Recover Your Work in Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010

Did you ever find yourself closing Word after making some changes, and then accidently clicked ‘No’ when asked if you want to save your changes?  Then you suddenly realized what you have done, only to find that there was no way to recover your work?  You are not alone.

But here’s the deal: If you’re using Office 2010 or later version of Office, there’s a great – and easy – way to recover your unsaved work.

Recover Your Work in Office 2010

In order to recover your work in Office 2010, Open the relevant program (Word, Excel, Power Point etc.), and create a new file or open some other file. It doesn’t matter which file.

Click on File -> Info -> Next to Versions area, There is a button called “Manage Versions”. Click on this button and there you’ll find an option called “Recover Unsaved Documents”:

Recover Your Work in Office 2010
Recover Your Work in Office 2010

To get some more details and help, check out Microsoft Office 2010 engineering team’s blog.

Good luck!

Best pop-up blocker EVER for Chrome. Period.

Poper Blocker Logo
Poper Blocker Logo

Say hello to “Poper Blocker” – The best pop-up blocker for Chrome.

It’s been 6 months since I started using this add-on. I’ve tried all kinds of pop-up blockers, but this one… well… this one does the job. Simply. Perfectly.

Some details from the add-on page:

Blocks all these annoying popups and popunders that pop no matter where you click on a page. The first pop-under blocker!

When a popup or a popunder is identified and blocked, a notification appears.
You can view the blocked content by clicking on its link in the notification.
“Allow always” will suppress the blocking of any future content generated by the current website and add it to the whitelist.

The whitelist can be managed by the extension’s options page.

Download here and thank me later.

Install owncloud on GoDaddy

owncloud Welcome Screen
The final result

Owncloud is AWESOME. I really love it, especially because it gives you full control of your data on your own server. To sum it up, imagine you can use dropbox, using your own server instead of dropbox’s.

If you haven’t tried it yet, take a look and try to install it on your shared hosting server, local server or a vps at a major hosting company: http://owncloud.org/

I decided to install it on Godaddy‘s server, because it’s cheep, reliable and fast. When I went to install it, I spent 2 days trying to figure out what went wrong (no css for some reason) and why I couldn’t get it to work well (I also made a call to their technical support center… with no luck). By the way, although they don’t publish it anywhere on the web, they do have toll-free number – see it here.

Anyway, to make a long story short, here’s what you should do in order to install owncloud on godaddy properly:

1. Download Owncloud source files, unzip it and upload it to the server via ftp.

2. Create a file called php5.ini add the following code to the file [using notepad] and upload it to the root directory:

cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1

3. Look for the .htaccess file in your root directory, and replace it’s content with the following:

ErrorDocument 403 /core/templates/403.php
ErrorDocument 404 /core/templates/404.php
<IfModule mod_php5.c>
php_value upload_max_filesize 513M
php_value post_max_size 513M
php_value memory_limit 512M
<IfModule env_module>
SetEnv htaccessWorking true
</IfModule>
</IfModule>
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
#Fix Rewrite
Options -Multiviews
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|css|gfx|js|swf|robots\.txt|favicon\.ico)
#RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]
RewriteRule .* - [env=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
RewriteRule ^.well-known/host-meta /public.php?service=host-meta [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^.well-known/carddav /remote.php/carddav/ [R]
RewriteRule ^.well-known/caldav /remote.php/caldav/ [R]
RewriteRule ^apps/calendar/caldav.php remote.php/caldav/ [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^apps/contacts/carddav.php remote.php/carddav/ [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^apps/([^/]*)/(.*\.(css|php))$ index.php?app=$1&getfile=$2 [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^remote/(.*) remote.php [QSA,L]
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}%{REQUEST_URI} !-f
</IfModule>
<IfModule mod_mime.c>
AddType image/svg+xml svg svgz
AddEncoding gzip svgz
</IfModule>
Options -Indexes

Save the .htaccess file, upload it back to your server, and Ta-Da!

Hope this helped you out.

Thanks steveyoung82 for the tip!

Godaddy’s toll-free number

If you ever need to talk to Godaddy’s support or sales department, but don’t want to waste your money, you’ll probably want to use their toll-free number.

But, as they say, they don’t have one.

Guess what – turns out they do have a toll-free number. Write it down – Godaddy’s toll-free number:1-866-463-2339

For some reason, they don’t publish it on the web. God knows why.

If you live outside the USA, you can easily use Skype in order to make a free call.

Enjoy!