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    • in reply to: Bouncing emails #2156091
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      Jabeatty, thank you – I think this is exactly what I noticed this morning.

      in reply to: Update fails at last reboot #2153184
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      Thanks Tsman,  I don’t like the reset button but have already tried this twice, each time giving it a long time to finally “jump over whatever hurdle” is there but so far no luck. Not sure if something in the final update is corrupted and given that it is a new build, I might be better off redoing the installation at this early stage. Just downloading a fresh installation media for 1909, so at least I don’t have to move from an earlier version to 1909.

      in reply to: opening Explorer when saving files #2100416
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      PK,  sorry but you misunderstand. The question where to download or which folder to use as default is fine and has been the same in Win 7.  What annoys me is that once this command has gone through and the file was downloaded, explorer opens up again, maybe to assist you to doubleclick and then open the download but I don’t want that. Not everything I download needs to be dealt with immediately.

      in reply to: opening Explorer when saving files #2100410
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      Hi PK,

      this morning I did a screenshot with an external program but I noticed that previously with other programs too. Downloads from the browser don’t seem to be affected but I think it happened when I scanned something. I will try to pay attention next time I get irritated by this behaviour.

      One other idiosyncrasy I noticed is that while doubleclicking a pdf file will open it with Sumatra as my preferred reader but the file remains in the background, so I need to click on the tab first.  In Win 7 the file opened maximised. Again, this is a minor annoyance but is there a way to get the same behaviour in Win 10.

      • This reply was modified 4 months ago by beethoven.
      in reply to: Identify problem characters #2006602
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      Hi Paul,

      unfortunately that is not always possible as the data comes from a website where customers enter their addresses or details themselves, often in ways that are not correct or making sense.  So the issue is not so much data that we correct ourselves but data that is being entered by customers (sometimes invisible when they may use a cut and paste from a browser helper and this way not using proper csv characters or as MN- suggested perhaps using a different MS office language plugin. Ideally when a file is being rejected for import, I would like to have a feature/ application/ macro that would allow me to pinpoint the “offending” entry as this would also allow me to possibly amend this at the source (on the website) to prevent this from happening again by the same customer.  However if as it appears there is no straightforward solution, I guess the cut / paste value is the easiest way to deal with it.

       

      in reply to: Identify problem characters #2006556
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      Did some additional testing just to see if I can reproduce the issue (in order to avoid it in future) and to see how I can make use of HxD.

      Unfortunately, I cannot really interpret what I am seeing.

      In the attached example of a file that had “only” the name changed, one error was shown as demonstrated in the side by side screenshot with the highlights. I did not change any dot to comma.  However in a subsequent test I then changed data in one of the cells (the first cell after the dots) from 137WEB to 136WEB.  This was a change common to modify this sheet prior to upload and after making this change, it was not highlighted.

      Does that mean that the changes highlighted have nothing to do with “real” changes but only relate to invisible formatting?  I do get the warning each time when saving some formatting being incompatible and I click yes to save (as csv).  I am not sure if someone saved this as xls first and then resaved as csv this would lead to the original failure?

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      in reply to: Identify problem characters #2006452
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      thanks again – at least we seem to have a way to check if a file has some hidden changes and the original copy / paste values option worked

      in reply to: Identify problem characters #2006438
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      Hi MN-,

      thank you – I downloaded HxD and used a compare function and it confirmed that the files were different, though it’s not apparent to the naked eye. Looking at the attached screenshot,  I suspect that during the processing of the file, we somehow saved it incorrectly thus messing up the characters but I don’t know enough to draw any other conclusions. It seems to me it is not a specific field that was wrong. Does the additional ” appearing in all the fields shed any more light on this? The file on the left with the ” is the correct working one, the one on the right with the ” stripped is failing to upload. Just trying to understand and explain to others who do this process what to look out for or avoid doing.

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      in reply to: How to extract info about Version No from ISO #346765
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      Thank you PCCano – that’s the thread I remembered but could not find. Now let’s see if I can manage to follow the prompts.

      in reply to: Password length in KeePass #345721
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      Great – that will work fine for me especially as this tablet hardly ever leaves home

      in reply to: Risks of using a VPN #1594127
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      thank you for the various points made

      in reply to: Risks of using a VPN #1594077
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      Both those review sites receive financial compensation from the Companies whose products they review, so some caution needs to be shown.
      A lot of VPN providers provide free trials, which is how I made my choice: trial and error.

      Would you mind sharing the outcome of your testing, ie which provider you can recommend?

      in reply to: Risks of using a VPN #1594057
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      Unless you don’t trust your VPN provider. 🙂

      cheers, Paul

      But that was exactly the point – how do you really know which VPN provider you can trust? I have seen some offers for VPN lifetime subscriptions at 88% off – so instead of $ 597 you pay $69 ( PureVPN) or instead of $ 1434 you pay $ 39.99 (Ivacy). Seems ridiculous to have discounts like these – one or the other of the prices are unreal.

      in reply to: Risks of using a VPN #1593747
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      thank you Paul

      in reply to: Risks of using a VPN #1593566
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      Thanks Paul, just two follow up questions:
      Do you do banking from public wifi (using https)? I never dared and thought in this case using a vpn would be providing additional security (assuming I can trust the vpn provider).
      When I install the software of a provider like pureVpn or SlickVPn or similar, does that mean they only potentially see where I am surfing or am I perhaps opening a backdoor into my pc?

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