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BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Features being considered..
« on: April 14, 2005, 05:04 AM »
Thanks mouser.  My issue is just a minor inconvenience but I've often wondered if there was a solution.

Jeff

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BrowserTraySwitch / Re: Features being considered..
« on: April 14, 2005, 04:45 AM »
Something that frustrates me when using my computer.  I have XP with fast user switching.  I use Thunderbird email client and my daughter has her own user area with Incredimail.  When I start Thunderbird I have to set it as the default client, a setting which changes again when she uses her account.  A program like BrowserTraySwitch for quick change of the default client would be handy.  Or is there someway I can do this with existing Windows settings?

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 12, 2005, 10:52 PM »
If you were to do a search on Google you might come across this.

http://ess.paragon.a...n/site/en/google.jsp

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 12, 2005, 05:01 PM »
On another forum, someone pointed me to www.xxclone.com

Jeff

330
General Software Discussion / Re: DirMS and Buzzsaw
« on: April 12, 2005, 02:36 PM »
Ooh, can we talk about defragmenting.  I've been testing out the big three, Diskeeper, O&O and Perfect Disk and can't choose between them.  What I wanted was the ability to customise the file order when defragmenting like I used to do with Norton Speed Disk 5 (which does not work on Windows XP).  Except for Perfect Disk these let you do it in a fashion by means of "schemes" but it is not enough control for me.  I like the Perfect Disk interface the best but it doesn't have any choices.

I have tried DirMS, Buzzsawe and numerous other altyernatives but have no doubt been blinded to their good points by this need to customise the result.

BTW forum members may be interested in mst Defrag, which is designed to defrag files in the background.  ATM there is an introductory price of $US9 (reduced from $30).

Any other user experience with my issues above?

Jeff

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Thank you, mob.  That was just an excellently helpful answer to my very general query.  Thanks for taking the time to reply in such detail.

Jeff

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Has anyone had any experience with TaskGuardian?  http://www.asmdev.net

Jeff

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Do Beyond Compare users think that a more automated way to run BC scripts would be useful eg for automated backups?  In other words a basic interface to create scripts, say, wizard style.

Jeff

334
Best File/Folder Compare Tool / Foldermatch?
« on: April 08, 2005, 05:29 PM »
Has anybody tried FolderMatch?  How does it compare with Beyond Compare?  ( :) Obvious answers will be chuckled at!)

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 08, 2005, 04:45 PM »
I think Acronis might have a better interface for the "normal" user, whereas Paragon is a little less user friendly but a more computer literate person would prefer it.  Have you noticed the (daunting?) level of detail in the Paragon help files?

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 07, 2005, 11:56 PM »
I look forward to it.

Jeff :up:

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 07, 2005, 11:52 PM »
I think that would be helpful.  Perhaps there are some thoughts around about how to combine the "drive backup" type of tool with the folder/file backup tools liks Syncback.

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 07, 2005, 10:19 PM »
seems the great infopackets has recently been writing some articles on backup and todays review was for acronis true image.
http://www.infopacke...image_8_0_review.htm

seems kind of pointless for us to do something 95% identical..


Perhaps a comparative review would be good.  Is Acronis really the best?  Or is it because they have established their name earlier?

I remember now why I didn't like Acronis.  It wasn't the drive backup, it was the boot menu component, I think of the partitiion manager, that locked my system up.

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 06, 2005, 05:23 PM »
I tink Paragon would require a boot disk if you were restoring a dead system.  However if you are overwriting the existing system with a backed up system I'm not sure. 

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 06, 2005, 04:55 PM »
There are new updates (as of late March) on the Paragon site of some of their software (including Drive Backup).  When I downloaded this update and ran it the scheduler seemed to work OK.  But an incremental backup I created seemed to have an access problem.  I shall try again tonight my time (I am GMT+10).

I did notice that the backup I created did not require a comuter reboot.  I think this is part of the "Hot" function of the program.  I think a change in partition size would still require  a reboot but I'll check that out too.

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 06, 2005, 07:00 AM »
You've piqued my curiosity to.  I'm having trouble getting the scheduled incremental backup to work.

Jeff

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I love your C&G program, Dmitry.  For my needs the "ignore if only x text boxes/images/links change" functionality works fine.  I don't dislike the interface.  I think the program is as good as WW but it looks like it's no longer a secret how good it is.   ;)

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 06, 2005, 06:28 AM »
I'm pretty sure Paragon Drive Backup 6 will restore a backed up partition without using the boot CD.  To give an example a while ago I created a backup of a logical drive which had data I didn't really need.  To be sure I didn't make an error I took a backup.  This was weeks ago.  I have since deleted the original logical drive.  I just used DB6 to restore from the original backup. 

This program also has ability to create incremental backups, including on a scheduled basis.

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 06, 2005, 05:13 AM »
Do you mean that you don't have to put a boot CD in even if the original system drive will not boot normally?  Or do you mean that you are avoiding putting a CD in to do a full or partial restore of a partition or a disk copntaining several partitions?

Regards,

Jeff

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Backup Guide / Re: Pre-review discussion of Backup Software
« on: April 05, 2005, 04:42 PM »
When I researched this issue I came across and eventually purchased Paragon Software's Drive Backup and also their Partition Manager.  While I don't use these programs regularly I have found them to be reliable.  Around the time I purchased them they were offering good discountsd and I suspect that they would be amenable to a request.

http://www.paragon-gmbh.com/

Acronis software is another possibility.

Jeff

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I would like to see a comparative review of the under $100 website design tools for those that can't afford Dreamweaver et al.  I'm thinking of Webeasy Pro and Web Studio from Back to the Beach.

Jeff

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Offline Explorer is very powerful.  The application I chose with similar functionality is Cyberarticle.

Jeff

348
I use Check and Get, which I have found to be very good.  Check and Get has a flashier interface than Website Washer but I would have to say C&G is more cluttered.

Jeff

C&G tends to have too many lines and colours in each of its GUI compared with WW which has nice clean lines and open spacious look.  As mouser points out that "match and ignore patterns" enables the user to identify only the significant website changes they are interested in.

Jeff

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Best Website Change Monitoring Tool / compared with Check and Get
« on: April 02, 2005, 03:18 PM »
I use Check and Get, which I have found to be very good.  Check and Get has a flashier interface than Website Washer but I would have to say C&G is more cluttered.

Jeff

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Best Firewall / Re: Outpost and Win XP fast user switching
« on: March 31, 2005, 07:37 PM »
I thought I would draw attention to it here as it wasn't actually covered in the review.  I think it has been canvassed quite widely in more Outpost specific forums.

Regards,

Jeff

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