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Forum: Backup and Restore 04 Jul 2016
Replies: 0
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Posted By ratsrcute
Windows Backup: error "unable to create zip file"

I have been running Windows Backup on my Win 7 64-bit Home system successfully for a while. I selected a USB drive as my backup destination, and a number of local folders as the source. I also...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 May 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By ratsrcute
I will have to do some debugging to see if it...

I will have to do some debugging to see if it happens with one drive only. Maybe it is always the same drive causing the problem and the other one is fine. I will check transfers to/from the laptop's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 May 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By ratsrcute
Hard drive malfunction? USB port malfunction? Or just normal?

I recently purchased an HP ProBook 450 G3. I am using two passport compact 1 TB drives with my laptop's two USB 3.0 ports. In normal use there is no problem. However, when I copy a lot of data from...
Forum: Backup and Restore 04 May 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By ratsrcute
Oh, can TortoiseSVN copy files in use via the VSS...

Oh, can TortoiseSVN copy files in use via the VSS system? That's an absolute requirement.
Forum: Backup and Restore 04 May 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By ratsrcute
A common use case in backup is naming a folder,...

A common use case in backup is naming a folder, and assuming that every file and subfolder will be included in the backup, and any new files and subfolders will be seen automatically. Does SVN do...
Forum: Backup and Restore 04 May 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By ratsrcute
Many aspects of my use case are backup-related. I...

Many aspects of my use case are backup-related. I didn't mention them because they are common to all backup situations. I need to set up jobs by specifying folders, not individual files. And the job...
Forum: Backup and Restore 04 May 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By ratsrcute
backup utilities

I'm interested in utilities, free or paid, for backing up a drive to another drive on a network (or a USB drive). I am not talking about cloud backup here (that's another discussion). I have been...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 May 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By ratsrcute
If user Mike (or any user) is an Administrator...

If user Mike (or any user) is an Administrator account, they can access any files owned by any other user, one way or another, and make any other system changes.
If User Mike is a Standard (Limited)...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 May 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By ratsrcute
I already have offsite and cloud backups. The...

I already have offsite and cloud backups. The purpose of an always-connected local backup, ThrashZone, is to provide the most recent copy of large files if my main hard drive fails, which I think is...
Forum: Backup and Restore 01 May 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By ratsrcute
backup utility that marks files read-only?

I want to keep both local and cloud backups. My local drive is always connected, so I understand that a ransomware attack could encrypt files on it. There's a simple protection, if I understand...
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Apr 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By ratsrcute
rollback to 7 failed (startup blue screen), where to go from here?

I have Win 7 on a 2010 Toshiba laptop. Just tried upgrading to 10 and it was a disaster. Constant malfunctions and unusably slow. So I reverted to 7, and now on won't start. Goes to BSOD, then tries...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 16 Dec 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By ratsrcute
Callender that is awesome. Thanks for the info. ...

Callender that is awesome. Thanks for the info.

Nothing illegal, just trying to avoiding leaving clues that could allow a party I have a dispute with to find out my medical status. I'm slightly...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 15 Dec 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By ratsrcute
protecting identity on websites that use cookies and stuff

This is a net privacy question, not sure what forum is best, but the mods can move it if necessary.

I am interested in a particular aspect of browsing privacy. Most articles I can find on the web,...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By ratsrcute
I don't manually run GFI backup. Looking at...

I don't manually run GFI backup. Looking at msconfig, I see two related services and one related startup item. How do I run these three items as administrator? (GFI backup does automatic scheduled...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By ratsrcute
I'm going to re-open this question because I have...

I'm going to re-open this question because I have a specific question.

So my problem is that when UAC is active, GFI Backup can't read some files (or I don't know if the problem is reading...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By ratsrcute
Thanks, that seems like a nice idea, but I'm a...

Thanks, that seems like a nice idea, but I'm a programmer and I'm curious how the system works. I notice that the tutorial you linked to has many related tutorials about permissions and owners. I...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Mar 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By ratsrcute
changing file owner

I'm getting a few problems that seem related to the fact some of my files and folders are owned by the administrator or require administrator permissions.

I use GFI Backup. It reports problems...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 06 Mar 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By ratsrcute
Thanks, I'll look into the clean installation...

Thanks, I'll look into the clean installation idea. Note that my Win 7 installation was from the OEM install disks supplied with the laptop; both XP and 7 install disks were provided, and both...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04 Mar 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By ratsrcute
slow laptop; need help understanding boot trace

I have a Toshiba Tecra A10 laptop, and it has gotten noticeably slow. It came with both Windows XP and Windows 7. First it had Windows XP Pro, and everything seemed to take a long time (launching...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 19 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 72,219
Posted By ratsrcute
NoN's last suggestion solved it. Reputation...

NoN's last suggestion solved it. Reputation enhanced.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 19 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 72,219
Posted By ratsrcute
To uninstall IE you should look at Program &...

To uninstall IE you should look at Program & features => Show Installed Updates, then scroll all the updates to find IE, highly it and you"ll see a tab showing uninstall on toolbar.

I could be...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 72,219
Posted By ratsrcute
I tried the reset thing and it made no...

I tried the reset thing and it made no difference. :cry:

I to say in my original post that I also tried installing IE 9, which I believe is an upgrade from what was there, but I'm not sure.

I'm...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 72,219
Posted By ratsrcute
Unfortunately IE doesn't respond to clicks on its...

Unfortunately IE doesn't respond to clicks on its toolbar, so I can't get into "tools" or any other menu.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 18 Dec 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 72,219
Posted By ratsrcute
IE very slow to load pages or respond to clicks

In Windows 7 (of course), my problem is that IE is very slow to load web pages and also slow to respond to clicks such as menu clicks. It became virtually unusable last evening, taking 30 minutes or...
Forum: Backup and Restore 08 Aug 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By ratsrcute
By the way, what I am doing is burning gold DVD-R...

By the way, what I am doing is burning gold DVD-R as my backup, and I'll keep it off-site. At least some of the music software discs I want to burn to DVD-R are greater than 4.5 GB in size, so an iso...
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