Vol. 2, Issue 8
In this Issue…
Top Story of the Month – Moving day for your data Spiritual Word of the Month – Grace…its more then just words at the dinner table Customer of the Month – Sharon Otani Free Download of the Month – Spam Fighter 3.8 Tips of the Month – saving your data from a corrupted profile
Top Story of the Month
MOVING YOUR DATA INTO A NEW HOME
By Eddie L Hines Well since I am moving into a new home I thought it would be appropriate this month to talk about moving your data into a new home. When you get a new computer the first emotion you get is pure joy. You finally are getting a faster, more feature rich machine that has the ability to make your life even easier. But wait! What about all your old stuff?? Your favorite web pages, your work files, your settings, your kids doggie drawing…how are they going to move with you over to your new cyber home? Well here are some ways that you can data transfer your data that will combine technology with ease of use. All of these methods you can do yourself, but if you don’t want the liability of making a mistake or you just don’t have the time, feel free to call us at KCC Mobile PC Services to do the job right…at your site!
USB THUMB DRIVES. USB thumb drives have become the hottest item out there for people who need to move
data quickly across multiple computers. They come in 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB. They will eventually replace the floppy drive which is the reason many new computers are not including the floppy drive by default. With its great compatibility with Windows XP, speed of data transfers, and tons of options on how to purchase them, the USB thumb drive is our pick for best device for data transfers. Pick one up today at www.sandisk.com/retail/cruzer-mini.asp corporations that need to deploy updated machines to their employees. It involves transferring your data to a network drive – a storage area that connects to a remote computer – to keep it safe. Let’s say you work for a company that has a file server. They would map that area to a letter on your computer, usually “H”. When you click on the “H” drive you really are connecting to another computer. Companies encourage you to store your stuff there since they back that data up daily. Then in the case your computer gets fried or you get upgraded to a better one, all the IT guys have to do is reconnect you to that “H: drive then you can transfer the data back to your computer. This works as well on home networks but you need some expertise to pull it off.
NETWORKING. This method is best for
MICROSOFT FILES AND SETTINGS WIZARD. Microsoft has implemented a solution for people who have
customized their Windows XP settings just to their liking and want to keep them on the new computer. The program is location in START/ALL PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES/SYSTEM TOOLS/ folder. Using this method, all your emails, internet favorites, wallpaper, my docs folder, and desktop files get compressed into one file that you can store on a CD, USB Flash drive, or a network drive. It is not automated so you have to remind yourself to run this wizard once a week. This is the best solution for when you are upgrading to a new computer and don’t want to spend time putting all the data back exactly when you liked it.
MOVING YOUR DATA... (cont.)
CD BURNING. This is a familiar yet aging method
of data transfers. Using software from www.roxio.com/en/products/backupmypc/index.jhtml, you can burn onto a CD or DVD all your documents and folders to be stored for future use. Cds can hold 700 MB and DVDs can hold 4.7 GB so if you have multimedia files or database files too large for a memory stick, this is the best method for you. Make sure you don’t keep your backup files in the same location as your computer because if a fire breaks out, you still lose it all!
Customer of the Month
This month we would like to congratulate Sharon Otani as the August KCC Customer of the month!
ONLINE BACKUP SERVICES. This service is the
wave of the future. Logging in to a remote site on the internet, you can save your documents offline in case your home is messed up from a disaster or theft. Encrypting the data, these services give you maximum protection from data loss and theft and only requires you to create a username and password to log into the site to retrieve your files. You can go to www.pulkin.com for more information on this inexpensive yet life saving method. Pricing starts at $19.95 for up to 500 MB compressed which is about 2 GB uncompressed.
of the Month
Bridges Of Grace
Read: Acts 5:33-42 They departed . . . rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. —Acts 5:41 Bible In One Year: Nahum 1-3
Imagine for a moment that you are driving through the desert in Southern California and you see the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge spanning the dried-up bed of "Three Frogs Creek" on the outskirts of "Turtle Soup Junction." What a ridiculous sight that would be! So too, the Lord never displays His power and grace at an inappropriate time or place, but He always provides according to the difficulty of the hour. He does not impart strength until it is needed. We shudder when we think of what some of God's children are enduring because of their faithfulness to the Savior. Many have chosen the path of intense
Sharon runs her own company called Otani Enterprises. Her goal is to help you as an assistant to bring you more success. Administrative work is her expertise and she is available to you today as a W2 or 1099 Employee. If you are interested in hiring her to run your administrative needs, contact her today at (770) 364-9091 email@example.com
suffering rather than following the line of least resistance. I wonder, would we do the same? Of course, the Lord does not ask us to make such a commitment before it is necessary. And we can be sure that when we "suffer for His sake" (Philippians 1:29), He will provide whatever we need to endure the pain. As servants of Christ, we can take one step at a time and be confident that whether we come to a dried-up gulch or a surging river, the Lord's bridges of grace will be just right to allow us safe passage to the other side. —Mart De Haan
Each day God sends His loving aid To strengthen you and me; We need to use today's supply And let tomorrow be. — Anon. God gives enough grace for each trial we face. FOR FURTHER STUDY Why Would A Good God Allow Suffering? Surviving The Storms Of Stress
Tips of the Month
How to Copy Information from a Corrupted User Profile to a New Profile
Sometimes your user profile may get corrupted, but you want a way to move your files and settings to a new profile. First, you need to create a new user profile. Here's how: 1. Log on as Administrator. 2. Click Start > Control Panel. 3. Click User Accounts. 4. In XP Pro, click the Advanced tab, then the Advanced button. Click the Users folder in the left pane of the console. Click the Action menu and select New User. Enter the information for the new user, and click Create. 5. In XP Home, click Create a New Account under Pick a Task. Type a name and click Next. Select the account type and click Create Account. Next, you need to copy the files to the new profile: 1. Log on with a different account (not the one you're copying the files from or to). 2. Open Windows Explorer and click Tools | Folder Options | View. Click the checkbox for Show Hidden Files and Folders and uncheck the box for Hide Protected Operating System Files. Click OK. 3. Find the files for the old profile under Documents and Settings\. (This is the user name for the old profile). 4. Hold the CTRL key down and select all the files and subfolders in the folder except: Ntuser.dat, Ntuser.dat.log and Ntuser.ini. Do NOT select those files. 5. Click the Edit menu and click Copy. 6. Go to the Documents and Settings\ folder for the new profile. This will be the name that you entered when you created the new profile. 7. Click Edit and Paste. You'll need to log off and then log back on with the new user account and the settings will be applied to your new profile. How to Restore a Missing Menu Bar or Toolbar If you find that the toolbar or menu bar in Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer is missing, this may be caused by corrupt files in the Windows Registry. Here's how to fix the problem (caution: always back up the Registry before making changes to it):
FREE download of the month
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you need a spam filter for your home/office PC or you need to spam protect a server, you have come to the right place.615.893 users are already Spam protected by SPAMfighter, and in the last 24 hours 1.135 new SPAMfighters joined the battle. If a SPAMfighter receives a spam mail that is not detected by SPAMfighter, the user reports the spam mail with one click, and it's removed from the rest of the SPAMfighters in seconds. SPAMfighter Standard is a FREE tool for Outlook and Outlook Express that automatically and efficiently filters spam and phishing fraud. Whenever new mail arrives, it will automatically be tested by SPAMfighter, and if it's spam, it will be moved to your spam folder. If you receive a spam mail that is not detected, click on a single button, and the spam mail is removed from the rest of the 615.893 SPAMfighters in 195 countries/areas in seconds. 1. First make sure all IE and Explorer windows are closed. 2. Open your favorite Registry Editor. 3. Navigate to this Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar 4. If the problem is with Windows Explorer, double click the Explorer sub key in the right Registry Editor pane. Right click the value labeled ITBarLayout and click Delete. 5. If the problem is with Internet Explorer, double click the WebBrowser subkey in the right Registry Editor pane. Right click ITBarLayout and click Delete. 6. Close the Registry Editor. 7. If this doesn't restore the toolbar or menu bar, navigate back to the same key, doubleclick the ShellBrowser subkey, right click ITBarLayout and click Delete. Note that if you've customized your toolbar, the customization will be removed and the toolbar will go back to its default configuration when you delete these values.