Microsoft renovated Chkdsk in the ill-fated Windows 8. This modern Chkdsk did not share the fate of Windows 8 and continued to be available in Windows 10. However, because of Windows 8’s failure, I find none of my colleagues know about the modern Chkdsk goodies.
Make no mistake, Microsoft wrote a sprawling blog post about it. Unfortunately, brevity is not Microsoft’s strong suit. Everything Microsoft writes is either so long you wouldn’t want to read or so threadbare one would wonder why it exists.
But there are new features in Chkdsk that makes an admin’s life a lot easier. Here, I will briefly mention them.Read the rest of this entry
Update: Bad link fixed
In computers, deleting a file is analogous to tossing a piece of paper into a trash can. Anyone could simply retrieve that piece of paper from the trash can; so could anyone undelete the file.
Proper data erasure, however, is possible; it is analogous to tossing a piece of paper into a shredder or burning it. Read the rest of this entry
Update (November 2017): It has come my attention that this blog post has become the #1 search result for this topic. Therefore, I believe an update, even a minor one, is due.
Let’s assume you have created a folder called “Programs” in your D: volume and now you want its NTFS permissions to match that of “C:\Program Files”, thus having the same level of security.
There are more than one ways. It can be accomplished with the following utilities:
- icACLs and Notepad
- Windows PowerShell
- XCopy (not recommended)
- Robocopy (not recommended)
Since the subject of NTFS security is one that requires intermediate knowledge of Windows, I will skip elementary details such as how to run a certain program with elevated privileges. Read the rest of this entry
Like all badly-written error messages, it did not make any sense. I was not trying to open any file; I was trying to open Photoshop itself. I was sure that none of the Photoshop’s files were changed. (A look on the access date of the files confirmed this.) Moreover, I was sure that even if Photoshop was somehow automatically updated, the file system access permissions were not changed. (AccessEnum tool confirmed this.) So, what was the problem? Read the rest of this entry