Welcome to CCUG-PC!
Meetings are held at:
St. Tammany Public Library in Slidell
555 Robert Blvd. - (985-646-6470)
Upcoming Meeting Date:
May 12th or 19th, 2017
The next general meeting of CCUG-PC will be held on:
Stump the Experts
November 19, 2016
Ray Paternostro, Sue
Wessing & Jerry M.: Experts
Jerry began the meeting with a pledge to the now missing
library flag. He wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and for LSU to win their
He said people are using the
Internet to seek answers and many times they are overwhelmed by the answers.
Sites like Wikipedia have gone online, but are
lacking documentation of their sources.
A computer user group is always a good way to
He then introduced Harry
Cancienne, Ray Paternostro and Sue Wessing as our “experts/advanced users”.
They each have many years of computer
experience in many fields.
Members wrote their questions on cards for the panel to
try to answer.
Some of the topics fielded were:
Using YouTube downloader (available from C-Net and
others), to capture help videos to your computer.
Wireless phone users not able to use their phone when
Internet was out (turn off wifi settings on the phone to use 3G or 4G service.
Buying flash drives (USB) 3.0 (backwards compatible) vs
Digitizing photos with a flatbed scanner, and editing
them with free programs such as irfanview. (www.irfanview.com)
Types and sizes of flatbed
scanners vs all in one machines.
Larger flatbeds are better for photos and
articles of many sizes.
Even black and white laser scanners scan to
save the file in color. HP printers and scanners were by far the most used by
How to hook up a Mac or iPad to a hdmi monitor or tv,
which called for mini pro to hdmi adapter.
PCs can hook up using hdmi cables from your computer to
the Smart TV/monitor.
Mac book pro can use versions of
Chrome and Firefox browsers.
BACKING UP SEVERAL WAYS WAS STRESSED!
Image file (which can
be used to restore your files and software, all on your same computer)
Backing up files on
Backing up files on
flash/usb drives, they now come in 1 terabyte sizes.
Backing up on DVDS’s
Backing up to a Cloud
Keeping backups in
several locations away from home or office.
Prizes of instructional books
and a “Microsoft Arc Mouse” were won by Rose Penney, Harry Cancienne and Carolyn
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May 14, 2016
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– Utilizing External Data Storage
Jerry starting the meeting with
asking who had purchased new technology recently.
Members and guest posed questions on their recent
Ray started his talk suggesting gathering the bulk of
your computer files into the Documents folder in Windows, that way documents to
backup are easier to find.
Other places to backup are pictures and music files
Ray showed various
(thumb drives) on which to back up files.
USB 3.0 and 3.1 are the most recent versions.
These devices are backwards compatible on
older machines that have USB 2.0, however transfer may be slower when backing up
to the older USB technology.
External Hard Drives
were the next back up products discussed.
Ray showed several sites to obtain all the
devices, and local office supply stores were also an option.
Newer hard drives are able to
backup 1 Terrabyte of files and more.
Price is your only limitation.
Some hard drives are used to back up more than one
machine, or several files such as documents, music files, photos, videos, etc.
Many times software is included on the backup device or
a link to download the software are suggested for the end user.
Hard drives can be delicate
if dropped, USB are a little more sturdy as they have no moving parts.
Microsoft One Drive and Google Drive are most popular.
MS One Drive recently downsized their free storage from
15 megabytes to 5. Google Drive still offers 15 megabytes of free storage.
MS Outlook Mail backs up to One
It is tied to an online version of Office which saves
to the One Drive.
Google Drive lets two or more
people share the document they are working on.
(I use this at work). There are calendars and
so much more in these programs.
were discussed, these are a total backup of all the data on your computer,
however you can only restore to the same computer or one identical to yours.
Individual files are not able to be restored
from these backups.
A Better solutions are to backup
files and folders.
Restoring is easier.
Questions fielded were how to
open video and graphic programs on Windows 10.
Some older Windows program aren’t there any
more. ( I for one notices Movie Make files weren’t opening.)
It was suggested to download VLC Media
Further questions included
Malware and Ransomware.
Free version of Malwarebytes.com was one
Always keep firewall and antivirus programs
current on your computers.
Last note was July 29th 2016 is the last date for free upgrade
to Windows 10.
Ed. Also group members can expect the
group's issue of
(Electronically PDF format) to be sent to members prior to the meeting
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St. Tammany Public Library
555 Robert Blvd - in Slidell, LA
Driving Directions to CCUG-PC Meeting:
Coming east from Mississippi the quickest route is exiting off I-10 on Gause Blvd/Hwy 190(right turn) then
proceed west on Gause Blvd. to
Robert Blvd. (Textron and Slidell Memorial at that corner of
Robert Blvd. which intersects Gause Blvd. You will see Slidell Memorial
Hospital on the left and Textron on the Right. Turn right at
the fenced Textron and
go two more traffic lights, library is on left just after
the second traffic signal Intersection of Robert and North Blvd/Audubon Blvd. (both streets
meet at Robert Blvd.)
From west or the Covington area you can exit I-12 Exit 83 (Hwy 11/Pearl
River Exit), turn right onto Hwy 11 (Front St), then turn left at next
traffic light (North Blvd.) Follow winding street to Robert Blvd.
The Library is on the left (behind the trees). There is construction
going on at the I-12 intersection.
From New Orleans get off Gause/Hwy 190 west exit (left). Follow along
Robert Blvd as above.
Meetings area always followed with members/guests meeting afterwards for
lunch. For more information, please contact Jerry at
firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP is preferred to
seat properly and cost is at the expense of members who wish luncheon
Always lots of
info, computer technology and
Q & A to stimulate the most challenged of
There's also an online presence, (since 1997)
of activity for
this time will be available
on its CCUG-PC Yahoo Club (Group)
and also on FACEBOOK, headed by Buster Matthews.
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