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Airin's Notes

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Chrome - Copy offline Bookmarks
October 26, 2021

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
Download Microsoft Software
October 28, 2021

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
October 26, 2021

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


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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
File/Folder Comparison / Differencing / Highlighting
October 23, 2021

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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
FormFox not printing from Internet Explorer
October 23, 2021

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
October 27, 2021

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
October 26, 2021

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
October 27, 2021

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


Category: Software 🠪 Other
Linux Web-based Administration
October 27, 2021

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 Outlook Autocomplete Cache
October 24, 2021

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
Paint Shop Pro 9/10/X Issues
October 28, 2021

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
Quickbooks Database Server Manager fails to start causing users to be stuck in Single User Mode
October 26, 2021

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
October 26, 2021
Download Quickbooks: https://downloads.quickbooks.com/app/qbdt/products 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 Accountant Edition) pro = QuickBooks Pro. superpro = Quick...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Quickbooks is running slow
October 27, 2021

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
October 27, 2021

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
October 23, 2021

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
Scan to PDF
October 26, 2021

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
October 28, 2021

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
October 27, 2021

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
October 27, 2021

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





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