Articles in Category: Applications

Applications include third party programs, software packages and software suites that run on your computer.

Is an Image Backup Useful if I Need to Restore to a Different Machine?

While image backups are optimized for restoring back to the original hardware, they remain critically useful in other scenarios as well.

Macrium Reflect – Powerful Windows Backup Software

Macrium Reflect is a full-featured backup program that supports everything that I consider critical to keeping your important data safely backed up.

It Crashed Again!

How do I recover my data after a computer crash?

The most painful part of a computer crash is often the loss of data. I’ll look at what to do to minimize the loss and to try to recover.

How Did You Back Up While on Your Trip?

I took technology with me on my three-week vacation, as most of us do. It was an opportunity to think through how best to prepare for the worst.

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Why Do I Get Odd Characters instead of Quotes in My Documents?

The way characters are represented within computer documents and email isn’t always the same everywhere, and things often get misinterpreted.

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How Can I Enlarge a PDF for Printing?

I had no idea how to go about this, but it’s such an interesting question. It seems like there should be a way, right? This is one of those cases where it really pays to know smart people. I asked a few of my friends, and quickly had several potential solutions.

How Do I Give Multiple PST Files Different Names Within Outlook?

Yes, and once again Outlook makes it non-obvious, but it’s changeable.

A computer screen with A Word Document Icon Inside a Warning Triangle: Highlighting the caution one should exercise when thinking of sending Word documents as attachments.

Why Is Attaching A Word Document To Email Such A Bad Idea?

Why sending Word documents as email attachments can cause more problems than you might think.

What’s “Msocache”?

Msocache is another of those “magical” directories (not a file) that somehow just appears one day. Since we’re not looking for this kind of thing constantly it’s easy to miss exactly when it showed up. Here’s one clue, though – MSO stands for MicroSoft Office. Yep. Microsoft Office is trying to be helpful. First, Microsoft … Read more

How should I backup my music library?

The really good news is that you’ve already backed up the part that most people miss: the licenses. The rest … well the rest is pretty easy.

How do I use different signatures with different email accounts?

Signatures are fairly powerful, and quite often a quick way to include a template in your email. It does get a little confusing as soon as you have more than one account or more than one signature.