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run as admin CMD window bad workdir and crazy small font

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yes, but just as a hobby.

    They pay me in gummy bears.

    No, seriously, did my suggestion help ?

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  2. #12


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    You might be able to permanently assign a drive letter to your USB stick using Disk Management.

    I have an external HDD that "always" uses the same drive letter (not the first available drive letter), if it is available.
    It only uses a different letter, if I have plugged in multiple USB storage devices, prior to connecting that HDD.

    Note:
    I am using Windows 7, so it might not work in the W8 "collection".
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  3. #13


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It will work also with Windows 8.x.x lehnerus2000.
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  4. #14


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    David, I do not know where the OP got the whole IBM thing from. IBM did not invent Windows, nor Dos. We could of course get into a nice discussion about that and how the whole Batch file thing came from DRDos, MP/M & CP/M.
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  5. #15


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Now to get back on subject. See the following for how to do what you are wanting to do. Launching a script when a specific USB device is connected - Support - AutoHotkey Community But the problem that you are going to run into is that since this volume is encrypted with Truecyrpt. You are going to run into some roadblocks.

    Personally I would just create a C++ or C# app that you can just click on the app in Metro or the shortcut in the desktop to mount and ask for your password to allow access to the drive.

    You never want to automount an encrypted drive without having some sort of fail safe to keep others from just accessing your computer and inserting the drive. Thus allowing the OS to automatically allow access to the files on it.
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  6. #16


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    David, I do not know where the OP got the whole IBM thing from. IBM did not invent Windows, nor Dos. We could of course get into a nice discussion about that and how the whole Batch file thing came from DRDos, MP/M & CP/M.
    I didn't know how to take the remark.

    Was it a compliment or a jab ?

    I wish the OP would post a clarification.

    Historical note: Gates & associates bought DOS for $50,000 & leased it to IBM.IBM thought the $$$ was in hardware.They were wrong.
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  7. #17


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    If you get a chance to watch it. Watch "Steve Jobs: The lost Interview". Also American Experience: Silicon Valley is a good one. That one is available at pbs.org. Now if you want a really good read. Read "What the Dormouse said." A lot of the younger generation does not realize how much of today's technology and software, along with forums like this. Is all due in part of those of us that have been around since the Home Brew Computer Club days.

    The whole IBM money laundering scheme though is an interesting story in itself. Same with Xerox/Parc. In how much it has to do with what we have now. Along with how we interact with technology in itself.

    Halt and Catch Fire, which is going to premiere on AMC 6/01. Is going to be interesting in seeing how they portray the PC revolution of the 80's.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    David I just confused the dism command in your picture with something used in IBM, so I am sorry, don't worry about it :-]
    Broe you continue to surprise me with inconsistency of your thought process You said there is a way to monitor USB drives using BAT file (which I really doubt) but now you write about Autohotkey solution I said I coded the same thing in AutoIt - it is quite similar to AutoHotkey. But thanks for this, it is useful. And don't hesitate to share your oldtimer experience and insight. This is always appreciated
    Anyway my bat file does not mount the truecrypt volume without asking for anything - it displays a password prompt.
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  9. #19


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Yes there is a way to monitor the USB drives through a batch script. You though need to go out and do your own research on this. I have given you some free links. You just need to take the time to go out and read the information in them.

    As for IBM and the Dism command. I see no connection between the two.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    well thanks for your inspiration, but I guess I will leave this challenge to some bolder ones to go for As I said I have it coded in AutoIt already so I will rather go tackle some other funny computer issues which are taking my time recently - like synchronizing bookmarks over 4 different browsers and 4 different OSes using Xmarks I can tell you THAT is a challenge...
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