Category Archives: Microsoft Windows

VMware USB Arbitration Service Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified

If you get this error message related to VMware USB Arbitration Service: Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified You need to install hcmon: 1) Run Command Prompt (cmd.exe) as Administrator 2) Type this command to install hcmon: "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vnetlib64.exe" — install hcmon"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vnetlib64.exe" — install hcmon 3) Then […]

Open User’s Home Directory from Command-Line on Windows

Open user’s Home folder from Windows command prompt (cmd.exe): cd %HOMEPATH%cd %HOMEPATH% The environment variable %HOMEPATH% is the current user’s home directory, example: C:\Users\User1\C:\Users\User1\ Check out how to open current user’s Desktop folder.

Open User’s Desktop Directory from Command-Line on Windows

Open user’s Desktop folder from Windows command prompt (cmd.exe): cd %HOMEPATH%\Desktopcd %HOMEPATH%\Desktop The environment variable %HOMEPATH% is the current user’s home directory, example: C:\Users\User1\C:\Users\User1\ So %HOMEPATH%\Desktop will open the current user’s Desktop folder: C:\Users\User1\DesktopC:\Users\User1\Desktop

Delete a Junction from Command-Line on Windows

On Windows 7 and Windows 10 you can delete a junction from command-line. You can use rmdir (rd) to delete junctions on Windows ,example: cmd /c "rmdir C:\Server\"cmd /c "rmdir C:\Server\" If rmdir gives you Access Denied error, try to use fsutil: fsutil reparsepoint delete "C:\Server\"fsutil reparsepoint delete "C:\Server\" More info here: Fsutil reparsepoint | […]

Sandboxie SBIE2205 “Service not Available: CreateDesktop” Firefox

If you updated Firefox to version 60+ and you got this error with Sandboxie: SBIE2205 "Service not Available: CreateDesktop"SBIE2205 "Service not Available: CreateDesktop" Then follow these steps to fix it: 1) Open Firefox outside Sandboxie 2) Type about:config in the URL and accept the risk 3) Search sandbox 4) Change security.sandbox.content.level to 2 5) Close […]

Fortnite TCP/UDP Ports to Open on Router or Firewall

If you want to play Fortnite and you’re behind a router or firewall you need to open specific TCP and UDP ports to make sure Fortnite works fine and to avoid network connection problems. To play Fortnite online you need to open port 80, 443 and 5222. You need to open those ports in your […]

View All Available Code Sign Certificates on USB Token

Use signtool.exe to get the list of all available code sign certificates present in a USB token (e.g. SageNet). First insert (plug-in) the USB token and then open cmd.exe and type: signtool sign debugsigntool sign debug It will print all code sign certificates along with their thumbprint SHA1 hash. Then you can use the cert […]

Close program with ESC key in Delphi

You can allow the user to quit your application using the ESC key in your Delphi application. To do so, first you need to set KeyPreview to true eighter in the Object Inspector or by adding the following code in the OnCreate event of the form: procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject); begin KeyPreview := true; end;procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: […]

Set BitLocker to use Alpanumeric and Symbols on PIN

How to set BitLocker to use alpanumeric and symbols on PIN? 1) Modify BitLocker policy via GPEdit Open gpedit.msc and browse to: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Bitlocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives > BitLocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives On the right-panel, double-click on […]

Enable BitLocker to Prompt for Password (not PIN) on Startup

How to enable BitLocker to ask for a password when the PC is booted/startup? 1) Open cmd.exe as Administrator 2) Remove TPM-only protector manage-bde.exe -protectors -delete c: -type TPMmanage-bde.exe -protectors -delete c: -type TPM 3) Add Password protector: manage-bde.exe -protectors -add c: -Passwordmanage-bde.exe -protectors -add c: -Password * You will be asked to enter the […]