I am Dave Plummer, author of Windows Task Manager, Zip Folders, and worked on Space Cadet Pinball, Media Center, Windows Shell, MS-DOS, OLE32, WPA, and more.

Hi Reddit, I'm Davepl and I'm stoked to answer any questions you have about the projects I worked on or about working at Microsoft during the 90s in general. I was on every major operating system from MS-DOS through XP & Server 2003.

My general timeline starts in 1993 on MS-DOS, where I worked on Smartdrv, Doublespace, Setup, Diskcopy, and others.

I soon moved to Windows NT, where I started in RPC/OLE and moved to Windows shell to undertake the port of the Win9X user interface over to Windows NT.

Along the way I worked on our initial version of Media Center, Space Cadet Pinball, Windows Product Activation, and others.

For background info on how I got to Microsoft, the stories of how Task Manager, ZipFolders, and Pinball came to be, and proof (video of my cardkey, office, etc) please check out the following video:

https://youtu.be/f8VBOiPV-_M

Photo proof (Cardkey, business card, etc): https://pasteboard.co/JFwN4jt.jpg

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Was cleaning out my folders and I found this cursed screenshot. I don't even know where to begin.
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I just found that in my screenshot folder, I feel old
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Folder Friday! my fully automatic type lll underfolder AK-47 reddit.com/gallery/kxtabs
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My email spam folder is calling
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going through an old folder i found probably my best outplay ever v.redd.it/fvy81sr3wx661
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it was an old pixel art from 2019 that I never finished, today I noticed it in my pixel art folder and decided to finish it
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Found this in the shared drive folder of our teacher
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Two of my best folders for discord
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Default folders look boring, so I modified mine a little. lol
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Google Photos ends unlimited storage - I made a Python script that helps you export all photos into one big chronological folder github.com/TheLastGimbus/…
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I just found this in my meme folder imma leave now
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4th grade homework folder
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Capitol rioter found with homemade napalm had folder with β€˜good guy, bad guy’ list and numbers for Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity independent.co.uk/news/wo…
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Like trophies in a folder
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my homework folder, is worth at least 5 million
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[PSA] SteamWorld keys have been sent - Check your email & spam folder twitter.com/ImageForm/sta…
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found this in my folder
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Made this a few years ago, just found it in my FB folders. I miss this format.
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I [13 yo] made a folder automating script in python!!

I have made this

https://github.com/P-arag/folder-automation

script that scans your downloads folder and transfers the files in their respective folders, for example, if you download a cat.jpeg, it is instantly gonna transfer it to Pictures folder. Currently, it works only in Linux, but it should be pretty adaptable to mac and PC. It works really well and autonomously when I added it to the startup applications of Ubuntu

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never check a weeb's homework folder
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Anyone else hate the way VST3 makes the plugin a folder?
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A friendly reminder to all to change that folder’s name to β€˜homework’
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DO NOT DELETE THE SYSTEM32 FOLDER ON YOUR WINDOWS PC

Dating back a while ago up to now, there have been "memes" going around telling people that the System32 folder on your computer is a nasty virus that's purposely slowing it down and that you should delete it. DO NOT DELETE IT.

System32 contains very vital files that allow Windows to work. If you delete it, your PC will never boot properly again without repair. DON'T LISTEN TO THE TROLLS. They are just trying to troll you.

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We need loadout folders
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Biggest and smallest folders I own.
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Check your β€œall mail” folder if you are waiting. Found my invite in promotions from Dec 3 and it’s expired. πŸ™
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tyler, the folder
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Why only a VERY limited number of collections folders? Would be so useful to have more.
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Ryan on Twitter: It appears that GODSENT has made a job posting on http://Upwork.com seeking video editors for their new roster announcement scheduled for tomorrow. Within the Drive folder are videos of the rumored TACO project in GODSENT apparel. twitter.com/RyanAtRBM/sta…
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VMA: MSB kompletterar tidigare folder och SMS med ny information. Var en del av lΓΆsningen och fortsΓ€tt fΓΆlja myndigheternas rekommendationer.
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Found this in my β€˜favorites’ folder...
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New Stash Tab Folders and Affinities System pathofexile.com/forum/vie…
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cursed_homework-folder
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[WTS] NOS Romanian Push Button wire folders. $139 shipped [GA] reddit.com/gallery/kxhuvj
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My world folder was corrupted and I lost everything, including one world I spent over 80 hours on. Here are some pictures I took of the builds before it went goodbye. reddit.com/gallery/kzgali
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Had an itch for a takedown folder
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It looks like CDPR is the only developer that uses the "Saved Games" folder.
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My hand-collected Memes folder surpassed the 25.000 memes milestone (a couple days ago)
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Which color was your science binder/folder/notebook?
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Found this gem of a screenshot in some old modpack dev folders
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Got a LARPer in our own Discord who claimed to have +1k fictives and publically promoted Incest. The censored person is always the same 'system'. It was prime cringe and I got a whole folder of this now. reddit.com/gallery/kx4l1e
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I set up my Elgato Streamdeck XL to display quotes of stocks and cryptocurrencies (refresh options as little as one second) and quickly accessing trading information and accounts. This folder is nested and uses only one key to activate, so I have 31 other program groups I can create.
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Message Me For Her Folder πŸ—‚πŸ”—πŸ€‘
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REQUEST: GGG, please put remove-only stash tabs in a folder

I have bought 75 stash tabs over the years.

Why so many? A combination of being from before there were specialised tabs like the currency and map tab, and my not having a clue how to play the game and ignore loot.

These have been racking up 75 remove-only tabs in standard per league. Every league. For over five years.

I get that you're not going to let me delete my remove-only tabs. But now tab folders exist. Please, pretty please with a cherry on top, could you stick all our remove-only tabs in a folder? I'd do it myself, but RSI on 1500 stash tabs. It's not like the interface is even particularly easy to make tabs with variable length names go in a folder.

And for bonus love, why not make a new folder for every league's remove-only tabs from now on i.e. the tabs from Ritual league go in a folder called Ritual, etc?

Thank you.

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Day 405 - I was browsing my external hard-disk when I came across a folder filled with torrent files of old pornography.

I didn't even goddamn hesitate, moved that filth to the recycling bin immediately. No questions asked.

Stay safe gentlemen (and lady)!

Best,

A

Edit: Thanks for the comments everyone, I forgot to add that immediately after moving it to the recycling bin I emptied it.

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[iOS 14.4B2] When Bold Text is enabled, all third-party apps are sorted into the Other folder or in Recently Added on my iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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Tested some anodizing colors for my friction folder. What do you think? reddit.com/gallery/kiave4
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Folder Friday, meet FORTY FRIDAY.
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