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Dec
14
comment Will crashplan offsite backup work if crashplan goes out of business?
Thanks for confirming restore works without CP central. If you ever come back here, please also answer the mirror side: will local backup work without CP infrastructure?
Dec
14
comment Will crashplan offsite backup work if crashplan goes out of business?
Great question. One way to test: setup 2 computers to backup to each other on a private network and disable or unplug any connection to external networks (e.g. internet). For exta verification a good idea to leave it in disconnected state for some time (weeks, months) to ensure it's not using cached CP central credentials or something. If someone does do this test, please let us know how it goes.
Dec
14
comment Crashplan: Disable cloud backup option permanently
A confusion arises because on a new install the Crashplan Central backup destination is shown as a green button, as the 30 day free trial is active, and can't be removed or disabled (turned grey). This makes it look as if you're going to back up to cloud no matter what. However if you go in to Settings >> Destinations then for each set there are check boxes to turn on/off Folders, Crashplan Central, Other Computers, etc.
Nov
23
comment What file format/database format does Picasa use?
Looks like interesting project, but even though it's on Sourceforge there's no code and no documentation, just a bare .exe with a one sentence overview. I don't run such things outside a sandbox with realtime process and file monitoring. I don't have one available right now and there's not enough incentive to make one. If you want this project to get used I suggest documentation, at the very least.
Aug
25
comment Inserted Images into Outlook 2007 Email Blurry
also see superuser.com/questions/211020/…
Aug
25
comment Inserted Images into Outlook 2007 Email Blurry
while too brief to be a good answer here, the 96pdi point can be vital. see howto-outlook.com/faq/unsharpimages.htm for more.
Jun
11
comment Does storage capacity affect hard drive performance?
In servers and RAID configurations more platters means more performance, because the read/write jobs can be split into pieces and done concurrently across many heads and platters at once. (I know the Q is about single drives and desktops, I just wanted to head off the "lower platters == better" meme before it got too far)
Jun
10
comment Why do I only get 300-400 Mbit/s on my 1000 Mbit/s network?
this makes me wonder if iperf isn't the only part of Windows that defaults to a smaller packet size than Linux, see superuser.com/a/95587/16966
Apr
11
comment Disable Windows 7's “Open File - Security Warning” dialog for exe on network drive?
Something may have changed (April 2014). The dialog won't let me add a drive letter, e.g. X:\ and X: and file://X: all result in "you have entered an invalid wildcard sequence" (screenshot: i.imgur.com/um529J4.png) (Win7 Home Premium x64)
Mar
20
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
@barlop, ok. I see I don't understand the nature of your complaint, and don't know how else to attempt to address it.
Mar
19
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
@barlop: elevate's purpose isn't to work around or bypass UAC (User Account Control), but to work with it. As long as UAC is enabled there has to be some kind of prompt at some point in the process. If you need to get rid of prompting altogether you have to disable UAC (see 2nd comment). The problem elevate solves is escalating a particular process from a non-privileged shell, and then carrying on as normal. Without this you need to start a privileged command prompt with right-click "Run as Administrator", which can't be scripted, before attempting the privileged command.
Feb
28
comment Move the Public folders on Windows 7
nice bit of archaeological work resurrecting the threads! While closely related they're not quite on topic, which is moving the public folder, not the users folder.
Feb
21
comment Move the Public folders on Windows 7
link is broken. Do you remember the name of the article?
Feb
21
comment Move the Public folders on Windows 7
Unfortunately this doesn't work for me, Win7 Home Premium x64. The resultant explorer.exe seems to keep restarting under my own profile. There isn't an account named "Administator" on this machine. Maybe that's why?
Feb
15
comment Search for archived emails by date, not keyword, in Thunderbird
Thanks for the suggestion of searching for your own address. This will likely work for many, but not if you have more than one email address (me@example.com, enquiries@example.ca, etc...).
Feb
13
comment Boot to Live CD with VMWare
Power on to BIOS is also available via r-click context menu when the VM is selected in the Library pane.
Feb
11
comment Search for archived emails by date, not keyword, in Thunderbird
Those 2 together are a good 80% solution, thanks! User experience would benefit greatly from having double click open the properties (and a date picker for selecting dates), but even without that this is better than a fake keyword search. ((Holding the bounty open for a few days to see if anything else comes up))
Feb
10
comment Search for archived emails by date, not keyword, in Thunderbird
See bounty, looking for a pure date search solution (no terms).
Oct
19
comment Save playlist position in VLC player
see superuser.com/a/540138/16966 for some info which may help in getting the lua addon working
Oct
19
comment Save playlist position in VLC player
related superuser.com/questions/226397/can-vlc-remember-movie-position (but not a dupe, the other Q is about remembering position within a single media file, not in a playlist)