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  1. I'm a long-time user of Dropbox. I've tried most...

    I'm a long-time user of Dropbox. I've tried most of the others. Dropbox is simple, fast, child-prood and syncs automatically between Windows and Android devices (and more). Has never slowed down...
  2. Perfectly said. But backup software has come a...

    Perfectly said. But backup software has come a long way and now is easy to use. I use Acronis True Image to create an image file once a month for both my system partition and my data partition. My...
  3. I backup personal files on a network drive every...

    I backup personal files on a network drive every day (Western Digital MyBookLive has live backup), then monthly image files of my system and personal drives (Acronis True Image). A copy of the...
  4. Thanks for the info re Open Office. It doesn't...

    Thanks for the info re Open Office. It doesn't do macros in wordpro and not mentioned in the spreadsheet. Are there any Excel Spreadsheet clones that can create macros? Kingsoft handles the...
  5. As the demise of my very old Microsoft Office...

    As the demise of my very old Microsoft Office approaches along with Win-XP, I decided to search for a free replacement. Since I have several spreadsheets using macros so hoped I could find something...
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    I've been trying to find/fix a laptop that wakes...

    I've been trying to find/fix a laptop that wakes immediately after sleeping. (I'm pretty sure at this point I will have to restore the system from an "image" backup) Here are some things I tried...
  7. I'm not sure if this will solve your problem but...

    I'm not sure if this will solve your problem but I'm had to reset drive letters a number of times and this is the process I use. If it's too cryptic, please feel free to contact me for a full...
  8. Just had an odd experience in Explorer. I had...

    Just had an odd experience in Explorer. I had selected Recent Places and the right pane was blank. When I returned several minutes later a "CustomDestinations" folder had appeared in the right pane....
  9. I also wanted to add Recent Places to my Start...

    I also wanted to add Recent Places to my Start Menu -- but it's empty. :huh: I couldn't find a setting that I might have cleared as I tend to clear out anything that looks like fluff. Anyone know...
  10. Mouse wakes laptop from sleep even after disabling

    We have laptops both with Microsoft Wireless Mobile mouse 6000. Both have the mouse options set to NOT allow wake from sleep:
    Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System
    > Device...
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    [/URL]I have been using Dropbox for a short while...

    [/URL]I have been using Dropbox for a short while but it is the solution for using files on different devices (desktop, laptop, smart phone...). You can also share files with other people with a...
  12. Can't post to link from WindowsSecrets newsletter

    Feedback welcome: Have a question or comment about this story? Post your thoughts, praises, or constructive criticisms in the WS Columns forum.

    I tried to use the link above and the page said I...
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    This is the first forum I've ever seen where a...

    This is the first forum I've ever seen where a post from 2001 is followed by posts from 2010, 2009 and then 2001 again. My account settings is set to display "oldest first", which I assume means...
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    I moved to Lastpass about a year ago (recommended...

    I moved to Lastpass about a year ago (recommended in a Windows Secrets newsletter). Having access to your passwords in the cloud is the answer to my using various computers and devices. I don't...
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    I use Windows 7 built-in copy program Robocopy to...

    I use Windows 7 built-in copy program Robocopy to backup user files. I create Robocopy commands in a batch file and run it using the Windows Scheduler once a day - much easier than running an...
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    I've been reading my Gmail from within...

    I've been reading my Gmail from within Thunderbird v2 for ages. Create a new pop mail account using pop.gmail.com. You can use smtp.gmail.com or just use your ISP to send mail (mine requires all mail...
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    Gerald, indeed the command Remove from Library is...

    Gerald, indeed the command Remove from Library is what I should have used, but you can only see this command if the item is listed in the left pane. Not normally how I operate on files using the file...
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    I foolishly started to setup a library without...

    I foolishly started to setup a library without reading any help. I assumed that a "library" is a virtual folder with links to the "real" files. I discovered to my horror that deleting anything in...
  19. It appears that Photo!Editor includes both a...

    It appears that Photo!Editor includes both a noise eliminator and the deblur function http://pho.to/editor/ And it's free. Haven't tried it yet.. but the samples look really good.
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    My favorite search tool is Agent Ransack (free)...

    My favorite search tool is Agent Ransack (free) mentioned to me in a forum some years ago: http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack/
    Agent Ransack can find a *.txt or *.doc that contains certain...
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