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Best Free Email Software 1 year 4 months ago Remah

The majority, about two thirds of emails, are opened using email clients. The big change has been the move from using the desktop to using mobile devices which is now half of all emails opened. Webmail is increasing and it might equal client opens in another two or three years at current rates of increase.

You don't have to search far to find those stats, e.g.:

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Best Free Email Software 1 year 4 months ago Realist

Email clients - for personal use - is like outdated now. Most people now a days use online emails.

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How to Report Malware or False Positives to Multiple Antivirus Vendors 1 year 4 months ago DanielRuf

Some problems with some email addresses:
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Remote host said:
552-5.7.0 This message was blocked because its content presents a potential
552-5.7.0 security issue. Please visit
552-5.7.0 https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6590 to review our message
552 5.7.0 content and attachment content guidelines. pk5si21685982wjb.102 - gsmtp
[BODY]
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Remote host said:
553 sorry, that domain isn't allowed to be relayed thru this MTA [mail235] (#5.7.1)
[RCPT_TO]
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Remote host said:
550 5.1.1 User Unknown
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(ultimately generated from research@spy-emergency.com)
host gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com [74.125.194.26]
SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
552-5.7.0 This message was blocked because its content presents a potential
552-5.7.0 security issue. Please visit
552-5.7.0 https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6590 to review our message
552 5.7.0 content and attachment content guidelines. t132si17126167oib.144 - gsmtp
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Hundreds Of Fun Maths Puzzles And Games 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

When it comes to having fun, math puzzles rank just behind root canal surgery in my opinion. Thanks but no thanks.

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Best Free Wallpaper Changer 1 year 4 months ago Geert

My Daily Wallpaper deserves to be mentioned here too
(cf. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/385000-windows-wallpapers-and-auto-changer-program.htm)

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 1 year 4 months ago Geert

AT LAST!
A wallpaper changer that starts up with Windows WITH the possibility to stop running after the wallpaper is changed.
And it's portable too. What else could you want more?
Thanks a lot for sharing.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon

That is surprising............it makes sense that some people would want to start at the beginning. That's something I would use.

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 1 year 4 months ago Ayush

I simply prefer Bing wallpapers!

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 1 year 4 months ago Ayush

I simply prefer Bing wallpapers!

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 1 year 4 months ago miniliq

I've used James Gart's Wallpaper Master (free and pro versions available) for several years -- I have about 3000 images in a file it accesses randomly (other choices available) and displays on my dual monitors at a frequency I choose, with or without captions -- many other display options available.

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942 Pages Of Reverse Engineering Goodness 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

Reverse Engineering is a lot like trying to understand why women are obsessed with shoe sales or if your a women, why men are willing to spend hours tinkering with a carburetor. It's pretty interesting stuff even when there are no clear answers to these questions.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

The NY Times and several other news services I follow have about 200k tweats in their timelime and it's a bit surprising there isn't a shortcut to reach the start of the timeline for those people who like to do archival research.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter 1 year 4 months ago RecklessMaverick

Reading this and trying to make sense of it reinforces my decision to stay away from twitter and Instagram and other similar social services on the internet. The ONLY reason I keep a facebook page is for Double Down Casino slot games.

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon

Awwww, that's so nice of you to say.......... :)

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Metadata in Your Files May Reveal Hidden Personal Information You Didn’t Know About 1 year 4 months ago Paxmilitaris

Is there a good freeware tool to remove all metadata from any files?

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon

200k Tweets? Oh my stars that is more data than I can think of looking at a one time. If you figure out a shortcut let us know, I'm sure many people would find that termendously helpful. :)

About the header photo........I have no doubt your comment has been noted. :)
I take care of our Facebook, Google+ and Tumblr pages myself but not the Twitter feed.

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385,000 Windows Wallpapers And An Auto-Changer Program 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

I prefer creating my own wallpaper categories and searching for nice images to fit them. The personalization option in the confrol panel of Windows 7 allows any folder to be used for desktop backgrounds and the images chosen can be viewed as a screenshow at intervals ranging from 10 seconds to a day.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Using Twitter 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

Twitter has it's own help section which provides answers to most of the general questions users would have. Getting answers directly from a Twitter staffer is not nearly as easy though. I'm still trying to discover if there is a shortcut for getting to the start of a timeline that has 200k tweats. Scrolling back for ten minutes makes no sense.
Note: I don't plan to follow Gizmo's until they at least make some effort to add a header photo.

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 1 year 4 months ago Sgluber

rhiannon,

the first thing I read today was your message. And your words made my day start better! :-)

Thank you from my heart! And rest assured that I appreciate very much your posts and all you share with us through the years.
*applause*
*thumbs up*
:-D

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon Lovely idea. I've enjoyed your comments so much over time, I'm glad you're here. :) view
How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker 1 year 4 months ago christopher_abdool

I have used system file checker (sfc /scannow) in the command prompt immediately after installing Windows 10 only to receive the bad news that corrupt files were found but they could not be repaired. Can you tell me what else I can do to ensure that the corrupt files are repaired?

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon

Hear, hear. :)

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 1 year 4 months ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like them. :)

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Best Free Spell-Checker 1 year 4 months ago TRL88

Used this software for years. Now that I have upgraded to WIN10 it acts quirky. It will not load at startup and sometimes it just stops for no good reason.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago sicknero

I've also had problems with TeraCopy. I've not noticed that it's ever actually missed files, but whenever I've left it alone for several hours to complete a large copying job, it has invariably frozen mid-task.

I like the W8 copier and speed hasn't been an issue for me, but I would very much like to see a verify option. I use FastCopy when I want an alternative.

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 4 months ago weltall

I have used fast copy only twice in my life, so I can't remember precisely how the interface looks. I do remember though that when I used it to copy, it did give me an option to tick to calculate the estimated time of arrival, which twice I did not use, since I would leave the PC open and leave. Maybe you have not checked that option?

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago Ayush

Thanks!
It is indeed very annoying to wait for the process to get completed where your intuitions make you believe that it is just about to compete.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Textured Steel in Black and Silver 1 year 4 months ago Ayush

Thanks. Keep it up. Good work.

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Quickly Block All Future Emails From Selected Senders In Gmail 1 year 4 months ago Ayush

Thank you friend.

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago Ayush

Thanks friends!

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Sell Your Stuff By Simply Taking A Picture 1 year 4 months ago austree

eBay is a popular shopping website where individuals and businesses can buy and sell new and second-hand items. In this guide, we're going to show you how
http://www.austree.com.au/

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Looking for Windows 7? Here's a few ways to get it Legal, Cheap or even Free 1 year 4 months ago Ayush

Thanks!

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Best Free Wi-Fi Network Finder Utility 1 year 4 months ago brownjr

I’m using for found free WiFi service – http://mapspanoramics.com/worldmap.html. It have a easy interface and big base of WiFi hotspots.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 1 year 4 months ago Remah

Or use any other email client that supports IMAP which is the protocol used by Gmail. The list of free software, sorted alphabetically, includes:

  • eM Desk
  • Foxmail
  • Geary (Linux-only)
  • Gmail by Pokki
  • M2 Mail Client
  • Windows 8/10 Mail app
  • Windows Live Mail

See Best Free Email Software for more info on some of those programs. Note that some are for home use only but there are commercial options.

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago Brian Boru

"One good, big PDF would be great. ... I do not understand the reluctance to make one available."

It could be the maintenance problem, with software which is being frequently updated. A downloaded PDF would be out of date within months, whereas online can be kept current easily.

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Great Free Program Backs Up Your Gmail To Your PC 1 year 4 months ago wiltshire.expat

Don''t bother with this. I backed up both my Gmail accounts and can no longer access the back ups. I have lost a four figure sum due to the loss of one email. I have even re installed the trash and tried to open the email via explorer using the upsafe application to open it but failed. Complete RUBBISH.

Customer support are not too hot either.

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 4 months ago lunchbeast

Trying out FastCopy, but can't get Help to open correctly. Looks like it's supposed to be HTML, but clicking the Help (?) button opens what looks like the old-style Windows Help dialog, which can't render HTML. I get a TOC on the left, but no text on the right for any items in the TOC. Anybody else experiencing this?

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 4 months ago weltall

For me irfanView by default opens as a window that has the form of the picture and changed along with the next picture. Pressing enter goes to fullscreen. I like that because a lot of the times when I open images, I want t keep them open and move them around, not closing them. If I ever want to go throguh just pictures without the need of the window, I hit enter.

Even in full screen though, by default the images are their default size, rather than the full size.I hated that too in the past, but since i have been using IrfanView for many years and back then I did not know for a better one, I learnt to go in the settings. in the fullscreen / Slideshow, I change the option from the default "Fit to Screen: Large images only" to "Fit to screen: All Images/movies". Considering I too would prefer a software that has that by default, but since I use it for many years, changing that option and ticking "Apply Resample function for zooming" when it comes to fullscreen, has becoming something I do mechanically as soon as IrfanView is installed.

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago Remah

The name, Paint.NET, correctly identifies two features of its original development. It was developed as a replacement for Windows Paint and it was developed using Microsoft's .NET software development framework and the C# language.

The name .NET originated in the mid-1990s as a marketing term to indicate that Microsoft's technology would make it easy to enable web-based services. That was back when the "best" and "most advanced" technology had to be web-enabled. So, for a while, Microsoft used it for all sorts of stuff that was totally unrelated to the Internet, world-wide Web or networking. Now it is only used for the software development framework which has related names you might have heard of like COM+ (component services), OLE (object linking and embedding), and ActiveX.

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 4 months ago marcdarkin

Crombierob's response pretty much synthesizes my own opinion. Details like these make a big difference in everyone's experience once you've learned to appreciate them. And every program mentioned here has that kind of little details that someone will appreciate, so it's up to one's appreciation. One thing is true; any of those apps are here because they're good. Bless all of them, because they're free too...

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago weltall

Speed over anything else probably. Considering Windows copy lacks that by default (not sure about windows 10), I guess no copier thinks it is needed either XD They probably prefer to let the program be as speedy as possible, and let users use that as an extra option, rather than have users call the software slow, not caring that this happens because it makes sure the files are safely copied.

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 4 months ago weltall

I am Greek and English is definitely not my main language >.> If anything, it is all Greek to people I talk to. The reason I wont try to reach out is become to begin with I do not like the interface. Peazip was bundled with Opencandy first time I have found it and actually malwarebytes would delete the whole install file. I did post that in the forums, along with other people that complain and the opencandy was removed. But that is because I liked how Peazip worked and looked. IZArc does not feel like it has a friendly UI at all. Plus I am content with the progress of Peazip. Quite unstable still and I always check file integrity with it afterwards, but it is advancing all the time.

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago eikelein

Rob,
Just for clarification because the Paint.Net people seem to play numbering games and depending on how someone checks their version number there is room for confusion:

I have/had version 4.5.5454.39504 on my little travel laptop, installed 12/7/2014 (7. Dec. 2014 in "European notation").

The Paint.net web site says 4.0.6 and the downloaded installer has that same number in the file name.

I just ran the installer and surprise, the installed executable shows to be version 4.6.5693.28, at least the executable shows this in the file properties/details.

Another surprise is what the program's About says: paint.net 4.0.6 (Final 4.6.5693.28)

Double standards in version numbering? ;-)
For me a new one.

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago arieshifman

Thanks

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago Anupam

Why not post it on their forum, or write to their support for an offline manual?

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago i8spombots

All visitors to this page (and the editor) should closely read shannf and ludoviclalo's comments re terracopy. It is a wonderful program for SIMPLE, SMALL copy jobs, unfortunately it errors on anything else. I say this as a user for many years.

Like ludoviclalo I found my backups weren't true and correct. As ludoviclalo says terracopy simply cannot handle copying anything with a full path longer than 255 characters (note the path is just not the immediate directory or sub directory it is the full location detail after drive letter:/ for eg E:/wombles/widgets/woebegone/ whatnext/etc etc etc). I did find it would detail those files it was unable to copy at the end of the job BUT there was no way to sort that file list of done/not done that you receive and when you were copying thousands of files it becomes a needle in a haystack to find all the errors. I also wholely agree with shannf, Terracopy cannot handle a huge job of many files and a large GB size. It will crash more often than not.

Reemphasise, I really like(d) terracopy but it is simply not a viable 100% every time copying program and should not be the number one pick.

I ended up using fastcopy and also a Microsoft free utility called robocopy. Note with the latter the Microsoft program involves using the command prompt. There are 3rd party addons that promise a GUI.

Unfortunately it is a while since I did my last major copy job so I can't be specific but I do remember both Fastcopy and robocopy were not as friendly to use as terracopy. Would suggest doublechecking any big job using either program to make sure they have copied "the lot".

There is a lot to be said for cloning LOL.

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago yogi22

Although it would be tedious to save all the help pages to your hard drive, here is an easy way to save individual pages. I have Foxit installed as my PDF reader, so here are instructions if you have this Adobe Reader replacement program installed.
With the desired help page open in your browser, open the Print Dialog.
Select "Foxit PDF Printer" from the list of installed printers.
Click "OK", then select a name and location for the resulting PDF file, and click "Save".
For Reader, CutePDF, or other PDF programs, Google their instructions for printing or saving a webpage to a PDF file.

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago David Roper

Thank you for your quick response. The manual is avaianle readily on line but in 25 different URL links, not as one downloadable PDF or other format.
So if I am working on a JPG or GIF I must have WiFi connection for reference. My Laptop HD has 750GB so I have plenty of room to hold the manual even if it's a thousand pages.

I can download 25 pieces but they are all linked and popup other pages and it gets silly. One good, big PDF would be great. I am still looking.

It's all FREE software so I do not understand the reluctance to make one available. Anyone could make their own manual - I am not willing to put out hours of assemblage of it. Some tech college has one i wil;l bet.

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago r0h1t

Use a tool like HTTrack (search Gizmo's for this tool; I can't post the link to Gizmo's own site as it's being blocked as spam!) and point it to the URL for Paint.NET documentation. It will download the pages to your computer's disk, making it possible to view the manual offline.

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Best Free Software for Linux 1 year 4 months ago Panzer

Color folder:

http://foldercolor.tuxfamily.org/

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 4 months ago crombierob

For a moment there I thought you were describing my image viewer (FastStone), which opens full screen, with no form etc. Which I love.
I do have IrfanView, but it does not open full screen. The Form opens full screen, with the image a bit shrunk inside the form (which I hate).

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How to Quickly Access and Use Windows System Restore or System Protection 1 year 4 months ago cb_bling

System restore is a great tool for all users, and can help when your computer crashes or a virus infects it. I must admit I found the restore points to be a little flaky though - mine would disappear sometimes, making the whole point of the program futile. Unfortunately I had to switch to rollback rx to be able to restore my PC, but if that issue would be addressed it would be great. Other than that, I would recommend.

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 4 months ago alexo

You raise some valid points. However, I am not the program's author and I doubt that he follows this thread. Why don't you offer these suggestions on the IZArc site? (Just keep in mind that English is not the author's first language)

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Still Probably The Best Free Photo Editor For Windows 1 year 4 months ago David Roper

is there anyway to get a manual in PDF in case I want to use it while not connected to the web? Right now the manual is on the web.
Thanks

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago crombierob

I just checked and it was not ticked.
It is now ticked.

Thanks for the heads up,
Rob
PS Shirley everyone should have that ticked ?

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago ludoviclalo

The problem with many online reviews and recommendations is that they are superficial and do not highlight important facets. I used Teracopy as my default many years ago after reading MANY glowing recommendations such as this--until one day I needed a file that I had copied and discovered that the file was missing. Further investigation revealed many of my files had not copied over. Unfortunately, I lost a lot of cost basis information and taught me to place my faith in paper and not a hard drive.

After doing additional research using the Internet, I finally discovered that Windows has a 255 character file path limit (this means that the name of a file with the entire directory path included cannot be more than these many alphanumeric characters) and that Teracopy did not copy my files that were longer than this. I received no error messages from Teracopy that files were not copied. After reading up on Teracopy some more, I then discovered that it can copy files longer than 255 characters, but that I needed to select that option since it was not a default option.

Needless to say, I dropped Teracopy like a sack and after doing a lot more research (namely reading more reviews and posting hypothetical searches about issues with copying files in general), I switched to Fastcopy. Fastcopy has 255+ enabled by default and has a file verification option. I have not used Teracopy in years, but it was unclear to me whether it verifies the files copies are the same as the original files. I spent a week testing Fastcopy and basically went file-by-file through each copied folder and file to ensure everything was copied. I then discovered hashes and also started doing hash comparisons between the original and copied data, and the Fastcopy copies hash always matched. I still test Fastcopy from time-to-time given my prior data loss, and it still works.

I do not know if Teracopy now enables 255+ by default or does hash comparisons of original-copied files, but when someone reviews an application, they should things like the 255 character limitation and not just concentrate on speed, but data integrity. What good is an application that copies fast, but not accurately?

This might be off topic, but can anybody recommend a non-hash file verification application? For example, if I copy 1 folder with 10 files and each of the files varies in size, is there an application that will compare the original and copy, and actually say 1 folder copied, 10 files copied, file 1 is 1G in size, file 2 is 1.75G in size, etc.? I have come across a couple of applications that purport to do this, but the folder/file sizes are never 1:1--so what's missing?

Thanks. Sorry for the long post. My data loss of years ago is still very raw.

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 4 months ago weltall

IZArc then advertises it supports the original ARC archive, which it's era as it seems was over 20 years ago and it is the original ARC archive, where Peazip advertises it supports the non original ARC archive, that people nowadays do use, considering it is one of the best data compression method. I am not saying that just from personal experience, which indeed freearc archives do compress data better, but if you use wikipedia to look up freearc, you will see that it is even better than the current best and popular LZMA2 method of 7z.

Although I take it back about IZArc lying then and I am really sorry. I better change my review on alternativeto too. IZArc unique supported files seem to be as it advertises CD/DVD Image files and from a quick look through them, a couple of older and maybe newer formats. Also encoded email archives and a couple of more. Here is a list of the unique ones If something is missing, it is because I tested it with Peazip and it opened it;

A - The Unix AR archive files?
ARC - Original widely used before 20 years
B64 - Binary usable by usenet only
BH - ZipTV archive
BIN - I tried 5 BIN files and it did not show any content in them. Creating my own worked, so it works.. kind of.
BZA - IZArc's archive
C2D - Roxio CD Image
CDI - Uhmmm, CD image. Not sure by what used.
ENC - I do not know
GCA - compression format created in 2000 by Shin-ichi Tsuruta
GZA - IZArc's archive
HA - Used by an old HA Archiver.
IMG - CloneCD if I remember right?
LIB - Tried it on a handful LIB files and it did not work.
MDF - Alcohol CD Image
MBF - I do not know
MIM - eMail compression archive?
PDI - Pinnacle Systems' InstantCopy DVD iamge
UUE - used for email encoding?
XXE - a third email archive for encoding
YZ1 - used by an older Yamazaki ZIPPER
ZOO - old compression format, predecessor of the ARC archive.

These are the ones that are not supported by Peazip at least and I tested some of the CD/DVD images and indeed they worked. It makes it an awesome tool if you want to extract CD image files without having to install a virtual DVD program. for at least the images it can open. For that use, I salute it and indeed before a handful of years, in the age that everything were in such format, I would call it an awesome tool to extract these images, but still mounting them with Daemon tools and extracting them that way was never that hard.

I am still though being bitter for a couple of reasons. First is that it is meant to be a piece of software that will replace any archiver since it can handle "everything". I just installed it and tried it just to see if the new version changed anything but the removal of the opencandy.

A test with IZArc and 7z format, LZMA2 - Solid Archine gave me an error of being unable to compress the selected files http://i.imgur.com/AalANWq.png and with just LZMA2 became unresponsive and I waited for 4-5 minutes and then I gave up http://i.imgur.com/QyBYQUG.png. Even more annoying is that every time you choose to compress some things, it will revert to it's default ZIP format, although if you open the program and go to options, you can change the default to another format, so it is not so bad. Peazip managed to work with LZMA changed to 2and zipped as good as 7Zip and thankfully it remembers the lase used archive type, rather than needing to have a set default.

Obviously I can see IZArc can't replace the currently most famous archiver , which is 7z. Peazip on the other hand can kind of replace it, because it can indeed use the same compression methods and unlike IZArc that has hardly any options when compressing. Peazip has the same options 7zip has, in case someone wants to change them to something different AND if you change the options, it will remember them in the next times you will use it , until you will change it to something else. Actually it gives an option to the user, to select a bunch of folder/files and compress each of them in a separate archive, something sadly the original 7-Zip does not offer. I am not saying Peazip is better than 7-Zip, because 7-Zip is still much more stable and fast when handling it's own format. But at least it does not tell to the user it cant compress the files when LZMA2 with a Solid Archive is used, which has been the norm for 7z for a long while now. It even hangs when LZMA2 is used and it does not give different compression levels for it.

From a quick look on Wikipedia as you pointed out, Peazip supports a lot of formats like IZArc, with either of them supporting some the other does not. Considering all that and that Peazip has a better interface, support 7z format really good and supports not just opening but also compressing in the non original ARC format, which is used widely nowadays, I would say that IZArc seems to be doing something wrong

IZArc needs to at least fix it's support on the main file archive it supports, rather than choosing as a default the Zip format. Zip format is indeed is indeed the most common, considering windows support that out of the box, but it is not special, since any file archiver supports that.

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 1 year 4 months ago Catsup22

Excellent link and wonderful pictures!

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago George.J

You don't need to learn the GUI. When shell extension is enabled, you just need to do your usual Ctrl+C and Ctrl+X for Copy/Move and right click->Paste(FastCopy)

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

"You will get a sentimental feeling....when you hear
Voices singing let's be jolly....
Deck the halls with boughs of holly"

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago crosseyedlemon

Utility type tools generally have a very basic GUI or interface. Teracopy can be integrated into your context menu and was no less intuitive than the MS default in my experience. Over 60 myself so I have no problem with those who are youthfully challenged being inflexible or stubborn. Ignoring instructions is probably a habit to avoid though....particularly if your taking meds.

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Best-Known Network Diagnostic Tool Gets Major Version Update 1 year 4 months ago mchldpy

Not a good place to troubleshoot BUT, w/out knowing what OS your running, if on a x64 OS make sure you have both vcredist_x86.exe and vcredist_x64.exe installed. (don't ask) Uninstall, re-d/l and install as admin.
NOTE - on se7en x64 (I don't know about 8 or 10snitch) you are not THE administrator unless you go into Group/Local Policy Editor and enable THE Administrator account. Otherwise your just a luser (pun intended) with Admin privileges. I have seen the "run as admin" not work properly on se7en x64, even though it's not (supposed) to be possible some say.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago mikenold

Symantec End Point Management would not allow a download of this file as it may contain a virus. I was able to download the 3a5 beta version without incident.

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Best-Known Network Diagnostic Tool Gets Major Version Update 1 year 4 months ago movrshakr

Putting the IP in target produces the same error--see img
And it does this with /24 on the end or not.

Clearly, your granny is much smarter than I.
Or it has a bug.
Or it is not installing right (now 3 times)
So, you can continue to call it stupid operator error.
I hope you don't mind if I don't call it that.

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii248/movrshakr/webimages/NmapIMG.png

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 4 months ago alexo

Wkipedia says:
"The .arc file extension is often used for several file archive-like file types. For example, the Internet Archive uses its own ARC format to store multiple web resources into a single file. The FreeArc archiver also uses .arc extension, but uses a completely different file format."

And:
"Initially it [FreeArc] supported only its own archive format, normally identified by the .arc file name extension, incompatible with others; there's no relationship with other .arc formats."

IZArc supports the "original" ARC format as used by SEASoft, not the later (and incompatible) one created by FreeArc. There is no lie, just a confusion because FreeArc decided to use the same extension for a different format.

To verify it, you can download the ARC archiver from gnuwin (can't post links here, google "arc for windows"), create an archive and open it with IZArc.
I just did it myself and it worked perfectly..

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Best Free Digital Image Viewer 1 year 4 months ago weltall

That moment that a negative is a positive! IrfanView has been my image viewer for as long as I remember myself being online, even before google became a known and good search engine. It was my change from ACDSee which I used before to something more simplistic and fast. I changed firstly cause it was free vs paid and second the simplicity. Indeed IrfanView must be the most simplistic and bare image viewer I have ever seen. It opens pictures in seconds and there is no UI really, just the picture and the toolbar on the top. You can scroll through pictures with the mouse wheel and with the Enter key go full screen.

I always used a second library program, which changes from one to another over the years, with Picasa being the one i currently use scarcely when I want to organize. But no other program managed to take IrfanView's place, because I never wanted an interface to appear when I view images and to be easy to scroll through them, at least by default.

I tried XnView some years back, but I remember it did not open images in a window that just shown the image, but more like the image inside a windows with a grey background color. I blame IrfanView's simplicity and all the years I have been using it, for making me dislike that kind of image viewer.

Irfan view was, is and probably will be for a long time to come, my favorite simplistic image viewer~ I want to add that nowadays Picasa comes with a quite nice and windows 10 themed simplistic viewer too, letting you see just your images in a darkened background which looks really sleek and futuristic. IrfanView though when you finish scrolling through the folder it automatically opens a folder browser in case you want to jump to another folder and keep watching, rather than close it and do it through the windows explorer. That and the fact IrfanView has more image format support, makes me stick to it for sure.

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Best Free BitTorrent Client 1 year 4 months ago weltall

I have before pointed out how qBittorrent made me lose 20+ giga of files because of a bug and actually before that it would crash a lot. For the last 2 months I decided to try it again, because of it's attractive simple interface that reminded me of the good old μTorrent days.

As of now I can say qBittorent is awesome. I like the UI more than Tixati's that feels more rough and less simplistic and if anything I just want it to download my torrents and not care if Tixati does it in a different way. That is though with me having a 10mbps (1.2MBp/s) connection, so I can;t really talk about people that either have a really slow or much faster connection.

STILL though, I do not think qBittorrent is better than Tixati, I just feel and believe it is more simple and that is all. One feature I really miss from Tixati when using qBittorrent is how with Tixati had 9 different priority choices, which was really nice to have when I would download torrents with a large amount of files and I wanted to separate into many different priorities. Sadly qBittorrent has only 3. Also it had a LOT of choices when it came to setting the bandwidth and seeding for each file if you wanted, in case you wanted to do that.

For people that want more advanced options, especially uploaders, 100% Tixati. For users that just want to add downloads and do not care how they work or they are not computer savy qBittorrent.

Sadly Vuze is in my far past, when it was still Azureus and I still remember how dumbfound I was with it's awesome UI. uTorrent now, for me, joined Vuse, being a great torrent client of the past. Even people that still love it, seem to prefer to use the 4 year old 2.2.1 version, rather than use the latest 3+.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago weltall

If you want reliability, I can only speak for what I use. Get Teracopy and after installing go to it's Preferences and check "Always test after copy." It will make the whole thing slower, but at least you will know your files on both locations are exactly the same.

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 4 months ago weltall

Probably because it is not specifically for copying. I mean sure there are image editors that are great image viewers, but to suggest one as an image viewer, to a person that would not like the extra image editing capabilities, would be weird. At least to me.

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40 Free Christmas Wallpapers and Images 1 year 4 months ago Sgluber

WOW!

Thank you so much, rhiannon... and let's share one more Christmas time! :-)

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Best Free File Archiver Or Zip Utility 1 year 4 months ago weltall

Indeed, since I was one of the people that hated IZArc the most about the hidden open candy, I can tell that i tried this version and it had none.

IZArc still says on it's pages that it supports ARC archive and still does not support it. Thus they simply say they support all these formats, when they do not. Just in case it will be said that "this is just one of the one it says it supports" I will say that they can simply have lied about any of the other ones too. I call it a lie, because like I mentioned on a review I made on alternativeto, freearc has not been updated for year and IZArc, especially now, has just been updated, which means it is a lie. That or the company does not give a care about what they say they support.

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Best Free RSS Reader-Aggregator 1 year 4 months ago Panzer

CommaFeed:

https://www.commafeed.com/#/welcome

 

FreshRSS:

http://freshrss.org/

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago eikelein

+1

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Best-Known Network Diagnostic Tool Gets Major Version Update 1 year 4 months ago mchldpy

@ movrshakr,
Granny says "When the GUI opens the "Command" line should read "nmap -T4 -A -v". If your Router is behind a Modem and is assigned a static address by your Modem then, put the address of the Modem into "TARGET" and it will amend the pre-populated command line. If your Router is behind a Modem that is bridged and is not supplying DHCP or DNS functions then put the address of your Router into the "TARGET" area and the command line will be amended, once again. Select either "Quick" or "Regular" type of scan from the "Profile" dropdown then click on the "Scan" button. You do not have to type in the "Command" area. When the GUI opens, anything different on the "Command" line than above could indicate a problem since even a Granny can get it to work contrary to some comments"

Granny would have answered you but, she had trouble figuring what information to put in the blanks on the registration form.
Oh well ...

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago crombierob

If God visited earth briefly, and granted me one wish, it would be -
Everyone in the world would want to know which programs (Copying, Imaging, etc) are the most rugged / reliable
And they would not care too much about which is fastest.

Up until now my prayers have not been answered,
Rob

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Best-Known Network Diagnostic Tool Gets Major Version Update 1 year 4 months ago movrshakr

I put the IP address of my router after the autofilled command and then SCAN.
That's when the error appeared.
Tried several other addresses.
Failed.
Reinstalled.
Failed.
Tried several of the other [what they call] profiles.
All failed with the same error message being produced as soon as scan pressed.

Does this qualify me to be more confused than granny?

Oh, how hard would it be to pop up a dialog if a scan was attempted with no target?
Or graying out the scan button until a valid command was entered?

Oh, sorry. Guess that's granny thinking there.

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Best-Known Network Diagnostic Tool Gets Major Version Update 1 year 4 months ago mchldpy

@ movrshakr,
I think you could be confused more than Granny might be. Where the cursor is blinking when the GUI opens is called the "Target". When you type the address you want to scan or use the drop-down feature it auto adds the info to the syntax in the command line. This info was revealed to the commenter by his Granny-in-Law-to-be-if-he's-lucky, who also stated, that if a Granny had the wherewithal to run or think there was a need to run the program that finding and typing the address to scan into the blank would be easier than making some people realize there was a correlation between thinking there was a need to run it and being smart enough to read (if needed) some instructions or simply type in the needed address, pick the type of scan and hit "Scan".

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Best Free File Copy Utility 1 year 4 months ago weltall

Windows XP support stopped one and a half year ago. Creating new software that supports an OS that has been abandoned by the company that created and developed it, is weird. I do not say that since XP are gone they should be forgotten. V2 IMO works just fine and I have and I am using it for many long years now. But why would they create a new piece of software and afar from windows 7, 8 and 10 they would have to give support and fix bugs on an abandoned OS? I do not understand why there should be given a warning, when Windows XP are no more.

PS: I still use Windows XP on one of my laptops, since it can't work well with anything else. I am though using logic, rather than personal needs about my old system.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 4 months ago weltall

I too have been using TeraCopy for years, since I first found out about it on Hiren's Boot CD, which was used for the Mini Windows XP it had integrated. I have tried other copiers, with this being the best for me. Ultracopier is the second I used the most and even if it indeed copy large files faster or does large quantity of files a bit faster than TeraCopy, it crashed with me in the couple of months I used it more times that TeraCopy has crashed for all the years I have been using it. What's worse, which was the worst part about it for me, is that when it would initiate, it would take a while before start moving files. I am guessing it somehow prepares so the copy becomes faster, but if you do a lot of small moves, that delay can become annoying, or at least it became for me.

Considering I want a copier that totally replaces the Windows one and is not just good for whenever I move large quantity of GBs, I decided to remain with TeraCopy. Just to clarify, I do not use v3. v3 gave me a hard time by crashing a lot and not working right. v2 is the one I have been using and still use.

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Best Free Duplicate File Remover 1 year 4 months ago weltall

Pictures is the only thing I do not use searchmyfiles for. I use VisiPics that compares the pictures visually too and has a slider to adjust how much the searcher should be strict or loose about his choices, that can range from choosing pictures that have a lot of the same background color (like all pictures that have a lot of white or a lot of black) to pictures that must be completely identical with each other. Recolored pictures can be found as duplicates too. Playing with the slider needs a bit of testing, but it is the best program I know of.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 5 months ago jmjsquared

TeraCopy, exclusively, for me over the past four-or-so years. I like that it plays nicely with [commercial software edited out], replaces Windows native copy and can be set to verify copy-jobs when it succeeds or tell me precisely how and with what files it fails, if it does. Now, starting with version 3.0 Alpha, it even will retry problem files and, if finally unsuccessful, will skip the files, continue with the job and produce a nice summary, useful for further action within the interface. Its new super-minimalistic interface is not as attractive and functional as previous versions, IMO.

[Moderator's note: commercial software edited out. Reference to discount on commercial version edited out.]

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Best-Known Network Diagnostic Tool Gets Major Version Update 1 year 5 months ago willrun4fun

Great tool. I use this all the time. OS X version most of the time.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 5 months ago zootsocket

Teracopy can be set as the default handler for move and/or copy operations in FreeCommander. I find this a very useful combination. I haven't tried Fastcopy but as it is FreeCommander that lets you specify an external handler of your choice, I see no reason why FC shouldn't work in the same way.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 5 months ago shannf

I've spent hours investigating free copy programmes that copy quickly and verify the copy. Both Teracopy and Fastcopy are fast and can be set to automatically verify. Teracopy has the advantage that it integrates into Windows and can be used as the default for all copy/move operations with verify on or off - BUT it hangs when hundreds of files are copied (Google "Teracopy stops"). Fastcopy is not as easy to use (read the detailed instructions), but it is very reliable and has never just stopped even with very large copy jobs - it can also be used with or without verify. I use Teracopy as my usual copy utility, and Fastcopy for large jobs.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 5 months ago dwainwood

I just moved my files from a 6 terabyte server to a 10 terabyte Synology Server. I used Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier which uses numerous threads to copy faster. It worked very well. http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=29

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Best Free PC Games 1 year 5 months ago Panzer

Action doom 2:

http://action.mancubus.net/

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 5 months ago eikelein

I admit up front I did on purpose(!) not read any instructions for Teracopy or Fastcopy.

Silly me thinks copying on Windows should be just as simple and intuitive as MS has us doing it. If these guys can do it faster then more power to them.

Well, it happens that I have a folder with about 1600 JPGs, MP4s and a few files in other document formats that I rescued from a Samsung S4 phone that produced errors trying to read it's own SD card.

Knowing very well that YMMV here are my impressions about these two programs:

Fastcopy's GUI is VERY minimalistic, does not allow resolving a shortcut and, in it's default settings DID NOT COPY, it moved the files! Plus I am not willing to re-learn a less than Win95-like UI. IMHO trash even if otherwise it works.

Teracopy's GUI is almost as minimalistic as Fastcopy's and, again, I refuse to step that far back into by now common "second nature" file handling customs.

Before the flaming begins please consider that at age 76 I reserve the right to be somewhat inflexible and stubborn and thus I write this as a potential warning to others.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 5 months ago crosseyedlemon

I'm currently in the process of converting my video library with the Wonderfox software recently offered here (it works well btw) and an alternative to the slower Windows copying method would certainly help with this project. I will take a look at both Teracopy and Fastcopy.
P.S. Epson may not have become a major developer of operating systems but they did gain notoriety in the printer market.

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 5 months ago windyctyprog

Use Fastcopy, as well.

Just set up 2 new laptops and a new desktop, centralized all my files on a 2 bay network storage device, Fastcopy worked flawlessly, it was quick and never lost a single file.

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5 Best Free Video Streaming Sites 1 year 5 months ago imalyssasellors

Thanks for the list. You might want to add this website to the list http://playboxhdapk.com/

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Coming Soon To Windows 10: Find My Device 1 year 5 months ago Remah

You don't have to pay to report a problem to Microsoft.

Memory usage of 99% combined with slowdown is usually caused by a problem driver with a memory leak.

 

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Coming Soon To Windows 10: Find My Device 1 year 5 months ago Mellow Yellow

Have other users noticed how they run out of memory using Windows 10? This has now happened several times, and using System Explorer, my Memory Usage can reach 99%, same for my Swap Usage, and pretty high CPU usage. This causes my system to slow down to a crawl, even though I have 8 GB of RAM and an SSD drive. I even had this problem recently with only running Excel with 2 spreadsheets open and LiberKey open.

I NEVER had that problem with any previous versions of Windows prior to Windows 10. Most annoying, and, to the best of my knowledge, if I want to make Microsoft aware of this annoying problem, I have to pay them for it!

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The Faster Way To Copy Files 1 year 5 months ago snowbound999

I usually use Fastcopy which you can download from MajorGeeks http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/fastcopy.html

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Best-Known Network Diagnostic Tool Gets Major Version Update 1 year 5 months ago vandamme

The GUI version for Linux is called zenmap. Real nerds will of course want the command line version (nmap), but that leaves me out because I'm a grandpa. And I run Linux, because I don't have time to maintain Windows.

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Best-Known Network Diagnostic Tool Gets Major Version Update 1 year 5 months ago movrshakr

"Procedure entry point _except1 could not be located..."

And granny would not know to add an ip address on the command line in the GUI. It is not much of a GUI...simply provides a different looking window into which a command line must be used.

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Coming Soon To Windows 10: Find My Device 1 year 5 months ago jmjsquared

@Yankiwi - Thanks for the eloquent expression of an opinion I share but in a much more concilliatory tone than the one I'd've used .

@redstick - I'm another of those who have the temerity to express my views which, of course, have no validity since they differ from yours. So, please forgive me but Microsoft is power-mad and being more and more disrespectful of its users . Witness the abortion of an OS called Windows 8 that MS foisted on us, despite the very loud hue and cry over its unweildliness even before it was finalized. They did what they wanted to anyway.

Now, Windows 10 : Windows 8 = Windows XP : Millennium but with added benefits of coyly named "telemetry" , "diagnostic", "click-to-run" and other invasive, intrusive, forced updates and services, many of which you have no say in using or not using once you choose their OS. You're okay with that?

This latest "Find my Device" nonsense is just that, nonsense. I have tried a few of these "location" applications, including @chantel's PREY and, anywhere but in a remote, sparsely populated area, they get you no closer to helping you find a lost or stolen device than would cupping your hands to your mouth and shouting: "Has anybody seen my...?" For example, in one test I tried in New York City, PREY and Google's Device Manager both located my device precisely seven blocks (approximately 1/3 mile) from where it actually was. They relied on the location of the nearest cell-phone tower to place my device. Microsoft will do no better but will have a method of keeping tabs on my movements. No thanks.

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 1 year 5 months ago bootneck02

With all the problems with Windows 10 many people like me who are PC users and only want their operating system to work and are not techy at all are saying bye bye to Microsoft stop the bus I want to get off it was good to have known you but enough is enough. HELLO Linux Mint or other Linux distro nice to meet you.
Their problem is that they have not invested enough time to produce a finished product and expecting the customer to inform them what the faults are, rather buying a brand new car only to find the engine misfires all the time and having to take it back to the garage all the time to get it fixed. In my opinion Windows 10 and its updates is not fit for purpose and they should made to return your PC back to what was on your PC before they put that dam awful OS on YOUR PC and they realy did not give you the choice. Not that it worries me now as I am running Linux Mint and I expect that there will be many other home users who will do the same. Microsoft will have to do a lot to get back the customers back who have changed ship because of their negligence, but I for one wont be one of them, I am very happy now with Linux Mint especially I no longer have to buy all the extra software as they are free.

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Windows 10’s Fall Update Removes User Installed Applications Without Asking 1 year 5 months ago rhiannon

Thanks Anupam, I misunderstood the upgrades. :)

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Coming Soon To Windows 10: Find My Device 1 year 5 months ago Yankiwi

Well, my friend, if you're happy with W10, I sincerely wish you the best of luck with it. However, I have a question with regard to "The privacy issues are a non-starter as far as I am concerned. Who cares?" If "privacy issues are a non-starter" for you and you don't care about them, then are we to take it that you have no objection to posting your home address, phone numbers, date of birth, medical reports, love letters, Social Security Number (if in the U.S.), pay slips, and your list of passwords to your banking and other financial accounts? I'm not asking this to be contentious, but merely to suggest that it is quite likely that privacy issues are indeed a "starter" for you, as they are for many of us.

As to your "unshaven operatives in that seedy basement with .... earphones," that's a cute image, but a little out-of-date. Think high speed servers in a shiny new office building with software that can trawl through your personal data at lightning speed to look for whatever information MS decides it wants to take from your computer without your permission. Perhaps you're comfortable with that; many of us are not.

Why do people sign in "to let everybody know how much they're not buying in?" For the same reason that W10 enthusiasts sign in to "boast" about their latest installs: We all have our individual opinions and Gizmo's kindly offers us a place to express them. It's just that not everybody worships at the MS shrine and many of us - in my case after a 30+ year "marriage" to MS software - have finally gotten tired of the abuse and, now, the unconscionable invasion of personal privacy, so we're speaking out, and in some cases, filing for a divorce. Personally, I've already started dating Linux Mint and have found that I get treated much better and my privacy is respected, which is what I want - and deserve - from an operating system. I wish you well with yours.

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Coming Soon To Windows 10: Find My Device 1 year 5 months ago chantel

I have Prey, which will find my pc or laptop anywhere, and is a much smaller download.

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