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Catalog application(files,folders & media)

Catalog application: I'm looking for a lite or open source app, to Catalog all files,folders & media on my PC & Mac ,that can be saved in pdf. I can search , store on my PCs and Macs,so that when I create a backup volume, I can know what is on it. I have tried a few lite and open source apps, but dislike ones I tried ( PixDiskat 1.08 ,Media Catalog Studio Lite 5.9, MediaMonkey because it conflicts with itunes)
posted by pcmactech on Feb 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me write a short piece of copy for my website explaining photo calibration.

Help me write a short piece of copy for my website explaining photo calibration. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Feb 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Maxtors and Macs

How can I read a Maxtor OneTouch drive on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on Jan 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Start it up, shut it down, but on a schedule

What's the best and most reasonably priced software (or free method), on both the Mac and PC platforms, for scheduling computer startup and shutdown, along with application startup and shutdown. Different software for each platform is fine. Being able to control this from an iPhone would be great too. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 27, 2011 - 6 answers

is there a mobile call encryption solution for absolutely untechnical people?

is there a mobile call encryption solution for absolutely untechnical people? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jan 27, 2011 - 10 answers

What printer should I buy?

Help me find a printer that fits my needs. I don't really know a thing about printers. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jan 26, 2011 - 13 answers

Can you identify this 80s-era CRPG?

Please help me identify a computer game I played in 1986. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 24, 2011 - 18 answers

Is it possible to designate RAM for only "write" purposes?

If one sets up a RAM stick as temporary storage to reduce writes on a SSD (via http://goo.gl/7cem) or for any other reason, can that particular RAM stick to be utilized only in this manner? [more inside]
posted by robobrent on Jan 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Is there a PC laptop that I will enjoy using as much as my Mac?

Is there a high end PC laptop that I will enjoy as much as my Mac? [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson on Jan 18, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me fix my computer, please

What's wrong with my computer? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Jan 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me find the best available solar bag.

What is the best solar-powered laptop bag available? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Jan 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Why can't everything be easy?

For my mother: a totally unexciting Windows tech question! Mysterious error code, and PC won't boot fully after updating antivirus software. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jan 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Getting a video card from Ottawa to California

I'm near Ottawa, Ontario; I need to ship a defective video card to California. What way gives me the best combination of low cost/speed/reliability? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Jan 4, 2011 - 2 answers

What is the best Anti-virus and firewall apps for a Win 7 PC in 2011?

What is the best Anti-virus and firewall apps for a Win 7 PC in 2011? I just purchased a new Dell PC, and I'd like to set it up with a good anti-virus and firewall program. The general consensus seems to be that McAfee and Norton are bloated, resource-hoggy, and ineffective. Google turns up plenty of free programs, but credible, CURRENT reviews are hard to find. Many of the big programs offer "security centers" - huge programs that combine anti-virus, firewall, malware removers, and phishing protection. Some of this seems necessary, others not-so-much. Also, Win 7 has a firewall built-in; since I'm not remotely a security expert - I have no idea if this is sufficient, or I need a 3rd party app on top (or instead of it). So, what's a conscientious but non-expert Windows user to do? (I know, I know - get a Mac. Which I've done - I LOVE my iMac. But I ALSO need a PC for work...)
posted by stuehler on Jan 3, 2011 - 22 answers

PC death

Two PCs have died in our house over that past month. Both were old(ish) and neither was much-loved, so no tragedies (we back them up). I've already replaced one (a 7 year old Dell Dimension 8400) and will eventually replace the other -- a Mac mini. Here's my question: any idea why both would suffer similar deaths? In both cases, they seem to boot up, show the first stage of loading their respective OS, then cycle straight into a non-responsive screen with only a tiny square of light (ala the Matrix). Both machines have surge protectors and the PC had a profusion of anti-whatnot software. Any ideas?
posted by JConUK on Jan 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Why does my website look different on Apple products?

Just bought an iPad and realized that Apple products do strange things to the photos on my website, but everything looks fine on a PC. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Recommendations for Windows backup software?

Recommendations for Windows backup software? [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Dec 17, 2010 - 3 answers

What's up with windows windows?

What is going on with my XP file windows? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Dec 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Apples and Oranges

No really, what is the difference between a Mac and a PC? [more inside]
posted by oohisay on Dec 14, 2010 - 33 answers

Buying a PC online

How do you get a good deal on a pre-built PC online? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Dec 13, 2010 - 13 answers

How to choose a new monitor

Choosing between two Dell monitors - UltraSharp U2211H or the ST2220M full HD monitor with LED [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Dec 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I fix a non-starting PC?

How do I figure out why my computer won't start? [more inside]
posted by monkey closet on Dec 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Oh, Shazbot.

Help identify an educational computer game from the nineties involving cartoon aliens, racing, skateboards, and science trivia. [more inside]
posted by cmyk on Dec 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Yet another what laptop question!

What laptop should I get? Gaming, web design, films, Ableton, under 600 quid, not a mac. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Dec 6, 2010 - 1 answer

Windows not booting up after hardware change.

I have a problem with Windows 7 startup after I made some hardware changes. The computer won't boot automatically and I'm hoping for some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Dec 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Halp!

Vnc Mac PC Question. I'm trying to setup a VNC connection that allows a windows box to screenshare a mac desktop, but I'm having issues and all the how-tos online assume you're behind a router. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by edbles on Dec 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Seattle startup?

Setting up a small business in the state of Washington (Seattle). Questions. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Nov 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Give me a game!

I'm looking for some PC game recommendations. I guess I'll settle for X Box 360 and PS3 recommendations as well. I know a variation on this question has been asked many times before, but I have a fairly specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Nov 18, 2010 - 39 answers

How can I sync two hard drives that are not connected to the same PC?

How can I sync two hard drives that are not connected to the same PC? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Nov 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Mac vs. PC, 2010

Just how dominant are Macs in the professional Graphic Design arena nowadays? [more inside]
posted by LowellLarson on Nov 9, 2010 - 33 answers

External HD for both PC and Mac ?

How do I format an external hard drive so that it can be used on both a PC and a Mac ... DUMMIES version ? [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Nov 9, 2010 - 23 answers

What's the lowest power consumption system I can build for a GlusterFS test?

I need the cheapest, lowest possible power consumption solution for a GlusterFS test cluster. MeFi PC hardware experts, can you hope me? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Nov 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me get my daily recommended dose of cute animals doing cute things.

Youtube videos run for 1-2 seconds, then reload over and over, not playing at all. Help? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Nov 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Unresponsive CD/DVD Drive, how can I fix it?

My CD/DVD drive on my HP laptop isn't working. It won't open when I push the open button, doesn't respond when I try to open it through a program, but can be forced open. However, when I insert a disc of any kind, it doesn't read it. Is there a way to solve this problem, or will I have to go through the annoying process of taking it to Best Buy and having them send it out for two weeks? Oh, and also I am running Vista, if that means anything.
posted by hafehd on Oct 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Is there any software to 'copy' a physical machine to a virtual one?

Is there any software to 'copy' a physical machine to a booting virtual one? [more inside]
posted by tomw on Oct 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Windows 7 corruption issues.

Two possibly related Windows 7 issues occuring simultaneously: corrupted /AppData/LocalLow/Microsoft/ folder and random chimes. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 28, 2010 - 2 answers

What kind of hardware do I need?

What kind of PC should *I* get? [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Oct 27, 2010 - 15 answers

I would like this to be my last "media center" question

Please help me pick out used parts for a pretty low expectation "media center". [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Oct 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Digital files, accessible from anywhere?

Question for Graphic Designer types: What's the best solution for secure and reliable online storage, with 24/7 access from a desktop/laptop (Mac, PC and Linux), smart phone and/or mobile device and the web, for gigabytes of graphic design files? These files include various large image formats (JPG or TIF), Indesign, Word and Illustrater files, etc, etc. Bonus points if this secure and reliable service allows people to seamlessly add files to a public folder, either via drag and drop or email. [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Oct 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Is there a mouse that can control more than one PC?

What I want is a wireless mouse which has two or more receivers that plug into my computers and a button or switch somewhere on the mouse that lets me switch between each receiver. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by Ten98 on Oct 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Derdum Derdim

Help me identify the magical usb device that keeps disconnecting from my PC... [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Oct 11, 2010 - 5 answers

What the hell did I play back then?

I'm trying to figure out which older PC adventure game I played back in the 90s, and want to play again. [more inside]
posted by sunimplodes on Oct 2, 2010 - 10 answers

"The wireless" is not the radio.

I'm a Mac. My husband is a PC. Please help us figure out a wireless connectivity issue. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Sep 29, 2010 - 19 answers

Cool things to do with an HDTV?

I'm acquiring a plasma HDTV, and I'm looking for cool things to do with it when I'm not watching movies or playing games on it. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Sep 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Can this computer be sufficiently upgraded to take over the world?

I have this computer. Will I ever be able to play Civilization V on it? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Sep 28, 2010 - 23 answers

I can see you but I can't play you!

I've just successfully installed Win7 onto an older but servicable PC in order to use it as a streaming media player in another room. Problem is that although it can see all of the shared files, folders and drives on my main machine it keeps telling me I don't have the correct permissions whenever I click on them - but permissions are set to 'Everyone' and another machine (a netbook) I do the same thing with can see and play everything perfectly... can anyone offer any help or suggestions please, I'm at my wit's end! Thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard on Sep 26, 2010 - 3 answers

I'm planning to assemble my own PC the first time and have several specific questions about components.

I'm planning to assemble my own PC the first time and have several specific questions about components. [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Sep 24, 2010 - 19 answers

starcraft 2 mp3s

i want to copy the starcraft 2 voice mp3s esp tychus in the odin but the sc2 file is one big file i cant open i would appreciate any help i could record it during gameplay i guess but it wouldnt b quite as good
posted by quseio on Sep 20, 2010 - 8 answers

New power cord not exactly what I expected, should I return it?

My laptop power cord's ground prong (the third prong) broke off, and it stopped working in most wall plugs. I ordered a new one and when it came, it didn't have a third prong, but it works fine. Why is that? And more importantly, is there some future situation where I'm going to regret not replacing the old one with a new, three-prong plug? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Sep 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Do I have the wrong graphics card for my system?

Do I have the wrong graphics card for my system? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Sep 20, 2010 - 14 answers

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