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Airin's Notes

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Chrome - Copy offline Bookmarks
May 24, 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
May 22, 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
May 24, 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
May 26, 2022

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

Category: Software 🠪 Other
File/Folder Comparison / Differencing / Highlighting
May 26, 2022

Winmerge - Free and Open Source

Category: Software 🠪 Other
FormFox not printing from Internet Explorer
May 26, 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
May 25, 2022

Microsoft has Free AD services online:

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

Category: Software 🠪 Other
May 20, 2022

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

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Install common windows programs easily
May 24, 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://remote.airinscomputer...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Internet Explorer not starting
May 24, 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
May 23, 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
May 25, 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
May 24, 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
May 25, 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
Paint Shop Pro 9/10/X Issues
May 26, 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
Quickbooks Database Server Manager fails to start causing users to be stuck in Single User Mode
May 24, 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
May 24, 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
May 25, 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
May 25, 2022

Run the Quickbooks Diagnostic Tool:

Other possible solutions are detailed here:

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Ransomware Protection
May 25, 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
May 25, 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
May 25, 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
May 25, 2022

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

Keywords: TWAIN, WIA, Scan, Scanner, PDF

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Secure Browsing with Windows Defender Application Guard
May 25, 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
Task Manager Programs
May 26, 2022

Process Hacker

Process Explorer (Sysinternals Suite)

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Update Office to specific version
May 25, 2022

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

Category: Software 🠪 Other
Virtualbox Commands
May 25, 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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