Monday, July 27, 2009

Importing Verizon Backup Assistant Contacts to Outlook

Here's a step-by-step overview of how to do it:

  1. Make sure you are running Firefox Version 3 and above or IE Version 7 or above. (If you have earlier versions, You can still test them out for me, and I've supplied a feedback link).

  2. Go to http://www.verizonwireless.com/backupassistant

  3. Select "Print Address Book" (must allow popups)

  4. Select all page text (Ctrl+a)

  5. Edited 6/15/09 DS - Some browsers have problems processing the headers:
    "I think the problem is you shouldn't do "CRTL+A" and get *everything*. Just highlight starting at the first entry and continue to the last one. Don't include "Backup Assistant Contacts", "Print Address Book", "Name", and so on."


  6. Copy (Ctrl+c)

  7. Go to the Backup Assistant to Outlook conversion script page

  8. Paste text into top textbox

  9. Click the "Convert to Outlook CSV text" button

  10. Select all text from bottom text box

  11. Create a new text file using Notepad/Wordpad, paste in text

  12. Save the file with .csv extension

  13. (you may want to examine this file in Excel before importing to Outlook)

  14. Also, you may want to think about adding email and other info into the spreadsheet now - it's way easier to do it here than in Outlook.

  15. Open Outlook, select File... Import and Export... Import from another program or file

  16. Select Comma separated files (Windows)

  17. Browse to the .csv file choose overwrite or duplicate

  18. For destination folder, select "Contacts", select next, finish.


You should now see your newly created contacts in Outlook.

Optional Steps for Blackberry users to import from Outlook -> Blackberry:

  1. Now plug your Storm into your PC/Laptop

  2. Launch Desktop Manager

  3. Select the synchronize button/area

  4. Set up synchronization for contacts

  5. Synchronize

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Edit "Send To" Right Click Folder

http://windowsconnected.com/blogs/joshs_blog/archive/2006/10/01/Windows-Vista-Tips-_1320_-Customizing-the-_1C20_Send-To_1D20_-Menu.aspx

C:\Users\[LogonId]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Windows will not shutdown

Type "reliability monitor" in the search box - You'll be able to use that to see what kinds of errors you are getting. Also Device Manager will tell you if there's something that's having troubles.

The other thing may be spyware/adware - Clean it if you can.

When all else fails, you can force the comp to shut down by typing: shutdown /f in the search box.

my computer had this problem. i fixed it about an hour ago.

DEFRAG. NOW. use defraggler, not the windows defragmenter.

it fixed mine as soon as it was finished.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Website Names

Adding a "#"+"Words/Numbers" to the end of a website will search for those words/numbers and make that the top of the page when opened.
EX
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/researchguides/matbytype/findbooks.html#notatpsu
Skips the top of the page and places "not at Penn State" at the very top