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General Software Discussion / Re: Syncovery - Pro or Premium Version?
« on: October 29, 2020, 03:12 PM »
Really!?

I cannot find it in the matrix for Pro. Where did you see it?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Syncovery - Pro or Premium Version?
« on: October 28, 2020, 08:11 PM »
Ah, yes I got confused by this page:
https://www.syncover...cgi?co=wo&step=2

where it says:
"File System Monitoring Service (for faster Block Level Copying)"

So, I guess I will go for the Pro version. I don't like real-time monitoring services on my PC anyway.

Thanks for your help!

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General Software Discussion / Syncovery - Pro or Premium Version?
« on: October 28, 2020, 04:35 PM »
Hello,
I finally want to buy Syncovery.

I already described my major use case here:
https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=48520.0

So the question is: Pro or Premium?

The feature that caught my eye was Block Level Copying in the Premium version, apparently not part of the Pro version.

But I didn't fully understand the description. I am familiar with delta copying which was part of the old LapLink (what a great program that was!) or is also implemented in Rsync.

So my main question is: Would this Block Level Copying be useful to me? I plan to synch well over a Gigabyte with my two OneDrive accounts, so if it really would speed things significantly, it would be a blessing. A lot of the big files are videos, VeraCrypt containers, and Drive Snapshot disk images. However, except for the VeraCrypt containers, these file types do not change, it's more of an all or nothing deal.

So, what do yo think?

Would the Premium be worth the extra money?

Thanks for your input!


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I was just checking my sticks and noticed, that I have used easy2boot.

When I checked for upgrades on their website, I saw their claim: "More versatile and compatible than Ventoy."

https://www.easy2boot.com/

You can also upgrade eas2boot without reformat and upgrade easy2boot without a reformat too just like Ventoy.

Has anybody used both and can give an opinion on Ventoy vs. easy2boot?

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Woa! Great! I got sick of reformating USB stick. This may be the cure!

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Ok, thanks to the inspiration of the two of you, I got it done. It was actually quite easy, after I found the well hidden encryption settings.

I have read many tutorials on the internet, some very complicated and many pages long, but basically it was a simple 3 step process, which I would like to summarize for people that come here for help/reference:

1) On Win 10 box install SMB 1.0 feature. Run Appwiz.cpl and click "Turn Windows Features On Or Off" and check everything that says "SMB 1.0/CIFS"  (NOT "SMB Direct"). - thanks to x16wda

2) Assign fixed IP addresses to both computers in the same private network. Put any Gateway address from the same network, so that the Network will be recognized as private by the OS, and not public.

3) Open Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change advanced sharing settings > click on "All Networks" and activate "Enable file sharing for device that use 40- or 56-bit encryption". (inspired by Shades comment)

Now one can share folders between the XP and WIn10 computers.

Example for static IP address setup (thanks to Shades):
Win10                    XP
192.168.1.10         192.168.1.11  (IP address)
255.255.255.0       255.255.255.0 (Netmask)
192.168.1.10         192.168.1.11 (Gateway)
192.168.1.10         192.168.1.11 (Primary DNS. Optional, because machines are not being used to access the internet)
192.168.1.1           192.168.1.1   (Secondary DNS. Optional, because machines are not being used to access the internet)

Hint: If you want to easily save and later revert to your initial TCP/IP options, the wonderful tool NetSetMan is extremely helpful. Free for private use.

Thank you so much for your help!

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Unfortunately that didn't do the trick. :(

I have all the 3 SMB 1.0 boxes checked now (the last one wasn't) but I don't see the SMB Direct entry. Probably either because it is a home version of Win10 or because it is a German version and they renamed it without using the letters SMB, I don't know.

The story is that I can ping the Win10 from the XP, but I cannot even access the Workgroup from the XP. It shows the workgroup name but when I click on it I get a message that I don't have access to the workgroup.

But from the Win10 I have full access to the shared files of the XP machine.

I would appreciate some more suggestions.

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Thank you so much!

What a blessing!

I will try it today!

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Hello everyone,

last night I worked until 4am to connect an old XP machine with a Windows 10 laptop.

The units and the network have no internet connection and they are connected by a dumb hub completely isolated from the world (that's why we still feel safe using the XP).

The Win 10 computer is actually replacing another XP rig. That setup worked ok in the past.

Now however, I can get access from the Win 10 machine to the XP, but I cannot access the shared folder on the Win 10 from the XP, which is basically the sole use of this setup to access MS Access database files on the Win10 and design and print a daily schedule on the XP computer.

It is driving me crazy, I thought it would be simple.

My guess is that the Win10 has stronger security which the XP cannot handle. I can see the Win10 machine name from the XP in the workgroup, but I can't get any further. No shared folders or files are showing up.

Do you have any suggestions, please!?

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Android Apps / Re: Checklist DC (Android app) - v1.23 Aug 20, 2018
« on: January 26, 2020, 09:09 AM »
Very nice app.

Very clearly structured an easy to use.

I especially like that it can synch with dropbox and not with google.

May I give one suggestion:
The categories will be easier to use in a hamburger menu at the left side. This way the labels have more screen estate. If a user has many categories, they will also be easier to see/select and scroll through.


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It used to be a great editor. I bought a version before, but cannot remember which, in fact I don't have any documentation about it any more.

i think I will give it a try again.

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The deal has been extended another day and expanded to the Premium editions too (see comment section on BDJ)

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Ok, the deal is on TODAY, 19th December!!!

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BitsDuJour announced: "Deal Coming Soon!"

https://www.bitsdujo...n=upcoming-discounts

This promotion includes the following:
Syncovery for Windows - Professional Edition ($29.95)
Syncovery for Mac - Professional Edition ($29.95)
Syncovery for Linux - Professional Edition ($29.95)
Syncovery for Mac & Windows - Pro Edition Family Pack ($59.95)

If you order the Family Pack for Windows & Mac which can be used on up to 5 computers, you are entitled to request a Linux license by emailing [email protected]

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General Software Discussion / Syncovery 9 Beta1 is out
« on: October 22, 2019, 12:29 PM »
Syncovery 9 Beta1 is out here:

https://www.syncovery.com/syncovery9/

Major features (so  far):

Dramatic speed increase for SFTP.

SZ usage is expanding.

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I can add 2 suggestions to the list:

Info Select

https://www.miclog.com/info-select/

Super cool fast searching wonderland. But not cheap. Trial version available.


NoteCasePro

I switched to it, because I wanted to save some money over Info Select, and since I don't have a business anymore, NoteCasePro will do. But I am still using a very old version of IS, because it is so good.

NoteCasePro is also very powerful, just not as slick.

https://www.notecasepro.com/

BTW, Anthony, it would be nice if you can give us some feedback.

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And they just released a new version for better compatibility with the next Windows update.

https://www.majorgee...tails/sandboxie.html

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Yes, it's obviously a pyramid scheme. :)

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Anand,
yes, if the program is already installed, SB will bring the .ini files or registry entries of the installed program back into the sandbox.

If you don't want SB to do that, you can turn it off.

See here how to do block the path to the .ini file or registry settings:
https://www.sandboxi...eAccessSettings#file

Hope this helps. :)

Sandboxie is a great program and very light on resources. I love it and I really hope that going open source will be successful for Sandboxie.


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Nod5 -
It may not be exactly what you were looking for, but I usually scan to pdf, and I keep the original page as a graphic layer, and the OCR as an invisible layer below the grapic.

Then I can highlight the original text, but when I copy (Ctrl-C) get the underlying OCRed text.

This workflow also cuts down on searching for OCR mistakes, since they become less important, since I ever usually need only a very small portion of the text of the whole document. It just makes the whole thing much quicker.

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Hi,

ABBYY Finereader version 15 has just been released.

https://www.abbyy.co.../en-apac/finereader/

See enclosed pdf for ABBYY Finereader 14 and 15 feature comparison.

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@VideoProc Support

Why did you quote Deozaan's post without adding any comment?

Did something got lost?

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Hahaha this is how great Donationcoder is! You get help from all sides!

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Thanks for posting your experience.

For DVD ripping I always use the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum software from the same publisher.

Do you have a copy of that and does it have the same bug? Maybe the DVD is partly copy protected, because I don't think VideoProc is really made for copy protected ripping.


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I amended my first post to make ThunderDrive's difference in plans between storage space and bandwidth more clear.

I think physical storage space has been coming down in price, so it seems only logical that cloud spaces which of course somewhere also use physical storage space, should be getting cheaper too.

I remember Microsoft also using a similar strategy: They offered unlimited storage space in the beginning for their subscription, and now where they have become established players in that field, there terms are quite different.

So from that point of view, ThunderDrive's offering makes sense.

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