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Update: From the creator and owner of Leigh’s App Reviews

Good evening Our Loyal Readers, Subscribers and prospective viewers,

Before we continue our posts , here is an update on our status. Last year, 2013) has been a  changing year: a lot of learning of new technologies on our end.  A change in jobs  can do that. We have transitioned to a corporate environment where although the technical  issues remain the same( for some areas), the scale is a lot larger. The effects and impacts are heavier and the consequences of screwing up. Yes. you got it, Graver.

We are gaining experience in more advanced technologies with the greatest hope to succeed. We jumped from Windows 7 and MS Suite 2007 into Windows 8  and MS Suite 2010 and all the mayhem that entails.  And We are so proud of  this.  We jumped from hardly using Outlook 2003 to creating actions to ease the hundreds of incoming emails in Outlook 2010. 2013 has been a great year for us and we thank you for all of your support.


What better way to start off  our 2014 than with our follow-up post on Surviving in the Workplace(Multi-Part) Series.  See you next time.




Show Hidden Files on Desktop

Another one for my Yahoo Q&A Forum contributions

After some research I found this  solution (see the 1st link below). This solution does not tell you the location of the files (via command prompt) but I will help you there.

Concerning the link: you can use a variation of the command first. The command is (without quotes)
attrib –s –h –r foldername/filename” . Please see link 2 for what each letter means.

My part of the solution:
1. Go to Start and Click on Run
2. Type in cmd.exe
3. You need to use this format (minus quotes) -” cd [Drive:]\[Folder]\[Sub Folder]”
example: ” cd C:\Users\User\Desktop” would be how I access my desktop files through command prompt. It may vary with yours

That command will carry you to the desktop folder.

4. Now type in (minus quotes):- “attrib”

you will see the list of files on your desktop, the hidden files will have an H infront of them. Check to ensure that none of these are not system hidden files (SH) such as .ini files. Do not attempt to remove any attribute of these files.

5: Finally type in(minus quotes) = “–s –h –r foldername

example: attrib -s -h -r Faires will remove 3 attributes including the hidden attribute of the Faires folder

Refresh your desktop and voila, all your hidden files. After you have made visible all of your folders please change the Directory back to what was originally there using “cd C:\Users\User” or whatever you had here initially

Apologies for the length but it is necessary. Hope this helps







Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

Hey all,

Well in an attempt to familiarize myself with Windows 7, I took a look at Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 . Initially I thought it would have been impossible to locate one capable of working my XP seeing that the Virtual PC was made for versions of Windows 7. Thankfully though, one of the comments from the step-by-step I was following, provided a wonderful link for this software.

So using this and Windows 7 Pro combined with my past knowledge of similar setups and certain steps in the article, I was able to make a successful installation. I am yet to go back to the article comments and read how to get the internet to work.

Other than that, it works really well. The information is quite understandable. In the beginning I immediately knew after first launch that I had to increase the 128 MB of memory seeing that it popped up and not only stated the technical information but also plain text information letting my know that I needed more memory.

In closing, I’d like to thank Ian from Windows 7 Forums and all the comments, in particular, Fire Cat. (If you see this, thank you so very much and I did not receive any error such as wrong version). I’d also like to thank My Digital Life (and yes they are legit)