Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Unable to open Word, Excel, Powerpoint attachment in emails

If you have experienced this error message when opening office attachment from your email client (eg Mozilla Thunderbird, MS Outlook, MS Mail)
we have the solution for you. ( word, excel, powerpoint ) aka ( xls, doc, ppt, xlsx, docx, pptx )

Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Try these suggestions:
  • Check for file permissions for the document or drive.
  • Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space.
  • Open the file with the Text Recovery converter.

Office 2010 and 2013 has implemented some form of additional protection against vile and harmful files in email attachments or downloaded from the internet.

However, it may be more of a hassle than convenience for users.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Do this check before your HDD crashes on you

HDD crash = lost data.

However, this could be prevented by running this check every once in a while.

First, press the "windows" key on your keyboard.
Type in "cmd" and press enter.
This will open up the command prompt. ( black screen with white text ).

Now type
and press enter.

Followed by typing this
"diskdrive get status"
and press enter.

If all is good, the response from the last command will show "Status ok".
If it shows "failed" in any response, backup the hdd and replace it immediately to prevent imminent crash.

For other ways of detecting if the HDD is about to fail, visit this link

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Latest Phishing Scam from sender pretending to be Microsoft

Spam email looking like the official email

If you receive this email from Microsoft claiming that your hotmail/outlook account will be shutdown, look again.

The "CLICK HERE TO AUTHENTICATE" link will bring you to a site that looks like the outlook/hotmail login screen with funny fonts.

Do not key in your email and password in there.

It is a phishing scam where they will save your email and password to login your account to spam others.

Kindly forward this to everyone you know that uses Hotmail or Outlook domain email addresses.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Free Online Storage

Gone are the days that the personal computer (PC) are personal.

These days, the computer is just an interface to the web. And with the rising popularity of smartphone and tablets, the laptop becomes almost redundant, relatively speaking.

And since almost every one owns more than one computing device, it makes sense not to store everything on one device.

Moreover, storing important files and documents or precious videos and music on a single computer is like putting all the eggs in one basket. That becomes a hassle when these files need to be updated and synchronized across all the different folders on all devices.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Check your clock time/date settings

If you are experiencing certificate errors when browsing the web,

such as the one below uses an invalid security certificate.
The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate has expired.
The certificate will not be valid until 3/27/2011 2:21 PM.
(Error code: sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate)

And no matter which browser you are using, (IE,CHROME,SAFARI,FIREFOX), the same error occurs.

There is a simple fix.

 Just set the correct date and time on your system clock and all will be ok again.

See here for an example listed
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