A number of your fellow readers have faced file-corruption problems like
those we discussed recently in "Free Tool Copies Even
Corrupted Files" (
http://www.langalist.com/Plus/newsletters/2005/2005-12-05plus.asp ); and
some found additional tools of note:
I’ve heard you talk about difficult to delete files, but not the seemingly
impossible to delete files I’ve got.
Fred, I have a question about outlook express regarding compacting. What is the reason for compacting?
Is there a limit for email storage that causes compacting?
Can I or should I disable compacting?
If I can and should, how do I stop it?
When it runs it slows down my computer considerably. The only way I have been able to stop it is control-alt-delete and end process. It is very annoying & if I let it run it comes up with a message about not
enough memory or space (can’t remember which) to continue. Please help. Art (Plus subscriber) and grateful member
Imagine: You’re in a hotel room, partway through a trip. Your plans must change:
Instead of traveling to familiar places by well-known or planned routes, you’re faced with
having to plan a new and somewhat complex multi-stop route on unfamiliar roads. The classic online mapping tools you’ve
probably used before— Yahoo, Expedia, and the
like— are meant for simple point-to-point navigation, and can’t handle
complex, multi-stop routes. What do you do now?
Hi Fred, I’ll keep the accolades brief: Your newsletter is hands down the most
useful and informative on the net. I recommend it all the time. I trouble shoot computers constantly. Not surprisingly, I spend as much
time helping family and friends after hours as I do wrestling with PCs at
the office. Now my sister has come up with a glitch that truly has me
stumped. She has a USB hard disk where she keeps her school work. Recently one of
the folders became unreadable and the system (Windows XP) told her it was
corrupt. I suggested she run Scandisk and now the folder is gone! I
checked the Recycle Bin and used an undelete program (Restoration) but it
doesn’t show up. I checked a backup made before running Scandisk but it’s
Hi Fred, Thanks for all the good work.
Google keeps growing, and spinning off tools and sub-tools
that can be enormously helpful:
Dear Fred, recently resubscribed, and loving
it. Can you comment on this product, I spotted in UK paper, when I was over
there. Called OnSpeed. Supposed to speed up dial up internet connections,
making for quicker downloads. Await your impression. Web site
http://www.onspeed.com . —Geoffrey &
Our special section on the pros, cons, and alternatives to
the new WinZip (
http://www.langalist.com/Plus/newsletters/2005/2005-11-28plus.asp#11 ) is
still generating mail. A sampling:
In Item #2, above, the file records were gone, so this
wouldn’t have helped. However, in cases where you’re getting a data or
corruption error, and the file hasn’t yet been "repaired" into invisibility, you
might try this: