Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Windows Password Recovery and Reset

May 4, 2014

Password Recovery

Ophcrack –

Password Reset

Offline NT Password and Registry Editor –

Running Quicken 2007 for Mac on OS X Mavericks

February 9, 2014

The Lion compatible version of Quicken 2007 for Mac will also work on Mavericks.  See the following info from Quicken.

The Lion compatible version of Quicken 2007 can be purchased here.

Information on correcting check printing issues for Quicken 2007 can be found here.



Free Protection From Crytolocker Ransomware

November 20, 2013

This tool will not prevent Cryptolocker from infecting your system, but it will prevent the malware from encrypting your files.  It is from the makers of Hitman Pro, it is available here:

Addictive Tips – 150 Best Windows Applications Of Year 2011 [Editor’s Pick]

January 2, 2012

Enable Super Validate in Quicken

November 8, 2011

Hold down CTRL+SHIFT before selecting validate.

Free Photoshop .psd, Illustrator .ai, and Quicktime .mov Viewers

November 6, 2011

Irfanview, which is available here: can be used to view Photoshop .psd files and play Quicktime .mov files.  A portable version is available here:

Adobe Illustrator .ai files can be viewed with Inkscape, which is available here:

Backing Up The WordPerfect Address Book

July 20, 2011

This information comes from:

How does one backup the address book?

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The Address Book in WordPerfect for Windows has become more and more important over the years as it’s features have improved and e-mail has become more important to computer users. Consequently, the value of the rolodex collected in the Address Book has increased, so it is especially important to assure it gets backed up, since the C: drive default location often means it is not included in normal system backup procedures.

In WordPerfect 10 (Suite 2002), to backup the Address Book database:

  1. Go to your “My Documents” directory (most likely C:\My Documents),
  2. Open the CCWin10 directory,
  3. Open the AddrBk directory,
  4. Copy all folders there to a diskette.

In WordPerfect 9 (Suite 2000), to backup the Address Book:

  1. Go to your “My Documents” directory (most likely C:\My Documents),
  2. Open the CCWin9 directory,
  3. Open the Address Book directory,
  4. Copy all files there to a diskette.

In WordPerfect 8:

  1. use Tools, Address Book to open the Address Book,
  2. select Book, Properties to reveal the directory and name of the selected Address Book (most likely C:\Corel\Suite8\Shared\Address\Database).
  3. Copy that file to diskette.

In WordPerfect 7, backup all files in C:\Corel\Office7\Shared\Address7\Database

In WordPerfect 6.1 , the Address Book (available only for templates that use address info) is stored in the default template, STANDARD.WPT.

  1. Determine it’s location by using Edit, Preferences,
  2. double click on the File icon,
  3. select Template,
  4. Copy the filename indicated to diskette.

Free File Search

June 14, 2011

Locate32 – Can search local and network drives, but indexes must be kept up-to-date.

Everything – Searches local drives only.  No index updates needed.

UltraSearch – Searches local drives only.  No index updates needed.

The Emergency Recovery Utility NT – Backup the Entire Registry

June 14, 2011

Software Sources and a Software Search Engine

June 13, 2011

Quixey Search  – Find apps that do what you want.

AlternativeTo Software

OSAlt – Open Source Alternative