Export Outlook Express without Outlook/Exchange
One of the most annoying things I find about trying to export from Outlook Express when migrating to a new computer is the fact that the Import/Export functions under the File menu are useless unless you have Outlook or Exchange. Luckily, there is a solution.
If you don’t have Outlook or Exchange on the computer you’re exporting from, you can’t use the Import/Export function and must use this guide:
1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Maintenance tab, click Store Folder.
3. Select the folder location, and then press CTRL+C to copy the location.
4. Click Cancel, and then click Cancel again to close the dialog box.
5. Click Start, and then click Run.
6. In the Open box, press CTRL+V, and then click OK.
7. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
8. On the Edit menu, click Copy, and then close the window.
9. Right-click any empty space on your desktop, click New, and then click Folder.
10. Type mail backup for the folder name, and then press ENTER.
11. Double-click the Mail Backup folder to open it.
12. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
13. Close the Mail Backup window.
You can now move this backup folder to a new computer and import the messages into your chosen email client using their import function.View comments →
SATA RAID Drivers, Error 0×80300001
Setting up a new computer today, I came across an annoying problem which none of my team had seen before. Luckily we managed to find a solution.
If you’re setting up a new PC with a non-standard RAID card (meaning you’ll need to install the drivers manually using the “Load Driver” function and your motherboard/RAID Card install disk during the Windows setup) you may come across error 0×80300001 after formatting a new partition for the install.
The solution is quite an odd one.
- Install your RAID Driver as per normal using the installation disk from the manufacturer
- Before switching disks back to the Windows installation disk, create and format the partition with the RAID Driver disk inserted. If this step isn’t completed you’ll get a whole different error about the drive being formatted in the wrong format.
- At this point, if you’re wanting to go forward you’ll encounter the error 0×80300001.
- Switch disks back to the Windows installation disk and click “Refresh”.
- The error should now disappear and you should be able to progress through the rest of the install as normal.
If this worked for you, I’d love for you to write a quick comment to let me know!View comments →
Got iOS6? Advertisers are tracking you!
Apple’s iOS6 operating system which has shipped with the iPhone 5, and able to be upgraded to by many other Apple devices has a new feature which has been swept under the rug, it’s called “Ad Tracking”. Luckily, there is a way to disable it!
iOS 6 now uses something called an IFA, or “identifier for advertisers.” The IFA is an anonymous number assigned to devices and users at random. Thankfully, it is temporary and can even be blocked. As iOS device owners use their apps or surf the Web, those apps and Web pages serve ads. In order to do that, the app publisher or website owner scans the IFA and passes it to the ad server, which logs the device’s behavior and serves an ad based on what that person is doing with his or her device. Creepy.
Keep in mind, the IFA does not give away your personal identification. It doesn’t tie John Q. Public to a specific device and behavior pattern.
To disable this new feature, you’ll have to look in a very strange place. Tap into your Settings app, then “General”, “About” and at the end of the page, tap on “Advertising”. Inside this screen you’ll find one option, to “Limit Ad Tracking”. Make sure this is set to the “ON” position and you’re good to go!View comments →
Another Blog Shaun, Really?
Yes really, I’m going to try this whole blogging thing, again.
I’ll be trying to keep this blog up-to-date with the happenings in my life, both professionally and personally to give you an insight into my activities.
Speak soon – in the meantime, get on twitter and flick me a tweet on @ShaunFisherNZ!View comments →
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