I hate to admit this, but I’ve encountered a problem with a computer of mine
that I haven’t been able to solve.
Hi Fred, There was a big red block on the
defrag graphic and the file could not be moved by the utility (OS is XP).
Dear Fred, As a long time reader
and subscriber of your newsletter I send thanks for all the knowledge I gather
from both you and your readers.
It’s something I’ve wished for many times: a list you can
copy/paste to a laptop or pda, or print and carry in your wallet, that contains
a careful selection of URLs for free, easy-to-use, but advanced web-based
route-planners/mappers. That way, no matter where you are, as long as you have access to
*any* PC— even in a library, kiosk, or coffee shop— you can get fast,
accurate, and free maps and directions for driving, walking, or even for oddball things
like making sure that cab drivers take you by a reasonable route rather than by
a needlessly expensive one.
I so thank you for what I found on my very first newsletter from you! The
http://safety.live.com came at a time when
I sorely need help with my ailing computer. I am certainly not a
user, but have tried to be responsible, as I learn. I have kept a firewall, run
virus scans regularly, as well as AdAware, Window Washer, defragmentation,
System Works, files deletion, etc.
Hi Fred, Maybe I’m asking the wrong question, or the right question
the wrong way, but there just doesn’t seem to be a solution to this problem.
Good morning, I would like to start by thanking you for the tremendous
service you provide with your newsletter. I find items that are of both
professional and personal value in every issue and I shall remain a Plus
Subscriber until either you or I retire.
I regularly read the Langalist, and have a very serious problem. I am running
Windows XP Pro.
I went to the Microsoft Update site to download an update to Media Player, and
was asked to validate my copy of XP through their Genuine Microsoft Product
page, which I did successfully.
Fred: Came across a nifty free program called
HandyFind that finds text as you type in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word,
Notepad, Outlook emails, etc. without the use of a dialog box. Visit
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: