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  1. Much obliged, Rui and Rick. Storage capacity...

    Much obliged, Rui and Rick.

    Storage capacity really isn't important, since I'm only looking for a temporary holding pen for files too big to send via email. I'll likely delete the file from the...
  2. This is so helpful....thank you both very much!

    This is so helpful....thank you both very much!
  3. Inexpensive file sharing service...recommendations?

    My computer isn't on 24/7 (when it is on, my broadband connection is dead slow), so am looking for an inexpensive, cloud-based file sharing solution for files that are too big to email.

    I don't...
  4. Thread: SecureAPlus

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    SecureAPlus

    A year ago, in a piece for the Windows Secrets Newsletter called "How To Defend Yourself From Ransomware," Susan Bradley mentioned an antivirus / antimalware application called SecureAPlus:
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    You whiz kids have totally left the old man in...

    You whiz kids have totally left the old man in your dust! :D:

    Here's how I accidentally stumbled across those files—no search tools required:


    From the toolbar in Windows Explorer, choose...
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    Thanks, holdum! I like Disk Cleanup too, and...

    Thanks, holdum! I like Disk Cleanup too, and usually run it before doing an image backup. (And run CCleaner on a daily basis.)


    I use Malwarebytes, but am not familiar with Adwcleaner. Will look...
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    Thanks, Coochin. Not a lot going on in your...

    Thanks, Coochin. Not a lot going on in your rabbit hutch! How old is your computer?


    And the more I think about it, the more I think you and Sudo are right. Best to leave 'em alone. Thanks, both....
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    Thanks, holdum! You have fewer files than I do,...

    Thanks, holdum! You have fewer files than I do, but your files, like mine, are variously dated. So it may be that churning out new ntuser.dat files is a thing Windows does, and the files simply...
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    As always, thanks, gents. Your help is much...

    As always, thanks, gents. Your help is much appreciated.

    After more Googling, I do (I think) understand what these files do. What I've yet to see is any discussion of their rabbit tendency to...
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    ntuser.dat files....thick on the ground!

    This morning I un-hid my protected operating system files, and came across a nest of ntuser.dat files dating back to 2013. The files reside in folder C:\Users\[my username], and there are over two...
  11. Can anyone recommend a desktop calendar?

    No longer relevant. Question deleted by poster.
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    Appreciate your words of encouragement, F....

    Appreciate your words of encouragement, F. Nation, and thanks for all the good tips.



    I'd never owned an expensive laptop prior to this one. None of the others cost more than $1,000, and all...
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    Rick, you've made my day. Very kind of you! So...

    Rick, you've made my day. Very kind of you!

    So I guess the hard drive doesn't just "snap in and snap out," but the process doesn't look too daunting either. I'd be chary nonetheless of taking the...
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    I greatly appreciate the time you guys put into...

    I greatly appreciate the time you guys put into sharing your thoughts with me.

    I should have mentioned that my hard drive is still chugging along, and that my laptop is only two and a half years...
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    New laptop versus new hard drive: thoughts?

    I'm woefully ignorant regarding the inner workings of a computer, so please forgive a remedial question!

    When a laptop with an old-fashioned spinning hard drive finally dies, what other...
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    As always, thanks for the help, RT! Brooks ....

    As always, thanks for the help, RT!
    Brooks . http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa130/SBrooksB/ToastBeer_zps70bd9e45.gif
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    Thanks to all who recommended Pale Moon, and my...

    Thanks to all who recommended Pale Moon, and my apologies for the slow response. It's been a busy holiday week! As soon as things quiet down, I'll give Pale Moon a spin.

    Thanks again, and Happy...
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    43.0 may be my last upgrade, if that's the case....

    43.0 may be my last upgrade, if that's the case. BUMMER. Before running that fix, a full third of my add-ons were disabled. I like my add-ons, and want to keep 'em!
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    From this page.... ...

    From this page....

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-on-signing-in-firefox

    ....comes this:


    "Override add-on signing (advanced users): You can temporarily override this setting by...
  20. You've been a great help, Jim, and I appreciate...

    You've been a great help, Jim, and I appreciate your advice.
  21. Great thanks to you both for taking the time to...

    Great thanks to you both for taking the time to help me.

    Last night I found a Dell System Update utility buried in my Start Menu, and ran it for the first time ever. It updated the BIOS, a ton of...
  22. Thank you, lumpy95! When I open the Network...

    Thank you, lumpy95!

    When I open the Network adapters "Properties" window, it's empty. What might that mean......if anything?

    Here's a shot of the expanded Network adapters tree in Device...
  23. Locating a network card and updating the driver

    Forgive me if I've posted this to the wrong board. Am not quite sure where it belongs.

    I've installed a VPN client (CyberGhost), but it's not working yet. The support rep has asked me to "...check...
  24. Just the info I needed. Thanks, Berton!

    Just the info I needed. Thanks, Berton!
  25. Safe to delete older System Restore points?

    Hi, all.

    Are System Restore points self-contained snapshots, or do they build incrementally on the restore points that came before? I ask, because CCleaner makes it possible to selectively delete...
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