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Say “No to all” when asked if you want to replace files

This used to do my head in until I found this little tip on Lifehacker.
Picture this: You’re consolidating your digital music collection from numerous locations to a single directory on a networked drive. To save time, you don’t want to replace existing files as these are most likely duplicates, and network transfers are often … Read more »

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TrueCrypt 5.0 released

TrueCrypt 5.0, the open-source, multi-platform encryption suite, is available for download. New features for Windows include improved write speeds (up to 100% improvement) and Full Disk Encryption. They’ve also released a long-anticipated Mac OSX version 🙂
Why did I embolden Full Disk Encryption? Because UK companies and Government organisations are losing laptops left, right and centre … Read more »

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Recover your lost Windows Key

If you’ve lost your Window License Key, and it’s not on the side of your machine, you can retrieve your key by using a little application called Keyfinder, by Magical Jelly Bean. You probably want to grab the 2.0 beta, as 1.5 is a little old and doesn’t support the latest operating systems.
In addition to … Read more »

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90% of IT Professionals Don’t Want Vista

ComputerWorldUK has an article discussing the findings of a recent survey by King Research, where it was discovered that 90% of IT Professionals Don’t Want Vista.
Going from my own experience with Vista – poor stability and woeful performance – I’m not surprised about this at all. Maybe – as with XP – SP1 … Read more »

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Useful Windows Keyboard Shortcuts for IT Pros – Part 2

Following on from Part 1, where I shared some useful keyboard shortcuts for general Windows usage, Part 2 covers useful shortcuts for working with Files and Text.
Working with Files and Text
F2
Rename the highlighted file in Explorer. Edits a Cell in Excel / OpenOffice Calc.
Alt + Enter
View properties of the selected item. Works in Explorer, but … Read more »