2018-05-22

Open Special Folders using Shell Commands

CommandSpecial Folder
shell:common startupAll Users Startup Folder
shell:startupCurrent User Startup Folder

2018-05-16

Find log after CHKDSK scans at boot time


  • Open Event Viewer
    • Open Run dialog [Win]+[R] and enter eventvwr
  • Go to Windows Logs\Application
  • Search in the Source column for Wininit (Windows Initialization)
  • Go to General tab
    • select all text [Ctrl]+[A]
    • paste in a editor

Open special folders by GUID

DescriptopnWinGUID
Add Network Location{D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86}
Administrative Tools{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}
Applications{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}
AutoPlay{9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
Backup and Restore (Windows 7){B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}
BitLocker Drive Encryption{D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}
Bluetooth Devices{28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}
Color Management{B2C761C6-29BC-4f19-9251-E6195265BAF1}
Command Folder{437ff9c0-a07f-4fa0-af80-84b6c6440a16}
Common Places FS Folder{d34a6ca6-62c2-4c34-8a7c-14709c1ad938}
Control Panel{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}
Control Panel (All Tasks){ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
Control Panel (always Category view){26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}
Control Panel (always Icons view){21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Credential Manager{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
Date and Time{E2E7934B-DCE5-43C4-9576-7FE4F75E7480}
Default Programs{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
Set Default Programs{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram
Set Associationsexplorer shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageFileAssoc
delegate folder that appears in Computer{b155bdf8-02f0-451e-9a26-ae317cfd7779}
Desktop (folder){B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
Device Manager{74246bfc-4c96-11d0-abef-0020af6b0b7a}
Devices and Printers{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}
Display{C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}
Documents (folder){A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}
Downloads (folder){374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
Ease of Access Center{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}
Use the computer without a display{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} -Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter\pageNoVisual
Make the computer easier to see{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} -Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter\pageEasierToSee
Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} -Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter\pageNoMouseOrKeyboard
Make the mouse easier to use{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} -Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter\pageEasierToClick
Make the keyboard easier to use{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} -Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter\pageKeyboardEasierToUse
Use text or visual alternatives for sounds{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} -Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter\pageEasierWithSounds
Get recommendations to make your computer easier to use (cognitive){D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} -Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter\pageQuestionsCognitive
Get recommendations to make your computer easier to use (eyesight)explorer shell:::{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} -Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter\pageQuestionsEyesight
E-mail (default e-mail program){2559a1f5-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Favorites{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}
File Explorer Options{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}
File History{F6B6E965-E9B2-444B-9286-10C9152EDBC5}
Font Settings{93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD}
Fonts (folder){BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}
Frequent folders{3936E9E4-D92C-4EEE-A85A-BC16D5EA0819}
Games Explorer{ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52}
Get Programs{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
Help and Support{2559a1f1-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
HomeGroup (settings){67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57}
HomeGroup (users){B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}
Hyper-V Remote File Browsing{0907616E-F5E6-48D8-9D61-A91C3D28106D}
Indexing Options{87D66A43-7B11-4A28-9811-C86EE395ACF7}
Infared (if installed){A0275511-0E86-4ECA-97C2-ECD8F1221D08}
Installed Updates{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}
Internet Options (Internet Explorer){A3DD4F92-658A-410F-84FD-6FBBBEF2FFFE}
Keyboard Properties - REMOVED{725BE8F7-668E-4C7B-8F90-46BDB0936430}
Language settings - REMOVED{BF782CC9-5A52-4A17-806C-2A894FFEEAC5}
Libraries{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
Location Information (Phone and Modem Control Panel){40419485-C444-4567-851A-2DD7BFA1684D}
Location Settings{E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B}
Media Servers{289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA}
Mouse Properties{6C8EEC18-8D75-41B2-A177-8831D59D2D50}
Music (folder){1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}
My Documents{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
Network{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}
Network and Sharing Center{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}
Advanced sharing settings{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D} -Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter\Advanced
Media streaming optionsexplorer shell:::{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D} -Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter\ShareMedia
Network Connections (in PC settings){38A98528-6CBF-4CA9-8DC0-B1E1D10F7B1B}
Network Connections{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} OR {992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
Network (WorkGroup){208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Notification Area Icons{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
NVIDIA Control Panel (if installed){0bbca823-e77d-419e-9a44-5adec2c8eeb0}
Offline Files Folder{AFDB1F70-2A4C-11d2-9039-00C04F8EEB3E}
OneDrive{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
Pen and Touch{F82DF8F7-8B9F-442E-A48C-818EA735FF9B}
Personalization{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
Color and Appearanceexplorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageColorization
Desktop Backgroundexplorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageWallpaper
Pictures (folder){3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}
Portable Devices{35786D3C-B075-49b9-88DD-029876E11C01}
Power Options{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
System Settingsexplorer shell:::{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} -Microsoft.PowerOptions\pageGlobalSettings
Edit Plan Settingsexplorer shell:::{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} -Microsoft.PowerOptions\pagePlanSettings
Previous Versions Results Folder{f8c2ab3b-17bc-41da-9758-339d7dbf2d88}
printhood delegate folder{ed50fc29-b964-48a9-afb3-15ebb9b97f36}
Printers{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} OR {863aa9fd-42df-457b-8e4d-0de1b8015c60}
Problem Reporting Settings{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}\pageSettings
Programs and Features{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}
Public (folder){4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b}
Quick access{679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}
Recent places{22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}
Recovery{9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}
Recycle Bin{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Region and Language{62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
Remote Printers{863aa9fd-42df-457b-8e4d-0de1b8015c60}
Removable Storage Devices{a6482830-08eb-41e2-84c1-73920c2badb9}
Results Folder{2965e715-eb66-4719-b53f-1672673bbefa}
Run{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Search{9343812e-1c37-4a49-a12e-4b2d810d956b}
Search Everywhere (modern){2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Search Files (modern){2559a1f0-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Security and Maintenance{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults{2559a1f7-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Show Desktop{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
Sound{F2DDFC82-8F12-4CDD-B7DC-D4FE1425AA4D}
Speech Recognition{58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}
Storage Spaces{F942C606-0914-47AB-BE56-1321B8035096}
Sync Center{9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}
Sync Setup Folder{2E9E59C0-B437-4981-A647-9C34B9B90891}
System{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
System Icons{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \SystemIcons
Tablet PC Settings{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E}
Taskbar and Navigation properties{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}
Text to Speech{D17D1D6D-CC3F-4815-8FE3-607E7D5D10B3}
This PC{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Troubleshooting{C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}
Historyexplorer shell:::{C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651} -Microsoft.Troubleshooting\HistoryPage
User Accounts{60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}
User Accounts (netplwiz){7A9D77BD-5403-11d2-8785-2E0420524153}
User Pinned{1f3427c8-5c10-4210-aa03-2ee45287d668}
%UserProfile%{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}
Videos (folder){A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}
Web browser (default){871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
Windows Defender{D8559EB9-20C0-410E-BEDA-7ED416AECC2A}
Windows Mobility Center{5ea4f148-308c-46d7-98a9-49041b1dd468}
Windows Features{67718415-c450-4f3c-bf8a-b487642dc39b}
Windows Firewall{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
Allowed appsexplorer shell:::{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423} -Microsoft.WindowsFirewall\pageConfigureApps
Windows To Go{8E0C279D-0BD1-43C3-9EBD-31C3DC5B8A77}
Work Folders{ECDB0924-4208-451E-8EE0-373C0956DE16}

Windows Startup Folder location [Windows Shell Folders]

Current User
C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
All Users
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

2018-05-03

Disable “Install Windows Updates and Shut Down” Option from the shutdown menu


  • Open registry and go to
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
  • add Install Windows Updates and Shut Down in power options
    • NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption DWORD = 1
  • permanently remove this "Install updates and shut down" option
    • NoAUShutdownOption DWORD = 1
  • disable this automatic restart
    • NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers DWORD = 1

2018-04-26

MS Access ERROR: "The expression On Dbl Click you entered as ... produced the following error ... communicating with OLE server or ActiveX Controls"

Microsoft Access ERROR: "The expression On Dbl Click you entered as the event property setting produced the following error: A problem occoured while ... was communicating with OLE server or ActiveX Controls"

  • open Control Panel -> Region and language
    • or open command line and run control intl.cpl
  • go to Administrative -> Change system locale
  • select the language the same as of your Access database

Disable Windows Defender

Method 1:

  • open registry editor end edit the following keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender
    • "DisableAntiSpyware"=dword:00000001
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection
    • "DisableBehaviorMonitoring"=dword:00000001
    • "DisableOnAccessProtection"=dword:00000001
    • "DisableScanOnRealtimeEnable"=dword:00000001

Note: restart needed