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    • in reply to: O365 Help Quit Working #2267377
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      “b”:

      Thanks very much.  I stand corrected.

      Now I will proceed to review those three Connected Experiences categories, as you reminded about, and which I hadn’t bothered to review..  <blush>

      ……………………………………………………

      In your judgment, should we remain cautious and vigilant about similar “improvements” in Office 365 apps, like the Connected Experiences concept?

      JohnS1606

      in reply to: O365 Help Quit Working #2267340
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      “b”:

      I’m curious… why did you not alert us that, unless the User also enables the checkmark “Enable [all] connected experiences”, the checkmarks for the two items you mention are disabled?

      (At least that’s what I have just encountered  in my installation of (subscription) Office 365/Excel 365 on Win 10 Home 64 ver 1904.)

      That bothers me.  It sounds like some underhanded tactic by Microsoft to trick many of us to give away even more of our data.  I really want to avoid further data-farming…

      Thanks.    JohnS1606

      in reply to: Microsoft finally got OneDrive right #1934201
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      “Microsoft finally got OneDrive right”
      …but, well, not surprisingly, there is nothing here which I can use.

      Amy’s writing to a specific, not the general, population:  she assumes that there aren’t any of us Win7 users out here — the lunatic fringe.   It would be a nice gesture to mark pieces like this one with some kind of a “Current-Windows-Versions-Only” flag.

      Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 build 7601;
      Laptop with a single-core processor (AMD Athlon 64, Model TF-20, 1.6GHz);
      3.0Gb RAM;
      160Gb hard disk drive;
      ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics Adapter;
      Two standard USB 3.0 ports;
      Second monitor = Dell E198WFP(Analog)

       

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      Paul T. wrote:

      As an 8.1 and 10 user I would go straight from 7 to 10 and live with the issues.

      Well, wouldn’t that be nice!

      Only, with my computer/software budget of thirty cents, and the single-core processor PC with which I am stuck, I have no hope.  (Remember the character Jack Dawson, in Titanic, who drifted away from Rose and the wood panel in the frigid sea?  I’m the Jack Dawson of the Windows 7 world…  My fingers are starting to feel numb now…  🙁 )

       

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      Thank you, Jim.
      It turns out that my tinkering several days ago solved that portion of my trouble.  The “Downloads” folder is back where it belongs on Win Explorer, in my root folder “%userprofile%\“, along with Desktop, “My Documents”, “My Pictures”, et al.

      Jim,  I simply can’t remember what steps I have been taking successfully to pin [a particular folder] to the [folder of the WinExplorer folder on the system tray].

      I think that previously I have right-clicked, then opened a folder a number of occasions, until WinExplorer “gets used to it”, and eventually, over time, it appears in the “Recent” sublist in WinExplorer.   Once it is on the “Recent” sublist, then I can simply right-click its name, then click on “Pin to this list” in the drop-down menu.  It then appears in the “Pinned” sublist in the WinExplorer folder…

      Maybe it is something peculiar about the “Downloads” folder, and it just doesn’t merit any more of my or your attention.  Still, it’s puzzling!
      I’m marking your response as the Answer.  Thanks for your time,
      JohnS1606

       

      in reply to: A note on anonymous posters #125087
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      keep the quality of posts out of the shallow end of the gene pool

      Woody, you still have a certain way with the language — more power to ya!

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      in reply to: This Update Fix Worked For Me #1570778
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      Yobil,
      Your post holds out some hope, after all!
      I’m anxious to try your method. It might not work on my laptop, because that laptop chronically gets tied up with its single-core AMD processor.
      Thanks very much,
      JohnS0603

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      Greetings, BATcher:
      Good grief — that sounds exactly like what I had been doing — messing around with file permissions!
      Years back, my teenage son decided to diddle with the main system password. At that point, I didn’t even know that there was such an animal… I was never able to discover that [random!] password.
      One fine day I took off with some Microsoft utility like AccessChk or AccesEnum. Then I placed a dropdown menu command “Take Ownership” on the system, and never looked back.
      I’ll give your suggestions a try. I will also strive to stop resolving PC problems with just half a brain.
      Many thanks for the help, and for the prompt reply.
      Cheers,
      John S

      in reply to: Wandering cell comments in Excel 2007 #1463060
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      Thanks for the idea, Maud. However, I am dealing with (example) 332 comments in a 29 x 452-cell table… I think I might perish before I got through just this one worksheet using the screen tips method. Besides, some of the comments are 30-100 characters long!
      All the best, John

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      I’m going to try your sequence. This is very encouraging news!
      Many thanks, Joe :cheers:

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      Thank you, BruceR — by George, I don’t know how I could ever have missed the link at the end of the Patch Watch column… :rolleyes:

      in reply to: Vacation is over, it’s big round of patches #1293083
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      Greetings, RG,
      Great idea! Especially the part about the universality of *.csv.
      Regrettably, if I’m not mistaken the cells in a *.csv file won’t hold any cell comments. Many of Susan’s comments are super-important, in order to judge the applicability of her recommendations to one’s particular OS. Having comments in cells would enhance the list.
      I have been having trouble remembering what it means when some not-so-recent update from Microsoft isn’t on the Patch List — whether its absence means OK to install, or not. Perhaps a spreadsheet file would make searching for applicable patches a less frustrating and less time-consuming exercise.
      John S

      Susan,

      Might it be possible to have a single post with a link to a .csv file that contains the Patch Watch list. Then every time it is updated just replace the.csv file in the link. After a patch has been lilsted as install for a couple of months it could be dropped from the file. By using a .csv file anyone with a spreadsheet program be it Excel, Quattro Pro, 1-2-3, Open Office, etc would be able to open the file and sort/filter it to their hearts desire. Plus you could maintain the file in your favorite spreadsheet and just save it out as a .csv for posting. :cheers:

      in reply to: Windows Live shares your Messenger contacts #1281334
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      sbraddock:
      Outstanding analogy.
      Thanks.

      in reply to: How to undo botched edits of access control #1281131
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      Roderunner,
      The passwords on this PC have been set up that way from the day that I got it; please note recent additional information, 2011-05-28 17:52 EDT.
      I’m interested, though, in your first sentence; are you merely saying to delete the folders (and, of course, whatever they contain) whose properties/access controls/permissions I have tinkered with?
      Thanks.

      in reply to: How to undo botched edits of access control #1281124
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      Additional information:
      1) My hasty act of stupidity occurred almost a year ago. Thus, there have been countless additions/tweaks/deletions to the contents of the HD since then.
      2) I have copied the contents of My Documents periodically to disc, but of course that doesn’t capture the ga-zillions of changes to the contents of the applications and all of their default settings, to IE’s Favorites, Firefox’s Bookmarks, and so on. It’s a helluva lot easier to perform a Win 7 backup…
      3) The children have always had standard user accounts on this laptop, with their own passwords, even before the incident where one of them downloaded something similar to Runescape, thereby creating a new, unwanted folder with *.exe’s, subfolders, and files.
      4) I have the only user account that is assigned administrator rights. When “the bad downloading” occurred over a year ago, that was more youthful innocence than something sinister; the one who did it apologized months ago for doing it.
      5) About six months ago or earlier, I installed Norton Internet Security’s Norton Online Family. I set up Win 7’s Parental Controls also. However, the physical security is now the key: the PC has become unavailable to them. On those rare occations when one of them has to use it, I watch the screen. It’s annoying to all of us, but, then, so is the behaviour that has prompted these measures…
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      Back to my main concern: More questions:
      1) How to I un-botch the changes that I made to the access controls on some of the major folders in the PC, and their child-folders?
      2) How complicated is it to undo any special permissions that I set up? Is it just a matter of copying the contained files to an external storage medium, then un-checking the checks that I find?
      3) Are there any standard settings for the permissions applied to the critical folders within Windows, like C:Windows, C:Program Files?
      Thanks in advance.
      John

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