iPhone data recovery/backup

If you do not use icloud, or have run out of space and do not want to pay for additional storage, you can use a utility called MobiMover.  It will scan and then save your entire iPhone data unit to the computer.  The folder is placed on the desktop and is titled “Exported by MobiMover(then … Read more

Outlook errors

You get the error message that your Outlook file is in use and cannot be accessed.  As a result, you cannot access your email. The program will open, but Outlook will not open the associated .pst file, (email). This issue is caused by the PST file being access by another program, such as backup software.  … Read more

Outlook vs Gmail

You get the error message that your Outlook, using your Gmail address, will no longer send messages.  You can receive them, but not send and they are stuck in the Outbox. To resolve, open Outlook, click on File, Account Settings, Account Settings again, then select the affected account.  Click on the menu option Repair.  Then … Read more

QuickBooks closes immediately, part 2

You open QB, (in this case v2022), and enter the password.  The program begins to load the Home page and then it closes.  This happens repeatedly, even after removing the offending Windows update, (mentioned in an earlier Tip). Another solution was found for this issue.  Close QB.  Open the Services window by typing services.msc in … Read more

QuickBooks Closes Immediately

You open QB, (in this case v2020), and enter the password, click on an item, such as an invoice, and the program just shuts down completely.  You then try again, same results.  No error codes or any other indication of why this happens.  Leave QB closed.  Download, or open if you already have QuickBooks Tool … Read more

Fast Startup

Windows has an option for fast start up.  This allows the system to load startup items into the ram, and keeps that information there so the next time you turn on the system, or come out of hibernation, it simply accesses the ram and starts the system.  Many systems also have a bios, (Basic Input … Read more

Energy Savings

With the cost of everything rising, there are some things you can do with your tech to help save some money.  Try the following: To set this up, open Cobian, right click the task listed in the left side column and select Edit Task.  Click Events and then click Add in the bottom half of … Read more

How to get programs to stop loading automatically

Issue:  When you start the computer, or when you run an app such as SuperAnti Spyware, the message comes up to close the internet applications, such as Edge or Chrome, etc. You should not need Edge, or other internet browsers, to run during startup.  If you want to use an app, simply double click to … Read more

QuickBooks will not open due to payroll update error

Issue:  When you try to open QB you get the error message:  “The file you specified cannot be opened.” This is due to a recent payroll update that went wrong.  1) To resolve, close QB by either repeatedly clicking OK or using the Task Manager to End Task. 2)  Type QuickBooks in the Search window, … Read more