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    I have just begun running it, but I have taken a...

    I have just begun running it, but I have taken a different route with no virtualization. If you are worried about virtual drives, I am using a real drive, and I would be curious to know if the result...
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    Jarte has gone unmentioned, so far, and it has...

    Jarte has gone unmentioned, so far, and it has had a recent upgrade to 5.3. I highly recommend it in light of the various complaints expressed in the thread to this point. Jarte Featureswill explain...
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    Here is a link...

    Here is a link to get started.

    The linked article is coy about files on disks that have been overwritten, but they can most certainly be read by the sort of experts referred to in the title. That...
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    1. Be careful where you get your CrystalDisk - I...

    1. Be careful where you get your CrystalDisk - I got an atrocious version of Conduit malware the last time I downloaded it from the author's own site

    2. I usually just use a surface scan from...
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    Are there any non-mechanical precautions that...

    Are there any non-mechanical precautions that might make recovery easier and loss less likely? I am thinking of such things as limiting path lengths, defragmenting drives with something like...
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    As far as I know, MS Word will do all of that and...

    As far as I know, MS Word will do all of that and save it as a PDF file, and WordPerfect has had PDF capabilities far longer than Microsoft has.
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    Assuming your backup system allows it, be sure to...

    Assuming your backup system allows it, be sure to create a bootable recovery disk or flash drive (or both) available at all times. If you do have to perform a restore, it is advisable to use the...
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    Whatever became of...

    ShadowProtect. ShadowProtect was the top-of-the-line favourite in the Lounge in days of yore (when The Lounge was The Lounge, Windows Secrets was something else, and Fred Langa had his list, or...
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    Screenshots in Office are a curiosity as much as...

    Screenshots in Office are a curiosity as much as a practical matter. This is an Office feature, and should not be confused with Windows’ own Snipping Tool, which may be found in Accessories on the...
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    Thanks to Gizmo’s Hot Finds we have a new...

    Thanks to Gizmo’s Hot Finds we have a new contender for top spot among open source screenshot software. It’s called Greenshot, which rhymes with screenshot. I told you there must be a million of...
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    I think there must be a million capture programs...

    I think there must be a million capture programs by now, but if you have Office you may already have one without realizing it. In fact I think a lot of programs now have some such capability built...
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    Ashampoo (https://www.ashampoo.com/) Snap 7 is a...

    Ashampoo Snap 7 is a capture program with a ‘regular price’ of $20, which I can get today (as a returning customer) for $4. Once you buy anything from them that gets you on their list, as I have, all...
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    I would like to remark upon one variant of...

    I would like to remark upon one variant of RoboForm that I find attractive, and that is RoboForm2Go. The benefit is that you have all of your data on a flash drive, which can be on your key chain or...
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    Do you believe in love at first sight – for a...

    Do you believe in love at first sight – for a computer? It is impulsive, irrational (but not entirely), and what the heck.

    Yesterday I visited two major-chain computer stores, made a few small...
  15. You might look into PDF Architect...

    You might look into PDF Architect. I haven't tried it but have seen favourable reviews.
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    The bottom of the barrel helps too: for sites...

    The bottom of the barrel helps too: for sites that demand a password and you couldn't care less about it, your browser will remember the passwords for you.
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    There is one type of password manager you should...

    There is one type of password manager you should be aware of that comes in a suite.

    There is no point in buying the suite for the sake of a password manager, but this is the time of year that AV...
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    GlassWire Network Securit...

    GlassWire Network Security might be of some interest to you. It is freeware and has had good reviews. It won't tell you what the modem is doing, but it will tell you the network activities of the...
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    RoboForm lets you print your (RoboForm) data,...

    RoboForm lets you print your (RoboForm) data, passwords, etc. to keep in your three-ring binder.
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    For a one-off or rare event, just download a free...

    For a one-off or rare event, just download a free trial of any program that will do the job, and there is nothing wrong with starting at the top. Get the latest and greatest, or make a note of it and...
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    Copernic Desktop Search...

    Copernic Desktop Search has both a 30-day trial version that you might like to try, and it has a free version with limited capabilities. It won’t just find photos – it will catalog ‘everything’, and...
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    Muddier and muddier. Well, not really; the...

    Muddier and muddier. Well, not really; the problem is that you hit a trigger. All that roaming stuff triggers a recollection of the routine I have gone through many times of separating system from...
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    The question you have put is a good one, and I...

    The question you have put is a good one, and I wish I knew the answer. I keep looking at it and it keeps bugging me. My own interest isn’t quite the same as yours, but it’s close enough. I realize...
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    Prices are all over the map at this time of year,...

    Prices are all over the map at this time of year, but Corel has a very good deal on their PDF Fusion (today only, it appears). For that matter, their Office Suite has the capability built in, and it...
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    Drive-you-crazy debugging messages are associated...

    Drive-you-crazy debugging messages are associated with Nero, in case you have that or any remnants of it installed.
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