PowerShell script to check my backup by comparing file hashes

This sample PowerShell script compares the files in two different paths by calculating and comparing hashes for each file. I use it to compare my backup to the source data, after the backup is complete.   $SourcePath = “D:\” $BackupPath = “F:\Backup 2018-05-27\” Write-Progress -Activity “Getting File List” -PercentComplete 0 $FileList = DIR $SourcePath -Recurse…

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Links about OneDrive Ransomware Detection and OneDrive Files Restore

Blogs and Announcements Office Blogs: Defend yourself from cybercrime with new Office 365 capabilities By Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President for Office, Microsoft https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2018/04/05/defend-yourself-from-cybercrime-with-new-office-365-capabilities/ OneDrive Blog: OneDrive Files Restore and Windows Defender takes ransomware protection one step further By Aaron Rimmer is the OneDrive Product Marketing Group Manager, Microsoft https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/OneDrive-Blog/OneDrive-Files-Restore-and-Windows-Defender-takes-ransomware/ba-p/188001 OneDrive UserVoice: Provide Ransomware detection…

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OneDrive Files Restore – User Guide

This guide is intended to help you use the new OneDrive Files Restore feature. 1. What is Files Restore? Files Restore allows OneDrive users to restore their files and folders to a previous point in time. It provides a simple way to restore your entire OneDrive after a catastrophic event like a virus/ransomware attack or…

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Open sourcing SuperDir, a file manager for CP/M written in the 1980s

Microsoft has open sourced the 1990s File Manager for Windows 3.0 this week. You can check it out at https://github.com/Microsoft/winfile/ So I went even further and open sourced my 1980s File Manager for the CP/M OS written in Turbo Pascal, which a called SuperDir: https://github.com/Jose-Barreto/SuperDir Back then, the OS had only 6 resident commands: DIR, ERA, REN, TYPE,…

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Path to the Server (An Ode to SMB Multichannel)

Read while listening to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQUu5Dti4g    Path to the Server On Ode to SMB Multichannel by Jose Barreto   There’s a client somewhere looking for file shares And it’s finding a path to the server When it gets there it knows it can read, write and close With a word it can get what it came…

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My top tweets from 2017

These are my top tweets from each month in 2017, according to https://analytics.twitter.com. January 2017  Top Tweet (earned 4,849 impressions) Free Azure training via Microsoft on Open edX. These are massive open online courses (MOOCs). openedx.microsoft.com pic.twitter.com/hdzJyrlEG3 Top media Tweet (earned 2,831 impressions) Ars Technica UK: Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake review: Is the desktop CPU dead?…

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Using PowerShell to generate a large test CSV file with random data

I recently posted a new blog that shows how to load a very large CSV file into Excel, breaking the limit of 1 million rows in a single Excel sheet. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out: Loading CSV/text files with more than a million rows into Excel. One of the challenges for…

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Loading CSV/text files with more than a million rows into Excel

1. The Problem If you usually load a very large CSV (comma-separated values) file or text file into Excel, you might run into the dreaded “File not loaded completely” message: As the message explains, the file you are trying to load is too large for Excel to handle. For me, it typically happens with large…

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My top tweets from 2016

These are my top tweets from each month in 2016, according to https://analytics.twitter.com.   January 2016   New blog post: My Top Reasons to Use OneDrive http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2016/01/26/my-top-reasons-to-use-onedrive.aspx   New FileCab blog: Updating Firmware for Disk Drives in Windows Server 2016 (TP4) https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/01/25/updating-firmware-for-disk-drives-in-windows-server-2016-tp4/   Updated Intel HD 5000 driver (released alongside the new Surface Pro 3 firmware)…

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Interesting OOF messages

It’s that time of the year when everyone is taking time off and some of us will leave out-of-office messages. The typical boring OOF (shouldn’t they be called OOO or OoOf?) should tell when you’re coming back and the e-mail of the poor soul that will be in the office during this time. It reads like:…

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