Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fixing Autocomplete in Outlook

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_file_size_limit.html - I had to fix my mother's Outlook 2007 autocomplete function yesterday. Apparently with Outlook 2007 the autocomplete file can have up to 2000 entries. With a Nirsoft Utility, NK2Edit, I confirmed that there were 2001. I removed 10 entries using the NK2Edit utility again and it started working anew.

From the link at the beginning of this post I understood I could create a small registry entry which expands the limit to whatever size you want. I increased my mother's file limit to 22,222 so the problem would not occur again.

The details of how to create this registry update are explained on the link. Suffice it to say that the registry limit has to specified with a hex number equivalent to what you are raising the threshold to, so be sure to find a hex to decimal converter online.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Free Opener, Similar to Free Editor, Will Open and Save Some Corrupt DOCX Files

http://www.freeopener.com/ - this program, just like the previously mentioned Free Editor, will also open and save the contents of some corrupt Word DOCX files from which Word itself cannot open or salvage the text.

"Free Opener allows users to view, edit and print many different types of files without having to download specialty software. Currently, the software supports over 80 different file formats including Microsoft® Office Files (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .msg, .vcf), Adobe® Files (.swf, .flv, .psd, .pdf) and many others."

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SoftMaker Will Pay 0.10 Euros to Charity Whenever You Download There Free Version of Their Office Suite, Until Dec. 24

http://www.loadandhelp.com/home-en.html - Other office suites are sometimes useful for opening corrupt files that won't open in their regular MS or Open Office programs. Softmaker Office is one of those suites that I use for that purpose.

Softmaker is donating 0.10 euros to charity whenever you download the free version of their office suite. Until Dec. 24, 2012.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Some Great Drive Recovery Freeware at HDDGURU


http://hddguru.com/software/ -

Wipe My Disks securely wipes all disks installed in your computer. It supports SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drives. Will also work with most external drive enclosures as well as SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media. The tool is freeware.Read more...

HDD Raw Copy ToolThis HDD Raw Copy tool can make an exact duplicate of a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. Will also work with any USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures as well as SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media. The tool is free for home use.Read more...

HDD LLF Low Level Format ToolThis HDD Low Level Format utility is free for home use. It can erase and Low-Level Format a SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI or SSD hard disk drive. Will also work with any USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures as well as SD, MMC, MemoryStick and CompactFlash media.Read more...

HDD Capacity Restore ToolHDD Capacity Restore Tool allows you to restore factory capacity of any hard drive. Acomplete capacity restore guide is supplied with the application.Read more...

Partition Find and MountPartition Find and Mount allows you to recover deleted partitions. What's special in this program is that it allows you to mount lost partitions right into the system, so the operating system sees that lost partition like a good one.Read more...

HDD Wipe Tool
This freeware HDD Wipe utility will erase and re-certify a SATA, IDE or SCSI hard disk drive with any size of up to 281 474 976 710 655 bytes. Will work with USB and FIREWIRE external drive enclosures. Low-level erasing of Flash Cards is supported too. HDD Wipe Tool will clear partitions, MBR, and every bit of user data. The program utilizes Ultra-DMA transfers when possible.Read more...

Hard drive firmware update utility (Bootable CD ISO)
This utility, on the bootable CD, will then examine your system, detect all 2.5/1.8 inch hard drives installed, and then check the firmware revision of the drive. If required, it will prompt you to run the appropriate firmware update program for your drive.Read more...

Magic Boot Disk v2.0
Magic Boot Disk v2.0 is an MS-DOS boot disk which contains some very usefull stuff, such as patched FORMAT.COM, fixed FDISK.EXE, USB Mass Storage drivers for MHDD and more.Read more...

USBASPI V2.20 MS-DOS Driver
USBASPI is a MS-DOS driver makes it possible to access your USB device under MS-DOS.Read more...

HDDScan
HDDScan is a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics, it supports IDE/SATA/SCSI hard disk drives, RAID arrays, external USB/Firewire hard disks, flash cards.Read more...

IBM/HITACHI Drive Feature Tool
IBM/Hitachi Drive Feature Tool is a DOS-bootable tool for changing various ATA features. The Feature Tool allows you to control some of the features of IBM/Hitachi Deskstar and Travelstar high performance ATA hard disk drives and supports 48-bit addressing, so it will work with the new large capacity drives.
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Victoria
Victoria is a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics.
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MHDD is the most popular freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics.MHDD supports these interfaces: IDE, Serial ATA, SCSI. Also there is a possibility to access an USB storage, there are drivers for emulation (USB->SCSI).
This software can make precise diagnostic of the mechanical part of a drive, view SMART attributes, perform Low-level format, bad sector repair, different tests and tens of other functions.

Removing a Bios - CMOS Password - Free Article

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