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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5070 on: November 14, 2018, 10:19:21 PM »
Indeed you can use EXIF data (for photos) in Ant Renamer, but you need to go through help files to find the correct strings, while in Advanced Renamer it is all handy selections.
cool
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5071 on: November 15, 2018, 01:09:00 PM »
I like this:
https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php

Although never used it for photos
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5072 on: November 15, 2018, 07:17:26 PM »
anyone knows of a software that can recover deleted pictures from an Android phone? (Or app) I tried Recuva but my Phone doesn't show up

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5073 on: November 18, 2018, 12:18:49 AM »
anyone knows of a software that can recover deleted pictures from an Android phone? (Or app) I tried Recuva but my Phone doesn't show up
I assume that your photos were not on a removable memory card. With that assumption, I have no answer to offer. If they were on a memory card, get it connected to a computer and there are several options.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5074 on: November 18, 2018, 12:22:45 AM »
I assume that your photos were not on a removable memory card. With that assumption, I have no answer to offer. If they were on a memory card, get it connected to a computer and there are several options.
I wish Pixels have SD cards



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5077 on: November 22, 2018, 10:19:36 AM »
Is there a software that can control which programs can access the internet? Let's say i'm connecting to my phone's hotspot and I don't want Windows update to start running or random installed stuff to check for updates

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5078 on: November 22, 2018, 10:41:56 AM »
Is there a software that can control which programs can access the internet? Let's say i'm connecting to my phone's hotspot and I don't want Windows update to start running or random installed stuff to check for updates
There are a lot (starting with Windows Firewall...) but they're gonna be hard to manage.

For Windows Update, in Windows 10, you can set your WiFi connection (by SSID) as a Metered Connection, in which case it'll not run most Windows Updates:

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5079 on: November 22, 2018, 10:58:49 AM »
There are a lot (starting with Windows Firewall...) but they're gonna be hard to manage.

For Windows Update, in Windows 10, you can set your WiFi connection (by SSID) as a Metered Connection, in which case it'll not run most Windows Updates:


I know about metered but want to have more control to see what connects & restrict per my needs

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5080 on: November 22, 2018, 11:43:54 AM »
I know about metered but want to have more control to see what connects & restrict per my needs
Then the firewall is what you need, but as said it might be pretty complicated.

For some money you can find more simpler stuff, take a look at https://www.netlimiter.com/products/nl4

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5081 on: December 05, 2018, 10:15:55 AM »
4 years ago I added a secondary HDD to my PC, mainly for storage. At that time I cam across this blog post and purchased this HDD, had no issues. I do need to add storage, is it a good idea to switch to an 8TB HDD? Are those big HDDs reliable? Any difference between this or this? or does anyone have their own recommendations?

(SSDs is too expensive, I don't really work files off these drive, rather mainly storage)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5082 on: December 08, 2018, 02:26:27 PM »
4 years ago I added a secondary HDD to my PC, mainly for storage. At that time I cam across this blog post and purchased this HDD, had no issues. I do need to add storage, is it a good idea to switch to an 8TB HDD? Are those big HDDs reliable? Any difference between this or this? or does anyone have their own recommendations?

(SSDs is too expensive, I don't really work files off these drive, rather mainly storage)
Cool blog link.  Found they have an updated one here.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5083 on: December 09, 2018, 06:21:45 AM »
Cool blog link.  Found they have an updated one here.
Sorry, hereThis is also interesting.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5084 on: December 12, 2018, 12:17:00 PM »
Hi,

I Bought a new PC (HP 570-p033w) But I wanted to replace the Hard-Drive With an SSD,
So I got a new SSD And  Using My Existing  PC Installed Windows 7 To the New SSD And Everything Seems to work But when I  try putting the SSD in my New PC it won't boot properly it tries booting into windows and then tells me there's something wrong and asks me if I want to boot into System Automatic repair and if I continue if either gets stuck booting loading into Startup repair or sometimes it boots into startup repair but gets stuck indefinitely "Scanning my PC" .  So I thought something got messed up so I tried putting the SSD in my Existing PC and everything boots just fine.

Anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong and Any Advice on how to proceed?