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Fri
21
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Windows 10 Disable Password Expiration

Infopackets Reader Sean S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I own three Windows 10 PC's at home - my own PC, my wife's laptop and my son's laptop. Each laptop is set up to access my main PC using network shared folders (I have the same user names and ... passwords also set up on my main machine to create a password protected share). Recently my wife tried to access a shared folder on my PC but now receives an error 'the password of this user has expired'. The same day I also received an error message on my Windows 10 login screen that 'the password for this account has expired' and I need to reset it. Is ... (view more)

Tue
04
Jul
John Lister's picture

Windows 10 Gets Anti-Ransomware Feature

Microsoft is adding a new feature to Windows 10 that could make it harder for ransomware to lock up files. It could be useful, but is certainly not a complete defense. The feature, called "Controlled Folder Access," is part of the Windows Defender ... security tool and is already being tested by users who've volunteered for advanced access to Windows 10 updates. The idea is that specific folders can be protected which means that only specified applications or programs can create, alter or delete files in those folders. This includes encrypting the files, which is the key tactic ... (view more)

Mon
19
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Sort and Archive Emails with Thunderbird Locally (or Remote)

This article will explain how to keep your email inbox clean, and how to sort and store your email messages locally (or by remote) using Mozilla Thunderbird. This article is the 6th article in a series of articles I've recently written on ... Thunderbird, including: How to Fix: Thunderbird: One Inbox, Multiple Accounts How to Fix: Minimize Thunderbird to Tray Bar (Not Task Bar) How to Fix: Thunderbird Paragraph Mode (Press Enter Twice) How to Fix: Disable Thunderbird Popup Notifications How to Fix: Disable Thunderbird Attachment Reminder How to Fix: Sort and Archive Emails with Thunderbird ... (view more)

Fri
16
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Thunderbird: One Inbox, Multiple Accounts

Infopackets Reader Julia S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your articles on Thunderbird. I have a question! I have multiple email accounts that I use with Thunderbird; one issue I find is that it's difficult to figure out which inbox has my new ... emails. Some accounts are set up with POP3, others with IMAP. The IMAP accounts have their own 'Inbox', 'Sent', 'Deleted items', etc, whereas the POP3 emails end up in my 'Local Inbox'. Is there a plug-in or a way to configure Thunderbird so everything goes into one single inbox? It would make my life so much easier! " My response: I wondered the ... (view more)

Mon
18
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

How to: Change Default Icon View in Windows 10 (for All Folders)

Infopackets Reader 'Brad' writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded to Windows 10 and the File Explorer (previously Windows Explorer) looks much different than it did previously. I would like to know how to change the default settings in File Explorer ... so that my icon view is set for Large Icons. Before I upgraded to Windows 10, my folder settings all looked the same (using Large Icons). I want this setting so that when I view a folder full of images, I can see their thumbnails. Can you help? " My response: Generally speaking you can set 1 folder to view with the 'Large Icons' setting, and then ... (view more)

Mon
08
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Send To Menu Missing (XP, Vista, 7, 8)

Infopackets Reader Brian H. writes: " Dear Dennis, Somehow, my 'Send To' context menu option has disappeared. For example, if I go to My Computer and then browse the C drive, I can usually right-click an icon (which then brings up a menu), and then ... I can select 'Send To -> Desktop' - but the Send To context menu is missing. I've searched Google and came across several Windows Registry fixes, but they don't seem to work on my computer. How can I fix the missing Send To menu? Also, how can I add the missing shortcuts to the Send To menu? " My response: This is a frequently asked question. I' ... (view more)

Mon
02
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Can CryptoLocker Infect Shared Drives, Files, PCs?

Infopackets Reader Michael C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a USB drive attached to my router. This drive is shared by several computers through the router on my home private network. My question is: if one of my computers became infected by a file ... locking virus such as CryptoLocker , would the network drive or the connected computers become infected or encrypted? If so, is there a way to prevent this? " My Response: It is possible for a virus to self replicate and infect other computers on the network, but that depends on the type of virus. At the time of writing, CryptoLocker is not a self ... (view more)

Fri
19
Sep
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'PSPad Editor 4.5.9 (2501)', and 'Folders Popup 3.1.3'

PSPad Editor 4.5.9 (2501) This tool is intended to help amateur and advanced programmers edit code and text. It's a small tool, meaning it won't bog down your system, and it features simple, accessible controls. PSPad also offers users several ... extension options. http://www.pspad.com/ Folders Popup 3.1.3 Folders Popup is designed to help you to quickly and efficiently navigate your most popular folders and documents. It organizes those folders and documents into an accessible popup menu that can be accessed with just a few mouse clicks. http://code.jeanlalonde.ca/ ... (view more)

Thu
24
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

'Rainbow Folders', and 'V-Grep (Visual Grep)'

Rainbow Folders Rainbow Folders is a unique application that allows you to change the color of any icon representing any folder. This can help improve your ability to organize data while adding some visual flair to a boring desktop. ... http://www.rainbowfolders.aionel.net V-Grep V-Grep (Visual Grep) is an easy to use, feature-rich application that brings a well known program from the Unix world ("grep") to MS Windows. Featuring "regular expressions" (regex), vgrep is a powerful tool that allows the user to search and extract specific text in all files. This is an extremely ... (view more)

Fri
11
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'Icon Editor Pro', and 'Recent Folders'

Icon Editor Pro IE Pro is a powerful icon, cursor, animation and icon library editor. Layer support with advanced selection handling makes it a really professional and unique freeware tool for designing small pixel-graphic images. ... http://www.greenfish.extra.hu Recent Folders Tired of changing folders from one to another by browsing My Computer? Recent Folders can remember which folder you were recently working on. Select your favorite folder from a list just like selecting a file from "My Recent Documents". http://www.cool-computer-software.com Today's fresh software picks were ... (view more)

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