Fred: I run Diskeeper 10 to defrag my hard
disks and upon completion get the following message: "Due to the high MFT usage,
it is recommended that you expand the MFT on this volume. Use the Frag Shield
option in the Diskeeper configuration properties to configure this volume to a
larger size." I’ve read a few items about changing the MFT and quite frankly it
scares me to make changes. Have you had any experience or reports about using
the Diskeeper option to modify the MFT? Thanks. —Bob
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Fred: My long-serving CRT monitor
recently got tired, so I got a nice big LCD monitor on sale at Staples. It’s
great. But reading its literature, I got nervous about all the warnings about
the fragility of the LCD display and that impact damage is not covered by its
warranty. That made me search catalogs and on-line for protective screens— and
I was shocked at their cost, over $100, more than half of the cost of the
monitor itself ! But I found a great and reasonably-priced alternative: 1/8"
thick clear Lucite Acrylic Plastic. A local plastics store’s scrap bin contained
several pieces that were just a little bigger than what I needed (16 3/4" x 13
1/4"). Including cutting it to size, it set me back just $3.00 It was easy to
attach to the monitor with a few little pieces of Duct Tape, and it provides
complete protection for the screen. If there’s no Plastics Store locally (check
the Yellow Pages), try your local hardware store. Many sell the same thing, cut
to size, for storm doors etc. —Eric
Can you help me? I lost my entire
INBOX at Outlook Express – 650 folders. I have been trying to use DBXtract. I
have been successful with recovering some of the files. Others give me an
‘extracted’ comment but nothing is transferred. I have to do this
manually. Sandy Hart
I hate to bother you with such a
trivial thing as this, but perhaps others have the same problem. Some time ago,
my email program (Mozilla) and my Google program began something strange. On
occasion, clicking a link in one of them will not result in opening the
indicated link, but rather in an error message that states that a "related" file
could not be "saved" because "the source file could not be found".
Here is a solution to yet another
annoying feature in Windows. By default the "Open File" dialogue box stubbornly
opens in "list" view. Starting in "details" view is better in many cases, but
that option can not be forced as the default action within Windows.
Fred, Thanks for all you do. I look
forward to each issue. I have a question:
Every one of my partitions contains a folder "System Volume Information". Curious about what’s in it and how much of my resources it is using, I click on
it and receive the reply "System Volume Information in not accessible. Access
is denied". I can’t read it, and I can’t delete it. What’s this all about?
After his site was listed in the last "Load The Code" section, this
Thank you for a great newsletter. I think I have subscribed ever since, I think
the closing of, was it "Windows" magazine?