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    Password storage software

    I have been pretty lax about choosing and keeping track of passwords and am now in the process of looking at password storage software. I have had the LastPass (free) program recommended to me and...
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    Windows Explorer not responding

    I am increasingly getting hit with a "Windows Explorer is not responding" situation. This is apparently a common occurrence in Windows but if anyone knows why it happens or, better yet, how to...
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    Desktop not responsive

    I have run into a rather strange situation several times recently. My system is an HP Pavilion running Windows 7 Home Premium, 1TB Seagate HDD and 4GB RAM. When I restart, or after a shutdown, the...
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    Thanks to all for the posts and all is well now. ...

    Thanks to all for the posts and all is well now. I did the uninstall with FixIt and had the same problem again with the Product Key as I attempted to reinstall. I had never had the occasion to use...
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    Rick- Thanks for the prompt reply! I had...

    Rick-

    Thanks for the prompt reply! I had hoped to avoid an uninstall/reinstall scenario but it looks like that is the most likely solution. I did know that the product key is 25 digits- just had...
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    Office Professional 2007 product key

    I had some vestiges of Office 2010 showing on my computer that came originally, I believe, from Microsoft Updates which I inadvertently allowed to be installed since I do not even have Office 2010. ...
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    Rick- Thanks for the post. Windows Grep looks...

    Rick- Thanks for the post. Windows Grep looks quite interesting!
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    Joe- I am using Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)...

    Joe- I am using Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601). I am familiar with Windows Search but have not been to happy with it.
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    satrow- Thanks very much for the quick response....

    satrow- Thanks very much for the quick response. I had not previously heard of Agent Ransack but will definitely check it out!
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    Free search software

    I am looking for free software that will search for a word, term, phrase, string, whatever within files. I looked briefly at Copernic but it is somewhat convoluted and ultimately is NOT free. I...
  11. Jerry- Hallelujah! Scanpst did the trick! ...

    Jerry-

    Hallelujah! Scanpst did the trick! For some reason I ended up with a huge number of 2-3 year old emails in the Inbox, Deleted Items and several custom folders but I was able to manually...
  12. Jerry- Thanks for the post, good suggestion! ...

    Jerry-

    Thanks for the post, good suggestion! I think I am a little brain dead and would probably never have thought of doing that. I will give that a shot shortly. I used Everything (Search...
  13. Thanks for the post, mrjim. Unfortunately, when...

    Thanks for the post, mrjim. Unfortunately, when I do that I still get the return "is not a personal folders file". Given that it is clearly identified as such in Properties in the file location, I...
  14. RussB- As BruceR said- "New accounts, not new...

    RussB- As BruceR said- "New accounts, not new Outlook". I have no desire to give MS more money to do an upgrade that I do not need at this time!
  15. Use old .pst folders in new Outlook 2007 accounts

    I have had a disastrous hard drive crash and my Acronis image backup on my external WD drive was corrupt (apparently due to the drive itself being damaged), so I was unable to do what should have...
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    Medico- Thanks for the post! I have...

    Medico- Thanks for the post! I have downloaded/installed both programs you listed and have run them. Thanks for that info! There are not that many Logon entries in either program and none looked...
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    Sanael- Thanks for the post! I have the GFI...

    Sanael- Thanks for the post! I have the GFI Software VIPRE antivirus/antimalware program running all the time which has always been reliable. I did run Malwarebytes in Safe Mode after this...
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    starving- Thanks for the post- sounds like...

    starving- Thanks for the post- sounds like something I need to try!
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    FUN- Yes, the desktop is totally defunct,...

    FUN- Yes, the desktop is totally defunct, including the start menu and taskbar. Ctrl-Alt-Delete is also inoperative.
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    PlainFred- Thanks for the reply. Either left- or...

    PlainFred- Thanks for the reply. Either left- or right-clicking does absolutely nothing. The desktop (and the computer in general) appears to be totally dead.
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    FUN-Thanks again for the reply! This just...

    FUN-Thanks again for the reply! This just happened yesterday although I think the computer response time was slowing somewhat before it went completely off the rails. My wife and I are the only...
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    Thanks for the reply. Been there, done that,...

    Thanks for the reply. Been there, done that, didn't do any good. Really aggravating.
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    Desktop icons not responding

    This is an issue that I have (fortunately!) never encountered before. On a "normal" startup my desktop icons (of which there are many) no longer respond to double-click and additionally the computer...
  24. patt- Nope, still haven't gotten that one...

    patt-

    Nope, still haven't gotten that one figured out yet. Any help/suggestions appreciated!
  25. patt- RetiredGeek's reply (post #2) solved my...

    patt-

    RetiredGeek's reply (post #2) solved my problem so there is no need to continue on. Thanks for your interest and posts!
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