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Access is denied [SOLVED] Command Prompt Windows 7/8/10

The dreaded Access is denied message.

Q. Help! I am trying to access a file from an old hard drive on my new machine but when I navigate to the directory on my Windows command prompt I get an ‘Access is denied.’ error message Can you help me??? -Megan A. Yes, I believe I can help you Megan #1 First you need to start the command prompt as an administrator. You can do this by navigating to the command prompt in the start menu and Right

Move media files into individual folders with the same name

If you ever decide to backup your DVDs or other media to ISO format, it can be handy to have them each in their own folder. However, if you decide to do this after you have already ripped all the ISOs to a single folder then it can be a time consuming task. I have written batch (.bat) files to automate this process in the past, but recently I discovered a very nice Windows program that can do it for

CamScanner OCR test

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CamScanner is a rather nice scannerapp for phones and tablets. One of the most desirable features for me is the OCR capability. The OCR works well for basic documents with minimal formatting but alas, it is nowhere near as good as what Fujitsu has in the ScanSnap software (which embeds the OCRed text in the PDF and preserves excellent formatting). Here are the CamScanner results*: *Please note all text in the article is copyright WSJ and it is only posted

Fixed skewed pages in ScanSnap

Make sure to select 'Deskew by txt on document'

I adore my Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 scanner. It lets me scan 70+ pages with ease (simplex or duplex) all the while OCRing every shred of text and therefore saving me oodles of time. Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Scanner for PC and Machttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATZ9QMOAwesome scanner which I really love. Easy to install and works seamlessly on my Windows 8 laptop. I use this all the time to scan and archive all the papers in my house and the… Read more However, today I

We’re sorry, but you are attempting this transaction during a restricted time period set by your wireless account

Error message displayed by AT&T wifi hostpot tethering

If you get an error message like this: We’re sorry, but you are attempting this transaction during a restricted time period set by your wireless account owner. http://redirect.ac.sl.attcompute.com/cgi-bin/redirect.cgi Then my suggestion is to restart your phone or reboot your wifi hotspot. That will likely resolve the issue for you

Disable Skype voicemail [SOLVED]

Click the slider to disable voicemail

I use a Google Voice number in conjunction with Skype. It allows me to receive calls at home via satellite internet. However, when I miss a call I want Google to take the voicemail not Skype. Thankfully, the steps for disabling Skype voicemail are fairly easy. First, go to the following URL: https://secure.skype.com/account?page=voicemail Second, click to uncheck the voicemail setting: That is it, Skype voicemail is now disabled! *PS you may have to disable this annual, as I believe certain Skype

SQL Server: list all user defined functions in a database

List of all user functions!

Recently I inherited a database project where many of the functions were not listed nor documented. Thankfully, with the help of the always useful stackoverflow, I was able to find the following snippet for displaying all user functions: select name, definition, type_desc FROM sys.sql_modules m INNER JOIN sys.objects o ON m.object_id=o.object_id where type_desc like ‘%function%’ via sql server – SQL list of all the user defined functions in a database – Stack Overflow. Very cool!

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