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  1. andyturpie's Avatar
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    Ahh, I was thinking of when the drive had lost its partition info, not physically failed. I have also seen when this happens, that windows (especially W7) fails to assign a drive letter too. Maybe I have been a tad luckier than most in that respect!
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    Andy - not been able to format most failed thumb drives :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by andyturpie
    In this case - I just format and use something like recuva to retrieve the files.
  3. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    Great bit of work this, thanks
  4. LearnDash's Avatar
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    Hi schmid-

    thanks for the note about LearnDash. You are right, WP is a great platform for learning management, in particular because of the social aspects it can afford. I'll respectfully disagree with mhathaway about the level of metrics that can be obtain in WP vs. other platforms, such as Moodle. In the past, this statement would have been true. However, with the new tin-can api (replacement of the old SCORM protocol), gathering learning metrics isn't limited by the Moodle-esque infrastructure.

    We are currently infusing tin-can api into the LearnDash plugin, which essentially means it will gather data that people are used to seeing in traditional LMS platforms. If you are interested in reading more about tin-can api, head over to
    Benefits of Tin-Can API | WPLMS .

    Thanks,

    Justin Ferriman
    Founder, LearnDash
  5. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    Thanks for the heads up@fn-gm...glad someone has done the tested for me.
  6. LickOfPaint's Avatar
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    Hey Jom, just signed up myself!
    Keen to read about BETT. Can't go this year, but hopefully next time
  7. LickOfPaint's Avatar
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    *Yoink!*
    Thanks for this. Just what I was looking for
  8. andyturpie's Avatar
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    In this case - I just format and use something like recuva to retrieve the files.
  9. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Just thought i would add that it works with Windows 8 as well as 7.
  10. Wrecsam's Avatar
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    Hi,

    I am in exactly the same boat. Salary static + bills going up = misery. Not worth working. Thanks to all the politicians and bankers out there.
  11. roundakela's Avatar
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    From what I have been able to find on the web. Win & seems to be causing issues with thumb drives and no one seems to a) know why it is happening or b) know how to recover the drives once you can no longer access them! I've tried several several of the 'fixes' suggested and none of them work. Even CHKDSK can't read the drive even the the PC allocates it a drive letter!

    Hey Ho!
  12. CadlaM's Avatar
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    Yes, we have a few staff who seem good at it too. Not sure if it's their home PC on old OS, Win 7 or both
  13. mhathaway's Avatar
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    If you like Learn Dash, did you see the recent launch of WooTheme's Sensei LMS plugin for WordPress?

    I think it all depends on how you want to use your VLE. WordPress based solutions provide a 'lite' option. But they lack most of the sophisticated assessment, tracking and analytics capabilities of something like Moodle.
  14. ThomL's Avatar
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    It is worth mentioning that if you are using Roaming profiles this will not work very well, especially if you are redirecting app data, or deleting profiles when users log off of machines.

    Users will suddenly lose anything they have pinned as it doesn't sit within the normal areas of the appdata that get redirected.

    The way that i have overcome this is by using a logon/logoff script to backup the users pinned items and to restore them when they log on.

    Logon Script
    DEL /F /S /Q /A "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\*"
    copy /y "\\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems" "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar"
    REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp lorer\Taskband /F
    REG IMPORT \\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems\Taskbar-Pinned-Items-Backup.reg

    log off script
    mkdir "\\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems"
    copy /y "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar" "\\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems"
    REG EXPORT HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp lorer\Taskband \\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems\Taskbar-Pinned-Items-Backup.reg /y


    Any one using this will have to update the script to work in their environment, if someone has a better solution please comment and let me know!
  15. X-13's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta
    It is always satisfying to suddenly realise, after months of harassing others for help and feeling like you're constantly teetering on a knife-edge of ignorance and incapability, that you now know enough for others to come to you for advice.

    And then, while basking in the glory of being a mentor... you accidently break the server in a way previously unheard of.
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    Cheers, Mr. Sonofsanta.

    [Pretend I gave you +Rep on an unrelated post for this. I can't give you any ATM.]
  17. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13
    I'll take the Office 2003 stuff, please.

    We're still using it here.


    Das EDIT: I slightly modified it [Searching for Office 2003 Word instead of 2010 Excel] and sent it out.

    'Cos I'm nice and everything, I've given credit to you for providing it. [Although, it's attributed to "sonofsanta on Edugeek" because I don't know your name.]
    I've just put the XP & Office 2003 stuff up in a new post as someone else asked for it by PM, so feel free to go grab it there.

    And if you really want to attribute, you can stick it down as the real me if you fancy - Matt Dovey - but I'm not too concerned either way!
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    I'll take the Office 2003 stuff, please.

    We're still using it here.


    Das EDIT: I slightly modified it [Searching for Office 2003 Word instead of 2010 Excel] and sent it out.

    'Cos I'm nice and everything, I've given credit to you for providing it. [Although, it's attributed to "sonofsanta on Edugeek" because I don't know your name.]
    Updated 16th January 2013 at 11:28 AM by X-13
  19. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    It is always satisfying to suddenly realise, after months of harassing others for help and feeling like you're constantly teetering on a knife-edge of ignorance and incapability, that you now know enough for others to come to you for advice.
  20. CAM's Avatar
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    You never know where these contacts might lead. I used to give advice to a Data Manager. When she left her manager asked "So do you know anyone suitable for the role?" Months later I am sitting at her desk on a higher wage!
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