Workaround fixing and miraculous fixing

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member MarkARay has a File History problem: it stopped working. So he wrote to the Windows 8 forum for help.

Although he received responses from fellow forum members, MarkARay discovered a workaround on the Internet — delete the folder causing his File History backup error. (He could still back it up manually.) Still, a forum member suggests steps toward the miraculous fix — which, as you might guess, has everything working as it should.

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 Office 365: One computer, multiple users
Word Processing Word 2003 defaults
Spreadsheets Spreadsheet “locked for editing”
Databases Access 10: Variable report titles
Presentation Apps Control PowerPoint slide show with VBA via USB port
Visual Basic for Apps Registry entry not returned
Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2013: Changing anemic blue mail headers
Non-Outlook E-mail Email messages not being received by U.K. recipient
General Windows What does “IP-7534” popup message mean?
Windows 8 File History no longer working
Windows 7 Recommend 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7?
Windows Vista Trying to load Vista
Windows XP XP turned into monster since elapsing
Internet Explorer Can’t add IE 11 x64 because more recent version installed: Where is it?
Third-Party Browsers Firefox 30.0 redirecting website
Networking How to close unused ports?
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Reverse crossfade effects in iTunes?
Security & Scams Is email from “Microsoft” okay?
Hardware Laptop battery dies, then won’t boot Win 7
Other Applications Substitute for Secunia PSI?

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.