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comment Recover Partitions deleted by rm
I used Photorec to recover files (all types of files, not just photos despite the name). I haven't used Testdisk. I didn't have problems with I/O, and formatted the disk in the end. I don't think Testdisk will fix your I/O problems. Testdisk and Photorec can be used to recover files, other tools exist to fix or analyze disk and I/O problems.
Apr
24
comment Is this a bad idea to use a SSD in the slim bay as the primary hard disk?
In the EU this will not void warranty. Besides that - you can't know if the speed is the same without testing this.
Apr
7
comment How to extract value (hour / minute) from a data field in MS Access?
You should give examples of the data you're using. We don't know what format the data is, or maybe it's unix time? Please put some effort in your question!
Apr
1
comment Thunderbird GnuPG + Enigmail: encryption command failed
I just opened the .gnupg folder and saw that all keys in the private-keys-v1.d subfolder are recreated on the day I posted this question. Is that what you mean?
Apr
1
comment Thunderbird GnuPG + Enigmail: encryption command failed
I'm totally lost here. There's GnuPG, GPG, and Enigmail. GPG has a list of my private keys and public keys of others. Enigmail is the interface between Thinderbird and the keys. I can see this list in Enigmail as well. I guess Enigmail is not the problem here? I suppose that GnuPG is used as a behind-the-scenes tool to create keys and encrypt and decrypt? Is that about right? Which keys do I have to regenerate? If I create a new private key, won't that result in loss of encrypted messages with the old key? I don't see any warnings or messages that I should regererate anything.
Apr
1
comment How to take advantage of USB3.0 speed for VHD of Hyper-V VM
Maybe you can symlink the vhd folder on the external disk so that the VM thinks it's internal on the host OS? I'm no Windows expert in this regard, so am not sure that this will work.
Apr
1
comment How to take advantage of USB3.0 speed for VHD of Hyper-V VM
I am no expert. My guess is that the VM doesn't use the host OS drivers, but its own. That would explain this. So check if Hyper-V supports USB3.
Apr
1
comment How to take advantage of USB3.0 speed for VHD of Hyper-V VM
Is this speed normal for USB2? In that case it might be a driver problem.
Mar
30
comment Thunderbird GnuPG + Enigmail: encryption command failed
I'm going to try that. It's a Mac by the way!
Mar
26
comment Undelete 100k mails in Gmail
Yes, the problem is solved. All mail is restored!
Mar
26
comment Undelete 100k mails in Gmail
You may add that as answer if you want the points (before this question is closed)!
Mar
24
comment How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?
Maybe the publisher can fix it? I think they made a mistake. I've done this one time with O'Reilly and they fixed the book within a week.
Mar
24
comment How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?
Maybe the font used in the PDF shows " but still it's the curled version when pasted in another font? So maybe the problem is not the pasting, but the source. Try another PDF reader. You might try Firefox, which has bad PDF rendering, but it may make things clear. pdfreaders.org
Mar
24
comment How to correctly copy and paste programming code from PDF to editors?
Try to paste to Notepad first?
Mar
20
comment How to check whether an undetected hard disk is working?
Well that depends on where you live, but opening a laptop to replace a harddisk is totally acceptable in the EU (where I live - no idea where @justin lives), even if the warranty says it is not. The only exception is maybe for replacing batteries that are glued to the motherboard or stuff like that. This case doesn't fall into that category, although it may depend on local law.
Mar
19
comment How to check whether an undetected hard disk is working?
Try it in an external case, in another desktop or laptop. First you need to make sure it's not hardware related.
Mar
16
comment Building a small home server
Windows 2000, 2003 and XP are all EOL. Windows 7 or 2008 is not an option for such a machine. Wireshark runs on Linux, and I bet there are good alternatives for "the Dude" that run on Linux. My advice is to buy a Raspberry PI for $40 and use that, but I suppose you can get Linux running on that machine as well.
Mar
16
comment Building a small home server
What Windows applications do you need to run? With 256MB RAM I can't think of anything "Windows" that will work that is not totally out of date security wise.
Feb
25
comment Intranet slower than internet
If you have many computers in your local network, have you tried another client computer to see if that one has the same problems? Try to determine if the problem is in the network or in that one computer!
Feb
23
comment Automatically reconnect to Bluetooth speaker
OK what if it's the speaker, what can you do about that except reconnecting? It probably has no interface for bluetooth.