Thinkpad Accelerometer: mystery solved

According to MSDN, that strange path-like structure is a "communication resource handle" on which there are several possible operations. These operations are fully documented (for example the CreateFile function).

Oddly, I noticed similar path strings in Windows Services. Take this executable path: "C:\bin\Tomcat 5.5\bin\tomcat5.exe" //RS//Tomcat5. My guess is this is an internal attempt to avoid running tomcat twice, similar to using a PID file. But that's probably not what it is since tomcat won't start again because of port conflicts - a sort of port PID.

Here's another - "C:\bin\Tomcat 5.5\bin\tomcat5w.exe" //MS//Tomcat5 (for monitoring tomcat)

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