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    Few networking connectivity (windows firewall) questions with regards to virtualization

    Just an update, I downloaded the remote desktop software TightVNC just to see if it can communicate between a virtualbox VM and a vmware VM. As I suspected, it didn't. It worked perfectly between VMs in the same hypervisor software OR between a VM and the host machine but not between a VM in...
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    Few networking connectivity (windows firewall) questions with regards to virtualization

    I found this but I'm not sure if is related: https://sreeninet.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/connecting-vms-between-virtualbox-and-vmware-player/ "It is possible that the router blocks this external communication. " It says the router may be blocking the link. I have the Netgear Nighthawk R7000...
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    Few networking connectivity (windows firewall) questions with regards to virtualization

    Thanks for your comment. It makes me feel good. Well, in my case it is clear that it is something else in addition to the windows firewall because it even happens with linux machines. I haven't solved it yet. I think I'll just have to live with only one hypervisor running at a time and install...
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    Few networking connectivity (windows firewall) questions with regards to virtualization

    Anybody guys? Any virtualization gurus here? - Machine A pings machine C and the opposite is also true - Machine B pings machine C and the opposite is also true - Machine A does not ping machine B and the opposite is also true What gives? This is driving me crazy. It just doesn't make sense at...
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    Few networking connectivity (windows firewall) questions with regards to virtualization

    Just to clarify, when I mentioned windows firewall I meant windows firewall present in the VMs I build which I can't ping after I install them. The other thing I want to add is that the VM in the virtualbox and the other VM in Vmware will both ping the default gateway or my router. The router...
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    Few networking connectivity (windows firewall) questions with regards to virtualization

    Hi to all, I'm running Vmware pro and VirtualBox in my main machine at home. I'm building a small pentesting lab plus some other cool stuff you do with VMs and I came across few questions. Supposedly if you run a VM inside Vmware or VirtualBox with the setting of the network adapter set to...
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    For how long have you had your oldest SSD drive?

    I hate it as well. It is one of the things I didn't want to see in this thread.
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    For how long have you had your oldest SSD drive?

    You know what guys, I can get an open box or slightly used mainstream ssd for a good price off ebay for example. One thing I hate about HDD's is that DOA may happen and I hate to go through the return process. At least with ssd's you know there is a slim chance this could happen if the ssd was...
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    For how long have you had your oldest SSD drive?

    It was in my secondary machine, so it wasn't like I was testing it for bad sectors every now and then, but this HDD just disappeared out of the blue. But, you are right. Almost every HDD that failed with me had symptoms before that.
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    For how long have you had your oldest SSD drive?

    Not like it is moving all the time. It is actually stationary most of the time but it can move when the maid cleans around the pc and when I move it to clean dust out of it. I was planning to replace it with 1TB SSD. I know 4TB SSD will be too much. I didn't utilize all its space when it was...
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    For how long have you had your oldest SSD drive?

    Hi guys.... This is just to give me a general idea of how long ssd's last. I know there are many variables but let's just do it. It will of course depend on your usage. I have had many mechanical drives fail, but some of them lasted close to 11 years! I want to know if ssd's can last that long...
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    Set up skype for business in a domain network to utilize VTC among employees, possible? If yes, how?

    Close enough. I think that's how it is done, although I don't know what this topology stuff is doing there. I will have to tackle it. Thanks buddy.
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    Set up skype for business in a domain network to utilize VTC among employees, possible? If yes, how?

    No, I'm trying to activate skype for business for a domain network. Imagine having a domain network and you want to set up a software to do video chats between users (clients in the domain network). I want to know how to configure it for the server. For the the clients I think it is just install...
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    Set up skype for business in a domain network to utilize VTC among employees, possible? If yes, how?

    Hi to all. This is not to be confused with the regular skype. I'm specifically talking about skype for business that used to be called microsoft lync. I'm just wandering if it can be used for video chats between users in a server, client type of network (Domain network). I have a virtual domain...
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    Build: 3970x, dual 2080ti, 8TB m.2 RAID = Render Monster

    I"m jealous. One day I will have a 3970x build. You just wait.
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    Help me before I lose everything. I was hit by a nasty ransomware...

    The machine that got infected is my main machine you see in my sig. It is part of LAN inside my little house. And like I explained before, actual data is in a NAS. The NAS didn't get infected as per my visual inspection because I don't see the ransomware ugly text file everywhere (It should show...
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    Help me before I lose everything. I was hit by a nasty ransomware...

    It is not bogus. It is actually the real thing. Some files in my local drives were encrypted. For some reason, it wasn't able to reach network shares which helped me. I actually used the bitdefender decrypter. It worked like a charm. You just select the folder where the encrypted files are...
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    Help me before I lose everything. I was hit by a nasty ransomware...

    As I was browsing my folders today, I saw one strange file setting somewhere in one of the folders and when I opened it, it was none other than a text file showing instructions on how to decrypt my files. I was hit by grandcrab 5.1. Fortunately, my NAS newwork drive which holds all valuable...
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    Current Win 10 to Windows 7 UI setup?

    Do yourself a favor and use startisback. IMO, it is the best alternative and the closest to windows 7 when it comes to looks. It works beautifully with me. I bought two licenses, one for my main box, and one for my laptop. It is just few bucks. You can use the free classic shell but I like...
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    Forgot to mention that MS own solution richcopy does work for this, but it will stop halfway and never continues afterwards. The whole program will just crash and quit. I don't know why. Maybe it just can't take a big load or there is a bug that makes it quit after some time. The data is about 8 TB.
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    Hi again guys..... Something very related. I'm trying to use the Cinchoo EazyCopy software, which is a very nice GUI for robocopy to copy a shared network drive to another shared network drive but it won't just happen. The software works beautifully. It is only when I select whole letter drives...
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    What speeds you get out of your WiFi? WiFi speed optimization. Please help

    Thanks for the very informative post. Yes i'm using 80 MHz bandwidth for my 5 GHz wifi. This UniFI allows it. It is not a tp-link. Again, it is the Ubiquiti UAP-AC-PRO. I just happened to be connected to one of my tp-link's when I took that screenshot. It is the same numbers. Anyways, things...
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    I wish you could upload multiple files at once on Cloud services

    Compress them all into a zip file, then upload?
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    What speeds you get out of your WiFi? WiFi speed optimization. Please help

    Wait a sec, you mean the devices I use should multiple antennas? The AP supports MIMO and it should have at least four antennas ( I remember reading that). But, for my laptop-for example-to reach optimum speed I should use more than one antenna??? The laptop I used is Dell XPS 13 latest model...
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    What speeds you get out of your WiFi? WiFi speed optimization. Please help

    Hi to all, how is it going? This might be simple to some, but I'm puzzled and I want it to be sorted out. It is not causing me a problem, but I want to be optimum. It is regarding my wifi inside my little house. I have an internet connection speed of 500 Mbps via fiber. All my wired boxes...
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    Oh yeah, your script is amazing. I actually used it and it seemed like sizes match except for few scenarios (I'll explain later when I confirm it. I think it has to do with hidden files). But you know, the point of this thread is to ask why the windows GUI itself is not reporting the correct...
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    Were you able to confirm that all files will actually be copied despite the incorrect folder size? You said functionality doesn't seem to be affected....
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    <iframe src="" width="640" height="591" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="">bandicam 2019-08-02 11-50-23-162</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user101421276">Saoud Mohammed</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    Sorry here is the video: https://vimeo.com/user101421276/review/351589079/54caaec7e7 Some files are written in a different language, so don't worry about that.
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    Okay, here is a little video to show incorrect file size reporting in action: This is my dell xps 13 laptop with windows 10. You will see that I get 3 different sizes for one folder (Seagate Slim Drive). There is a size when hover over it by using the mouse, a different size when I select...
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    No I'm not. It is great that you mentioned it so that I don't fall for it somehow. Thanks.
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    Will storing files inside a VM be more of a secure location?

    Amazing tips, thanks. But I think using full disk encryption for a VM is less hassle, and it will be sufficient for me.
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    Will storing files inside a VM be more of a secure location?

    Oh I see, you mean use full disk encryption for the VM and then use it as a secure place for such files. I was thinking about full disk encryption for the host. That's actually smart! I like it. I can use one of the best linux distributions out there (at least according to me) that is the Parrot...
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    There is apparently a problem, and I'm not alone. It seems like it happened with one of those windows 10 updates... https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/windows-file-explorer-not-showing-correct-folder/933ade81-55e1-4cd5-a4b1-614044fab64e?auth=1...
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    Will storing files inside a VM be more of a secure location?

    How does it work with whole disk encryption? If the files are closed, an attacker may be able to reach them but he won't be able to decrypt them and see their contents (unless they are open of course and loaded into memory) ? I'm not sure but I thought when the legitimate user is logged in, all...
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    Will storing files inside a VM be more of a secure location?

    Still a hassle, but I see your point. It might be worth it to get a low-spec machine and make it isolated or air-gaped if you want to call it that and manage those sensitive files in there. Thanks buddy.
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    Will storing files inside a VM be more of a secure location?

    Yeah but the VM file will be too huge (~ 2-4 GB) to download very quickly when you are only putting your eyes on a small text file.
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    Will storing files inside a VM be more of a secure location?

    Sometimes you have files that are not very sensitive and you don't want to encrypt them and go into the trouble of decrypting them every time you need to view or work with them. So, will it be more secure for the files to be put inside a virtual machine and work with it only from inside the...
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    Thanks. Yeah I know about the size vs size on disk. Both were different, I remember clearly now. Anyways, I tried to copy the flash drive into a laptop with also windows 10, and it worked. Same size reported! And I still don't know what's different with this laptop from my main windows 10 box...
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this important detail (your posts reminded me) : The file and folder numbers are actually different...This means not all files are copied of course. Now I remember! That's why I was annoyed and was trying to figure out how to properly do something extremely basic in...
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