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System Utilities are a type of system software used to support the computer infrastructure, distinguishing it from application software which is aimed at directly performing tasks that benefit ordinary users. Commonly used utilities include password managers, disk managers, system monitors, data synchronization tools, security and antivirus software and editors.

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Hi Experts,

Can someone recommend a good software dealing with email to text functions.

should have

A- Carrier lookup.
B- Email/cell validation.
C- Mass text/email option.

Thanks in advance.
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Hello  Experts,

could you please give an advice about where and how to find free online training  about ISO 17025  acrediation labarotuary standards , as free or by low fee?

thnx,
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Dear Experts,

I am using Windows 10 Pro.

My hard disk crashed.

Now using new hard disk, but how do I restore back my Sticky Notes from the *.snt file?
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Hi Experts,
I am looking for an Access file that was used about a month ago, however cant remember the name and since there were more recent files used, I cannot get to see them from under Access recent files list..
Is there any way I can get a list of all my Access files used in past month, along with date last opened?
Files can be either on the server or on local C drive.
Thanks in advance
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There are many "always on top" utilities that can be used to make certain programs always stay on top of other windows.

However, I'm looking for an "always on top" utility that will make it so that whenever a certain application (such as snippingtool.exe) will always appear on top of other windows whenever it is launched.

I launch the snippintool.exe utility by pressing the Windows-R keyboard combination (to launch the "Run" dialog box and then type in "snippingtool" and press enter. Or on systems that I use all the time I have a keyboard combination set up that makes it so that when I press the predefined keys the snippingtool utility will launch.

The problem is that the snippingtool programs sometimes opens behind other applications (such as LogMeIn). I often need to take screenshots of remote systems I am connected to. Furthermore, I need to be sure that the snippingtool will always appear on top of all other program windows. I don't leave the snippingtool utility launched all the time but when I do run or launch it I need to make sure it will always appear on top of all other program windows.

What sort of more advanced "Always on top" utilities will allow this to be done?
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Hi Experts,
I created today a new task from task scheduler wizard and its not working.
Dont even see that listed under all other tasks!!
However under C:\Windows\System32\Tasks I see it.
How can I troubleshoot this?
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Hi Experts,
Looking for a script that gives me all large files created on the server in the past 10 days..
should return file name, date created, size of file, user created.
Thanks in advance.
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Hi Experts,
2 strange things suddenly happening to my PC's
1- The task manager got disabled
2- when I type in something then right click to select that work for spelling, it loses the selection.
Any reason behind these..?
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Hi Experts,

I have a .bat file that is used to backup data.  I want to include all folders / files on a drive but exclude one folder.  I can't seem to get it to do the exclusion.

Here is the WinZip Command Line.

"C:\Program Files\WINZIP\WZZIP.EXE"  -xd\\PL1\PL1-G-Data\Photos\*.*   "Z:\PATLAPTOP1\PL1-G-Data\%date%\PL1-G PatData All.ZIP" "\\PL1\PL1-G-PatData\*.*"  -r -p

Explanation
- Job is run on the PC where the 'Z:' Drive is located.
- Drive to be zipped is on PC \\PL1.
-  The Drive to be zipped is PL1-G-PatData.
- Folder (with sub folders) that needs to be excluded is PL1-G-Data\Photos

What needs to be done to get it exclude the PL1-G-Data\Photos folder.  Right now there are no errors but it is including the Photos folder?

Note: If using an 'Exclusion Parameter File' is a better way them I ok with it.

Thanks,
Bob C.
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Is it possible to detect when a user inserted an USB storage device and get notified by email or SMS?

I'm not looking for a solution which is blocking the usage of this device, just get notified.

Note: We are using PC's with Windows 10 mostly, and maybe some Windows 7.  All Home Edition, not pro and not on domain either.

The solution can be a software that we buy, or even C# code... anything useful and afordable.

Thanks you
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On one of the computers we support, the Windows Wait Cursor (AKA the spinning halo) is there all the time to the right of the mouse pointer. Is there a utility I can install that will show the name of whatever process is running that is causing the Windows Wait Cursor to appear? This is Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1. I have tried running Performance Monitor and Resource Monitor but am not able to see which process is associated with the current activity which is causing the Windows Wait Cursor to be displayed.

Ideally it should just display the process name next to the cursor.

Thanks,
Don
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Hi Experts,
Wondering why are my programs not always listed under start/my programs?!
I was looking for a program installed there about a month ago, and was listed there under my programs as well..
Today when I was looking for it, it was nowhere to be found!!
And I had forgotten the name of it..
Luckily I had this program installed in another pc where it was still being listed..
Once I got the name, I was able to type in and it opened.
But why all this hide and seek?!
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I have written before about various tools that can help one troubleshoot certain issues.  This time I ran into an issue with an old USB 2 thumb drive.  I thought it was a goner and I would need to buy a new one.  It is only a 4gb stick and USB 2.0, so not a big loss.  I tried several things and then put a question here.  The upshot of the question was that I ended up trying a low-level format tool.  


The tool, from HDDGuru.com, is called HDD Low-Level Format Tool.  After doing a low-level format on my USB drive (be careful this deletes all information), I regained use of the drive and, in fact, am using it right now with another security tool I use, Predator (more on that in another article).  It should be noted that there are a few fairly good tools on the HDDGuru website at http://hddguru.com/software/.


You can also use this tool to see information about your drives.  When you run the tool you will see this dialogue unless you upgrade.



After you upgrade, if you decide to, enter the code you receive after clicking the "Enter code" button (I suggest copy and pasting the code).  If you decide not to upgrade click the "Continue for free" button.


Whenever you use the Hard Disk Low-Level Format Tool (the name is deceiving since it does more than low-level formats), it should be run as Administrator.  If you don't run it as the Administrator you may end up seeing a screen similar to the featured image, where no drives are shown even though at least one drive is certainly present. If you do run it as Administrator (on the same machine in this case), your drives will be listed



If I choose the Edge drive (Highlighted), I see the following information



Since the selected device has no details, Let's see what another device looks like, the second choice is a Crucial SSD in the computer.



The basic device details are listed in the first tab.  The second tab is where you would start a low-level format, but clicking on it first gives you a warning (if you click on the tab and don't wish to format, this gives you an out):



Clicking on the S.M.A.R.T. tab (on a device that has SMART Data) initially gives this blank screen



When you click the "Get SMART Data" button, the resulting screen would look similar to this



So this is more than just a low-level format tool.  With that said, doing a low-level format will reclaim drives that you may have given up on.


I highly recommend upgrading for $3.30 (USD), the speed of the tool is severely compromised otherwise (it took a day and a half to do a low-level format on the Edge USB 4gb stick in free mode!).


If you liked this article don't forget to click the thumbs up below.  This helps me to know what types of content users are most interested.


Disclaimer: I am not in any way associated with the software mentioned in this article, other than being a satisfied user.



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We have watchdog devices in every server room/closet every location in our company.  Every device have an IP/hostname with cname.  So I can go by the name of the room.
Issue is I still have to go to individual every IP to monitor.  Is there an easy way to consolidate into one single page with links, that doesn't require a lot of html coding.  
Any advice?   Solution using Watchdog15 devices with temp, and flood probe attachments.
http://www.itwatchdogs.com/temperature-humidity-climate-monitor-watchdog-15-p71

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Experts,
How do I check which program is consuming the most memory?
See attached many columns I have to choose from..
Thanks
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Hi Experts,

We recently installed office 2016 and I'm having a hard time to get simple things working just the way they always did.
for example the following
1- When selecting and right clicking on a word typed in new email, why is the copy option not avail? (see attached)
2- When selecting a file to attach, I dont immediately get to see My Computer (see second attachment).
3- When I finally get to select a folder and realize have to move up one level, that option is gone..

Wondering how can I just get back my old tools/shortcuts working properly?
Thanks in advance.
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Hello,

Does anyone know of an on-screen ruler or measuring tool that is very customizable?

I have found several downloadable ruler apps online (which are said to be able to display lengths in pixels/centimeters/inches) but most of them are old or inaccurate or in another language.

For example I'm using a 28" 4K 3840x2160 monitor (Acer CB281HK) which is set to 150% scale. I also have an AutoHotkey (AHK) script* which enables me to capture the pixel coords of any location currently occupied by the mouse cursor. Thus, it's simple to check a particular screen location to test a ruler for accuracy.

I don't necessarily need freeware and would be willing to pay a reasonable price for some utility or app if it is accurate, can be rotated to any degree setting, can be set to always-on-top, and is adjustable.

By "adjustable", I mean to some percentage of the default. For example, some rulers return a pixel length 2/3 of actual which indicates they are not compensating for my screen being set to 150% scale. That seems easy to fix by having a scaling box to enter the 150%.

Another setting in which this would be useful is sometimes when I use Windows Media Player (WMP), I would like to have an always-on-top time indicator. So for example, I'm currently watching a video that is 32 minutes long and by mousing over the bottom of WMP, I can see a numerical indicator showing where I am in the video vs the video length (eg 20:23/32:34). But that goes away as soon as …
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Hi Guys,

We are trying to set up a Graylog platform with Incapsula.
The server was downloading the logs just fine, But then we found an error message in our server log.

2018-03-20 21:59:09,298 INFO LogsDownloader initializing is done
2018-03-20 21:59:11,084 ERROR Could not find file https://logs1.incapsula.com/*******/***_520.log. Response code is 404
2018-03-20 21:59:11,085 INFO Sleeping for 20 seconds until next file download retry number 1 out of 3

We checked the https://logs1.incapsula.com/*******/logs.index and the oldest log files are:

***_2278.log
***_2279.log
***_2280.log
***_2281.log
***_2282.log
***_2283.log

Do you know how can we restart the process counter?

It seems like the process is stacked in the log file number ***_520


On the other hand, we downloaded and added the content pack from Incapsula into our Graylog platform, but no dashboard or inputs were added.

Please let us know if you have some kind of recommendations or instructions.
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i want to replace a Kingston 240 GB SSD now model (240 Gb) by a bigger one - running Windows 7 - 64 bit
i bought a samsung 850 EVO 512 GB, and imaged the drive to it, using Paragon Disk Manager 15 SP5
it did the imaging fine, but i can't get the samsung to boot in the Original system - the drive is seen correct in bios, and put on top in boot priority
it returns : reboot and select proper boot device
i tried with Disk Copy, and with the imaging to VHD -  same outcome

the drive is GPT format  ( checked with disk part,) and has 3 partitions : System (100 MB), Reserved (128 MB) and Primary 465 GB

the motherboard is Asus Rampage 4 extreme 8 GB ram
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We have a user that password-protect a lots of his documents.  He uses WinRar v3.61 (and latest WinRar) , WinZip v9 (and the latest) also uses the latest 7z,  In a meeting a colleague mention that the problem with these apps, though all uses AES-256 (except the old version of WinRar),  when unzipping the files, all the apps create an unprotected version of the contents on another area of the computer.  What is the exact location of these folders?
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. i imaged a 240 GB kingston SSD with paragon disk manager 15 to a Samsung 500 GB drive without problems
only - on the Original system the copy does not boot -
the old one does boot from boot manager In the BIOS - not from the disk itself; the new one does not boot from either one
the weird thing is that the copy DOES boot on another system without problems

suggestions? asap plse!
the system is windows 7 -64 bit
and of course -  the SSD is on the priority list as second - first is boot manager
system board Asus Rampage 4 Extreme
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In a recent upgrade from win7 to win10 i found that the size of the magnifier viewing dock was too small, and there seemed to be no way to resize the dock area.  i searched and found a user on this site asking the same question, but he didn't get the answer and was told to just go full screen.  He closed the question although it was really not answered.

Well i have discovered that the dock area can be resized and full screen mode is not the solution nor necessary.  i couldn't provide the answer since his question was marked closed.

i wanted to share my findings but couldn't seem to find how to post the solution, i clicked to submit but it errored out and i lost everything i had written.  
 
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the icacls inheritance command does not seem to change subfolders. Does anyone know of a solution?
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Zip or any other software
Zip up a collection of files into multiple 20mb (close enough works) parts and each individual part is self contained.
Each individual piece can be extracted separately, without needing any of the other pieces.
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I am in need of a "disk monitor". I have a laptop that just beats on the hard drive to the point nothing runs. The CPU usage is fine but something is continually writing to the disk. I tried SysInternals diskmon but get and error about access denied when running it.

   Is there such a utility that will tell me what is beating up the hard drive?
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System Utilities

12K

Solutions

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Contributors

System Utilities are a type of system software used to support the computer infrastructure, distinguishing it from application software which is aimed at directly performing tasks that benefit ordinary users. Commonly used utilities include password managers, disk managers, system monitors, data synchronization tools, security and antivirus software and editors.