files

Tue
22
Apr
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'Nexus File', and 'Incorporate Text Files Onto Your Desktop'

Nexus File NexusFile is a file manager for Windows that will increase your computing performance. If you still use Windows Explorer, you must try this exciting tool with far too many features to list here. http://www.xiles.net/ Incorporate Text ... Files Onto Your Desktop If you keep your daily worklog, grocery shopping list, to-do's, project ideas, or even your calendar in text files, you can embed that information right onto your Windows desktop. http://lifehacker.com/ (view more)

Mon
14
Jan
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Amazon-Sony Deal Completes MP3 Sweep

Amazon has signed a deal to sell MP3 files from artists on the Sony label without copy protection. It's the first site to sign such deals with all four major record labels (Sony, EMI, Universal and Warner) and is a big step forward in its battle ... with rival iTunes. The agreement means Amazon can now offer songs without digital rights management (DRM) protection. That's where files are 'locked' so that they can only be used on particular computers or players. Some systems only allow the file to work on the computer which downloaded it, while others allow a limited number of machines to play the ... (view more)

Mon
17
Dec
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'Recent Files View', and 'Run Scanner'

Recent Files View Each time that you open a file its name is recorded by the operating system in the 'Recent' folder or the Registry. This utility displays the list of all recently opened files, and allows you to delete unwanted filename entries. ... You can also save the files list into text/html/xml file. http://nirsoft.net/utils/ Run Scanner RunScanner is a freeware Windows system utility which scans your system for all configured running programs and autostart locations. You can use Runscanner to detect autostart programs, spyware, adware, homepage hijackers, unverified drivers and other ... (view more)

Thu
22
Nov
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Wiping A Hard Drive Before Dinner

Last Saturday, one of my friends called me up at 8:00 AM and asked,. "I have 12 PC's that have been donated to me for use in my non-profit. They have all sorts of software that I need to get rid of before installing an OS on them. Can you help me?" ... After pondering his request, I said, "Sure! I have just the tool for that job!" Before I could say "Bob's your uncle!" I had 12 PCs, with keyboards, mice, monitors, and speaker sets on my living room floor! What a mess! As my "friend" drove away, laughing gleefully, I resolved to charge him a very high fee the next time he asked for help. Since it ... (view more)

Mon
19
Nov
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Windows Plug-in Aids Visually Impaired

Microsoft has announced a Word plug-in to make it easier for visually impaired users to use its program. The plug-in will read Word 2003 and 2007 files out loud, and will also convert files from Open XML (the standard format used to save Word 2007 ... files) into DAISY, a format which is easier to use for producing digital audio files. DAISY (Digital Accessible Information Service) is a not-for-profit group based in Zurich, Switzerland. Formed by "talking books libraries," DAISY promotes open standards to make it easier to produce digital files. (Source: Guardian.co.uk ) Reed Shaffner, ... (view more)

Fri
19
Oct
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Vista Running Short On Memory

ZDNet is reporting that Windows Vista users have been receiving "out of memory" and other errors when copying and moving data, especially large numbers of files, making it difficult to track down the problem. Windows Vista users running Kaspersky ... Anti-Virus 6 or 7 trying to copy a large number (16,400) of files, or smaller groups of files that in total exceed 16,400 files have received the "out of memory" error. Once the error occurs, a range of other errors can occur such as menus and tabs disappearing, reboots and Blue Screens of Death (BSOD) also occur. The Kaspersky Anti-Virus isn't the ... (view more)

Thu
04
Oct
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Secret Update Breaks Windows Update

A stealth update deviously deployed in July and August by Microsoft without user permission has broken Windows Update, preventing updates from being installed after a "repair" of Windows XP is performed. The problem was first reported by Scott Dunn ... from Windows Secrets , then confirmed by ZDNet . Originally thought to be harmless, the recent download of new support files, known as version 7.0.600.381 for Windows Update, prevents Windows XP users who perform repair installations from a genuine XP CD-ROM (not an OEM restore CD), from installing at least 80 updates and patches from Microsoft. ... (view more)

Thu
20
Sep
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Microsoft Updating Computers Without User Permission

In yet another shining example of Microsoft having too much control of your PC, the company is reportedly up to its old tricks again by secretively updating files on Windows XP and Windows Vista without consent of the user. Even with automatic ... updates turned off, nine small executable files needed by Windows Update in Windows XP and Windows Vista were secretly altered by Microsoft. Companies requiring testing of patches before deployment are not happy about receiving the updates. For what it's worth, Microsoft claims that only consumer editions of Vista were affected. No mention of the ... (view more)

Mon
17
Sep
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'Last Changed Files', and 'Free Internet Eraser'

Last Changed Files Last Changed Files finds the 100 recent changed files on your hard disk or within multiple subdirectories. Once you start Last Changed Files, the software automatically scans your hard drive and shows you the top 100 new created ... or last changed files on your hard disk. You see the following columns in the top 100 largest files list: file name, full folder path, file size and date of last change. http://www.file.net/freeware/last-changed-files.html Free Internet Eraser Your computer remembers the web sites you have visited and what you have entered in these pages. Ask ... (view more)

Tue
15
May
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Use Word 2007's Options To Change Your Default Document Folder

Each time you save a Word 2007 file, it winds up in the My Documents folder. I will tell you how to change your default document folder for Word 2007 files. In Windows, all your Word documents save to the My Documents folder by default. However, you ... may require that you save your documents to a folder on a network server. Rather than navigating to the network server every time you need to save a file, you can change the default so your Word 2007 files automatically save to the correct folder. Follow the steps below: Click the Office button. Click the Word Options button. Click Save. Under ... (view more)

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