This week's articles & videos
Filesystems confuse people because filesystems are confusing.
One somewhat common question is which you should use on a thumbdrive or flash memory card. Should it be NTFS? FAT32? Perhaps something else?
This week's featured article Should I Use FAT32 or NTFS on a Flash Drive? The Differences, and a Third Alternative discusses the pros and cons of the various alternatives.
Also this week: Why we all get spam that looks like it wasn't sent to us (but it was); How to know if your computer's been hacked (you can't, but there may be clues); And how to bypass keyloggers (honestly, it's more why you can't, and what to do instead).
In addition to videos accompanying the articles above, this week on YouTube I rail against, and remove, Gmail's tabbed inbox, I explain what happened when I pounded on my keyboard, we look at what "no signal" really means, and we run a full scan using Windows Defender.
Last reminder that I'll be removing several books from The Ask Leo! Store at the end of the month. In case you want to grab a copy before they disappear, now's the time. Don't forget to use your discount code included near the bottom of every emailed newsletter.
In other news...
The past few weeks have been particularly hectic as I've been preparing to be the master of ceremonies (actually co-host, this year) of a non-profit's fund raising auction. In years past this has been an in-person event, but that's not in the cards this year.
We've gone completely virtual.
Not only will I be streaming live on video, but I've been recording and editing videos like crazy to be used before, during, and after the event.
In case you're at all curious, it's next Saturday (though the auction opens earlier). More info:WASART's Raise the Hoof Online Auction.
There may be Corgis.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Wear a mask. Be kind.
Should I Use FAT32 or NTFS on a Flash Drive? The Differences, and a Third Alternative
File systems are commonly formatted as FAT32, NFTS, or exFAT. Which is best for your thumb drive?
This Week on Ask Leo!
Why Do I Get Spam Not Addressed to Me? How Spammers Do It, and What Steps You Can TakeSpammers use many techniques to slide their garbage into your inbox. BCCing you on messages is a common way.
Has My Computer Been Hacked? A List of Clues and Steps to TakeWhen you see the list of possible hacking signs, it's easy to jump to the conclusion your computer has been hacked. It's usually not the case. Regardless, prevention is always easier than recovery from an actual hack.
How Do I Bypass Keyloggers? The Guaranteed Way to Avoid Having Your Keystrokes Maliciously RecordedI hear about techniques to bypass keyloggers often. The problem is, keyloggers can log much more than keystrokes. There's really only one solution: avoid them in the first place.
This Week on YouTube
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How Do I Get Rid of Gmail Tabs? How to Regain Control and Find Your Email.Gmail introduced a tabbed interface to automatically categorized email messages. Since their categorization often misses the mark, let's turn it off.
My Shift Key is Stuck. How Do I Unstick It?Windows has accessibility features that change the behavior of your keyboard. They're easy to turn on by mistake.
No Signal: What it Means and What to Check"No Signal" is a message coming from your display device (not from your computer), indicating it has nothing to display. I'll review possible causes.
Should I Use FAT32 or NTFS on a Flash Drive? The Differences, and a Third AlternativeFile systems are commonly formatted as FAT32, NFTS, or exFAT. Which is best for your thumb drive?
How Do I Run a Full Scan Using Windows Defender (aka Windows Security)?Here's a step-by-step guide on running Windows Security to scan for malware.
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