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    • in reply to: Chiefs or 49ers? #2638342

      CADesertRat wrote:
      Open borders certainly don’t help either.

      What has this to do with open borders ?
      It has everything to do with Republicans and free guns.

      No, it has everything to do with people resorting to violence as a solution to a difference. Washington DC had the most restrictive anti-gun laws for many years and those gun laws did not stop them from becoming the murder capital of the US or curb violence at all. Cars don’t kill people, bad driving does. Knives don’t kill people, a bad person’s use of the knife kills people. The biggest acts of violence in the US (i.e. OK City, Boston marathon, mail bombing, etc.) don’t involve the use of a gun. But with guns I hear guns kill people and better gun control laws will solve the problem. I’m sorry I don’t see the difference with guns and other tools people use when they want to harm someone. I’m not pro guns and I don’t believe military style guns belong in private ownership. My point is, preventing the availability of guns has not and will not solve or suppress this sort of violence. We need to look for a different answer and stop presenting gun control as a real answer to this growing problem.

      HTH, Dana:))

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    • in reply to: Outlook 2021 #2637351

      Sorry, forgot to login before posting.

      The “Keith & Lyn.vcf” is the file of the business card (called a vCard). It allows the receiver the ability to click the file to download which adds all the contact info in that file to their Contacts folder. Creates your contact info for them.

      Do you want that business card and signature to be on every new email you make? If not, that can be changed.

      HTH, Dana:))

    • BTW, I’ve used reg.exe this way numerous times, both from cmd and in batch files, and it’s never failed to work using the full root key name.

      My prior experience must have been wrong and I had always thought you had to use the abbreviated form as shown in the help for the reg add command.  I’m glad to know that the long form works as well and I stand corrected.

      HTH, Dana:))

    • Reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Settings\AllowSignInOptions /v value /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

      Not to but in, but that reg add command you posted won’t run. The reg add command requires the hive (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE)of the key to be abbreviated. In order to run the command should be

      Reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Settings\AllowSignInOptions /v value /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

      HTH, Dana:))

    • in reply to: Outlook 2021 #2637170

      Hi, How to stop “Insert Tab” from showing with Signature  in Outlook 2021

      The Signature on the Insert is part of the Include group of that tab. You can customize the Outlook ribbon for the compose email window and remove the Include group from the Insert tab, which will remove the Signature option; however, you will lose access to the other functions in the group such Attach File, Business card, or Calendar. You can’t remove individual functions of a group (aka: can’t remove just the Signature from the Include Group)
      You can remove the Include group and then add the Attach file function to the Quick Access bar, but you will still not have the attached Business card or Calendar or other Outlook items functions.

      To Remove a Group from a Ribbon Tab (refer to the image below)

      1. In Outlook open a New Mail window.
      2. Right click a blank area of the Ribbon and select Customize the Ribbon.
      3. In the Main tabs in the right pane and click the > next to the Tab containing your group to expand.  Insert in this case.
      4. Select the group (Include in this case) to highlight it.
      5. Click the Remove button between the panes.
      6. Click the OK button to save your changes and close the window.

      The Include group and all of its icons are no longer in the Ribbon above.


      HTH, Dana:))

    • in reply to: Lost Outlook 2019 Calendars #2636641

      Do you see any potential issues if I delete the Outlook Files #2 folder from both the above locations?

      Since the AppData in the Outlook Files #2 is a duplicate, Yes delete both Outlook File # 2 folders in both locations.   If anything goes wrong you can restore them from the Recycle bin.  Deleting the folder deletes everything in the folder at the same time.


      HTH, Dana:))

    • in reply to: Configuring Powershell #2636480

      I cannot seem to figure out how to configure PS so that it does not matter whether I start it from a Start menu pinned shortcut, a desktop shortcut or the Programs Files shortcut.

      Make the desktop shortcut open PS as you would like.  Assign a keyboard shortcut to this shortcut.  Now anywhere you are on this system and you want PS, enter the keyboard shortcut and it will open the PS you have configured for that shortcut.

      If you want an Admin PS, you can use Task Scheduler to get a single click opening without the UAC security window.

      If you like your Desktop clean, you can make that shortcut invisible.

      I have a shortcut for an Admin Command window that can’t be seen on the Desktop, but Ctrl + Alt + C open that Admin Command no matter where I am on my system.

      HTH, Dana:))

    • in reply to: Lost Outlook 2019 Calendars #2635966

      If the default pst continues to work, then maybe we can start eliminating duplicate and unused files and folders. I may decide to leave well enough alone and not try to move the default pst out of the path containing OneDrive folder. What do you think?

      If you have it working, it really doesn’t matter where the default .pst file is stored.  I keep all my .pst files on a separate drive.

      If you delete any .pst files you think are duplicates, do so while Outlook is open.  That way if you try to delete a file that Outlook is using Windows won’t let you delete because it is in use.  This is a good safety step.

      Let me know if you decide to be happy with what you got.


      HTH, Dana:))

    • in reply to: January Cumulative Update Successfully Installed #2635905

      With Windows 10 Home how do I see the individual components like KB5034441?

      Open Run box (WinKey +R)
      Copy and paste
      Press Enter key.
      Windows Update will open
      Scroll down to
      View Update history and select to open
      Look under Quality Updates.
      The latest updates are listed first and each update has its KB #

      BTW My January updates including KB5034441 installed without a hassle.

      HTH, Dana:))

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    • Each month, when you create an image, the “WindowsImageBackup” folder gets a little bigger.

      Unless you move the WindowsImageBackup folder, Windows will replace that image when it creates the next one.  Yes, the image will get bigger because the amount of data on the drive is increased.

      Windows has a maximum shadow copy storage space for each drive.  Maybe you’ve hit this limit?

      I think you are confusing Restore Points with Image Backup.  Image Backup is to a separate drive and the only limit on the image’s size is if it will fit on the destination drive.

      HTH, Dana:))

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    • in reply to: Lost Outlook 2019 Calendars #2635255

      Yes you can import the Calendars again.  Don’t delete them.  We will move the calendar events from them to your main Calendar and then delete the empty folders.  Sometimes we miss the import to a folder off the screen in the left Navigation pane and we don’t check it to view its contents in the Calendar displayed..

      Let’s not try too much at once.  Did you move the default account to the folder you want yet?  My concern is we made that copy long ago and it will not contain emails since the time is was copied.

      At this point I suggest you:

      1. Import that Outlook.pst again.
      2. Load any those other .pst files (not the one that is a copy) you think has emails in the Data Files and check the folders of that loaded .pst file for any thing you want.
      3. When finished getting emails from a .pst file, remove form Data Files but don’t delete it.  We can delete when we are sure we have all we want in Outlook.
      4. After we move everything into Outlook we can combine folders and clean thing up.

      HTH, Dana:))

    • in reply to: Are you ready to recover your Windows computer? #2635002

      I offer this suggestion for the future that has helped in such situations.

      Create a bootable flash drive for the backup software you have (I use Windows). Test it and make sure it boots. Record step by step instructions for every step to change the PC to boot to the flash drive and instructions on loading the backup image. Print the instructions out. Get a used DVD case, tape the flash drive inside the case and place the instruction inside the case. Label the DVD case Windows Recovery. Keep the case on the desk near the PC.

      HTH, Dana:))

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    • in reply to: Recover a calendar from a backup .pst file #2634998

      We have tried numerous times using the standard approach of clicking: File; Open & Export; Import/Export; Import from another program or file; Outlook Data File (.pst); Selecting The file to import from an external drive, Replacing duplicates with items imported, Clicking Next; And from their it is a mystery. In the area where it says Select the folder to import to we are given the options Deleted items. Contacts, and Drafts

      If the option to Include subfolders wasn’t checked when the backup was made, then the Calendar was not backed up.   The Select the folder to import from: window is a true reading of the files contained in the .pst file you selected.  If there is no Calendar folder listed, then it is not in that .pst file.


      HTH, Dana:))

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    • in reply to: Lost Outlook 2019 Calendars #2634991

      I believe the problem is still with the default Data File. The only one there now is the one containing OneDrive in the path. That isn’t the one I want to use. I want to use either of these two paths that don’t contain OneDrive: This PC\Local Disc (C:)\Users\Don & Lulu\Documents\Outlook Files. This PC\Documents\Outlook Files.

      I know it is hard to understand, but

      This PC\Local Disc (C:)\Users\Don & Lulu\Documents\Outlook Files
      This PC\Documents\Outlook Files

      Are the same path to the same location. This PC\Documents = C:\Users\Don & Lulu\Documents

      Concerning “It showed email – Outlook (Don).pst in the file name box at the bottom of the screen.” This is the correct way to load a dat file; however, that file is the one you placed there as a copy for you to move the default account to. Since it is the same file as the default one it will not open it.

      “I’m not sure what the current folder is?” The current folder is the only Data file left in Outlook…your default one. Also at the beginning of that procedure I had you select that default account. It says folder but really means account…the default account.

      We can move to that file with your default account as we started before since you can locate the file better, but you can’t load it into the Data files.

      1) Close Outlook
      2) Use File Explorer and go to that default account at:
      This PC\Local disc (C:)\Users\Don & Lulu\OneDrive\Documents\Outlook Files\email address – Outlook.pst (28,000 KB)
      3) Right click this file and select Rename. Add an X to the front of the first character in the name and save.
      4) Open Outlook which will post a warning that it could not find the Data file. Click the OK and prompts to open an Explorer to go to:
      This PC\Documents\Outlook Files\email address – Outlook (Don).pst (28,000 KB)
      which is a copy of that file with the same name it should open and that path should be listed for that data file. Try C:\Users\Don & Lulu\Documents\Outlook Files in the Address bar, select the email address – Outlook (Don).pst file to highlight it and press Open button.

      Once you have switched you can still import from the other files as it appears that the Calendar files of that Outlook.pst don’t import for some reason.

      HTH, Dana:))

    • in reply to: Lost Outlook 2019 Calendars #2634853

      The default Data File is still the one located in the path containing OneDrive. That is NOT where the file I updated is located. Tried to add that location to the Data Files list but it will NOT work. I used “add” on the Data Files tab to navigate to the correct location, select the file and click OK.  NOTHING happens. I’m just returned to the Data Files list where nothing has been added. I don’t get it???

      The .pst file to select for importing is that Outlook.pst file and Not your default one. My instructions stated “On this next page labeled Import Outlook Data File click the Browse button which will open an
      Explorer window to go to where that Outlook.pst file is located. Outlook can’t import from a file that is already loaded in Outlook, so it knows not to select your default file that was open in Outlook. You don’t have to select the data file (default one) to import to (update as you call it). The Import items into the current folder setting in the import settings directs the import to that default data file opened in Outlook. This is also why I had you remove the Outlook.pst data file so the default data file would be the only current folder to import to and wouldn’t import to a wrong data file..

      Whatever .pst you selected must had tasks and no calendar events.

      You still need to:

      1)First – Remove the Outlook.pst data file that is NOT the default account so Outlook has only the one default Data file.
      2) Repeat the import procedure and in the box where is say File to import and has the Browse button you must list the path address to that Outlook.pst data file that you just removed.
      If you follow those directions and select the right Outlook.pst file to import FROM it will work as it has already worked for that other .pst file.

      After this, you can use the same procedure to import the other .pst files you have until everything has been imported to your default and only data file in Outlook. The key to this is using the correct path address to each of those .pst files to import and following the instructions.

      HTH, Dana:))

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