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1501  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Text Manipulation Addons Firefox on: August 27, 2008, 03:00:45 AM
as for moving the text area i think it serves no purpose

It seems it can't be moved to a second monitor which would make it more useful.

Thanks for the link kimmchii!
1502  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 25, 2008, 10:17:10 AM
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) Transfer application settings from 1 PC to the other PC. Of course this sometime won't work, but most of the time a backup from PC A follow by a Restore on PC B works.

This wouldn't work for a lot of software because of the nature of the settings.
1503  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 24, 2008, 10:59:59 AM
yeah, I keep pictures screenshots documents activation codes and downloads mainly.
That's what I sync. And when syncing to another computer, those files are available for use immediately on the other computer/s.

Well here's a shot of what I keep.

1504  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 24, 2008, 09:37:41 AM
There is a choice in direction with GoodSync.
2-way, left to right, right to left


http://www.goodsync.com/index.html

I recently upgraded to the Pro version and I'm glad I did.
I click and all my syncing is done as well as scheduled syncing.

I'm limited on the amount of disk space so I do what I stated in my last post on this thread as far as where I store files from different programs. So all I do is sync my documents to a folder on a slave drive on this computer and another on my network.

I can also work with all networked computers to create jobs between them.


1505  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 24, 2008, 04:25:48 AM
To me it seems simple no matter what the output is.

First you could put your backup program in your safe backup destination or more destinations if it's on the same computer, so it will stay operational when needed.

Relocate your output folders to My Documents.
If possible put the .ini files and reg files there also, in separate folders, and point the program to it.

Or use Titan or whatever you have to backup the .ini's and registry settings to folders marked for each program.

You could also group the folders in My Documents.
As per your list and make a folder each type and another to put it all in. So you won't be looking at hundreds of folders right off but groups of them within one.

Once each backup is made, which could be in the hundreds, then they are done. Name the backups respective to the programs and contents. I don't believe there is a limit to how many separate backups can be made.

But anyway, once they are done, it would be simple to run any selected backup or a smaller group, if it was backed up that way, or all of them, dated sets, incremental or full for each one. Have all these types of backups setup. Without having to set them up again. Cuz they are already setup to run automatically when choosing to backup or restore.

Then simply backup My Documents to another destination or more where they will be safe. If My Documents gets corrupted for some reason, you could restore the whole thing.

I'm not sure if some of these backup programs can make the backups self executing without the program that made the backup. Depends on the backup program.

Basically. use My Documents as your main backup folder.
So you don't have to search all over the place for these backups.
Which makes it simple in many ways.

Everything I need backed up is in My Documents, so even in the event of a system failure. I have that folder somewhere else that is separate from the main OS and program files and the rest.

I have what I need backed up to a slave drive, another computer on your network and an online backup. All with simply clicking backup all or incremental, since it's setup.You could also add an External Hard drive and just shut it off when not in use, pretty much assurance of it being there when needed.

Of course the tedious part would be to setup your plan.
But once it's set, it doesn't have to be reset.

With as many programs as you have, an external terabyte drive seems to be in order. Unless you have a separate internal drive big enough to handle what you are trying to accomplish.

So keeping needed stuff in one central location has been my plan, maybe it will work for you. Time consuming initially but it works for me.

So......Whatever the program-A, the backup B can still be independently configured or grouped. I would do both for the options.

I'm not sure if all that is clear, but it's the idea and implementation that actually works.

 
1506  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 24, 2008, 01:38:32 AM
I have no idea what some of the 7 are even talking about.
That's why I asked what it is you are backing up.
There has to be a source, input and output to most any 'thing' you want to backup and restore, which the ability to restore is as important as the ability to backup.

So the question, I believe, can be important.

What kind of data are you speaking of?

In fact I've heard that some data can be missed with any 'normal' backup procedures. And I've seen the threads of such problems.

And the types of data have a bearing on it's reliability to be picked up in the backup parameters. As well as the state of the data.
1507  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 24, 2008, 01:16:23 AM
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1. A modern and fast backup engine - supports multi-core cpu and 64 bits O/S.

2. Support Unicode / Unicode aware
   i.e. Able to backup/restore files or folders names in multiple languages, irregardless of how Windows language is set.

3. Efficient and easy backup job setup with filter.
   A backup job is typically a definition of what are the source items (folders and files) to be backup to certain target (a backup archive on certain storage).
   A filter in a backup job means a mechanism to define what are the source items (to backup) by file or folder name patterns.
   Backup job filter should:
   a) Support wildcards and/or regular expression - thus able to automatically include future folders or files which match certain name patterns.
   b) Support a way to easily define a "include all and exclude few" or the other way round "exclude all and include few" scheme.
   c) Or even a folder-treeview with checkbox on every tree-node. Just tick to select.
   The challenge here is not to simply provide the a), b) and c), but also integrate them and make sure they work together nicely. An intuitive user interface is very crucial such that user won't get confused when using more than one of the a), b) or c) at the same time.

4. Able to group backup jobs and act (backup/ restore) base on the group.
   For modern backup utility, the ability to backup/ restore base on a backup job is fundamental requirement, in practice, we need more powerful/ flexible feature - that is the feature which allows user to group multiple backup jobs and acts on (meaning to backup or restore) the group.

5. Efficient user interface.
   I understand that Wizards/ wizard-like interface are very helpful especially for newbies/ general PC users, but a more sophisticated and centralized interface, where one can do almost everything or access every feature is a must for serious/ power users.

6. Able to selectively backup registry key(s) rather than just backing up the whole Windows registry like an ordinary files.   
    i.e. besides folder and file, I think the registry should be treated as a collection of registry keys and individual registry key should be a candidate of a backup job.

7. Advanced Data Stream and folder junction aware.
   Able to backup ADS is so crucial for user with multimedia files that tagged with ADS.
   It should be user's choice whether folder junction should be treated just like other source item (say treat it like a shortcut LNK file) or as an ordinary folder (that contains folders or files).

What kind of 'stuff' are you backing up and what would you restore it to?

Maybe that would help. Or not.
1508  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Text Manipulation Addons Firefox on: August 23, 2008, 01:23:20 PM
To date No Squint has served me well for the right size of text on a web site that I prefer. Using Firefox 3.1 or whatever the latest is.....

Anyway, I found this addon-

https://addons.mozilla.or.../en-US/firefox/addon/8287

And it doesn't seem to really do much.
I was wondering if anyone else has tried it.
And if they had better experience with it.

No Squint may be blocking it's functions.
Whatever they are.

I can move this whole post area around on my display as I'm typing in it,
 but that is about it.
Maybe that's it's only function?
Anyone see the importance of it?

Also are there other text addons that you like and use.
Ther's quite a few, but many are not rated high.

Just wondering....
1509  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Evil, evil trojans and virii on: August 23, 2008, 07:19:22 AM
This is a good one to run.
The free version is fully functional.
The paid one adds all the automatic updating and scanning.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
1510  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 22, 2008, 08:59:41 PM
Just the fact that Softland will speak of his program as openly as he is, ups my opinion of his software and it's potential, which he has said he is still working on. Employing more minds on the project as well, by the comment about third party contributors. Which is how a lot, or should I say most of the programs and help happens here at DC.

Having a backup that can be counted on is worth a lot. And it seems to me that this is Softland's goal.

So I would not be too quick to give up on this program with direct input from it's developer.

And not to count out Titan either. If they were aware of this conversation they might have some input as well.
1511  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 22, 2008, 06:13:06 AM
tslim,

You may call it a wizard interface.
But there has to be a way to choose what you want backed up.

What Dirhael screenshot was only some of the choices.

Are you trying to be able to find a backup program and have the backup program automatically select the files and registry keys and dependencies for you?

McAfee used to have a program that you could move a selected program with all that, to another computer if you wanted to. You could choose the program and it would gather everything that program needed except the OS and pack it up. It wasn't called a backup program though. For good reason.
1512  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 21, 2008, 02:46:21 PM
Well.....
I tried....

These objectives can be achieved I believe.
But a solid one program solution hasn't been made yet imo.

Perhaps a fresher approach would be needed.
Or using more then one program solution.

But this is way above my head as far as programing.
I'm not a programmer, I just run them.

You seem to be at a point of moving into much more complex backups.
If I could even call it that at this point.

I'd ask where the IT's are personally.
MSDN and the like.
I suppose that one link didn't help.
But Universities are into all this as well.

And I take no offense in you or anyone outright saying what they think.
How in the hell can we get to the damn point if we don't.

http://www.google.com/sea...&btnG=Search&aq=f
1513  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 21, 2008, 10:22:57 AM
A short but informative write up from-

http://jonathanstoolbar.b...ck-down-just-back-up.html

Titan Backup

Titan Backup impressed me with its feature set, yet still is easy to use.

Backup item selection: Files, folders, and entire drives. Select by browsing or specifying inclusion and/or exclusion file masks. Can automatically exclude temporary and useless files. Predefined sets provided for picture, music, video, financial, and productivity (Office, PDF, etc.) file extensions. You can see only file names and sizes when selecting, but not dates or other properties.

Profiles: You can set up multiple backup sets for different purposes through a step-by-step wizard. Special file types you can select include emails, contacts, rules, signatures (predefined sets for Outlook Express, Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird, Opera, and Windows Mail); registry keys; and user settings for Windows, browsers, IM clients, media players, and certain utilities.

Backup types: Full, differential, and incremental, with or without versioning. A preview window shows differences between the current file and the last backup.

Scheduler: Manual, one time, on Windows startup or shutdown, or by day of the week or an interval of hours or days .

File format and encryption: Native or compressed ZIP format (can be encrypted with a ZIP password) or 256-bit AES encryption.

Destinations: Backups can be copied to a hard disk or other drive, burned to a CD or DVD (with spanning), or transmitted over the Internet by FTP.

Notification: Titan can email you to notify you of the results of its operations.

Special functions: Does not back up open files. Automatically finds Outlook, Outlook Express, and other special data files (see “Profiles” above). Titan Backup can run specified programs before and/or after backup. It can back up the Windows registry.

Ease of use and GUI: This program’s GUI is slick and easy to use, but presents a lot of choices.

Windows versions supported: 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista.

Titan Backup costs $39.95.

Download site: http://www.titanbackup.com
1514  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 21, 2008, 09:25:46 AM
It could be considered wizard like but it's not imo. It's more a step by step process type deal where I would have to do a backup and take screenshots at each step.

In other words it will not show the details of each step without actually taking action in each step.

There is a 15 day trial to give it a whirl.

1515  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 21, 2008, 08:18:02 AM
Very true tomos, here's the thread I picked up on Titan, free at the time.

http://www.donationcoder....13853.msg118855#msg118855
1516  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 21, 2008, 07:19:03 AM
Yeah, I'm aware of Symantec's 'other' troubles.

Don't get the Antivirus/Spyware or BackItUp.

I guess I don't understand the type of utility you mean.
Can you give an example that is close?

When I first saw your post I thought of the Windows Backup Utility.
Which has the tree view for selecting files, though I don't recall support for the registry, I would think a good backup program would include it.
Don't misunderstand, I have no confidence in Windows Backup at all.
But it's interface is as you described for advanced settings.

Now, looking closer at my own utilities I find

http://www.titanbackup.com/

supports registry operations as well as being a true backup utility.
1517  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 21, 2008, 12:29:31 AM
Anyway, for a job as complex and large as yours.
Symantec is one of the backup pros.

http://www.symantec.com/b...siness/products/index.jsp

There are others cheaper but limited.
1518  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 21, 2008, 12:07:17 AM
Here's some info on setting up specifics, manually,
and then automating them.

http://www.unix.ualberta....ADSM/adsmwin/cp5ec602.htm
1519  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 20, 2008, 11:46:57 PM
lol...ok,

how much do think you need to backup?
not the entire system apparently....
1520  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: In search of ideal backup utility on: August 20, 2008, 07:14:04 PM
Sounds more like you getting into group policies and enterprise type backup systems.

Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image for personal use. Without some of the requirements stated.

But for enterprise work and group policies Norton Ghost enterprise edition would be the choice imo.

Though it's doubtful you could get a ghosting program to operate based on the registry or to selectively eliminate or include any entries, because of the nature of the dependencies. Which is where group policies would come in. Requiring that type of program and knowledge.

Most backup programs provide the tree type selection alternative, but I have not seen anything like that for the registry, since the programs require the registry entries and not registry entries requiring programs or system operations.
1521  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Deleting Files From the ..\Local Settings\Temp\ Folder on: August 18, 2008, 02:38:21 PM
The only problem I've ever had was having to re enter passwords being on web pages. In the past when I was using Google's browser Sync.

I went back to Foxmarks and it's not a problem anymore.

I use Cleanup!, ATF-Cleaner and Ccleaner.
Not necessarily in that order.
Plus GlaryUtilities, RegSeeker and AdvancedPersonalCarev2 at times.

Cleanup! is the deepest cleaner, prompting to log off to complete the clean. Which also makes it the most volatile if you don't know what you are cleaning out.

Most of the time I just use ATF-Cleaner and that's enough.
I run Ccleaner's registry scan to see how it's doing.
If it finds a lot I'll use RegSeeker which cleans deeper.

Anyway, for me and my computers it takes a load off the cpu by 5-40% at variable times. 40% - 80% spikes mainly. After cleaning I idle at arounnd 5% as opposed to 5-40% and more before cleaning.

The difference is noticeable on these two p3's, though I doubt if a core duo or quad would notice.

I have had nothing bad happen with all these tools in using either one or all of them.

One Cleaner will not get it all. I know because I can run one then another and pick up more. Files and registry entries.

Make a backup of your registry before cleaning it, to be sure you won't mess something up. I don't anymore, being confident in the tools. But with some other programs that I don't have and others do, I'd backup the registry.

As opposed to most techs advice they would say don't clean the registry. I do and see a difference in performance. So it depends on the person, computer and programs I suppose.

fodder's advice is sound for sure. Especially with installing programs, which is why I always 'download' instead of 'run' which operates out of the temp files. Downloading the program, by way of 'Run' downloads to the temp files and installing from there could make your temp files more important then they should be.

That's my opinion and experience.
People with thousands invested in programs would be wise to have 1 or more full backups of the entire system.
Worth the price of a duplicate Hard Drive of the same size imo.
1522  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommendation/Advice requested - synching two Outlook profiles on: August 12, 2008, 07:50:56 PM
You could use Syncplicity.
2gb free should cover your sent items.
If you just sync those two files.

http://www.syncplicity.com/

You could sync the rest of the folders, but the chances of it going over 2gb is high I would think.
1523  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Recommendation/Advice requested - synching two Outlook profiles on: August 12, 2008, 02:43:47 PM
You could try 'Yadis!'
From the reviews some like it and some don't.
It seems simple enough to use to me.
And it works.
You can use the same backup across your network I would think.

http://www.codessentials.com/index.html
1524  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: quick photo viewer on: August 08, 2008, 09:24:31 PM
Welcome to DC Axel.

I suspect you are a part of the team behind fastpictureviewer.
Congratulations on a fine program.
I use quite a few viewers and like fpv very much.

Thanks.
1525  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Strategies for international travellers regarding new US Customs seizure policy on: August 04, 2008, 04:51:23 PM
Lot's of online apps here, including the comments.

http://www.readwriteweb.c...ve_online_office_apps.php
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