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Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By AussieColin
Thank you! Worked perfectly. I hadn't scrolled...

Thank you! Worked perfectly. I hadn't scrolled down far enough in Disk Manager to see that the second drive was appearing, just marked as "offline". Now that I know the extra step I'll be good the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By AussieColin
How do I stop identical WD USB drives showing as the same drive letter

I've bought three WD 3Tb Elements external USB 3 drives (they were on special). The problem is that Windows 7 is not seeing them as separate drives. If you plug in one then the next one simply...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Oct 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 4,311
Posted By AussieColin
If it's a work computer then the explanation may...

If it's a work computer then the explanation may be that the IT people have set up a logon script that replaces the icon whenever it runs. I had a similar situation where someone decided that it...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Sep 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By AussieColin
Can defaults be set when moving folders?

When I move folders or groups of folders I always end up with a msg asking me if I'm sure that I want to move the system folders Thumbs.db. My answer is always the same: Yes.
Is it possible to set...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Aug 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,260
Posted By AussieColin
Thanks. I already have automatic updates and the...

Thanks. I already have automatic updates and the latest version but I'll try the rest of your suggestions.
Forum: General Discussion 03 Aug 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,260
Posted By AussieColin
Just checked: I have automatic defragmentation...

Just checked: I have automatic defragmentation turned on. All my disks are showing 0% fragmented.
Forum: General Discussion 03 Aug 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,260
Posted By AussieColin
What does "running ow" mean? My...

What does "running ow" mean?

My understanding was that Win7 defrags automatically and that you don't need to deliberately do it any more. Is this not the case?
Forum: General Discussion 03 Aug 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,260
Posted By AussieColin
No. It's power comes via a standard wall plug and...

No. It's power comes via a standard wall plug and the output is via the RGB port.
Forum: General Discussion 03 Aug 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,260
Posted By AussieColin
I'm not quite sure how that's relevant - it's not...

I'm not quite sure how that's relevant - it's not the usb hub that's stopping working, it's the monitor. Surely that's not going to be affected by any delay in loading usb drivers.
Forum: General Discussion 03 Aug 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,260
Posted By AussieColin
I'm interested in this thread because the...

I'm interested in this thread because the symptoms seem to mirror mine. Firstly I'm getting the occasional moment where my monitor blanks and I get an error of "Display driver has stopped working...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jul 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By AussieColin
You may be suffering from the same problem that I...

You may be suffering from the same problem that I had recently in trying to back up files from a server to a usb. Although I didn't realise it, Win7 has a 260 char limit on the total path length +...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Jul 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By AussieColin
The normal folder view has a search box at the...

The normal folder view has a search box at the top right. One of the options that appears when you click in it is "Date modified:". If you choose this then you can select a date via the pop-up...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jun 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,220
Posted By AussieColin
Thanks. :-)

Thanks. :-)
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jun 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,220
Posted By AussieColin
I can see why. I particularly like the fact that...

I can see why. I particularly like the fact that you get a report and (according to Wikipedia) it can resume interrupted copies.
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jun 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,220
Posted By AussieColin
So I just discovered via Google! Interesting and...

So I just discovered via Google! Interesting and very flexible. It certainly solves the problem for ME, although not for those of the dept (9/10ths) who are not familiar with DOS. However, it's...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jun 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,220
Posted By AussieColin
Thanks. I'll check it out. I still need to...

Thanks. I'll check it out.

I still need to solve the original problem though of locating the paths that are too long and fixing them - I'm not the only one who uses the dept's server. Some of the...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jun 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,220
Posted By AussieColin
Thanks. :-) I have a small right-click utility...

Thanks. :-) I have a small right-click utility for folders that I wrote ages ago that copies the filenames and paths into the clipboard and have tentatively tried more or less what you're...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jun 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 16,220
Posted By AussieColin
Problem with max path length of 260 char

I occasionally encounter problems when copying files from the server at work onto a backup drive where it says that it can't copy the file due to the name being too long.

I've done some research...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By AussieColin
You're quite right - despite the fact that I'm...

You're quite right - despite the fact that I'm very much more impressed with Win 7 than with previous versions I still tend to automatically dismiss things like the built in backup, firewall and so...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By AussieColin
Really? My backups seem to run at about 250Gb in...

Really? My backups seem to run at about 250Gb in size, even with compression set to a higher level than the default. If I do one of those a week I'm going to very quickly run up large costs in...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By AussieColin
Hmmm... To be honest I can't say. I'd just...

Hmmm... To be honest I can't say. I'd just received the impression from various sources that the Windows backup utility was not as good but I have to admit that I'd not tried it.

Something to bear...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By AussieColin
Really? My backups seem to run at about 250Gb in...

Really? My backups seem to run at about 250Gb in size, even with compression set to a higher level than the default. If I do one of those a week I'm going to very quickly run up large costs in...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By AussieColin
LOL. I'm not quite that paranoid; I just do a...

LOL. I'm not quite that paranoid; I just do a data backup once a week. Still better than many of my friends though. Most people just don't seem to grasp the need for any backup at all!

Thanks.
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By AussieColin
Thanks. I'll check them both out. :-) One...

Thanks. I'll check them both out. :-)

One question: You say "imaging tool" - does that mean that you're backing up the drive as a whole rather than on a folder by folder basis? I'd prefer the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Jan 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By AussieColin
Thanks. If it means getting a better piece of...

Thanks. If it means getting a better piece of software then I don't mind paying. Which one do you feel is the best (easiest to use)?
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