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    • in reply to: The sad saga of Surface problems continues #1957785

      ScotchJohn
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      So I’ll be keeping my Surface Pro 3 for just now.  It’s still working fine for me, so why change it.

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    • ScotchJohn
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      I think you may be conflating two different issues.

      You mention Windows Home Server, and access problems after a Win 10 version upgrade.  I use Windows Home Server 2011, and recall – now only dimly – that one of the Win 10 upgrades broke my access to WHS2011.  I think that I solved it by re-running the Server Connector, and all is now well, probably more stable than it was previously.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

    • in reply to: Suggestions for keeping neighbors off your Wi-Fi #1946625

      ScotchJohn
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      I strongly recommend Fing.  Buy a Fing box from Amazon, connect it to your router, and download the Fing app to your iPhone or Android.  You can set it to alarm you if any new user tries to connect to your router, and can set the option to refuse them connection.  Fing also monitors your internet connection speed and drop-outs, so that you may document your claims for loss of service, should your ISP offer that guarantee.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

    • in reply to: Apple Card is Here #1945353

      ScotchJohn
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      Here in the UK, I have just received my new AmEx Platinum card, also a metal card.  I’m quite sure that it is going to shred my leather wallet in double quick time.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

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    • in reply to: Can CBS logs be deleted? #1944780

      ScotchJohn
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      Rick – I’ve enjoyed reading you, first on WSL, and now on AW.

      Good-bye, and thanks for all the fish!

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

    • in reply to: Spammers Are Targeting Calendars With ‘Meeting’ Invites #1940479

      ScotchJohn
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      I haven’t had one of these for a while – touch wood – but the trouble with them is that you can’t report spam via SpamCop or directly by finding out their IP details.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

    • in reply to: Extortion Emails with my Askwoody password #1940038

      ScotchJohn
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      whatismyipaddress.com have an email tracing page, where you can enter the header information from suspicious emails, and then report them

      NirSoft has IPNetInfo, which I use when SpamCop does not seem to be making reports.  That doesn’t deal with IP address spoofing, which I believe happens, though I don’t understand how it is done.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

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    • ScotchJohn
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      there is no way to control the left-to-right order of the icons appearing in the tray.

      In Win 10 Pro, and, I think in Win 7 Pro before that, I could drag-and-drop tray icons into whatever order it pleased me.  Have I misunderstood your question?

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

    • in reply to: OST -> PST? #1936807

      ScotchJohn
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      Chuck – this is not easy, but it is possible, as I did it, or someone showed me how to do it, when I retired from work (an MS Exchange environment) to standalone.  Thus, I did need to have my OST file converted to PST.

      The trouble is that I retired in 2007, so I suppose that I must have been using Office 2007, and much water has flowed under many bridges since then.  I did a Google search on “convert OST PST”, and this appeared to be the best hit – https://www.stellarinfo.com/blog/convert-ost-to-pst-in-outlook-2007-2010-2013-2016/

      Whether this is what I did, I’m sorry to say that I cannot remember, but whatever I did, it did work, and I still have some of the mails now, in my PST file.

      I see that Diane Poremsky has some advice on the subject – https://www.slipstick.com/problems/pst-repair/convert-an-exchange-offline-file-ost-to-a-personal-file-pst/

      Not much help, more by way of encouragement!

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    • in reply to: Spam Email Inundation Windows Live Mail #1930800

      ScotchJohn
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      What cured my spam problems years ago—and keeps it cured to this day—is using Gmail and Outlook.com for all/most email. They seem to have the problem solved.

      “Solved” might be too strong a word, but I think that I do believe the statement that Google stops as much as 95% of the spam directed towards their account holders.  So, there must be one or two false positives within that number.  My own experience is that I do lose a few Gmail messages from time to time.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

    • in reply to: Best App for System Image Backup? #1924929

      ScotchJohn
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      As a former user of Acronis, I say, go with Macrium, pay them the money, they’re worth it!

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

    • in reply to: Extortion Emails with my Askwoody password #1922572

      ScotchJohn
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      Also the The Guardian has an informative article with link for UK police reporting:

      https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2019/jan/17/phishing-email-blackmail-sextortion-webcam

      More recently, The Times has exposed Action Fraud, after getting their own man into AF’s call centre, outsourced to a company run by US firm Concentrix.  This makes pretty reading:

      See this, paywall unfortunately

      One would hope that other jurisdictions take reporting of online fraud more seriously.

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    • in reply to: iPhone and Outlook Calendar Sync Issues #1920922

      ScotchJohn
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      WSWSG – thanks for posting.

      I can see the folder that you describe, but I don’t think that is what you are looking for.  I had a look on my system, and nothing has been changed in the past few days, which is what you would look for in a data file.

      Did you find nothing at the location that I described?  On MY system (Outlook 2010, Win 10 Pro, iCloud 7.13), I can find where iCloud has placed its local data by clicking on File > Account Settings > E-mail Accounts > Data Files.  The iCloud entry shows the location of the local data is the *.aplzod folder. Here, there are the tracks of recent changes in data, date- and time-stamped from today.

      If you are using a different version of Outlook, the location may be different, but I would start by looking in the Account Settings.

      Hope this is of some help.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

    • in reply to: Sum Column #1911193

      ScotchJohn
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      Use the Value() formula.  Thus if you have a cell A1 formatted as text that contains, say 150 000, then Value(A1) will give you 150 000 as a number with which you can work.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

    • in reply to: Dell BIOS updates #1910592

      ScotchJohn
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      I have always had a Dell, many iterations, since 2000, and have always followed a policy of having up-to-date copies of drivers, and that includes BIOS updates.  I rely on Dell SupportAssist to tell me that I need new drivers or BIOS versions, but I always install manually.  I may need these driver or BIOS updates in the event that I have to do a complete re-install.  Dell Support tells me what drivers are new for my Service Tag.

      Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

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