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A Better Way To Copy Files 2 months 1 day ago PhilR_SoT

Fast Copy does appear to preserve the date/time stampof files but it only seems capable of copyng entire directories unless the 'filter' option is used. This would be OK for a single file or all those which fit a flter string, but not to select a few files with wildly-different names in a direccory with many entries.

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Comodo IceDragon 2 months 1 day ago MidnightCowboy

This is not true. If you pay attention during the installation process there is the option to decline the antivirus install. MC - Site Manager.
https://help.comodo.com/topic-169-1-413-4460-.html

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Best Free VPN 2 months 1 day ago jsb86

Not bad, but there are quite a few others out there that are decent (not referring to vpnbook or vpn gate). I found a good list that is a bit more up-to-date here at http://getfastvpn.com/?p=1068

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Windows 7 Startup 2 months 1 day ago crombierob

Anyone noticed that win 7 (Pro 32bit) is getting painfully slow to start up in the last month or two ?
I wouldn't be surprised if MS updates are slightly crippling/handicapping W7 to encourage us to upgrade to W10
Rob
PS I don't run Reg Cleaners, optimizers, etc, and I avoid having software auto start with windows

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Best Free Personal Finance Software 2 months 1 day ago mfcarpino

I complete agree. KMyMoney is a much better piece of software than many of these apps listed here. It should be on this list.

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Comodo IceDragon 2 months 1 day ago jimsheba

It destroyed my computer beware.
When you update it will secretly install Comodo Cloud Antivirus in the background without giving the option to cancel the installation.
When I rebooted I got the blue screen and lost everything in my computer. Do not install this unless you have a backup or you will be very sorry

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 months 2 days ago Alin

still no support for being able to have tooltip comments for each folder and file!

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 months 2 days ago ITSecurityGuy

How can everyone overlook TRS-DOS as used on the TRS-80 (affectionately known as the Trash-80) from Tandy Radio Shack?

Aside from that, unless the article has been edited since the first post by Burn-IT, at least by the time I saw it, the reference was to "the early days of MS-DOS", also known as PC-DOS when purchased from IBM, not merely "DOS".

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 months 2 days ago Remah

DOS as an acronym for Disk Operating System is a very common name for many different computer operating systems that have not much in common except their name. While MS-DOS and PC-DOS are often shortened to DOS, they are no relation to any of the following operating systems (OS) - all of which I used in the 1980s.

  • Mainframe OS like IBM DOS (DOS/360).
  • Minicomputer OS like DEC DOS and Datapoint DOS.
  • Microcomputer OS  including Apple DOS, CBM (Commodore) DOS, Cromenco DOS, Ohio Scientific Pico DOS, and Atari DOS.  

 

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 months 2 days ago Burn-IT

DOS was around before PCs
I was using it on "mainframes" before th PC was invented.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 months 2 days ago Burn-IT

DOS was around before PCs was one of the points I was trying to make.
I was using DOS on "mainframe" machines well before PCs were available.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 months 2 days ago Remah

There wasn't that many files (or even clusters) that would fit on a floppy-disk which was the standard storage device for such microcomputers. The floppy-disk provided relatively random data access and was a step up from sequential access devices like cassette tape drives and stringy floppy drives.

A tree/hierarchical file system was only needed once there were larger storage devices like hard disks.

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 months 2 days ago Australia

Great utility Rob.
I have used this program for the last 7 years, and it is indispensable
Always has ranked in the top 5 freeware utilities on my computers

If you have a lot of data, with lots of file and folders, these programs are great for navigation
For example, when you are downloading files, and you are using the "Save as..." dialog box

An alternative is 'Listary', which is also found on reputable freeware sites

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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 months 2 days ago Jojo Yee
Yes Burn-IT they were around before Windows. I think the editor refers to MS-DOS 1.0, a renamed version of QDOS in 1981, which did not support a hierarchical file system. It was only added to MS-DOS 2.0 in 1983. (Ref: MS-DOS: A Brief Introduction; The MS-DOS File System)
 
According to Wikipedia, the first release of XTree was in 1985, i.e. after MS-DOS had supported the hierarchical file system.
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A Really Easy Way To Jump To Folders 2 months 3 days ago Burn-IT

[i]It's hard to believe that in the early days of MS-DOS, before Windows was even thought of, there was no support for folders or directories on a disk. [/i]Are you sure???
I am fairly certain that directories and folders were around before Windows.
a) there is a limit of 256 entries in root.
b) products such as Xtree were around before Windows.
c) why would DOS limit it on PCs when the concept had been around for years under DOS on other machines.

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Further Vital Updates For Windows XP and 8.0 2 months 3 days ago Australia

Thanks for the news Rob
Microsoft, it seems, does need to support older Windows operating systems (including Windows 7, Windows 8) after all, to keep the Windows ecosystem safe

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Further Vital Updates For Windows XP and 8.0 2 months 3 days ago pdmagnet

To AUSTRALIA
That update to prevent ransomware virus is under the name of "Windows6.1-kb4012212-x64.msu" if you cannot download the file on windows update, it just google it and it is offered on several sites. Good luck.

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Further Vital Updates For Windows XP and 8.0 2 months 4 days ago antdude

I wished Microsoft/Windows/Automatic Updates would get these for us automatically!

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Windows 7 Startup 2 months 4 days ago Remah

This was one of the largest articles at Gizmo's Freeware and it has long needed to be divided into two smaller articles. Now that task is complete, I should be able to complete some additions and improvements which couldn't be applied last time I tried.

Remah,
Editor

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32-bit and 64-bit explained 2 months 4 days ago Remah

This article has been updated to reflect some of the changes in the last decade and now includes memory limits for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Remah
Editor of this article

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 4 days ago Panzer
"... smem is a tool that can give numerous reports on memory usage on Linux systems. Unlike existing tools, smem can report proportional set size (PSS), which is a more meaningful representation of the amount of memory used by libraries and applications in a virtual memory system ...":
 
 
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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 4 days ago Panzer

"... NeoMutt is a command-line mail reader. It's a version of Mutt with added features ...":

https://www.neomutt.org/

 
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Qihoo 360 Total Security 2 months 4 days ago g2mXagent

360 is China's most unethical company, it's best not to use the product.

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Finds of the Week: Chat with Microsoft Support / Download Videos on Facebook / Chrome Offline Installers / Best of Cassini 2 months 4 days ago rhiannon

Looks like the links got crossed. :) I'll let the site moderator know, thanks for pointing that out.

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 4 days ago Panzer

Ktube media downloader:

https://keshavbhatt.github.io/Ktube-media-downloader/

 

uGet - download manager:

http://ugetdm.com/

 

uGet Chrome Wrapper:

https://slgobinath.github.io/uget-chrome-wrapper/

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Duplicate Cleaner Free 2 months 4 days ago christina1

try Dupli cateFilesDeleter program

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Finds of the Week: Chat with Microsoft Support / Download Videos on Facebook / Chrome Offline Installers / Best of Cassini 2 months 5 days ago classicggma65

There's a problem with your links for Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC...clicked on Read More from your email and was sent here. Clicked on Our Latest Find link and was sent here...

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Finds of the Week: Chat with Microsoft Support / Download Videos on Facebook / Chrome Offline Installers / Best of Cassini 2 months 5 days ago arieshifman

Very nice!!

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12 of the Best Places on the Internet to Get Free Help with Computer Problems 2 months 5 days ago teganrandall66

Hey I am Tegan and I have joined this community recently.I would like to share a webpage on Computer services Miami.
https://www.sibergen.com/design-services/

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 months 5 days ago i8spombots

Geert beat me to it..........install Everything (after the initial setup literally finds whatever as fast as you can type) and have your music paired to a non restrictive player (Foobar for example). I'm sorry Rob but this software should never have been suggested............."one track at a time" Good god, what a shill.

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 months 5 days ago Geert

>> This makes it really easy to play any song. Just type a few letters from its title into the search box,
>> wait for it to be found, and then hit the Play button.
That's exactly what you can do in the excellent search program "Everything". (cf. http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-fast-file-search.htm)
You type in a (part of the) title and artist and once found you double-click it and it is played in the program you linked .mp3 files to.

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 months 5 days ago zep321

Hey alan:

Thanks for the heads-up re MusicBee. Love it.
Song Director also very good, just that MusicBee has more "bells & whistles".

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 5 days ago Panzer "... Komorebi is an awesome background manager for all Linux platforms. It provides fully customizeable backgrounds that can be tweaked at any time! Wallpapers included by default range from animated ones, still, and gradients ...": https://github.com/iabem97/komorebi view
A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 5 days ago Quetzalcoatl

Actually, I work in a datawarehouse environment in a very big company where sometimes we need to check text files of that size or even bigger before we load them to their corresponding tables, and believe it or not, yes, I have done that with emeditor with an old machine with only 2 GB RAM, that's why I discovered emeditor.

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Access Your PC Remotely Via Any Web Browser 2 months 5 days ago greenfrog

Does the remote computer need a static IP address for unattended access?

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Tech Support Guy 2 months 6 days ago Anupam

Please register and post in the forum, for which link is given in the article. Or, write to Asus support.

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Tech Support Guy 2 months 6 days ago crecre352

My Asus x540s is not working the screen keep going back to the Asus screen and saying preparing fix

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Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager 2 months 6 days ago Bruce_Fraser

LogMeOnce.com is getting rave reviews!
At one time, RoboForm was the only software to do this. Then LastPass and Dashlane and KeePass came on the scene. And now there's a brand new one: LogMeOnce.com. PCMag picked it, along with LastPass, as their Editor's Choice for Free Password Managers 2017: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2475964,00.asp.
Here is the in depth review of LogMeOnce: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2494447,00.asp.

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Best Free File-Based Backup Program 2 months 6 days ago gnf00x

just tried this out. it's a keeper. very nice tool.

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Another Of My Go-To Tools Gets An Update 2 months 6 days ago eikelein

Robert,
Thank you VERY much!

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WPS Office Free 2 months 1 week ago reikipete

Up to recently I loved WPS Word processor and Spreadsheet. Then they upgraded their systems, added something that cost $$, and I may have hit the wrong button in accepting what I thought was the continuation of the freebies. I saw ( and ignored for a month ) a blurb for something they were selling. Then, the the other day I had major problems with both Firefox and comodo Ice dragon on both of the dell systems. I tried a lot of things, but as soon as I killed the WPS spreadsheet, both Dell's became alive again. This could be the Dells, me or WPS, and by the time I find the time to fully test my theory that WPS ain't free or at least ain't cheap, some genius will jump in with a GOOD answer. I hope she/he hurries up. Pete

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Another Of My Go-To Tools Gets An Update 2 months 1 week ago booleanboy

That's a useful recommendation Robert now that, since the latest version, SoftPerfect's excellent Network Scanner is no longer freeware.

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 months 1 week ago alan2duggan

MusicBee is simply the best music player I've ever used and I've tried most of them. It is totally customisable and works brilliantly as a music organiser and player.

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Scan And Quickly Find Any Music Track On Your PC 2 months 1 week ago Gil Mensch

I want to put in a pitch for the free version of MediaMonkey, available at http://www.mediamonkey.com/download/ . I used the free version of Media Monkey for a few years and then upgraded to the paid-for "Gold" version, but the free version is very capable. It will handle a virtually unlimited number of media files, and has a very robust search function. Unlike free Song Director, you can queue up as many songs as you like with free MediaMonkey. You can also create and save named playlists, export to mobile players, update tags, rate your songs, rip and burn CDs, convert among formats, and run a server to play your media on other household devices. I have over 300,000 music files on my PC. MediaMonkey handles them easily. There is a bit of a learning curve to get the most out of MediaMonkey, but the basics are on par with other mainstream players. MediaMonkey is a mature app and has been in the marketplace at least since 2003. (Their active forum has posts from 2001.)

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 1 week ago Panzer

"... Rspamd - fast, free and open-source spam filtering system ...":

https://rspamd.com/

 

Tagsistant is a tag-based filesystem for Linux that turns directories into tags and search your files for you:

http://www.tagsistant.net/

 

Lilite - a Linux autoinstaller:

https://www.lilite.co/


Persepolis is a download manager and a GUI for Aria2:
https://persepolisdm.github.io/

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Best Free Ways to Learn Programming 2 months 1 week ago Panzer "... Thonny ... Python IDE for beginners ... Thonny comes with Python 3.6 built in so that you need to run only single simple installer and you're ready to learn programming ...": http://thonny.org/ view
Download A Youtube Video As An Audio MP3 File 2 months 1 week ago tribalmixes

check out great savetube review here : http://savetube.org/2017/06/savetube-com-review-savetube/

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This Web Site Has 100 Bugs. Can You Hack Them All? 2 months 1 week ago eikelein

Ha, ha. Good one!

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Duplicate Cleaner Free 2 months 1 week ago taras

You should definitely try the DuplicateFilesDeleter program. I highly recommend to anyone

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This Web Site Has 100 Bugs. Can You Hack Them All? 2 months 1 week ago BillK

Isn't this a sure-fire way to get your name on a CIA list of people of interest?

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 months 1 week ago rajaram menon

They stopped free email accounts and I didn't want to be a paid user. They simply deleted my accounts when I couldn't back up the data during the given period. Net facility and computers were rare then, at least in the country I stay in.

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Thanks bunches!

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 months 1 week ago budchekov

Here you go..

https://userstyles.org/styles/141594/tutanota-dark

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Thanks for the userstyles tip, I'll check it out. :)

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 months 1 week ago rhiannon

Thanks for pointing that out, I've corrected it. Sometimes no matter how carefully you check something or how many times you proof read something, things still slide right by. :)

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 months 1 week ago budchekov

Thanks rhiannon,

So far.....I've NEVER had that with Proton mail and I've had a couple of accounts since day one.
Created an account at Tutanota.. nice find.
@There's a dark theme for it at userstyles.

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 months 1 week ago toktok

You write:
No ISP does not have access to your email
Do you mean:
No ISP has any access to your email
?

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How to Open the Windows Command Prompt from any Folder 2 months 1 week ago minicooper452

Thank you both. I finally found a tech-GEEK-extraordinaire who was able to guide me, in tech-for-dummies language to actually using PowerShell to get what I need. Something about using simply a different string to make PowerShell give me my list. dir -n > dirlist.txt Sorry, due to my inability to express exactly what I need, y'all probably knew this as well, but it's not what I asked here.
Again! Thank YOU!

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How to Open the Windows Command Prompt from any Folder 2 months 1 week ago Jojo Yee

Here's a step-by-step guide, but it involves editing the registry, which is not meant for all average users.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-add-open-command-prompt-window-here-b...

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Best Free Video Cutter and Joiner 2 months 1 week ago West Swan

Hello,

Does anyone know if VOB Merge re encodes the Vob files?

I successfully merged 4 of them into a single file then used another program DVD2MPG to make an mpg file.

At this point (I believe) I haven't done anything that could lose data.

Regards,

Paul

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How to Open the Windows Command Prompt from any Folder 2 months 1 week ago minicooper452

Okay, I sincerely hope that someone is still here to help me. I am at my wits end! I've used the above technique to get to the command prompt for particular folders for several years. NOW, with the latest update to Windows 10, when I shift+right click on the folder, "open command window" doesn't appear anymore. I get something called powershell? But I no idea what to do with that.
I have loads of music folders that have been updated in various ways and I need to know where I'm at!
Please help!

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago souzarm

Thanks Rob Schifreen!

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Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 months 1 week ago rhiannon

I'm not clear on what you're saying. Are you saying that both services turned your free accounts in to paid account and gave you a few days notice, and that you lost emails as a result?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago eikelein

Why should he do that?
Maybe that is a "feature" if you run the OS with only 2GB of RAM. ;-)
Just use the better program that can do that without choking.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago eikelein

:-)) :-))

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy It should have said "Zemana". Noted to be riddled with false positives and about as much use therefore as a paper bag in a thunderstorm. :D MC - Site Manager. view
A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago eikelein

@Rydeck:
You write "...Zeman Antimalware' complains...".
Excuse me, but what and who is Zeman Antimalware?
Have you checked the Em web site/-page in Mywot.com?
Did you download the Installer or the portable version?
Have you checked the downloaded file with VirusTotal.com?
These are all things you might have done before posting the likely false negative from your, pardon me, exotic Antimalware program.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago antdude

Have you reported this issue to its support?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago Quetzalcoatl

Yes, Notepad++ is free and it has a lot of plugins, however, if you dare it to open a very large file, say a 1.5 GB file, it will absolutely refuse to do that, something you can do perfectly with EmEditor with no problems.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago Anupam

Definitely a false positive.

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago Rydeck

If I want to install it 'Zeman Antimalware' complains that this is a suspicious packet and removes it. Now what?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago VelvetElvis

"Supported OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/Server 2012/Server 2008."

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 1 week ago Panzer Upterm is an IDE in the world of terminals: https://github.com/railsware/upterm view
Two Free Encrypted Email Services You Might Want to Use 2 months 1 week ago rajaram menon

These two appear to be half-hearted largess. I lost 2 email id's of xxxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxx when they made them paid services, after giving a few days' notices.

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 1 week ago Panzer "... Gravit - the most complete design platform.." : https://gravit.io view
progeCAD Smart! 2 months 1 week ago Sunnyariz252

does this work on windows 10. I live in a 55 and older cond. We have a clubhouse that is too small. I would like to figure a way of maybe making it a bit larger. I am 82 yrs old and have exposure to cad.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 2 months 1 week ago Panzer Ur browser: https://www.ur-browser.com/ http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/UR-Browser.shtml view
DaVinci Resolve 2 months 1 week ago gkramer

Downloaded the product and installed it. No problem. Opened it and tried to import a video file - nothing!

Reading further I find it will not process many file types, including *.WMV, which I often use for PowerPoint presentations.

Any suggestions?

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Best Free Bookmark Cleaner 2 months 1 week ago jen7669

Seriously, why on earth would you recommend something that is first no longer being developed and second DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE BECAUSE BROWSERS DO NOT ALLOW YOU TO DELETE BOOKMARKS NOW UNLESS YOU ARE WITHIN THE BROWSER?!?!?! Horrible reporting sir!

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Your PC Can Read Any Web Page To You 2 months 1 week ago dpn

did NOT work well in SLIMJET tho it has a much better voice program is no longer updated chrome speak worked well

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 1 week ago Panzer "... Snaptile - versatile window tiling for X11 with powerful keyboard controls..." : https://github.com/jakebian/snaptile/ view
Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader 2 months 1 week ago duxunhe

I find useful SpdPdf reader (http://www.spdpdf.com/reader/index) : it is also a good epub and mobi reader.
It has also two assets that I like: eye-protection mode (visual comfort as background) and a full screen mode.

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Best Free Program Launcher 2 months 1 week ago Panzer Runit - portable Windows launcher for apps, files, directories and stored web sites: https://github.com/gspansky/runit view
A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago crombierob

I am guessing this is not for XP users ?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago bash550

Great program. What's the file size limit for the free version?

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A Welcome Update To My Favourite Text Editor 2 months 1 week ago antdude

But Notepad++ is free!

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Try 3D Design Right In Your Browser 2 months 1 week ago classicggma65

I do my own quilt and cross-stitch designs...for family and friends, celebrations and gifts This looks like it might be fun to play around with, maybe give me something unique in my designs. Thanx for sharing.

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Try 3D Design Right In Your Browser 2 months 1 week ago dwainwood

You may want to point out that it is "Free" for personal use only. No commercial use.
T & C states: Access to the Service. The Service is intended to help users design, store, and share three-dimensional digital images and models (“Models”). Customer may access and use the Service during the term of this Agreement, but only (a) for its own benefit in a non-production environment for non-commercial purposes,

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Adobe Launched A Smart App To Scan Documents Into PDF with Text Recognition 2 months 1 week ago Yankiwi

I've used CamScanner for years and it seems to work beautifully. Unlike Adobe Scan, it isn't tied to the Adobe Cloud, but although it shows you the result of your OCR scan, the ability to share the OCR results is a Premium (paid) feature.

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Quickly Compare Two Windows Folders And Their Contents 2 months 2 weeks ago Jero

Remah, the comparison data is brilliant. I learned of features I wouldn't have imagined. Than you for the resource, and the education!

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 2 weeks ago Malcul

Polo is potentially one of the best file managers yet, but it still has problems, from a 3 minute look at it there were two glaring bugs. First try to change font size and it dies immediately, secondly if you make it full screen, how to get it back to normal. I eagerly await the next version.

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Adobe Launched A Smart App To Scan Documents Into PDF with Text Recognition 2 months 2 weeks ago jkauffman03

Is it a memory hog like all of adobes desktop applications? I've been using Genius Scan for at least a year and it works great.

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Best Free Mega Web Browser 2 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Sandcat is a lightweight multi-tabbed web browser packed with features for developers and pen-testers ...":

http://www.syhunt.com/sandcat/

http://www.syhunt.com/sandcat/index.php?n=About.Sandcat

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Best Free Software for Linux 2 months 2 weeks ago Panzer

"... Shallot is a file manager with the maximum degree of flexibility and customizability ...":
https://pseudopolis.eu/wiki/pino/projs/shallot/

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 2 months 2 weeks ago Australia

*****
My main need is that a back up program absolutely mirrors the FOLDER and FILE timestamps
After all, isnt that the point of a folder and file backup program ??
Such a simple need, but I have not found one free backup program that does this
*****

I have to rely on a commercial backup program to faithfully mirror the timestamps of the original files
Let me know if you find a freeware back up program that can perform this very basic process

You need to check back up programs, such as Free File Sync, are doing a complete job, and not missing files, by using a separate folder/file comparison utility

Also some synchronisation freeware works well enough, but are very slow.
Its often not evident you are using a slow program, until you have found a faster one !
I used to use SyncBack SE, a freeware sync program, and thought it was pretty fast
Then I realised it was very slow, when I found a better and faster alternative
When you are backing up large amounts of data, from locations containing more than 1.5 TB of data, slowness of syncing can be a major problem

FreeFileSync (FFS) seems a reasonable program
I havent checked the results yet with a folder/file comparison program to make sure files arent being missed
However, in my experience, this software does not retain the original timestamps of the source folders
I just installed FFS and did a sync - the backup folders have todays date and time, not the timestamp of the original folders !

Another interesting find is DSynchronize, which has a portable version, so you dont have to muck up your registry.
However, unless I am mistaken, this software also doesnt retain the original timestamps of the source folders

Fast Copy is my go to program for file copying, it is very fast, and retains the timestamps of the original folders AND files
However, the user interface of this freeware isnt very friendly
Fast Copy also doesnt provide a summary before the copy to know what is already on the destination folder, as all good sync programs do

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Best Free PDF Tools 2 months 2 weeks ago edi.weissmann

A great PDF Tools round-up, thank you.

I'd like to suggest another tool that seems to be missing from your list: Sejda PDF https://www.sejda.com

Sejda currently provides over 30 different PDF "tasks" (more being added every month). It provides some of the most common tasks you would expect by this kind of service, like compress, split, merge, jpg conversion, crop and rotate but it also comes with a set of unique tasks you hardly find in competing services like a PDF editor, split by size, split by bookmarks, alternate mix, bates numbering.

Most of the tasks have a very rich set of options. For example, when merging one can generate a table of contents and bookmarks. When compressing one can choose image quality, do grayscale, etc. All the tasks come with sensible defaults for casual users plus rich options for power users. Easy and powerful.

Adding to that there's an PDF editor where you edit existing text or add new one, add a signature, images, fill forms, annotate (and the list keeps growing every week).

There are both cloud and desktop versions available. Sejda Desktop has all the features of the cloud version, but works offline, installed as a desktop application.

Sejda has a generous free tier for occasional users and a “Free for Teachers” program to support education.

Hope you'll have a chance to review it and maybe add it to your great list of PDF tools.
Thank you!

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Remove Images From Web Pages, For Speed And Cheaper Printing 2 months 2 weeks ago classicggma65

Use PrintFriendly...I can delete any photos I don't want...whether logged in or not. Do craft work so want to keep some photos of finished items and/or steps that show how-tos.

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Best Free Audio Editing Software 2 months 2 weeks ago vandamme

I have a bunch of old PZM mics, and they pick up everything. Their main claim is they don't pick up reflections from nearby floors or table tops, so there is no strange comb-filtering effect that puts nulls in your frequency response. (That Media College blurb misstates this effect as "reverberation", which is way different.)

What you want to reduce extraneous sound is a directional mic. Cardioid is usually the best you can get in a cheap mic, but unidirectional ones have tighter patterns. A paraboloid reflector is better yet, for faraway sounds (think bird calls). But usually you will get the best sound by putting your mic as close to the source as possible. Use a clip-on mic or headset-mounted.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 18 - Cinnamon Edition] 2 months 2 weeks ago danielson

How about sudo apt-get autoremove to remove old Linux kernels installed automatically in system upgrade?

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Remove Images From Web Pages, For Speed And Cheaper Printing 2 months 2 weeks ago BillK

FireFox has the ImageBlock extension that seems to do the same.

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