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Airin's Notes

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Chrome - Copy offline Bookmarks
August 13, 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

https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/refs/heads/main/docs/user_data_dir.md


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Clonespy - Find duplicate files
August 13, 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.
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/clonespy.html


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Download Microsoft Software
August 14, 2022

Windows 10 ISO Download - Media Creation Tool
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Windows 7 Downloads:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7



Use Rufus to write an ISO to a USB drive
https://rufus.ie/


Use Imgburn to burn an ISO to a CD/DVD drive
https://www.imgburn.com/


Download any version of Windows 10/11 with this batch file:
https://gist.github.com/AveYo/c74dc774a8fb81a332b5d65613187b15
https://www.ghacks.net/2021/09/27/mediacreationt...<Too long, click to read the rest>


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Download/Backup Website
August 14, 2022

https://www.cyotek.com/cyotek-webcopy


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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
eScreen / FormFox not working with ePad Signature Capture
August 13, 2022

It appears that escreen.com and escreen123.com 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 escreen.com, 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 escreen123.com.

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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
File/Folder Comparison / Differencing / Highlighting
August 14, 2022

Winmerge - Free and Open Source
https://winmerge.org/


Category: Software 🠪 Other
FormFox not printing from Internet Explorer
August 13, 2022

FormFox opens a window which loads an Adobe Reader component. Windows 10 version 2004 broke it's ability to print from there.
https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-reader/problem-with-print-function-after-windows-10-update-2004/td-p/11165512?page=2
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-printing-breaks-due-to-microsoft-june-2020-updates/

Workarounds:
- 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
August 14, 2022

https://zentyal.com/community/

Microsoft has Free AD services online:
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/active-directory/


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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Games
August 13, 2022

Minecraft - cheap location to buy a key ($6.20 as of 1/22/2021):
https://www.instant-gaming.com/fr/5657-acheter-jeu-microsoft-store-minecraft-windows-10-edition/


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Install common windows programs easily
August 13, 2022

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

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.
https://github.com/microsoft/winget-cli

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
August 14, 2022

https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/disable-auto-redirect-unsupported-sites-ie-to-edge/

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
August 15, 2022

Control Panel to manage Websites/Apache
https://www.virtualmin.com/

Control Panel to manage Linux configuration
https://www.webmin.com/


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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Microsoft Office 365 Unlicensed
August 14, 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
August 13, 2022

Find Autocomplete cache from Outlook: Use NK2Edit:
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nk2edit.zip

Outlook NK2 import steps on Outlook 2010 and newer:
https://www.msoutlook.info/question/478
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
August 14, 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.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/troubleshoot/authentication/continually-prompts-password-office-365

Download and run this tool: https://aka.ms/SaRA-OutlookPwdPrompt
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
OS X Mail Folders are not alphabetical
August 13, 2022

OS X - Mail not alphabetical

https://www.macworld.com/article/229187/how-to-fix-macos-mail-when-mailboxes-arent-in-alphabetical-order.html

https://superuser.com/questions/89413/delete-files-recursively-matching-a-name-on-the-command-line-os-x


Keywords: OSX, OS 10, Apple, Mac


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Paint Shop Pro 9/10/X Issues
August 13, 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
August 13, 2022

https://hugin.sourceforge.io/

https://ptgui.com/

https://flylitchi.com/help#pano-p3


Keywords: 360 Degree Panorama, stitching


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Quickbooks Database Server Manager fails to start causing users to be stuck in Single User Mode
August 14, 2022

Quickbooks 2021 Error switching to multiuser mode - H202 or H505
https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/open-programs/how-to-fix-error-h202-and-h505/00/186029

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.

http://www.devonstephens.com/quickbooks-database-manager-conflicting-dns-server/


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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Quickbooks Download and License Location
August 14, 2022
Download Quickbooks:
https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products
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
August 13, 2022

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

Fix:
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
August 14, 2022

Run the Quickbooks Diagnostic Tool:
https://dlm2.download.intuit.com/akdlm/SBD/QuickBooks/QBPDF/QuickBooksDesktopInstallDiagnosticTool.exe

Other possible solutions are detailed here:
https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/other-questions/wow-my-qb-desktop-is-incredibly-slow/00/251027


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Ransomware Protection
August 15, 2022

You can set a Russian language setting, which some malware/ransomware check and won't run if it is set.
From:
https://github.com/Unit221B/Russian
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/try-this-one-weird-trick-russian-hackers-hate/
Save this as a .reg file and import it
--------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Keyboard Layout\Preload]
"1"="00000419"

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload]
"1"="00000419"
---------------------------


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Ransomware Recovery
August 13, 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
https://thehackernews.com/2021/06/5-critical-steps-to-recovering-from.html


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Remove or Install Internet Explorer
August 13, 2022

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

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

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/browsers/disable-internet-explorer-windows



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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Scan to PDF
August 15, 2022

NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2)
https://www.naps2.com/

WinScan2PDF 7.22
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/winscan2pdf.html

PdfScanManager 1.23
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/pdfscanmanager.html

PaperScan 3.0.130 - Free up to 10 pages per PDF
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/paperscan_free.html

Ashampoo PDF Free 2.0.7
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ashampoo_pdf_free.html


Keywords: TWAIN, WIA, Scan, Scanner, PDF


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Secure Browsing with Windows Defender Application Guard
August 14, 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.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/microsoft-defender-application-guard/md-app-guard-overview


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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Task Manager Programs
August 13, 2022

Process Hacker
https://processhacker.sourceforge.io/

Process Explorer (Sysinternals Suite)
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/sysinternals-suite


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Update Office to specific version
August 13, 2022

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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Virtualbox Commands
August 13, 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





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