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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Interesting and ... funny videos
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:20:28 PM »
If humans acted like computers.

Frozen task and the role of task manager.  :)



Your goal is to create a new backup that includes the new files since the backup was created in 2017, right?  That being the case, now that you've fixed the size issue, it makes sense to me to go ahead with the new backup.

OK. Got it.

So, now I have to correct the long paths, and then back up again.


It was another interesting thing for learning!  :)

Good find, Panos!  It appears that the issue is caused when file names exceed the path limit of 255 characters. Thus, even if the individual folder names are not over 255 characters long, with sub-folders, that could result in exceeding the file length.  From what I read at the links you provided and at TechNet, those who posted they solved the problem used TLPD.

As I understood it's a diagnostic tool. It finds all the paths that exceed a limit.


I tried the tool. After it found some specific long paths, I removed them from the folder Documents. Problem is solved, as you see in the attachment.

But if there is no risk to loose any of my documents, I prefer to wait for a fix from Microsoft. What do you think?

The first image above (on the left) had System "File Type" not Documents as I see when I check properties.  Go to C:\Users\DR M and right-click on the Documents folder.  What does that show you?

Good morning.

This is what I get (attachment). Type: File folder this time, but again 3,52 GB...

In the attachment below, it seems that when I hoover the mouse on the word Documents, the size is 93,6 GB.

But when I right click on the word, and then select Properties, the size is 3,52 (see previous post-attachment).

I can't understand what is happening. I don't want to loose more than a year's work. :(

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Documents size is very small!
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:37:43 PM »
I have a problem ... again. And this time it is all mine...  :o

I am trying to back up the content of all my libraries in an external hard disk. OK. I did it.

BUT: My Documents content is shown as 3,52 GB only! Both in the computer and in the external hard disk!

In my other external (has a back up from February 2017), Documents' content has a normal size: 92 GB.

I tried to see if something is missing but I can't say.

I attach a photo from computer's Documents and from the external's Documents.

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Save personal messages
« on: September 09, 2018, 07:11:51 AM »
I'm doing something else (but using a computer, not a tablet). Delete all the messages I don't want to keep, and then: File > Save Page as (Web page complete). Then I delete everything in the Forum's Inbox and start again.

I could do this for anyone who trust me that I won't read his/her personal messages.  ;)

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Fun/Heart-warming Stories
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
This is an old video (2012) I found as I was looking for something else. I find it very powerful, so I considered that it could have its position here. Some people have really an amazing power inside them.

Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.

A broken body isn't a broken person | TED Talk

Web News / Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« on: September 02, 2018, 05:42:23 PM »
There is no decision yet. 80% does not want the time change. The EE will decide after analyze the results. It seems that the majority of Europeans prefers the DST, but nothing is confirmed yet.

Greek link, but the basic idea is the above I wrote: Τέλος στην αλλαγή της ώρας προανήγγειλε ο Γιούνκερ

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: I just deleted Windows OS
« on: September 01, 2018, 03:35:37 AM »
With a little help from a friend (which made me think of this old song,, well done, Panos and thanks, friend satrow!

And thank you for the song. Beautiful lyrics.

Thanks again, satrow. I have just finished. Everything seems fine.

It seems that every computer in this country has this problem. This time the same happened with a computer with 1709 to 1803 version (I just deleted Windows OS)

Updates from Settings end with error.

I update via Microsoft's page and everything seems good till the restart, which brings the computer back to its previous version.

I suspect that  GetCurrentRollback is somewhere in the middle!

I install Win Patrol.

I try again the update from Microsoft's page.

Win Patrol warns about the  GetCurrentRollback.

I accept the change and disable it via WP.

Updates are installed after the restart.

P.S. I used the usb with the 1709 version, that's why I had to upgrade to 1803.
The suggestion above (Andre's solution) didn't work.

Web News / Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« on: August 31, 2018, 08:25:13 PM »
You may get your wish, Panos.

It was not my wish, I only said that it would be rather difficult for younger students preparing in the dark.

Besides, I voted in favor of the DST.  :)

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