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Airin's Notes

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Chrome - Copy offline Bookmarks
December 8, 2022

To map Chrome to a profile folder in a different folder, create a shortcut like this:
chrome.exe --user-data-dir="c:\Windows.old\Users\Name\Appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data"

Keywords: Chrome, User Data, Folder, Offline, Bookmarks, Old Windows, Chrome offline

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Clonespy - Find duplicate files
December 8, 2022

I haven't actually used it yet, but this looks like a neat utility to scan folders and find duplicate files (based on contents or names) or similar files. You can replace one set of files with a hard link so that it only takes up one file worth of space.

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Download Microsoft Software
December 8, 2022

Windows 10 ISO Download - Media Creation Tool

Windows 7 Downloads:

Use Rufus to write an ISO to a USB drive

Use Imgburn to burn an ISO to a CD/DVD drive

Download any version of Windows 10/11 with this batch file:<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Download/Backup Website
December 8, 2022

keywords: Backup, Download, HTML, Website, Webpage, Archive, Cyotek, Webcopy

Category: Software 🠪 Other
eScreen / FormFox not working with ePad Signature Capture
December 8, 2022

It appears that and both require Microsoft Edge to be ran in IE mode to work.
1: Open Edge
2: Click on hamburger menu, then Settings
3: Click on "Default Browser"
4: Enable "Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode"
5: Restart Edge.

Next, go to, then click on hamburger menu, then "Reload in Internet Explorer Mode". Click the popup and enable the option to do this next time. Repeat for

It appears that this is not needed for FormFox...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
File/Folder Comparison / Differencing / Highlighting
December 8, 2022

Winmerge - Free and Open Source

Category: Software 🠪 Other
FormFox not printing from Internet Explorer
December 7, 2022

FormFox opens a window which loads an Adobe Reader component. Windows 10 version 2004 broke it's ability to print from there.

- Disable "Enable Protected Mode at startup" from Adobe Reader Preferences, Security Enhanced tab.
- Try using Chrome instead of ...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Free Active Directory Servers
December 8, 2022

Microsoft has Free AD services online:

Keywords: Ubuntu, Linux, Open Source, AD, domain

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Free Video Editing Software
December 8, 2022

Windows Movie Maker
Windows Photos

Web based:

Keywords: Video Editing, Movies, mp4, mpeg, avi

Category: Software 🠪 Other
December 8, 2022

Minecraft - cheap location to buy a key ($6.20 as of 1/22/2021):

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Install common windows programs easily
December 8, 2022

I have been using Ninite to do this easily, check the programs you want to install, and it does it quickly.

Microsoft has developed a command line tool Winget to do this same thing. It isn't installed directly into Windows yet, but should be soon. Once it is, a simple batch file can install common needed software easily.

Update all programs:
winget upgrade --all

Don't forget to turn off Windows nag screens:
https://notes.airinscomputers...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Internet Explorer not starting
December 7, 2022

Start Microsoft Edge
Goto: edge://settings/defaultbrowser
Set "Let Internet Explorer open sites in Microsoft Edge" to "Never."

Keywords: Internet Explorer, IE11, Crashing, Closing, Exiting, Edge Opening

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Linux Web-based Administration
December 8, 2022

Control Panel to manage Websites/Apache

Control Panel to manage Linux configuration

Keywords: Ubuntu, Linux, web based, browser, configuration, webmin, virtualmin, control panel

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Microsoft Office 365 Unlicensed
December 8, 2022

If you have a valid license on the linked Microsoft account, but the local install doesn't recognize it:
Open Admin Command Prompt, change to the following folder (or similar depending on your version), the folder should have the file 'ospp.vbs' in it:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16

1: cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus

2: Run the following, changing ABCDE to the last 5 of the product key from the above command:
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:ABCDE

...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Microsoft Outlook Autocomplete Cache
December 8, 2022

Find Autocomplete cache from Outlook: Use NK2Edit:

Outlook NK2 import steps on Outlook 2010 and newer:
1: Copy the nk2-file to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
2: Rename the nk2-file to the name of your mail profile. Likely "Outlook".
3: Start --> Run: outlook.exe /importnk2
4: Wait a moment and close Outlook. Make sure the...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Microsoft Outlook keeps asking for password
December 7, 2022

The symptom I saw was Outlook would not connect to Office 365 Online Exchange because it wouldn't do modern authentication. We had to force it to use IMAP. This failed after a week.

Download and run this tool:
It fixed the issue, set up a new Outlook profile with modern authentication, no more issues.

Keywords: Outlook 2013, 2016, Forgets, lost, passwo...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Microsoft Powertoys
December 8, 2022

Includes neat tools such as:
Color Picker
PowerRename - Easily rename files with Regex support
Screen Ruler
Text Extractor - OCR
File Locksmith - See what process has locked a file/folder
Hosts File Editor - Easy way to modify your hosts file

Keywords: Microsoft Windows Power Toys, Tools

Category: Software 🠪 Other
OS X Mail Folders are not alphabetical
December 2, 2022

OS X - Mail not alphabetical

Keywords: OSX, OS 10, Apple, Mac

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Paint Shop Pro 9/10/X Issues
December 8, 2022

Freezing during startup:
Change display driver. If you are using a laptop with integrated and dedicated graphics, switch to dedicated.

Freezing during installation, probably at Registering Modules:
Uncheck options to install toolbar or right click options during install settings.

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Panorama Software
December 7, 2022

MS Image Composite Editor 2.0
Download Link:

Keywords: 360 Degree Panorama, stitching

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Picture and Graphics Editing
December 4, 2022


Keywords: GIMP, PSP, Paint Shop Pro

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Quickbooks Database Server Manager fails to start causing users to be stuck in Single User Mode
December 8, 2022

Quickbooks 2021 Error switching to multiuser mode - H202 or H505

If the database manager is running on a server running DNS server, then the DNS service may be using the same port UDP 55333.
Temporary Solution: Stop DNS server, Start QuickbooksDB31 Service, then start DNS.

-- An example error log from Event Mana...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Quickbooks Download and License Location
December 8, 2022
Download Quickbooks:
21.0 - 2020

License and Version numbering:
To find your existing license number, open this in Notepad:
C:\ProgramData\COMMON FILES\INTUIT\QUICKBOOKS\qbregistration.dat

To find the version you had installed:

Flavor Names ():
belacct = QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Accountant Edition
bel = QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions (not...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Quickbooks Forms won't print or print preview
December 8, 2022

Issue: Quickbooks 2021 won't print or print-preview for 1099-NEC forms, but does work for 1099-MISC.

1: Go to Help/Update/Options/Select all (they were already all selected)
2: Go to the updates screen/RESET UPDATES box, then reinstall all updates
3: Restart Computer

Keywords: Intuit, Print Crash

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Quickbooks is running slow
December 7, 2022

Run the Quickbooks Diagnostic Tool:

Other possible solutions are detailed here:

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Ransomware Protection
December 7, 2022

You can set a Russian language setting, which some malware/ransomware check and won't run if it is set.
Save this as a .reg file and import it
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Keyboard Layout\Preload]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload]

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Ransomware Recovery
December 8, 2022

5 Steps to follow:
Isolate and shutdown critical systems
Enact your business continuity plan
Report the cyberattack
Restore from backup
Remediate, patch, and monitor

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Remove or Install Internet Explorer
December 8, 2022

dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

Keywords: IE11, Missing, Reinstall, InternetExplorer, Enable, Disable, Uninstall

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Scan to PDF
December 7, 2022

Win10 Scanner Control Panel:
C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Viewer\ImagingDevices.exe

NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2)

WinScan2PDF 7.22

PdfScanManager 1.23

PaperScan 3.0.130 - Free up to 10 pages per PDF

Ashampoo PDF Free 2.0.7<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Secure Browsing with Windows Defender Application Guard
December 8, 2022

Windows Defender Application Guard basically runs an Edge window (or Microsoft Office applications) in a HyperV VM to enable very secure browsing with very little chance of anything bad escaping.
Enable by going to Programs and Features, Turn Windows features on or off.

Keywords: Secure, Isolated, VM, Virtual Machine, Safe Browsing, Malware, Protected, Web Browser, Edge, Offi...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
SNMP Monitoring
December 6, 2022

Softperfect Networx - 5.5.5 was the last free version, newer versions are time limited trials.

Keywords: SNMP, Logging, Monitor, Bandwidth

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Task Manager Programs
December 4, 2022

Process Hacker

Process Explorer (Sysinternals Suite)

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Update Office to specific version
December 7, 2022

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe" /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Virtualbox Commands
December 7, 2022

Start VM via command line:
"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" startvm "VM-Name"

Do graceful shutdown of Client when Host restarts or shuts down:
"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" setextradata "VM-Name" GUI/DefaultCloseAction Shutdown

Keywords: VM, Virtual Machine, Oracle Virtualbox, Hypervisor

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Windows Explorer alternatives
December 8, 2022

Multi Commander (also available in Microsoft Store)


More options:

Keywords: File Browsing, Explorer

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