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Sydney Harbour
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 18 - 23 DECEMBER 2017

Hello and Welcome,

A Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Season's Greetings to all. See you in 2018.

Meetings This Week:

Tuesday Group - Tuesday 19th Dec - 9:30 am - 12 noon

No official agenda provided — looks like the usual Q&A and other discussions.

At lunch-time we will visit the Star Bar (600 George Street) for end-of-year meals and/or drinks. WARNING: The place gets pretty loud by 1pm.

Family History - Tuesday 19th Dec - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

No official agenda provided — looks like the usual Q&A and other discussions.

Meetings Next Week:

(NONE)

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ASCCA News:

Tech Info for Clubs — December 2017

Hello ASCCA members,

Just managed to get this out before the year was over! Click the links below to view and download our latest Tech Info newsletter, some new course notes and some other advice.

Tech Info for Clubs December 2017

Windows 10 Basics course notes - for Windows version 1709

Windows 10 1709 - Changes List

Hope you find something here that you can use,

Mark

Mark Young — Technical Officer
Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
Level LG, 280 Pitt St SYDNEY 2000
PH: 02 9286 3871
office@ascca.org.au
www.ascca.org.au

Copyright © 2017 ASCCA — Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association, All rights reserved.

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Tech Tips:

Robocopy:

Yes. NOT Robocop. This is a Windows 7, 8 and 10 utility that runs under the command prompt, just like the old "dir" and "copy" commands, but no-one seems to have heard of it.

It is featured this week in the "Windows Tips" newsletter. Here is one of their articles on the Robocopy command.

We can use it to copy whole directory trees (or just single files or folders) to other locations for backup.

You can get help from the command itself by typing "robocopy /? | more". (The "more" command lets you display the output a page at a time.)

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ROBOCOPY :: Robust File Copy for Windows
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Started : Tue Dec 12 15:06:30 2017

Usage :: ROBOCOPY source destination [file [file]...] [options]

source :: Source Directory (drive:\path or \\server\share\path).
destination :: Destination Dir (drive:\path or \\server\share\path).
file :: File(s) to copy (names/wildcards: default is "*.*").

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:: Copy options :
::

/S :: copy Subdirectories, but not empty ones.
/E :: copy subdirectories, including Empty ones.
/LEV:n :: only copy the top n LEVels of the source directory tree.

/Z :: copy files in restartable mode.
/B :: copy files in Backup mode.
/ZB :: use restartable mode; if access denied use Backup mode.
/EFSRAW :: copy all encrypted files in EFS RAW mode.

/COPY:copyflag[s] :: what to COPY for files (default is /COPY:DAT).
(copyflags : D=Data, A=Attributes, T=Timestamps).
(S=Security=NTFS ACLs, O=Owner info, U=aUditing info).
...

It looks complicated, but give it a try.

When I wanted to copy my own Windows 10 directory (c:\Users\bob) to another drive, it soon came across the Registry file, NTUSER.DAT, which is in use by the Operating System, so it couldn't copy that file. It then waited 30 seconds, tried again and waited, and tried again, and again!

After actually reading the help, I retried with "robocopy c:\Users\bob d:\bob /e /r:0 /w:5" which means even empty subdirectories, retries=0 and wait=5 seconds. Much better.

Ed.

Solution to the Malwarebytes Fiasco:

[ See the WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 4 - 9 DECEMBER 2017 for the original Malwarebytes problem (nagging pop-up screens). ]

In Windows 10, if you End Task both "Malwarebytes Service" and "Malwarebytes Tray Application", they reappear in the Task Manager within seconds.

This is the nagging Malwarebytes pop-up:

Your Premium Trial expired

Upgrade now to enable real-time protection against
malware, bad websites and other threats.

• Upgrade to real-time protection

• I don't need real-time protection

Remind me later | OK

SOLUTION:

Start Malwarebytes; get rid of the above pop-up; go to Settings; then My Account. Click on Deactivate Premium Trial (it then asks for Administrator permission).

This will then revert to the Free version with NO more nag screens.

Ed.

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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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