Good advice: Test your backup system

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge members in more than one forum have computer-system backups on their minds this week.

Maybe the passing of one year into a new one naturally makes people anxious about data loss — it’s not a big leap to think so — but you’ll find advice in the Maintenance forum to help you avoid that particular trouble.

For another angle on saving your stuff, check out this conversation in the General Windows forum.

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 How to save Office 2013 settings and import into new installation?
Word Processing Decimal-aligned tabs don’t align on decimal
Spreadsheets IF test: Leave cell as is *
Databases Sum issue in Access 2010 database
Presentation Apps PowerPoint 2007: Animating individual cells in table
Microsoft Outlook Outlook 2010 on Win10: Address book suddenly empty *
Non-Outlook E-mail Hacked out of Gmail
Windows
General Windows Want inexpensive solution for backing up computer *
Windows 10 Getting rid of extra folders in File Explorer’s “This PC”
Windows 8 Start shutdown and close laptop immediately?
Windows 7 Computer boots but no video and no beeps
Windows Vista IE won’t launch after Vista Home Premium reinstalled *
Windows Servers Static website to access Internet
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer and Edge Want to back up Edge favorites
Third-Party Browsers Yahoo mail missing options in Firefox, on one computer
Networking Belkin router issues
Software Development
Windows Programming Visual Studio Dev Essentials resources
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Purism’s Librem 13 laptop will come with Qubes OS installed
Security & Scams Now AVG is security threat?
Maintenance Re-evaluating Seagate DiscWizard, free backup software *
Hardware Can’t get 6TB drive to display full size in Win7 Pro x64 *
Graphics/Multimedia Alternative to MS Paint *
Other Applications Updates to NirSoft utilities *

* starred posts: particularly useful

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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.