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Dropbox has a relatively new feature called Smart Sync. This feature allows Dropbox Professional (not plus) and Dropbox Business (if enabled) users to store information in Dropbox WITHOUT storing any files on their computer.
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Password-Managers
Each password manager has its own problems in dealing with certain websites and their login methods. In Part 1, I review the Top 5 Password Managers that I've found to be the best. In Part 2 we'll look at which ones co-exist together and why it's often useful to use more than one.
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Hi Thomas,

I've gotten a response from Sticky Password Premium Support and there is a way to Merge the USB database, though not immediately obvious so I'm not surprised it's easily missed..

The database of the Portable version can be updated by almost the same steps as when installing it. Connect the USB device with the Portable version installed to a Windows computer with the installed desktop version of Sticky Password and navigate to the main Sticky Password window - Menu - Tools - Portable Passwords. You will get an option to replace or merge the databases of both Sticky Password installations:

https://www.stickypassword.com/help/taking-advantage-of-portable-passwords-by-sticky-password-1092

Cloud sync feature for the Portable version is not in our nearest plans however we may add it in future updates.


Hope that helps.

Andrew
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Andrew,

Yes this is how I update my stick database.  I always choose the overwrite option.  It is unfortunate that Sticky Password does not have the option to sync from the stick.
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In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to convert Youtube to mp3 for Free. We'll show you how easy it is to make an mp3 from your video clips so that you can enjoy them offline.
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This is an update to some code that someone else posted on Experts Exchange. It is an alternate approach, I think a little easier to use, & makes sure that things like the Task Bar will update.
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A few solutions to a problem some of us have been having when trying to add Hostgator email accounts to Outlook 2016 (will probably work with Outlook 2013 as well).
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Most folks would know the basics of how Dropbox works, so that’s not the purpose of this article. Security is what it’s all about, so here I’ll share how I choose to secure my Dropbox Account and the Data it contains.
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I figured that was the reason - especially since password management was really a side note.  BTW, I now use StickyPassword.  I have found that the worse part of Roboform was that it didn't completely transfer all passwords/passcards/whatever when I exported them.  I do like some of the features of Dashlane, and probably would use that instead if SP didn't offer such a great deal (it was because I was using some other software - don't remember which - and they gave all their users a lifetime membership to SP).
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Hi Thomas, thanks for mentioning the other password managers that you use.  I currently have licenses for Roboform, Avast Password and now 1Password.  I'll generally install a trial to a software product and use it for a short time.

If I don't like it I get rid of it, if I do like it, I'll generally buy a license/subscription to it to unlock all features as 1 reason, but also to encourage the developers to keep working on the products.  Purchasing licenses by registering them to my company gives me a tax benefit as well so it's all good. Just don't tell my missus that's one of my habits! lol  :-)

Cheers..
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MS Outlook undoubtedly is the most widely used email client.Its user-friendliness, cost effectiveness, and availability with Microsoft Office Suite make it the most popular email application.  Its compatibility with Microsoft applications like Exchange Server is also a reason for its popularity. However, this application is not completely free of issues. Outlook configuration errors, compatibility issues with other email clients, large size, and corruption of its proprietary file format (PST format), etc. are some common issues faced by Outlook users. However, due to the popularity of Outlook, many professional solutions are available to help Outlook users overcome these issues. Here we will discuss some tools that help you to manage MS Outlook efficiently.


  1. Kernel for Outlook PST Repair – For repairing corrupted PST files
  2. Kernel for PST Compress & Compact – For reducing the size of PST files
  3. Kernel for Outlook Duplicates Remover – For removing duplicate emails from Outlook mailbox
  4. Kernel for Attachment Management – For managing PST email attachments
  5. Kernel for PST Split – For splitting large PST files


Kernel for Outlook PST Repair – For repairing corrupted PST files


PST file corruption is a common issue in all versions of MS Outlook. Some of these issues can be fixed using free or inbuilt tools, but not all. That is why even seasoned Outlook users prefer professional PST repairing solutions. One such a tool you can try is Kernel for Outlook PST Repair. It repairs damaged Outlook Data files.  This tool has many features like:


  • Repairs large PST files without any issues
  • Exports emails to Office 365 and emails servers like Exchange server.
  • Recovers deleted emails & attachments (and displays then in RED for preview)
  • Saves emails to different file formats DBX, MBOX, MSG, and EML, etc.
  • Enabled with inbuilt filters which can find required emails instantly.



Kernel for PST Compress & Compact – For reducing the size of PST files


Kernel for PST Compress & Compact is a unique tool which can compact the size of large PST files. This utility helps you to reduce PST size by removing the unused space. This tool has more features which are stated as follows:


  • Compresses & compacts many PST files in single cycle.
  • Integrated with user-friendly Interface.
  • Compresses or removes attachments from emails.
  • Retains integrity while compacting PST files.
  • Removes extra space from PST files.



Kernel for Outlook Duplicates Remover – For removing duplicate emails from Outlook mailbox


Kernel for Outlook Duplicates Remover is a simple tool to remove duplicate items from the Outlook mailbox. It has different options for finding duplicates in Outlook. Following are the features which are included in this tool:


  • Finds and removes duplicate items from PST files.
  • Inbuilt comparison criteria to find duplicate items.
  • Provides various comparison criteria to find duplicate items.
  • Saves list of duplicate items in HTML format.



Kernel for Attachment Management – For managing PST email attachments


Kernel for Attachment Management is an advanced tool to take backups of the attachments and to remove them from Outlook emails. This tool actually saves space because this tool downloads the PST attachments, save them on local machine and then deletes them from Outlook mailbox. Its features are:


  • Restore attachments to any desired location.
  • Compresses email attachments in zip format.
  • Allows to rename attachments with name prefixes.
  • Maintains a log file with the records of attachments processed.
  • Is compatible with all Outlook versions.



Kernel for PST Split – For splitting large PST files


Kernel for PST Split is a tool for splitting large size PST files. This utility efficiently splits large PST files in just few minutes and saves data into smaller PST files. Splitting PST files eliminates chances of PST corruption and improves the performance of Outlook. More advanced features of this tool are listed below:


  • Splits PST files without impacting original data.
  • Splits password protected PST files
  • Provides various criteria like date range to split PST files.
  • You can give desired size to split PST files.
  • Saves different mailbox folders to separate files as per need.



Conclusion


MS Outlook is the most popular email client. Users find this email client easy to use as its interface is very intuitive. Also, users familiar with other Microsoft products find it very convenient too. However, issues are also frequent with this email application. Many of these issues can lead to inaccessibility of emails, calendar, task list, address book, and more. So users always need some utilities that can help them in managing Outlook without issues.

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Unable to change the program that handles the scan event from a network attached Canon/Brother printer/scanner. This means you'll always have to choose which program handles this action, e.g. ControlCenter4 (in the case of a Brother).
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The article covers five tools all IT professionals should know about, as they up productivity by a great deal!
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This article is about my experience upgrading my consulting machine to Windows 10 Version 1709 (The Fall 2017 Creator Update)
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Well written John, and excellent images.  -Jim
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Thanks. I appreciate that. I will work on improving things going forward.
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Outlook time zones
By default Outlook 2016 displays only one time zone in the Calendar. The following article explains how to display two time zones in one calendar view.
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Exchange Server 2016
Know the reasons and solutions to move/import EDB to New Exchange Server. Also, find out how to recover an Exchange .edb file and to restore the file back.
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Windows Server 2003 introduced persistent Volume Shadow Copies and made 2003 a must-do upgrade. Since then, it's been a must-implement feature for all servers doing any kind of file sharing.
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Can the separate VSS volume drive be excluded from the VM backup ?
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That depends on your backup software.  It's not necessary to backup.  If you restored the data drive and not the VSS backup drive, then you wouldn't have VSS copies from the past.
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IF you are either unfamiliar with rootkits, or want to know more about them, read on ....
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If you are a hacker, will you design a rootkit for Android OS?
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Jackie,

The short answer is yes, but there is really no need.  Hackers are more likely to use lockers than rootkits on androids. Due to the need to elevate privileges to properly execute a rootkit,  the target for such an attack would be more limited than standard lockers.
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In this modest contribution, I want to share with the IT community (especially system administrators, IT Support Engineers and IT Help Desks) about Windows crashes/hangs and how to deal with these particular problems.
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GPO Monitor
In the absence of a fully-fledged GPO Management product like AGPM, the script in this article will provide you with a simple way to watch the domain (or a select OU) for GPOs changes and automatically take backups when policies are added, removed or changed with an option for email notifications.
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Compliance and data security require steps be taken to prevent unauthorized users from copying data. Here's one method to prevent data theft via USB drives (and writable optical media).
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Ok, thanks!
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Thanks for sharing the great article.
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In this post we will be converting StringData saved within a text file into a hash table. This can be further used in a PowerShell script for replacing settings that are dynamic in nature from environment to environment.
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This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 - Both 32 and 64 Bit installs.
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An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
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I am glad you figured it out. I was going to say that the behavior is by design. In fact, I have that setting specifically enabled... :-)
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Sometimes clients can lose connectivity with the Lotus Notes Domino Server, but there's not always an obvious answer as to why it happens. Read this article to follow one of the first experiences I had with Lotus Notes on a client's machine, my now good bipolar friendly software.
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RamChip
This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
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Modern OS from Windows 7 onwards will disable disk cache and you will not have performance gain on using a RAMDisk.

Besides, the wearing from disk read and write will not have a significant impact to your SSD.

https://www.howtogeek.com/256859/dont-waste-time-optimizing-your-ssd-windows-knows-what-its-doing/

I have changed the HDD to SSD for a number of desktop PC for more than 18 months and they are still running to top speed like Day 1.

Before I changed to SSD, I did use RAMDisk to make Windows 7 ran faster by moving all cached and temporary files to the RAMDisk and my experience shows that the article in the link above is correct.

Besides, unless you are staying with 32 bit MS Windows, you will not have spare RAM for RAMDisk and it is better to let the OS to handle memory management.
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I found that on my Windows 10 64 bit machine with a 256gb boot SSD (1tb data drive HDD 7200rpm), RAMDisk made a huge difference.  I found the same on my brand new laptop (Lenovo Yoga) with SSD.  I even bought the software.
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Windows 10 Creator Update has just been released and I have it working very well on my laptop. Read below for issues, fixes and ideas.
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Well written! This story exactly why I say you have to keep your drivers up to date and review your hardware if there are no Windows 10 drivers to support it. (Much easier with desktops than laptops, I admit).

In one of my desktops I have a USB wifi that Windows 10 has never liked. Every time there was a major Windows 10 update, the wifi would stop working, which would break internet access, making troubleshooting a pain. Since I'm cheap, rather than buy a new wifi card, I finally gave up and installed an access point to cover the wifi connection and used a LAN connection to the desktop instead.
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Thanks Brian. I have to travel with my machine, so I need good hardware right on the machine. Just a different way to look at it.
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Fonts
Ever visit a website where you spotted a really cool looking Font, yet couldn't figure out which font family it belonged to, or how to get a copy of it for your own use? This article explains the process of doing exactly that, as well as showing how to install downloaded fonts.
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That is a really useful article, Andrew. Thanks for sharing.

A question though, back in the "old days" by my standards, you weren't supposed to share fonts because many of them were sold separately and were considered to be under the software license of the product they worked with. I would assume if you can get the font from Google that it is safe, but are there still instances of those IP fonts today that aren't supposed to be shared?
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Hi Brian,

An excellent observation. With regards to safety of available fonts, I can only assume that all submissions are checked by Google in this respect before a listing is accepted, so while never beyond the realms of possibility, am confident that a malicious font download is unlikely.

I'm sure there are many fonts to be found on the web which are not supposed to be shared as you've rightly pointed out, however with every font downloaded from the Google Fonts site, there is also a license agreement included within the downloaded Zip file that specifies which usage license the font has been released under.

In the case of the illustrated "Lato" font used in my example, that particular font has been released under the Sil Open Font License (OFL) and comes with the following conditions when downloaded.
PERMISSION & CONDITIONS
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Font Software, to use, study, copy, merge, embed, modify, redistribute, and sell modified and unmodified copies of the Font Software, subject to the following conditions,
The list of exclusions are as one would expect for most open source material, such as preventing the sale of the font by itself etc, however for personal or commercial use within other products, there's no problem.  This could differ of course with each font that's made available so it always pays to check what rights are provided. Font families not available on Google Fonts and found on other font distribution sites would of course contain their own rules and restrictions, which should always be respected.

I hope that answers your questions and thank you for your feedback and up-vote. I very much appreciate it. Regards, Andrew
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When asking a question in a forum or creating documentation, screenshots are vital tools that can convey a lot more information and save you and your reader a lot of time
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^^^ Looks to me like Martin should write an Apple and Skitch specific article on how to make custom screenshots.
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