The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Sun, 17 Nov 2019 22:13:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://askleo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cropped-logo2019square-32x32.png The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com 32 32 I help people use technology more effectively by writing books and answering their questions at Ask Leo!. The Ask Leo! podcast is an audio-only version of the questions asked at Ask Leo! and their published answers. Ask your questions at askleo.com Leo A. Notenboom clean Leo A. Notenboom apl@notenboom.org apl@notenboom.org (Leo A. Notenboom) Copyright Ask Leo! Tech Questions? Get Answers! The Ask Leo! Podcast https://img.askleomedia.com/2014/itunes.jpg https://askleo.com TV-G Woodinville, Washington 4 per week This Doesn’t Need to Happen https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/ Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:00:42 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=30820 https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/#comments https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/feed/ 32 <p>Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn't have to happen.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/doesnt-need-happen/">This Doesn’t Need to Happen</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn't have to happen. Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn't have to happen. Leo A. Notenboom clean 7:14 Can I Back Up Files to a Separate Partition on the Same Hard Disk? https://askleo.com/back-up-files-to-a-separate-partition/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:00:22 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/can_i_backup_files_to_another_partition_on_the_same_hard_disk.html https://askleo.com/back-up-files-to-a-separate-partition/#comments https://askleo.com/back-up-files-to-a-separate-partition/feed/ 11 <p>It's tempting to back up to a separate partition, because it's somewhat like another disk. The problem is, it's not. You could be risking your data.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/back-up-files-to-a-separate-partition/">Can I Back Up Files to a Separate Partition on the Same Hard Disk?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> It's tempting to back up to a separate partition, because it's somewhat like another disk. The problem is, it's not. You could be risking your data. It's tempting to back up to a separate partition, because it's somewhat like another disk. The problem is, it's not. You could be risking your data. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:36 How Do I Reformat and Reinstall Windows? https://askleo.com/reformat-reinstall-windows/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=23277 https://askleo.com/reformat-reinstall-windows/#comments https://askleo.com/reformat-reinstall-windows/feed/ 57 <p>To reformat and reinstall is considered the "nuclear option" when it comes to dealing with Windows problems (or just cleaning up).</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/reformat-reinstall-windows/">How Do I Reformat and Reinstall Windows?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> To reformat and reinstall is considered the "nuclear option" when it comes to dealing with Windows problems (or just cleaning up). To reformat and reinstall is considered the "nuclear option" when it comes to dealing with Windows problems (or just cleaning up). Leo A. Notenboom clean 6:12 Can I Recover Old Files from an External Hard Drive? https://askleo.com/recover-files-external-drive/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:00:56 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=99216 https://askleo.com/recover-files-external-drive/#respond https://askleo.com/recover-files-external-drive/feed/ 0 <p>It is possible to recover deleted data from an old external hard drive, but success depends on how that drive has been used since the data was deleted.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/recover-files-external-drive/">Can I Recover Old Files from an External Hard Drive?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> It is possible to recover deleted data from an old external hard drive, but success depends on how that drive has been used since the data was deleted. It is possible to recover deleted data from an old external hard drive, but success depends on how that drive has been used since the data was deleted. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:20 Has a Hacker Really Hacked My Email Account? https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/ Sat, 09 Nov 2019 16:00:18 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=65875 https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/#comments https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/feed/ 41 <p>A scam claims your email account has been hacked, possibly even including a password you've used. Don't be fooled.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/has-a-hacker-really-hacked-my-email-account/">Has a Hacker Really Hacked My Email Account?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> A scam claims your email account has been hacked, possibly even including a password you've used. Don't be fooled. A scam claims your email account has been hacked, possibly even including a password you've used. Don't be fooled. Leo A. Notenboom clean 7:52 What’s a NAS? How Do I Set One Up? https://askleo.com/whats-a-nas/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:00:48 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/whats_nas_how_do_i_go_about_setting_one_up.html https://askleo.com/whats-a-nas/#comments https://askleo.com/whats-a-nas/feed/ 9 <p>NAS, for Network Attached Storage, is a device that provides shared disk space on your network. You may already have one.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/whats-a-nas/">What’s a NAS? How Do I Set One Up?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> NAS, for Network Attached Storage, is a device that provides shared disk space on your network. You may already have one. NAS, for Network Attached Storage, is a device that provides shared disk space on your network. You may already have one. Leo A. Notenboom clean 5:07 How Do I Get into My Outlook.com Account If I Don’t Have the Recovery Phone or Email? https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-into-my-hotmailoutlook-com-account-if-i-dont-have-the-recovery-phone-or-email/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:00:49 +0000 http://askleo.com/?p=16095 https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-into-my-hotmailoutlook-com-account-if-i-dont-have-the-recovery-phone-or-email/#comments https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-into-my-hotmailoutlook-com-account-if-i-dont-have-the-recovery-phone-or-email/feed/ 251 <p>If you don't have access to your account recovery phone number or alternate email address, there is a process you can go through to regain access to your account -- maybe.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-do-i-get-into-my-hotmailoutlook-com-account-if-i-dont-have-the-recovery-phone-or-email/">How Do I Get into My Outlook.com Account If I Don’t Have the Recovery Phone or Email?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> If you don't have access to your account recovery phone number or alternate email address, there is a process you can go through to regain access to your account -- maybe. If you don't have access to your account recovery phone number or alternate email address, there is a process you can go through to regain access to your account -- maybe. Leo A. Notenboom clean 9:13 How To Reduce System Restore Disk Space Usage https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-system-restore-disk-space-usage/ Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:00:51 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_get_system_restore_to_take_up_less_space.html https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-system-restore-disk-space-usage/#comments https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-system-restore-disk-space-usage/feed/ 15 <p>System Restore is allocated a certain amount of space on your hard disk. If that's excessive, you can use less space, but at the cost of fewer restore points.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-to-reduce-system-restore-disk-space-usage/">How To Reduce System Restore Disk Space Usage</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> System Restore is allocated a certain amount of space on your hard disk. If that's excessive, you can use less space, but at the cost of fewer restore points. System Restore is allocated a certain amount of space on your hard disk. If that's excessive, you can use less space, but at the cost of fewer restore points. Leo A. Notenboom clean 3:49 Am I Wasting My Time Reporting Scam and Spam Emails? https://askleo.com/am-i-wasting-my-time-reporting-scam-and-spam-emails/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:00:40 +0000 http://askleo.com/?p=8457 https://askleo.com/am-i-wasting-my-time-reporting-scam-and-spam-emails/#comments https://askleo.com/am-i-wasting-my-time-reporting-scam-and-spam-emails/feed/ 45 <p>Reporting spam in your email program with the spam button is critical. Reporting it by forwarding it somewhere isn't going to do any good.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/am-i-wasting-my-time-reporting-scam-and-spam-emails/">Am I Wasting My Time Reporting Scam and Spam Emails?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Reporting spam in your email program with the spam button is critical. Reporting it by forwarding it somewhere isn't going to do any good. Reporting spam in your email program with the spam button is critical. Reporting it by forwarding it somewhere isn't going to do any good. Leo A. Notenboom clean 7:39 What’s the Best Registry Cleaner? https://askleo.com/best-registry-cleaner/ Sat, 02 Nov 2019 15:00:25 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/whats_the_best_registry_cleaner.html https://askleo.com/best-registry-cleaner/#comments https://askleo.com/best-registry-cleaner/feed/ 102 <p>The best registry cleaner is none at all. There may be cases where you want to use one, though, and I'll review which I'd use and how to use them safely.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/best-registry-cleaner/">What’s the Best Registry Cleaner?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> The best registry cleaner is none at all. There may be cases where you want to use one, though, and I'll review which I'd use and how to use them safely. The best registry cleaner is none at all. There may be cases where you want to use one, though, and I'll review which I'd use and how to use them safely. Leo A. Notenboom clean 4:41