explorer

Tue
16
May
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'Active Desktop Cookbook', and 'Remove The Explorer Menu Bar'

Active Desktop Cookbook Active Desktop. Old versions of this were a bit buggy, but it works fine under XP (and it's even enabled by default, so let's see what can be done with it). Here's the cookbook. ... http://wint.virtualplastic.net/showtweak.php?tweak_id=129 Remove The Explorer Menu Bar Removes the IE and Windows Explorer menu bar: works in Win 9x/ME/2K/XP. http://wint.virtualplastic.net/showtweak.php?tweak_id=124 (view more)

Wed
05
Apr
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'Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar', and 'Drive Rescue'

Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar From Microsoft, the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages. This version is a preview release and behavior may change in ... the final release. http://www.microsoft.com Drive Rescue Drive Rescue is a program for exploring your hard disk, and locating lost files on it. The idea for this program originated from processing a disk with Scandisk which suddenly contains "no data." Since off-the-shelf Windows methods could not recover any data in this type of scenario ... (view more)

Tue
02
Aug
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Meta Commander File Manager Pro Review

Synopsis: Have you ever wondered why the 'Open' and 'Save As' windows *always* seem to open in the wrong folder whenever you're working on something (such as a document)? The next thing you have to do is figure out where you last opened your file, ... so that you can attain it once more. And what a pain in the butt that is! If you hate having to navigate through all those folders again and again, then you'll absolutely love 'Meta Commander File Manager Pro'! With its straightforward single-click technology, Meta Commander File Manager Pro allows you to access any file or folder on your computer, ... (view more)

Wed
23
Jun
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PowerUp XP Platinum

Infopackets Reader Bill C. writes: " Dear Dennis, After reading your review, I downloaded and installed WinOptimizer Platinum Suite . So far, it freed up almost 1.5 gig of space on my system. I was impressed. I also happened to come across another ... program called PowerUp XP Platinum, and was wondering if you would consider writing a review? It looks equally as good. Thanks in advance! PS: I have been enjoying your newsletters for quite some time. They're always informative and to the point. Please keep up the good work! " My response: Thanks for the kind words. I did a bit of ... (view more)

Thu
07
Aug
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Windows Search Options Are Blank?

Infopackets Reader Mary J. writes: " The problem I'm having is with my Windows 2000 OS. For some reason, I lost the options in my search category (Start -> Search). Do you have any idea how I can get them back? I don't remember now what I had ... installed that caused this problem, but it also happened to me on a computer that was running Windows ME. " My Response: Unfortunately, I have never experienced this problem before -- so I can only guess on a solution. I tried searching Google and Microsoft's Knowledge Base for an answer, but had a heck of a time trying to figure out what to ... (view more)

Tue
04
Jun
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The Kazaa Worm Virus -- Explorer.SCR

There is a nasty worm (virus) making its way through the Kazaa file sharing network . On Friday, a friend called me up and told me that his "C drive" was full and that he couldn't do anything with his computer. So, I hopped in my car, drove over to ... his place, and cleaned up some temporary files on his system. I freed up about 400 meg or so on his C drive. Satisfied with the results, I went home. The next day, he called me back with the same problem. Oddly enough, he said the computer was left untouched since I left his house the previous night. So what happened to all the space I ... (view more)

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