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    • in reply to: Windows Backup – incremental possible? #2604284

      Thanks Susan, and apologies for the very late reply. You’re right, calling it Windows back up seems to be quite misleading. At least I’ll have an easy way to migrate to another PC when eventually I pluck up the courage to move to Windows 11.

    • in reply to: Recommend credit-card processor? #1556891

      Hi, I’m not sure if these credit card payers work in Australia but they may be what you’re looking for, and many even come with card machines if you have the client with you.
      iZettle
      Payleven
      SumUp.co.uk
      Worldpayzinc.com
      Intuit.co.uk

      Rates seem to be typically 2-3% of the transaction

    • in reply to: Looking for a simple backup program #1438877

      Have you looked at Genius Timeline Free? It looks exactly what you’re looking for. I’ve tried Memeo but it’s a real pain, asking me to upgrade the software (aka buy a Pro version) all the time. It’s so annoying I’ve removed it and started looking around for something else. I’ve tried Windows 8 File History but it can’t cope with lots of nested folders if, as a result, the filepath goes over 255 characters (it would be fair to say that Memeo seemed to cope).

      My copy of Memeo came free with a Seagate GoFlex Home. The software was on the disk, but it was called Seagate backup by Memeo.

      Comodo backup seems to have got good reviews but it might be a bit too much for your needs. http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-backup-program

    • Hi Guys, thanks very much for your suggestions, which I’ve found useful too. One question: I’ve noticed that Windows 8 File History can’t cope with long file paths and has been giving errors if I have too many nested folders. Does Genie Timeline cope OK with that? (Or Comodo Backup – though this was recommended in another post?)

    • in reply to: Where does Word 2010 save temporary files? #1436340

      Thanks ever so much. This article saved me. Oddly enough the location that was set within Word (shown at File>Options>Save>Autorecover File Location) which showed as C:UsersMynameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWord had nothing in it.

      But going to File>Info> Manage Versions>Recover Unsaved Documents opened a different folder – C:UsersMynameAppDataLocalMicrosoftOfficeUnsavedFiles And there was my file, saved with its heading used as a filename. Thank heavens.

      Presumably the location for autorecover is only used for versions saved between normal saves. As I hadn’t yet saved the file there was nothing there.

      Hope this helps someone else:
      If you haven’t yet saved a file, the autorecover version won’t be in the place specified in Word, but you can get it using the menu File>Info> Manage Versions>Recover Unsaved Documents

      Colin

    • in reply to: Outlook 2010 Navigation pane issues #1287685

      Sadly not, this seems to be a ‘feature’ of Outlook 2010. I’ve searched around myself for this and there seem to be quite a few irate microsoft users fuming about the re-ordering of the folders. Sorry I can’t be more help.

    • in reply to: Sync Outlook Notes with IMAP? #1286536

      Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any way of creating a note in your regular Notes folder and viewing it elsewhere, other than by using Exchange.

      However, you can sync IMAP notes, which displays the notes created elsewhere in the same window as your email would appear. So, I can create notes on my iPhone on an Imap account and they’ll appear in the relevant Imap Notes folder in Outlook within a few seconds. Sadly the reverse doesn’t seem to be true, at least for me. But if I create a note in Outlook using a Gmail account it will appear in the Gmail notes folder. When you create the note in Outlook I found that the Subject Header doesn’t get synced, only the body text. To create a new note in Outlook, click on the IMAP notes folder, then from the Home menu (this is 2010) select New Items>More Items> Post in this folder

      Another alternative is using something like Evernote which has clients for Windows, iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry and syncs them all together.

      The IMAP support from Outlook 2010 is a bit hit and miss, though it’s better than 2007 and much better than 2003 (IMHO).

      Hope this helps.

    • in reply to: How 2 yahoo email accounts in Outlook 2010? #1286533

      Some free Yahoo accounts do offer pop mail. Mine is free and I can pick up popmail. I think it might depend on when you set it up, which country etc.

      Why not have a look at your mail settings on Yahoo to see if you can set pop mail?

      As an alternative you could set up a fowarding arrangement to a new Gmail account which offers a lot more for free. That was free as well. I hope it is for you too. I have an iPhone and I wanted IMAP mail – something that Yahoo couldn’t offer. So I just forward any old mail from Yahoo into my Gmail account. That way I don’t have duplicated mail on both machines. If I delete an email on one then it goes from the other, and I can view sent mail on both as well.

      Hope this helps.

    • in reply to: 2007 Converters for 2003 (2003) #1045689

      (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable – see Help 19)

      It seems that the latest Office Compatibility Pack, now at version 2.0, is still unable to open .docx files from early Beta release versions of Word 2007, though there is a workaround for Excel and Powerpoint. This problem is documented here: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 926054

      It’s incredible that MS can’t create something that will convert .docx files into Word 2003, 2000 etc versions. Their only advice is to contact the document author and ask them to resave it in an earlier file fomat like Word 2003.

      The latest converter is here

      Any chance of someone posting up a test .docx file in the official retail release version so we can test if we’re “2007 ready” with our old version of Word? That we we’d know whether to keep telling people with Word 2007 to save in Word 2003, or “no problem I’ve got a file converter”.

      Cheers

      Colin

    • in reply to: 2007 Converters for 2003 (2003) #1041904

      I had the same problem, and I’m so glad you put up this post as I thought I must have done someting wrong. The error box gives you two options: “OK”, which takes you to the MS website to download the same converter file already installed, or ‘Cancel’, which stops the conversion. Closing the error box has no effect.

      In fact after checking some postings via the MS newsgroups I’ve discovered that early Beta file versions aren’t supported by the converters which only cover Beta 2 technical refresh.
      See here: http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/…&sloc=en-us
      The most frustrating part is that the file I’m trying to convert is from an early Office 2007 Beta for which there are no converters!

      Howwever, there is now a version 1 converter that should convert 2007 Release versions of Word documents in .docx format here:
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details…;displaylang=en

      If you’re trying to convert Beta 2 technical refresh documents the converters are currently here: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/beta/converter.mspx

      The file conversion utility might well be updated again but it might be worth checking what version Office 2007 Beta these files were made in. For the moment it seems the best option is to ask the author to resave in Word 1997-2003 version.

      It would be nice if Microsoft were to create converters for any Beta or release version of Office or Word 2007, but I guess life ain’t like that…

      Hope this helps someone.

    • in reply to: Secure sites file not found 404 errors (6.0 XPSP2) #829223

      There’s no arrow or tick of either colour. But then again, there’s nothing against any of the Internet Explorer Updates. I think I’ll try updating the patch again in the hope of putting something in the right place. I’m experiencing freezes in Windows Explorer at present. Not sure if it’s linked but I might have to reinstall Windows anyway. Let’s hope not. I could do without a day spent reinstalling everything.

      If you have any other ideas (anyone) do feel free to add them. Otherwise, many thanks for your help viking33

    • in reply to: Secure sites file not found 404 errors (6.0 XPSP2) #829049

      Hmm, this is interesting. I went to the Windows file and all the NTuninstall folders were there just as you described… except the one I wanted. I triple checked, but the Hotfix reported in Belarc isn’t there! Perhaps it didn’t install properly and that’s why I’m having problems. BTW Belarc reports the file as Q832894. I had said earlier that it was KB because I thought that referred to the Knowledge Base article. Just me getting confused my Microsoft terminology.

      What should I do? Try and reinstall it?

    • in reply to: Secure sites file not found 404 errors (6.0 XPSP2) #829050

      Hmm, this is interesting. I went to the Windows file and all the NTuninstall folders were there just as you described… except the one I wanted. I triple checked, but the Hotfix reported in Belarc isn’t there! Perhaps it didn’t install properly and that’s why I’m having problems. BTW Belarc reports the file as Q832894. I had said earlier that it was KB because I thought that referred to the Knowledge Base article. Just me getting confused my Microsoft terminology.

      What should I do? Try and reinstall it?

    • in reply to: Secure sites file not found 404 errors (6.0 XPSP2) #828925

      Thanks Viking33. Using the Belarc Advisor I think I’ve identified one update to Internet Explorer, KB832894, that could create the problem behaviour I’m getting. The problem it creates is worse than the problem it solves so I’d like to try re-applying it or take it away permanently. I can’t find it in the Add or Remove Programs listing.

      Any ideas how I can remove this Hotfix? I think it’s been around for a long time so using system restore is not an option.

    • in reply to: Secure sites file not found 404 errors (6.0 XPSP2) #828924

      Thanks Viking33. Using the Belarc Advisor I think I’ve identified one update to Internet Explorer, KB832894, that could create the problem behaviour I’m getting. The problem it creates is worse than the problem it solves so I’d like to try re-applying it or take it away permanently. I can’t find it in the Add or Remove Programs listing.

      Any ideas how I can remove this Hotfix? I think it’s been around for a long time so using system restore is not an option.

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