Recovering An Audacity Crash, 3–2–1 Backup, Windows 7 Control Panel, Malwarebytes Antivirus and CES 2011 Report – HT007

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1We talked about more than just Audacity crashing (in fact, we never mentioned it on the recorded show) but at the end of the broadcast, Audacity died on us.  I thought we had lost the file and had no idea how to recover it.  To GOOGLE! We found the recovery instructions and did a live fix right on uStream!  Here were the instructions:  There were a couple spots that didn’t recover just right.  See if you can find them!

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In this week’s show, we are joined by John Zajdler from the and a regular co-host Christian.

Back Up

We talked about different back up options based around the 3 – 2 – 1 methodology.  We covered the functionality of the native Windows 7 back up, Acronis Back up Software, SyncToy 2.1, CrashPlan, ClickFree, Carbonite and KeepVault.  Sync Toy also works well when moving large amounts of files from one drive to another.

The Control Panel

We took a look at maybe a long forgotten resource in Windows 7 in the Control Panel.  Tons of tools and utilities to keep your PC fit!  John mentioned Revo Uninstaller, Christian liked CCleaner and Jim brought the group back to the utilities in the Control Panel.  There is Gold here Jerry, GOLD!


We spent some time address the current state of affairs when it come to antivirus protection.  Things are starting to get personal.  If you have kids and want to help them be more safe on the internet, you will want to pay attention to this section.  Jim likes Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes as a basic one – two punch for protecting your PC!  Christian likes Avira.


Jim talks a little bit about this trip to Las Vegas and CES.  Lots of updates and photos both here and at the  Few surprises from the conference in general.

Some bonus material right at the end…so listen all the way to the end!

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