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How do I find the product key that was used to install my system or application?
It's important to save that box, sleeve, or whatever else your product key was originally distributed on.
Under certain circumstances, you can retrieve it from the system that it's installed on, but unfortunately, under other circumstances, you cannot.
I'll look at a couple of tools that you can use to see if it's available for you.
How do I find the product key that was used to install my system or
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How do I view hidden files and folders?
I have my old Outlook .pst file on a flash drive, but I cannot get it to my hard drive. The location of the newly created Outlook .pst file is in the location - c:UsersUsernameAppDataLocalMicrosoftOutlook - but when I try to step into that location in Richard, there is no "AppData" folder. What am I missing? I'm trying to install Outlook 2007 into Windows operating system.
Windows is trying to be helpful by protecting you from yourself.
Or perhaps it's trying not to confuse you with too much data.
Or maybe it's trying to protect itself from you.
Whatever ... Windows is hiding that folder.
We know what we're doing, so we'll tell it to stop.
Continue reading: How do I view
hidden files and folders?
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I'll certainly admit that I've not read it in excruciating detail, but it's my understanding that little has changed significantly in Google's privacy policies. The new policy simply brings all of the separate policies that they had set up for all of their separate services before under one umbrella.
Your concern about your anonymity actually transcends these policies, whether they change or not.
It's my belief that there are really two questions at play here.
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*** Last Issue's Articles
- Can I create a shortcut to a program needing administrative access that bypasses UAC?
- How do I delete cookies automatically?
- How do I get my files back from a closed upload site?
*** Word o' the Week
A certificate (really a digital certificate) is a blob of encrypted data that is generally used for two purposes:
- To confirm the identity of a website, server, or person.
- To encrypt data exchanged with that website, server, or person.
Certificates are built using public-key encryption and rely heavily on digital signatures.
How Do Certificates Work?
Continue Reading: Certificates
Word o' the Week features a computer term or acronym taken from the Ask Leo! Glossary. If there's a word you're not sure of and would like to see defined, click here to let me know.
*** Leo Recommends
Dropbox - Share files across machines, with friends and publicly for free
I've been using Dropbox for a quite some time now and recently came across perhaps the most compelling reason to finally recommend it to you.
One of the common questions I get is "how do I share [files, photos, documents, whatever] with my [friends, business associates, contacts] without using email, and without having them show up on the public internet?
Dropbox solves that, and a lot more.
Dropbox - Share files across machines, with friends and publicly for
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