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Re: Deleted Folder

Gene
 

Running a restore point won't retrieve the folder. If system restore is running on your machine, you can use previous versions. I very seldom use it and I'm using Windows 7 so these instructions may not exactly match Windows 10. I'll tell you one way to find the folder.

Open computer. In the list of files and folders, find your hard drive. Don't open the drive. Open properties with alt enter. Hold alt and press enter.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow until you get to previous versions.
Tab until you get to a list. It may be two times. Up or down arrow until you get to the earlier version you want. if you have made recent changes in the folder, find the latest version of the c drive. Press enter.

Move to and find the folder. Copy it to the clip board.
Now open your files and folders list as you usually do, leaving the previous version opened. paste the folder where you want it.

This is very important if it isn't being done. The fact that the folder was lost and that the person is asking about this indicates that the person is likely not backing up files and folders to an external hard drive. a service for doing this online, or in any other way. It is crucially important to have a backup. If you don't, you may well lose everything or be in a situation where you have to pay thousands of dollars to get information back, such as in a hard disk failure. In such cases, it may cost two thousand dollars, or roughly that to have someone retried the information from the drive.

Or you may lose access to everything in a ransom ware attack. Having a backup will not require you to deal with ransomware bandits to have your information. And its worth noting here that because of the possibility of ransomeware or other malware, a back up drive should not be connected to the computer while the computer is being used for things other than a backup.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Marilyn and Don Bilderback
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 4:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Deleted Folder



Nope, it is not there. Tomorrow we have our regular checkup on our computer. Is the restore to a certain time a possible answer?

I guess if he doesn’t know I’m busted because some important saved tips are in that folder. Woe is me! Marilyn



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Deleted Folder







You can probably find it in the recycle bin on the desktop. Highlight the recycle bin icon, press enter to open it, and scroll down until you land on the deleted folder. Then press the context menu key and select restore to restore the deleted folder to its original location.



Gerald







On 2/3/2021 3:46 PM, Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:



Hello list. I accidentally deleted my folder with several tips and tricks for the computer in it. Any way to get it back?


Re: Deleted Folder

Gene
 

Not a deleted items folder. The message says the deleted folder, that is, the folder that has been sent to the recycle bin, the one you want to restore.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 3:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Deleted Folder


I’ve never seen that in the recycle bin. I’ve just seen items that have been deleted, not a deleted items folder. Pam.

From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 3:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Deleted Folder




You can probably find it in the recycle bin on the desktop. Highlight the recycle bin icon, press enter to open it, and scroll down until you land on the deleted folder. Then press the context menu key and select restore to restore the deleted folder to its original location.




Gerald








On 2/3/2021 3:46 PM, Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:


Hello list. I accidentally deleted my folder with several tips and tricks for the computer in it. Any way to get it back?



Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Deleted Folder

gbmagoo@...
 

Yes, pick any back up you’re done current to the date and time that you threw the folder away and I will restore it.


On Feb 3, 2021, at 14:20, Marilyn and Don Bilderback <djbilderback@...> wrote:



Nope, it is not there.  Tomorrow we have our regular checkup on our computer.  Is the restore to a certain time a possible answer?

I guess if he doesn’t know I’m busted because some important saved tips are in that folder.  Woe is me!  Marilyn

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Deleted Folder

 

 

You can probably find it in the recycle bin on the desktop.  Highlight the recycle bin icon, press enter to open it, and scroll down until you land on the deleted folder.  Then press the context menu key and select restore to restore the deleted folder to its original location.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 2/3/2021 3:46 PM, Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:

Hello list.  I accidentally deleted my folder with several tips and tricks for the computer in it.  Any way to get it back? 


Re: Deleted Folder

Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

Nope, it is not there.  Tomorrow we have our regular checkup on our computer.  Is the restore to a certain time a possible answer?

I guess if he doesn’t know I’m busted because some important saved tips are in that folder.  Woe is me!  Marilyn

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Deleted Folder

 

 

You can probably find it in the recycle bin on the desktop.  Highlight the recycle bin icon, press enter to open it, and scroll down until you land on the deleted folder.  Then press the context menu key and select restore to restore the deleted folder to its original location.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 2/3/2021 3:46 PM, Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:

Hello list.  I accidentally deleted my folder with several tips and tricks for the computer in it.  Any way to get it back? 


Re: Deleted Folder

gbmagoo@...
 

If you’re running a Windows computer. On your desktop find your trash and whatever windows called the recycle Ben. Right click on the recycle bin and arrow down to open and it enter. And then you open up everything that’s in your trash and you can find that folder and right click and copy and move it somewhere else.


On Feb 3, 2021, at 13:43, Pamela Dominguez <pammygirl99@...> wrote:


I’ve never seen that in the recycle bin.  I’ve just seen items that have been deleted, not a deleted items folder.  Pam.
 
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Deleted Folder
 

 

You can probably find it in the recycle bin on the desktop.  Highlight the recycle bin icon, press enter to open it, and scroll down until you land on the deleted folder.  Then press the context menu key and select restore to restore the deleted folder to its original location.


Gerald



On 2/3/2021 3:46 PM, Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:

Hello list.  I accidentally deleted my folder with several tips and tricks for the computer in it.  Any way to get it back? 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Deleted Folder

Pamela Dominguez
 

I’ve never seen that in the recycle bin.  I’ve just seen items that have been deleted, not a deleted items folder.  Pam.
 

Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Deleted Folder
 

 

You can probably find it in the recycle bin on the desktop.  Highlight the recycle bin icon, press enter to open it, and scroll down until you land on the deleted folder.  Then press the context menu key and select restore to restore the deleted folder to its original location.


Gerald



On 2/3/2021 3:46 PM, Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:

Hello list.  I accidentally deleted my folder with several tips and tricks for the computer in it.  Any way to get it back? 


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Deleted Folder

Nancy Shackelford
 

I hope you didn't press shift-delete; if you just pressed the delete
key, you can restore it from the recycle bin.
Nance

On 2/3/21, Marilyn and Don Bilderback <djbilderback@cox.net> wrote:
Hello list. I accidentally deleted my folder with several tips and tricks
for the computer in it. Any way to get it back?






--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--


Re: Deleted Folder

Gerald Levy
 


You can probably find it in the recycle bin on the desktop.  Highlight the recycle bin icon, press enter to open it, and scroll down until you land on the deleted folder.  Then press the context menu key and select restore to restore the deleted folder to its original location.


Gerald



On 2/3/2021 3:46 PM, Marilyn and Don Bilderback wrote:

Hello list.  I accidentally deleted my folder with several tips and tricks for the computer in it.  Any way to get it back? 


Deleted Folder

Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

Hello list.  I accidentally deleted my folder with several tips and tricks for the computer in it.  Any way to get it back? 


google play store

Kathy Pingstock
 

Good afternoon,

 

I have a meeting coming up, my meeting is on the google play store for zoom, how to I install this on my windows ten laptop.

Kathy

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Facebook question

Shelly Kane
 

Keith:


Sorry if I'm coming in to late but just wanted to let you know that if you delete an account with Facebook, it never really gets totally deleted.  If you have anyone around you who is sighted, you should have them help you change your address.  My niece did it for me.  I think these apps need to be more accessible.  Hope this helps.

Shelly

On 2/2/2021 8:58 AM, Keith S wrote:
so are you thinking I should just delete my current account and make a new one with my new email?
 
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
From: Janet
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi Keith,

I just wonder if completely unsubscribing with the old email, and resubscribing with the new email address, if that might make a difference.  I don’t use FaceBook though. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

I've had a similar problem with removing my facebook's log in email.  I have added a new email address that is the one I use for regular email to my account, but I cannot get facebook to switch the new email as my log in email.  I've chekced the help section on facebook but the steps do not seem to work, at least for a blind person.  Something about "when the menu opens select master email check box" .  Apparrently it's a virtual menu that jaws users cannot access.

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet.  I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet  

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison












This week on Eyes On Success: Smart Phones Get Even Smarter

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of eyes On Success is:

2106 Smart Phones Get Even Smarter (Feb. 3, 2021)
Show Notes
Today’s Apple devices make use of advanced AI technologies to provide new features that can be particularly useful to people with vision loss. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Apple’s Accessibility Evangelist Dean Hudson about some of these new and innovative features, how they work, and how you might benefit from using them.

 

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Re: can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

Gene
 

First, there is no point in defragging a digital drive. The drive can find all information with equal speed wherever it is. Second, every time you defragment a digital drive, you are wearing it out faster. Digital drives have only a certain number of writes available. When you defragment a drive, you are moving information around, thus using up write cycles for no benefit. It may be that there are programs that will let you defragment a digital drive, but that's just because they do, not because there is any benefit in doing so.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?



Pam and group, you can defrag the newer HDs but you must use a different utility for this purpose. This is what I was told by my computer person.

Have A Good 1!

de

mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com<KF8LT><Jim>.


On 02-Feb-21 15:12, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

If it’s one of the new kind of hard drives without platters, you can’t defrag them. Pam.

From: Angelo Sonnesso
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?


Did you defrag the hard drive?

What version of Jaws are you using?

How much memory does this machine have in it?







73 N2DYN Angelo







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







I've had a computer guy take a look at it and he said that besides some HP proprietary software required to run the actual computer , I don't have any bloat ware running on my system. he is not familiar with screen readers but he said that jaws might be the cause of the slow down. And yes, I to am trying to learn windows 10 and also jaws as I am a former window eyes user. I still run a laptop with xp and window eyes and it is a heck of a lot faster than my "new" laptop with jaws and win 10 on it. I don't do any emailing or shopping on it, but I like the smoothness and the response and speed of the window eyes and xp experience on the older computer.







Shrug. Needless to say, a lot of the internet and what not is cut off from me because of the xp machine not being able to load most websites but hey, I prefer getting things typed out on my xp wordpad rather than typing a line of text on the win 10 comptuer and then having to wait for either jaws or win 10 to catch up and actually speak the line I just typed.







Keith



----- Original Message -----



From: Janet



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:49 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







Hi Keith,

I’m not very familiar with Windows 10, but I’m learning! LOL! As far as your pc running that slow, I would definitely check to see what apps might be running in the background. Slow computers are often caused by too many programs running simultaneously, taking up processing power and reducing the PC's performance. That’s just my personal opinion though. I don’t know if you are running a Desktop or Laptop like I am or not, but even though, I’ve had my new Laptop barely 3 weeks, and I haven’t worked on it much this past week, my Laptop appears to be much slower than my old Windows 7, and I’ve had Windows 7 since 2012. Although, I’m sure my slowness of my new Laptop is caused by a lot of bloatware that came with Windows 10 as well as the updates, I know I need to get rid of, or at least I hope that’s all it is! Smile! As far as using the Reset option, from my understanding, the reset feature is a repair tool in Windows 10. You can use that, and you can choose what you want to keep, and after the repair, that will reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 10. I hope this helps a little, as I just can’t stand a sluggish pc, I would rather throw it out the Window! Smile!





Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







does this resetting reinstall windows completely, (aka download a new copy of windows from the Microsoft servers and install it on your system? I upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 when MS was offering the free update and my system is is as slow as heck. I have the proper amount of ram and cpu speed on my laptop to handle windows 10 and jaws, but the computer is very "laggy" and simple things like opening a folder can take up to 2 minutes to complete and allow access to the files in the folder. opening programs is the same way, even functions taht are part of windows are slow to open and respond.











thanks



3



Keith



----- Original Message -----



From: Janet



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:05 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







Hi Jim,

I’m sorry you’re still having this problem, as this can be quite frustorating! Jim, if we had an idea is to what MS has already done on your PC, we could at least alimanate some suggestions. I could say you could use the reset feature, in which you would have the option to save your files or remove them, and a fresh Windows would download, but then again, some of your files could be causing you from downloading, so we don’t know if that would help. I’m not really too familiar with Windows Ten, but I’m learning! From my understanding, if you reset your PC and keep files,

This reset option will reinstall Windows 10 and keeps your personal files, such as photos, music, videos or personal files. However, it will remove apps and drivers you installed, and also removes the changes you made to the settings. I think using the reset option, it can take maybe two or three hours, if you decide to keep your files during the reset process. I also think third-party software, system file corruption, system settings changes, or malware should be fixed by resetting your PC though. I hope at least this gives you something to think about, if MS hasn’t already done this.





Janet









From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?





Hi all, my computer won’t update, and hasn’t in months. Microsoft has tried to fix the problem and they say they can’t fix the problem. So what if I reset this computer to factory settings, would it eliminate problems like this? I of course would have to store the programs I have now, but that can be done. Anyway, I need your thoughts. I am running windows ten and jaws 18, because I can’t install 2019, or 2020. Jim




Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Facebook question

George McCoy
 

If Madison does that, he will loose all his data; facebook friends, saved posts, groups, preferences, everything. Facebook is not like mailing lists. The account is tied to an email address. Using a different address will create a second blank unused no-data facebook account.

It looks like the email address was successfully changed for log in purposes, but not for notifications.

If I were Madison, I'd do the following.

Click the accounts button near the top of the initial screen

Find the settings and privacy button and click it.

Find and click the settings link.

Using screen reader's browser controls, find the list of settings types.

Arrow down to notifications and click it.

Move to the top of the page and find the first level 2 heading, which is the beginning of the notifications settings.

Near the bottom of that page, after the list of notification types there is a collapsed button that, I believe, will let you change the email address for notifications.


George

On 1/30/2021 9:08 PM, Janet wrote:
Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet. I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison











Re: trouble with an hp wireless printer

Gene
 

Unless the driver has become corrupted, it shouldn't be the problem. If it worked a year ago, the current driver worked. I don't know if updating the driver will help but if it does, it is because the current driver is corrupted.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 7:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] trouble with an hp wireless printer

I'm running windows 10 here, so just type windows updates in the search
box and install what it says is available then?

I'm only running windows 10 version 1909 because the last time I checked
that was the only one available to me even though I was at least one
update behind on those updates, could that be part of the problem with
my printer?

Troy



On 2/2/2021 7:10 PM, gbmagoo@gmail.com wrote:
You need to do a search and find HP has updated drivers for your Windows operating system I have a 3836 and had to do that twice already with window updates
On Feb 2, 2021, at 17:08, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I've had an hp wireless printer for a while, model 3830, and I rarely have to use it but I tried to use it this afternoon and the message showing on the printer was always that it was offline. We tried turning the printer off and on several times, and I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with no help.

At one point my mom said that it did show there was no ink, actually the ink is likely just dried up because as I said I don't use the printer much but we left the ink cartridge in it the last time we used it, probably close to a year ago. Would the ink problem be why it's reporting to be offline and if not what else should I check? I have used the printer successfully in the past from this computer.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Troy









Re: can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Pam and group, you can defrag the newer HDs but you must use a different utility for this purpose. This is what I was told by my computer person.

Have A Good 1!

de

<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim>.

On 02-Feb-21 15:12, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
If it’s one of the new kind of hard drives without platters, you can’t defrag them.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?
 

Did you defrag the hard drive?

What version of Jaws are you using?

How much memory does this machine have in it?

 

 

73 N2DYN Angelo

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

I've had a computer guy take a look at it and he said that besides some HP proprietary software required to run the actual computer , I don't have any bloat ware running on my system.  he is not familiar with screen readers but he said that jaws might  be the cause of the slow down. And yes, I to am trying to learn windows 10 and also jaws as I am a former window eyes  user.  I still run a laptop with xp and window eyes and it is a heck of a lot faster than my "new" laptop with jaws and win 10 on it.   I don't do any emailing or shopping on it, but I like the smoothness and the response and speed of the window eyes and xp experience on the older computer.

 

Shrug.  Needless to say, a lot of the internet and what not is cut off from me because of the xp machine not being able to load most websites but hey, I prefer getting things typed out on my xp wordpad rather than typing a line of text on the win 10 comptuer and then having to wait  for either jaws or win 10 to catch up and actually speak the line I just typed.

 

Keith 

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:49 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Keith,

I’m not very familiar with Windows 10, but I’m learning!  LOL!  As far as your pc running that slow, I would definitely check to see what apps might be running in the background.  Slow computers are often caused by too many programs running simultaneously, taking up processing power and reducing the PC's performance.  That’s just my personal opinion though.  I don’t know if you are running a Desktop or Laptop like I am or not, but even though, I’ve had my new Laptop barely  3 weeks, and I haven’t worked on it much this past week, my Laptop appears to be much slower than my old Windows 7, and I’ve had Windows 7 since 2012.  Although, I’m sure my slowness of my new Laptop is caused by a lot of bloatware that came with Windows 10 as well as the updates, I know I need to get rid of, or at least I hope that’s all it is!  Smile!  As far as using the Reset option, from my understanding, the reset feature is a repair tool in Windows 10.  You can use that, and you can choose what you want to keep, and after the repair, that will reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 10.  I hope this helps a little, as I just can’t stand a sluggish pc, I would rather throw it out the Window!  Smile! 

 

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

does this resetting reinstall windows completely, (aka download a new copy of windows from the Microsoft servers and install it on your system?  I upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 when MS was offering the free update and my system is is as slow as heck.  I have the proper amount of ram and cpu speed on my laptop to handle windows 10 and jaws, but the computer is very "laggy" and simple things like opening a folder can take up to 2 minutes to complete and allow access to the files in the folder.  opening programs is the same way, even functions taht are part of windows are slow to open and respond.

 

 

thanks

 3

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:05 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Jim,

I’m sorry you’re still having this problem, as this can be quite frustorating!  Jim, if we had an idea is to what MS has already done on your PC, we could at least alimanate some suggestions.  I could say you could use the reset feature, in which you would have the option to save your files or remove them, and a fresh Windows would download, but then again, some of your files could be causing you from downloading, so we don’t know if that would help. I’m not really too familiar with Windows Ten, but I’m learning!  From my understanding, if you reset your PC and keep files,

This reset option will reinstall Windows 10 and keeps your personal files, such as photos, music, videos or personal files. However, it will remove apps and drivers you installed, and also removes the changes you made to the settings.   I think using the reset option, it can take maybe two or three hours, if you decide to keep your files during the reset process.  I also think third-party software, system file corruption, system settings changes, or malware should be fixed by resetting your PC though.  I hope at least this gives you something to think about, if MS hasn’t already done this.  

 

 

Janet

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi all, my computer won’t update, and hasn’t in months. Microsoft has tried to fix the problem and they say they can’t fix the problem. So what if I reset this computer to factory settings, would it eliminate problems like this? I of course would have to store the programs I have now, but that can be done. Anyway, I need your thoughts. I am running windows ten and jaws 18, because I can’t install 2019, or 2020. Jim


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Re: trouble with an hp wireless printer

Troy Burnham
 

I'm running windows 10 here, so just type windows updates in the search box and install what it says is available then?

I'm only running windows 10 version 1909 because the last time I checked that was the only one available to me even though I was at least one update behind on those updates, could that be part of the problem with my printer?

Troy

On 2/2/2021 7:10 PM, gbmagoo@gmail.com wrote:
You need to do a search and find HP has updated drivers for your Windows operating system I have a 3836 and had to do that twice already with window updates
On Feb 2, 2021, at 17:08, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I've had an hp wireless printer for a while, model 3830, and I rarely have to use it but I tried to use it this afternoon and the message showing on the printer was always that it was offline. We tried turning the printer off and on several times, and I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with no help.

At one point my mom said that it did show there was no ink, actually the ink is likely just dried up because as I said I don't use the printer much but we left the ink cartridge in it the last time we used it, probably close to a year ago. Would the ink problem be why it's reporting to be offline and if not what else should I check? I have used the printer successfully in the past from this computer.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Troy








Re: trouble with an hp wireless printer

gbmagoo@...
 

You need to do a search and find HP has updated drivers for your Windows operating system I have a 3836 and had to do that twice already with window updates

On Feb 2, 2021, at 17:08, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I've had an hp wireless printer for a while, model 3830, and I rarely have to use it but I tried to use it this afternoon and the message showing on the printer was always that it was offline. We tried turning the printer off and on several times, and I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with no help.

At one point my mom said that it did show there was no ink, actually the ink is likely just dried up because as I said I don't use the printer much but we left the ink cartridge in it the last time we used it, probably close to a year ago. Would the ink problem be why it's reporting to be offline and if not what else should I check? I have used the printer successfully in the past from this computer.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Troy







trouble with an hp wireless printer

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I've had an hp wireless printer for a while, model 3830, and I rarely have to use it but I tried to use it this afternoon and the message showing on the printer was always that it was offline. We tried turning the printer off and on several times, and I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with no help.

At one point my mom said that it did show there was no ink, actually the ink is likely just dried up because as I said I don't use the printer much but we left the ink cartridge in it the last time we used it, probably close to a year ago. Would the ink problem be why it's reporting to be offline and if not what else should I check? I have used the printer successfully in the past from this computer.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Troy


Re: does windows mail work with jaws?

Abbie Taylor
 

The Windows 10 mail app works well with JAWS 2021. Some of the commands you use in Outlook will work here as well. For example Comtrol plus Y opens a folders list, and Control plus Shift plus V gives you the option to move a message to a specific folder. This program syncs beautifully with my gmail account. So, all my contacts are available, and auto-complete works the same way it does in Outlook. 

Granted, the Windows 10 mail app is limited, but if you don't need message rules or anything fancy, it should work. The only thing I've found inaccessible is the signature dialog box, but I was able to create a signature with the assistance of Casey Mathews of Web Friendly Help. Once you get your new computer, if you have questions about the Windows 10 mail app, please feel free to email me off-list, and I'll try to help. I think I like this app better than Outlook and am considering discontinuing my Microsoft 365 subscription and just purchasing Word, which I still use and love.
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