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Mon
01
May
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How to Fix: Move Thunderbird to New Computer / Profile

Infopackets Reader Suzanne S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just purchased a new Windows 10 PC and I would like to move my Thunderbird emails over to my new computer and new user account. I've looked in the 'Tools' menu of Thunderbird for an 'export' ... feature of some kind - hoping to export my user data for re-import on the new machine - but, there does not appear to be such an option. Can you help? " My response: Moving Thunderbird to a new computer or user account is fairly easy to do using Thunderbird's built in "Profile Manager". All you need to do is copy the Thunderbird user data ... (view more)

Mon
06
Mar
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How to Fix: Can't delete file / folder: 'The system cannot find the file specified'

Infopackets Reader Tom T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently had to reinstall Windows and I'm trying to clean up the root directory of my C drive to keep things tidy. I have a Windows.old.000 folder that I would like to remove, but every time I try ... to delete it, I get a window that says 'You need permission to perform this action' and nothing gets deleted. I've tried ccleaner (crap cleaner) and check marked the 'Delete old windows installation' option (under the Advanced menu), but that doesn't work, either. What do I have to do to remove the Windows.old.000 folder and its contents? " My ... (view more)

Mon
02
Mar
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How to Restore Default Windows Fonts?

Infopackets Reader Vlad M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm using a laptop that I've had for several years, during which time I've accumulated a sizable number of fonts in the c:\windows\fonts directory. Some of the fonts I chose to install, some came ... pre-bundled with programs, and some came from previous versions of Windows when I upgraded (I am now using Windows 7 Ultimate). Question: how can I determine which fonts are necessary for Windows to run properly, and which I can uninstall to reduce load time and clutter? Thanks! " My response: There isn't a clear-cut way to do this in Windows, and ... (view more)

Fri
01
Nov
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'Directory Monitor 2.4.1.13', and 'CryptoPrevent 2.2'

Directory Monitor 2.4.1.13 Keep tabs on your system's directories using Directory Monitor. This program will notify you immediately if a file changes anything on your system, making it a handy security tool. Features include balloon notifications ... and change logs. http://www.deventerprise.net CryptoPrevent 2.2 Prevent ransomware from wrecking your system with CryptoPrevent. This tiny utility is capable of locking down your Windows operating system (OS) to prevent infection. This program supports Windows XP -- so it might be a useful tool for those concerned about Microsoft's April 2014 ... (view more)

Wed
11
Apr
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'AlwaysMouseWheel 2.0', and 'Directory Monitor 1.1.2'

AlwaysMouseWheel 2.0 "Always Mouse Wheel" is a small and portable program (with multi-language support) that gives you the ability to use the mouse wheel to scroll or move the pointer in any window, even if you have not clicked (or 'focused') on ... that window. You can also use it to more rapidly 'focus' on any window you wish. This program works in every version of Windows. Click the blue download link at the bottom of the page. http://www.softwareok.com Directory Monitor 1.1.2 You can use Directory Monitor to keep track of and be notified of changes in any folder / directories on ... (view more)

Mon
24
Oct
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'Identity Finder Home Edition 5.2', and 'Directory Hog 1.2'

Identity Finder Home Edition 5.2 Identity finder is a program that searches your computer for credit cards numbers and passwords and warns you if you are vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. You can search files that commonly contain private ... personal information such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, text, and html. http://www.identityfinder.com Directory Hog 1.2 Directory Hog is a small, free utility for Windows which will scan a drive of your choice and list the total size of each folder in a list. The list also shows the largest file size found in the folder as well as the number ... (view more)

Fri
01
Apr
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Samsung Laptop 'Infection' a False Alarm

A computer security company has apologized after its software mistakenly reported that new Samsung laptops carry malicious software. The confusion was due to security software labeling a legitimate folder directory as being infected. The claims were ... first made by tech writer Mohamed Hassan in an article for Network World. He wrote on Monday that after buying a new Samsung laptop, he ran a security software check and found two cases of a keylogger known as Starlogger. A keylogger is a malicious application that records all keystrokes made by the user and returns them to the application's ... (view more)

Thu
26
Nov
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'Set Owner 1.0', and 'Active Directory Editor'

Set Owner 1.0 Set Owner 1.0 is a mini utility that lets you quickly and safely change the registered owner and organization in Windows (the information you see when you run Winver command). Portable and simple to use, Set Owner 1.0 has been tested ... on Win XP and Win 7. http://www.leelusoft.blogspot.com Active Directory Editor This utility will load the Active Directory user account attributes for the Domain you are currently logged in to. All three attribute types, Standard, Mandatory and Optional are loaded. Also added is the ability to use different values for each account changed in ... (view more)

Thu
29
Jan
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'Icons From File', and 'Simple Directory Analyzer'

Icons From File This tool is used for extracting icons or icon arrays from files and boasts the unique ability to scan folders and search for EXE, DLL and OCX files containing icons! There is even the ability to extract and save all icons from all ... files into a selected folder. Also, all icons from the selected file can be exported to HTML document. http://www.vlsoftware.net Simple Directory Analyzer With Simple Directory Analyzer, you can list all file types in a directory, list duplicate files, list hidden files. Sort by name, file type, location and size. Draw graphs from your information. ... (view more)

Wed
05
Oct
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Defrag

DEFRAG or ' Disk Defragmenter ' is a program included with most versions of the MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems since MS-DOS 5.0, ca 1989. Defrag.exe defragments a file system such as a hard drive. Disk optimization is, briefly, a ... method of optimizing the efficiency of disk caching to minimize head travel and maximize effective speed: Move all the index or directory information to one spot. Move this spot into the center of the data, e.g. one third of the way in, so that head travel to data is halved compared to having directory information at the front. Cluster files around ... (view more)

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