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  Ultra GPS Logger
Posted by: Geo - 09-19-2015 , 06:24 AM - Forum: Phones & Tablets News - No Replies

[Image: com.flashlight.lite.gps.logger_app_icon_1442597976.png] Ultra GPS Logger

Quote:Ultra GPS Logger is a GPS Tracker which allows you to generate NMEA, KML and/or GPX logs with your GPS or GLONASS enabled Android device. It is able to keep GPS on during standby, which enables logging of a long period of time without the need of interaction with the device.

Ultra GPS Logger logs raw NMEA sentences! This is much more accurate than other products which just log every minute… It also supports intelligent KML/GPX output, which logs only real movement. Ultra GPS Logger also lets your device vibrate and flash its led in case the GPS fix is lost. Furthermore it represents your track on Google Map or Open Street Map!

User feedback is highly appreciated. Ultra GPS Logger is used for a variety of activities, like hiking, sailing, car / motorcycle / yacht racing. Let me know what you use Ultra GPS Logger for.

Install the app today to get the full version. To unlock your free full version, please go to Buy – Voucher – Enter – enter the following promo code: appgratis*


– formats: NMEA, KML, GPX, CSV
– log raw, by distance or time
– log during standby
– AutoLog, AutoStart
– Send log / track by email
– Publish to FTP
– Compress log: Zip, KMZ
– Google Maps, Open Street Map
– POIs, etc
– Online Services
– Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive
– Barometer / pressure sensor
– use of internal GPS
– use of external GPS via Bluetooth
– allow other apps to use external GPS via Mock provider
– act as GPS mouse

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  Mini Hockey Stars
Posted by: Geo - 09-19-2015 , 06:21 AM - Forum: Phones & Tablets News - No Replies

[Image: com.playmobilefree.minihockey_app_icon_1442578381.png] Mini Hockey Stars

Quote:Emotional and simple gameplay, great physics. Mini Hockey is easy and fun to play! Play with your friends online. Play blitz games against players from all over the world. You can play offline against a friend in the same device or play with AI.
Choose your hockey team, defend your nation’s colors or choose premium skin. Collect all hockey teams, collect all formations and improve your skills. Good luck!

To get the version with all skins unlocked, enter coupon code: 14321

– Online and offline multiplayer game
– Simple and fun gameplay
– Amazing ice physics
– Play against your friends
– Collect all teams and formations

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  Burning Studio FREE
Posted by: Mike - 09-18-2015 , 10:09 PM - Forum: Freeware - Replies (2)

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Quote:Choose your files. Burn your disc. Finished!
Burner software too complicated? Get power, simplicity and file backup too!
Many users are tired of over-complicated CD burning applications that are getting harder and harder to use. Sometimes you can waste most of your time just trying to find a function. Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE focuses on what you want: To burn discs quickly, easily, with maximum quality and minimum hassle. It includes everything you need to be able to do that. And it excludes everything that could get in the way.
Ashampoo Burning Studio FREE is still totally simple and intuitive to use.

What`s cool:
  • Burn files and folders on data CDs/DVDs/Blu-ray discs
  • Burn Audio CDs from WAV, MP3, FLAC, WMA and Ogg Vorbis files
  • Create music CDs and MP3/WMA discs
  • Burn Video-Blu-rays, Video DVD, Video CD (VCD) or Super Video CD (S-VCD)
  • Create and burn CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc images
  • Burn speed and other options can all be set automatically
  • Make copies from audio, video or data discs easily
  • Interactive troubleshooting assistant for solving hardware and media problems
  • Save project files so that you can burn the same discs again later
  • Erase CD-RWs / DVD+RWs / DVD-RWs/ DVD-RAM/ BD-REs

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  MacX Video Converter Pro Upgrade for iPhone 6s/Plus, iPad Pro
Posted by: WormTechs - 09-18-2015 , 05:10 PM - Forum: Paid - No Replies

I don't use MacX Video Converter Pro quite often but it does work great on converting my .avi files to Mac friendly .mov as well as my iphone 6. I had some trouble converting AVCHD files with the program being not able to import the AVCHD to it but I had way out and had some tips on AVCHD as well. If you are interested, check You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. for detail.  I notice there is a new version for MacX Video Converter Pro. It is mainly upgraded for new released iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPad Pro and improved YouTube downloading.

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MacX Video Converter Pro- The latest version is V5.5.6 Built on 20150916

What's New in 5.5.6

  • Added:
    Added new profiles for iPhone 6s/Plus, The new Apple TV, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Xperia Z5/Z4/C4/M4.
  • Improved:
    Enhanced downloading analysis modules to better parse YouTube links.
  • Fixed:
    Fixed the problem of downloading YouTube in old systems.Fixed some minor bugs.
Product Detail
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  • Platform:Mac OS X Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks/Yosemite
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  Gravitarium Plus
Posted by: Geo - 09-18-2015 , 11:07 AM - Forum: Phones & Tablets News - No Replies

[Image: 438667778_app_icon_1442556999.jpg] Gravitarium Plus

Quote:Have a divine experience with the ultimate Particle Visualizer or as a Fan put it: “A Mature Masterpiece of Living Art!” ~M. Sims

Now with beat detection sensitivity, random playbacks even with your own iTunes tracks + remote control App for your Apple Watch, ideal with the AirPlay mirroring mode and a Projector for the ultimate party fun ;-)

Gravitarium has evolved into a very sophisticated tool you can use to visualize your own iTunes tracks, draw some incredible abstract art, play a particle game, or use the added image editing capabilities to make a unique, elegant wallpaper for your device.

Gravitarium now features the dancing sticky energy flow – by touching the screen you will be chaining the flow types. You can always switch to the original settings in options and guide the particle flow with multiple fingers for the 10 different animations that depend on the number of touches on the screen:

1 – Rocket, 2 – Sparkle, 3 – Energy flow, 4 – Atomic, 5 – 3D freeze, 6 – Circularium, 7 – Fish, 8 – Vortex, 9 – Lasers, 10 – Lightning.

Gravitarium Features:

► Multitouch or Sticky touch (up to 10 touch points on the iPad, just 5 on the iPhone)
► Manual or Dancing particle flow animated at 60 frames per second
► Changing or Manual color options
► Lines or Specks animations with a quick Drawing switch
► Play or Pause (Stop and go) animation option
► Save, Edit and Share your creations
► Wallpaperizor to make your photo library images parallax optimized (iOS7+)
► Original or iTunes soundtracks (includes 10 relaxing tracks by Silent Strike)
► Animation options with the ability to save and load presets
► Multiplayer game or draw with a friend option integrated with the Game Center
► Cross-device play capable: iPad to iPad, iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to iPad…etc.

Unleash your creativity and draw your own unique masterpiece today!

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  Baroque HD
Posted by: Geo - 09-18-2015 , 08:07 AM - Forum: Phones & Tablets News - Replies (1)

[Image: 888296285_app_icon_1414138460.jpg] Baroque HD

Quote:“You can easily find all the famous pieces.” – App Picker

In our app you find famous works of artists of the Baroque period. There is no need to search for pictures on the internet anymore! “Baroque HD” allows you to find the desired picture in a matter of seconds!

Huge collection of artworks!
App contains a great collection of 1149 paintings of 100 different artists – including Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt van Rijn and many others.

“Venus at Her Mirror” by Velázquez, “David with the Head of Goliath” by Michelangelo, “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt, “The Art of Painting” by Vermeer and hundreds of other world-famous works of art – in one app!

As you know, the Baroque traditions were developed in several countries almost simultaneously. The application gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with the peculiarities of each direction – English, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German, French and Flemish.

Pictures in HD quality!
The app provides a unique opportunity to see the picture not only in usual, but also in HD resolution. The pictures of high quality can be downloaded directly to the device or sent by e-mail in order to save space.

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  Star Wars "THe Force Awakens" Trailer
Posted by: Jeremy - 09-18-2015 , 02:58 AM - Forum: Off Topic Chat - Replies (3)

If you're a Star Wars fan, this looks like it is going to be great!

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  [Official Giveaway] EaseUS Todo PC Trans
Posted by: Jeremy - 09-18-2015 , 02:44 AM - Forum: Expired Giveaways - Replies (12)


EaseUS Todo PCTrans Review and Giveaway

We have 10 licenses donated by Rebecca Wu Sales Representative from easeus.com for the Giveaway. The Giveaway will run for 10 days from September 17 – September 27. Please post in this thread if you wish to enter the Giveaway. Winners will be selected by Random.org

EaseUS Todo PCTrans
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What does Todo PCTrans do?

Get a new computer and need to transfer all data and applications along with their settings from the old one? Upgrading your computer from Windows XP to Windows Vista/7/8/10? Transfer files from one PC to another? Migrate data and applications from 32-bit Windows OS to 64-bit Windows OS?
No matter which scenario, Todo PCTrans will do the good job.

Todo PCTrans, the best PC migration software for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10, it can easily and securely transfer documents, files, folders, photos, music, applications along with their settings, etc. from any Windows-based computer to another PC with the same system or later or from previous OS to new OS after Windows in-place upgrade.

  • Transfer applications & data via network connection or image file
    Transfer selected applications & data from one PC to another

       Transfer selected applications & data from previous OS to new OS after Windows in-place upgrade
  • Transfer applications
    * Up-to-date application compatibility list allows to get the latest compatible applications Todo PCTrans can transfer.
    * Applications may require re-activating on the new PC/OS.
    * Support to transfer data/applications from Windows XP/7/8 to Windows 10, no matter after replacing computer or after an in-place                   upgrade to Windows 10.
  • Unlimited applications
  • Supported Operating Systems
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 & Windows Server 2003/2008/2012.

Free tech support service
EaseUS provides 7 X 24 service & live chat.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans provides two modes to transfer data and applications: via network connection and via an image file.

Transfer applications and data via network connection

Step 1: Install Todo PCTrans on both computers which are on the same LAN.

Step 2: Run Todo PCTrans on both your old & new PCs and then select "Via network connection".


On one computer, select the computer which you want to transfer data or applications from.



Step 3: Transfer data or applications.

Click the edit button to select the data or applications


Step 4: Start to transfer after clicking Transfer button.


Transfer data and applications via an image file

Step 1: Install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on the source computer which you want to transfer data & applicationss from.

Step 2: Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans and then select "Via an image file".


Step 3: Select "Create the image file".


Step 4: Select image storage location and data & applications you want to transfer.


Step 5: Save.

Step 6: Install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on the destination computer which you want to transfer data & applications to and the copy image file to this computer.

Step 7: Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans, select "Via an image file" -> "Transfer from the image file".

Step 8: Select image storage location and data & applications you want to transfer.


Step 9: Click "Transfer" to start the transfer process.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans is incredibly easy to use and user friendly. The Software eliminates the need to reinstall your applications to your new PC. Secondly, the transfer will not overwrite any of the preinstalled applications on your new machine. Lastly, nothing on your original PC will be removed.

Just install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both machines on the same network, run the program, and select which PC will serve as the destination.

With this program, it is also possible to migrate important tools and files from an older operating system to a newer one, ideally for users who don't want to go through the trouble of manually installing each important program. It works for systems running Windows XP and upwards, whether they are 32- or 64-bit.

As far as the interface is concerned, PCTrans uses an intuitive wizard that has only a few steps to perform data transfers.


EaseUS Todo PCTrans must be installed on at least two computers, the computer's antivirus application and firewall should be turned off to prevent access issues, and the PC should not have the sleep, hibernation or any other monitor off setting activated, which are likely to disrupt data transfer operations otherwise.


The other computer should become visible in the main frame once EaseUS Todo PCTrans is running on it. Alternatively, it can be added by inputting its host name or IP address in a small box.
PCTrans identifies and shows the total number and size of files (non-system data) and compatible apps. When it comes to programs, it automatically selects only compatible items which do not already exist on the other PC, along with all non-system data from all drives, including personal documents and desktop objects.

Users may modify this default selection after examining the name, dimension and compatibility status of each application, together with a custom location for each selected drive in the target machine. It is possible to select only apps or only user data.
During data transfers, users may inspect information regarding analysis, currently processed objects, current and total size, along with speed. Once finished, PCTrans pops up a message dialog. System reboot is required on the target machine to complete apps installation (not necessary if only user data was copied).


Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows XP 32-bit
  • Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows 8/8.1 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 10

Operating System on new PC requires to be equal or newer than the old PC. For example, the applications cannot be transferred from Windows 7 to Windows XP. Todo      PCTrans  supports the following transfer scenarios:   
  • Transfer from 32-bit to 64-bit
  • Migrate from Windows 10 to Windows 10
  • Migrate from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1/10
  • Migrate from Windows 8 to Windows 8/8.1/10
  • Migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Migrate from Windows XP to Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Migrate from Windows Vista to Windows Vista/7/8 /8.1/10

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A Special Thanks to Rebecca Wu Sales Representative from easeus.com and Mike for organizing this Giveaway

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  SuperEasy Password Manager PRO 1 Year License
Posted by: Geo - 09-18-2015 , 02:20 AM - Forum: Expired Giveaways - Replies (3)

Quote:Why SuperEasy Password Manager Pro:
Strong passwords are paramount to security. What identity cards do in real life, passwords do on the Internet. According to experts, secure passwords should therefore contain at least 8 or 10 or even better 11 characters and consist of upper- and lowercase letters, digits and special characters that make no sense overall. Terms found in dictionaries or common names are unsuitable as passwords.

Furthermore, each account should have its own password that should not be stored in the browser. Since such passwords are intrinsically hard to remember, SuperEasy Password Manager is the ideal solution.

What the Password Manager Pro does:
No annoying memorization and constant typing Your master password is all you need. During registration or login procedures, SuperEasy Password Manager Pro automatically detects when a password is required and generates a secure password on-the-fly. 

Memorize only a single password and leave the rest to SuperEasy Password Manager Pro.

Your master password is all you need. During registration or login procedures, SuperEasy Password Manager Pro automatically detects when a password is required and generates a secure password on-the-fly. Furthermore, SuperEasy Password Manager Pro automatically fills in forms with your personal information, if desired.

Simple rule:

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Leave the link(s).

I will select a winner at random after a week : )

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  Tiles – Brain Teasers
Posted by: Geo - 09-18-2015 , 01:19 AM - Forum: Phones & Tablets News - No Replies

[Image: com.Elektronikkbutikken.Tiles_app_icon_1442484025.png] Tiles – Brain Teasers

Quote:Stack, Solve & Smile

Ready for an awesome & challenging stacked brain teasers game, that is complex yet minimalistic, to inspire your mind and logical thinking?
Scientists get to solve puzzles every day, because science and research involve finding solutions from the clues that we are given. Just like with brainteasers (or brain teasers) and riddles, the answers to science mysteries are not always easy to see at first. With time and effort, they eventually become clear.

But before solving the hundreds of brainteasers and riddles in our app, why not read what this app brings you of riddles & fun by using your mind to struggle your way to completing levels, and then have some fun with all our brainteasers and riddles after that.
Tiles is a hypnotic colorful riddle puzzle game, where you have to stack all the tiles into on another upon the end level tile. Sounds easy, right? Well, it is not. To successfully reach the next level you have to use your mind, logic and especially think twice before making a move with the tile.
Earning stars is really important to get you further in the chapters.

Use your mind and your problem solving skills to solve all the superb brain teasers puzzle of Tiles.

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  AVG PC TuneUp (1 PC) 2015 - 1 license
Posted by: tofana - 09-17-2015 , 10:13 PM - Forum: Expired Giveaways - Replies (11)

AVG PC TuneUp 2015(1 PC)

Quote:More speed, disk space & battery life

Product: AVG PC TuneUp 2015

1 license/ 1 PC
If you would like to be entered in this giveaway then just leave a comment below.

I will randomize and pick 1 winner once giveaway has ended on 9/26/2015

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  The Lost Ship
Posted by: Geo - 09-17-2015 , 11:19 AM - Forum: Phones & Tablets News - Replies (1)

[Image: 869011374_app_icon_1427710092.jpg] The Lost Ship

Quote:Embark on your own treasure hunt in this beautifully designed classic point and click adventure game. Explore old trails, puzzles, and structures left behind by a castaway crew as you hunt for their lost pirate ship that was blown on to an island centuries ago.

Uncle Henry has been hunting lost treasures for as long as you can remember. His stories of adventure excited your imagination as you were a child growing up. Now with your newly acquired archeology skills, he has been reaching out from time to time for your help in tracking down some of these difficult to find treasures.

In his latest quest, he has been hunting for the treasure map known to be in the lost pirate ship “Queen Anne’s Revenge”. Thought to have sunk off the coast of the American shores, Uncle Henry has discovered new information that the ship was really blown on to an island when it was caught in a hurricane while sailing through Caribbean waters.

You must hurry and help him on this amazing adventure before anyone else finds the location of the lost ship!

This captivating adventure game has:
– Custom designed beautiful HD graphics!
– Custom composed soundtrack and sound effects!
– A built-in hint system for when you get stumped
– A dynamic map to show the screens you have visited and current location
– A camera that takes photos of clues and symbols as you discover them
– Dozens of puzzles, clues, and items
– Auto saves your progress
– Available for phones and tablets!

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  Retromatic HD 2.0
Posted by: Geo - 09-17-2015 , 11:16 AM - Forum: Phones & Tablets News - Replies (1)

[Image: 581731651_app_icon_1405933072.jpg] Retromatic HD

Quote:Take your pictures back in time with Retromatic’s retro-style themes, stickers, and effects. In a matter of seconds, you can create fun posters featuring your favorite objects. Remember your favorite decades with our unique, easy-to-use app.
1. 18 amazing retro filters
2. 17 graphic themes in 17 different colors
3. Over 70 modifiable retro stickers
4. Supports high-resolution images (1280×1280)
5. Supports Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr

1. Take or choose a photo
2. Trace the outline of the subject
3. Pick a theme in your favorite color
4. Select a filter
5. Add stickers and text in a variety of colors
6. Save and share with your friends!

Don’t worry, we will continue to update our stickers and effects for more retro fun. Smile

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  Final Fantasy VII Released for IOS
Posted by: Jeremy - 09-17-2015 , 10:10 AM - Forum: Phones & Tablets News - Replies (1)

As the title states, Final Fantasy VII was Released for IOS for iPhone and iPad. It is awesome on the iPad. The Graphics are about the same as the original on the PS1, but the resolution of the iPAD screen makes it look a bit better.

You can purchase the game for $15.99 at the Apple Store. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.

If you've never played it, it's one of the best RPG's ever IMO, if you have played it, it is great to have on IOS (You can also get it for PC).

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  How to Re-Lock a Bitlocker Encrypted Drive without Restarting Computer
Posted by: Jeremy - 09-17-2015 , 10:00 AM - Forum: Guides, Tips & Tricks - Replies (4)

If you have Bitlocker encrypted drives you know when you start your PC they are locked and you must use your password or Key to unlock them. But what do you do if you want to re-lock the Bitlocker drive? Normally, you'd have to re-start you computer which could be a pain if you just want to lock the drive while you are away from your PC or if you let another user use your computer and you do not want them to have access to that drive.

This small tutorial will show you how to re-lock a Bitlocker encrypted drive without restarting your computer. Here's how:

First, you want to open the command prompt with administrator abilities.

1) Go to start->Run then type in cmd and press the OK button (or you can go to Start and type cmd in the search box. When cmd.exe pops up in the list, right-click it and choose "Run as Administrator")

2) Once you have the command window open, type manage-bde <driveletter> -lock (where <driveletter> is the letter of the Bitlocker drive you wish to lock).

For Example, manage-bde E: -lock


3) Press enter

If successful, you'll get a message stating that the selected drive is now locked.


That's all there is to it. It's a very simple command and can save you from restarting your PC when you just want to re-lock a Bitlocker encrypted drive.

Please Note that this an original article I posted on another website and thought it would be useful here. I am the original Author.

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  Find "Mysterious missing Free Space" on your Hard Disk Drives
Posted by: Jeremy - 09-17-2015 , 08:49 AM - Forum: Guides, Tips & Tricks - Replies (1)

This article applies to Windows Vista and Windows 7

Ever wonder why free space on your Hard Disk Drives suddenly seems to go missing without an explanation and you cannot figure out where this free space has gone?

About 6 months ago when I turned on my PC, I noticed one of my backup drives had significantly less free space than it should have (approximately 50 GB of free space missing). I didn't understand how this space was missing because I had not saved any data to the drive since the last time I had turned my PC off. I checked all the files I had on the drive and the memory space they took up. The used space for the files reported correctly, yet about 50 GB of space was missing and I had no idea where it went. I ran the scan disk tool in Windows to see if there were any errors on the drive, yet there were none. So where did this space go? I was stumped. I ended up getting frustrated and backed up my data that was on the drive to a different drive and re-formatted the seemingly corrupted drive. After re-formatting the drive, it was back to normal.

Then today, I was defragmenting a backup drive and when it was close to completion I noticed I lost about 180GB of free space! Again, I double checked my files and they took up the amount of space they were supposed to and ran the scan disk tool in Windows and yet everything checked out fine. Again, I could not figure out where this free space has gone. I checked under system protection and system protection was turned off for this drive so it wasn't restore points taking up this space, and even so, why would it take up 180GB of free space all at once?

Well in this situation, I didn't have the option to backup nearly a Terabyte of backup data because I do not have another backup drive with that type of capacity. I started getting nervous because I thought the only way I could fix this issue was to re-format he drive as I did when I first encountered this problem on the first backup drive mentioned earlier.

So I started doing some research and I finally figured out where this free space was going. It was going to Shadow Copies and Restore Points.

You may wonder, "How did this space go to Restore points and Shadow Copies if System protection was turned off and there were no Restore Points to take up free space?" Well the answer is that windows permanently assigns some hard drive space for system restore automatically, and by default, it assigns up to 15 % of the total capacity of hard drive. Finally I knew where my free space was going.

As I stated above, windows permanently assigns some hard drive space for system restore so simply deleting Restore Points will not give disk space back. So how do you fix this? We can reduce the disk space assigned for system restore.

First, you can determine how much disk space is allocated for system restore by performing the following in the command prompt:

1. Click the start menu
2. Click on All Programs, and then Accessories
3. From the accessories menu, right click on Command Prompt and select "run as administrator"
4. Type vssadmin list shadowstorage into the command prompt
5. The results should tell you the amount of storage used and the maximum amount allotted


As you can see from the screenshot above, the command prompt tells me how much space windows allocated for each drive for system restore. Windows can allocate up to 15% of total disk space, so you can see in the screenshot that I reduced this assigned space to my preference.

For my backup drives, I reduced them to only 1% of total disk space as I am not as concerned to have to do a system restore on those drives. On my main OS drive, I left it at about 7%. (It is a good idea to leave Windows default assigned system restore space on your main OS drive).

You can manually reduce the amount allotted to Shadow Storage by using the following command in the Windows Command Prompt:

1.Type vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=[your hard disk]: /On=[your hard disk]: /MaxSize=[how much space you want to allocate]
2. For example: "vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=2GB"
3. You should get a message saying successfully re-sized the shadow copy storage association, and you should have more free space on your hard drive.

So if you ever find yourself in a situation where you've suddenly lost free space on your HDD(s) and cannot figure out where it has gone, you can check the volume for errors with scan disk, to see if there are any problems or bad sectors. If the scan shows no problems, then your mysterious "Lost Free Space" could be attributed to the system restore's assigned space using a large chunk of your disk's free space.

Please Note that this an original article I posted on another website and thought it would be useful here. I am the original Author.

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Music Free Music Download Codes
Posted by: Jeremy - 09-17-2015 , 05:18 AM - Forum: Expired Giveaways - Replies (2)

I have 4 free music download codes to giveaway to anyone who is interested. I know this isn't a software giveaway, but who doesn't like music and free codes to download them?

Please post below if you would like to enter to win 1 of 4 music download codes good for 1 song each.

Giveaway runs from September 19th - September 26th



Song Code is not refundable, transferable or exchangeable and has no cash value.

Your Song Code is valid until January 1, 2016.

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  Able2Extract PDF Converter 9 - 1 license
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Able2Extract PDF Converter 9

Quote:Convert, Create & Edit PDF Documents Instantly

Get quick and accurate transfers of native PDFs into formatted MS Excel spreadsheets and editable MS Word documents for editing, analysis and general reversioning. Conversion from PDF to PowerPoint (.ppt), AutoCAD (.dwg), Publisher (.pub), and more is also included.

Able2Extract PDF Converter 9

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  EaseUS Partition Master Professional 10.5 - 1 license
Posted by: tofana - 09-16-2015 , 11:37 PM - Forum: Expired Giveaways - Replies (7)

EaseUS Partition Master Professional 10.5

Quote: Wrote:Disk Management Software for Laptop, PC and Workstation with one scalable solution of disk management, partition recovery and clone. Organize hard disk volume configuration for optimal performance, while keeping data safe.

EaseUS Partition Master Professional

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  EaseUS Todo Backup Home
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Anyone interested in writing a review for EaseUS Todo Backup Home?

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