How to recover my excel files?

After an automatic HP update, my Excel programs won’t work and my files won’t open.  What caused this and what can I do to fix the problem without losing my files?  I have files that are part of my work and I HAVE to have them ASAP.  Please help.

How to repair a MS Word document on OpenOffice

Yesterday I was working on a very important Microsoft Word (2008) document, when it suddenly crashed. Upon trying to reopen the file MS said that the file was corrupted. I have tried all of the other methods of restoring it, such as opening it in a different program, or opening it and choosing “open and

Access database repair freeware

Hello All, Can anyone suggest any freeware program to repair my corrupt Access database. I am using Access 2010 and don’t have a backup of the database.

What’s a recommended free or open source database program

I work for a small nonprofit NGO, and we would like to keep track of our donors. We currently have a list on Excel but would like a little bit more functionality, such as the ability to filter by several criteria. I do not know much about databases, but what would be your recommended FREEWARE

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Globonote: a great desktop note taking application [Reader Contributed Post]

Hello. First of all I am not connected in any way to GloboNote but since I’ve discovered it about 3 weeks, it has replaced all my other sticky/note organizers except for larger documents which I store in Evernote. Here are some of its amazing features: Rich Text formatting including links, photos, etc. Search as you

How to capture a device LCD to number

I want to find a solution to convert any handheld instrument digital readout into a data stream that it can plot as a chart based on a preset time interval like this: Using a webcam to capture and dump the data to a spreadsheet to plot the chart. I did look into source code like

Any recommended calendar sharing/syncing app?

Have you come across a good, working calendar sharing/syncing application? I need to be able to share my calendar across several different devices using different software. My work uses Outlook – this is where the bulk of calendar entries will be made. As it’s a work PC, the app would need to work fine through


How to convert PDF to Word DOC for free: a comparison

If you are wondering whether you can do good PDF to Word (DOC, DOCX, or RTF) conversion for free, the answer is: Absolutely. This posting will present and compare a number of different ways to do this, for free, without any watermarks or restrictions. This is our fourth update of this article, which we believe


Lucidpress — Free InDesign Alternative [Reader Contributed Post]

Lucidpress is a web-based tool that helps you intuitively produce stunning print and digital newsletters, flyers, brochures, photo books and more.  Work together with an unlimited number of collaborators to create beautiful print and digital documents!

MyDiamo: a security Freeware for MySQL [Reader Contributed Post]

If you use MySQL or MariaDB, Have you ever been concerned about security? Does your DBMS have any shield against potential attackers? If that data is lost or falls into the wrong hands it is likely that the impact on the business can be severe.


primaERP: cloud based time management application [Reader Contributed Post]

Real time tracking software, FREE for up to three users with all features and no trial period expiration. primaERP / TIME TRACKING is a cloud based application which allows you to write down and manage your time. Being an online application, you can access from everywhere. You can work in collaboration with your colleagues in

Any recommended Webcam Barcode Reader for Windows?

After getting used to having android/ios recognizing barcodes (in my bank’s app) I got weary of typing them in Windows. So I went looking for a freeware utility that could: Use my laptops’s camera to capture a barcode Translate that barcode into a string Copy that string to the currently selected form field (or else