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  1. scootersoftware1.txt scootersoftware2.txt
  2. www.scootersoftware.com is still being blocked as riskware!
  3. I can create a directory and fill I can create a directory and fill it with hard links to large files that already exist on my hard drive and most utilities will say I have a huge directory. But it uses ZERO extra space on my hard drive. If I delete this seemingly huge directory I actually gain NO EXTRA SPACE at all on my hard drive. (Well actually I will gain maybe 100KiB that contained the directory entries).
  4. I don't think you understand hard links. The file is equally in the locations of any of the hard links. No single hard link is "the original", the location on the disk they point to is a sequence of allocation block numbers and can't be thought of as being more in one directory than in any other directory.
  5. I think this: sounds like it addresses it, or something similar.
  6. How does this utility deal with a single file that is hardlinked from multiple places in the directory tree?
  7. How do you assess how much space WinSxS is taking? It looks huge if you right click it and choose properties but that figure will probably be quite a bit bigger than it really is, some files will have multiple hard links to them from within WinSxS.
  8. What I'm saying is a lot of what's in WinSxS that remains after cleaning up is hard links to files that are also elsewhere, probably in places where you'd never consider deleting them and expect things to still work. Since they're hard links you can't gain any space at all without deleting all instances of each of those files.
  9. Isn't disk ckeanup or: Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup enough? Also don't forget that while WinSxS looks big much of it is just hard links to files that also exist elsewhere in the directory structure.
  10. The "Program Files" directories exist because they have permissions set so that malware is less able to meddle with and infect your programs. For that reason I take the opposite view to you and get annoyed with people who write Windows programs that won't work right if installed in "Program Files". I need to be given a very good reason before I will consider installing software anywhere else.
  11. Confirming that Ransomware protection is the problem: Skype for desktop downloaded an update last night. When I pressed the button to update an error message much like those described by others further up this thread appeared. The Retry button just made the message re-appear until I disabled Ransomware protection, then the Retry button allowed the update to complete correctly.
  12. Also Windows 7 (64 bit) here.
  13. I don't remember noticing any loss of responsiveness on either of my PCs. Also I was able to manually update KeePass V2 without any problem. I downloaded the new installer, saved it and then double clicked it. As far as I remember Adobe Reader was also able to update itself from 18.011.20038 to 18.011.20040 without any problem on both PCs. So it's kind of hit and miss what works and what fails.
  14. I believe the errors I saw were that the installer could not write the new program files.
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