Sunday, 25 October 2009

iTunes no burn option for burn to disc

You know, usually I dont blog about my personal endeavours AND I certainly avoid writing about Apple if I can but I felt sorry for others who may be in this scenario so decided to write up my experiences here.

I like to think of myself as reasonably competent technically so to find that I couldnt manage to burn a cd audio disc from iTunes was a pretty big blow, holding back my integrity I decided to do some good old fashioned 'Google-ing'.

Many, if not ALL posts pointed to Edit, Preferences and then under the "Burning Tab". So I started going through but hang on, what burning tab?! I havent got one. After looking on multiple sites all telling me the same thing, I figured I was on my own.

So I looked through advanced settings, import settings, creating AAC versions, I was literally seconds off leaving iTunes to burn in good old fashioned windows before I decided to simply right click on the Playlist I wanted. Only to find the option there, right in front of my face!

Why people say look in advanced options, look out for a burn disc in the top right corner... I have no idea! Folks the answer is simple if you want to burn a CD in Windows using iTunes just right click the playlist and select Burn.

End of, I hope that helps relieve some people.


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Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Cannot create FAX.TIF in Outlook 2007

I have personally been having this problem and living with it for far too long, today was just the last straw for me. This believe it or not was actually a really easy problem to fix too!

I analysed Outlook and how it used attachments to find that they were all stored in a temporary secure folder in preparation for you opening them in the Outlook QuickPreview, this being said if one particular file becomes corrupt that extension is then inaccessible to outlook entirely.

So the resolution is simple, find the folder and then delete the data.


Go to Start
Type "Regedit"
Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12\Outlook\Security
Then take note of the value for "OutlookSecureTempFolder"
This is where the folder is, finally navigate to this folder and delete all of its contents.

Hey presto, you dont even have to close outlook for this to work, it is sorted instantly.

Good luck.

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