Monday, 6 November 2017

Synology NAS  not showing in File Explore

I was having this problem often. It is related to the Local Master Browser setting. If you are operating a NAS Drive, it is best to set the NAS Drive as the Local Master Browser. If you are using a Synology NAS Drive the setting is located in Control Panel/File Services/Advanced Settings. Enable Local Master Browser.
The problem arises if you operate a number of computers on a network. The first computer that switches on becomes the Local Master Browser by default. When that computer switches off, all devices on the network will disappear. If you then switch it on the devices on the network will not reappear, unless you switch off/on all the other devices.
The best setting is to set the NAS Drive as Local Master Browser and leave it on. It will go into idle when the computers are switched off, but as it is always on, all devices will appear on your network when you switch any computer on the network on.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

How to reset an iPad to Factory Setting

If you still have your  iPad

Before you sell or give away your device, you should remove your personal information. You shouldn't manually delete your contacts, calendars, reminders, documents, photos, or any other iCloud information while you're signed in to iCloud with your Apple ID. This would delete your content from the iCloud servers and any of your devices signed in to iCloud.
On your device with iOS 10 or later, make sure that you sign out of iCloud before you erase your device.

Follow these steps:
  1. If you paired an Apple Watch with your iPhone, unpair your Apple Watch.
  2. Back up your device.
  3. Sign out of iCloud and the iTunes & App Store. 
    • If you're using iOS 10.3 or later, tap Settings > [your name]. Scroll down and tap Sign Out. Enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off.
    • If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Sign Out. Tap Sign Out again, then tap Delete from My [device] and enter your Apple ID password. Then go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > Sign Out.
  4. Go back to Settings and tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. If you turned on Find My iPhone, you might need to enter your Apple ID and password.
  5. If asked for your device passcode or Restrictions passcode, enter it. Then tap Erase [device].
  6. Contact your carrier for help transferring service to a new owner. If you aren't using a SIM card with your device, you can contact them to get help transferring service to the new owner.
When you erase your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Find My iPhone and Activation Lock is turned off. 

How to reset an iPhone or iPad if you’ve got it at hand

Wiping you iOS device is easy, the only thing you’re going to need is your device passcode, Apple ID and Apple Password.

  1. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings.
  2. An Erase iPhone/iPad warning box will now pop up. Click Erase and enter the device’s passcode and Apple ID info when prompted.
  3. The device will then reset and, when completed, you’ll be presented with an iPhone/iPad as if it were straight out of the box.

How to reset an iPhone or iPad remotely

If you’ve lost your iPhone or iPad and want the peace of mind knowing any stored data will not be accessed, you can also remotely wipe your device.

  1. Go to > enter your Apple ID > click Find My iPhone.
  2. Click on the option All Devices > chose the device you want to erase.
  3. Click Erase iPhone/iPad.
  4. Note that if you’ve lost your device, you can remotely play a sound on your iPhone/iPad to help you locate it.

How to reboot (soft reset) your iPhone or iPad

If your iOS device has crashed or stalled, and you only wish to reset (reboot) it, then you can do so easily without deleting any of your data by pressing and holding the Home and Power buttons simultaneously for 5-10 seconds.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

If Google Drive is not Syncing or in Startup

A Fix

Go To C:\Users\ Name\AppData\Local\ Google then delete the Folder "Drive"

Restart  Google Drive and log in to create the location again.

Worked in Windows 10 Jan 2017

Monday, 2 January 2017

One Note Sync Problem.

I have just realised that OneNote the Free Windows 10 App  will sync with an iPad App of OneNote .
You can only create encrypted pages through an Apple App using OneNote on the iPad.
You will need a log in to One Note if you use Windows 10  but avoid the trap of also clicking ypu want to log in with a Microsoft Account . Just Log In on the App and skip the Windows log in option.
It will work and Sync if you log in as a Local Account on a PC as long as you then log in on the app.
do not select switch to Microsoft Accont  log in on windows start up
You do still need to be signed in to the App to use it.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Personal Web Sites 2017

In 2017 Manage Web Pages

Retain these two both on Hostinger

Cancel these on GoDaddy

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Acronis True Image 2016: "You've exceeded the maximum number of activations for this serial number"


You receive the following message:
You've exceeded the maximum number of activations for this serial number


  • You exceed the limit of available activations. For example, you have an Acronis True Image 2016 1 computer license and attempt to install Acronis True Image on more than 1 machine.
  • You reinstall or upgrade your operating system.
  • You upgrade your machine with new hardware.
  • You replace your machine with a new one.
If you want to use Acronis True Image on more machines than you license allows, you will need to purchase additional serial numbers and activate the new copies.
If you have reinstalled or upgraded your operating system or hardware, or simply moved the product to a different machine, reactivate Acronis True Image in the new environment.


  1. Click Resolve the problem:
  2. Select one of the options:
  3. If you have reinstalled Windows, or changed hardware of your computer (for example, you might have upgraded motherboard or processor), click I have changed hardware or reinstalled Windows on this computer and choose from the list the same computer by its old name:
  4. If you have installed Acronis True Image on a new computer click I have installed Acronis True Image on a new computer and select one of the three options:
  • Buy a new license.
  • Enter another Acronis True Image 2016 serial number you have already purchased.
  • Move the license to your new computer from another one on which the product is already activated. To do this, select the computer from which you want to move the license. Note that Acronis True Image will be deactivated on that computer.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Windows 10 Recovery Partition

The Recovery Partition After Upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8
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What Is Recovery Partition?

When installing a Windows operating system (OS) on a hard drive, and if you use Windows Setup to create new partition on an MBR disk, Windows will create a system reserved partition, and if it is a GPT disk, then Windows will create a recovery partition and a EFI system partition without drive letter. The recovery partition on Windows 10 consumes about 450MB, Windows 8/8.1 200MB, and Windows 7 100MB. This recovery partition is to hold the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE), which can be explored if you manually assign a drive letter to it. If you delete this partition, you won’t be able to use Windows Recovery options. If you create Windows 10 recovery disk, Windows will give you an option to remove the recovery partition. With the recovery drive, you can still use Windows recovery options. Otherwise, if you install Windows on a hard drive containing multiple partitions, Windows will save the WinRE in a folder named Recovery in the root directory of your system drive (C: drive) without leaving a recovery partition.
Apart from the recovery partition of Windows, there may be another recovery partition created by the computer manufacturer like Lenovo and Dell that has made their computer come with an OEM recovery partition consuming about 7 to 20 GB, which contains the WinRE and their factory installation files. On some computers, the WinRE and the factory installation are separately stored on two partitions, so you may see two OEM partitions on your computer. This OEM partition allows you to press a specified key to boot into Recovery Environment, so you can recover your OS to factory setting without a Windows installation disc. If you have a copy of Windows installation, you can delete this OEM partition to free up more disk space.

Why An Extra Recovery Partition Created During Upgrade?

Every time when you upgrade Windows to the next version, the upgrade program will create a recovery partition if it detects that there is no sufficient space on your recovery partition (GPT disk) or system reserved partition (MBR disk). There is no wonder that you have many recovery partitions after upgrading to Windows 10. If you don’t want Windows to create another recovery partition, you can increase the size of recovery partition or system reserved partition before upgrading to Windows 10.
According to Microsoft, the previous Windows version recovery partition will be nonfunctional, so you can delete the previous recovery partition to free up some disk space. As you may know that Windows can only shrink a partition from its right side, so you can tell which recovery partition was new created by upgrading to Windows 10. For example, as the screenshot below, the 100MB recovery partition was created when installing Windows 7, the 200MB recovery partition was created when upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, the 500MB recovery partition was created when upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 10, and the OEM recovery partition created by PC manufacturer before shipping.
Recovery Partitions in Disk Management

How to Delete Recovery Partition in Windows 10?

You cannot delete a recovery partition with Windows 10 Disk Management for it has crucial files, but you can use diskpart.exe to delete it. However, you still cannot extend the remaining partition with the new created unallocated space if the recovery partition appears before the C: drive. Hence, you need third party partition software to do this job. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, free partition software, can delete recovery partition and extend a partition as long as there is unallocated space on the disk.
1. Download this free software. Install and launch it.
2. Right click the recovery partition you want to delete and select "Delete Partition". Then you can see the recovery partition becomes an unallocated space. Actually no changes will be made until you confirm and click Apply.
Delete Partition
3. Click "Merge Partitions". In the pop-out window, check the unallocated space and the partition you want to extend.
Merge Partition
4. Check the pending operations and click Apply to save the changes.
This operation will complete under AOMEI PreOS mode, so do not be panic when your computer reboot.

How to Create A Recovery Partition?

Many users have met the problem that OEM partition won’t work after upgrading to Windows 10. What to do when you want to use recovery options only to find you have mistakenly delete the recovery partition? You can use AOMEI OneKey Recovery to create a recovery partition on Windows 10 to backup and restore your current system including all the programs installed on C: drive. It also allows you to press a specified key “F1” or “A” to boot into AOMEI OneKey Recovery environment when your computer starts.
After creating the recovery partition, you can also keep the system backup image files in other locations besides the recovery partition, which means you can keep many system backups at same time. When system fails to work, you can just press the Specified key to boot into AOMEI OneKey Recovery and select the system backup to restore system.
Boot Menu
The recovery partition after upgrading to Windows 10 won’t consumes much space on your hard drive, so it is recommended to leave it be. If you really want to get rid of recovery partition, backup essential files before deleting.