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Tue
26
Apr
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Handy Backup 4.0 Review

Synopsis: Automate your backups today with Handy Backup! Backup data to virtually to any type of storage media -- even FTP servers or over a computer network. Special add-ons are provided to facilitate the backup of MS Outlook, system registry and ... ICQ files. Restoring is as easy as clicking a button, yet offers a number of options for advanced users. Handy Backup 4.0: See it in Action Click below to view a Macromedia Flash presentation of Handy Backup 4.0. If you do not have Flash installed to your browser, you will be prompted to install it. Handy Backup 4.0 Demo Handy Backup 4.0: Features ... (view more)

Thu
21
Apr
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Undo Delete Review

Synopsis: Take full control of your PC! Undo Delete allows you to restore lost or accidentally deleted data in only a few seconds -- without the need to understand complexities of the Windows File System. Undo Delete helps you browse the content of ... your disk like you do it in Windows Explorer; restore full branch of folders containing selected files, or entire folders. Supports all Microsoft Windows file systems (FAT, FAT32, NTFS) for hard drives and floppy drives, memory drivers, and more! Undo Delete: Screenshots Click to view: Page 1 | Page 2. Undo Delete: Features Recovery from broken or ... (view more)

Wed
20
Apr
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WinTuneup Review

Synopsis: WinTuneup provides an all-in-one approach to system cleaning and configuration with a registry cleaner, junk file wiper, memory and CPU optimizer, Internet optimizer, and much more. WinTuneup: Screenshots View Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | ... Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6. WinTuneup: System Information Tools Page OS Information allows you to take stock of the vital system and operating system information. Optimize computer memory allows you to make use of the available memory to its fullest thereby maximizing the performance of the PC. CPU information provides you a clear picture of CPU ... (view more)

Wed
23
Mar
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Acronis True Image Review (version 8): In Depth

Continuing on with our in-depth discussions on backup solutions , this article will review Acronis True Image version 8.0. This will be the final article in our 7-part series, stretching back almost 1 month to date: Choosing a Backup Solution: An In ... Depth Look 6 Key Elements for any Backup Strategy Backup Made Easy: A Six Point Guide to Buying Backup Software Genie Backup Manager Review System Restore and similar Registry Reverting utilities -- pointless? The results are in: which Disk Imaging Backup software is best? Acronis True Image Review (version 8): In Depth RE: Disk Imaging software ... (view more)

Tue
15
Mar
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Genie Backup Manager Review

The last three articles in our newsletter have provided an in-depth look into The Importance of Backing up Data , highlighted a number of Backup Strategies , and even presented a Six Point Guide to Buying Backup Software . At the same time the ... articles were being compiled, however, I quietly enlisted myself on a top secret mission to research, review, and rigorously test a never-ending list of backup software. The purpose: to find the best, easiest to use, feature-packed backup utility according to the stringent set of criteria previously established in our 6 Point Purchasing Guide (namely: ... (view more)

Fri
14
Jan
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Re-associate Image File Type to Open with a Specific Program?

Infopackets Reader John W. writes: " I have a Dell PC and it came with Jasc Paint Shop Pro [picture editor software] installed. After a few months of operation, a screen came up and told me that the trial period for Paint Shop Pro (PSP) had expired. ... I had never used it, so I uninstalled it as PSP cost over $100 to buy the program. After doing this I could no longer open attachments in my Outlook Express. I guess that part of Paint Shop Pro was used to view my email image attachments for Outlook Express. I went searching for a viewer to install and came across a page on the Internet that ... (view more)

Wed
05
Jan
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Backup using CD or DVD media?

Infopackets Reader Alfredo "Mexican55" writes: " Dear Dennis, I just finished reading yesterday's newsletter regarding DVD-R and DVD+R media. My question is related and pertains to file backup. In your opinion, what approach should I use to backing ... up my files, programs, etc? And do you recommend saving to CD or DVD media? My hard drive is less than 10 gigabytes in size. " My response: Deciding which media type is suitable for backup depends on how much information you want to archive, and the type of backup solution you choose. Having said that, I'd like to provide a ... (view more)

Wed
05
Jan
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Format, reinstall Windows with latest hot fixes all at the same time?, Part 2

Recall -- Last week , Jim W. asked if there was a way he could install the latest updates to Windows at the same time as installing Windows to a freshly formatted PC: " I find myself frequently formatting / reinstalling Windows for many of my ... clients (because their copy of Windows is too messed up to attempt any type of quick-fix). When I do a reinstall, there is often a ton of Windows updates I need to download, regardless of which Windows Operating System I'm working with. Is there any way I can consolidate steps and somehow integrate Windows Updates into a fresh install of Windows? ... (view more)

Thu
16
Dec
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Search for specific text (web links) in multiple documents?, Part 2

Recall -- Yesterday , Infopackets Reader Bill 'Mr Full Service' asked if there was a way to search for text inside of multiple documents (stored in multiple areas) on his computer: " I have a question for you about bookmark managers, or similar ... software. Do you know of any program that can search MS Word documents on your computer for web links (URLs) [or any text, for that matter]? Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated! " In my response , I suggested Bill use the built-in Search function in Windows XP, which has the capability to locate certain text in document files. I ... (view more)

Thu
11
Nov
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Password protect Files and Folders?

Infopackets Reader Denise A. writes: " Hi Dennis, First let me say that I thoroughly enjoy your newsletter. What a wealth of information it is! I just finished reading Tuesday's Gazette article, ' restricting access to portions of the start menu ', ... for the sake of security. My question is this: can a folder or certain file be password protected? I am running Windows XP. " My response: If you own more than one computer and have a local area network, you can can restrict who has access to what by setting the "share" privileges on Folders. On the other hand: if you only own 1 ... (view more)

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