Types Of Backup Media

Losing all your acquired music, video and picture files can be real heart breaking. Whether the files on your computer are used for business purposes or they have a significant personal value, performing a routine backup is extremely important.

When choosing backup media you want to consider the following three things: 1. The size of the media (how many files it can hold) 2. The durability of the media (what will happen if the media is dropped) 3. The portability of the media (i.e. CD and DVD vs. external hard drive)

1. Size of the Media When you are looking for a backup media, you should try to find something that can store more than your current file size. The reason being your files will continue to grow, so if you have 2 gigabytes of files on your computer today you can expect that to be doubled by next year. Of course you may not be backing up your whole system, so take a look at your important file to see how much space will be needed.

2. Durability of the Media A very important feature of any backup media is its durability. By choosing quality backup media the chances of failures during a restore are much lower. For instance devices that have no moving parts such as a CD, DVD or USB flash drive are more durable in regards to damage from being dropped. External hard drives and tapes are the most fragile type of storage device and can be broken beyond repair if dropped. When choosing your backup media always make sure to compare the durability of each type of media.

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Large Files In Windows Vista

Sometimes I have a lot of problems to copy a large file or directory in windows vista and this becomes a real pain in the a**. Well the other day doing a search I found a website with the solution or at least something that help a little.

When you tried to copy or move a big file you find a stupid screen telling you that windows is trying to calculate the time to calculate the time … to calculate the time he needs to move or copy something. I do not know who was the idiot with this brilliant idea.

Well there are 2 solutions one is:

Open Administrative Mode Command Prompt

Either type cmd into the start menu and use Ctrl+Shift+Enter or right-click the Command Prompt shortcut and choose Run as Administrator.

Turn Off Auto-Tuning

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled


You’ll have to reboot your system, but once you do, the problems should be resolved. If they are not you can always turn auto-tuning back on.

Other way is:

Use Robocopy

Use the Robocopy utility that is included with Windows Vista to copy the files. For example, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

Robocopy source_path destination_path file_name

For more information about how to use Robocopy, type Robocopy /? at a command prompt, and then press ENTER.

Give Acrobat Reader Speed

As you know launch acrobat reader is a pain because it took an eternity to execute and show the document we need, well there is a little modification you can do to speed it.

First you have to go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat\Reader\ you can see there a folder named “plugins” well you have to cut (ctrl-x) all the files inside this folder and paste them (ctrl-v) inside “options” folder.

2008-09-18_063616 Once you did this launch the application and enjoy the speed.

So why is this is happened, well the explanation is easy, all you did is put all the plugins the acrobat has for default at execute time and take them away. You can try one by one until you have just the ones you really need.

It is just a little trick but it could save you time.

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