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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #100 on: March 03, 2015, 09:06:20 AM »
mostly backup for files
using to backup pictures and documents
Where do you want to backup to? Just a mirror copy, or incremental backups?

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #101 on: March 03, 2015, 09:37:57 AM »
Where do you want to backup to? Just a mirror copy, or incremental backups?

want itto backup to the cloud and to an external drive every once in a while

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #102 on: March 03, 2015, 10:09:09 AM »
want itto backup to the cloud and to an external drive every once in a while
I've been very happy with CrashPlan
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #103 on: March 03, 2015, 12:37:11 PM »
want itto backup to the cloud and to an external drive every once in a while
If you just want to mirror the files, use a simple batch file to copy the files to the cloud storage's local folder, and use task scheduler to run it every so often.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #104 on: March 04, 2015, 03:03:15 PM »
If you just want to mirror the files, use a simple batch file to copy the files to the cloud storage's local folder, and use task scheduler to run it every so often.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #105 on: March 04, 2015, 03:45:32 PM »
If you just want to mirror the files, use a simple batch file to copy the files to the cloud storage's local folder, and use task scheduler to run it every so often.
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i really need something to replace my Norton 360 since im so fed up with norton
This should do it for you.
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/threads/auto-create-an-excel-backup-file-on-a-daily-basis.3899236/

I'm at work so I can't explain the steps, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #106 on: March 11, 2015, 01:46:25 PM »
I just started trying out Startmenu8. It's for Windows 8 or 8.1 users that are looking for the traditional start menu. I'm surprised it hasn't really been discussed on DDF; although I'm sure many DDFers use it. Does anyone know if/how I can still view the metro page if startmenu8 is installed?
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #107 on: March 11, 2015, 03:14:26 PM »
I just started trying out Startmenu8. It's for Windows 8 or 8.1 users that are looking for the traditional start menu. I'm surprised it hasn't really been discussed on DDF; although I'm sure many DDFers use it. Does anyone know if/how I can still view the metro page if startmenu8 is installed?
I think DH recommends it.  I've installed ClassicShell for 10's of people and all are very happy.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #108 on: March 11, 2015, 10:47:19 PM »
I think DH recommends it.  I've installed ClassicShell for 10's of people and all are very happy.
both are good options. The only reason I use classic shell over start menu is ninite.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #109 on: March 11, 2015, 11:12:15 PM »
ninite
There - another tool/website that the world needs to know about!
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #110 on: March 12, 2015, 02:49:28 AM »
both are good options. The only reason I use classic shell over start menu is ninite.
Ninite is not compatible with Startmenu8?
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #111 on: March 12, 2015, 08:41:05 AM »
Why don't you all just upgrade to Windows 10 and have the built in start menu?
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #112 on: March 12, 2015, 08:48:29 AM »
Why don't you all just upgrade to Windows 10 and have the built in start menu?
Why upgrade an OS when you can install a small program?
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #113 on: March 12, 2015, 08:59:27 AM »
Why don't you all just upgrade to Windows 10 and have the built in start menu?
It's still in beta.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #114 on: March 12, 2015, 09:12:18 AM »
Why upgrade an OS when you can install a small program?
It's not such a small program it runs thru the entire windows it's a very complex program which is the reason I don't have it
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #115 on: March 12, 2015, 09:17:27 AM »
It's not such a small program it runs thru the entire windows it's a very complex program which is the reason I don't have it
You sure about that...
i.e. http://www.startisback.com/ is under 1mb
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #116 on: March 12, 2015, 09:20:31 AM »
You sure about that...
i.e. http://www.startisback.com/ is under 1mb
I'm saying it's extremely complex and runs thru the entire windows and such a program not made by Microsoft is a scary thing to put on your computer
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #117 on: March 12, 2015, 09:27:24 AM »
It's still in beta.
You may be surprised, but it's running pretty smooth.
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #118 on: March 12, 2015, 09:27:36 AM »
I'm saying it's extremely complex and runs thru the entire windows and such a program not made by Microsoft is a scary thing to put on your computer
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/158666-start-is-back-21-release/page-2#entry1014489
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Re: Useful utilities/programs, windows only
« Reply #119 on: March 12, 2015, 09:37:50 AM »
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.