What’s better than an external hard drive?

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member moon1130 needs a big external hard drive and came to the Lounge for recommendations.

Did you know that you can buy hard drives and enclosures separately? Or that hard drives in docking stations might be a good way to go? Friendly folks in the Hardware forum tell you why.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications
General Productivity Printing contents of AutoCorrect library in Office 2013
Word Processing You can Group text but not Ungroup it?
Spreadsheets Cell reference keeps reverting to data result
Databases Write conflict with MySQL
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Presentation Apps Updating multiple Excel links in PowerPoint
Visual Basic for Apps Repurposing SendAsLink command
Microsoft Outlook Combining accounts
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Non-Outlook Email Gmail font problems
Windows
General Windows Users, AppData, permissions: Help!
Windows 8 Live Tiles no longer live
Windows 7 Why does this happen with System Restore?
  Unable to format external hard drive
  Windows 7 random lock-up
Windows Vista Is RAM a secret with Vista?
Windows XP Difference between ‘Run as administrator’ vs. being logged in as admin?
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Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer Best way to install IE 10 for Windows 7 Pro (SP1)?
Third-Party Browsers Unwanted Yahoo search engine in Chrome
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Networking Setting a static IP address for my desktop
Social Media Preventing Google from tracking my searches
Software Development
Windows Programming VB 2010 advice requested
Web Design & Development HTML5 video-converter software
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Kaspersky avp.exe 100% CPU hogger
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Maintenance Need advice on backing up new computer
Hardware Need recommendations for external backup hard drive
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Other Applications Adobe Air message keeps popping up

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starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.