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Having a problem backing up files

A recent back up ended in creating a file but with no detail in it The back up was for Sage Line 50.

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    sage line 50..is that the device you backed up to?????

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Control Panel freezes when any app is clicked


It could be caused by a corrupted third-party entry, try this:
Create a folder, say, TempCPL in My Documents. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to \Windows\System32 and display the files as Details. Click View > Arrange by Type and look for files with .cpl as the extension. You may have to Show Extensions in Folder Options > View Tab to see them.
Check from their Properties which are not Microsoft. Move the non-Microsoft .cpl files one by one to the new folder and open Control Panel after each move to see if the problem has gone. After detecting the culprit, leave it in the TempCPL folder and move back the other .cpl files. If the problem is not a non-Microsoft file, repeat the procedure for the Windows .cpl files. There are copies of the Windows files in C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386.

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[Linux] How to create a List of files in a directory with neccssary fields


OS: Any Linux / Unix Systems
Purpose : To create a text file containing a list of contents of a directory in specific manner.
Mode of Operation: Command Line Interface
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hi...

We often need to create List of contents in a directory, such as , for a Personal Work Logs where each entry represents the activity on a specific day.

We can create File list quickly and easily in Linux and use it to find specific files quickly.

Though there are several methods and several commands , we only focus on easy way , which need to use two commands - cd , ls
cd - [Change Directory] changes the current working directory to specified directory.
USAGE: cd
For more details, Type " man cd " on Terminal or visit here

ls - [LiSt] This command lists the contents. This command supports many options which will customize the output
USAGE: ls
For More Details , Type " man ls " on Terminal or visit here

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STEPS

  1. First we need to open a Terminal ( Shell / Bash ).
    You can find shortcut to execute Terminal in Application Menu.
    In Ubuntu shortcut to open terminal is [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [T] or press [Alt] + [F2] to open Run and type " gnome-terminal "
    Or you can get a terminal by Pressing [Ctrl} + [Alt] + [F1] ~ [F6]
    A typical Terminal may look like this
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    So now we have a terminal to work with. :-)

  2. Now we need to change current working folder location (In most cases its user's home directory. In my case its /home//Documents) to the folder, of which contents should be listed.
    you can view current working directory by the help of command. Type pwd and press [Enter]
    For this we can use cd command.
    Say, your folder whose contents should be listed is " Source " and is located in " /home/Documents/ " then you should type as

    cd /home/Documents/Source and press [Enter]

    For example, i need to create a list of my English video song collection ( My English songs are located on /media/FUNCLUB/2.VIDEO SONGS/ENGLISH ) , then i would type first:

    cd /media/FUNCLUB/2.VIDEO SONGS/ENGLISH

    To confirm working directory is changed properly, type " pwd " and press [Enter]. It should display our folder.
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  3. Now type ' ls ' and press [Enter]. Then it should display folder's contents.
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    If you can see contents of folder , everything is working well.

  4. Now need to tell ls how the contents should by displayed. There a lots of formats ls supports. Commonly used formats are
    • ls -l Display contents in detailed List View
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      In Order Permissions Owner Group Size in Bytes Created On File Name

    • ls -h Tell ls to display sizes in human readable format (KB, Mb, GB etc.)
      This option uses in conjunction with other options like -l, -s etc
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    • ls -s Display File name and its contents. Usually with -h
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    • There are a lot more options to control the output format of ls command. To find more about this, please visit here.

  5. We have learned how to format output of ' ls '.
    ' ls ' command outputs to the standard Output (STDOUT) of computer, which is most commonly the monitor itself. Now all we need to save the screen prints to a file so that we can view results later.
    Here what we do is to transfer the output produced by ls command to a file. This is done by " > " ( 'Greater Than' Symbol ).
    'Character' - ' Purpose '
    ' > ' - Transfer the output from STDOUT to file
    ' >> ' - Append the output to specified file (Add the output to end of file)


    Usage:
    ls [Options] >[File]

    example:

    ls -sh >/home/nightflare/Desktop/List_Of_Video_files.txt

on Mar 29, 2011 | PC Desktops

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File organization tips: 9 ideas for managing files and folders


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To open Documents in Windows 7 and Vista, click <b>Start</b>, and then click <b>Documents</b> to discover an easy way to store your personal documents.<br /> In Windows 7, the Documents feature is actually a virtual library. By default, the Documents library includes your My Documents or Documents folder and the Public Documents folder. You can customize the Documents library (in addition to the Music, Pictures, and Videos libraries that are also included by default) in Windows 7 to group files and folders from any location on your computer-without actually moving them. Or you can build your own libraries to easily organize your files. Learn more about <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Working-with-libraries">working with libraries</a>.<br /><br /> <img src="files_win7_libraries.jpg" /> <i>Libraries are a flexible way to organize your files in Windows 7 without moving them into one location.</i><br /> By using Libraries in Windows 7, Documents in Windows Vista, and My Documents in Windows XP, you can more easily:<br /> <ul> <li> <b>Find files.</b> Windows provides easy access to the Documents folder (and its subfolders) in many places, including the <b>Start</b> menu, the task pane in Windows Explorer, and common <b>File Open</b> and <b>File Save</b> dialog boxes, among other places. Read about the <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-search">search feature in Windows 7</a>, or read these <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Tips-for-finding-files">tips for finding files</a> in Windows Vista and Windows XP. <br /> <li> <b>Back up files.</b> You should back up files regularly. Documents and libraries can help make backups a snap. <br /> <li> <b>Keep files separate from programs.</b> By separating document files and program files you reduce the risk of accidentally deleting your documents when you install or upgrade programs. To move files or folders from one location to another, right-click the file or folder name in the existing location and then click <b>Cut</b>. Navigate to the new location, and then click <b>Paste</b>. You can also <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Move-and-copy-files-using-drag-and-drop">drag a file or folder</a> from one location to another. To display two folder windows simultaneously in Windows 7, hold down the Shift key when you click to open the second window.<br /></li></ul> <li><a></a> <b>Adopt consistent methods for file and folder naming.</b> When learning how to manage files and folders, it is important that you develop a naming scheme for the kinds of files you create most often and then stick to it. To change an existing file or folder name, right-click the name in the folder structure. Click <b>Rename</b>, and then type the new name. <br /> <li><a></a> <b>Keep names short.</b> Even though you can use long file names in Windows, you should not necessarily do so. Long file names can be harder to read.<br /> Let your folder structure do some of the naming. For example, rather than creating a file called Great American Novel Chapter One First Effort, you can build a structure like this:<br /><br /> <img src="files_win7_folders.png" /> <i>The folder structure can help you avoid using lengthy file names.</i><br /> <li><a></a> <b>Separate ongoing and completed work.</b> To keep the Documents folder from becoming too unwieldy, use it only for files you're actively working on. As a result, you can reduce the number of files you need to search through and the amount of data you need to back up. Every month or so, move the files you're no longer working on to a different folder or location, such as a folder on your desktop, a special archive folder, a flash drive, an external hard disk drive, or even a CD. <br /> <li><a></a> <b>Store like with like.</b> Restricting folders to a single document type (or predominantly one type) makes it easier for you to find files. For example, with all of your graphics in a single folder-or in a single library in Windows 7-it's easy to use the slide show feature in Windows Explorer to find the right picture for your newsletter. You can also use libraries in Windows 7 to group files together for easier searching without moving them into the same place or use the <b>Arrange by</b> command to sort files by criteria, such as author, date modified, and type. These criteria can change based on the file type (documents have different Arrange by criteria than photos, for example). <br /> <li><a></a> <b>Avoid large folder structures.</b> If you need to put so many subfolders in a folder that you can't see all of them at a glance, consider creating an alphabetic menu.<br /><br /> <img src="filestructure.gif" /> <i>Alphabetized folders can help you stay organized.</i><br /> <li><a></a> <b>Use shortcuts and shortcut links instead of multiple copies.</b> If you need to get to the same file from multiple locations, don't create copies of the file. <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Create-or-delete-a-shortcut">Create <i>shortcuts</i></a> to it instead. Shortcuts are links to files or programs and are represented by icons with an arrow in the lower-left corner. To create a shortcut, right-click the file and then click <b>Create Shortcut</b>. You can drag the shortcut to other locations. 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To see a Jump List for a particular program, just right-click the program button on the taskbar.<br /> <li><a></a> <b>Consider storing documents online.</b> You can also keep documents your company's <a href="http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx">Microsoft SharePoint 2010</a> site or on <a href="http://explore.live.com/windows-live-skydrive">Windows Live SkyDrive</a> so that you can easily access them from outside the office, share them, and edit them online by using <a href="http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/web-apps/office-web-apps-FX101825822.aspx">Office Web Apps</a>.<br /></li></ol>

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Where to find the reset button on my packard bell pc hard drive




Click on the "Start" button and input "Recovery" into the search box. Click on "Recovery Manager."


Click on the "Advanced Options" button when the Windows recovery manager appears. Choose the "System Recovery" option from the list and click on "Next."

Click "No" to decline using the Microsoft system restore and click "Next." Note that HP computers have their own restore system.

Click on "Back up your files first (recommended)." Click on "Next." Follow the instructions given to you by the recovery manager for backing up your files.

This is your opportunity to back up any important or original files before you reset the HP computer to its original settings.

Save these files to removable storage devices such as DVD disks, CD disks, alternative hard drives (that you are not performing a system reset on) or flash drives.

Click on "Next" when the screen reads "Recover without backing up your files." Note that after you proceed with this step, you will lose any and all information on your Hard Drive that you did not back up.

Restart your computer after it has finished the recovery procedure. Visit the HP Support and drivers website and click on the option that says "Download drivers and software (and firmware)." Enter your computer model number (find this on the front of your tower) and press "Enter."

Download the most recent drivers and save them on your desktop. Double-click the driver package and follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers.

Insert your removable storage device that contains the files that you backed up. Copy the files to the appropriate places on your hard drive.

hope this helps

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MadDog MD-16XDVD9 could not perform end of disc-at-once


Have you tried checking your basics ?
Firmware ?
ASPI ?
Disk Defrag ?
IDE location ?
Jumper settings ?
What type of media are you using ?
What programs are you using ?
Exactly where are you and what are you doing when your error occurs.
What are your PC's specs ?
Do you have any Roxio products installed on your PC ?
Please answer ALL of the above - if you don't know, say so, don't make something

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Antivirus testing


Testing Antivirus ----------------------------- You can verify that antivirus works properly with the help of a special test file, known as EICAR Standard Anti-virus Test file. (EICAR stands for the European Institute of Computer Anti-virus Research). This is a dummy file, which is also detected by other anti-virus products.
No need to worry, because this file is not a real virus. All that EICAR.COM does when executed is to display the text 'EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE' and exit.

However, the file can be created using any text editor, provided the file is saved in standard MS-DOS ASCII format and is 68 bytes long. It might also be 70 bytes if the editor puts a CR/LF at the end. The file must contain the following single line:
X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
Save the file to any name with COM extension, for example EICAR.COM. >From now on, you can use this file to see what happens when antivirus detects a real virus.


Testing Antispam ---------------------------- Verify if antispam is working with the GTUBE test. The test consists in entering the: "XJS*C4JDBQADN1.NSBN3*2IDNEN*GTUBE-STANDARD-ANTI-UBE-TEST-EMAIL*C.34X" line in the body of an e-mail.
antispam must tag as spam any message that contains this string.
The string must be reproduced on a single line.

on Jun 17, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Create your own autorun CD or DVD





It is easy to create an autorun CD or DVD for Windows and all it takes are a few files (which we've supplied for free). The technique can be used to open other file types, but HTML is used for a reason: it is the most commonly supported by Windows (most PCs have a Web browser) and it is flexible. You could use it to open other files, such as a Powerpoint presentation, but it would require the end user to have Powerpoint or the Powerpoint viewer on their system.

The autorun zip file we've prepared contains everything you need to autorun a CD and open a HTML file. So download a copy - it's tiny and free - see above for the download link.

So why can't an autorun open a HTML directly? It is because a Windows autorun can only open an application (program) not a data file (eg HTML). You cannot tell an autorun to directly open a HTML file. Try it, and nothing will happen. To get around his problem, we are using a .bat file which Windows will treat as a program. This special file will then open the HTML file.


Assembling the CD
Download and copy the files to your root directory of the CD. These are: autorun.inf, autorun.bat and index.html. You can put all sorts of files on the rest of the CD. They won't affect the autorun. You can test the autorun by burning the three files to the root directory of a test CD-R. Open the CD drive and close it again. Viola, you have just created your own autorun HTML CD. You should change the contents of index.html to whatever you need. The index.html supplied is only a test page.

Changes you can make
The autorun can open any type of file and display any message you want. To make changes, open Windows Notepad (do not use Word, WordPad or other Word processors). Now open the autorun.bat file from within Notepad. The order is important, if you double-click the autorun.bat file, it will try to run. So open NotePad and select File-Open and choose the autorun.bat file. You'll see four lines of code.

The first line after @echo (remember the space) will appear as a comment in the autorun launch Window. This comment will be seen very briefly by your end-users. It can be changed to anything you want, but since it only appears for a second or less, don't make it too wordy. If you wanted to say 'The CD is loading now...', the first line of code will look like:

@echo The CD is loading now...

The second line of the code tells the .bat file to open to your index.html file. If want to open a file by another file (eg readme.txt), then it would read:

@start readme.txt

Make sure you leave the last two lines untouched (@cls and @exit) - they must always appear last. Save the changes and you are done. That that's all you need to create your own HTML autorun CD.

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Sage has error and closes down before closing correctly. It will not open again, saying it is already open. Using vista and version 8 in Sage instant.


In your sage data directory there is a file queue.dta delete this and you will be able to log back in. I would recommend you upgrade to Instant V14 though if you are using Vista. V8 came out in 2002/03 not designed for Vista

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I have recently got my old files transferred onto DVD-R disks to put onto my new computer. For some reason when I put one in, the drive just sits there and won't read the disk. If I try and click on the...


You have to have the software that backed up your files to disk installed on the computer, the same software has to restore the files. For example, Nero will not restore files created by Slysoft. Good Luck.

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Burn error


You unit is faulty.. replace the unit with a new one. The CD Write Laser has probably "Burnt Out" or perhaps the "Quadrant Detector" has faulted.. either way a new unit is only way solve ya problem ... sry :(

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