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    • #1940550 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Time to resurrect this post from May: https://www.askwoody.com/2019/the-rebirth-of-windows-powertoys-not/ Now we’re hearing about new, new, new PowerT
      [See the full post at: The new new PowerToys are here]

    • #1940589 Reply

      LoneWolf
      AskWoody Plus

      Yeah, definitely a not.

      I miss things like the Image Resizer Powertoy, which actually made it easy for someone who was a casual snappy photographer to resize all of their giant 12-megapixel images into something that didn’t clog their entire hard drive.

      Or SyncToy, which was genuinely useful as well.

      (P.S.  Once you’re a plus member, can you change your avatar? I’m not seeing it).

      We are SysAdmins.
      We walk in the wiring closets no others will enter.
      We stand on the bridge, and no malware may pass.
      We engage in tech support, we do not retreat.
      We live for the LAN.
      We die for the LAN.

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      • #1940593 Reply

        WildBill
        AskWoody Plus

        This post should explain: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/how-to-put-a-picture-avatar-on-your-replies/. AskWoody uses WordPress, with Gravatar for the avatar pics.

        Windows 8.1, 64-bit, now in Group B!
        Wild Bill Rides Again...

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      • #1940874 Reply

        krzemien
        AskWoody Lounger

        Khem khem, Synctoy works actually fine under Windows 10?

        https://windowsreport.com/synctoy-windows-10/

        I use it quite regularly and never had a problem with it.

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        • #1940994 Reply

          NetDef
          AskWoody_MVP

          I also still use SyncToy_2.1_x64 as a reliable method to make a profile backup for my personal office. It’s been working great so far on all Windows 10 editions up through 1809 (I’m not running 1903 on my own workstation, although I have many deployed for clients and in my test lab.)

          https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155

          Additionally I use it on (up through) Server 2016 to make “invisible to the network” flat file backups to a secondary storage array as one of several mitigations against ransomware for clients that can afford double the storage needs for their live network shares. Big benefit there is if they get hit, I can (after cleaning out the ransomware) almost immediately get them back into production without a lengthy restore time.

          There are settings that allow you to control how files are overwritten that also prevent ransomware corrupted files from overwriting your backup.

          And all that via a task that runs under a special service account that is not used as a “human” login, so the ransomware is locked out of the mirror backup if it’s running under a normal or domain admin account.

          (I got long winded, but yes – love that tool.)

          ~ Group "Weekend" ~

      • #1941169 Reply

        SteveTree
        AskWoody Lounger

        I miss things like the Image Resizer Powertoy,

        There’s no need to miss it. https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/

        Group A (but Telemetry disabled Tasks and Registry)
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        Win 10 32 Home portable

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      • #1941167 Reply

        anonymous

        Or SyncToy, which was genuinely useful as well.

        Isn’t SyncToy simply a re-badged replacement for Briefcase, which did not seem to be well-accepted?

    • #1940592 Reply

      WildBill
      AskWoody Plus

      Tom Warren’s version on The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/6/20852451/microsoft-windows-10-powertoys-download-features. It’s a rehash of the M$ Windows Insider post, skipping install instructions & the shortcut guide to focus on FancyZones.

      Meh… M$, all I want from Windows 10 1909 are the new features in 1903, hopefully debugged & cleaned up. Win8/8.1 didn’t have PowerToys, & I’ve survived so far. Big Whoop!

      Windows 8.1, 64-bit, now in Group B!
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

    • #1940612 Reply

      Microfix
      Da Boss

      TweakUI FTW! It was useful.
      Some here may ask if there is a tweak to kill telemetry..sadly not.
      Back to third party utilities..

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

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    • #1940685 Reply

      pHROZEN gHOST
      AskWoody Lounger

      MS should focus more effort on the OS and less on nice-to-have toys.

      Byte me!

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      • #1941158 Reply

        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        Who cares about ‘toys’ in the absence of a stable, bug-free OS with a robust update mechanism, all within the control of the end-user?

        Who on earth is deciding on personnel resource allocation at MS Windows Development these days? A coin-flipper?

        It’s like Nero fiddling whilst Rome burns…

      • #1941157 Reply

        anonymous

        Used once, removed after once use. Another bit of very low value hype and not ‘nice-to-have’ for me.

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