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  1. No criticism intended, rui. I was just making...

    No criticism intended, rui. I was just making sure the poster understood different backup types as maybe he was doing full backups all the time currently? I, personally, prefer to NOT use any cloud...
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    OK, didn't seem that way when first reading. ...

    OK, didn't seem that way when first reading.

    If I have ever seen a piece of software INSISTING on storing data files where IT wanted to keep them, I would NOT be using that piece of software. As I...
  3. Good ideas, rui although may not be suitable for...

    Good ideas, rui although may not be suitable for everyone. The original poster may or may not understand differences/benefits/disadvantages between full backups and differential/incremental backups....
  4. Pretty smart move, cosmlou. I would imagine that...

    Pretty smart move, cosmlou. I would imagine that most people have someone that they trust to do a similar thing.

    K
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    Get out more? Where on earth did that "insult"...

    Get out more? Where on earth did that "insult" come from? I'm trying to help people here not insult them.

    Any software which "defaults" to a specific folder is a little different to INSISTING that...
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    I think the general thought behind partitioning...

    I think the general thought behind partitioning is "do what is best for you" although I would NOT recommend "lots" of drives". Maybe you have one partition for data files not changed very often,...
  7. Where are you in Central Florida, DrWho. I...

    Where are you in Central Florida, DrWho. I remember watching DrWho as a kid back home. Ah, long lost days.

    Kevin
  8. Yep, no cloud for me. I have no trust for outside...

    Yep, no cloud for me. I have no trust for outside organizations holding all my backup data (this comes from many years working at a 3 letter Government agency that starts with an "F"). My backup is a...
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    Agreed that data separation is not required BUT...

    Agreed that data separation is not required BUT IMHO (a software developer for 47 years)...having that "APPLICATION DATA" separation is a good thing as far as backup goes. I keep my data files on a...
  10. If you are retired, what are you doing that needs...

    If you are retired, what are you doing that needs a daily backup?

    I'm retired also, but also use a WHS system (Windows Home Server) at home that takes daily backups (actually duplicates files over...
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    So, OK as per usual...everyone has their own...

    So, OK as per usual...everyone has their own ideas about passwords. This is to be expected. All of this fails if some company website (where you have an "account") gets hacked and the passwords get...
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    The one thing that I have observed (over 47 years...

    The one thing that I have observed (over 47 years as a software developer) is that NOBODY agrees on what the best AV package is. I long ago banned McAfee from my multiple home PCs (based on issues...
  13. It's been my observation that many users are not...

    It's been my observation that many users are not attentive...LOL

    K
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    So, what did you change? Kevin

    So, what did you change?

    Kevin
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    One option that I use (when using Outlook client...

    One option that I use (when using Outlook client PC software) is MailWasher Pro. I have used this for 10 years plus now.

    Well worth it in my opinion.

    Kevin
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    I have run Windows Defender (and it's forerunner)...

    I have run Windows Defender (and it's forerunner) for a few years now along with Malwarebytes on multiple PCs and have not seen any problems. I quit using AVG years ago because of constant nag...
  17. Skype used to set an internal switch that tells...

    Skype used to set an internal switch that tells Skype to load upon boot as a default. You can reset this in Skype itself. I suspect that a Skype update may reset that switch again. I don't use Skype...
  18. Skype used to set an internal switch that tells...

    Skype used to set an internal switch that tells Skype to load upon boot as a default. You can reset this in Skype itself. I suspect that a Skype update may reset that switch again.

    As a more...
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    Not sure I have a magic bullet, but I will tell...

    Not sure I have a magic bullet, but I will tell you of my experience, maybe it will help?. My laptop is Win8.1, Libre Office and 1920*1280 resolution. I create Powerpoint presentations on my desktop...
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    Even the paid for version has been kinda "broken"...

    Even the paid for version has been kinda "broken" for several months. The console screen on mine today (10/9/2014) says next scheduled scan is 10/3/2014. According to MBAM support folks that is a bug...
  21. Interesting....I just updated gSyncit V3 to V4...

    Interesting....I just updated gSyncit V3 to V4 yesterday and notice that a bunch of recurring appointments were duplicated. This also happened when I first installed gSyncit V3. Maybe the "issue" is...
  22. I use a tool called gSyncIt. It works very well,...

    I use a tool called gSyncIt. It works very well, costs a small amount ($20, I think). Can sync one or two way. Check it out.......

    http://www.fieldstonsoftware.com/

    Kevin
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    Poll: Well, this site gives some data (I'm sure there...

    Well, this site gives some data (I'm sure there are other sites also about elcaps):

    http://jianghai-america.com/uploads/technology/JIANGHAI_Elcap_Lifetime_-_Estimation_AAL.pdf.

    I don't...
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    Poll: FN...I agree with most of what you say especially...

    FN...I agree with most of what you say especially the 7 to 12 year life on PCs etc. By the time that you reach that point, most people want a faster PC anyway. I still believe that if you have to...
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    Poll: Thanks for the info...BigBad......for my use...

    Thanks for the info...BigBad......for my use though...I have all my desktop PCs, server etc plugged in through UPSs which are under the desks...not too convenient for "turning off". I sleep them for...
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