Sunday, November 29, 2009

Repairing a Microsoft Office Error

I think I allowed a Microsoft Update for Office Live-Addin. Somehow my MSO.DLL was replaced - the original was dated 2008, the new one is dated 2009. MSKB articles talk about limited Windows users not being able to reach opa.dat and/or registry. Office Repair does not solve the problem. Turns out if you are a legitimate Office owner, it may be that your good MSO.DLL has been accidentally overwritten.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

By default Windows Explorer, many versions hides info

Like file extensions, some %appdata% and hidden files.

You really can't ignore file extensions - nowadays, you could have Word file that is either .rtf, .doc or .docx - learning how to distinguish file types by icons is really counter production.

Sometimes, you need to get to %appdata% to find a setting for a program or a template that you want to adfjust directly.

And with malware happy to put things here and there, you just want to see and know where weird files have secreted themselves.

This is a patient and comprehensive article.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

When you need quick shortcuts to SendTo

Sometimes, you just need a quick shortcut to send files and folders to other destination folders or programs (like an editor). Add shortcuts to the SendTo Folder