"MegaBit Minute"
MegaBit Consulting, Inc.
Technology Newsletter by Jason Stenvold
July 2010
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Tips-n-Tricks
Customer Corner
Fun Stuff
Newsletter Archives
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I provide businesses with personal, expert technology support. Call anytime for help with computers, email, web sites, internet connections, routers, firewalls, wireless access .... anything to help you run your business efficiently. 
 
Fun Quote for Today
 
"Mac users swear by their computers...
PC users swear at their computers."
 
Tips-n-Tricks 
  
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Customer Corner
 
What's it like to be Jason at work?! Here's a peek into one of my typical support calls.
 
"My Outlook email folders are missing!"
 
When Outlook is opened, some of the folders on the left side, by the Inbox, are there, but most are missing.  There was no error shown and no indication of something wrong.  I thought there might be some sort of 'filter' hiding the folders, but that wasn't the case.  I did a quick virus scan, but nothing was found.  If Outlook is opened and it can't find the default PST file, you'll get prompted with the question of 'do you want to create a PST file', but that never happened. This would also explain the missing folders.
 
You can start Outlook with 'switches' that effect the behavior of the software.  Whenever I run into strange Outlook issues, my goto switches are: /safe /cleanprofile.  Click the Start Menu, select Run, click Browse, then find the folder of your Microsoft Office installation, similar to c:\program files\microsoft office\office12, highlight the program "outlook", click Ok, goto the end of the "Run" line and add this text: /safe /cleanprofile
 
This refreshes the configuration of Outlook and this fixed the missing folders issue!
 
Outlook now works! Customer Happy - Me Happy :o)
 
Fun Stuff
 
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Newsletter Archives
 
Missed a previous Newsletter?  Click the month below to view them.  They can also be found on my website, megabitconsulting.com
  
2010-06  ~  2010-05  ~  2010-04  ~  2010-03  ~  2010-02  ~  2010-01  ~  2009-12  ~  2009-11 
 
 
 
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Sincerely,
 
Jason Stenvold
 
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Jason Stenvold
MegaBit Consulting, Inc.
(612)-865-6499
"The highest of distinctions is service to others."
 
 
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