"Send to" problem


O

Oldster

Suddenly all the partitions on the system appear when accessing the
"send to" tag in explorer. This has only recently started happening, and I
can find nothing in the folder "send to" that could cause it. In the past I
added a couple of items to the "send to" folder for my own purposes, and
those work OK. I'd just like to know why all the partitions (some 8 or so on
various discs) have suddenly appeared. Note, on my lap-top only the DVD
drive appears in terms of non-program entries.
Any suggestions?
 
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Oldster

"Oldster" wrote in message
Suddenly all the partitions on the system appear when accessing the
"send to" tag in explorer. This has only recently started happening, and I
can find nothing in the folder "send to" that could cause it. In the past I
added a couple of items to the "send to" folder for my own purposes, and
those work OK. I'd just like to know why all the partitions (some 8 or so on
various discs) have suddenly appeared. Note, on my lap-top only the DVD
drive appears in terms of non-program entries.
Any suggestions?

After a little more thought and experimentation, this effect seems
to be due to turning on the "AHCI" facility on my SATA drives in the BIOS.
Switch it off, and the extra entries disappear!
Seems a little strange though!
 
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Ed Cryer

in message
Suddenly all the partitions on the system appear when accessing the
"send to" tag in explorer. This has only recently started happening, and I
can find nothing in the folder "send to" that could cause it. In the past I
added a couple of items to the "send to" folder for my own purposes, and
those work OK. I'd just like to know why all the partitions (some 8 or
so on
various discs) have suddenly appeared. Note, on my lap-top only the DVD
drive appears in terms of non-program entries.
Any suggestions?

After a little more thought and experimentation, this effect seems to be
due to turning on the "AHCI" facility on my SATA drives in the BIOS.
Switch it off, and the extra entries disappear!
Seems a little strange though!
http://tinyurl.com/pr32bs


Ed
 
C

Char Jackson

Thanks Char. Yes, I should have softened that a bit.
Reason?
Well, I'm one of those unwilling to click on links like that.
No problem. I suspect you're not the only one. :)
 
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Peter Foldes

No problem. I suspect you're not the only one. :)

I am another one . Thanks

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G. Morgan

Char Jackson said:
No problem. I suspect you're not the only one. :)
If the end-clicker has previously gone to tinyurl.com's site there
is an option to turn on "previews". It shows the target instead
of automatically redirecting you there.
 
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Char Jackson

If the end-clicker has previously gone to tinyurl.com's site there
is an option to turn on "previews". It shows the target instead
of automatically redirecting you there.
While my own preference is to simply provide the direct link, as I did
above, if a person feels they must use tinyurl they should just use
the 'preview' version of the URL, as in

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pr32bs

That way, everyone is covered, whether they've been to tinyurl.com and
allowed the cookie to be set or not.
 
G

G. Morgan

While my own preference is to simply provide the direct link,
Me too. Agent has no trouble with long URL's.
as I did
above, if a person feels they must use tinyurl they should just use
the 'preview' version of the URL, as in

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pr32bs

That way, everyone is covered, whether they've been to tinyurl.com and
allowed the cookie to be set or not.
I forgot about that. Yep, that is a better way for everyone.
 
O

Oldster

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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Ed said:
Thanks Char. Yes, I should have softened that a bit. Reason? Well,
I'm one of those unwilling to click on links like that.
Links like what? I think that is silly. What makes tinyurl more risky?
How do you know that "ithinkdiff.com" is safe? I've never heard of it. I
rely on my browser to protect me from malicious sites, not a possibly
misleading domain name.
 
E

Ed Cryer

I did and got Server not found. Duh. If you're smart enough to use
Linux, you don't need to worry and can click on any URL.
Just as a smart person like me can using Win7.

Ed
 
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Ed Cryer

If you use IE, you're asking for problems. MS just announced a new zero
day exploit for Windows 7. So, no, using Windows 7 to surf isn't being a
smart person.
How about Firefox?

Ed
 
K

Ken Blake

To reduce the paranoia, sometimes, triggered by a "Tiny" link, you can
prepend the link with "preview". In this case the link would be;

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pr32bs

Just something to consider as a safety net for those users who feel
uncomfortable with an undisclosed site.

My own practice, whenever I post a long URL, is to post *both* the
tinyurl and the full URL. Readers then have the choice of which to go
to.
 
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Char Jackson

Links like what? I think that is silly. What makes tinyurl more risky?
How do you know that "ithinkdiff.com" is safe? I've never heard of it. I
rely on my browser to protect me from malicious sites, not a possibly
misleading domain name.
It's actually not silly. There are malicious websites where simply
visiting the main URL is enough to infect your system. Some other
things have to be true, as well, but they often are, so it happens.
Posting obfuscated links to such a site is a great way to get people
to unknowingly visit. In the land of safe hex, which we should all be
practicing, clicking on unknown links is a big no-no.
 
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Oldster

If you'd noticed... I did add something. I repeat below!!


These comments are all very well. I KNOW how to turn "AHCI" on. My question
is about the side effect of showing all the partitions in the "SEND TO"
window.
 

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