How to Find out Where a Running Process is Located

Sometimes you want to find out where a running process resides on your drives. At least these methods are possible in Windows 10.

  • Taskmanager, process tab, right-click on the columns’ headers, select command line. A column with the full commandline which started the process is shown. If you’ve done this once, Taskmanager remebers that you want to have this column and shows it automatically next time.

  • In the cmd shell:
    wmic process where "name='xyz.exe'" get ProcessID, ExecutablePath

  • In a cygwin, mingw64 or git-bash:
    ps -Wefa | grep -i xyz.exe

Fehlermeldungen vom VisualStudio in deutsch

Wenn man das Pech hat, mit einer deutschen MS-Umgebung entwickeln zu müssen, hat man auch das Pech, dass viele Fehlermeldungen in deutsch ausgegeben werden und man im Netz nichts dazu findet. Zum Beispiel zu Ein Endpunktkonfigurationsabschnitt für Vertrag \”xyz\” konnte nicht geladen werden, da mehr als eine Endpunktkonfiguration für diesen Vertrag gefunden wurde. Geben Sie den bevorzugten Endpunktkonfigurationsabschnitt mit Namen an.

Es gibt Rettung: MS Fehlermeldungen auf deutsch

Non-english error messages from Visual Studio

If you’ve got to develop with on a non-english system, you’ve got the bad luck that many error messages you see are not in english and you don’t find anything in the web about e.g. Ein Endpunktkonfigurationsabschnitt für Vertrag \”xyz\” konnte nicht geladen werden, da mehr als eine Endpunktkonfiguration für diesen Vertrag gefunden wurde. Geben Sie den bevorzugten Endpunktkonfigurationsabschnitt mit Namen an.

There is a lifesaver: Non-english MS error messages

Disk ID, Volume ID and Tools to Change

There are several types of IDs for harddisks and volumes which you normally don’t notice and don’t need to know about.

Disk ID

Windows attaches a disk id it to every disk – not volume – it uses. You can look at it and change it with the command line tool diskpart which comes with Windows.

Open a cmd shell as admin, then

diskpart           starts it, it shows a prompt like `DISKPART>'
list disk          shows a list of phyisical disks, not volumes 
select disk 1      selects disk 1 as the 'current' disk
uniqueid disk      shows the disk id

uniqueid disk=[new id]  change disk id of the selected disk
help uniqueid disk   help for uniqueid command, shows 
                     details of [new id] in line above

     more possibilities of diskpart 
help             shows list of commands
list             shows help for the list command
list volume      all volumes of the computer
list partition   partitions of the selected disk



Volume ID

A volume id is attached to a partition or volume on a drive. How can you see the volume id of a drive?
open a cmd shell, then vol d: shows the name and volume id of drive d:.

Though you can do alot of stuff with the above mentioned diskpart, you cannot view or change a volume id with it. But you can download VolumeId, a tool from MS, which does just this: Change a volume id of a volume. Usage is easy, you need to open a cmd shell as admin and then

volumeid e: 1A34-AB27

changes the volume’s id to the value 1A34-AB27.

WordPress without Gutenberg

The wordpress developers have in their almighty wisdom introduced a new editor called Gutenberg. It is just rubbish and nobody wants it but the developers themselves.

A fork of WordPress has been created, called ClassicPress. Also there are plugins available with which you can disable the Gutenberg editor. The plugin called Classic Editor just disables Gutenberg and revokes the Classic Editor. It has got millions of installations already. For now, it works.