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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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Aerotabs a new tab component

Aerotabs a new tab component

Well I came across a really nice site from R.M.Klever which contains a few well designed Delphi components one of those which are quite new is his Aerotabs component. Great work! Almost the one and only I have ever found which works absolute correctly on glass for now.     From the authors site: I wanted to try to get my rkSmartTabs to work with aero in Vista/Win7 and this is the result. The result is good, not perfect, but it...

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Windows 7 Product-Key Verification

Windows 7 Product-Key Verification

Well you might have heared of it a tool from a Russian programmer where you can validate your windows seven product key. Be careful! The tool itself was written in Delphi and so it was easy to look at it a little deeper. Well from what I’ve found I can say it’s sending your windows product key to a server on the net! However I found it interesting how the validating process is done. So again research on the net and with the mentioned...

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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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Case with TerminateProcess

Case with TerminateProcess

So what’s the case you might ask? Well as I wrote my article about how to write a Winlogon Notification Packages, I often noticed in the C examples I found on the net, that those examples made use of SafeTerminateProcess so I wondered what this call stands for and why they used it. After some research I found an article which was from Dr Dobbs written somewhere around 1999 which explains the difficulties around TerminateProcess() Just to...

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Windows Search Project

Windows Search Project

Well, a few months ago I searched MSDN for some API’s which could be interesting to me. I stumbled over the Windows Search API which I found really interesting since it gives you the possibility to programmatically search for files, in your emails or specific folders on your local drive.     Windows Search is a standard component of Windows Vista enabled by default and an add-in for Microsoft Windows XP which allows instant...

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