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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!


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Everything posted by RavenMind

  1. Away for a while. Keep my seat warm! Be back when I can. :)

  2. Random Stuffz

    Just popping in to say "hi" and I'm still alive. Just need a break from the scene while I take care of some RL stuff. Hope everybody is doing well! Be back again when I can. Cheers!
  3. Odd Desktop Icon Overlays

    So I've recently been having a strange issue with my Desktop icons. Normally the only overlays they have are the little arrow icons at the bottom left indicating a shortcut. For the past week or so, I've been getting little magnifying glass icons overlaying them for a time. (Once or twice it was another icon, I think it was a green checkmark, but can't recall.) Often it's only for a few minutes, then they go away. Sometimes I can Refresh from the context menu & they'll go away, other times not. This is an issue that's been mentioned on the Microsoft support pages, but of course, they are of no help at all, and often try to tell people to turn off the Magnifier accessibility option, (which this is totally unrelated to). This started happening around the time I removed my Comcast version of Norton, and to compensate, re-enabled Windows Defender AV & firewall, and installed Spybot S&D. Naturally I assumed it had something to do with one of those. I disabled Spybot, then uninstalled it, and the behavior continued. Windows Defender only seems to log real-time scans when it's found something to remove, or a system scan is initiated. So I just figured it was that, and since it's a minor annoyance I just decided to live with it. However, now I had the Windows Mail application icon overlaying the desktop icons. This is making me think something besides a scan is going on. Tonight, when I noticed the Mail icons, I also happened to have my cell phone sitting next to me & saw that I had an email notification, (which is linked to the same accounts as my MS Mail). The MS Mail app on Windows was closed at the time. I'm wondering if this might have something to do with the notification center? It was suggested by someone on the MS site to try SysInternal's Process Explorer (though it was really Autoruns) & check under Icon Overlays for anything that looks out of place. I've done this, but haven't seen anything strange. But then, by the time I noticed the icons, opened Autoruns, and scanned through them, whatever was causing the behavior may well have terminated its process. Has anyone encountered this before or have suggestions? I'm running: Win10 Home v1709 Build 16.299.125 Some screenshots to illustrate the issue, (click to enlarge): Coincidentally, I've noticed that the Recycle Bin & the "hidden" desktop.ini don't get the overlay. Not sure if this happens with other actual programs on the Desktop as all the others are shortcuts. Plus the normal shortcut arrow overlay is replaced by the other, not superimposed. Plus recently, a lot of my Desktop icons have been losing their icon file association (see the "Minion" icon to the top left). Changing the icon then changing back doesn't do any good. Only deleting the shortcut & creating a new one gets the icon to appear correctly. Unknown if that has anything to do with this issue.
  4. Windows 10

    Really? Wow, that seems weird to me. What/Who has ownership of those locations then on your system? "System"? Edit: Ooops, just checked on mine. "SYSTEM" has ownership on both locations. Sorry, my bad.
  5. Happy Winter Solstice! Stay warm! (Unless you're in the southern hemisphere..) :D

    1. tegeusCromis


      And now the days are getting longer! Yay! (Unless you're in the southern hemisphere..)

    2. Visceral Moonlight

      Visceral Moonlight

      Or Florida! It's still mid-80s!

    3. NobleShadowHunter


      I've been able to wear shorts the last week-and-a-half here in Texas.

  6. Happy Holidays!

    Happy Winter Solstice everyone, except Schtearn. Happy Summer Solstice to you.
  7. Happy Holidays!

    The light pollution combined with the smog in the valley here make it nearly impossible to see any stars at all in the winter months. About an hour drive to a much higher elevation and I can make out a few constellations. When my kids get a little older, I want to take them down to Arches National Park, where there's very little pollution (light or otherwise) and let them see what the sky might have looked to people a hundred+ years ago. Let them experience the wonder of looking at the night sky and all the ideas and questions just looking at it can bring.
  8. Windows 10

    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps %userprofile%\appdata\local\Packages Need to take ownership from TrustedInstaller though before you can even view the contents. If you do, I recommend restoring TrustedInstaller "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" after you're done. I've experienced problems when updates come in if I failed to do so. .
  9. Odd Desktop Icon Overlays

    @ Schtearn Eh, more like a thick toothed comb. I looked for anything non-Microsoft and looked them up to see what they were. Nothing unexpected. I didn't research all the MS processes & running services though. May be worth another look. Thanks for the links, I'll take a gander later tonight. Vorians, thank you very much for the link! Even if it doesn't make a difference with this particular issue, I'd love to get OneDrive completely gone.
  10. Odd Desktop Icon Overlays

    Okay, thanks! Do you happen to know a guide or something to help get OneDrive completely removed? Uninstall doesn't do it, and the last time I tried to dig out & delete all the associated registry entries I wound up having to do a system restore. Did it again last night, this time with a grey x. Refreshing the desktop reverted it back. Weird. Oh well, it's not causing any problems I can determine, just a minor annoyance.
  11. Easy bains

    Not really a guide, but at least its official.. Wrye Bash Technical Readme And there's this by Metallicow, a previous & now some-time WB dev. Wrye Bash Wizard Demo And a very handy tool once you get writing, by Utumno, the current WB dev. BAIN Wizard Script Highlighter for Notepad++ There's other N++ UDL's on Nexus too if you want to try them. You can also try using BAT (BAIN Archive Tools), which is mostly for structruing, but also is supposed help "easily" create a Wizard. Haven't got much experience with it myself though. Some good info from Alt3rn1ty (on the WB team), here.
  12. Tech Advice and Stuffz

    When my twins were coming I did a lot of reading, and there were several sites & books that warned not to use dish detergent to wash out baby bottles & such due to them leaving a residue that the baby could potentially have a problem with. So that's where that came from. They didn't mention Dawn specifically that I can recall. I've never noticed a residue problem with Dawn myself either, and have been using that brand since at least the mid-80s. I even use a mixture of Dawn, ammonia, and hot water to clean the inside of my car windows, which would very visibly show any residue. So that & given AB's experience, I'm sure your fine.
  13. Random Stuffz

    Wow, now I'm in tC's boat. Lots of stuff I'll have to check out that I haven't heard of before. @Schtearn I did come across quite a few .xxx urls when I was looking through by uBlock blacklist a while back. So at least one of them has taken off. Big surprise it'd be something like .xxx though right? lol Perhaps there's a general unease about visiting sites with non-standard extensions. I know when I'm told to go to a site with, say a .tv extension, I get a little apprehensive. I think maybe it puts people in mind of scams.
  14. Happy Holidays!

    Oh fun! I wish we had stuff like that going on here! Utah is pretty boring as far as community activities go. They all revolve around one particular group, and if you're not of their persuasion, there's really not much of anything. One reason immigrant groups here either get extremely integrated or extremely insular.
  15. Brand New UPS: Bang!

    Nice! I used to be able to calculate VA ratings, but have long forgotten. I don't even know what a good range is today.
  16. Happy Holidays!

    Really? That's neat! What kind of things does it involve?
  17. Happy Holidays!

    I agree completely! I don't think I've wished anybody a Merry Solstice, most people where I live are LDS and have no idea what a solstice even is. I just say Merry Christmas because that's what they expect, and if I'm saying it to someone I just want them to take it as a well wishing than something to be confused about. Online however, I'll use Happy Holidays for its inclusiveness, and just hope people will take it for what it is.
  18. Happy Holidays!

    Oh, good point about "holidays", I forgot the English (and others I think) refer to what Americans call vacations as going on holiday. Sounds very weird to my ears. I like Happy Holidays, since it's pretty all-inclusive. Really though, if someone wishes me a Merry Christmas or (rarely) Happy Hannukah, I take no offense at all, even though I'm neither Christian nor Jewish. I figure it's just somebody wishing me well, and I take it in the spirit in which it was given.
  19. Happy Holidays!

    What do you use over there? The only one I'm aware of is Happy Christmas, but that's just from watching Harry Potter & The IT Crowd.. lol
  20. Random Stuffz

    Hehe, yeah I suppose it is. It was a nice change for me after I binge watched The Walking Dead & the first season of Luke Cage. Well, then you should add to your list Legends of Tomorrow! Includes characters from both Arrow & Flash, time travel, etc. Luke Cage is good too, but kind of heavy.
  21. [RELz] Oblivion XP WIP

    Ah, good find! I didn't remember that conversation. The mashup must be something else I was thinking of then. It was definitely a female, the exchange was via PM, and she sent me a link to Dropbox or Google. I think I see where the confusion about perms is. When he said, "Just like my current copy of CombatOmega. Has mods with no/denied permissions." I wasn't thinking that was the version he had uploaded to LL, but his personal copy, and since he already said he wouldn't upload his "COBL Life" compilation due to denied perms, I figured he was a decent guy. I do take mod piracy seriously though, I just reported one that somebody uploaded to Nexus that was a word for word, CRC matching ripoff of another mod that had been on there for years, even though I greatly dislike the original mod author & most of their work, and lo & behold, it's been taken down. LOL, Come to think of it, that's how Andalay & I met - somebody trying to rip off All Natural. Not like I'm a "Perm Nazi", I just don't like seeing other peoples hard work used for someone else's gain. I get the feeling you think I'm criticizing his uploading of Combat Omega, or are doubting he has proper permissions. I'm not. As I said, I don't know enough about it to have an opinion, nor the time/desire to care right now. I would still like to know what you thought of it though, so when I regain the time/desire I can add it to my list of mods to potentially play with. And with that, I'm going to take some more cold medicine & head off to bed. 'night!
  22. Kitties!!

    @Amadaun This is who I was referring to in the other thread. Her name was Cyra, Persian for "Moon". My "baby" from 1998-2015. Ironically, also the year my twins were born, so she briefly got to meet my new babies.
  23. [RELz] Oblivion XP WIP

    Must've been someone else. I haven't had any exchanges with Fienyx that were anything but pleasant that I can recall, and nothing about that mod. I wasn't even aware he was connected to it. (Hence, my surprise.) The gal who told me about it just said it was a mashup of a bunch of different combat mods, and left me with the impression that she made it. Unless I'm thinking of something completely different. I really don't have any opinions on the mod or its use of other assets one way or the other. Haven't tried it, don't know what's in it, and don't have time to care quite frankly. Just surprised that it was available for download somewhere and was wondering what you thought of it. (Like was it worth trying.) That's all.
  24. Happy Holidays!

    Hah, there's a coincidence for ya. Looks like my "baby' too, though her name was Cyra.
  25. Movie Quote Game

    Shanghai Noon? Hehe, I'm sure that won lots of awards!