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Using GUIDs to identify a file

Using GUIDs to identify a file

I had an interesting read over at the “Old new thing” website. Discussing if it’s possible to open a file by its id rather then using its full qualified path and filename. You can find the original article here: Raymond Chen     Background On NTFS every single file on a volume has a object identifier which is a 16-byte buffer. If a file doesn’t have an object identifier you can ask for one to be created...

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Windows 7 Federated Search

Windows 7 Federated Search

This article presents the Windows 7 Federated Search Provider and how you can use. I have created one for my blog which you might have noticed in my download area befor e. Feel free to use it on your own Windows 7 PC to search my blog from there.       The MSDN defines Windows 7 Federated Search Provider Windows 7 introduces support for search federation to remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies. Federated search...

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WLM Password Decryption

WLM Password Decryption

Did you ever have forgotten your Windows Live Messenger password? Once forgotten you are completely logged out of all services like: Hotmail, Messenger and other services because they are all sharing the same ID. In this article I will l explain you what kind of storage/encryption mechanism is used by the Windows Live Messenger and how you can recover such stored passwords with Delphi in conjunction with JWA. Well, you might asked why I...

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Windows Update Agent Api

Windows Update Agent Api

This article presents the Windows Update Agent API and how you can use it in Delphi.I made a demo that actually handles the most important parts of the API like searching for updates, downloading and installing these updates on your machine. You can download the sources (early demo) at the Jedi Svn the links are provided at the end of this article. If you want to download an executable demo you can do it in the download...

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