Archive for March, 2007

Duplicate e-mails in different folders

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Having the same e-mail twice is bad enough. Bad what happens if you have the same e-mail twice in your Outlook – but in different folders? This might happen if you answered your e-mails, moved the originals and then, for same some reason, downloaded them again by accident.

Not a big thing, 1-Click duplicate delete for Outlook can fix this easily.

Simply run the scan in advanced mode:

Then, tell the program where to search, to include sub folders and to recognize duplicates that are in different folders:

That’s all, the program will do the rest, scan your mail folders and recognize and remove the duplicate e-mails. Try it now! Download 1-Click Duplicate for Outlook.

Asynchronous WHAT??

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Yes, Easy2Sync has some special terms, because some very special things can happen during the synchronization (both for file synch and e-mail synch).. Want to know what that means? Simply press F12 (which open the options), and on the first page wait with the mouse cursor over the synch case item you want to know more about. A tooltip with the explanation will appear.

Download Easy2Sync for Files/ Download Easy2Sync for Outlook.

Synchronzing with an USB stick that changes its drive letter

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

On some Windows systems, USB devices (USB sticks, USB hard disks or whatever) like to change their drive letter. It’s their idea of having fun. Plug it in and it’s E:\, take it out, plug it in again and it’s F:\. Great. How can you synchronize your files with such a chameleon? Any path that you enter is bound to be wrong, sooner or later. So how can you synchronize with it?

Well, you can, with Easy2Sync.

First, make sure that the device has a unique name. You can edit that it its properties, if necessary.

At the task, where you’d normally enter the drive letter, you can enter the drive name, along with some special markers:

In General: %DRIVELETTER:MyDriveName%:\

The percent signs, the colon and the word “DRIVERLETTER” are pre-defined markers. You only have to fill in the name of your USB drive. If your USB stick had the name “MyUsbStick”:

Or if you want to synchronize with a subdirectory:

Try it:

Download Easy2Sync for Files

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Handling Locked Files 2/2

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

When you’re synchronizing files, you may encounter the problem that the file can’t be synchronized because it’s locked.

And sometimes it’s not really important. If you’re backing up 100.000 files every day, why worry about one that is currently open? You can instruct Easy2Sync for Files not to report such copy problems. Have a look at the options:
Easy2Sync for Files

You can simply check “No message box on copy errors”.

Try it and Download Easy2Sync for Files.

Forgotten attachments

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

How many times did you send an e-mail, but forgot the attachments? Don’t try to count, fix it!

One of the many thing that ReplyButler does is to save you from this embarrassment. It analyzes your answer, and your attachments and asks you if it looks like you forgot the attachment. Automatically.

Forgot attachment

Try it! Download ReplyButler.

Is it safe to delete duplicates?

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

With 1-Click duplicate delete for Outlook it is. But you don’t have to trust us blindly.

Simply use the advanced mode and you’ll be able to see and to check every delete first:
Remove Outlook duplicates

And if something went wrong, you can simply undo everything:

It doesn’t get any safer than that! Try it now! Download 1-Click Duplicate Delete for Outlook.

Handling Locked Files 1/2

Monday, March 12th, 2007

When you’re synchronizing files, you may encounter the problem that the file can’t be synchronized because it’s locked.

Now, there a different levels of file locking. Easy2Sync for Files automatically tries to make the best out of the situation and tries to copy the file whenever possible while detecting and avoiding certain risks in the involved Windows functions. But sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes files just can’t be copied (and there may be a good reason for that).

So the only thing left is to close the application that’s locking the file. If you know which one that is, you can enter it into the options:

Before running the task, Easy2Sync will check if the application is running and ask you to close it, so that the synchronization can take place. This is useful for example for database applications.

Try it: Download Easy2Sync for Files

Outlook Backup vs. Virus-Scanner

Monday, March 12th, 2007

As Golem reports, there’s a problem with Microsoft’s OneCare that can lead into the deleting of the entire PST file (which contains all your e-mails). Well, that’s definitely a great protection against e-mail viruses, but perhaps not what you want… 😉

As always, doing a backup is a great idea if you like your data.

You can backup or synchronize your Outlook data with Easy2Sync for Outlook. However, if you only want to automate the backup your PST-file, simply use Easy2Sync for Files. Even the Freeware Edition will be good enough for this job. You can get it here: Download Easy2Sync for Files.

New Release: ReplyButler 1.27

Monday, March 12th, 2007

A new release of the text automation utility ReplyButler is now available. It fixes a problem with the default settings for the name recognition, improves the language recognition and improves the name recognition in some special cases.

ReplyButler is a great tool for everybody who writes a lot of e-mails and looks for an clipboard shortcut program that’s specialized on e-mails.

You can get a free test version here: Download ReplyButler!

New GoogleEarthTweaker

Friday, March 9th, 2007

A new Version (1.06) of GoogleEarthTweaker has just been released.

With this program you can convert Geocache GPX files to make them look “nice” in GoogleEarth:


You can get the latest version here (free): Download

Positive and negative lists for file synchronization – Examples

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Example 1: Only office documents should get synchronized.
Positive list for files:

Example 2: Backup files should not get synchronized.
Negativliste for files:
Copy of *

Example 3: Backup folders should not get synchronized.
Negative list for directories:

Example 4: The backup folder in the logfile directory should not get synchronized.
Negative list for directories:

Example 5: Only files in the root directory and in the folders “src” and “res” should get synchronized. These folders are at top level.
Positive list for folders:

Example 5: Only files in the root directory and in the folders “src” and “res” (and their subfolders) should get synchronized. These folders are at top level.
Positive list for folders:

Example 7: Only files in the subfolders “src” and “res” should get synchronized. Several directories with these names can exist in the directory tree:
Positive list for files: (yes, files)

Try it: Download Easy2Sync for Files

Berlin in 3d

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Is Berlin too far away for you? You can still visit it now, with GoogleEarth. As Golem reports, there’s quite a lot of 3d data available that can be viewed in Google’s software. Quite amazing.

Easy2Sync for Outlook 1.20

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Yes, it’s release time. Now it’s the turn of Easy2Sync for Outlook.

There are quite a few changes this time, like UI improvents, a second trigger folder, a new task type and enhanced Vista compatibility.

You can download the latest version here.

Easy2Sync for Files 1.21

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Changing the help system is a big thing, and, well, we missed one thing in the last release. The help was complete, but the F1 hotkey didn’t bring up the right context page for THAT dialog. It’s fixed now, you can find the update here: