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  1. Hi wiiiindy, If I counted correctly, you've...

    Hi wiiiindy,

    If I counted correctly, you've got 4 copies of all the files you value plus a 5th copy of selected files stored offsite in a bank deposit box. Personally, I think you've got the...
  2. Thanks Michael. The ability to recover old files...

    Thanks Michael. The ability to recover old files from the C: drive is what makes me want to use a file shredder. :B):

    The very first time I needed data recovery I didn't know where to start. So...
  3. Hi wiiiindy, Which model of My Cloud model is...

    Hi wiiiindy,

    Which model of My Cloud model is it? (I'm wondering if it's a pair of 4 TB disks or or a pair of 2 TB disks.) It sounds like you have one of the NAS units because the more basic units...
  4. Freeware Data Recovery Tool Comparison Test

    I found plenty of reviews on data recovery tools that compared cost, user-friendliness, features and other factors, but none that covered the recovery rates. So, taking a few of the most promising...
  5. Hi Sudo15, I took a closer look at the specs...

    Hi Sudo15,

    I took a closer look at the specs for RescuePro and it unfortunately won't work for ladybugamk. RescuePro will only scan devices that are of a certain type and capacity. The standard...
  6. Hi ladybugamk, If Recuva wasn't able to...

    Hi ladybugamk,

    If Recuva wasn't able to recover the pictures that you're looking for, I found another program that might have better success:


    Adroit Photo Recovery -...
  7. Hi Sudo15, Is RescuePro the one that you PM'd...

    Hi Sudo15,

    Is RescuePro the one that you PM'd to ladybugamk?

    RescuePro looks very interesting. There aren't a lot of details in how it works, but it appears to use the same techniques as Recuva...
  8. (@Fascist Nation: Your post above sounded like a...

    (@Fascist Nation: Your post above sounded like a reply to my earlier post #15, but I wasn't sure. If you found my post unhelpful and/or upsetting in some way, I apologize. I was only trying to...
  9. A couple of things to watch out for when dealing...

    A couple of things to watch out for when dealing with data recovery:

    Partition layout ...

    When trying to restore the original partitions on a drive that's been inadvertently repartitioned, the...
  10. Yup, it's called the MFT (master file table) in...

    Yup, it's called the MFT (master file table) in NTFS. In Windows NT and higher, running the built-in defragmenter or another similar tool like Defraggler will show the blocks that are holding the...
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    Obviously, someone buying a new computer right...

    Obviously, someone buying a new computer right now wouldn't have to decide between Windows XP and Vista (at least we hope not :eek:), but they still exist and not every new user buys the latest...
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    Hi Bruce, I have to respectfully disagree with...

    Hi Bruce,

    I have to respectfully disagree with you. :)


    - $500 million certainly isn't pocket change, but at the same time it's a relatively small price considering how many people, equipment...
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    Hi meadi8r, Because fax and voice are...

    Hi meadi8r,

    Because fax and voice are different telephony protocols, you'll need a two programs. The first two that come to mind are HylaFAX (http://hylafax.org/) and Asterisk...
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    It's a very interesting point... With Linux, a...

    It's a very interesting point...

    With Linux, a new user typically picks a "distro" (http://distrowatch.com) after trying out a few of them and seeing which has the most appeal and/or works best...
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    VMware Player and Oracle's VirtualBox...

    Why don't you just run Windows in a virtual machine on Linux? Plenty of ways to do that. Here's one way: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/18768/run-windows-in-ubuntu-with-vmware-player/[/QUOTE]
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    Hi rms800, If you use Wine a lot, take a look...

    Hi rms800,

    If you use Wine a lot, take a look at PlayOnLinux (http://playonlinux.com/) and CodeWeavers' CrossOver (http://codeweavers.com/). They both use Wine but with custom GUIs that make...
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    The "Heartbleed" problem wasn't about the...

    I would have thought that after the Heartbleed fiasco in open source software that people would stop peddling this argument.
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    The "Heartbleed" problem wasn't about the effectiveness of...
  18. Hi JWThau, Did you get the networking sorted...

    Hi JWThau,

    Did you get the networking sorted out?

    Chung
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    Hi StevenXXXX, As expected, when it comes to...

    Hi StevenXXXX,

    As expected, when it comes to drive partitioning (and backups), there's definitely no one-size-fits-all. :)

    There's been a lot of great suggestions/recommendations along with...
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    Hi ed, Oh yes, definitely. I've run across...

    Hi ed,

    Oh yes, definitely. I've run across more than a few network devices (and server software) that insist on static IP addresses only without DHCP. In most cases it's because the software can't...
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    Hi mb96001, Most home routers default to...

    Hi mb96001,

    Most home routers default to assigning IP addresses that are "sticky" -- each network device gets the same IP address as before when it renews its lease. The DHCP server does this by...
  22. Hi areader, What backup software does the...

    Hi areader,

    What backup software does the company use/require?

    Based on the times required for the backups, it sounds like the backup software does use compression since the effective transfer...
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    For small networks it can be easier to simply...

    For small networks it can be easier to simply assign static IP addresses on each device rather than depend on a DHCP server running on a router or a computer. With DHCP, there's the additional...
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    Hi Yobil, There's already great advice from...

    Hi Yobil,

    There's already great advice from others so I thought I'd toss in an additional idea that might be of interest. Given that the CAD program was written to support WinXP, it might run just...
  25. Hi Norm, A very useful open-source tool to use...

    Hi Norm,

    A very useful open-source tool to use is WSUS Offline Update (http://wsusoffline.net/). For XP updates, go to the download page (http://download.wsusoffline.net/) and grab version 9.2.1....
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