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Fri
28
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Search and Remove Duplicate Files (Freeware)?

Infopackets Reader Brenda T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a lot of duplicate word documents and pictures in my computer. I would like to know what is the best way to find the duplicate files and delete them? Do I need to buy a special program? And ... if so do you recommend one? " My response: That's a great question -- thanks for asking. You don't need to buy a special program to search for and delete duplicate files, as there are plenty of excellent freeware programs that will do just that. One program in particular that comes to mind is NirSoft's SearchMyFiles . This ... (view more)

Fri
31
Oct
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Should I remove old .NET Framework?

Infopackets Reader Dan F. writes: " Dear Dennis, When I run Windows Update, it tells me there are .NET Framework 3.5 updates available. Should I install these Windows Updates, even though my computer has .NET framework 4.5? Also, should I remove old ... .NET framework (versions 1, 2, etc) from the Windows Control Panel? Or will it cause problems? " My response: I recommend installing Windows Updates as soon as they are available (for the reasons I outlined in the comments section of yesterday's article), as the latest Windows Updates usually address bug fixes or security-related ... (view more)

Mon
14
Jul
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'USBDeview 2.35', and 'LastActivityView 1.05'

USBDeview 2.35 This small but very handy program lists all of the USB devices currently connected to your system. It can even provide users with a list of USB devices previously connected to the computer. Displayed information includes device type, ... serial number, date and time, and vendor ID. http://www.nirsoft.net LastActivityView 1.05 This program tracks the activity on your system and displays useful and pertinent information. Displayed information includes description (like run .exe file), file name, full path, and action time. This program can even show you when popular tools (like ... (view more)

Mon
16
Jun
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'StressMyPC 2.66', and 'JaBack 10.17'

StressMyPC 2.66 Want to know if your system is functioning the way it should? Give StressMyPC stress-testing software a try. This program will test your CPU, graphics card, and hard drive. StressMyPC is compatible with most versions of the Windows ... operating system. http://www.softwareok.com/ JaBack 10.17 There's nothing more devastating than losing all of your saved data. You can help to prevent that from happening with JaBack, an automated data backup program from Hitek Software. This program provides users with an accessible user interface for backing up their most important files and ... (view more)

Mon
05
May
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'VueMinder Calendar Lite 11.1.1', and 'FreeFileSync 6.5'

VueMinder Calendar Lite 11.1.1 This program will help provide you with customizable reminders. It allows you to instantly create and access appointment, task, and meeting reminders that will keep you focused on the most important upcoming events. ... Note that the lite version is free, but there are also paid versions of this program with more features. http://www.vueminder.com/ FreeFileSync 6.5 This open source program allows you to quickly and easily synchronize all of your favorite files and folders across multiple devices, saving you lots of time and effort. FreeFileSync is compatible with ... (view more)

Wed
02
Apr
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'Monitor Asset Manager 2.80', and 'Pixopedia 2014 0.1.3'

Monitor Asset Manager 2.80 This very useful utility provides you with a list of information related to the monitors attached to your system. Listed information includes monitor color and timing characteristics. This program is compatible with most ... versions of the Windows operating system. http://www.entechtaiwan.com Pixopedia 2014 0.1.3 Pixopedia is an absolutely free image editing program that provides you with a number of exciting features. Using this program's many shapes, brushes, and filters you can create original digital works of art or edit your favourite photographs. http://www. ... (view more)

Mon
24
Mar
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'DSpeech 1.58.5', and 'HomeBank 4.5.6'

DSpeech 1.58.5 This Text to Speech (TTS) program comes equipped with Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology, allowing it to effectively read the text you have typed. This program is simple and small, limiting its impact on a system. ... http://dimio.altervista.org HomeBank 4.5.6 This completely free but very effective program was designed to help you better manage your personal finances. It gives users access to filtering tools and graphs that clearly reveal your financial situation and allow you to plan for the future. http://homebank.free.fr/ (view more)

Fri
07
Mar
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'SmoothDraw 4.5.0', and 'JDiskReport 1.4.1'

SmoothDraw 4.5.0 Afraid to try a digital painting program because you think the software will be too difficult to use? Then give the simple, easy-to-use SmoothDraw a spin. This program features an accessible interface and supports many kinds of ... brushes, from pen and pencil to airbrush and bristle brush. Using retouch tools and adding layers are both easy processes, too. http://www.smoothdraw.com JDiskReport 1.4.1 Learn more about the disk drives inside your system with JDiskReport. This program shows you how much space all of the files, folders, and directories are occupying on your disk ... (view more)

Fri
21
Feb
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'Pretty Run 6.7.0.136', and 'MailStore Home 8.2.0.9316'

Pretty Run 6.7.0.136 This lightweight and easy to use program allows you to quickly search through your start menu, desktop, folders, or shortcuts for the program you want to use. Can't find your calculator shortcut? Pretty Run can help with that. ... http://delphistep.cis.si/ MailStore Home 8.2.0.9316 This handy program lets you back up all of your emails and create an archive for accessing all of your old messages. This central archive can then be access across a variety of devices. MailStore Home is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. http://www.mailstore.com (view more)

Mon
10
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

NSA Snooping on Google, Facebook Users: Report

Leaked documents claim the U.S. government has direct access to user data for some of the web's most popular services. Officials admit the program exists but insist it's only being used to targeting foreigners who may pose a threat to U.S. national ... security. The documents were reportedly leaked from a National Security Agency (NSA) program called PRISM to the British newspaper The Guardian. The documents say the program involves NSA officials gaining direct access to the servers of nine tech companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, YouTube, Skype, AOL and Apple. ( ... (view more)

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