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    I reviewed that older thread, but didn't see...

    I reviewed that older thread, but didn't see anything applicable to my situation. I already looked at File / File Search / Advanced File Search. There are no "new" options there - it is identical to...
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    After trying most of these Grep programs, we only...

    After trying most of these Grep programs, we only found one that actually searches MS Word documents, which is BareGrep. This program has not been updated since 2006, and it kinda sorta works. I...
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    Word 2003 File search "all word forms"

    I just helped a friend upgrade to MS Office 2003 last week. Everything went pretty smoothly, but one issue remains.

    It appears that Microsoft made major changes in the File Search feature between...
  4. Thread: Latest scam

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    I get these periodically. My favorite variation...

    I get these periodically. My favorite variation has a password-protected ZIP file as the attachment, so it can't be scanned / flagged by your AV software. Even if you incautiously open the ZIP file...
  5. Thread: Microsoft Call

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    I recently subscribed to the youtube channel for...

    I recently subscribed to the youtube channel for MalWareBytes. They have some great educational videos, including this one where they record the ENTIRE process (26 minutes) of the "Microsoft Support...
  6. Thread: Microsoft Call

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    This is pretty funny. A guy calls in to Leo...

    This is pretty funny. A guy calls in to Leo Laporte's radio show and tells his story of the "caller from Microsoft".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGdkWc7czfM
  7. +1 I hate running browsers on computers without...

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    I hate running browsers on computers without Adblock Plus.
  8. Thread: Gmail hacked?

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    I always exercise EXTREME caution with links in...

    I always exercise EXTREME caution with links in emails. Should have clarified that I checked the mail content and headers VERY CAREFULLY before I did anything.
  9. Thread: Gmail hacked?

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    I've attached a screen capture of the original...

    I've attached a screen capture of the original email. I checked it very carefully - it was sent from Google / gmail.

    I have now changed my gmail password and enabled two step authentication.
  10. Thread: Gmail hacked?

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    Yes, I am sure it was from gmail - I verify the...

    Yes, I am sure it was from gmail - I verify the validity of any links before I click on them.


    No, it was a minor variation of my actual gmail. I'm still not sure how "someone else" could create...
  11. Thread: Gmail hacked?

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    Gmail hacked?

    I got a notification last night:
    Your Gmail address, XXXXXX@gmail.com, has been created

    It included a link to disallow the new email address, which I used. This sounds like someone hacked my...
  12. I actually finished both of these projects a few...

    I actually finished both of these projects a few weeks ago. I combined the code to handle both the Dymo hyperlinks and the Mastercook hyperlinks. The simplest solution to the weird problems I...
  13. I update my Acronis True Image files every Sunday...

    I update my Acronis True Image files every Sunday at 3 AM on all the networked computers. Then I drag my 2 TB e-SATA drive around to capture all that goodness for extra security (and off-site...
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    +1 on the value of FEBE. I started using FEBE a...

    +1 on the value of FEBE. I started using FEBE a few years ago to easily transfer my Firefox settings between 4 different computers. Since then, I have used it once or twice to eradicate Firefox...
  15. My friend decided this wasn't important enough to...

    My friend decided this wasn't important enough to pursue, so this project has been set aside temporarily. In the meantime, her computer started acting up, and had to be replaced. We just finished...
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    After all these years, you would think there was...

    After all these years, you would think there was a better way to do this! I just moved someone (using Office 2000) from Windows XP to Windows 7. We got about 80% of her settings transferred via...
  17. Thread: Good ole chkdsk

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    I used SpinRite for many years, but it seems...

    I used SpinRite for many years, but it seems woefully outdated now. The last 2-3 times I used it to test flakey drives (within the last three years), it found no problems. But the drives were BAD,...
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    Based on this thread, does anyone really NEED a...

    Based on this thread, does anyone really NEED a special firewall? I once was VERY paranoid about this. After I went to Windows 7 Pro, I happily use the built-in firewall.
  19. I sent some code to my MasterCook friend a week...

    I sent some code to my MasterCook friend a week ago. They have been too busy with holidays to run any of my tests.
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    Not to hijack this thread, but ... Do you...

    Not to hijack this thread, but ...

    Do you REALLY have spreadsheets that exceed 7 GB?? If so, someone should be using a database instead of a spreadsheet.
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    I am using Acronis TIH 2010 on most of my...

    I am using Acronis TIH 2010 on most of my computers. For a few computers, I no longer can restore from within Windows, because the computer would not boot properly. I think I just get a blank...
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    I get several of these types of emails EVERY...

    I get several of these types of emails EVERY week. They are automatically flagged as JUNK MAIL by Thunderbird. I used to forward these to the company whose web address was being spoofed, but I don't...
  23. WOW - I did not expect someone to write the code...

    WOW - I did not expect someone to write the code for me!

    I will test this code over the weekend. When everything is done, I will post back the final version.

    The code I wrote was designed to...
  24. I have the code working to locate and change...

    I have the code working to locate and change hyperlinks within the current Word document. The next step is to move this into a separate VBA form, and modify the code to traverse multiple folders, and...
  25. These linked data files are not part of the...

    These linked data files are not part of the MasterCook program - they were created by my friend. The new version of this program requires the data files to be located under C:/Documents and...
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