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Does an even more EFFICIENT method exist to access complex scattered files on all versions of Windows than this method?



 
 
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Old August 8th 19, 07:50 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Arlen G. Holder
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Default Does an even more EFFICIENT method exist to access complex scattered files on all versions of Windows than this method?

Does an even more EFFICIENT method exist to access scattered common files?
o If so, please suggest a more efficient method - as efficiency is desired

0. Obtain any desired complex data file, e.g., Don Kuenz' csv file from
o Over 250 Start Run commands (please improve this Start Run commands list)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/cc1lGn3ty0E

1. Save Don Kuenz' useful reference csv file to any desired directory, e.g.,
C:\data\os\setup\all_known_start_run_commands.csv

2. Open the Windows registry to your saved Favorites to access "AppPaths":
Start Run regedit Favorites AppPaths

3. Add _any_ uniquely named AppPaths key (unique to the system/user path):
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\run.exe
Default = "C:\data\os\setup\all_known_start_run_commands.csv "

Voila!
Now, and forevermore, you can efficiently perform this command:
WinKey+R run
And up pops that comma-separated-value file, in your default csv editor
(e.g., for many of us, that would be Microsoft Excel).

This method works even for extensionless files, such as the HOSTS file:

0. Set Windows to open extensionless files in your favorite editor:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.\shell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.\shell\open]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\Windows\\System32\\NOTEPAD.EXE\" \"%1\""

2. Open the Windows registry to your saved Favorites to access "AppPaths":
Start Run regedit Favorites AppPaths

3. Add _any_ uniquely named AppPaths key (unique to the system/user path):
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\hosts.exe
Default = "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS"

Voila!
Now, and forevermore, you can efficiently perform this command:
WinKey+R hosts
And up pops your hosts file, in your default csv editor
(e.g., for many of us, that would be Microsoft Excel).

Disclaimer:
I use gVIM for extionless files, but I posted the commands for NOTEPAD
simply to make this tutorial more generic and hence, globally useful.

Warning:
As a general rule, your permissions on the file matter, where it would be
nice if someone knows Windows well enough to omit the next step.

A. Rightclick: HOSTS Properties Security Users Edit (change) OK
Change from (Allow):
Full control [_]
Modify [_]
Read & execute [x]
Read [x]
Write [_]
Special permissions [_]
B. Change to (Allow):
Full control [_]
Modify [_]
Read & execute [x]
Read [x]
Write [x]
Special permissions [_]
Windows Security
You are about to change the permission settings on system
folders. This can reduce the security of your computer and
cause users to have problems accessing files. Do you want to
continue?

Note: If you know of a BETTER (more secure) way to edit the hosts file sans
having to change its permissions, that is still EFFICIENT, then please let
us know as it takes Windows knowledge to make such commands more efficient.

--
This thread is a tangential technical offshoot of issues that arose in
o Over 250 Start Run commands (please improve this Start Run commands list)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/cc1lGn3ty0E
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Old August 8th 19, 09:07 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Idaho Homo Joe
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Default Does an even more EFFICIENT method exist to access complexscattered files on all versions of Windows than this method?

Go **** yourself, Arlencia. You're a very mentally ill
person with obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as
several other dire forms of mental illness.

You are not smart. You are just plenty ****ed up.
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Old August 8th 19, 09:40 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default Does an even more EFFICIENT method exist to access complex scattered files on all versions of Windows than this method?

Does an even more EFFICIENT method exist to access
scattered common files?


Posting some *convoluted* method to access a CSV file - from which you than
have to copy-paste aline into the "start" "run" box again - is neither
efficient, nor in any way an example of "access scattered" files.

But yes, I do.

Whats wrong with creating a single subfolder in the start menu - or even
just on the desktop or quicklaunch area - and put links there to whatever
you want ? Everything can stay "scattered", and still easily accessible.

Than again, that might be a too simple method for you and too easy to manage
too.

Worse yet: You only have to remember a single subfolders location - which is
pretty-much in your face - and you can just click any of the links there by
their (descriptive!) names /and/ have, when you hover over them, some extra
popup help too. It can even store the arguments you always need to start
that one program with (as needed with something like "control
appwiz.cpl,,1" - which you would either need to memorize or copy-paste outof
that CSV file every time).

Nahhh. Too easy, can't be good in /any/ way. Right ?

Wrong.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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Old August 8th 19, 11:48 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Default Does an even more EFFICIENT method exist to access complex scattered files on all versions of Windows than this method?

In message , Idaho Homo Joe
writes:
Go **** yourself, Arlencia. You're a very mentally ill
person with obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as
several other dire forms of mental illness.

You are not smart. You are just plenty ****ed up.


PLEASE, folks, just set killfile entries. Posting followups just means
those of us who already have, get to see what we already don't want to.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Everything will be all right in the end. And if everything isn't all right,
then it isn't the end. - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
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Old August 10th 19, 08:01 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Arlen G. Holder
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Default Does an even more EFFICIENT method exist to access complex scattered files on all versions of Windows than this method?

On Thu, 8 Aug 2019 23:48:40 +0100, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

PLEASE, folks, just set killfile entries. Posting followups just means
those of us who already have, get to see what we already don't want to.


Hi J.P. Gilliver,

Thanks for the advice not to feed the trolls, nor to stoop to their level.

Exasperatingly, there has never been an effective way to control the
worthless piece of **** trolls who continually infest this (and other)
Windows newsgroups, where I liken them to a bunch of childish cowardly
bullies who insist on their "right to troll" for their childish amusement.

They _never_ can add on-topic technical value to _any_ thread.

Once those worthless pieces of **** like Idaho Home Joe, or Rudy Wieser
have infested the Usenet potluck, the thread is already ruined for adults.
The best we can do is either not feed them (which is what I do for threads
I don't care about the results of), or, make is "less fun" for them to play
their childish games.

Neither method works perfectly since they clearly still infest this ng,
where the best we can do is either plonk them, or, at least once in any
thread we care about that they infest, treat them as the worthless pieces
of **** that people like Rudy Wieser and Idaho Home Joe always prove to be
- and then - still strive to ADD VALUE to the community potluck that is
Usenet - at least for the remaining adults.

To that adult purpose, I point you and others to this useful information
compiled by Jonathan Little, JJ, and Don Kuenz, all of whom BROUGHT VALUE
to our Windows Usenet potluck.

o Individual listings of all known WinXP, Win7, & Win10 SPECIAL FOLDERS:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/cc1lGn3ty0E/i2k104NCAQAJ

o An ad hoc METHOD for listing special folders on a given Windows system:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/cc1lGn3ty0E/lv4-hQ3ZAAAJ

o A spreadsheet of all known RUN COMMANDS on all Windows versions:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/cc1lGn3ty0E/mU5bzMm7AAAJ

o A METHOD to intantly access complex data files on all Windows versions:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/Q8tSHPnqg8I/bPSVdDjOAAAJ

o A COMMAND to detect elevation in a Windows command prompt session:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/microsoft.public.windows.server.general/PhgLbEzFHdc/yAecE-05EQAJ
etc.

In addition, these are related permanently web searchable Windows archives:
o http://tinyurl.com/windows-server-general (30-character limitation)
o http://tinyurl.com/windowsxp-general (30-character limitation)
o http://tinyurl.com/alt-windows7-general
o http://tinyurl.com/alt-comp-os-windows-10
And:
o http://microsoft.public.windows.server.general.narkive.co m
o http://microsoft.public.windowsxp.general.narkive.com
o http://alt.windows7.general.narkive.com
o http://alt.comp.os.windows-10.narkive.com
 




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