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Comments for Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca Basic Computer Information is a resource for website owners to learn basic computer skills to manage their websites. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 05:24:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on How to Create a Desktop Shortcut by Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/create-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-423840 Sat, 13 Jul 2013 05:24:55 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=161#comment-423840 If you delete them they will be gone once you empty the Recycle bucket and reboot the machine.

For PDFs I open that I want to keep I save into a folder somewhere else on the computer filed in an applicable folder.

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Comment on How to Create a Desktop Shortcut by Holly http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/create-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-423617 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:46:51 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=161#comment-423617 I have a similar question but in reverse- windows has created a folder on my desktop called Downloads and in it seem to be every download I’ve ever used including shortcuts. Part of it has to do with opening PDF docs from websites such as Groupon and every time I attempt to open th document it saves itself again and in some string of information that doesn’t identify what it’s about, otherwise I wouldn’t have to continuously re-visit, say, Groupon to view the pfd doc. My Question: what happens if I delete all the saved downloads in the downloads file ? I realize I can eliminate duplicates, there must be a more efficient way to handle downloads- one they’re installed, are they eliminable ? Thanks !

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Comment on How to Create a Google Alert by Sean Pearse http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/create-google-alert/comment-page-1/#comment-152214 Tue, 15 May 2012 17:02:31 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=336#comment-152214 Good article. I’ve always intended to get a grasp of Google Alerts because I’ve heard they’re excellent for keeping up to date with news relevant to your niche but I never really got round to it. I intend to make the most of it from here on in though. Thanks.

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Comment on Email Signature by marketing list http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/email-signature/comment-page-1/#comment-151698 Sun, 13 May 2012 07:58:15 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/email-signature/#comment-151698 I wouldn’t overdo it with a signature, especially if you are promoting something. I would send several test emails out to make sure your signature doesn’t cause your email to get filtered into the spam folder.

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Comment on What is a FTP Client? by marketing list http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/what-is-a-ftp-client/comment-page-1/#comment-151693 Sun, 13 May 2012 07:33:34 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=383#comment-151693 I’ve been using filezilla for years and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a free ftp program.

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Comment on How to Create a Google Alert by marketing list http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/create-google-alert/comment-page-1/#comment-151692 Sun, 13 May 2012 07:28:37 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=336#comment-151692 I like to use Google alerts to keep up to date on certain topics. It’s cool having all the recent updates delivered to me.

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Comment on Delete a Desktop Shortcut by Melanie http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-151389 Thu, 10 May 2012 22:12:51 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-151389 Diskeeper recently changed their name to Condusiv Technologies. You can visit their site here http://www.condusiv.com/

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Comment on Self Install WordPress by One Click Install vs Download - Wordpress http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/self-install-wordpress/comment-page-1/#comment-151296 Thu, 10 May 2012 03:37:15 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=505#comment-151296 [...] that come with WordPress, be able to backup the database and backup your WordPress files. Self Install WordPress [...]

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Comment on How to Create Email Account Outlook Express and Outlook by How to Change Web Hosting Companies – Step by Step http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/create-email-account-outlook-express-outlook/comment-page-1/#comment-149462 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:59:03 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/create-email-account-outlook-express-outlook/#comment-149462 [...] who use web based email access (you read and send website emails via your browser) instead of an email client (software on your computer) to pick up and send emails for your website will have to back up the [...]

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Comment on Delete a Desktop Shortcut by Basic Computer Information http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/delete-a-desktop-shortcut/comment-page-1/#comment-146398 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:15:00 +0000 http://www.basiccomputerinformation.ca/?p=203#comment-146398 Yes once you reboot the computer. However a computer forenstic person could probably find it. Do you use anything to wipe your free space?

This article is about computer disposal but is also relevant to your question:

First, you should understand that deleting files, and even formatting your hard drive, are not sufficient. Both processes really just remove the information the hard drive needs to find the data, not the data itself. Deleted files can be undeleted and formatted hard drives can be recovered.

To be sure that your data is removed beyond all practical ability to recover it, you should use a wiping or erasing utility. These tools overwrite every sector of the hard drive with binary 1’s and 0’s. Those that meet government security standards even overwrite each sector multiple times for added protection.

Erasing Your Personal Data Before You Sell or Trash Your Hard Drive

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