Tip of the Month

Basic Home Networking, Printers and Routers: PDF
How to find my routers gateway IPv4 address: PDF
VocoScreenNG is an easy-to-use screencast creator: PDF
Screen Capture using Microsoft PowerPoint: PDF
What is UTM and why would you care: PDF
How to Configure QVocoScreenNG is an easy-to-use screencast creatorOS On Your Router: PDF
Copying & Downloading YouTube Videos using VLC: PDF
Mobile Internet access, best devices for your RV, Car or home: PDF
Creating and using Gravatars: PDF
How to setup MS Outlook 2016 or Thunderbird with a Gmail account: PDF
Add Your Gmail Account to Outlook 2016 Using IMAP settings: PDF
How to switch from POP to IMAP in 5 minutes: PDF
Best Hearing Aids buying Guide from Consumer Reports Jan 2019 PDF here.
Tools for Safe & Secure Browsing: PDF
Free Online learning: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/
Oldies Rock on YouTube: https://goo.gl/xNtt7g  alternately you could just do a regular search similar to this: neil diamond cherry cherry:youtube.com     make sure you put the colon between the artist and youtube.com.
PureURL, Removes garbage like “utm_source” from URLs: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pure-url/
Install Google Play on the Latest Kindle Fire Tablets
What is the Cloud and how do I use it? (June 2017) PDF or DOCX
Sign up for a Free Microsoft e-Mail account here
Internet Search; Beyond the Basics (May 2017) PDF  or DOCX.
Windows 10 accessibility upgrade has been discontinued  as of July 29, 2017
How to Open a Word Document as Read-Only
File History Win 8/8.1/10  for simple Data backup
Windows 10 adds a mind-numbingly simple backup system called File History that few people seem to know about. To use it, simply plug in an external hard drive and Windows automatically archives files to it. Even better, Windows saves old versions of your files, so if you make a colossal mistake and overwrite your novel with the grocery list, you’ll be able to get it back. Turn on File History by searching for that phrase within Windows and selecting On. Just remember to have an external drive connected, or network drives are also supported.A different app, available under “Restore your files with File History” in Windows, can be used to recover lost data.
How to Add OneDrive to the Send To Context Menu in Windows 7 or 8.1
How to Insert a YouTube Video Into a Microsoft Word Document in Office 2013
Shut down Windows 8 from the keyboard
How to copy command prompt outputs to the Windows Clipboard here
Sticky Notes: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-Sticky-Notes
Complete Guide to Creating and Editing PDFs for Free
How to install freeware cleanly – a catalog of the most dubious crapware installation methods
The Easiest, Fastest Way to Update or Install Softwarehttps://ninite.com/

The Easiest, Fastest Way to Update or Install Software

Quick keyboard shortcut to shut down Win 7, press one at a time  Windows key, Right arrow, Enter

Making your own QR codes: http://delivr.com/qr-code-generator      http://qrcode.kaywa.com/   or      http://www.qrstuff.com/    this may be something fun to try, I have a new QR code on the front page of the PC outlaws website.

Window 7 Help and Help Menus

Finding help with the following online URL’s.

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/windows7       free online tutorials



http://baycongroup.com/              free online tutorials

http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/        tutorial on all things e-mail

MS Word 2007 uses a “?”For the Help and downloads from MS Office Online.

Windows Explorer: Help (after turning on the Menu Bar; Organize>Layout>Menu Bar) otherwise you have to use the “?” (question mark).

Most MS applications have the “help” located on the Menu Toolbar.

Windows Start (Windows Orb) “Search Programs and Files”

Note: in “Help” about gives you information about the application.

 Steve Solberg
Sequim PC Users Group
November 12, 2011
How to Use Windows Live Mesh 2011 to Sync Data Online to Windows SkyDrive

Hardware failure and system crashes are not uncommon events. One night you are working on your computer without any problem and next morning when you wake up your computer fails to boot. Suddenly you realize you are in a big mess as the last backup you made was about a week old and all your latest data is gone in a snap. Been in this dismal situation before?

If you don’t want to end up losing your important documents or files saved on your computer, storing them online too, apart from the usual external-hard-disk-style-backup, is the best option.

In this article, we will talk about Microsoft’s cloud storage service called SkyDrive that provides up to 25GB of free storage, and we’ll see how we can use Windows Live Mesh to sync data from the computer to the SkyDrive.

Windows Live Mesh

Windows Live Mesh is part of the free Windows Live Essentials suite, and is designed to sync your files, folders and settings between two computer or on the cloud.

Setting up the Sync

Step 1: Download and Install Windows Live Mesh on the computer you want to sync to the cloud, and launch it. Before you start you need to sign in with a Windows Live account. If you don’t have an Windows Live account yet you can get one from Windows Live homepage (a hotmail account is also a Windows live account, in case you didn’t know).

Windows Live sign in

Step 2: Once you are in, you will land up on the Windows Live Mesh main program interface. To start a folder synchronization process, click on Sync a folder.

Windows Live Mesh

Step 3: Select the folder you want to sync to your Windows SkyDrive.

select folder

Step 4: Select SkyDrive synced storage as the storage location and click on ok. This is the same SkyDrive account that’s connected to your Windows Live account.


Step 5: The program will start the synchronization process. The initial sync may take time depending upon the size of the folder. In the mean while you can switch to some other work and let the program run in the background.

Sync Status

Once your initial synchronization completes you can view your files on Windows Sky Drive online storage space under the Synced Folders.

Skydrive Storage online

Its all done now, any changes you make to the synced folder online or offline will be reflected on both the ends. You can add more folders to your SkyDrive by repeating the process from step 3 above.

My Verdict

Windows Mesh integration with SkyDrive is a very nice effort to keep our work synchronized and backed up in the simplest way possible. Also, the free account offers you a decent 25 GB online storage space which is more than what most of the other such storage services provide.




2 responses to “Tip of the Month

  1. Steve, Thanks, Layton

  2. Steve, I like your Outlaw Website. Thanks for the tips!

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