Fix “Initializing the root folders to display” Message

When opening files from Word, Excel, etc. you are presented with and have to wait for a dialog that says “Initializing the Root Folders to Display.” After it finishes, browsing through items becomes painfully slow. There is a problem with one of your...

Repair Corrupt Offline Files Cache & Database

Sometimes when syncing Offline Files in XP, things go haywire. No surprises. Stuff just starts to disappear and network drives contain only a partial listing of files, if any at all. You may experience other oddities, too. Yet another Microsoftism. Is that a word? It...

Restore Outlook Reminder Popups

If you’ve been reprimanded for accidentally missing a mandatory staff meeting (oops) because Outlook didn’t remind you to go, you’ll be pleased to know that you can safely place the blame on someone from IT; it’s a known issue with Outlook....

Copy Music From Your iPod to Your iTunes Library

Recently I was asked by a client if I could restore their iTunes library (which had been deleted) on a PC. All that remained was on this person’s iPod. Thought I’d give it a shot, why not? My efforts were successful; the steps are detailed below. 1. Close...

Radiohead Squashes the Music Industry (Like a Bug)

Hi, we’re Radiohead. You may have heard of us before, maybe not. Our contract with Capitol expired after we released Hail to the Thief in ’03. Yesterday we announced the release of our next album In Rainbows on October 10th. If you’d like to pay for...