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Long term data storage

I’ve had a few people ask me just recently what method I would recommend when planning a long term backup strategy. One elderly gentleman in particular was creating a family time capsule that he wanted his children and grandchildren to be able to view many decades from now.

The question isn’t as easy as you [...]

Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Of all the technologies found in a modern computer,I would have to say that over the past decade the device that has done the least to raise its game is the humble hard drive. It could be argued that over the years they have enjoyed significant increases in capacity,have become a great deal [...]

Defragmentation

One of the easiest ways to gain a little extra speed from your computer is to defragment the hard drive every now and again. As your computer uses files it has a habit of splitting them up in to different clusters of data on your hard drive which results in something called fragmentation -rather [...]

Undelete Plus

Although I have covered this subject before in the past,I am still getting a large number of people regularly e-mailing me asking how they can undelete a specific file so thought it might be time for a quick recap.

The Windows recycle bin is a godsend [...]

Computing Myths #2

Last week I started a list of my most hated computing myths and began setting the record straight. Unfortunately there were simply too many of them to fit into a 600 word article so we’re back again this week to hopefully complete the list.

Unnecessary Screen Savers

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Virtual CD’s

Even in the current day where the majority of software is downloadable,there are still many programs that require a CD or DVD to stay in your drive in order to function. Most notable are games which often don’t install themselves fully in order to save disc space and reduce the chance that they will [...]

DBAN

My business partner at our webdesign company Refresh Creations recently started talking to me about wiping all data from a computer that I was set to sell on eBay. The computer in question had a fair amount of sensitive information on it and he seemed horrified that I was just going to wipe the hard [...]

Firefox Extensions

Many of my Click articles end up with me banging on about how good Firefox is and how all my readers should consider using it as their main browser over Internet Explorer which is bundled free with Microsoft Windows. Since one of the main arguments I use is the large amount of third party add-ons [...]

Kubuntu

Last week we talked a little bit about Linux and I introduced you to a program called Slax which served the purpose of being a perfect introduction for those new to this Operating System. The big downside to Slax was that it wasn’t really designed for installing on to a hard drive and so didn’t [...]

Fresh Software

Several pieces of software came to my attention just recently;all four of them published by the practically unheard of ‘Fresh Devices’ company and available completely free of charge from www.freshdevices.com. I spent an hour this afternoon trying them out and thought they were worthy of inclusion in Click.