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  1. Has anyone used OE Classic?

  2. Backup Software Planning

    This xp desktop crashed a couple of times while working with .tib files and .mrimg files. I was trying was to free up space on this hdd after moving them. I didn't see it coming, and I think its the first time Powershadow failed to discard changes. The screen popups were unfamiliar, didn't have time to get screenshots. Not sure what caused it. First thought it was caused by a software I was experimenting with, but maybe not. More likely was because I was trying to wipe some locked files and they wouldn't allow it. A scan with MBAM and a boot scan with Avast were ok. Chkdsk found errors and fixed them. Soon I'll run scans w/ ESET and others, to be sure. Computer is faster now. Everything works so far. For the first time in years, the drive letters show in correct alphabetical order. No idea why. Sooo, it doesn't seem to have been some deliberate, malicious software, just my mistakes. Anyway, reason for the post was to see if Macrium backups from xp would work over on win 7. Guess I'll just copy them as is and use macrium when they get there. I had not thought about the issues of using 2 different backup softwares until now.
  3. Has anyone used OE Classic?

    Thanks much, Hazelnut & Willy2. Looks very nice. I shall give it a try. Haven't thought about a new email provider for years, but I am changing email one way or the other soon. A question or two if I may. Is it easy to save attachments locally using IMAP? Are there big working differences between the free and paid? I saw that about the 2 account limit of the free? Sorry to ask lazy questions. I am going to change email providers, so this by Hazelnut and Willy2 is very timely. edit: on wxp and w7. Thanks.
  4. Backup Software Planning

    Short version: Both. But mostly file backups. If I accumulate (another) 40 gazillion pictures of the kids, I could make a macrium backup on xp, move it and work with it either place. Faster, smaller, safer than straight copying, I guess. Plus, Macrium paid is a really super software. Been working with it a lot the last few days. Lots of options. Thanks a million for the suggestion.
  5. Backup Software Planning

    Can a backup made by Macrium Reflect free be used with the paid version? Quite a few here use Macrium, so maybe you guys can help. Thank you. Acronis paid has worked very well on this xp box for a long time. Macrium paid works maybe a bit better on the win 7 computer. Sooner or later hardware fails, and it would be great have backup files compatible with any computer. Problem is, this Acronis software won't work on win 7, and Macrium on win 7 won't work with Acronis backup files. Issue became important here when backing up the phone. Blackberry software for windows is good, but also big and slow and the image files are big and not at all intuitive. Also, RIM has given strong indications that they are losing interest in the phone market. So it is important to have working backups. Until just recently I had never thought about what a mess it would be if this XP box was not available to restore the Acronis images. So, if possible, I shall make the file & folder images w/ Macrium free, and the win xp system backups with Acronis. Any suggestions or ideas welcome. Thanks.
  6. Yahoo Mail Timezone

    Thanks. I did see that. I have been using whatever this is since I can remember. Think it is the beta but don't remember agreeing to it, not sure, will check. Thanks.
  7. Yahoo Mail Timezone

    For a while now Yahoo mail has popped up a box saying different time zone detected. Looked around for a plausible sounding reason and solution, found some discussion, but didn't find anything persuasive. Other methods of checking location are pretty consistent, and do not agree that the time zone has changed. Any ideas? Thanks.
  8. ublock users

    Thanks, Trium.
  9. My sincere condolences to a trusted old friend.

    +1 with Hazel.
  10. Hosts File Update

    Thank you hazelnut. Got it.
  11. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Fwiw. Just ran the paf.exe file Hazelnut pointed to, it is indeed the portable version 52.9.0 ESR, has the 32 and 64 bit folders, runs fine here on xp 32. No smoke or strange noises, so now to go about setting it up permanently.
  12. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Yes, Hazelnut, it is. Thank you. I wondered about that because the naming convention is different. That file name is FirefoxPortableLegacy52_52.9.0_English.paf. . . Earlier files saved here are named like : FirefoxPortableESR_52.7.4_English.paf FirefoxPortableESR_52.8.1_English.paf, etc Also, thanks patrickdrd, but ffox here runs sandboxed so I can't update it "on the fly". Upside is that if anything goes blooey it is easily fixed. Downside is the time required to make changes, updates, etc,
  13. Intrusive CCleaner pop-up.

    CCleaner version 5.22 Pro, updates now expired. Also ms office 97 and windows xp. All OK so far. Seriously, I think CCleaner is among the best trash removers, good balance of effective vs overkill. Still though, if the time comes when its behavior can't be controlled, into the abyss it goes. Along with soooo many other softwares that got too big for their britches.
  14. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    This version, 52.8.1, suggests to update to 52.9.0. Is the portableapps com version up yet? There are little firefoxes all over the place, but not portable version 52.9.0 esr, only installers?
  15. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Thank you, trium.