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Update – Winmail Opener

Many of On-Site Techs’ customers have come across the problem of opening Winmail.dat attachments in their email. So, we thought it would be helpful to share this solution with everyone. For those who receive these un-open-able attachments there is Winmail Opener. Winmail Opener is easy to install and makes it easy to open these Winmail.dat files. 

 

http://www.eolsoft.com/freeware/winmail_opener/

 

 

 

John Airy
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888-837-5671
619-884-8141
www.on-site-techs.com
On-Site Techs

On-Site Techs’ October Newsletter

 
How often should I back up my computer?
  

The answer to that question all depends on how you use your computer. But generally speaking, On-Site Techs recommends you have three backups.

 

1. Local Backup. Back up your computer’s important files to a USB drive.

2. Online Backup. Back up your data to a secure off-site location.

3. Archive Backup. Back up your data to CD/DVD/BluRay,Tape or other backup media.

 

Let’s discuss these in more detail. . .

 

Local Backup

You can back up your data to a USB thumb drive or USB hard drive. This can be done manually, but it’s a lot easier if you have program do it for you. Windows 7 provides just the thing – “Backup and Restore.” Mac OS X provides “Time Machine.” Both of these programs can be set up to automatically back up your data to an external USB storage device. Then in an emergency you can grab that USB thumb drive or USB hard drive and run.

 

Online Backup

There are several Online Backup services but we like Spideroak.com and Carbonite.com the best. For about $5 a month, Carbonite.com will back up all your files. It works just fine for single Windows or Mac computers, but if you need to back up more than one computer, we recommend Spideroak. Spideroak starts around $10 a month and will back up as many computers as you want. It also works on Windows, Linux and Mac. So if you have a server to back up, it will be no problem. In a price comparison, Spideroak is cheaper than Amazon’s S3 storage, too. With Online Backup, you can rest easy that your files are backed up. If there’s an emergency and you aren’t there, you will not have to worry.

 

Archive Backup

In addition to backing up locally and Online, we recommend you make a physical media backup of all your important files. This “Archive Backup” should be done every six months to a year depending on how important your data is. For example, every six months, you would back up all your data to CD/DVD/Blu-ray. These disks can then be stored away, on or off-site, for safe keeping in case anything happens to your other backups. Our philosophy is, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

 

Usually the above backup scheme works for most homes and small businesses. There are other backup schemes for larger computer networks but we’ll have to leave that discussion for another time.

 

No matter what your backup needs are, On-Site Techs can help with the setup and execution. We not only set up Local, Online and Archive backups; we also check up and maintain them. If your data is too large to manage, we can come out on-site and do your Local or Archive Backup for you.

 

Feel free to contact with any backup or computer related questions you may have.

 

UPCOMING TOPICS WILL ADDRESS:

How often should my computer get maintenance?

Software and Utilities – I never knew my computer could do that!

Should I buy a Mac or a PC?

Cool things browsers and their add-ons can do – Part I

Which Anti-Virus is the best?

Social Networking and Marketing Your Website

Disaster Preparedness with Technology

 

Would you like to see a topic discussed in our newsletter? Email us!

 

Thank you, and as always we welcome your feedback.

On-Site Techs

www.on-site-techs.com

On-Site Techs’ Update – San Diego Power Outage

On-Site Techs’ Update

 

 

On-Site Techs’ service was interrupted yesterday by the San Diego power outage and we were not able to make it to some of our appointments. But services will resume today. And for your convenience, we will be working longer hours today and tomorrow.

 

If your appointment was missed we will be in contact with you shortly. If you need to make an appointment please feel free to contact us at any time.

 

Sincerely,

John Airy

619-884-8141

888-837-5671

support@on-site-techs.com

 

www.on-site-techs.com

On-Site Techs’ Update – San Diego Power Outage

On-Site Techs’ Update

 

 

On-Site Techs’ service was interrupted yesterday by the San Diego power outage and we were not able to make it to some of our appointments. But services will resume today. And for your convenience, we will be working longer hours today and tomorrow.

 

If your appointment was missed we will be in contact with you shortly. If you need to make an appointment please feel free to contact us at any time.

 

Sincerely,

John Airy

619-884-8141

888-837-5671

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On-Site Techs’ June 2011 Newsletter

 

After much research and effort, the first issue of On-Site Techs’ newsletter is now here! Please read to the end to learn about this month’s service discount.

In the digital age we live in, we are all inundated with great new programs and technological gadgets. Keeping up with it all can be mind boggling. That’s where the On-Site Techs’ newsletter comes in.

As a service, On-Site Techs provides helpful IT solutions. We are a knowledgeable resource for just about everything computer related. But often, when on-site, we find ourselves providing a great solution for one customer and wishing we could share it with everyone. That’s what our newsletter is all about. We want to make everyone’s computer experience a better one. So, we’ve committed to making a regular newsletter covering just those sorts of things – short and sweet.

 

UPCOMING TOPICS WILL ADDRESS:


How often should I backup my computer?

How often should my computer get maintenance?

Software and Utilities – I never knew my computer could do that!

Should I buy a Mac or a PC?

Cool things browsers and their add-ons can do – Part I

Which Anti-Virus is the best?

Social Networking and Marketing Your Website

 

We will provide answers to commonly asked technology questions and help everyone from the computer novice to the more adventurous “do-it-yourselfer.” We want everyone to derive more benefit from technology. Through this publication, we’ll keep you informed about newer technological innovations, and our top recommendations. We will also let you know as informative improvements to our website are made.

 

Thank you, and as always we welcome your feedback.

Best Regards,

John Airy

www.on-site-techs.com