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Q: I want to back-up my important files to go automatically to my second hard disk. I have a BAT file to copy these and usually remember to click on it at the end of the day but don't know how, or if, it is possible to run this as a default option when Windows closes.
A: This is possible if you are running Windows XP Pro but not XP Home.
Q: I use Windows XP. From Control Panel I click on the add/remove icon, it loads the files but, only some of the files are displayed. I decided to "page down", a screen at a time - low and behold, after 174 blank screens, I found the rest of the files at the bottom. How can the bottom files be brought to the top, or how can I delete/remove the blank between the two sets of files?
A: There have been several suggestions referring to this problem on Google and they usually refer to modifying the registry. Unfortunately other users have stated that these methods do not work for them.
I have encountered this problem only once on one of my clients computers and my solution was to sort by size. This worked and all entries appeared. Sorting by Date Used also worked. This takes a bit longer to find your program but is safer than deleting or modifying registry entries.
Q: Is there a way to record the daily internet usage of each user in a network, including uploads and downloads, in MB? Preferably for free.
A: I would recommend Dumeter that can be downloaded from dumeter.com. This is an excellent program that has won many awards. It is very small, fully customisable and does the job well. It is free to use for 30 days but the author requests payment if you find it of value and continue using it.
In my opinion this is among the best programs of this type as it can be set to be quite unobtrusive and it provides very good reporting as well.
A: Start by opening Windows Explorer and then set your View to Details. Next you must click on Tools, Folder Options and then click on the View Tab. Now you make any other adjustments you require and then click on Apply to All Folders. This will remember the setting for the future.
A: I am assuming that you are using Internet Explorer. Start by creating a folder, say Downloads, and save a download to that folder. This folder will then be remembered in the future for subsequent downloads. Having all your downloads in one folder will also help in deciding what old files to keep as generally after downloading and installing the program, the downloaded file can be deleted.
See: support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555480&sd=rss&spid=3208 or if you don't want to enter the full URL, go to the Microsoft home page, select support and search for 555480