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How to backup important files (windows)

Task: The ordinary user on windows needs to backup their data.

In search of an easy solution, I found a free and convenient FBackup program (

After installation, do the following:

1. Open FBackup application

2. Choose “new backup” in left top corner


3. Set the name and select the disk and the folder where the backup copies will be stored


4. Click “next” and choose directory which you need to archive with “add folder” (so you can select multiple folders and files)



5. In the next window we can choose the encryption with the password of the archive


6. Next – you can choose a schedule (or manually – it means no schedule), when to backup. Best of all – every day at a certain time.


7. Then click “save” => “save and run”. Task for backup is ready. In the end you can configure start of Fbackup when the computer boots. For this you need to select in the main window File => Options => Startup and tick “Start at windows startup”



How to use truecrypt in windows

It is assumed that the latest correct version of TrueCrypt (7.1a) is already installed.

For comparison, hash should be:
md5 – 7a23ac83a0856c352025a6f7c9cc1526 TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe
sha256 – e95eca399dfe95500c4de569efc4cc77b75e2b66a864d467df37733ec06a0ff2 TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe

After installation, open the program and start creating an encrypted repository:

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Next – select the file container

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Next – choose a standard volume

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Next – come up with the name of the file inside which there will be an encrypted container and choose the path where it will lie:

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Next – you can configure the encryption settings (you can leave it as is)

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The size is chosen based on how much space will be needed for the data. To fit everything, it is better to use a minimum of 16GB flash drives. To make the container file fit on the flash drive, you need to make it the size = the size of the flash drive minus 10%, that is 8GB USB flash drive – 7.2 GB (simpler 7GB); 16GB flash drive – the file is 14.4 GB (simpler than 14GB). Also, if the container file is larger than 4gb, you will need to format the flash drive in the ntfs system (note that on the USB flash drives there is usually a fat32 file system that does not support files larger than 4gb, so if you need to transfer container file to a regular flash drive, then container must less 4gb).

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In the next window, you need to invent a password and remember it (if you lose it, the data inside the container is probably impossible to recover). After that, you will need to click Next and the Format button:

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At the end of the operation, it again suggests creating a container, so click Exit. The container is created 1 time. After that it can be used, as shown in the screenshot:

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that is: select a free mount point (in this case drive E), then select the file itself, then click Mount (enter the password when prompted).
Now you can open the “My Computer” folder and go to the drive by the letter you selected. This is the encrypted repository (container) of information. At the end of the job, you will need to click Dismount to properly disconnect the container.

The history of one error … (microsoft forms)

In a certain kingdom, in a certain state …

In one company, specific software is used. For that software even more specific applications are written in the Excel using Visual Basic to generate reports. But, when Access is not installed (and it is often not included in the office components), this report produces a similar error:

Microsoft Forms: Could not load an object because it is not available on this machine

We get rid of it error simply. We search another computer with the same version of the office where Access is installed. Then the file mscal.ocx (usually it is in c:\\program files\microsoft office\officeXX, where XX is the office version), copy it from there. Then we register it on the command line:

regsvr32 "c:\\program files\microsoft office\office\XXmscal.ocx"

After this, error should disappear …