resolved the problem on my workstation. thanks!

Jon, about 5 yrs, 6 mths ago
Monday June 4, 2012 9:28 AM

you saved my butt!
thanks!

st2e, about 5 yrs, 6 mths ago
Friday June 8, 2012 8:36 AM

you save my life man! thx a lot! never install outlook on a exchange server!!!

Mark, about 5 yrs, 5 mths ago
Tuesday June 26, 2012 2:52 PM

You are a genius!!! Thank-you! Microsoft support is still "researching" this for me. THANKS!

Andrew Lee, about 4 yrs, 11 mths ago
Thursday January 3, 2013 4:10 AM

Great!!! Thanx.

Bubba, about 4 yrs, 10 mths ago
Wednesday January 23, 2013 3:38 PM

Thank you so much for this tip! Noted that the Credential Manager had also stored this for the MMC login in my case as well as the Outlook config. Whacked both and it cleared the issue right away. THanks again!

ekexchange, about 4 yrs, 9 mths ago
Monday February 25, 2013 1:21 AM

thanks for posting this!

Charlie, about 4 yrs, 9 mths ago
Thursday March 14, 2013 10:08 AM

Top post! thanks for this, really thought i was going crazy. :)

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Monday May 27, 2013 5:15 PM

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WolF, about 4 yrs, 2 mths ago
Monday October 14, 2013 8:28 AM

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Admin, about 3 yrs, 11 mths ago
Monday December 30, 2013 8:27 PM

Thanks Dude!

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Thursday July 3, 2014 10:49 AM

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kevin, about 2 yrs, 6 mths ago
Wednesday June 3, 2015 1:24 PM

Thanks!! Took a long while to find the fix.

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Friday February 24, 2017 12:29 PM

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Ira, about 7 yrs, 4 mths ago
Sunday August 8, 2010 1:05 AM

Thank you so much!

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hguhf, about 9 yrs, 4 mths ago
Tuesday August 5, 2008 9:05 PM

i have onarcade games website http://games.jeddahbikers.com
and i will try to hotprotect the SWF files because i'm running out of Bandwidth

Thanks for the .htaccess code

Ned, about 9 yrs, 3 mths ago
Sunday September 7, 2008 1:43 PM

No worries, I hope you find it useful

Jai, about 7 yrs, 2 mths ago
Sunday September 19, 2010 2:21 PM

This is working fine but , When i am playing my mp3 ? Player not play the file ????
Please help

Ned, about 7 yrs, 2 mths ago
Sunday September 19, 2010 2:28 PM

That's correct, the player wouldn't have the cookie required to be able to access the file. Basically, the player will be seen as trying to hotlink the file. No easy way around that with this method, you'd basically have to stop using this to protect those files if you want to play them in third-party players outside the browser.

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Paavo, about 8 yrs, 11 mths ago
Thursday January 1, 2009 3:37 PM

Thanks, this solved it!

Ned, about 8 yrs, 3 days ago
Saturday December 12, 2009 1:34 PM

No worries. It seems very buggy and is quite annoying.

From page Bypass PHP Output Buffering When Using Apache Mod_deflate:

Nick, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Sunday March 31, 2013 1:20 AM

Thank you so much. This buffering is ridiculously annoying if you're trying to do server-side events.

Fabrizio Bartolomucci, about 3 yrs, 9 mths ago
Tuesday February 18, 2014 6:03 PM

I entered your code at:
http://www.taxiprofessional.net/iPhone/inarrivo/php/testNoBuffer.php
and you may check yourself the output, not exactly what we would expect.
What is the solution?

From page Prevent Caching Of Dynamic Web Pages:

Ned, about 3 yrs, 6 mths ago
Sunday June 1, 2014 8:59 AM

This is a test.

From page Get An External USB Audio DAC Working On Raspberry Pi:

Hugh, about 1 yr, 8 mths ago
Monday April 11, 2016 12:53 PM

Just curious where you find/put the asound.conf file?

I'm having lots of loud static when I select SPDIF for my USB DAC and the analog option resamples on my RPi2. I know that linux is capable of bit streaming this because I can get the DAC to work fine with my laptop running kodibuntu, but not on the Pi2, and I've gotten volumio to do it with the RPi2, but the interface for volumio is sluggish. Anyhow, whatever help is welcome! Thanks!

From page How NOT To Redirect OWA On Exchange 2010:

Jaime, about 6 yrs, 5 mths ago
Sunday June 26, 2011 4:21 AM

Saved my bacon, dude! This was the ONE article I found which tells it like it is. Microsoft as usual only covers what's supposed to happen, not what actually does. If I could send you a beer I would.

Dave Dickinson, about 6 yrs, 1 mth ago
Tuesday November 1, 2011 9:56 AM

This article is the real deal......

Rob, about 6 yrs, 14 days ago
Friday December 2, 2011 10:00 PM

Thank you, this was a simple solution to a seemingly complex problem!

Ian C., about 11 mths, 12 days ago
Wednesday January 4, 2017 12:56 AM

Unfortunately, the link to the script from ucblogs.net no longer works. Anybody got an archived copy?

Ian C., about 11 mths, 12 days ago
Wednesday January 4, 2017 1:00 AM

Thanks to the Internet Archive.org, the link to the script on ucblogs.net seems to redirect to http://www.ucunleashed.com/186 now.

From page Redirect To A Mobile Site Using Mod_rewrite:

Idel, about 5 yrs, 10 mths ago
Tuesday February 7, 2012 11:40 PM

Trybto use Apache Mobile Filter is a standard Apache filter for device detection and easily usable with mod_rewrite.

http://www.apachemobilefilter,org
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From page How To Register For GST If You Already Have An ABN (in Australia):

Alicia, about 4 yrs, 9 mths ago
Saturday March 9, 2013 2:19 AM

Can I please just say that you are amazing!!!!!
I was trying to do this for ages, and your step by step instructions enabled me to do this straight away!
Thank you so much, without your help I would still be trying to figure it out!

Yan, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Thursday March 28, 2013 2:00 AM

Thank you so much. I got to the point of crying in frustrating at being directed in circles by the Auskey and the ATO websites.

Waited hours to speak to a person who instead of explaining how to do it online, like it is meant to be easy to do, just wanted to do it on the phone...

Is it really so difficult for them to have this step by step on their website??

Jo,, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:25 AM

Thank you so much for these clear instructions. I've also spent ages trying to figure it out. Why can't the ATO explain it like this?

Ned, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Tuesday April 16, 2013 12:28 AM

Perhaps we aren’t paying them enough tax to write usable instructions?

Mike, about 4 yrs, 7 mths ago
Friday April 19, 2013 8:27 AM

Excellent! Thanks. Spent 6 hours today running in circles. Whoever designed this auskey + GST system needs a bullet in the head. Surely it can be done better? Thanks again, life-saver.

Jay, about 4 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday May 5, 2013 3:33 AM

Do you know how long it takes to show up on the ABN Search as GST Registered?

Ned, about 4 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday May 5, 2013 3:43 AM

I forget, but it did take some time - at least a few days.

Kashif, about 4 yrs, 7 mths ago
Friday May 17, 2013 4:56 AM

Good job mate, you should be working for ATO website advisory committee, they have made the task next to impossible

Thanks for cracking it

Eco, about 4 yrs, 6 mths ago
Sunday June 9, 2013 1:46 AM

Thank your so much for your detailed introduction !!!

tom, about 4 yrs, 5 mths ago
Monday June 24, 2013 8:44 AM

thankyou thankyou thankyou

Paul Campbell, about 4 yrs, 5 mths ago
Monday July 8, 2013 4:14 AM

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks. The ATO obviously got a crap website which is extremely difficult to navigate for the average person. Thanks again.

Rich , about 4 yrs, 5 mths ago
Wednesday July 10, 2013 12:36 PM

you are good! Aus Govt is really sadly woefully inadequate

Carl, about 4 yrs, 5 mths ago
Sunday July 14, 2013 1:52 AM

I went in circles for hours between busness portal and abr.gov.au. Thankyou thankyou thankyou

Kristina, about 4 yrs, 3 mths ago
Tuesday August 20, 2013 1:19 AM

Thank you so much for this, I have been trying for hours!

ha nguyen, about 4 yrs, 3 mths ago
Tuesday August 20, 2013 4:58 AM

thanks a lot indeed for your clear and easy guide. I have spent hours for it with Auskey but failed!

Rob, about 4 yrs, 3 mths ago
Saturday September 7, 2013 8:20 PM

Thanks, this was enormously helpful! Wish I found it 3 hours ago :)

Fraser, about 4 yrs, 2 mths ago
Friday September 20, 2013 5:27 AM

Like everyone else I went round in circles, before calling ATO (last resort) I searched and found this solution. THANK YOU for taking the time to post it and save a lot of people's time and sanity.

Rose, about 4 yrs, 2 mths ago
Friday October 11, 2013 5:19 AM

Thank you very much for your good step by step guide. So, after this process, Do I have to send a notice to the current customers, that now I am going to add the GST in each invoice?? Is there a template of this notice???

Parakum, about 4 yrs, 1 mth ago
Sunday October 20, 2013 4:46 AM

Thanks .. This is really useful 5/5

Sandy, about 4 yrs, 1 mth ago
Monday October 28, 2013 5:32 AM

Thank you so much for putting together such a simple step by step explanation. I have spent hours and hours going in circles in the ATO website. Pity that they can't put something like this in place.

Ajay, about 4 yrs, 6 days ago
Monday December 9, 2013 9:36 AM

Thank you, Danke, Dhanyavaad, Gracias, Arigatogozaimus, XieXie, Merci, Nantri, All in all, You Are The Man for doing this! You Are A Good Man!!

Lia, about 3 yrs, 11 mths ago
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:13 AM

Thank you so much - this was horrifically hard to work out, i've spent over an hour on it before finding this website!

Dude, you are awesome!!, about 3 yrs, 11 mths ago
Sunday December 22, 2013 11:31 PM

Thanks so muchhhh

Ricki, about 3 yrs, 11 mths ago
Tuesday January 7, 2014 9:08 AM

Thank you soooooo much! I was about to give up but then I found this page!

Maria, about 3 yrs, 10 mths ago
Friday January 17, 2014 8:02 AM

THANK YOU! I can't believe how difficult they make this. I was honestly wasted almost an hour simply trying to find where this was located. These are the kind of clear instructions which should be found on THEIR website!!! Thank you again.

evin, about 3 yrs, 9 mths ago
Friday February 21, 2014 12:05 PM

HI there, can someone pretty pretty please tell me once you register for gst [ i allready have an abn and have just registered for auskey] how long it takes for your registration to show on the register?

Cesc, about 3 yrs, 9 mths ago
Thursday February 27, 2014 2:30 AM

thankyou so much, i went round and round in circles before this.

How long does it take to show that you are registered for GST in the ABN lookup?

?Rory, about 3 yrs, 9 mths ago
Thursday February 27, 2014 2:56 AM

This is amazingly helpful!!

radical, about 3 yrs, 8 mths ago
Monday March 24, 2014 11:09 PM

Agree with all the positive comments. Thank-you. Helpful web pages like these are what makes the internet!

Kate, about 3 yrs, 8 mths ago
Monday March 31, 2014 3:05 AM

I was going round in circles trying to find out to register for GST using AUSkey. They sure don't make it easy do they! Thank you so much for the brilliant instructions!

Frank, about 3 yrs, 8 mths ago
Thursday April 10, 2014 3:08 AM

After spending hours trying to decipher instructions on the official pages, this took 5 minutes. Thank you so much!

Ajay, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Monday May 12, 2014 7:32 AM

wow excellent info... I spent few hours since last couple of months n thought it was nt possible to do so.. thanks a lot

Charlie, about 3 yrs, 7 mths ago
Monday May 12, 2014 12:45 PM

Thank you, you are awesome!

M&M, about 3 yrs, 6 mths ago
Saturday May 31, 2014 4:42 AM

Another satisfied customer, the instructions are amazing, very helpful. Thanks so much

Cecilia, about 3 yrs, 6 mths ago
Sunday June 8, 2014 11:14 AM

Thank you so so much. So many frustrating hours and uncertainty... and then I found your web page and excellent screen shots.

JuliaHutchinson, about 3 yrs, 5 mths ago
Thursday June 19, 2014 6:15 AM

Thank you so much! I hope the ATO is paying you for the valuable information they aren't providing on their website!

mco4, about 3 yrs, 5 mths ago
Saturday June 28, 2014 7:03 AM

OMG Thank you!! already wasted hours trying to work this out. Thank you thank you thank you

Sairam Reddy, about 3 yrs, 5 mths ago
Sunday June 29, 2014 1:40 PM

Excellent. I was trying last 4 hours, unsuccessful.
Very helpful. ATO need to give this details in their website.

Dave, about 3 yrs, 5 mths ago
Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:01 AM

This helped me a few months ago adding GST. I needed it again to add PAYG (IT) withholding. It also kept in the same stupid cryptic place! Don't even bother trying to get help from the ATO - they are useless.

Erin, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Monday July 21, 2014 5:39 AM

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I have been trying to figure this out for hours

pranothi, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Monday July 21, 2014 10:14 AM

Hi..really useful info. Been trying to get my head into the ATO site for the last 3 hours...this one helped instantly

really thanks... you will get a lot of money., about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Tuesday July 22, 2014 10:58 AM

thanks.. it is hard to find.

Kanishka, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Wednesday July 23, 2014 4:14 AM

Thank you so much.
This as a big help.

Ned, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Wednesday July 23, 2014 4:23 AM

I am glad this is helping people :)

Beagle, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Wednesday July 23, 2014 6:28 AM

I nearly went mad trying to use the portal, had to google for help on doing this which is such a simple task. Glad there are wonderful people like yourself out here providing destructions for others!

kate, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Monday July 28, 2014 10:50 AM

My keyboard almost suffered sever damage trying to work it out until I googled and looked for non government search results. Now I can invoice people with your help.

Jason, about 3 yrs, 3 mths ago
Wednesday August 20, 2014 5:16 AM

Again I was so surprised that bthey make this so difficult to work out. Legendary my friend.

Mark, about 3 yrs, 3 mths ago
Wednesday August 20, 2014 1:57 PM

Christ almighty thankyou so much for this post!

matt, about 3 yrs, 2 mths ago
Monday September 22, 2014 9:29 AM

thanks so much i wasted 3 hours trying to do this took 3 mins after i saw this

Thank you so much, about 3 yrs, 2 mths ago
Thursday September 25, 2014 11:35 AM

step 4 is the bonkers counterintuitive one.

Thanks heaps for putting this step-by-step online.

Holly, about 3 yrs, 2 mths ago
Sunday October 5, 2014 5:11 AM

YOU ARE A LIFESAVER!! I spent hours trying to figure out how to do this, I was pulling my hair out and was ready to give up. As a last resort I searched google for an answer on a non-ATO page and I am so grateful I found this. THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!, about 3 yrs, 1 mth ago
Thursday October 23, 2014 9:58 AM

Why did they have to make that simple task so hard to do?!?!?!

Al the links on the ATO site directing me around in circles, I thought I was going mental!!! I reckon some IT dork is laughing his ass off hiding it away where nobody can find it.

Thank you, about 3 yrs, 1 mth ago
Monday October 27, 2014 12:28 PM

Yay. Thank you greatly.

Alicia, about 3 yrs, 1 mth ago
Monday October 27, 2014 11:20 PM

Thank you SO MUCH. Trying to work out how to do this has been driving me nuts, and the ABR/ATO sites have been entirely useless. Once I stumbled across this, I had it done in five minutes.

kashia, about 3 yrs, 6 days ago
Tuesday December 9, 2014 11:53 PM

thank you soooooo much

Vikram, about 2 yrs, 11 mths ago
Wednesday January 7, 2015 9:06 AM

Dude you rock....thanks heaps ...

I wasnt able to get through this business portal for GST registration but your article helped me heaps man.
Thanks once again

Paul, about 2 yrs, 11 mths ago
Sunday January 11, 2015 12:34 AM

This is the only reliable instruction set on the whole internet about doing this.

The government site is simply a JOKE

Adam, about 2 yrs, 11 mths ago
Wednesday January 14, 2015 5:37 AM

Absolute legend! I was about to give up until I read your instructions.

Its hard to believe they would make it so f**king hard to register

Andrea, about 2 yrs, 10 mths ago
Sunday February 1, 2015 11:38 AM

Your are awesome God bless you...

Zeus, about 2 yrs, 10 mths ago
Monday February 2, 2015 2:11 PM

Ah thanks! I'm no stranger to computers, to say the least, but couldn't figure out how to do it.

Zeus, about 2 yrs, 10 mths ago
Monday February 2, 2015 2:12 PM

Ah thanks! I'm no stranger to computers, to say the least, but couldn't figure out how to do it.

Lfaulk, about 2 yrs, 10 mths ago
Tuesday February 3, 2015 5:46 AM

Great stuff. That ATO site is HOPELESS!

BOB, about 2 yrs, 9 mths ago
Monday March 16, 2015 1:29 PM

I LOVE YOU!!!

Nicole, about 2 yrs, 8 mths ago
Thursday April 9, 2015 1:41 AM

Like everyone else, I am relieved to have stumbled across your step by step instructions. You saved me a stack of time.

Cheers !

Marcela, about 2 yrs, 8 mths ago
Friday April 17, 2015 2:13 AM

This has been great, spent hours going around in circles between government websites and couldn't find clear instructions. BUT, how do I now register for PAYG??? I can't find how to anywhere! Pls help!!

Pete, about 2 yrs, 7 mths ago
Sunday April 19, 2015 12:12 PM

Why isn't this the default advice given? Thank you very much!

Alex, about 2 yrs, 7 mths ago
Friday April 24, 2015 6:03 AM

Thank you very much for this post. I just followed your instructions after looking for the answer on the ato website for what felt like forever. Your instructions worked perfectly!

Mandy, about 2 yrs, 6 mths ago
Saturday May 30, 2015 5:37 PM

thankyou, I was trying all afternoon and night to register for GST. I found this information and achieved my goal so quickly. I really appreciate it. I find it hard to think the ATO must presume the website is easy to navigate. It is so difficult. Even the Auskey thing was annoyingly difficult. Now I need to tackle the BAS statements. I put in the date from the beginning of the year, so I hope I have not made it worse for myself. I have no idea what to do. Lets just see what happens. X

Nat, about 2 yrs, 5 mths ago
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:15 AM

THANK YOU!!!!.......you have done what the ATO cannot - that is clearly and easily show how to register.
I was about to throw my laptop out of the window after trying to work out how to register! .....you have saved me the expense of buying a new one.....Cheers

Ned, about 2 yrs, 4 mths ago
Monday July 20, 2015 1:29 PM

Nice to see this is still helping people :)

Iman, about 2 yrs, 4 mths ago
Sunday July 26, 2015 12:11 PM

I would like to thank you so much for your great help. It was a fantastic ease-to-follow guideline.

Paul, about 2 yrs, 4 mths ago
Friday July 31, 2015 6:11 AM

Thank you for your very clear instructions. I am no stranger to IT but after going through the frustrating procedure of getting an AUSKey on a USB stick, I was about to chuck it all in when I found your explanation. The government just has to make it so hard, don't they? Thanks again.

MelbourneMe, about 2 yrs, 3 mths ago
Friday September 4, 2015 12:48 AM

Thank you so much for this. The spiraling concatenations of the AB Portal give no clue as to how to register for GST. You rock. Somehow, this should be at the top of the Google search for how to register for GST.

Steven Hope Newcastle NSW, about 2 yrs, 3 mths ago
Friday September 11, 2015 11:40 AM

Thankyou you are a legend. What a joke it is to register for GST which means the govt get money out of us and they make it so stinking hard...no wonder the country is going broke!

Jeremy, about 2 yrs, 2 mths ago
Monday October 12, 2015 4:22 AM

Took me ages to work this out. Thanks very much for posting!

lou, about 2 yrs, 1 mth ago
Sunday October 18, 2015 11:46 AM

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! I have some hair left :)

Damien, about 2 yrs, 1 mth ago
Tuesday October 20, 2015 8:33 PM

Years on and this is still so helpful!!!! I've spent literally hours trying to do this myself, you are a champion!!!!!

PAKMAN, about 2 yrs, 1 mth ago
Friday October 23, 2015 3:16 AM

THANK YOU LORD FOR MAKING ME FIND YOUR PAGE!
Nearly gave up and paid the $45.
YOU ARE THE BEST!

Anna, about 2 yrs, 1 mth ago
Monday November 2, 2015 11:54 AM

Best post ever! Thank you for taking the time to post great screen shots. Saved my sanity!! Thanks again super appreciate it :-)

Moz, about 2 yrs, 1 mth ago
Wednesday November 4, 2015 2:40 AM

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for taking time to post this! - if you haven't heard it enough already!. Impossible to find and of course calling ATO was told "systems are experiencing some problems, please call back later." Sooo easy to follow through cunningly misleading screens.

Frank, about 1 yr, 11 mths ago
Tuesday December 22, 2015 1:53 AM

thanks soooo much!! I spent hours on google and Auskey website to register GST but ended being directed in circles.

thankful, about 1 yr, 11 mths ago
Sunday December 27, 2015 5:35 AM

THANK YOU Why doesn't the ATO have your simple advice on its website?

Perfect advice, about 1 yr, 10 mths ago
Monday January 18, 2016 5:15 AM

Thank you so much for your step-by-step advice. I can't believe that Australian office doesn't get things right on this matter. Are we living in 21 century?

Mahesh, about 1 yr, 10 mths ago
Monday February 1, 2016 2:28 PM

Great friend. Good job. Thank you very much. You make my day. Kind Regards, Mahesh

Michelle, about 1 yr, 10 mths ago
Saturday February 6, 2016 3:05 AM

Wow, thanks so much. Could have saved hours of hair tearing if we'd found you first.

Theresa, about 1 yr, 8 mths ago
Friday March 25, 2016 7:37 AM

Can't thank you enough. Am surprised ATO doesn't say more than "Apply through Business Portal". Appreciate your help.

Tim, about 1 yr, 6 mths ago
Wednesday May 25, 2016 12:09 PM

great job - thanks a lot!!!

Alan McLxxxx, about 1 yr, 5 mths ago
Saturday July 16, 2016 1:59 AM

You are a legend!

I was almost give up. I believe ATO did it deliberately to make it difficult for the taxpayers so the greedy accountants can get a job.

frank, about 1 yr, 5 mths ago
Saturday July 16, 2016 10:35 AM

WOw! you lege!

Kunal, about 1 yr, 2 mths ago
Tuesday October 4, 2016 12:40 AM

Very frustrating that ATO doesn't explain the process clearly. I guess they just want everyone to go to accountants so they can make money. Thanks heaps for this step by step guide.

undrakh, about 10 mths, 17 days ago
Saturday January 28, 2017 3:07 AM

thank you so much, it was confusing

Sean Smids, about 5 mths, 6 hrs ago
Monday July 17, 2017 8:50 PM

Thank you very much!! That's not an easy process post-ABN registration!

Peter M, about 3 mths, 20 days ago
Sunday August 27, 2017 5:34 AM

Thank you! Great tutorial!

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Saturday August 21, 2010 9:13 PM

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Yet, about 7 yrs, 3 mths ago
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Thursday February 20, 2014 5:53 PM

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Vitosal, about 5 yrs, 4 mths ago
Saturday August 11, 2012 8:22 AM

Thanks Bro, worked like a charm :-)

Anusha, about 5 yrs, 1 mth ago
Monday October 29, 2012 1:14 PM

Thank you very much. Worked for Windows 8 as well. Just have to select "File Explorer" instead of "Windows Explorer" in Group Policy Editor. <3

Ned, about 5 yrs, 1 mth ago
Monday October 29, 2012 1:17 PM

Good to know. Also interesting to see they still haven’t fixed this annoying problem with Windows 8.

Niamh, about 5 yrs, 1 mth ago
Thursday November 1, 2012 11:10 AM

Thanks. That has been driving me crazy for so long - it's great to finally see the back of it.

revaaron, about 4 yrs, 11 mths ago
Monday December 17, 2012 1:34 AM

in win8 it is
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer

Ned, about 4 yrs, 11 mths ago
Tuesday December 18, 2012 12:55 AM

Thanks, I have updated the article.

CecilyT, about 4 yrs, 10 mths ago
Sunday January 27, 2013 4:24 AM

What do you do if you have Win8 Home edition and no gpeditor?

Hannnah, about 4 yrs, 9 mths ago
Monday March 4, 2013 8:58 AM

I tried running the "gpedit.msc" process and it didn't work. Is there anything I could do as an alternative? I have Windows 8 on my laptop. Thanks!

Sofia, about 4 yrs, 8 mths ago
Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:39 PM

Victory! Thank you so much and I am glad I found this page! I have been suffering for months renaming and deleting folders.

Cathy, about 4 yrs, 7 mths ago
Monday May 6, 2013 9:53 PM

Thanks!

Rafi, about 4 yrs, 4 mths ago
Thursday July 25, 2013 10:55 AM

This is not a fix, you just turning off the option. What if I want to see preview and still able to delete/rename folders with ease. It's a windows bug.

Ned, about 4 yrs, 4 mths ago
Thursday July 25, 2013 10:53 PM

Thumbnail preview will still work.

Paurian, about 4 yrs, 4 mths ago
Tuesday July 30, 2013 3:02 PM

Thanks! This thing has been pestering me for months!

LaFouine94, about 4 yrs, 2 mths ago
Thursday October 3, 2013 9:04 PM

Yes, but it will be longer to preview, since it is not cached.

Sam, about 4 yrs, 2 mths ago
Thursday October 10, 2013 12:30 PM

I've been having this problem repeatedly since we upgraded to Windows 7. Previously had XP and did not experience this problem at all. Why, and what is different about Windows 7? Just curious. Thanks for this fix, I will be trying it out.

soulcatcher, about 4 yrs, 30 days ago
Friday November 15, 2013 4:41 PM

From observation I've determined only one thumbs.db can be locked. Create a new text file in a different directory than the one you want to rename/unlock.

Rogier, about 4 yrs, 23 days ago
Friday November 22, 2013 12:47 PM

Little typo: "gpudate /force" should be "gpupdate /force"

Ned, about 4 yrs, 23 days ago
Friday November 22, 2013 12:51 PM

Thanks. I have fixed the typo.

Cats, about 3 yrs, 11 mths ago
Tuesday December 17, 2013 10:33 PM

This worked well.
Is there an option to disable it only on network connections?

Jerry, about 3 yrs, 11 mths ago
Friday December 20, 2013 2:09 PM

Thanks. Worked like a charm. Nice and easy... :)

Nancy, about 3 yrs, 11 mths ago
Wednesday January 15, 2014 1:23 PM

I do not have the ability to do this as I receive a file from a vendor containing the thumbs.db file and I have no control over their system. Is there another solution?

Ned, about 3 yrs, 11 mths ago
Wednesday January 15, 2014 1:25 PM

Receiving something from a vendor containing Thumbs.db will make no difference to this solution. If your computer does not write them, then it won't lock them.

Thomaz, about 3 yrs, 4 mths ago
Wednesday July 30, 2014 5:18 PM

Muito obrigado;
By Brazil

Momentum, about 3 yrs, 2 mths ago
Friday September 19, 2014 8:19 PM

Found it! thx. Pffff annoying!!! :) its fixed now. Thanks again.!

David, about 3 yrs, 2 mths ago
Wednesday October 8, 2014 1:24 PM

Didn't work. Tried enabling, tried /force. Tried creating a text file in a different folder as per a reader comment. Wit's end.

Ned, about 3 yrs, 2 mths ago
Wednesday October 8, 2014 1:28 PM

If you are having trouble deleting a folder, then probably something else has opened that folder, or a file in it.

Paul, about 2 yrs, 10 mths ago
Thursday January 29, 2015 11:54 AM

Useful worked perfectly for W7 x64 pro

praveen, about 2 yrs, 8 mths ago
Sunday April 5, 2015 8:34 AM

I cannot open my folders in all drives
Getting that cant open application thumbs .db files are missing. Reinstalling may fix the problem.
Pls tel me a solution

Jerry Hewett, about 2 yrs, 5 mths ago
Monday July 6, 2015 3:04 PM

The way to fix this problem is just to turn off Thumbs.db altogether.

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v NoThumbnailCache /d 0x1 /t REG_DWORD /f

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" /v DisableThumbsDBOnNetworkFolders /d 0x1 /t REG_DWORD /f

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ascool_asice, about 2 yrs, 3 mths ago
Friday September 11, 2015 7:37 AM

Wow thanks for this... it seemed to have resolved all my frustrations with this problem

chuck, about 1 yr, 11 mths ago
Tuesday December 29, 2015 8:52 PM

Why we have to do this is beyond me. It's the dumbest setting to have on by default.

john smith, about 1 yr, 11 mths ago
Friday January 15, 2016 2:29 PM

I'm on a university computer where I don't have access to Group Policy, Command Prompt, etc. What can I do?

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Friday December 25, 2009 11:40 AM

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Monday May 9, 2011 7:59 AM

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Saturday September 8, 2012 4:45 AM

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Sunday January 20, 2013 10:04 AM

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Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:10 AM

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