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    Good comments, Joe. In theory, I assume if...

    Good comments, Joe. In theory, I assume if someone gets my hard drive they will at least be slowed down with all my data folders on my D: partition in EFS.

    I guess the worry about the file list...
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    I started using Roboform last year, somewhat...

    I started using Roboform last year, somewhat hesitantly, after first trying a freeware password mgr whose name I forget. I now use it all the time. I do have some issues/questions.

    It seems that...
  3. It could also be a permissions issue. Here is a...

    It could also be a permissions issue. Here is a posting I made quite a long time ago:

    I had the 0x80070057 error, too. I just got the SP1 update and still got the error. I thought it was an access...
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    I just rediscovered Notepad++. While this is off...

    I just rediscovered Notepad++. While this is off the topic of HTML coding in Notepad++, I have to throw in mention of another great feature of this program. It has text encoding conversions built...
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    Here is a thread...

    Here is a thread that discusses the issue.

    It could also be a permissions issue. Here is a posting I made quite a long time ago:

    I had the 0x80070057 error, too. I just got the SP1 update and...
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    I have been using Ghost for many years, through...

    I have been using Ghost for many years, through many Windows beta test programs and many crashes. It has never failed me.

    When I got a new laptop with Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate on it, I upgraded...
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    I made a repair disk and tried booting up from...

    I made a repair disk and tried booting up from it. It did boot and located my OS on drive C:. Then it gave me a strange error message:

    Recovery disk
    Repair Windows Boot Manager
    Add startup...
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    Sounds good to me. It's basically what I did for...

    Sounds good to me. It's basically what I did for years, until I got Roboform. I went to Roboform for convenience, not because I thought it was more secure.
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    Be careful. Your survivors may not have any legal...

    Be careful. Your survivors may not have any legal right to access accounts online. Even your executor is likely legally obliged to provide proper documentation before having access to your accounts....
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    I have never been comfortable with online storage...

    I have never been comfortable with online storage of my passwords. On my Windows 7 PC, they are encrypted via EFS in a text file on my hard drive. I keep a backup copy on my hard drive but outside of...
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    You wrote: Moving from XP; needs Ghost...

    You wrote:
    Moving from XP; needs Ghost replacement
    Jay O'Brien worked out a reliable method for backing up his XP systems via Norton Ghost. Now he's moving to Win7 and needs an alternative.
    I use...
  12. Last year I had a hard drive failure in my...

    Last year I had a hard drive failure in my Panasonic Toughbook laptop. My 150gb hard drive was divided in two partition. My data was on my D: drive, not in My Documents which I left in C:. Ex:...
  13. There is a critical issue that virtually every...

    There is a critical issue that virtually every story I've read about backup software misses. That is, what happens if you are using Windows' built-in encryption, EFS (encrypted file system)? This is...
  14. Under the rationale offered by Google, an email...

    Under the rationale offered by Google, an email to your lawyer would not be private. Why couldn't google offer a service to big corporations that automatically informs them any time someone sends an...
  15. Scheduling tasks that require admin privileges - SOLVED

    JoeP517, thanks for reminding me to check the Windows Seven forums. I got several answers to my question. The discussion there links to an article Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for a Standard...
  16. Scheduling tasks that require admin privileges

    This is something that has bugged me since installing Windows 7 with separate admin and user accounts.

    As often recommended by Windows Secrets, I normally log on as a standard user. If I truly...
  17. Thread: iTunes fraud

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    Nope, the idea is to have the virtual numbers...

    Nope, the idea is to have the virtual numbers totally different. Also, the expiration date will be very soon.
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    From my experience explaining the virtues of...

    From my experience explaining the virtues of virtual credit card numbers to others, I have an idea of why they are not used much. They are a pain in the butt.

    To make a purchase normally, you...
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    Comcast may block legitimate email from foreign sites w/out notice

    I have friends in various foreign countries, including France, England, and Australia. Without warning, Comcast has blocked incoming email from legitimate providers in each of these countries. Is...
  20. Re: External hard drives and bundled software

    I guess I'm in the opposite camp, although admittedly I'm a more technical user. I really like the WD hardware encryption on the newer USB drives. To me, it's the only thing that makes these drives...
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    I don't disagree with you, Bob. If your pc...

    I don't disagree with you, Bob. If your pc manufacturer gives you a more complete recovery strategy, by all means use it. My experience with some mfrs, like Dell, is all their recovery disks do is...
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    Fred's column mentions the "Can't create Win7...

    Fred's column mentions the "Can't create Win7 System Repair disc . . . error message 0x80070057" problem. His explanation is that "it's most often caused by a conflict between Windows' native tools...
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    Just to be clear. You don't need to use WD backup...

    Just to be clear. You don't need to use WD backup software to get the benefit of encryption. You can just use the encryption part of the WD software without installing anything else. When you plug in...
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    I don't know anything about the Dell software. I...

    I don't know anything about the Dell software. I do know that the WD backup software is very limited and not customizable. It decides what to back up, not you.

    The Windows 7 software has, to me,...
  25. Thunderbird hijacks "Send to" for some but not all programs

    When I got a new Windows 7 laptop, I wanted to copy my existing Outlook Express emails and account settings from my Windows XP Pro machine. Since I couldn't run OE on Win 7, I needed a way to...
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